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Sixth Street Baptist Church is celebrating the 30th preaching and 4th pastoral anniversaries of Pastor J.B. Williams and First Lady Ella Williams. The 30th preaching anniversary celebration banquet wi

The International College of Bible Theology will hold registration for its 2007 spring semester

through Dec. 18 at Open Door Church, 816 Kings Fork Rd. Call 934-2671 for more information.

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.

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.

The mass choir of First Baptist Church Mahan Street will present a Christmas Cantata Dec. 10 at 4 p.m. The public is welcome. The mass choir is under the direction of Dr. Ernest Brown.

Gates of Heaven, 112 Beech St., will hold a musical extravaganza Dec. 10 at 5 p.m. The program will feature various praise dancers, soloists, and music departments. The special guests are praise dancers from Little East End Baptist Church. For more information, call 539-0130 or 235-8810.

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.

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.

Oakland Christian Church U.C.C. will have special seasonal music Dec. 10 at 11 a.m. by the Suzuki Violinists of Ingleside. For more information, call 255-4353.

Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St., will host a mini-missions conference at the church at 6 p.m. Dec. 10. Donations will be accepted for a water purification system for a Guatemalan community, and a Guatemalan meal will be served. For more information, call Fran Alwood at 539-5780.

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.

Triumph in Victory Christian Church presents “We Sing the Praises to the King” Dec. 16 at Lakeland High School, 5-9 p.m. Free admission.

East End Baptist Church, 523 E. Washington St., will hold two performances of “Once Upon a Midnight Clear,” a Christmas musical drama, Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m. and Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. The performance is free to the public. Call 539-3324 for more information.

Oakland Christian Church U.C.C. will present a special worship service at 10:30 a.m. Dec. 17. The Chancel Choir and Adult Handbell Choir will celebrate the Christmas message, under the direction of Mr. Talmadge Darden. For more information, call 255-4353.

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.

Liberty Spring Christian Church, 4213 Whaleyville Blvd., will present a Christmas cantata, “Jesus n There’s Something About That Name” Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. Call 986-4403 for more information.

Magnolia United Methodist Church, 1761 Wilroy Rd., will have a Christmas concert Dec. 17 at 5:30 p.m. admission is free, call 538-8552.

The music ministry of Laurel Hill United Church of Christ, 8001 S. Quay Road, will present a musical, Christmas is Forever, on Dec. 17 at 6 p.m. The combined choir directed by Lorita Mayo will perform the music. The presentation will include narration and drama. For more information, call 657-9431.

Suffolk Christian Church, 216 N. Main St., will have a Christmas concert and reception at Dec. 17 at 5 p.m. Call 539-9182 for more information.

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.

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church in Zuni will have a Christmas musical, “Gather at the Manger,” Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. For more information call 242-6553.

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.

Cypress Chapel Christian Church, 1891 Cypress Chapel Rd., will hold “Miracle on Main Street” presented by the children’s choir Dec. 17 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

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.

Oakland Christian Church U.C.C. will have a performance by the children’s choir at 11 a.m. Dec. 24. At 11 p.m. that night, the candlelight service will feature Mrs. Mary Margaret Jones on her harp. For more information, call 255-4353.

Whaleyville United Methodist Church, Route 13 in Whaleyville, is holding Candlelight and Holy Communion service Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. Call 255-0454 for more information.

Magnolia United Methodist Church, 1764 Wilroy Rd., will hold a Christmas Eve Candlelight service Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Admission is free, call 538-8552.

Cypress Chapel Christian Church, 1891 Cypress Chapel Rd., will hold Christmas Eve Candlelight service Dec. 24 at 11 p.m.

Tucker Swamp Baptist Church in Zuni will hold Christmas Eve Candlelight service Dec. 24 at 5:30 p.m. For more information call 242-6553.

Suffolk Christian Church, 216 N. Main St., will have family worship service at 6 p.m. Dec. 24, as well as Candlelight Communion service at 11 p.m. Call 539-9182 for more information.

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.

Jehovah’s House of Restoration Worship Center, 2309 Kecoughtan Rd., Hampton, is holding a grand opening celebration Jan. 7 at 11 a.m. Call 224-1822 for more information.

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