Oct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oxford Baptist Church, 305 N. Emory St., Oxford, the Women's Ministry hosts a craft and bake sale -- crafts, vendors, homemade baked goods and more, 770-786-3829.40th Annual BarbecueOct. 1 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Union United Methodist Church, 4600 Highway 138, Stockbridge, the church hosts its 40th annual barbecue event, cost: $8 for adults, $4 for children, proceeds benefit church missions and projects, 770-483-4338.Monastery Open HouseOct. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Monastery of the Holy Spirit, off Ga. Highway 212, Conyers, the Monastery hosts a grand opening of the new Monastic Heritage Center, followed by a 7 p.m. concert featuring the Atlanta Sacred Chorale in the Abbey Church, visit: www.trappist.net for ticket information regarding the concert.Fish Fry and Car WashOct. 1 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Men's Day Committee of the church hosts a fish fry ($3.50 for sandwich, $7 for plate) and car wash ($10 inside and out), 770-922-5707.Oct. 2Family and Friends DayOct. 2 at 11 a.m., Double Springs Baptist Church, 2705 N. Hightower Trail, Conyers, the church hosts a Family and Friends day, 770-922-5791.Pastor Appreciation SundayOct. 2 at 3 p.m., Lily of the Valley Baptist Church, 1058 Green St., Conyers, the church celebrates the Rev. Theodore R. Collins 14th anniversary, the Rev. Kenneth Nelson speaking, dinner following service, 770-483-4550 or 678-413-0074.Oct. 5Women of WorshipOct. 5 at 7 p.m., Sims Chapel Baptist Church, 61 Sims Chapel Road, Covington, the Women's Retreat Ministry presents Women of Worship, refreshments served at 6 p.m., 770-787-6865.Oct. 8Prayer BreakfastOct. 8 from 9 a.m. to noon, Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the Men of Rock Temple hosts a prayer breakfast, Minister Eric Flanagan speaking, cost: $10 per person.Oct. 9"A Concert of Praise"Oct. 9 at 10:30 a.m., Grace Baptist Church, 474 Crowell Road, Porterdale, the church hosts a "A Concert of Praise," featuring music by Bill and Gloria Gaither and sung by the adult choir, The Grace Singers."Men's Day 2011Oct. 9 at 10 a.m., Rock Temple AME Church, 1021 Bryant St., Conyers, the church celebrates Men's Day 2011, the Rev. James Mitchell speaking.Oct. 30Gospel SingingOct. 30 at 6 p.m., Newton Baptist Church, Covington, the church hosts a Gospel singing featuring duet Melanie Housworth and Dale Stapp.

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