Family and Friends Day at Pleasant Union

Published 12:00 am Saturday, May 14, 2005

Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., will observe Family and Friends Day at 11:15 a.m. Sunday. The guest church will be Christian Family Baptist and pastor, the Rev. James Powell Sr. of Laplata, Md.

Rev. Powell is the brother of Pleasant Union co-pastor Rev. N. P. Chambers and a native of Portsmouth.

He received a bachelor’s of science degree in Mathmatics at Maryland State College in 1958; a master’s in Urban and Regional Planning and Community Redevelopment at the University of Colorado, 1974; master’s in Christian Counseling, Maple Springs Bible Baptist College and Seminary, 1994; Teacher Training Courses, United States Air Force, 1969; Marriage Enrichment Facilitator Training Courses, Maryland/Delaware Convention, Southern Baptist Congress, 1992; and pursued studies as a preacher and church planner beginning in 1994.

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He is married to the former Johnell Jones and they have three children (two sons and one daughter) and seven grandchildren.

Block Party at East End Baptist Church

East End Baptist Church, 523 E. Washington St., will sponsor a Community Block Party from noon until 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21 with a rain date of May 28. There will be food, health screenings, clothes giveaway, USDA Grocery Giveaway, games, prizes, entertainment, cotton candy and more. Call the church office at 539-3324 for more information.

Unity Service at Solomon’s Temple

At 7 p.m. Friday, May 20, a Unity Service takes place at Solomon’s Temple, 12749 Courthouse Highway. The subtheme is &uot;Do you want a Harvest.&uot; The special guest speaker is the Rev. Dr. Patricia Coker-Bell. On Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, Women’s Conference 2005 will begin with the subtheme: &uot;How to reap the Harvest&uot; with Worship presenter, Evangelist Tracey Mallory, Minister Lucy Robertson, First Lady Edith Shivers, and keynote speaker, the Rev. Kim Neal, associate Minister of Gethsemane Community Fellowship, Norfolk. A donation of $10 is requested for ages 18 and up; ages 12 to 17 are free. Also, at 3 p.m. Sunday, May 22, a Women’s Day celebration takes place. The theme is &uot;Celebrating the Harvest: It’s my time now&uot; with special guest, Elderess Gwendolyn Theus.

Jammin 4 Jesus at Corner Stone Missionary Church

Corner Stone Missionary Baptist Church, will be having a Jammin 4 Jesus &uot;Youth in step with Christ&uot; at 6 p.m. on Saturday at New Jerusalem Church, 418 E. Pinner St., featuring the Gospel Choir of Lakeland High School.

On Sunday, worship service takes place at the Holland Community House at 10 a.m. for Sunday School. Worship service starts at 11:30 a.m. At 3 p.m. a pre-anniversary worship service will take place with special guest speaker, Pastor Virginia Mizelle-Harris of Faith Walk Church family.


sponsorstrip to Mega Fest

Tabernacle Christian Church, 1401 E. Washington St., is sponsoring a trip to the T. D. Jakes Mega Fest, in Atlanta, Ga. The cost is $295 per person. There are only 31 seats available. To reserve a seat, contact the church office at 539-7257. Also, beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly from May 16-18 there will be a revival with Evangelist Sheril Henry of Virginia Beach which will be the guest speaker.

Women’s Day at Little Mt. Zion Baptist

Little Mount Zion Baptist Church, 3288 Pruden Blvd., will celebrate Women’s Day at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Shirley Liverman, associate minister of East End Baptist Church.

Gospel Extravaganza at God’s Anointed Touch

God’s Anointed Touch Ministries, 79 E. Windsor Blvd.,

along with Hunter’s Production will sponsor a Gospel Extravaganza on Sunday, June 5. The doors open at 4 p.m. with the show starting at 5 p.m. The special guests are the Gospel Harmoneers of Ivor, The Virginia Aires of Chesapeake, Brothers in Christ of Franklin, the Gospel Aires of Smithfield and Emcee Leroy Butler. Prizes will be given away. The admission is $10 per person.

By the Way Ministry

By the Way Ministry, 2400 Godwin Blvd., will hold Sunday School at 10 a.m.

Sunday. Morning worship begins at 11:30 a.m. At 7 p.m. Wednesday is Bible Study. Call 934-2408 for more information.

Sixth Street Baptist Church

Sixth Street Baptist Church, 324 Goodman St., will host special guest artists, the New Mighty Pearly Gates of Suffolk and the Singing Larks of Suffolk at 7 p.m. today. Call 539-2067 for more information.

Revival at Greater St. Stephen Pentecostal

Greater St. Stephen Pentecostal Holiness, 6513 Whaleyville Blvd., will hold a revival at 7:30 p.m. each night May 18-20.

Bishop Dwight L. Whitfield of Rising St. James is the guest speaker. Call 252-357-1639 or 986-2108 for more information.

Celebration of older Americans at Saint Mark’s

At 10 a.m. Sunday, May 22, Saint Mark’s Episcopal, 142 Tynes St., will sponsor

Celebration of Older Americans Day during morning worship. The Episcopal Church Women are coordinating the service. Call 539-8093 for more information.

Balm of Gilead Missionary Baptist

At 4 p.m. Sunday, Balm of Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, 3731 White Marsh Road,

will celebrate their annual Ushers Anniversary. The Rev. Kalvin White will be the special guest speaker. Call 934-1700 for more information.

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church

At 4 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Sinai Baptist, 6100 Holy Neck Road,

the Christian Women’s Fellowship Ministry will sponsor a Calendar Pageant. The months of the year will be showcased with various talents. Call 485-3409 for more information.

Spring Revival at New Piney Wood Chapel

Bishop Thomas L. Smith Jr., of Deeper Revelation International Ministry in Memphis, Tenn., will be the speaker for the spring revival at New Piney Wood Chapel Baptist Church, Drum Hill, N.C. from Monday, May 16-20. Services will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. Local area church choirs will provide music.

Bishop Smith is a 1989 graduate of Gates County High School and an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. The Buffalo Bills auspiciously drafted him in the first round in 1993, launching his successful stint as a professional football player in the NFL.

Ministers Revival at Healing Fountain

Healing Fountain Macedonia Church, 308 Briggs St., will have a Minister’s Revival beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly from May 16-20. The guest speakers for the week will be Monday night, Minister Walter White; Tuesday, Elder Trevon Boone; Wednesday, Evangelist Diane Harris; Thursday, Yolande Branch; and Friday night, Minister Jewell Corprew. Call 488-6986, 237-4947 or 539-2509 for more information.

Women’s Day at Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church

At 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sunday, Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., will celebrate their annual Women’s Day. The speakers are the Rev. Tracy Eley of Tabernacle Christian United Church of Christ, Suffolk, under the leadership of Dr. Carlton S. Upton Sr. and the Rev. Sandra Freeman of Pleasant Shade Baptist Church of Franklin.

Rev. Eley, a native of Suffolk, is the daughter of Ruby Watkins and the late Charlie Grant. Eley is the product of Suffolk City School system where she graduated in 1979 from Suffolk High School. She is also a 1988 graduate of Louise Obici School of Practical Nursing. Eley graduated the Louise Obici School of Professional Nursing in 1991. Eley now specializes in the field of geriatric and orthopedic at Obici Hospital.

Eley is a member of Tabernacle Christian Church, where she serves as Sunday School teacher for ages 12-18. Rev. Eley serves on various ministries at Tabernacle. (pastor’s aide, nursing ministry, and the glam and missionary society).

The Rev. Sandra Freeman is the daughter of Mrs. Goldie O. Walloe and the late Lloyd Walloe Jr. of Franklin. Rev. Freeman is a 1968 graduate of the former Georgia Tyler High School in Windsor.

She accepted her call to the ministry in April of 1995 and preached her initial sermon on September 17, 2000. She is a graduate of the United Christian College where she received a Certificate in Christian Education, a Certificate of Academic Achievement in Systematic Theology, Romans and the Acts of the Apostles. Freeman worked as coordinator of the women’s ministry at Pleasant Shade Baptist Church, and has served on the board of directors of the Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project (STOP) in Norfolk. Rev. Freeman serves as co-Pastor alongside her husband of 39 years, Pastor Dr. Willis Freeman Sr.

They are parents of four young adults and the grandparents of seven.

Service at New Mt. Zion

Sunday School will be held at New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2113 Georgia Ave., at 10 a.m. Sunday, May 15. Worship Service starts at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday is Pastoral Day. At 7:30 p.m. every Wednesday is Bible Study.

Pork and Chicken Yock at Greater First Baptist

Greater First Baptist Church, Orlando, will be selling pork and chicken yock from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. To place an order or for delivery call the church at 539-0032.

Herring meals and more at Sixth Street

Sixth Street Baptist Church, 324 Goodman St., the Radio Ministry will be selling herring meals, yock, hamburgers, hot dogs and lots more today from noon until in the church parking lot. Call 539-7087 for more information.

Also from 1 p.m. until on May 21, the Combined Usher Ministry will be selling chicken and fish dinners and sandwiches in the church parking lot. The dinners cost $6. Call 539-7087 for more information.

Minister’s revival

Healing Fountain Macedonia Church, 308 Briggs St., will have a minister’s revival at 7:30 nightly Monday, May 16-20. Tuesday night the speaker is Elder Trevon Boone, New Mt. Joy Food For Living of Suffolk; Wednesday, Evangelist Diane Harris of Portsmouth; Thursday, Evangelist Yolanda Branch from Healing Fountain Macedonia Church; and on Friday, the speaker is Minister Jewell Corprew of Healing Fountain Macedonia.

Women’s Day at Pleasant Grove

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, will celebrate Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. Minister Bertha May White of New Life Ministries of Norfolk, will be the guest minister. Also, at 3:30 p.m. the annual fellowship and dinner service takes place with Morning Star Baptist Church of Portsmouth. Call 934-9291 or 657-6874 for more information.

Pastor’s anniversary at New Paul’s Temple

New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church, 720 Hosier Road, will have a celebration of Pastor Catherine Skinner’s 12th anniversary at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 20 with speaker Elder L. Gregory of Elizabeth City. Call 923-4032 for more information. Also from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, the Youth Department will have a car wash at Carolina Cleaners, 506 E. Washington Street.

March for Jesus

The second annual March for Jesus will be held Saturday, June 4. The parade assembly will start at 9 a.m. in the parking lot on South Saratoga Street behind the Salvation Army. The parade will roll out at 10 a.m. and go along West Washington Street and then north on North Main Street to Finney Avenue and will conclude with a rally of praise and worship in the parking lot across from First Baptist Main Street Church.

Check out the website at Our March for Jesus is a part of a world-wide event called Jesus Day.

Call 986-2857, 855-4024 or 255-2134 for more information. Or e-mail

Free dinner at Capernaum

Capernaum Seventh Day Adventist, 314 York St., as a Community Service Capernaum will prepare a free dinner every Wednesday night beginning from 4:30 to 6 p.m. On Friday’s, there will be fresh fruit, vegetables and canned goods. Clothes are available on Sundays. Call 934-9814 for more information.

Women’s Day at New First Baptist

New First Baptist Church, 1105 Hosier Road, will be celebrating Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker will be Elder Sharon Revel of Sweet Haven Holy Church of God, Carrollton. The music will be by the Higher Praise Choir of Suffolk. Call 934-0833 for more information.

King’s Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church, 6300 Old Myrtle Road, the members of King’s Grove Baptist Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 15. Bishop John R. Savage and the Healing Temple Pentecostal Church of Portsmouth will render the service.

The Pastor’s Aide is sponsoring the service.

Also, there will be a Night Revival from May 18 through 20, beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Dr. Madalene F. Beard, pastor of Galatian U. C. C. of Suffolk, will conduct the revival. The youth of King’s Grove is the sponsor of these services. Call 986-4167 or 539-2749 for more information.

Homecoming and memorial Service

Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Road, will hold its Homecoming and Memorial service on Sunday, May 15. Early service is at 8:45 a.m., Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and the memorial service begins at 10:45 a.m. with a special program in the cemetery afterwards for veterans buried at Bethlehem. Lunch will be served in Graham Hall. Call 539-4274 for more information.

Women’s Day at Gethsemane

Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1656 Copeland Road, will be celebrating their Annual Women’s Day at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 22. The Rev. Shirley Liverman, associate minister of East End Baptist Church will be the guest speaker for the service. Also Tonya Artist will be the guest soloist. Call 539-5894 for more information.

Rainbow Team at New Calvary

At New Calvary Baptist Church, 220 N. Sixth St., the Women’s Fellowship will sponsor a Rainbow Tea in the East Suffolk Community Center at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 21. Pastor Ruby Turner and the Jones Singer of Newport News will render the music. There is a $15 donation for the event. Food will also be served. Call 934-2229 for more information. Also, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 22, Nathan Smith and the Community Worship choir will render a musical program. Call 539-1932 for more information.

City-to-city women’s conference

Sista Chosen Ministries will be having a city-to-city women’s conference entitled &uot;We Will Survive 2005&uot; and a play entitled, &uot;Brotha Chosen.&uot; The cities included in this tour will be Richmond, June 7-10; Norfolk, Sept. 7-10; and the Outer Banks, Dec. 7-10. All events take place Wednesday through Saturday. The conference speakers are Prophetess Freda Y. Cross, El Bethel and Rose of Sharon Worship Centers, Prophetess Tammy Alexander, Dominion and Glory Ministries, of Richmond, Evangelist Kymberly D. Johnson, New Macedonia Baptist Church of Riverdale, Ga., and Evangela Watford, Suffolk. There will be a choir chosen per city.

Sista Chosen is looking for men and women interested in acting, 18 years and older, who will be free to travel. These individuals must be kingdom minded, devoted, determined, easy to get along with, and most of all be serious about working toward the completion of God’s plan. Call 724-2230, 434-658-4261 or 434-246-5511 ext. 3248, or visit for more information.

Singarama at Healing Fountain

Healing Fountain Macedonia Church, 308 Briggs St., will have a Gospel Singarama at 5 p.m. today. Call 488-6986, 237-4947, 461-4279 and 471-3979 for more information.

Calendar pageant

The Christian Women’s Ministry of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 6100 Holy Neck Road, will sponsor a Calendar Pageant at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. The months of the year will be showcased with various talents.

Missions Day

Main Street United Methodist Church is sponsoring a Missions Day to Petersburg on Saturday, May 21. At 7:30 a.m. members will meet at the church and return by 3 p.m. A stop will be made on the way for breakfast. Those attending should bring a bag lunch (drinks are provided). Weather permitting, the Missions Day activities may include: demolition, gardening, vinyl siding and various other tasks. Call 539-1131 or 539-8751 by Sunday, May 15. There is also a sign-up sheet on the fellowship hall bulletin board near the water fountain.

Women’s Day

The Women of Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St., will be celebrating their annual Woman’s Day, beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, with a prayer service portraying the &uot;Women of the Bible&uot; and ladies night. At 9 a.m. Saturday, May 21, the women will be having a fellowship breakfast in the educational department of the church. Shirley Wade will bring the message of &uot;Christian Women Facing the Future with Faith.&uot; The climax of Women’s Day at Metropolitan Baptist will end at 11 a.m. on Sunday, May 22 with the Rev. Sherleen Branch as our guest Minister delivering the message, in reference to Christian Women Facing the Future with Faith.

Yard sale and craft show

Liberty Spring Baptist Church, 4213 Whaleyville Blvd., will hold a yard sale/craft show from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. Vendors should contact the church office at 986-4403 for application. There will also be a concession stand.