Bethlehem Christian Church sponsors program

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 30, 2005

The pastor’s aid of Bethlehem Christian Church United, 312 Bute St., Suffolk, will sponsor a service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The speaker is Mrs. Yolanda T. Wilson. She is the daughter of Mrs. Bertha Turner. A native of Franklin, she received her higher education at St. Francis de Sales High School in Powhatan and at Norfolk State University. She has been employed with Hampton City Schools for 32 years. She is married to Roland Wilson and is a member of Bethlehem Christian Church. The host pastor is the Rev. Emanuel Myrick Jr.

Services at New Mt. Zion Holiness

Sunday School at New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2113 Georgia Ave., Suffolk, begins at 10 a.m. At noon Sunday, worship service begins with Bishop Willie Giles of Mt. Olive Holiness Church as the guest. Each Wednesday night is Bible Study and Prayer meeting. Bishop Everlena Riddick is the host pastor.

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Services at Grace Lutheran

Worship service begins at 9 a.m. Sunday at Grace Lutheran Church, located at 25280 New Market Road in Courtland (by the Fairgrounds). The worship leader is Janet McElfresh. Pastor Hal Harter will deliver the sermon. Church Council, led by McElfresh, begins at 10:30 a.m. At 3 p.m., the Rev. James R. Lasrsen will be installed as pastor of Apostles Lutheran Church in Gloucester.

Fall Revival at Pleasant Union Baptist Church

Pleasant Union Baptist, 215 Webb St., Suffolk, will hold revival services Aug. 8-11 each night at 7 p.m. Guest pastors and churches include: Monday, Elder Timothy Thomas and New Hope Apostolic Faith Church of God in Williamsburg; Tuesday, the Rev. Eldridge Lucas and Emmanuel Baptist Church of Smithfield; Wednesday, the Rev. Charles Harvin and Macedonia A.M.E. Church of Suffolk; and Thursday, Elder Clarence Goodman and Potter’s House Christian Fellowship Center, Suffolk.

Guest praise teams from Piney Grove Baptist Church, Balm of Gilead Baptist, Mt. Calvary Baptist and Oak Grove Baptist Church will participate throughout the week.

The Rev. Dr. Vaurice T. Chambers is senior pastor of Pleasant Union and the Rev. Dr. Naomi P. Chambers is co-pastor.

Antioch women sponsoring dinner sale today

The Antioch Women’s Day committee will be having a Dinner Sale today. The sale will begin at 10:30 a.m. – until.

The dinners will consist of baked or fried Chicken, fish, two vegetables, cake and a drink, all for $6. Delivery is also available by calling 539-0067 on the day of the event.

The church is located in the Saratoga section of Suffolk on the corner of Kilby and Hull Avenue.

The pastor is the Rev. Jarvis Jones.

The chairperson of Women’s Day is Altovise Johnson and the co-chairperson is Nuressa Boykins.

Fish Fry at Gates of Heaven COGIC today

A Fish Fry will take place at 11 a.m. today in the parking lot of the Gates of Heaven COGIC on Beech Street. The meal will include potato salad, string beans, a roll and cake. Meals are $5. There will also be a yard sale on the premises. Call 334-4456 for more information.

Musical program at Galations Church today

The male chorus of Galations UCC, located at 2320 Manning Road, is sponsoring a program at 6 p.m. today featuring the union of male choruses from Zion UCC, Gethsemane Baptist Church, Zoar Baptist Church and Galations along with the Community Male Chorus. Proceeds from the program will be donated to the Suffolk chapter of the Sickle Cell Foundation. The Rev. Dr. Madelene F. Beard is the host pastor. Call 934-0897 for more information.

Jon Cash appearing at Western Branch Church

Jon Cash, WAVY-TV’s morning meteorologist and author of The Age Of The Antichrist and Thunder in Paradise, Satan’s Last Storm will be speaking at Western Branch Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday. He will conduct a book signing in the fellowship hall following the morning worship service.

Western Branch is located at 6952 Old Myrtle Road in Suffolk.

Call the church at 539-6854.

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;

Two churches host joint Vacation Bible School

Faith Hope and Love Ministries of Suffolk and New Jerusalem Holiness Church of Carrsville will have a joint Vacation Bible School beginning Aug. 1-4 at New Jerusalem from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. There will be lessons fro all ages, music, arts and crafts. Refreshments will be served. The host pastor is Elder Darryl Artis. For more information, call 925-0482 or 539-3590.

Evidence of Praise at Greater Sweet Beulah

The Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church will present Evidence of Praise, the Golden Trumpeteers of Tidewater and others in concert at 4 p.m. Sunday. The church is located at 137 Maple St. Suffragen Bishop Madison Copeland is the host pastor.

Sunday School Union at Canaan Baptist Church

Canaan Baptist Church at 2064 Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk, will host the first session of the 119th year of the Nansemond-Isle of Wight Sunday School Union today and Sunday. The session will begin Saturday at 10 a.m. with youth choir rehearsal and registration of the 35 Sunday Schools. The general session will begin at 11 a.m. with devotions, an official presentation and the welcome.

The workshop theme is &uot;Empowered to become World Class Christians,&uot; Acts 1:8 and Mark 8:35. Workshop presenters include the Rev. Ernest L. Reid Jr., pastor of Olive Branch Baptist Church of Portsmouth. Wendy Bullock, vice president of the Nansemond-Isle of Wight Sunday School Union, is the youth session presenter.

After the lunch break, E.T. Langston, field worker, will provide an update of the union’s upcoming events. Sunday School Missionaries and delegates will provide reports regarding the Baptist Sunday School and B.T.U. Congress of Virginia at Longwood University.

On Sunday, Sunday School begins at 9:45 a.m. Ronald C. Thomas is the superintendent in charge. Morning worship service begins at 11 a.m. Pastor, the Rev. Robert L. Barnes II and congregation are in charge of the serve. After dinner, the youth will make their presentations.

Chairwoman Bernice Bostic will present the missionaries finance report. Winners of the first and second place banners for the most funds raised will also be recognized. Additional reports will conclude the session. Willie F. Gary is the present.

Services, programs at Lakeview Missionary

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., Suffolk, will hold Vacation Bible School from Monday, Aug. 15-19, 6 to 8 p.m. Infants to adults are welcome.

At 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, the church will celebration its annual Homecoming with a special service and dinner following. The Rev. Joe B. Fleming and the Third Baptist Church of Portsmouth are the guests. Beginning Monday, Aug. 22-26, Rev. Fleming will preach each night during a Fall Revival at Lakeview Missionary. Services start at 7:30 p.m. each night. Choirs from throughout Hampton Roads will sing each night.

From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, the men of Lakeview will sponsor a Fish Fry for Men’s Day. A $6 donation is requested. Trustee William H. Goodman is the chairman. The Rev. Dr. John E. Jones is the host pastor.

Special service at St. Paul RZUA Church

The Rev. Joe Chase and the congregation of Friendship Cathedral COGIC will be the guests at St. Paul RZUA, located on Spruce Street in Suffolk, at 6 p.m. Sunday. Elder Edward Foreman is the host pastor.

Youth Services at Pleasant Grove Church

Youth services will take place at 11 a.m. Sunday at Pleasant Grove Church on Pine View Road in Suffolk. The Rev. William Bellamy, associate minister at First Baptist, Franklin, will be the guest speaker. The youth choir will render the music. The Rev. Karl Marshall Sr. is the host pastor.

Youth Explosion at Missouri Baptist

Youth Explosion Week begins Wednesday, Aug. 17-21. A Youth Revival will be held Aug. 17-19. Speakers include:

Wednesday, Aug. 17:

Elder Kerry White of Sweet Haven Holy Church of God and their Youth Choir.

Thursday, Aug. 18, Minister Travis Parker of Bethlehem UCC and their youth choir.

Friday, Aug. 19, Elder Trevon Boone of New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministries and the Lakeland Gospel Choir.

Other events include a Youth Banquet at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20 at the Faith Temple Fellowship Center located in the Saratoga Section of Suffolk. Tickets are $15 for children under 12 and $35 for children over 12 and adults. All funds are due by Aug. 7. Minister Akeem Walker will be the guest messenger.

The church’s annual Youth Day takes place at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 21. Minister Leon Boone III of Celestial Baptist Church of Portsmouth will be the guest messenger.

For more information about Youth Explosion Week, call Minister Travis Copeland at 934-1176.

Vacation Bible School at Windsor Baptist Church

From noon to 2 p.m. on Aug. 6, a kick-off carnival takes place at Windsor Baptist Church for its Vacation Bible School, which is scheduled from Aug. 8-12, 6:30-9 p.m. Classes are offered for ages 3 to adult. Call 242-6391 for more information.

Vacation Bible School at Piney Grove Church

Piney Grove Church, 4901 Deer Path Road, Suffolk, will be having Vacation Bible School beginning Monday, Aug. 1 through Friday, Aug. 5 each night at 6:30 p.m. For more information or transportation, call 537-1792.

Concert at Suffolk Christian Church

Jason Evans and Ken Clifford of First Baptist Church, Norfolk, will be at Suffolk Christian Church at 5 p.m. Sunday to present a piano and organ concert. The will perform duets and solo arrangements. The concert is free and open to the public.

End of the Summer Gospel Fest in Norfolk

At 7 p.m. Aug. 26, the Garden of Prayer Worship Center, 1001 Church St. in Norfolk, will feature Timothy Wright and the Love Fellowship Mass Choir, Paul Porter and the Christionaires, the Eveready’s, Norman Nutchins, Kiki Sheard, Group Determination, Lamont Bynum and Remnant and DeJu Mime. Tickets are available at all DJ’s Music, Mr. T’s Unisex in Suffolk and Willis Broadcasting. Advanced tickets are $20; at the door, $25. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Youth Day at Little Mt. Zion

Little Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 3288 Pruden Boulevard, will observe Youth Day at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. The speaker will be the Rev. Cordell Patillo, youth minister of Fourth Baptist Church, Portsmouth. The youth of Little Mt. Zion will render the service. The Rev. Franklin R. Williams is the host pastor.

Church shopping trip

Tabernacle Christian Church is sponsoring a shopping trip to an outlet mall in Rehoboth Beach, Del.. 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.

Fall revival at Mt. Ararat

Mt. Ararat, located at 1860 Airport Road, will host its Fall Revival beginning Monday, Aug. 1-5. The Rev. Wendall M. Waller, pastor of Christian Home Baptist, is the speaker of the week Music will be provided each night including guest churches Balm of Gileon Missionary Baptist Church on Monday; Tuesday, Gethsemane Baptist Church; Wednesday, St. Paul RZUA; Thursday, Christian Home Baptist and on Friday, the Saratoga Community Choir will perform. All services will begin at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. H. H. Murrill is the host pastor.

In the Valley Ministries host Family and Friends Day

In the Valley Ministries presents its annual Family and Friends Day and annual Church Picnic on Sunday, Aug. 28. Morning worship services will begin at 11 a. m.

Evangelist Willie Riddick of Ahoskie, N.C. will be the special guest. The church picnic will follow the service. Basketball, volleyball, pony rides, and entertainment will be provided. The public is invited to spend the entire day with the Missouri Baptist Church Family.

For additional information, call


Three churches host Vacation Bible School

West End Baptist, St. Paul’s Episcopal and Suffolk Presbyterian churches are jointly hosting Vacation Bible Schook, &uot;Kingdom of the Son: A Prayer Safari 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.

Family and Friends day at Shiloh Baptist Church

Shiloh Baptist Church, 9000 Fire Tower Road, Windsor, will host Family and Friends Day at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. The Rev. Johnny Cooke and the Morning Star Baptist Church family are the special guests. The theme is &uot;Blessed Families.&uot; A picnic-style dinner will be served. The host pastor is the Rev. James T. Elam.

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.

Vacation Bible School at First Pentecostal Church

Vacation Bible School will continue through July 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.

Concert at Zion United Church

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.

Vacation Bible School at New Mt. Joy

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

‘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.

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church

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

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.

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

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.

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.