Sunday worship at Suffolk Presbyterian

Published 12:00 am Saturday, June 18, 2005

Beginning Sunday, June 19 through Aug. 28, Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St., will hold Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. The pastor is the Rev. William W. Nickels III. The church Web site is

Youth Day

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Today at Tabernacle Christian Church, located on East Washington Street and Sixth Street, will host a Youth Day Prayer Breakfast with Nansemond River High School graduates Rodney Jones and LaRon White as speakers. At 11 a.m. Sunday, Tabernacle Christian Church will hold Youth Day. The guest speaker is Megan Melton, a 2005 honors graduate of Lakeland High School.

COGIC District Conference at Gates of Heaven Church

The Greater Tidewater District Churches of God In Christ headquarters, Gates of Heave COGIC, 112 Beech St., Suffolk, will host its annual district conference during the month of July. At 7 p.m. Thursday, July 7, Bishop Joseph G. Snead, presiding prelate of the Triump Pentecostal Church of Deliverance, Newport News, is the guest speaker.

Also, a Victory Celebration Banquet takes place at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Temple Beth El Conference Center in Suffolk. The cost for adults is $30 and 17 years and under $20. For more information, call 839-4883 or 539-3856. Elder Sylvester Silver Sr. is the district superintendent. Evangelist Dr. Rosa L. Williams is the district missionary.

Family revival at Word of Faith Church

A &uot;Family Revival&uot; will be conducted at Word of Faith Family Worship Center beginning Tuesday, June 21-23, 7 p.m. nightly. The guest evangelist for this event will be Bishop Terence M. Sykes.

Bishop Sykes, a native of Portsmouth, is the founder and senior pastor of Shekijah Preparation Assembly in Lynchburg. He is a recording artist, having recorded his first solo CD project this past December. This CD project, &uot;Real Worship,&uot; was released last month in Portsmouth at Bethel Temple Church where the pastor is Bishop Earl C. Hinton, Sr.

The attire for the &uot;Family Revival&uot; is church casual. Word of Faith Family Worship Center is located at 4300 Judah Lane, Suffolk in the Bellville section off of Route 17 North at the 664 intersection across from Harbor View, one mile from Temple Beth El. The host pastors are Elders Clarence and Starr Sykes. Call 538-1338 for more information.

Youth Crusade at St. Paul RZUA Church

The St. Paul R.Z.U.A Church, located at Spruce and Lewis Avenue, will host its annual Youth Crusade on July 6-8. The guest minister will be National Evangelist Willie Riddick, a native of Suffolk. Along with the spoken word, various choirs and praise dancers are scheduled on the program. Praise and worship will begin at 7:30 p.m. each night. Call 923-0969 or 934-2935 for more information.

Worship service at Chapel Grove United Church

At 3 p.m. Sunday, June 26, the Rev. Charles E. Chappell, pastor of Portsmouth United Church of Christ, will be the guest speaker for a special afternoon worship service at Chapel Grove United Church of Christ. The church is located at 7366 W. Blackwater Road in Windsor.

Usher appreciation at Gethsemane Baptist

Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1656 Copeland Road, will honor three former ushers: Mrs. Clarine Holland, Mrs. Elizabeth Hall and Mr. Ernest Williams for their faithful service.

The pre-appreciation service will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The special guests include the Saratoga Gospel Community Choir of Suffolk, under the direction of Willie Barnes.

The appreciation service will be at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26 with the Rev. Stanley Eley, associate minister of New Berean Baptist Church, Portsmouth. The New Berean Baptist Youth Choir will render music. Call 539-5894 for more information.

Bethlehem and Hillcrest present patriotic service

Hillcrest Baptist and Bethlehem Christian churches will present a patriotic service at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 26 at Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Road. Patriotic music will be performed. Dr. Jarvis Hearn, interim pastor for Hillcrest Baptist, will deliver the message.

Vacation Bible School at First Baptist, Mahan

From 6 to 8 pm. Monday, June 20-24, First Baptist Church Mahan Street, 112 W. Mahan St., will have Vacation Bible School. Call 539-6623 for more information.

Father’s Day at Greater First Baptist Church

Greater First Baptist Church, 600 Factory St., will celebrate Father’s Day (Family and Friends Day Part II) during regular worship on Sunday, June 19. Emphasis will be given on family and spiritual manpower through Christ and tributes will be given to father. There will be a picnic on the Church grounds after service. The Rev. Henry G. Baker is Senior Pastor. Call 539-0032 for more information.

Hugenot orchestra to perform at East End

The Hugenot Road Baptist Church Orchestra of Richmond will perform in both the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at East End Baptist Church, 523 E. Washington St. This 30-piece orchestra, under the direction of Phillip Brown, is made up entirely of church member volunteers ranging 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 orchestra presents a wide variety of musical styles and will highlight more than 20 of East End’s instrumentalists during its visit. Call 539-3324 for more information.

Vacation Bible School at Metropolitan Baptist

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St., will have Vacation Bible School from 7 to 9 p.m. from Monday, June 20-24. If a ride is needed, contact the church office at 539-2696 for more information.

Men’s Day at St. Mark’s A.M.E. Church Sunday

St. Mark’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 817 Mckinley Ave., will have a Men’s Day at 10 a.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Paul Sims of Gethsemane Baptist Church of Newport News. Call 539-5560 for more information.

Heavenly Promotions

Heavenly Promotions is sponsoring &uot;Blessed in the City 2005&uot; to be held at Seventh City Restaurant, 1226 White Marsh Road, Suffolk, at 4 p.m. Sunday, &uot;Fathers Day.&uot; The featured artist is Pastor Ronzel Pretlow, Brothers In Christ and guests. A dinner special will be available. There will be a $10 donation and the cost for children under 12 are $5. Call 569-1819 for more information.

Watchful Eye Summer program at Tabernacle

The Tabernacle Christian Church is sponsoring the Watchful Eye Summer Youth Program beginning July 5-29. The program, open to children K-6th grade, will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the TCC Life Center.

The registration fee is $10; weekly tuition for TCC members is $30 for the first child; and $10 for each additional child. Weekly tuition for non-members is $50 for the first child, and $15 for each additional child. For more information, cal 539-7257.

Fish fry at Gates of Heaven

Beginning at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 25, Gates of Heaven COGIC, 112 Beech St., will hold a fish fry in the parking lot. Dinners include potato salad, string beans, rolls and dessert. The cost is $5.

For more information, call 334-4456.

Free food, clothing at Capernaum Seventh Day

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.

July 4th celebration at Wilroy Baptist

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will be celebrating the nation’s birthday at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 3. There will be a time of recognition of all of the Armed Forces, active and inactive, as well as special music honoring our nation. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be served at noon. Nursery will be provided for the service. Also, Wilroy Baptist will have Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:30 p.m. from July 24-29. The theme is &uot;Construction Zone.&uot; There will be classes, crafts and activities for every age group from nursery through adult. Wilroy Baptist will also host a &uot;Teen Challenge&uot; at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 24. At the 6 p.m. service, the church will worship with the Rev. Gary Rodgers, pastor of More Excellent Ministries, who will be the guest speaker. A nursery will be provided for both services. Call 539-5658 for more information.

Impact Suffolk sponsors concert

From 6 to 10 p.m. Saturday, June 25 at the YMCA Suffolk, there will be a Christian concert with live bands. The bands are favorite local Hampton Roads bands including The Perfect Ransom, Unsed and The Blacktop June. The admission is free with a $3 suggested donation. The concert will be in the childcare wing of the YMCA. Call 635-7205 or 255-2134 for more information.

Hillcrest Baptist Church rambling across the U.S.

Hillcrest Baptist Church, 1629 Holland Road, will ramble across the nation on an unparalleled road trip. Ramblers can gather for this Vacation Bible School road trip. Children from grade six through 12 are invited to join the Vacation Bible School for Teens July 11-15 at the church each evening from 6-9 p.m.

Call 539-8801 for more information.

Youth Conference at Pentecostal Churches

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.

Trip to T.D. Jakes Mega Fest sponsored

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.

Saturday Night Live Gospel Explosion

At 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25, A Saturday Night Live Gospel Explosion will be held at Faith of Deliverance Soul Saving Ministries, 239 Holladay St. featuring Minister of Music James Copeland Jr., the Voices of Deliverance, Nuwine Gospel Singers, Voices of Praise, Eric Knight, and Denita Baker, all of Suffolk and the Mitchell Gospel Singers of Portsmouth. Minister Trevon Boone, of New Mt. Joy Food for Living Ministries, is the master of ceremony. The program will benefit the building fund. The host pastor is Bishop Clarence Copeland.

130th anniversary at Gethsemane Baptist

Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1656 Copeland Road, continues the celebration of its 130th anniversary of service for God with guest worship leaders. The theme is &uot;130 Years of God’s Grace and Mercy.&uot;

Each Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service and will honor this celebration with reflections of our 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 service will be former members who will share some of their growing up worshipping experiences as &uot;Children&uot; of the Gethsemane Baptist Church Family.

Deacon Jacqueline Holland Silver will serve as worship leader Sunday. She is the daughter of Deaconess Erma Holland and the late Deacon Melvin L. Holland Sr. She is the wife of Willie A. Silver.

They have one son, Marcus Sr., and one grandson, Marcus Jr. Jackie currently works as an admissions counselor for the job corps.

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.

Gethsemane Baptist honoring former ushers

At Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1656 Copeland Road, the ushers will honor three former ushers, Mrs. Clarine Holland, Mrs. Elizabeth Hall and Mr. Ernest Williams for their faithful service. The pre-appreciation service will be at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 25. The special guest will be the Saratoga Gospel Community Choir of Suffolk under the direction of Willie Barnes.

The appreciation service will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 26. The Rev. Stanley Eley, associate minister of New Berean Baptist Church of Portsmouth and the youth choir will render the service. Call 539-5894 for more information.