Men’s Day at Pleasant Grove today

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 12, 2005

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church will celebrate Men’s Day at 11 a.m. today. The Rev. George Smith, associate minister, of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Portsmouth, will be the guest minister. The Singing Larks of Suffolk will render the music.

Church anniversary at Allen Grove

Allen Grove Baptist, Walters Highway in Franklin, will celebrate their church anniversary at 3 p.m. today. The Rev. Johnny Lyons and Bryant Baptist Church of Capron will render the service.

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Women’s Day at Greater First Baptist

The women of Greater First Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Women’s Day at 11 a.m. today. The theme is &uot;Christian Women Focusing on God’s Purpose.&uot; The guest minister is the Rev. Monica Morris-Barnes of First Baptist Church-Mahan, Suffolk. Joyce R. Jones and Demetria Saunders are co-chairpersons. The Rev. Henry G. Baker is the host pastor.

Chapel Grove United Church of Christ

At 10 a.m. today, Dr. Oliver R. Phillips will be the guest speaker for the morning worship service at Chapel Grove United Church of Christ located at 7366 W. Blackwater Road in Windsor. Dr. Phillips, a Nazarene minister from Kansas City, Miss., is the author of the book entitled, &uot;The God of a Second Chance.&uot; This autobiography is an account of the struggles and victories of this Nazarene minister from Trinidad, West Indies. Call 242-6178 for more information.

First Lady celebration at Rising St. James

At 4 p.m. today, Rising St. James P.H.A., 201 N. Sixth St., will have a celebration for First Lady Evangelist Glendale Whitfield at Rising St. James. Evangelist Betty Knight Milteer from Faith Temple Apostolic Church will be the guest speaker. Call 539-7026 for more information.

Services at New Mt Zion Holiness today

Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. today at New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2113 Georgia Ave. Worship service begins at 11:30 a.m. The speaker will be Elder Leory Malette. Also at 4 p.m. Minister Earl Woods will be the speaker. Bishop Everlena Riddick is the host pastor.

Unity Sunday at Pleasant Union

Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., will be observing their annual Unity Sunday, a combination of Men’s Day today with worship service at 8 and 11:15 a.m. This year, the theme is &uot;Are you Spiritually Fit for the Kingdom?&uot; The speaker for the occasion will be the Rev. Dr. Clinton Austin and Mrs. Theora Austin, pastor and First Lady of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.

Youth Day observed at

Piney Grove Baptist Church

Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4901 Deer Path Road, will observe Youth Day at 11:30 a.m. today during the morning worship service. The guest speaker will be Travis Copeland of Missouri Baptist Church and guest soloists will be Brittney Saunders. Call 934-0745 for more information.

Youth Day at New Mt. Joy today

The New Mt. Joy Food for Living Ministries will observe its annual Youth Day today. The 8 a.m. speaker will be Minister Neketa Knight of Churchland. The 11 a.m. speaker will be Evangelist Gayle Valentine of Richmond. The day will end with a &uot;Women of Excellence&uot; pageant.

The annual youth revival will begin Monday, June 13 with a musical. The speaker for the week, June 14-17, will be Elder Derrick Hutchins II from South Carolina. Various choirs will sing each night.

Youth revival at Lakeview Missionary

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., will have a Youth Revival beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly from June 13-17. The Rev. Ernest L. Reid, pastor of Olive Branch Baptist Church of Portsmouth, will be the guest minister for the week. Choirs from the Tidewater area will sing each night.

Also at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26, a service for the Mae’s/Barnes Missionary Circle anniversary of Lakeview Missionary Baptist takes place. The Rev. Jonathan Franklin and the New Birth Fellowship Church of Elizabeth City, N.C. are the special guests. For more information, call 465-0350 or 539-2441.

Orchestra performing at

Huguenot Road Baptist

The Huguenot Road Baptist Church Orchestra of Richmond, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday, June 17 at the Western Branch Baptist Church in Suffolk. This 30-piece Orchestra under the direction of Phillip Brown will present a program that will be appealing to all ages. The HRBC Orchestra is made up entirely of church member volunteers raging in age from Middle School through adults. The orchestra regularly plays in worship services as well as larger works and concerts and is currently on an Eastern Virginia concert tour.

The program will include a wide variety of musical styles something for everyone. There will be well-known hymn arrangements as well as new contemporary favorites. There are even selections specifically for children. There is no cost for this event.

Young Women in Christ sponsor ball

Young Women in Christ Ministries is sponsoring a formal ball at 5:30 p.m. July 9 at the Planters Club. The evening’s entertainment will include dinner, a praise team, praise dancers and raffle drawings. There will be a $20 donation for this event. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Genieve Shelter and the Boys and Girls Club. For more information, contact Belissa Thomas at 923-3443.

Youth Day at Lakeview Missionary today

At 11 a.m. today, Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Avenue, will celebrate its annual Youth Day. The Rev. Cordell Patillo of Fourth Baptist Church, Portsmouth, will be the guest speaker under the leadership of Rev. Charles Beamon. Also at 4 p.m., Lakeview will celebrate the anniversary of the G. R. Daughtrey Memorial Choir. The Rev. Charles Leavell and Balm of Gilead Baptist Church will be the special guest.

Pentecostal Holiness Churches of America to host annual youth conference

The Pentecostal Holiness Churches of America Inc. will hold its annual Youth Conference Saturday, June 25-26. The event will be held at St. Paul’s PHC, 20663 Thomas Woods Trail, Zuni. Also, St. Paul PHC will host Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. July 10. The guest speaker for the event will be Evangelist Leona Gay from Philadelphia, Penn.

Gospel Extravaganza

God’s Anointed Touch Ministry, Hwy. 460 in the Windsor Plaza Shopping Center, will host a Gospel Extravaganza Sunday featuring the Gospel Harmoneers of Ivor, the Virginia Aires of Chesapeake, Brothers in Christ of Franklin, the Gospel Aires of Smithfield and Emcee Leroy Butler. The doors will open at 4 p.m. with the concert starting at 5 p.m. There will be a $10 admission charge for the event. God’s Anointed Touch Ministries is holding services in the Windsor School of Dance. Call 242-9280 or 334-3149 for more information.

Trip to T.D. Jakes 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. To reserve a seat, contact the church office at 539-7257.

Free food, clothing 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.

130th anniversary at Gethsemane Baptist

Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1656 Copland Road, will be celebrating the 130th anniversary of service for God with special anniversary service throughout June. The theme is &uot;130 years of God’s Grace and Mercy&uot;. Each Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship services, the celebration takes place with reflections of the church’s past history, the on-going building champions for Christ and the teaching of God’s word. The 11 a.m. morning service speaker will be the Gethsemane Baptist Church Pastor, the Rev. Nathaniel Scates Jr.

The worship leaders for the morning worship will be former members who will share some of their &uot;growing-up&uot; worshipping experiences as &uot;Children&uot; of the Gethsemane Baptist Church family. Deidre Faulk Davis will serve as worship leader on June 5. She is the daughter of trustee James Harold Faulk and Bettie Sharpe Faulk. She is the founder and co-owner of the award winning &uot;Unique Dance Company&uot; with her husband Bryan and the director of &uot;Helping Our People Excel&uot; (H.O.P.E House Inc.). The Hope House is a residential group home for at risk female adolescents. Call 539-5894 or 539-4199 for more information.

Women’s Day at Shiloh Baptist

Shiloh Baptist Church, 9000 Fire Tower Road, Windsor, will observe their annual Women’s Day at 11 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be Minister Patricia Powell of Franklin. The colors for this year’s Women’s Day are white and pink. The women of Shiloh Baptist Church will render the music. Viola Tuner is chairperson. The Rev. James T. Elam Sr. is the host pastor. Call 242-6420 for more information.

Pastor’s anniversary at Gates of Heaven

Gates of Heaven COGIC anniversary committee and church will be celebrating their pastor’s 11th anniversary 7:30 p.m. nightly through June 14. Pastor Superintendent Sylvester Silver Sr. will be honored along with the First Lady Missionary Linda L. Silver. They have five children, four girls, a son, eight grandchildren, one daughter-in-law and two sons-in-law. Call 934-0455 or 539-3856 for more information.