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Bread of Life Pure in Heart Ministries
PETERSBURG - Bread of Life Pure in Heart Ministries, 13 N. Sycamore Street, will hold a Holy Communion on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. All are invited.
Carson United Methodist
CARSON - Carson United Methodist Church, 17407 Halligan Park Road, will host a picnic on Sept. 9 from noon - 1 p.m. Hot dogs will be served as well as sides and desserts. This event is free and open to all. For more information, email Pastor Mary Dadisman at pastor@ cumcva.org or call 434-246-6969. Central Baptist 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 804-2658870 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.
Colonial Heights Presbyterian
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Colonial Heights Presbyterian Church, 211 Lynchburg Avenue, will have guest minister Rev. Keith Johnston on Sept. 9 during their 11 a.m. service. The church will also host their annual Bar-B-Q Plate Dinner on Sept. 15 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 Rosh Hashanah on Sept. 9 - 11 as well as Yom Kippur services on Sept. 18 and 19. There will be guest soloists and special instrumentalists for the New Years holiday and Day of Atonement celebrations. Call 804-732-3968 for more information.
Faith Heritage Church
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Faith Heritage Church, 137 Pickwick Avenue, will hold a fundraiser featuring a motorcycle ride and a “Pickin’ n’ Grinnin’ for the Lord” gospel open mic on Sept. 8. Registration starts at 9 p.m. and the ride begins at 11 a.m. Donations are $20 for the first rider and $10 for the second. All proceeds will go to the Faith Heritage Church Building Fund. Lunch will take place at 2 p.m. with gospel singing at 3 p.m. There will be a Sno Daze truck, as well as music by The Glorybound Singers, Hallelujah Sound, The Virginia Hermonheirs, and more. Admission is free. For more information, call Kerry Shell at 804-469-4920.
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.
WAKEFIELD - First Baptist Church, 217 S. County Drive, will be celebrating the ninth anniversary of pastor Rev. Jerry Parham on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. The guests will be Pastor Weldon Blount and the St. Paul Holiness Church family of Elberon. All are invited.
First Full Gospel Baptist
PETERSBURG - First Full Gospel Baptist Church, 401 S. West Street, will hold their Homecoming service on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. with guests REv. Dr. J. Alfred Reid and First Baptist Church of Prince George. The church will hold their Revival services Sept. 10 - 14 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with various evangelists and area choirs serving.
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.
PETERSBURG - Harvest Baptist Church, 1017 W. Washington Street, will resume the Divine Biblical Revelation Miracle School classes on Sept. 12 from 6 - 8 p.m. nightly each Thursday. Elder P. Richardson and Apostle M. Bonner are the instructors. Classes are free. The classes this semester will focus on “How To Receive Your Miracle and “Discovering My Wealthy Place”.
Hunting Quarter Baptist
STONY CREEK Hunting Quarter Baptist Church, 16166 Hunting Quarter Church Road, will celebrate their usher's anniversary on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. Rev. Timothy Edwards and his church family of Jackson, N.C. will be the special guests. For more information, contact Sister Shirley Bailey at 804-255-6645.
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.
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.
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.
Mount Hope Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Mount Hope Baptist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, will celebrate their annual Men's Day on Sept. 9 at 10 a.m. At 2 p.m. the guest speaker will be Rev. Darrin L. Hill of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg. The music will be rendered by the Osborne K. Bailey Sr. Memorial Choir of Petersburg and the special guest is the Petersburg Consistory #144. This year's theme is “Men on the Battlefield for the Lord”.
Mt. Gazarine Baptist
BLACKSTONE - Mt.
Gazarine Baptist Church, 3606 Kenbridge Road, will be celebrating the ninth anniversary of pastor Rev. Dr. Irene B. Allen on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Dr. Sylvia Tucker and the Loving Union Baptist Church of Disputanta will in be in charge of the service. An anniversary celebration dinner will be served immediately following the service. The public is invited to attend.
Mt. Level Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Mt. Level Baptist Church, 14920 Courthouse Road, will sponsor a yard sale on Sept. 8 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the old Dinwiddie Supermarket, located at the corner of Boydton Plank Road and Route 703. Proceeds will be used to support the church’s youth ministry. Interested parties may bring their own tables and purchase space for $10. For more information, contact Whitney Perpall, youth advisor, at 804-931-3042.
Mt. Zion Baptist
FORD - The Missionary and Women’s Ministry of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, will host a Rainbow Tea on Sept. 8 at noon. All are invited to attend.
New First Baptist
PETERSBURG - New First Baptist Church, 1346 Grant Avenue, will hold the ordination of Rev. Robert A. Harney and Rev. David E. Green on Sept. 9 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Chaplain James Palmer, Command Chaplain at Fort Eustis. Music will be rendered by Liberty Chapel’s Male Chorus of Fort Lee. The church will also hold its Deacon, Deaconess and Trustee 100th anniversary on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Virginia Graham of God’s Mission of Faith Baptist Church of South Chesterfield.
New Hope Baptist
WAVERLY - The Busy Bee Missionary Ministry of New Hope Baptist Church, 18183 Old Forty Road, will host a prayer breakfast on Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. The theme is “Responding to the Call”, Matthew 9:3738. The guest speaker will be Deaconness Marvia Goode, past president of the Bethany Baptist Association Women’s Division. The public is welcome.
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.
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”.
Rocky Branch Baptist
SUTHERLAND - Rocky Branch Baptist Church, 6009 Rocky Branch Road, will have a First Lady’s Day celebration for First Lady Lisa F. Robinson on Sept. 9 with Sunday school at 9:30, prayer and praise at 10:45, and service at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be minister Annissa Robinson-Schoolfield.
Rocky Mount Baptist
McKENNEY - Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 24901 Ridge Road, will hold their annual Family and Friends Day on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. There will be food and fellowship outside after the worship service.
NORTH DINWIDDIE - Sharon Baptist Church, 26805 Fort Emory Road, will celebrate the first anniversary of Pastor Terry Norman and First Lady Angela Norman on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. The special guests will be Rev. Morriss Allmond of Healing Chapel Baptist Church in Suffolk and his congregation. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.
DINWIDDIE - Shiloh Baptist Church, 4610 Darvills Road, will have guest speaker Rev. Steve M. Jones of Good Hope Baptist Church in Blackridge on Sept. 9 at 8 a.m.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - The Youth Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, will present Shiloh Fresh Saturday back-to-school event in conjunction with Bethesda Baptist Church in Colonial Heights on Sept. 8 at 6 p.m. There will be Virginia State University students to provide words of encouragement as well as several praise dance groups. The public is invited.
Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist
PETERSBURG - Shiloh Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 310 W. South Boulevard, will hold their Abundant Life Experience series continuing with Dr. David Defoe, family life director at Allegheny East Conference, on Sept. 8 at 5 p.m. Ed Samuel, money life coordinator with Crown. org, will speak on Sept. 14 at 7 p.m., Sept. 15 at 5 p.m., and Sept. 16 from 10 a.m. - noon.
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.
Trinity Missionary Baptist
PETERSBURG - Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of God in Christ, 233 Halifax Street, will hold their Homecoming service on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. The church will also hold their fall Revival services from Sept. 10 - 14 with praise and worship at 7:30 p.m. and service at 8 p.m. nightly. Worship leaders will be Rev. Essie Washington of New Generation Worship Center in Petersburg with music and ushers from Infinite Spirit Ministry in Petersburg on Monday, Rev. Carlos Jordan of Rocky Mount Baptist Church in McKenney and their choir and ushers on Tuesday, Rev. Dr. E. E. Mitchell Jr. of Unity Baptist Church in Petersburg and their choir and ushers on Wednesday, Rev. Damion T. Batts of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Blackstone and their choir and ushers on Thursday, and Bishop J. L. Russell of Mill Creek Church in Danville and their choir and ushers on Friday. Union Baptist 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.
Union Grove Baptist SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will celebrate Men’s Day on Sept. 9 at 11 a.m. with guest preacher Pastor Joseph Charlton of Hills Creek Baptist Church in Gladys. A Men’s Day choir will render the music.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Woodlawn Baptist Church, 3120 Woodlawn Avenue, will have Rev. Rodney Jenkins as the guest speaker at 11 a.m. on Sept. 9. In addition, in honor of Grandparents Day, grandparents in the congregation will be recognized. For more information, contact the church office at 804-526-2179.
PETERSBURG - The Women’s ministry of Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne Street, will sponsor their second annual Clothes Closet on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. All items are free to the public. The church will also celebrate Women’s Day on Sept. 18 at 11 a.m. The theme is “Woman You are Free…” Luke 13:10-13. The colors are white and purple. 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.