New Olive Branch Baptist Church, 9354 Gates Road, will host the first session of the Nansemond #110; Isle of Wight Sunday School Union#8217;s 120th Years of Progress July 29-30. The session begins wit

Published 12:00 am Thursday, August 3, 2006

The theme for the session is ‘God’s Love Conquers All…love one another.” (John 3:23)The workshop facilitators are the Rev. Calvin White, pastor of Union Bethel Baptist Church and Bishop William Richardson.

The afternoon session at 1:30 p.m. will include a kick off celebration for this great 120th year of excellence in church school ministry.

On Sunday, church school starts at 10 a.m., headed by Supt. Linwood Wiggins. Morning worship at 11 a.m. will be conducted by the host church and congregation.

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The youth program committee will give a presentation at 1:30 p.m., followed by an update on current Union news and activities from Mrs. E.J. Langston. Bernice Bostic will give the missionary report and present the first and second place banners of churches that totaled the highest amount of monies raised this session. Other reports will conclude this session.

The second session of the 120th Union Celebration will be held at First Baptist Church, 112 Mahan St., Mr. Willie F. Gary, president.

God’s Anointed Touch Ministries will present a free Gospel Concert, Saturday, July 29 at the Suffolk National Guard Armory, 2761 Godwin Boulevard, at 6 p.m. Luther Barnes and the Sunset Jubilaires, along with Bishop Neal Roberson will be featured. Vendors welcome. Call 242-4151 or log on to

The Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St., culminates the recognition services for the Rev. Naomi P. Chambers Church Anniversary with a reception from 4-7 p.m. at the Little Grove Baptist Church Fellowship Hall, 6230 Town Point Road, on Sunday, July 29. First Ladies from area churches will be honored. Call Minister Maggie Gay for information or reservations at 538-0658.

God’s Anointed Touch Ministries presents a free gospel concert with live performances by Luther Barnes and the Sunset Jubilaires and Bishop Neal Roberson on Saturday, July 29 at 6 p.m. at the Suffolk National Guard, 2761 Godwin Blvd. Vendors welcome.

New Paul’s Temple Holiness, 720 Hosier Rd., will host Youth Exhibit Ngiht at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 29.

The Fruit of the Spirit Program will take place Saturday, July 29 at 5 p.m. The speakers are Minister Sabrina Parker, Rev. Gwen Theus, Mrs. Jackie Holland, Rev. Louise Watford, Evangelist Brenda Claude, Rev. Laura Collins, Minister Kim Scates, Evangelist Dorothy Wiggins and Rev. Lucille White, sponsored by the senior missionaries of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Rev. Nathaniel Scates Sr. Pastor.

New Paul’s Temple Holiness, 720 Hosier Rd., is holding Sunday School Union at 10:30 a.m. and “Union Service” at noon on Sunday, July 30. Speaker will be Minister Willie M. Artis.

New Calvary Baptist Church, 220 North Sixth Street will present a Deaconess program titled Women in the Bible on July 30 at 3 p.m.

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church, 37527 Seascock Chapel Road, Zuni, will be conducting Lifeway’s Arctic Edge: Where Adventure Meets Courage for Vacation Bible School, July 29-August 3. The free Vacation Bible School is open to youth and adults. For more information call 242-6553 or visit

Greater Mt. Zion Tabernacle, 3100 Deep Creek Blvd., Portsmouth, and St. Timothy Baptist, 1613 E. Washington St., are celebrating the Spiritual Editions Gospel Singers 7th Anniversary featuring various praise dance groups, choirs, and more at 4 p.m on Sunday, July 30. For more information, contact Deacon Alfred Wilson or Deaconess Barbara Wilson at 478-0657 or 513-0657.

New Mt. Zion Holiness Church, 2113 Georgia Ave., will have a Sunday Fellowship Service on July 30 at 12 p.m. with Bishop Willie Giles and congregation, Mt. Olive Holiness Church. The public is invited.

The Tidewater Baptist Ministers Conference of Virginia will install the Constitutional Officers on July 30 at the Pulaski Baptist Church, 6431 Carrsville Highway, Carrsville, at 4 p.m. Rev. Curtis Edmunds, St. Mark Missionary Church, Portsmouth, will be guest speaker. Contact Rev. Rodgers at 420-8173 for more information.

Rev. Emmanuel Myrick, Pastor of Bethlehem Christian Church U.C.C., and congregation will be at St. Paul R.Z.U.A., 619 Spruce St., where Dr. E.P. Foreman is Pastor on Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m.

Balm of Gilead Missionary Baptist Church, 3731 Whitemarsh Rd., will have Women’s Week Revival from Aug. 2-6. On Wednesday, The Virtuous Women will be held at 7 p.m., featuring speaker Evg. Nora Morris. Men’s Night will be held on Thursday with guest speaker First Lady, Jamie Russell at 7 p.m. Prayer breakfast will be Saturday at 9 a.m. Speaker will be Kimela Brady. Women’s Day will be held on Sunday. Speaker will be Rev. Kim Neal, Pleasant Grove Church, Norfolk.

The members of Greater Sweet Beulah Church invite the public to join them in a one day and one night trip to Lancaster, Pa., on Aug. 4-5. The cost is $240 including transportation, one night in the hotel, dinner, tickets to “Psalms of David”, and a full buffet breakfast. Payment in full is due by July 1. Call LeAngelia Cross at 763-9095.

Open Door Church will host a Back to School Clothes Exchange, Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8 p.m.-2 p.m. All sizes from infant to adult will be offered at no cost. The event is open to the public. For more information, call the church office Monday- Thursday from 9 a.m.- 3:30 p.m. at 634-2671 or

Homecoming will be held on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. Rev. Milton E. Lee, Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, Ahoskie, N.C., will be the guest minister. The Men of Calvary Male Chorus will privde the music.

Cypress Chapel Christian Church Revival services will be held each Sunday night in Aug. (6, 13, 20, 27) at 7 P.M.  Music will be led by Voice of Truth and The Corapeake Boys.

New Olive Branch Baptist Church, 9364 Gates Rd., will host a homecoming service on Sunday, Aug. 6 at 3 p.m. Rev. Thomas Smith of White Oak Spring Baptist Church will be guest speaker.

Eureka Baptist Church, located in Corapeake, N.C., on Highway 32 North, will be having a Revival Meeting Aug. 6-9 at 7:15 p.m. Rev. Jeff Underwood, associate pastor of Fellowship Baptist Church, Moyock, N.C., will be the evangelist. Sunday night is a family night and Ray Bennett of Suffolk will be singing. Monday night is Sunday School Night and the Corapeake Boys will be providing music. Tuesday night is pack a pew night and Tom and Marsha Berry of Moyock will be singing. Wednesday night is Youth Night and special music will be provided by the praise band of Fellowship Baptist Church, Moyock. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call Rev. Cameron Currin at 252-465-8329.

Galatians United Church of Christ, 2320 Manning Rd., is hosting its annual revival starting Wednesday, Aug. 9 through Friday, August 11. Prayer and praise will begin at 7:30 p.m. and preaching at 8 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday night, Rev. Henry Diggs, Zoar Baptist Church, Capron, will be the evangelist and the mass choir of Galatians will provide the music for Wednesday. On Friday, Rev. Dr. V.T. Chambers, Pleasant Union Baptist Church, will be the evangelist. His choir will accompany him. The public is invited.

New Olive Branch Baptist Church, 9364 Gates Rd., will be having a revival on Aug. 9-11 at 7:30 p.m. Elder Derek Parker, Watertown, N.Y. will be guest speaker.

Oxford United Methodist Church’s Community Clothes Closet, 601 W. Washington St., will be having a “Back to School Sale.” The dates and hours are as follows: Aug. 8 from 9 a.m.- 1 p.m., Aug. 9 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Aug. 11 from 4 p.m.- 7 p.m. and Aug. 12 from 9 a.m.- noon. The sale will feature children’s back to school clothing for $.50-$1. Nothing will be sold over a dollar. To donate clothes to the sale or volunteer at the sale (training will be Monday, Aug. 7 from 7-8 p.m. at Oxford United Methodist church, RSVP’s required), contact Janet Gurwell at 426-3587 or leave a message at the church, 539-8253 before noon. Local businesses interested in partnering with the church to offer their services (pick up service if needed) may also contact Director Janet Gurwell or the church for more information.

 Hampton Roads Agape Fellowship Ministries will hold a dinner sale Aug. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Disabled Veterans building, 139 S. Saratoga St. Donations are $7 and deliveries are available. Call 371-4654 or 362-4751.

Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 1589 Steeple Drive, Eclipse, is having Vacation Bible School from Aug. 13-17, 6-8:30 p.m. each night.

“The Holy Land n Bethlehem Village” is the theme.

Journey with us to see where the Savior is born!

Christmas will never be the same!

This journey is open to children PreK through sixth grade.

A snack supper will be served at 5:30 each evening and the journey begins at 6 p.m. in the Family Life Center. Call Connie Schau at 238-2359 for more information or to volunteer.

The Apostolic Faith Churches of God Live On, Live On Ministries, Inc., will host their annual conference Aug. 13-18, at 4324 Holland Road. Conference speakers include Chief Apostle Richard H. Cross Sr., Apostle Richard Cross Jr., Bishop C.L. Hanshaw, and special guests Bishop D. Myles Golphin, from Raleigh, N.C.; Bishop Eddie Peete Jr., from Tacoma, Wash.; and Overseer Ardell Tucker. Call 934-8431.

Oxford United Methodist Church, 601 W. Washington St., will be having Community Family Fun Day, Saturday, Aug. 19 from 11 a.m.- 3 p.m., located in the church parking lot. The event will feature a moonwalk, face painting, balloon sculptures, live music, children’s bible activities, a children’s crafts table, and provide food and fun. For more information call 539-8253.

Macedonia AME Church, 127 Pines St., will hold Community Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 19. There will be food, games, a yard sale and a bake sale. Rain date is Aug. 26. Call 539-4502.

Homecoming will be observed at Macedonia AME Church, 127 Pines St., Aug. 20, during the 11 a.m. service.

The Rev. Raymond Edmond Jr., of Baltimore, will be the guest messenger.

At 4 p.m., we will fellowship with the Rev. Andre Jefferson and the Bethel A.M.E. Church Family of Hampton.

Fall Revival will be observed at Macedonia AME Church, 127 Pines St., Aug. 21 thru Aug. 25.

Dr. Carlton Upton Sr., of Tabernacle Christian Church, will be the evangelist for the week.

Services will begin each night at 7 p.m.

The members of Greater Sweet Beulah will host their first annual Youth Gospel Explosion on Aug. 24-27. There will be seminars on various issues facing today’s youth, a midnight cantata, and nightly services. For further itinerary information, please contact Elder Wallace Johnson at 438-9123 or Tameka Barnes at 676-6846.

Temple Beth El, 3972 Bridge Rd., will host “An Evening of Gospel” dinner concert, Aug. 27, featuring the Legendary Luther Barnes and the Red Budd Gospel Choir with special guests the Rising Saint James Male Chorus of Suffolk, The Kingsmen of Tidewater and Local Sensation “Mahogany.” For tickets, please contact First Lady Simone Thomas of Little Bethel Baptist Church at 487-8137.

Virginia University of Lynchburg – Suffolk Teaching Site is now accepting applications for the fall semester beginning Aug. 29, continuing through Dec. 21. Programs are: Certificate in Ministry, Associate In Liberal Arts, Bachelor Of Religious Studies, and Master of Divinity. Call 934-0191. Dr. Naomi P. Chambers, is director, and the University is accredited, and offers financial aid.

The Open Door Church, 816 Kings Fork Road, presents the “Restored Conference” from Sept. 6-10. Services times are as follows: Wednesday-Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 9:30 a.m., Sunday at 10:30 a.m. Hosting are Pastors Tony & Kathy Peaks, joined by guest speakers Dr. Mary Ann Brown, Rev. Kent Christmas, and Dr. B.J. Pruitt.

Oxford United Methodist Church, 601 W. Washington St., is hosting a Red Bird Mission Appalachian Craft Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 9 a.m.- 2 p.m. Handcrafted merchandise will include baskets, candles, dolls, flowers, furniture, jewelry, ornaments, pottery, toys, woven items, jams and jellies, and much, much more. For more information, contact Ann Shapell at 539-5347 or 639-2695.

St. Mary’s COGIC will offer Parents’ Night every third Friday of the month. Registration will be held every third Thursday. Parents’ Night is an evening childcare service offered by the community. Call 539-0155.

Free Dinner

Suffolk Capernaum Seventh Day Adventist, 314 York St, On Fridays 3 to 5 p.m., there will be fresh fruit, vegetables and canned goods. Call 934-9814 for more information.


Love Center Family Church, 362 E. Washington St., is offering free tutoring sessions in math, reading, English and science for children ages 7-18.

Sessions are Tuesday nights from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Call 539-7079.

Singles Classes

Singles classes for singles, divorced and widowed persons are held on Sundays at 9:45 a.m. at Bethlehem Christian Church, 1549 Holland Road. Call 539-4274.

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