Religion briefs

St. Mary Baptist Church, 474 Highway 125, Martin, will hold its annual Willing Workers Program at 11 a.m. Sunday, March 22. The Rev. Anthony Gadson, pastor of St. Peters Baptist Church in Elko, will be the guest speaker. All are welcome.

St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, 1400 Gray Mare Hollow Road, will celebrate the anniversary of its pastor the Rev. Wayne Abney at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 22. The Rev. Dr. Chauncey A. Scott and the Zion Hill Missionary Baptist Church will be the guests. 

Bettis Preparatory Leadership Academy will hold a Black History Program in honor of the Rev. Alexander Bettis of the Bettis Junior College and Mt. Canaan Baptist Association at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 29, in the A.W. Nicholson Building on the campus of Bettis Academy, 78 Nicholson Road, Trenton. The Rev. Dr. George L. Brightharp will be the speaker. Admission is free.

Helpful Hands Ministries Inc., Mobile Food Bank will be in downtown Ridge Spring from 10 a.m. to noon every fourth Saturday. The supporters are Cedar Creek (Ridge Campus), Dollar General, Episcopal Church of the Ridge, Mt. Calvary Lutheran Church, RSM Elementary School, Ridge Branch Baptist Church, Ridge Spring United Methodist Church and others.

A group of local Public Safety Personnel has started an AA group for active and retired law enforcement, fire and EMS personnel. The group meets at noon on Fridays at Advent Lutheran Church, 3232 Washington Road, Augusta. For more information, contact Patrick Cullinan at 706-533-3352 or

Kingdom Life Worship Center will hold services at 10 a.m. Sunday at Harrison-Caver Park, 4181 Augusta Road, Clearwater. All are welcome. For more information, call 803-593-6723.

Central Baptist Church, 1652 Wire Road, will hold worship services at 10:30 a.m. each Sunday. Sunday school will meet at 9:30 a.m. Bible Study is on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Buddy Brinkley is the pastor.