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SoVaNow.com / July 17, 2014AARON’S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school and Kids Creek 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; VBS July 20-24 at 6:00 p.m. nightly with the theme “Weird Animals-Where Jesus’ Love is One-of-A-Kind.”
Pastor, Rev. Joe McDowell
BANISTER ASSOCIATION 143 SESSION
Annual Banister Association 143 Session July 23-25, 9:00 a.m. at the Banister Center; Moderator’s Banquet July 22 at 5:30 p.m. There is an admission charge.
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Worship 11:00 a.m. first, third and fifth Sunday, Sunday school 9:45 a.m.; worship second and fourth Sunday 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 8:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday noon and 6:30 p.m.; missionaries seek canned goods for Harvest House; male chorus rehearsal July 18 at 5:00 p.m.; pastor, deacons, trustees, financial secretary, assistant financial secretary and computer assistant meeting July 19 at 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Willie Yancey
PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH
July 20, church school 8:00 a.m., worship with Minister Novella Leigh 9:00 a.m.; Bible study August 8 at 6:45 p.m.
Pastor Frederick Eily
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. with guest speaker this Sunday, Dr. George W. Ford, Sr.; Bible study Wednesday at noon.
DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dwight L. Wilkerson. All are welcome to attend.
COUNTY LINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Prayer Saturday 7:00 a.m., Sisterhood of Faith annual cancer benefit 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. Saturday at Edmunds Park; altar prayer Sunday 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard
SAINT JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
On Sunday, July 20 at 10:00 a.m. the Interim Rector, the Rev. Cleon Ross will lead the congregation in a Service of Holy Eucharist followed by coffee; no Sunday school during the summer; July 23, 10:00 a.m. healing service in the chapel. For more information, call 476-6696.
ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
July 20: we’re on the air June and July on WHLF 95.3, 9:45 a.m. prayer, 10:50 a.m. welcome, 11:00 a.m. Maranatha choir in concert; July 23, 6:30 p.m. prayer and Bible study; August 2, pancake breakfast 7AM-10AM there is a charge, also yard sale space available for charge.
NEW ARBOR BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:15 a.m.; July 20, Women’s Day with Ms. Jacqueline Ballou as guest speaker, light refreshments to follow.
Pastor, Rev. Nelson C. Stamps
BERRY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; July 27, 3:00 p.m. male chorus, senior choir and praise and worship choir anniversary. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Ronnie Haynes
OWENS GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., testimony 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; annual Youth Day July 20 at 3:00 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Smith. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor John M. Leigh
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
July 20, Sunday school suspended, 10:00 a.m. abbreviated morning worship, 11:00 a.m. pastor and church family at St. James Baptist Church for Homecoming; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Frank E. Coleman, Jr.
ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship second and fourth Sunday 11:30 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred L. Chandler
WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Bible classes 9:45 a.m., fellowship 10:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. Andrew Keeney and Dr. Michael Haskett, ministers.
CRYSTAL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship second fourth and fifth Sunday 8:00 a.m., first and third Sunday 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon and 7:00 p.m.; youth revival July 21-23 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Pastor Louis A. Preston, Jr.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.
CEDAR GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH #2
All Choirs Day July 30 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Cornelius Ogburn
ABIDING BRANCH CHRISTIAN MINISTRIES, INC.
Let’s Get Acquainted Gathering July 19, 9:00 a.m.-noon at Vaughan Street Park, South Boston. Fun, food and fellowship.
Pastor Wallace M. Pierce
STAUNTON RIVER COMMUNITY CHURCH
We’re showing the movie “God’s Not Dead” free to the public July 26, 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
July 20: 9:00 a.m. contemporary service, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. traditional service, 6:00 p.m. Baptismal service; July 23: 7:00 p.m. children’s Summer program in the gym and Bible study and choir practice.
PINEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 8:00 a.m., worship 9:00 a.m. then we attend Homecoming at St. James; July 26, pre-Homecoming cleanup at 9:00 a.m.; guest speaker third Sunday, Rev. James Jones.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Whitfield Scott
HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; July 19, 10:00 a.m. Staunton River Baptist Sunday Convention; July 20, 9:30 a.m. convention at Pleasant Grove Baptist; revival July 21-25 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Dr. Wardell Jones and guest choirs nightly.
Pastor T.E. Betts
MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
July 19, 3:6 Teen youth group trip to Hanging Rock State Park, leave church 8:00 a.m.; July 20, 9:30 a.m. Bible study, 11:00 a.m. worship, 9:30 a.m. deacons and deaconess meeting, 5:00 p.m. 3:6 Teen youth meeting; July 23, 6:30 p.m. choir practice; July 27, 12:01 p.m. quarterly church business meeting.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins
MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Welcome to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Smith and Holy Communion observed; annual revival begins Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. with ministers Rev. Bruce Featherson, Rev. Wallace Pierce and Rev. Jonathan King and guest choirs.
WORD IS LIFE CHURCH
Wednesday Bible study 7:00 p.m.; Friday night Bible study 6:30 p.m.; Saturday Bible class 10:00 a.m.; Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. For more information, call 252-820-0194 or 252-820-2373.
Pastor Bessie T. Watkins
BETHEL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
July 20, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., our church to attend old fashion day at New Shiloh Baptist at 11:00 a.m.; July 21, senior choir singing at Pleasant Grove Baptist at 7:00 p.m.; July 24, Bible study 7:00 p.m.; July 26, male chorus rehearsal 11:00 a.m.; July 27, guest speaker Minister Loretta Bailey at 11:30 a.m.; August 10, Homecoming at 11:30 a.m.; August 31, musical concert 3:00 p.m.
BLUE WING GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer/Bible study each Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; pastor aide car wash July 26, 7:30 a.m. at Advance Auto; Homecoming August 3 at 11:00 a.m. with dinner served.
Pastor Hayward Jennings, Sr.
WESLEY CHAPEL CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; fourth quarterly conference July 19 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul CME Church. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Keith Mitchell
HACKBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
July 17-18, 7:30 p.m. Evangelist Judy Echols in revival at Holy Tabernacle; pastor’s 11th anniversary July 20 at 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker Pastor Kaven Smith and morning speaker Bishop Michael Byrd, lunch 1:30 p.m.; worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday prayer 7:00 p.m., Bible study 7:30 p.m.; third Sunday intercessory prayer 9:45 a.m.
EBENEZER CME CHURCH
The Hamilton-Pounds family reunion will be held July 20, 11:00 a.m. at Ebenezer CME Church with Rev. Michelle F. Parker, former pastor of Ebenezer, delivering the message. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Andre Williamson
SOUTH BOSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Bible study at 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m. Private Bible study and free Bible correspondence available by calling 575-7138.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Regular weekend Mass Saturday 5:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in Spanish; Sacrament of Reconciliation first Friday 6:00 p.m.; weekday Mass Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m.; Holy Hour Friday at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 434-374-8408.
ST. PASCHAL CATHOLIC CHURCH
Regular weekend Mass Saturday 4:00 p.m., Sunday 11:00 a.m.; weekday mass Wednesday 9:30 a.m. followed by Adoration of Holy Eucharist; Sacrament of Reconciliation second Friday 6:00 p.m.; scripture study Sunday 4:00 p.m. followed by Rosary. For more information, call 572-2285.
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Bible school Friday 6:00-9:00 p.m., Saturday 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 10:55 with Pastor Greg Smith, church council meets after service, nursery is provided; Wednesday 6:00 p.m. fellowship meal, 7:00 p.m. .prayer/Bible study/youth Bible study, 8:00 p.m. choir practice.
FIRST BUFFALO BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; July 20, worship at 8:00 a.m.; Vacation Bible School July 21-25 at 6:00 p.m. nightly. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. James L. Carrington
MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual revival nightly at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Edwin Taylor and guest choirs. All are welcome to attend.
SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery available for both; Larry Harris is guest speaker Sunday at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Charles Townsend
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 guest speaker Dr. Don Campbell, nursery provided.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Homecoming July 20 at 11:00 a.m., lunch served; Vacation Bible School July 21-25 at 6:00 p.m. nightly.
Pastor R.S. Wimbish
ZION HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Ushers anniversary July 20, 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Kenneth Stokes as guest speaker. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Rodney L. Dillard
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Women’s Day “Pressing Forward” July 20 with guest speaker Sister Jackie Coleman. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Kevin Chandler
SUNNYSIDE MISSIONARY BAPTIST
The Association will be in session July 16-18 at Meadville Center, Registration 8:45 a.m., opening session 9:00 a.m., lunch at noon. USDA is sponsoring the Summer Lunch Program. The meals are designed to eat healthy. Any visiting youngsters planning to attend and would like to have lunch are kindly asked to call the day before and ask for the Site Supervisor .
MILLSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.
Pastor Paul O. Crews
UNION GROVE CME CHURCH
July 19, usher board meeting 9:00 a.m., mass choir rehearsal 10:00 a.m., board of evangelism meeting 12:15 p.m.; July 20, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Vacation Bible School July 22-24 at 6:00 p.m. nightly; women’s outreach ministry July 25 at 6:00 p.m. with Minister Loretta Bailey; prayer Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred S. Parker, Jr.
ST. JAMES MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual Homecoming July 20 with praise at 11:15 a.m., worship 11:00 30 a.m. with Rev. William Coleman; annual revival July 23-25 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Sylvester Crawley, Rev. Willie Yancey, Rev. Thomas Divens, respectively. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Byrd B. Blackwell
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. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. John A. Elliott
HALIFAX UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Adult Sunday school 10:00 a.m., traditional service 11:00 a.m. with nursery and children’s church offered.
Pastor, Rev. Randy Williams
TRAYNHAM GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m.; fourth Saturday a movie at the Annex at 5:30 p.m., refreshments served.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. William A. Keen
ZION GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship first and third Sunday 11:15 a.m.; heavenly chorus anniversary July 19 at 4:00 p.m. with guest minister this week Rev. Graham Coleman.
NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon and 6:00 p.m.; July 18, pastor at Spanish Grove revival at 7:00 p.m.; July 27, 2:30 p.m. missionary anniversary with Rev. W. Yancey. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. M. DeWayne Mack
CHERRY HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Traditional worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday school 11:00 a.m. nursery available.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen
ELKHORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday prayer 9:00 a.m., Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 10:45 a.m. with guest preacher Rev. Matthew Brown; missionaries, nurses and ushers Annual Day at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. John Elliott, lunch 1:30 p.m.; no Bible study Tuesday, Banister Missionary Baptist Association Moderator’s Banquet 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, the BMBA Association continues July 23-25.
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