Prayer breakfast at Antioch United Church

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, July 26, 2005

At 10 a.m. today, the women of Antioch United Church of Christ, located at the corner of Kilby and Hull Avenues, will sponsor a prayer breakfast. The speaker will be the Rev. Lucille Kee-White. She is an associate minister of Grove Baptist Church in Portsmouth. Breakfast will be available for take-out also. The program will benefit the annual Women’s Day, which will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 21. For more information, call 539-1069. The Rev. Jarvis A. Jones is the host pastor. Altovise Johnson is the Women’s Day chairperson.

Convocation 2005 at St. Phillip Church

An old fashion Gospel Explosion takes place at 7 p.m. today at St. Phillip Pentecostal Church, 728 Ashley St., Suffolk. The opening day of Convocation 2005 is 3 p.m. Sunday. Senior Bishop Marshall C. Goodwin Sr. will deliver the annual message. Services will convene Monday, July 25-29. Speakers include Elder Willie T. Williams Sr., pastor of Zion Hill Holiness in Waverly; Elder Leroy Evans, pastor of Grace Union Holiness in Surry; Pastor Edwin Goodwin Jr., Alpha and Omega Fellowship in Portsmouth; Pastor Madgie S. White, End Times Deliverance in Portsmouth and Overseer Angelo Scott of First Pentecostal in Portsmouth. Services begin at 7:30 p.m. each night.

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Sunday School Union executive board meeting

The executive board of the Nansemond and Isle of Wight Sunday School Union will meet at the East Suffolk Community Center, located at 134 S. Sixth St., today at 9:15 a.m.

All missionaries, assistants and official staff members are asked to be present. Joyice Jones is the secretary and Willie Gary is the president. For more information, call 539-6367.

Three churches host Vacation Bible School

West End Baptist, St. Paul’s Episcopal and Suffolk Pres-byterian churches are jointly hosting Vacation Bible School, &uot;Kingdom of the Son: A Prayer Safari&uot; from Aug. 7-11, 6 to 8:15 p.m. at West End, located at 501 W. Washington St. During the week, a &uot;Wall of Learning&uot; will be built with supplies donated to The Children’s Center, a day are facility serving developmentally delayed children. In addition, a dessert auction will be held. Proceeds will benefit The Finney Avenue Home. For more information, call 539-8771.

Mighty Pearly Gates at Tabernacle Baptist Church

The youth department of Tabernacle Baptist Church, 3621 Nansemond Parkway, will host a musical concert at 7 p.m. Sunday, featuring the Mighty Pearly Gates of Suffolk. The host pastor is the Rev. Nathaniel Scates Sr.

Services at New Mt. Zion Holiness

Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. each week and worship service will follow at 11:30 a.m. at New Mt. Zion Holiness, located at 2113 Georgia Avenue in Suffolk. This Sunday’s speaker is Minister Chris Davis. At 3:30 p.m., Pastor Virginia Ruffin of Mission of Hope Holiness Church in Gates, N.C. will be the speaker. Bible Study and prayer meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The pastor is Bishop Everlena Riddick.

Pastor’s Aide anniversary at St. Timothy Church

At 3 p.m. Sunday, the pastor’s aide of St. Timothy Baptist Church will celebrate its anniversary. The Rev. Stephen Blunt and the congregation of First Baptist Church, Mahan are the guests. The host pastor is the Rev. Thomas Harden Jr.

Concert at Zion United Church of Christ

Zion United Church of Christ, 5200 Quaker Drive, will host a concert, &uot;Reach Out and Touch Someone&uot; at 6 p.m. Aug. 6. Program participants include the Zion United Church of Christ Male Chorus, Golden Keys of Smithfield and Stars of Harmony of Washington D.C. The host pastor is the Rev. Ronnie Hall. For more information, call 478-5695.

Youth Day at Upper Room Holiness Church

Upper Room Holiness Church, 3003 Whaleyville Boulevard, will hold Youth Day services Sunday. The theme is &uot;Youth Persuaded Not to let Anything Separate Them from the Love of God&uot;. At 11 a.m., the speaker will be Missionary Lenora Reid of Upper Room Church. At 3:30 p.m., the speaker will be Missionary Benn from God of Deliverance Church in Ivor. For more information, call 934-2175.

Yock sale today at East End Center

A chicken and pork yock (prepared by Florida) sale takes place today at the East End Child Development Center on East Washington Street. The cost is $5 per box. The proceeds will benefit the Brandon Shawn Barnes Kidney Transplant Fund. For more information, call 539-5632.

Services at Grace Lutheran

At 9 a.m. Sunday, worship service takes place at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 25280 New Market Road in Courtland (by the Fairgrounds). The worship leader is Lynda Whitfield. The pastor is Hal Harter.

Fish and Chip dinner at Lakeview Missionary

A Fish and Chip dinner takes place today from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, located at 635 Brook Avenue in Suffolk. Dr. John E. Jones is the pastor.

Vacation Bible School at New Mt. Joy Church

New Mt. Joy Food for Living Ministries will hold Vacation Bible School starting Monday, July 25-29. Transportation will be provided, if needed. Call the church at 539-2931.

Gospel program at Holy Rock Church

At 4 p.m. Sunday, Holy Rock PC Mission will sponsor a gospel program featuring the Spiritual Washing Machine along with Curtis Smith and the Eternal Joy Gospel Singers. The pastor is Almena Daniels and the assistant minister is Nathaniel Johnson.

Family and Friends Day at New Jerusalem Church

New Jerusalem Holiness Church in Carrsville will host Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The special guests will be Elder George Wiggins and his wife Lanita Wiggins of New Mt. Joy Food for Living Church. The pastor’s aide is sponsoring the program. Alton Hamlin will preside over the program. The pastor is Elder Darryl Artis.

Annual Women’s Day at Laurel Hill UCC

At 11 a.m. Sunday, the annual celebration of the Laurel Hill UCC Women’s Fellowship will be held.

The speaker will be Mrs. Victoria Evans Baker, a 1987 graduate of Forest Glen High School and a 1991 graduate of Virginia Tech. She is the daughter of Morris Evans and Veronica Evans of Suffolk. She resides with her husband, Isaiah L. Baker in the Bennetts Creek community in Suffolk. Victoria is the southeast regional sales director for Scholastic Library Publishing, headquartered in Danbury, Conn.

Guest soloists for the worship service are Ms. Charlotte Barnes of Franklin and Ms. Latasha Lawrence of Suffolk.

The theme for this year’s program is &uot;Walking On Sacred Ground.&uot; Mrs. Marva Parker is president of the Women’s fellowship and the Rev. Carl L. Sweat Jr. is the pastor.

‘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.

Special programs, fish fry at Virginia-Carolina Temple

At 11 a.m. Sunday, 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.

Vacation Bible School at Tucker Swamp Baptist

The Tucker Swamp Baptist Church will be conducting the Ramblin’ Road Trip: Which Way Do I Go? vacation Bible school this year Aug. 6-11. Please call the church office for information at 242-6553 or visit the Web site

Special service at By the Way Ministry

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 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 Church

New Calvary Baptist Church, located at 220 N. Sixth St., Suffolk, is celebrating its ushers’ anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. 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

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.

Church shopping trip

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 per person. A $20 deposit is required to reserve a seat and the balance must be paid by Aug. 7. For more information, call the church office, 539-7257, or pastor’s aid members Mary Whitley, 485-9439, or Catherine Peterson, 538-3802.

Bethlehem Christian School

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.

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 Church

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. 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 through Friday 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.

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.

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.