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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.