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SoVaNow.com / March 11, 2009
ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH-CLOVER
Rev. Alfred L. Chandler and church family invite you to worship second and fourth Sundays at 11:00 a.m.; Sunday school each Sunday at 10:00 a.m. with classes for all ages.

McLAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHURCH
Sunday, March 22, the "Voices of Triumph" will be in concert at 4:00 p.m.; Sunday school each Sunday at 10:00 a.m., worship at 11:45 a.m. and Bible study each Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Elder Charlie C. Tucker

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Saturday, March 14, at 6:00 p.m., benefit program for Sister Maxine Hubbard Boyd with many groups on the program, including Cluster Pine Male Chorus, Patrick Family, Little Mt. Zion Male Chorus and more; March 22, 11:00 a.m., sermon by Pastor Betts and music by the senior choir; April 5, 3:00 p.m., church 117th anniversary with guest speaker Rev. Charlie Dews, pastor of Green Spring Baptist Church, Gretna, along with his ushers and congregation.
Pastor T.E. Betts

COUNTY LINE MISSIONARY
BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual Women's Conference Saturday, March 21 with theme "Women Increasing the Wisdom and Stature and in Favor with God and Man," breakfast at 8:00 a.m., registration at 8:30 a.m. and worship at 9:05 a.m. Presenters are Rev. Bernadette Boleten, Rev. Veronica Coleman, Ms. Willie Blakey, Mr. Arthur Reynolds, Jr., Ms. Pat Lea, along with a fashion show and refreshments.

CHERRY HILL UMC
Landmark Quartet from Henderson, NC will perform on Sunday, March 29 at 6:00 p.m. with a love offering being taken. Daytime Bible study each Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., Sunday worship at 9:30 a.m. followed by Sunday school. Choir practice Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. We're located at 2153 Cherry Hill Church Road, South Boston, 572-2934.

WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Join us for fellowship breakfast 9:30 a.m.; Bible classes for all ages 10:00 a.m.; and worship service at 11 a.m. guest speaker, Mr. Matt Folk; Wednesday choir practice 6:00 p.m. continuing "Fireproof Your Marriage" 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Visit our website: http://www.willowoakchristianchurch.com

FIRST BAPTIST MISSIONARY
CHURCH-VIRGILINA
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship first, second and third Sunday at 11:00 a.m.; fourth Saturday fellowship breakfast; March 14, Sunnyside Division of Men Conference at 4:00 p.m.; March 15, Family and Friends Day during morning worship at 11:00 a.m., dinner will be served. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor L.R. Love

OWENS GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday; Bible study each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.; worship service first thru fourth Sundays at 11:00 a.m.; usher board anniversary March 15 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Rev. Dwight Wilkerson and church family invite you to worship this Sunday with the Sons of Glory providing music, Sunday school at 10:00 a.m., praise at 10:45 a.m., worship at 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; Family and Friends Day March 29 at 10:45 a.m., dress is casual and dinner will be served.

ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
For up-to-date information go to our website: http://www.aabc900.org or call 572-2006. Saturday, March 14: 5:00 p.m. spaghetti supper, 7:00 p.m. gospel sing, proceeds benefit "Feed My Lambs" Food Pantry; March 15: 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship, 5:30 p.m. TeamKid classes, 5:30 p.m. Youth A.C.T.S., 6:30 p.m. children's choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. evening praise and worship, 7:15 p.m. worship choir rehearsal; March 18: 6:00 p.m. supper, 6:45 p.m. prayer service, 6:45 p.m. KidZone, 7:00 p.m. winter Bible study, a nursery is provided up to age 3.

EBENEZER C.M.E. CHURCH
Pastor Michele Parker and the Stewardess Board cordially invite the public for a glorious time as they celebrate the 130th anniversary of the church on Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. Appearing in concert will be the magnificent Sons of Allen and the talented Daughters of Allen of Allen Chapel AME Church, Roxboro, NC. These popular singers and musicians will present melodious songs that will lift your Spirit and give you hope during these challenging times that our nation is experiencing. Usher in a calm and peaceful spring season by praising the Lord in songs with Ebenezer’s church family.

SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. with a nursery provided for both. All are invited to attend.
Pastor George Gorman

REPUBLICAN GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m.; Rev. Fred Anderson of Cross Road Baptist Church, Eventon, will be guest speaker for the United Baptist Youth Fruits of the Spirit Rainbow Tea Anniversary on March 15 at 3:00 p.m.; joint Sunday school fifth Sunday at 9:00 a.m. followed by worship. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Dr. L.S. Otey

BANISTER BAPTIST RELIGIOUS INSTITUTE
The Banister Baptist Religious Institute will be held at Halifax County High School March 16-20 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with the theme "United in Christ for Such a Time as This." All are welcome to attend.

McLAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHURCH
Sunday, March 15, Men's Day at 4:00 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Milton Lewis and congregation of Guiding Light United Holy Church, Drewry, NC. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Elder Charlie C. Tucker, Jr.

MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, March 22, youth Sunday; March 29, supper and planning for Vernon Hill Community Living Christmas Tree 5:00 p.m.; April 12, Sunrise service at Pleasant Grove at 7:00 p.m.; April 12, Easter egg hunt during children's church; spring revival April 19, 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., covered dish lunch, April 26 11:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., covered dish supper 5:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins

ZION GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Church school at 10:00 a.m., morning worship first and third Sunday at 11:15 a.m.; prayer service and Bible study each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.; Rising Stars anniversary Saturday at 4:00 p.m. with many groups invited. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Jefferson Goode

NEW VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Roger Ford and church family invite you to prayer and Bible study Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday school each Sunday at 9:30 a.m.; March 15, missionary circle annual Rainbow Tea at 3:00 p.m. with guest speaker Sister Maggie Whitt Harris of Roxboro, NC and guest choir Crossroads Baptist Church. Food will be served.

PINEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school at 10:00 a.m. and worship first and third Sundays; Unity Choir musical program March 14 at 4:00 p.m.; third Sunday youth and senior ushers in charge. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Whitfield Scott

PEACEFUL TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual missionary program Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. with Minister Shirley Woody and the Joy Singers as guests. Lunch will be served. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Jackie Stamps

MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Bowman and combined choirs in charge, Communion will be observed; prayer/Bible study each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; March 22 at 3:00 p.m. annual Men and Womens Day program with guest speaker Rev. Dwight Wilkerson of Dan River Bethel with music by the Sons of Glory. All are welcome to attend.

BETHEL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Saturday, March 14, Voices of Vision youth choir singing at Zion Grove Baptist at 4:00 p.m. and male chorus singing at Piney Grove Baptist at 4:00 p.m.; March 15, Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; March 19, Bible study 7:00 p.m.; March 21, church meeting 10:00 a.m., male chorus meeting/rehearsal to follow; March 22, morning worship 11:30 a.m., Pastor Hicks and combined mens chorus in charge; March 27, Day of Prayer service at 7:00 p.m.; revival services April 5-7 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Willie N. Yancey as guest minister and choirs.
Pastor, Rev. William Hicks

WESLEY CHAPEL C.M.E. CHURCH
Sunday school each first, third and fourth Sundays at 10:00 a.m.; church services first, third, fourth and fifth Sundays at 11:00 a.m.; March 22 at 3:00 p.m., Banister Hill Baptist male chorus in concert.
Pastor, Rev. Glenis Grinage

BLUE WING GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Jennings and church family invite you to prayer and Bible study each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.; morning worship first-fourth Sundays at 11:00 a.m.; Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.; dress is casual on March 15. All are welcome to attend.

WILLIAMS TEMPLE C.M.E. CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study and prayer each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; March 18, Lenten service 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Carl B. Hutchinson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Lynchburg as guest speaker, along with his choir and congregation; March 15, missionary department "Fruits of the Spirit" at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. George R. Brown

COUNTY LINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., praise time at 11:00 a.m.; prayer service and Bible study each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; prayer Saturday at 7:00 a.m.; pastor's 23rd anniversary March 15 at 3:00 p.m. "Celebrating Changes" with Rev. Taylor and the Rising Star Baptist Church, Eden, NC as guests, dinner will be served; Sisterhood of Faith meets March 16 at 6:00 p.m.; annual women's conference March 21 at 8:00 a.m. "Women Increasing in Wisdom and Stature and in Favor with God and Man" with presenters Rev. Bernadette Bolten, Rev. Veronica Coleman, Willie Blakely, Arthur Reynolds, Jr., Pat Lea. Lunch will be served; joint meets of deacons and deaconess at 2:00 p.m.; second annual health program March 28 at 4:00 p.m. with speakers Dr. Bakul Patel, Dr. Amar Parikh, Dr. Neil Schacht, dinner will be served.

TRAYNHAM GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Morning worship each Sunday at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 10:00 a.m. with Pastor Keen and senior choir singing; fourth Sunday, Rev. Louis Leigh and congregation of Crystal Baptist Church as guests at 3:00 p.m.; fourth Saturday Genesis anniversary at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. William A. Keen

PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH
Sunday, March 15: church school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Frederick Eily and sanctuary choir in charge; church trip to Charleston on May 24, see Harvey Dillard or Joan Bowers for more information; Bible study each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.; March 21, Virginia State Ushers Union Mid-Session at First Baptist Church, Petersburg, we will leave from First Baptist, Ferry Street at 5:30 a.m.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-FERRY ST.
District E-2 Men and Women will meet Saturday, March 14 at 10:00 a.m.

SUNNYSIDE MINISTERS, DEACONS AND LAYMEMBERS UNION
The Union will meet Saturday, March 28 at New Bethel Baptist Church, Alton, open forum at 9:00 a.m. and business meeting at 10:00 a.m. The public is invited to attend.

CRYSTAL HILL SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; exercise class each Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Bob Hurd

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH-MEADVILLE
97th church anniversary Sunday, March 15 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Thurman Beth of Hickory Grove Baptist Church, along with his choir, as guests. Dinner will be served. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Robert Wimbish

FIRST BUFFALO BAPTIST CHURCH-
LONG ISLAND
We invite you to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11:00 a.m. with the gospel chorus rendering music, dinner will be served; church anniversary at 3:00 p.m. with guests Dr. Jimmy Tarpley, Mt. Olive Missionary Baptist Church, Gretna, and his choirs.
Pastor Samuel H. Mitchell

SOUTH BOSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST
We invite you to Sunday morning Bible study at 10:00 a.m., worship at 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.; New Beginnings AA group meets each Tuesday at 8:00 p.m.; NAMI Connections meets Friday at 7:00 p.m.; NAMI meets first Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.; midweek Bible study Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. on the books of Acts; private Bible studies and free Bible correspondence are available by calling 575-7138. All are welcome to attend.

SUNFLOWER BAPTIST CHURCH
We invite you to Sunday School beginning at 9:45 am and Morning Worship Service beginning at 11:00 am. Bible Study is every Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. except the first Wednesday of month when the Missionary Society meets. All are welcome to attend. Rev. Robert M. Tucker, Jr., Pastor

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. and worship with Pastor Ed Rigg at 11:00 a.m. Nursery and children's church are provided. Bible study meets each Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. in the Education Building. "A Walk Through Prophecy" Bible study meets on Tuesday at 2:00 p.m. in the Library.

CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH ZONE III MISSIONARIES
The Zone III missionaries will observe Annual Zone Day March 21 at 1:00 p.m. at Miles Bethel C.M.E. Church with Rev. Aretha V. Preston, LaCrosse. All are welcome to attend.

NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., morning worship at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Eddie Hairston, associate minister Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church; Bible/prayer service each Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.; Senior Citizens Day March 15 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Ronnie Walker and Riceville Missionary Baptist Church family as guests. Lunch will be served.

NEW SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Sylvester Crawley and church family invite you to Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

NEW LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Paul W. Bruce and church family invite you to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship at 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; March 28, annual Health and Wellness Forum beginning with a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and at 9:00 a.m. informational session begins with Rev. Marino (Tony) Bruce followed by worship service with the preached word by Pastor C. Diane Mosby.

ZION HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
First thru fourth morning worship at 11:00 a.m.; 9:45 a.m. Sunday school; Bible study Wednesday at 7:00 a.m.; March 28, missionaries program for the sick and shut-ins at 4:00 p.m.

SPANISH GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, January 15, Youth Sunday with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., praise at 10:45 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m.; usher board anniversary March 15 at 3:30 p.m. with Rev. Marvin Bowman, pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church and the male chorus of White Oak Grove Baptist Church as guests; March 22, 3:00 p.m., Father, Son and Holy Spirit program with speakers Rev. Ronnie Womack, Spanish Grove Baptist Church, Rev. William Coleman, Crossroads Baptist Church and Rev. Frank Coleman, Shiloh Baptist Church, NY.

NEW ARBOR BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school at 10:00 a.m., worship 11:15 a.m. with music by the Miracle Choir; Wednesday night Bible study at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Nelson Stamps

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; missionaries seek canned goods for Harvest House; gospel chorus rehearsal March 14 at 9:00 a.m.; male chorus rehearsal March 13 at 5:30 p.m. and March 14 at 11:00 a.m.; young ladies ministry March 14 at 1:00 p.m.; deaconess meeting March 26 at 6:00 p.m.; GPC choir rehearsal March 27 at 6:30 p.m.; community breakfast and kitchen shower March 28 at 9:00 a.m.
Pastor Willie Yancey

ST. PASCHAL CATHOLIC CHURCH
Regular weekend Masses Saturday 5:00 p.m. and Sunday at 9:00 a.m.; weekday Mass Wednesday at 9:30 a.m.; Rev. John Kazibwe, Parochial Vicar, is the Celebrant; Sacrament of Reconciliation is Saturday at 4:00 p.m.; Lenten scripture study each Sunday at 5:00 p.m. in March; Peaceful Dove prayer group meets each Monday at 10:00 a.m. For more information, call 572-2285.

UNION GROVE CHURCH
Bible study Wednesdays 6:00 p.m.; March 14, usher board meeting 9:30 a.m., mass choir rehearsal 10:00 a.m.; March 15, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. music by the mass choir; March 29, 3:00 p.m. annual Missionary Day with Rev. Joyce Orr, pastor St. Luke CME Church music by gospel ensemble of Williams Temple CME, missionaries asked to wear white; April 12, 2:30 p.m., gospel ensemble's anniversary postponed; April 18, 5:00 p.m., pastor's aid birthday with guests Gospel Aires, 4ever Blessed and others. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Larry B. Brown


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