Send items two weeks before an event to firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to Faith Matters, 912-525-0796. Notices must be typed and include the name and telephone number of a contact person to answer questions. Faith Matters items are printed in Saturday Accent as space allows. Additional events are published on www.savannahnow.com.
The Nelons at Isle of Hope Baptist Church
Isle of Hope Baptist Church, 22 Rose Ave., will host award-winning gospel group the Nelons at 10:30 a.m. May 21. They are the next generation of the Rex Nelson family legacy. A love offering will be received. Info: 912-312-6229.
4 p.m. May 21 and 28. Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 115 W. 49th St. The church will celebrate the Rev. Dr. Samuel Williams’ 29th anniversary with the Rev. Quentin Morris of Tremont Temple Baptist Church on May 21 and the Rev. Dr. Dorothy M. Tanksley of Restoration Praise and Worship Ministries on May 28. The community is welcome. Call 912-354-3995 for information.
Savannah Presbytery to meet
Savannah Presbytery will meet at 10 a.m. May 23 at First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave. Everyone is invited. Charles Hardwick, director of theology, formation and evangelism, of the Presbyterian Mission Agency, will preach. He holds a doctorate in homiletics from Princeton Theological Seminary. The children’s choir from St. Andrew’s School will sing and a bagpiper will play.
Christian Women’s Connection lunch
RSVP by May 22. The Savannah/Chatham County Christian Women’s Connection will meet at noon May 24 at Carey Hilliard’s Banquet Room, 11111 Abercorn St. Pam Brassart of Mobile, Ala., will share her story of the devastating loss of two miscarriages: “God’s Sufficiency Through All the Trials and Disappointments.” Lunch reservations by May 22: 912-925-3789, 912-398-2587 or email@example.com.
Gospel singers celebrate 37 years
The Williams Family Gospel Singers will celebrate their 37th singing anniversary at 7 p.m. May 26 at The Mt. Moriah Missionary Baptist Church, 3922 A.C.L. Blvd. Featured in Worship and Praise will be the Williams Family Gospel Singers, St. John Divine Baptist Church Choir, and others.
Film explores end-of-life care
Hospice Care of Georgia will host a free community screening of the documentary “Being Mortal” at 7 p.m. June 1 at Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 51 Wilmington Island Road. The film investigates the practice of caring for the dying and explores relationships between patients and doctors, including making decisions about restorative care, end of life issues, discussions about living wills, Do Not Resuscitate orders, Power of Attorney, etc. Free registration at redeemersav.org or 912-897-1133.
Gospel concert at White Bluff UMC
5-8 p.m. June 3. White Bluff UMC sanctuary, 11911 White Bluff Road. Southern Tied, Dennis Maddox/Christopher Smith Duo and Shawn Summers will perform. Donation: $10 adults, $5 children 12 and younger. Dinner is $5 in Horton Hall, with $1 desserts and a raffle. Proceeds go to classroom renovations. Get tickets from church members, at Portman’s Music on Abercorn Street or at door.
Vacation Bible School
9 a.m.-noon. June 5-9. First Presbyterian Church, 520 Washington Ave., will conduct Vacation Bible School for children ages 3 through fifth grade. It will be a week filled with Bible stories, crafts and music. All are welcome. Registration form and more information at www.savannahfpc.org.
Biblical sexuality conference
The Women of Independent Presbyterian Church, 207 Bull St., will host a conference on biblical sexuality at 7 p.m. June 9 for men and women (high school age and older) and for women only (high school age and older) at 9 a.m. June 10. Free and open to the public. Luncheon June 10: $15 for those who register. Speaker is Rosaria Butterfield. Details at ipcsav.org/butterfield.
Lutheran Church has fall hours
Effective Sept. 10, 2017, Lutheran Church of the Ascension, 120 Bull St., will hold worship services at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Fellowship to follow. Adult and youth classes at 9:45 a.m. Childcare available. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 912-232-4151.
Youth group student ministry
7 p.m. Wednesdays. The Sanctuary of Savannah, gym, 8912 Whitefield Ave. Students in grades 6 to 12 are welcome to attend FUEL, the youth group student ministry. Pastor Andrew Moore. Come as you are. Info: 912-691-1148 or go to www.thesanctuarysav.org.
Savannah Deanery Latin Mass
1 p.m. Sundays. Cathedral of St. John the Baptist, 222 E. Harris St. Latin Mass. All are welcome. Info: 912-233-4709 or go to www.savannahcathedral.org.
Donations needed for low income families
Life Bridge Inner City Ministries in Savannah is seeking to raise funds and collect food items to provide assistance to families living below poverty level and the homeless. They are seeking donations, such as non-perishable items, can goods, toiletries, turkeys, hams, blankets, and more to help in this cause. Contact Pastor Jonathan Brown at 912-856-0663.
L.I.F.E. Ministries, Life Issues for Eternity Bible Study, meets every first and third Tuesday at 7 p.m. at 114 Wynngate Road, Wilmington Island. Info: Jim Bulluck 912-695-6510.
12-Step Recovery Eucharist/Holy Communion
12-Step Recovery Eucharist/Holy Communion is offered every fourth Saturday at 9 a.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St. Everyone is welcome. Contact the Rev. Charles Todd at 912-232-0274.
Service of Compline (Night Prayer)
Gregorian Chant sung by candlelight at 9 p.m. Sunday nights by the Compline Choir of Christ Church Anglican, 20020 Bull St. All are welcome. Info: 812-355-7730.
Evening Mass in the Celtic tradition
6:30 p.m. Sundays. St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 1802 Abercorn St. In the tradition of Celtic spirituality and hospitality, everyone is welcome. Info: 912-232-0274.
Young Mothers’ Bible Study
9 a.m. Tuesdays. Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn St., Fellowship Hall. Comejoin other mothers for Bible study and prayer. The Rev. Nelle Bordeaux leads the study. Nursery providedfor infants and Bible Buddies course with Bible story and art project for preschool children. Free. Sign up inadvance: 912-234-9245 or emailing email@example.com.
Family night activities
5:45 p.m. Wednesdays. Port Wentworth United Methodist Church, 201 Turnberry St. Lecture series or Biblestudy to follow dinner. Cost: $4 for adults, $2 for children, maximum of $10 per family. First supper is free.Nursery provided. Info/reservations: 912-964-4210.
Feed His People
9 a.m. to noon every third Saturday. Brown bags given out at Beulah Baptist Church, 619 E. Anderson St. Info: 912-234-8575.
Maritime Bethel services
Worship, fellowship and dinner on the first Thursday of every month. This service is an opportunity for people who work or are unable to attend church on a Sunday. Service is 6 to 7 p.m. followed by dinner at Maritime Bethel at Savannah, 193 Main St., Garden City. Info: 912-826-0206
English, Korean services
Savannah Korean Presbyterian Church, 6501 Waters Ave., holds separate services in Korean and English every Sunday. Korean services: 10 a.m. Bible Study and 11:15 a.m. worship service. English services: 10 a.m. worship service and 11:15 a.m. OVERSET FOLLOWS:Bible Study. Korean contact: Rev. Yoon Sang Nam at 912-356-3555. English contact: Rev. Stuart Fletcher at 912-598-1851.
Afterschool program offered
Pentecostal Miracle Deliverance Center, 4712 Bull St., is holding an afterschool program from 3:30 to 5:45 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays until about May 10, 2017. Info/registration: 912-356-9220 or 912-388-1319.
Manna House food pantry, thrift store
Manna House Food Pantry and Thrift Store, 1210 Patriot Drive, new hours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed all other days. Food pantry available to Effingham County residents and thrift store is open to the public. Donations can be dropped off anytime. Info: 912-826-2037.