Greater Sweet Beulah celebrates anniversary

Published 12:00 am Saturday, March 26, 2005

At 3 p.m., Sunday March 27, Elder Felton Williams and Mt. Olive Holiness in Central Hill will the guest at Great Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church, located at 137 Maple Street. The church is celebrating the 43rd anniversary of pastor, Suffragen Bishop Madison G. Copeland. At 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, Elder Felton Whitfield and New Jerusalem COGIC will close out the anniversary.

Grace Lutheran holds services

At 9 a.m. Sunday,. March 27, Grace Lutheran Church, at 25280 New Market Road, Courtland, will celebrate the Resurrection. The worship leader is Janet McElfresh. Pastor Hal Harter will deliver the message.

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Sunrise service at Greater First Baptist

Sunrise services will begin at 6:30 a.m. Sunday, March 27 at Greater First Baptist Church Orlando, 600 Factory St., Suffolk. Associate pastor, the Rev. S. Allison Baker will deliver the sunrise message. Regular worship will take place at 11 a.m. with senior pastor, the Rev. Henry G. Baker bringing the message. The building committee of Greater First Baptist Church Orlando will sell pork and chicken yock starting at 11 a.m. today. For delivery or pick up call the church at 539-0032.

Greater First Baptist Church

The Sunday School department of Greater First Baptist Church, Orlando, 600 Factory St., Suffolk, will observe its 82nd Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 10 with a worship service featuring the adult and senior praise dancers of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Surry. Call 539-0032 for more information.

Sing-A-Rama at Bethlehem Christian

The Beautification Ministry of Bethlehem Christian Church (United), 312 Bute St., will be sponsoring a &uot;Sing-a-rama&uot; at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 17. The featured guests will be The male chorus of Balm of Gilead; King Brothers of Franklin, Wanda Smith of Missouri Baptist Church; Cliff Gwaltney of Oak Grove Baptist Church and the Male Chorus of Bethlehem Christian Church (United).

New Suffolk District

The New Suffolk District is sponsoring a trip to the 55th Annual Women’s International Convention of the COGIC in Atlanta, Ga. May 30 through June 3. For more information, contact the District Missionary Laura Timmons 757-934-1103.

New Mt. Zion Holiness Church

New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2113 Georgia Ave., will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 27. Sunday is Missionary Day. Minister Chris Davis will be the guest speaker. Bible Study will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Corinth Chapel UCC

An Easter service will be held at the Corinth Chapel United Church of Christ, at 7 a.m. Sunday. Breakfast will be served, followed immediately by Sunday school and the worship service. There will be no 11:30 a.m. service. The Rev. Dr. Millard F. Boone III is the host pastor.

First Baptist Birdette Church

The spring revival at First Baptist Birdette Church, 35173 Burdette Road, will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly from March 30 to April 1. Minister J. J. Ferguson will be the guest speaker. Call 562-6414 for more information.

Holy Neck UCC

The Easter sunrise service and breakfast will begin at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. People are invited to bring a cut flower to place on the outdoor cross. The church is located at 4400 Holy Neck Road.

El Bethel Worship Center

El Bethel Worship Center, located at 4324 Holland Road, will be having a &uot;Healing and Deliverance&uot; service at 3 p.m. on Easter Sunday. The church is located at 4324 Holland Road. For more information call 923-3511.

Also, the second annual &uot;Prophetic Conference&uot; will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly from Monday, March 28 through Friday, April 1, 2005. Speakers will be Prophetess Rhonda Lane of Living Word, Prophetess Reginald Lise of Keys to Life, Bishop R. H. Cross Sr. of Word of Life, and Prophetess Tammy Alexander of Richmond.

Shiloh Baptist Church

Shiloh Baptist Church, 9000 Fire Tower Road, Zuni, will have the Rev. Frank Akiens and the New Branch Baptist Church of Ivor as special guests at 3 p.m. April 1. Call (804) 242-6420 for more information.

Rising St. James PHC

Rising St. James PHC, 201 N. Sixth St., will host the annual Youth Convention at 7 p.m. April 2. They will sponsor a play entitled &uot;Then Sings My Soul,&uot; featuring Devine Destiny.

New Mt. Vernon Baptist Church

New Mt. Vernon Baptist Church, 3555 Victory Blvd., will be celebrating its 70th anniversary and the fourth of Pastor Allan Clark Sr. next month. Beginning at 7 p.m. April 1, Third Baptist Church Choir, New Hope Pughsville Male Choir and Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Franklin Male Choir will be in concert.

A Youth Day will be held on April 2, with performances by the Fourth Baptist Church Praise Dancers at 5 p.m. The Rev. Jonathan Franklin of New Birth Baptist will be the youth speaker for the evening. The Rev. Caesar Scott of Richmond will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m. April 3. Call 487-1940 for more information.

Gospel Explosion at Antioch Church of Christ

At 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 3 there will be a Gospel Explosion at Antioch Church of Christ, 900 Hull Ave., with appearances by The Singing Larks, The Gospel Sensations, Gospel Harmoneers, and Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes of Richmond. For more information call 539-0413 or 934-1445.

Wilroy Baptist Church

There will be a Gospel Singing Concert, with performances by the Down East Boys and Forgiven, at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, at 6 p.m. April 17. A love offering will be taken. Call 539-5658 for more information.


the Way Ministry of Deliverance

By the Way Ministry will have Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday, March 27 and worship service at 11:30 a.m. Bishop Virnus Young will be the guest speaker.

New Calvary Baptist Church

At 11 a.m. Sunday, March 27, Rev. Terry B. Norman will be the guest speaker at New Calvary, located at 220 Sixth St.

St. John Pentecostal Church

Easter Sunday service begins at 10 a.m. A special service takes place at noon with vice-president Bishop Bailey Hall Jr. as the guest speaker. At 5 p.m. on Easter Monday a special service and egg hunt will be held.

Prizes will be awarded and refreshments will be served.

Laurel Hill honoring pastor

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.

Easter services at Bethlehem Christian

Bethlehem Christian Church will hold Easter services from today to Sunday, March 27.

Oakland Christian Church

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.,

worship service begins at Oakland 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.

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.

Easter Extravaganza today

The youth department of God’s Anointed Touch Ministries is sponsoring an Easter Extravaganza at 3 p.m. today 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 by Sunday, 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 second annual Praise Dance Concert at the King’s Fork Middle School gymnasium at 4 p.m. April 2. Contact 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.