Special church activities and services are announced
Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following:
Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, returns to its normal two Sunday morning services at 8 o’clock (Rite I) and 10:30 (Rite II) this Sunday. Members are asked to bring school supplies to the parish hall for the Salvation Army’s “Stuff the Bus” campaign for children in the community, grades K-12.
Abundant Harvest Worship Center
The sermon title of Pastors Wil Early and Gloria Savage-Early of Abundant Harvest Worship Center, Gloucester, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday will be “Desperate Times.”
Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, will have a dinner sale from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday at the church for benefit of the Antioch Museum. Menu will include chicken served with a choice of two sides, roll, cake, and soda or bottled water for a donation of $10.
The Antioch Singers will sponsor a car wash from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Sunoco gas station at Ward’s Corner (intersection of Routes 14 and 198). Donations will be accepted.
Bethany United Methodist
Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, holds “House of Prayer” from 10-11 this morning in the sanctuary. All are invited to join in intercessory prayer. The sermon title of Pastor Debbie Marion at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday communion services will be “Are We One in the Lord?”
On Wednesday, Homebound Ministries will meet at 9:30 a.m. to prepare and deliver meals to shut-ins. At 7 p.m., Pastor Marion will begin a four-week course, “Summer School for United Methodists,” in the Warren Belvin Fellowship Hall. All are invited to come learn more about the United Methodist church as we discover what it means to be the church in an every-changing culture and still follow the will of God. Child care will be available for children through fifth grade.
The sermon title of the Rev. Michael W. Jackson of Bethel Baptist Church, Gloucester, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “The Mercy of God.” The Male Chorus will sing.
Central United Methodist
The sermon title of the Rev. John Choi, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, for both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “The Food That Endures for Eternal Life.”
Church of Abraham
The sermon title of Pastor Sheron P. Green of Church of Abraham, Ordinary, at the 8 a.m. Sunday service will be “God Can Work a Miracle.” The Seed of Faith praise team will lead the praise and worship.
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 “You can Stand on God’s Word.”
The book of Job will be the topic for the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
Dr. Jim Kaseman, founder of Association of Faith Churches and Ministers International, will speak at 10 a.m. Sunday in Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek.
On Wednesday, Pastor Debbie Morgan will continue the series, “Miracles are for Today,” from 10-11 a.m. Pastor Chris Morgan will continue the series, “Three Important Cs in your Life: Calling, Character and Commission,” at 7 p.m.
Charles D. Carter of New York City will be in concert at 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek. He will be accompanied by Derek Moss on the piano.
Edge Worship Centre
The Edge Worship Centre, West Point, will hold revival services at 7 p.m. Monday-Wednesday.
Pastor Werlie Hendrix of Faith Baptist Church, Bohannon, will preach from John chapter 11 during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday communion service. Special music will be performed by Scott and Angie Clawson.
First Baptist, Mathews
First Baptist Church, Mathews, will celebrate its annual Homecoming celebration on Sunday at 11 a.m. The guest for service will be Pastor-elect Jonathan Waldon of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Newport News. The guest at the 3 p.m. service will be the Rev. Willard Maxwell of New Beech Grove Baptist Church, Newport News, accompanied by his choir, ushers and church family. Dinner will be served after the morning service.
Revival week services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, Aug. 7. Guest will be the Rev. Kevin Swann of Ivy Baptist Church, Newport News. Various church choirs will sing: Wednesday, Zion Baptist of Cardinal; Thursday, Aug. 6, Emmaus Baptist of North, and Friday, Aug. 7, Ebenezer Baptist of Cobbs Creek. The preachers will be accompanied by their Praise and Worship Ministry, along with the ushers and church family.
First Baptist, Ordinary
First Baptist Church, Ordinary, will celebrate “Family and Friends Day” from noon-4 p.m. Saturday.
The sermon title of Rev. Ward Warren at the 11 a.m. service will be “The Same No More.” The Men’s Choir will sing. The annual homecoming will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. Dinner will be served at 2 o’clock. Special guest will be the Rev. Todd Smith Sr. of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Gloucester.
Revival services will begin at 7 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 7. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Larry Jones of Morning Star Baptist Church, Hampton. The guest choirs will include: Monday, John Smith and The Anointed Vessels; Tuesday, New Mt. Zion Baptist Church; Wednesday, Church of Abraham; Thursday, Aug. 6, the First United Baptist Church, and Friday, Aug. 7, Morning Star Baptist Church.
First Morning Star Baptist
The topic at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday school in First Morning Star Baptist Church, Bena, will be “God’s Prophets Demand Justice.” The sermon title of Pastor Larry J. Arrington at the 11 o’clock service will be “Preparation for the Conquest, Part II.” The Youth Choir will sing under the direction of Leander Myers.
The sermon title of the Rev. Dr. Douglas Nagel, pastor of First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “Dear Church … Smyrna: The Church Oppressed.”
Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester will celebrate its 54th homecoming at 4 p.m. Sunday. Dinner will be served at 2 o’clock. Special guests will be Bishop Curtis Miller and the congregation of Paradise Emmanuel Tabernacle Baptist Church of Philadelphia, Pa.
Revival services will be held at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 7. Speakers will include: Monday, Pastor Daniel Johnson and the congregation of God’s Holy Tabernacle, Kinsale; Tuesday, Pastor Bradley Holmes and the congregation of St. Paul Baptist Church, Gloucester; Wednesday, Pastor Darry Echols and congregation of Rising Valley Baptist Church, James Store; Thursday, Aug. 6,
Pastor Willie Dickerson and the congregation of Union Zion Baptist Church, Ware Neck, and Friday, Aug. 7, Bishop Gregory Woodard of Church of the Living Word, Hayes, and the Mass Choir of Zion Hill Baptist Church, Gloucester, will sing.
Gloucester Point Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bud Goude of Gloucester Point Baptist Church at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Choices.”
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 “Who is Baking this Bread?”
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
The sermon title of Dr. Ed Jordan of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church at the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “Turning Point.” Joan Foster will provide special music.
Vacation Bible School, “Journey Off the Map,” will be held from 6-8:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 7, for preschoolers through sixth grade. A snack supper will be served each evening. Cathy Owens is VBS director.
Lighthouse Worship Center
A men’s breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday in the Family Life Center of Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary.
The American Red Cross bloodmobile will be at the church from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday in the Family Life Center. Sign up to reserve a spot online at http://www.redcrossblood.org, Sponsor Code LWC.
Pastor Kelly Harrison will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Sunday, Aug. 9. He is on the staff at Way of Life Community Church, Baltimore, Md.
The sermon title of Pastor Jay Butcher of Macedonia Baptist Church, Foster, at the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “Portraits of the Church: The Bride of Christ.”
Vacation Bible School, “Jesus at Work through Us,” will start at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7, with a pizza supper (for preschoolers to rising 12th graders).
There will be a Saturday, Aug. 8 morning session with breakfast at 8:30. Sunday, Aug. 9 begins with breakfast at 9 a.m., and presentation for parents at 11 o’clock. A picnic lunch will follow the service.
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, will sponsor a Bereavement Support Group from 6:30-8 o’clock on four Monday nights from Aug. 3-24. Joel Calhoun, coordinator of Riverside Hospice Bereavement Services, will facilitate the group. Call Phyllis Buchanan at 725-5114 for more information.
New Creation Ministries
The sermon title at the 11 a.m. Sunday service at New Creation Ministries, Cobbs Creek, will be “The Way Maker.” The church will celebrate the pastor’s 19th anniversary at 5 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Annette Johnson of Ambassadors for Christ, Hampton.
Wednesday “Word and Power” Bible study will begin at 7 p.m., taught by Youth Pastor Angel Johnson.
New Hope Independent Baptist
The adult Sunday school class of New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark, will continues its study of the book of Matthew and the “Temptation of Christ” at 9:45 a.m. Sunday. Additional classes are available for children and teens. Communion will be observed during the 11 o’clock worship service.
The Ladies for Christ prayer group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday prior to the evening worship service.
New Mount Zion Baptist
New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Woods Cross Roads, continues its revival services through Friday. The pastors and choirs will be the Rev. E. Randolph Graham and the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, tonight and the Rev. Stevens Burrell and Gleaning Baptist Church, Dutton, on Friday. Prayer and praise service begins at 7:30 p.m.
The sermon title of the Rev. Vincent A. Pryor at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “Come Together.” 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 “The Christian’s Duty.”
Olive Branch United Methodist
The United Methodist Women of Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday with a special candle-lighting ceremony in memory of loved ones lost during the past year.
Brian Russell will speak at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services in Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester.
A men’s breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Pastor Search Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday and the deacons will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Reedswood Christian Church, Gloucester, held a fellowship cookout at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
A boat trip to Tangier Island is planned on Saturday. Everyone will leave the church at 8:15 a.m. A church picnic will be held at the home of the Wests on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Pastor Patrick Billups of Relevant Church, Mathews, will continue the series, “Freedom” at 10 a.m. Sunday. RelKids (ages 2-6) will learn the lesson “Ten Commandments” during the service.
“Jam,” a musician’s Strong Group, will meet from 6:30-7:30 tonight at the church.
Salem United Methodist, Diggs
The sermon of Pastor Brian Johnson of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “The Example of Unrelenting Loyalty.” The 3456 Kids Group and the Youth Group will travel to Richmond to watch the Richmond Squirrels baseball game after the service. Families are invited to attend, a release said. Tickets are $9 each.
The Administrative Board will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Mr. Johnson’s sermons are posted to the website weekly, http://www.salemumcmathews.org or Facebook page (SalemUnitedMethodistChurch-Mathews), a release noted.
Salem United Methodist, Gloucester
Salem United Methodist Church, Gloucester, continues its Vacation Bible School from 5:45-8 p.m. through Friday. Children 4 years old and up are welcome to attend. There will be a closing music program, “Wheels Parade,” at 5:45 p.m. Friday with an ice cream sundae fellowship.
A fish fry will be held from 5-7 p.m. Saturday. Advanced tickets are required; $15 per ticket. Call the church office to purchase tickets.
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 “King, Priest, Lord.” The Morning Glory prayer meeting will begin at 5 a.m.
The Joyful Hands Circle of Severn Church, Naxera, will go to lunch following the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Members will then go to Walter Reed Convalescent Center, Gloucester, for a sing-along with the patients.
The sermon title of the Rev. Fred Carter, pastor of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Welcome Home.” Deacon Clarence Holmes will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school, “A Redeemer in Zion.” A homecoming service will begin at 3 p.m. The Rev. Willie Dickerson, pastor of Union Zion Baptist Church, Ware Neck, will preach and Karl Lemon, son of the late Hallie Estelle Lemon, will be the worship leader. Dinner will be served at 1:30.
Kathleen Driver will teach the 7 p.m. Tuesday Bible study on “Exodus 11.”
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 “Together in the Love of God.”
Members are asked to bring non-perishable goods the first Sunday of the month or anytime to help with the food pantry.
Monday morning Bible study (week 3, of the book, “Finding Balance”) will be held at the home of Jackie Soles at 9:30.
Pastor Julian Joyner will preach on “Purpose” during the 9 a.m. worship service in Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester. The Unity Choir will sing.
Spring Hill Baptist
The sermon title of the Rev. Dr. Chuck McDaniel, pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, at the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “Table of Remembrance.” Community Fellowship Night will continue at 6 o’clock with the music of “Gary Painter and Friends.” A salad dinner will follow the program.
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 “Three Worlds.”
Susanna Wesley United Methodist
The SWAT Youth Group of Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, will meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Short Lane Ice Cream for Bible study. The T2W women’s ministry will meet at 7 p.m.
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 “Fruit of God’s Grace.” The Young Adults will sing.
Union Baptist Church, Hayes, will begin its first of the “Marvelous Mondays” services at 7 p.m. Monday. Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church, New Orleans, will be the speaker. Luter, a former street preacher in the Lower Ninth Ward, led the failing Franklin Avenue Baptist Church where he has served since 1986 to become the largest church in his denomination in Louisiana. After Katrina flooded the city leaving his family and many of his church families homeless, the pastor traveled between Louisiana and Texas weekly to minister to his dispersed people. Today, Franklin Avenue is again one of the thriving spiritual centers on the Gulf Coast. In 2012, Dr. Luter became the first African-American president of the Southern Baptist Convention, a post he held for two years. He is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.
The Deacons will meet at 7 o’clock tonight at the church. The Youth Group will visit Jellystone Waterpark at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The “Stained Glass” series continues at 11 a.m. Sunday with Dr. Rodney Autry’s sermon title “Christ and Children.” There will be no evening services.
The Nursing Home Ministry will leave the church at 6 p.m. Tuesday to visit patients in local health care facilities.
Union Zion Baptist
Summer revival services began at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Union Zion Baptist Church, Ware Neck. Guests on Wednesday were the Rev. Bradley Holmes and St. Paul Baptist Church family, Gloucester. The Rev. John Wright and MGM Choir Tri- County Choir will be featured tonight and the Rev. Darry Echols and Rising Valley Baptist Church on Friday.
Pastor Willie G. Dickerson will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service.
The Rev. Tim Dice of Westville Christian Church, Mathews, will speak on
Part III of “Understanding Jesus, as the Prophet” at 11 a.m. Sunday. He will also finish his study of the book of Philippians during the Church School hour at 9:45.
Zion Poplars Baptist
Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will observe communion at its 11 a.m. Sunday service. The Senior Choir will sing. The church will celebrate its 61st homecoming at 3 p.m. The Rev. Robert Diggs, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Petersburg, will speak. Music will be by the Family Choir, directed by Sister Velma Pryor-Hendrick; worship leader will be the Rev. Kenneth Brown, associate minister of Quioccasin Baptist Church, Richmond. Dinner will be at 1:30.
Revival services will begin at 7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, Aug. 7. Speakers and singers will include: Monday, the Rev. Darry Echols, pastor of Rising Valley Baptist Church, James Store, and Male Chorus of Zion Poplars; Tuesday, the Rev. Michael Jackson and Bethel Baptist Church, Gloucester; Wednesday, the Rev. Vincent Pryor and New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Woods Cross Roads; Thursday, Aug. 6, the Rev. Jon Wright of Williamsburg, and Friday, Aug. 7, the Rev. Bradley Holmes and St. Paul Baptist Church, Gloucester.