Anniversary at Zion United Church

Published 12:00 am Sunday, April 17, 2005

Zion UCC Male Chorus presents &uot;Standing on the Word&uot; anniversary concert at 6 p.m. today featuring an Elite Revolution, the Hurdle Brothers, Spiritual Edition, Gethsemane Male Chorus, Galatians Male Chorus and more. The church is located at 5200 Quaker Drive. Call 539-2421 or 539-7177 for more information.

Usher Board celebrating at St. Paul RZUA

The St. Paul RZUA Junior Usher Board will be celebrating their anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday. Evangelist Willie Riddick will be the guest speaker. The church is located at 617 Spruce St., Suffolk. Call 539-9822 for more information.

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Guest speaker at Faith Temple

Faith Temple Ministries, 476 Wellons St., will have guest speaker Elder Larry Thomas for the 11:30 a.m. morning worship Sunday. Call 934-2735 for more information.

Mt. Olive Holiness Church

Upper Room Holiness Church will be the special guests at Mt. Olive Holiness Church, 427 Webb St., at 7 p.m. Sunday.

Norman to speak at New Calvary

At 11 a.m. Sunday, the Rev. Terry B. Norman is the guest speaker at New Calvary Baptist Church, located at 220 N. Sixth St.

Crusade at Sweet Beulah

The youth of Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic, 127 Maple St., will have a Week Crusade beginning 7 p.m. nightly from April 25-29. Call 539-9535 for more information.

Holy Neck UCC

Holy Neck UCC will have a big yard sale from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 23 at the church fellowship hall. Breakfast and lunch are available. All proceeds will go the Relay for Life. Call 986-3701 for more information.

Open Door Church

The Open Door Church’s youth group &uot;Joshua Force&uot; will be having a concert at 7p.m. on May 27. The main event band includes Uprising and Unsed and opening for them will be the church’s youth band. The admission is free to enter this concert. There will be refreshments available for purchase. Visit Uprising’s website at . Open Door Church is located at 816 Kings Fork Road, Suffolk. The pastors are Tony and Kathy Peaks. For further information call 934 -2671.

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. 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).

Gospel Sing at Wilroy Baptist

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.

Pleasant Union Baptist Church

Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., will recognize senior citizens at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The Rev. Annette Daniels, of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Ivor, will be the special guest.

Spring Revival at Piney Grove Baptist Church

Piney Grove Baptist Church will conclude its Spring Revival at 7:30 p.m. today. The Rev. Ronald Goodwin is the guest speaker.

Riddick to speak at Little Mt. Zion

Little Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3288 Pruden Blvd., Suffolk, will be celebrating family and friends day at 11 a.m. Sunday, April 24. Evangelist Willie Riddick is the guest speaker for the service. Evangelist Riddick, a native of Suffolk, is an associate minister at New Community Church of God in Rich Square, N.C. Riddick is also a bass guitar player for the World-renowned gospel singer, Shirley Caesar.

Spring Revival at Mt. Ararat Christian

Spring Revival will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly Tuesday, April 19-21 at Mt. Ararat Christian Church at 1860 Airport Road. The Rev. Robert Barnes, pastor of Canaan Baptist Church, will be the Evangelist for the week. Call 934-0986 for more information.

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church, 37527 Seacock Chapel Road, Zuni, will be having out Cake Auction from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 20. All proceeds will fund the various summer Missions projects that are planned for 2005. Supper will be served from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Call the church office at 242-6553 for reservations. The youth will be participating in the Lupus Walk on Saturday, April 30. On May 14, the Missions Council will sponsor a barbecue by the pound fundraiser. Proceeds will fund Jason Witt’s missionary trip to Ghana, Africa in June. A yard sale, sponsored by the youth department, will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Call 242-6553 for more information.

St. Paul PHC

St. Paul PHC, 728 Ashley Ave., presents Suffolk’s own Evangelist Willie Riddick at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22. Call 934-0601 for more information.

St. Paul PHC, 728 Ashley Ave., will be selling fish dinners from 9 a.m. to noon on April 23 at 114 S. Lloyd St., Suffolk. The Mother’s Board is sponsoring the event. Call 539-9026 for more information.

Gates of Heaven

Gates of Heaven’s Women’s department will be celebrating Women’s Day Sunday, April 24. Evangelist Viola Parker from New Mt. Joy will be the 11:15 a.m. guest speaker. At 3 p.m., LaRhonda Shelita Lane will be the speaker. Gates of Heaven is located at 112 Beech St., Suffolk. For more information, call 934-0455 or 539-3856.

By the Way Ministry of Deliverance

By the Way Ministry of Deliverance, 2400 Godwin Blvd., will hold Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday. The morning worship will begin at 11:30 a.m., and at the 4 p.m. service, Elder Brenda Parrish will be the guest speaker. Call 934-2408 for more information.

Oliver Branch Baptist Church

Olive Branch Baptist Church, 5200 Milner’s Road, will celebrate their senior choir anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Golden Keys, The Gospel Four, Gospel Persuaders and Betty Vicks will be special guests. Transportation is available through Olive Branch Baptist Church Van Ministries. If needed, leave a message at 255-7348 including the address and telephone number.

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.

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.

Anniversary at Potter’s House

Potter’s House Christian Fellowship Center, located at 132 Bank St., will be celebrating their 10th Annual 100 Youth-in-Jeans service at 6:30 p.m. today. The guest speaker will be Minister Michael Wright from Signs and Wonders Church of Deliverance (located in Stony Creek). There will be praise dancers, choirs, soloists and many extras. This program is being sponsored by the Y.A.M.S. Ministry. Call 925-1333 for transportation and more information.

Pastor honored at Shiloh

Shiloh Baptist Church of 9000 Fire Tower Road, Windsor, is celebrating 11 years of dedicated service honoring the pastor. At 3 p.m. Sunday, the Rev. Eustice Mitchell and Gilfield Baptist Church of Ivor will be the special guest. At 3 p.m on April 24, the anniversary service will conclude with the Rev. James T. Elam Jr. and the Dunamis Church Family of Hampton.

University of Lynchburg enrolling

The Virginia University of Lynchburg (Suffolk site) Fall Semester will be from Aug. 30 to Dec. 13. The registration dates are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 to 9 p.m. through May 2. Summer registration is by appointment by calling 934-0191 or 934-8175. The programs offered are as follows: Associates of Arts and Science Degree, Certificate of Ministry, Bachelor’s of Arts in religious studies and Master’s of Divinity degree are available. Financial aid is also available. Pleasant Union is located at 215 Webb St.

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.

Sista Chosen Ministries

Sista Chosen Ministries will be having a city-to-city women’s conference tour titled, &uot;We Will Survive 2005&uot; and a play titled &uot;Brotha Chosen.&uot; The cities included in the tour will be Richmond, June 7-10; Norfolk, Sept. 7-10; and the Outer Banks of North Carolina and Dec.7-10.

The conference speakers are: Freda Y. Cross, El Bethel/Rose of Sharon Worship Centers; Tammy Alexander, Dominion and Glory Ministries of Richmond; Kymberly D. Johnson, New Macedonia Baptist Church of Riverdale, Ga. and Evangela Watford of Suffolk.

The organization is seeking men and women professional and nonprofessional actors and actresses 18 years and older free to travel with a flexible schedule for practice and rehearsal.

Call 724-2230, 434-658-4261, or 434-246-5511 ext. 3248 for more information. Visit the website at

Bethlehem Christian Church

Bethlehem Christian Church, 1594 Holland Road, will have revival beginning at 7 p.m. nightly through Wednesday. The guest speakers will be the Reverends Wayne Gardner, Tommy Reynolds, Dolan Talbert and Dr. Jarvis Hearn. Refreshments will be served after each service. Transportation will be provided if necessary. Call 539-4274 for more information.

St. Phillip’s Pentecostal Church

St. Phillip’s Pentecostal Church of Christ Holiness, 728 Ashley Ave., will be having a service to benefit their Usher Board Department at 7 p.m. Friday, April 22. The guest speaker for the service will be Evangelist Willie Riddick. Bishop Marshall C. Goodwin is the host pastor.

Les Gemmes host play

The Suffolk Les Gemmes Inc. will host a dinner/play titled &uot;A Mother’s Revenge&uot; at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 15 at Temple Beth El, located at 3927 Bridge Road, Suffolk. The play is written and directed by Dr. Herman Clark Sr. The cost of the event is $30 per person. Proceeds will benefit the 2005 high school Senior Scholarship Fund. Call 539-7896 or 925-4205 for more information.

`Y.E.S. I Can’ Academy

Little Bethel Church, 6533 Everets Road, presents the &uot;Y.E.S. I Can Academy,&uot; (Youth Establishing Service).

Little Bethel opens the doors to its newly established Youth Church every first, third, fourth and fifth Sunday. All youth are welcomed and encouraged to attend these services during the 11 a.m. morning worship. Call 371-3326 for more information.

Rev. Baker guest speaker at Lakeview Baptist

Pastor Henry G. Baker and the congregation of First Baptist Church, Orlando, will be the guest minister for Lakeview Baptist Church for the Progressive Men’s Auxiliary anniversary service at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Word for Living Ministries

Through April 30, Word for Living, 45 W. Windsor Blvd., begins its annual Spring Crusade with guest speakers the 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.

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.