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Church News: June 29, 2019


Levi First Missionary Baptist Church, 5125 Church Drive, Rand, will be celebrating the 11th Pastoral Anniversary of the Rev. James C. and first lady Roseline Jackson on July 14 at the church. The Rev. Donte’ L. Jackson of Richmond, Virginia, will be preaching at the 11 a.m. worship service and the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Poke Sr., pastor of St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church and moderator of the Mt. Olivet Missionary Baptist Association, will preach at the 3 p.m. anniversary service. Dinner will be served following the morning worship service. The anniversary celebration will begin with a three-day revival beginning July 10 and continuing through July 12 with the Rev. Donte’ L. Jackson as guest revivalist. The Inspirational Choir will host a tea celebrating first lady Roseline Jackson on July 13.


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.


David and Shelia Bowen will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.

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 www.da

The BrighterSide Quartet will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Lover’s Leap Baptist Church, Ansted.

Sunlight Baptist Church, Sissonville, will have a service at 7 p.m. Saturday with Pastor Daniel Davis preaching. Sandi Chapman will sing.

Special services

Pastor Jason C. Black will preach at the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday worship services at Rock of Ages Baptist Church 633 Buffington Street (Guyandotte), in Huntington. Sunday school will be 10 a.m. The church choir will sing at 6 p.m. The Wednesday Night Prayer and Youth Group meetings will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Vacation Bible School

Judson Baptist Church, 320 East 8th St., Belle, will host “‘Roar!’ Life is Wild: God is Good” Vacation Bible School, for children preschool to fifth grade from 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. nightly Sunday through Thursday. Features Bible stories, crafts, games and science activities each day. There will be a light dinner served each evening beginning at 5:45 pm. For more information, call 304-949-3126.

Bethany Baptist Church, 2504 Grant Ave., St. Albans, will be having Vacation Bible School, “God’s Living Water,” from 6:45 to 8:15 p.m. daily, beginning Wednesday and continuing each Wednesday through July.

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 Monday, September 16, 2019

Campbell, James - 2 p.m., St. Anthony Catholic Church, Charleston.

Chaney, Doris - 6 p.m., Ridenour Lake Gazebo, Nitro.

Conger, Jacqueline - 2 p.m., Roush Funeral Home, Ravenswood.

Daugherty, Roy - Noon, Deal Funeral Home, Point Pleasant. 

De Roo, Mary - 11 a.m., Blessed Sacrament Church, South Charleston.

Garrett, Barbara - 1 p.m., Grace Episcopal Church, Ravenswood.

Jennings, Betty - 4 p.m., Chapman Funeral Home, Hurricane.

Legg, Phyllis - 1 p.m., Bell Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Dixie.

Lyons, Ronald - 1 p.m., Bartlett - Nichols Funeral Home, St. Albans.

Parsons, Joan - 2 p.m., Keller Funeral Home, Dunbar.

Persinger, Patsy - 1 p.m., White Funeral Home, Summersville.

Petry, Jo Ann - Noon, Cunningham - Parker - Johnson Funeral Home, Charleston.

Stirling Sr., Robert - 1 p.m., Stump Funeral Home & Cremation Inc., Grantsville.

Waldron, James - 1 p.m., Curry Funeral Home, Alum Creek.

Woodard-Thomas, Carolyn - 1 p.m., West Virginia Memorial Gardens, Calvin.