Sunday School Union

Published 12:00 am Sunday, February 29, 2004

Little Mt. Zion Baptist, 3288 Pruden Blvd., will continue to host the Nansemond and Isle of Wight Sunday School Union today. Sunday’s session begins with Church School at 9:30 a.m. Supt. Ellen Steede is in charge. Worship starts at 11 a.m. Rev. F.R. Williams and congregation will be in charge. After the dinner break, the union’s young people will make a presentation. The missionaries’ financial report will be made by Mrs. Bernice Bostic, chairperson. Winners of the first and second banners will be recognized for the most money raised. Statistical, financial and obituary reports will conclude the session. Willie F. Gary, president.

Eureka Baptist

Eureka Baptist, Corapeake, N.C., will have a fifth Sunday night sing at 5 p.m. Feb. 29. Tommy Satterwhite of Fredericksburg will perform a mix of contemporary Christian and Southern gospel. The church is located on Highway 32, north of Corapeake (right after you cross the state line). For details, call Rev. Cameron Currin at 252-465-8329.

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Main Street UMC

&uot;Under the fig tree&uot; (John 1:43-51) will be the sermon today at worship Feb. 29 as the congregation of Main Street UMC observes Lent. From 3 to 5 p.m., all the children in preschool through fifth-grade will have pretzels in the fellowship hall. Call Edna Brown at 539-7857 for details. A nursery will be available. Rev. Robert Parks Jr., pastor.

Great Bridge Presbyterian

Great Bridge Presbyterian, 333 Cedar Road, Chesapeake (across from city hall), will host the Virginia Handbell Consort under the direction of Marjorie Setnicky, organist and director of music at St. Paul’s Episcopal, Suffolk. The program takes place at 4 p.m. Feb. 29. A free will offering will be accepted. A nursery will be provided. For details, call 547-4706.

Grace Lutheran

Grace Lutheran, 25280 New Market Road, Courtland, will observe the first Sunday in Lent at 9 a.m. Feb. 29. A lasagna luncheon takes place at 11:30 a.m. for the church members and friends. Rev. Hal Harter, pastor.

New Calvary Baptist

The Rev. Karl R. Marshall Sr. of Pleasant Grove Baptist will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m. Feb. 29 in New Calvary Baptist, 220 N. Sixth St. At 3 p.m., the Golden Keys of Smithfield and the Male Chorus of Sixth Street Baptist will perform. The Senior Choir is the sponsor. Helena Joyner is the president.

Gates of Heaven COGIC

The Dawson Town Community Choir from Chesapeake will sing at 6 p.m. Feb. 29 in Gates of Heaven COGIC, 112 Beech St. This program is for the Pastor’s Purse. For details, call 925-0095. Deacon Charlie and Arlethia Ward the sponsors.

Bethlehem UCC

Bethlehem UCC, 312 Bute St., will host Bishop Richard Cross and El-Bethel Outreach Center at 4 p.m. Feb. 29. This is part of the church’s centennial celebration. Elayne Myrick, first lady, is the program chairperson. Rev. Emanuel Myrick Jr., pastor.

Mt. Lebanon COGIC

Mt. Lebanon COGIC will have a pastor’s appreciation concert at 6 p.m. Feb. 29. The Southernairs of Virginia and Mt. Lebanon Male Chorus will perform. The church is located at 1732 Mt. Lebanon Ave. Rev. Larry L. Gray Sr., pastor.

Initial sermon

Mrs. Toni Lynne Bowden will preach her initial sermon at 11 a.m. Feb. 29 in Oak Grove Baptist, 2635 E. Washington St. A native of Portsmouth, Bowden graduated in 1983 from Manor High School and then attended Norfolk State University. She is a member of Oak Grove Baptist, where she’s active in the Drama Club, the Praise Dance and New Convert/New Member Discipleship Ministry.

St. Timothy Baptist

St. Timothy Baptist will have an ordination service at 11 a.m. Feb. 29. The candidates are Minister Robert Wilkins and Minister Timothy Giddens. Rev. Thomas Harden Jr., pastor.

Pleasant Union Baptist

Pleasant Union Baptist, 215 Webb St., will observe Missionary Day at 11 a.m. Feb. 29. The Lydia’s Missionary Ministry will be in charge. Minister Joette Claude will speak. For details, call Missionary Sharon Jones at 934-3137 or Rev. N.P. Chambers at 539-0367. Dr. V.T. Chambers, pastor.

Holly Grove AME

Holly Grove AME will have a Black History celebration at 11 a.m. Feb. 29. Charles A. Pittman Sr. will speak. At 2 p.m., Elgin Allmond will speak. He is the son of Mrs. Oretha Allmond and the late Calvin P. Allmond. The theme will be about the Brown v. The Board of Education.&uot; Elsie Porter, chairperson; Tonya Williams and Angela Uzzle are on the Black History committee. Rev. Charlotte A. Blake Sydnor, pastor.

St. Paul RZUA

&uot;A Walk in Black History&uot; will feature skits, poems, readings, music, praise dancers, and African and old-fashioned attire. This will take place at 5 p.m. Feb. 29 in St. Paul RZUA, 615 Spruce St. For details, call 539-2742. Dr. E.P. Foreman, pastor.

New First Baptist

In observance of Black History Month, New First Baptist, 1105 Hosier Road, will celebrate with an old-fashioned heritage culture dinner immediately following the 11 a.m. service on Feb. 29. The dinner begins at 1:30 p.m. Dr. Lemuel L. Greene, pastor.

New Mt. Zion Holiness

The Fellowship Sunday School Union of New Mt. Zion Holiness, 2113 Georgia Ave., will host Bishop Willie Giles and Mt. Olive Holiness at noon Feb. 29. Bishop Everlena Riddick, overseer and pastor, will deliver the message.