Unity of Kanawha Valley will be hosting a "Souper Bowl" soup sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church, located at 804 Myrtle Road, corner of Bridge and Myrtle roads. Homemade soups, breads, drinks, desserts and artisan bowls from West Virginia artists will be also be sold. There will be several varieties of soups including vegetarian choices. Our soups are made with bottled water. Home containers for take-out will be available.
Dawes United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual "Souper Bowl of Caring" from 12:45 to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 2. Several types of soup, sandwiches, desserts and drinks will be offered. Donations will be accepted for the Sojourner's Shelter.
The Fathers House Missionary Baptist Church will have its Second Annual Celebrity Black History Celebration service at 6 p.m. on Feb. 16 at the church. A special guest speaker will portray former South African President Nelson Mandela. Musical guest will be St. Paul Male Chorus. Musical icon portrayals will feature Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and a host of other famous celebrities. Participants are encouraged to come to the service adorned in character and dressed as their favorite African American character, living or dead, to help celebrate Black history.
The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 520 Kanawha Blvd. has a nonreligious discussion group that meets for one hour at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday. The focus will be on "Why Feb. 2? Why not January 15, February 15, or March 2?" February 2 is part of the annual cycle of solar festivals of significance to many of the older religions. The solar cycle and celestial activity insinuates itself into the modern religions as documented even by a West Virginia academic, in ways that clerics generally refuse to acknowledge. The Sunday session will highlight information not widely known and rejected by many, not for error of fact, but for the controversial nature of the content.
First Presbyterian Church, 16 Leon Sullivan Way, will present the Lay Academy of Religion Spring Series beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday in the church activities building. The book, "Proof of Heaven," will be studied along with "Conversations with Eben Alexander, M.D," recorded on DVD. A neurologist, Alexander will describe and discuss his journey to heaven and back during a seven-day coma. The dialogue helps study the topic, religion and science. Admission is free. For more information, contact Bob Newman at 304-345-0225.
Praising Him will sing at 7 p.m. Monday night at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.
Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church will have a praise and worship service at 11 a.m. Sunday with Pastor Jason C. Black preaching. Pastor Black will also preach at the 6 p.m. service Sunday with the church choir singing. The prayer and youth group meetings will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, located at 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington.
Lee Holliday will be preaching at 2 p.m. Sunday at Rumble Community Church. There will be special singing.
King of Glory International Ministries will feature Bishop Norman Jones of Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle as guest speaker at the 5 p.m. Feb. 9 service at the church. Call 304-720-5994 for information.
Metropolitan Baptist Church, 205 Donnally St., will have a Holy Communion service at 11 a.m. Sunday at the church. Pastoral candidate, the Rev. Letari Thompson, of North Carolina, will speak.Items for Bulletin Board may be submitted by mail to The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301; faxed to 304-348-1233; or emailed to gaze...@wvgazette.com. Notices will be run one time free. Please include a contact person's name and a daytime telephone number.