Revival at St. Paul RZUA

Published 12:00 am Saturday, August 6, 2005

St. Paul RZUA, 619 Spruce St., will begin its revival with a Homecoming service at 5 p.m. Aug. 7. Speakers for the weeklong revival, which runs from Aug. 8-12, include Elder Anthony Bryant, Monday; Elder Lewis Knight, Tuesday; Elder Frazer Godfrey, Wednesday; Elder Harvey Lewis, Thursday; and Elder John Jordan, Friday. Dr. Edward Foreman is pastor.

82nd anniversary

Greater First Baptist Church Orlando, 600 Factory St., will be marking its 82nd anniversary at 3 p.m. Aug. 21 with a special service The Rev. Ray Smith, senior pastor of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker. He will be accompanied by his congregation. The church’s former members and the public are invited. Dr. Henry G. Baker is the senior pastor.


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Bible School

New Gospel Temple COGIC will be holding Vacation Bible School from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 8-12. The church will be giving out school supplies to all participants. The public is invited.

The church’s youth department is sponsoring a trip to Kings Dominion on Sept. 17. Cost is $50 per person over age 3. For details on either event, call Margaret W. Goodman, 923-4361. Superintendent Gerald Goodman is host pastor.

Women to be honored

Balm of Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, 3731 White Marsh Road, will present a play written and directed by Marquisha Powell, &uot;These 3 Woman: The Resurrection,&uot; at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6. Admission is free. Call 923-1202 or 286-6992 for information.

The church’s annual Women’s Day service will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, with the Evangelist Angie Brinkley of Portsmouth speaking. A guest solo will be performed by Christy Johnson.

An afternoon service will begin at 4 p.m., with Pastor Ruby Turner of the Potters House in Newport News as guest speaker. For information, call Lillian Mayo, 923-1202. The Rev. Charles D. Leawell is pastor.

Mt. Sinai Baptist

The Christian Women Fellowship of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 6100 Holy Neck Road, is celebrating its sixth anniversary with a program at 4 p.m. Aug. 7. The program will feature, &uot;Women of the Bible.&uot; The Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Goode is host pastor.

Holy Neck Church

Holy Neck Church, 4400 Holy Neck Road, will be holding Vacation Bible School, &uot;Jerusalem Marketplace,&uot; Aug. 8-12. Classes will begin at 8:15 a.m. on Monday, then at 8:30 a.m. from Tuesday through Friday. Closing time is 11:45 a.m. Call Lisa, 986-2418, or Georgie, 986-4494, to register.

Six Flags trip

The Youth Department of Faith of Deliverance is sponsoring a trip to Six Flags in Baltimore, Md., on Sept. 10.Cost is $65 person, which includes tickets, bus fare and a meal voucher. The bus will leave Wal-Mart in Suffolk at 7 a.m. A non-refundable deposit of $35 is due by Aug. 20; the remainder is due by Sept. 3. Children under 15 must be accompanied by an adult. For information, call Elder Lloyd W. Norman Jr., 539-4495.

Holland Mission UCC

The Rev. J.J. Ferguson will be the speaker on the first and third Sundays in August at 11:30 a.m. at the Holland Mission United Christian Church, located on Dutch Road. Pastor is the Rev. Freddie Hines.

Youth leader to be honored

Main Street Methodist Church is honoring Karen Gunter, who is retiring as youth coordinator, with a pizza party at 5 p.m. Aug. 28 in the church fellowship hall. Cost is $2 for pizza. From 6:30 to 7:15 p.m., participants will go to the Praise Connection celebration in the sanctuary. An ice cream social will follow. For information, call Tracie at 539-8751.

Eureka Baptist revival

Eureka Baptist, on Route 32 North in Corapeake, N.C., will be holding revival at 8 p.m. Aug. 7-10. The Rev. Dr. Charles Jones, pastor of Warwick Baptist Church in Chowan County, is guest speaker. Special music will be provided nightly.

A native of Alexandria, Jones was raised on Hatteras Island, N.C. He holds degrees from East Carolina University, Oral Roberts University and Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. For information, call 252-465-8329.

St. Paul RZUA men

selling dinners

From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, 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.

Classes at Pleasant Union

Virginia University of Lynchburg will be holding registration for fall classes from Aug. 1-26 at Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St. Classes will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursday from Aug. 30-Dec. 15. Programs offered include certificate in ministry, bachelor in religious studies, associates in arts and sciences and master of divinity. For information, call Dr. Naomi P. Chambers, 934-8175 or 934-0191.

Piney Grove concert

The Spiritual Harmoneers of Tidewater will hold their reunion anniversary performance at 4 p.m. Aug. 14 at Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4901 Deer Path Road. Admission is free.

Performers include The New Golden Trumpeteers, The Golden Keys, Ronnie Whitfield and the Revive Singers, Piney Grove Male Chorus, Elite Revelation and God’s Best Kept Secret. Brother Leroy Butler will emcee. For information, call 923-3906.

Fall revival at Mt. Ararat

Mt. Ararat, located at 1860 Airport Road, will host its Fall Revival through Friday. 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.

Fall revival at Lakeview

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., is holding its fall church revival with the Rev. Joe B. Fleming, of Third Baptist Church, Portsmouth., this month. The event will kick off with an annual Homecoming dinner at 4 p.m. Aug. 21, followed by revival services at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 22-26. Choirs from the Tidewater area will sing. Host pastor is the Rev. Dr. John E. Jones.

Fleming, a native of Oklahoma, has been in the ministry for more than 40 years and is now serving his third church in Virginia. He has degrees from Bishop College in Texas and Virginia Union University’s School of Theology in Richmond and has taken advanced theological classes from other major universities.

Concert at Zion United

Zion United Church of Christ, 5200 Quaker Drive, will host a concert, &uot;Reach Out and Touch Someone&uot; at 6 p.m. Saturday. 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.

Fall Revival at Pleasant Union this week

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.

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.

In keeping with its observation of Revival and Evangelism month, the revival kick-off is Sunday. At 3 p.m., the guest minister will be the Rev. Steven Lewis and the congregation of Mt. Hermon Baptist Church of Norfolk. Beginning Aug. 15, Evangelism services will be observed along with the Sunday School anniversary. The Rev. James Williams and Poplar Run Baptist Church will be the guests. On Saturday, Aug. 20, the pastor’s aide workshop will be held; Sunday, Aug. 21, the fellowship service takes place; at 4 p.m. on Aug. 28, Pleasant Union Baptist will travel to LaPlatta, Md. to worship with Christian Family Baptist Church. The Rev. James Powell is the pastor there.

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

Carnival, Vacation Bible School at Windsor Baptist

From noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, 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-adult. Call 242-6391 for more information.

‘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.

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, 2113 Georgia Ave, in Suffolk. Bishop Everlena Riddick, pastor, will speak. Communion will be served. Bible study and prayer meeting starts at 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday.

End of the Summer

Gospel Fest

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.

Family and Friends Day at In the Valley Ministries

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 (757) 934-1176.

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.

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 celebrate 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.

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.

Youth Explosion

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.

Three churches host Vacation Bible School

West End Baptist, St. Paul’s Episcopal and Suffolk Presbyterian churches are jointly hosting Vacation Bible School, &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 daycare 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.

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

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.

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.

New Mount Joy Men’s Conference

New Mount Joy COGIC is holding Men’s Day this Sunday, August 7 as a conclusion to their week-long 2005 Men’s Conference.

Men’s Day services begin at 8 a.m. when Elder Bruce Whitaker will be the speaker.

At 11 a.m., Dr. Milton Liverman will be the speaker; and at 6 p.m. Bishop Madison Copeland and Sweet Beulah Holiness Church will be there.

Bishop William P. Wiggins, Sr. is pastor of New Mount Joy.

The assessments are as follows:

women – $10, men, ages 8-17 – $5, ages 18-25 – $25, and ages 25 and over – $50.