Special church activities are announced
Special programs and other activities in churches this week include the following:
Parishioner Sarah McComb of Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, has completed an 11-month, 11-country mission, “World Race.” She will speak at 9:30 a.m. Sunday.
Also, the Rev. Kathy Price will tell about her African mission experiences on Sunday, Aug. 31.
Parishioner Suzanne Hood will lead a special tour to include the DeWitt Wallace Museum and the Chinese export porcelain exhibit on Wednesday, Sept. 10. She will go behind-the-scenes to the ceramic storage vault. Contact her through the church office at 693-3035.
Agape Vision Community
The Worship ministry of Agape Vision Community Church, Mobjack, will have its annual youth “Y.E.S. You Can” service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The guest will be Pastor Johnny Wallace of Zion Baptist Church, Cardinal, accompanied by Joshua Generation and Anointed to Mime. Youth ministries are encouraged to attend. A light repast will be served.
Beech Grove Baptist
The sermon title of Pastor Bob Robbins of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Coke, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “The Search for Wisdom.”
It was also announced that school supplies will be distributed on Thursday and Friday. Food from One Harvest has arrived at the church to help with the needs in the community.
The church choir will practice at 7 p.m. Wednesday. On Sunday, Aug. 31, the gospel group of Lionel Hogg will perform at 7 p.m.
Believers Heritage Church, Cobbs Creek, will hold a women’s conference from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 725-6870.
Bellamy United Methodist
Bellamy United Methodist Church, Gloucester, will hold Sunday worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:45 followed by a time of fellowship at 10:30. The Connect Youth Group will meet at 6 p.m.
Wednesday activities include: 6:30 p.m., College Age Ministry meets, 7 o’clock, Young Adults meets for dinner followed by Bible study at 7:30.
Health and Welfare ministry will collect items for the Gloucester-Mathews Care Clinic during the month.
Bethany United Methodist
The sermon title of Pastor Debbie Marion of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, for both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services will be “A Big Responsibility.” The Endowment Committee ice cream social fundraiser will follow the 11 o’clock service.
Other activities include: Friday, 6 p.m.-Saturday, 11 a.m., York River District youth; Saturday, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Bible Buddies pool party; Monday, 12:30 p.m., knitting class and 7 p.m. Bible study, and Tuesday, 10 a.m., bazaar workshop.
Bethel United Methodist
The Rev. Ralph Satter, pastor of Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, will preach at the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services. A back-to-school party for all the children will be held from 5-7 p.m.
Prayer meeting will be held at 6:45 tonight. The Men’s Life Group will meet at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Riverside Convalescent Center-Mathews.
A combined Sunday school will be held at 9 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31. Combined worship will be held at 10:30 at St. Matthew UMC and a covered-dish lunch will be held at noon to welcome the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Satter.
Beulah Baptist Church, Ware Neck, will host “Community Fellowship Day” with Union Zion Baptist, Singleton United Methodist, and Abundant Harvest Worship churches at 4 p.m. Saturday. There will be food, fun and games for all ages. Donations for the Gloucester G.U.E.S.T. program will be accepted.
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 “Here I Am, Lord.”
Christian Fellowship Ministries
Christian Fellowship Ministries, King William, will celebrate the birthday of Apostle Marvin Richardson at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A dinner will follow the service.
Church of Abraham
Pastor Sheron P. Green of Church of Abraham, Ordinary, will preach at the 8 a.m. Sunday service. The Heirs of Promise (young adult) praise team will lead praise and worship.
Church of the Living Word
The sermon title of Pastor Floyd M. Blackwell of Miracle Temple, Newport News, at the 10 a.m. Sunday service in Church of the Living Word, Hayes, will be “Firmly Rooted.” The church will hold a 21st pre-anniversary service at 5 p.m. Pastor Dwight Riddick of Gethsemane Baptist Church, Newport News, will be the guest speaker, accompanied by his congregation, ushers and choir.
It was also announced that “Revelation of Jesus Christ,” will be the topic for 7 p.m. Wednesday Bible study.
Cornerstone Fellowship Church, Cobbs Creek, will hold “Back to School Splash” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday for children ages 5-11 years old. The event is open to the public and parents must accompany their children. One-piece bathing suits are encouraged and all attending should bring their own towels, a release said. Call the church office at 725-9145 for more information.
Pastor Chris Morgan will preach at 10 a.m. Sunday. Churchwide prayer will be held from 6-7 p.m.
On Wednesday, Pastor Debbie Morgan will teach in the Healing Center from 10-11 a.m. Pastor Chris Morgan will continue teaching the series “The Deity of Christ” at 7 p.m.
Emmaus Baptist Church, North, continues its revival service through tonight. Prayer and praise begins at 7:30 p.m.
The church will celebrate its annual homecoming at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. Dr. Robert A. Diggs of Petersburg and his church family will be special guests. Dinner will be served at 1:30.
Pastor Werlie Hendrix of Faith Baptist Church, Bohannon, will preach from the book of Revelation during the 10:45 a.m. Sunday service. Special music will be presented by Gary Painter and Michael Gregg. Bible studies for youth and adults will begin at 6 p.m.
First Baptist, Ordinary
The youth of First Baptist Church, Ordinary, will hold a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 5-7 p.m. Friday at Courthouse Restaurant, Gloucester. Dinners will be $10 each. For free delivery, call 804-832-3200.
On Sunday, Minister Katrina Brown will speak at the 11 a.m. service. Music will be rendered by the Senior Choir under the direction of Shunte Townes.
First Morning Star Baptist
The sermon title of the Rev. Larry J. Arrington, pastor of First Morning Star Baptist Church, Bena, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “The Believer’s Responsibility.” The Fellowship Choir will sing under the direction of Leander Myers.
Devotions will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at Riverside Convalescent Center-Saluda.
The sermon title at the 8:15, 9:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services in First Presbyterian Church, Gloucester, will be “Everything You Need to Know about Jealousy.”
Gloucester Point Baptist
Pastor Bud Goude of Gloucester Point Baptist Church will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. The C.A.R.E. ministry will meet at 2 p.m.
A men’s breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.
Wednesday activities include: 9:30 a.m., Seniors’ Morning Out, 5:30 p.m., Teens Living for Christ, 6:30, children’s Bible study, children’s choir and adults meet for Bible study and prayer meeting, and 7:30, adult choir practice.
Groves Memorial Presbyterian
Pastor Bill McCullough of Groves Memorial Presbyterian Church, Glass, will proclaim the Word at 10 a.m. Sunday, with baptism. Visit http://www.grovesmemchurchva.org for the sermon title and church events.
Gwynn’s Island Baptist
Dr. Ed Jordan, pastor of Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church, will conclude a series of sermons on “The Lord’s Prayer” at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. His topic will be “The Motive, Power, and Goal of Our Prayers.” The church praise group will provide music for the service and Gary Hudgins will sing.
Lighthouse Worship Center
The sermon title of Pastor Ken Cramer of Lighthouse Worship Center, Ordinary, at the 10 a.m. Sunday service will be “Summer in the Word.” An early service will be held at 8 o’clock.
Prayer will be held at 7 a.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. Sunday.
Wednesday classes at 7 p.m. include: adults, Royal Rangers (boys K-12th grade), Girls’ Ministries (girls K-eighth grade), and Verge Youth Ministry (teenagers sixth-12th grades).
A baby dedication service will be held during the 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31 service. This will also be a “Kid Kingdom” water baptism and end of the summer Water Day.
The American Red Cross will be at the church for a blood drive on Sept. 7 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Verge Building. Sign up to reserve your spot online at http://www.redcrossblood.org, sponsor code LWC.
Financial Peace University will offer classes at 6:30 nightly beginning Monday, Sept. 15, for nine weeks to show you how to get rid of debt, manage your money, spend and save wisely, and much more. Sign up online at http://www.lwctoday.com/event/fpu.
Locust Grove United Methodist
Locust Grove United Methodist Church, Dutton, will hold a free clothes closet from 8 a.m.-noon Saturday.
The Rev. Ed Inabinet will be the guest speaker at both the 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday services in Mathews Baptist Church, Hudgins.
Mathews Chapel United Methodist
The children and youth of Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church, Cobbs Creek, will lead the 11 a.m. Sunday service. It will also be “Food Pantry” Sunday.
On Wednesday, Sept. 3, the church will host Family Fellowship Night at 6 o’clock. Dinner will include a baked potato bar, spaghetti, pizza, pancakes, ham and beans and salad night. A suggested donation will be $5 per meal with no donation needed for children.
New Hope Independent Baptist
New Hope Independent Baptist Church, Ark, will hold its second annual “Back-to-School Extravaganza” from 6-8 p.m. Friday. School supplies, fun activities, hot dogs and beverages will be provided for children in K-fifth grade. For more information, call the church at 693-4753.
Pastor David Seabolt will conduct the 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sunday services. Faith Bible Institute class will start at 2 p.m.
Church members will conduct visitation in the Gloucester area beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Wednesday’s worship service conducted by Mr. Seabolt and Bible Truth Kids will begin at 7 p.m.
New Mt. Zion Baptist
The Rev. Vincent A. Pryor, pastor of New Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Woods Cross Roads, will preach at 11 a.m. Sunday. Music will be provided by the Community Choir.
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 Miracle of Righteousness.”
The sermon title of Pastor Mike Gray of Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, at the10:15 a.m. Sunday service will be “The Grand Finale.”
The church will host American Red Cross blood drive from noon-6 p.m. Tuesday. On Wednesday, prayer meeting will be held at 6 p.m. and choir practice and youth will meet from 6:30-8 p.m.
The Searchers Sunday School Class of Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester, will go bowling at 4 p.m. Friday at Village Lanes, Gloucester. Cost will be $1/game and $1 each for a hot dog and beverage.
Everyone is to meet at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the church to go to Busch Gardens; enjoy the park and attend the Steven Curtis Chapman Concert.
On Sunday, from 1:30-4:30 p.m., there will be free backpacks, school supplies, haircuts and ice cream, plus AWANA registration.
Weekday preschool open house will be from 7-8 p.m. Monday. It will be a time for registration, meet the teachers, other students and parents with question-and-answer time.
The sermon title at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Reedswood Christian Church, Gloucester, will be “Porn” from the series, “Trending.”
Ladies’ Bible study will meet at 10 a.m. today at the church. A fellowship cookout will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday before the Bible study for youth and adults at 7 o’clock.
Relevant Church will meet at 10 a.m. Sunday at Lee-Jackson Elementary School. “Ready-Set Block Party” will be held from 4-6 p.m. in the Mathews Laundromat parking lot. The event will include free school supplies, music, food and family activities.
Wednesday Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. at Mathews Women’s Fitness (formerly Curves) on Buckley Hall Road, Hudgins.
Rising Valley Baptist
Rising Valley Baptist Church, James Store, will conduct an altar prayer for school kids of all ages, teachers, administrators and parents as they prepare for the upcoming school year. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 11 o’clock.
Salem United Methodist, Diggs
The sermon title of the Rev. Brian Johnson, pastor of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, at the 10:50 a.m. Sunday service will be “Who is Jesus?” A sandwich/sub bar and ice cream social will be held at 5 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. The video, “Let Freedom Ring,” by Gaither Homecoming Group, will be shown. Donations will be accepted.
On Wednesday, box lunches will be available; pre-order $10 each; can be delivered. A pre-school open house will be held from 9-11 a.m.
On Sunday, Aug. 31, beach worship will be held at 8 a.m. at Haven Beach. Joy Drummond will present the message. Blessing of backpacks and snackpacks will be held during the 10:50 a.m. service.
Samuel Word of Freedom Fellowship Ministry
Samuel Word of Freedom Fellowship Ministry, Wicomico, will hold Tuesday Glory Morning prayer meeting at 5 o’clock and the Burning Bush Miracle Bible Study will be held at noon, led by Pastor Lady Denson.
A free clothes and food jamboree will be held from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30. A release noted that they are accepting donations for men’s, women’s, boys’, girls’, and infant clothing. Call 642-0222 or 642-5132 for more details.
Tom and Sandy McElfresh will discuss their recent missionary trip to Uganda, East Africa, at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Severn Church, Naxera. Special music will be by Neal and Shirley Hogge and the children’s sermon will be presented by Kathy Koehl.
Pastor Frederick Carter of Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester, will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service. Delphine Driver will provide the music for the Senior Choir. Donald Driver will teach the 10 o’clock Sunday school, “An Appeal for Reconciliation.”
Kathleen Driver will teach the 7:30 p.m. Tuesday Bible study from the book of Genesis.
Dr. Steven J. Daniels Sr. of Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, will preach at the 9 a.m. Sunday service. The Unity Choir will sing.
Spring Hill Baptist
Dr. Robert May, Director of Missions for the Mid-Tidewater Association, will speak at the 11 a.m. Sunday service in Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek.
St. James Anglican
St. James Anglican Church, Gloucester, will celebrate Holy Communion at 10 a.m. Sunday. Coffee hour in the historic Glebe House will follow the service.
Wednesday evening prayer will be at 6 o’clock.
St. Matthew United Methodist
The Rev. Ralph Satter, pastor of St. Matthew United Methodist Church, Peary, will preach at the 9:45 a.m. Sunday service.
A combined worship service with Bethel UMC will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at St. Matthew. A covered-dish lunch to welcome the Rev. Mr. and Mrs. Satter will be held at noon.
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 “Life in the Church.”
Susanna Wesley United Methodist
The United Methodist Men of Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, will meet at 7 o’clock tonight.
The Fish and Loaves Ministry will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday. Bible study on I and II Samuel will continue from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday.
The First United Baptist
The sermon title of the Rev. E. Randolph Graham, pastor of the First United Baptist Church, White Marsh, at 11 a.m. Sunday service will be “The Faithfulness of God.” The Male Chorus will sing.
Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday through Friday with evangelist, the Rev. Alvin Armstead. Music will be presented by choirs from First Morning Star Baptist on Wednesday, Zion Hill Baptist on Thursday, Aug. 28, and Zion Hill Baptist on Friday, Aug. 29.
Dr. Bryan Smith, senior pastor of First Baptist Church, Roanoke, will be the speaker for the “Marvelous Monday” service at 7 p.m. in Union Baptist Church, Achilles. He and his wife, Mary, have worked together in ministry for more than 25 years. In addition to his role as a pastor, he has served in positions of responsibility at both the state and national levels, including as a Trustee for LifeWay Christian Resources, President of the Pastor’s Conference for the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, First Vice President of the Pastor’s Conference for the 2004 Southern Baptist Convention, and organized and led in amending the constitution of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention to adopt the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message as the convention’s official doctrinal guideline. He is a graduate of Mobile College (BA), New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (D.Min.).
On Saturday, Sept. 6, from 8 a.m.-2 p.m., on the church premises, there will be a cornhole tournament, craft show, yard sale, and much more. All money collected will benefit the church playground. The tournament begins at 10 a.m. with teams of two for a fee of only $20. Prizes will be awarded to first, second and third places. Vendor booths will be available for $20; yard sale spaces are $10. Forms and fees must be received by Aug. 30. For more information call 642-2332 or visit http://www.unionmeanshope.org.
Urbanna Baptist Church will host “Living Proof Live Simulcast Time with Beth Moore” on Saturday, Sept. 13. She will speak live from Fort Wayne, Ind. Travis Cottrell will be the worship leader.
The cost will be $5 for registration and includes admission, continental breakfast and lunch. The doors will open at 8:30 a.m., with the event starting at 9:30 and ending at 4:15 p.m. Make checks payable to Urbanna Baptist Church (memo: Simulcast), P.O. Box 416, Urbanna, Va. 23175. Proceeds will benefit Samaritan’s Purse.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock
Hank Stupi will present “Wake Up!” at 10:30 a.m. Sunday in the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock, White Stone.
Elder and chairman of the church board Edith Edmondson will speak on “When God Turns Evil into Good” at 11 a.m. Sunday in Westville Christian Church, Mathews.
White Marsh Baptist
Pastor Kevin Thompson of White Marsh Baptist Church will preach at the 10:30 a.m. Sunday service. Music will be provided by the church’s Praise Team.
Visitation to Sanders Nursing Home is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Thursday. Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Nursery care and children’s church are available for all services.
AWANA and adult Bible study will resume on Sunday evenings at 5:30, beginning Sept. 7.
Zion Hill Baptist
Zion Hill Baptist Church, Gloucester, continues its revival services at 7:30 p.m. through Friday. The Rev. Dr. Cory Brown, pastor of Providence Baptist Church, Newport News, spoke on Wednesday and will speak on Thursday and the Rev. Steven J. Daniels, pastor of Smithfield Baptist Church, Gloucester, speaks on Friday. The Youth Choir of Zion Hill sang on Wednesday and the choir of Providence Baptist sings tonight. The Zion Hill choir sings Friday.
The Rev. Todd Smith, pastor of Zion Hill, will preach at the 11 a.m. Sunday service and the Male Chorus will sing. The church will celebrate the Rev. Mr. Smith’s fourth anniversary at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Dwight Riddick, pastor of Gethsemane Baptist Church, and his church family will be guests.
Zion Poplars Baptist
The Rev. Dr. Elton Pryor, pastor of Zion Poplars Baptist Church, Gloucester, will preach at the 11 a. m. Sunday service. There will be “Old Time Gospel” congregational singing.
Dr. Pryor will be the instructor for the 7:30 p.m. Thursday prayer meeting and Bible study.