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Church news and scheduled events in and around Suffolk

Crossroads Coffeehouse meets Dec. 30 from 7-10 p.m. at Cotton Blossom Caf\u00E9, 510 E. Pinner St. Dec. 30 is youth night, with music by 4th Day Band. For information about youth night, call 539-5027.

The quarterly session of the Nansemond-Isle of Wight Sunday School Union will be held Dec. 30 at Metropolitan Baptist Church, 125 County St. in Suffolk. Youth choir rehearsal begins at 10 a.m. and business session begins at 11 a.m. Members of the union will join the host church for Sunday school and worship the next day. The Executive Board of the Union will meet at 10 a.m. prior to the full business session. All missionaries are asked to arrive at 9:30 a.m. for a brief meeting.

St. John Pentecostal Holiness Church is raising money for the building fund. They are selling sweet potato jacks and lemon or sweet potato pies. Call 925-0942 for more information.

Pleasant Union Baptist Church will observe New Year’s Eve service Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Kwanzaa will be observed. A New Year breakfast will be served.

Prayer Mission Baptist Church, 20505 Lankford Lane, Smithfield, will have its New Year’s Eve Watch Service Dec. 31 at 9 p.m. All are welcome. Call 356-9915.

Sixth Street Baptist Church, 324 Goodman St., will celebrate its “Big Gospel Explosion” at 2 p.m. The program features the Rev. James Harden and the New Pearly Gates, the Word Singers, the Singing Larks, Renewed, Golden Trumpeteers, and Brother Lonnie Perry. For more information, call Bernice Harden at 539-2067.

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.

Prayer Mission Baptist Church, 20505 Lankford Lane, Smithfield, will have a three-night revival Jan. 3-5. There will be a different speaker from the church each night. Services are at 7:30 p.m. nightly. For more information, call 356-9915.

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.

“Celebration of the Word” will be celebrated Jan. 12-13 at Gates of Heaven COGIC, 112 Beech St. Friday’s session will be from 6-10 p.m., and on Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. A total of 66 speakers will present on each of the different books of the Bible. Call 723-1857 for more information.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., will celebrate the gospel choir’s anniversary Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Gregory Yancy Sr. of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church, Portsmouth, will be the special guest. For more information, call 934-1047.

Macedonia Baptist Church will host the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Luncheon Jan. 15 at 11 a.m. at the church, 8300 Crittenden Road. Please RSVP by Jan. 12. Associate minister Terrance Livingston will deliver the message. Call 238-2562.

Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, 635 Brook Ave., will hold the annual installation of officers Jan. 28 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Lemuel Greene and First Baptist Church Pleasant Hill will be the guests for the evening. Call 934-1047 for more information.

Oxford United Methodist Church’s clothes closet and food pantry will be closed Dec. 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, “Thy Will Be Done,” on Feb. 10 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. Tickets are $40.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.

For information or transportation call 925-6089.

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