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NR Church Notices for Dec. 13, 2012
SoVaNow.com / December 13, 2012STAUNTON BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual Christmas program Sunday, December 16 at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Dr. P.A. Medley
ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship second and fourth Sunday at 11:30 a.m.; Bible study resumes at a later date.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred L. Chandler
SOUTH BOSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Bible study at 10:00 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m.; midweek Bible study Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; private Bible study and free Bible correspondence are available upon request, call 575-7138.
MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
December 14-15, 8:45 a.m., assist Good Shepherd; December 15-16, 7:00 p.m. Live Nativity at Victory Cowboy Church; December 16, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship, election of deacons and deaconess, 7:00 p.m. Smoky Mountain Christmas at Southside Baptist; December 22, Christmas caroling 4:00 p.m.; December 23, 10:00 a.m. Christmas/fellowship brunch, 11:00 a.m. worship.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins
HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship second and fourth Sunday 11:00 a.m.; December 19, 6:00 p.m. fellowship Christmas dinner; December 30, 9:00 a.m. Sunday school union at New Second Buffalo Baptist; December 31, 10:00 p.m. Watch Night service; January 6, 2:30 p.m. gospel musical extravaganza.
Pastor T.E. Betts
COUNTY LINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Altar prayer 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; budget and planning committee meets December 14 at 5:00 p.m.; prayer Saturday 7:00 a.m.; Saturday morning prayer going to Golden Corral December 15 following praise.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard
ZION GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship first and third Sunday 11:15 a.m.; church conference January 5 at 2:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Jefferson Goode
CHERRY HILL UMC
Sunday worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday school 11:00 a.m.; choir practice Tuesday 7:00 p.m.; Bible study Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; annual Christmas party December 16 at 5:00 p.m. bring finger foods to share followed by Longest Night worship service at 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Barbara Parker
BANISTER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MEN’S MINISTRY
Banister Baptist Association Men’s Ministry meets December 15 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church.
BLUE WING GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with pastor and male chorus in charge; Christmas fellowship dinner December 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Ernie’s Dutch Treat; prayer and Bible study each Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; annual Christmas service December 22 at 6:00 p.m.; Watch Night service December 31 at 10:30 p.m.
Pastor Hayward Jennings, Sr.
HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Sunday school 10:15 a.m., jubilee 11:30 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; first and third Saturday prayer 8:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Eld. William Howerton, Sr.
VICTORY COWBOY CHURCH
Special Nativity with live animals and Bible characters December 15 and 16 at 7:00 p.m. nightly. A special cowboy church service
will be held on Saturday night right after the performance All are welcome at 12014 Mountain Road, Vernon Hill.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Regular weekend Masses Saturday at 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 9:30 a.m.
ST. PASCHAL BAYLON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Regular weekend Masses Saturday 6:00 p.m., Sunday 9:00 a.m.; weekday Mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. followed by Adoration of Holy Eucharist; Rev. John Kazibwe, pastor, or Rev. Jaime Guardado, parochial vicar, will be Celebrant; Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 5:30 p.m.; scripture study Sunday 5:00 p.m.; Peaceful Dove Prayer Group meets Monday 10:00 a.m.
PINEY GROVE CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship first and third Sunday 11:30 a.m.; annual Christmas program December 23 at 3:00 p.m.; slate of officers due December 23; Watch Night service at 10:00 p.m. with Rev. Alfred Chandler. All are welcome to attend.
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.; prayer and Bible study Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.; Christmas Sunrise service at 6:00 a.m.
NEW LIFE BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Paul W. Bruce and church family invite you to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer/Bible study Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
BETHEL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
December 14, goodie bags day at 11:00 a.m.; December 15, Christmas dinner at 3:00 p.m.; December 16, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., pre-Christmas concert 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
TRAYNHAM GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m.; Bible study/prayer Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; Christmas program Saturday at 5:00 p.m.; December 30, Walking By Faith by the senior choir with Rev. Rodney Dillard; Watch meeting December 31 with Rev. Michael Davis, Minister Fabin Poindexter and others.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. William A. Keen
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 10:55 a.m. nursery provided; youth Christmas party at 6:00 p.m.; prayer/Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH
December 16, church school 9:45 a.m., worship with Pastor Frederick Eily and sanctuary choir 11:00 a.m., Holy Communion observed; home visitation has been cancelled for the afternoon.
NEW VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer/Bible study resumes in January; December 16, gospel chorus singing with Christmas program after service.
Pastor, Rev. John Anthony Elliott
CRYSTAL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; noonday Bible study Wednesday with prayer and Bible study at 7:00 p.m.; Christmas play December 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.
BANISTER HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer/Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; Watch Night service December 31 at 11:00 a.m.; computer refresher course December 18 at 6:00 p.m.
DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Sons of Glory singing; December 18, outreach singers at Berry Hill Nursing Home at 10:30 a.m. and December 20 at Woodview at 10:30 a.m.; December 23 and 30, morning worship at 9:00 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dwight L. Wilkerson
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. The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service will be at 5:00 p.m. with Holy Communion. The Christmas Day Service of Lessons and Carols will be held from 11:00 to 11:30 with casual dress and no sermon or offering. We invite all to join us in the celebration of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
ELKHORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., third Sunday of Advent with 11:00 a.m. worship with combined choir singing, preached word “Joy to the World”; December 16, 3:00 p.m. Christmas message “Santa Claus Needs Jesus Too” by the Sunday school ministry. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Dr. C. Lewis Motley
FIRST CROSS ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school for all ages at 10:00 a.m., worship “The Light of the World is Jesus” at 11:00 a.m.; week four for Advent, Light; children’s church available during worship with nursery also available; children’s Christmas play “A Wonderful Christmas” at 1:15 p.m.
ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery available.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen
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
NEW ARBOR BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:15 a.m. with male chorus singing. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Nelson Stamps
MCKENDREE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:45 a.m. with nursery available.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen
BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship first and third Sunday with pastor-elect Rev. Moses Dixon; annual Christmas dinner and program December 22 at 6:00 p.m.
SAINT JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
On Sunday, Dec. 16th at 9 a.m. choir practice will be held. At 10 a.m. Father Ross will lead the congregation in the celebration of Holy Eucharist. This will be followed by Coffee Time at 11 a.m. in the undercroft. At 11:15 there will be Sunday school for adults and children. On Wednesday, Dec. 19th, there will be a healing service at 10:00 a.m. There will be no evening book study during the month of December, but the 6:00 p.m. book study will resume in January. On Dec. 23 Holy Eucharist will not be held. Instead a “Festival of Lessons and Carols”, followed by a children’s Christmas pageant will be held at 10:00a.m. At 11:00a.m. a Christmas party for children of all ages will be held. All are invited to meet in the church parking lot at 3:00p.m. to go Christmas caroling, followed by hot chocolate back at the church. Anyone interested in giving poinsettias to be placed at the front of the church should fill out a form to let the church secretary know what to put in the bulletin. These forms are on the credenza in the Narthex. All poinsettias should be red and wrapped in green paper with no bow, and should be placed in the church by Saturday, Dec. 22nd. For further information, call the church office at 476-6696.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Holy Eucharist is celebrated this Sunday at 11:00 a.m. Christian formation (Sunday school) for all ages at 10:00 a.m. Refreshments to follow. For more information, call 572-4513.
SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m., Christmas Cantata during worship on December 16, nursery is provided for both services and at 6:00 p.m., Christmas program in the fellowship hall with refreshments to follow. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor George Gorman
CRYSTAL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; noonday Bible study each Wednesday with Bible study at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.
SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH
Men and Women Community Breakfast and Fellowship December 15 at 8:00 a.m.; Christmas program “A Christmas to Believe In” December 16 after 11:30 a.m. worship.
FERRY STREET FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon and 6:30 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Frank E. Coleman, Jr.
WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Sunday Bible classes 9:30 a.m., fellowship 10:15 a.m., adult worship/praise and children’s worship/praise 11:00 a.m., Revolution After Dark 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday choir practice 6:30 p.m., praise team practice 7:15 p.m.; December 16, covered dish dinner after worship and 2:00 p.m. children’s Christmas musical. Andrew Keeney and Mike Haskett, ministers.
ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
December 16: 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 10:50 a.m. praise, 11:00 a.m. worship with children’s play practice to follow, 6:30 p.m. children’s program “The First Christmas Story” and Christmas cantata and choir “Silent Night, Holy Night”; a nursery is provided up to age 3; no Wednesday evening activities this week.
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