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Church activities: Aug. 23, 2014


Spirit Life Fellowship, 137 6th St., Dunbar, will be celebrating 20 years as a ministry Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday. A picnic will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the large shelter at the Wine Cellar Park, 1101 Dutch Hollow Road, Dunbar. Bring a covered dish or dessert to share. Note: No water guns or water balloons are permitted. There will be a Celebration Service at 11 a.m. on Sunday at the church with the Founder of Spirit Life Fellowship, the Rev. Michael Dent, as speaker. The celebration will climax at 6 p.m. on Sunday 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 and leave a message on the answering machine.

Homecoming services will be held on Sunday, Aug. 24, at Providence Baptist Church, Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. and Sunday worship at 11 a.m. Dinner will begin at noon. Bring a covered dish. Debbie Rayburn will sing at 1:30 p.m. There will be no Sunday evening service.

Fraziers Bottom Church of God will open the Gift of Hope Food Pantry from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 at the church, 19064 Winfield Road, Fraziers Bottom. Proof of Putnam County residency is the only requirement.

Maranatha Bible Missionary Baptist Church, 504 King Ave., Madison, will be celebrating the Rev. Shawn P. Woods’ Third Year Pastoral Appreciation service Saturday, Aug. 23, and Sunday. First Lady Appreciation Day for Cassandra L. Woods will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday. Guest speaker will be Jeannie Flippin from The Father’s House Missionary Baptist Church of Charleston. Guest speaker at the 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday services will be the Rev. Rahsaan Armand from Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksburg.

Bethel Chapel, Woodward Drive, will have its homecoming services on Sunday Aug. 24. The Rev. Dan Mallett will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Madison Gospel Quartet will sing at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.


Unity of Kanawha Valley will be hosting a hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the church, 804 Myrtle Road, corner of Bridge and Myrtle roads. New Hope Animal Rescue will be present with dogs that are up for adoption and will also have pictures of cats that are available for adoption. Hot dogs, chips, drinks and desserts will also be sold. Ask about a coupon special of two hot dogs, drink, and dessert for just $5.

The Root and the Branch will present an Evening of Jewish-Christian-Islamic dialogue at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, in the Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. cafeteria in Charleston. The subject is “Forgiveness.” Panelists include: Rabbi Victor Urecki, B’nai Jacob Synagogue; Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, Basilica of the Go-Cathedral of The Sacred Heart; the Rev. Dr. Dennis Johnson, Baptist Temple and Imam; and Dr. Ehteshamul Haque, teacher and imam for the Islamic Association for West Virginia. Moderator will be Hazel Crowley. A question/answer period will be held. Free refreshments will be served and the public is encouraged to attend. For information email or call 304-768-5571.

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will have a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 30 at the church, located on 20th Street, Nitro.

Abundant Life Ministries, 1534 Washington St. E., is hosting a volleyball and free food for all event from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23.

The praise and worship ministry of Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center will sponsor a bake sale and car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Advance Auto, 4014 MacCorkle Ave., S.E., Kanawha City. For more information, call 304-925-8062.

The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Blvd., has a 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, Aug. 24, Pastor Brad Purcell will speak on the following: Religion has been used very destructively, but love is the greatest force in the universe; Love will reign when religious people come to appreciate spiritual unity in religious diversity; and The Being of Light [God] loves all people equally and unconditionally, all human life is interconnected.

The praise and worship ministry of Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center will sponsor a hot dog and bake sale/car wash from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Advance Auto, 4014 MacCorkle Avenue, S.E., Kanawha City. For more information, call 304-925-8062.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, has scheduled registration for AWANA from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 27. Registration can also be made Online at Sessions for children ages two through sixth grade will meet from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. on Wednesdays beginning Sept. 3. AWANA is an acronym for Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed, based on Second Timothy 2:15, according to The Rev. David White, associate pastor of Outreach and Discipleship, who will assist with the program. The Rev. Ron McClung is senior pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist, located near Exit 39 (Teays Valley) of Interstate 64, and Angie Conn is the AWANA coordinator. For more information, contact the church office between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 304-757-9110.

Morris Memorial Church will hold a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the church, 4615 MacCorkle Avenue in Kanawha City. There will also be a biscuit/cinnamon roll sale in the morning and a hot dog sale in afternoon.

A free clothing giveaway will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Paradise Island of Christian, located near Verner. There will be no income check. A toys and clothing drop-off is available at the pulpit at the Gospel Shed. Donated clothing should be in good, clean condition. Food donations will also be accepted for the food pantry. For more information, call Jesus Gift Ministries-Miracle Island Unlimited at 304-583-2825.

The Twice Blessed Kids’ Consignment Sale with a Giving Heart will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Christ Church United Methodist, 1221 Quarrier St. The church’s mission is to be an outreach to the community by providing quality children’s items at affordable prices, assist families in selling their gently used items, and to generate funds that support local children’s charities and children’s areas of the church. The sale features gently used, but good quality fall and winter children’s clothing (newborn to junior’s sizes), pajamas, Halloween costumes, shoes, maternity wear, toys, bikes, books, baby equipment, children’s furniture and more.

The Minister’s Wives of Charleston and Vicinity will have their “Ladies Evening Out 5th Sunday Extravaganza” at 6 p.m. Aug. 31 at the Charleston Marriott, 200 Lee St. Dinner, fellowship and prizes will be featured. The event is open to all ladies. Come dressed to impress. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased from a member of the Minister’s Wives or by emailing or call 304-768-5807.

An American Red Cross blood drive will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28, at Bethel Baptist Church Fellowship Center, 5028 Kentucky St., South Charleston. Call Donna Estep at 304-766-7678 for an appointment or go online at The church is located across the street from the onramp to the Dunbar Bridge.


The Believers will be singing at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, during a gospel sing at Holley Memorial Baptist Church, Spring Hill Mountain in South Charleston. They will also sing at 6 p.m. Saturday evening at Red Oak Community Church on Red Oak Drive in Nitro.

Elder Arlester Washington and The Anointed Central Kentucky Mass Choir from Lexington, Kentucky, will be in concert at 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at Nondenominational Fellowship Pentecostal Ministries, 1441 3rd Ave. Pastor is Debbie Thomas.

The 53rd Southern Gospel Sing at Paradise Island of Christian will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the church located near Verner. The Passion Trail will begin at 10 p.m. Also Sunday a sing will be held at 11 a.m. and then a homecoming dinner at 1:30 p.m. The sing, Passion Trail, food and a clothing giveaway are all free. Camping and lodging are available. For rates, call Paradise Island of Christian at 304-583-2825; on Facebook: Priscella Cline Smith or visit the website at

One Step Closer will sing at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Sunlight Baptist Church, Island Branch, Sissonville. Bobby Jones will preach. Shilo will sing on Aug. 30 at the church and Bobby Jones will preach.

Bloodline will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Rumble Community Baptist Church.

BrighterSide Quartet will sing at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Shawnee Park, Institute. They will also sing at 6:3 p.m. Sunday at Raymond City Community Church in Poca.

The Anointed Central Kentucky Mass Choir from Lexington, Kentucky will be in concert at 3 p.m. Aug. 31 at Nondenominational Fellowship Pentecostal Ministries, 1441 3rd Ave. Pastor is Debbie Thomas.

Living Word will sing at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.

One Accord will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Parsons Chapel, 6th Avenue.


The WV Fall Camp Meeting will be held on Oct. 9 and 10 at the Alban Arts and Conference Center (Alban Theater), 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Jeff and Sheri Easter will be featured on Oct. 9 and The McKamey’s will be featured Oct. 10. Doors open at 6 p.m. For tickets, call 304-941-8876 or Online at

Special services

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at the church, located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. Pastor Jason C. Black will preach at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday services. Anointed Heart will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday. Choir practice starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Prayer Meeting and Youth Group meeting begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays at the church.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 442 McDonald St., South Charleston, will feature the Rev. Curtis Calloway as guest speaker for the 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, worship service.

The Upper Kanawha Valley Minister and Deacons Fellowship will hold its Fourth Sunday Fellowship service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Eagle Central Baptist Church, Eagle. Speaker will be Minister Lawrence Washington, associate pastor at Eagle Central.

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.”

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