Friends and Family

Published 12:00 am Monday, September 19, 2005

Day at Antioch

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

Wesley Chapel services

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Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church, 220 King’s Highway in Chuckatuck, has Sunday school at 10 a.m., with worship services beginning at 11 a.m. on Sundays. Call 255-2259 for information.

St. Mary’s anniversary

St. Mary Church of God in Christ will celebrate its 51st anniversary in September. Guest speakers for the month include the Rev. Dr. G.W. Hardy, Cathedral of Faith, on today; Superintendent Sylvester Silver, Gates of Heaven, Sept. 20; Superintendent Dan White, Garden of Prayer Sept. 25; and the Rev. Ronnie Boone, Missouri Baptist Church, Sept. 28.

For information, call 538-0155.

East End Baptist Church

East End Baptist Church will sponsor Youth Day today. The Rev. Clarence S. West Jr., the church’s youth minister, will deliver the service. The Jesus’ Friends Children’s Choir and Vision Youth Choir will perform.

Men’s Day at

Canaan Baptist

Men’s Day is being held at Canaan Baptist Church, 2064 Nansemond Parkway.

Guest speakers today will be the Rev. A. E. Moses at 8 a.m. and at 11 a.m., the Rev. James Gates III of New Jersey.

St. Paul RZUA anniversary

The missionary board of St. Paul RZUA, 615 Spruce St., is celebrating its anniversary at 4 p.m. today. Guest speaker will be Evangelist Jacqueline Holmes of St. John COGIC.

Special service

at Tabernacle

The Rev. Dr. Curtis Edmonds, pastor of Saint Mark Missionary Baptist Church in Portsmouth, and his congregation will be the guests of Tabernacle Christian Church, 1401 E. Washington St., for the pastor’s ministry aid service at 4 p.m. today. Call 539-7257 for information.

Allen Grove Baptist concert

Allen Grove Baptist Church in Franklin will have a concert at 2:30 p.m. today.

The guest singing group will be Total Praise.

For more information, call Sharon Walden at 657-6227.

Holy Rock

Mission guest speaker

Evangelist Adell Watson from Olive Branch Baptist Church, Portsmouth, will be speaking at the Holy Rock Mission at 4 p.m. today. For more information, call Pastor Almena Daniels at 593-3053.

Greater Sweet Beulah Church

Bishop William Faison and the Bible Way Apostolic Church in Chesapeake will be guests for Greater Sweet Beulah’s 71st Anniversary at 3:30 p.m. today. For more information, call Bishop Madison Copeland, pastor, at 539-7209.

New Calvary Baptist Church

New Calvary Baptist Church, 220 N. Sixth St., will be celebrating its 32nd Anniversary at 3 p.m. today. Guest speaker will be Bishop Charlie Collins of New Saint Mount Holiness Church in Franklin.

For more information, call the Rev. Robert A. Wilkins or Barbara A. Richardson, chairperson, at 934-2229 or 539-1256 respectively.

Rising St. James Male Chorus

Rising St. James Male Chorus will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary on today.

The chorus members are Raymond Griffin, Ernest Branch, Marquese Madison, John Maverick, Robert Wilkins, Jeffery Maverick, D’Angelo Mills, Nat Smith, Ernest Whitfield, Junior Baker, Carlton Outland, Ormond Fernandez, Welton Williams, Coach Ricky Joe, Vadel Wilkins, Ricky Smith, Bobby Cotton, Vern Branch, Ormond Fernandez, and Raymond Wiggins. No admission will be taken, but please give offerings.

King’s Grove Pentecostal Holiness

King’s Grove, 6300 Old Myrtle Road, will celebrate their annual Homecoming Day at 2 p.m. today. Bishop Marshall C. Goodwin Sr., member of St. Phillip Pentecostal Church of Christ Holiness in Suffolk, will render the service.

Dinner will be served.

Ushers’ Anniversary

The Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 4481 Pineview Drive, will celebrate its Ushers’ Anniversary at 3:30 p.m. today. The Rev. C. H. Williams and congregation of Morning Star Baptist Church, Virginia Beach, will be in charge of the service.

The Rev. Karl Marshall Jr. is the host pastor.

New Mt. Zion Holiness Church

New Mt. Zion Holiness, 2113 Georgia Ave., will have Sunday School at 10:00 a.m. and a Pastoral Day Service at 11:30 a.m. today.

Bishop Everlena Riddick will deliver the message.

Each Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. there is a prayer service and Bible study.

Sixth Street Baptist Church

Sixth Street Baptist Church will celebrate their combined Ushers’ Anniversary at 3 p.m. today. The Rev. Sherod Riddick, Gethsemane Baptist Church, Newport News, will be the guest speaker. Mimes and praise dancers will perform.

The Sixth Street Inspirational Choir will sing.

Pleasant Union’s anniversary

Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., is having its church and pastor anniversary this month. The Rev. Dr. Gilbert C. Campbell, former pastor of Grove Baptist Church, and the Rev. Edward Smith, pastor of Vision Ministries, will deliver services at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. respectively today. The Rev. Dr. Clarence Sellers, Mt. Tabor Church of God and Christ, will be guest speaker at 7 p.m. Sept. 20. Elder Lewis Knight, pastor of Gilfield RZUA Church, will speak at 11 a.m. Sept. 25. Co-pastors are the Rev. Dr. Vaurice T. Chambers and the Rev. Dr. Naomi P. Chambers. Call 539-0367 for information.

Men’s Day at New First Baptist

New First Baptist Church, 1105 Hosier Road, will celebrate Men’s Day at 3 p.m. today. The speaker will be the Rev. Alexander Graham Bell, assistant pastor of Grove Baptist Church, Portsmouth. Music will be provided by the Gethsemane Baptist Church’s Male Chorus.

Holy Neck revival

Holy Neck Church, 4400 Holy Neck Road, is holding a revival Sept. 18-21, with services beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Speaker will be the Rev. Alan Lancaster, pastor of Liberty Spring Christian Church.

Holland Mission revival

Holland Mission UCC, 221 Dutch Road, will begin its annual revival with a service at 2 p.m. today. The Rev. Shelton Smith of Mt. Mariah Christian Church, Sedley, will be guest speaker. The Rev. Ronald Goodwin will speak at nightly revival services Sept. 19-23 at 7:30 p.m. Host pastor is the Rev. Freddie Hines.

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 $15 and the registration deadline is Sept. 19. For information, call Sheila at 238-2359.

Providence’s fall bazaar

Providence United Methodist Church, 3109 Providence road, is holding its fall bazaar from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 8. A lunch of homemade soup and ham biscuits will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The event will include holiday, bake and garden shops, crafts and a country store featuring cheese rounds and homemade sausage. Children’s activities will also be held. Call 539-6907 for information.

Church visits jail

A group of men from United Full Gospel Revival Suffolk regularly visits male inmates at the Western Tidewater Regional Jail on Saturdays and Sundays. Anyone with an incarcerated friend or family member who may like a visit from these church volunteers can leave a message, including the man’s name, at 925-4805.

Pastor appreciation at New Mount Joy

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.

Suffolk Presbyterian’s schedule change

Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St., has returned to its 11 a.m. worship schedule. For information, call 539-3213.

Lakeview Missionary’s events

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., is celebrating Men’s Day this month. 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.

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.