St. Paul RZUA Church, 615 Spruce St., will honor the 25th pastoral anniversary for Dr. Edward Foreman and Christine Foreman during the month of October. Oct. 28 at 5 p.m., the anniversary banquet will

Published 12:00 am Friday, November 3, 2006

The members of Greater Sweet Beulah will host a “Celebration of Ministry” for our Assistant Pastor Elder Wallace Johnson on Oct. 28 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Elder Dennis Jefferson from Respiration Church of Christ in Maryland. For more information, call 438-9123.

Covenant Church of Deliverance is holding Holy Convocation.

The Theme is “God is Up to Something.” The registration fee is $20 per person and $25 per couple, which includes breakfast & lunch on Saturday and name tag.


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The website is Oct. 28, at 7:30 p.m., Apostle Spencer Thomas, of Deliverance Evangelistic Houses of Prayer, Mississippi, will be the speaker. Oct. 28, at 2 p.m., Bishop Andre Ellis of Temple of God International Ministries, Richmond, will be the speaker. Oct. 29, at 11 a.m, Bishop Larry A. Reed, Presiding Bishop of Covenant Church of Deliverance will be the speaker.  At 4 p.m. the same day, Bishop James E. Rodgers, Founder and Overseer of Covenant Church of Deliverance will be the speaker. All services will be held at New Life Outreach Ministries, 2518 Jackson Road, Suffolk, except Saturday night.  The Saturday service will be held at Love Christian Center, 143 Saratoga Street, Suffolk. To register for the conference, go to the Web site above. For more information, contact Elder Bernadette Reed at 757-621-7741 or 757-539-6163. 

Rising St. James Pentecostal Holiness Church presents a play, “From Me To You,” Oct. 28 at King’s Fork High School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., show starts at 7. Call 539-7026.

The Bridge Church is hosting a community festival at Bennett’s Creek Park on Oct. 28 from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Please call 777-2194 for more information.

New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance, 720 Hosier Road, will present the P.T.’s in concert Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. They will be celebrating their annual anniversary. Musicians include Kevin Towns, George Gay, Demetrius Golden and special performance by 8-year-old drummer James Bennett. There will be different choirs and soloists on the program. The public is invited. For further information call 923-0021.

The Nansemond and Isle of Wight Sunday School Union will be in session Oct. 28-29 at First Baptist Church Mahan Street, 112 Mahan Street. Session begins with choir rehearsal at 10 a.m., registration at 10:30 a.m., and assembly at 11 a.m. The theme is “Too Blessed to be Stressed.” The workshop presenters are Rev. Wendell Waller for the adults, Minister Jamaine Smith for the youth and Mrs. Elanzer Boone for the children. The following churches will be recognized in this session: Canaan Baptist, Diamond Grove, Healing Chapel, Mt. Sinai, Pulaski, First Baptist Mahan, Macedonia Baptist, Little Mt. Zion, Olive Branch, Pleasant Union, Little Bethel, Missouri, and Pleasant Grove.

New Calvary Baptist, 220 North Sixth St., will celebrate its choir’s anniversary Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. Various choirs and groups will be singing. Call 538-1932 or 539-1256. Rev. Robert A. Wilkins is pastor.

Suffolk Christian Church, 216 North Main Street, will host “Singspiration” Oct. 29 at 6:30 p.m. Choirs from Great Fork Baptist, Holy Neck Christian, Liberty Spring Christian, South Quay Baptist, Suffolk Christian, Windsor Christian, and the children’s bell choir of Windsor Christian and the youth bell choir of Suffolk Christian will provide music. Call 539-9182.

Charlene Brown’s initial sermon will be at Oak Grove Baptist Church on Oct. 29 at 11 a.m.

Solomon’s Temple, 12479 Courthouse Highway, Smithfield, will hold a family and friends day celebration Oct. 29 at 9:30 a.m. Everyone is asked to wear blue jeans or jean skirts and white shirts.

Gates of Heaven Church of the Living God, 1015 East Little Back River Road, Hampton, will have Min. David Robinson holding a one-day revival Oct. 29 at 11 a.m. For more information, call 848-1152.

God’s Anointed Touch Ministries, 70 E. Windsor Blvd., is holding its pastoral celebration for Bishop Ernest E. Hunter and Apostle Laequinla Hunter. The service is at 4 p.m. Oct. 29, Dr. Adrian Lee will be the guest speaker. Call 242-4151 or go to

District Fifth Sunday Union will convene at Faith of Deliverance Soul Saving Ministries Oct. 29 at 10 a.m. for Sunday school, 11:30 a.m. for worship. The host pastor is Bishop Clarence J. Copeland Sr.

New Calvary Baptist Church, 220 North Sixth St., will have their Senior Choir Anniversary Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. featuring the Hurdle Brothers and Balm of Gilead Male Chorus. For more information contact Helena Joyner at 539-1256. The mistress of ceremony is Evangelist Lenora Barnes. The pastor is the Rev. Robert A. Wilkins.

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will hold a fall festival on Oct. 31 from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 539-5658 for more information.

Canaan Baptist Church, 2064 Nansemond Parkway, will hold a Hallelujah Harvest Fest Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m., sponsored by the youth ministry. There will be games, food, face painting and more. No costumes allowed. Dr. Robert L. Barnes II is pastor.

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church, 37527 Seacock Chapel Road, Zuni, invites all children to Heroes Unmasked Oct. 31 between 5:30-7 p.m. Children will have fun encountering costumed Bible hero actors and playing carnival games. Between 7-7:30, kids can enjoy collecting candy. For information, call 242-6553 and ask for Beverly or Kathy.

Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 North Main Street, will hold a food fair Nov. 3. at 12:30 p.m. until sold out. Brunswick stew, cakes, pies, casseroles, and more will be available. Proceeds will be used for local and international missions. Call 539-8751.

Gospel Temple COGIC is celebrating its pastor’s 10th appreciation. Nov. 1, Bethlehem UCC will be in attendance. Nov. 3, Pastor Leslie Thomas and Greater Emmanuel COGIC will be the guests. Nov. 5 at 3:30 p.m., Bishop William P. Wiggins Sr. and New Mt. Joy Living Ministries will be our special guests. The public is invited.

The senior usher board of New Calvary Baptist Church, 220 North Sixth St., will be selling dinner on Nov. 4 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The menu will be fish, chicken or pig feet. For more information call 539-0571.

Healing Chapel Baptist Church will hold a prayer breakfast Nov. 4 at 9 a.m. The speaker will be Rev. David Bullock, associate pastor of Healing Chapel Baptist.

Somerton Friends Meeting will have their annual bazaar Nov. 4 at the Boxelder Community House. A craft shop, Christmas shop and country store will be available, as well as food and baked goods. The time is 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Call 539-9486 for directions or questions.

Suffolk Presbyterian Church will celebrate its 130th anniversary with a homecoming dinner and sharing of memories at 6 p.m. Nov. 4 and special worship at 11 a.m. Nov. 5. Theme is “Bridging Our Past to God’s Future.” The Rev. J. Allen Johnson, former pastor, will preach at 11 a.m. Nov. 5. Call 539-3213.

First Baptist Church Mahan Street will have their pre-homecoming service Nov. 5 at 4 p.m. The guest preacher for the occasion will be the Rev. Dr. Carlton R. Upton Sr., pastor of Tabernacle Christian Church, Suffolk. The Tabernacle Church choir and ushers will accompany Dr. Upton. The community is invited. For further information, call 539-6623.

Piney Grove Baptist Church will hold the anniversary of the Southern Aires Nov. 5 at 6 p.m. The Southern Aires and other groups will perform. For more information, call 934-9202.

Providence United Methodist Church, 3109 Providence Road, is conducting a November citrus fruit sale. Fresh Florida navel oranges, pink grapefruit and tangerines are for sale. To place an order call 539-9582, 539-7187 or 539-2820 by Nov. 6. Orders are to be picked up Nov. 27 from 8 a.m.-noon.

Pastor Kelsey Moore of Clarksville Baptist Church, Emporia, will conduct a revival Nov. 6-8 at Word For Living Gospel Fellowship Center, 45 W. Windsor Blvd., Windsor. Services are at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Call 285-9180.

Holy Neck Christian Church, 4400 Holy Neck Road, will hold an annual bazaar and barbecue from 4:30-6:30 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 11. The ladies of the church will sponsor a country store, home-baked goods and handmade crafts. The men’s fellowship is sponsoring the barbecue, which is $7 a plate, eat-in or takeout. Call 986-4524.

Faith Temple Ministries (Apostolic), 476 Wellons Street, Suffolk, will hold the pastor’s annual banquet on Nov. 4 at 5 p.m. at Faith Temple’s Christian Fellowship Center, 623 Brook Avenue. Special guest will be Evangelist Maggie Ingram and the Ingramettes of Richmond. All ticket donations are $25/person. Contact the church office for more information at 934-2735. The church will also hold the annual pastor’s anniversary close out service Nov. 5 at 11:15 a.m. The speaker will be Bishop Dr. Lewis L. Stokes Sr., pastor and the congregation of United Family Worship Center of Hampton.

Solomon’s Temple Church, 12479 Courthouse Highway, Smithfield, will hold its unity service Nov. 17 at 7 p.m.

Suffolk Christian Church, 216 N. Main Street, will hold a fall bazaar Nov. 18, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Various items such as the pictured table will be raffled off. Tickets are $5/each or five for $20.

Contact the church office at 539-9182.

Healing Chapel Baptist Church will hold men’s day services Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. Dr. Ralph Richardson of Little Grove Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. For more information call 538-8910.

Greater Sweet Beulah Apostolic will have a service Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. to honor Elect Lady Pauline Penn Copeland. The guest speaker will be Minister Deborah Gholston from Christian Home Baptist Church. The public is invited. Chairpersons are Sister Tameka Barnes and Sister LeAngelia Cross.

Metropolitan Baptist Church will hold a Christmas Fellowship Gala at the Drydock Club in Portsmouth Dec. 9 from 7-11 p.m. Dress is semi-formal. Meal, fellowship and Pastor Alvin Darling will be the entertainment. Call 539-2696.

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.

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.

Sunday school 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.

The Chapel Grove United Church of Christ Prayer Request Line is open every Monday evening from 7-8 p.m.  Please call 242-6178 if you desire someone to pray with you at that time.

Prayer vigil will be offered every Saturday between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. at St. Paul RZUA, 615 Spruce Street. Come to pray or for prayer—everyone is welcome. For further information, call 539-2742.

Forever Free Outreach Ministry holds a food giveaway every third Wednesday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 112 Beech Street.

Operation Blessing Food Bank donates food.

For information or transportation call 925-6089.

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