Area churches will offer the following Sept. 11 anniversary services and events:
Christ Church United Methodist and the Charleston Baptist Temple are inviting other churches to join them in a memorial service at 7 p.m. today at the Baptist Temple.
First United Methodist Church, 905 Glendale Ave., South Charleston, will hold "Remembering 9/11: A Community Service of Remembrance" at 7 p.m. today at the church. A nursery will be provided for children birth to age 4. For information, call the church at 744-3211.
Village Chapel Presbyterian Church, 3818 Venable Ave., will have its sanctuary open for prayer and reflection from noon to 8 p.m. today. The public is welcome.
St. Albans Ministerial Association and Kanawha Valley Fellowship of Christian Firefighters will sponsor a memorial worship service at 7 p.m. today at St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans. Music and messages will be given by local fire, police and emergency medical service personnel. Child care will be provided for children 5 and younger. Refreshments will follow.
Buffalo community churches will host a candlelight remembrance service at 7 p.m. today at the Buffalo Gazebo. The event is a community effort to remember the tragic events and will include special recognition of local firefighters and emergency medical personnel. Music, Scripture readings, prayers and a candlelight service will be featured. For information, call 937-2970 or 937-2872.
Forrest Burdette Memorial United Methodist Church will have a "To Remember ..." presentation at 7 p.m. today at the church, 2848 Putnam Ave., Hurricane. The program consists of music, spoken word and prayer to help remember Sept. 11 in light of God's constancy and grace.
St. Andrew Presbyterian Church, 246 South Pinch Road, Pinch, will have a special remembrance service at noon today. The Rev. James Walter will deliver a brief homily. The service will be approximately 40 minutes and there will be music. Child care will be provided. The church is located 1/4 mile past Pinch Elementary School.
St. John's Episcopal Church, Charleston, will have a prayer and meditation service today, beginning with Lectio Divina at 7:30 a.m., continuing with morning prayer at 8:30 a.m. and silent meditation through noon. Members and guests may come and go as they wish. Holy Eucharist follows at 12:10 p.m.
First Baptist Church of South Charleston, D Street, will have a special remembrance service at 6:30 p.m. today. The service will remember those who died in the terrorist attacks on America. For information, call 744-1375.
Brown United Methodist Church will hold a special Sept. 11 memorial service at 7:10 p.m. today at the church on Woodrum's Lane.
Elizabeth Baptist Church, 410 Washington St., Bancroft, will have a special sing from The Foundations and dedication to Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church.
Cross of Grace Lutheran Church and St. Timothy-in-the-Valley Episcopal Church will have a candlelight service of remembrance for Sept. 11 today at the church's new location, 515 Hurricane Creek Road, off the Hurricane exit of Interstate 64.
Open Bible Temple, Powellton, will have a patriotic service at 7 p.m. today at the church.
Kanawha United Presbyterian Church, 1009 Virginia St. E., will have a brief service of Scripture readings, silent prayer and reflection on the anniversary of the attacks on the United States from 8:30 to 9:05 a.m. today. The tower bell will toll at 8:48 a.m. and 9:05 a.m. All personnel in all surrounding businesses and offices as well as the general public are invited to attend.
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Kanawha Valley, 520 Kanawha Blvd. W., will have a day of commemoration today. The church sanctuary will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and services offered at 12:15 and 6:45 p.m. The Rev. Mel Hoover and the Rev. Rose Edington will be available throughout the day for conversation, counseling and support. The public is welcome.
St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1423 Lee St. E., will sponsor a day of prayer and commemoration today. The church will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. today for private prayer and meditation. Special prayers, scriptures and inspirational readings will be held at 8:45 a.m. and hourly until 6:45 p.m. A candlelight service of the word will be held at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Reinhold Schlak officiating.
State of West Virginia: state Capitol (north side) at 8:30 a.m. — religious readings, 249th Army Band, Appalachian Children's Chorus. All state facilities will fly flags at half-staff throughout the day.