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 the Women’s Spirituality Breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday. Suzanne Hood, who works for Colonial Williamsburg, will be the speaker.
The annual Abingdon Men’s Club pig roast will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 7. This year’s scholarship winners will be introduced at the event. The cost for the roast is $12 in advance, or $15 at the door with a maximum of $45 per family.
Vacation Bible School, for ages four through fifth grade, will be held June 15-19. Teenage and adult volunteers are welcome; call the office at 693-3035 to enroll or volunteer.
Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, will have Sunday worship at 10 a.m. There will be no Sunday school.
Believers Heritage Kingdom Training Center
Sean Foster of St. Mary’s County, Md., will be the guest facilitator at 11 a.m. Sunday in Believers Heritage Kingdom Training Center, Cobbs Creek. He is the son of Jimmy and Clemmie Foster of Port Haywood.
Bellamy United Methodist
Bellamy United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will have a “Good Old-Fashioned Hymn Sing” at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services.
Bethany United Methodist
House of Prayer will meet at 10 a.m. today in Bethany United Church, Gloucester Point. The sanctuary will be open to all who wish to come pray.
The church will celebrate Trinity Sunday and recognize its graduates at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The Children’s Choir will sing at both services. The sermon title of Pastor Debbie Marion will be “One Plus One Plus One Equals One.”
Bethel United Methodist
Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, will have a combined adult Sunday school class at 9 a.m. Sunday. Children’s classes will meet as usual. A combined worship service with St. Matthew UMC will be held at 10:30 at St. Matthew. There will be no early worship service.
Central United Methodist
Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, will have a joint worship service at 10 a.m. and Sunday school at 9 o’clock. The sermon title of the Rev. Suzanne Gibson will be “When God Shows Up.” Following the service, the congregation will have a farewell celebration for Ms. Gibson, who is leaving at the end of June to take a new appointment.
Church of Abraham
Pastor Kevin M. Smith and the Wayland Baptist Church family of Beaverlett, will be the guests at the 1:30 p.m. “Fellowship Sunday” service in the Church of Abraham, Ordinary. There will be no early 8 o’clock 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 “You Got to Fight.”
The Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. will be from the book of Job.
Pastor Chris Morgan of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, will speak on “Great Things” at 10 a.m. Sunday.
On Wednesday, Pastor Debbie Morgan will speak on “Healing Belongs to You” from 10-11 a.m. in the Healing Center. Mr. Morgan will speak on “The Three Cs in your Life” at 7 p.m.
First Baptist Church, Ordinary, will have the devotions at 10:30 a. m. Monday in Walter Reed Convalescent Center, Gloucester.
The sermon title of Dr. Douglas Nagel, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, at the 8:15, 9:30, and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “The Best Things to Know.”
Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist
The Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist will hold its regular session on Saturday and Sunday at the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh. The executive board will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday. All members are asked to attend. Institute session will begin at 11 o’clock. The Rev. Fred Carter, pastor of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, will be the instructor.
The Sunday session will begin with Church school at 9:45 a.m., followed by “Youth Period” and worship. The Rev. Mr. Carter will render the message, with music by the First United Church Choir.
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 “The Visit from Nicodemus.”
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
The sermon topic of the Rev. Dr. Ed Jordan, pastor of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Overcoming Evil.” Island Praise will provide special music.
Kingston Episcopal Parish
Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, will have Sunday worship at 10 a.m. in Kingston Chapel at the parish house, followed by the annual parish picnic on the lawn. There will be no 8 a.m. service or Sunday school.
On Mondays for the next two months from 1-2:30 p.m., the Rev. Gary Barker, rector, will conduct classes on the Parables.
Lighthouse Worship Center
A graduation ceremony for Little Lights Childcare Center’s Pre-K class will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the main sanctuary of Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary.
The sermon title of Pastor Jay Butcher of Macedonia Baptist Church, Foster, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Pressed Into Service.”
The Youth Group of Mathews Baptist Church will hold a yard sale from 7 a.m.-noon Saturday in the parking lot of Wroten Oil, Hudgins. All donations for items will help fund their mission camp trip in June.
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
The children and youth of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service. A special offering will be taken for the Samaritan Assistance Program which benefits the Virginia United Methodist Homes, Inc. Pastor Les Goode will lead a workshop on “Community Visitation” from 4-5 p.m.
Health Kits are needed for conference; a list of needed items is available at the church.
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 “The Anointing.”
Assistant Pastor Vernon Monroe will preach a series on “Delayed but not Denied” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Registrations are open for Ministerial Internship Training Program for June 20. Call 725-2683 to register.
New Hope Independent Baptist
Danny Hirte will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday in New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark. The service will include a Singspiration, followed by the monthly birthday bash.
New Point Friends
The sermon title of Pastor Bill Lawson of New Point Friends Church, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Future Prospects.”
Olive Branch United Methodist
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will have a “Blessing of the Animals” at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The Gloucester-Mathews Humane Society will bring animals that will be available for adoption. Have a photo taken with your pet; all pets will receive a special treat and a certificate of blessing. All pets must be on a leash or in an appropriate carrier at all times.
Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester, will hold “Ladies Craft Night” from 6-11 p.m. Friday.
On Saturday, the Master’s Hand Quartet will perform at 7 p.m., following the “Red, White and Blue Celebration” starting at 4 o’clock. There will be games and a cook-off at 6 o’clock. Bring your lawn chairs, a release said.
Jim Rizor will speak at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. All un-designated offerings will be given to the Scholarship Fund.
Deacons will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Providence Baptist Church, Ordinary, will have the Weekday Learning Center promotion at noon today and the graduation will be held at 6 p.m.
Graduates will be recognized at the 9 a.m. Sunday service.
“Wing Night for Graduates” will be held at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The sermon title at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Reedswood Christian Church, Gloucester, will be “Humbled to be Exalted.”
Pastor Patrick Billups of Relevant Church, Mathews, will speak on “The Power of One” at 10 a.m. Sunday. RelKids (ages 2-6) will continue the series “Having a Good Attitude” during the service.
Relevant will be having a semi-formal one year celebration dinner from 7-9 p.m. Saturday at the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad building, Hudgins. Child care will be provided by experienced and trained professionals at the church location. Cost will be donation only. Register at relchurch.com.
Salem United Methodist, Diggs
Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, will hold a beach worship service at 8 a.m. Sunday at Haven Beach, rain or shine. The sermon title of Pastor Brian Johnson at the 10:50 a.m. service will be “Called in Life with God.”
Salem United Methodist, Gloucester
The Building Financial Campaign Committee of Salem United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will present the new kitchen and fellowship hall proposal and financial plan during the 11 a.m. Sunday service.
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 “Wow! Did Jesus Really Do That?” The Morning Glory prayer meeting will begin at 5 a.m.
The Lumber River Quartet will perform at Severn Church, Naxera, at 11 a.m. Sunday. A dinner will follow and everyone is requested to bring a side dish. There will be no Sunday school.
On Saturday, Severn runners/walkers will meet at Abingdon Ruritan Club, Bena, at 8:30 a.m. to run the Relay for Life 5K run/walk. The race begins at 9 a.m.
Singleton United Methodist
The sermon title for Pastor Calvin Griffin of Singleton United Methodist Church, Ware Neck, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Awakened and Answer.”
Monday morning Bible Study will meet at the home of Jenny Kigan at 9:30. “Week Two—Lydia” from the book, “Finding Balance” by Becca Stevens, will be discussed.
Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, will have its Sunday worship at 9 a.m., with the Unity Choir rendering music and Supply Pastor Julian Joyner officiating.
Soul Food Wednesday begins at 6:30 p.m., continuing study in the Gospels.
Spring Hill Baptist
The sermon title of the Rev. Dr. Chuck McDaniel, pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “The Kingdom’s Forgiveness!” A class of “Following God” will be held at 6 p.m., studying “Worship from the Tabernacle.”
St. Matthew United Methodist
St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Peary, will hold a 10:30 a.m. Sunday combined worship service with Bethel at St. Matthew.
St. Paul United Methodist
St. Paul United Methodist Church, Susan, will hold a “Volunteer Appreciation” service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Volunteers are asked to come in uniform and be recognized during the service. A fellowship lunch will be served at noon.
Susanna Wesley United Methodist
Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, will have a fellowship potluck luncheon after the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service.
The T2W group will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
The deacons of Union Baptist Church, Achilles, will meet at 7 o’clock tonight at the church.
A military themed Memorial Day breakfast will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at Edwards Union Hall for youth boys and adult men of the church and the sister churches of Providence, Gloucester Point, White Marsh, Morning Star and Groves Memorial. Attendees are encouraged to bring service mementoes (pictures, books, etc.).
The Nursing Home Ministry will leave the church at 6 p.m. Monday to visit patients in local health care facilities.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock
The Rev. Andrew Millard will speak on “Our Secret” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, White Stone.
The CWF of Westville Christian Church, Mathews, will hold its annual tag sale in the Fellowship Hall from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday.
Blessing boxes are due to be turned in on Sunday, as are newsletter articles.