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Church activities: July 21, 2012

AnniversariesThe Father's House, 500 29th St., North Charleston, welcomes Pastor Dont'e Jackson and the congregation of First Baptist Church of Huntington at 6 p.m. July 22 at the church, in celebration of pre-anniversary services for the Rev. Dr. Lloyd A. and first lady Rosa Hill. This service will be in honor of first lady Hill.The First Missionary Baptist Church of London will celebrate 107 years of service to the Lord and our community with their annual picnic from noon to 5 p.m. July 21 at the church. The celebration continues at 11 a.m. on Sunday with the Rev. Dr. Thomas R. Murray Jr. and congregation from the First Missionary Baptist Church of Montgomery as guests. Dinner will be served following the morning worship. At 3:30 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Michael Poke and congregation from St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans, will climax the celebration. All are welcome. The Rev. Garland Johnson is pastor.Metropolitan Baptist Church, 205 Donnally St., will celebrate its 97th Church Anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Guest preacher will be Minister Franklin Hairston of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Fairmont.Miscellaneous Unity of Kanawha Valley host a hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Unity of Kanawha Valley, located at 804 Myrtle Road, at the corners of Bridge and Myrtle roads."The Sea The Sea" will be presented by Mira Stanley and Chuck Costa at 7:30 p.m. July 21 at Unity of Kanawha Valley, 804 Myrtle Road, corner of Bridge and Myrtle roads. Stanley and Costa are traveling the U.S. teaching in music camps and performing in folk festivals and concerts. They recently won the Kerryville Folk Festival in Texas. A donation of $10 per attendee is suggested and 50 percent of their proceeds will be donated back to Unity. For information, visit Information can be seen on Facebook at and on YouTube at Life Fellowship, located at 137 6th St. in Dunbar, will host a Community Day on Aug. 4 at the church. This is a free event for the entire community. Hotdogs, inflatables, outdoor games/activities, live outdoor music from local Christian bands, and more will be provided. For information, visit, call 304-768-2573 or email Of Glory International Ministries will present its Second Annual "I Lived To Tell It" Conference at 7 p.m. Sept. 7-9. Dr. Yvonne Capehart of Pensacola, Fla., will speak on Sept. 7. Speakers from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 8 include Carlotta Lynch, Morgantown; Renee Dixon, Morgantown; Gloria McDuffey, Henderson, N.C.; Pastor Tina M. Beatty will speak at 11 a.m. on Sept. 9. Seating is limited. Registration fee is $20 in advance or $25 at the door. Mail checks or Money Orders to KOGIM, 302 Delaware Ave., Charleston, WV 25302. For information, call 304-720-5994 or email kingofgloryintlministries@yahoo.comThe Aldersgate United Methodist Women in Sissonville will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 4 at the church, 6823 Sissonville Road. Hot dogs, drinks and other items will also be available for purchase by the fundraising team. Temple of Faith Ministries will have a yard sale/bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on July 28 at the church, 5518 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes.MusicThe Second Annual West Virginia Mountain State Gospel Singers Convention will be held July 22-29 on the convention grounds located in Nicholas County, 3 miles south of Summersville, off U.S. 19. Follow W.Va. 129 E. The schedule includes: 7 p.m. nightly, Sunday through July 26, choir singing and youth activities; 1 p.m. July 27, Youth Choir; 7 p.m to midnight, July 27, Open Mic; 1:45 to 6:45 p.m., July 28, Open Mic; 7 p.m., July 28, Quartets and Trios; 10 to 11 a.m. July 29, Sunday morning worship; and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 29, closing program. For information, visit or call 304-872-1977.An outdoor gospel concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Aug. 18 at Liberty Baptist's new property, located just off U.S. 60 on Yates Crossing in Ona. Singers will be the Humphreys, The Sacred Heirs and The Harvesters from Sanford, N.C. Bring a lawn chair and a friend. For directions or information, contact John Snodgrass at 304-638-0639.Thorofare Community Church in Clendenin will be having a special guest soloist, Ron Pickell, at 7 p.m. July 22 at the church, located on Thorofare Road. For directions or information, call Pastor Holley at 304-965-0600.
The Believers will sing at 7 p.m. Saturday at Holley Memorial Baptist Church located on Spring Hill Mountain, South Charleston. They will also sing at 6 p.m. on July 22 during the Dunbar Ministerial Association's annual outdoor gospel sing on the parking lot at Dunbar United Methodist Church, 1401 Myers Ave. in Dunbar.Adam Burdette will sing July 23 at night at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.BrighterSide Quartet will sing at 7 p.m. July 21 at Sinking Creek, Alta. They will also sing at 6 p.m. July 22 at United Methodist Church, Dunbar.Dunbar Ministerial Association presents a summer concert July 21 and July 22 on the church parking lot, 1401 Myers Ave., Dunbar. The Youth Concert will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday and will feature Jason Lovings Band, Wesleyan Praise Team, BrighterSide Quartet and Relentless Praise. The Southern Gospel Concert will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday and will feature the Believers. Food sales will be held following the youth concert.Unitarian Universalist Congregation will feature guest musician Ken Sizemore, also known as The Old Folkie, at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. Sizemore will sing songs from the 1960s that emphasize justice, equity and compassion. For information, call the church at 304-345-5042.Voices of Lee of Lee University, Cleveland, Tenn., will be in concert at 6 p.m. July 22 at Simpson Creek Baptist Church, Philadelphia Ave., Bridgeport. The group is part of some Bill Gaither Homecoming concerts. They also were on the debut season of NBC's "Sing Off," a competition of acappella groups. An offering will be taken. Call 304-842-3589 for information.
The Men's Day Committee of St. Paul AME Church, 1108 Second Ave., will sponsor in concert the national recording artist Persuaded at the church.Special services:Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, 305 E St., South Charleston, will have an "Explanatory Mass" at 2 p.m. July 29 in the interest of building bridges of understanding among the church's diverse religious traditions. The public is encouraged to attend.Metropolitan Baptist Church will have a Mid-Week Manna Service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 205 Donnally St. Preaching and teaching will be provided by Pastor Darin Freeman, Pastor Paul Dunn and Pastor Lenorris Dixon.Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church, 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, will have July 22 school at 10 a.m. Sunday and the morning worship service at 11 a.m. Preaching will be by Pastor Jason C. Black. The Laborer's Quartet will sing at the 6 p.m. Sunday service and Pastor Jason C. Black will preach. The prayer meeting and youth group meeting starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday.The Upper Kanawha Valley Minister and Deacon Fellowship will hold its Fourth Sunday Fellowship at 7 p.m. July 22 at Eagle Central Baptist Church, Eagle. Speaker will be Minister Lawrence Washington, association minister of Eagle Central Baptist Church.Vacation Bible school Grace Church of the Nazarene, 2nd Avenue, South Charleston, will have vacation Bible school at 6:30 p.m. nightly, Wednesday through July 29 at the church. For transportation or questions, call 304-744-2838.Vacation Bible school for kindergarten through eighth-grade students will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly July 22 through July 26 at Spring Hill Baptist Church, 4707 Ohio St., South Charleston. The theme is "Mission Possible." There will be Bible lessons, contests, crafts and snacks.
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