Special church activities and services are announced
Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following:
Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, are seeking volunteers to help prepare packed meals for children at Abingdon Elementary School called “Panther Packs.” Packing will be done once every two weeks on Sundays before or after services, packing enough to make two deliveries. For more information, call Michelle Pollock at 757-358-0964.
The annual Souper Bowl Sunday will be Sunday. Children and youth will collect canned goods such as soup or money to benefit Bread for Life on the Middle Peninsula. Wear your team’s colors and vote for your favorite team in the Super Bowl by donating, a release said.
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 “My Decisions can be Critical to My Destiny.”
Bellamy United Methodist
The United Methodist Men of Bellamy United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will sponsor a Salisbury steak dinner sale at 6:30 p.m. Saturday in the Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $12 for adults and $9 for children (10 years or younger). No reservations are necessary.
Bethany United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Debbie Marion of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday communion services will be “Our Ultimate Authority.”
The Chancel Choir will begin rehearsals for the Holy Week cantata at 7 o’clock tonight.
The JOY Circle will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The guest speaker will be York River District president Melissa White.
The sermon title of the Rev. Michael W. Jackson of Bethel Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “How to Achieve the Good Life.” The Men’s Choir will sing.
Bethel United Methodist
Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, will hold its annual Vision Meeting from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.
Central United Methodist
The sermon title of the Rev. Suzanne Gibson, pastor of Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “What Difference Does the Church Make?”
Church of Abraham
The Rev. Desmond O. Forrest, associate minister, will preach at the 8 a.m. Sunday communion service in Church of Abraham, Ordinary. 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 be “You Will Come Out.”
The book of Job will be the topic at the 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
Pastor Chris Morgan of Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, will preach a two-part message, “Two Minute Warning,” at 10 a.m. Sunday.
On Wednesday, Mr. Morgan will teach “Healing” from 10-11 a.m. Pastor Debbie Morgan will speak on “Prevailing Prayer” at 7 p.m.
First Baptist, Ordinary
The Pastor’s Selection Committee of First Baptist Church, Ordinary, will meet from 9-11 a.m. Saturday.
Robert Watson, Senior Historian and Interpreter at Colonial Williamsburg, will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. He will talk about the skills, knowledge, and ingenuity of enslaved African Americans used in breaking the chains of bondage. The Men’s Choir will sing.
Members will conduct worship at 10:30 a.m. Monday in Walter Reed Convalescent Center, Gloucester.
First Morning Star Baptist
The Youth Choir of First Morning Star Baptist Church, Bena, will sing during the 11 a.m. Sunday service and will be directed by Leander Myers. Vernon W. Ellis will teach the 9:45 Sunday school lesson, “Feasting and Fasting.”
Bible study on the book of First Timothy will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The sermon title of Pastor Doug Nagel of First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. services will be “Foundational Building Blocks: Sola Fide—Faith Alone.”
Gloucester Point Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bud Goude of Gloucester Point Baptist Church at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “Some Things Never Change.”
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 “With Authority!”
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
Dr. Ed Jordan, pastor of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, continues his series of sermons on the church’s stained-glass windows at 11 a.m. Sunday with the title “Children of the Kingdom.” Communion will be observed and the church choir will provide special music.
Kingston Episcopal Parish
Kingston Episcopal Parish, Mathews, announces February Mondays, “Incarnation,” a series on exploring the Bible, prayer, history and personal lives leading to a deeper experience of God incarnate. The class will meet from 1-2:30 p.m. at the parish house.
Lighthouse Worship Center
The American Red Cross will be at Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday in the Family Life Center (Verge Building). Sign up to reserve a spot online at http://www.redcrossblood.org, Sponsor Code LWC.
In His Steps Dance Ministry will begin classes for the spring semester on Tuesday in the Kid Kingdom Building. Check them out on Facebook for the various class times.
Financial Peace University will hold classes for an hour and a half each week for nine weeks starting at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 9 in the main sanctuary conference room. Sign up now online at http://www.lwctoday.com/event/fpu.
The sermon title of Pastor Jay Butcher of Macedonia Baptist Church, Foster, at the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “Break Out! It’s All in the Follow-Through.”
The Children’s Ministry Team of Mathews Baptist Church, Hudgins, will take children from age four years through fifth grade swimming at the Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center, Gloucester, on Saturday. The bus will leave the church at 2:30 p.m. and will return after two hours of swimming and dinner at Chick-fil-A.
Prom dress donations are being accepted for the annual prom dress giveaway which will take place on Feb. 21, March 7 and March 21.
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
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 About the Other Times?”
The Chapel Chargers will hold a soup lunch fundraiser today. Call Katie Dutton at 725-2227 for more information.
New Creation Ministries
Evangelist Carolyn Cox will preach on the “Love of God” at 11 a.m. Sunday in New Creation Ministries, Cobbs Creek.
A free “Recovery, Healing and Restoration Conference 2015” will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in Comfort Inn, Newport News, with pre-registration gifts when you register at http://www.cherylforrestministries.com.
Assistant Pastor Vernon Monroe will teach the midweek service at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
New Hope Independent Baptist
New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark, will hold communion during the 6 p.m. Sunday service.
The Ladies for Christ prayer group will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday prior to the 7 o’clock worship service.
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 Correct Use of Privileges.”
Olive Branch United Methodist
Olive Branch United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will have Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. with a service of communion.
The United Methodist Women will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
The sermon title of Lead Pastor Patrick Billups of Relevant Church, Mathews, at 10 a.m. Sunday will be “Home.” RelKids (ages 2-10) will learn the lesson, “The Heart of Worship.”
Salem United Methodist, Diggs
The sermon title of Pastor Brian Johnson of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday communion service will be “Where is Your Treasure?”
Thursday’s Kitchen, soup night, will be held from 5:45-6:30 p.m. Bible studies will follow. Youth group will meet from 6:30-7:30 with Chandler Long.
The Administrative Board will hold a meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday for all lay leadership including committee chairs.
Salem United Methodist
The Council on Ministries of Salem United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will meet at 7 o’clock tonight.
Sunday worship begins at 11 a.m. with a service of communion. A “Soup Bowl” lunch will follow the service. Everyone is asked to wear their favorite team jersey and bring a can of soup to donate to the Wickel Food Pantry.
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 “It’s Harvest Time, Kingdom-Style.” The Morning Glory Prayer meeting will begin at 5 a.m.
The sermon title of Pastor Frederick Carter, pastor of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, at 11 a.m. Sunday will be “For the Love of Money.” The Rev. Rose Jackson will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school, “Feasting and Fasting.”
Kathleen Driver will teach the 7 p.m. Tuesday Bible study, “Genesis 40.”
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 “Celebration.”
The Morning Glories will meet at 9:30 a.m. Monday to study “Bad Girls of the Bible,” with this week’s chapter, “Pillar of the Community.”
Wednesday night at 7 o’clock the Lucy Show videos will continue with discussions of the episode, “Lucy in Show Business.”
“First Seed” Sunday will be observed during the 9 a.m. worship and communion service in Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester. The sermon title of Dr. Steven J. Daniels Sr. will focus on “Living Life With a Purpose.” The Unity Choir will sing.
Soul Food Wednesday will begin at 6:30 p.m. with discussion of Matthew 16-20.
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 “Table of Discipline.” The church will celebrate the Lord’s Supper.
St. Paul Baptist
The sermon topic of Pastor Bradley A. Holmes of St. Paul Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “I Am the Door of the Sheep!” The Men’s Ministry will hold a “Super Bowl Fellowship.” Everyone is asked to bring a dish, a donation or simply yourself and enjoy the game, a release said.
Susanna Wesley United Methodist
The Capital Campaign Committee of Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, will have a Super Bowl Sunday chili sale with quarts of chili being offered for $8 after both the 8:15 and 10:30 a.m. services. The Teen Ministry Team will meet after the 10:30 service. Everyone who is part of the team along with anyone interested in being involved with the youth ministry is asked to attend, a release said. A light lunch will be provided.
The T2W women’s group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday and the Knit Pickers will meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.
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 service will be “Characteristics of a Healthy Church, Part 3.” The Youth Choir will sing.
The deacons of Union Baptist Church, Achilles, will meet at 7 o’clock tonight.
The Women’s Ministry will hold a “Winter Inspiration for Women,” at noon Saturday at Daffodil Vintage on Main, Gloucester.
The Nursing Home Ministry will leave the church at 6 p.m. Monday to visit patients in local health care facilities.
Nationally known speaker David Ring of Nashville, Tenn., will speak at the 11 a.m. service on Feb. 8.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock
Alane Cameron Miles will present “Top Regrets of the Dying” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, White Stone.
Zion Poplars Baptist
The Senior Choir of Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will sing during the 11 a.m. Sunday communion service.