“There is no charge for admission, but we will be taking a love offering, which will be used for Clemmie’s House, our transitional home for women coming out of jail with addiction problems,” said Bunni Cook, vice-president and public relations coordinator for Inside Ministries.
Several performing groups and solo acts will participate in the entertainment.
Dr. Steve Davis, pastor of Carrollton First Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. Davis serves on the board of the Emergency Shelter and is a volunteer chaplain for Tanner Medical Center and Hospice. He is past president of the Rotary Club. He is an active member of the Carroll Ministerial Alliance and the Carrollton Baptist Association.
Performers for “Night of Praise” will include:
• Midway Praise Band with Chad Clifton.
• Son Rise Celebration Choir from Son Rise Baptist Church, Bowdon Highway, under the direction of Glenda Williams.
• Christi Fulford, a solo praise dancer, International Dance Commission, under direction of Pastor Sabrina McKenzie.
• Forgiven Quartet, with Jerrell Hightower and Richard Williams, both from Oak Grove Baptist Church; and Mark Witham and Frank Shoppe, both from Tabernacle Baptist Church.
• Testimony by Misty Thomason, a resident at Clemmie’s House.
• Cheryl Lane Avery from Midway Church singing a solo.
• Larenzo Clark, with L&M (Lord and Mercy) Mime, a silent ministry worshipping God. Clark, a Carrollton High junior and football player, has been doing this act for six years, traveling as far as Jamaica.
• Donnie Muse and Ensemble from Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.
• Cathy Parks and Anointed Vessels from Word of Truth Church, Bremen.
• Todd Patrick with Praise Team from Deeper Life Christian Center.
In addition to Davis, Gus Henriques of Midway Church Prison Ministry and director, chaplain and board member for Inside Ministries, will speak.
A love offering will be taken by members of the Midway Church Prison Ministry and a drawing will be held by Josh Powell from Midway Church.
An invitation will be given by Kevin Rivers from Midway Church and Mark Barns of First Methodist Church of Carrollton will play guitar and sing “God Bless America,” along with audience participation.
Inside Ministries, Inc., is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization, offering a wide range of programs for former and current female inmates to encourage them to restore their lives and reunite with their families.
“We’re dedicated to helping women achieve emotional healing and growth, physical health, basic education, restorative independent living skills and social and vocational pursuit,” Cook said.
Active programs provided by the organization include weekly Bible studies with female inmates at Carroll County Jail, life skills for successful living in today’s world and mentoring programs to promote growth and success.
Clemmie’s House was opened in 2010 as a transitional home for women with addiction problems who are coming out of jail. It was named for Clemmie Walker, president of Inside Ministries, who died in 2009. The house was Walker’s long-time dream, Cook said.
“We were approved by the Carroll County Board of Commissioners for four women and a housekeeper,” she said. “We bought the house with cash from in-kind donations.”
Officers include Ruth Langdon, president; Grace Miller, first vice-president; Eva Barber, second vice-president and parliamentarian; Mickey Hardegree, treasurer.
Inside Ministries can be contacted at P.O. Box 2191, Carrollton, GA 30112. The telephone number is 770-836-8715 and the e-mail address is email@example.com. The website is www.insideministriesga.org.
Midway Church is at 3915 Carrollton-Villa Rica Highway, in the Sand Hill community.