The Overflow Family Worship Center, Pastor Trevor and lady Beshawn Sands will celebrate their First Anniversary on Jan. 17 and 18 at Spirit Life Fellowship Church, 137 Sixth St., Dunbar. The schedule includes: 7 p.m. Jan. 17, a special service honoring Lady Beshawn Sands. Guest speaker will be Pastor Scott R. White of Living Water Worship Centre of Charleston. On Jan. 18, the afternoon worship begins at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Elder/Prophet Brian K. Thompson of Fresh Fire Ministries of Charleston. The anniversary will climax at 6 p.m. on Jan. 18 with guest speaker Pastor B.J. Roberts of Kingdom Life Fellowship Church of Nitro. For more information, call 304-602-3569.Living Water Worship Centre, 513 Patrick St., West Side, will be celebrate its Second Church Anniversary at 5 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Guest speaker will be Pastor Jason Veney of the Greater Imani Family Tabernacle, Landover, Md. For more information, call 304-989-0655.Miscellaneous
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Blvd., has a discussion group that meets for one hour every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. This week, the topic will begin a three-week discussion of 9/11 and what really happened. Have we been told the truth?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 Jan. 18. 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.The Haiti Medical Mission Trip organizers will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from noon to 3 p.m. Jan. 26 at the Charleston Woman's Club, corner of Virginia and Elizabeth streets. Leaders of this trip, which is now in its 14th year, will be Lora and Dr. Richard D. Hayes. South Charleston First Presbyterian Church is also a sponsor. The dinner will consist of spaghetti with Lora's special homemade spaghetti sauce (with or without meat), salad, bread, dessert and drinks. The cost is $10 per adult and a reduced rate for children. A video of past trips will be shown, and music will be provided from the church.A benefit gospel sing for Sherry Hanshaw Oldaker-Thaxton will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today in Sissonville High School Auditorium. All proceeds will go to Sherry and Clifton Thaxton to help with expenses of Sherry's treatment at Duke University Medical Center in her fight against pancreatic cancer. Singers will be Still Blessed, Jay Humphreys Trio, The Taylor Brothers, Cierra Parsons, Living for Him, Calvary's Why, Pam Israel and Hanna Newman. Concessions will be sold. To-go orders will be available.
Canaan United Methodist Church will host its next Open Stage Night at 7 p.m. on Jan. 17. Open Stage is an opportunity for people to perform in a family-friendly environment. All types of performance including music, visual arts, dance, comedy, dramatic recitations, poetry, etc. are encouraged. There are no admission/entrance fees. Performances are on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m., with the first performance at 7 p.m. The church is located on the West Side of Charleston at 401 Roane St. Abundant Life Bible College, 1534 Washington St. E., will start its next six-week Associates Degree course, "Five Fold Ministry," from 7 to 9 p.m. beginning Jan. 21. The topic will include the practical operation of the five-fold ministry. The cost is $100 in addition to a $25 registration fee. Abundant Life Bible College is also offering a Bachelor's Degree program that will begin from 7 to 9 p.m. on Jan. 21. The cost is $125 in addition to a $25 registration fee. For more information or to register, go to our website at www.abundantlifewv.com
or call 304-342-0058.The Achievers' Class of the Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston will open its Clothes Closet from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 18. 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.Sharon First Church of God on Cabin Creek in Dry Branch will operate its USDA Food Pantry and Clothing Closet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 25.St. Michael Independent Catholic Church will be having a class on "The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary," a Journey through Christ's early life as seen through His mother's eyes. The class will be held Wednesday evenings during January at 7 p.m. The cost will be $10 person. St. Michael Independent Church is housed at Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1698 Quarrier St. They are located off of the Greenbrier St. Exit of Interstate 64 across from the Cultural Center. Seating is limited and reservations are advised by calling 304-610-7161.
The CBMA Dr. Martin Luther King Birthday Celebration will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1530 Third Ave. The pastor is the Rev. Dr. Braxton Broady. Speaker will be the Rev. Sandy Drayton, former pastor of St. Paul AME Church, 1108 Second Ave. The Rev. Drayton is the presiding elder of the Columbia District of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina. All clergy are requested to wear robes for the formal occasion.Fraziers Bottom Church of God will operate its Gift of Hope Food Pantry from 9 a.m. to noon Jan. 25 at 19064 Winfield Road, Fraziers Bottom. Proof of Putnam County residence is the only requirement. Children's apparel will also be available.
The Believers will be singing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Faith Independent Church located in Black Betsy. They will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church on Wills Creek Road, Elkview.The Believers will be singing at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Faith Independent Church, Black Betsy and across the tracks.The Nondenominational Fellowship Pentecostal Ministries and its pastor, Debbie Thomas, is sponsoring the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus in a full concert at 4 p.m., Jan. 19 at the New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church on First Avenue.The Greenes will be singing at 10 a.m. Sunday at the West Virginia Home Mission Church, located at 1109 Benamatti Ave., Nitro.Valorize Higginbotham will be singing at Parsons Chapel Church, 1449 Sixth Ave., West Side on Sunday evening. The morning service starts at 11 a.m. and the evening service begins at 6 p.m.
The Believers will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.Special services
Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have a praise and worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, featuring the Rev. George Leese as speaker. The evening service begins at 6 p.m. Sunday with Pastor Jason C. Black preaching and Crimson White singing. The prayer meeting and youth group meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The church is located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington.Glorious Liberty Apostolic Church, 1530 First Ave., West Side, will have its Sunday service at 1 p.m. at the church. Speaker and guests will be Pastor Wanda Shelton and Greater New Jerusalem Church.Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 442 McDonald St., South Charleston. Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. morning Sunday worship service will be the Rev. Mahlon Dungey. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.