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Church activities: April 26, 2014


Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 126 Charles St., Logan, will celebrate the 22nd pastor anniversary of the Rev. James H. Mosley Jr. on Sunday. The guest speaker for 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. services will be Pastor Jerry B. Madkins, of Greater Love Christian Church, New Braunfels, Texas. Dinner will be served after morning service. The church will celebrate its first lady with a luncheon at 1 p.m. today at Fifth Quarter restaurant in Charleston.


Bream Presbyterian Church will have a Project Safe Nest Crib Drive from 1 to 4 p.m. today. Donations of new cribs, bassinets, pack ‘n’ plays and cash donations toward the purchase of a new crib are sought. Tax-deductible contributions are accepted at the Gabriel Project Office, Bream Presbyterian Church, 319 Washington St. W. Pickup service will be available. For more information, call 304-414-4MOM.

Faith Missionary Baptist Church Youth Group will have a yard sale and hot dog sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 3 at the church to raise funds to attend Christian Camp at “The Wilds” Campground in North Carolina. The church is at 701 W. MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans, 1 mile west on U.S. 60, below the junction of County Route 817/60. There will be a lot of yard sale items, hot dogs, baked beans, potato and macaroni salads and homemade baked goods. Several classic cars will also be on display. For more information, call the church at 304-727-9491.

A spring craft show/hot dog sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Dunbar Church of the Nazarene, corner of 16th Street and Lightner Avenue. Handmade items include jewelry, hair bows, arrowheads, baby kits, pillows, throws, knitted items, dog treats and more. Hot dogs, drinks and desserts will also be available for purchase. All proceeds to benefit the youth department.

A hot dog and bake sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. today at Garrison Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, 597 Garrison Ave.

Fraziers Bottom Church of God will sponsor the Gift of Hope Food Pantry from 9 a.m. to noon May 10 at the church, 19064 Winfield Road, Fraziers Bottom. Proof of Putnam County residency is required.

The Lay Academy of Religion at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, continues with a study of the relationship between religion and science titled “What Are We Really Made Of?” at 4 p.m. Sunday in room 201 of the church activities building on Kanawha Boulevard. All classes are free. For more information, contact Bob Newman at 304-345-0225 or

The Multipurpose Community Center at Aldersgate United Methodist Church will be open for tours from 1 to 3 p.m. today at the facility, 6823 Sissonville Drive. The open house is being held for the public to see the facility. For more information, call 304-984-1164 or 304-989-1265.

The usher board of St. Paul A.M.E. Church will sponsor a spring bazaar, car wash and fish fry beginning 8 a.m. May 3 at the church, 1108 Second Ave. For more information, contact Gerva Coleman at 304-342-8896 or 304-550-1625, or call Ruth Nowling at 304-343-2998.


The Trinity Gospel Singers will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Rumble Community Baptist Church.

The BrighterSide Quartet and The New Life Quartet from Parkersburg will perform at 7 p.m. today at the annual gospel sing at Newton Baptist Church, Hollywood Road, Newton. The New Life Quartet members include Andy and Todd Anderson, former members of the Gospelaires Quartet.

Grace Church of the Nazarene, 499 Second Ave., South Charleston, will have its Easter cantata titled “There Stands a Cross,” at 10:45 a.m. Sunday at the church.

The Believers will be singing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Mountain Heights Church on Spring Hill Mountain in South Charleston. They will also sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Farrar Memorial Baptist Church in Rand, and at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Hopkins Fork Community Church at Seth.

Mark Holmes will perform at 5 p.m. Sunday at Grace Bible Church, 600 Kanawha Blvd. W. Holmes will be retiring on the evening of his 43rd birthday and release of his new CD, “Finally, Favor Found Me.” Special guests include Dr. Ethel Caffie-Austin, Greater Emmanuel Mime and Dance Team, minister of music Timothy Courts, vocalist Cynthia Jordan-Taylor and Melody Jordan. Holmes will be retiring after 35 years’ service.

Fisher Memorial Church will have a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today at the church, located a half-mile on Dudden Fork Road off the Goldtown exit of Interstate 77. Bloodline, Fisher Memorial Quartet and Choir will sing. Refreshments will be served in the family center after the sing during the fellowship hour.

The praise and worship ministry of Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center, 4819 Washington Ave., Kanawha City, will host the “Every Praise Is To Our God” praise and worship songfest at 6 p.m. today at the church. Groups and singers include Central Community Tabernacle Praise and Worship Team, Abundant Life Men’s Chorus and Greater New Jerusalem Praise and Worship Team. Special guest is recording artist Stephen “Steve O” Thomas. Thomas will have CDs available for purchase. For information, call 304-925-8062.

A benefit gospel sing will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. today at Sissonville High School. A love offering will be taken. Refreshments are available. Proceeds will benefit medulloblastoma brain cancer patient Brandon Joseph, 4-year-old grandson of Barbara Vance. Proceeds will be used to help with travel expenses to Columbus, Ohio, and household needs for the family to care for Brandon’s illness. Performing will be the Tignors of Sissonville, Simply Bluegrass of Parkersburg and The Handyman Quartet from Browns Creek. For more information, contact Pastor Tim Warden and Sherri Warden of Chandler Drive First Church of God, 1420 Chandler Drive, or call 303-377-3911.

Living Word will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Parsons Chapel, Sixth Avenue.

Gospel soloist Jim Edens will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at First United Methodist Church of Beckley. He will also sing at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Leatherwood Baptist Church, Elkview, and 7 p.m. Thursday at Farrar Memorial Baptist Church, Rand.


Farrar Memorial Baptist Church, 5501 Church Drive, will have revival services at 7 p.m. nightly, Sunday through Friday at the church, located at the corner of Church Drive and Furman Avenue. Singing will be provided by Sunday, Farrar Choir; Monday, The Believers Quartet; Tuesday, The Hoy Family; Wednesday, Richard Robinson; Thursday, Jim Edens; and Friday, Amy Stephens and Jack Tucker.

Riverview Gospel Tabernacle will have a revival nightly Monday through May 3, with Pastor Doyle Young. There will be singers each night.

Maranatha Bible Missionary Baptist Church, 504 King Ave., Madison, will have its spring revival at 7 p.m. nightly Wednesday through Friday at the church. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Vincent W. Coleman of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church of Chesapeake. Church pastor is the Rev. Shawn P. Woods.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have revival services at 6 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. weekdays beginning May 4 at the church, 5470 W. Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. Evangelists will be the Rev. David Heavner and the Rev. Don Davis. Singing will be provided by: May 4, Laborers Quartet; May 5, Theresa Jeffries; May 6, Tignor Family; May 7, Langdons; May 8, Chadwick’s Creek Boys; May 9, Bluegrass Gospel Boys; May 10, Forgiven; and May 11, Blessed.

Special service

The Upper Kanawha Valley Ministers and Deacons Fellowship will hold its Fourth Sunday Fellowship service at 7 p.m. Sunday at Eagle Central Baptist Church, Eagle. Speaker will be the Rev. Herman James, pastor of Mount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church, Ansted.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have praise and worship services on Sunday. Pastor Jason C. Black will preach at the 11 a.m. service and the Rev. Phil Williamson will preach at the 6 p.m. service. New Horizon will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday. The prayer meeting and youth group meets at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The church is at 5470 W. Pea Ridge Road, Huntington.

Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center, 4819 Washington Ave. SE., Kanawha City, will have a night of fellowship, praise, worship and word at 7 p.m. Friday at the church. Guest speaker will be Pastor Terrance Hamm, along with his congregation from Living Waters Family Christian Center, Montgomery.

The Breath of Freshness Apostolic Ministries will have their Women’s Day program at 4 p.m. May 18 at Switzer Community Center, located to the right as you enter Orchard Manor. The theme will be “Healing.” Women are asked to wear white. Music will be provided by Angie Richardson.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 442 McDonald St., South Charleston, will feature the Rev. Greg Richardson as guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the annual Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Carolyn Walker, from Central Community Tabernacle. Dinner will be served following the morning service.

King of Glory International Ministries welcomes Apostle Kirk McCoy from A Place of Deliverance Church and Training Center, Henderson, North Carolina, as speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday morning service. The church is at 302 Delaware Ave. Apostle Tina M. Beatty is senior pastor. For information, call 304-720-5994 or email

The Rev. Dr. Thomas Tewell will speak from 9 a.m. to noon on May 3 in the dining room of First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, corner of Leon Sullivan Way and Virginia Street East. He will also speak at the 9:15 a.m. May 4 at the church. The Rev. Dr. Tewell will speak at the 10:30 a.m. May 4 worship service at the church. For questions, call the church office at 304-343-8961.

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: 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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