Church activities: April 5, 2014


n Amy Baptist Church will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. The church was 100 in February, but the celebration will be held the third Sunday in September. The church is looking for information on when the Baptist Youth Fellowship was started in the Coal River Association and when it was organized at Amy Baptist Church. Also, if anyone has old Baptist Youth Fellowship minutes, the church would like to review the information. Past members, former pastors’ wives, and those who had a family member attend the church are invited. The church is collecting recipes and is seeking old pictures of the first church and old events in order to make copies. Photos will be returned to those who send their name and address with them. If you would like to share any of this information, send it to Amy Baptist Church, 4 Walnut Drive, Yawkey, WV 25523 by May 1.

n Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the 10th Pastoral Anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Vincent W. Coleman at 3:30 p.m. April 13 at the church. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Reginald Hill of Antioch Baptist Church, in Huntington. Dinner will be served following the morning service. First lady, Iris Coleman will be honored at 1 p.m. on April 12 with Evangelist Gloria Allen of Welcome Baptist Church in Beckley. A light repass will be served after that service.

Easter/Lenten services and programs

n Dunbar Church of the Nazarene will have worship services at 10:45 a.m. on Palm Sunday, April 13 at the church, 1334 Lightner Ave., Dunbar. An Easter Cantata, “Rise Again,” with music and drama will be presented. For more information, call the church at 304-720-7454.

n Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have a Youth Easter Program at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Pastor Jason C. Black will preach at the 6 p.m. Sunday service and Yesterdays Gospel group will provide music. The prayer meeting and youth group will meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The church is located 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington.

n An Easter Cantata titled, “Then Came the Morning,” will be presented by the East Bank Community Choir at 4 p.m. on April 12 in the East Bank Community Fellowship Center on Elm Street. Come be reminded about how Jesus laid down His life to pay the price for our sin.

n An Easter Sunday Celebration and Youth Rally will be held from noon to 2 p.m. on April 20 at The Clay Center. Guest psalmist will be Kierra “Ki Ki” Sheard. The event is hosted by Abundant Life Ministries, 1534 Washington St. E. For information, visit

n The Bi-County (Jackson-Kanawha) will have its Annual Easter Cantata/Drama “My Savior, My God,” at 7 p.m. on Friday at Fisher Memorial Church, located 1/2 mile on Dudden Road off Goldtown Exit Interstate 77, 19 miles north of Charleston. The cantata is directed by Joyce Good-Pitchford. The choir members are from six different churches. Call 304-993-2777 or 304-988-1338 for more information.

n An Easter Egg Hunt will be sponsored by First Baptist Church of Hurricane at 10 a.m. today on the soccer field beside West Teays Elementary. Children in grades through the 5th Grade are invited. The event is free. Bring a basket. Visit or call 304-562-9281 for more information.

n An Easter Egg Hunt will be held at 2 p.m. April 12 at Liberty Christian Church, activity building. There will also be crafts, games and food. In case of bad weather all of the events will be held in the activity building.


n Unity of Kanawha Valley will be home for the monthly Inner Listening class, with Marianne Gettman, at 10:30 a.m. today at the church, 804 Myrtle Road, corner of Myrtle and Bridge roads. The class consists of breathing exercises, stretching, meditations and Qi Gong Flow. The class is on a love-offering basis only. There is no cover charge. Inner Listening is held on the first Saturday of each month.

n Morris Memorial Church will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church, 4615 MacCorkle Ave., in Kanawha City. There will also be a biscuit/cinnamon roll sale in morning and hot dog sale in afternoon.

n The Forrest Burdette United Methodist Women will hold the Annual Spring Festival Book and Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on April 12 in the fellowship hall of Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane. Directions to the church on the website, There will also be Easter eggs, baked goodies and the “famous” Methodist hot dogs available for sale as well as interesting gifts for spring, Easter and Mother’s Day.

n The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Boulevard has a nonreligious discussion group that meets from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Sundays. It is an open forum, inviting all to participate. From the time of the Bayer Crop Science explosion and threat to our water in 2008, Maya Nye has been out in front trying to protect West Virginians from disasters that industry has wrought on our most precious resource.

n The Shums ‘Il Bir ladies’ club will hold a spaghetti dinner from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. Sunday in St. George Conference Center ballroom to benefit the March of Dimes’ 2014 March for Babies. Meat and meatless sauces will be available. Cost is $10 for adults and $6 for children ages 10 and under. Carry out will be available.

n Pastor, teacher, evangelist Randy Carter will be preaching the powerfully anointed message, “I am a Debtor” at 8 a.m. this Sunday on WQCW-TV.

n A rummage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Nitro Church of God, located at the corner of 15th Street and Second Avenue, Nitro. The rummage sale will be held in the white building behind the church on 15th Street. There will be clothing, household items, toys, books, movies, furniture, tools and more. Hot dogs, macaroni salad, chips, fried potatoes, white beans, pinto beans, cornbread, baked goods and drinks will be offered in the kitchen. There will also be baked goods. A silent auction table will be featured. The youth will have a car wash.

n First Church of the Nazarene in Spring Hill will have a consignment sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church. Quality items include all sizes and seasons of infant, children, junior, women’s and maternity clothing. Accessories, shoes, baby equipment, toys, furniture and more will also be available. There are 100-plus families participating. The church is located near Thomas Hospital. The sale will be held rain or shine. For information, call 304-768-7417 or email

n Elk River Church of the Nazarene will have a Shop Till You Drop spring bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the church, 143 Dutch Road. More than 25 vendors will be featured along with arts and crafts. A hot dog/barbecue sale will be held and take-out will be available. Some vendors featured will be thirty-one, Scentsy, kenzie’s knots, Origami Owl custom jewelry, Premiere Designs and Jewelry in Candles. For information, call 304-342-6052.

n Metropolitan Baptist Church is in need of church musicians for drummer and music director (pianist). Anyone with these qualifications can send resume to Pastor Letari Thompson at; mail to Pastor Letari Thompson, Metropolitan Baptist Church, 205 Donnally St., Charleston, WV 25301; or call 304-342-4766.

n The Lay Academy of Religion of First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, continues to study Religion and Science at 4 p.m. Sunday in Room 201 of the activities building next to Kanawha Boulevard. The topic will be “Are We Alone in the Universe?” Classes are free and open to everyone. For questions, call Bob Newman at 304-345-0225 or

n Mount Olivet Ministers and Deacons Union will meet at 6:30 Friday and 9 a.m. on April 12 at Antioch Baptist Church in Huntington. For information, contact Philemon Dillard at 304-545-1594 or Deacon Charles Cole at 304-345-8694.


n The Homeland Southern Gospel Sing will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the 20th Street Baptist Church, Oak Street, Kenova.

Heavens Call will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.

n A gospel sing featuring the Blankenship Family, Believers, Ann Taylor, and Pam and Gary Gillespie will be held at 6 p.m. today at Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church.

n The BrighterSide Quartet will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Cross Roads Baptist Church, Huntington.

n Squire Parsons will perform in concert at 7 p.m. on April 17 at First Baptist Church of Standard.

n Heavens Harmony will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Parsons Chapel, Sixth Avenue.


n Allens Fork Community Church, located on Allens Fork Road, Sissonville, will have campmeeting services at 7 p.m. nightly, Wednesday through Friday at the church. The speakers will be: Wednesday, the Rev. Adam Null from Charleston Mountain Mission; Thursday, Evangelist Calvin Ray Evans from Pedro, Ohio, will be speaking and the Builders Quartet will be singing; Friday, the Rev. Al Mendez from Ripley will speak. The Allens Fork Church Choir will be singing nightly along with a featured guest singing group. Pastor is Jerry Bonnett. For more information or directions, call 304-988-2156.

n Thorofare Community Church, 1400 Thorofare Road, Clendenin, will be have revival services at 7 p.m. nightly, Sunday through April 12. Speaker will be Dr. James Cox. Singers for the week will be Sunday, Kenny Drennen; Monday, The Hoy Family; Tuesday, The Believers; Wednesday, Straight and Narrow; Thursday, Randy Woods; Friday, Fellowship Quartet; and April 12, Jay Humphreys. For more information or directions, contact Pastor Holley at

n Racine United Methodist Church, 998 Short Creek Road, will be in revival at 7 p.m. nightly, Wednesday through April 12 at the church. The Rev. Frank Thomas, Pastor Emeritus at Living Faith Church in Marmet, will be speaker. Special music will be provided by: Wednesday, Racine United Methodist Choir; Thursday, Hernshaw United Methodist Choir; Friday, George Hughes; and April 12, the City of Refuge Singers. For information, call Pastor Damron B. Bradshaw at 304-541-0753.

n 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 Mike Long, pastor of Springfork Baptist Church. Singers include: Monday, Farrar Baptist Church Choir; Tuesday, Marvin Estep; Wednesday, Walnut Gap; Thursday, Skiles Trio; and Friday, Springfork Baptist Church. For information, call Pastor Greg Reese at 304-925-7348.

Special services

n Sam Bays, pastor of Goshen Baptist Church at Kenna, will be preaching at 6 p.m. Sunday night at Mary Virginia Gospel Tabernacle, 830 Georges Creek Drive, Malden. The trio, Heaven’s Call, also from Goshen Baptist Church, will be singing.

n The Metropolitan Baptist Church will welcome its new pastor, the Rev. Letari D. Thompson to Charleston and the church on Sunday. The Rev. Thompson will preach at 11 a.m. on Sunday service.

n Evangelist Johnny Lee Clary of SonLife Broadcasting and a regular panelist on “Frances and Friends,” will be preaching at 6 p.m. Sunday at Set Free Ministries, 638 Cross Lanes Drive, Nitro. For information, call Pastor Randy Carter at 304-769-5564 or email

n Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 442 McDonald St., South Charleston, will feature the Rev. Philemon Dillard as guest speaker at the 11 a.m. morning worship service on Sunday.

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