The Elsons: will be in concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 22 at Sharon First Church of God, located 2 miles up Cabin Creek on the right.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation: will feature Doug MacLeod of California in concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the church, 520 Kanawha Boulevard West. Admission is $15. Singer-songwriter, guitar master Doug McLeod will present an evening of acoustic blues. For information, visit www.doug-macleod.com/.
The Jay Humphreys Trio: will be singing at 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at Mount Tabor Church, St. Albans. They will also sing at 2 p.m. Sept. 9 at Pond Gap Church's homecoming in Pond Gap.
The Believers: will be singing at 10 a.m. Sept. 9 at Kelly's Creek Community Church at Sissonville. They will also sing at 1 p.m. Sept. 9 at Goshen Baptist Church, located on Kentuck Road off the Interstate 77, Kenna exit.
Randy White: will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.
Song evangelist Jim Edens: will perform at 10 a.m. Sept. 8 at the South Charleston Mound Festival. He will also sing at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Davis Memorial Baptist Church in Charleston and 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Comfort Presbyterian Church.
First Baptist Church of Vandalia,: 1500 Mountain Road, will feature the Male Chorus in their annual mini concert at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
Squire Parsons and Squire Parsons Trio: will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 22 at First Baptist Church of Rainelle, 309 Seventh St., Rainelle. The concert is free, however, love offerings will be taken. Squire Parsons has written many of his songs. For more information, call 304-438-6311.
The BrighterSide Quartet: will sing at 1:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at Zion Hill Baptist Church's annual homecoming service in Elana.
The Kidds: will bring the gospel in song at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Sandy Fork Baptist Church in Griffithsville.
Calvary's Why: will sing at 6 p.m. Sept. 9 at Parsons Chapel, Sixth Avenue.
Frazier's Bottom Church of God,: 2051 W.Va. 35, Frazier's Bottom will have revival services beginning at noon Sept. 9 with an all-church, friends and neighbors picnic in the large pavilion beside the church. Music will be provided, and the Rev. Roy Barber of White Sulphur Springs will preach following the picnic. Services continue at 7 p.m. nightly, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The Monday evening preacher will be the Rev. Jake Eldridge, pastor of Buffalo. Pastor Lester Errett Jr., pastor of Fraziers Bottom Church of God, will deliver Tuesday evening's sermon. Dr. Bill Ellis will be preaching and his wife, Kitty, will be the guest soloist for the closing service Sept. 12 afternoon. Ellis has preached in more than 150 different churches in the state and in many countries. Many churches will be celebrating the "National Back to Church Sunday" on Sept. 16.
Revival service: will be held at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sept. 9 and at 7 p.m. nightly during the week at Rumble Community Baptist Church. The Rev. Roger Duncan from Tampa, Fla., will speak. The Rev. Duncan has made appearances on the Calvin Evans television programs.
Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church,: 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, will have a special morning worship service at 10 a.m. Sept. 9. Family Circle and the Tignor Family will sing. The Rev. Luther Dingess will preach. Dinner will be served at noon. There will be no afternoon or evening service. The prayer meeting and youth group meetings are held at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
Winfield Nazarene Church: will observe National Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 16 at the church in Winfield. Sunday school will be held at 9:45 a.m. Sunday and the worship service at 10:45 a.m. For more information about the church, call 304-586-2180 or visit www.winfieldnazarene.com.
Fresh Fire Ministries: will present the Second Annual Fresh Fire Crusade: A Prophetic Explosion, Oct. 25-28, at Living Water Worship Centre, 513 Patrick St. The theme is "The Last Outpour." Schedule is: Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m., speaker, Pastor Anthony Calloway of Columbus, Ohio; Oct. 26, noon, speaker, Evangelist Janet Hairston of Beckley; Oct. 26, evening service at 7:30 p.m., speaker, Pastor Dennis Hardwell of Wichita, Kan.; Oct. 27, noon, speaker, Pastor Timothy Starkey of Beckley; Oct. 27, 6 p.m., speaker, Evangelist April Bright of Beckley. Oct. 28, 9 a.m. speaker, Pastor S.R. White; Evening Service 4 p.m., speaker, Prophet B.K. Thompson. Registration is $10 before Oct. 1 and $15 after. Register online at http://freshfirecrusade2012.eventbrite.com or call 304-404-3473.
Living Water Worship Center,: 513 Patrick St., West Side, will have morning worship service beginning 9 a.m. Sept. 9. Speaker will be Pastor S.R. White. The official installation service of Pastor S.R. and lady Vanessa White will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 9. Guest speaker will be Gloria McDuffey of A Place of Deliverance Church and Training Center in Garner, N.C.
The All Nations Revival Center,: 325 Academy Drive, Institute, will have church dedication events Sept. 28-30. The schedule is: Sept. 28, 7 p.m., official church dedication service, dedicatory speaker will be Dr. Sherman Watkins of Columbus, Ohio; Sept. 29, 6 p.m., Praise and Worship Extravaganza with area choirs participating; Sept. 30, 11 a.m., Ribbon cutting ceremony and church service. A free dinner will be served after the service. Frederick Hightower is pastor.
Keith Johnson, former chaplain to the Minnesota Vikings and Jerusalem-based Jewish scholar and author Nehemia Gordon: will explain the "Hebrew Secret of God's Blessing" at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Sar Shalom Bible Center in Hurricane. Johnson has ministered to some of the top names in the NFL and NBA. He is author of "His Hallowed Name Revealed Again," a study of the Hebrew name of God. Gordon has spent his career deciphering Hebrew manuscripts and studying the deep mysteries of the Jewish faith.
Bible Center Church: will speak on "Courage After Fire," written by Keith Armstrong, LCSW; Suzanne Best, Ph.D.; and Paula Domenici, Ph.D., from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bible Center Church Southridge Campus, 100 Bible Center Drive. The book is about combat veterans and spouses who share their reintegration journey to life's new normal. Speakers include Master Sgt. Ruben Gonzales, 21 years of service, 20 in Special Forces and currently serving in the WVARNG; CW4 Mark Prosser, 26 years of service and currently serving in the WVARNG; Sgt. Matthew Pennington, six years of service with honorable retirement from the Army. Music will be provided by Major John C. Wilkinson, 26 years of service and currently serving in the WVARNG; and SFC Timothy R. Kyer II, 14 years of service, currently serving in the WVARNG. Master of Ceremonies is retired Army LTC Carl Kinder.
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