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Church Activities May 18, 2013

Anniversaries:

The First Missionary Baptist Church of Boomer will have its Pastor's Fifth Anniversary and Appreciation service at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Ronald Smith, Pastor of The Temple of Faith in Cross Lanes. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.

First Missionary Baptist Church of Hansford, will celebrate Pastor Henry Gravely's 11th Anniversary at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The Rev. Robert Morton, pastor of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Carbondale will speak. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m. All pastors, choirs and congregations are invited to participate.

Miscellaneous:

Loudendale Church of the Nazarene will have a benefit spaghetti dinner and desserts for Jimmy Shaffer and his family beginning at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the church. Shaffer is in the Cancer Center of American in Pittsburgh receiving treatment for stomach cancer. Proceeds will help the family with medical expenses. Donations can also be sent to Loudendale Church of the Nazarene, 708 Cane Fork Road, Loudendale, WV 25314.

The Men's Department at Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle will have a hot dog sale starting at 10 a.m. today at the church, 1546 Third Ave. A silent auction will be held by the Missionary Department. Hot dogs, chips and sodas will be sold. For more information, contact Kevin Wilborne at 304-546-6107 or Will Edwards at 304-552-0524. 

The Achievers' Class of 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.

St. Christopher Episcopal Church will sponsor a spaghetti dinner from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 821 Edgewood Drive, West Side. Dine in or take out is available. For information, call Christina Hines at 304-342-3272.

The Lay Academy of First Presbyterian Church of Charleston will meet at 4 p.m. Sunday in the church activities building, Room 201. Dr. Robert G. Newman, Professor of Religion Emeritus, University of Charleston, will speak on his two years living and working in Alaska. Special emphasis will be on Native American Tribes and their religions. For more information, call 304-345-0225.

A huge yard sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 31 and June 1 at Crossroads Community Church, 328 Martins Branch Road. Household items, clothes, baked boods and hot dogs will be for sale.

Lakeview Christian Church will present a "Living the Dream!" program at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church, 108 Lakeview Drive, Hurricane. The story is about Gene McKnight, who delivers the Evening News at KLFJ, deals with family issues at home and choices they make. His son, Chad, and sick daughter, Kimberly, both seek to live for Jesus, while his wife, Suzie and his son, Scooter live for the things of this world. He is reminded that Jesus is coming soon. As his boss pushes him in the opposite direction, will he choose The Kingdom of God in time?

Pocatalico Community Church will sponsor a hot dog sale and outdoor gospel sing at 11 a.m. today. Proceeds will go to the Cancer relay for Life. Groups include The Tignors, Calvary's Why and Harvest Trio.

Music:

The New Calvary Echoes will be singing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Pocatalico Community Church.

Mammoth Advent Christian Church is having a benefit sing and hot dog/bake sale its pastor, Paul Ramsey Sr., who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Pastor Ramsey is in need of a bone morrow transplant and will be in Morgantown for approximately three months. The benefit sing will be at 6 p.m. May 31 at Riverside High School Auditorium, Quincy. The BrighterSide Quartet, The Laborers, The Wristons, Donny & Martha Elswick and The Harbor Masters will perform. Those who cannot attend can make donations to the Paul Ramsey Sr. Fund, c/o The City National Bank, 102 Melrose Dr., Glasgow, WV 25086. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

Community Restoration and Worship Center, Lincoln Street, Oak Hill, is hosting a gospel music celebration for the installation  of a new pastor, Elder Shannon Robinson. The event will be held at 6 p.m. May 25 at First Baptist Church of Harlem Heights. For more information, contact Gwendolyn Davis at 304-469-4837, or 304-222-0592.

The Cross Lanes Community Concert Series will feature Mountain Thyme at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cross Lanes United Methodist Church. Mountain Thyme performs Celtic songs, with an Appalachian flavor. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be taken. For more information, contact the church at 304-776-3081 or Rusty Casto at 304-395-0157.

The Jay Humphreys Trio will be singing at 7 p.m. today at Holly Memorial Church, South Charleston. They will also sing at 6:30 pm. Sunday at Church of God of Prophecy, Cabin Creek.

The Believers and The BrighterSide Quartet will be singing at 6 p.m. today at Elk River Community Center in Elkview. Admission is free, however, donations are welcome. Concessions will be sold.

The Taylors from Lillington, N.C. perform at 6 p.m. Sunday at Point Lick Gospel Tabernacle, located 3 miles on Campbell's Creek Drive. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be accepted. For information, call 304-550-3415.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Wednesday<co May 22> at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 5502 Noyes Ave. in Kanawha City. 

Randy Wood will sing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at St. Albans Church of the Nazarene. He will also sing at 7 p.m. on Friday at Toney's Branch Freewill Baptist Church in Bloomingrose.

The Freemans of Hendersonville, Tenn., will have a concert at 7 p.m. June 7 at Keith Full Gospel Church, located on W.Va. 3, Boone County and 6 miles West of Whitesville. Doors open at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken. For information or directions, call 304-837-7557 or 304-837-3965.

The New Prophets will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Rumble Community Baptist Church.

The Loudermilk Family will sing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Red Oak Christian Community Church, Red Oak Drive, Nitro. Pastors are Victor Keathley and Roy Jarrell.

The BrighterSide Quartet will sing at 6 p.m. today at the Senior Citizens Community Center in Elkview. They will also sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Waldeck Methodist Church, Weston.

Chuck Compton will sing at 11 a.m. Sunday at Dry Branch Free Will Baptist Church, located 2 miles up Cabin Creek Road. For information, call 304-595-1986.

The Hoppers of Madison, N.C., will be in concert at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 Washington St. W. The Praisemen from Charleston will also sing. The concert is free, however, a love offering will be taken. Concessions will be open at 4:30 p.m. and will offer barbecues for sale.

The Tanners of Nebo will sing at 7 p.m. today at Open Bible Temple Independent Baptist Church, Powellton.

Rallies/Revivals:

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church, will  have  its Spring Rally Program at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Keith Walker from the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of Garten, along with his choir and congregation. Dinner will immediately follow the morning worship service.

Revival services will be held 7 p.m. nightly, May 30-June 1 at Keith Full Gospel Church. Speaker will be Pastor Christ Stansell of St. Paul's Pentecostal Holiness Church, Wytheville, Va. Jim Workman will provide special singing. The church is located on W.Va. 3, Boone County and 6 miles West of Whitesville. For information or directions, call 304-837-7557 or 304-837-3965.

Special services:

The Fathers House MBC welcomes Dr. Patricia Kusimo, CEO of the Education Alliance, as guest speaker for their annual Senior Graduation service held during the 11 am. Sunday worship service.

Hissom Tabernacle Church of the Nazarene is sponsoring its annual "Faith of Our Mothers Conference," Sunday through Wednesday. Sunday services are at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Monday through Wednesday services are at 7 p.m. Guest speakers include Elizabeth Burdette, Faye Teel, Beverly Sammons, Lou Lucas and the Rev. Freda Smith. Special singing will be featured at every service. For more information or transportation, call Pastor Bonnie Hissom at 304-343-7046.  

First Church of Vandalia will have Friends and Family Day at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. Musical selections will be provided by Quewanncoii<co > C. Stephens and the Vandalia Male Chorus. Pastor Cornell Byers will bring the morning message.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church, 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, will have Sunday school at 10 a.m. Sunday. The Sunday morning worship service will be held at 11 a.m. with Pastor Jason C. Black preaching. Sunday evening worship service will be held at 6 p.m. and the church singers/choir will sing. Pastor Jason C. Black will preach. The prayer meeting and youth group meetings are held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

Items for Church Activities may be submitted by mail to The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301, faxed to 304-348-1233 or e-mail: gazette@wvgazette.com. 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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