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Church activities: July 14, 2012

Anniversaries/homecomings:

The Father's House,: 500 29th St., North Charleston, welcomes Pastor Fred Hightower and congregation of All Nations Revival Center at 6 p.m. Sunday at the church in celebration of their pre-anniversary services for the Rev. Dr. Lloyd A. and first lady Rosa Hill.

Metropolitan Baptist Church,: 205 Donnally St., will celebrate its 97th Church Anniversary at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Guest preacher will be Minister Franklin Hairston of Mount Zion Baptist Church, Fairmont. Pre-anniversary services will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday through Thursday. Preachers during the week are the Rev. Shelly Bausley, the Rev. Matthew Watts and Bishop Fredrick Hightower.

Trinity Lighthouse Church,: 490 South Ruffner Road, will celebrate their Sixth Church Anniversary at 3 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Gary Edwards and Riverview Missionary Baptist Church Choir. Dr. Robert Jackson is pastor.

King of Glory International Ministries: will have a pre-anniversary musical at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church, 302 Delaware Ave. The Ferguson Male Chorus (God's Bad Boys) and St. Paul Male Chorus will perform. Senior pastor is Tina M. Beatty. For more information, call Evangelist Sylvia Sherrod, 304-720-5994.

Homecoming: services will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday at Garrison Avenue Freewill Baptist Church 597 Garrison Ave. Evangelist Frank Dillon will speak and Randy Shaffer will provide music. Bring a covered dish and friend.

     The First Missionary Baptist Church of London: will celebrate 107 years of service to the Lord and our community with a concert featuring the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus at 7 p.m. on Friday. The church's annual picnic will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on July 21. The celebration continues at 11 a.m. on July 22 with Dr. Thomas R. Murray Jr. and congregation from the First Missionary Baptist Church of Montgomery. Dinner will be served after the morning worship. At 3:30 p.m. July 22, the Rev. Dr. Michael Poke and congregation from St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, St. Albans, will climax the celebration. The Rev. Garland Johnson is the pastor.  

Miscellaneous:

Charleston Seventh-day Adventist Church,: 622 Kanawha Blvd. West. Dr. Don Jacobsen will give a family-changer presentation titled "Rare Kids, Well Done" from 6 to 8 p.m. both July 21 and 22. There is no admission fee. Boulevard Adventist Academy will have an open house from 4 to 6 p.m. on July 22 at 622 Kanawha Blvd. West. Browse the classroom and meet the teacher.

Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle: will have its Second Annual Community Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today on the grounds beside the church, 1543 Third Ave. Food, fun and games, and lots of giveaways will be featured. Pastor is Bishop Norman B. Jones Jr.

The Fathers House,: 500 29th St., North Charleston, invites all men to join in the Holy Men of God Men's Gathering at 11 a.m. today at the church. Key speaker will be Deacon Russell Shelton of the New Jerusalem Church of Kanawha City. Rev. Dr. Lloyd A. Hill is pastor.

Trinity Lighthouse Church,: 490 South Ruffner Road, has canceled the community picnic and concert because of the rain. The events will be rescheduled at a later date. For questions, call 807-1510, Dr. Robert Jackson, pastor.

The A More Excellent Way Ministries Worldwide: will hold its Second Annual Global Convention the weekend of Thursday through July 22 at First Baptist, 432 Shrewsbury St., except for Sunday's service. Guest speakers are Bishop Norman Jones, pastor of Greater Emmanuel Gospel Tabernacle and Bishop Charles D. Shaw, pastor of Real Life Christian Center Church in Huntington. There will also be guest pastors from Africa in attendance. Opening reception will begin 7:30 p.m. Thursday evening at First Baptist Church, Charleston. Daytime workshops will begin at 9 a.m. Friday and July 21 and evening services begin at 6:45 p.m. each day. The 11 a.m. July 22 service will be held at Boulevard Seventh-day Adventist Church in Charleston. For information, call Barbara Mosley at 304-721-9757 or Denise White at 304-760-8089.

King of Glory International Ministries,: will present its Second Annual "I Lived To Tell It" Conference Sept. 7-9 at the church, 302 Delaware Ave. Speakers will be 7 p.m. Sept. 7, Dr. Yvonne Capehart of Pensacola, Fla.; 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sept. 8 with speakers Carlotta Lynch and Renee Dixon, both of Morgantown, and Gloria McCuffey, Henderson, N.C.; 11 a.m., Sept. 9, Pastor Tina M. Beatty. Seating is limited. Registration in advance is $20.00 and at the door, $25. Mail checks or Money Orders to King of Glory International Ministries, 302 Delaware Ave., Charleston, WV 25302. For more information, call 304-720-5994 or email: kingofgloryintlministries@yahoo.com

Music:

The McKameys: from Clinton, Tenn., will be singing at 7 p.m. Friday at First Baptist Church of Danville. The Rev. Jeff Mosteller will be preaching. For directions, call 304-382-3949.

The Believers: will be singing at 7 p.m. Friday at Baber Agee United Methodist Church on Rocky Fork Road.

An outdoor gospel sing: and hot dog sale will be held at 5 p.m. today at Goshen Baptist Church, Kentuck Road, Kenna. Singers include New Covenant, 4-Ever Blessed, Jamie Tolley Family and Heavens Call Trio. Bring a lawn chair. In case of rain, the sing will be held indoors. Call Pastor Bays for more information at 304-988-2408.

The City of Refuge Church Music Department: will sponsor a musical concert at 6 pm. today at the church, 11719 MacCorkle Ave., Chesapeake. Various artists from the area will participate. 

Chuck Wagon Gang: bluegrass band will sing at 7 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Arts & Conference Center, Alban Theater, 65 Olde Main St., St. Albans. Doors open at 6 p.m. Reserved tickets may be purchased by calling 800-965-9324 or at the door.

Jimmy McKnight: will sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at Red Oak Christian Community Church, Red Oak Drive, Nitro. Pastors are Victor Keathley and Roy Jarrell.

The West Virginia School of Gospel Music: will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. July 23-27 at the church. Teachers are Charles Towler and Brianna Daugherty of Cleveland, Tenn.; Seth Gregory, Hartsville, Tenn., former pianist with Blackwood Brothers Quartet; Joyce Good-Pitchford of Sissonville; Sue Boggess; and Katie and Andrew Leaptrot of Kenna. Beginners, intermediate and advanced classes in theory, ear training, shape-note syllable singing (Do-Re-Mi), group voice, sight reading, orchestra and conducting will be featured. There will be free piano or singing lessons for children. Classes are for ages 6-96. The cost is $35 per day for the day/night session and includes lunch, songbook and supplies; $10 night session only; $10 per 30-minute session for private lessons in piano, voice, guitar, conducting or songwriting. Student recital will be held 2 p.m. July 29. Applications are available at Tolley's Bible Bookstores, Pennsylvania Avenue and Corridor G. The closing program is 6:30 p.m. Friday. The School Mass Choir, Children, Youth/Young adults and Orchestra ensembles will perform as well as special school students. The church is located 1/2 mile on Dudden Road off Interstate 77, Goldtown Exit 119. Call Sue Boggess at 304-988-3534 for an application or for information.

Revival:

Living Water Worship Centre,: 513 Patrick St., West Side, will be hosting a "Crying Out To God" Prayer Revival at 7 p.m. nightly, Monday through Friday at the church. The schedule of intercessors are: Monday, Pastor Tina Beatty; Tuesday, Bishop Roy Welch,; Wednesday, Pastor Scott White; Thursday, Bishop Gordon D. Ford; and  Friday, James S. Carter III.

Special services:

Living Water Worship Centre,: 513 Patrick Street, Charleston, West Side, will have Pastor Scott White as speaker at the 9 a.m. worship service on Sunday. The afternoon service will begin at 4 p.m. with Bishop Bob Tunstalle, along with choir and congregation of Faith Temple of Deliverance Tabernacle of Praise Church, Beckley, as guests. The services are sponsored by the Building Fund Department.

Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church,: 5470 Pea Ridge Road, Huntington, will have morning worship at 11 a.m. Sunday with the Rev. Arthur Smith preaching. The evening service begins at 6 p.m. with the Gloryway Travelers singing and Pastor Jason C. Black preaching.

Biker Sunday: will be held 10 a.m. Sunday at Temple Baptist Church, 412 21st Street. Four Christian Chapters will share their victories in the Lord Jesus Christ. There will be special singing. Hot dogs and more will be served following the service. The Tonja Holmes group will sing at 5 p.m. For information, call Pastor Dan McClung at 304-965-7907 or Assistant Pastor Tim Burdette at 304-807-7644.

Mount Vernon Baptist Church,: 2150 Mount Vernon Road, Hurricane, will honor couples who have been married for 50 years or will reach that milestone this year, during the 11 a.m. service on July 29. The service will also acknowledge couples who have been married for more than 50 hears. For more information, call The Rev. David White, associate pastor of Outreach and Discipleship, at 304-757-9110 or 304-776-2924.

Power House of Deliverance Fellowship of Covenant Church: will have their 12th Annual Holy Convocation "Iron Sharpeneth Iron" at 7 p.m. Wednesday through June 22. The convocation will open at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Power House of Deliverance Church, 512 Carver St., Dunbar. The Thursday through Sunday convocation will be held at All Nations Revival Center, 325 Academy Drive, Dunbar. The general sessions start at 9 a.m. Evening worship services start at 7 p.m. A Re-Commission Service will be held at 5 p.m. on July 21. The official closing of the convocation will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday. For information, contact Minister Victoria Timbers at 304-419-5633 or Elder Joe Davenport at 304-590-2727.

Vacation Bible school:

Vacation Bible school: will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. nightly Monday through Friday at Good Shepherd Free Will Baptist Church, 5470 Pea Ride Road, Huntington. There will be classes for all ages. Pastor Jason C. Black will teach an adult class on controversial passages in the Bible that are hard to understand.  

The Ida Baptist Church at Bentree: will have vacation Bible school from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday at the church. The theme is "Adventures on Promise Island." Children of all ages are welcome.

Metropolitan Baptist Church: will have its Mid-Week Manna Service from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the church, 205 Donnally St. Preaching and teaching will be provided by Pastor Darin Freeman, Pastor Paul Dunn and Pastor Lenorris Dixon.

Dunbar First Baptist Church: will have a vacation Bible school kick-off party at 5:30 p.m. July 22 at the church, 311 16th St., Dunbar. Free food and games will be featured. Dunbar Community Vacation Bible School will be held July 23-27 at Dunbar First Baptist Church. A free light supper will be served from 5:30 to 6 p.m. Vacation Bible school will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. with classes for pre-school through fifth grade and adults. A nursery will be provided each night. The Bible school is sponsored by Dunbar First Presbyterian, Dunbar United Methodist and Dunbar First Baptist churches. For more information, call 304-768-1822.

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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