The Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church of South Charleston: will celebrate its 126th Church Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday. Guests will be the Rev. Cornell Byers, choirs and congregation of Vandalia First Missionary Baptist Church. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. The Rev. Clyde Burns will speak for the morning service.
Loudendale Church of the Nazarene: will hold its Christmas Cantata at 7 p.m. on Dec. 6 and at 6 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the church.
Oakridge Bible Church: will present its annual Christmas play during nine performances, beginning at 7 p.m. on Black Friday, Nov. 23. This year's play, "A Christmas Cactus," by Eliot Byerrum, is a two-hour, mystery/comedy. Do not bring restless children and those under age six. Other performances will be held 2 p.m. Nov. 24; 7 p.m. Nov. 27, 28 and 29; 2 p.m., Dec. 1; and 7 p.m. Dec. 4, 6 and 7. The church is located on Oakridge Drive, two miles from the intersection of W.Va. 114, Airport Road. Call 304-343-6000 for details.
First Baptist Church of Vandalia Male Chorus: will present "Christmas in the Valley" at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at Teays Valley Church of the Nazarene, Teays Valley. They will also perform at 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Riverview Baptist Church, 201 Wertz Ave. For more information, call 304-766-8254.
St. John Greek Orthodox Church,: 3512 MacCorkle Ave. S.E., will have a bake sale and dinner from noon to 6 p.m. on Nov. 18 at the church. Combination dinners are $14 and includes roast chicken or Souzoukakia (meatballs), rice, green beans, Greek salad, grape leaf, bread and dessert. Dinner items are available ala carte and as takeout orders. Pastry items include Baklava, $20 per dozen or $10 for 1/2 dozen; wedding cookies, $10 a dozen; butter twists, $7 a dozen; Finikia, $12 per dozen; and sweet bread, $7 each. Frozen spinach and cheese pies are $20 per dozen and frozen grape leaf rolls are $12 per dozen.
Bethel Baptist Church of Spring Hill: is sponsoring a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today in the church activity center, 5028 Kentucky St. The sale will feature assorted items and food concessions will be available.
Kids on Mission at Mount Vernon Baptist Church,: located at 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, is hosting a used book sale, soup and bake sale from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today at the church, located behind Burger King in Teays Valley. Used books of all types, soup and a bake sale will be featured. Proceeds help support the Kids on Mission group. Call 304-757-9110 for more information.
The South Charleston First Church of the Nazarene: is hosting the Third Annual Community Thanksgiving Meal from noon to 2 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22, at its location, 4923 Kentucky St., South Charleston. The meal is free and open to the public. Individuals and families can come to the church for a sit-down lunch or order carry-out meals to be delivered. Free transportation is also available for anyone in the greater-Charleston area. Reservations for lunch or meal deliveries can be made by calling 304-545-3058.
A hot dog and bake sale: will be held beginning 10 a.m. today at Meadowbrook Freewill Baptist Church, located on W.Va. 114, above Capital High School.
The Lay Academy of First Presbyterian Church,: 16 Leon Sullivan Way, welcomes Naresh Shah who will speak on Jainism at 4 p.m. Sunday in Room 201 of the activities building at the church. Shah and his wife, Indira, are natives of Gujarat, India. He is a retired chemical engineer who worked nine years for the Union Carbide and 24 years for the state Department of Environmental Protection. Jainism is a religion older than Hinduism, and teaches non-violence, respect for all persons and for different viewpoints on the same subject, and control of desires by striking a balance between material and spiritual needs. His topic is "How Shall We Love our Neighbor as Ourself, when our neighbor may be so different?" The class is free and open to everyone.
King of Glory International Ministries,: 302 Delaware Ave., will continue "The Prophetic Gathering of the Eagles Summit 2012" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at the church. Registration is $20. Elder Mattie Morgan, Teaching Intercessory Prayer; Elder Kathy Clark, Teaching Dreams and Vision; and first lady Vanessa White of Living Water Worship Center and Minister Richard Godfrey, Teaching: Prophetic Song (Song of the Lord); Pastor Tina Beatty of King of Glory International Ministries, Teaching Prophetic Protocol. The Prophetic Release will take place at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and is free and open to the public. For more information, call 304-720-5994.
First lady Renea Crozier and the Women With Abundant Life,: 1534 Washington St. East, will have a free event for all females titled, "It's Time 2 Fight" on at 7 p.m. on Friday. Learn spiritual warfare strategies from Tracie Greene, Pamela Haley, Wanda Hightower, Robin Saunders, and Pamela Whitestone. Special Music by Tonya Arn, Christy Holstein, and Darla Pence of Maranatha Fellowship Church. For more information, call the church at 304-342-0058 or go to www.AbundantLifeWV.com.
Ruffner Memorial Presbyterian Church: will celebrate its Native American Heritage Day at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the church gymnasium, located on the corner of Greenbrier and Quarrier streets. The event is co-sponsored by The Appalachian Shawnee Tribe, with primary host: Tribal Wolf Clan Headman "Red Wolf on Ridge" and Konoohee Band Chief Copperhead Striking. There will also be Cherokee, Munsee Delaware and a variety of other Native ancestries featured. Rare artifacts will be on display, native music demonstrated, history discussions, genealogy discussions, native foods available, as well as a few craft items for sale.
The sixth annual Charleston Choir Festival: will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday in the sanctuary of St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 900 Washington St. E. This festival allows each participating choir to sing two selections that represent their church's denomination. A combined choir benediction will also be offered. This concert is free and open to the public. A light reception will follow. Each choir has paid an entrance donation and a collection will be taken at the performance. All money collected will go directly to the Davis Child Shelter. Participating choirs are Canaan United Methodist Church, The Charleston Baptist Temple, Emmanuel Baptist Church, First Presbyterian Church, St. George Greek Orthodox Church, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, St. Timothy Lutheran Church and St. Mark's United Methodist Church.
Reach By Faith Ministries: will present the 15th Annual Thanksgiving Gospel Sing and Veterans Day Celebration beginning at 6 p.m. today in the Old Main Building, Old Main Drive, Summersville. Singers are Ron Shamblin, the Cross Bearers Trio, The Pomeroys, Gary and Brenda Perrine, Martha Bell and The Thanksgiving Gospel Choir. The Veterans Museum located inside the Old Main Building will be open to the community. Admission is free, however, a love offering will be received.
The Down East Boys: from Reidsville, N.C., will be in concert at 2:30 .m. Sunday at Emmanuel Baptist Church, 1401 Washington Street West. Courtney Perry from Hansford will be featured. There is no charge. Concessions will offer barbecues prior to the concert. For more information, call Rose at 304-610-0560.
The Believers: will be singing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Pocatalico Community Church on Sissonville Drive in Pocatalico. They will also sing on Thursday at Thorofare Community Church on Thorofare Road near Clendenin.