Anniversaries/homecomingsPilgrim Home Missionary Baptist Church: located at 7015 Kanawha St. in St. Albans will be celebrating their pastor, the Rev. Shelly A. Bausley's 19th pastoral anniversary. Pre-Anniversary services will be 7 p.m. Thursday and the guest will be Bishop Melvin Mosley of Power House of Deliverance. Guest at 7 p.m. on Friday will be the Rev. Lloyd Allen Hill of The Father's House. The New Gospel Singaleers from Beckley will perform at at concert at 6 pm. March 10. Guest speaker at the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. services Sunday will be Evangelist Rev. David Fryson from Morgantown.The First Missionary Baptist Church of Boomer: will celebrate its annual Mission Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Douglas Mullins, pastor of St. John Missionary Baptist Church, Morris Drive.Greater Emmanuel Church,: 1546 Third Ave., is celebrating its 14th pastoral anniversary honoring Bishop Norman and Lady Jaqueline Jones. At 7 p.m. on Friday, the Martin Luther King Male Choir will have a musical concert at 205 Donnally St., Metropolitan Baptist Church, where the pastor is Rev. Darrin Freeman. On March 10 at 6 p.m., the service will be moved back to Greater Emmanuel at 1546 Third Ave. Speaker will be Assistant Pastor Stanley D. Miller. Services on March 11 will be held at noon at West Virginia State University's Wilson Student Union. A banquet will follow in the dining hall at 2 p.m. The evening service will be held at 4 p.m. with Bishop Fred T. Simms from Heart of God Ministries, along with choir and congregation. Van transportation is available by calling the church at 304-346-2511.
King of Glory International Ministries: will celebrate its Fourth Church Anniversary Thursday through March 11 at the church. Bishop Charles Shaw of Real Life Christian Center Church in Huntington will speak at 7 p.m. Thursday. Pastor Terrance Hamm of Living Waters Family Worship Center Church, Montgomery, will speak at 7 p.m. on Friday. Pastor Wanda Shelton of New Jerusalem Non Denominational Church will speak at 6 p.m. on March 10. Elder Roslyn Williams of King of Glory International Ministries will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Speakers at the 6 p.m. service will be Pastor Will and Bonnie Compton of Eagles Nest Church, Orlando, Fla. Tina M. Beatty is Senior Pastor of King of Glory International Ministries.Marmet First Baptist Church: will have its homecoming at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 8716 MacCorkle Ave., Marmet. The Rev. Jacob Boggs will be guest speaker and the Humphreys will provide special music. Current and past members are invited. There will be a meal and fellowship time. For questions, call Pastor Rick Watson at 304-949-4707. Visitors are welcome.MiscellaneousThe United Methodist Women of Forrest Burdette United Methodist Women: are taking orders for 1/2-pound Easter eggs, available in vanilla, coconut, cherry nut, maple nut and peanut butter. Each egg is hand decorated and costs $3.50. The eggs will be available for pick from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 31 at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane. Also, on that day, books, crafts, baked goodies and hot dogs will be on sale for the Spring Festival. To place an order, call Jan, 304-562-2053 or email your order to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject Eggs! St. Anthony Church: will continue its annual Lenten Fish Dinners from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Friday through March 30 at the church, 1027 Sixth St. on Charleston's West Side. Battered, dipped, Cajun, lightly breaded and baked fish dinners plus shrimp will be available. There is cheese pizza for those who do not like fish. Homemade cakes and pies will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to the church.Mount Vernon Baptist Church,: 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, will show the movie, "Courageous," at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church. The event is sponsored by American Baptist Men. The film focuses on fathers who are Christian police officers, and their challenges of fatherhood including hopes, fears and faith. Senior pastor is the Rev. Ron McClung.Bethel Baptist Church of Spring Hill: will sponsor its annual indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10 at the church, 5028 Kentucky St. Vendors will have about 25 tables of children's items, clothing, household items, toys, arts and crafts items and Christmas goods. Concessions will be hot dogs, funnel cakes, onion strings and soft drinks. MusicThe Homeland Southern Gospel Sing: will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Browns Creek Church of God, Browns Creek Road, St. Albans.The Miller Family: will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church, located on W.Va. 114 North above Capital High School. The Rev. Freddie Mills will bring the message.The 15th Annual Capital City Gospel Sing: will be held at 7 p.m. March 23 at the Municipal Auditorium, downtown Charleston. Singers will be the award-winning Inspirations of Bryson, N.C.; award-winning Primitive Quartet of Candler, N.C.; award-winning McKameys of Clinton, Tenn.; Good Shepherd Quartet, reunion date, Pennington Gap, Va.; and Mike Upright, Penrose, N.C. All seats reserved. Limited number of artist circle seats for $20.50, main floor, $19.50 and balcony, $17.50. Tickets are available at the Charleston Civic Center Box Office at 304-345-7469 or 304-345-1500. Order tickets by phone at 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com, Visa, Mastercard, discover or American Express is accepted. Tickets also are available at Tolley's Bible Book Store, Southridge at 304-746-7833. Group tickets of 20 or more will receive two free tickets, but must be purchased at Charleston Civic Center Office only. For mail order tickets: Mail certified check or money order with self-addressed, stamped envelope payable to Charleston Civic Center, 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301. Add $5 handling charge per order. For more information, call Leota Smith at 304-965-5489.
There will be a gospel sing: at 4 p.m. Saturday at Midway Community Church on Campbell's Creek. Singers from 4 to 6 p.m. include: New Journey, Randy Wood, Millie Tate and Faith Reed. The evening sing will feature The Fox Family, The Kidds, Randy Wood and Phyllis Hiel, "The Whistling Lady." There will be a hotdog sale starting at 11 a.m. Karen Peck and New River: will be at Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle at 6 p.m. on March 11. The church is located 3 miles up Campbell's Creek. Admission is free, however, a freewill offering will be received. For questions, call 304-550-3415.The Believers: will sing at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dry Branch Freewill Baptist Church on Cabin Creek Road.Martin Luther King Chorus: will perform at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Vandalia Baptist Church to celebrate its heritage.The 21st Annual Dedication Sing: will be held March 11 at Mount Tabor Church of God, Dry Ridge Road, St. Albans. The morning service will be held at 10 a.m., followed by a dinner at noon and afternoon service at 1:15 p.m. Roger Gogus will bring the morning message and singers include Seth Bunting, Roger Gogus, Lela Harbert and the church choir. Singers at the 1:15 p.m. service will be Seth Bunting, Roger Gogus and Lela Harbert. Gospel soloist Jim Edens: will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Red House United Brethren Independent Church.
The Doug Humphrey Family: will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Rumble Community Church.The Male Chorus of First Baptist Church of Vandalia,: 1500 Mountain Road, will present the choir's Fourth Annual Gospel Festival at 6 p.m. March 24 and 3 p.m. March 25 at the church. For information, call 304-766-8254. The Anchormen: will sing at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at Charleston Mountain Mission, Sixth Avenue and Stockton Street. The Rev. Fairley McCormik, is pastor and the Rev. Adam Null is assistant pastor.Karen Peck and New River: will perform at 6 p.m. March 11 at Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle, located 3 miles up Campbell's Creek. Admission is free, however a love offering will be received. For questions, call 304-550-3415.The Believers: will sing at 7 p.m. Saturday at Dry Branch Free Will Baptist Church located 2 miles up Cabin Creek Road. Free refreshments will follow the sing. For information, call 304-595-1986.Squire Parsons: will sing at 7 p.m. March 16 at the Alban Arts and Conference Center, Alban Theater, 65 Olde Main, St. Albans. Admission is free and doors open at 6 p.m. For information, call 304-721-8896.New Calvary Echoes (Conrad Cook's family): will sing at 6 p.m. March 17 at Cathedral of Prayer, 2326 Pennsylvania Ave. Admission is free and doors open at 5 p.m. A concession stand will be available. For information, call 304-744-0643.Still Blessed: will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.Special servicesThe Father's House,: 500 29th Street, will host a Deacon Ordination Service at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Candidates for ordination are: Dennis Harris, Ronnie Johnson, Cheko Straughter and Lawrence Wilkes. The Rev. James Jackson Pastor, Levi Baptist Church, will be the keynote speaker for this service. The Father's House: welcomes the Rev. Darin Freeman and the Metropolitan Baptist Church as guest at the 6 p.m. Sunday evening service.The Women of St. Paul A.M.E. Church: will celebrate their annual Women's Day Celebration beginning with the 11 a.m. Sunday morning worship service. There will be a special speaker and the afternoon program will climax with a musical/play by the women of the church at 3 p.m. Pastor Fred Simms of Beckley: will be guest speaker at noon March 10 at Church of God Militant Pillar and Ground of the Truth church, 1001 Hendrix Ave.Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church,: 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. Worship service with Pastor Jason C. Black preaching will be held at 11 a.m. The evening service begins at 6 p.m. with the Sacred Heirs singing and Pastor Jason C. Black preaching. The prayer meeting and youth group meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.St. Mark's United Methodist Church: in downtown Charleston will have a service at 11 a.m. Sunday followed by a reception for Pauline Shaver who was recently promoted to full colonel with the West Virginia Army National Guard held at Asbury United Methodist Church. Her honorary promotion, by orders of Gov. Tomblin, was officially done by Major General James Hoyer and Brigadier General Joseph Copenhaver (Ret.) with the assistance of her family. Shaver is the first female of this honor in the West Virginia Army National Guard. She and her daughter, Joy, were the first mother-daughter members of the Army Guard as well as first mother-daughter charter members of the Woman's Memorial in Arlington, Va. Joy served in Desert Storm and earned a Bronze Star. Items for Church Activities may be submitted by mail to The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301, or faxed to 304-348-1233. Notices will be run one time free. Please include a contact person's name and a daytime telephone number. Information will not be taken by phone. The deadline is noon Thursday.