Plus upcoming events and prayer lines
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Saturday, Jan. 13
Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Avenue, will offer a service of Celtic worship today at 5 p.m. The service includes music, lighting-of candles as an offering of prayer, silent meditation, readings from scripture, poetry and prose, and prayers for healing and wholeness. The public is invited. A simple supper will be provided for all attending the service.
Open Door Ministries
PETERSBURG - Open Door Ministries Church, 301 E. South Boulevard, has rescheduled their dedication service to Saturday, Jan. 13 at noon. Pastor Friday/Post Commander is asking all who are to attend to adjust their schedules accordingly. Bishop Dr. G. Wesley Hardy of Chesapeake will provide the message. Dinner will be served immediately afterwards. The public is invited. For more information, call the church secretary at 804-314-1710 or 804-732-1345.
Sunday, Jan. 14
CARSON - Harvest Baptist Church, 14412 Cabin Point Road, will be holding nightly revival services Sunday, Jan. 14 through Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. each night. Marvin Suitt, pastor of Living Word Baptist Church in Forest, Va. will be the guest speaker. All are welcome.
Mt. Level Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Mt. Level Baptist Church, 14920 Courthouse Road, will celebrate the legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at its 11 a.m. service with Victor Branch delivering the celebratory message. Branch is the Richmond Region Market President and a Senior Vice President and Market Manager for the Metro Markets of Richmond and Hampton Roads in the Enterprise Business & Community Engagement. He has worked for Bank of America for the past 33 years. Branch is a 1980 graduate of Dinwiddie High School and a graduate of the College of William & Mary. He is the husband of Michele Branch, and they are the proud parents of two adult daughters. He is the son of the late Joseph and Zella Branch of DeWitt, Virginia.
Mt. Poole Baptist
FORD - Mt Poole Baptist Church, 9515 Baltimore Road, will have installation of officers on Sunday, Jan. 14 during the 11 a.m. morning worship service. Communion will also be served during the service. Reverend Roy Spratley, interim pastor, will be delivering the sermon.
Olive Branch Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Olive Branch Baptist Church, 11119 Boydton Plank Road, will host the Debt Elimination Campaign Kick-off on Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. There will be a play presented entitled “On the Mercy of the Court”.
Petersburg District AME Zion
PETERSBURG - The Petersburg District of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church will celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Greater Faith A.M.E. Zion Church, 1301 Youngs Road where Rev. Dr. Audrey Jones is the pastor. Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs, senior pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg, will be the guest preacher. He will be accompanied by the Tabernacle Baptist Church officers, choir, ushers, and congregation. The entire Petersburg community and surrounding areas are invited to attend. For further information, contact the Petersburg District office at 804-731- 2600.
Prince George Regional Chapter of the SCLC
DISPUTANTA - The Prince George Regional Chapter of the SCLC will celebrate the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Sunday, Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. at Loving Union Baptist Church, 16750 Loving Union Road. Rev. Dr. E. E. Mitchell Jr. of Unity Baptist Church in Petersburg will be the guest speaker.
Word of Faith Worship Center
PETERSBURG - Word of Faith Worship Center, 531 S. Sycamore Street, will be celebrating the second anniversary of Elder Paul C. Askew Jr. as pastor on Sunday, Jan. 14 during the 10:30 a.m. worship service. Elder Tony McDaniels of Higher Learning Ministries in Petersburg will be the guest speaker. All are invited to attend.
The Week Ahead (Jan. 15-21)
Colonial Heights Presbyterian
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Avenue, will host the 50 and Better group's monthly luncheon at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19. Lunch is $6. Anyone 50 and older is welcome. For more information or if you are not called monthly, make your reservation by Wednesday by calling 804-526-8010.
The Lord’s Church Baptist
ETTRICK - The Lord’s Church Baptist, 20905 Third Avenue, and The Frederick L. Ray Biblical Institute (Central Virginia location) will commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at 7 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 15. Dinner will follow. Free to the public.
Mt. Calvary Baptist
HOPEWELL - Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 3806 Courthouse Road, will host their annual Fresh Start Friday Worship Experience taught by Rev. Vodricka L. Epps. The church will host four pastors each Friday during the month of January beginning at 7 p.m. On Jan. 19, pastor William Johnson of Union Grove Baptist Church will be presenting.
Prince George NAACP
PRINCE GEORGE - The Prince George Branch of NAACP has rescheduled its annual Jubilee Service for 3 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 21 at Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 20800 Templeton Road, Carson. Pastor Olanda Tolliver will give the sermonette. Refreshment will be served. The public is invited to attend.
United Churches of Dinwiddie County and Vicinity
SUTHERLAND - United Churches of Dinwiddie County and Vicinity will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 15. This celebration will take place at Rocky Branch Baptist Church, 6009 Rocky Branch Road in Sutherland at 7 p.m. Rev. Dr. Lynn G. Robinson, pastor of Rocky Branch Baptist Church will deliver the message for this occasion. The United Churches Choir and Ushers are asked to serve. The public is invited.
Christian Outreach Ministries
WAVERLY - Christian Outreach Ministries (Bishops Garland and Windy Chambliss) will be hosting their annual Black History program at 12249 Beaver Dam Road in Waverly starting promptly at 2 p.m. on Feb. 10. There will be soul food, historical black history monologues, gospel comedians and more. Come celebrate the African American heritage and enjoy socializing with others empowered by the African American movement.
Grace Base Teaching for Healing
PETERSBURG - Sonja Parham Ministries, Inc. will present the “Grace Base Teaching for Healing Seminar” from 6-7:30 p.m. from Jan. 22-26 at VFW Post 622, 1925 Johnson Road. Registration is free. For more information or to register, call 804-919-1105 or email email@example.com.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Bethesda Baptist Church, 15800 Woods Edge Road, holds a prayer call every Friday from 8-9 p.m. The call-in number is 515-739-1288, and the conference code is 853869#.
Colonial Heights Presbyterian
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Avenue, will hold Centering Prayer every Tuesday at 1 p.m. The public is invited.
WAKEFIELD - First Baptist Church, 217 South County Drive, has a prayer line open each Wednesday from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Call 757-899-2407.
PETERSBURG - Higher Way Full Gospel Baptist Church, 515 Virginia Avenue, offers a Monday morning prayer line, open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. The number is 712-432-1212. The code is 574-834-575. Available to everyone.
House of Restoration
PETERSBURG - House of Restoration, 210 South Market Street, offers prayer each Saturday, 10:30 a.m. EST, with Dr. B. Marietta Brown intercessors and pastors worldwide. The number to call is 712-775-7035. Access code is 176807#.
Mount Calvary Baptist
DEWITT - Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 16616 Glebe Road, offers a prayer line on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. The number is 1-605-475-3220; Pin number is 32665.
PETERSBURG - New Beginning invites the public to use the church's prayer line at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number is 712-432-3022 and the participant code is 331625.
New Hope Baptist
WAVERLY - New Hope Baptist Church invites the public to join its prayer line each Monday morning at 6 a.m. The number is 712-775-7031 and the access code is 994486780# .
Oak Street AME Zion
PETERSBURG - Oak Street AME Zion Church, 25 W. Wythe Street, has a Prayer Line every Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. Call (toll free) 1-302-202-1117, code 295508#
PRINCE GEORGE - Providence Baptist Church invites the public to use the church's prayer line each Tuesday at 7 a.m. The number is 712-432-3011 and the conference code is 813125.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, invites the public to join its prayer line on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 a.m., with Rev. Marcus N. Leggett. The number is 712- 832-8310 and the access code is 1713506.
Tri-Cities Prayer Vigil
The Tri-Cities Prayer Vigil Ministry has a prayer line open for prayer requests seven days a week, including holidays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The new number to call is 804-895-6074.
Union Grove Baptist
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, offers a weekly prayer opportunity on Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. The number is (641) 715-0861, access code 778636.
PETERSBURG - Victory Christian United Church of Christ, 630 Halifax Street, offers a 24-hour interdenominational prayer chain, 804-520-0917.