Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church in Chesapeake: will celebrate first lady Iris Coleman 's Ninth Anniversary at 3 p.m. on April 13 at the church. Guest speaker will be Jeannie Flippin from The Father's House. A light repass will be served immediately following the service.
Pilgrim Home Baptist Church,: located at 7015 Kanawha St., St. Albans, will have an Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. on Sunday.
Stoutsville Baptist Church: will have an Easter Sunrise Service at 6:30 a.m. at the Stoutsville Cemetery. Breakfast will follow at 7:30 a.m. A second service will begin at 9 a.m.
Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church,: 320 Campbell's Creek Drive, will have an Easter Cantata, "Power of His Touch," at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church.
The Easter cantata,: "All Because of Jesus," will be presented by the choir of Spring Hill Baptist Church at 6 p.m. on Sunday at the church, 4707 Ohio St., South Charleston. Classic hymns and current worship favorites will be featured. Tim Whitener will direct and Beth Pauley will play the piano.
Thorofare Community Church: will celebrate Easter Sunday starting with a SonRise Service at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Special singing by the choir and Bible classes will be featured. The Easter play, "The Story Jar," will be presented at 7 p.m. Sunday. The church is located on Thorofare Road in Clendenin. For more information, contact Pastor Holley at 304-965-0600 or PastorJHol...@frontier.com.
King of Glory International Ministries: will celebrate "The Resurrection" on Easter Sunday at the church, 302 Delaware Ave. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. and the worship service will begin at 11 a.m. Apostle Tina and Pastor Ron Beatty will speak.
Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church: will have an Easter Egg Hunt at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. The Rev. John Garrido will speak at the 6 p.m. Easter Sunday service and the Church Choir will sing.
Ripley Tabernacle Baptist Church: will feature an Easter cantata called "The King is Coming," at 10:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday. The free cantata is a musical highlighting the Easter story and will include a 40-voice choir, soloists and actors. The musical will feature several familiar songs such as "The King is Coming," "Christ Arose," "Written in Red," and "Crown Him with Many Crowns," from song arranger Russell Mauldin. The choir will be led by church choir director Jeff Waybright. The drama will be portrayed by several different biblical characters surrounding the events of the crucifixion and resurrection of "The King."
The cantata, "It Is Finished,": will be performed at 11 a.m. Sunday at the New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene, Pinch.
Abundant Life Ministries: will have it's Easter service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Clay Center with special music provided by gospel music legend, Lady Tramaine Hawkins, the Abundant Life Choir and the Kids Community Choir. This event is free and open to the public. The doors will open at 10:30 a.m. For more information, contact the church at 304-342-0058 or visit the website www.AbundantLifeWV.com.
The "Voices of Praise" Easter cantata,: will be held at the 9 and 10:45 a.m. services on Easter Sunday at Teays Valley Church of God, The Choir Musical will feature music, costuming, drama, Biblical characters and more.
Teays Valley Church of God: will sponsor an Easter egg hunt from 2 to 4:30 p.m. today at Teays Valley Acres, 4606 Teays Valley Road, Scott Depot, located one mile east of Interstate 64, Exit 40. From Crooked Creek and the Teays Valley Hardware Store go about one block east of Rocky Step, up the slight hill. In the event of rain, the Easter egg hunt will be held in the church, 4430 Teays Valley Road. Scott Depot. There will be inflatables, pony rides and 10,000 eggs.
Hissom Tabernacle Church of the Nazarene,: corner of Spring Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, will have a special service at 10 a.m. Sunday with Dr. Mervin Smith, District Superintendent, WV South District Church of the Nazarene, bringing the Easter message at 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. There will be an Easter Egg Hunt for the children and Easter dinner will be served following worship service. Individual and family pictures will be taken of anyone who wants them, and for the church directory. For transportation, call Sunday School Superintendent Tim Blake at 304-345-4137. There will be no Faith Weaver Friends class or evening service Sunday. Pastor is Bonnie Hissom.
The New Calvary Echoes: will be ministering in song at 7 pm.. Sunday at Pocatalico Community Church.
Overflow Family Worship Center,: 3511 Venable Ave., Kanawha City Recreation Center, will be having a Special Resurrection Weekend Healing & Victory Service at 2 p.m. today. The service will feature guest Mime Ministry from Unchained Drama Ministry of Logan and Lora Sands of Living Faith Church, Marmet, as well as guest musicians and worship led by Minister Olivia Hairston of Open Door Apostolic Church, Charleston. Speaker of the Hour will be Pastor Trevor L. Sands. For information, call 304-602-3569.
Mountain Heights Church,: 1201 Chestnut St., South Charleston, will have special services on Easter Sunday, beginning with a Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.; worship service at 11 a.m. and the Easter play, "He's Alive," a musical drama, at 7 p.m.
An Easter celebration of the Passion Trail: will be featured today at Paradise Island of Christian, Logan County, W.Va. 80 between Man and Gilbert near Verner. The story of the life of Christ will be featured. A sing and food will be featured at 6:30 p.m. the Trail starts at 7:30 p.m. Cast members will lead visitors on a half-mile walking trail tracing Jesus footsteps, with 45 stories and 175 scenes of the life of Christ -- from his birth in Bethlehem, to his death on the cross at Calvary's Hill, to his resurrection at the tomb and to the ascension. The trail takes about 2 1/2 hours. Admission is free, however, donations will be accepted. Churches are urged to book their church or youth group by calling 304-583-2825 or on Facebook: Priscella Cline Smith www.paradiseislandwv.homestead.com. God's Wilderness Campground, the Upper Room Inn, The Vineyard and the Old Testament Bunkhouse are available. Call for rates.
The 2013 Christian Women's Conference,: "Breaking Free," will be held April 12-14 at Days Inn Conference Center in Flatwoods. Speakers will be Shari Johnson, writer speaker "The Jesus Chick,"; Andrea Argabrite, family nurse practitioner; and Gloria Jones, "GloJo," hostess. Conference rates include April 12 and 13 sessions, two-night hotel stay; April 12 and 13 banquets; continental breakfast on April 13 and 14; "Breaking Free" shirt and conference materials. Prices are one person per room, $270; two people per room, $190 each; three per room, $160 each; and four per room, $145 each. Conference and meals only for locals is $100.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation: will present the UUC Dinner Theater performance, "Protest Era," of the late '50s, '60s and early '70s, at 6 p.m. April 6 at the church, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. The program explores times of trial and tribulation and times of triumph and celebration. Hear songs and testimonials and see displays of the coal miner protests, the women's rights protests, the civil rights protests and the anti-war protests. Guests are encouraged to wear '60s attire. Dinner is catered by Annette Zavareei. Tickets are $18 and may be reserved by calling 304-345-5042 or e-mail Patty Link at pat...@suddenlink.net.
Mount Vernon Baptist Church: will have a Prayer Summit beginning 8:30 a.m. April 6 with a continental breakfast at the church, 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, located near the Interstate 64, Exit 39. Six prayer-related workshops will begin at 9 a.m. with attendees having a choice of attending any two. The Rev. Ron McClung, Mount Vernon Baptist senior pastor, will lead three interactive sessions between the workshops. Keynote speakers for the event will be Grover and Vickie Morris, seminary graduates from Bluefield. Intersession performances will be given by Grace Pritt, Dreama Pritt and Lipas Hicks and will include sign language and dance. There is no charge to attend, however pre-registration is appreciated. For more information on workshop topics and to make reservations, call the church at 304-757-9110, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., Monday through Friday.
A benefit sing for the Rev. Fairley McCormick,: will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at the Marmet Recreation Center, 8405 MacCorkle Ave. A food sale will begin at 5 p.m. Singers include: Josh Holstein, Brooklyn, Chasity and Bert Wood; God Speak -- Pam Gibson; Wilma Smith; Eddie and Marylin Gaunch; Happy Valley Boys; Richard Harold Family; and III Generation. All proceeds go directly to Pastor Fairley McCormick. For more information, call Barry Pauley at 304-949-9692.
The Homeland Southern Gospel Sing: will be held at 7 p.m. on April 12 at Community Chapel, 5287 Big Tyler Road, Cross Lanes.
The Marshall University Chamber Choir,: directed by Dr. David Castleberry will be performing the "Duruflé Requiem" at 7 p.m. April 20 at Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. The event is part of the 2012-13 Pipesounds Concert Series on the Harrah Symphonic Organ. David F. Donathan will perform the second half of the program. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children under 5. Tickets are available at the church office or Hurricane Floral at 2757 Main St. in Hurricane. For more information, call 304-562-5903 or visit the website at www.pipesounds.org/.
Tommy Campbell: will be singing at 7 p.m. Monday night at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.
The BrighterSide Quartet: will be singing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Free Will Baptist Church, Huntington.
Sissonville Spring Sing: will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. on April 6 at the new Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department Building located on Call Road in Sissonville. Featured singers include: Jim Edens, The Believers, The Tignors, Ron Shamblin, Patsy Serles and One Step Closer. Concessions will be sold. Admission is $5 per person, children 6 and under free. All proceeds will benefit the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department.
Goldtown Community Church: will hold revival services Sunday through Friday at the church. Pastor Dennis Estes of Buckhannon Union Mission Church will be evangelist. Singing will be provided by: Monday, Goldtown Choir and 3:16. Tuesday, Spring Fork Missionary Baptist Church Choir; Wednesday, The Humphreys; Thursday, Jay Humphreys Trio; and Friday, Ron Hoy Family. Directions to the church: Take Interstate 77 North to the Goldtown Exit, turn South on W.Va. 21, go one mile and the church is on the left.
Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church,: 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. Sunday. The morning service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jason C. Black preaching. The evening worship begins at 6 p.m. with the church singers singing and the Rev. John Garrido preaching. A prayer meeting and youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
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