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Church activities: 3/9/13

Anniversaries:

Pilgrim Home Missionary Baptist Church: located at 7015 Kanawha St. in St. Albans, will be celebrating their pastor, the Rev. Shelly A Bausley's 20th Pastoral Anniversary on Sunday. The theme is  "20 Years of Faithful and Spiritual Guidance." Guests for the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be the Rev. Robert K. Davis and congregation of Mount Zion Baptist Church. Music will be provided by Pilgrim Home choirs -- Mrs. D's Gospel Chorus and the Men's Choir. Guests at the 3 p.m. Sunday service will be the Rev. Ronald English, choir and congregation of Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle Family: will honor its pastor, Bishop Norman B. Jones and first lady Jacqueline Jones' 15th Pastoral Anniversary at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 1546 Third Ave. Guests will be Co-Pastor Karen D. Hairston of Gospel Lighthouse, Fayetteville. Guests at 7 p.m. on Friday will be Apostle Robert Haley III of Apostolic Free Church of God, St. Albans. Van transportation available by calling the church at 304-346-2511. For more information, contact Elder Theresa Coleman at 304-421-4315.

Greater Remnant Holy Temple,: 1704 Washington St., will celebrate its pastor, Elder Devon J. Creasey's 15th anniversary Thursday through March 16 at the church. Guest speakers will be: Thursday, 7 p.m., Dr. Wanda C. Shelton and Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center; Friday, 7 p.m., Bishop Bobby Tunstalle and Faith Temple of Deliverance TPC, Beckley; and 1 p.m. March 16, Senior Pastor, Elder C.R. Smith and Temple of Faith Church. Dinner will be served immediately following the service. For information, call 304-741-7200.

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. today at the church. Guest speaker will be Pastor Damron Bradshaw, Mayor of Chesapeake, along with his congregation from Racine United Methodist Church. Music will be provided by area singers.

King of Glory International Ministries: will have its Fifth Church Anniversary today and Sunday at the church, 302 Delaware Ave. Speaker at 7 p.m. today will be Pastor Shawn McNeil of Church of God MPG&T in Fairmont. Speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday service will be elders from King of Glory International Ministries. Senior pastor is Apostle Tina M. Beatty. For more information, call 304-720-5994.

Miscellaneous:

St. John Greek Orthodox Church,: 3512 MacCorkle Ave. S.E., is conducting an Easter Sweet Bread Sale. The cost is $7 per loaf. Pre-sale orders only are now being taken. Order deadline is March 20. Pick-up day is from noon to 2 p.m. or 4 to 6 p.m. on March 28. Enter through the alley doors. To place an order, call Tina at 304-343-5948 or Laura at 304-710-0231. If no one answers, leave a message with name, order and phone number to be called back.

Fifth Avenue Church of God: will have is having an Easter Egg sale with proceeds going to missions home and abroad. The sale includes small ($2.75) and large ($5) eggs in six flavors:  cherry nut, chocolate, coconut, maple nut, peanut butter, vanilla cream and sugar-free peanut butter ($3). To place orders, call 304-744-9468. Pick up eggs at the E Street entrance of the church. These are eggs that were previously sold at the Davis Creek IGA.

 A hot dog and bake sale: will be held at 10 a.m. today at Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church.

St. Catherine of Siena Catholic Church: will have its annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Thursday in the parish hall of the church, located at the intersection of W.Va. 63 and Walnut Street, Ronceverte. The dinner marks the beginning of the St. Patrick's Day celebration in the Greenbrier Valley and Alleghany Highlands. Carry-out is available from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The dinner is sponsored by the Altar and Rosary Society as a fundraiser for church and community projects. Admission will be $10 adults and $5, for children 5-12 and children under 5 eat free. The menu includes corned beef and cabbage, potatoes, relishes, rolls, ice cream and drink. The church is one block west of the Ronceverte Public Library. For more information or directions to the church, call the Catholic Churches of the Greenbrier Valley at 304-536-1813.

Canaan United Methodist Church: will host a free spaghetti dinner at 12:30 p.m. March 17 and features Pastor Johnna's "famous" meatballs. Donations are accepted and will help support the Backpack Food Ministry at a local elementary school. Canaan UMC is located at 401 Roane St., on the West Side. For more information, call 304-342-6553.

The Nitro Church of Christ: will sponsor a clothing giveaway from 10 a.m. to noon on March 23. Spring clothing for all members of the family, shoes, socks and underwear will be available. The church is located at the corner of Lock Street and Main Avenue in Nitro. For more information, call 304-755-5788 or go online at www.nitrococ.org.

A Spiritual Warfare Conference: will be held March 21-24 at King of Glory International Ministries, 302 Delaware Ave. Conference schedule and speakers include: March 21, 7 p.m., Dr. Wanda Shelton, Greater New Jerusalem Worship Center, Charleston; March 22, 7 p.m., Apostle Ivory Hopkins, (General of Deliverance), Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown, Dela.; March 23, 10 a.m., Apostle Gloria McDuffey, A Place of Deliverance Church and Training Center, Henderson, N.C.; and March 24, 11 a.m., Apostle Ivory Hopkins, (General of Deliverance), Pilgrims Ministry of Deliverance, Georgetown, Dela. Senior Pastor is Apostle Tina M. Beatty. For more information, call the church at 304-720-5994.

The Root And The Branch Inc.: is sponsoring "An Evening Of Jewish, Christian and Islam Dialogue," from7 to 9 p.m. on Apr. 29 at the Columbia Gas Transmission Cafeteria. Topic for discussion will be "Eschatology: How Our Monotheistic Traditions look at the 'End Of Days'?"  Panelists are Rabbi Victor Urecki, B'nai Jacob Synagogue; Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, The Basilica of Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral; The Rev. Dr. Dennis Johnson, Baptist Temple; and Imam Dr. Hamul Haque, West Virginia Islamic Association of Charleston. Hazel Crowley is the moderator. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 304-768-5571 or 304-415-2604 or email: hazcrowley@aol.com.

Music:

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church: will have its annual Southern Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. on March 16 at the church, located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. The sing will feature the Laborer's Quartet from Pond Gap and Forgiven from the Ona/Milton areas. Pastor is Jason C. Black.

Mountain Heights Church,: 1201 Chestnut St., South Charleston, will have a special sing at the 11 a.m. service. The choir will present The Crucifixion Story at the evening service at 7 p.m.

The New Prophets: will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Red Oak Christian Community Church, Red Oak Drive, Nitro. Pastors are Victory Keathley and Roy Jarrell.

Jimmy McKnight: will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Rumble Community Baptist Church.

The Kingsmen: will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Lighthouse Worship Center, 5926 Sissonville Drive, on the hill at the corner of W.Va. 21 and Call Road. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be taken. For information, call 304-984-1200 or visit the website at lwctoday.org.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church: is hosting a series of "Concerts for a Cause," at 4 p.m. on consecutive Sundays. The two remain concerts are: Sunday, Branita Holbrook-Bratka, soloist, Cause: Jericho House, St. Albans; and March 17, Ralph Mills, organ, Cause: One Great Hour of Sharing. For questions, call 304-727-7114 or email: standumch@aol.com.

The Lordsmen: will sing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at Big Chimney Baptist Church.

Ebenezer Baptist Church: is having a musical at 3 p.m. on Sunday, featuring The Gospel Reunion and St. Paul Baptist Chorus from Beckley. The church is located at 1530 Third Ave. For information, call 304-346-8374.

Children, ages six and older: who are not currently committed to a church are invited to participate in the Kids' Community Choir on Easter Sunday at the Clay Center. All participants must attend rehearsals held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays at Abundant Life Ministries, 1534 Washington St. E. Pastor is Wayne R. Crozier. For more information, contact the church at 304-342-0058 or visit AbundantLifeWV.com.

A gospel sing: featuring the Believers, The Greens and Ann Taylor will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church, located at W.Va. 114, past Capital High School.

The Belcher Family: will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.

First Baptist Church of South Charleston: will have a Good Friday music service at 6:30 p.m. March 29 at the church, located at 515 D St., behind the Mound in South Charleston. For more information, call R. David Fortner, organist, at 304-344-0475.

The Anderson University Chorale: from Anderson, Ind., will perform at 6:45 p.m. March 20 at Teays Valley Church of God in Scott Depot, as a part of its 2013 spring tour through Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio and Indiana.             In its 67th season, the 53-voice Anderson University Chorale under the direction of conductor, Richard Sowers, has received national and international recognition as one of the nation's premiere collegiate choirs. The Chorale has performed in concert for several national and regional conventions of the American Chorale Directors Association. Admission is free, however, a free-will offering will be taken during the event.

The Believers: will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church located on W.Va. 114, past Capital High School.

Ann Taylor and the Green Family: will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Parsons Chapel, Sixth Avenue.  

Fisher Memorial Church: will have a gospel sing at 7 p.m. March 23 at the church, located 1/2 mile on Dudden Fork Road, off Goldtown Exit of Interstate 77. The Lordsmen, Freeman Newhouse, The New Life Singers and Choir will sing. Refreshments will be served in the Family Center following the sing.

The BrighterSide Quartet: will sing at 5 p.m. today at Geary School, Left Hand. They will also sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Birch River Baptist Church.

The Bloodlines: will sing at 7 p.m. today at Dry Branch Free Will Baptist Church, located 2 miles up Cabin Creek Road. Free refreshments will follow the sing. For information, call 304-595-1986.

Revival:

Revival services: will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through March 16 at Allens Fork Community Church, Allens Fork Road, Sissonville. The Allens Fork Church Choir will sing nightly, along with a featured guest singing group. Monday, The Chapeltones; Tuesday, Pitchford Trio; Wednesday, Shiloh; Thursday, The Builder's Quartet; Friday, Still Blessed and March 16, New Horizon. Kathy Jeffries is scheduled to sing this Sunday. Pastor is Jerry Bonnett. For information, call 304-988-2156.

Riverside Baptist Church,: Red House, will have revival services March 17-20 at the church. Special preaching will be provided at 6 p.m. by Pastor Mike Eskew. Pastor Ron Armstrong will speak at 7 p.m. nightly, March 18-20. There will be special singing nightly.

The Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance: will hold its City-Wide Revival at 7 p.m. nightly, Sunday through March 15 at Levi Missionary Baptist Church. Revivalist for Sunday will be the Rev. Dr. Vincent Coleman, pastor of Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, Chesapeake. Revivalist Monday through Friday will be the Rev. Dr. Walter Houston, Pastor of Temple of Praise Baptist Church, Cleveland, Ohio. Pastor is the Rev. James Jackson.

Special services:

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church: will have a praise and worship service at 10 a.m. on Sunday at the church, 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. Speaker at the 11 a.m. service will be Pastor Jason C. Black. The 6 p.m. Sunday service will feature the Rev. Steve Nida as speaker and the McKinney Family as singers. The prayer meeting and youth group meeting Wednesday begin at 7 p.m.

The Overflow Family Worship Center,: 3511 Venable Ave., will be having an appreciation/birthday service honoring Sister Lora Sands at 3 p.m. today at Living Faith Church, 9203 Ohio Ave., Marmet. Various speakers and ministries will be represented. Dinner will follow immediately after the service. For more information, contact Pastor Trevor Sands at 304-602-3469.

Roger Parsons: will be preaching at 6 p.m. Sunday at Parsons Chapel, Sixth Avenue.

The Women of St. Paul A.M.E. Church: will celebrate their climax of Women's Day on Sunday at the church. Morning speaker at 11 a.m. will be Minister Tamara Eubanks with guest soloist Rachael Hill. Afternoon speaker at 3:30 p.m. will be the Rev. Debra Watts, pastor of Bethel A.M.E. Church in Parkersburg.

The Charleston Black Ministerial Inc.: will host its annual Good Friday service at 7 p.m. March 29 at St. Paul AME Church, 1108 Second Ave. The Rev. John Sylvia is pastor. The Good Friday thought is "What are the spiritual implications of the seven last words, why and how does it impact our lives today?"

Items for Church Activities 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. Information will not be taken by phone. The deadline is noon Thursday.


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