St. Phillips hosts play

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 16, 2005

St. Phillips Pentecostal Holiness Church, 728 Ashley Avenue, will present &uot;It Don’t Hurt No More&uot; at 6 p.m. today. The play was written by Marquisha Powell of Suffolk. Deanna and Paul are the perfect couple but what happens when love is no longer the issue? Do they compromise for the sake of their unborn child or should they just part ways? Come see how time can heal all wounds, but only God can mend a broken heart. The Women’s Day committee is sponsoring the program.

First Lady’s Day

at Olive Branch

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At 3 p.m. Sunday, First Lady’s Day will take place at Olive Branch Baptist Church at 5200 Milner’s Road in Suffolk. Evangelist First Lady Carol Lyttle will be honored. The Rev. Glenn Lyttle Sr. is the host pastor.

Men’s Day services

at Piney Grove Church

The male chorus of Piney Grove Church will sponsor a Sing-A-Rama at 6 p.m. today. The program will feature the Spiritual Harmoneers and many other male choruses. Also today, a breakfast takes place at 9 a.m. The speaker for the event will be Trustee Michael Spratley of Pulaski Baptist Church, Carrsville. A $5 donation is requested. Piney Grove Church will observe Men’s Day during worship service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Elder Trevon Boone of Mount Joy Family Worship Center will be the speaker.

Mr. Larry Gamble is the Men’s coordinator. The Rev Larry Parker is the host pastor.

Pastor Green to be honored

Friendship Pentecostal Ho-liness Church, 2349 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk will host its 7th appreciation service honoring the pastor, Elder Howard E. Green. Vice Bishop-elect Bailey Hall Jr., pastor of St. John Pentecostal Holiness Church, will be the guest speaker. The service takes place at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Call 539-9328 or 539-3730.

Fundraiser at Rising

St. James Church

Today, the youth department of Rising St. James PHC will host a fundraiser in the church’s parking lot located at 201 Sixth and Bank Street in Suffolk. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Krispy Kreme Donuts will be sold along with hot dogs, home interior and flea market bargains. The pastor is Bishop D.L. Whitfield.

Church picnic at

Greater First Baptist

Greater First Baptist Church, Orlando, 600 Factory St., will host its annual community church picnic today from noon to 5 p.m. on the church grounds. There will be children’s games and entertainment. Also, the church will hold Vacation Bible School Tuesday, July 19-22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 539-0032.

Women’s Day at

Healing Chapel

The Healing Chapel Baptist Church, 2375 Godwin Boulevard, will observe its annual Women’s Day activities during the month of July. The theme for 2005 is &uot;What Every Christian Woman Should Know.&uot; A Women’s Day prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. today 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. Evangelist Joyner is a prayer counselor for the Zeal of Obedience T.V. Ministry. She is the wife of Pastor Bernard Joyner, and the mother of two children. She is the daughter-in-law of Helena Joyner. 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.

Anniversary at

Corinth Chapel

The deacons, deaconess and trustees’ annual anniversary will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Joseph Goode and the Mt. Sinai Baptist Church family will be in charge of the service. All churches are invited. Dr. Millard F. Boone III is the host pastor.

Yock Sale at St. Paul RZUA

From 10 a.m. until on Aug. 5, the mass choir of St. Paul RZUA will hold a Yock Sale. Orders are being accepted now. For more information, call 539-9599, 934-2935, 986-2838.

Also from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Aug. 6, the men of St. Paul will sell three-piece chicken and fish plates. The price is $7. Dinners must be paid for in advance. Nixon’s Catering of Edenton, N.C. will provide the food. The church is located at 619 Spruce St.

Youth-In-Action at

Scott’s Revival Center

A block party will be held today from 2 to 6 p.m. at the Scott’s Revival Center Church on South Street in Franklin. Churches are invited to attend. For more information, call Evangelist Ginger Scott Spratley at 562-3132 or Scott’s Revival Center at 562-7079.

Women’s Day at

Galations United

Galations United Church of Christ, 2320 Manning Road, Suffolk, will host its annual Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. Evangelist Michelle Jones of Hampton will be the guest speaker. She is an associate minister of Calvary Revival Church, Norfolk. The theme for this occasion is &uot;Becoming a Gracious Woman: A Gracious Woman Attains Honor,&uot; Proverbs 17:16. The colors are turquoise and white. Sarah Holland-Cuffee is the chairperson. The Rev. Dr. Madelene F. Beard is host pastor.

Services at New

Mt. Zion Holiness

New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2113 Georgia Ave., Suffolk, will hold Sunday School at 10 a.m. Worship service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Sunday is Pastoral Day. Bishop Everlena Riddick will be the speaker. Bible Study and prayer meeting takes place every Wednesday.

Bible School, Boogie for Jesus at Healing Chapel

Vacation Bible School begins Monday, July 18-22 at Healing Chapel from 6 to 8:30 p.m. each night. Arts and crafts for all ages are a part of the program.

The church will sponsor its first Boogie for Jesus Community Block Party on Saturday, July 23 from 5 p.m. until.

Praise dancers, Mimes, steppers, and other groups will perform. For more information, call 925-1307.

‘Stir up the Gifts’

Heavenly Promotions is sponsoring a program, &uot;Stir up the Gifts,&uot; to be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 100 East Constance Road in Suffolk. The concert will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Featured artists include Andra` Cross, Brothers in Christ, Lavarius Majette & Purpose, On Fye For Christ and other anointed artists. The host for the evening is Christian comedian Jamon Pretlow.

Men’s Revival at

Bethlehem Christian

The men of Bethlehem will celebrate their annual Men’s Revival from July 20-22.

On Wednesday, the guest speaker will be Minister Andrew Hall and guest choir, Mt. Sinai Male Chorus; Thursday, Elder Stanley Reid and the male chorus of Antioch; and Friday, the Rev. Tyrone Johnson and the male chorus of New Gospel COGIC are the guests. At 5 p.m. July 23, the men of Bethlehem will have a pre-Men’s Day singing program. The following groups will render music: the Metropolitan Male Chorus, Mt. Calvary Baptist Male Chorus and Rising St. James Male Chorus.

At 11 a.m. Sunday, July 24, the men of Bethlehem will celebrate their annual Men’s Day. The guest minister will be Minister Darrell Roselle. The Rev. Emanuel Myrick is the host pastor.

100 Women in church hats

At 3 p.m. Sunday, the deaconess ministry of Canaan Baptist Church on Nansemond Parkway in Suffolk, will sponsor &uot;100 Women in Church Hats and 100 Men in Black. The guest speaker is Lula Holland of Suffolk. Women are asked to wear the largest, smallest, oddest, classiest hat. Prizes will be awarded. Refreshments will follow the program. The Rev. Dr. Robert L. Barnes is the host pastor. For more information, call 539-5928.

COGIC District

Conference 2005

The Greater Tidewater District Churches of God in Christ is hosting its second annual District Conference. At 7 p.m. Monday, a Gospel Explosion will take place at Gates of Heaven COGIC, 112 Beech St., Suffolk.

From Tuesday, July 19-22 at Gates of Heaven, Bishop Johnnie L. Reid of Garrett Community Baptist in Norfolk is the speaker. On Wednesday, Bishop William L. Blackwell, D.D. of Cathedral United Holiness Church of Life in Smithfield will speak; Thursday, Pastor Herman Crockett, Faith and Hope Temple COGIC, Petersburg; Friday, Pastor Levi E. Willis II, Good News Family Worship Center, Norfolk. The host pastor is Superintendent Sylvester Silver Sr.

Missionary anniversary

at Shiloh Baptist Church

At 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Shiloh Baptist in Windsor will celebrate its Missionary Anniversary. Little Zion Baptist Church of Smithfield and Pastor Melvin Blackwell are the special guests. The host pastor is the Rev. James T. Elam Sr.

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. today. 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, and on Friday, Terrie Thompson of New Mt. Joy Food for Living. 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.

St. Paul RZUA Praise Team

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

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. Boone, pastor of Celestial Baptist Church in Portsmouth. Various choirs and ushers will serve during the week. The Rev. Karl Marshall Sr. is the host pastor.

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. The speaker will be the Rev. Fred Smith of Greater Mt. Carmel Baptist Church, of Baton Rouge, La. Miquel Ramos is the program chairman.

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.