Balm of Gilead

Published 12:00 am Thursday, September 22, 2005

choir anniversary

The senior choir of Balm of Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, 3731 Whitemarsh Road, is celebrating its 83rd anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Guest minister will be the Rev. Shelton Smith of Waverly. Host pastor is the Rev. Charles D. Leavell.

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New Mt. Zion

New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2114 George Ave., is holding Sunday School at 10 a.m., followed by a worship service at noon. Shirley Edwards, pastor of True Vine holiness Church, Woodland, N.C., will be the guest speaker. Bishop Everlena Riddick is host pastor. Call 539-0738 for information.

Gospel explosion

Apostle Ruby J. Turner and The Jones Singers are celebrating their 17th pre-anniversary with a Gospel Explosion concert at 6 p.m. Saturday at New Calvary Baptist Church, 220 N. 6th St. Performers include The Potters House Mass Choir of Hampton, The Mighty Pearly Gates of Suffolk, The Dynamic Tones of Portsmouth and The Johnsonaires of Greenville, N.C. Call 715-1914 for information.

Tabernacle Baptist’s anniversary

Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Church, 3621 Nansemond Parkway, is celebrating its 95th anniversary next month and the 19th anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Nathaniel Scates, in October.

The church will be joined by the Rev. James Williams and Sixth Street Baptist Church at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 2; Elder Dwight Nixon and St. Mary’s COGIC, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 9; and the Rev. James &uot;Plum&uot; Williams Jr.

and Poplar Run Baptist Church, 2:30 p.m. Oct. 16. There will be an anniversary dinner at 6 p.m. Oct. 22, followed by a special service at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 23 by the Rev. Nathaniel Scates Jr. and Gethsemane Baptist Church.

The church is kicking off its anniversary with a gospel concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 2. Performers include TBOC Mass Choir of Suffolk, The Hurdle Brothers of Portsmouth and the Rev. Roger Green and Renewed of Elizabeth City, N.C.

Men’s Day

at Mineral Spring

Mineral Spring Baptist Church is holding Men’s Day at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Henry Jordan of New Middle Swamp Baptist Church will be guest speaker. Music will be provided the Community Male Chorus.

Dinner will be served after the program. Call Jasper Mullen at 986-2322 for information.

Shiloh Baptist Church

Shiloh Baptist Church, 9000 Fire Tower Road, Windsor is having its annual Deaconess Ministry service at 7 p.m. Oct. 1. The topic is &uot;The Four Season’s Spoken Word.&uot; Call 357-9723 for information.

West End men’s breakfast

The men of West End Baptist Church will have breakfast at the Murphy’s Mill Cabin at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 24. Visitors are welcome to join in the food and fellowship.

For more information, call the church office at 539-8771.

Also, the Rev. Skip Irby will continue his series, &uot;Essentials for the Christian Journey,&uot; at 7 p.m. Oct. 6.

Dinner is at 6:15.

Community choir anniversary

The Saratoga Community Gospel Choir of Suffolk is celebrating its ninth anniversary at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave. The special guest will be the Zion Chapel Baptist Church No. 1 Musical Choir of Columbia, S.C.; Gregory Lawrence, Music Ministry Choir and Canaan Baptist Male Chorus; Brother Willie Barnes Jr., musician; Sister Alice Graves, president and evangelist; and Lenora Barnes, program committee.

Call 539-0749 for information.

King’s Grove Pentecostal Holiness Church

The fall revival at King’s Grove, 6300 Old Myrtle Road, Suffolk, ends tonight with a service at 7:30 p.m. The guest speaker is the Rev. Nathaniel Scates Jr. and Gethsemane Baptist Church.

&uot;Women Strut Your Colors&uot;

Bethany Cathedral, United Jurisdiction, COGIC, will host &uot;Women Strut Your Colors&uot; on Saturday, Sept. 24 at 6 p.m. at Bethany Cathedral, 503 Ocela Street, Suffolk.

Guest speakers will be Dr. Rosa Williams.

For additional information, please contact Ms. Gloria Newton at 925-1812, or Mrs. Tania Slight at 477-8835.

Eldress Margaret C. Young is the host pastor and the event is sponsored by the Building Fund Committee.

St. Mary’s anniversary

St. Mary Church of God in Christ will celebrate its 51st anniversary in September. Guest speakers for the month include Superintendent Dan White, Garden of Prayer Sept. 25; and the Rev. Ronnie Boone, Missouri Baptist Church, Sept. 28.

For information, call 538-0155.

Pleasant Union’s anniversary

Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., is having its church and pastor anniversary this month. 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.

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.

Women’s Fellowship event

New Paul’s Temple Holiness, 720 Hosier Road, is holding a Women’s Fellowship Day Saturday, Sept. 24 at 10 a.m.

Guest speaker will be Elder Theresa F. Massenburg of Richmond.

The Women’s Department of New Paul’s is sponsoring the event.

The public is invited.

For more information, call Pastor Catherine B. Skinner at 934-3803.

Mt. Sinai Baptist Family & Friends Day

On Sunday, Sept. 25 at 4 p.m. the Pastor’s Aide Ministry of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church will celebrate Family and Friends Day.

The program will feature a play entitled, &uot;Hell Is That Way,&uot; produced by the Reid, Saunders and Jenkins families.

The location is 6100 Holy Neck Road, Suffolk.

The Rev. Dr. Joseph H. Goode is pastor.

Please contact Ms. Johnson at 485-3409 for further information.

Women’s Day

New Gospel Temple Church of God in Christ will celebrate annual Women’s Day Sunday, Sept. 25.

The morning speaker will be evangelist Valencia Austin.

The 3:30 p.m. speaker will be Rev. Sylvia Murphy.

Gerald W. Goodman is the host pastor.

For more information, call Margaret B. Goodman at 539-2502.

Substance Abuse Awareness program

Olive Branch Baptist Church, 2608 Airline Blvd. Portsmouth is hosting their First Annual Substance Abuse Awareness Day Program on Sunday, Sept. 25 at 11 a.m.

There is no fee, the public is welcome.

For more information, call 488-2270.

Hurricane relief program

The East Suffolk Complex, 134 S. Sixth Street, Suffolk, is hosting a Hurricane Katrina relief program Friday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. The program will take donations for the American Red Cross, to then help survivors in Mississippi and New Orleans.

Entertainment includes choirs, praise dances and celebrating a good time in the Lord.

For more information, call Martha Parker (923-4428), Vy Daugherty (539-5193), Edward T. Daniels (923-1744), or Sherry Rowe (925-0084).

Frequency 7:16

Frequency 7:16, a modern service, will be starting Sunday, Oct 2 at Windsor Baptist Church, 4 Church Street, Windsor.

Worship will be led by recording artist, Beth Champion Mason.

Middle school, high school, college and career are invited for pizza at 6 p.m.

All ages are invited to worship at 7:16 p.m.

For more information, call the church at 242-6391.

Mens’ Day Services

The men of New Calvary Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Men’s Day, Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m.

The speakers will be: Elder Wallace M. Johnson, pastor of Grace Apostolic Temple in Suffolk; Rev. Robert A. Wilkins, interim pastor; Deacon Leroy Andrews, program chairperson; Trustee Tracy Harvey, co-chairperson.

The public is invited.

For more information, call Andrews at 334-3031.

Elder Johnson at New Calvary Baptist

Elder Wallace M. Johnson, pastor of Grace Apostolic Temple, will be ministering at New Calvary Baptist Church on behalf of their Men’s Day.

The service will be held on Sunday, Oct. 2 at 11 a.m.

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.

Women’s Day announcement

The women of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 142 Tynes Street, Suffolk, will be hosting Women’s Day on Sunday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

Speaker for the service will be Mrs. Ann Hill, a retired Suffolk educator.

The public is invited to join in this celebration.

Mrs. Deborah Austin is president of the Episcopal Church Women of St. Mark and Father Joseph Green is interim priest.

Lay Witness Sunday

Macedonia African Methodist Episcopal Church, 127 Pine Street, Suffolk, will observe its Lay Witness Sunday on Sunday, Oct. 10 at the 11 a.m. worship service and at 3 p.m.

Senator Yvonne Miller of Norfolk will be the guest speaker during the morning worship and Ms. Cynthia Green, a member of Oak Grove Baptist Church, will be the speaker at the afternoon service. Dinner will be served following the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Charles L. Harvin Sr. is pastor.

For more information, call 539-9234.

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.

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.