Special church activities are announced
Special programs and other activities in churches this week include the following:
Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will hold the “Most Blessed Yard Sale” on Saturday, Oct. 4. This will be an event in which all the churches of Gloucester are asked to have a yard sale on the same day and same time. Half of the proceeds will go to GUEST, the winter homeless shelter program. The other half will be used for church ministries.
Abundant Harvest Worship Center
The sermon title of Pastors Wil Early and Gloria Savage-Early of Abundant Harvest Worship Center, Gloucester, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday will be “I am not a Victim, but Victorious!”
Vacation Bible School continues at Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, from 6-8 p.m. through Friday. Classes will be held for preschool through adults. Dinner for youth is served at 5:30 daily.
Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, will hold a dog wash from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. Cost will be $5 per dog. All financial proceeds will be donated to the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic. The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society representatives will also be there with dogs available for adoption; everyone is encouraged to bring an unopened can or bag of dog food for the animals.
Bellamy United Methodist
Bellamy United Methodist Church, Gloucester, continues Vacation Bible School, “Workshop of Wonders,” from 5:30-8 p.m. through today. A light supper will be served.
Sunday worship services will be held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. At the 11 o’clock service, the children who attended VBS will share in music. The Connect Youth Group will meet at 6 p.m.
Bethany United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Debbie Marion of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, for both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “For Those Who Love God.”
Choir practice will resume on Sept. 3.
Bethel United Methodist
The Rev. Ralph Satter, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, will preach at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services.
Prayer meeting will be held at 6:45 tonight and Men’s Life Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Riverside Convalescent Center-Mathews.
To obtain a ride to a Bible study, community meal, or gathering, call Mr. Satter at 725-7606.
Central United Methodist
The sermon title of the Rev. Suzanne Gibson, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “What is the Kingdom of Heaven Like?” The United Methodist Women will host an ice cream social at 3 p.m. Sunday. In addition to homemade ice cream, the BayBells will present a concert of Broadway tunes. Donations will go to assist the Mattaponi Healing Eagle Clinic.
Church of Abraham
Pastor Sheron P. Green of Church of Abraham, Ordinary, will preach at the 8 a.m. Sunday service. The Heirs of Promise (young adults) praise team will lead praise and worship.
Church of the Living Word
The sermon title of Bishop Gregory Woodard of Church of the Living Word, Hayes, at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “Makers and Takers.”
“Revelation of Jesus Christ” will be the topic for the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
Pastor Werlie Hendrix of Faith Baptist Church, Bohannon, will preach from the book of Revelation during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be by Lil Chambers and Nancy Hudgins. Evening Bible studies will begin at 6 o’clock.
First Baptist, Mathews
First Baptist Church, Mathews, will celebrate its 149th annual Homecoming celebration Sunday, Aug. 3, during 11 a.m. service.
Revival services will be held Aug. 6-8, with revivalist, the Rev. Jonathan Waldon of Newport News.
First Baptist, Ordinary
The Rev. James L. Harris, pastor of First Baptist Church, Ordinary, will conduct the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Music will be rendered by the Senior Choir under the direction of Shaunte Townes.
Tuesday Bible study will be held at 6:30 p.m.
First Morning Star Baptist
The Rev. Ward Warren Jr., associate minister of First Morning Star Baptist Church, Bena, will conduct the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Music will be rendered by the Fellowship Choir under the direction of Leander Myers.
The sermon title at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services in First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, will be “I Guess That’s Why They Call it the Blues.”
Minister Darryl James of Community of Light of Montross, will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester. His praise team will provide the music, directed by the Rev. Daniel Johnson and Alfred Harris Sr.
Gloucester Point Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bud Goude of Gloucester Point Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “Conversions and the Antioch Church.” C.A.R.E. ministry will meet at 2 p.m.
Vacation Bible School for the youth will be held at 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, Aug. 1.
Groves Memorial Presbyterian
Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, Glass, continues Adult Vacation Bible School from 6:45-8:15 p.m. through Friday.
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
The sermon title of Dr. Ed Jordan, pastor of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “Getting Out of Debt.” The church praise group will provide special music.
Kingston Episcopal Parish
Scouts will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Kingston Episcopal Parish House, Mathews.
Holy Eucharist will be held at noon Wednesday in the Meditation Chapel.
Living Waters Church, Dutton, will host a “Family Feud” game event at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. A time of prayer will precede at 6 o’clock.
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Les Goode of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will “What Does the Word Mean?” A church picnic will be held at 3 p.m. at the church. Bring lawn chairs, a covered dish and a dessert. The event will include a bounce house for children, fellowship, fun and games.
Vacation Bible School, “Workshop of Wonders,” will be held at Locust Grove UMC, Dutton, from 6-8 tonight and Friday, and from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, with a picnic afterwards. The closing ceremony will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at Locust Grove. For more information, call Alda Barnett at 725-9463.
The Relay for Life Team will meet at 7 p.m. Monday.
Church directory pictures will be taken on Aug. 5 and 6. Call Martha Frame at 725-3037 to sign up.
New Hope Fellowship
New Hope Fellowship, Hartfield, will have a Soul Food lunch at noon Saturday, Aug. 2. The menu will include fried or baked chicken, fish, pig’s feet, chitterlings, potato salad, string beans and dessert for $10. Orders for pig’s feet and chitterlings must be placed by Friday. For more information or to place an order, call the church at 776-7600 or Bernard Jones at 804-832-7769.
New Hope Independent Baptist
The Adult Sunday School class of New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark, will begin a study series on the book of Matthew at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Pastor David Seabolt will conduct the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.
Church members will meet at the church at 6 p.m. Tuesday for visitation in the Gloucester community.
The Wednesday evening worship service conducted by Mr. Seabolt and Bible Truth Kids will begin at 7 o’clock.
New Mt. Zion Baptist
The Rev. Vincent A. Pryor of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Woods Cross Roads, will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Community Choir will provide the music. The annual Homecoming service will be held at 3 p.m. The Rev. Morris Randall, pastor of Ephesus Baptist Church, West Point, will be the guest preacher and his ushers will accompany him. The Seeds of Faith will provide the music. Dinner will be served at 1 o’clock.
Revival services will begin at 8 o’clock nightly Monday through Friday, Aug. 1. Preachers and their choirs for the week will be: Monday, the Rev. Michael Jackson and Bethel Baptist; Tuesday, the Rev. Elton Pryor and Zion Poplars Baptist; Wednesday, the Rev. Johnny Wallace and Zion Baptist; Thursday, July 31, to be determined, and Friday, Aug. 1, the Rev. Winston Redmond.
New Point Friends
The sermon title of Pastor Bill Lawson of New Point Friends Church at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Avoiding the Error of Self-Deception.”
The sermon title of Pastor Mike Gray of Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, at 10:15 a.m. Sunday will be “The Resurrection.” The quarterly business meeting will be held at 3 p.m.
On Wednesday, prayer meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Choir and youth will meet from 6:30-8 o’clock.
Olive Branch United Methodist
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will begin Vacation Bible School on Sunday with a family picnic from 5-6:15 p.m. VBS runs Sunday through Thursday, July 31 from 6:15-8 p.m. Dinner for all participants is served from 5:45-6:15 Monday-Thursday. There will be classes for four-year olds through fifth graders, and a class for adults.
Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester, continues its Vacation Bible School, “Wilderness Escape,” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. through today.
Youth girls’ and guys’ night will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday. Guys meet at the church, and will go to Go-Karts; cost is $15. Girls will have a pool party and bake/dessert party at the Keen home (824-9236).
A men’s breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, with J.C. Stevens the speaker.
On Sunday, Marilyn Thompson will talk at 7 p.m. on her mission trip to East Asia.
The sermon title at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Reedswood Christian Church, Gloucester, will be “Dynamics of the Fellowship” from the series, Restoring the Dynamics of a New Testament Church.
Ladies’ Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. today at the church. Youth and adult Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday. A fellowship cookout will precede the study at 6 o’clock.
Relevant Church will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday in Lee-Jackson Elementary School, Mathews.
Wednesday Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. in Mathews Women’s Fitness on Buckley Hall Road.
Salem United Methodist
Salem United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will begin a new “Praise and Prayer” service at 7 p.m. Friday. It will be held on the fourth Friday of each month.
Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m.
Samuel Word of Freedom Fellowship Ministry
Samuel Word of Freedom Fellowship Ministry, Wicomico, will hold Tuesday Glory Morning prayer meeting at 5 o’clock and the Burning Bush Miracle Bible Study will be held at noon, led by Pastor Lady Denson.
“A Move of God,” a musical benefit for the children of Cameroon, Africa, will be presented at 4 p.m. Saturday at the T.C. Walker Education Center, Gloucester. Emilienne Mondo of Cameroon, will be the speaker. For more information, call 642-0222 or 642-5132.
Tom and Sandy McElfresh of Severn Church, Naxera, will leave on their mission trip on July 31. The Joyful Hands Women’s Circle will collect medical supplies such as Neosporin, children’s Tylenol, band-aids, hydrogen peroxide, thermometers, toothbrushes and toothpaste for them to take along for the children of Uganda. Adult ministers in Uganda also need reading glasses, pencils and erasers; all supplies should be brought to the church by Sunday.
Pastor Fred Carter of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday. Irving Driver will conduct the Male Chorus. Donald Driver will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school class with the topic, “Seek the Good of Others.”
The Male Chorus will rehearse at 6:30 tonight. Bible study from the 26th chapter of Genesis will be held at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Singleton United Methodist
The sermon title of the Rev. Calvin Griffin, pastor of Singleton United Methodist Church, Schley, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service Sunday will be “Growing the Treasures of God.”
Dr. Steven J. Daniels Sr. of Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, will continue preaching from “The Essence of Good Leadership” series during the 9 a.m. Sunday service. The Unity Choir will sing.
Spring Hill Baptist
Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, will celebrate “Christmas in July” at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. The sermon title of the Rev. Dr. Chuck McDaniel, pastor, will be “The Other Birth.” Community Fellowship Night will continue with the music of the Men’s Group of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek. A salad dinner will follow the program. There will be no cost or offering taken, a release said.
St. James Anglican
St. James Anglican Church, Gloucester, will hold Sunday school at 9 a.m., followed by Holy Communion at 10 o’clock. A potluck lunch in the historic Glebe House will follow.
Wednesday evening prayer will be held at 6 o’clock.
St. Matthew United Methodist
The Rev. Ralph Satter, pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Peary, will preach at 9:45 a.m. Sunday.
St. Paul Baptist
Minister Mitchell Smith, associate minister of Church of Abraham, Ordinary,
will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in St. Paul Baptist Church, Gloucester.
The church will celebrate Pastor Bradley Holmes’ 16th anniversary at 3 p.m. Pastor Steven Daniels and the Smithfield Baptist Church family of Gloucester, will be the guests.
Susanna Wesley United Methodist
The Finance Committee of Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, will meet at 7 o’clock tonight.
Ladies’ Bible study will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday and adult Bible study on I and II Samuel will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.
The First United Baptist
The sermon title of the Rev. E. Randolph Graham, pastor the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “Recognizing God in the Midst of our Storm.” The Male Chorus will sing.
“Youth Explosion,” a Jesus download, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday.
Union Baptist Church, Hayes, will hold a deacons’ meeting at 7 o’clock tonight.
Ryan and Laurie Moore will go on a mission trip to Honduras on Saturday. They will serve with the Honduras Baptist Dental Mission, providing medical care, dental care, eye care, pharmaceuticals, veterinary services, Bibles and more.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock
David Cariens will speak on “Virginia Tech: Make Sure it Doesn’t Get Out” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, White Stone.
The Women’s Ministry of Wayland Baptist Church, Beaverlett, will celebrate “Woman’s Day,” at 3 p.m. Sunday. The theme will be “A Colorful Basket of Fruit.” Women from Peninsula churches will speak on the “Fruits of the Spirit.” The Rev. Betty Carter of Union Zion Baptist Church, Ware Neck, will be worship leader. Delpha Ferguson and a combined choir, consisting of ladies from area churches, will sing.
The sermon title of the Rev. Tim Dice, pastor of Westville Christian Church, Mathews, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “It’s For the Birds.” A family picnic and a time for indoor games including a cornhole tournament will follow the service.
White Marsh Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Kevin Thompson of White Marsh Baptist Church at 10:30 a.m. Sunday will be “Love One Another.” Music will be provided by the Praise Team. The service will also include a memorial tribute to Betty Cook, who died July 18.
Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Zion Poplars Baptist
The Rev. Dr. Elton Pryor, pastor of Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. There will be “Old Time Gospel” congregational singing.
Prayer meeting and Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday with Dr. Pryor as instructor.