Sculptor "performs" Sunday

Sam Gore, a Mississippi artist, will sculpt a concert of "Mother and Child" as he leads worship at 6 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church, 212 12th St.

The service will also include narration and scripture read by Kathie Mogish of Thomson, Ga.; Nancy McKee, with improvisations of Christmas carols; and oboe solos by Sarah Bradley, a student at Columbus State University.

Gore, an adjunct professor of art at Mississippi College, has won numerous awards for his artwork and for his abilities as an educator.

This is his second visit to the Columbus church.

His most recent works have been commissions for sculptures, one of them being "Christ the Healer," which was placed in the foyer of the Mississippi Baptist Medical Center in Jackson, Miss.

Call 706-322-4468 for more information.