AnniversariesThe City of Refuge,: 11719 MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake, will have a Pastoral Pre-Anniversary service at 6 p.m. today at the church. Guest church will be Powerhouse Church of Deliverance, Institute. The First Missionary Baptist Church of Boomer: will celebrate its pastor's fourth anniversary at 3 p.m. May 20 at the church, 2793 Midland Trail, Boomer. Bishop R.D. Lester of Ebenezer Baptist Church of Woodbine, Ga., will be guest speaker. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.Miscellaneous
Winfield United Methodist Women and Youth Groups: are having a combined yard sale/concession stand on from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive, Winfield. Concessions include hot dogs, chicken barbecues, nachos, soft drinks and baked goods. Proceeds to benefit the Youth's Mission trip to Somersville, Tenn. in July as well as supporting the Women Group's purchase of a new refrigerator for an orphanage in Monjas, Guatemala. Call 304-586-3795 for more information.The West Alban Church of God,: 652 Austin Drive, St. Albans, will be having a large yard sale and hot dog sale beginning at 8 a.m. today at the church. Many items for purchase including books published from the 20s, 30s, and 40s by author Grace Livingston Hill. For further information, call the church at 304-727-2200.Cross Lanes United Methodist: will hold its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church. All proceeds will fund the Annual Youth Summer Mission trip. This year the youth will head to Virginia Beach where they will work with the homeless. Housewares, furniture, clothes, electronics, toys, books and more will be offered.Set Free Ministries,: located at 638 Cross Lanes Drive, will be dedicating their new sanctuary today at the church. Dinner will be served at 4:30 p.m. and the service will begin at 6 p.m. Pastor James Wright will be the guest speaker. Directions: Take Interstate 64, Cross Lanes exit. Go 7/10 of mile from the stoplight toward Nitro and 5/10 mile from 40th Street coming from Nitro. For more information, contact Pastor Randy Carter at 304 395-1485 or email@example.com.Fairview United Methodist Church: will offer Faithful Workouts at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday. Start with senior exercises and finish with Christian aerobics with contemporary Christian music. To get to the church, turn left off Big Tyler Road onto Rocky Fork Road and take the first right up the hill.King Of Glory International Ministries: will have a "Women of Destiny" program at 5 p.m. today at the church, 302 Delaware Ave. Speaker will be Sharon Shaw of Real Life Christian Center, Huntington. Words of encouragement will be given by Elder Tina Mills of Living Water Worship Centre of Charleston. King of Glory Senior Pastor is Tina M. Beatty. A hot dog and bake sale: will be held at 10 a.m. today at Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church, located W.Va. 114 North, above Capital High School.First Lady Renea Crozier and Women With Abundant Life: will have the Fourth Annual Hattitude of Praise Luncheon at 1 p.m. May 12 at Abundant Life Ministries, 534 Washington St. E. Words of encouragement will be given by Threece Townsend and Elder Tia Welch. Special music will be provided by God's Choice Women of Praise. Wear your favorite hat. A free-will offering will be received. For more information, call the church at 304-342-0058 or visit www.AbundantLifeWV.com.Retired school teacher and amateur entomologist, Karl Priest,: has a presentation for interested congregations and youth groups about insects. If interested, contact Karl Priest at 304-769-0217 or visit www.insectman.us.The Mount Olivet Third District Bible Bowl: will be held at 5 p.m. today at First Missionary Baptist Church of Powellton.Lighthouse Worship Center: will have a community yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at 6001 Sissonville Drive. Spaces are available for $10 per 12x12 spot. Televisions, lawn equipment, clothes, electronics, tools and more will be featured. The church is located on the hill at Call Road and W.Va. 21 intersection. For information, call Pastor Richard Young at 304-984-1200.
The First Humphreys Family Reunion: will be held at 7 p.m. today at Mount Tabor Church of God, Dry Ridge Road, St. Albans. Jay Humphries Trio, the Humphreys Family and a special appearance by Mark and Dee Dee will be featured. Refreshments will follow.Highlawn Presbyterian Church,: 2501 Washington Ave., St. Albans, will have a rummage sale beginning 8 a.m. today at the church. Glassware, dolls, toys, baskets, flower arrangements, books and more. Hot dogs and brownies will be available.The Ladies Circle of Spring Fork Baptist Church,: 320 Campbells Creek Drive, will have a spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the activity building beside the church. The cost is $7 and includes spaghetti with meat sauce, salad, bread and dessert. Call the church at 304-925-3835 for information.Goshen Baptist Church: will have a yard sale beginning 8 a.m. today at the church, located off Kenna Exit of Interstate 77. From Charleston, turn right off the exit and go 4 miles on Kentuck Road.Grace Church of the Nazarene: is having a Cruise-In for Hunger from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 12 at the church. There is a $10 entry fee, plus two cans if food for all cars and bikes. Hot dogs, drinks and baked goods will be available for purchase. All proceeds will benefit the food pantry. For questions, call the church at 304-744-2838.Music
REACH By FAITH Ministries: presents the first sing of the 11th Annual Summersville Sings the Gospel 2012 Series at 6 p.m. today in The Old Main Building auditorium, Old Main Drive, Summersville. A special "Ladies Sing The Gospel Night" featuring women singers. Singing will be Sister Song (Patty, GG and Janet); Martha Bell; The Chosen Ones and Amy Perkins; all of Summersville; and Christine and Amber Pomeroy of Richwood. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be received. The Homeland Southern Gospel Sing: will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at Tabernacle of Praise, 2368 Thompson Road, Hurricane. A gospel sing: will be held at 6 p.m. today at Riverside Fellowship in Belle. Singers will be Paid in Full, Susie Sigman, Faith Reed and Carol Rutherford.The Jay Humphreys Trio: will sing at 7 p.m. today at Mount Tabor Church of God, St. Albans. They will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle, Tuppers Creek, and at 7 p.m. Friday at West Dunbar Community Church, Dunbar.Seth Bentley: will sing at 10 a.m. Sunday at Rumble Community Baptist Church.The Believers: will sing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Raymond City Community Church. They will also sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Farrar Memorial Baptist Church in Rand; and then at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Goshen Baptist Church located 5 miles on Kentuck Road off Interstate-77, Kenna exit. Straight and Narrow: will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Parsons Chapel, Sixth Avenue.The Hoy Family: will sing at 7 p.m. today 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.Paid in Full: will sing at a gospel sing at 6 p.m. today at Riverside Church, located on East DuPont avenue in Belle. They will also sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Harper Memorial Church, Tyler Mountain Road.Still Blessed: will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.BrighterSide Quartet: will sing at 7 p.m. today at the West Virginia Gideon's 100th Year Anniversary celebration at the Charleston Embassy Suites. They also will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Middlefork Baptist Church in Sweetland.Christian Echoes: will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Riverview Gospel Tabernacle, 2320 Bench Road.Ryan Seaton,: former lead singer for Ernie Haase & SS, will sing at 2 p.m. Sunday at Cathedral of Prayer, 2326 Pennsylvania Ave. Admission is free. Doors open at 1 p.m. For information, call 304-744-0643.Rambo-McGuire,: "Remembering the Rambos," will sing at 6 p.m. May 19 at Grace Baptist Temple, 1901 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans. Dony, Reba, Destiny, Israel and Buck Rambo will be featured. Doors open at 5 p.m. Admission is $10 for artist circle and $5 for general admission. For tickets, call 800-965-9324 or online at iTickets.com. Song evangelist Jim Edens: will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lower Falls Baptist Church, St. Albans. He also will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church, Beckley, and at 7 p.m. Thursday at Farrar Memorial Baptist Church in Rand.RevivalsA spring revival: will be held at 7 p.m. nightly, Monday through Friday at Farrar Memorial Baptist Church, 5601 Church Drive, Rand. Speaker will be the Rev. Richard Parsons. Singers include: Monday, The Believers; Tuesday, Walnut Gap Baptist Choir; Wednesday, Farrar Folks; Thursday, Jim Edens; and Friday, Paula Elliott.Goshen Baptist Church: will have revival services at 7 p.m. nightly, Monday though Friday. Evangelist will be Paul Leftwich. There will be special singing each night. The church is located off Kenna Exit of Interstate 77. From Charleston, turn right off the exit and go 4 miles on Kentuck Road.Special servicesChurch of God MPGT Ministries,: 1001 Hendrix Ave., will have a special Family and Friends Day at noon on May 12 at the church. Guest speaker will be Bishop Larry D. Weathers Sr. of Vision Church of Holiness, Danville, Ky. Musical Guests will be National Recording Artists Persuaded of Beckley. For more information, contact Evangelist Lameesha T. McNeil at 304-741-0809. There also will be a special Mother's Day service at 11:30 a.m. on May 13 at the church. There will be no evening service.Metropolitan Baptist Church Women's Ministry: will have their Women's Day Worship Services at May 17-20 at the church, 205 Donnally St. Speakers include: 7 p.m., May 17, Minister Arva Reynolds of Williamson; First lady Renea Crozier of Abundant Life Ministries: 9 a.m., May 19, Women's Prayer Breakfast, Praise and Worship. May 20, Guest will be the Rev. Serlaine Hardy of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Detroit, Mich. Institute Nazarene Church: will have a Mother's Day service at 11 a.m. May 13 at the church. Minister Lameesha McNeal of the Church of God MPGT will be guest speaker.Community Missionary Baptist Church,: 920 Amity Drive, will have its annual Family Day celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Sunday school will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. and the church service at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served from 1:30 to 3 p.m. and a Celebration Service will begin at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Clifford A. Sherrod Sr., pastor elect will speak at both services.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.