Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 21, 2005
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.
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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.
Youth week at
Solomon’s Temple, 12479 Courthouse Highway, Smithfield, will host Youth Week 2005 from June 12-17.The theme is &uot;Holla At Me,&uot; Matthew 7:7. &uot;Youth Revival&uot; will begin at 7 p.m. nightly. The special guest for Tuesday and Thursday will be Pastor John Davis and Sandy Mt. Baptist Church; Wednesday, Minister Trevon Walker, an associate minister at Bayview Holiness Church. Friday night will feature &uot;Let’s talk about it&uot; wherein high school seniors and college students will speak about their experiences.
At 7 p.m. Friday, June 24 the Unity Service Praise Dancers will sponsor the service.
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, 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.
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 will minister during the services. 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.
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.
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.
Forum at St. Timothy Baptist
St. Timothy Baptist, 1613 E. Washington St., will have a Life Lines Forum with five ministers who will speak on real life issues through the Word of God at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Friday, June 17. Call 934-1742 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. Also, Youth Week will be held today through June 17. Pastor John Davis of Sandy Mt. Baptist will be the special guest today and June 16. Minister Trevon Walker of Bayview Holiness Church of Rushmere will be the special guest. On June 17, the senior and college students speak out.
A praise dance celebration takes place on June 25.
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, June 19 &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.
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.
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 on June 19. 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.