The Father's House,: 500 29th St., North Charleston, welcomes Pastor Bobby Thomas and the congregation of the Church of God in Christ at 6 p.m. Sunday in celebration of pre-anniversary services for the Rev. Dr. Lloyd A. and First Lady Rosa Hill.King of Glory International Ministries: will have a pre-anniversary musical at 5 p.m. July 15 at the church, 302 Delaware Ave. The Ferguson Male Chorus (God's Bad Boys) and St. Paul Male Chorus will perform. Senior pastor is Tina M. Beatty. For more information, call Evangelist Sylvia Sherrod, 304-720-5994.Levi First Missionary Baptist Church: will celebrate Pastor James Jackson's Fourth Anniversary on Sunday at the church, 5125 Church Drive. The Rev. Jerry Staples, choir and congregation of Liberty Baptist Church will be guest for the 11 a.m. morning worship service. The Rev. Nelson Staples III, choir and congregation of Mount Zion Baptist Church of Beckley will be guests at the 3 p.m. Sunday service.Metropolitan Baptist Church: will celebrate its 97th Church Anniversary at 11 a.m. July 22 at the church, 205 Donnally St. Guest preacher will be Minister Franklin Hairston of Fairmont. Pre-anniversary services will be held 7 p.m. July 17-19. For information, contact the church.Miscellaneous
Greater Deliverance Apostolic Temple T.P.C.,: 937 Sixth St., West Side, will have the "Getting Back to the Basics" Evangelistic Conference, hosted by Creasey Ministries, Thursday through July 15. Speakers include: Thursday, 7:30 p.m., Tina Beatty of King of Glory International Ministries; Friday 7:30 p.m., Bishop B.L. Tunstalle of Faith Temple of Deliverance T.P.C., Beckley; July 14, 5 p.m., Denise Smith-Scales of First Baptist Church; July 15, 11:30 a.m., Pastor Devon Creasey; and July 15, 5 p.m., Apostle Curtis Crosland of Shekinah Glory Temple of Love, Faith & Deliverance Inc. of Charlotte, N.C. For more information, call 304-741-7200.
The Achievers Class of the Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston: will open its Clothes Closet from 10 a.m. to noon on July 21. Clothes are free to families and individuals in need. Visitors should enter the church from the E Street side of the building. Free parking is available in the rear of the church. For more information, call Ruth Hunt at 304-744-5062.Mount Vernon Baptist Church,: 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, has selected Josh Callaway as minister of youth. He was named to the full-time position on July 1. Calloway recently completed studies at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. Native West Virginians, he and his wife, Bethany, are graduates of Concord University. Their children are Elise, 2 years old, and Madelyn, one month old.Faith in Action Caregivers: will hold the 11th Annual Triathlon and Duathlon July 14 at Wheeling Jesuit University in Wheeling. The triathlon begins with a 400-yard swim in the pool at the McDonough Center at 7:30 a.m. July 14. The second leg is a 25K bike course. The race concludes with a 5K run on paved streets in the neighborhood of the university. Registration is $80 for individuals, $120 for two-person teams and $235 for three-person teams. Race participants can stay on the campus the night before the race. A pre-race pasta dinner for athletes and volunteers will be held on Friday. For information on campus lodging or the dinner, call 304-243-5420. For registration information, visit www.faithinactionwheeling.org
or call 304-243-5420.
Charleston Seventh-day Adventist Church,: 622 Kanawha Blvd. West. Dr. Don Jacobsen will give a family-changer presentation titled "Rare Kids, Well Done" from 6 to 8 p.m. both July 21 and 22. There is no admission fee. Boulevard Adventist Academy will have an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 22 at 622 Kanawha Blvd. West. Browse the classroom and meet the teacher.Music
A benefit gospel sing: for Steve and Linda Wood will be held at 1 p.m. today at Midway Community Church, Campbells Creek. A hot dog sale/ bake sale and drinks, will be available for purchase from 10:30 a.m. until the end of the sing. Proceeds will help toward Linda's medical bills. The sing is open to all gospel singers who want to help. Performing will be Randy Wood, New Prophets, Millie Tate, eight-year-old Allison Tate, Susie Sigmon and others. Those who would like to sing cal call Bill Tate at 304-949 -1255 Or Denzil Harper at 304-539-4717. Donations will be appreciated.Song evangelist Jim Edens: will sing at 10:45 a.m. and at 1 p.m. Sunday at Faith Gospel Baptist Church, Gallipolis Ferry.Charleston Baptist Temple: will present the musical, "Are You Sure" at 7 p.m. June 14 at the church, corner of Quarrier and Morris streets. The musical will be presented by the 70-youth and 15-adult members of the Youth Choir of Northside United Methodist Church, Atlanta, Ga. Old hymns, praise songs and Brodaway-style music will be performed. Meet the cast following the performance. For information, call Charleston Baptist Temple at 304-346-9627.
Rosemont Gospel Sing: will be held from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 14 at Victory Valley Church, Rosemont, located off W.Va. 76, East of Bridgeport. Go approximately 5 miles, following signs to the church. The sing is free. Emcee will be Coach Marshall of Oak Hill. A covered-dish dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Bring something to share. A love offering will be taken to help with expenses and a fundraiser for the youth camps and ministries. Singers include: The Sessions with the Rev. Jimmy Arnold of Grafton at 4:15 p.m.; the Rev. Ron Shamblin of Sissonville; The Landing Lights of Morgantown at 2 p.m.; The Lamberts of Durbin; the Rev. Stephen Pyles of Elkins; The Porter Family of Proctorville, Ohio; Garry Whitescarver of Grafton at 3 p.m.; Sister Thompson, along with other church favorites of Victory Valley; David Bowen and Family of Spencer; and Pastor Mike Richards and Family of Boothsville at 6:30 p.m. Evangelist/Missionary the Rev. Joe Akers of Pipestem will close the sing with a few songs and short message around 7 p.m. All singers will take the stage for the final wrap-up. The sing is sponsored by the Full Gospel Youth Ministries. For information, call the Rev. James Thompson at 304-739-4682 or the Rev. Steve Malcolm at 304-276-4457.Special services
Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church,: 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, will have its Sunday school at 10 a.m. and the morning worship at 11 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Jason C. Black, preaching. Evening worship will be 6 p.m. with the church singers/choir singing and pastor Jason C. Black preaching. Prayer meeting and youth groups meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.Pilgrim Home Missionary Baptist Church,: 7015 Kanawha St., St. Albans, has cancelled their annual Family Day scheduled for Sunday. The church will reschedule the event at a later date.Set Free Ministries: will be broadcasting an Old-Fashioned Baptismal service at 8 a.m. Sunday morning on the regular weekly program on WQCW. Matt Kelly will be preaching his first sermon at 6 p.m. on July at Set Free Ministries 638 Cross Lanes Drive, Nitro. Morgan Burch will be ministering in song. Contact Pastor Randy Carter at 304-769-5564 for more information.Metropolitan Baptist Church: will have Mid-Week Manna services from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 205 Donnally St. Pastor Darin Freeman, Pastor Paul Dunn and Pastor Lenorris Dixon Will speak. 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.