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Church activities: May 10, 2014


Faith and Truth Apostolic Church, Second Avenue and Florida Street, will celebrate its Pastor Debbie Thomas’ 10th pastoral anniversary. Services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly, beginning Tuesday and continuing through Friday at the church. Churches participating will be First Baptist of Charleston, Charleston BibleWay Church, Greater Emanuel and Universal COGIC of Cincinnati. A banquet will be held May 17 at First Baptist Church.


Kanawha Salines Presbyterian Church in Malden will have their giant yard sale beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at the church. Items include kids’ clothing of all sizes, shoes, toys, housewares and more. The youth group will also be selling baked goods. For more information call 304-925-7016 or visit

Riverview Gospel Tabernacle Youth Group will be having a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, 2320 Bench Road.

Jack Cobb will be the featured guest for the Men’s Prayer Breakfast held 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane. Cobb is the national disaster relief coordinator of American Baptist Men USA and is expected to discuss the purpose and facilities of Camp Cowen, in Webster County. The Rev. Ron McClung is the senior pastor. Jay Samples is the event coordinator.

The Achievers Class of Fifth Avenue Church of God will open its Clothes Closet from 10 a.m. to noon May 17. 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 at the rear of the church. For more information, please call Ruth Hunt at 304-744-5062.

The Lay Academy of Religion at First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, continues to study the relationship between religion and science at 4 p.m. Sunday in the church activities building, room 201. This week’s topic is “Does science promise enough knowledge and discipline so that we can eliminate evil?” All Lay Academy classes are free and open to all. Contact Bob Newman at 304-345-0225 or

Highlawn Presbyterian Church, 2501 Washington Ave., St. Albans, is holding a gigantic rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church. A large selection of household items, including furniture, glassware, jewelry, etc., will be featured. Hot dogs and brownies will be sold. Gabriel Project will receive a portion of the proceeds.

“Why The King James Bible Is The Word Of God,” part two of a five-part lecture series by Timothy Smith, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Dunbar Library, 301 12th St., Dunbar. Each session lasts one hour. This session will be “A History of the Text.” For information, call 304-989-3452 or email

Craft for Charity, a fundraiser to help pay the Jeffery George Comfort House mortgage and save the house, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 7 at the United Methodist Church, 1007 Church St., Milton. The cost per ticket is $50. Throughout the day, participants will make 10 different items from treat holders, inexpensive gifts, cards and a pin from recycled pop cans. All materials are provided and help for each one if needed. Door prizes will be featured. Bring a bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be furnished. The event is sponsored by the Stamp for Charity Group at the Milton Library and Joyce Pacer, an independent Stampin’ Up demonstrator. This is a Huntington-based nonprofit group that houses people from seven different hospitals in the tri-state area. For more information and tickets, contact Jo at the Jeffery George House, Joyce (daytime) at 304-733-3851, or Georgina (evenings) at 304-743-6420.

Fraziers Bottom Church of God, 19064 Winfield Road (County Route 817), Fraziers Bottom, will have a spaghetti dinner/gospel sing on May 17 at the church. The dinner will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. and the sing will begin at 6 p.m. The menu includes Cathy’s special meat sauce, salad bar, homemade bread, garlic bread, fruit salad and cake. The new Prophets and Allison Tate will perform. The event is sponsored by the church choir to purchase new sound equipment. The dinner cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and younger.

Elk River Church of the Nazarene, 143 Dutch Road, Charleston, will have Vacation Bible School from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly June 8-12. There will be a program and party at 6:30 p.m. June 13.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation, at 520 Kanawha Blvd., has a nonreligious discussion group that meets for one hour every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. It is an open forum, inviting all to participate. This Sunday’s speaker will make use of her university religious studies education, and talk about the history of the veneration of Mary. It’s no secret that today most of us don’t accept Virgin Birth as a fact. So we won’t hear how to worship, but rather, what does actual history have as fact? What do we really know about Mary?


Pipesounds will present David Donathan performing “Music for a Grand Occasion” with brass quintet featuring Jeff Flannagan, David Porter, Marsha Palmer, Joe Patton and Matt Murphy, at 3 p.m. Sunday at Forest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. For more information, call 304-562-5903, visit or email

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

The award-winning gospel group The McKameys, based in Clinton, Tennessee, will sing, and Evangelist Wayne Runyon will preach at 7 p.m. Friday at Allens Fork Community Church, Allens Fork Road, Sissonville. Pastor is Jerry Bonnett. For more information or directions, call 304-988-2156.

The Kingsmen Quartet, of Asheville, North Carolina, will be in concert at 7 p.m. May 22 at the Glasgow Church of the Nazarene, on the corner of First Street and Second Avenue, Glasgow. The concert is free and a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 304-595-1763 or visit

The Brighterside Quartet and The Believers will sing at 6 p.m. May 17 at the Elk River Community Center in Elkview. There is no admission charge, however, donations will be accepted. Concessions will be sold.

A benefit gospel sing will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ward Church of God, outdoors under the large tent. Proceeds will benefit a grass-mowing fund for Ward Cemetery. Performers will be Harbor Master’s Quartet, Eyes of Faith, the Rev. Jimmy McKnight, Zamar Gospel Ministry, Laborer’s Quartet, St. Paul’s All Male Chorus, The BrighterSide Quartet and other special guests. There will be hot dogs and baked goods for sale. Bring a lawn chair. The church is located 1 mile up Kelleys Creek from Cedar Grove, 20 miles east of Charleston. For more information, call 304-727-5695.


Revival services will be held Wednesday through May 17 at Jarrett Memorial and Mount Tabor United Methodist churches. Special music will be provided by: Wednesday, Mount Tabor, 7:30 p.m., The Lordsmen Quartet; Thursday, Mount Tabor, 7 p.m., Mount Tabor Choir; Friday, Jarrett Memorial 7 p.m., The Higginbotham Family; and May 17, Jarrett Memorial, 7 p.m., Squire Parsons. Jarrett Memorial is at 19 Jarrett St., Elkview. Mount Tabor United Methodist is at 401 Church Road, Pinch.

Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly May 14-16 at Faith Tabernacle Pentecostal Church, 4918 Church Drive, Rand. Speaker will be Pastor and Elder Reuben E. Fuller, from Church of the Living God, in Louisville, Kentucky. For more information, call 304-925-6401.

Spirit Life Fellowship Church, 137 Sixth St., Dunbar, will host a Fresh Oil camp meeting May 19-30 at the church. The theme for this year is “Uniting the body as ONE! (Psalms 133:1). Guest speakers are: May 18, pre-camp meeting service, speaker Pastor Paul Smith, Spirit Life, Dunbar; May 19, Pastor B.J. Roberts, Kingdom Life Fellowship Church, Nitro; May 20, Pastor Marvin Prevost, Extreme Ministries, Mount Hope; May 21, Pastor Scott R. White, Living Water Worship Centre, Charleston; May 22, Pastor Gary Riley, City of Hope, Belle; May 23, Pastor Ken Pauley, Riverview Resurrection Worship Center, St. Albans; May 24, Prophet Dennis Booker of Charleston; May 25, Prophet B.K. Thompson, Living Water Worship Centre, Charleston; May 26, Pastor Brent Hudnall, Living Water Family Fellowship, Nitro; May 27, Pastor Trevor Sands, Overflow Family Worship Center, Charleston; May 28, Pastor Joe Hubbard, Smithers Church of God, Smithers, May 29, Pastor Jerry Reed, Spurlock Creek Apostolic Church, Glenwood; and May 30, the Rev. Dr. Wanda Shelton, Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center, Kanawha City. Special music will be rendered by Elevate Mime Ministry, JAK, The Fresh Oil Campmeeting Choir, LWWC Praise Team, Kingdom Life Praise Team and more. For more information, call 304-404-3473.

Special services

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

Women’s Day will be celebrated at 3 p.m. May 18 at Levi First Missionary Baptist Church, 5125 Church Drive, Rand. Dr. Michelle Easton, Ph.D., dean of pharmacy at the University of Charleston, will be guest speaker.

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

Alton Beal, president of Ambassador Baptist College, will preach at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Independent Missionary Baptist Church of Alum Creek. Special music will be provided by the Ambassador Ladies’ Trio. For information, call 304-756-3890.

Living Water Worship Centre, 513 Patrick St., will have a Pastor’s Aide service at 5 p.m. May 18 at the church. Special guests will be Bishop Michael D. Austin Sr. along with the choir and congregation of Church of God MPGT Ministries. For more information, call 304-989-0655.

Brookside Ministries Church of God in Christ will have a Mother’s Day morning service at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the church, 18419 Deepwater Mountain Road, Mount Carbon. Guest speaker will be evangelist/psalmist Kimberly Thomas from Christ Temple Church, Ashland, Kentucky. Senior pastor is Dr. Bruce Hogan. For more information, call 304-545-4938.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church, 5470 W. Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. A Mother’s Day Service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday. Revival speaker at 6 p.m. Sunday will be Pastor Jason C. Black. Singing will be provided by Blessed bluegrass gospel quartet. The prayer meeting and young group meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.

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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