The City of Refuge Church, 11719 MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake, will celebrate their pastor's 13th anniversary with a pre-anniversary service at 6 p.m. tonight. The guest speaker will be Bishop Charles Shaw, along with his congregation from Real Life Christian Center Church in Huntington. Music will be provided by area singers.Mount Chapel Baptist Church in Ansted will celebrate Pastor Herman L. James' First Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Douglas Mullins will be guest speaker, along with his choir and congregation.Miscellaneous:
Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive, behind Winfield McDonald's, will have a yard sale, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4. A variety items have been donated by many church families. Concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit mission trip to Monjas, Guatemala in June.Kanawha City Baptist Church is sponsoring a hot dog sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church, corner of Venable Avenue and 45th Street. Soft drinks and desserts will be available.A chili cook-off/cornhole tournament will be held at noon May 18 at Christ Church in Sutton. Deadline for entries is May 11. There will be live music, face painting and more. For information, call L. Hutchison at 304-965-2423 or visit the website for information and entry forms at christ-church-sutton-flatwoods-umc.net.Renea Crozier and the Women With Abundant Life, 1534 Washington St. E., will have its Fifth Annual Hattitude of Praise Luncheon and Concert at 2 p.m. on May 4 at the church. The guest psalmists will be Kathleen Booker, Michelle Dyess, Leisha English-Gibson, and Mikki Owens. This event is free and all females are encouraged to come and wear their favorite hat. For more information, call the church at 304-342-0058, ext. 8, or email email@example.com
.The Root And The Branch is sponsoring "An Evening of Jewish, Christian and Islam Dialogue" from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Columbia Gas Transmission Cafeteria. Topic for discussion is "Eschatology How Our Monotheistic Traditions Look at the 'End Of Days'?" Panelists are Rabbi Victor Urecki, B'nai Jacob Synagogue; Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, The Basilica Of Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral; The Rev. Doctor Dennis Johnson, Baptist Temple; and Imam Dr. Hamul Haque, West Virginia Islamic Association, of Charleston. Hazel Crowley is the moderator. Refreshments will be served. For information call 304-768-5571 or 304-415-2604, email firstname.lastname@example.org
. The Lay Academy class of First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, meets at 4 p.m. Sunday in the activities building, Room 201, to study contemporary religions of Japan. The topic is "How Shall We Love our Neighbor as Ourself... when our neighbor may seem so different?" Japanese food will be sampled. Bring a friend. There is no charge. For information, call Dr. Robert G. Newman at 304-345-0225.Humphreys United Methodist Churc: in Sissonville will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and May 5 at the church. Rummage only will be featured on Friday. On Saturday, along with rummage sale items, food will be available and includes hot dogs, potato and macaroni salads, baked beans and desserts.The Usher Board of St. Paul A.M.E. Church will sponsor a spring bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church. Food and special items will be sold.The youth group of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 701 MacCorkle Ave. W., will hold a yard sale and hot dog sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 to raise funds for children to attend camp. Numerous items, hot dogs and baked goods will be featured. Several classic cars from the '40s through the '80s will be on display. The church is located 1 mile west of old Route 35. For information, call Pastor Mike Hager at 304-727-9491.Fellowship of Christian Athletes will have their Spring Banquet with Coach Robert Pruett at 6 p.m. May 9 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Corridor G. The annual banquet thanks current donors and encourages new support. Tickets are awarded on past donations to FCA. New donations of $120 will be eligible to attend. Those interested can call 304-344-9005 or email email@example.com
Ward Church of God is hosting a benefit gospel sing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 for the maintenance of Ward Cemetery. Featured singers will be the Brighterside Quartet, Harbor Masters Quartet, Jimmy McKnight, St. Paul's Men's Chorus, Laborers Quartet, Eyes of Faith and Zamar Ministry. The church is located approximately 20 miles east of Charleston and then 1 mile up Kellys Creek in Cedar Grove. Hot dogs, soft drinks and baked goods will be sold. The sing will be outdoors, so bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, it will be moved indoors. For information call 304-727-5695.The Cross Lanes Community Concert Series is pleased to announce that John Lilly, will appear in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. Admission is free, however, a donation will be taken up for the artist. Lilly will present a concert of country folk music with a dose of roots of Americana. The church is located at 5320 Frontier Drive in Cross Lanes. For more information, contact the church at 304-776-3081, 304-661-0655 or Rusty Casto at 304-395-0157.
The Breath of Freshness Apostolic Ministries, 4917 Midland Drive, Charleston, will have the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and The Men of Faith in concert for their Men's Day Program at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.The Greenes will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Cedar Grove. Family and Friend Day will also be celebrated on that date. There will be a fellowship dinner immediately following the service. The Rev. H.B. White Jr. is pastor.A gospel sing featuring The Laborers will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Mary Virginia Gospel Tabernacle, 830 Georges Creek Drive, Malden.Pocatalico Community Church will present The Singing Cookes at 7 p.m. on May 11 at Sissonville High School. Admission is free.
The Tignors will be singing at 6 p.m. today at Little Creek Church of Christ in Chelyan.New Journey from Corban, Ky., will be singing at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Pocatalico Community Church, 7138 Sissonville Dr., Sissonville.The Believers will sing at 7 p.m. today during a gospel sing at Simmons Creek United Christian Church on Simmons Creek Road at Belle. They will also sing at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Mountain Heights Church, 1201 Chestnut St., Spring Hill Mountain in South Charleston.King of Glory International Ministries with Pastor Tina Beatty and Church of God MPG of Truth, with Pastor Michael Austin, will observe a "Community Day of Witnessing and Evangelizing" to local west side churches from noon to 2 p.m. today. Each individual church will be serving food from 3 to 5 p.m.Divine Hope will sing at 10 a.m. on Sunday at Loudendale Church of the Nazarene.
Danny Moore will be singing at 7 p.m. Monday a Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.Happy Valley Boys will sing at 6 p.m. today at Lory Baptist Church, Lory.Tommy Griffith will sing at 7 p.m. today at Providence Baptist Church, Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot. Refreshments will follow the sing.Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 Washington St. W., will have a free concert at 6 p.m. today at the church. The Palmetto State Quartet from Nashville, Tenn., and the Patsy Mayo Family from Ohio will perform. There is no charge. Concessions will open at 4:30 p.m. and barbecues will be sold.Fisher Memorial Church will have a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today featuring Bloodline, Choraliers, Freeman Newhouse and the choir. Refreshments will be served in the Family Center following the sing. The church is located 1/2 mile on Dudden Fork Road off Goldtown Exit of Interstate 77.John Phillips will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Parsons Chapel, Sixth Avenue.Phil Cross and Poet Voices will perform at 7 p.m. Friday at Lovers Leap Baptist Church in Ansted. Also singing will be The Neals and The Faith Men. There is no admission fee, however, a love offering will be received. For information, call Jerry Skaggs Sr. at 304-658-4457.Revivals:
Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. weekdays beginning May 5 at the church, 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. Evangelists will be the Rev. David Heavner and the Rev. Rick Mayes. Singing will be provided by May 5, Christian Echoes bluegrass gospel quartet and preaching by the Rev. Jason C. Black; May 6, Teressa Jefferies, southern gospel solo; May 7,Tignor Family, southern gospel trio; May 8, Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Singers; May 9, Gloryway Travelers southern gospel quartet; May 10, Bluegrass Gospel Boys; May 11, Adkins Family bluegrass gospel quartet; and May 12, Willowwood Boys bluegrass gospel quartet with preaching by the Rev. Jason C. Black. A spring revival will be held 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday<co May 1-3> at Faith Tabernacle Church, 4918 Church Drive Rand. The conclusion is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. on May 5. Prayers of healing and deliverance will be offered nightly Anointed speakers, musicians and singers will be present at each service. Pastor is Barbara Whitestone. For information, call the church at 304-925-6401.Community Missionary Baptist Church, 920 Amity Drive, will have its spring revival 7 p.m. nightly, Wednesday through Friday at the church. Evangelist will be the Rev. Michael A. Poke Sr., Pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church of St. Albans. The theme is "Running the Race." Guests will be Wednesday, the Rev. Lenorris Nixon, Pastor, Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, choirs and congregation; Thursday, the Rev. Clifford A. Sherrod Sr., Pasotr, CMBC Combined Choir; and Friday, Association minister of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, along with the Sanctuary Choir and congregation.Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly, Monday through Friday at Walnut Gap Missionary Baptist Church, 1091 Walnut Gap Road. Evangelist will be Randy Campbell, pastor of Elizabeth Baptist Church. Singers include: Monday, Katie Collins; Tuesday, Blue Creek Academy; Wednesday, Walnut Gap; Thursday, Marvin Estep; and Friday, Ron Hoy Family. Directions: Take Interstate (64, 77, 79) into Charleston. Get off at Exit 99 and take W.Va. 114 North. Go toward Coonskin. At the Go Mart stoplight, turn right onto Rutledge Road and go 2.8 miles. Turn right onto Valley Grove and go 2.5 miles to the church on the right at the top of the hill. For information, call Pastor Greg Reese at 304-925-7348.Open Bible Temple Independent Baptist Church of Powellton will have revival services Thursday through May 4. Speakers will be Thursday, Jeff Floyd of Robson; Friday, Norman Taylor of Evans with the Builders Quartet; May 4, Rod Nicholas of Sutton. Union Valley Gospel Tabernacle will host a camp meeting/revival at 7 p.m. nightly, Thursday through May 4 in Sissonville High School Auditorium. The schedule is: Thursday, preaching by Chandler Milam and Jeff Mosteller. Singing by the Church Camp Choir and Josh Holstein. Friday, preaching by Cory Emswiler and Jeff Mosteller. Singing by the Church Camp Choir and Tribe of Judah; May 4, preaching by Darin Crow and Michael Smith. Singing by the Church Camp Choir. For more information, call 304-965-3118 or 304-984-2469.A spring revival will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Wednesday through Friday at Temple Baptist Church, 412 21st St., North Charleston. Special speaker will be Audie Murphy from Madison. The Rev. Murphy will also sing each night. For information, call Pastor Don McClung at 304-965-7907 or Sue Frye at 304-550-5506.The Rev. Roger and Hoy Duncan from Calvin Evans' Program will be in revival beginning May 5. The services will be 10 a.m. and 6 pm. on May 5 and at 7 p.m. nightly the rest of the week. There will be special singing nightly.Union Baptist Church, 1295 James Rive Turnpike, Milton, will have a revival nightly, 7 to 9 p.m., May 19-22 at the church. Evangelist will be the Rev. Max Hill, Missionary area Minister Central Region, West Virginia Baptist, ABC. There will be special music nightly.Special services:
King of Glory International Ministries will have "A Day With the King" at 10 a.m. May 4 at the church, 302 Delaware Ave., Speakers include: Minister Tammy Eubanks of First Baptist Church, Charleston; the Rev. Mary Clements, Shiloh Baptist Church of Charleston; and Elder Kathy Clark, King of Glory International Ministries of Charleston. Lunch will be provided. For information, call Apostle Tina M. Beatty/Senior Pastor at 304-720-5994.The 2013 General Council of the Triumphant Pentecostal Churches (Apostolic) Inc. will convene on today and Sunday at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 205 Donnally St. The theme is "Soaring in the season of God's Remembrance." The schedule of services are: Today, 12:30 p.m., "Platform Service," with various speakers; Saturday Evening Service tonight, 7:30 p.m., with Dr. Darrell Cummings of Wheeling as the speaker. On Sunday morning, morning worship will begin at 11 a.m. with Overseer Jerome Temoney of Houstonville, N.C. as the speaker.Greater Remnant Holy Temple TPC, 1704 Washington St., W., (Harvest Time Church of God Location) will have an Evangelistic service at 7 p.m. on Thursday. A "Stand Up For Jesus Concert," featuring Minister Demont M. Taylor aka "Vitamin D," Stephen Thomas aka "Steve-O," Fully Justified and The Men of Faith will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. Sabbath School will begin at 11 a.m. on May 4, followed by the morning worship experience beginning at noon. Saturday Evening, May 4th, 6 pm, Pastor DeVon Creasey and the church will travel to House of Prayer in White Sulphur Springs, at 6 p.m. May 4 for a fellowship service where Pastor Creasey will be the speaker.The Upper Kanawha Valley Minister and Deacons Fellowship will hold its Fourth Sunday Fellowship services at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Eagle Central Baptist Church. Speaker will be the Rev. Richard R. Bulla Jr., pastor of Eagle Central and president of UKM&D.The Lay Organization of St. Paul A.M.E. Church, 1108 Second Ave., will observe "Lay Witness Day" at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning worship service. Speaker will be Delegate Measha Poore.Open Bible Temple Independent Baptist Church of Powellton will have its Pastor Appreciation Day on May 5. Randy Sunderland will preach. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m., followed by the morning worship service. Lunch will be served at 12:30 pm. and there will not be an evening service.The Young Peoples Department of St. Paul AME Church, 1108 Second Ave., will sponsor a worship service at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Special guest will be the Rev. Donte Jackson, Pastor of First Baptist Missionary Church in Huntington, along with his choir and congregation.Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church, 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, will have Sunday school beginning at 10 a.m. The morning worship service starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday with Pastor Jason C. Black preaching. The evening service starts at 6 p.m. with the Church Singers performing and the Rev. Truman Davis preaching. The Prayer Meeting and Youth Group meeting start at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.Items for Church Activities may be submitted by mail to The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301, faxed to 304-348-1233 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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