Special church activities and services are announced
Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following:
Abundant Harvest Worship Center
The sermon title of Pastors Wil Early and Gloria Savage-Early of Abundant Harvest Worship Center, Gloucester, at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service will be “We Can Walk in Wisdom.”
Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, will hold morning worship at 10 o’clock Sunday. There will be no Sunday school.
Bethany United Methodist
Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, will hold its annual church picnic from 4:30-7 p.m. Saturday. All are invited to join in food, games, and entertainment. For more information, call 642-2110 or visit http://www.bethanyumc-gp.org.
The sermon title of Pastor Debbie Marion at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “Looking in the Mirror.”
Other activities include: Tuesday, 3:30 p.m., Trustees will meet and 7 p.m., the Joy Circle meets in the Mary Lotsey classroom. Guest speakers Bob and Susan Quinzel will present a program on the “Bread for Life” food pantry. Attendees are asked to bring a few canned goods for the food pantry. On Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., the church will host the York River District Charge Conference Training and Administrative Assistant Gathering.
Bethel United Methodist
Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, will hold a combined adult Sunday school class at 9 a.m. Children will be in their regular classes. A combined worship service with St. Matthew UMC will be held at 10:30.
Soul Seeking Disciples will present a concert of playing and singing Gospel music, both new and classic, at 11 a.m. Sunday in Beulah Baptist Church, Gloucester.
Central United Methodist
Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, will have one worship service on Sunday. The sermon title of the Rev. John Choi, pastor, at the 10 a.m. service will be “True vs. False Religion: The Scriptural Meaning of True Spiritual Life.” Sunday schools will meet at 9 am. Worship will be followed by a covered-dish luncheon. A song service at Riverside Convalescent Center in Mathews will begin at 2:15 p.m.
Church of Abraham
The Rev. Desmond O. Forrest, associate minister of Church of Abraham, Ordinary, will preach at the 8 a.m. Sunday service. The Seed of Faith praise team will lead the praise and worship. There will be no 1 p.m. fellowship service.
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 “Moving On: From Milk to Meat in the Word of God.” A special service, “We are Laborers Together,” will be held at 3 p.m. Pastor Dwight Riddick of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Newport News, will be the speaker, accompanied by his congregation, ushers, dance ministry and choir.
The book of Job will be the topic at the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
Pastor Chris Morgan of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, will give a special communion message at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. Prayer will also be given for all returning to school. Church-wide prayer will be held at 6 p.m.
On Wednesday, Pastor Debbie Morgan will continue the series “Miracles are for Today” at 10 a.m. and Mr. Morgan will continue the series “Three Important Cs in Your Life, Calling, Character and Commission” at 7 p.m.
First Baptist, Ordinary
An “Appreciation Service” for Pastor James Harris will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Abingdon Ruritan Club in Bena.
The sermon title of guest pastor, the Rev. Dr. Bob Gustafson , at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services in First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, will be “Grounded and Soaring: Intellect and Emotion.”
Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester, will hold its Good Samaritan banquet from 6-9:30 p.m. Saturday in the Piankatank Ruritan Club in Mathews. Tickets can still be purchased by contacting Pastor Stevens Burrell at 804-854-1627; cost is $15 for adults; children (ages 5-12), $7.
Gloucester Point Baptist
The mission team that went to Copperhill, Tenn., this summer will make a presentation during the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Gloucester Point Baptist Church.
Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist
The Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist will hold its regular sessions on Saturday and Sunday in Gleaning Baptist Church, Dutton. The Executive Board will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday; all members are asked to attend. The Institute Session will begin at 11 o’clock. The Rev. Fred Carter, pastor of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, will be the instructor.
Sunday Church School will begin at 9:45 a.m., followed by Youth Period. The 49th anniversary service will be held at 11 o’clock. The Rev. Dr. Elton Pryor, associate president, will render the message and the choir of Gleaning Baptist will sing.
Groves Memorial Presbyterian
The Rev. Judy Stanley will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday in Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, Glass.
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
Newly elected deacons Richard Callis and Tyrone Hudgins will be ordained and all deacons will be installed during the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church. The sermon title of Dr. Ed Jordan, pastor, will be “Spiritual Greatness Seen in Serving One Another.” Special music will be provided by Bill Lockwood.
Kingston Episcopal Parish
Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, announces that the Rev. Scott Krecji will conduct both the 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services. At 1:30 p.m., a Pampered Chef fundraiser for kitchen supplies will be held at the parish house.
The Wednesday noon Holy Eucharist will not be held; that evening at 7 o’clock a preschool parent orientation program will be held in the parish house.
Lighthouse Worship Center
Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary, will have a water baptism during its 10 a.m. Sunday service.
A men’s breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 5, in the Family Life Center.
The sermon title of Pastor Jay Butcher of Macedonia Baptist Church, Foster, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “On Any Given Everyday.”
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
The children and youth of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, will conduct the 11 a.m. Sunday service. All are invited to stay for lunch after the service. Those attending are asked to bring a heart healthy food item to be donated to Social Services through the Children and Youth ministry, a release said.
New Creation Ministries
The sermon title of Pastor Cheryl Forrest of New Creation Ministries, Cobbs Creek, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Blessed.”
Assistant Pastor Vernon Monroe will speak on “The Lord will Lift You Up” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
New Hope Fellowship
New Hope Fellowship, Hartfield, will celebrate its fifth anniversary during the 10 a.m. Sunday service. The guest preacher will be Dr. Harry B. Sampson III, pastor of Mt. Horeb Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. New Hope will also celebrate Pastor Leonard Edloe’s service as pastor since its inception.
New Hope Independent Baptist
Members of New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark, will hold its third annual “Back to School Extravaganza” from 5-8 p.m. Saturday. The event includes games, prizes of school supplies, food and other goodies, and is open to all children in grades K-5. This is the first of many activities the church has planned for local children. “The children are our future church. We want to see New Hope grow along with our children,” Pastor David Seabolt said in a release. For more information about the Extravaganza or any children’s activities, call the church, 693-4753.
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 Peril of Christian Freedom.”
Olive Branch United Methodist
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will hold a Fifth Sunday fellowship after its 9:30 a.m. worship. A church picnic will begin at 4 p.m.
David Wilson will speak at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services in Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester. Children will be introduced to their new teachers and classrooms the last 10 minutes of class for “Promotional Sunday.” Free school supplies and haircuts will be available from 1:30-3:30 p.m., while supplies last.
Other activities include: Monday, 6:30 p.m., Pastoral Search Committee meets; Wednesday, 10:30 a.m., Senior Adult Ministry Fellowship and 7 p.m., Church Council meets.
The sermon title at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Reedswood Christian Church, Gloucester, will be “The Fear of Rejection” from the series, “Reclaiming your Identity in Christ.”
Pastor Patrick Billups will continue the series, “Gr8ful,” at 10 a.m. Sunday in Relevant Church, Mathews. RelKids (ages 2-6) will learn the lesson “God is All Powerful” during the service.
“Jam,” a musician’s Strong Group, will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. next Thursday, Sept. 3, at the church.
Salem United Methodist, Diggs
Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, will hold a worship service at 8 a.m. Sunday on Haven Beach, led by Dan Wood. The 10:50 worship service will be dedicated to the United Methodist Women. Guest speaker will be Dawn South and a guest minister will also speak. The UMW school snack packs will be dedicated by Pastor Brian Johnson during the service.
The Administrative Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Salem United Methodist, Gloucester
Salem United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will have Sunday worship at 11 a.m. with a special time of Sunday school and teacher recognition.
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 “Declare and Decree; It will Come to Pass.” The Morning Glory prayer meeting will begin at 5 a.m.
A free clothes and food jamboree will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A release noted that they are accepting donated clothes for men, women, boys, girls and infants. Call 642-0222 or 642-5132 for more information.
Severn Church, Naxera, will have a baby dedication for Hazel Singleton during the 11 a.m. Sunday service. She is the daughter of Steve and Ashley Singleton.
Kathleen Driver will teach the 7 p.m. Tuesday Bible study in Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester. The topic will be on “Exodus 16.”
Singleton United Methodist
The sermon title for Pastor Calvin Griffin of Singleton United Methodist Church, Ware Neck, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “My Beloved is Calling.” Church picnic will be held on Sunday.
Everyone is asked to bring non-perishable goods the first Sunday or any other time to help the food pantry.
Monday Bible study, week 4, day 2 of the book, “Finding Balance,” will be held at the home of Sue Antonick at 9:30 a.m.
Wednesday Bible study begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 2 at the church. This will be an eight week study, “One Minute after You Die” by Erwin W. Lutzer.
Supply Pastor Julian Joyner will preach from the Gospels at 9 a.m. Sunday in Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester. The Unity Choir will sing.
Soul Food Bible Study resumes at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Spring Hill Baptist
Richard Croxton will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek.
St. Matthew United Methodist
St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Peary, will hold a combined worship service with Bethel UMC, Onemo, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Bethel.
Susanna Wesley United Methodist
Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, will have a fellowship luncheon after the 10 a.m. Sunday service.
On Tuesday, the SWAT youth group will meet for Bible study at 2 p.m. and the T2W women’s group will meet at 7 o’clock.
The First United Baptist
The First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, continues its revival services at 7:30 p.m. through Friday. Dr. Reginald Davis of Historic First Baptist Church, Williamsburg, is the evangelist.
The church will observe its 54th Homecoming celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Ivan T. Harris, pastor of First Baptist Church Denbigh of Newport News, along with his officers, choir, ushers, greeters and church family, will be guests for the celebration. Dr. Gloria J. Savage-Early will serve as the ministerial leader. Dinner will be served in the Fellowship Hall starting at 1 p.m.
Union Baptist Church, Hayes will conclude its “Marvelous Mondays” services at 7 p.m. Monday. David Stokes, pastor of Fair Oaks Church in Fairfax, will be the guest speaker. He is an author, radio talk show host, blogger, educator, historian, pastor and preacher, and a family man. The Michigan native has served as pastor of a church in the Greater New York City area. The Fairfax church is involved in a relocation process to accommodate its vision for reaching Northern Virginia. He holds degrees in theology and divinity, as well as history and political science.
Other activities include: tonight, 7 o’clock, the Deacons meet; Friday, 6 p.m.,
youth “End of the Summer Party”; Tuesday, 10 a.m., leave the church to see the movie, “War Room.” Contact Lynn Autry for additional information and to sign up for carpooling.
The Fidelis Sunday School Class will collect school supplies for students of Achilles Elementary.
Revival services continue at 7:30 in Wayland Baptist Church, Beaverlett, tonight and Friday. The Rev. Michael Jackson of Bethel Baptist Church, Gloucester, will speak tonight and the Rev. Willie Dickerson of Union Zion Baptist Church, Gloucester, will speak on Friday. Both will be accompanied by their choir and congregation.
The church will celebrate its homecoming on Sunday. Praise and worship will begin at 11 a.m., followed by the service at 11:30. The Rev. Dr. William Smith of Kokomo, Indiana, formerly of Mathews County, will be the guest speaker. The Ebenezer Baptist Church Choir of Cobbs Creek, will sing. Dinner will follow the service.
The sermon title of the Rev. Tim Dice, pastor of Westville Christian Church, Mathews, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Check Your Attitude.”
The Christian Women’s Fellowship will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday.
The Christian Education Ministry of Zion Baptist Church, Cardinal, will hold “School Daze,” a back-to-school fun day from 11 a.m.-
2 p.m. Saturday. The event is free, and will include food, games, a water slide and plenty of fun; all ages are welcome. Parents are asked to accompany all younger children.