Homecoming services: will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Wednesday through Sept. 30 at Rensford Missionary Baptist Church. The schedule is: Wednesday, Pastor Ed Jarrett and Rensford Church Singers; Thursday, the Rev. Naaman Moore and Rensford Church Singers; Friday, the Rev. Lynn Sheaffer, and Paula and Mary Nichols; Sept. 29, the Rev. Richard Parsons and The Wristons; Sept. 30, afternoon, the Rev. Bill Searles and The Lancaster Family.
Big Chimney Baptist Church: will celebrate its 100th Anniversary with a fellowship gathering today and Sunday at the church, located at 4626 Elk Shore Drive, Big Chimney. Speaker at 6 p.m. today will be its former pastor, Pastor Ray Williams, along with the church choirs and specials by choir members. Sunday morning worship will be featured with Dr. Max Hill, area minister. Brighterside Quartet will perform at 1:30 p.m. Sunday.
Mountain Heights Church,: 1201 Chestnut St., South Charleston, will have its homecoming Sunday. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. followed with a special sing by the New Prophets. Tim Oakes will preach.
Elkridge Community Church: will have its homecoming services at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church. Dinner will be served at noon and the afternoon service will begin at 2 p.m. Directions: From Montgomery, take W.Va. 61 South and go approximately 3 miles. Turn right onto Armstrong Creek Road. Go approximately 5 miles and turn right onto Elkridge Road. The church is 2 miles on the left. For more information, call 304-595-7165.
Pastor Wayne and Renea Crozier and Abundant Life Ministries': 14th Church/Pastoral Anniversary will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Charleston Civic Center with guests Paula White and Byron Cage. The service will be at Abundant Life Ministries at 7 p.m. on Oct. 27 with guest speaker Hernando Munoz of Miami, Fla. Guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Oct. 28 service will be Roger Haley of Dallas, Texas. All services are free and open to the public. For more information, visit www.AbundantLifeWV.com or call the church at 304-342-0058.
Homecoming services: will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Mammoth Advent Christian Church. Don Elswick will be preaching and The Laborer's Quartet will be singing.
Maranatha Bible Missionary Baptist Church of Madison: will celebrate its 24th Church Anniversary beginning 11 am. Sunday with the Rev. Shawn P. Woods preaching. The afternoon service will begin at 3:30 p.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Gerald Dotson of Logan First Baptist Church, Williamson, along with his choir and congregation. Dinner will follow the morning service.
Metropolitan Baptist Church,: 205 Donnally St., will celebrate Pastor Darin Freeman's Sixth Anniversary at 7 p.m. nightly, Thursday and Friday, and at 11 a.m. on Sept. 30 at the church. Guest preaching on Thursday will be Bishop Fred Simms of Heart of God Ministries, Beckley. Guest preacher on Friday will be Bishop Chris Sowards of Open Door Apostolic Church. A special guest preawcher will be featured at 11 a.m. Sept. 30.
Homecoming services: will be held at 7 p.m. nightly Monday through Friday at Walnut Gap Missionary Baptist Church, 1091 Walnut Gap Road. Preachers and singers include: Monday, preaching by Ernie Spence and singing by Clinton Hoy; Tuesday, Tim Martin with singing by Blue Creek Academy; Wednesday, preaching by Roger Mullins; Thursday and Friday, preaching by Bo Crawford and singing by The Hoys. Church pastor is Greg Reese.
Unity of Kanawha Valley: will host a hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church. Hot dogs, veggie dogs, chips, homemade desserts and drinks will be available for purchase. All proceeds go to Unity of Kanawha Valley.
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., morning worship, speaker, Pastor S.R. White; Oct. 28, 4 p.m., speaker, Prophet B.K. Thompson. Registration is $10 before Oct. 5, after October 5 and at the door the registration is $15. Register online at http://freshfirecrusade2012.eventbrite.com or call 304-404-3473.
The Women's Ministry of Grace Bible Church,: 600 Kanawha Blvd., is having a "Pursuing Your Spiritual Gifts" Fall Retreat from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 13 at the church. Guest speaker is Brenda Johnson from First Baptist Church of London. The cost, which includes conference material, breakfast, lunch and snack, is $15 before Oct. 1. After Oct.1, the cost is $20. To pre-register, contact Christy Wesley at 304-437-2688 or call the church at 304-342-3249.
Catholic Charities West Virginia: will sponsor Rachel's Vineyard, a retreat for post-abortion healing, held Nov. 16-18 at Blessed John XXIII Pastoral Center in Charleston. The spiritual retreat provides an opportunity for women and men suffering the pain and regret of abortion to experience healing and forgiveness; to share their stories, often for the first time, in a safe place and without judgment. It allows them to acknowledge their unborn child and openly grieve the loss. The cost of the retreat is $125 per person and includes lodging, meals and materials. Partial scholarships are available and participation is confidential. To obtain more information about the retreat, call 1-888-900-2989, ext. 2022, or email rachelsvineyar...@comcast.net. Visit www.catholiccharitieswv.org to download a brochure or register online. For more information about the Rachel's Vineyard ministry, visit the national website at www.rachelsvineyard.org.
Asbury United Methodist Church,: 501 Elizabeth St., will host a spaghetti luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and dinner from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday at the church. The menu includes spaghetti with meat sauce or marinara sauce, tossed salad, bread, dessert and drink. Carry-out is available. It will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children 10 and under. For more information, call 304-342-7811.
King Of Glory International Ministries: will sponsor 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. Senior pastor is Pastor Tina M. Beatty. For more information, contact Elder Kathy Clark and Elder Roslyn Williams at 304-720-5994.
King of Glory International Ministries,: 302 Delaware Ave., will sponsor a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Oct. 13. Rite Aid Pharmacy will offer flu, Shingles, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis and pneumonia shots. All major insurance cards excepted. Cost is $27.99 cash. Bureau for Public Health will offer private HIV testing. Other participants and activities include Anytime Fitness, WV Breast and Cervical Screening Program/Wisewoman, fire department, American Heart Association, kidney and diabetes lecture, domestic violence information and Alzheimer's Association. Contact Debra Thompson or Kecia Johnson at 304-720-5994 for more information.
The Jay Humphreys Trio: will be singing at 2 p.m. today at the Hurricane Church of God, Hurricane's homecoming services and at 11 a.m. Sunday at Rock Lake Church of God, South Charleston's homecoming.