Providence Baptist Church, Rocky Step Road, Scott Depot, will have its homecoming Sunday at the church. Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. followed by a worship service at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served at noon. Bring a covered dish. Singing begins at 1:30 p.m. and Born of the Spirit will sing. There will be no Sunday evening service.
Maranatha Bible Missionary Baptist Church, 504 King Ave., Madison, will have first lady appreciation day for Cassandra Woods at 3 p.m. today at the church as part of the Second Pastoral anniversary for the Rev. Shawn P. Woods. Guest speaker will be Minister Tamika Henry of Central Community Tabernacle Church, Charleston. The service culminates Sunday with the Rev. Richard Sparks speaking at 11 a.m. and the Rev. James Jackson Sr., choir and congregation of Levi First Missionary Baptist Church, Rand, as speaker at the 3:30 p.m. service. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning worship service.
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate pre-anniversary activities leading up to the 93rd church anniversary. Marshall Arts Enterprise Photography will be taking photo shots from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 31. Family and individual pictures are available for a fee, along with other photo packages offered. Upcoming events will be West Virginia Mountaineer Game Day activities; a movie night at the church, and a cake walk and hot dog sale. For information, contact Krissy Booker at 304-513-6036 or Iris Coleman at 304-444-3101.
The Mount Olivet Ministers' Wives and Widows Council will celebrate its anniversary at 2 p.m. today at First Baptist Church of Smithers located in Smithers. The Rev. Larry Smith will be guest speaker. The Rev. Freddie Davenport is the church pastor.
Cross Lanes United Methodist Church will have a Back to School Bash from 6 to 8 pm. today at the church, located at 5320 Frontier Drive. Everything will be free including live music, hot dogs, popcorn, drinks, Huskey's Ice Cream, and a bounce house for the kids. For information, call 304-776-3081.
The Achievers' Class of the 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 information, call Ruth Hunt at 304-744-5062.
The Loudendale Church of the Nazarene's Ladies Lift will have a hot dog and bake sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 31 at the church.
Paradise Island of Christian WV will have a free clothing giveaway at 1 p.m. today at the gospel shed, located on W.Va. 80 in Logan County, between Man and Gilbert. For information, call 304-583-2825 or visit www.paradiseislandwv.
Mount Vernon Baptist Church, 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, is accepting pre-registration at 6:45 p.m. Wednesday for the AWANA (Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed) children's club program. The first session will be held at 645 p.m. Sept. 4 and is for ages 2 through sixth grade. Parents should enter with their children at the west entrance of the church to the Fellowship Hall and follow signs. Parents are invited to remain for Bible study and prayer. The Rev. David White is associate pastor of Outreach and Discipleship. Sandi Payne is AWANA director. For information, call the church at 304-757-9119, between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays.
Trinity United Methodist Women are now taking reservations for tables for the public to sell their crafts, etc., at their fall festival. The rental cost is $10. To reserve a space, call 304-345-3980.
Cross Lanes United Methodist Church, 5320 Frontier Drive, Cross Lanes, will sponsor a six-week course exploring basic caregiving, resources available to the patient and caregiver, financial issues regarding care, grief and loss, palliative care and hospice care. "Care for the Caregiver: A Basic Workshop" will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 10, 17, 24 and Oct. 8, 15 and 22. For information, call 304-776-3081. For reservations, call 304-941-1950.
Mount Tabor Church in Pinch will have an indoor rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 6 and 7 at the church. Breakfast items, baked goods and sodas will be for sale.
The Root and Branch Inc. is sponsoring "An Evening of Jewish, Christian and Islamic Dialogue," from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday in the Columbia Gas Transmission Cafeteria. Topics for discussion: "Eschatology: A Look at Both Monotheistic and Polytheistic Traditions" and "End of Days." Guest panelist will be Dr. Robert Newman, professor emeritus, University of Charleston, and director of the Lay Academy of First Presbyterian Church of Charleston. Regular panelists: Rabbi Victor Urecki, B'nai Jacob Synagogue; Monsignor P. Edward Sadie, The Basilica of Sacred Heart Co-Cathedral; and Dr. Imam Hague, WV Islamic Association, all of Charleston. Hazel Crowley is moderator. Refreshments will be featured. There is no charge and the public is welcome. Call 304-768-5571 or 304-415-2604 or email hazcrow...@aol.com.
The 63rd Annual West Virginia Mountain State Gospel Singers Convention will be held 7 p.m. nightly, Aug. 30-Sept. 1, Labor Day weekend. All singers are welcome. Free camping is available. Donations will be accepted for the sing, which includes soloists, duets, trios and quartets. Special invitation only singing for trios and quartets will be held from 2 to 11 p.m. Sept. 7. There are 12 singing groups selected by Convention Board of Directors and each has 30-minute singing rounds. The convention grounds are located 5 miles south of Summersville, Nicholas County, off U.S. 19. Follow W.Va. 129 East for 1 mile. Camping is available. Visit the website at www.wvgospelsing.com or call Faye or Carl Bostic at 304-872-2074, 304-619-1922 or 304-872-1977 for information.
The Second West Virginia Accordion Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 at Life United Methodist Church, 1564 Mary Lou Retton Drive, Fairmont. Along with fellow accordionists from Canada and the United States, will be Five-time National Accordion Champion, William H. (Bill) Cosby. A freewill offering will be taken. Contact Mike Takash at 304-366-1456 for information.
The 51st Southern Gospel Sing will be held at 6 p.m. today at Paradise Island of Christian WV, located on W.Va. 80, Logan County, between Man and Gilbert. The Passion Trail will be featured at 10 p.m. A sing will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday and will be followed by a homecoming dinner at 1:30 p.m. For information, call 304-583-2825 or visit www.paradiseislandwv.