Yard sale

Published 12:00 am Friday, September 30, 2005

Little Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Pruden Boulevard, is having a yard sale and fish dinner today. Dinner includes two sides and bread for $6. Sweet potato jacks are $2. All proceed and donations benefit the pastor’s aid fund.

Hurricane relief concert

Live On Ministries is sponsoring a hurricane relief benefit concert and talent program at 5 p.m. today at El Bethel Worship Center, 4324 Holland Road. The event is free and open to the public. Anyone interested in performing or volunteering should call 923-3511.

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Gates of Heaven

appreciation service

Gates of Heaven COGIC, 112 Beech St., is having an appreciation service for a member, Minister John T. Edwards, at 6 p.m. today. Edwards has suffered a stroke. Performers include The Singing Larks, Gates of Heaven Mass Choir and Lakeland High School Mass Choir, all of Suffolk; DawsonTown Community Choir of Chesapeake; and The Dynamic Tones of Portsmouth. For more information call Arlethia Ward, 925-0095, or Steven Edwards, 539-0130.

Shiloh Baptist Church

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

New First Baptist

The hospitality committee of New First Baptist Church, 1105 Hosier Road, is celebrating its 12th anniversary at 3 p.m. tomorrow. The Rev. Charlie Carter and St. Matthew Baptist Church, Windsor, N.C., will be guests. Host pastor is the Rev. Lemuel L. Greene.

Mineral Spring anniversary

The senior choir of Mineral Spring Baptist Church, 4849 Mineral Spring Road, is celebrating its 102nd anniversary at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Guest minister is the Rev. Ray Charles Bagley of Palm Tree Baptist Church. That church’s choir will provide music. The Rev. George Speight is host pastor.

Rising St. James Homecoming

Rising St. James Church, 201 6th St., is celebrating its Homecoming at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Guest speaker is Bonitha Skinner of Hampton, a Suffolk native and member of Gethsemane Church. She holds a certificate in religious studies from the Evans-Smith Leadership Training Institute.

Healing Chapel choir

The mass choir #1 of Healing Chapel Baptist Church, 2375 Godwin Blvd., will celebrate its anniversary at 4 p.m. tomorrow. Ruby Jones and the Jones Singers will be special guests. Call 934-2282 for information.

New Mt. Zion events

New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2113 Georgia Ave., is having Sunday school at 10 a.m. tomorrow, followed by worship at 11:30 a.m. This Sunday is Pastoral Day. Pastor Everlena Riddick will deliver the message. A special service is being held at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. Guest speaker will be Elder Park, Balm of Gilead Baptist Church.

Bethlehem Christian


Bethlehem Christian Church, 312 Bute St., is celebrating its homecoming with a service at 3 p.m. tomorrow. Guest preacher is Minister Denise Hardy, the Rev. James Hampton and First Baptist Church (Burdette).

Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 3-7. Guest preachers include Pastor-elect Breon Perry, Union Hill UCC, Sedley, on Monday; Pastor Lemuel Greene, New First Baptist Church, Tuesday; Pastor Shelton Smith, Mount Moriah UCC, Waverly, Wednesday; pastor Ronnie Boone, Missouri Baptist Church, Thursday;

and Pastor Thomas Harden Jr., St Timothy Baptist Church, Friday. Host pastor is the Rev. Emanuel E. Myrick Jr.

Gethsemane Baptist play

The pastor’s aide of Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1656 Copeland Road, is presenting a play, &uot;Glory Train,&uot; at 5 p.m. tomorrow. The play was written and directed by Mrs. Doria Mitchell.

Civil rights leader to speak

The Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker, a former civil rights leader, will speak during the men’s day service at 11:30 a.m. tomorrow at Corinth Chapel United Church of Christ. Walker, the former senior pastor and CEO of Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, is an international human rights activist and author of 29 books.

Dr. Raymond Griffin, an associate dean at Virginia State University in Petersburg, will speak at the 3 p.m. service. Antioch United Church of Christ Male Chorus will deliver the music. Dinner will follow the service.

Prayer Mission’s revival

Prayer Mission Baptist Church, 20505 Lankford Lane, Smithfield is having a revival from Oct. 3-7, with services beginning at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Call 357-5734 for information.

Wilroy Baptist concert

The gospel singing group, Chapter IV, is performing at Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, at 6 p.m. tomorrow. A love offering will be taken and a nursery will be provided. Call 539-5658 for information.

Senior day at East End

East End Baptist Church, 423 E. Washington St., will celebrate Senior Adult Day at the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services on tomorrow. Dr. Emmanuel L. McCall, vice president of the Baptist World Alliance, is guest pastor. Senior adults will lead the worship services and the Seniors in Praise Choir will provide music. Dr. Mark A. Croston is pastor.

Faith of Deliverance

Elder Kerry White of Sweet Haven COGIC will be the guest speaker at 4 p.m. tomorrow at Faith of Deliverance Church Soul Saving Ministries, 239 Holladay St. Guest soloist will be Lanita Wiggins of New Mt. Joy Food for Living and guest choir will be The Voices of Deliverance.

The church is hosting its women’s conference at 7:30 p.m. nightly from Oct. 6-8. Speakers include Sister Tammy Woodfrey, of Oak Grove Baptist Church, on Thursday; Minister Dorothy Armstrong, New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church, Friday; and Evangelist Watina Goodman, Faith of Deliverance, on Saturday. The church’s regular weekly services include Sunday school at 10 a.m., Sunday evening service at 6 p.m.; and Wednesday prayer and Bible class at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 539-9355.

Men’s Day at New

Paul’s Temple

New Paul’s Temple Holiness, 720 Hosier Road, will have Minister James L. Skinner Jr, associate minister, will speak at the noon service tomorrow. At 4 p.m., there will be a musical program featuring The Golden Trumpeteers. Call 539-9500 for information.

Golden Keys’ anniversary

The Golden Keys, a Smithfield music group, will have its 55th anniversary celebration with a performance at Carrollton Elementary School, 22314 Newtown Haven Lane. Time is 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Senior citizen tickets are $10. For more information, call 357-6321.

Tabernacle Baptist’s anniversary

Tabernacle Baptist Outreach Church, 3621 Nansemond Parkway, is celebrating its 95th anniversary 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. tomorrow; 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. Sunday. Performers include TBOC Mass Choir of Suffolk, The Hurdle Brothers of Portsmouth and the Rev. Roger Green and Renewed of Elizabeth City, N.C.

West End lecture series

The Rev. Skip Irby, pastor of West End Baptist Church, will continue his series, &uot;Essentials for the Christian Journey,&uot; at 7 p.m. Oct. 6.

Dinner is at 6:15.

Saint Mary’s service

Saint Mary Church of God in Christ, 3627 Nansemond Parkway, is having a Pack a Pew service at 11 a.m. Oct. 9. Call 538-0155 for information. Pastor is Dwight A. Nixon.


Baptist’s session

The Mission Emphasis Session 2005 is being held at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St., from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 8. Speaker is Sister Deborah Williams. A continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Call 539-2696 for information. Pastor if Dr. R.L. Hobbs.

Community choir


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.

Frequency 7:16

Frequency 7:16, a modern service, will be starting tomorrow at Windsor Baptist Church, 4 Church St., 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.

Men’s Day Services

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

New Calvary Baptist

New Calvary Baptist Church, 220 N. Sixth St., will have a guest speaker, the Rev. Robert Hobbs of Metropolitan Baptist Church, at 11 a.m. tomorrow for Men’s Day. Interim pastor is the Rev. Robert A. Wilkin.

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


The women of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, 142 Tynes Street, Suffolk, will be hosting Women’s Day on at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 9.

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 Today

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

Word for Living anniversary

Word for Living will celebrate the 13th anniversary of its senior pastor, Bishop Fred Scott, Oct. 2-9. Guests include Bishop W.P. Wiggins, Pastor Laquita Hunter, Elder Darryl Artis, Pastor Virginia Harris and Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Windsor. Community Night is Oct. 5.

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.

Higher Calling Ministries

Higher Calling Ministries, 1600 Kings Fork Road, is holding a benefit concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 22 for donations of money and non-perishable items/food for our first annual &uot;Day of Caring and Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner.&uot; The event will feature singing from local quartets, praise dancers and more. Call Sister Monica Whitney at 556-1497 for information.

Yard sale

God’s Anointed Touch Ministries is holding a yard sale to raise money for Hurricane Katrina victims at the Windsor School of Dance, 70 E. Windsor Blvd. at 8 a.m. Oct. 22. Call 242-4151 for information.

Great First Baptist shopping trip

The Youth Ministry of Greater First Baptist Church, 600 factory St. is sponsoring a shopping trip to Rehoboth, Del., on Nov. 26. Cost is $40, with a non-refundable deposit of $20 due by Oct. 31. The bus will leave the church at 6 a.m. and Victory Crossing Shopping Center, Portsmouth at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 26. For information, call the church at 539-0032.