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Church Activities: Oct. 5, 2013

Anniversaries/homecomings

The Community Tabernacle Church, W.Va. 34, Liberty, will have its homecoming Sunday at the church. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m., and the worship service starts at 11 a.m. Pastor Denver Dale Grady will preach in the morning. Dinner will be served around noon. The Rev. Earnest Cox will preach at the afternoon service around 1:30 p.m. Singers will be The Believers and The Jay Humphrey Trio.

The Open Bible Temple Independent Baptist Church, Powellton, will have homecoming services Sunday at the church. Sunday school will begin at 10 a.m. and the morning worship service will follow. Lunch will be served after the service. The Rev. Jeff Floyd will speak and singing will be provided by Isabella Wolfe and the Bess Family. There will not be an evening service.

Sunlight Baptist Church, Island Branch, Sissonville, will have its homecoming services beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Pastor Bobby Jones will be guest speaker. Gloria Newhouse will sing.

Levi First Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate its 97th Church Anniversary at 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 5125 Church Drive, Rand. pre-anniversary services will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Shelly Bausley, of Pilgrim Home Baptist Church; 7 p.m. Thursday with the Rev. Clifford Sherrod of Community Missionary Baptist Church; and 7 p.m. Friday with the Rev. Paul Dunn of First Baptist Church of Charleston.

The Metropolitan Baptist Church, Queen Esther Ministry, will celebrate its 97th Anniversary, at 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at the church. Speaker will be minister Renee Riddick.

Homecoming services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Allens Fork Community Church, located on Allens Fork Road, Sissonville. The Rev. Joe Scarberry will preach and there will be special singing. A homecoming dinner will follow the morning service. Church pastor is Jerry Bonnett. For more information, call 304-988-9044.

Miscellaneous

The Methodist Women at Mount Juliet United Methodist Church, located at 417 E. Fourth Street in Belle, are sponsoring a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the church fellowship hall. The bazaar is a fundraiser to help support local mission projects. There will be wreaths, decorated stars, stained glass light catchers, kitchen angels, snowmen, Christmas card baskets and many other craft items, in addition to the sale of beautiful Cookie Lee Jewelry, Sentsy Fragrance and Velata Fondue. Hot dogs and baked goods will also be for sale. 

Valley Christian Assembly, 1703 Bigley Ave., will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the church. An auction will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. For information, call 304-344-3525.

Canaan Baptist Church, 1919 Bigley Ave., will have a hot dog and yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. today in the church activity building. Items offered will be clothing, miscellaneous items, homemade apple butter, pies, cookies, candies, macaroni, potato salads, baked beans and more. There will also be a country store with crafts and many other items. 

The Winfield United Methodist Women (WUMW) are sponsoring their annual fall bazaar at from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 11 and 12 at Winfield United Methodist Church, located behind Winfield McDonald's. A variety of crafts and other items will be available for purchase. Concessions will feature a wise selection, including homemade soups. Proceeds from the bazaar help the WUMW sponsor several mission projects throughout the year. Vendor spaces are available for rental. For more information, call 304-586-3795 or winfieldumc@frontier.com.

The Interdenominational Ministers Wives and Ministers Widows will have a rummage sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 12 on the New Covenant Church parking lot, corner of Florida Street and First Avenue, West Side.

First Presbyterian Church's, Lay Academy of Religion, will feature Dr. Bob Anderson as guest speaker at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way. Dr. Anderson will speak on "Near-Death Experiences" and will address the book, "Proof of Heaven," by Eben Alexander, M.D. There is no charge. Call 304-343-8961 for information.

Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church will have a hot dog and bake sale at beginning 10 a.m. today at the church.

Miracle Island Unlimited will present a Passion Trail beginning around 7:30 p.m. nightly, today, Nov. 1 and 2, and Dec. 6 and 7 at Paradise Island of Christian, located on W.Va. 80, Logan County, between Man and Gibert and near Verner. Cast members will lead participants on a 1/2 mile waling trail, tracing the footsteps of Jesus. Admission and food is free, however donations are accepted. Lodging and camping are available, call for rates. Large groups are encouraged to call for free reservations at 304-583-2825; Facebook: Priscella Cline Smith; or visit www.paradiseislandwv.homestead.com.

McKinnon Presbyterian Church, 4278 Washington St., West, will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church. Hot dogs will be for sale, featuring Leona's delicious chili. Tables available for rental for $10. To reserve a table, call 304-744-2815.

Open Door Apostolic Church, 2630 Kanawha Blvd. E., will have its Fourth Annual Fellowship Mass Choir event on Oct. 12 and 13. A Fellowship Mass Choir Workshop will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 12. A Fellowship Mass Choir Concert will be held at 6 p.m. on Oct. 13.

Fairlawn Baptist Church, will have an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in the Family Life Center (former Mound School) 20th Street and Fletcher Avenue, Dunbar. There will be a variety of vendors selling Christmas, baby and children's items, books, furniture and more.  Sausage and biscuits, hot dogs and homemade desserts will also be available for purchase.

Fairview United Methodist Church in Cross Lanes, is seeking crafters and vendors for its craft fair to be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 2. Hot dogs, pumpkin rolls and baked goods available for sale. Rental spaces of 7'x7' with a 6' table available for $15. Contact Denise Arthur at 304-437-9186 for more information.

United Disciples of Christ Church, 100 United Disciples Drive in South Charleston, will have an old-fashioned community carnival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 12 at the church. Free games, baked goods, cakewalk, food, apple butter, arts and crafts, prizes and more will be featured. Directions: Take the Davis Creek Exit off Corridor G and turn right. Take the next right up the hill.

Heart and Hand House of South Charleston will sponsor its annual Kay Hall Hike for Hunger event beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 122 at the church. The event honors Kay Hall, the former Heart and Hand House director and raises money for the agency's food pantry. There will be a bake sale, hot dog sale and cupcake walk. For information, call 304-744-6741.

Music

The Homeland Southern Gospel Sing will be held at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Scary Creek Church of God, 340 Scary Creek Road, Scott Depot.  

The Whisnants from Morgantown, N.C. will be in concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 Washington St. W. West Virginia's own Heritage Quartet will also perform. The concert is free and a love offering will be taken. Concessions will open at 12:30 p.m. and barbecues will be available. For information, call the church at 304-342-4988 or Rose at 610-0560.

Living For Him will sing at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Doctors Creek Community Church located above Clendenin.

Ron Shamblin will sing at 7 p.m. Monday night at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.

The Dale Spencer Family will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Rumble Community Baptist Church.

Paid in Full will sing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Barnett Chapel located at Fishers Ridge.

The BrighterSide Quartet will sing at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at Victory Baptist Church, Grantsville.

Song evangelist Jim Edens will sing at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday at Davis Memorial Baptist Church, Charleston.

Prayer Connection Lighthouse Holiness Church will sponsor an evening of worship with the McKameys on Oct. 17 at Madison Baptist Church, 2nd Street, Madison. There is no admission charge, however, a love offering will be taken. For questions, call Jeff at 304-382-3949.

Heritage Baptist Church will be host a benefit concert, car and motorcycle show from 3 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 12 at the church. The car and motorcycle show will be held at Heritage Baptist Church located at 40 Kayla Lane in Pinch, with onsite registration starting at 3 p.m. Music will take place from 4:30 to 9:00 pm at New Hope Ball Field on New Hope Road in Pinch. Musical artists include: Up the Creek, Brothers in Christ, Arise In Me, Brandi Good, Hearts Unworthy, the Kings River Praise Team and the Heritage Baptist Church Praise Team. There will also be inflatables for kids, food and a bonfire. Proceeds from the car show and the concert gate fee will go directly toward the Elk River Toy Store Ministry, which provides Christmas presents to more than 100 local families who are in need and are not served by any other Christmas toy program. For more information, call 304-965-7396.

Cathedral of Prayer Baptist Church, 2324 Pennsylvania Ave., will feature four trios at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the church. Featured groups will be Mercy's Reign from Gallipolis, Ohio, and Eternity's Crossing from Beckley, as well as the Jay Humphreys Trio and Bloodline. Bring non-perishable food items and a free will offering to benefit the Charleston Mountain Mission, as they are gearing up for the upcoming Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons. For more information, call John Snodgrass at 304-638-0639.

Rallies/revivals

Fresh Fire Ministries, Elder/Prophet B.K. Thompson, visionary will present the Third Annual Fresh Fire Crusade Oct. 31 through Nov. 3 at Living Water Worship Centre, 513 Patrick Street, West Side. The theme for this year is "Back To The Drawing Board." (Jude 1:3, 2 Corinthians 7:1). Schedule of services are: Oct. 31: 7:30 p.m., Pastor Sandra R. Jackson of Word of Truth Church of God In Christ, Beckley; Nov. 1: 7:30 p.m., Pastor W. Channing Jackson of The Greater Kingdom Citadel, Selma, Ala.; Nov. 2: 10:45 a.m.: Morning Glory with Evangelist Linda Gavin Kizer of Christ Temple Bibleway Church, Euclid, Ohio; Pastor Trevor Sands of Overflow Family Worship Center; and Evangelist Janet Hairston of Heart of God Ministries, Beckley, as the speakers. Evening service at 6 p.m. will feature Bishop T. Andrew Aiken of Greater Love Temple, Burlington, Ohio; Nov. 3: Morning worship, noon, will feature Pastor S.R. White of Living Water Worship Centre. The evening worship at 5 p.m. will feature Pastor C.R. Smith of Temple of Faith Ministries, Cross Lanes. Host pastor is Elder Scott R. White. For more information, call 304-404-3473.

Elkridge Community Church will have revival services Oct. 10-12. Preaching will be provided by: Oct. 10, the Rev. Chuck Cunningham; Oct. 11, the Rev. Orville Syner; and Oct. 12, the Rev. Doug May.

Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly, Monday through Friday, at Walnut Gap Missionary Baptist Church, 1091 Walnut Gap Road. Evangelist David Nix from Dawsonville, Ga., will speak. Singers will be: Monday, Esta Baptist Church Choir; Tuesday, Farrar Baptist Church Choir; Wednesday, Walnut Gap Church Choir; Thursday, Elizabeth Baptist Church Choir; and Friday, Springfork Baptist Church Choir. Pastor is Greg Reese.

Revival services will be held at 7 p.m. nightly, Oct. 14-19, at Allens Fork Community Church, located on Allens Fork Road, Sissonville. Evangelist will be Wayne Runyon. The church choir will be singing nightly, along with the following guest singers: Oct. 14, The Humphreys; Oct. 15, Kathy Jeffries; Oct. 16, For Heaven's Sake Trio; Oct. 17, Still Blessed; Oct. 18, The Laborer's Quartet; and Oct. 19, to be announced. Pastor is Jerry Bonnett. For information, call 304-988-2156.

The Rev. Claude Nichols will be special speaker for revival services Oct. 13-16 at the Grace Church of the Nazarene, 499 2nd Ave., South Charleston. Service will be held at 10:40 a.m. on Oct. 13 and at 6:30 p.m. nightly, Oct. 14-16. There will be special music nightly. For questions, call the church office at 304-744-2838.

Special services

St. Matthew's Episcopal Church will bless its new stained glass windows on Sunday at the church. The windows, donated by members in thanksgiving for loved ones, are in the archway of the portico in front of the church and is visible from Bridge Road. The windows were designed and fabricated by local artisan, Amanda Short at Amanda's Glass Art in Kanawha City. The project was spearheaded by church member Fred Belden. The windows show symbols for the Holy Spirit (a dove), the Eucharist (a chalice), and the Cross. St. Matthew's priest-in-charge is Father John Hagan.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have a praise and worship service on Sunday at the church, 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. A Baptism will be featured at the 11 a.m. service. The Rev. Ed Fairchild will preach at the 6 p.m. service and the Clear Voice Trio will perform. The prayer meeting and youth group will meet at 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

Minister Antron Welch will present The Mountain Top Experience at 6 p.m. on Oct. 12 at Rehoboth Cathedral of Christ, 915 Main St., West Side. Featured guests will include Evangelist Leisha Gibson of Central Community Tabernacle of Charleston, LaTara Cross of Heart of God Ministries in Beckley, Tonya Copney of United Apostolic Faith Church of Beckley and lady Vanessa White of Living Water Worship Centre of Charleston. Host pastor is Bishop James S. Carter Jr.

Community Missionary Baptist Church will have the Deacons and Deaconess 88th Celebration at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Lennoris Dixon, pastor of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, along with her choirs and congregation. Wear white dress attire with prayer caps. Gloves are not required. Repast will be served following the evening service.

Living Waters Family Worship Center, 514 Fifth Ave., Montgomery, will have its Pastors Appreciation Services, celebrating Pastor Terrance and Pastor Angela Hamm, at 7 p.m. Friday and 11 a.m. Oct. 13 at the church. Elder Mark Walker Jr. will be guest speaker on Friday. For information, call 304-545-2835.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 442 McDonald St., South Charleston, will feature the Rev. Philemon Dillard as guest speaker at its 11 a.m. morning worship service. 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 email: 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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