Church news in and around Suffolk

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Crossroads Coffeehouse will have youth night at Cotton Blossom Caf\u00E9, 510 E. Pinner St. on 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.

Piney Grove Baptist Church Sunday School anniversary will be celebrated Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. Dr. V.T. Chambers of Pleasant Union Baptist Church will be the speaker.

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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.

Mt. Ararat Christian Church, 1860 Airport Rd., will celebrate their pastor’s anniversary Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. Bishop Landon D. Mason and Saunders Grove Church, Hertford, N.C. will be the guests.

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.

Mineral Spring Baptist Church, 4849 Mineral Spring Road, will observe its 134th church anniversary Nov. 26 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Calvin D. White and Union Bethel Baptist Church, Chesapeake, will be the guests. Dinner will be served following the service. Call 925-4273.

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.

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.

Galilee Baptist Church, 15688 Branchville Road, Branchville, will hold an ordination service Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. First Lady Gloria Diggs, Deborah Bynum, Sarah Pope and Angela Vick will be honored.

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.

New Gospel Temple COGIC is sponsoring a shopping trip to Reading, Pa.

They will be leaving 11 p.m. Dec. 8 and returning Dec. 9.

Please contact Doris Parker at 986-4921 or Margaret Goodman at 923-4361 for more details.

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. Mr. Ross Boone is the speaker. Call 539-2696.

The children of Suffolk Christian Church, 216 N. Main St., will present JOYLAND on Dec. 10 at 11 a.m.

It is a wonderful musical story of how God has a plan for us, even for toys that are left over on Christmas Eve. For more information, call 539-9182.

Macedonia Baptist Church invites you to the installation of their Pastor-elect, Melvin Lyttle, Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. The guest speaker is Bishop Landon B. Mason, of Saunders Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Hertford, N.C.

CornerStone Missionary Baptist Church, 1009 W. Liberty Spring Rd., will celebrate the 4th anniversary of the Diaconate Ministry. The guests are the Rev. Nathaniel Scates Jr. and Lighthouse Evangelistic Ministry Church. Event will take place at the Holland Community House. Call 925-3528.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., will hold their annual worship fellowship service Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. The Rev. Larry Parker and Piney Grove Baptist Church, Suffolk, will be the guests. Call 925-0369.

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.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., will hold an Annual Church Candlelight Memorial Service/Christmas Program Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. Light a candle in memory of a deceased loved one, enjoy Christmas songs and Bible scriptures. Call 925-0369.

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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