Church shopping trip

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Tabernacle Christian Church is sponsoring a shopping trip to an outlet mall in Rehoboth Beach, Del., next month. The bus will leave from the church at 6 a.m. Aug. 27 and return by midnight. Cost is $40 person. A $20 deposit is required by Aug. 7 to reserve a seat.

For more information, call the church office, 539-7257, or pastor’s aid members Mary Whitley, 485-9439, or Catherine Peterson, 538-3802.

Special service

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at By the Way

By the Way Ministry of Deliverance, 2400 Godwin Blvd., will hold Sunday School at 10 a.m. Sunday. The morning worship service will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by a special service at 3 p.m. with Pastor Mary Luster from House of Prayer as guest speaker. Call 934-2408 for information.

Vacation Bible School

at Southside Baptist

Southside Baptist Church, 917 Carolina Road, Suffolk, will hold a &uot;Rambling Road Trip&uot; Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8:45 p.m. through July 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 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 for more information.

Vacation Bible School

at Galations United

Galations United Church of Christ, 2320 Manning Road, Suffolk, will host Vacation Bible School now through Friday. The class session will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. The curricula will be &uot;The Construction Zone: Building Character like Jesus.&uot; 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.

Ushers’ anniversary

at New Calvary

New Calvary Baptist Church, located at 220 N. Sixth St., Suffolk, 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.

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.

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 &uot;Kingdom of the Son: A Prayer Safari.&uot;

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

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.

Pastor Green to be honored

Friendship Pentecostal Holiness 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.

Vacation Bible School at Greater First Baptist

Greater First Baptist Church, Orlando, 600 Factory St., will hold Vacation Bible School Tuesday, July 19-22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information, call 539-0032.

Vacation Bible School, Boogie for Jesus at Healing Chapel

Vacation Bible School continues through Friday 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 E. 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.

COGIC District Conference 2005

The Greater Tidewater District Churches of God in Christ is hosting its second annual District Conference. From today through Friday, 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.

Special programs, fish fry at Virginia-Carolina Temple

At 11 a.m. Sunday, July 24, the Virginia-Carolina Temple Family Worship Center, 5500 Carolina Road, 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.

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.

Musical concert at Tabernacle Baptist

The youth department of Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3621 Nansemond Parkway, will host a musical concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 24. The church is located at 3621 Nansemond Parkway in Suffolk. The host pastor is the Rev. Nathaniel Scates Sr.

Men’s Day kick-off at Lakeview Missionary

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 23, a Fish Dinner will take place to kick-off Men’s Day. A donation of $6 is requested. The church is located at 701 Brook Avenue in Suffolk. For more information, call 934-1560.

Men’s Day services at Metropolitan Baptist

The men of the Metropolitan Baptist Church is celebrating Men’s Day under the theme, &uot;The Purpose of Man’s Life in Christ.&uot; 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.

The Metropolitan Baptist Men’s Day Summit will begin Saturday, July 23. Pastor Dwayne Strothers of Faith Temple Ministries will speak on the topic, &uot;Man in Relationship to himself; Pastor Gregory Johnson of Mt. Olive Baptist Church will speak on &uot;Man in Relationship to God,&uot; Dr. Curtis E. Edmonds of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church will expand on the subject, &uot;Man in Relationship to Family&uot; and Pastor James Brown Jr. of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church will speak on &uot;Man in Relationship to Others.&uot; Pastor Alexander Holland will conduct 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.

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.

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.