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Church Activities: March 17, 2012

Anniversaries

Greater Emmanuel: will honor Bishop Norman Jr. and lady Jacqueline Jones for their 14th Anniversary at 5 p.m. March 24 at the church, 1546 Third Ave. Guest speaker will be Apostle Robert J. Dudley, along with congregation and choir of Jehovah-Shammah Healing and Deliverance Pentecostal Ministries Inc. Van transportation is available by calling 304-346-2511.

Abney Street Church of God: will have its 90th Anniversary Celebration on Sunday at the church, 617 Abney St., St. Albans. Guest speaker at the 10:30 a.m. service will be Dr. Ronald Duncan, General Director, Church of God Ministries. Dinner will be served in the fellowship hall after the service. A gospel music concert will follow dinner.

Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church: in Chesapeake will celebrate the Usher Board Ministry's 55th anniversary at 3 p.m. on Sunday. We would like to see all ushers from each church attend and wear your uniform attire. The Rev. Isaac Kinney will be guest speaker with the choir and congregation from First Missionary Baptist Church of Powellton.

Easter/Lenten events

St. John's Episcopal Church,: Quarrier and Leon Sullivan Way, will have a Lenten Taize Prayer service at 5 p.m. Sunday. This is a quiet, ecumenical service of reconciliation.

East Bank Community Choir,: under the direction of Zella Mae Hudnall, will perform the Easter Cantata titled "My Redeemer Lives" at 4 p.m. on March 31 in the new East Bank Christian Community Center on Elm Street. Refreshments will be served.

Charleston Baptist Temple: presents "Come Touch The Robe" Easter cantata at 5 p.m. on Palm Sunday, April 1. The cantata is directed by Edward Bucklen and presented by the Chancel Choir and enhanced with interpretive dance and dramatic portrayals. The church is located on the corner of Lee and Morris streets. Refreshments will follow.

Canaan UMC: will present an evening with Ryan Hardiman and friends at 6:30 p.m. March 24 at the church, 401 Roane St. The concert is free, however, donations will be accepted to help defray personal expenses of Canaan UMC percussionist J.C. White as he travels with the West Virginia Youth Symphony on its European tour.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church,: 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, will have several Easter Week activities. The Children's Department will have an egg hunt with refreshments, games and inflatables at 1:30 p.m. on March 31. Rev. Ron McClung will preside at a Passover seder at 6 p.m. on April 6 (reservations are requested; call the church at 304-757-9110). At 8:30 a.m. on Easter, April 8, there will be a pancake breakfast in Mount Vernon's Fellowship Hall in lieu of the usual service. The 11 a.m. service will feature music and drama.

Teays Valley Ministerial Association: will sponsor a community Easter Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. April 8 at the new shelter by the lake at Hurricane Wave Pool Park. The Rev. Ron McClung, senior pastor of Mount Vernon Baptist Church, will be speaker.

Abundant Life Ministries: will celebrate Ester Sunday at 11 a.m. April 8 at the Clay Center. There is no charge and doors open at 10:30 a.m. Special music will be provided by Dr. Bobby Jones and the Nashville Super Choir. For information, call 304-342-0058 or visit www.abundantlifewv.com.

Miscellaneous

Bethel Baptist Church of Spring Hill: will host its annual indoor yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 pm. Saturday at the church, 5028 Kentucky St. There will be around 30 tables of merchandise, including toys, household goods, arts and crafts, children's items and Christmas items. Concessions will sell hot dogs, funnel cakes, onion strings and soft drinks.

Church of Christ,: 601 Washington St., St. Albans, will have a clothing giveaway from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. The building is across from the Hansford Center. All clothes are free to the community.

The Achievers Class of the Fifth Avenue Church of God: in South Charleston will open its Clothes Closet from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the church. Clothes are free to families and individuals in need. Visitors should enter the church from the E Street side. Free parking is available behind the church. For information, call Ruth Hunt at 304-744-5062.

St. Paul A.M.E. Church Young Peoples Department: will hold a "Slam Dunk 4 Jesus" basketball game vs. Allen Chapel A.M.E. Church at 5 p.m. Saturday at Stonewall Jackson Middle School. Tickets are $3 at the door.

Fairview United Methodist Church: in Cross Lanes will have "Faithful Workouts," free Christian aerobics classes, at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the church. From Big Tyler Road, turn onto Rocky Fork Road and take the first right up the hill.

Mount Olivet Ministers and Deacons Union: will convene at 6:30 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. March 24 at the St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 821 B Street, St. Albans. All Mount Olivet Association Ministers and Deacons are invited.

Morris Memorial United Methodist Church: will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 24 at the church, 4615 MacCorkle Ave. in Kanawha City. Hot dogs and drinks also will be sold.

Riverview Gospel Tabernacle,: 2320 Bench Road, will hold a hot dog and rummage sale on March 24. The rummage sale is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the hot dog sale from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Blessed Sacrament Church: at 305 E. St., South Charleston, will hold a "listening session" at 1:30 p.m. on March 25, as part of a series of meetings around the state on Bishop Michael J. Bransfield's pastoral letter on poverty. Anyone from any religious background is welcome to participate. For information, call Deacon Todd Garland at 304-380-0155 or Rev. John H. Finnell at 304-744-5523.

Music

Martin Luther King Jr. Male Choir: will be in concert at 6 p.m. Sunday at Grace Church of the Nazarene located in South Charleston. For questions, call the church office at 304-744-2838.

The Jay Humphreys Trio: will sing at 6 p.m. Saturday at Emmanuel Baptist Church. They also will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Derrick's Creek, Sissonville.

The West Virginia Gospel Music Association: will have a gospel sing beginning at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Belle Town Hall. Singers will be Paid in Full, Josh Oldaker, New Prophets Quartet and Leo Kay. Concessions will be available.

Ronnie Kisner: will sing at a service at 6:30 p.m. Saturday at Garrison Avenue Freewill Baptist Church, 597 Garrison Ave.

The Tignors: will sing at 7 p.m. Saturday at Good Shepherd Freewill Baptist Church in Huntington, and at 7 p.m. Sunday at Mud Fork Freewill Baptist Church in Logan.

BrighterSide Quartet: will sing at 7 p.m. Saturday at Beulah Baptist Church, Witcher Creek. They also will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Cornerstone Community Church in Charleston.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church: will have its annual Spring Southern Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. Saturday at the church, 5470 West Pea Ridge Road, Huntington. The Tignor Family of Sissonville and Blessed from Wayne will sing.

St. Andrew United Methodist Church,: 815 Kanawha Terrace, St. Albans, will have a "Concert for a Cause," Appalachian Celtic Consort at 4 p.m. Sunday at the church. All donations will go to support Habitat for Humanity. For questions, call 304-727-7114 or email standumch@aol.com.

The Believers: will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Sand Run Gospel Tabernacle; then on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at Kanawha Two Mile Gospel Tabernacle; and at 7 p.m. on Friday Perryville Baptist Church on Campbell's Creek Road.

Still Blessed: will sing at 6 p.m. on Sunday at Parsons Chapel, 6th Avenue.

The Johnson Family: of Gauley Bridge will sing at 6 p.m. Sunday at Rumble Community Baptist Church.

New Calvary Echoes: will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Pocatalico Community Church.

Bloodline: will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Charleston Mountain Mission, corner of Seventh Avenue and Stockton Street.

Paid in Full: will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Silas Tabernacle Church, 2 1/2 miles on Tuppers Creek Road, Sissonville.

Dee and Lois Rhodes: will sing and Dee Rhodes will preach at 7 p.m. Sunday at The Community Tabernacle Church, W.Va. 34, Liberty. Billy Casto is pastor. For information, call 304-988-3450.

The Hagers: will sing at 7 p.m. Monday at Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview.

Soul'd Out Quartet: of Georgetown, Ohio, will be in concert at 7 p.m. Friday at the Glasgow Church of the Nazarene. The concert is free and a love offering will be taken. The church is located on the corner of First Street and Second Avenue in Glasgow. For more information, call 304-561-5501.

Fisher Memorial Church: will hold a gospel sing at 7 p.m. March 24. The Lordsmen, The New Life Singers, Young Adults, Freeman Newhouse and choir will sing. Refreshments will be served in the Family Center following the sing. The church is half a mile on Dudden Road off the Goldtown exit of Interstate 77.

The 15th Annual Capital City Gospel Sing: will be held at 6:45 p.m. Friday, March 23 at the Municipal Auditorium in downtown Charleston. Singers will be the Inspirations of Bryson, N.C.; the Primitive Quartet of Candler, N.C.; the McKameys of Clinton, Tenn.; Good Shepherd Quartet, Pennington Gap, Va.; and Mike Upright, Penrose, N.C. All seats reserved. Limited number of artist circle seats for $20.50, main floor, $19.50 and balcony, $17.50. For tickets, call 304-345-7469, 304-345-1500 or 800-745-3000 or visit ticketmaster.com, Tickets also are available at Tolley's Bible Book Store, Southridge Centre, at 304-746-7833. Group tickets of 20 or more will receive two free tickets if bought at the Charleston Civic Center box office. Call Leota Smith at 304-965-5489 for information.

First Baptist Church of Vandalia Male Chorus: will present the choir's Fourth Annual Gospel Festival at 6 p.m. March 24 and 3 p.m. March 25 at the church, 1500 Mountain Road. Featured March 24 will be Antioch Baptist Church Male Chorus of Huntington; Alvin Smith and King of Glory International Minister Praise Team, and the Rev. Jimmie McKnight. Featured on Sunday will be St. Paul Baptist Male Chorus, Viz N Heirs, Metropolitan Baptist Male Chorus, Spiritual Harmonizers; and Lisa Gibson.

The Kidz Community Choir: is open to all children (ages 6 and older) who would like to sing at the Clay Center on Easter Sunday, April 8, and who are not currently committed to a church. Rehearsals are being held from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. each Wednesday at Abundant Life Ministries, 1534 Washington St. E. For information, call the church at 304-342-0058 or visit the website www.AbundantLifeWV.com.

Rallies/Revivals

Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance City-Wide Revival: will feature the Rev. Dr. Welton C. Fields as this year's revivalist at 11 a.m. Sunday at The Father's House MBC, 500 29th St., North Charleston.

Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church: will have a Spring Rally program at 3 p.m. Sunday at the church in Carbondale. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Shelly Bausley.

The Upper Kanawha Valley "Traveling Revival": will visit the following churches: Sunday, Judson Baptist Church, speaker Rev. Monte Foster; Monday, Marmet Baptist Church (nursery will be provided), speaker Rev. Gary Tincher; Tuesday, Chesapeake Baptist Church, speaker Rev. H.B. White; Wednesday, Hampton Baptist Church, speaker Rev. Charlie Bolen; Thursday, Cedar Grove Baptist Church, Rev. Rick Watson; Friday, Diamond Baptist Church, speaker Rev. John Reed; March 24, Standard Baptist Church, speaker Rev. Rick Pursley. All services start at 7 p.m.

Charleston Mountain Mission,: corner of Seventh Avenue and Stockton Street, will have its spring revival at 7 p.m. nightly, Sunday through March 24 at the church. The Rev. Dennis Estes is Evangelist.

Keith Full Gospel Church: will hold at 7 p.m. Monday through March 24. Mark Thoms of Marmet will speak. For information, call 304-837-3965 or 304-837-7557.

Sharon Church of God,: Dry Branch, Cabin Creek, will hold revival services at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. Pastor Larry McCallister will speak and there will be special singing each night. For information, call Pastor Wills at 304-925-3903.

St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church,: 821 B St. in St. Albans, will have a "Men Led Revival" at 7 p.m. nightly Tuesday through Thursday. Speakers will be the Rev. Philemon Dillard, the Rev. Jimmie McKnight and the Rev. Andrew McDavid.

Power House of Deliverance Church,: 512 Carver St., Dunbar, will have Revival Service Tuesday through Friday at 7 p.m. with Evangelist Ramona Moore of Temple of Praise, Washington, D.C.

Amwell Baptist Church: will hold revival services March 26-30 at 7 p.m. Evangelist is Pastor Ron Sherrod of the historic Mount Tabor Baptist Church. Singers include: March 26, Barbara Patterson; March 27, Unity; March 28, Eddie Blake; March 29, Community Choir; and March 30, Mount Tabor Choir. Pastor is John Groves.

First Missionary Baptist Church: in Boomer will hold a week of Spiritual Reviving March 26-30 with guest speaker Evangelist and Pastor Audie Murphy of Shiloh Baptist Church of Sharples. Services will be 7 p.m. each night.

Twin City Bible Church,: 100 First Ave., Nitro, will host a revival with Evangelist Morris Gleiser at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. April 1 and continuing at 7 p.m. nightly April 2-6. Call 304-722-4677 for more information.

Special services

Ebenezer Baptist Church: welcomes the Rev. Braxton Broady back after having heart surgery. The church is located at 1530 Third Ave.

Liberty Missionary Baptist Church: will feature the Rev. Jerry Stapples of Beckley as guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service.

King of Glory International ministries: will meet at a new location at 302 Delaware Ave. on April 1. Equipping school will be held at 10 a.m. and the worship service starts at 11 a.m. Pastors are Tina and Ron Beatty.

Items for Church Activities may be submitted by mail to The Charleston Gazette, 1001 Virginia St. E., Charleston, WV 25301, or faxed to 304-348-1233. Notices will be run one time free. Please include a contact person's name and a daytime telephone number. Information will not be taken by phone. The deadline is noon Thursday.


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