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Baptist Ministers’ Conference
PETERSBURG - The Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Petersburg and Vicinity will host its monthly meeting on Jan. 7 at 6:30 p.m. at Gillfield Baptist Church, 209 Perry St. The guest preacher will be Dr. James Coleman, director of Doctor Min./chaplain at Virginia University of Lynchburg.
Bread of Life Pure in Heart Ministries
PETERSBURG Bread of Life Pure in Heart Ministries, 13 N. Sycamore St., will holda watch night service on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m.
The Lord’s Church Baptist
ETTRICK - The Lord’s Church Baptist, 20905 Third Ave., will have a New Year’s Eve service on Dec. 31 at 7 p.m. The church will also hold their health fair “Breaking Chains 2019” on Jan. 12 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be information and tools to accomplish goals and resolutions. This event is free for all ages and open to the public.
Mount Hope Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE Mount Hope Baptist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, will hold an ordination service for Rev. Gregory Taylor on Dec. 30 at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served and all are invited. The church will also hold their annual watch night service on Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m.
New Direction Praise and Worship Ministries
WAVERLY - New Direction Praise and Worship Ministries, 307 W. Main St., will have a New Year’s Eve service at 10:30 p.m. on Dec. 31. The theme is “New Year’s Eve: Faith that Moves God.” For this service, please enter through the rear entrance.
New First Baptist
PETERSBURG - Rev. Robert A. Harney, associate minister of New First Baptist Church, will serve as the guest speaker for the watch night service hosted by Third Baptist Church, 550 Farmer St., on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. All are invited.
Olive Branch Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Olive Branch Baptist Church, 11119 Boydton Plank Road, will have a service at 9:30 a.m. on Dec. 30 followed by prayer and praise at 9:45 a.m. The church will also hold a Watch Night service on Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m.
PETERSBURG Reconciliation Fellowship Church, 621 W. Washington St., will have a worship service on Dec. 31 at 10 p.m. Dinner will be served after the service. For more information, call 804-536-8470.
Rocky Mount Baptist
McKENNEY - Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 24901 Ridge Road, will have a watch night service on Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. Bishop Kenneth Hicks of Tabernacle Christian Fellowship will deliver the sermon. Music will be rendered by the combine RMBC choir and Tabernacle Christian Fellowship.
DINWIDDIE - Shiloh Baptist Church, 4610 Darvills Road, will have a watch night service on Dec. 31 at 10:15 p.m. The message will be delivered by Rev. David L. Banks Sr., pastor emeritus of Shiloh Baptist Church and current pastor of Little Bethel Baptist Church in Stony Creek.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - The Usher’s Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, in collaboration with Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg, will have its ninth annual Hope Holiday Community Luncheon on Dec. 22 at noon. The luncheon will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church Community Life Center, 418 Halifax St. For more information, call 804-862-2909. The public is invited.
St. Michael’s Episcopal
COLONIAL HEIGHTS - St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, 501 Old Town Drive, will hold Lessons and Carols on Dec. 30 at 10 a.m.
Union Branch Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE Union Branch Baptist Church, 3356 Union Branch Road, will have a watch night service on Dec. 31 from 7 - 9 p.m. The public is invited.
Union Grove Baptist
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will hold morning worship at 9:30 a.m. instead of the regular 11 a.m. on Dec. 30. The church will also host a New Year’s Eve joint worship service with Tabernacle Baptist Church of Chesterfield on Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. Their respective pastors, Rev. Justin D. House and Rev. Dr. William “EJ” Johnson, will take turns preaching.