Today May 13 Colonial Heights Presbyterian
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - A Celtic contemplative worship service will be held at 5 p.m. today and on the second Saturday of each month at Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Ave. The service is rooted in the liturgical traditions of Iona, Scotland, and Ireland. Prayers, texts, prose and poetry address the mysteries and challenges of everyday life. Silence, prayer and the celebration of Communion at The Lord's Table are central components of this service. The church will provide a "Simply Salad Supper", following the service for all attending.
PETERSBURG - The Women's Ministry of Cornerstone Ministries, 3071 County Drive, is hosting a “Weekend of Praise” Today, Combined Voices will present "The Old Ship Of Zion" play at 4 p.m. Admission will cost a donation of $10. The public is invited. Proceeds will benefit the church’s minister of music, Brother Tony Green.
PETERSBURG - Greater Faith Apostolic Center, 507 Harrison St., will host a candlelight service at 3 p.m. today. All are welcome to attend.
Higher Way Ministries
PETERSBURG - Higher Way Ministries, 515 Virginia Ave., is continuing its “Prophetic Encounter” today. Prophetic workshops will begin at 10 a.m. The public is invited to attend at no charge. For more information, call the church office at 861-3317.
STONY CREEK - Hunting Quarter Baptist Church, 16166 Hunting Quarter Church Road, will host a Mother's Day program entitled "A Woman of Many Hats" today, beginning at 2 p.m. There will be four guest speakers; and music and songs will be provided by The Brotherhood of Mission Church, Petersburg. The colors are pink and white. Please contact First Lady Robb at 804-690-1958 for additional information.
Native American revival
COURTLAND - A Native American revival is being held today, noon to 4 p.m., outside Courtland off of Route 35/58. Host chief will be Ward Brown. Guest speakers will include Chief Steve Silverheels, son of Jay Silverheels, the first Native American actor who portrayed Tonto from the Lone Ranger television show. There will also be Jewish dancers, Shofars music, activities and food for sale. For more information, call 757-562-7760 or 757-354-6839.
Oak Grove Baptist
PETERSBURG - Today, Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7419 Boydton Plank Road (North Dinwiddie), will celebrate Mother's Day with the annual Mother's Day breakfast beginning at 8 a.m. All women are invited to attend.
Oak Grove Baptist
CHESTERFIELD - Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8021 Reedy Branch Road, is holding its’ Women's Conference this
weekend. Theme is: “Are you committed to staying on the right track for God!”. Today, beginning at 9 a.m., special guests will be Minister Bianca Thomas from Women Ablaze Sisterhood Empowerment Network, and Evangelist Angalene Anthony, who will offer information on heart disease and strokes in women. Lunch will be served. Colors are red and white today.
Union Branch Baptist
CHESTERFIELD - Union Branch Baptist Church "The City of Hope," 11519 River Road, invites the community to attend its’ annual Women of Worship "Sister To Sister Breakfast" today, beginning at 9 a.m. The event’s theme is “Sisters Strengthening Sisters". Guests will be Sister Tammy Terrell Johnson, psalmist, Susie May Jones & Sisters (Vanessa Mason) and speaker, Minister Deidre H. Pearson, of Community Independent UMC, Chesterfield. Donation: $10 per person. For more information, call 804-590-2210.
PETERSBURG - The Pastor's Aide Ministry of Unity Baptist Church, 330 S. South St., is sponsoring a Mother's Day breakfast today, beginning at 9 a.m. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Sylvia Tucker of Loving Union Baptist Church, Disputanta. Music will be furnished by Deacon Darryal McCollum from Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Prince George. The ticket donation is $10. For ticket information, contact First Lady Delphine Mitchell.
Sunday May 14 Big Bethel
MCKENNEY - The members of Big Bethel Baptist Church -McKenney will hold their annual Mother’s Day/Women’s Day service on Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship hour. Rev. Avis Brown of Eleven Oak Baptist Church in DeWitt, will deliver the morning word. The public is invited to attend. For additional information, contact the church office at 804-478-4518.
YALE - Calvary Baptist Church, Yale, will have its annual Mother's Day program on Sunday, during the 11 a.m. service. Guest speaker will be Rev. Linda Skipper, St. John Baptist Church, Stony Creek. All are invited to attend.
HOPEWELL - First Baptist Church of City Point, 1117 Pierce St., invites the public to its’ morning worship service at 11 a.m. Adult/Youth Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m. Associate Minister Rev. Renetta Bradford will deliver the morning message. The Women's Choir will render the music.
PETERSBURG - First Ebenezer Baptist Church, 12 Eastover Ave., will hold its Mother’s Day/Women’s Day Service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Rev. Linda Drummond from Third Baptist Church, Petersburg. Her topic: “I Will Bless the Lord At All Times”. The public is invited.
HOPEWELL - Friendship Baptist Church, located at 1305 Arlington Road, will celebrate Women's Day on Sunday, during the 10 a.m. worship service. Special guest will be Rev. Stephanie Napper of Bethesda Baptist Church, South Chesterfield. The theme for the occasion is "Seeing Ourselves Through the Eyes of God". A hat show and breakfast will be held prior to worship service at 9 a.m. For more information, contact the church office at (804) 458-0225.
PETERSBURG - Greater Faith Apostolic Center, 507 Harrison St., will hold a special Mother’s Day service at the church on Sunday, beginning at 3 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
HOPEWELL - Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 3806 Courthouse Road, will be celebrating its’ annual Women's/Mother’s Day program on Sunday, at 11 a.m. The Rev. Roletta Banks, associate minister of Little Bethel Baptist Church of Stony Creek, will deliver the Mother's Day message. All are invited to attend this special service.
Mount Level Baptist
DINWIDDIE - The Mount Level Baptist Church (MLBC), at 14920 Courthouse Road, will celebrate Mother’s Day at its regular 11 a.m. service with the Rev. Betty Jackson from First Baptist Church, Harrison Street in Petersburg, delivering the celebratory message. Rev. Jackson is First Baptist Church’s Minister of Religious Education, the Church School program director, and the director of the Board of Christian Education. She is a graduate of the Samuel D. Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University. Music will be provided by MLBC’s Youth and Young Adult Choir. Pastor Bernard Coleman and Rev. Robin Bonner-Cox, committee chairperson, invite the community to come and participate in the celebration. Anyone in need of transportation may contact the church’s van driver at (804) 605-4769 or (804) 479-9477.
WAVERLY - New Direction Praise and Worship Ministries, 307 W. Main St., will be having Women’s Day service at 9 a.m. Sunday. Co-Pastor Saretha Washington will be the speaker, along with the First Baptist Church family of Claremont, Va. The public is invited “to come and hear this powerful woman of God”. The church is located above Waverly Fitness Center, rear entrance upstairs (chair lift available).
Oak Grove Baptist
CHESTERFIELD - Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8021 Reedy Branch Road, is holding its’ Women's Conference this
weekend. Theme is: “Are you committed to staying on the right track for God!”. On Sunday/Mother's Day at 11:15 a.m., Oak Grove’s assistant to the pastor, Evangelist Eliza Bailey, will preach. Color is white for Sunday.
Pleasant Grove Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 4405 Prince George Drive, extends an invitation to the women of the community to attend the church’s Mother’s & Women’s Day service, Sunday at 8:30 a.m., “Hat’s off to the Ladies”. The Ladies of Virtue and Empowerment (L.O.V.E) are “Flipping the Script” for the church’s 2017 Mother’s & Women’s Day service. Minister Tonsa Walton-Gary of Roanoke Rapids, NC, will deliver the message and the PGBC Male Chorus will render the music. “Ladies please join us for service wearing a hat or fascinator of all types and colors.” For more information, call (804) 452-3500 or e-mail: email@example.com.
PETERSBURG - Dr. Ron Moseley, noted author and lecturer, will be the guest speaker at the 10 a.m. worship service on Sunday, at Reconciliation Fellowship Church, 621 W. Washington St. The men of Reconciliation Fellowship will host a Mother's Day breakfast at 8 a.m. For more information, call 536-8470.
SUTHERLAND - Rocky Branch Baptist Church, 6009 Rocky Branch Road, will hold its annual Mother’s Day/Women’s Day celebration on Sunday. The celebration will begin with Sunday School at 9:30 a.m., prayer and praise at 10:45 a.m., and the preached word at 11 a.m. Guest preacher will be Rev. Iris Matthews, associate minister of Higher Way Ministries, Petersburg. The music will be provided by the Rocky Branch Men’s Choir. The public is invited to attend.
Rocky Mount Baptist
MCKENNEY - Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 24901 Ridge Road, will begin church school at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mother's Day worship service at 11 a.m. Guest preacher will be First Lady Minister Cheryl Northam of Olive Branch Baptist Church. The RMBC Men's Choir will render the music.
PETERSBURG - Second Presbyterian Church, 419 W. Washington St., will celebrate Youth Sunday on Sunday. The youth of the church will lead the worship service which will begin at 11 a.m. Second Presbyterian is handicapped accessible. All are welcome.
PETERSBURG - The Women’s Ministry of Third Baptist Church, 550 Farmer St., will welcome Rev. Regina B. Williams of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Lawrenceville, as guest minister for their annual Mother's Day/Women's Day service on Sunday, at 11 a.m.
PETERSBURG - Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 S. Sycamore St., will celebrate Mother’s Day on Sunday, with a luncheon in the fellowship hall following the 11 a.m. worship service. During the worship service, each mother in attendance will be presented a white carnation. Jacob’s Ladder will sing hymns of praise. Guests are welcome to attend this special worship service and luncheon. Trinity has a ramp leading into the sanctuary, and a wheelchair to assist those with physical disabilities. Earphones are located in the sanctuary to assist the hearing impaired. All attending services at Trinity UMC are invited to bring can goods and non-perishable items to the church narthex. These items will be taken to The Hope Center to feed the hungry. The church thanks everyone for their help in this ministry.
CHURCH ROAD - Union Baptist Church, 3701 Namozine Road, will hold a special Mother’s Day service on Sunday at 11 a.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Patricia Bridell of Petersburg. Music will be rendered by the Combined Voices of Union. All are invited to attend.
Union Branch Baptist
CHESTERFIELD - Union Branch Baptist Church, “The City of Hope,” 11519 River Road, invites the public to worship with this church family, beginning at its’ 8 a.m. worship service. Music will be rendered by The City of Hope Mass Choir. Pastor Kenneth E. Rioland Jr. will preach at the 8 a.m. service and again at the 10 a.m. Praise and Worship service. Holy Communion will be served at both services. Fellowship Hour (church school) begins at 9 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall. Anyone unable to attend worship services is invited to watch services live online at www.unionbranch.org. For more information, call 804-590-2210.
Union Grove Baptist
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will begin its worship experience with prayer and praise at 10:45 a.m. At 11 o’clock, the worship service will begin with the New Covenant Choir ministering in music. Pastor William E. Johnson III will be preaching. The Deacon and Deaconess Ministries will observe their anniversary during the morning worship service.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Wood's United Methodist Church, 7200 Hickory Road, will begin Sunday activities with the United Methodist Men's breakfast and program at 7:30 a.m.; the ladies are their invited guests. At the 11 a.m. worship service, mothers will be recognized. The children of the Kids for Club will honor each lady with a remembrance they have made for them. The Ladies Choir will render special music at the morning worship service. Visitors are welcome at all worship services and Sunday School classes at Wood’s UMC.
Next week (May 15-21) Carrying the Cross
PETERSBURG - Carrying the Cross Ministries is inviting the public to offer expressions of thanks in support of the Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Department. A luncheon to honor the Sheriff’s Department and widows of the department, will be held on Sunday, May 21, at noon. Sheriff Duck Adams will be giving a lecture, and Apostle Lorenzo Baines will be preaching. The service will be held at 2557-H South Crater Road (Burgess Shopping Center). For more information, contact Elder Linda Vaughan at 804-839-8445.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Ave., will hold centering prayer at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 9.
DISPUTANTA - The women of First Baptist Church of Disputanta will be celebrating Women's Day on Sunday, May 21, at 11 a.m. The guest speaker for the occasion will be Rev. Tracci Parham. She serves with her husband as pastor of Healing, Love, and Forgiveness Ministries Inc. of North Chesterfield. “Rev. Parham is a gifted speaker, author, and woman of God.” The public is invited to join the women of First Baptist as they celebrate "Women Trusting God". Colors for the day will be pastels.
WAVERLY - The ladies of First Baptist Church, 315 S. Church St., will be celebrating Women’s Day on Sunday, May 21, during the regular 11 a.m. worship service. Guest speaker for the occasion will be Rev. Belinda Cosby of Sixth Mount Zion Baptist Church, Richmond. The theme for the day is “The Best is Yet to Come: Women Moving Spiritually.” Women are wearing white and refreshments will be served after the service. The public is invited to join the celebration.
Gospel Inheritance program
PETERSBURG - The Gospel Inheritance will celebrate its 50th anniversary on Sunday, May 21, 3 p.m., at Second Presbyterian Church, 419 W. Washington St. The program will feature The Singing Messengers of Petersburg, Shirley Dicson of Petersburg, Lil George of Richmond, The Godfather Linwood Tucker of Petersburg, Simply Ricky of Petersburg, Faith Hope & Charity Male Choir of Petersburg, Zion Hill Male Choir of Waverly; and Melodairies of Petersburg. For more information, call Ricky at 804-479-1404.
PETERSBURG - Greater Faith Apostolic Center, 507 Harrison St., will celebrate Family and Friends Day on Sunday, May 21 at 4 p.m., at the church. Everyone is welcome. The church family will be cooking out on the grill and have live music.
PETERSBURG - Harvest International Full Gospel Baptist Center Inc., 1017 W. Washington St., will be celebrating the church anniversary on Sunday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Willie R. Derr will be the guest speaker and Calvary Baptist Church of Yale will accompany him. Dinner will be served following the service downstairs in the dining hall. If you have questions or for more information about this special celebration, call the church, 804-861-2850.
PETERSBURG - Apostle Elaine Johnson, founder and senior pastor of Jesus Way Fellowship Center, is celebrating her 28th pastoral anniversary throughout the month of May. The Fellowship Center is hosting special services most Sundays at 4 p.m., and each Wednesday at 7 p.m. Speaker for the May 17 Wednesday evening service will be: Minister Paul Johnson and speaker for Sunday, May 21, will be Bishop Stacey Roberts, Macedonia Tabernacle.
DISPUTANTA - Lebanon Baptist Church, Disputanta, will celebrate its’ 148th church anniversary on Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m. Rev. Dr. Linwood A. James and Galilee Baptist Church, Stony Creek, will be the special guests. The public is welcome.
STONY CREEK - The 149th anniversary of Little Bethel Baptist Church will be celebrated on Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Damion Batts, who will be accompanied by the Mount Nebo Baptist Church, Blackstone. Everyone is invited.
Little Mount Baptist
DISPUTANTA - The Women’s Ministry of Little Mount Baptist Church, 8012 Jerusalem Plank Road, will be having their Pre-Women’s Day service on Sunday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m. The event will feature mothers and daughters speakers and
the Kings Travelers rendering musical selections. The Theme is "Living the Life as Christian Women." The program will feature Deaconess Sabrina Burrow and her daughter, Shantrell Burrow; Deaconess Barbara Griffin and her daughter Brianna Griffin; Sister Sylvia Jones and her daughter Raven Edmonds; Sister Karen Graves and her daughter Taccarri Tucker. For more information, contact Deaconess Edith Gregory at 804-720-5782 or Sister Wanda Williams at 804-733-3889.
Mount Zion Baptist
FORD - The Mount Zion Baptist Church, 9308 Cox Road, will observe its’ Women’s Day program on May 21, (third Sunday) at 2:30 p.m. The theme for this Women’s Day program is Proverbs:31:30 “Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised”. Rev. Dr. Sylvia K. Tucker, pastor of Loving Union Baptist Church, Disputanta, will be the speaker, along with Loving Union’s choir, ushers, deacons and congregation serving. Mount Zion will celebrate their Women’s Day service with a “Grand March”. The attire for this great occasion is “Pink and White”. A mini lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m.
Oak Grove Baptist
PETERSBURG - Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7419 Boydton Plank Road (North Dinwiddie), will hold an informational fellowship on Tuesday, May 16, and OGBC disciples are encouraged to attend. The church also offers free tutoring for students at 7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the church. All students needing help with their homework are invited to come, bring their books, assignments and questions.
Olive Branch Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Olive Branch Baptist Church, 11119 Boydton Plank Road, offers tutoring for all ages each Wednesday evening, from 6 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. For more information, call (804) 469-3492.
Rising Mount Zion
CARSON - Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church, Carson, will observe its annual spring revival services beginning Tuesday, May 16 - Thursday, May 18, with a prayer and praise service at 7:30 p.m., followed by the worship service at 8 p.m. Guest evangelists will be: Tuesday - Rev. Lamont Hobbs, pastor, and the Metropolitan Baptist Church family, Petersburg; Wednesday - Rev. Charles Davis, pastor, and the Little Mount Baptist Church family, Disputanta and Thursday - Rev. Carlos Jordan, pastor, and the Rocky Mount Baptist Church family, McKenney. The public is invited to attend these revival services. The church will observe its annual Women's Day service on Sunday, May 21, at 3 p.m. The Rev. Jacqueline Tucker, associate minister, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Hopewell, will be the guest evangelist. The Gospel Trio, Union Branch Baptist Church, Prince George, will render the music and the New Hope Baptist Church,
Waverly, Usher's Ministry will serve. The theme is: Women of Faith Eagerly Moving Toward the New Thing which God has Ordained. (Isaiah 43:19). The color for the occasion is white. The public is invited to attend this special worship service.
SUTHERLAND - Rocky Branch Baptist Church, 6009 Rocky Branch Road, will hold its annual spring revival May 15-17, with prayer and praise beginning at 7 p.m. and worship service at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Guest evangelist will be the Rev. Phillip Knight, pastor of the Rock Hill Baptist Church, Mechanicsville. The following guest churches will participate:
May 15 - Olive Branch Baptist Church, Dinwiddie, Minister Jamie Robinson Taylor will be the worship leader; she will be accompanied by the deacons, ushers, choir and members;
May 16 - Rocky Mount Baptist Church, Dinwiddie, Rev. Carlos Jordan, pastor, will be the worship leader; he will be accompanied by his deacons, ushers, choir and members;
May 17 - Mt. Calavary Baptist Church, Hopewell, Rev. Vodricka Epps, pastor, will be the worship leader; he will be accompanied by his deacons, choir, ushers and members.
CHESTER — St. John's Episcopal Church, located at 12201 Richmond St., will host a musical tribute to the life and works of Paul Roberts Bartsch at 4 p.m. Sunday, May 21, at the church. A reception will follow in the parish hall. The public is invited to attend and become acquainted with the musical talents of Paul Bartsch. According to a statement released by the church, "He was a true entertainer, not just our organist and choir director. Paul was a composer of nine book musicals, one opera, and one play with music. We promise a fun-filled evening." Child care will be available.
CHURCH ROAD - On Sunday, May 21, at 2:30 p.m., the Union Baptist Church family, 3701 Namozine Road, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the church, which is pastored by Rev. Dr. Leroy Rhone. The speaker for this service will be Rev. Victor McLaughlin, pastor of Marmora Baptist Church, Church Road. He will be accompanied by his officers, choir, deacons, ushers and congregation. The public is invited to join the celebration. Repast and fellowship will begin at 1:30 p.m. For more information, contact Willing Workers Ministry, 265-5768.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Pastor William E. Johnson III, the officers and members of Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will continue its Monday Night Manna Series with a spiritual renewal service on May 15. Guests will be Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Dewitt & Pastor Gerald Brandon. Prayer & praise begins each night at 7 p.m., followed by worship at 7:30 p.m.
Planning Ahead Baptist General Convention
COLUMBIA, MD - District A-3 of the Baptist General Convention of Virginia/ Women’s Ministry will sponsor a bus trip to Toby’s Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Maryland, featuring “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat” on Wednesday, July 19. Ticket donations are $85. An installment payment plan is available; however, the deadline for ticket purchase is June 3. For tickets and more information, call (804) 862-9699 or (804) 732-8838.
The Women’s Ministry of Center Star Baptist Church, 11627 Wheelers Pond Road, is planning its annual Retreat from May 26-28. The schedule: On Friday, May 26 from 6-8 pm – group discussion; Saturday, May 27, 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. followed by a prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. Guest speaker will be Rev. Wanda Wallace of Little Mt. Baptist Church, Blackstone. The evening session begins with Center Star Women of Praise, followed by group discussion. On Sunday, May 28, the retreat concludes during the regular Sunday worship service with church pastor, Rev. Dr. Jimmie L. Walker, delivering the message.
WAKEFIELD - The First Baptist Church family at 217 South County Drive, will be having their annual Family and Friends Day on May 28, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Jerry Parham will be preaching the service. The theme is "We Are Family". The public is invited to join the congregation for a day of fellowship with family and friends. The annual church picnic, with activities, food, and lots of fun, will be held after the service. Dress casual.
WAVERLY - The First Baptist Church family, 315 S. Church St., will be celebrating Family and Friends Day on Sunday, May 28, at 2 p.m. Minister Carlos Garrett will deliver the message and the Men’s Community Choir will be providing the music. Food, fun and games will follow the service. Dress is casual. The public is invited to join the celebration.
PETERSBURG - The Greater Faith Apostolic Center family, 507 Harrison St., will be attending The Selectors’ second anniversary celebration in Waverly at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 28.
PETERSBURG - The Hope Ministry of Greater Faith A.M.E. Zion Church will continue their “Grief Support Group” on Saturday, May 27, in the conference room, first floor (next to café), of Petersburg Public Library, 201 W. Washington St., from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. This group offers individuals help dealing with losses (death, divorce, empty nest, illness … etc.) According to a statement released by the church, the Hope Ministry “would like to offer support with guidance on how to deal with that loss in a healthy, friendly, safe environment.” Presenter will be Dr. Naomi Davis, D. Min., NCC, LPC.
Greater Hickory Hill Baptist
PETERSBURG - Greater Hickory Hill Baptist Church will celebrate the 20th pastoral anniversary for Rev. Dr. Joe H. Caple and First Lady Gracie M. Caple on Saturday, June 17, at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Community Life Center, 444 Halifax St., from 3-7 p.m. Ticket cost is $20. Contact person is Deacon Rudolph Brown who can be reached at (804) 691-4543.
PETERSBURG - Apostle Elaine Johnson, founder and senior pastor of Jesus Way Fellowship Center, is celebrating her 28th pastoral anniversary throughout the month of May. The Fellowship Center is planning special services on Sundays at 4 p.m., and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. Speaker for the remaining Sunday will be: Apostle Patricia L. Harris, Loving Kindness Kingdom Worship Center on May 28. Speaker for the Wednesday service will be: Associate Pastor JoAnn Carpenter on May 24.
Little Mount Baptist
DISPUTANTA - The Women’s Ministry of Little Mount Baptist Church, 8012 Jerusalem Plank Road, will be sponsoring a 2017 Christian Women's Wellness Consortium on Saturday, May 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Facilitators: "Sowing and Reaping Healthy Seeds for the Harvest" by Minister Ann Neverson, associate minister of LMBC; "Medication Management" by Dr. Darkeesha Massenburg-Pride, PharmD; "Fitness " - by Roderick Pride - personal trainer; "Emotional Health" by Connie Dennis-Booker, RN, MS. Donation is $5 per person for a healthy brown bag lunch. Please contact Sister Wanda Williams at 804-733-3889 or Sister Pecolia Scott at 804-7208092 to purchase tickets and for T-shirt information. On Sunday, May 28, the Women's Ministry of LMBC will be celebrating their annual Women's Day service, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Guest preacher will be Rev. Dr. Alvera Parrish, pastor of St.Peters RZUA Church in Church Road. She will be accompanied by her church family. The Theme is "Godly Women Deeply Rooted in God." (Galatians 2:6,7)
Oak Grove Baptist
PETERSBURG - Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7419 Boydton Plank Road (North Dinwiddie), is excited to kick off the OGBC Youth Ministry "PROJECT PRAISE' on May 25, at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend.
Pocahontas Community Chapel
PETERSBURG - Pocahontas Community Chapel, located on Pocahontas Island, is planning a trip to the Holy Land, Orlando, Florida, Aug. 21-24. The public is invited to travel with the Chapel. The cost is $475 per person (adults and children ages 14-17; $250 per person (all children ages 13 and younger). The cost includes: transportation, two-night hotel accommodations, breakfast and ticket to the Holy Land. Payment arrangements are available. To reserve spots or for more information, contact Maxine at 804-862-2056.
PETERSBURG - Third Baptist Church, 550 Farmer St., will be celebrating 175 years of service in the vineyard during the week of May 22-28 at 7:30 p.m. The guest ministers are to include: Rev. Tyrone Nelson of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Richmond; Rev. Dr. Phillip Williams of the Royal Baptist Church; Rev. Dr. George W.C. Lyons Jr. of Gillfield Baptist Church; Rev. Michael E. Shannon Sr. of the Zion Baptist Church; and Rev. Jeffrey L. Dodson of the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of God in Christ. On Saturday, May 27, Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Tilliman of First Baptist Church will be the guest celebrant at the White and Gold banquet, to be held at Children's Home of Virginia Baptist. On Sunday, May 28, Rev. Dr. Andrew White will bring the culmination of events to a close at 11 a.m.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD Pastor William E. Johnson III, the officers and members of Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will host its concluding Monday Night Manna service of spiritual renewal on Monday, May 22. Guests will be Jericho Baptist Church, Farmville & Pastor James H. Taylor III. Prayer & praise begins each night at 7 p.m., followed by worship at 7:30 p.m.
United Churches of Dinwiddie
DEWITT - The United Churches of Dinwiddie and Vicinity will host their annual revival celebration May 22-24, at the Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, 16616 Glebe Road, where the Rev. Gerald Q. Brandon is pastor. Prayer and praise will begin at 7 p.m. nightly, followed by worship at 7:30 p.m. Evangelist will be the Rev. Dr. James E. Jones, pastor of Grace Fellowship Worship Center, Chesapeake. Music will be provided by the United Churches Mass Choir. Spiritual leaders and churches
include: May 22 - Olive Branch Baptist Church, First Baptist Church, Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, St. Peter and Sharon Baptist Church; May 23 - Bloomfield Baptist Church, Eleven Oaks Baptist Church, Mt. Poole Baptist Church, Rocky Branch Baptist Church and Rocky Mount Baptist Church and and Mt. Level Baptist Church; May 24 - Gravel Run Baptist Church, Little Bethel Baptist Church, Little Zion Baptist Church, Oak Grove Baptist Church, Shiloh Baptist Church and Springfield Baptist Church. The public is invited to attend any or all services.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD Wood's United Methodist Church will sponsor its annual Farmers' Market at the church's pavilion, located at 7200 Hickory Road, starting June 3 and each Saturday thereafter through September. The Farmer’s Market is open from 8 a.m. to noon each week. Vendors are welcome at no charge, however, items must be grown or made by the seller. This is an outreach service to the community.
First Baptist WAKEFIELD - First Baptist Church, 217 South County Drive, has a prayer line open each Wednesday from 5:30 - 7 p.m. with Rev. Jerry Parham, church pastor. The prayer line is 757-899-2407.
PETERSBURG - Higher Way Full Gospel Baptist Church offers a Monday morning prayer line, which is open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. on Mondays only. The number is 1-712-432-1212. The code is 574-834-575. This prayer line is available to everyone.
House of Restoration
PETERSBURG - House of Restoration, 210 South Market St., offers prayer each Saturday, 10:30 a.m. EST, with Dr. B. Marietta Brown intercessors and pastors worldwide. The number to call is 712775-7035 Access code is 176807#.
DEWITT - Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 16616 Glebe Road, offers a prayer line on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. The number is 1-605-4753220; Pin number is 32665.
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.
WAVERLY - New Hope Baptist Church invites the public to join its prayer line each Monday morning at 6 a.m. The number is 712775-7031 and the access code is 994486780# .
Oak Street AME Zion
PETERSBURG - Oak Street AME Zion Church, 25 W. Wythe St., has a Prayer Line every Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. Call (toll free) 1-712-432-1500, code #918267#.
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. Shiloh Baptist 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 1- 712- 8328310 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.
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 St., offers a 24-hour interdenominational prayer chain, 804-520-0917.
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