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Church Activities: June 15, 2019


Elk Hills Presbyterian Church, 109 Church Road (parking on Viking Road) will celebrate their 75th anniversary the weekend of June 21-23. Local musicians will perform at 7 p.m. June 21 in the sanctuary. There will also be an ice cream social with a local magician providing entertainment at 6:30 p.m. June 22. Worship service will be held at 11 a.m. on June 23 and will be followed by a catered luncheon. For reservations to the luncheon on June 23, call 304-346-4613 or by June 17.


Elk River Nazarene Church, 143 Dutch Road, will have a music and drama fundraiser from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 and 22 at the church. A rummage sale, hot dog and baked goods sale will be featured. All items will be priced to move quickly. A car wash will also be held on June 22.

West Virginia and Tennessee Diocese Meeting of International Bible Way Churches Worldwide will be held June 20 and 21 at Charleston Bible Way Church, 1620 Washington St. W. Women’s Night speakers at 7 p.m. June 20 will be Diocesan Mother, Pastor Gloria Allen, and co-pastor, Dorothy Dean. Men’s Night speakers at 7 p.m. on June 21 will be Diocesan, Apostle John L. Allen Sr. and Bishop Joseph Thomas. Host pastor is District Elder Ron L. Ellis. For information, call the church at 304-342-0420.

Teays Valley Church of God will host a free spaghetti dinner and Human Trafficking Prevention seminar on July 13 at the church, 185 Connection Point, just east of Rocky Step off Teays Valley Road. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and a one-hour seminar on the human trafficking crisis will follow. Featured speaker will be Angie Conn, who serves as the program coordinator for the Rebecca Bender Initiative, a national nonprofit organization that focuses on awareness, education and direct services with victims and survivors of trafficking and exploitation. Conn also sits on the WV Human Trafficking Task Force and National Survivor Network. Church pastor is the Rev. Dr. Melissa Pratt. To register for the free dinner and seminar, call the church office at 304-757-9222.

A More Excellent Way Ministry, located at 504 Virginia St. West, will have a hot dog and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday on the parking lot beside the church. Lots of items will be available.

The Ladies LIFT will hold a yard sale, hotdog and bake sale all under one roof, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 22, in the Loudendale Nazarene Church activity building at 708 Cane Fork Road.


Organ Recital at Kanawha Presbyterian Church, Sunday at 2:00 pm. The church is located at 1009 Virginia Street East, Charleston. Featured artist is Chris Engel, the music director at Kanawha Presbyterian and also a member of Kanawha Chapter AGO. The concert is free and open to the public.

Fisher Memorial Church will have a gospel sing at 7 p.m. on June 22 at the church. The Humphreys, Choraliers, Freeman Newhouse and Choir will sing. Refreshments will be served in the Family Center after the sing. Aaron Finney is the pastor. The church is located 1/2 mile on Dudden Fork Road off Goldtown Exit Interstate 77. Call 304-993-2777 for more information.

The Charles Wesley Singers On Tour will be performing at 7 p.m. on June 22 and in the morning of June 23 at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, 5320 Frontier Dr., Cross Lanes. This youth choir of Damascus United Methodist Church, Damascus, Maryland, is comprised of 60 plus singers, ages sixth to 12th grade. The group is directed by Polly Baldridge, Damascus UMC’s minister of music and worship arts, with organist Stephen Kalnoske.

The Reaching New People Committee at Aldersgate United Methodist Church has announced the third in a series of musical venues that may even work into an open-mike featuring local musicians, composers and writers. The concert series continues at 7 p.m. on June 22 in the Sissonville Multipurpose Community Center with “The Johnny Staats Projects” performing. Staats, formerly of West Virginia, has performed on Mountain Stage, in Nashville, Tennessee, and has appeared on several TV stations as well as in various publications. He also was champion of the Vandalia Gathering mandolin and guitar championships for several years. The concert is free, however, a love offering will be taken. Anyone interested in participating should contact the church at 304-389-8812 or email:

The First Baptist Church Male Chorus of Vandalia will honor Leroy Robinson, choir director, in a special service at 3:30 p.m. on June 23 in the Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1530 3rd Ave. Featured will be St. Paul Baptist Church Male Chorus, Levi First Baptist Church Male Chorus, Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus, St. Paul Baptist Church King Jr. Male Chorus, St. Paul Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, and African Methodist Church Episcopal “Worship.” For information, call 304-545-6898.

Christ Church United Methodist will feature an “Ensemble Radieuse,” a 2019 FestivALL event featuring the flute, oboe, piano trio, featuring Melanie Foster Taylor on piano at 7 p.m. today at the church. Tickets are $20 at the door; $15 for season tickets. Kids are free with a paying adult.

One Accord will sing on Fathers Day at 6 p.m. Sunday at Parsons Chapel Church, 1449 6th Ave., on Charleston’s West Side.

The BrighterSide Quartet will sing along with the Tanner Boys at 6 p.m. today at Burke Community Church, Camp Creek.

Teays Valley Church of God will host an evening discussion on suicide prevention, which will focus specifically on the link between addiction and suicidal behaviors, at 7 p.m. June 28 at the church. Guest speaker, will be Hope Siler, MSW, the program manager of Prevent Suicide WV. The talk is one of many health and wellness topics discussed each Friday in the church’s Made New Ministries meeting, a group that offers support and prayer for people who are dealing with addiction in some way. Teays Valley Church of God is located at 185 Connection Point, just east of Rocky Step Road, near where Rocky Step and Teays Valley Road meet. Call 304-757-9222 for more information.

The Leatherwood Missionary Baptist Church will have its 35th Annual Outdoor Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. June 28 at the church. The Primitive Quartet of Candler, North Carolina, and Brothers of Faith will perform. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be taken for the singers. Elk Valley Christian School will provide a concession stand with all proceeds going to the school. Bring a lawn chair. The church is located off the Elkview Exit off Interstate 79 North. Turn left. Go ½ mile through the iron bridge and then go 7 ½ miles to the church on the right. In case of rain, the sing will be at Mount Pleasant Church, 58 Mount Pleasant Drive, Elkview. For information, call 340-965-7063.

Multiple Grammy Award-winning recording artist David Phelps will bring the “Family Band: Stories & Songs Tour” at 7 p.m. July 13 at Maranatha Fellowship, 2910 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans. Phelps will perform many of his hymnal recordings. For event information, visit or

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


Evangelist Bill Davis will speak at the Summer Revival held 7 p.m. nightly Monday through June 22 and 6:30 p.m. on June 23 at Trinity Christian Church. Directions: From Davis Creek Exit of U.S. 119, go past Bridgeport Equipment to Leisure World onto Kanawha Forest Road, County Route 20. The church is approximately one mile on the right, across from W.Q. Watters.

Special services

Rock of Ages United Baptist Church, 633 Buffington St., Huntington (Guyandotte), will have a special Father’s Day service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. The Rev. Jason Hogsett will preach at 6 p.m. Sunday and the church singers will perform. The Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting/Youth Group will meet at 7 p.m.

Sunlight Baptist Church, Sissonville, will have a service at 7 p.m. Saturday June 15 with Pastor Daniel Davis preaching. One Accord will sing.

Items for Church Activities may be submitted by mail to Charleston Gazette-Mail, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301, faxed to 304-348-1233 or email: 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.

Funerals for Friday, July 19, 2019

Cawley Jr., George - 3 p.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca.

Cunningham, Corinna - 11 a.m., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mt. Lookout.

Evenson, Warren - 2 p.m., Donel C. Kinnard State Veterans Cemetery, Dunbar.

Lawrence, Jerry - 1 p.m., Snodgrass Funeral Home, South Charleston.

Ratliff, Sarah - 2 p.m., Odd Fellow Cemetery, Oak Hill.

Williams, Scott - 11 a.m., Gatens - Harding Funeral Home, Poca.