Services and activities in local churches are announced
Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following:
Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will host the Red Cross blood drive from 1-7 p.m. Tuesday.
The annual Men’s Club pig roast will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 5. Tickets are $10 in advance with a maximum of $30 per family, and are available at the church office or at the door.
Sign-up sheets have been posted for the support of the Memorial Day Meals on Wheels.
A joint retreat weekend for Abingdon, Kingston and Ware parishes is planned for July 29-31 at Shrine Mont. Registration forms will be available from the church office and deposits are being accepted. June 15 is the deadline to register. Call Patty Rosenberg at 804-693-9225 with questions.
Abundant Harvest Worship Center
The sermon title of Pastors Wil Early and Gloria Savage-Early of Abundant Harvest Worship Center, Gloucester Point Shopping Center, at 10:30 a.m. Sunday will be “The Grace of God.”
Bellamy United Methodist
Bellamy United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will recognize its graduates at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. in the Gray Memorial Garden at the church.
Bethany United Methodist
Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, will celebrate United Methodist Women Sunday at its 8:30 and 11 a.m. services. The sermon title of guest speaker Melissa White will be “Distinctive Mission.”
The Vacation Bible School Planning Team will meet at 7 o’clock tonight. All volunteers are encouraged to attend. For more information or to volunteer, call Kris Kent at 804-642-2110.
On Wednesday, Homebound Ministries will meet at 9:30 a.m. to prepare and deliver meals to shut-ins.
Trustee Harold Howard will be the speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Bethel Baptist Church, Gloucester. His sermon title will be “I Know Your Father.” It will be dress down/casual Sunday and the youth will take an active part in the service.
Bethel United Methodist
Bethel Kids Alive will meet at 7 p.m. Friday at Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo. They will celebrate the birthday of the church with a party. Everyone is invited to come and bring a friend, a release said.
An indoor yard sale will be held May 28. Anyone wishing to donate can call Lou Ann Diggs at 804-725-3062.
Calvary Baptist Church, Ordinary, will hold revival services Sunday through Friday, May 27. The service times will be 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday, and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The speaker will be Evangelist Glen Shank.
Central United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor John Choi of Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “God in Three Persons Means Love.”
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 “Use What You Got.” The Seed of Faith praise team will lead the praise and worship.
The church will present “Fill My Cup Lord” Gospel concert at 5 p.m. Saturday. It will feature Andrea Hughes-Forrest, accompanied by the Rev. Shelia Madanat and Minister Laquan Green. Tickets are $15. For further information call Eileen Davis at 804-815-3508 or the Rev. Desmond Forrest at 804-694-7014.
Church of the Living Word
The sermon title of Minister Melvin Epps of Church of the Living Word, Hayes, at the 10 a.m. Sunday service will be “Power for Living.”
The topic at the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study will be on the book of Malachi.
The sermon title of Pastor Chris Morgan of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “Growing Together: Friends.”
On Wednesday, Pastor Debbie Morgan will speak on “God of Miracles” at 10 a.m. and Mr. Morgan will speak at 7 p.m. on “The Move of God: True New Testament Worship.”
The deacons and deaconesses of Ebenezer Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, will celebrate their anniversary at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Elder Dave Person of Thirst Ministry of Hampton, will preach and the Gloucester-Mathews Male Chorus will sing. Deacon George Jarvis of Cardinal will be the worship leader.
Pastor Eric D. Robinson will preach at the 11 a.m. service and the Male Chorus will sing.
Pastor Werlie Hendrix of Faith Baptist Church, Mathews, will preach from I Samuel during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be by the adult choir, “Voices of Faith.”
The church will collect shoes for the “Soles for Souls Drive” which will go to people in India, a release said. Dry and paper goods are also being collected for “Hands Across Mathews.”
First Baptist, Mathews
First Baptist Church, Mathews, will hold a spring bazaar at the church from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday. All interested vendors can notify Cathy Dixon at 804-221-8054 or email@example.com or call Connie Willis at 804-725-9308.
The church will hold a yard sale beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, May 28. All interested vendors should notify Sandra (Darlene) Brooks at 804-725-7395 and leave a message.
The cost for a vendor’s table will be $25.
First Baptist, Ordinary
The sermon title of the Rev. Ward Warren Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church, Ordinary, at the 11 a.m. “Caring Hands” Sunday service will be “Are You Doing your Part?” The
Senior Choir will sing.
First Morning Star Baptist
Deacon Edward B. Washington will speak on “Childlike Faith” at the 10 a.m. Sunday school in First Morning Star Baptist Church, Bena. The message will be delivered by the Rev. Eddie Howell, associate minister of New Beech Grove Baptist Church, Newport News, at 11 o’clock. The Fellowship Choir will sing under the direction of Leander Myers.
The sermon title of the Rev. Dr. Douglas Nagel of First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Trinity Sunday services will be “Clearing the Field.”
The Deacon, Deaconess and Trustee Ministry of Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester, will sponsor an afternoon of music at 3 o’clock Sunday. Guests will include Jimmy Redmond, the First United Male Chorus, the Emmaus Male Chorus, Sheila Simmon, Men of Redemption, the Walker Family, and the Brothers of Faith.
Groves Memorial Presbyterian
“The Goal” will be the sermon title of the Rev. Judy Stanley of Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, Glass, at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Adult Sunday School Class will study the Old Testament at 9 o’clock. The Women’s Circle will host a fellowship after the worship service, and a brunch will be hosted by the Morning and Evening Women’s Circles. Information on the Circles’ latest mission, the Haiti Water Project being led by Bruce Robinson of Denbigh United Presbyterian Church, will be available at the brunch.
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 “Don’t Eat That! (Unrecognized Poison Can Kill You).” Island Praise will provide special music.
The church choir will sing at the Sunday afternoon Merchant Marine program at Mathews High School.
Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, will hold its Monday Bible class, “Journey into Pilgrimage,” at 1 p.m. at the parish house.
To make reservations for the May 28 community lobster dinner, call the office at 804-725-2175 by May 23.
Lighthouse Worship Center
The Little Lights Childcare Center’s Pre-K class will hold its graduation ceremony at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary.
Mathews Baptist Church, Hudgins, will hold Family Fun Day from 2-4 p.m. Saturday.
Beginning Sunday, June 5, service times will be as follows: 9 a.m. worship in multipurpose building, 10 o’clock Sunday school and 11 o’clock worship in multipurpose building.
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
Brett Sheffield, from the United Methodist Foundation, will present a program on “Capital Campaigns” at 6 o’clock tonight in Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek.
A Conference Kit-Packing Day will be held after the 11 a.m. Sunday service, with food. It will also be Pennies from Heaven Sunday.
The Church Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the church.
New Mount Zion Baptist
The Rev. Barney Baker will teach the 9:45 a.m. Sunday school topic “Child-Like Faith” in New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Woods Cross Roads. The sermon title of the Rev. Vincent Pryor at the 11 o’clock service will be “Packing Up.” The deacons and deaconesses will celebrate their anniversary at 3 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Morris Randall of Ephesus Baptist Church, West Point. He will be accompanied by his church family. Dinner will be served at 1 o’clock.
The Food Ministry will be available from 9-11 a.m. Saturday. Officers’ Day will be held at 3 p.m. Mr. Randall and his Ephesus Baptist Church family will be the guests.
New Point Friends
The sermon title of Pastor Bill Lawson of New Point Friends Church at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “The Day God Died.” Pastor Tom Steel of Peniel Friends will preach at the 6 p.m. service.
Brian Burris, youth pastor of Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, will preach at the 10:15 a.m. Sunday service.
Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester, will hold a men’s dinner at 6:30 tonight.
Other activities include: “Ready to Launch,” parent series, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday; AWANA will hold an end of year picnic at 3 p.m. Saturday at Beaverdam Park; Friend Day will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, and a cookout will be held at 5 p.m.
Providence Baptist Church, Hayes, will hold an “Armed Forces and First Responders” recognition day at its 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. A covered-dish luncheon will follow the service.
Other activities include: Friday, 5-7 p.m., Helping Hands Mission Camp fundraiser at Courthouse Restaurant, Gloucester, and 7 o’clock, Sisters in Christ group meets and Saturday, noon, “ ’70s Banquet and ’50s Sock Hop.”
Salem United Methodist, Diggs
The youth of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, will hold a bake sale at Thomas Hunter Middle School on Friday and Saturday during the Tour de Chesapeake. The sale will begin at 4 p.m. Friday. Proceeds will go for the summer mission trip to Lake Junaluska.
The sermon title of Pastor Meghan Roth Clayton at 10:50 a.m. Sunday will be “In God’s Time.” Everyone is asked to bring canned goods and non-perishables for Hands Across Mathews. There is also a need for recycled plastic grocery bags.
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 “Soul Winning Part 2.” The Morning Glory prayer meeting will begin at 5 a.m.
Women’s Day will be celebrated in Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, Sunday. The sermon title of the Rev. Rose Jackson at 11 a.m. will be “God’s Gift to Women’s Ministries.” She will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school, “Childlike Faith.” Margaret Jones of Tabernacle of Faith, Hayes, will speak at the 3 p.m. service and Barbara Foster of First Baptist Church, Ordinary, will be the worship leader. Lenora Rice of Rising Valley Baptist Church, James Store, will sponsor and conduct an all women’s choir.
Women from all the counties and denominations are invited to participate in the choir. A rehearsal will be held at noon Saturday at the church on 8729 Farys Mill Road, Gloucester.
Tuesday Bible study is cancelled for the next two weeks, to resume June 7.
Singleton United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Calvin Griffin of Singleton United Methodist Church, Ware Neck, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “Wisdom.” It will be “Friend Sunday” and the service will be held outside in the Vesper area. Sunday school at 9:45 will discuss week six “Is Hell Real?” from the book “Experiencing the Miracles of Jesus.”
Monday Bible study will meet on June 6 and Wednesday Bible study will resume in the fall.
Pastor Ju Joyner of Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, will preach from the sermon series “Overcoming Adversity” during the 9 a.m. Sunday service. The Unity Choir will sing.
Wednesday Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. with discussion on “Overcoming Adversity.”
Spring Hill Baptist
The sermon title of Dr. Chuck McDaniel, pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Why Do We Hesitate!” Special music will be provided by Gary Painter.
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 “How to get People to Jesus.”
St. Paul United Methodist
The Rev. Dede Parrish, pastor St. Paul-Beulah United Methodist churches, will hold a Bible study on “Harbinger” at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 19 at Beulah UMC, New Point.
St. Paul will hold “Volunteer Appreciation Sunday” at 11 a.m. May 29, followed by lunch.
Susanna Wesley United Methodist
Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, will host its “World Famous Fish Fry” from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $8.50 at the door, children 4 and under are $4. The menu includes fish, barbecue beans, cole slaw, hush puppies, beverage, and dessert; hot dogs will be available for children.
The First United Baptist
The sermon title of the Rev. E. Randolph Graham, pastor of the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Does the Devil Know Your Name?” The Male Chorus will sing.
The Senior Adult Ministry of Union Baptist Church, Achilles, will hold a Bible study and luncheon at 11 a.m. today in Edwards Union Hall.
The youth will leave the church at 6 p.m. Friday for an evening of Putt-Putt Mini Golf and a trip to the Dairy Queen.
On Sunday, the youth will sponsor a benefit lasagna dinner after the 11 a.m. worship. Donations will be appreciated with all proceeds to benefit the youth mission trip. The dinner is available for eat-in or take-out, but reservations must be made in advance by calling the church office at 804-642-2332. The Children’s Committee will meet at 4:45 p.m. and a Vacation Bible School meeting will be held at 5 o’clock in the Homebuilders Classroom.
“Get Fit for Christ” will meet at 10 a.m. Monday at 10 a.m. in Edwards Union Hall and a “Bird’s Eye View of the Bible” will continue at 7 p.m. in the chapel.
Michael Monaco, Minister of Music and organist of Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, will present a sacred concert at 4:30 p.m. Sunday. He will play a variety of selections, and there will be some meditations featuring word and musical accompaniment and a completely improvised “Organ Mass,” based on both plainsong and freestyle melodies. A reception will follow.
The sermon title of the Rev. Tim Dice of Westville Christian Church, Mathews, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Roots and Fruits.” Disciples Men will host their spring musical from 7-8:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow and the free-will offering will benefit Craig Springs Special Camp.
Zion Baptist Church, Gloucester, will celebrate the fifth pastoral anniversary of Pastor Johnny and Lady Denesha Wallace on Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday, there will be a black tie banquet gala at Abingdon Ruritan Club, Bena. Tickets for the event are $15 and can be obtained by e-mailing BlackTieGala2016@gmail.com.
On Sunday, the celebration continues with Pastor Nick Hall of Zion Baptist Church, Kinsale, at the 11 a.m. service. Pastor Ronald Ellis and the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church family of Williamsburg will be guests at the 3:30 p.m. service. Music for the service will be rendered by 50 United Voices under the direction of John Smith.
Zion Hill Baptist
The Rev. Eric C.J. Elam of Richmond, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Zion Hill Baptist Church, Gloucester. The Male Chorus will sing.
Zion Poplars Baptist
Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will celebrate the Rev. Dr. Elton Pryor’s 15th anniversary at 1 p.m. Saturday. A gospel musical will feature the Pryor Family of Newport News, and other guests. Deacon Robert Jones of New Mount Zion Baptist Church, Gloucester, will be worship leader.
The Rev. Robert Thompkins of the Church of Abraham, Ordinary, will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Music will be by Zion Poplars Male Chorus. Deaconess Darlene Minor will be worship leader. The Rev. Dr. Anthony Cooper and Miracle Temple Baptist Church, Newport News, will be the guests at the 3:30 p.m. service. Minister
Dementice Jenkins of Miracle Temple will be the worship leader.