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NR Church Notices for June 6, 2013

SoVaNow.com / June 06, 2013
BERRY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 8:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; June 11, noon women’s ministry bingo; Spring revival June 12-14 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Rev. Michael Byrd; VBS June 24-27 at 6:00 p.m. nightly.
Pastor, Rev. Ronnie Haynes

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FERRY ST.
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon and 6:30 p.m.; annual revival June 17-21 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Rev. John E. Price, Sr.
Pastor, Rev. Frank E. Coleman, Jr.

HACKBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
June 8, 7:00 p.m. and June 9 at 3:00 p.m. musical program for the church; Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday prayer at 7:00 p.m., Bible study 7:30 p.m.; third Sunday intercessory prayer 9:45 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Hubert Pannell

FIRST CROSS ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school for all ages 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study and prayer 7:00 p.m.
Pastor R. Dan Ward

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.; spaghetti supper Friday 6:00 p.m.; women’s day Sunday 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Shirley Brown; Father’s day June 16 with the group Set Free at 4:00 p.m.; health seminar June 22.
Pastor Rev. William Carr

NEW ARBOR BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:15 a.m.; gospel chorus anniversary Sunday at 3:00 p.m.; June 17-21, Vacation Bible School 6:00-8:00 p.m. nightly. All are welcome.
Pastor, Rev. Nelson C. Stamps

BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH
Three night revival June 12-14 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Rev. Jackie Stamps, Rev. Dr. Whitfield Scott and Rev. Haywood Jennings, respectively.
Pastor, Rev. Moses Dixon

WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Welcome to Sunday Bible classes for all ages 9:30 a.m., fellowship 10:15 a.m., worship/praise 11:00 a.m., children’s program Sunday 4:30 p.m., Wednesday choir practice 6:30 p.m. and praise team practice 7:15 p.m., Andrew Keeney and Dr. Michael Haskett, ministers.

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.; June 9, guest minister Rev. Earl Moss; June 17-21, Vacation Bible School.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred L. Chandler

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery provided; Bible study Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; Kids Day Event June 15 from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.; Vacation Bible School June 17-20 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. nightly, Pre-K to 5th grade.
Pastor Ed Rigg

VICTORY COWBOY CHURCH
Tuesday, June 11, 7:00 p.m. special preaching and music by Fear One Band. For more information, call 476-7762.

CRYSTAL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Worship 8:00 a.m. second, fourth and fifth Sunday; Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; June 9, 3:00 p.m. gospel choir anniversary; June 10-12 at 6:30-8:00 p.m. Vacation Bible School for all.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.

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.; June 9, guest speaker Eld. Willie Futch at 3:30 p.m.
Pastor Eld. William Howerton, Sr.

UNION GROVE CME CHURCH
Saturday, June 8, male chorus rehearsal 11:00 a.m., trustees meet 1:00 p.m.; June 9, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., Family and Friends Day 11:00 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m., mass choir anniversary with guest choirs; Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; prayer Thursday at 10:00 a.m.; revival June 19-21 at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred S. Fletcher, Jr.

DAN RIVER VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual Homecoming June 9 at 11:00 a.m. with guest preacher Rev. Clifton T. Madden, dinner will be served. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Samuel W. Burton

MCKENDREE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship 9:30 a.m. with nursery available, Sunday school 10:45 a.m.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen

ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery provided.
pastor Patricia Neilsen

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

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.

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; 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. followed by the Rosary; Peaceful Dove prayer group meets each Monday at 10:00 a.m. For more information, call 572-2285.

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

PEACEFUL TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, June 9, at 4:00 p.m. with Laurietta Faulkner as guest speaker with a guest choir. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Jackie Stamps

MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
June 7, 3:00-7:00 p.m., car wash and bake sale at Advance Auto; June 8, 8:30 a.m. Good Shepherd Food Distribution, Festival in the Gardens 5K Trail Run/Walk; June 9, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship, 12:01 p.m. deacons and deaconess meeting; June 11, 10:30 a.m. unload food truck at Good Shepherd; June 12, 6:30 p.m. choir practice; June 14, 9:00 a.m. Good Shepherd food distribution; June 15, 9:00 a.m. Good Shepherd food distribution, 12:01 p.m. called church business meeting, 3:00 p.m. worship at Ingram Christian Church; June 21, 6:00 p.m. kickoff and cookout for Focus Southside, Edmunds Park; June 22, 8:00 a.m. Focus Southern service projects, Victory Cowboy Church fundraiser noon-6:00 p.m., auction 1:00 p.m., BBQ chicken plates 3:00 p.m., worship 4:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins

BAPTIST GENERAL
CONVENTION OF VIRGINIA
District E-2 men’s ministry and women’s ministry meets June 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church. Please bring a non-perishable food item for a needy family.

BANISTER MISSIONARY
BAPTIST ASSOCIATION
Women’s ministry meets June 13, 5:00 p.m. at Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church.

FIRST BAPTIST MISSIONARY CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; June 9, 3:00 p.m. 27th pastoral celebration for Pastor Love with guest speaker Pastor Raymond Roberts, dinner will be served.
Pastor Lorenza R. Love

NEW SHILOH 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 6:30 p.m.; June 9, 3:00 p.m. missionary anniversary Pastor James E. Forrest, Jr., lunch will be served; June 10-14, Vocational Bible School from 6:00-8:00 p.m. nightly; June 23, annual revival at 6:00 p.m. with Pastor Stanfield, June 24-28 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Pastor Frank Coleman.

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.; Sunbeam and young adult choirs anniversary Saturday at 6:00 p.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard

CLOVER APOSTOLIC HOLINESS CHURCH
Annual revival June 11-12 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with Suffragan Bishop Leonia Palmer; 100 Women in White June 30 at 3:30 p.m. with guest speaker Prophetess Cynthia Carter. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Hallie Shelton

ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
June 9: 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 10:50 a.m. praise, 11:00 a.m. worship, Vacation Bible School begins, 5:30 p.m. supper, 6:30-9:00 VBS thru June 13 with Family Night June 14; nursery provided up to age 3.

EMMANUEL SDA CHURCH
Community give-away-day June 9 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. Giving away clothing and other household items. All are welcome.


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.; Bible study Wednesday at noon.

BETH CAR BAPTIST CHURCH
Prayer, announcements and refreshments Sunday at 9:45 a.m., Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery provided.
Pastor Dr. Michael Parnell

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
June 9: 9:00 a.m. contemporary service, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. traditional service, 6:00 p.m. evening service; June 12: 6:45 p.m. summer children’s programs, 7:00 p.m. adult Bible study and choir practice.

SAINT JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
On Sunday, June 9 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. At 11:15 a.m. Sunday School will be held for children and adults. On Wednesday, June 12, 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. St. John’s Church is starting a preschool program with extended daycare for three and four year old children.
For further information, call the church office at 476-6696.

PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH
June 8, Sunnyside Men’s Ministry young men’s recognition breakfast 7:00 a.m. and BGC of VA District E-2 Men and Women meeting at 10:00 a.m.; June 9, church school 8:00 a.m., worship 9:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:45 p.m.; women’s ministry and pastor’s aid meets at the close of Bible study June 12.

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.; Sunday school celebrates Children’s Day Sunday at 3:00 p.m. with Bro. Treyvon Ragsdale; Vacation Bible School June 10-14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. nightly. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. John Anthony Elliott
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Worship at 11:00 a.m. first, second, fourth and fifth Sunday; 8:00 a.m. third Sunday; Bible study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; missionaries seek canned items for Harvest House; Pastor Aid Ministry meets June 8 at 10:00 a.m.; missionary ministry meets June 8 at 11:00 a.m.; dance ministry meets June 8 at noon; pastor at Laurel Grove Baptist June 9 at 2:00 p.m.; pastor at Sunflower Baptist June 10-14 at 7:00 p.m. nightly.
Pastor Willie Yancey

NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship at 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon and 6:30 p.m.; Vacation Bible School June 17-21. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. M. DeWayne Mack

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

WESLEY CHAPEL CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; pastor’s anniversary June 9 with Rev. Daryl Dennis at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Keith Mitchell

DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 7:00 p.m.; Vacation Bible School June 10-14 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. nightly.
Pastor, Rev. Dwight L. Wilkerson

MILLSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; Vacation Bible School June 17-21 at 6:30 p.m. nightly; senior choir talent service June 29 at 3:00 p.m.
Pastor Paul O. Crews

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 7:00 p.m.; women’s ministry meets Saturday 4:00 p.m.; evening service Sunday at 6:00 p.m.

ST. JAMES BAPTIST CHURCH
Choir day June 9 at 3:00 p.m. with Millstone Baptist, Bailey Aires, Zion Hill Church Choirs.
Pastor, Rev. B.B. Blackwell

GREATER MAYFIELD APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Chicken and fish dinners for sale June 8 beginning at noon. For more information, call 575-2410.

EBENEZER CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Women’s ministry Annual Missionary Day June 9 at 5:00 p.m. with Mr. Al Henderson and Unity Singers, Mr. Danny Boy Johnson, Rev. Elton Medley, Mr. Kalif Crutcher and praise dancer Davana Mosley; Vacation Bible School June 17-21 at 8:30 a.m. daily with the theme “Jesus Family Reunion.”
Pastor, Rev. Andre’ P. Williamson


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