Special church activities and services are announced
Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following:
Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will hold its annual “Mass on the Grass” outdoor service in the church yard at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, followed by a potluck picnic.
Meals on Wheels sign-up sheets for July 4 have been posted in the parish house. Cash donations as well as volunteers are needed.
Abundant Harvest Worship Center
Abundant Harvest Worship Center, Gloucester will not hold services at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. Services will resume on July 12.
Bethany United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Debbie Marion of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, at both its 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday communion services will be “Works in Progress.”
Trustees will meet at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Rev. Michael W. Jackson of Bethel Baptist Church, Gloucester, will continue the series on “The Attributes of God,” with the sermon title “The Wrath of God” at 11 a.m. Sunday. The Male Chorus will sing.
Bethel United Methodist
Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, will hold Vacation Bible School, “Camp Discovery—Jesus at Work Through Us,” from 6-7:30 p.m. July 13-17.
Beulah Baptist Church, Gloucester, will hold Vacation Bible School for ages four years through fifth grade from 9 a.m.-noon Monday- Friday, July 10.
Central United Methodist
The Rev. John Choi, will be welcomed at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services in Central United Methodist Church, Mathews. His sermon title will be “The Holy in the Ordinary.”
Church of Abraham
The sermon title of Pastor Sheron P. Green of the Church of Abraham, Ordinary, at the 8 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “It’s the Gospel.” The Seed of Faith praise team will lead the praise and worship.
Vacation Bible School continues from 6-8 through tonight.
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 “Light my Fire.”
“Hour of Power Experi-ence” will be the topic at the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
Pastor Chris Morgan of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, will speak on “Two Important Relationships” at 10 a.m. Sunday
On Wednesday, Pastor Debbie Morgan will speak on “Healing Belongs to You” from 10-11 a.m. Mr. Morgan will speak on “Three Important Cs in Your Life” at the 7 p.m. service.
Pastor Werlie Hendrix of Faith Baptist Church, Bohannon, will preach from the book of John during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be from musical duo Cheryl Shepura and Noah Hendrix. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held on the church property at 2 p.m.
Baby kits for the Appalachian area are being collected through July.
The Rev. John Wright of Williamsburg, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in First Baptist Church, Ordinary.
Devotions will be given at Walter Reed Convalescent Center, Gloucester, at 10:30 a.m. Monday. A Wednesday Community Meal will be served from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Gloucester Point Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bud Goude of Gloucester Point Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “Questions for God.”
Groves Memorial Presbyterian
The sermon title of Pastor Bill McCullough of Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, Glass, at the 10 a.m. Sunday service will be “Two for the Road.”
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
Dr. Ed Jordan, pastor of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, continues his sermon series of “Fish Tales” at 11 a.m. Sunday service, with the sermon title “The God of Second Chances.” The church choir will sing.
Highway to Heaven Biker
The sermon title at the Highway to Heaven Biker Church at 9 a.m. Sunday will be “Freedom.” Music will be by Len and Theresa Nunn. The church meets at the DAV building, 6265 Professional Drive, Gloucester. Like us on Facebook or e-mail us at email@example.com.
Kingston Episcopal Parish
Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, announces that the Rev. Scott Krejci will conduct the 8 and 10:30 a.m. services on Sunday while the Rev. Gary Barker is on vacation.
The regularly-scheduled Parables Class will resume at 1 p.m. Monday at the parish house.
Lighthouse Worship Center
Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary, will host the Missoula Children’s Theater production of “The Little Mermaid” at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, July 11.
Mega Sports Camp will be held July 20-24. Cost will be $30 per student. Space is limited. Register your student today to participate, or yourself as a volunteer, at http://www.megasportsglo.com.
The sermon title of Pastor Jay Butcher of Macedonia Baptist Church, Foster, at the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “The Pride We Bear.”
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, welcomes its new minister, the Rev. Lisa Blackmonson, to the church family. Communion will be celebrated at the 11 a.m. Sunday service.
Vacation Bible School, “Follow the Signs,” will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sunday through Tuesday. A kickoff dinner will begin at 5 p.m. Sunday. Call Marie Kemp at 725-7493 for more information.
The United Methodist Women will hold their annual Book Club/Salad Supper at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the home of Martha Frame.
Morning Glory Baptist
Morning Glory Baptist Church, Woods Cross Roads, will have the Rev. Haywood Barnes Jr. as guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. His sermon title will be “The Call of God.” The music will be provided by the combined choir under the direction of Linda Burrell.
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 “Don’t Quit.”
The women’s group “Moving Forward from Pain to Victory” will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. today at the Gloucester main library, and from noon-1:30 p.m. on Friday at the church. Cost will be $15. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 725-2683.
New Hope Independent Baptist
Pastor Dennis Fox from Colonial Independent Baptist Church, Williamsburg, will be the guest speaker at the 6 p.m. Sunday service in New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark. Fox is an historical interpreter who portrays the life of Elder John Leland (1754-1841).
Elder Leland, a separate Baptist pastor, was well known in Virginia as he preached the Bible throughout much of the commonwealth. He had opportunity to spend much time in the Williamsburg-Yorktown area, especially during the American Revolution. Perhaps the most famous event that Leland is known for in his life was his personal meeting with James Madison to convince Madison of the need for a “bill of rights” in the newly approved Constitution of the United States, a release said.
New Mount Zion Baptist
The sermon title of the Rev. Vincent A. Pryor of New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Woods Cross Roads, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Confusion.” The Youth Choir will sing.
New Point Friends
The sermon title of Pastor Bill Lawson of New Point Friends Church at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Every Day Action.”
Olive Branch United Methodist
The United Methodist Women of Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will hold their monthly meeting at the home of Donna Fary at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
David Wilson will speak at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services in Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester.
Eddie Heath, a Field Strategist with the Tidewater Region of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, will be the guest speaker at the 9 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday services in Providence Baptist Church, Hayes.
Jason Thornton will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Reedswood Christian Church, Gloucester.
Pastor Patrick Billups of Relevant Church, Mathews, will speak on “Freedom” at 10 a.m. Sunday. RelKids (ages 2-6) will learn the lesson, “Free to love Jesus.”
“Jam,” a musician’s strong group, will meet from 6:30-7:30 tonight at the church; bring your gear, a release said.
“Transformation Tuesday Strong Group” will meet 6-7 p.m. the first and fourth Tuesdays at Port Fun, Mathews.
Wednesday Strong Group will meet from 7-8 p.m. at the church.
Salem United Methodist, Diggs
The sermon title of Pastor Brian Johnson of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday service will be “A Prophet Is Not Without Honor, Except …”
Salem United Methodist
The Church Council of Salem United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will meet at 7 o’clock tonight.
A “Fourth of July” church picnic will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday. Bring a covered dish and dessert to share.
A Vacation Bible School workers’ meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, and prayer and Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
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 “Miracles, Signs and Wonders Today.” The Morning Glory prayer meeting will begin at 5 a.m.
The choir of Severn Church, Naxera, will present a 15-minute patriotic musical at 11 a.m. Sunday honoring men and women who serve and have served our country. People are asked to wear their uniforms to church. The Lord’s Supper will be a part of the service.
Pastor Bill West will continue the Wednesday Bible study in the book of Revelation at 7 p.m.
The sermon title of the Rev. Fred Carter, pastor of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Whom Shall I Fear?” Deacon Clarence Holmes will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school, “No Rest for the Wicked.”
Kathleen Driver will teach the 7 p.m. Tuesday Bible study, “Exodus 7.”
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 “Strength through Weakness.” Everyone is encouraged to bring in non-perishable items for the food pantry.
Monday morning Bible study, “Finding Balance,” will resume at 9:30.
The Unity Choir of Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, will sing at the 9 a.m. Sunday service. The message of Supply Pastor Julian Joyner will be on “Courage.”
Mr. Joyner will continue his theme on “Courage” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.
There will be no worship service on July 12.
Spring Hill Baptist
Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, will celebrate America’s freedom at 11 a.m. Sunday, with the salute of colors, pledge of allegiance, and special music from the choir. The sermon title of Dr. Chuck McDaniel, pastor, will be “Love Christ Supremely.”
Community fellowship night will begin at 6 o’clock July 12 with the Urbanna Puppets, “No Strings Attached.” A covered-dish dinner will follow the program.
The First United Baptist
The sermon title of the Rev. E. Randolph Graham of the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “When the Law of the Land Conflicts with the Law of the Bible.” The Young Adult Choir will sing.
Union Baptist Church, Achilles, will hold a patriotic service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Senior Pastor Rodney Autry will portray Patrick Henry.
Story time for children in preschool through fifth grade will be held from 10-11:30 a.m. Monday in the church library and continue each Monday in July. Children will enjoy stories, hands-on activities, crafts, and more. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, will hold a celebration of the Holy Eucharist at 10 a.m. Saturday in thanksgiving for our independence and remembering the sacrifices that many made in securing the freedoms we enjoy. For more information, call the church office at 693-3821 (between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.).
The sermon title of the Rev. Tim Dice, pastor of Westville Christian Church, Mathews, at the 11a.m. Sunday service will be “Of Freedom and Democracy.”
Mr. Dice will begin a special series during the Church School hour on the book of Philippians starting at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, July 12.
Zion Poplars Baptist
The Senior Choir of Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will sing at the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service.