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.
The First Missionary Baptist Church of Vandalia: will celebrate its 96th Church Anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Walter Leach of St. Paul Baptist Temple Church of Beckley, along with his choir. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. following the morning service. The kitchen will close at 3 p.m. First Missionary Baptist Church of Vandalia pastor is Cornell Byers.
The Institute Church of the Nazarene: will celebrate the Rev. James and Barbara Patterson's 23rd Pastoral Anniversary Friday through Oct. 21 at the church. Friday night at 7 p.m., will be an anointed night of praise and worship with various groups. First Lady Barbara Patterson will be celebrated at 7 p.m. on Oct. 20. Guest speaker will be Minister Carolyn Harriston from St. Paul AME Church. Music will be provided by the St. Paul AME Choir, The Spiritual Harmonizers and soloist Janean Tench. Minister Carol Gilmer of Institute Nazarene Church will speak at the 11 a.m. Oct. 21 morning worship service. The Institute Nazarene Church Praise Team will provide music. The anniversary celebration will climax at 4 p.m. Oct. 21 with Dr. Michael Pope from St. Paul Baptist Church. Music will be provided by the St. Paul Baptist Church Choir and choir from Pilgrim Home Baptist Church. Dinner will be served following the Oct. 21 Sunday morning worship service.
Levi First Missionary Baptist Church,: 5125 Church Drive, Rand, will celebrate its 96th Church Anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday. The Rev. Willie L. Cannon Jr., pastor of First Baptist Church, Covington, will deliver the anniversary sermon and will be accompanied by his choir and congregation.
First Missionary Baptist Church of Powellton: will celebrate Pastor William Kinney and Gloria Kinney's 11th year of faithful service on Sunday at the church. Sunday school will begin at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday, The morning worship starts at 11 a.m. with Bishop Clarence Jackson from Church of God in Christ, Princeton. The afternoon worship starts at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Lenorris Dixon of Shiloh Baptist Church, Charleston, and the choir and congregation of First Baptist Church of Charleston. Dinner will be served at 1:30 p.m.
King of Glory International Ministries: will sponsor a health fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today 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, $27.99 cash without insurance, and a WV Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program/WiseWoman. Church Senior Pastor is Tina Beatty.
Mount Salem United Methodist Church: will sponsor a flea market, hot dog and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 4 pm. today 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.
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. Sunday 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.
The Winfield United Methodist Women (WUMW): are sponsoring their annual fall bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Winfield United Methodist Church, located behind Winfield McDonald's. A variety of crafts and other items for will be available for purchase. Concessions will be sold, featuring homemade soups. Proceeds from the bazaar will help the WUMW sponsor several community projects throughout the year. Vendor spaces are available for rental. For more information, call 304-586-3795 or winfield...@frontier.com.
The Achievers Class: of the Fifth Avenue Church of God in South Charleston will open its clothes closet from 10 a.m. to noon on Oct. 20 at the church. Clothes are free to families and individuals in need. Visitors should enter the church from the E Street side of the building. Free parking is available in the rear of the church. For more information, call Ruth Hunt at 304-744-5062.
The Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle Missionary Department: will celebrate their Fifth Annual Coats and More Giveaway on Nov. 3 at the Switzer Center, located in Orchard Manor at 900 Griffin Drive.
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; 4 p.m., evening worship speaker, Prophet B.K. Thompson. Guest Choirs, Praise & Mime Teams will minister nightly. All services are open to the public. For more information, call 304-404-3473 or 304-982-5729.
Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene,: 102 Nazarene Drive, South Charleston, will have its Fall Festival from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church. Crafts, hot dogs, and baked goods will be for sale. There will be three giant inflatables for children.
St. Andrew United Methodist Church,: 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, will sponsor a five-week workshop titled "Honoring Your Choices" from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church. The workshop is designed to help people address important issues related to honoring their choices at the end of life. Presenters are the Rev. Dr. Ravi Isaiah, Director of Pastoral Care at CAMC and Dr. Deborah Coates, DO, Hospice and Palliative Care Services at CAMC. Call or email St. Andrew United Methodist Church for more information at 304-727-7114 or standu...@aol.com.
The Women's Ministry of Pilgrim Home Missionary Baptist Church,: 7015 Kanawha St., St. Albans, will have a hot dog and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church. Funds are being raised to help celebrate their pastor, the Rev. Shelly Bausley's 20th Anniversary.
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church,: 1600 Kanawha Blvd. E., will have its annual flea market from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the church, located one block west of the Capitol. Sale items include furniture, household items, collectibles, children's and adult clothing, toys, books, small appliances and more. The Social Ministry Committee will use the proceeds to buy Christmas food baskets for those in need. The women of ELCA will be selling hot dogs and homemade baked goods to raise funds for their social outreach ministries.
Fairview United Methodist Church: will have their Fall Festival at 6 p.m. today at the church, located in Cross Lanes. A bonfire, Smores, wiener roast, games and a hayride will be featured. Wear costumes if you wish. Directions: from Big Tyler to Rocky Fork Road, first right up the hill.
Lakeview Christian Church,: 108 Lakeview Drive, will be participating in the Hurricane City-Wide Art and Craft Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 3. Tables are available for rental for $15 for eight-foot and $10 for six-foot, electric is included. Contact Penny Casto at 304-757-6427 for information and reservations. Hot dogs and baked goods will be sold by the ladies of the church.
Miracle Island Unlimited: will present the Passion Trail Saturday, Sunday, Nov. 2, 3, 30 and Dec. 1 at Paradise Island of Christian, located on W.Va. 80, between Man and Gilbert, near Verner in Logan County. The sing starts at 6:30 p.m. and the trail starts around 7:30 p.m. at dark. Admission is free, however, donations are accepted. Cast members lead you on a 1/2 mile walking trail tracing Jesus' footsteps with 45 stories and 175 scenes from the life of Christ. Lodging and camping is available, call for rates. For reservations and information, call 304-583-2825; Facebook: Priscella Cline Smith; or www.paradiseislandwvhomestead.com.
Davis Creek Church of the Nazarene's Fall Festival: will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church. Crafters, bake sale, apple butter, hot dog sale, free inflatables, face painting and more will be featured. All proceeds will benefit Bread of Life Ministries, an outreach ministry focused on feeding those in need in the community.
Power House of Deliverance Church,: 512 Carver St., Dunbar, will present Holy Empowered Women Conference 2012, "Lazarus Come Forth," on Friday and Oct. 20. The schedule is: Friday, 7 p.m., Elder Vickie Fordham of Power House of Deliverance Ministries, Hanahan, S.C. White attire is suggested, but not required. On Oct. 20, Elder Carolyn Coats of Living Water Apostolic Tabernacle, Beckley will speak. Luncheon will be served on Oct. 20. Registration is $15. Call Minister Victoria Timbers at 304-419-5633.
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.
Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church,: will celebrate its annual "October Feast" today at the church. A picnic will begin at 1 p.m., and the New Joy gospel singers from Columbus, Ohio, will perform at 3 p.m. Dress attire will be casual.