Midnight Musical

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Rising St. James PHC Pastor’s Aide, 201 N. 6th St., will host a midnight musical at 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19.

Several local church choirs, talents and praise teams are on the program.

The public is invited.


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The host pastor is Bishop Dwight L. Whitfield.

First Baptist concert

The praise and worship ministry of First Baptist Church Suffolk, 237 N. Main St., will be hosting Buddy Greene, an award-winning gospel performer, in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11. For information, call 539-4152.

Annual Healing

revival Aug. 22-26

Healing Chapel Baptist Church at 2375 Godwin Blvd., is having its annual revival Aug. 22-26. The Homecoming service will be Sunday, August 21 at 3 p.m., followed by the annual homecoming dinner. Guest minister will be the Rev. C. V.

Russell III and the congregation of St. Paul Baptist Church.

Prayer and Praise service will begin at 7 p.m. each night followed by Revival Services at 7:30 p.m. Guest minister for the week will be the Rev. C. C. Carter, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church, Newport News.

The pubic is invited.

Services, programs

Lakeview Church

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

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.

Youth Explosion at

Missouri Baptist

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

nWednesday, Aug. 17:

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

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

nFriday, 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.

Church of Deliverance convocation planned

Church of Deliverance 21st Century is holding its annual fellowship convocation Aug. 15-21, with services beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Monday will be devoted to music, with performers including Pastor Talley Wood of Norfolk, The Just Singer of Suffolk and Men of Standard Mine. Guest speakers for the rest of the week include Tuesday, Bishop W.P. Wiggins, New Mount Joy and the United Church of God Fellowship; Wednesday, Bishop Madison Copeland, Greater Sweet Beulah Holiness Church; Thursday, Evangelist Willie Riddick, New Community Church of God, Rich Square, N.C.; Friday Elder Gregory Lightner, Chapel of the Hill Church; and 11:30 a.m. Sunday, Bishop Robert J. Branch, Healing Fountain Macedonia Church and COD 21st Century. The event is being held at Healing Fountain, 308 Briggs St.

Ebenezer hosts women’s event

Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1589 Steeple Drive, is hosting a women’s seminar, &uot;Trusting God in the Midst of Your Circumstances,&uot; from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 1. The seminar is presented by Women at Rest Ministry Inc. A continental breakfast will be served at 8:30 a.m. and lunch will be provided. Cost is $12 before Sept. 1, $15 after that date. The registration deadline is Sept. 19. For information, call Sheila at 238-2359.

Faith of Deliverance’s youth 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.

Main Street to honor youth leader

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.

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.

Services at New Mt. Zion Holiness

Sunday School at New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2113 Georgia Ave., begins at 10 a.m. each week and worship service follows at 11:30 a.m. This week’s speaker will be Elder Leroy Mallette.

Bishop Everlena Riddick is pastor.

Oak Grove’s choir anniversary

The choir of Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2635 E. Washington St., will be celebrating its anniversary at 3 p.m. Aug. 20 with the Rev. Ivan Harris of First Baptist Denbigh and his congregation from Newport News. For further information, call 539-8012.

Bethlehem Christian concert

Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Road, is holding a gospel concert from 3 to 5 p.m. Aug. 28.

Gospel musicians Taraleigh Noteworthy and Just Inspired will be performing. Admission is free although a love offering will be accepted. Call 488-2231 for information.

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 www.suffolkpresbyterian.org

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.

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.