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NR Church Notices for Aug. 22, 2013

SoVaNow.com / August 22, 2013
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Regular weekend Masses Saturday 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Spanish; weekday Mass Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m.; Holy Hour Friday following Mass. Call 434-374-8408 for more information.

SOUTH BOSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Bible study at 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; private Bible study and free Bible correspondence available, call 575-7138.

ST. PASCHAL BAYLON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Regular weekend Masses Saturday 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m.; weekday Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. followed by Adoration of the Holy Eucharist; Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 5:30 p.m.; scripture study Sunday 4:00 p.m. followed by the Rosary; Peaceful Dove prayer group meets each Monday at 10:00 a.m. For more information, call 572-2285.

SOUTH BOSTON SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
Worship Saturday at 9:15 a.m., Sabbath school 10:15 a.m. at 1617 Jeffress Blvd. Private Bible study and free Bible correspondence available, call Pastor Darry Campbell 920-285-2287.

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

MILLSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.; pastor at Pleasant Grove’s 3:00 p.m. Homecoming August 25.
Pastor Paul O. Crews

MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Welcome to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Smith bringing the message; noonday prayer Wednesday with Bible study at 7:00 p.m.; August 25 at 3:00 p.m. musical program.

BANISTER HILL CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m. first, third and fourth Sundays; missionary service first Sunday at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Glen Faulkner, dinner will be served.
Pastor, Rev. Matthew Richardson, III

BLUE WING GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; pastor aide car wash/fish fry August 31 at 8:00 a.m. at Advance Auto; prayer/Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Hayward Jennings, Sr.

ST. LUKE APOSTLE CHURCH
Revival August 222 at 7:30 p.m. with Pastor Ivory Jenkins; August 25, 9:00 a.m. free community breakfast and at 3:30 p.m. service with Dr. J.C. Richardson, Jr. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor H. Jerome Betts

BANISTER MISSIONARY
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
The women’s ministry will meet August 22, 5:00 p.m. at Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church.

BANISTER WOMEN’S
MISSIONARY CONVENTION
The convention will have a call meeting August 29 at 5:00 p.m. at Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Worship 11:00 a.m. first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday, 8:00 a.m. third Sunday; Bible study Wednesday at noon; missionaries seek canned goods for Harvest House; gospel chorus rehearsal August 24 at 11:00 a.m.; casual day August 25 during worship; deacons and deaconess meeting August 28 at 5:00 p.m.
Pastor Willie Yancey

NEW VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Tuesday 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. John A. Elliott

ELKHORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship “Restrictions Removed, Get Up and Go” at 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Dr. C. Lewis Motley

SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
Rainbow Tea August 24 at 5:00 p.m. at Clarksville Community Center in honor of the late deaconess Antoinette “Gay” Lyon.
Pastor Marvin L. Bowman

HACKBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday prayer 7:00 p.m. with Bible study 7:30 p.m.; third Sunday intercessory prayer 9:45 a.m.; August 25, 3:00 p.m. Sunday school anniversary with Pastor Antonio Brown.
Pastor Rev. Dr. Hubert Pannell

SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery available for both; fourth Sunday breakfast resumes this week at 8:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Charles Townsend

COUNTY LINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Praise dancers practice August 23 at 6:00 p.m..; prayer Saturday 7:00 a.m.; family reunion at Meadville Center Saturday at 1:00 p.m.; family reunion at Staunton River State Park Saturday 2:30 p.m.; altar prayer Sunday 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:45 a.m., annual Homecoming 11:00 a.m. with dinner to follow.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard

MCLAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHURCH
August 23, 7:00 p.m. youth department service with Minister Tony Gunter; August 25, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:45 a.m. worship.
Pastor Elder Charlie C. Tucker, Jr.

TRAYNHAM GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Keen and at 3:00 p.m. the usher’s ministry anniversary with Rev. Haywood Smith; Saturday church picnic at Elkhorn Lake; Bible study/prayer Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

BANISTER HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; male chorus anniversary August 25 at 3:00 p.m.
Pastor Dr. William Carr

ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
August 24: 6:30 p.m. Singspiration with The Satterfields; August 25: 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship; August 28: 7:00 p.m. final night of Summer study. A nursery is provided up to age 3.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Earning morning service 9:00 a.m.; the church family will be in service at St. Matthews Baptist for annual Homecoming at 11:30 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon and 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Frank E. Coleman, Jr.

FIRST CROSS ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer 7:00 p.m. Children’s church during worship and children’s music class.
Pastor R. Dan Ward

BETH CAR BAPTIST CHURCH
Prayer, announcements and refreshments Sunday 9:45 a.m., Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery provided for both; blood drive September 21, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 170th anniversary Homecoming October 20.
Pastor Dr. Michael Parnell

DELIVERANCE TABERNACLE OF APOSTOLIC FAITH
School of wisdom 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Bishop Lawrence R. Burrell, Sr.

AARON’S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday 9:30 a.m. coffee and fellowship, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship; September 15, 10:00 a.m. Kids’ Creek program.

WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Bible classes for all ages 9:45 a.m., fellowship 10:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. Andrew Keeney and Dr. Michael Haskett ministers.

NEW ARBOR BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:15 a.m. with annual Homecoming, lunch will be served.
Pastor, Rev. Nelson C. Stamps

ST. MICHAEL AME CHURCH
Pastor Gloria Skinner-Pettiford and church family invite you to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; August 25, 3:00 p.m. steward and trustee program with Rev. Delphoney Kargbo.

UNION UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 1:00 p.m.
Pastor Mary Tharpe

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery provided; Summer worship 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Ed Rigg

CHERRY HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday school 11:00 A.M.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen

DAN RIVER BAPTIST ASSOCIATIONAL WMU
WMU Fall Leadership Conference September 22 at 3:00 p.m. All Action, Children in Action, Royal Ambassadors, Acteens, Women on Mission, and Young Women on Mission should attend.  For more information please call Lisa Long, Associational WMU Director, at 585-2345.

SAINT JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
On Sunday, August 25 at 10:00 a.m. the Interim Rector, Rev. Cleon Ross will lead the congregation in the celebration of Holy Eucharist. Following the service Coffee Time will be held in the undercroft at 11:00 a.m. There will be no Sunday School during the months of July and August. On Wednesday, August 28 there will be a Healing Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. The 6:00 p.m. book study is canceled until further notice. On Sunday, September 29, at 10:00 a.m. there will be a Rededication and Blessing Service for the Parish House and the Church Building. This is also our homecoming Sunday. For further information, call the church office at 476-6696.
Interim Rector Rev. Cleon Ross

REPUBLICAN GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, September 22, 3:00 p.m., Pastor Brandon Smith will be in service. All are welcome to attend.

CRYSTAL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Worship 8:00 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., noonday Bible study Wednesday with prayer and Bible study at 7:00 p.m.; September 1, 11:00 a.m. annual Men and Women’s Day with Pastor Willie Yancey.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.

GREATER BRANDON CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual Homecoming August 25 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Allen Clark, lunch will be served. All are welcome to attend.

BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 10:55 a.m. with pastor, Rev. Greg Smith, a nursery is provided; Wednesday 6:00 p.m. fellowship meal, 7:00 p.m. prayer meeting/Bible study, 8:00 p.m. choir practice.

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; August 24, 10:00 a.m. our pastor meets with deacons, trustees, trustee aids and secretary and meets with members at 11:00 a.m.; August 25, 9:00 a.m. worship service, no Sunday school; Homecoming September 22 at 11:00 a.m., lunch will be served.
Pastor T.E. Betts

BETHEL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Bible study tonight at 7:00 p.m.; Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Elrick Tucker. All are welcome to attend.

MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
August 23, 5:00 p.m. youth group meets at Mt. Vernon; August 24, 9:00 a.m. Wilson Memorial Ruritan Club Car Show and all day fundraiser for Gavan Smith at American Legion, South Boston; August 25, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship; August 28, 6:30 p.m. choir practice; September 1, 10:00 a.m. Bible study.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins

WESLEY CHAPEL CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer Friday at 6:00 p.m.; September 8, 3:00 p.m. senior choir 50th anniversary; September 14, district planning meeting at Broomfield CME Church, Richmond; September 15, annual Homecoming with Rev. D. Wilkerson, lunch will be served, evening praise and worship.
Pastor, Rev. Keith Mitchell

HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Sunday school 10:15 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; first and third Saturday prayer 8:00 a.m.; August 25, we travel to Ebenezer Pentecostal Church at 3:00 p.m.
Pastor Eld. William Howerton, Sr.

DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

UNION GROVE CME CHURCH
August 23, women’s ministry 6:00 p.m., youth praise ensemble rehearsal 7:00 p.m.; August 24, Communion on evangelism meets 9:00 a.m., Fun Day has been postponed; August 25, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 10:45 a.m.; Thursday prayer at 10:00 a.m.; male chorus anniversary September 8 at 3:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred S. Parker, Jr.

NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon and 6:30 p.m.; August 25, 3:00 p.m. Twins Day with Rev. Everret Dickerson. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. M. DeWayne Mack

OWENS GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., testimony 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Homecoming August 25 at 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Pastor John M. Leigh


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