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 Th

Published 12:00 am Friday, December 8, 2006

Main Street United Methodist Church, 202 N. Main St., presents John Dixon, organist, in concert Dec. 1 at noon. The concert is free, immediately followed by a luncheon for a $5 suggested donation. Donations will benefit the Organ Fund. For more information, call 539-8751.

The St. Paul RZUA Praise Angels will have their third annual Praise Dance Program Dec. 2 at 5 p.m. For more information, call 934-2935. The church is located at 615 Spruce St.

Balm of Gilead Missionary Baptist Church will honor Trustee James Cofield Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. The guest church will be Mt. Ararat Christian Church. The speaker is associate pastor Rev. William Lang.

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Galatians UCC, 2320 Manning Rd., will host a Gospel Extravaganza Dec. 2 at 4 p.m. Featured guests will be the group Renewed of Elizabeth City, N.C., and Galatians Male Chorus. This program is sponsored by the Pastor’s Aid department. For more information call 934-0897.

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.

Bethlehem Christian Church, 312 Bute St., will celebrate its youth ministry’s ninth anniversary Dec. 3 at 3 p.m. The speaker will be Miss Candace Elayne Myrick. Musical guest will be the Combined Choir of Triumph in Victory Christian Church of Waverly. The public is invited.

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.

The International College of Bible Theology will hold registration for its 2007 spring semester Dec. 4-18 at Open Door Church, 816 Kings Fork Rd. Call 934-2671 for more information.

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.

Greater First Baptist Church Orlando will celebrate its annual Men’s Day Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. The theme is “Men Thirsting for Living Water.” Elder Wallace Johnson of Sweet Beulah Holiness Church is the guest speaker for this service. The Rev. Henry G. Baker is the senior pastor.

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 Dec. 10. 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.

Magnolia United Methodist Church, 1764 Wilroy Rd., will host “Christmas in the Good Old Days” by Joe Parks Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. The event is free; for more information call 538-8552.

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.

Main Street United Methodist Church is holding a “Longest Night” service Dec. 21 from 7-8 p.m. This quiet, reflective service focuses on healing from sorrow, stress, loneliness or other hardships.

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

St. Mary of the Presentation Catholic Church, 202 S. Broad St., will hold Christmas Mass Dec. 24 at 5 p.m., which will include a Christmas play, and Dec. 25 at 9 a.m.

Oxford United Methodist Church’s clothes closet and food pantry will be closed 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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