Special church activities and services are announced
Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following:
Abundant Harvest Worship Center
Pastors Wil Early and Gloria Savage-Early of Abundant Harvest Worship Center, Gloucester, will speak on “A Need for a Resupply of Joy” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.
Beech Grove Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bob Robbins of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Coke, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Outrageous Prayer.”
Bethany United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Debbie Marion of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday communion services will be “Take Up Your Cross.”
Family, Youth and Children’s Ministries will hold Bethany’s winter carnival from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at the church. The carnival will feature games, relay races, face-painting, a craft corner, hot dog dinner, and more.
On Tuesday, the Trustees and the JOY Circle will meet at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be Dee Dee Wike, Bethany’s office administrator.
The Rev. Michael W. Jackson of Bethel Baptist Church, Gloucester, will continue the series, “God—Guidelines to Construct the Church,” at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Men’s Choir will sing.
Bethel United Methodist
Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, continues its Lenten Bible study, “Listen: Praying in a Noisy World,” at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 led by Pastor Ralph Satter.
Central United Methodist
The sermon title of the Rev. Suzanne Gibson, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “Life with God: Confession and Prayer.” The United Methodist Men will sing at the 8:30 service.
Christian Fellowship Ministries
Christian Fellowship Ministries, King William, will hold “40 Day Fast!” services at 7 p.m. each Wednesday, Thursday and Friday during Lent.
Church of Abraham
The sermon title of Pastor Sheron Green of Church of Abraham, Ordinary, at the 8 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “Prayer, Faith and Strongholds.” The Seed of Faith praise team will lead the praise and worship.
Church of the Living Word
The sermon title of Bishop Gregory Woodard of Church of the Living Word, Hayes, at the 10 a.m. Sunday service will be “Guilty as Charged.”
The book of Job will be the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study topic.
The men’s ministry, “Man Up” of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, will meet at 6 p.m. Friday. Pastor Jason Swezey of New Life Ministries will be the guest speaker. The grills will be hot at 6 o’clock; bring something to cook. Call the church office at 725-9145 for details.
The sermon title of Pastor Chris Morgan at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “Greater Things.”
On Wednesday, he will teach “Healing” from 10-11 a.m.; Pastor Debbie Morgan will speak on “Prevailing Prayer” at 7 p.m.
Pastor Werlie Hendrix of Faith Baptist Church, Bohannon, will preach from Nehemiah during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be presented by the adult choir.
The church will continue to collect dry and canned goods for Hands Across Mathews. The Annie Armstrong Easter Offering will be taken during March.
The Pastor’s Selection Committee of First Baptist Church, Ordinary, will meet at 5:30 tonight.
On Monday, devotions will be given at Walter Reed Convalescent Center at 10:30 a.m.
Gloucester Point Baptist
Charles Beckett will speak on “North American Missions” at 11 a.m. Sunday. A Dutch-treat lunch at Nick’s will follow the service.
Registration for Upward Soccer is underway. Upward evaluation day will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday. Contact the church office at 642-2555 for more information.
Groves Memorial Presbyterian
The sermon title of Pastor Bill McCullough of Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, Glass, at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “Follow Me.”
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
Dr. Ed Jordan, pastor of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, continues his series of sermons on the church’s stained-glass windows at 11 a.m. Sunday with the title “Who is Carrying the Load?” Communion will be observed and the church choir will provide special music.
Kingston Episcopal Parish
Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, will hold the first in the series on ”Meditation and Ways to Quiet the Mind” at 1 p.m. Monday at the parish house.
On Wednesday, the regularly-scheduled noon Holy Eucharist will be held at 11 a.m.; at noon, Soup with Love for the season of Lent continues. The Rev. Dede Parrish of Beulah/St. Paul United Methodist churches will give a short homily, followed by a free homemade bread and soup lunch. Any donations will be given to Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic.
Lighthouse Worship Center
The sermon title of Pastor Ken Cramer of Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary, for the 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday services will be “The Grave Robber: How Jesus Can Make Your Impossible Possible.”
Mathews Baptist Church, Hudgins, will hold a movie night at 7 o’clock Friday. The movie “God’s Not Dead” will be featured. Popcorn will be provided. Admission will be a jar of spaghetti sauce or a box of noodles to support the food pantry at Mathews Social Services.
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
The sermon title of the Rev. Les Goode of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Is It Alive?” Mr. Goode will begin a new program on prayer at 4 p.m. at the church.
The True Helpers class will hold a “Soup and Salad” get-together at 6 p.m. Saturday at the church.
The Bible study, “Where is God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit?” is held at 7 p.m. Monday and 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church.
The youth will sponsor a pancake supper at 5 p.m. Friday, March 6.
New Creation Ministries
Pastor Cheryl Forrest of New Creation Ministries, Cobbs Creek, will teach a series on faith, “Recompense and the Love of God,” at 11 a.m. Sunday.
Evangelist Don Forrest will teach on “Evangelism for Word and Power” Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Praise teams, worship leaders, singers and praise dancers are needed for the praise team celebration, “Make a Joyful Noise unto the Lord,” at 5 p.m. March 21. Call 804-815-4736 for free registration.
New Hope Independent Baptist
New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark, will show the movie, “Sheffey,” at 6 p.m. Friday during family movie night at the church. A light soup dinner will be served.
On Saturday, coffee and fellowship is scheduled from 8:30-9 a.m. prior to conducting an open food pantry from 9-11 o’clock at the church. Following the food pantry, members will conduct visitation. Pastor David Seabolt will lead devotions at the Cary House Adult Home at 6:30 p.m.
The Ladies for Christ will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday prior to the 7 o’clock worship service.
New Point Friends
The sermon title of Pastor Bill Lawson of New Point Friends Church, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “The Potter and the Clay.”
Olive Branch United Methodist
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will hold a Wednesday morning Bible study at 10 o’clock at the home of Mike and Mary Newhouse. A Lenten Bible study and soup dinner will be held at 6 p.m.
Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester, will hold a senior adult “Appreciation Banquet” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Weekday Preschool will have open enrollment from Saturday-Sunday.
On Sunday, the AWANA game practice will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. and AWANA “Big Penny Night” will be held at 5 p.m.
Other activities include: Monday, 7 p.m., Isaiah Bible study; Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., women’s Bible study with childcare provided and 7 p.m., deacons meeting, and Thursday, March 5, 10:30 a.m., Senior Adult Ministry luncheon.
The sermon title at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Reedswood Christian Church, Gloucester, will be “Victory or Defeat.”
The sermon title of Lead Pastor Patrick Billups of Relevant Church, Mathews, at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “Relentless Pursuit.” RelKids (ages 2-6) will learn the lesson, “Jesus Knows Me,” during the service.
The “30-30 Bible Challenge, with a Day of Grace” (read the Bible for 30 minutes for 30 days) will be held from March 1-31.
Salem United Methodist, Diggs
The sermon title of Pastor Brian Johnson of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “God Promises the Impossible.”
Thursday’s Kitchen, hot dogs, baked beans, dessert for $5/person, will be held from 5:45-6:30 tonight. The Administrative Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Salem United Methodist, Gloucester
The Wickel Food Pantry of Salem United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will be open from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday.
Samuel Word of Freedom Fellowship Ministry
The message title of Pastor Lady Denson of Samuel Word of Freedom Fellowship Ministry, Guinea, during the noon Tuesday “Burning Bush Miracle Bible Study” will be “There’s No Way Out: Not So.” The Morning Glory Prayer meeting will begin at 5 a.m.
The sermon title of Pastor Frederick Carter, pastor of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “Finding What is Lost.” Deacon Clarence Holmes will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school, “The Lamb of God.”
Kathleen Driver will teach the 7 p.m. Tuesday Bible study, Genesis 42.
Singleton United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Calvin Griffin of Singleton United Methodist Church, Ware Neck, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Faith.”
Morning Glories Bible study, “Bad Girls of the Bible,” will be held at 9:30 a.m. Monday at the home of Peggy Crittenden.
Wednesday night Bible study will continue with the Lucy video series, “Lucy in Show Business,” at 7 o’clock at the church.
The church has a new blog: http://singletonumcblog.wordpress.com.
Dr. Steven J. Daniels Sr. of Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, will speak on “Faith” at 9 a.m. Sunday. The Unity Choir will sing.
Soul Food Wednesday begins at 6:30 p.m. with discussion of Mark and Luke, followed by discussion on “Faith.”
St. Paul Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bradley A. Holmes of St. Paul Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “They Need Not Depart.”
St. Therese Roman Catholic
St. Therese Roman Catholic Church, Gloucester, will hold a Soup with Love lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Friday. The program will be held each Friday through March 27. A Lenten fish fry dinner will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. this Friday. The menu will include fish, French fries, hushpuppies, cole slaw, baked beans and beverage for $8. A Stations of the Cross devotional will be given at 7 o’clock.
Susanna Wesley United Methodist
Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, will hold a clam chowder sale at 10 a.m. Saturday. It will cost $7/quart or $3/cup. It was originally scheduled for last week but was postponed due to the weather. The Fish and Loaves Ministry will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday.
The T2W Women’s Ministry will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday and the Knit Pickers will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The First United Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Randolph Graham of the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “The Distinguishing Traits of a Disciple.” The Youth Choir will sing.
The deacons of Union Baptist Church, Hayes, will meet at 7 o’clock tonight.
The Nursing Home Ministry will leave the church at 6 p.m. Monday to visit patients in local health care facilities.
Union Zion Baptist
The deacons, deaconess and trustees of Union Zion Baptist Church, Ware Neck, will hold their anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. Special guests will include the Rev. Vincent Pryor and New Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Deaconess Ellen Pryor of Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will be the worship leader. Light refreshments will be served following the service.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock
Bob Weekley will present “Is there a Danger in Having Too Much Knowledge: Is There Still a Place for God?” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, White Stone.
The sermon title of the Rev. Tim Dice of Westville Christian Church, Mathews, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Step Out of the Dark.”
On Tuesday, a Bible study based on the Great Course series of the Old and New Testament will begin at 10 a.m. On Wednesday, the Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at 1 p.m.
Disciples Men will sponsorship a “Chili When It’s Chilly” supper on Saturday, March 14.
Zion Hill Baptist
The Senior Choir of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Gloucester, will celebrate its 90th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Shawn Knight of Baptist Liberty Church, King William, will be the guest speaker, accompanied by his congregation.
Zion Poplars Baptist
Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will hold communion at its 11 a.m. Sunday service. The Senior Choir will sing.