Published 12:00 am Monday, October 17, 2005

The Saratoga and Phila Civic League will meet at Lakeview Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave, at 7 p.m. Guest speaker will be Gail Turner from Carver Memorial Park.


Oxford yard sale

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Oxford United Methodist Church, 601 W. Washington St., will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 22 in the church fellowship hall. Call 539-8253 for information.

Greater Sweet Beulah

The Ivor HarrMonee of Ivor will perform at Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic Church at 6 p.m. Oct. 22. Host pastor is M.G. Copeland.

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.

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. 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.

Higher Calling Ministries

Higher Calling Ministries, 1600 Kings Fork Road, is holding a benefit concert at 6 p.m. Oct. 22. Funds will be used for the church’s first “Day of Caring and Sharing Thanksgiving Dinner” for those in need. Call 934-3644 for information. Pastor is James W. Alexander Jr.

Music appreciation

Oakland Christian Church, 5641 Godwin Blvd., is celebrating Music Appreciation Sunday at the 11 a.m. Oct. 23 worship service. The Chancel Choir, the Messengers of Faith Youth Choir and the Handbell Choir will perform. A covered-dish luncheon will follow. Call 255-4354 for information.

Mt. Olive appreciation

Mt. Olive Holiness Church, 427 Webb St., will have an appreciation service for its pastor, Bishop Willie Giles Jr., at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 23. Elder Fletcher Reid of Upper Room Holiness Church will speak.

St. Mary’s events

St. Mary’s Church of God in Christ, 3637 Nansemond Parkway, is having its community fall festival from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 29. The event will feature hayrides, pony rides, clowns and other activities. Call 538-0155 for information. Pastor is Dwight A. Nixon.

Capernaum SDA

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.

Southside Baptist

Southside Baptist Church Harvest Festival which will take place Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Great First Baptist

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. Call the church at 539-0032.

New Mt. Zion events

New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2113 Georgia Ave., has Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11:30 a.m. each Sunday.

(Editor’s Note: Send church notes and events to or fax to 539-8804.

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