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Baptist Ministers Conference
PETERSBURG - The Baptist Minister’s Conference of Petersburg and Vicinity will conduct its monthly meeting on Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. at Gilfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry Street in Petersburg. This will be the first meeting of the new season.
Big Bethel Baptist
McKENNEY - Big Bethel Baptist Church, 11010 Bolling Road, will celebrate the 10th anniversary of their pastor Rev. Alexander L. Williams during the 11 a.m. service on Sept. 16. Rev. Ronzel Pretlow, recording artist and pastor of the Church of Purpose in Newport News will be the guest speaker. All are invited. For additional information, contact the church office at 804-478-4518.
Carrying The Cross Ministries
PETERSBURG - Carrying The Cross Ministries, 2557-H S. Crater Road, will celebrate the 24th anniversary of Apostle Lorenzo Baines as pastor from Sept. 26 - 30. On Sept. 26, at 7 p.m., Bishop Clay Cofield and the Spirit of Fire Cathedral Church of Richmond will be in charge of the service. On Sept. 27 at 7 p.m., Minister William White of Kingdom Ministries of Columbus, GA, and his church family will render the service. On Sept. 28 at 7 p.m., Rev. Gregory Williams and the Morning Star Baptist Church of Petersburg will render the service. On Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. the service will be held at the Flagship Inn. Teresa Powell and Deacon Kenneth Bonner will be licensed as ministers. The anniversary celebration will close on Sept. 30 with a noon service at the church. The public is invited.
CHURCH ROAD - Central Baptist Church, 6405 Courthouse Road, will hold a yard sale on Sept. 22 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. The cost to reserve a spot is $20; contact the church office at 804-265-8870 if interested. Tables and chairs are available. Items can be donated for the church to sell. There will be a bake sale table and concessions.
Christ and Grace Episcopal
PETERSBURG - Christ and Grace Episcopal Church, 1545 S. Sycamore Street, will hold a Celtic Evensong and Communion service at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 16. Pianist Melissa Adams will be the featured musician. Pre-service music begins at 5:15. Call 804-733-7202 for further information.
Colonial Heights Presbyterian
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Avenue, will have guest minister Rev. Keith Johnston on Sept. 16 during their 11 a.m. service. On Sept. 21 at 11 a.m., the church will host the 50 and Better group’s luncheon; anyone 50 and older is welcome. The cost is $6 and entertainment will be by a couple from Tennessee who have appeared on The Grand Ole Opry. For more information, or, if you are not called monthly, make your reservation by calling 804-526-8010. The Bar-B-Q Plate Dinner has been postponed until Sept. 29 from 4 - 7 p.m. in the fellowship hall on Danville Avenue. The public is welcome; tickets cost $7.50 and are available at the door. You can eat in or carry out. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Haiti Mission Project.
Congregation Brith Achim
PETERSBURG - Congregation Brith Achim, 304 W. South Avenue, will celebrate Yom Kippur with services on Sept. 18 and 19. There will be guest soloists and special instrumentalists for the Day of Atonement celebrations. Call 804-732-3968 for more information.
Eleven Oaks Baptist
DeWITT - Eleven Oaks Baptist Church, 13012 Lew Jones Road, will celebrate their annual Family and Friends Day/Jersey Day on Sept. 16 during the 11 a.m. service. Any type of t-shirt or jersey of your choice is welcome; there will be a tailgate dinner after the service.
DISPURANTA - First Baptist Church, 10209 County Drive, will be celebrating Women’s Day on Sept. 15 - 16. On Sept. 15, a pre-Women’s Day brunch will be held from 9:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be health professionals, vendors, a luncheon, and door prizes. The Women’s Day service will take place at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16 with guest speaker Rev. Dr. Rosa Wynn of Restoration Worship Center in Rocky Mount, N.C.
STONY CREEK - Galilee Baptist Church, 12392 Lee Avenue, will celebrate their church anniversary on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. The guests will be Rev. Pate Pearson and Community Independent Methodist Church of Chesterfield. The public is invited.
Giving With Joy Ministries
PETERSBURG - Giving With Joy Ministries will present a “Let’s Talk Etiquette” workshop at Word of Faith Worship Center, 531 S. Sycamore Street, on Sept. 22 at noon. Topics include basic manners, body language, table setting, and more. There will be light refreshments and door prizes. For more information, contact Rev. Glenda Keen at 757-229-4621.
Harrison Grove Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Harrison Grove Baptist Church, 10415 Merchants Hope Road, will celebrate Men's Day on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. Rev. Andrew Carey will be the guest preacher, and the Male Chorus will render musical selections. Dinner will be served following the service. The public is invited.
Hunting Quarter Baptist
STONY CREEK - Hunting Quarter Baptist Church, 16166 Hunting Quarter Church Road, will host their third annual gospel concert on Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. Special guests include Rocky Mount Baptist Church Male Chorus, Brother Bobbie Garnes and Minister Larry Jefferson. For more information, contact Deaconess Agnestine Peebles at 434-246-8280 or First Lady Robb at 804-690-1958.
Jesus Way Fellowship Center
PETERSBURG - Jesus Way Fellowship Center, 660 S. Crater Road, will present their Neighborhood Jamboree on Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be free clothing, health screenings, arts and crafts, a food truck, and music.
Kenwood United Methodist
NORTH DINWIDDIE - Kenwood United Methodist Church, 25200 Ritchie Avenue, will hold “Back to Church Sunday” on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. Dress is casual and lunch will be served.
Little Bethel Baptist
STONY CREEK - Little Bethel Baptist Church, 23503 Flatfoot Road, will celebrate their annual Missionary Program on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. Rev. CaShawn Parker of First Baptist Church in Jarratt will be the guest speaker; music will be provided by First Baptist Church. The church will also celebrate Family and Friends’ Day at Shands Park on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. All are invited. The Christian Ministry of Education of the church will host the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc., Richmond Metropolitan Area Chapter, and James House on Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. They will present a screening of “Finding Jenn’s Voice”, a domestic violence documentary which will include a program and panel of resources. RSVP at email@example.com or leave a message at 434-246-6921.
Little Mount Baptist
DISPUTANTA - Little Mount Baptist Church, 8012 Jerusalem Plank Road, will celebrate the 12th pastoral anniversary of pastor Rev. Charles Davis Jr. on Sept. 16 during the 11:15 a.m. worship service. The guest preacher will be Rev. Linwood James, retired pastor of Galilee Baptist Church in Sussex.
Little Zion Baptist
CARSON - Little Zion Baptist Church, 24603 Little Zion Road, will have special guests Rev. Dr. Willie I. Graves Sr. of St. Phillips Baptist Church in Philadelphia at 11 a.m. and Rev. Patrick Cason of Bethany Baptist Church in Chesapeake at 2:30 p.m. on Sept. 16.
Loving Union Baptist
DISPUTANTA - Loving Union Baptist Church, 16750 Loving Union Road will hold their “All Ministries” program on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. The Liberty Male Chorus of Fort Lee and the Male Chorus of First Baptist Church in Disputanta will be in concert. Andrea Barnes will serve as worship leader. Refreshments will be served following the benediction. All are welcome.
CHURCH ROAD - Marmora Baptist Church, 2901 Exeter Mill Road, will celebrate “Magnify the Messiah Day" on Sept. 23 during the 11 a m. worship service. Music ministry provided by The Inspirational Choir under the direction of Kevin Wooden.
Morning Star Baptist
JARRATT - Morning Star Baptist Church, 241 Grigg Avenue, will be celebrating Men and Women’s Day on Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. The guests will be Rev. V.K. Woodley of Elnora Jarrel Worship Center of Emporia and their choir and ushers. All are welcome. Dinner will be served immediately after the service.
Mount Carmel Baptist
HOPEWELL - Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 925 Arlington Road, will have Revival services from Sept. 19 - 21. Prayer and praise will begin at 7 p.m. followed by worship service at 7:30 p.m. Guests will be Rev. Orlanda Tolliver and Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Carson on Sept. 19, Rev. David Banks and Little Bethel Baptist Church in Stony Creek on Sept. 20, and Rev. Edward Fox and Springfield Baptist Church on Sept. 21. Transportation will be provided. All are welcome.
Mt. Zion Baptist
FORD - The Youth Ministry of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 9308 Cox Road, will be celebrating their eighth anniversary on Sept. 23 at 2:30 p.m. Minister Daniel Smith will be the guest along with the Springhill Baptist Church Youth Choir, ushers and deacons serving. Lunch will be served immediately after the noon worship service.
New First Baptist
PETERSBURG - New First Baptist Church, 1346 Grant Avenue, will postpone its Deacon, Deaconess and Trustee 100th anniversary to a later date.
Oak Grove Baptist
NORTH DINWIDDIE - Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7419 Boydton Plank Road, will hold an open house for the Village Ministry Development Institute on Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. - noon. On Sept. 16 at 4 p.m. the Village Ministry Development Institute will have a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2017-2018. All are invited.
Oak Grove Baptist
CHESTERFIELD - Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8021 Reedy Branch Road, will have their annual Youth Day on Sept. 30 during the 11:15 a.m. worship service. The youth will be in charge. The Rising Star Baptist Church youth choir of Ante will render the music. The theme is “Forget super power, I want Jesus Power” 1 John 4:4. Superhero shirts are encouraged. Open to the public.
Olive Branch Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Olive Branch Baptist Church, 11119 Boydton Plank Road, will hold their annual picnic at the Eastside Enhancement Center in Dinwiddie on Sept. 29 from noon - 6 p.m. The theme is “OBBC All Stars”.
NORTH DINWIDDIE - Sharon Baptist Church, 26804 Fort Emory Road, will celebrate the first anniversary of Pastor Terry Norman and First Lady Angela Norman on Sept. 16. The special guests will be Rev. Tamara Arties at the 11 a.m. service and Rev. Morriss Allmond of Healing Chapel Baptist Church in Suffolk and his congregation at 3 p.m.. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. For questions, contact Deacon George Rivers at 804-356-0675.
DINWIDDIE - Shiloh Baptist Church, 4610 Darvills Road, will have guest speaker Rev. Roletta Banks of Little Bethel Baptist Church in Stony Creek on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m.
Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist
PETERSBURG - Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 310 W. South Boulevard, will hold their Abundant Life Experience series continuing with Ed Samuel, money life coordinator with Crown.org, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. and Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. - noon.
St. Peter’s Church
DINWIDDIE - St. Peter’s Church, 15719 Cox Road, will be celebrating “100 Men in Black” on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. The theme is Ephesians 6:13-17, “Kingdom Men United for God”. Rev. Barry Brown of Eleven Oaks Baptist Church in DeWitt will be in charge of the program.
Sycamore United Methodist
PRINCE GEORGE - Sycamore United Methodist Church, 9710 Old Stage Road, will have “Back to Church Sunday” on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. with a cookout afterwards. All are invited.
HOPEWELL - Union Baptist Church, 212 Rev. C.W. Harris Street, will hold the installation of the Rev. Dr. John E. Johnson Jr. as its 14th pastor at 3 p.m. on Sept. 16, 2018. A celebration dinner will immediately follow the installation service at Sun Light-Williams Lodge #1558, 1505 High Avenue in Hopewell. The church’s Usher Ministry will also hold “A Gospel Blow Out” on Sept. 23 at 3 p.m. featuring the UBC Inspirational Choir, Charlotte King Reaves, The Gospel Workshop of America, Cordral Dudley, and The Souls of Joy.
Union Branch Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Union Branch Baptist Church, 3356 Union Branch Road, will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sept. 16 at 9 a.m. Their church council will meet on Sept. 17 at 7 p.m.
Union Grove Baptist
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will visit the Colonial Heights Health Care/Rehabilitation Center for praise/worship time on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. On Sept. 23 at 3 p.m., the Male Chorus will celebrate its anniversary with an afternoon of music presented by The Soul Seekers of Mechanicsville.
PETERSBURG - Unity Baptist Church, 330 S. South Street, will celebrate its 42nd church anniversary on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Leroy Cherry of Third Baptist Church in Petersburg. HE will be accompanied by his officials, choir, ushers and congregation. The church will also hold the Ministers' Wives and Ministers' Widows Foundation’s annual scholarship and charity presentation program on Sept. 23 at 4 p.m. The guests will be Glorious, a singing group from Richmond. The public is invited to attend.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Woodlawn Baptist Church, 3120 Woodlawn Avenue, will have Rev. Randy Cheely as the guest speaker at 11 a.m. on Sept. 16. The public is invited to attend. For more information, contact the church office at 804-526-2179.
PETERSBURG - Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne Street, will celebrate Women’s Day on Sept. 23 at 11 a.m. The theme is “Woman Thou are Loosed” Luke 13:10-13. The colors are white and purple. The women of the church will lead the 11 a.m. service and the 3 p.m. worship service will include women from other churches. Minister Desiree A. Jenkins of Spring Creek Baptist Church in Moseley will deliver the afternoon message.