Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Carbondale,: will celebrate its pastor, the Rev. R.D. Morton's Second Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church. The Rev. David Bell will speak.
Crown Hill Free Will Baptist Church: will celebrate its 50th anniversary with a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 at the church. Faith Harmony will sing in the afternoon, followed by a pictorial presentation of memories over the years.
Rumble Community Baptist Church: will have its homecoming service begin at 10 a.m. Sunday. Special singing will be provided by the Don Stewart Singers and Erin Hughy.
Pilgrim Home Missionary Baptist Church,: 7015 Kanawha St., St. Albans, will celebrate its 89th church anniversary on Sunday. Speaker for the 11 a.m. worship service will be the Rev. Shelly A. Bausley. Guests for the 3 p.m. service will be the Rev. Matthew Watts, choir and congregation of Grace Bible Church.
Metropolitan Baptist Church,: 205 Donnally St., will celebrate Pastor Darin Freeman's Sixth Anniversary at 7 p.m. Sept. 27 and 28 and at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30 at the church. Guest preacher Sept. 27 will be Bishop Fred Simms of Heart of God Ministries, Beckley. The guest preacher on Sept. 28 will be Bishop Chris Sowards of Open Door Apostolic Church.
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church,: 11744 MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake, will have its 92nd Church Anniversary celebration at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at the church. The theme is "Now is the Time." Guest speaker will be Bishop Gordon Ford from Faith Cathedral of Praise in Rand, along with his choir and congregation. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service.
McCorkle Free Will Baptist Church: in McCorkle will have its 91st Church Homecoming celebration beginning at 11 a.m. on Sept. 22 at the church. A pig roast, corn on the cob and other food will be available. A gospel sing will feature Chuck Compton and Soul Vision. There is no charge. There will be an open mike and others will sing. Bring lawn chairs. Directions: from Walmart at Southridge, travel south on Corridor G (U.S. 119) and go approximately 11 miles to McCorkle Road on the right. Turn right on McCorkle Road and go one mile.
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. Oct.28, speaker, B.K. Thompson. Special music ministry will be featured nightly. Registration is $10 before Oct. 5 and $15 after. Register online at http://freshfirecrusade2012.eventbrite.com or call 304-404-3473.
Christ Church United Methodist in Charleston: will host a "Benefit Concert for Tumaini" at 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Featured groups are Concert Choir of the Appalachian Children's Chorus; Martin Luther King Jr. Chorus; The Rev. Dr. Ethel Caffie-Austin; Kendalyn McDaniel, Liturgical Dancer; and nowHere<co > Praise Team. A free will offering will be collected with all proceeds going directly to the Tumaini Children's Home in Nyeri, Kenya. In the native tongue of Kikuyu, Tumaini means hope. The home provides food, shelter and schooling for street children and orphaned children in need. The Presbytery of West Virginia has long had a spiritual partnership with the Presbytery of Nyeri, Kenya, which includes sister churches, exchange visits between West Virginia and Kenya and financial support. The Presbytery of West Virginia and members of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunbar are co-sponsoring the concert.
Church of God MPG&T: will have Bishop Michael D. Austin and first lady Mattie Austin's Formal Banquet Dinner from 7 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 5 at the Charleston Women's Club located at 1600 Virginia St. E. Tickets are $25 per person for the formal banquet dinner that is catered by Little Creek Park Catering. The tickets must be purchased in advance by Sept. 20. Call 304-346-2902 for more information.
Abundant Life Ministries,: 1534 Washington St. E., is having a Community Praise Carnival from noon to 3 p.m. today at the church. The carnival-themed event will have free food, inflatables, games and prizes.
King of Glory International Ministries: will have a "Crown of Glory Brunch" at 10 a.m. Sept. 29 at the church, 302 Delaware Ave. Women are asked to wear a hat. Speaker will be Pastor Autumn Truman of Mount View Church Of God, Oak Hill. King of Glory International Ministries Senior Pastor is Pastor Tina M. Beatty. For information, contact Elder Kathy Clark and Elder Roslyn Williams at 304-720-5994.
Abundant Life Ministries,: 1534 Washington St. E.: and West Virginia Health Right: are hosting the Fifth/Third Financial Mobile eBus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday at the church. Participants will receive information regarding a credit report, financial education, fraud awareness and prevention, home ownership counseling and more. For more information, call Erica at 304-342-0058, ext. 8.
Ashford Church of God Holiness: will have its annual picnic at noon today at the church. Food will be served at 1 p.m. For information, call Jackie Williams at 304-836-5017.
Elk River Church of the Nazarene, 143 Dutch Road, will sponsor a bazaar from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 22 at the church. More than 20 vendors will be featured along with arts and crafts and concessions.
Metropolitan Baptist Church's: Deacon and Deaconess program scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled. The program will be rescheduled at a later date.
First Presbyterian Church,: 16 Leon Sullivan Way, will begin the Lay Academy of Religion's 2012-13 class from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 at the church. The class theme is "How Shall We Love Our Neighbor as Ourself...when our neighbor is likely to be so different?" Classes will continue through November. Thirteen more sessions will restart in February. Instructor is Dr. Robert G. Newman, Professor of Religion Emeritus, University of Charleston. There is no charge and the public is invited. To receive more information, including the recommended text, call the church office at 304-343-8961.
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.