Youth Crusade at

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 28, 2005

St. Paul RZUA

The St. Paul R.Z.U.A Church, located at Spruce and Lewis Avenue, will host its annual Youth Crusade 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.

Free food, clothing

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at Capernaum

Capernaum Seventh Day Adventist, 314 York St., will prepare a free dinner every Wednesday night from 4:30 to 6 p.m. On Fridays, 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 tonight.

130th anniversary at Gethsemane Baptist

Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1656 Copeland Road, will continue it’s 130th anniversary celebration at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 26with 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 thechurch will celebrate its 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 worshipping experiences as &uot;Children&uot; of the Gethsemane Baptist Church Family.

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.

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. Call 539-5658 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 now through 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.

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.

Family and Friends at St. Pauls PHC July 10

St. Paul’s PHC, 20663 Thomas Woods Trail, Zuni, 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.

Vacation Bible School at Chapel Grove

Chapel Grove United Church of Christ, 7366 W. Blackwater Road, will have Vacation Bible School at 6:30 p.m. from June 27 to July 1. The theme is, &uot;Come and Know That God’s Love is All Around You!&uot; Also, Chapel Grove will have computer classes for members and non-members in July. Contact the church at 242-6178 for more information.

Donations will be accepted at class to cover expenses and supplies.

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.

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.