Churches curb #039;Blue Mondays#039;

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2005

Mondays are often referred to as &uot;blue,&uot; that difficult start of a new work or school week.

However, two local churches are offering a series of Mondays in August that are sure to inspire and uplift those in attendance.

&uot;We’re having ‘Four Fabulous Mondays’ for our August revival and we want to invite everyone to come out and join us each Monday night,&uot; Allen Stephenson, pastor of both Mt. Pisgah Baptist and First Baptist Church of Georgiana, said. The services will take place at the Ga-Ana Theatre in downtown Georgiana.

The two churches will be jointly sponsoring the event, slated to take place at 7 p.m. each

Monday night from August 8 through August 29.

&uot;We have a terrific lineup of speakers and musical talent for our four Monday nights,&uot; Stephenson said.

The event kicks off with a gospel concert on August 8, featuring a Tupelo performer familiar to many music fans in the area, Bill J. Brooks.

Brooks has appeared in concert at Greenville’s Ritz Theatre and the Big &uot;R&uot; Drive In, as well as parties and charity events including the 2005 Crenshaw County ACS Relay For Life.

Brooks, who has been singing gospel music since the age of 12, has a long-running gospel music program in Fulton, Mississippi on Unity Broadcasting.

&uot;Bill is not only a great Elvis tribute performer, he is also a fine gospel music singer with a great message to share,&uot; Stephenson said.

On August 15, Randy Harvill of Brushey Creek Baptist will deliver the message while Robert Williamson, owner of WGYV Radio in Greenville, will perform the special music.

Randy Williams, principal at McKenzie School, will bring the message on August 22, with special music provided by area performers Robert Layton and Nicky Blackburn.

The Four Fabulous Mondays will end on August 29. Michael King of Brewton will be speaking, with music provided by Greenville’s Sabrina Reynolds.

&uot;We are very excited about this event and believe it will really bless people’s hearts,&uot; Stephenson said.