CHURCH NOTES

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Bap­tist Tem­ple Church

PETERS­BURG - The Os­borne K. Bai­ley Me­mo­rial Singers will be hav­ing their an­nual Joy Night at 2:30 p.m. Sun­day, Dec. 16, at Bap­tist Tem­ple Church, 646 Plum St. All are wel­come.

Bread of Life

PETERS­BURG Bread of Life Pure in Heart Min­istries, 13 N. Sy­camore St., will be serv­ing Holy Com­mu­nion on Sun­day, Dec. 9, 1 p.m.. All are wel­come to par­tic­i­pate.

First Bap­tist West Peters­burg

PETERS­BURG - First Bap­tist Church West Peters­burg, 25720 Greensville Ave., will hold a cel­e­bra­tion on Satur­day, Dec. 15, from 4 - 7 p.m. in the church din­ing hall with the theme Luke 2:11-14.

First Bap­tist Wake­field

WAKE­FIELD - Pas­tor Jerry Parham and the First Bap­tist Church fam­ily, 217 South County Drive, will be cel­e­brat­ing their Pas­tor’s Aide and Ush­ers An­niver­sary on Sun­day, Dec. 9, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Ge­orge Brown and the Jerusalem Bap­tist Church fam­ily of Waverly, will be the guests. All are invited.

House of Restora­tion

PETERS­BURG - House Of Restora­tion, 210 South Mar­ket St., will hold its 18th an­nual Christmas party and gift give­away (for the chil­dren) on Sun­day Dec. 23, start­ing at 12 p.m. at the church. Do­na­tions (tax de­ductible) are wel­come and can be given through Pay­pal: @HouseRest.org or mailed to P.O. Box 2489, Peters­burg, VA 23804; or do­na­tions of new chil­dren’s gifts can be dropped off a the church.

Lit­tle Bethel

STONY CREEK – Lit­tle Bethel Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 23503 Flat­foot Road, Stony Creek, will be hav­ing its Christmas pro­gram on Sun­day, Dec. 16, at 2 p.m. The theme is “Re­mem­ber­ing Christmas at Lit­tle Bethel Bap­tist Church”. Every­one is invited.

Lov­ing Union Bap­tist

DISPUTANTA - Lov­ing Union Bap­tist Church, 16750 Lov­ing Union Road, will cel­e­brate their 138th an­niver­sary at 3 p.m. on Sun­day, Dec. 9, with spe­cial guests Pas­tor Jami­son McLaughlin and New Hope Bap­tist Church of Sus­sex. Din­ner will be served after the bene­dic­tion. All are wel­come.

Mon­u­men­tal Bap­tist

PETERS­BURG Mon­u­men­tal Bap­tist Church, 2925 S. Crater Road, will be host­ing a Christmas con­cert fea­tur­ing Mercy’s Well, a south­ern gospel trio from Greens­boro, North Carolina, on Sun­day, Dec. 9, at 6 p.m. All are wel­come to attend and to stay for a pan­cake sup­per with Santa fol­low­ing the con­cert.

Mount Hope

PRINCE GE­ORGE - Mount Hope Bap­tist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, and Mrs. McKin­ney will host their Christmas pre­sen­ta­tion of “THE ABC’S OF CHRIST” on Sun­day, Dec. 9, at 1 p.m. There will also be beloved Christmas car­ols and hymns. Re­fresh­ments will be served. The pub­lic is invited.

Mount Olivet Bap­tist

PETERS­BURG - The First Lady’s Min­istry of Mount Olivet Bap­tist Church, 800 Au­gusta Ave., will hold a Hol­i­day Bazaar on Satur­day, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the C.R. Tar­rance Fam­ily Life Cen­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 804-229-5226.

Olive Branch Bap­tist

DIN­WID­DIE - Olive Branch Bap­tist Church, 11119 Boy­d­ton Plank Road, will hold a Christmas pro­gram on Fri­day, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m.

Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Fel­low­ship

PETERS­BURG - Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Fel­low­ship Church, 621 W. Wash­ing­ton St., Peters­burg, will spon­sor a fundraiser gospel con­cert on Satur­day, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. There are sev­eral groups on the pro­gram.

On Sun­day, Dec. 16, at 3 p.m., H2O Water of Life Min­istries will be the guest church at Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Fel­low­ship Church. Pas­tor Thomas Har­rell will be the guest speaker.

Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion Fel­low­ship Church is host­ing the Com­mu­nity Trans­for­ma­tion prayer ser­vices each Wed­nes­day in De­cem­ber from 1 to 2 p.m. Pas­tor Joseph Green will be the fa­cil­i­ta­tor.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the gospel con­cert, the Dec. 16 wor­ship ser­vice, or the De­cem­ber Wed­nes­day prayer ser­vices, call 536-8470.

Rocky Branch

SUTHER­LAND - Rocky Branch Bap­tist Church, lo­cated at 6009 Rocky Branch Road, will host its an­nual Christmas cel­e­bra­tion on Sun­day, Dec. 16, dur­ing the 11 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice. The church will present its Christmas can­tata themed “The Hope of Christmas, Share the Light” (Scrip­ture Luke 2:1-14). The mu­sic will be pro­vided by the “Voices of Rocky Branch” with Sis­ter Shar­lene Wrenn, director, Brother Charles Lamb, Min­is­ter of Mu­sic, and Rev. Dr. Lynn G. Robin­son, pro­ducer. All are invited to attend.

Shiloh Bap­tist

SOUTH CH­ESTER­FIELD - The Usher’s Min­istry of Shiloh Bap­tist Church, 6711 Hick­ory Road, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with Gill­field and Taber­na­cle Bap­tist churches in Peters­burg, will hold a Hope Hol­i­day Com­mu­nity Choir Con­cert at Gill­field Bap­tist Church, 208 Perry St., on Fri­day, Dec. 21, from 7 - 9 p.m. All are wel­come to attend. In lieu of an of­fer­ing, bring one canned food item, toy, socks or gloves. These items will be dis­trib­uted at their ninth an­nual Hope Hol­i­day Com­mu­nity Lun­cheon at the Taber­na­cle Bap­tist Church Com­mu­nity Life Cen­ter, 418 Hal­i­fax St. on Satur­day, Dec. 22, at noon. Choir mem­bers from area churches are invited to par­tic­i­pate. Re­hearsals for the com­mu­nity choir will con­tinue at Gill­field Bap­tist Church at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 12 and Dec. 19 un­der the di­rec­tion of Brother David Har­ri­son, ex­ec­u­tive director of mu­sic at Pleas­ant Grove and Gill­field Bap­tist churches. For more in­for­ma­tion, call 804-862-2909 or 757-706-2159.

Taber­na­cle Bap­tist

PETERS­BURG Taber­na­cle Bap­tist Church, 418 Hal­i­fax St., will present Har­vey Watkins and the Can­ton Spir­i­tu­als at 5 p.m. Satur­day, Dec. 15; tick­ets are on sale in the church of­fice. All are invited.

Trin­ity United Methodist

PETERS­BURG Trin­ity United Methodist Church, 215 S. Sy­camore St., will hold a Christmas mu­sic pro­gram on Satur­day, Dec. 15, at 3 p.m. Ad­vent ser­vices be­gan Dec. 2nd and run through Dec. 23. The church will also have a Christmas Eve ser­vice, start­ing at 5 p.m. Dec. 24.

Union Branch

CH­ESTER­FIELD The Drama Min­istry of Union Branch Bap­tist Church, “The City of Hope”, lo­cated at 11519 River Road, will present a Christmas drama, “Mod­ern Day Mir­a­cle”, on Sun­day, Dec. 16, at 4 p.m.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the church and its ser­vices, min­istries and pro­grams, call 804-5902210, or visit the web­site www.union­branch.org.

Wood’s UMC

SOUTH CH­ESTER­FIELD - Wood’s United Methodist Church, 7200 Hick­ory Road, will have the Men’s Break­fast and Pro­gram on Sun­day, Dec. 9, at 7:30 a.m., with the ladies as guests.

On Dec. 13, the United Methodist Women will have their Christmas meet­ing at 11 a.m., fol­lowed with lunch.

On Sun­day, Dec. 16, at the 11 a.m. wor­ship ser­vice, the Can­tata, “O Lit­tle Town of Beth­le­hem” will be presented by the Adult Choir, with re­tired Rev. David More­field as nar­ra­tor. At the close of this ser­vice, pointset­tias will be presented to all Wood’s Church mem­bers 75 years of age and older. At 7 p.m. on Dec. 16, the chil­dren and youth will present their Christmas play, “A Christmas to Be­lieve In”. Re­fresh­ments will be served at the end of this pro­gram in the so­cial hall. Each fam­ily is asked to bring fin­ger foods.

On Dec. 24, a Christmas Eve ser­vice will be­gin at 7 p.m. at the church.

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