Church Activities: Sept. 14, 2013

By Staff reports
Anniversaries/homecomingsPilgrim Home Missionary Baptist Church, 7015 Kanawha St., St. Albans, will celebrate their 90th anniversary Sunday. Speaker for the 11 a.m. morning worship service will be Elder Ron Willis of All Nations Revival Center. Guest for the 3 p.m. service will be the Rev. Reginald Hill, choir and congregation of Antioch Baptist Church.Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake will celebrate its 93rd anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. The theme is "Striving for Excellence Thru Diligence, Discipleship and Discipline" (Colossians 3:16, 17; 23-25). Guest speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Michael Poke, from St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church in St. Albans, along with his choir and congregation. Dinner will be served immediately after the morning service.The City of Refuge Church, 11719 MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake, will celebrate its 13th anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. Various groups and soloists will be participating, including Men of Faith, Temple of Praise, Sonny Smith, Deotis Brown, The City Voices (reunited for this occasion), and City of Refuge Church music, sign and dance ministries. Pastor is N.B. Jones.Homecoming services will be held Sunday at Newton Baptist Church. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m. with the morning service at 10 a.m. Lunch is at noon. Preaching will be by the Rev. Gary Walker. Singing will be presented by Squire Parsons and family.Paid in Full will sing Sunday at homecoming services of Silas Gospel Tabernacle of Sissonville. A dinner will follow around 1:30 p.m., following the Sunday morning worship service.Rumble Community Baptist Church will have their homecoming service at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church. The Duke Stewart Family will sing.The Breath of Freshness Apostolic Ministries Inc., 4917 Midland Drive, will celebrate the 13th pastoral anniversary of Apostle Shirley A. Walker at 1 p.m. Sept. 29 at the church. Guest speaker will be Apostle Gloria McDuffey, founder and senior pastor of A Place of Deliverance Church and Training Center, Henderson, N.C.Homecoming services will be held beginning 10 a.m. Sunday at Kelly's Creek Baptist Church, 6.2 miles from the compressor station up Kellys Creek. Jeremy Eastwood will preach and Bloodline will sing.Maranatha Bible Missionary Baptist Church of Madison will have its 25th anniversary Wednesday through Sept. 22 at the church, 504 King Ave., Madison. The schedule is: 7 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Willie J. Lewis of Greater Mount Zion Church; 7 p.m. Thursday, the Rev. Matthew J. Watts of Grace Bible Church; 7 p.m. Friday, the Rev. Audie Murphy of Shiloh Baptist Church; 6 p.m. Sept. 21, Men of Faith in Concert; 11 a.m. Sept. 22, the Rev. Charles Blackmon; and 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22, the Rev. Dr. Vincent W. Coleman of Bethlehem Baptist Church.Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Carbondale will celebrate its pastor's third-anniversary program Sunday. Speaker will be the Rev. Larry Smith.MiscellaneousThe Women of the Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston have homemade apple butter for sale -- both sweet and sugar-free. Pints sell for $5 and quarts $9. Call the church to make arrangements to buy and pick up the apple butter at 304-744-9468, Monday through Thursday, or Imogene at 304-766-9146. Please note that the church's Clothes Closet is closed in September to stock fall and winter clothes and will reopen Oct. 19.Christ Church United Methodist will have a sale from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 3 and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4 at the church, located at Quarrier and Morris streets. Furniture, clothing, antiques, sporting goods, books, toys, holiday items, jewelry and more will be featured. A variety of homemade baked goods and other food items will be available for purchase. All proceeds will support local missions. For more information, call 304-342-0192.Bill Ellis, newspaper columnist and motivational speaker, will be the guest presenter at the "Young at Heart" luncheon/meeting held from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Teays Valley Church of God, 4430 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot. Doors open at 11:45 a.m. The church provides various drinks and table service. Anyone 55 or older is invited to attend.
A community fall festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 5 at Humphreys Methodist Church, Tornado. A hot dog and bake sale, free activities and games, pumpkin decorating, drawing for prizes, silent auction and flea market will be featured. Flea market or craft tables are available for rental at $10 each. If interested, call 304-727-3402 or 304-722-5376. Kanawha Valley Church in Huntington is sponsoring a pancake breakfast fundraiser to support the family of Audrey Burnett, a 4-year-old brain cancer patient, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at Happy Days Cafe, South Charleston. The cost is $5; additional donations are welcome. All proceeds will be donated to the Burnett family to help them through this difficult time. For more information, visit The church service that day will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the park in South Charleston on Second Avenue between C Street and D Street. Parking is available at the bank across the street, 323 Second Ave.Abundant Life Bible College will start its next six-week course, Pentecostal Theology I, from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at 1534 Washington St. E. Topics will include bibliology, theology and anthropology. The cost for this course is $100 in addition to a $25 registration fee. For more information or to register, visit Charleston Black Ministerial is planning its first Ironman Conference For Men. It will be an action-packed, informative collaboration of men from near and far. The dates and contact person(s) will be forthcoming.St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, will have a Fall Festival from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church. The festival includes the sale of pepperoni rolls, Challah bread, homemade candy, the Good as New shop, cookbooks (cake recipes from the past Taster's Tea) and a hot dog sale.Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church will have a hot dog and bake sale beginning at 10 a.m. today at the church. The Blankenship Family will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.
Elk River Church of the Nazarene, 143 Dutch Road, will have a fall bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 28 at the church. There will be more than 25 vendors, including thirty-one, The Pampered Chef, Tupperware, Origami Owl custom jewelry, Velata, lia sophia and more. Proceeds will be used for a trip to the Women of Faith Conference 2014.The Pastor's Anniversary Committee of Institute Church of the Nazarene, 208 Washington Ave., Institute, will sell baked steak and gravy and baked chicken dinners from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday in the church's activity building. The menu includes baked steak or baked chicken, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn, macaroni and cheese, roll, homemade desserts, soda and water. The cost is $9 for choice of meat and three sides, roll, dessert and drink. Orders can be placed by calling 304-768-6889 beginning at noon on Sunday.Women Ministers Christian Fellowship and Pastor Linda K. Jackson of Trinity Lighthouse Baptist Church, 490 South Ruffner Road, will present an event titled "My Broken Heart, Renewed My Mind" event Sept. 26-28. Keynote speaker will be Apostle Gloria McDuffey, of A Place of Deliverance Church and Training Center, Henderson, N.C. A deliverance workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Sept. 27 at King of Glory International Ministry, 302 Delaware St. Speaker will be Prophetess Ingrid Smith. A get-acquainted luncheon will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. and the cost is $10. The Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus will sing at 7 p.m. Sept. 26. Silent Worship will perform at 7 p.m. Sept. 27. Speakers at 10 a.m. Sept. 28 will be Pastor Linda Duncan, Apostle Tina Beatty and Pastor Linda K. Jackson. All women should wear white.
Fisher Memorial Church will have its 70th-anniversary service Sept. 22. Sunday school will be held at 10 a.m. with the worship service at 11:15 a.m. Dinner will be served at noon. A video presentation, "History of the Church," will be shown at 1:15 p.m. Original Fisher Quartet's songs will be sung a cappella by descendants of the Fisher Quartet at 1:30 p.m. The Red Book Hymnal Sing (church hymnal), choir and congregation will begin at 1:45 p.m. Previous choir members are encouraged to join in the Red Book choir sing. The church is located a half-mile on Dudden Fork Road, off the Goldtown exit of Interstate 77. Pastor is Aaron Finney.Sharon Church of God, Cabin Creek Road, Dry Branch, will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church. Rental tables are provided by the church at $10 each. Sellers keep the profit of the items they sell. All proceeds will be used to attend the third annual Women of Faith Conference held at the church Oct. 5. To rent a table, contact Clara at 304-595-7110.St. Paul United Methodist Church of Spring Hill will have its annual Hidden Treasures yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21 at the church parish house, 4606 Kanawha Turnpike. Items include toys, tools, household items and clothing. There also will be a hot dog sale. For information, call 304-444-7720.MusicDivine Hope will sing at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Kimberly Church of God.Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have its annual bluegrass gospel singing at 7 p.m. today at the church, 5470 W. Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. The Christian Echoes and Willowwood Boys will sing. The prayer meeting and youth group meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.The Clendenin First Baptist Church, Virginia Avenue and Jarrett Street, will be have its annual Fall Gospel Concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at the church. The Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus will be featured.The Believers will be singing at 2 p.m. Sunday during homecoming services at Walker Chapel Church on Walker Drive, just off the Tuppers Creek exit of Interstate 77.The Jay Humphreys Trio will be singing during the homecoming services at 10 a.m. Sunday at Kellogg Church of God, Huntington.Song evangelist Jim Edens is scheduled at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Campbell Memorial Baptist Church, Smithers. He will also sing at 7 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church in Beckley; and 7 p.m. Wednesday at Marlaing Gospel Tabernacle, St. Albans.Living for Him will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.A gospel sing will be held at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at Christian Church, located on the left above Cottontree Road. Singers will be Praising Him and Living 4 Him (bluegrass gospel). The sing will be held outside, weather permitting, or inside the church. For information, call 304-548-6646.Rallies/revivalsFirst Baptist Church of Racine will have a fall revival at 7 p.m. nightly Sunday through Wednesday. Evangelist will be the Rev. Charlie Bolen. Music will be provided by the following groups: on Sunday, the WVU Tech BCM Praise Team and Mildred Barker; on Monday, Racine Methodist Church Choir and Nakita Thompson; on Tuesday, Madison Baptist and Shane and Cindy Hudnall; and on Wednesday, Ruth Hudson Judson Baptist Church Choir of Belle.Crossroads Community Church, Martins Branch, Sissonville, will have revival services at 7 p.m. nightly Wednesday through Sept. 21. The schedule includes: Wednesday, Preacher Andy Kinder and singers The Humphreys; Thursday, Youth Night, Preacher Jonathon Pinson and the group Uncommon will sing; Friday, Preacher Bob Keen and singer/music by Mark Fisher; Sept. 21, Preacher Paul Bailey and singing will be The Miller Family. For more information, call 304-372-9570.Special servicesParsons Chapel Church, 1449 Sixth Ave., West Side, will have Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. The Sunday evening service begins at 6 p.m. and The Lighthouse will be singing. Roger Reed will preaching.Abundant Life Ministries, 1534 Washington St. E., will have a Friends and Family Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Everyone is encouraged to attend. For more information, contact the church at 304-342-0058.Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 442 McDonald St., South Charleston, will feature the Rev. Marvin Geiger as guest speaker for the 11 a.m. worship service.Mount Zion Congress of Christian Education will meet from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and Sept. 21 at the Community Missionary Baptist Church, 920 Amity Drive.The Upper Kanawha Valley Minister and Deacon Fellowship will hold a combined prayer meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Eagle Central Baptist Church, Eagle. All churches of the Upper Kanawha Valley are invited to join in the prayer service that focuses on conditions of the world today.Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center, 4819 Washington Ave. S.E., Kanawha City, will celebrate their pastor, Dr. Wanda C. Shelton, with an appreciation service at 6 p.m. today with Apostle Benny Fluellen, of Overflow Ministries, Cincinnati. A service also will be held at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with Apostle David Porter, of Dunamis Life All Nations Church, Cincinnati.Winfield Church of the Nazarene will have a Family Ministries Kick-off Day Sunday at the church, 2986 Winfield Road, Winfield, just past Winfield High School. A ministry launch and worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. and a kick-off carnival from noon to 2 p.m. featuring games, food, pony rides and more. The New Hope Center will be unveiled and new children and youth ministries will be launched. The Vine Children's Ministries will have their own services at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and will feature games, music, Bible lessons and small group time. Rooted ministries for teens will meet for small group studies, devotion time, games and more at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Abe Williams is senior pastor.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 email 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.
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