Church activities: Aug. 9, 2014


Spradling Gospel Tabernacle will celebrate Homecoming Day at 10 a.m. on Aug. 17 with a church service, dinner and special afternoon singing by Faith Harmony Boys at the church, located on Bakers Fork Road.

The First Missionary Baptist Church of Powellton will be celebrating their 109th Church Anniversary and Homecoming on Sunday, Aug. 10, beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. with Pastor William I. Kinney. The afternoon worship will begin at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Robert Morton, along with his choir and congregation from Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Carbondale. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

Spirit Life Fellowship, 137 6th Street, Dunbar, will be celebrating 20 years as a ministry Aug. 22-24. The celebration will begin at 5:45 p.m. on Aug. 22 at the Appalachian Power Park for Faith and Family Night. Tickets are $5 per person and may be purchased through Youth Pastor Jim Fershee. On Aug. 23 at 11 a.m., there will be a picnic at the Wine Cellar Park, 1101 Dutch Hollow Road, Dunbar, in the large shelter. Bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Note: No water guns or water balloons are permitted. On Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. there will be a Celebration Service at the church with the Founder of Spirit Life Fellowship, the Rev. Michael Dent as speaker. At 6 p.m. on Aug. 24, the celebration will climax with the Senior Pastor Bishop Craig A. Cook as the speaker. Refreshments will follow the evening service. For more information or van transportation, call 304-768-2573.

Green Branch Freewill Baptist Church, W.Va. 80, Man, will celebrate its homecoming services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the church. The Rev. Orville Syner will preach. Wings of Praise from Lovely, Kentucky, will provide music.

King of Glory International Ministries will have the Sixth Pastoral Anniversary and Birthday Celebration for Apostle Tina M. Beatty on Thursday, Friday and Aug. 17 at the church, 302 Delaware Ave. Guest speakers will be: Thursday, Pastor Sherry Broomfield of Columbus, Ohio; Friday, 7 p.m., Pastor Joyce Wilkerson of Spring City, Pennsylvania; and Sunday, 11 a.m., Prophet Carlotta Lynch of Morgantown. For more information, call 304-720-5994.


The Achievers Class of Fifth Avenue Church of God will open its Clothes Closet from 10 a.m. to noon on Aug. 16. Clothes are free to families and individuals in need with no questions asked. 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, call Ruth Hunt at 304-744-5062.

The Low Gap Methodist Church on top of Low Gap Mountain in Summers County will have its annual church reunion dinner on Sunday, Aug. 10. The morning service will start at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Wills will be bringing the sermon. Bring a covered dish to share. Those who attended the church, especially in the 1930’s and 1940’s, are encouraged to attend. Those families included the Ross Keeling, Dell Wood, the Webb and the Honaker families and others living in the community of Bertha at that time, as well as the Clyde and Audi Young, the Dewey Young, and Williams families and all others.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Blvd. has a discussion group that meets for one hour each Sunday at 9:30 a.m. It is an open forum. This week’s Sunday, Aug. 10, speaker will talk about the broad issue of money in politics. This will include the recent Supreme Court “McCutcheon” decision, which along with their 2010 “Citizens United” opened the floodgates of campaign cash from corporations and billionaires such as the infamous Koch brothers. Local efforts to address this threat to our democratic process will also be discussed.

The members of Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot are throwing Teays Valley community a party and carnival from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 16 at Kmart in Teays Valley. The carnival will take place on the side yard of Kmart and will feature free food, inflatables, games, face painting, music and giveaways. Pastor of the Teays Valley Church of God is the Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt.

The Second Eighth Week World Wide Apostolic Assembly will be held at 12:30 p.m. Sept. 14 at the Switzer Center, 900 Griffin Drive. Apostle Nellie Ford will speak on “The New Covenant, God’s Covenant Promise to You.”

Kairos Prison Ministry of West Virginia will be holding their third annual fundraising golf tournament with tee-off time at 8:30 a.m. on Aug. 22 at Esquire Country Club in Barboursville. A 4-Man Best Ball Scramble and Shotgun Start will be featured. Entry fee is $70 and lunch is included. There will be prizes and more. Businesses and organizations can sponsor a hole for $200 each. Prize donations are also sought. For more information, call Larry Jackson at 304-562-5708 or

The Minister’s Wives of Charleston and Vicinity will have their fifth Sunday “Taking Time Out With the Girls” event beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Charleston Marriott, 200 Lee St. The evening will include dinner, activities and lots of door prizes. Tickets are $35 each. Tickets may be purchased from the Minister’s Wives or by email at The event is open to all ladies. Come dressed to impress.

N’crease Ministries, Elder Devon J. Creasey, Visionary/Founder presents “Getting Back to the Basics Conference 2014” Wednesday through Aug. 16 at Greater Remnant Holy Temple TPC, 3919 39th Street, Nitro. The theme is: “Take It By Force!” Schedule of services are: Wednesday, 7 p.m., Vice Bishop Bobby L. Tunstalle, Faith Temple of Deliverance TPC, Beckley; Thursday, 7 p.m., The Rev. Dr. Wanda Carter-Shelton, Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center, Kanawha City; Friday, 8 p.m., Bishop David Cartwright, Huntington; and Aug. 16, 6 p.m., Elder Stanley D. Miller, Charleston. For more information/transportation, contact Pastor Devon Creasey at 304-610-7675.

Renea Crozier and the Women With Abundant Life, 1534 Washington St. E., will host a program titled “I’m Different by Divine Design” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, at the church. Words of Encouragement will be given by Heather Cavendar, Gynetta Johnson, Shantae Miller-Williams, Diana Pratt and Tamara Roach. Special music will be provided by David Knox. This event is free. For more information, call the church at 304-342-0058, ext. 8.

Metropolitan Baptist Church, will have Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the church, 205 Donnally Street.

A yard sale and hot dog sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 16 at 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane.

First Baptist Church of Whitesville will sponsor The Jimmy Brown Memorial Car and Bike Show from 3 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 6 at the church. Trophies will be given out at 6 p.m. There will be free admission and food. Receive a dash plaque for being one of the first 25 entries of the show. Prizes will also be given out during the show. For more information, call Michael Brown at 304-854-0001.


A Singing Jubilee will be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at Rensford Baptist Church on Campbell’s Creek.

Spradling Gospel Tabernacle, Bakers Fork Road, will feature Mike Upright as singer at the 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, service.

Phil and Pete Nichols will perform a piano and percussion concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. The concert is free and refreshments will follow. For more information, contact the church at 304-776-3081.

A gospel sing will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Elk River Community Center in Elkview. Featured singers will be the BrighterSide Quartet and The Believers. There is no admission charge. However, donations will be accepted. Concessions will be sold.

Praising Him will sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Sunlight Baptist Church, Island Branch, Sissonville. Bobby Jones will preach. Gloria Newhouse will sing on Aug. 16 at the church.

Roger and Ginger Breeden will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at Parsons Chapel, Sixth Avenue.

Mary and Paul Nichols will sing at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.

River of Faith free concert will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Harris Riverfront Park. Featured singers will be Joe Lycan, Allan Reid, Something Fish, Refrain-and-Rescue and Without Form. For information, visit the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation website at or call 304-696-5954.

The Collingsworth Family will perform at 7 p.m. Aug. 16 at the Milton Performing Arts Center, Milton. Doors open at 6 p.m. The award-winning, six-member gospel group from Ohio features a husband, wife and four children performing songs such as “Fear not Tomorrow,” “God is in the Shadows” and “Show a Little bit of Love and Kindness.” Tickets are $15 in advance, or $20 at the door. Church and group rates are offered and spots in the Artist Circle are available for $20. Purchase tickets at the Milton Performing Arts Center office at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park in Milton, online at or by calling 304-654-1339.

The Singing Cookes and Cooke Brothers from Kingsport, Tennessee, will sing during a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Keith Full Gospel Church, 105 Fletcher Ave., Keith. Doors open at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. The church is located in Boone County, six miles west of Whitesville and 45-minutes driving distance from Charleston and Beckley. For more information, call 304-837-7557 or 304-837-3965.


All Nations Revival Centre Church, Frederick Hightower, Pastor, will have a one-night revival service at 7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 15, at the church, 325 Academy Drive, Institute. Guest speaker is Bishop Glen Staples from Washington, D.C. There will be a Pastor’s and Church Leadership Luncheon at noon on Aug. 16 at the church, with Bishop Glen Staples. Call 304-768-7000 to register for the luncheon.

Special services

The Advent International Catholic Church will be honoring a church-wide weekend of peace with an Ecumenical Service at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at St. Michael Independent Catholic Church, which is housed at Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church, 1698 Quarrier St. The church is located off of the Greenbrier Street Exit of Interstate 64, across from the Culture Center. Call 304-610-7161 for more details.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. Sunday, followed by a praise and worship service at 11 a.m. Pastor Jason C. Black will preach at both the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, services. The Willowwood Boys will perform at 6 p.m. Choir practice starts at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The prayer meeting and Youth Group meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church is located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington.

Living Water Worship Centre, 513 Patrick St., West Side, will have a Pastor’s Aide Service at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the church. Guest speaker will be Bishop Gordon D. Ford of Faith Cathedral of Praise and Congregation of Rand. For more information, call 304-989-0655.

God’s House of Miracles, The Remnant Church, 115 Green St., Beckley, will have an Appreciation Celebration Service honoring Bishop Eunice Jones at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the church. Guest speaker will be Pastor Sandra R. Jackson of Word of Truth Church of God In Christ of Beckley. Special guests will be Elevate Mime Ministry of Spirit Life Fellowship Church of Dunbar. Dinner will be served immediately following the service.

Spirit Life Fellowship Church, 137 6th Street, Dunbar, will be having a three-day miracle, healing and deliverance revival Friday through Aug. 17 at the church. The schedule is: Friday and Aug. 16, 7 p.m., the speaker will be Evangelist Virgie Phillips of Virginia; Aug. 17, 11 a.m., the morning worship speaker will be First Lady of Spirit Life Fellowship Minister Belinda “BeKay” Cook. Evening worship begins at 6 p.m. and speaker will be Evangelist Virgie Phillips of Virginia. For more information or van transportation, call 304-768-2573 and leave a message on the answering machine.

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 205 Donnally Street, will have a Holy Communion service at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the church.

Thomas Keene will give his initial sermon at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Nondenominational Fellowship Pentecostal Ministries, 1441 3rd Avenue. Debbie Thomas is pastor and Bishop Joseph Thomas is Overseer.

The last resident pastor of the Catholic Churches of Monroe County will be officiating at the special Mass of the Feast of the Assumption at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15, at the historic St. John, the Evangelist, Catholic Church, Sweet Springs. Father Harry Winter, OMI, current pastor of St. Casimers Catholic Church, St. Paul, Minnesota, is scheduled to visit the oldest Catholic Church in West Virginia on its 155 anniversary. The special Mass of the Assumption will be co-celebrated with Father James Conyers of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley and current chaplain for the Alleghany Highlands Council 8689 Knights of Columbus, Other priests are welcome to join in the celebration of the feast. The church is located at the intersection of W.Va. 3 and Virginia/W.Va. 311, just one mile from the Virginia border. Music for the Mass will be provided by the Hymns and Hers, the choir of St. Catherine of Siena, Ronceverte. An ice cream social will be held on the grounds following the special Mass. For more information, call the office of the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley at 304-536-1813 or the Knights of Columbus chairperson at 304-645-1373.

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