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 Bishop Charles Shaw, along with his congregation from Real Life Christian Center Church in Huntington. Music will be provided by area singers.
Mount Chapel Baptist Church in Ansted will celebrate Pastor Herman L. James' First Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Douglas Mullins will be guest speaker, along with his choir and congregation.
Winfield United Methodist Church, 20 Radwin Drive, behind Winfield McDonald's, will have a yard sale, rain or shine, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 4. A variety items have been donated by many church families. Concessions will be available. Proceeds will benefit mission trip to Monjas, Guatemala in June.
Kanawha City Baptist Church is sponsoring a hot dog sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church, corner of Venable Avenue and 45th Street. Soft drinks and desserts will be available.
A chili cook-off/cornhole tournament will be held at noon May 18 at Christ Church in Sutton. Deadline for entries is May 11. There will be live music, face painting and more. For information, call L. Hutchison at 304-965-2423 or visit the website for information and entry forms at christ-church-sutton-flatwoods-umc.net.
Renea Crozier and the Women With Abundant Life, 1534 Washington St. E., will have its Fifth Annual Hattitude of Praise Luncheon and Concert at 2 p.m. on May 4 at the church. The guest psalmists will be Kathleen Booker, Michelle Dyess, Leisha English-Gibson, and Mikki Owens. This event is free and all females are encouraged to come and wear their favorite hat. For more information, call the church at 304-342-0058, ext. 8, or email firstl...@abundantlifewv.com .
The Root And The Branch is sponsoring "An Evening of Jewish, Christian and Islam Dialogue" from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Columbia Gas Transmission Cafeteria. Topic for discussion is "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. Doctor 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 information call 304-768-5571 or 304-415-2604, email hazcrow...@aol.com.
The Lay Academy class of First Presbyterian Church, Charleston, meets at 4 p.m. Sunday in the activities building, Room 201, to study contemporary religions of Japan. The topic is "How Shall We Love our Neighbor as Ourself... when our neighbor may seem so different?" Japanese food will be sampled. Bring a friend. There is no charge. For information, call Dr. Robert G. Newman at 304-345-0225.
Humphreys United Methodist Churc: in Sissonville will have a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and May 5 at the church. Rummage only will be featured on Friday. On Saturday, along with rummage sale items, food will be available and includes hot dogs, potato and macaroni salads, baked beans and desserts.
The Usher Board of St. Paul A.M.E. Church will sponsor a spring bazaar from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church. Food and special items will be sold.
The youth group of Faith Missionary Baptist Church, 701 MacCorkle Ave. W., will hold a yard sale and hot dog sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 4 to raise funds for children to attend camp. Numerous items, hot dogs and baked goods will be featured. Several classic cars from the '40s through the '80s will be on display. The church is located 1 mile west of old Route 35. For information, call Pastor Mike Hager at 304-727-9491.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes will have their Spring Banquet with Coach Robert Pruett at 6 p.m. May 9 at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, Corridor G. The annual banquet thanks current donors and encourages new support. Tickets are awarded on past donations to FCA. New donations of $120 will be eligible to attend. Those interested can call 304-344-9005 or email kmo...@fca.org.
Ward Church of God is hosting a benefit gospel sing from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11 for the maintenance of Ward Cemetery. Featured singers will be the Brighterside Quartet, Harbor Masters Quartet, Jimmy McKnight, St. Paul's Men's Chorus, Laborers Quartet, Eyes of Faith and Zamar Ministry. The church is located approximately 20 miles east of Charleston and then 1 mile up Kellys Creek in Cedar Grove. Hot dogs, soft drinks and baked goods will be sold. The sing will be outdoors, so bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, it will be moved indoors. For information call 304-727-5695.
The Cross Lanes Community Concert Series is pleased to announce that John Lilly, will appear in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. Admission is free, however, a donation will be taken up for the artist. Lilly will present a concert of country folk music with a dose of roots of Americana. The church is located at 5320 Frontier Drive in Cross Lanes. For more information, contact the church at 304-776-3081, 304-661-0655 or Rusty Casto at 304-395-0157.
The Breath of Freshness Apostolic Ministries, 4917 Midland Drive, Charleston, will have the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus and The Men of Faith in concert for their Men's Day Program at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church.
The Greenes will be in concert at 11 a.m. Sunday at the Cedar Grove Baptist Church in Cedar Grove. Family and Friend Day will also be celebrated on that date. There will be a fellowship dinner immediately following the service. The Rev. H.B. White Jr. is pastor.
A gospel sing featuring The Laborers will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Mary Virginia Gospel Tabernacle, 830 Georges Creek Drive, Malden.
Pocatalico Community Church will present The Singing Cookes at 7 p.m. on May 11 at Sissonville High School. Admission is free.
The Tignors will be singing at 6 p.m. today at Little Creek Church of Christ in Chelyan.
New Journey from Corban, Ky., will be singing at 10 a.m. Sunday morning at Pocatalico Community Church, 7138 Sissonville Dr., Sissonville.
The Believers will sing at 7 p.m. today during a gospel sing at Simmons Creek United Christian Church on Simmons Creek Road at Belle. They will also sing at 7 p.m. on Sunday at Mountain Heights Church, 1201 Chestnut St., Spring Hill Mountain in South Charleston.
King of Glory International Ministries with Pastor Tina Beatty and Church of God MPG of Truth, with Pastor Michael Austin, will observe a "Community Day of Witnessing and Evangelizing" to local west side churches from noon to 2 p.m. today. Each individual church will be serving food from 3 to 5 p.m.
Divine Hope will sing at 10 a.m. on Sunday at Loudendale Church of the Nazarene.