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Bread of Life Pure in Heart Ministries
PETERSBURG - Bread of Life Pure in Heart Ministries, 13 N. Sycamore St., will have a Black History service on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. All are welcome.
YALE - Calvary Baptist Church, 20248 Courthouse Road, will have their annual Black History Feast after the 11 a.m. service on Feb. 24.
Church Women United
PETERSBURG - The Petersburg/Tri-Cities Church Women United will sponsor World Day of Prayer on March 1 at 11 a.m. at Oak Street A.M.E. Zion Church, 25 Wythe St. The theme for 2019 is based on the “Great Dinner” parable in Luke 14:15–24.
Colonial Heights Presbyterian
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Ave., will have guest minister Rev. Ken Goodrich on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. A covered dish dinner will follow in the fellowship hall immediately after the service. Everyone is encouraged to bring a dish to share.
Community Independent Methodist
CHESTER - Community Independent Methodist Church, 12033 River Road, will celebrate the 19th pastoral anniversary of Pastor Pate Pearson and First Lady Minister Deirdre Pearson on March 3 at 11 a.m. Pastor Willie Derr of Calvary Baptist Church in Yale will be the guest minister. A fellowship dinner will be served immediately after the service.
WAVERLY - Easter Baptist Church, 13454 Jerusalem Plank Road, will celebrate “Old Fashion Day” (Black History Month) on Feb. 24 during the 11 a.m. service. A soul food dinner will be served following the service. Dress is casual.
JARRATT - First Baptist Church, 18463 Little Mill Road, will continue to celebrate Black History Month by recognizing “The Divine Nine” for their Greek Sunday service on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. All are invited, including former and current fraternity and sorority members. The church will also hold their annual Women’s Ministry conference beginning March 1 with minister Sandra Jordan of First Baptist Church in Weldon, N.C.; doors open at 6 p.m. The conference will continue on March 2 at 9 a.m. with workshop facilitators First Lady Deirdre Pearson of Independent Community Methodist Church in Chesterfield and Elder Shirley Simms of Aspire Community Church in Ettrick and music rendered by Ramona Raines. On March 3 at 8 a.m. the speaker will be First Lady Gretchen Tatum and at 2 p.m. their Women’s Day program speaker is Rev. Jennell Riddick of First Baptist Church in Franklin. The dress attire is black and red.
STONY CREEK - Galilee Baptist Church, 12392 Lee Ave., will hold their annual Prayer Breakfast on March 2 at 9 a.m. The theme is “Inside Help,” Zephaniah 3:14-18. Pastor Alexander Williams of Big Bethel Baptist Church in McKenney will be the guest evangelist. Elder Darinda Preston of Higher Learning Ministries in Petersburg will be the worship leader. The church will also hold the Deaconess Ministry program on March 10 at 2:30 p.m. The theme is “Deaconess at Work: Marching into Spring,” Hebrews 6:10. The guest speaker will be First Lady Grace Caple of Greater Hickory Hill Baptist Church in Yale. First Lady Rose Williams of Easter Baptist Church in Waverly will be the worship leader. Dress attire for all deaconesses in attendance is off-white. The public is invited.
PETERSBURG - Doc McKensie of Caring and Sharing Ministry of Dinwiddie presents the McKensie Family and Friends Spring Celebration at Gethsemane Apostolic Church, 1020 Halifax St., on March 2 at 2 p.m. There will be local artists and talents, including Rev. Dr. Vernon Billy Lee, Union Grove, Dea Booker, Doc McKensie, Clifton Crawley, Tina Rollins, Rev. Godfrey, and others. A love offering will be taken up. This program is for Dustin and Vonda Moore and family.
PETERSBURG - Gillfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry St., will host the Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Petersburg and Vicinity on March 4 at 6:30 p.m. The guest preacher will be Dr. William Whitaker.
Harvest International Full Gospel Center
PETERSBURG - Harvest International Full Gospel Center, 1017 W. Washington St., will hold their annual Rainbow Tea on March 3 at 2:30 p.m. with the theme “Just Ask, It’s Yours,” Matthew 7:7. There will be door prizes, food and more. The attire is semi-formal/formal; RSVP by Feb. 25 at 5:30 p.m. The donation is $20 per adult and $10 per child 12 and under. Contact persons are Elder Charity Holleman and Sister NaTasha Pope, 804-861-2850. The tea will be held in the fellowship hall.
Hunting Quarter Baptist
STONY CREEK - Hunting Quarter Baptist Church, 16166 Hunting Quarter Church Road, will continue to celebrate Black History Month with a program recognizing their legacies and accomplishments on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. A Black History fellowship dinner will be held immediately afterwards. The church will also have Senior Bingo on March 16 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Transportation and refreshments are provided and prizes will be given. The public is invited. If interested in attending, call the church at 804-861-2850 and leave a message with daycare staff. The church will also have a gospel musical on March 31 at 2 p.m.
Little Bethel Baptist
STONY CREEK - Little Bethel Baptist Church, 23503 Flatfoot Road, will continue to celebrate Black History Month with a program recognizing their legacies and accomplishments on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. with Rev. Alvin J. Gurley of First Baptist Church in McKinney as the guest speaker. A Black History fellowship dinner will be held immediately afterwards. The public is invited.
Little Mount Baptist
DISPUTANTA - Little Mount Baptist Church, 8012 Jerusalem Plank Road, will celebrate their 137th church anniversary service on Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m. The guest will be Bishop Jeffrey Reaves Sr. of Good Shepherd Baptist Church of Petersburg.
CHURCH ROAD - Marmora Baptist Church, 2901 Exeter Mill Road, will observe Black History Month on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. with Brother Stuart Mines of Chester giving Dr. King’s speech. Lunch will be served following the service.
Mars Hill Baptist
CAPRON - Mars Hill Baptist Church, 20315 Carys Bridge Road, will celebrate Black History Month with guest Raystine Johnson-Ashburg of Franklin on Feb. 24 at 11 a.m. presenting “Black History Reflections.” The public is invited.
Mt. Hope Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Mount Hope Baptist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, will hold their Black History Month celebration “Don’t Forget What the Lord has Delivered You From” on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. featuring live performances from Clarence Beasley on saxophone and the Petersburg High School choir. Lunch will be served from noon-1:15 p.m. All are invited to come.
Mt. Level Baptist
DINWIDDIE - The Silverleaf Ministry of Mt. Level Baptist Church, 14920 Courthouse Road, will hold its annual program on March 2 at 4 p.m. The theme is “Fruit of the Holy Spirit” with Sister Estelle Goodwyn serving as worship leader and Rev. Dr. Elva Ward of Mt. Olivet Baptist in Brodnax delivering the message. For more information contact the ministry’s president at 804-469-7391.
Mt. Olivet Baptist
PETERSBURG - The 2019 Leadership Seminar will be held at Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 800 Augusta Ave., on March 7-9. The theme is “Strengthening the Soul of Your Leadership.” Kickoff begins on March 7 at 6:30 p.m. with Dr. John Kinney, Virginia Union University, and is free and open to the public. Six workshops will run on Friday and Saturday. Dr. Dwight Riddick, Dr. John Covington, Rev. Larry Robinson and Dr. Nathan Scovens are among the facilitators. For more information or to register, contact Rev. Valarie Harris at 804-536-8696 or the church office at 804-732-7218.
Oak Grove Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7419 Boydton Plank Road, will celebrate African-American History Month on Feb. 24 after the 10 a.m. morning worship service. The celebration will include a play performed by members of the church.
Olive Branch Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Olive Branch Baptist Church, 11119 Boydton Plank Road, will hold Holy Communion service at 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Feb. 24. The Youth Ministry will hold their annual Soul Food Fellowship following the 11 a.m. service on Feb. 24. Bible study will be held at noon and 7 p.m. on Feb. 27. For transportation call 804-469-3492.
DINWIDDIE - The Women’s Fellowship Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church, 4610 Darvills Road, will celebrate their 23rd anniversary on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Deacon Samuel Hawkes Jr. and Deaconess Joyce Hawkes from Little Mount Baptist Church in Blackstone will be the musical guests and the Praise Ministry from First Baptist Church in McKenney will render the service. The church will also have guest preacher Reverend Alfred Flowers render the morning worship service on Feb. 24 at 8 a.m. Black History will be celebrated during the service.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - The Youth Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, will host its seventh annual talent show at Matoaca High School on March 8 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5 p.m. Youth who are interested in participating in the talent show may register by March 1. Tickets are $5 for adults; $3 for youth (ages 6-17); and free for children 5 and under. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 3. To register for the talent show or purchase tickets, email Janique Christian at firstname.lastname@example.org. The church will also have a 10th anniversary banquet honoring Rev. Dr. Marcus N. Leggett and the First Family at Virginia State University’s Gateway Dining Facility on March 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. David Chapman. Tickets are $35 per person. The deadline to purchase tickets is Feb. 28. To purchase tickets, email email@example.com or call Kathy Bowles at 804-255-6164 or Deaconess Evelyn Cooley at 804-520-4902.
SUTHERLAND - Springfield Baptist Church, 1806 Exeter Mill Road, will celebrate Black History Day on Feb. 23 at 10 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Davis Banks of Little Bethel Baptist Church in Stony Creek. The Marmora Baptist Church choir will be singing. Soul food will be served after the service. All are invited.
St. Pauls Episcopal
PETERSBURG - St. Pauls Church, 110 N Union St., will have an Evensong on Feb. 24 at 4 p.m. to celebrate the Feast of St. Matthias. A freewill offering will be taken benefiting the Joseph A. Whittle Music and Arts Fund. For more information, contact the church office at 804-733-3415 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
PRINCE GEORGE - Sycamore UMC, 9710 Old Stage Road, is having an all-you-can-eat pancake supper on March 5 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Dinner includes pancakes, sausage, and fried apples. A love offering will be taken at the door.
Tri-City Community Outreach
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Tri-City Community Outreach will feed the homeless of Washington, D.C. on Feb. 23. All interested persons are asked to meet at the Colonial Heights Walmart at 6:30 a.m. The outreach will provide food, gently used clothes and resources to those in the area. For more information, contact Carisa Thomas at 804-243-1006 or Crystal Miller at 804-490-8816.
Trinity United Methodist
PETERSBURG - Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 S. Sycamore St., will begin their Lenten Breakfast Series on March 6. The speaker will be Rev. Tom Lester. On March 13 the speaker will be Rev. Brian Mallery. Breakfast buffet starts at 8:30 a.m. and the speakers begin at 9:30 a.m.
HOPEWELL - The Usher Ministry of Union Baptist Church, 212 Rev C W Harris St., will present the gospel play “Glory Train” on March 2 at 3 p.m. The play is free and open to the public.
Union Branch Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Union Branch Baptist Church, 3356 Union Branch Road, will host their third annual Benefit Awareness for Veterans and Family on March 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Special guests include Association for Wounded Veterans, Department of Veterans Affairs, Virginia supportive Housing and Virginia Veterans and Family Support. All military veterans and family members are invited.
Union Branch Baptist
CHESTERFIELD - Union Branch Baptist Church, 11519 River Road, will host the Emancipation Proclamation Committee of Chesterfield County on Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. featuring a talent show and dinner. For more information, call 804-590-2210.