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Church Activities: August 3, 2013

Anniversaries

The Fathers House Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the Fourth Pastoral Anniversary of the Rev. Dr. Lloyd Allan Hill on Sunday at the church, 500 29th Street. The Rev. Ricardo Flippin will speak at 11 a.m. and the Rev. Lenorris Dixon of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, along with his choir and congregation, will be guests at 4 p.m.

Miscellaneous

Charleston Baptist Temple is taking it to the streets with a community-wide love ministry that promises to feed both body and soul from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday<co Aug. 6> on the parking lot at the corner of Quarrier and Morris streets. Free grilled hotdogs, popcorn and cotton candy will be provided. A light moment with Dr. Dennis Johnson will be featured. There will be prize drawings, live music by John and George Lilly, and others. A rock-climbing wall, Jupiter Jump and carnival games for the kids will be offered. The EMS will be here, too. Admission is free. For more information, contact Polly Robson at 304-346-9627 or poleugenia@chasbt.org.

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans is hosting a free educational workshop to help people understand that Social Security is just part of their overall retirement picture. Called "Getting More from Social Security," the 50-minute workshop will be held at 10 a.m. on Aug. 10 at Cross of Grace Lutheran Church, 30 Grace Drive, Hurricane, near Wal-Mart. The workshop is presented by Eric Weimer FIC, CLTC, Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial for Lutherans in Hurricane. To register, call Thrivent Financial's local office at 304-747-0893, email Eric.Weimer@thrivent.com, or go to Thrivent.com/findaworkshop.

Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church, 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane will participate in Hurricane's City-Wide Yard Sale held on Aug. 17. The church will have a sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 17 on its parking lot. This is the first fund raising event for the new expansion planned for ground breaking in May 2015. The church family and friends are donating household goods, toys, lawn and garden equipment and other goodies that will be "treasures" to the folks who purchase them. The United Methodist Women will have hot dogs, drinks, cakes, cookies, candy and more inside the church.

United Kingdom Changers Fellowship of Covenant Churches will open their convocation at 7 p.m. Thursday at City of Refuge Church, 11719 MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake. The theme is "Embracing the Pain to Shift the Atmosphere." A fashion show titled "Wear Your Gift" will open the convocation and will be followed by a panel discussion on "Embracing Pain." Evangelist Karen Hairston of Fayetteville will speak at 7 p.m. Friday. Speaker at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 will be Bishop Fred Simms, Heart of God Ministries in Beckley. Pastor Nancy B. Jones will speak at the 11:15 p.m. service on Aug. 11 and District Elder Tim Schofield will speak at the 5 p.m. service Aug. 11.

New Heights Church will sponsor a Block Party at 6 p.m. Aug. 10 at April Dawn Park in Milton. Free food, inflatables and games will be featured.

Music

African Children's Choir will perform at 11 a.m. this Sunday<co Aug. 4> at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans. A community picnic will be held at 12:30 p.m. There will be entertainment for children, including a double slide, rat race, obstacle course and maze. For information, call 304-727-7114; email standumch@aol.com or visit the website at www.sasaumc.org.

The Believers will be singing at 11 a.m. Sunday at Community Tabernacle at Liberty. They will also sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Fairview Baptist Church on Gabe Road near Clendenin.

The BrighterSide Quartet will sing at 6:30 p.m. today at Open Baptist Church, Vego Road, Maxwelton, and at 10 a.m. Sunday at Graystone Baptist Church, Fairlea.

Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, 5320 Frontier Drive, Cross Lanes, will have a special concert at 7 p.m. Sunday titled "But If" and featuring Anthony Mossburg, "The Rambler." A love offering will be taken. Mossburg's CDs include "Cover Me" and "The Rambler." He has opened for Aaron Shust, Shawn McDonald, Rush of Fools, Affix, Our Heart's Hero and We Are Leo. His song, "Break My Heart" came in first place at the 2011 Indie Ignite convention in Nashville. He is a Holt International artist and is actively promoting the sponsorship of orphans waiting for adoption or family preservation assistance in foreign countries. Most recently, he was chosen to lead the Legacy of Freedom concert tour to educate Americans and call our nation to action to stop child sex trafficking in the U.S. For more information on this cause and tour that begins with a New Year's Eve concert, go to resolutionhope.org.

The Singing Cookes and Cooke Brothers from Kingsport, Tenn., will perform at a gospel concert at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at Keith Full Gospel Church. Doors open at 6 p.m. Admission is free; however, a love offering will be taken. The church is located on W.Va. 3 in Boone County, 6 miles west of Whitesville, 45-minutes drive distance from Charleston and Beckley. For directions, call 304-837-7557 or 304-837-3965.

A summer gospel concert featuring The Fishermen Quartet of Clyde, Ohio; Bloodline of Huntington; and The Jay Humphreys Trio of Charleston will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Newton Baptist Church, activities building, 170 Hollywood Road, Newton. Concessions will be available.

Composer, guitarist and singer Jim Scott brings his well-crafted jazz and world music influenced songs at 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W. Formerly a member of the Paul Winter Consort. He has numerous CDs and is the creator of "Green Sanctuary" a program for churches to become more sustainable. For more information, visit 222.JimScottMusic.com.

Parsons Chapel Church, 1449 Sixth Ave., West Side, will feature The Living Word Quartet at the 6 p.m. evening service Sunday.<co Aug. 4> Roger Reed will be preaching.

The Homeland Southern Gospel Sing will be held at 7 p.m. Friday <co Aug. 9> at Good Shepherd Baptist Church, 15 Scott Lane, Scott Depot.

Pure Gospel will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.

Special services

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have praise and worship services on  Aug. 4 at the church, located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. The Rev. James Gilkerson will preach at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Herb Nida will preach at 6 p.m. and the church choir will perform. The prayer meeting and youth group meetings begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the church.

First Lady Renea Crozier and Abundant Life Ministries, 1534 Washington St. E., are hosting a free event titled, "It's Time 2 Fight -- I'm Coming Out of This!" at 7 p.m. on Friday. Speakers will be Tracie Greene, Pamela Haley, Wanda Hightower, and Pamela Whitestone. All are welcome to attend. For more information, contact the church at 304-342-0058 or firstlady@abundantlifewv.com .

Metropolitan Baptist Church will have a Communion Service at 11 a.m. Sunday at 205 Donnally St. A Deaconness and Missionary Candlelight Service is scheduled fro 6 p.m. on Aug. 11 at the church. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Ricardo Flippin of Father's House Baptist Church.

United Kingdom Changers Fellowship of Covenant Churches will host their Convocation at 7 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, 6 p.m. Aug. 10 and 11:15 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 11. Fred E. Jones Jr., is General Overseer.

Vacation Bible school

Metropolitan Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the church, 205 Donnally St. Meals will be served.

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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