Wilroy Baptist Church, 306 Williams Road, will hold a Christmas Eve candlelight communion service at 5 p.m. Dec. 24. Call 539-5658.
Open Door Church, 816 King’s Fork Road, will hold “Arise, Shine, For Your Light Has Come” to celebrate Christmas Eve on Dec. 24 at 7 p.m. Program will include carols, praise dance and more. For more information, call 934-2671 for more information.
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.
Oxford United Methodist Church, 601 W. Washington St., will hold a family service Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. featuring stories and songs for children and serving of Communion. At 11 p.m. that night, they will have a Candlelight service with readings, singing of carols and Communion. All are invited to attend. For more information, call 539-8253.
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.
New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance, 720 Hosier Road, will hold Christmas morning service at 8 a.m. Dec. 25. Call 539-9500.
Pleasant Union Baptist Church will observe Christmas service at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 25. Children’s church will present a Christmas play and musical. New Year’s Eve service will be held Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Kwanzaa will be observed. A New Year breakfast will be served.
Crossroads Coffeehouse meets Dec. 29-30 from 7-10 p.m. at Cotton Blossom Caf\u00E9, 510 E. Pinner St. Dec. 29 is family night, with music by Stronghold. Dec. 30 is youth night, with music by 4th Day Band. For information about family night, call 334-0899. For information about youth night, call 539-5027.
Virginia University of Lynchburg n Suffolk Teaching Site will have registration through Jan. 2 at Pleasant Union Baptist Church, 215 Webb St. Call for appointments, 934-8175 or 934-0191. Programs offered include Associate in Liberal Arts and Science, Bachelor of Religious Studies, and Master of Divinity. Financial Aid is available.
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.
Providence United Methodist Church, 3109 Providence Road, is conducting a January citrus fruit sale. Fresh Florida navel oranges, pink grapefruit, and honeybells are available. To place an order, call 539-9582, 539-7187, or 539-2820 by Jan. 8. Orders are to be picked up Jan. 20 between 8 a.m.-noon.
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.
God’s Anointed Touch Ministries and Hunter’s Production present a dinner stage play, “Thou Will Be Done,” at Regional Workforce Development Center, 100 N. College Dr. in Franklin. Two show times are at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Door prizes and vendors welcome. For more information, call 242-4151 or go to www.gatministries.org.
Virginia Area Pathfinders March for Jesus Christ will be in Virginia. For more information, call 214-5261.
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.
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