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Church activities: Dec. 29

Miscellaneous:

The Charleston Black Ministerial Association: will have a disaster training overview at 10 a.m. Jan. 5 at St. Paul AME Church, 1108, Second Ave. The Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy underscores the need to be certified and prepared if tragedy should strike our community. The overview will be presented by Sky Kershner of the Kanawha Pastoral Center. Anyone who deals with the public, ministerial or laity are encouraged to attend the session, which is open to the public.

Living Waters Family Worship Center,: 514 Fifth Ave., Montgomery, will host "Friday Night Live" at 7 p.m. Friday with special guest speaker Pastor Jacquelyn Queen from Remnant Christian Center in Riverdale, Md. For information, call 304-545-2835.

Music:

The Nondenominational Fellowship Pentecostal Ministries: will be featuring the Martin Luther King Jr. Male Chorus in concert at 4 p.m. Jan.13 at New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church on First Avenue. Nondenominational Fellowship Pentecostal Ministries pastor is Debbie Thomas.

Mike Upright,: "The Southern Gentlemen," will be singing in the morning service at 10 a.m. on Jan. 6 at the Allens Fork Community Church, located on Allens Fork Road, Sissonville. Mike has been traveling the United States for more than 15 years singing songs and sharing the gospel of hope and inspiration. Allens Fork pastor is Jerry Bonnett. For more information or directions, call 304-988-2156.

The teens and youth: of Lucy Wilson Baptist Church, Wills Creek, Elkview, will be singing at 7 p.m. Monday night at the church. The singers will be under the direction of Jason Hays, Joanna Hays and Mike Ferrell.

The Homeland Southern Gospel Sing: will be held 7 p.m. Jan. 11 at Grace Baptist Temple, 1901 MacCorkle Ave., St. Albans.

The New Calvary Echoes: of Knoxville, Tenn., will sing at 10 a.m. Sunday at Faith Fellowship at 385 Casdorph Road and at 7 p.m. Sunday at Community Church in Pocatalico. Founded as the Calvarymen by West Virginia songwriters Conrad Cook and Squire Parsons, formerly of Newtown, the New Calvary Echoes consists of Conrad's widow, Patty Cook, his daughter, Robyn Adkins, and her husband, Cliff Adkins. The group, who once made Logan their home, has appeared on three Gaither videos, "Oh Happy Day," "Revival," and "Feeling At Home." Other songs by Conrad Cook are: "Standing on Holy Ground," "Hallelujah to the Lamb," "My Anchor Holds," and "Old Ship of Zion," among many others. For information, visit them on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, or call 865-455-6237.

The Eighth Annual New Year Community Benefit Gospel Sing: will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 5 at Summersville Baptist Church, Main Street, Summersville. Admission is free, however, donations of non-perishable food items are requested to benefit the Salvation Army food pantry in Summerville. A love offering will also be received and donated to the Richwood Ministerial and Summersville Ministerial Associations community needs fund. Singing will be Dana Thomas and Jennifer Gatewood of Summersville; Hands of Worship from Canvas; The Pomeroys of Richwood; The Deal Brothers of Craigsville; and The Faith Harmony Boys of Charleston. The sing is sponsored by the REACH By FAITH Ministries.

Ernie Haase and Signature Sound: will sing at 6 p.m. March 2<co > at the West Virginia Pumpkin Park Music Hall, One Pumpkin Way,  Milton. Doors open at 5 p.m. Advance discounted tickets may be purchased now at Tolley's Bible Book Store in Charleston or Guiding Light Christian Store in Barboursville; by calling 1-800-965-9324. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

New Year's Eve services:

Abundant Life Ministries,: 1534 Washington St. E., will have a New Year's Eve Concert and Praise Party at 10 p.m. on Monday. The doors will open at 9:30 p.m. and all are welcome to attend this free event. For more information, call the church at 304-342-0058, ext. 8 or www.AbundantLifeWV.com.

Set Free Ministries: will have a New Year's Watch Service starting at 9 p.m. Monday. Matt Kelly will be speaking and the Kidds, and Bud and Yvonne Absten will be singing, along with the church singers. The church is located at 638 Cross Lanes Drive in Nitro, 7/10 mile from the stoplight in Cross Lanes toward Rock Branch and 5/10 mile from 40th Street toward Cross Lanes.

Randy Gifford Promotions: presents the Fifth Annual 2012 "New" New Year's Eve Gospel Sing from 7 p.m. to midnight on Monday at Riverside High School. Admission is free. Call to worship is 6:30 p.m. Featured singers will be The Harbor Master's Quartet, The Lancaster Family, The Brighterside Quartet, the Praisemen, Brothers in the Cross and Ron Pauley, pianist. There will be special guests throughout. Concessions will be available. For more information, call 304-542-9790.

King of Glory International Ministries,: 302 Delaware Ave., will have a New Year's Eve service at 10 p.m. Monday at the church. Speaker will be Evangelist Janet Hairston, Heart of God Ministries, Beckley. For more information, contact King of Glory International Ministries, Senior Pastor Tina M. Beatty at 304-720-5994.

 Metropolitan Baptist Church,: 205 Donnally St., will have a Watch Night Service at 10 p.m. Monday. The sermon will be given by the Rev. Ron English. Breakfast will be served.

The Tignors: will sing at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Legg Fork Community Church, Sissonville. They will also sing at 8 p.m. Monday at New Year's Eve service at Shrewsbury Baptist Church in Shrewsbury.

Pocatalico Community Church: will have a New Year's Eve service beginning at 8 p.m. Monday at the church. There will be special singing and refreshments will follow.

A combined New Year's Eve Watch Night Service: will be sponsored by Pilgrim Home Baptist Church, St. Paul Baptist Church, Mount Zion Baptist Church, First Baptist Church of Vandalia and The New First Baptist Church of Kanawha City. The service will be held at New First Baptist Church in Kanawha City. A repass will be served beginning at 8:30 p.m. and the church service will begin at 9:30 p.m. The Rev. Paul Willis, interim pastor for New Baptist Church of Kanawha City will preach. Music will be provided by the Male Chorus of First Baptist Church of Vandalia. You don't have to be a church member to attend.

Fisher Memorial Church: will have its New Year's Even Service from 8 p.m. to midnight on Monday. The Rev. Delbert Hawley will speak around 9:30 p.m. The Choraliers, Young Adult Singers, Freeman Newhouse, Lathey Family, The New Life Singers, Saving Grace, Fisher Memorial Church Quartet and Choir will sing. A fellowship and refreshments hour will take place from 10 to 11 p.m. Participants will return to the Sanctuary at 11 p.m. for the remainder of the service, midnight fellowship and family prayer at the alter, along with the tolling of church bells. Attend part or all of the service if you wish. The church is located 1/2 mile on Dudden Fork Road off Goldtown Exit of Interstate 77, 18 miles north of Charleston.

Glasgow Church of the Nazarene: will have a New Year's Eve Gospel Sing at 7 p.m. on Monday at the church. The Laborers Quartet will be singing and the church will have snacks and refreshments following the service. The gospel sing is free, however, a love offering will be taken. For more information, call 304-595-1763 or visit www.glasgownaz.org .

Revivals:

King of Glory International Ministries,: will have a Prayer Revival Friday through Jan. 6 at various locations. The schedule is: 7 p.m., Friday, with first lady Sharon Shaw at Real Life Christian Center in Huntington; 7 p.m., Jan. 5, with Evangelist Carlotta Lynch, Morgantown Faith Center, Morgantown; and 5 p.m. Jan. 5 with the Rev. Dr. Lloyd A. Hill, My Father's House, Missionary Baptist Church. For more information, contact King of Glory International Ministries, Senior Pastor Tina M. Beatty at 304-720-5994.

Special services:

The Charleston Black Ministerial Alliance: will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King's birthday on Jan. 13. Speaker will be the Rev. Dr. Dwight O. Steele Sr. of Pilgrim Baptist Church, Roanoke, Va. Host church is Ebenezer Baptist Church, 1530 Third Ave. The Rev. Dr. Braxton Broady, pastor. The public is encouraged to attend.

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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