Special church activities and services are announced
Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following:
The Adult Formation class of Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will meet at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the Parish Hall with Dr. John W. Herbst of Regent University comparing Christianity to three world religions: Buddhism, Judaism and Islam. Dr. Herbst is an ordained Baptist minister, married to an Episcopal priest. The study will continue on Sunday, Oct. 26. The Men’s Club will hold its annual oyster roast from 4-7 p.m. Sunday. Cost will be $15 per person with a maximum of $40 per family.
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 “Faith Without a Sign.”
Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, will observe annual “Family and Friends Day” at 11 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 “God’s Mercy is For All.”
The A.C.T.S. ministry will have a yard sale to help benefit mission projects from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. A.C.T.S. will meet at 1 p.m. Monday.
Bethany United Methodist
Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, will observe Laity Sunday at both its 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The message, “Does Your Journey Have a Plan?” will be given by Lay Leader Marsha Germek.
River Country Quilters Guild will meet from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Saturday.
Bethel United Methodist
Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, will hold a men’s prayer breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Sunday. The United Methodist Women will participate in the 8:30 and 11 o’clock services. Carolyn Satter will be the speaker. A “Blessing of the Animals” will be held at 2 p.m., with refreshments to follow.
Central United Methodist
Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, will observe Laity Sunday at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. Worship will be led by Marilyn Tucker, lay leader, and Judy Moughon, lay servant. Services will include hymn singing and testimonies.
Church of Abraham
The sermon title of Pastor Sheron Green of the Church of Abraham, Ordinary, at the 8 a.m. “Youth Sunday” service will be “A Word to the Wise.” The Heirs of Promise (Young Adult Praise Team) will lead the praise and worship.
Church of the Living Word
The sermon title of Minister Gary W. Minerve Sr. of Church of the Living Word, Hayes, at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “Jesus Only.”
“Revelation of Jesus Christ” will be the topic for the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
Pastor J.B. Whitfield will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. Sunday service in Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek.
On Wednesday, Pastor Debbie Morgan will continue the series, “The Four Step Victory Plan,” from 10-11 a.m. in the Healing Center. Pastor Chris Morgan will teach “The True Grace of God” at 7 p.m.
The Ushers of Emmaus Baptist Church, North, will celebrate its anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. Minister Tammy Willis, Minister Jerry Monroe, Delphia Ferguson, John Hudgins, Ricky Hayes, Kevin Smith and Wykeda Blake and family will be the guests.
First Baptist Church, Ordinary, will hold Tuesday Bible study at 10:30 a.m. in Walter Reed Convalescent Center, Gloucester.
First Morning Star Baptist
Vernon W. Ellis will teach on the subject “I Will Call on God” at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday school in First Morning Star Baptist Church, Bena. The sermon title of Pastor Larry J. Arrington at 11 o’clock will be “For the Battle is not Yours.“ The Men’s Choir will sing under the direction of Linda B. Burrell. Communion will be served.
The Deacon’s Ministry will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Wednesday Bible study will be held at 6 p.m.
The sermon title of Pastor Doug Nagel of First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “Net Worth.”
Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester, will celebrate its annual “Men’s Day” at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Pastor Elton Pryor and the congregation of Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will be the guests. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.
Gloucester Deacons Union and Ladies Auxiliary, Inc.
The Gloucester Deacons Union and Ladies Auxiliary Inc. meeting for October will be held at New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Gloucester, on Monday. The Executive Board will meet at 7 p.m. and the regular session will begin at 7:30. Calvin Jones of the host church will be the speaker and the Men’s Choir of the host church will sing.
Gloucester Point Baptist
Gloucester Point Baptist Church will hold “Trunk or Treat” in the church parking lot at 6 p.m. Wednesday, followed by a family night supper and business meeting at 6:30.
Groves Memorial Presbyterian
Union Presbyterian Seminary student Elizabeth Eason will preach at the 10 a.m. Sunday service in Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, Glass.
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
The sermon title of Dr. Ed Jordan, pastor of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Having a Heart for God.” Joan Foster will provide special music.
Kingston Episcopal Parish
Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, will hold its annual Fall Fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, rain or shine, at the parish house. All proceeds will benefit local outreach programs.
There will be only one service on Sunday, at 10:30 a.m. at Christ Church.
The Monday series of classes, “The Creative God and the creative creature,” will not be held this week.
Lighthouse Worship Center
The sermon title of Pastor Ken Cramer of Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary, at the 8 and 10 a.m. Sunday services will be “Transformed: How God Changes Us.”
The Rev. Eddie Heath will be the guest preacher at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Macedonia Baptist Church, Foster.
Mathews Chapel United
The sermon title of Pastor Les Goode of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “How Do You Know if You’re Rich?” Cookies for Kairos can be brought to the church on Sunday. A new confirmation class will start during Sunday school and run through Nov. 30. The Board of Trustees in concert with the Mathews Volunteer Rescue Squad will offer a CPR and AED class from 1-4 p.m. at the rescue squad. Call Morey Alexander at 725-0842 to register.
New Hope Independent Baptist
Members of New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark, will have coffee and fellowship from 8:30-9 a.m. Saturday prior to conducting an open food pantry from 9-11. The church will have a cookout at noon at the Cary House Adult Home, Gloucester.
The sermon title of Pastor David Seabolt at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “At the Rapture … What Happens to the Saved and the Unsaved?”
The study of the life of Abraham, led by Mr. Seabolt, will continue during the Wednesday service at 7 p.m.
New Mt. Zion Baptist
The Food Ministry of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Gloucester, will distribute food from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. The Women’s Ministry will sponsor a “Breast Cancer Awareness” workshop at 1 p.m. Two breast cancer survivors and two nurses will speak; light refreshments will be served.
The sermon title of the Rev. Vincent A. Pryor, pastor, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Come and See, Part 2.” The Men’s 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 “Exclusive Possession.”
Olive Branch United Methodist
The Memorial Association of Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will hold its annual homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Dr. Bob Gustafson as the guest speaker.
Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester, will hold a deacon ordination at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services for Dale Belt, Alan Scheidegger and Jeff Teagle.
The Senior Adult group leaves at 5 a.m. Monday to go to Pigeon Forge, Tenn., to attend the conference, “Intercession Now.”
The sermon title at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Reedswood Christian Church, Gloucester, will be “Health of the Church.”
Tuesday Bible study will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. at the home of Dave and Kathy Thornton.
The sermon title of Apostle Steven A. Forrest of Relevant Church, Mathews, at the 10 a.m. Sunday service will be “Transitioning into Greater: I Can’t Stay Here.” Rel Kids (ages 2-10) will meet during the service and continue in their series on “Worship.”
Rel Group will host a vision casting “What’s Next” at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Salem United Methodist, Diggs
The sermon title of Pastor Brian Johnson of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, at 10:50 a.m. Sunday service will be “God’s Story: Calling.” The Bible study, “I am a Church Member,” will begin at 6:30 p.m., led by Glenn Mantell.
Thursday’s Kitchen will include homemade barbecue at 5:45 p.m., followed by Bible studies for all.
Weekly prayer breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Wednesday. All are welcome, a release noted.
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
Samuel Word of Freedom Fellowship Ministry, Hayes, will hold a “free clothes and food jamboree” from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. A release noted that donations of clothing for men, women, boys, girls and infants are being accepted. Call 642-0222 or 642-5132 for more information.
Severn Church, Naxera, will hold a new member luncheon following the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Meat and beverages will be provided; everyone is asked to bring a favorite side dish to share.
The sermon title of Pastor Frederick Carter of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Grace and Mercy.” Irving Driver will conduct the Senior Choir. Clarence Holmes will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school class, “Trust in God’s Love.” Men’s Day will be held at 3 p.m. Pastor Michael Jackson and the Bethel Baptist Church family will be the guests. Dinner will be served at 1:30.
Tuesday Bible study will be held at 7 p.m., led by Kathleen Driver, in the book of Genesis.
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 “Presence of God.” The 9:30 a.m. Sunday school topic will be “Troubles and Problems in Aging.”
“Cleanup Day” will be held from 9 a.m.-noon Saturday; everyone is asked to bring their rakes.
Monday Bible study will be held at 9:30 a.m. at the home of Carolyn Sterling.
The topic for the Andy Griffith study at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday will be “Gossip.”
The sermon title of Dr. Stephen J. Daniels Sr. of Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 9 a.m. Sunday service will be “Right Relationship with God 301.” The Unity Choir will sing.
Soul Food Wednesday will begin at 6:30 p.m. with discussion in the book of Daniel.
St. Matthew United Methodist
The United Methodist Women will participate in the 9:45 a.m. Sunday service in St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Peary. Carolyn Satter will be the speaker.
St. Paul Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bradley A. Holmes of St. Paul Baptist Church, Gloucester, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “Saints on Vacation.”
St. Paul United Methodist
St. Paul United Methodist Church, Susan, along with Beulah UM Church will host FINS (Fridays in Spirit) from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Friday at St. Paul UMC for ages K-12th grades. Activities will include dinner, group activities and Bible time.
Susanna Wesley United Methodist
The men’s group of Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, will meet at 7 o’clock tonight.
The “World Famous Fish Fry” will be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. The menu will include fish, beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, beverage and dessert, with hot dogs available for children. Tickets are available from church members for $8, at the door $8.50, children under 12 are $4.
The regular 10:30 a.m. Sunday service will be held outdoors at Beaverdam Park at 11 a.m. The 8:15 worship and 9:30 Sunday school will be held at the church.
The Administrative Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
It was also announced that Titus 2 Women gather for Bible studies, simulcasts, conferences and are currently planning a winter retreat weekend. Call the church office at 642-7551 or visit the website http://www.susannawesleyumc.org for more information.
The First United Baptist
The Rev. E. Randolph Graham will celebrate his first anniversary as pastor of the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, on Sunday. Associate ministers will speak at the 11 a.m. service and the Sanctuary Choir will sing. The Rev. Morris Randall of Ephesus Baptist Church, West Point, will preach at the 3 p.m. service; his choir will sing.
The Senior Adult Ministry of Union Baptist Church, Achilles, will hold its Bible study and luncheon at 11 a.m. today in Edwards Union Hall.
The Judson Circle will meet at 2 p.m. Monday at the home of Betty Rogers.
“Chili and Jeans” night will be held at 6:30 Thursday, Oct. 23, at Edwards Union Hall.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock
Bob Weekley will present “Security and Spirituality—In Conflict?” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in 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 “The God Who Knows Us.”
Tuesday Bible study, “Women of the Bible,” will be held at 9 a.m., led by Edith Edmondson. The family potluck supper at 6 p.m. will feature Italian sausage.
White Marsh Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Kevin Thompson of White Marsh Baptist Church at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service will be “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About.” Music will be provided by the Praise Team.
Zion Hill Baptist
Zion Hill Baptist Church, Gloucester, will celebrate its annual “Women’s Day” on Sunday. The Rev. Myrtle Dobson of Colossian Baptist Church, Newport News, will be the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service; The Inspirational Voices will sing. At 3:30 p.m., the Rev. Valerie Matthews, pastor of Zion Baptist Church, Lightfoot, will speak, accompanied by the church choir, Joyful Ensemble, and congregation. The theme will be “Walking in Sisterly Love.” All women are asked to wear blue. Dinner will be served at 2 o’clock.
Zion Poplars Baptist
Minister Andy Veney of New Vision Church, Kilmarnock, will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester. The Male Chorus will sing.