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Men#039;s Day at

Metropolitan Baptist

The men of the Metropolitan Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Men's Day with activities beginning today starting with midweek service at 7 p.m. The theme for this year's Men's Day will be "The Purpose of Man's Life in Christ." The day of this event is July 20. The guest speaker will be Pastor Edwin Goodwin Jr. of the Alpha and Omega Fellowship Baptist Church in Portsmouth.

Following the midweek service, the Metropolitan Baptist Men's Day Summit will begin Saturday, July 23 led by four spirit-filled men of God. Pastor Dwayne Strothers, of Faith Temple Ministries, will speak on the top, "Man in Relationship to himself; Pastor Gregory Johnson, of Mt. Olive Baptist Church will speak on "Main in Relationship to God," Dr. Curtis E. Edmonds of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church will expand on the topic, "Man in Relationship to Family," and Pastor James Brown Jr. of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will speak on "Man in Relationship to Others." Pastor Alexander Holland will conduct to the men's workshop.

The Men's Day at Metropolitan Baptist will end with the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, July 24 with guest minister, the Rev. Roland Goodman of Bethany Baptist Church, of Wichita, Kansas.

St. Paul RZUA Praise Team

The St. Paul RZUA Praise Team will host a singing program at 6 p.m. Saturday featuring various groups. The church is located at 619 Spruce Street.

Services at New Paul's Temple Church this week

Pastor's anniversary services are continuing at New Paul's Temple Holiness Church, located at 720 Hosier Road. Today, Pastor Felton of Central Hill will be the speaker; Elder Darryl Artis of New Jerusalem Church, Carrsville, will speak on Thursday, and Elder Howard Green will be the guest speaker on Friday. All services begin at 7:30 p.m. At noon Sunday, the closing of the Pastor C. B. Skinner's 12th anniversary will take place. Elder William E. Golden, assistant pastor of New Paul's Temple, will be the speaker.

Vacation Bible School

at Galations United

Galations United Church of Christ, 2320 Manning Road, Suffolk, will host Vacation Bible School from Monday, July 18-22. The class session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The curricula will be "The Construction Zone: Building Character like Jesus." Ages 2 and up are welcome. Mrs. Crystal Murdock-Mitchell is the director of Christian Education. The Rev. Dr. Madelene F. Beard is host pastor. For more information, 657-6308 or 934-0897.

Homecoming service

at Pleasant Grove

Homecoming will take place at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, located at Pineview and Butler Drive. The Rev. Dr. V.T. Chambers and Pleasant Union Baptist will be in charge of the service. The revival minister for the week will be the Rev. Dr. Leon J. Boon, pastor of Celestial Baptist Church in Portsmouth. The Rev. Karl Marshall Sr. is the host pastor.

Vacation Bible School at First Pentecostal

Vacation Bible School will begin July 27-30, 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday school will last from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. All children 5-12 years old are welcome. Call 539-4848.

Watchful Eye Summer Youth program

The Tabernacle Christian Church is sponsoring the Watchful Eye Summer Youth Program now through July 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, call 539-7257.

Vacation Bible School at Southside Baptist

Southside Baptist Church, 917 Carolina Road, Suffolk, will hold a "Rambling Road Trip" Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:45 p.m. July 17-22 for children ages four through the 5th grade level. There will be Bible Study, crafts, recreation, music and more. Call 539-6629 for more information.

Vacation Bible School at Bethlehem Christian

Vacation Bible School takes place at Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Road, Suffolk, beginning Sunday, July 31 through Aug. 4, 6 to 9 p.m. A light dinner will be served at 6 p.m., with opening exercises beginning at 6:45 p.m. Infants to Adults are welcome to participate. The theme is "Kingdom of the Son: A Prayer Safari."

Greater Sweet Beulah Summer Revival

The Greater Sweet Beulah Church will have its summer revival today through July 15. Evangelist Eula Payne-Williams, pastor of the El-Bethel Ministry in South Boston, will be the revivalist. Service begins each night at 7:30. Suffragen Bishop Madison Copeland is the host pastor. For more information, call 934-2826.

Time change at Ararat

For the months of July and August, Mount Ararat Christian Church will have Sunday School from 8:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. and worship service will begin at 10 a.m.

Services at Suffolk Presbyterian

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 www.suffolkpresbyterian.org

Women's Day at Healing Chapel

The Healing Chapel Baptist Church will be observing its annual Women's Day activities during the month of July. The theme for 2005 is "What Every Christian Woman Should Know." A Women's Day prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 16 with Deaconess Shirley Whitfield of Healing Chapel Baptist as the speaker.

Women's Day will be observed at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 17.

Evangelist Debra Joyner of Faith House of Refuse Ministries #1 of Suffolk will be the speaker. Kenneth Shields and the Tri-City Chorale and soloist Rosa Lynch will render the music. Brenda Newland is the program chairperson. LaVerne Edmonds is co-chairperson. For more information, call 925-4707 or 925-0260.

Services at Little Bethel

From 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, the women of Little Bethel Baptist Church, 6533 Everets Road, will host a prayer breakfast and health fair. The speakers will present information on health issues that affect black women.

Women's Day takes place at 11 a.m. Sunday. This year's theme is "Just Be the Woman God Chose You To Be." The colors are red and white. Evangelist Sylvia Edwards of Yahweh Christian Center, Smithfield is the guest speaker. Elderess Connie Wiggins of Newport News is the guest soloist. Call 539-6356 for more information.

Concert at New Calvary

The New Mighty Pearly Gates will perform in a musical concert at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 17 at the New Calvary Baptist Church, located at 220 N. Sixth St., Suffolk. Also, the church is celebrating its ushers' anniversary at 3 p.m. July 24. The Rev. Lemuel Green and congregation of New First Baptist, Hosier Road, will conduct the service. The Rev. Robert Wilkins is the interim pastor of New Calvary Baptist. Rose Davis is the usher board president.

Oxford clothes closet available

As part of Oxford United Methodist's church's mission work in the city of Suffolk, the congregation is operating a clothes closet. The program has been running since June 30. Operation hours are from 9 a.m. to noon every Thursday. Hours will expand as the need grows and the closet becomes mores established.

Oxford is partnering with other local churches to meet the growing need in Suffolk. Residents are asked to assist in the following areas: prayer, volunteering, and donations (pick-up is available). To assist, call 434-1405.

Solomon's Temple

From 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 18-22, Solomon's Temple, 12749 Courthouse Highway will hold Vacation Bible School. At 7 p.m. July 22, the Unity Service Youth Ministry will sponsor the service. At 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 24, Family and Friends Day takes place.

Men's Day at First Baptist

First Baptist Church, 112 Mahan St., will host men's Day at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 17. The speaker will be the Rev. Fred Smith of Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, of Baton Rouge, La. Miquel Ramos is the program chairman.

Special programs, fish fry at Virginia-Carolina Temple

The Virginia-Carolina Temple Family Worship Center, 5500 Carolina Road, will host a Gospel Explosion at 5 p.m. Saturday. Guests include the Fellowship Choir of Hertford, N.C., the Youth Gospel Choir of Solid Rock Apostolic Church in Suffolk, Powerhouse Christian Center of Ivor, Denita Baker of Suffolk and others. Dinners will be available.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, July 24, the Virginia-Carolina Temple will host Youth Day. The speaker will be Minister Nathaniel Ralph. On July 25-26, Elder Trevon Boone of New Mt. Joy Food for Living Ministries will be the speaker. Minister Roberta Branch, of New Gospel COGIC, will speak on Wednesday, July 27; on Thursday, July 28, Missionary Gail Harrison, of Friendship Cathedral will speak. Services will be held nightly at 7:30. Refreshments will be served each night. At noon Saturday, July 30, the church youth will go on a Picnic in the Park and a trip to Nauticus. Call District Missionary Elder Laura Timmons at 934-1103 for more information.

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.

July services at Pleasant Union

Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., will observe First Lady's and Community Service Month during July. Services will begin at 11:15 a.m. each Sunday. The First Lady, the Rev. N. P. Chambers will be recognized during the morning service by each ministry of the church for her excellent leadership and community participation. Call 538-0658 or 539-0367 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.