The Rev. Sharletta M. Green: and members of Simpson Memorial United Methodist Church, 607 Shrewsbury St., will celebrate the church's 146th anniversary Sunday through Oct. 28. Activities include: Sunday, 6 p.m., the Martin Luther King Male Chorus will be in concert followed by a reception in the John H. Woods Social Hall; Oct. 14, 10:45 a.m., worship service by the Rev. Green, with a slide show followed by a musical tribute by the Simpson Choir; Oct. 21, 10:45 a.m. worship service with Edna Green as speaker for Youth Sunday. A reception will follow the service. The 146th anniversary celebration will conclude with state Delegate Meshea L. Poore speaking at the 10:45 am. Oct. 28 worship service. The Everybody Birthday Dinner, following the service, will extend fellowship, family and fun to the conclusion of the celebration. For information, call 304-343-1873.
Ohley Baptist Church: will have homecoming services at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church. Special singing will be provided by Heaven's Notes. Special preaching will be given by Joe McClung. For more information, contact Pastor Benny Ross at 304-595-3645.
Riverview Gospel Tabernacle: is celebrating its 60th Homecoming on Sunday. Norville Atkins will be preaching the 11 a.m. Sunday service with the choir singing. During the afternoon service the group, Bloodline, will be singing.
Open Bible Temple: will have its annual homecoming at 10 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Jeff Floyd speaking. Dinner will follow the morning worship. There will be no evening service. There will be special singing at each service.
Homecoming services: with the Rev. Joey Scarberry will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Allens Fork Community Church, Allens Fork Road, Sissonville. The Allens Fork Church Choir and Church Singers will sing. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. Pastor is Jerry Bonnett. For more information or directions, call 304-988-2156.
Fisher Chapel United Methodist Church: will have its homecoming services at 10 a.m. Sunday at the church. The church singers and choir will provide music. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Paul Burke. Dinner will be served following the morning worship service.
Pastor Wayne and Renea Crozier and Abundant Life Ministries: will have its 14th Church/Pastoral Anniversary at 7 p.m. on Oct. 26 at the Charleston Civic Center with guests Paula White and Byron Cage. On Oct. 27, at 7 p.m. the service will be at Abundant Life Ministries with guest speaker Hernando Munoz of Miami, Fla. On Oct. 28 at 11 a.m. the guest speaker will be Elder Roger Haley of Dallas, Texas. All services are free and open to the public. For more information go online www.abundantlifewv.com or call the church at 304-342-0058.
Community Tabernacle Church, W.Va. 34, Liberty,: will have its homecoming service at 10 a.m. Sunday. Jay Humphrey Trio and the BrighterSide Quartet will sing and Todd King will preach. Dinner will be served at noon. There will be no evening Sunday service. Church pastor is Billy Casto.
First Baptist Church of Vandalia,: 1500 Mountain Road, will have its 96th Church Anniversary and Homecoming Celebration at 4 p.m. Oct. 14 at the church. Special guest for the 4 p.m. service will be the Rev. Walter Leech, along with his choir and congregation of St. Paul Baptist Temple, Beckley. Dinner will follow the morning service.
Fairlawn Baptist Church,: 20th Street and Fletcher Ave., Dunbar, will have an indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. today in the Family Life Center, former Mound School. There will be a variety of vendors and merchandise, including baby clothes. Sausage biscuits, hot dogs and homemade desserts will be available. Call 304-768-5858 for information.
A hot dog and bake sale will be held at 10 a.m. today at The Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church on W.Va. 114, above Capital High School.
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.
Forrest Burdette United Methodist Church,: will have its annual fall festival of arts, crafts and book sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Nov. 3 at the church, located at 2848 Putnam Ave. in Hurricane. Hot dogs, drinks, chips, baked goods, homemade candy and "books galore" will be available. Thirty-six crafters and entrepreneurs will have quality merchandise. For more information or an application, call Jan at 304-562-2053. For directions to the event, visit www.forrestburdette.com.
Mount Salem United Methodist Church: will sponsor a flea market, hot dog and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, located 4 1/2 miles east of Hurricane across from covered bridge on the left. There will be flea market items, baked goods and hard rock candy. Hot dogs will be sold for $1 each or two for $1.50. Eat in or carry out is available.
Winfield United Methodist Church,: 20 Radwin Drive, will sponsor a yard sale, rain or shine, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church. A wide variety of donations from three churches will be available. Proceeds will benefit the mission trips to Haiti (November, 2012) and Guatemala (June, 2013). Concessions will also be available. Call 304-586-3795 for more information.
Set Free Ministries,: 638 Cross Lanes Drive, Nitro, will be having a fundraising yard sale and hot dog sale beginning at 8 a.m. today at the church.
Bethel Baptist Church of Spring Hill: will have vendor tables available for its Nov. 10 yard sale in the church activity center at 5028 Kentucky St. The table rentals are $15 for one table and $20 for two tables. For information, contact Patti Higgins at 304-727-8974 or 304-982-0903.
EndTimes Prophetic Conference,: titled "These Are The Days..." will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 13 at the Ramada Inn, formerly the Holiday Inn, 600 Kanawha Blvd. E. Leading by the Holy Spirit are speakers Evangelist/Pastor Virginia Jefferson and the Rev. Karen Bennett. Free parking is available in the hotel's parking garage.
King of Glory International Ministries: will sponsor a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 13 at the church, 302 Delaware Ave. Presenters include the Alzheimer's Association, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Anytime Fitness, Bureau for Public Health -- Private HIV Testing, Charleston Fire Department, Domestic Violence and a Kidney and Diabetes Lecture. Rite Aid Pharmacy will offer Flu, Shingles, Whooping Cough, Hepatitis, and Pneumonia shots. All major insurance cards accepted without insurance $27.99 cash, and WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program/WiseWoman. Church Senior Pastor is Tina Beatty.
Ladies Aide Ministry of Levi First Missionary Baptist Church,: 5125 Church Drive, Rand, will sponsor "A Taste of Salad," from noon to 3 p.m. Oct. 20 in the multi-purpose hall of the church. Donation is $6.