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Rising St. James PHC, 201 N. Sixth St., will host an initial sermon ceremony for Deaconess Gloria Fernandez at 6 p.m. Nov. 18.

The Tidewater Women’s Conference will be held Nov. 18. Evangelist Betty Milteer Knight, associate minister of Faith Temple Ministries Apostolic, will be the speaker at 8 a.m., workshops will be held. Registration is $15. Call 255-7348.

Missouri Baptist Church, 2020 Lake Cohoon Road, will host their annual Fall Rainbow Tea Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Guest speaker is Pastor Grace Williams of One Accord Worship Center in Virginia Beach. Ticket donations are $10. For additional information, call 934-1176.

Tabernacle Christian Church, 2500 E. Washington St., Suffolk, will host Pastors and First Ladies in Concert at 5 p.m. Featured will be the Rev. Terrance Washington of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Norfolk; Dr. Toney McNair Jr. of Prince of Peace Church, Portsmouth; the Rev. Charles Leavell of Balm of Gilead Missionary Baptist Church; and Drs. Vaurice and Naomi Chambers of Pleasant Union Baptist Church.

Holland Baptist Church, 6519 Holland Road, will hold a gospel concert at 7 p.m., Nov. 18, with music by New Found Joy.

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

Contact the church office at 539-9182.

The St. Paul RZUA Church family will be honoring their organist, Sister Betty Riddick, Nov. 18 at 5 p.m. Church is located at 615 Spruce St., and the pastor is Dr. Edward P. Forman. For more information, call Missionary Mary Rodgers, 235-5797, or Amanda Godfrey, 925-4678, or Katrina Riddick, 934-2935.

The Sidney N. Rawls Seminarian Committee of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 6100 Holy Neck Road, will sponsor a 50-State Rally fundraiser for Hayes Allen Day at 4 p.m. Nov. 19.

Solomon’s Temple Church, 12479 Courthouse Highway, Smithfield, will hold its unity service Nov. 19 at 3 p.m.; the fall revival begins with Rev. Elliott Hill from Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Como, N.C. Nov. 20-21 at 7 p.m. nightly, revival will be held with Dr. Dwight Riddick from Gethsemane in Newport News. Nov. 23 at 9 a.m., Thanksgiving service will be held at Smithfield High School.

The members of Greater Sweet Beulah will host two services on Nov. 19 to celebrate their annual Harvest Drive. The guest speakers will be Pastor Sarah Hill from St. Matthews Holiness Church in Suffolk at 4 p.m. and Elder Milton Reid from New Life Church at 7:30 p.m.  The host pastor for this event is Bishop Madison G. Copeland. The public is invited. For further information, call 539-7209 or 539-9535.

Bethlehem Christian Church, 312 Bute St., will honor First Lady Elayne Myrick Nov. 19 at 3 p.m. The guest preacher is Pastor Grace Williams of One Accord Church, Chesapeake.

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 4481 Pineview Dr., will celebrate its church anniversary Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. The Rev. Larry Parker and congregation of Piney Grove Buckhorn will be in charge of the service. The Rev. Karl Marshall Sr. is the host pastor. Call 657-6874 for more information.

Christian Home Baptist Church, 20123 Longview Dr., Windsor, music department will present a concert of Thanksgiving Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. featuring David Bullock, Minister of Music of Gravel Baptist Church, Rushmere. Nathan Smith and Frank Headley will conduct the male chorus. Special guests will be Judah Praise of Smithfield and Jessica Jackson and Company.

Vice-Bishop Bailey Hall Jr. and congregation will be the guests at St. Paul PHC, 20663 Thomas Woods Trail, Zuni, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. Call 538-9147 for more information.

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will hold a Thanksgiving service Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. Refreshments and fellowship will follow the service. Call 539-5658 for more information.

St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church, 202 S. Broad Street, Suffolk, will be celebrating their feast day on Nov. 21 with Mass at 6:30 p.m. and a Thanksgiving dinner at 7:30 p.m.  For more information call Dorothy Cogswell at 539-5732.

Christian Home Baptist Church, 20123 Longview Dr., Windsor, will hold community-wide Thanksgiving Day Service Nov. 23 at 10 a.m. Call 255-4607 for more information.

Healing Chapel Baptist Church will be serving Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 23. There is no charge. For more information call 934-0527 or 538-8910. The church is at 2375 Godwin Boulevard.

Crossroads Coffeehouse will have special music by Southside Praise Team and Luke Willette on Nov. 24 at Cotton Blossom Caf\u00E9, 510 E. Pinner St. Call 334-0899. They will also hold youth night Nov. 25. Call 539-5027 for more information about youth night.

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.

Missionary Margie Copeland will be preaching her initial sermon at St. Paul PHC, 20663 Thomas Woods Trail, Zuni, Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. Call 538-9147.

Gethsemane Baptist Church, 1656 Copeland Road, will celebrate their annual men’s day Nov. 26 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Raymond Boone, editor of the Freedom Press newspaper in Richmond. Richard A. Faulk Jr. is the chairman and Deacon Derek Luck is co-chairman. For more information call 934-2929.

St. Timothy Baptist Church, 1613 E. Washington St., will hold “The Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ through Songs” Nov. 26 at 6 p.m. The program will feature the New Pearlie Gates, the Spiritual Editions of Chesapeake, and the Golden Stars of Waverly. Call 483-0657 or 934-8433.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church is celebrating its 93rd anniversary, and pastor’s 15th anniversary. Nov. 26 at 4 p.m., the Rev. Leroy Hill Jr. of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Portsmouth is the guest speaker. Nov. 27 at 7 p.m., Jerome Williams of New Testament Ministries Center, Portsmouth, will be guest speaker. Nov. 28 at 7 p.m., Bishop Dwight Whitfield of Rising St. James PHC in Suffolk will speak. Nov. 29 at 7 p.m., a Sing-A-Rama will be hosted. For more information, call 925-0369

Gates of Heaven COGIC will hold a three-night revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly Nov. 29-Dec. 1. Wednesday, Rev. Vanessa Minggina from Piney Grove Baptist Church will be the guest speaker. The speaker on Thursday will be Evangelist Doris Cheny. Friday will feature speaker Missionary Diana Joe. For more information, call 539-8715.

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will hold a children’s Christmas program at 6 p.m. Dec. 3. Call 539-5658.

Mercy Seat Baptist Church, 1013 Todd’s Lane, Hampton, will celebrate its 10th anniversary Dec. 3 at 4 p.m.

Sixth Street Baptist Church is celebrating the 30th preaching and 4th pastoral anniversaries of Pastor J.B. Williams and First Lady Ella Williams. Special musical guests are as follows: Dec. 3 at 4 p.m., J.C. Smith of New Weeping Mary Baptist Church in Chesapeake; Dec. 5 at 7 p.m., Michael R. Toliver of First Baptist Church South Hill in Chesapeake; Dec. 6 at 7 p.m., Bishop C.V. Russell of St. Paul’s Baptist Church in Suffolk; Dec. 7 at 7 p.m., the Rev. Dr. Jake Manley of Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake. The 30th preaching anniversary celebration banquet will be held Dec. 9 at 1 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. For tickets call 305-6261. The 4th pastoral anniversary celebration will be held Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Dwight Riddick of Gethsemane Baptist church in Newport News.

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. Call 676-6846 for more information.

The Senior Choir of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 6100 Holy Neck Road, will celebrate its 102nd anniversary Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. Gospel violinist Eric Taylor will be featured. The public is invited. Call 562-0948 for more information.

Providence United Methodist Church, 3109 Providence Road, is holding a December fruit sale. Oranges, pick grapefruit and tangerines are available. Place order no later than Dec. 4 by calling 539-9582, 539-7187, or 539-2820. Order will be available for pickup on Sat., Dec, 16 from 8 a.m. until noon.

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will hold a Christmas musical drama at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 and 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Call 539-5658.

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.

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will hold a church-wide Christmas breakfast at 9 a.m. and a Christmas worship with Cowboy Christmas, presented by the Puppet Ministry Team at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17. Call 539-5658.

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will hold a drive-through Christmas panorama with nine different scenes from the life of Christ 6:30-8 p.m. Dec. 17-20. Live actors and animals will be used. Call 539-5658.

Tabernacle Christian Church, 2500 E. Washington St., will hold a “Jesus is the Reason for the Season Celebration Concert” Dec. 17 at 4:30 p.m. Admission is $30. Artists performing are The Williams Brothers, Tramaine Hawkins, and Luther Barnes and the Sunset Jubilaires. Tickets available at the church.

Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Call 539-5658.

Oxford United Methodist Church’s clothes closet and food pantry will be closed Nov. 23, Dec. 2, 7, 23, 28, 30, and Jan. 4, 6 for holiday schedule. All other Thursdays and Saturdays, except the first ones of the month, they are open 9 a.m.-noon. For more information, call 425-3587.

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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