Editor's note


The Guardian no longer accepts flyers as information for events that appear under "Churches."

The information must be typed out and sent via email.

For instructions on what information to include, please see "Guardian deadline" at the end of these events.

Also, please note the new email address to send announcements/information and coverage requests to the Guardian.



DaySpring Baptist Church will host its inaugural Mega Conference for the church’s Women of Wisdom, DIVAS, Men’s and Youth auxiliaries.

The conference will be held Aug. 24-26 at the church at 1945 NE Eighth Ave. The theme will be "Building Bridges While Standing in the Gap." The scripture for the conference will be Titus 2:1-6.

There is a registration fee of $25, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

The schedule will be as follows:

Aug. 24: 7 p.m., game night with praise and worship.

Aug. 25: 9 a.m.-2 p.m., workshop for women led by the Rev. Dr. Geraldine McClellan, former pastor of Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church and a workshop for men led by Deacon Darry Lloyd of Mount Moriah Baptist Church.

Aug. 26: 10 a.m., the guest speaker will be Minister John Alexander.

Pre-registration is requested to ensure efficient planning.

For more information, call 352-284-3222 or 352-284-5206.


Celebrating hats

Second Bethel Baptist Church will host a Hats Galore program.

It will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church at 12607 SW Sixth Terrace in Micanopy, just off Wacahoota Road.

It will feature local women modeling their favorite hats.

For more information, call 352-466-0326


Bible study

Mount Olive Primitive Baptist Church will host a noonday Bible study.

It will be held at noon the second and fourth Tuesday of the month at the church at 510 NE 15th St.

The instructor will be Elder Cedric Andrews, pastor of the church.


Food giveaway

Emanuel Baptist Church will host a food giveaway.

It will be held from 8:30-9:30 a.m. every Tuesday at the church at 1203 NE Eighth Ave.

For more information, call 352-377-0990.


Bible study

Study and learn biblical principles and precepts at Bible-based Bible Study.

Sessions will be held from 7-8 p.m. Mondays at Bold & Beautiful Hair Salon at 916 SE Williston Road.

The sessions will be led by Minister Carl J. Williams of Gainesville.

For more information, call 352-278-7029.


Food giveaway

Upper Room Church of God in Christ will sponsor Manna Market Mondays.

The food giveaway will be held from 9-11 a.m. every Monday at the church located at 3575 NE 15th St.

For more information, call 352-264-0006.


Upper Room

Upper Room Church of God in Christ will host its Midweek Motivation Bible Study.

Services will be held at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the church at 3575 NE 15th St.

Featured will be prayer, followed by Bible study.

For more information, call 352-264-0006 or visit urwelcomehere.org.


Bible teaching

Sure Word Fellowship Inc. will present Foundation Bible Teaching.

Classes will take place at 3 p.m. the third Saturday of each month at the church at 1500 NW 143rd St. in Jonesville. They are free and open to those who want to understand the word of God.

The instructor will be Pastor Gloria Dennis, pastor of the church.

For more information, call 352-448-9825. 



Hopewell Baptist Church will celebrate its 148th anniversary.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday at the church at 4303 SW Wacahoota Road in Micanopy. The theme will be "Standing on the Promises of God: Deuteronomy 28:1-10."

The guest speakers will be: At 11 a.m., the Rev. Samuel Neal III, pastor of St. Paul Baptist Church in Archer, and at 3 p.m., the Rev. Keith Smith, pastor of Emanuel Baptist Church.


Guardian deadline

Want to submit an announcement to the Gainesville Guardian?

The deadline is noon Fridays for publication the following Thursday.

Make sure all pertinent information is included, such as what kind of event, date, time, location, speakers, theme and cost, if any, and who to contact for more information, but flyers will no longer be accepted.

Send via email to guardian@gainesville.com (the new email address — now in effect — to send announcements/information and coverage requests).

For more information, call 352-337-0376.