Services and activities in local churches 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 Point, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday will be “Your Decisions are Critical to Your Destiny.”
Bethany United Methodist
The sermon title of the Rev. Debbie Marion, pastor of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “Follow, Follow, Follow...” Bible Buddies will have their Winter Party from 5-7 p.m.
On Monday, Homebound Ministries will meet at 9:30 a.m. to cook and deliver meals. The Finance Committee will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Bethel United Methodist
The Bethel Kids Alive of Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, will sell Candy Grams for Valentine’s Day to raise money to help its ministry. If you want to get a candy gram see Barbara Ball or Jill Bailey. They will be $1 and will be delivered on Sunday, Feb. 12, at church.
Central United Methodist
The sermon title of Judy Moughon of Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “Come, Follow Me.” Following the children’s message at the 11 o’clock service, Children’s Church will welcome all in first grade or younger for a time of learning about worship.
Mission and Evangelism will host “Songs, Soups, Salads and Sweets,” an hour of music in the sanctuary at 5 p.m., followed by a soup and salad supper. Any donation received will support Central’s mission partners.
Church of Abraham
The Rev. Desmond O. Forrest, associate minister, of the 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. The church will celebrate its 14th anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Pastor Moses Pollard and Unity Tabernacle AFCOG of Elberon, will be the guests. Dinner will be served at 2:30.
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 “Breaking Ground, Part 2.”
The book of 1 Peter will be the topic for the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
The sermon title of Pastor Chris Morgan of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “Reaching the Next Generation.”
On Wednesday, Pastor Debbie Morgan will teach “The Authority of the Believer” at 10 a.m. and Mr. Morgan will teach “Vision Values” at 7 p.m.
The Men’s Chorus of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, will celebrate its 21st anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Featured guests will include the male chorus of Emmaus Baptist, North; First Baptist, Mathews; Zion Poplars Baptist, Gloucester; Emmanuel United Methodist, Bohannon; New Mount Zion Baptist, Gloucester; Union Shiloh Baptist, Jamaica; Gloucester-Mathews Men’s Chorus, Buddy Waymack and Friends, and James Redmond, all of Gloucester. Robert Jones of New Mount Zion Baptist will be the worship leader.
Pastor Werlie Hendrix of Faith Baptist Church, Mathews, will preach from Colossians chapter two during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service. The adult choir, “The Voices of Faith,” will sing.
First Baptist, Mathews
The Trustee Ministry of First Baptist Church, Mathews, will host a fish fry and pig feet dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Dinners will include fish or pig feet, potato salad, green beans or collards, corn muffin, homemade dessert and beverage and will cost $10. Stop by or call the church at 804-725-7395 to place your order.
The Health Awareness Ministry will show the movie “War Room, Prayer is a Powerful Weapon” from noon-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 28, free of charge.
First Baptist, Ordinary
The sermon title of Pastor Ward Warren Jr. of First Baptist Church, Ordinary, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “What did You Leave Behind?” The Senior Choir will sing. Minister Katrina Brown will teach the 9:30 Church School, “Praise God the Creator.”
First Morning Star Baptist
Deacon Floyd Fleshman will instruct the 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, “Praise God the Creator,” in First Morning Star Baptist Church, Bena. The sermon title of the Rev. Larry J. Arrington, pastor, at 11 o’clock will be “Faithful and True.” The Fellowship Choir will sing under the direction of Leander Myers.
Bread Ministry will meet at 10 a.m. Monday.
The sermon title of Dr. Douglas Nagel of First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, at the 10 a.m. Unity service will be “Wholly Sacrament.” There will be only one service.
Gloucester Point Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bud Goude of Gloucester Point Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “The Power to Change.” The C.A.R.E. ministry will meet at 2 p.m.
Other activities include: Friday, 6:30 p.m., youth go ice skating; Saturday, 8 a.m., men’s breakfast, and Wednesday, 6 p.m., family supper, followed by a business meeting.
Gloucester Deacons Union and Ladies Auxiliary, Inc.
The Gloucester Deacons Union and Women’s Auxiliary, Inc., will meet at the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, on Monday. The Executive Board will meet at 7 p.m. and the open business session begins at 7:30. Deacon William H. Woods, of the host church, will be the teacher.
Groves Memorial Presbyterian
The sermon title of Dr. Larry Toney of Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, Glass, at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “Heaven or Hell, Part I.” The adult Sunday school class at 9 o’clock will view a video, “Jesus and the Gospel.”
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
The sermon topic of Dr. Ed Jordan of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “Six Building Blocks for a Successful Life.” The church choir will provide special music.
Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, will hold a snack pack filling session at 9:30 a.m. today in the church’s Great Room.
The Monday afternoon Bible classes will begin at 1 o’clock at the parish house. The title of the series is “Scripture and Experience: Mystery, Faith and Courage”; it will run through April 3.
Macedonia Baptist Church, Foster, will hold a men’s prayer breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Sunday in the Fellowship Hall. A new DVD-based program, “Exploring 10 Tough Faith Issues,” by Lee Strobel, will begin at 9:45 for working-age adults during Sunday school. The sermon title at the 11 o’clock service will be “Amazing Grace.”
Mathews Baptist Church, Hudgins, had a chili cook-off at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday followed by the quarterly business meeting.
The church youth will sponsor a benefit dinner for MichaelDion Davis-Ruskovitz from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Mathews High School. All proceeds will help offset the cost of his medical needs.
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
FINS will meet at Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, from 6:30-9 p.m. Friday.
The Church Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
If any congregation member would like a phone call from the “One Call Now” system regarding church activities, make sure you have signed a permission sheet available at the church.
New Creation Ministries
Prophet Valerie Burrell of Empowerment Place, Richmond, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in New Creation Ministries, Cobbs Creek. William Smith will speak at the 10 o’clock Principles of Life class.
Assistant Pastor Vernon Monroe will teach the 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Word and Power service.
New Mount Zion Baptist
The Sunday school title at the 9:45 a.m. service in New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Woods Cross Roads, will be “Praise for the Creator’s Wisdom.” The sermon title of the Rev. Vincent Pryor, pastor, at the 11 o’clock service will be “The Christ Centered Connection.”
The Food Ministry will be open from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.
New Point Friends
The sermon title of the Rev. Thomas Bunting, pastor of New Point Friends Church, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Our Commitment to God.” The Rev. Tom Steel of Peniel Friends, Onemo, will speak at the 6 p.m. joint service.
The sermon title of Pastor Mike Gray of Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service will be “Communication for a New Day.” Brian Burris will speak at the 6 p.m. service.
The Clothes Closet will be open from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday.
Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester, will hold a church-wide prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. Saturday.
Other activities include: Sunday, 9:45 a.m., “New Members” class meets, and Monday, 6:30 p.m., Ministry Team meeting and Acts Bible study.
Salem United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Meghan Roth Clayton of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday service will be “A Repentant Heart.” This will be the first sermon in a six-week series, “Discipleship 101,” which will explore the Gospel of Matthew.
Samuel Word of Freedom Fellowship Ministry
Samuel Word of Freedom Fellowship Ministry, Guinea, will hold the Morning Glory prayer meeting at 5 a.m. Tuesday. Pastor Lady Denson will speak on “All His Work is Done in Faithfulness” during the noon Burning Bush Miracle Bible Study.
The sermon title of the Rev. Frederick Carter, pastor of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “What’s in Your Name?” Deacon Donald Driver will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school.
Kathleen Driver will teach the 7 p.m. Tuesday night Bible study, “Galatians 3.”
Shiloh Baptist Church, Yorktown, will hold a “Women of Change” study, based on the book “Brave Honest Questions Women Ask” by Angela Thomas, from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday. There will be video presentations and open discussions and a continental breakfast, all free of charge.
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 “Change and Commitment.”
Monday Bible study at 9:30 a.m. at the church will discuss chapter 1, “The Soul Nobody Knows,” from Soul Keeping.
Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. at the church will discuss chapter 1, “Is the Super Natural Real,” from Exploring Christianity’s 10 Toughest Questions.
Pastor Ju Joyner of Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, will preach from the sermon series “Make Every Effort” during the 9 a.m. Sunday service. The Unity Choir will sing. The service will be live-streamed at http://watch.teamsbc.com.
Wednesday Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. via phone conference call and on Facebook, with discussion of “Make Every Effort.”
Spring Hill Baptist
Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, will continue Bible study in the book of Malachi, “Complacency Exposed,” at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday taught by Dr. Chuck McDaniel, pastor.
St. Paul Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bradley A. Holmes of St. Paul Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “God is Looking for a Man!”
The First United Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor E. Randolph Graham of the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “The Treasure in Us.” The Men’s Chorus will sing.
The sermon title of Dr. Rodney Autry, senior pastor of Union Baptist Church, Achilles, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Reset Our Persistence.”
There will be a youth ski trip to Massanutten from Jan. 26-27. The cost will be $132 which includes lodging, rental, lift ticket, lesson, tubing and ice skating. A meeting for parents of those planning to participate will be held at 5:30 p.m. Sunday.
Other activities include: today, 11 a.m., The Young at Heart Senior Ministry holds a Bible study and luncheon in Edwards Union Hall; Monday, 10 a.m., “Get Fit for Christ” meets, and 7 p.m., Women on a Mission meets.
A Ladies’ Bible study, “Entrusted” by Beth Moore, will begin at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31. The six-session Bible study, will encourage you to guard what God has entrusted to you, further His kingdom by sharing Christ with others, and pour into future generations just as Paul once mentored Timothy, a release said.
The Bible Café of Westville Christian Church, Mathews, will open at 9:30 a.m. Sunday for breakfast and discussion on the Psalmist’s ideas about “Praising God for his Creative Gifts to his People.”
All members and friends of the church are asked to save the date of Feb. 11 for the men’s Valentine breakfast, a release said.
Zion Hill Baptist
The Rev. André McCloud, associate minister of Third Baptist Church, Hampton, will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Zion Hill Baptist Church, Gloucester. The Male Chorus will sing.