Father’s Day at
Published 12:00 am Monday, June 20, 2005
Greater First Baptist
Greater First Baptist Church, 600 Factory St., will celebrate Father’s Day (Family and Friends Day Part II) during regular worship today. 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.
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East End Baptist today
The Hugenot Road Baptist Church Orchestra of Richmond will perform in both the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship service Sunday, June 19 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.
‘Blessed in the
City 2005′ today
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. today 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.
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.
Men’s Day at St.
St. Mark’s A.M.E. Zion Church, 817 Mckinley Ave., will have a Men’s Day at 10 a.m. today. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Paul Sims of Gethsemane Baptist Church of Newport News. Call 539-5560 for more information.
Youth Day Celebration today at Tabernacle
At 11 a.m. today, Tabernacle Christian Church will hold Youth Day. The guest speaker is Megan Melton, a 2005 honors graduate of Lakeland High School.
Family revival at
Word of Faith
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.
The attire for the &uot;Family Revival&uot; is church casual. The church is located at 4300 Judah Lane, Suffolk in the Bellville section off of Route 17 North. The host pastors are Elders Clarence and
Starr Sykes. Call 538-1338 for more information.
COGIC District Conference at Gates of Heaven
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.
Chapel Grove United Church of Christ
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.
Youth Crusade at St. Paul RZUA
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.
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.
Watchful Eye Summer Youth program
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
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.
Services at Solomon’s Temple
At 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday, Solomon’s Temple, 12749 Courthouse Hwy., Smithfield, will have altar prayer. At 7 p.m. Christian Instructions to Discipleship Sessions (C.I.D.S) take place. Sunday is Youth Day with special guests the Rev. Jones, associate minister of Emmanuel Baptist Church, Smithfield. Minister Trevon Walker of Bayview Holiness Church of Rushmere will be the special guest. A praise dance celebration takes place on June 25.
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.
Convocation at Rising St. James
Rising St. James, located at 201 N. Sixth St. and Bank Street Extended, will have a Holy Convocation from June 25-July 1 with guest speakers Bishop Gordon and Bethlehem Church of Norfolk, Bishop Copeland with Faith of Deliverance Apostolic, Bishop W. P. Wiggins and New Mt. Joy Worship Center, and Evangelist Tully Wood. Kenny Shields and the Tri-City Chorale, Prenell Luster and God of Deliverance will render music. Workshop topics will include The Essential Elements to a Higher Level, The Encounter with God and Faithful Stewards. Call 539-7026 for more information.
Hillcrest Baptist 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. Built around an RV road trip across the USA, the week will be full of exciting Bible Study, crafts, RV camp-related refreshments and recreation for everyone.
Adults also will have the opportunity to participate in a Ramblin’ Road Trip Bible Study. This week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities is free of charge and open to everyone. Call 539-8801 for more information.
Pentecostal Holiness Churches of America
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
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 today. 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.
Youth revival at Lakeview Missionary
Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., will have a Youth Revival beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly through June 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, 2005 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.
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.