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NR Church Notices for Dec. 20, 2012

SoVaNow.com / December 20, 2012
HALIFAX UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Children and adult Sunday school 10:00 a.m., traditional worship at 11:00 a.m. December 23, Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7:00 p.m.; we are collecting canned meats (chicken, beef, tuna, Spam, etc.) for local food bank, all non-perishable food items are welcome to. Nursery and children’s church offered.
Pastor, Rev. Randy Williams

CRYSTAL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; noonday Bible study Wednesday with prayer at 7:00 p.m.; December 25, 8:00 a.m. Christmas service; January 4, 7:00 p.m. quarterly church meeting.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.

NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; no Bible study Wednesday; Watch Night service December 31 at Berry Hill Baptist at 7:00 p.m. Merry Christmas.
Pastor, Rev. M. DeWayne Mack

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.

ELKHORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, December 23, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., fourth Sunday of Advent, worship 11:00 a.m.; December 31, 10:00 p.m. New Year’s Community Worship at New Zion with Rev. Yancey and Rev. Medley. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Dr. C. Lewis Motley

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; no Bible class until January 2; missionaries seek canned items for Harvest House; gospel chorus rehearsal December 22 at 11:00 a.m., GPC choir rehearsal at 1:00 p.m.; Christmas dinner December 23 after service; Rev. J. Marshall Brown preaching December 30.
Pastor Willie Yancey

MILLSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Paul Crews; no Bible study this week, as we will worship with Hickory Grove Baptist.

SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m., nursery is provided for both; Christmas Eve Communion service at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor George Gorman

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

BANISTER HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study resumes January 9; Watch Night service December 31 at 11:00 p.m.; annual NAACP Jubilee Day January 1 at 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Dr. William Carr

NEW ARBOR BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:15 a.m. with senior choir singing. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Nelson Stamps

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH
Christmas dinner December 22 at 6:00 p.m.; Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship first and third Sunday 11:30 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor-elect, Rev. Moses Dixon, Jr.

EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH
December 23, 10:45 a.m. Sunday school, worship 11:00 a.m.; Christmas program at 1:00 p.m. “Where is Jesus.” All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Delano L. Medley

SAINT JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
On Sunday, Dec. 23rd at 9 a.m. choir practice will be held. At 10 a.m. a “Festival of Lessons and Carols” followed by a children’s Christmas pageant will be held. At 11:00 a.m. there will be a Christmas party for children of all ages. All are invited to meet in the church parking lot at 3:00 p.m. to go Christmas caroling. There will be Christmas Eve Services at 5:00 p.m. and at 11:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. On Wednesday, Dec. 26th, 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. For further information, call the church office at 476-6696.

ST. LUKE CME CHURCH
We will celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on Sunday, December 23, 11:00 a.m. during worship, with Christmas lunch to follow. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. George Brown

ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship second and fourth Sunday 11:30 a.m.; January 5, 10:00 a.m. church conference.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred L. Chandler

MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
December 22, 10:00 a.m. “3:6 Teen” cut wood for two families and Christmas caroling at 4:00 p.m.; December 23, 10:00 a.m. Christmas/fellowship brunch, 11:00 a.m. worship; December 30, vote on nominating committee report and budget and stewardship committee budget, fifth Sunday offering for cemetery.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins

WESLEY CHAPEL CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; December 30, 3:00 p.m. Alphabet Rally. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Keith Mitchell

COUNTY LINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Altar prayer 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer Saturday 7:00 a.m.; no senior choir rehearsal Saturday; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; December 29, senior ushers meet at noon, senior missionaries meet at 1:00 p.m. and church conference at 2:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard

PEACEFUL TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Voices of Hopes in concert December 30 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Jackie Stamps

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 and Bible study each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; Christmas play December 22 at 5:00 p.m.; Christmas day service at 11:00 a.m.

UNION GROVE CME CHURCH
Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; prayer Thursday 10:00 a.m. and each first and third Saturday at 7:00 a.m.; December 22, youth praise ensemble rehearsal at noon; December 23, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 10:45 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred S. Parker, Jr.

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with senior choir singing; December 30, 9:00 a.m. Sunday school at New Second Buffalo Baptist; December 31, 10:00 p.m. Watch Night service; January 6, 2:30 p.m. gospel musical extravaganza. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor T.E. Betts

ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Weekend Masses Saturday at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Spanish; weekday Masses Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m., Holy Hour Friday at 9:30 a.m.; Christmas Eve Mass at 7:30 p.m.; Christmas Day Mass at 11:00 a.m.; no morning Mass December 27 and no morning Mass of Holy Hour December 28.

CHERRY HILL UMC
Sunday worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday school 11:00 a.m.; Christmas Eve service December 24 at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Barbara Parker

ST. PASCHAL BAYLON CATHOLIC CHURCH
Weekend Masses Saturday 6:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m.; Wednesday Mass at 9:30 a.m. followed by Adoration of the 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.; Christmas Eve Mass at 10:30 p.m., Christmas Day Mass at 9:00 a.m.; no Mass or Adoration on December 26.

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 Sunday prayer 8:00 a.m.; Christmas program December 23 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Eld. William Howerton, Sr.

WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Bible classes for all ages Sunday at 9:30 a.m., fellowship 10:15 a.m., adult worship/praise and children’s worship/praise at 11:00 a.m.; Christmas Eve service at 7:00 p.m.; Wednesday choir practice 6:30 p.m., praise team practice 7:15 p.m. Andrew Keeney and Mike Haskett, ministers.

ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
December 22: all day babysitting fundraiser for “Save Them One by One”, visit .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address); December 23: 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 10:50 a.m. praise, 11:00 a.m. worship, no evening activities; December 24, Christmas Eve service at 5:30 p.m.; a nursery is provided up to age 3; no Wednesday activities this week.

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery available; January 6, worship 9:30 a.m. and Sunday school 10:45 a.m.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen

DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Morning worship at 9:00 a.m. with pastor and Willing Gospel Singers in charge; December 30, 9:00 a.m. worship. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!
Pastor, Rev. Dwight L. Wilkerson

MCKENDREE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 10:45 a.m. with nursery provided; January 6, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen

BERRY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Haynes and church family invite you to Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; December 31, Watch Night service.

NEW VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study resumes in January; Sis. Mailette Elliott play “The Real Meaning of Christmas” December 22 at 4:00 p.m.; December 23, music by inspirational choir.
Pastor, Rev. John Anthony Elliott

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school begins at 10:00 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.

PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH
December 23, church school 8:00 a.m., worship with Frederick Eily at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

SUNNYSIDE MINISTERS, DEACONS AND LAYMEMBERS UNION
December 29, the Union meets at Dan River View Baptist Church at 9:00 a.m., business meeting 10:00 a.m., members of upcoming 75th union anniversary meet at 8:45 a.m.

ROANOKE DISTRICT SUNDAY SCHOOL UNION
The Union will meet December 30 at 10:00 a.m. at Traynham Grove Baptist Church. For more information, call 454-7966.

FIRST CROSS ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school for all ages 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Christmas Cantata “Mary Did You Know”; fifth week of Advent, Love, church caroling at 5:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, R. Dan Ward

ST. MICHAEL AME CHURCH
Pastor Gloria Skinner-Pettiford and church family invite you to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11:00 a.m. each Sunday.

NEW ST. LUKE APOSTLE CHURCH
December 23, community fellowship breakfast at the church from 8:00-11:00 a.m. and at noon our annual Christmas service with youth in charge; year end service December 31 at 9:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.

BLUE WING GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer/Bible study each Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.; Christmas service December 22 at 6:00 p.m.; Watch Night service December 31 at 10:30 p.m.

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.

MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Welcome to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Smith; New Year’s service at St. Mark Baptist at 10:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.


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