Pastor appreciation

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 8, 2005

The New Mount Joy Food for Living Ministry, 307 County St., is holding its 49th pastor appreciation services throughout the month. Various guest ministers and their local congregations will attend the church. For more information, check out the church’s Web site, or call the church’s administrative office at 539-2931.

New Calvary’s anniversary

New Calvary Baptist Church, 220 N. Sixth St., is celebrating its 32nd anniversary with a service at 4 p.m. Sept. 11. The Rev. Morris Almond, interim pastor of Healing Chapel Baptist Church, will be guest speaker. Music will be rendered by Rising Saint James Male Chorus. Call 934-2229 for information.

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New First Baptist

The men of New First Baptist Church, 1105 Hosier Road, 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.

Virginia-Carolina Temple

The missionary board of Virginia-Carolina Temple Family Worship Center, 5500 Carolina Road, will sponsor a special service at 7:30 p.m. tonight in honor of the church and pastor’s anniversary. Bishop Otto William of Faith Cornerstone will be the guest speaker for the anniversary service at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 11. The New Suffolk District Executive Board will meet at 5 p.m. Sept. 17 at Greater New Hope COGIC. Pastor is Elder Eugene Austin. For information, call 934-1103.

Greater First Baptist

Greater First Baptist Orlando is having its annual revival services this week, with nightly services being held at 7:30 p.m. through Sept. 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.

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.

East End hosts benefit concert

Danny Hill and Determination and The Determination Band are performers in a concert to benefit Brandon S. Barnes, a kidney patient, at 4 p.m. Sept. 11 at East End Baptist Church, 523 E. Washington St. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Mark Croston Sr. For information, call 539-2828.

Pleasant Union’s anniversary

Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., is having its church and pastor anniversary this month. Guest speaker for the 11 a.m. Sept. 11 service is the Rev. Dr. Ralph Reavis, president of Virginia University of Lynchburg. The Rev. Dr. Gilbert C. Campbell, former pastor of Grove Baptist Church, will deliver the morning service at 11 a.m. Sept. 18. The church is having a

mini-workshop, &uot;The Office Of Servitude/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., has returned to its 11 a.m. worship schedule. 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.

Corinth Chapel’s Homecoming

Corinth Chapel United Church of Christ, 7945 Corinth Chapel Road, will hold revival services at 7:30 p.m. nightly through Sept. 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.

Education Day at Metropolitan

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St., will open its fall revival at 3 p.m. Sept. 11. The guest church will be Oak Grove Baptist Church and its pastor, the Rev. Dr. Anthony Copeland. The Rev. Jarvis Jones and Antioch Christian Church will participate in the fellowship service on Monday. The revival preacher is Dr. Curtis Edmonds, pastor of St. Mark Missionary Baptist Church, Portsmouth. Nightly services will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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.

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.

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.

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. Elder Leroy Malette will speak. An evening service is being held at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 15. Elder Wooten of Mt. Zion Holiness Church, Norfolk, will be guest speaker. Bible Study is every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Everlena Riddick is pastor.

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.