Special church activities and services 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 and discuss the Education for Ministry program. Also, signup sheets have been posted for the support of the Memorial Day Meals on Wheels, the Bishop’s reception and coffee hour.
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 “A Mother’s Commitment.”
Bethany United Methodist
The United Methodist Men of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, will hold the group’s biennial garage sale from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the Warren Belvin Fellowship Hall. Proceeds will benefit youth and adult missions.
The church will celebrate the Festival of the Christian Home and Mother’s Day on Sunday. All women are invited to wear hats of their choosing. The monthly Sunday school breakfast will be held at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The sermon title of Pastor Debbie Marion at both 8:30 and 11 o’clock will be “Helium Parents.”
On Tuesday, the Finance Committee and Everest VBS Team will meet at 7 p.m.
The sermon title of the Rev. Michael W. Jackson of Bethel Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Mother’s Day service will be “A Mother of True Faith.” The New Life Gospel Choir will sing.
Bethel United Methodist
Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, will hold a men’s prayer breakfast at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, in honor of Mother’s Day. All ladies are invited.
The new women’s Bible study, “Becoming More than a Good Bible Study Girl,” continues from 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesdays at the parsonage. Light refreshments will be served.
A yard sale will be held Saturday, May 23, and donations of items are being accepted.
Beulah Baptist Church, Gloucester, is offering a portion of its property for a community garden. If interested, call Wayne Sterling at 832-7658.
Central United Methodist
The sermon title of the Rev. Suzanne Gibson, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “Chosen.”
Christian Fellowship Ministries
Christian Fellowship Ministries, King William County, will celebrate their annual pastor’s anniversary at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 and at noon Sunday, May 17.
Church of Abraham
The Rev. Dora Smith, 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.
Church of the Living Word
The sermon title of Pastor Eunice C. Woodard of Church of the Living Word, Hayes, at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “It’s All about Jesus.”
“The Hour of Power Experience” will be the topic for the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, will celebrate Mother’s Day at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. The church will also welcome 18 new members into the church.
On Wednesday, Pastor Debbie Morgan will speak on “Healing Belongs to You” from 10-11 a.m. Pastor Chris Morgan will speak on “The Three Cs in your Life” at 7 p.m.
First Baptist, Ordinary
First Baptist Church, Ordinary, will hold a community meal from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday.
First Morning Star Baptist
Deacon Vernon W. Ellis will teach “Gifts of the Spirits” at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday school in First Morning Star Baptist Church, Bena. The sermon title of Pastor Larry J. Arrington at the 11 o’clock service will be “Let Love be Real.” The Men’s Choir will sing, directed by Linda B. Burrell.
Wednesday Bible study of the Book of First Timothy will begin at 7 p.m.
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 Communion of Saints.”
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 “Fruit That Will Last.”
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
The sermon topic of Dr. Ed Jordan, pastor of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Christian Gifts … How to Live the Christian Life.” The church choir will provide special music.
Highway to Heaven Biker
Highway to Heaven Biker Church, 6265 Professional Drive, Gloucester, will have fellowship at 8:30 a.m. and a service from 9-10 every Sunday morning beginning June 7.
Kingston Episcopal Parish
Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, will hold its Monday book study at 7 p.m. at the parish house.
Lighthouse Worship Center
Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary, will host the third annual Leadercast Live special event on Friday. It is a one-day event broadcast live from Atlanta, Ga., to over 100,000 leaders in hundreds of locations around the globe. The theme will be “The Brave Ones.”
The Girls’ Ministries will host the fifth annual “Mother/Daughter Tea” at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center. There is limited seating; tickets are $5/person and must be purchased to reserve a seat (no tickets available at the door). Proceeds go to the Girls’ Ministries College Scholarship Fund.
In His Steps will present their worship dance, “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the main sanctuary. It is a free dance performance, based on the story of Moses and the Exodus.
Macedonia Baptist Church, Foster, will have its Second-Sunday Social at 9:30 a.m. The sermon title of Pastor Jay Butcher at the 11 o’clock service will be “Not Ho-Hum, Not So-That,” as he considers how mothers are like Jesus.
Mathews Baptist Church, Hudgins, will collect shelf food items for Hands Across Mathews during May.
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Les Goode of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, at the 11 a.m. Mother’s Day service will be “What is the Standard?”
Today will be the National Day of Prayer.
On Tuesday, the Haynes Cemetery Committee will meet at the church. Call the church at 725-9275 for the time of the meeting.
Health Kits are needed for conference; a list of 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 “Do It Again!”
Pastor Forrest will teach “He’s Coming Back” at 7 p.m. Wednesday for the Word and Power Bible Study.
New Hope Independent Baptist
Church members and friends of New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark, are invited to a covered-dish picnic at the home of Danny and Ellen Hirte at 5 p.m. Saturday. Call Danny at 695-4121 for more information.
The Adult Sunday School class will continue an in-depth study of the book of Matthew at 9:45 a.m.
The Ladies for Christ prayer group will meet at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday at Little Italy restaurant, Gloucester.
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 Wild Olive.” There will be no evening service.
The sermon title of Pastor Mike Gray of Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service will be “What a Son Said to His Mother.”
A six-week Wednesday Bible study, “A Compassionate Call to Counter Culture I,” a world of poverty, same-sex marriage, racism, sex slavery, immigration, persecution, abortion, orphans, pornography, will be held from 6:30-8 p.m.
Week of prayer will be held May 17-24.
Olive Branch United Methodist
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will have a special recognition and gift for all mothers at the 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. There will also be a special music presentation.
Brian White will speak at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services in Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester. A baby dedication will be held at the 11 o’clock service. There will be no evening services.
Other activities include: today, 10:30 a.m., S.A.M. Fellowship, 6:30 p.m., Missions Committee meeting, and 7 o’clock, VBS meeting; Saturday, 10:30 a.m., senior adult appreciation banquet; Monday, 6:30 p.m., Pastoral Search Committee meeting and 7 o’clock, Isaiah Bible study; Tuesday, 9:30 a.m., women’s Bible study and 7 p.m., Youth Council meeting, and Thursday, May 14-Friday, May 15, 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m., homeschool testing and Thursday, May 14, 7 p.m., Church Council meeting.
Providence Baptist Church, Hayes, will hold a Mother’s Day tea and dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
On Tuesday, the RSW/Alice Fields Group will meet at 10 a.m. and the Young at Heart will have lunch at 11:30 at Little Italy restaurant, Gloucester (near Ruby Tuesday).
The sermon title at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Reedswood Christian Church, Gloucester, will be “The Legacy We Leave.”
Hearts and Hands will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday and a board meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Pastor Patrick Billups of Relevant Church, Mathews, will speak on “The Power of One” at 10 a.m. Sunday. RelKids (ages 2-6) will hear the message “Amazing Moms of the Bible” during the service.
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 “God’s Spirit: Even for the Gentiles.” A men’s prayer breakfast will be held at 7:30 and ladies are invited.
Salem United Methodist, Gloucester
Salem United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will have a special Mother’s Day breakfast from 8-10 a.m., prepared by the United Methodist Men. There will be a special recognition of all mothers at the 11 o’clock service.
The United Methodist Men and Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday with a presentation on human trafficking by Elizabeth Ameling, director of Latisha’s House.
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 “Truth Will Always Prevail.” The Morning Glory prayer meeting will begin at 5 a.m.
The men of Severn Church will meet at 6:30 tonight for dinner and Bible study.
The Joyful Hands will meet at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
The sermon title of Pastor Fred Carter of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Living in the Spirit.” Deacon Donald Driver will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school, “Gifts of Spirit.”
Kathleen Driver will teach the 7 p.m. Bible study, “Exodus 2.”
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 “Living Faith and Love.”
Monday morning Bible study, “Finding Balance,” will meet at the home of Susie Welker at 9:30. Wednesday night Bible study, “Lucy Gets Trapped,” will begin at 7 o’clock at the church.
The Unity Choir of Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, will sing at the 9 a.m. Sunday service.
Soul Food Wednesday will begin at 6:30 p.m., with discussion of God’s Word and how it relates to current events.
Spring Hill Baptist
Spring Hill Baptist Church will celebrate Mother’s Day during the 11 a.m. Sunday service by honoring all women with a flower. The sermon title of the Rev. Dr. Chuck McDaniel, pastor, will be “Dinah, a Wayward Girl.”
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 “A Mother’s Faith.”
The First United Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Randolph Graham of the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, at the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “A Mother Worthy of Praise.” The Sanctuary Choir will sing.
A special parent commitment service will be held in conjunction with the Mother’s Day celebration during the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Union Baptist Church, Achilles. The sermon title of Dr. Rodney Autry, senior pastor, will be “Faith’s Outcome.” There will be no evening services.
Ladies’ Night Out will be held at 6 p.m. Monday.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock
Sara Mackey will present “Now and Then” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, White Stone.
The sermon title of the Rev. Tim Dice, pastor of Westville Christian Church, Mathews, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “All in the Family.”
Disciples Men will host their second Saturday breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Men of the neighborhood are invited to come and be well fed and welcomed, a release said.
Zion Poplars Baptist
Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will hold Youth Worship Service at 11 a.m. Sunday. The church youth will sing.