Greater First

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 4, 2005

Baptist’s Homecoming

Greater First Baptist Orlando is having its Homecoming celebration at 3 p.m. today. Guest preacher is the Rev. Dr. Abraham I. Walton Sr., from Little Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Seaboard, N.C., and his congregation. The church’s annual revival services will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 6-9. Guest preacher for the week is the Rev. Dr. Robert E. Rodgers, pastor of Pulaski Baptist Church, Carrsville. Local church choirs will provide the music. The Rev. Dr. Henry G. Baker is senior pastor.

Pleasant Union’s

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Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., is having its church anniversary this month. Guest speaker for today’s morning service is the Rev. Dr. Patricia Coker-Bell, associate pastor of Grove Baptist Church, Portsmouth; and evening service,

Dr. Robert Barnes, pastor of Canaan Baptist Church. Services will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. respectively. The church is having a

mini-workshop, &uot;The Gifts In The Church,&uot; at 7 p.m.

Sept. 7. Co-pastors are the Rev. Dr. Vaurice T. Chambers and the Rev. Dr. Naomi P. Chambers. Call 539-0367 for information.

Suffolk Presbyterian’s schedule change

Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St., is resuming its 11 a.m. worship schedule today, when the congregation will observe the Sacrament of Holy Communion. On Sept. 11, the church will hold Rally Day with a pancake breakfast at 9:15 a.m. and Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. Classes are provided for children age 3 through adults. A nursery is provided for infants and toddlers up to age 3. For information, call 539-3213.

Greater Sweet

Beulah’s anniversary

Greater Sweet Beulah Church, 137 Maple St., will be celebrating its 71st anniversary at 3:30 p.m. today.

Elder Harvey and Rising Star Apostolic Church of Spring Grove will be guests. Bishop S. Madison Copeland is pastor. Call 539-7209 for information.

New First Baptist’s


New First Baptist Church, 1105 Hosier Road, will celebrate its pastor’s anniversary at 3 p.m. today. Guests will be the Rev. Anthony B. Rodgers and First Baptist Church, Crestwood, Norfolk. Dinner will be served. Dr. Lemuel L. Greene is pastor. Call 539-8293 for information.

The men of the church is sponsoring a yock sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 to benefit Men’s Day. Meals will be prepared by Florida. Call 934-0833 to order ahead.

Friends and Family Day at Antioch

Antioch United Church of Christ, 900 Hull St., is having Friends and Family Day at 11 a.m. Sept. 18. The Rev. Jarvis A. Jones is pastor.

Sixth Street’s choir anniversary

The senior choir of Sixth Street Baptist Church, 324 Goodman St., is celebrating its 60th anniversary at 3 p.m. Sept. 11. The Rev. Ronnie Hall of Portsmouth will conduct the service. For information, call 539-6232.

Corinth Chapel’s Homecoming

Corinth Chapel United Church of Christ, 7945 Corinth Chapel Road, will hold its annual Homecoming service on at 3:00 p.m. today.

The Rev. Larry Parker and the congregation of Piney Grove Baptist Church in Buckhorn will be guests.

Dinner will follow the service.

Revival services will be held at 7:30 p.m. nightly Sept. 6-9. The Rev. Dr. C.E. McCollum Sr., pastor of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Littleton, N.C., and Piney Grove Baptist Church in Halifax, N.C. will be the revivalist.

Music will be provided by Gethsemane Baptist Church Mass Choir, Tuesday; Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Male Chorus, Wednesday; Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Mass Choir, Thursday; and St. Paul Baptist Church Male Chorus of Sunbury, N.C., on Friday.

King’s Grove anniversary service

King’s Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church, 6300 Old Myrtle Road, will hold its pastor’s anniversary service at 4 p.m. today. The New Covenant Church family and its pastor, the Rev. Clyde Doxey, will be serving. Bishop John H. Kindred is host pastor. Call 986-4167 for information.

Education Day at Metropolitan

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St., will observe Education Day at 11 a.m. today.

The Rev. Gregory Johnson, assistant pastor of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, is guest speaker.

New Mount Joy Homecoming

New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministry Inc., 307 County St., will hold its annual Homecoming service at 3:30 p.m. today. Guest speaker will be Apostle Laverne Shaw and Faith House of Refuge, Suffolk. For information, call 539-2931.

Lakeview Missionary’s events

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., is having Senior Citizen Day at 4 p.m. Sept. 11. The Rev Dr. Robert L. Barnes, pastor of Canaan Baptist Church, is guest speaker.

The church will also celebrate Men’s Day in September. A prayer breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Sept. 24 with the Rev. David McDaniel ,associate minister of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Portsmouth as guest pastor.

The Rev. George Smith , associate minister of First Baptist Church Mahan St., will be guest pastor at the 11 a.m. service on Sept. 25. The Rev. D. Stefan Adams, pastor of New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Franklin, will be guest pastor of at the 4 p.m. service on Sept. 25. Dr. John E. Jones is host pastor. For information, call 934-1047.

Virginia-Carolina Temple’s events

The missionary board of Virginia-Carolina Temple Family Worship Center, 5500 Carolina Road, will sponsor a special service at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 8 in honor of the church and pastor’s anniversary. For information, call 934-1103.

New Life Outreach Ministries

New Life Outreach Ministries, 2518 Jackson Road,

is celebrating Women’s Day at 3 p.m. Sept. 11, with guest speaker Dianne Cooper, pastor of Free Temple Outreach Ministries, Petersburg.

Pentecostal Followers to meet

Pentecostal Followers of Christ

Apostolic Faith, 6018 Whaleyville Blvd., will begin holding services at 11 a.m. today.

The pastor is Elder R. Bynum. Call 986-2031 for additional information.

Women’s meeting at Faith of Deliverance

Faith of Deliverance Soul Saving Ministries, 239 Holliday St., is holding a special women’s event, &uot;Women of Godliness Taking a Stand,&uot; at 6 p.m. Sept. 17. Featured speakers include Elect Lady Chase, Friendship Cathedral Worship Center; Evangelist Cameron, St. Paul RZUA; Elect Lady Anita Lewis, Greens Chapel No. 1; Evangelist Robinson, St. Paul RZUA; Elect Lady Kim Scates of Gethsemane Baptist Church; Evangelist Natina Goodman, Faith of Deliverance Soul Saving Ministries; and Evangelist Viola Parker, New Mt. Joy Food for Living Ministries. Host pastor is Bishop Clarence Copeland Sr. For information, call 923-2882.

Red Bird Mission craft fair

Oxford United Methodist Church, 601 W. Washington St., is hosting an Appalachian craft show by Red Bird Mission Crafts from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10. Crafts made include handcrafted baskets, woven rugs, cornhusk dolls and flowers, beeswax candles, hand-painted gourds, Christmas ornaments and the like.

Proceeds go to the mission, which is a community outreach initiative of the Methodist church. For information, call 539-5347.

Chapel Grove United Church of Christ

The pastor and congregation of Chapel Grove United Church of Christ, 7366 W. Blackwater Road, Windsor, is holding its annual fall revival worship service next month. The event starts with the morning worship at 10 a.m. today and continues Sept. 5-7 with nightly services beginning at 7 p.m.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Bruce McAlister, a pastor, psychologist and educator from Fresno, Calif.

The Homecoming worship service will be at 2 p.m. today.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Wendell Waller and the Christian Home Baptist Church.

Wilroy Baptist anniversary

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, is celebrating its 45th anniversary on Sept. 11, with activities beginning at 10 a.m. The Rev. Lamar Eiland, a former pastor, will deliver the 11 a.m. sermon. Dinner will follow the church service, followed by children’s activities and a Southern gospel concert beginning at 2 p.m. Music will be provided by The Galileans and Fourgiven. The public is invited. Call 539-5658 for information.

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.

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.

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. Sunday is Pastoral Day. Bishop Everlena Riddick, pastor, will speak. Bible Study is every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

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 Fridays, there will be fresh fruit, vegetables and canned goods. Clothes are available on Sundays. Call 934-9814 for more information.

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. 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.