Published 12:00 am Thursday, October 20, 2005

New Gospel Temple

New Gospel Temple COGIC will have several pastor appreciation services this week. Pastor Ricks and House of Prayer will appear at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Superintendent Thomas Wiggins Jr. and the Bolton COGIC will be guests for the 11:30 a.m. service on Oct 23.

Faith Community anniversary

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Faith Community United Holy Church, 800 Whitemarsh Road,

is celebrating its seventh anniversary at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 with Pastor Antonio Gardner and members of Rose of Sharon United Holy Church. Call 934-3259 for information.

Oxford yard sale

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.

Balm of Gilead’s usher anniversary

The #2 usher board of Balm of Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the usher’s anniversary at 3 p.m. Oct. 23. The Rev. Ronald Goodwin will be the guest speaker.

Faith Deliverance Church

Faith Deliverance Church, 239 Holliday St., is hosting a concert at 4 p.m. Oct. 23. Sister Cornelia Howard Wyatt will be featured.

Metropolitan Baptist anniversary

Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St., will celebrate its 119th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Allen Clark, pastor of New Mount Vernon Baptist Church, Portsmouth.

Prostrate screening at Tabernacle

Tabernacle Christian Church and the American Cancer Society will have a prostrate cancer screening at 9 a.m. Oct. 22. The screening will be held at the church at 1401 E. Washington St. Call 539-7257 for information.

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.

St. Phillip’s anniversary

St. Phillip P.H.C., 728 Ashley Ave., will hold its 21st anniversary for its pastor, Bishop Marshall C. Goodwin Sr., at 11 a.m. Oct. 23. The speaker will be Elder Vernon Dudley, Portsmouth, and at 3:30 p.m., Bishop Charlie Collins and New St. Mount of Franklin.

New Gospel Temple COGIC

New Gospel Temple COGIC will be honoring its Pastor, Superintendent Gerald Goodman

and Elect Lady Margaret Goodman on Sunday, Oct. 23.

Supt. Thomas A. Wiggins, Jr. & the Bolton COGIC will be the guests at 11:30 a.m. The church is located at 236 Mineral Springs Road in the Whaleyville section of Suffolk. Call Margaret W. Goodman at (757) 923-4361.

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.

Piney Grove anniversary

Piney Grove Baptist Church, 4901 Deer Path Road, will have an anniversary service at 4 p.m. Oct. 23. A harvest program will be held at 3 p.m. with Sister Sadie Faulk as guest speaker.

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.

Gospel concert

The Pentecostal Churches of Christ Holiness WorldWide, located at Rising St. James PHC, 201 N. Sixth St., will host a gospel musical extravaganza beginning at 6 p.m. Oct 29.  Performers include the Gospel Harmoneers of Ivor, Rising St. James Male Chorus, Greater St. Stephens Mass Choir and the God of Deliverance Mass Choir, Ivor. For more information, please call 539-7026.

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 from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Great First Baptist

Greater First Baptist Church, 600 Factory St., will hold a Fall Harvest Rally service at 3 p.m. Oct. 23. The Rev. Dr. Robert Barnes and his congregation from Canaan Baptist will be guests.

The church’s youth ministry 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. Virginia Harris, pastor of Faith Work, will be guest speaker at the 4 p.m. Sunday service. Also, a revival will be held from Oct. 26-28, with nightly services beginning at 7:30 p.m. Bishop Dwight Whitfield, Rising St. James Holiness Church, will be guest speaker.

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

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