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Baptist Ministers’ Conference
PETERSBURG - The Baptist Ministers' Conference of Petersburg and Vicinity will conduct its monthly meeting on Nov. 5 at 6:30 p.m. at Gillfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry St. The guest preacher will be Rev. William Reid, clergy ministry president of the Baptist General Convention.
HOPEWELL - Bible Baptist Church, 3115 Oaklawn Blvd., will hold their Fall Revival meeting Nov. 4-7. Evangelist Norman Stevens of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Kings Mountain, North Carolina will be the revivalist. All are invited to the services: Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and Nov. 5-7 at 7 p.m.
Carson United Methodist
DINWIDDIE - Carson United Methodist Church, 17407 Halligan Park Road, will host a Harvest Craft Auction and Dinner on Nov. 3 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. There will be a taco bar dinner at a cost of $8 for adults and $5 for children under 10. The event includes a silent auction and a live auction. The proceeds will benefit local mission projects and the Carson United Methodist youth group. For more information, email Pastor Mary Dadisman at email@example.com or call 434-246-6969. Additional information about the church can be found at www. cumcva.org or the Carson United Methodist Church Facebook page.
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. 3 at 3 p.m., the guest speaker will be Elder Lynn Beanum of Temple of Deliverance Church in Mineral. On Nov. 4 at 4:30 p.m., the guest speaker will be Elder Fred Martin of Refuge Temple Church in Littleton, North Carolina. On Nov. 11 at 4 p.m. the guest speaker will be Elder Jerry Rose of Refuge Temple Church in Petersburg. All are invited to attend.
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. 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.
Gravel Run Baptist
NORTH DINWIDDIE - Gravel Run Baptist Church, 12512 Duncan Road, will conclude their Conference 2018 on Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. with guest speaker First Lady Cynthia Brown.
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.
Little Mount Baptist
BLACKSTONE - Little Mount Baptist Church, 34330 Christanna Highway, will celebrate their 136th church anniversary on Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. The guest preacher will be Pastor Harold L. Williams of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Lawrenceville and the church choir and ushers. Dinner will be served.
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. Marmora Baptist 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 hold a Baptism service at 10:45 on Nov. 4 before the 11 a.m. worship service. The Lord’s Supper will be observed. The church 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 be celebrating their 140th anniversary beginning at 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 4. At 2 p.m., the guest speaker will be Rev. Norwood G. Carson of Friendship Baptist Church in Hopewell. Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. There will be a love offering, and the public is invited. The church 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.
Mt. Level Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Mt. Level Baptist Church, 14920 Courthouse Road, will celebrate its 157th church anniversary on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. The guests will be Bishop Darrin L. Gaye Sr., of Higher Way Ministries in Petersburg and the church’s choir and ushers. The congregation will meet and greet in the church’s fellowship hall immediately following the morning service. The surrounding communities are invited to attend. For more information, contact Vernita K. Ellis, chairperson, at 804-324-0424. Anyone in need of transportation may contact the church’s van driver at 804-605-4769 or 804-479-9477.
Mt. Olivet Baptist
PETERSBURG - Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, 800 Augusta Ave., will host its 13th annual Veterans’ Day Breakfast on Nov. 3 at 9 a.m. For tickets and additional information, contact Charles L. Perry at 804-722-4396. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Mt. Zion Baptist
FORD - Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 9308 Cox Road, will host Springhill Ushers Union’s 95th anniversary on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. The guests will be Rev. Carlos Jordan and Rocky Mount Baptist Church choir, ushers, deacons and congregation. Dinner will be served immediately after the anniversary celebration.
New Hope Baptist
WAVERLY - New Hope Baptist Church, 18183 Old Forty Road, will hold a Worship and Prayer Night on Nov.
7 at 7 p.m. Rev. Dr. Bridget Wilson of First Baptist Church in Waverly will be the guest preacher. The church will also hold their annual Women’s Day Weekend with the theme “Every Woman,” Proverbs 31. There will be 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.
Petersburg Knights of Columbus
PETERSBURG - The Petersburg Knights of Columbus Council 694 (a fraternal Catholic men’s organization) will be holding their annual Brunswick stew sale on Nov. 3 at the council home, 2513 Boydton Plank Road. The cost is $6/quart. Advance orders are required and can be made by calling 804-216-0487.
Pleasant Grove Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 4405 Prince George Drive, will celebration their 149th church anniversary on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. The guests will be Bishop Jeffrey L. Reaves Sr. and Good Shepherd Baptist Church of Petersburg.
DINWIDDIE - Shiloh Baptist Church, 4610 Darvills Road, will have guest speaker Rev. Lawrence Grisham of Saint John Baptist Church in Stony Creek at the 11 a.m. service on Nov. 4. The church will also celebrate their 149th anniversary on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Rev. Steve M. Jones of Good Hope Baptist Church in Blackridge and church officers, choir and ushers will be the guests. Dinner will be served immediately after the 11 a.m. morning worship service.
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. John Nepomucene Catholic
NORTH DINWIDDIE - St. John Nepomucene Catholic Church, 7310 Squirrel Level Road, will host a Holiday Bazaar on Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. in their Parish Hall. There will be many vendors and Brunswick stew will be for sale for $7/quart. To advance order stew, call 804-733-2097.
St. Paul’s Episcopal
PETERSBURG - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 110 N. Union St., will be celebrating a Festal Eucharist for the Feast of All Saints on Nov. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Musical selections include “Missa brevis in F Major,” John Donne’s sonnet “At the Round Earth’s Imagined Corners” by American composer Lee Hoiby, and more. There will be a special reception following the service, recognizing the renovations to the church. For more information, contact the church office at 804-733-3415.
St. Peters Church
DINWIDDIE - St. Peters Church, 15719 Cox Road, will be celebrating their 12th pastoral anniversary on Nov. 4 at 3 p.m. Rev. Angel Allen of Infinite Spirit Ministries in Petersburg and her church congregation will be the guests.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal
PETERSBURG - St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 228 Halifax Street, will celebrate their annual Men’s Day on Nov.
4 at 10:30 a.m. Dr. Farid I. Muhammad will be the guest speaker. Muhammad is the chairman of the Core Planning Group at the Office for HBCU Development and will discuss collaborative efforts among the Core Planning Group, the International Human Rights Association of American Minorities, the HBCU community, and UN agencies during the International Decade for People of African Descent initiatives. The public is invited. A reception will follow after the service. For more information, call the church office at 804-732-6228, email email@example.com, or visit the church website at www.ststephenspbgva.org.
Trinity United Methodist
PETERSBURG - Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 S. Sycamore St., will be celebrating All Saints Day on Nov. 4 during the 11 a.m. worship service. They will be remembering all loved ones who have passed away in the last year. There will also be a candle lighting ceremony during the service.
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 - The Women’s Ministry of Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will host its conference and Women’s Day with the theme “Jewels of the Kingdom—Praying, Praising, and Rejoicing” beginning Nov. 3 from 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., where area ladies will assemble at the Woodpecker Lodge, 4718 Woodpecker Road in South Chesterfield. Registration is $20. There will be a continental breakfast, a presentation by Minister Paulette Rainey of Union Branch Baptist Church in Chesterfield, a health and fashion presentation by Tamara Arnold, door prizes, lunch and more. There will be a Women’s Day service at the church on Nov. 4 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be First Lady Tracy Epps of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Hopewell and the guest soloist will be Tricia Newsom. The attire is off-white and purple. For more information, call 804-926-9265. On Nov. 11 during the 11 a.m. worship service, there will be a period of recognition for veterans and army reservists.
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 guest will be Deacon Robert Shearing and the Sons of Richmond. For more information contact Evangelist Shirley May Dicson at 804-919-4445.