Laurel Hill honoring pastor

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 25, 2005

The Laurel Hill United Church of Christ, 8001 South Quay Road, Suffolk, will honor its pastor, the Rev. Carl L. Sweat Jr., D. Min., from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 9. The event is sponsored by the pastor’s aid ministry.

Higher Calling Ministries

The second annual &uot;In His Presence&uot; conference this week continues at 7:30 tonight. At 9 a.m. Saturday, the Prayer Breakfast takes place. Guests include Min. Lucille White of Grove Baptist Church, Elder Tracey Mallory of Christian Charity Church and Evangelist Mary B. Holmes of Mt. Tabor COGIC.

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Call 934-3644 or 676-7720 for details.

or 357-2364. The church is located at 1600 Kings Fork Road.

Easter services at Bethlehem Christian

Bethlehem Christian Church will hold Easter services from today to Sunday, March 27. Service tonight begins at 7:30, Friday, 8 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Sunday.

Oakland Christian Church

At noon March 25, Good Friday, a service will be held at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church at 220 Kings Highway. Easter pie orders may be picked up between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. On Easter Sunday at 6:30 a.m., a sunrise service takes place on the grounds of St. John’s Episcopal Church, 828 Kings Highway. Immediately following the service, there will be time for fellowship and refreshments in the Parish Hall. At 8:45 a.m., Oakland worship service begins with the Flowering of the Cross. At 11 a.m., there will be a Worship service at Oakland Christian. For more information call 255-4353.

God’s Anointed Touch Ministries

God’s Anointed Touch Ministries is having an Easter Extravaganza. The event will take place between 3 and 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Windsor School of Dance. Call 242-9280 for more information. Also, God’s Anointed Touch Ministries and Hunter’s Production is having a Gospel Singing. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the program begins at 5 p.m. The church is located in the Windsor School of Dance. The best-dressed couple will receive a prize. Admission is $7. Call Ernest Hunter at 242-9280 for more information.

Faith Community United Holy Church

Faith Community United will sponsor their second annual Community Conference. There will be an Easter Sunrise Service at 6 a.m. Sunday, March 27. The breakfast will be served after service. Call 538-0155 for more information.

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church invites the community to join them for the Easter praise and worship experience as &uot;One Hand to Rise…His Passion Our Promise&uot; is presented. A reception will be held in the Family Life Center following Sunday’s presentation. Nursery care will be available for infants through age 3. For more information call the church at 242-6553. The church is located at 37527 Seacock Chapel Road in Zuni.

Word for Living Ministries

On Easter Morning March 27, the speaker will be Bishop Fred Scott at Word for Living Ministries. Beginning April 1-30, Word for Living begins its annual Spring Crusade with guest speakers Dr. Charles Harvin Sr., Macedonia AME, April 6-8; Rev. Nathaniel Scates, Gethsemane Baptist, April 20-22; Rev. Larry Parker, Piney Grove Baptist, April 27-29; Apostle Debra Copland of Suffolk, Deacon William Johnson of Zuni and many more. For more information call 639-7896. Also, at 7 p.m. on April 23 there will be a WFL Youth Ball. For information and tickets call 305-5050.

Trip sponsored to COGIC convention

New Suffolk District is sponsoring a trip to the 55th Annual Women’s International Convention of the Church of God In Christ (COGIC) in Atlanta, Ga. May 30 through June 3. For more information call 934-1103.

God’s Anointed Touch Ministries

The youth department of God’s Anointed Touch Ministries is sponsoring an Easter Extravaganza at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 26 at the Windsor School of Dance. This event is open to the community. Food, games, fun and more are available. Also, God’s Anointed Touch Ministries and Hunter’s Production is sponsoring a Gospel Singing at 5 p.m. Easter Sunday, March 27, located at the Windsor School of Dance. The doors open at 4 p.m. and the cost of tickets is $7. The program features the Gospel Harmoneers of Ivor, King Sisters of Hopewell, Gospel Harmoneers of Branchville, Emcee Leroy Butler, Gospel Sensations of Portsmouth, and Pearly Gates of Suffolk. Prizes will be awarded to the best-dressed couple. For more information call Ernest Hunter at 242-9280 or 371-3519.

Carlson Trio appearing at Wilroy Baptist

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will have Good Friday Communion Service at 7 p.m.

March 25. An Easter Sunrise Service, followed by breakfast, will be held at 7 a.m. March 27. A musical will begin at 11 a.m.

Tucker Swamp sponsors babysitter class

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church is sponsoring the American Red Cross Babysitter Class (for ages 11 to 15) Saturday, April 9 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost is $40 with lunch and snacks provided. The class includes a Certificate and backpack with babysitting supplies. Register before March 27 by calling Nancy Moore, director of health ministries at 242-6553. The church is located at 37527 Seacock Chapel Road, Zuni. For more information call 242-6553.

Scholarships available

The scholarship committee of the Suffolk Christian Church is seeking applications for three scholarships given annually to current Elon students and high school seniors accepted for study at Elon University. Applications should be mailed to the Scholarship Committee, Suffolk Christian Church, 216 N. Main St., Suffolk, Va. 23434-4421. The deadline for the applications is April 15.

Oxford United Methodist new outreach program

Oxford United Methodist Church, 601 W. Washington St., has initiated a new outreach program for children in the intermediate area of the church. The &uot;Covenant Club&uot; for boys and girls from ages 6-13 will meet from 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of each month.

The club features music, stories, games, art and snacks. Each child must have a signed permission slip by parent or guardian before attending. To receive a permission slip, call the church office at 539-8253 between 9 a.m. and noon Monday through Friday.

Praise Dance Concert

The Saint Paul Baptist male usher ministry will be sponsoring their 2nd Annual Praise Dance Concert. It will be held at the King’s Fork Middle School gymnasium at 4 p.m. April 2. Contact Mr. James Chamblee at 934-2961 or 404-0199 for more information.

Bethlehem Christian sponsors singles ministry

Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Road, invites adult singles, the divorced and widowed to visit their new adult singles class. Meet new friends while enjoying the in-depth Bible studies at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays. For more information, call 539-4274.

Solomon’s Temple holds weekly altar prayer

Solomon’s Temple, 12749 Courthouse Highway, will hold altar prayer every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m., and 7 p.m. for CID Session (Christian Instruction to Discipleship Session). Sunday morning service begins at 9:30 p.m. for Sunday school review, and morning worship begins at 10 a.m. The host pastor is the Rev. K.D. Shivers.

Antioch UCC holds Noon Day Prayer

From noon to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, Antioch UCC, 900 Hull St., Suffolk, will have Noon Day Prayer. Call Helen Boone at 539-8923 or Bernice Cherry at 934-3934. Transportation is available.

Forever Free Outreach Ministry reopens

The Forever Free Outreach Ministry has reopened. Services take place every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Gates of Heaven COGIC, 112 Beech St., Suffolk. The program is designed to help people who battle addictions. For more information, call 923-0692. Elder Sylvester Silver Sr. is the host pastor.

Healing and deliverance service planned

A healing and deliverance service will be held each fourth Sunday at El Bethel, 4324 Holland Road, Suffolk. Bishop R. H. Cross Jr. and Prophetess Freda Cross will conduct the services. For information call 923-3511. Bishop Richard Cross and Prophetess Freda Cross are the pastors.

Liberty Springs sponsors senior citizen’s group

Liberty Springs Church, 4213 Whaleyville Blvd. in Suffolk, will host a senior citizen’s group the first Wednesday of each month at 11 a.m. Lunch will be catered. The cost is $6 per person and a special program will be provided.

Mill Neck Missionary Baptist on the radio

Mill Neck Missionary Baptist Church, 123 Mill Neck Road, Como, N.C., broadcasts its `Salvation through Jesus Christ’ radio program twice a week on WBXB Love 100.1 FM radio station at 5:30 p.m. every Monday and Wednesday.