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Church activities: Feb. 23, 2013

Anniversary:

The Rev. Norman B. and first lady Jacqueline Jones' 15th Pastoral Anniversary: will be observed March 10-22 at the church, 1546 Third Ave. Service schedule is as follows: March 10, 11 a.m., Co-Pastor Karen D. Hairston of Gospel Lighthouse, Fayetteville; March 15, 7 p.m., Apostle Robert Haley of Apostolic Free Church of God, St. Albans; March 16, 6 p.m., Overseer Yvonne Law, Living Water Apostolic Tabernacle, Beckley; March 17, 5 p.m., Apostle Robert Dudley, Jehovah Shammah Healing and Deliverance Ministries, Columbus, Ohio; and March 22, 7 p.m., Dr. Fred T. Simms of Heart of God Ministries, Beckley. Van transportation available by calling the church at 304-346-2511. For more information, call Elder Theresa Coleman at 304-421-4315.

The City of Refuge Church: 11719 MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake, will celebrate their pastor's 13th Anniversary with a pre-anniversary service at 6 p.m. tonight. The guest speaker will be Pastor Audrey Powell and her congregation from Vineyard Love Ministries. Music will be provided by area singers.

Miscellaneous:

Hopewell Baptist Church: located in Hopewell, will have the Men's Annual Prayer Breakfast at 8 a.m. today at the church. All pastors, deacons and laymen of the Hopewell Baptist Association churches are invited to attend. Food and fellowship will be featured. Pastor is Mike Anderson.

Cross Lanes United Methodist Church Youth Group: will hold its annual book sale at 8 a.m. today and Sunday at the church, 5320 Frontier Dr., Cross Lanes. Paperbacks are 50 cents and hardbacks $1. The book sale proceeds go toward the youths' annual mission trip to Tuckerton, N.J., to work with Superstorm Sandy relief.

Dr. Ramanathan Sampath: a native of India, will present an in-depth study of the Hindu concepts of Karma and Reincarnation/Samsara at 4 p.m. Sunday at the Lay Academy of Religion class in the activities building, Room 201 of First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way. The topic "How Shall We Love our Neighbor as Ourself, when our neighbor may be so different?" continues with Dr. Robert O. Newman as leader. The study is free and the public is welcome. Recommended reading is "Reincarnation for the Christian," by Quincy Howe Jr. and is available. Call 304-345-0225.

Living Water Worship Centre: 513 Patrick St., West Side, will have a one day women's seminar hosted by lady Vanessa White from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 9 at the church. The theme is "Inside Out." Speakers include: Evangelist Lameesha McNeil of Church of God MPGT Ministries, Minister Tamara Eubanks of First Baptist Church, Elder Lynn Goebel and Roz Williams of King of Glory International Ministries. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Registration is $15. For more information or to register, call 304-400-2270.

The Achievers Class: of the Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston will open its Clothes Closet from 10 a.m. to noon today at the church. Clothes are free to families and individuals in need. Visitors should enter the church from the E Street side of the building. Free parking is available in the rear of the church. For more information, call Ruth Hunt at 304-744-5062.

Renea Crozier and the Women With Abundant Life: 1534 Washington St. E., are hosting a Masquerade Party and Purse Auction titled, "Who's that Lady with the Nice Purse?" at 7 p.m. March 1 at the church. Bring your own mask or wear one of ours. The event is free and dinner will be served. For more information, call 304-342-0058, ext. 8, or visit www.AbundantLifeWV.com .

The Lay Academy of First Presbyterian Church: will sponsor a free public forum on "Celebrate India: A Cradle of Civilization," at 4 p.m. March 3 in the Main Sanctuary of the church, located at the corner of Virginia Street and Leon Sullivan Way. The purpose of the program is to promote dialogue, learning, knowledge, and understanding across cultures around the world. Panel members will represent Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Zoroastrianism, Islam, and Christianity. The topics are: "How does your faith tradition express spiritual truth the human race needs to hear and embrace today?" and "Taking the theme of 'Peace' as a goal which all religions seek to promote, how does your faith community address this goal if we also take the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a model for us all?" A question and answer period will be held. A reception will follow featuring food catered by Little India Restaurant. The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights can be found on the Web if anyone would like to read beforehand. For more information, call 304-343-8961.

Fairlawn Baptist Church: 20th Street and Fletcher Ave., Dunbar, will have an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 2 in the Family Life Center, former Mound School. There will be a variety of vendors and merchandise with baby clothes and furniture. Sausage and biscuits, hot dogs, homemade desserts and Easter eggs will be available for purchase. Call 304-768-5858 for information.

The Christian Family Book Shoppe in Smithers: will offer a free vacation Bible school workshop Monday in the meeting room at the shop. An open house will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. and presentations begin at 7 p.m. Several publishers will be represented at the workshop and refreshments will be served. A 10-percent discount will be given to those attending the workshop and placing an order by March 19. For more information, call the store at 304-442-2142 or visit www.christianfamilybookshoppe.com.

Music:

St. Andrew United Methodist Church: 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, is hosting a series of "Concerts for a Cause" to be held at 4 p.m. on five consecutive Sunday afternoons. The performers have chosen the cause to which all donations will go. The complete schedule is: Sunday, WVSC Choir, Cause is Rock Camp 4 Girls Appalachia; March 3, UC Choirs, Cause is African Children's Choir -- Music for Life; March 10, Branita Holbrook-Bratka, soloist, Cause is Jericho House, St. Albans; and March 17, Ralph Mills, organ, Cause is One Great Hour of Sharing. For questions, call 304-727-7114 or email: standumch@aol.com.

Fisher Memorial Church: will have a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today at the church. The Believers, Miller Quartet, Freeman Newhouse, The New Life Singers and Choir will sing. Refreshments will be served in the Family Center following the sing. The church is located 1/2 mile on Dudden Fork Road off Goldtown Exit of Interstate 77.

The Gospel Harmony Boys and The Laborers Quartet: will be singing at 7 p.m. March 2 at the Glasgow Church of the Nazarene, located on the corner of First Street and Second Avenue in Glasgow. The gospel sing is free and a love offering will be received. For more information, call 304-595-1763 or visit www.glasgownaz.org.

A gospel sing: featuring Jim Edens, along with The Believers, will be held at 6:15 p.m. Sunday at Kellys Creek Community Church on Kellys Creek Road, Sissonville.

The West Virginia Couriers: will sing at 10 a.m. Sunday at the Ohio Street Church of God, 4919 Ohio St., Spring Hill. For more information, call Pastor Rick Tobia at 304-590-3741.

The Believers: will sing at 7 p.m. today during a gospel sing at Fisher Memorial Church, located 1/2 mile on Dudden Fork Road off the Interstate 77 Goldtown Exit.

The Genesis: will sing at 7 p.m. today at Red Oak Christian Community Church, Red Oak Drive, Nitro. Pastors are Roy Jarrell and Victor Keathley.

Cathedral of Prayer: will feature The Higginbothams at the Sunday evening service at the church, 2326 Pennsylvania Ave. The bloodlines will sing at 11 a.m. March 10 and Jay Humphreys Trio will perform at the morning and evening services June 30. For information, call 304-346-5903.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound: will sing at 6 p.m. March 2 at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park Music Hall, One Pumpkin Way, Milton. Doors open at 5 p.m. Advance discounted tickets may be purchased at Tolley's Bible Book Store in Charleston, Guiding Light Christian Store in Barboursville or calling 800-965-9324. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

The Pfeifers: from Washington Court House, Ohio: will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 Washington St. W. The concert is free and will also feature Nicholas Naylor from Pinch. For information, call the church at 304-342-4988 or Rose at 304-610-0560.

Fisher Memorial Church: will have a gospel sing at 7 p.m. today at the church, located 1/2 mile on Duden Road, off the Goldtown Exit of Interstate 77. The Believers, Miller Quartet, Freeman Newhouse, The New Life Singers and Choir will sing.

The Women's Day Committee: of St. Paul AME Church will sponsor Tierah Williams in a concert titled "I Owe All To Thee" at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Anointed: will be singing and Roger Reed will be preaching at 7 p.m. Sunday at Pocatalico Community Church, 7138 Sissonville Dr.

Special services:

Youth Minister Brandon Hinzman, 20: will speak at 6 p.m. Sunday during the Youth service at Fisher Memorial Church, located 1/2 mile on Dudden Road, off Goldtown Exit of Interstate 77.

Living Water Worship Centre: 513 Patrick St., West Side, will have morning worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday with Elder S.R. White as the speaker. There will also be a fellowship service Sunday evening at 5 p.m. at the church. Guest speaker will be Bishop Melvin Mosley Sr., along with the choir and congregation of Powerhouse of Deliverance Church, Dunbar.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church: will have a praise and worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. D.J. Scarberry preaching. Pastor Jason Black will be preaching at the 6 p.m. Sunday service and the church choir will sing. The Prayer meeting and Youth Group meetings start at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the church, located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington.

Metropolitan Baptist Church: will have a Black History Celebration at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 205 Donnally St. The sermon topic will be "Hush, Somebody is Calling My Name," by the Rev. Ron English. For information, call 304-341-0336.

The Upper Kanawha Valley Minister and Deacons Fellowship: will hold its Fourth Sunday Fellowship service Sunday at Eagle Central Baptist Church, Eagle. Speaker will be the Rev. Herman James, pastor of Mount Chapel Missionary Baptist Church of Ansted.

The Father's House Missionary Baptist Church: will conclude their Black History celebrations this Sunday during their Youth Sunday services. Minister Corey Lowry of the Metropolitan Baptist Church will be the guest minister for the 6 p.m. Sunday worship service at The Father's House MBC.

The Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake: will hold its Usher Board Program at 4 p.m. March 3. The Rev. Walter Clay, along with his choir and congregation, will be guests. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning worship service.Items for Bulletin Board may be submitted by mail to The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301, or faxed to 304-348-1233. Notices will be run one time free. Please include a contact person's name and a daytime telephone number.


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