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Calvary Temple Church
PETERSBURG - The Ministers’ and Deacons’ Wives Guild of Calvary Temple Church, 110 N. Dunlop St., will be having a free community clothes giveaway on Nov. 10 at 9 a.m. Clothes will be available for all as well as other household items. On Nov. 11 at 4 p.m., the guest speaker at the church’s Praise Power Hour will be minister Jeremiah Tucker.
Central Baptist, Trinity United Methodist
CHURCH ROAD - Central Baptist Church, 6504 Courthouse Road, and Trinity United Methodist Church, 4814 Courthouse Road, will host their annual bazaars on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be BBQ, hotdogs, soups, baked goods, homemade candy and homemade ice cream for sale. There will be crafts and movies for the children as well as vendors selling products and homemade crafts. Photos with Santa can be taken for $5. If you are interested in being a vendor at either event you may contact Pam in the church office 804-265-8870 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Proceeds from the events will support local Christmas sharing families and missions.
PETERSBURG - Cornerstone COOLJC, 202 Terrace Ave., will be celebrating the third pastoral anniversary of District Elder David Boone and First Lady Verbena Boone during the month of November. On Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. the guest speaker will be Elder Jerry Rose of Refuge Temple Church in Petersburg. On Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. the guest speaker will be Elder Ernest Wilford of Ebenezer Church in Richmond. On Nov. 25 at 4 p.m. the guest speaker will be Bishop Roy Johnson of City of Refuge Church in Sandston. All are invited to attend.
WAVERLY - Easter Baptist Church, 13454 Jerusalem Plank Road, will host Thanksgiving services for The Combined Churches of Waverly on Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. The Rev. Dr. George O. Urquhart of Plank Road Baptist Church will preach the Thanksgiving sermon. The public is invited.
Ekklesia Global Ministries
PETERSBURG - Ekklesia Global Ministries, 1124 W. Washington St., in conjunction with the Mary-Mary Lunch ministry, will host a Thanksgiving dinner on Nov. 14 at 6 p.m.
DISPUTANTA - The Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church, 10209 County Drive, will hold a Women’s Health Expo on Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The theme is “Connecting Women Together in Spirit with One Heart and One Purpose.” The guest speakers will be cardiologist Dr. Clifford V. Morris M.D. and Rhesa L. Allen, certified personal trainer and instructor. There will also be vendors, door prizes and lunch will be provided, free of change. This event is open to the public.
McKENNEY - First Baptist Church, 20318 Depot Road, will celebrate their 104th church anniversary on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. The theme is “Grow Through what you Go Through.” Pastor Jameson McLaughlin and New Hope Baptist Church will be the guests.
First Baptist West Petersburg
PETERSBURG - First Baptist Church West Petersburg, 25720 Greensville Ave., will hold a Veterans Day worship service on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m., followed by the Regina D. Grandison Praise Dance Celebration at 3 p.m. The church is also having their annual Christmas fruit sale. Fruits available include oranges, grapefruit, tangerines and more. Place your order by calling the church at 804-861-8642 or Velma Nicholas at 804-943-5326. Orders are due by Nov. 18.
STONY CREEK - Galilee Baptist Church, 12392 Lee Ave., will hold an installation service for Pastor-elect Ronnie Franklin on Nov. 25 at 3 p.m. Rev. Robert Diggs and the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg will be in charge of the service.
Harrison Grove Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Harrison Grove Baptist Church, 10415 Merchants Hope Road, will celebrate its 153rd anniversary on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. Rev. Leslie Holloway and Oak Grove Baptist Church will be the special guests. Dinner will be served following the service. The public is invited.
Harvest International Full Gospel Center
PETERSBURG - Harvest International Full Gospel Center, 1017 W. Washington St., will hold a veterans’ information luncheon and worship service on Nov. 10 and 11. On Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., representatives from the American Legion, VFW, and others will discuss their organizations, and Titus Johnson of the National Service Office in Fort Lee will discuss veterans’ resources. On Nov. 11 during the 10:45 a.m. service, there will be a guest speaker. Dinner will be served after the service. For additional details contact Deacon Marsha Briggs at 804-519-4974, Deacon Tonja New at 254-289-2227 or Chief Apostle Mary P. Bonner 804-861-2850.
Higher Way Ministries
PETERSBURG - Higher Way Ministries, 515 Virginia Ave., will hold their annual Free Will Give on Nov. 17 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The church will be giving away turkeys, toiletries, children’s and adult clothes, shoes, furniture, and appliances.
DISPUTANTA - Lebanon Baptist Church, 13800 Lebanon Road, will celebrate Men’s Day on Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. Pastor Jack Jones Jr. and United Fellowship Christian Center of Hopewell will be the special guests. The public is invited.
Little Bethel Baptist
STONY CREEK - Little Bethel Baptist Church, 23503 Flatfoot Road, will celebrate Veterans Day during the 11 a.m. worship service on Nov. 11. The church will also celebrate the 38th pastoral anniversary of Pastor David L. Banks Sr. at 8 a.m. on Nov. 18. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Herbert W. Anderson. Everyone is invited.
Little Mount Baptist
DISPUTANTA - Little Mount Baptist Church, 8012 Jerusalem Plank Road, will be celebrating their Men’s Fellowship Ministry’s anniversary on Nov. 17-18. On Nov. 17, there will be a men’s conference at 10 a.m. with the topic “The Seven Deadly Sins.” On Nov. 18, the church will observe Men’s Day during the 11:15 a.m. worship service.
Loving Union Baptist
DISPUTANTA - Loving Union Baptist Church, 16750 Loving Union Road, will have a Veterans Day service on Nov. 11 at 8:30 a.m. All area veterans are welcome and will be recognized. Refreshments will be served after the benediction.
CHURCH ROAD - Marmora Baptist Church, 2901 Exeter Mill Road, will hold the Women’s Ministry Retreat Nov. 9-11.
Mount Calvary Baptist
DeWITT - Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 16616 Glebe Road, will celebrate their 112th anniversary on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. with guests Rev. Charles Davis Jr. and Little Mount Baptist Church in Disputanta. All are welcome to these events.
Mount Hope Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Mount Hope Baptist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, will observe Veterans Day on Nov. 11 during the 9:45 a.m. morning service. Wear your military uniforms if permissibility allows. Light refreshments will be served. The public is invited.
New Hope Baptist
WAVERLY - New Hope Baptist Church, 18183 Old Forty Road, will hold a prayer breakfast on Nov. 10 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. The guest preacher at the 11 a.m. worship service on Nov. 11 will be Rev. Christal Jordan of Rocky Mount Baptist Church in McKenney. The public is welcome to these events.
Oak Grove Baptist
CHESTERFIELD - Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8021 Reedy Branch Road, will celebrate Veterans Day on Nov. 11 during the 11:15 a.m. worship service.
Oak Street AME Zion
PETERSBURG - Oak Street AME Zion Church, 25 W. Wythe St., will be celebrating Family and Friends Day on Nov. 25 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. DeBii L. Sababu Thomas, who is a “Born-again, spirit-filled and spirit-led woman.” Dinner will be served immediately following the worship service.
Olive Branch Baptist
DINWIDDIE - The Women’s Ministry of Olive Branch Baptist Church, 11119 Boydton Plank Road, will present “I am Thankful for my Sister” with special guest Rev. Monica Dodd on Nov. 16 at 6:30 p.m.
DINWIDDIE - Shiloh Baptist Church, 4610 Darvills Road, will have guest speaker Rev. Lawrence Grisham of Saint John Baptist Church in Stony Creek at the 8 a.m. service on Nov. 11. The church will also celebrate the 89th anniversary of the Ushers’ Ministry.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, will celebrate its 129th church anniversary on Nov. 11 beginning with church school at 9:30 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. The theme is “A Church United...Striving to Fulfill the Vision,” - 1 Corinthians 12:12-26. The anniversary colors are olive green, brown and gold. The anniversary dinner will be served following the morning service. At 3 p.m., the guests will be Rev. Herbert Holly II of St. John Baptist Church in Stony Creek and his congregation. Minister Wanda Hill of Union Branch Baptist Church in Chesterfield will be the worship leader. All are invited to attend.
St. Paul’s Episcopal
PETERSBURG - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 110 N. Union St., will celebrate Veterans Day and the centennial of the end of WWI with an Evensong on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. followed by a patriotic brass concert shortly after 4 p.m. Featured songs include works by Richard Webster, Harold Friedell and Lee Hoiby, among others. For more information, contact the church office at 804-733-3415.
Trinity United Methodist
PETERSBURG - Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 S. Sycamore St., will hold a Veterans Day service and candle lighting for each branch of the military on Nov. 11 during the 11 a.m. service. Special musical guests include The Ditch Lilies and Jeanie Shelley on bagpipes.
Union Branch Baptist
SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE - Union Branch Baptist Church, 3356 Union Branch Road, will will have its annual Veterans Day program celebrating veterans and federal workers on Nov. 11 at 3 p.m. The special guest will be Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs Sr. of Tabernacle Baptist Church and their choir and ushers. In addition, the Senior Usher Board will celebrate their 68th anniversary on Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. The guest will be Pastor Jereme Sykes Sr. of the New Door Praise and Worship Center in Cleveland, Ohio. The music will be provided by the Mission of Faith Gospel Singers from Ettrick. The public is invited. For more information, call 804-862-1672.
Union Grove Baptist
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will recognize veterans, army reservists, and active duty military on Nov. 11 during the 11 a.m. worship service. The church will celebrate the fourth pastoral anniversary of Rev. Dr. William “EJ” Johnson and First Lady Sasha T. Johnson from Nov. 17-18. On Nov. 17 at 1 p.m., Pastor Larry Smith of Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Cumberland and their choir, ushers and congregation will be the special guests. On Nov. 18 at 11 a.m., Pastor Vatell Allen of New Hope Baptist Church in Keysville will be the guest preacher.
WAVERLY - Wilborne Baptist Church, 7138 Newville Road, will be celebrating its 151st anniversary on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The special guests at 3 p.m. will be Rev. Jamerson McLaughlin and New Hope Baptist Church. Dinner will be served from 1:30-2:30 p.m.
PETERSBURG - Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne St., will celebrate Men’s Day on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. The guest minister will be Dr. J. Elisha Burke, director of the Men’s Ministry, Health and Wellness Ministry and the Reentry Program of the Baptist General Convention. For additional information, contact the church office at 804-733-7561.
Zion Hill Pentecostal
WAVERLY - Zion Hill Pentecostal Church of Christ Holiness, 4424 Spring Branch Road, will celebrate the 60th anniversary of Evangelist Shirley May Dicson and the Evenly Spirituals Gospel Singers of Petersburg, Richmond and Waverly on Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. The special guests will be Deacon Robert Shearing and Sons of Richmond and The Gospel Missioners of Richmond. For more information contact Evangelist Shirley May Dicson at 804-919-4445.