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Church activities: July 5, 2014

Church activities


Levi First Missionary Baptist Church, 5125 Church Drive, will celebrate the 6th Anniversary of its Pastor, the Rev. James C. and first lady Roseline Jackson on the following dates: July 16, 7 p.m., the theme is “An Explosion of Love through Scripture and Teaching”; July 17, 7 p.m., the theme is “An Express of Love through Music”; July 18, 7 p.m., First Lady’s Night, the theme is “A Celebration of Agape (unconditional) Love” with guest the Rev. Tina Beatty and congregation; and July 20, 3 p.m., Sixth Pastoral Anniversary Service, the theme is “A Celebration of Agape (unconditional) Love, with the Rev. Walter Leach and congregation as guests.


A More Excellent Way Ministries Worldwide Inc., under the leadership of chief apostle Robert L. Haley III, founder and CEO, will hold its fourth annual global convention July 18-20 at First Baptist Church, 432 Shrewsbury St. A pre-convention concert featuring gospel recording artists Anita Wilson and Stephen Thomas will take place July 17 at the church. Tickets cost $20 per person and are available at First Baptist Church, Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle, Esteps, Mr. D’s Family Salon in South Charleston and Apostolic Free Church of God. A Youth Explosion Community Outreach event on July 19 featuring the Charleston Police Department and Tyrone Muhammad, founder of Morticians That Care located in New Jersey. Author Laurie Mallett of Wisconsin will speak about her book, “Tamar’s Closet.” A special technology seminar will be held July 19. During the convention, there will be a variety of activities taking place, including daily seminars and workshops, nightly services, youth activities and vendors. For information about purchasing concert tickets or registering for the convention, contact Barbara H. Mosley at 304-721-9757 or elder Denise L. White, convention co-chairwoman, at 304-760-8089. Visit the website at

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Blvd., will have a discussion group that meets for one hour every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The discussion is an open forum. The Sunday, July 6, speaker will be someone who has had both PTSD and TBI (traumatic brain injury) related to his time in the military. Having learned from his own experience as a victim, he has become a counselor.

The Interdenominational Ministers Wives and Ministers Widows of Charleston and Vicinity will have their annual 5th Sunday Extravaganza at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Marriott Hotel, 200 Lee St. The event is open to all ladies. Dinner, door prizes and an impromptu fashion show will be featured. Ladies should put on their Sunday’s best. Tickets are $35 each. For tickets, call Roseline Jackson at 304-542-5367.


The Easter Brothers and Easter Family from Mount Airy, North Carolina, will sing at 10 a.m. Sunday, July 6, at Rumble Community Baptist Church.

The Homeland Southern Gospel Sing will be held at 7 p.m. on July 11 at Clendenin Advent Christian Church, 116 Elk Rover Road, Clendenin.

The BrighterSide Quartet will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Red House Lone Oak Church of God Mission.

Balouie Higginbotham will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, July 6, at Parsons Chapel, Sixth Avenue.

The Belchers will sing at 7 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.


A tent revival will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 14-18 on the lodge grounds at Hawk’s Nest State Park. There will be special singers each night and a variety of evangelistic preachers will be featured.

Revival services will be held Wednesday, July 9, and Thursday, July 10, at Dunbar Assembly of God, 1301 Payne Ave., Dunbar. Evangelist will be Dwayne Norman, who ministers powerfully in evangelism and healing miracles.

Special services

Simpson Methodist Church, 607 Shrewsbury Street, will welcome incoming pastor the Rev. Dr. Felicia Wooten Williams at the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday, July 6.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have a praise and worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 6, featuring Pastor Jason C. Black. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Pastor Jason C. Black will preach at the 6 p.m. service with the Conners singing. The prayer meeting and youth group meetings begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The church is located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington.

Metropolitan Baptist Church will have a Holy Communion service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, July 6, at the church, 205 Donnally St. Bible study is also held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the church.

Vacation Bible school

First Baptist Church of Whitesville will be having their vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 p.m., the week of July 21-25 at the church. Pre-K through 12th grade classes will be available. The theme is “A Child is Born.” (Christmas in July) There will be three days of classes, a program on July 24 and a surprise on July 25. Pre-registration will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. on July 9-16. For questions, call Betty Ann Williams at 304-837-4661.

Highlawn Presbyterian Church, 2501 Washington Ave., St. Albans, will be holding their vacation Bible school from 6 to 8 pm., July 14-18. There is something for all ages at the “Workshop of Wonders!” Learn how to build with God and support Habitat for Humanity as the mission project by collecting used workable tools to be donated to the Restore in Charleston.

Dunbar Community Vacation Bible School will be held from 6 to 8 p.m., July 13-17 at Dunbar United Methodist Church, 1401 Myers Ave., Dunbar. The theme is “Jungle Safari — Where Kids Explores the Nature of God.” A free light supper will be served from 5 to 5:45 p.m. There will be classes for all ages, pre-school through middle school, high school and adults. A nursery will be provided each night. Vacation Bible school is sponsored by Dunbar First Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church of Dunbar and Dunbar United Methodist Church. For information, call 304-768-4872.

Abundant Life Ministries, 1534 Washington Street East, will have vacation Bible school for all kids ages 5-12, from 6 to 8 p.m., July 16-18 at the church. Call the church at 304-342-0058 or go to for more information.

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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