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NR Church Notices for March 21, 2013
SoVaNow.com / March 20, 2013DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Youth revival March 20-22 at 7:00 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Joshua Wilson, along with special music nightly; March 24, Sunday school 10:00 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Dwight L. Wilkerson
SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery available for both services; choir special music for Palm Sunday during worship; March 28, 7:30 p.m. Maundy Thursday Communion service. 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 prayer and Bible study at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.
ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship second and fourth Sundays 11:30 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred L. Chandler
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
March 24: 9:00 a.m. contemporary service, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. traditional service, 6:00 p.m. evening service; March 27: 6:30 p.m. Awana clubs, 6:45 p.m. teen Bible study, 7:00 p.m. adult Bible study, 7:45 p.m. choir practice; March 28: Walk Through Tour, Scenes from the Life of Christ, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
March 24: 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 10:50 a.m. praise, 11:00 a.m. worship with nursery provided up to age 3; March 27: 6:30 p.m. women’s study group, no supper this week; March 28: 7:00 p.m. Maundy Thursday service; March 30: Easter egg hunt 1:00-3:00 p.m.; March 31 7:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m. breakfast fundraiser for Save Them One by One.
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Holy Eucharist Sunday at 11:00 a.m., Christian formation (Sunday school) for children at 10:00 a.m. with refreshments to follow. All are welcome to attend.
BANISTER HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study 6:00 p.m.; fundraiser scholarship March 23; ward-a meeting March 28 at 6:30 p.m.; Good Friday service Beth Car Baptist March 29 at 7:00 p.m.; Easter Sunrise service March 31 at 6:00 a.m., no Sunday school or worship.
Pastor Dr. William Carr
GREATER BRANDON CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual trustee day March 24 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Larry Daye. All are welcome to attend.
Monday 6:30 p.m. Redemption celebration service (12-step Christian program), Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Way Fitness, Wednesday 6:30 p.m. women of the way, Thursday 6:30 p.m. Bible study, Saturday 6:30 p.m. worship.
OAK LEVEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Community Easter Sunrise service Sunday, March 31, 7:00 a.m. with our youth of the community presenting the program. A light breakfast will follow, provided by the Wilson Memorial Ruritan Club. All are welcome to attend at the corner of Oak Level Road and Hummingbird Land, off old 360, Vernon Hill.
FIRST CROSS ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. Children’s church is provided during worship, along with a nursery.
Pastor R. Dan Ward
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
The Chancel Choir of First Baptist Church will present their annual Easter Cantata Sunday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. “The Risen Christ”, is a journey through Christ’s life, crucifixion and resurrection and is told through narratives of John the disciple, Peter, and Mary Magdalene. The twenty-six voice choir, directed by Susan Davis, will be joined by the Danville String Quartet, piano and organ, as well as flute, piccolo and percussion. A reception will follow the service. The public is cordially invited at 815 N. Main Street, South Boston.
SAINT JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
On Sunday, March 24 Holy Week begins. At 10:00 a.m. the Interim Rector Rev. Ross will lead the congregation in the celebration of Holy Eucharist. Coffee time will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the undercroft followed by Sunday school at 11:15 a.m. On Monday, March 25 a service of Holy Eucharist will be held at 1:00 p.m. and at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. On Tuesday, March 26 Holy Eucharist will be held at 6:00 p.m. in the Chapel. On Wednesday, March 20, there will be a Healing Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel and at 6:00 p.m. Holy Eucharist will be held in the Chapel. A Service of Holy Eucharist and Striping of the Altar will be held at 7:30 p.m. in the church on Maundy Thursday, March 28. Beginning at 9:00 p.m. on Thursday until noon on Friday there will be a Maundy Thursday Night Vigil in the Chapel. This will be followed by Good Friday Services at 12:00 noon and 6:00 p.m. on March 29. For further information, call the church office at 476-6696.
Interim Rector Rev. Cleon Ross
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.; children’s choir Wednesday 4:30 p.m.
Pastor Ed Rigg
EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual Candlelight service March 24, 5:00 p.m. with Rev. Preston Medley as guest speaker. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Delano L. Medley
CODY CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY
Easter celebration March 30 from 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Easter egg hunt, prizes, crafts, refreshments and more, located 2 miles west of the Cody intersection on Highway 40.
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.; prayer Saturday 7:00 a.m.; senior ushers meeting Saturday at noon, church conference at 2:00 p.m., Banister Queen Pageant at 4:00 p.m.; bus transportation available for Passion Week at New Vernon Baptist March 24.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard
ZION GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual revival March 24-29 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Rev. James Jones, along with special music nightly. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Jefferson Goode
JETER CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH
The Y.E.S. (Youth Enriching Services) services have been cancelled for March 31, enjoy Spring bring and celebrate Easter.
SOUTH BOSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; midweek Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; private Bible study and free Bible correspondence available by calling 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 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 Monday 10:00 a.m.; Holy Thursday Mass 7:00 p.m., Good Friday service 6:00 p.m., Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 p.m., Easter Sunday Mass 9:00 a.m.
ST. CATHERINE OF SIENA
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH
Regular weekend Masses Saturday 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. and in Spanish at 1:00 p.m.; weekday Mass Thursday and Friday 9:30 a.m.; Holy Thursday Mass 5:00 p.m., Good Friday service 6:00 p.m., Holy Saturday Easter Vigil Mass 8:00 p.m. Easter Mass Sunday 11:00 a.m.
VICTORY COWBOY CHURCH
Services each Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m. at 12014 Mountain Road, Vernon Hill. For more information, call 476-7762.
HACKBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday prayer and Bible study 7:00 p.m.; third Sunday intercessory prayer 9:45 a.m.; March 24, 3:00 p.m. Sow a Seed; March 28, 7:00 p.m. Last Seven Words; March 29, Minister White at Trueway Holiness; March 31 Easter Sunrise service 5:00 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Baptist.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Hubert Pannell
SOUTH BOSTON SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
All are welcome to attend Saturday worship at 9:15 a.m., Bible study at 10:15 a.m.; private Bible study or free Bible correspondence available by calling 920-285-2287.
Pastor Darry Campbell
FIRST BAPTIST MISSIONARY CHURCH
Sunnyside Association Men’s ministry meets March 23 at 5:00 p.m. at Mason Chapel Baptist; first quarter fourth Sunday service March 24 at 11:00 a.m. with baptism and Holy Communion; Good Friday March 29 service 7:00 p.m. with Pastor H.M. Pettiford; ministers, deacons, laypersons union March 30 at 9:00 a.m.; Red Bank District Sunday School Union at White Oak Fork Baptist March 31 at 10:00 a.m.; March 31 Easter.
Pastor Lorenza Love
HOUSEHOLD OF FAITH APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Sunday school 10:15 a.m., jubilee 11:30 a.m., prayer Wednesday 7:00 p.m., prayer first and third Saturday 8:00 a.m.; March 24 at 3:00 p.m. Eld. Donald Johnson will be guest speaker. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Elder William Howerton, Sr.
MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH
Saturday, March 23, 3:00 p.m. Emma Frances Dalton Yuille’s 95th birthday. All are welcome to attend.
OF APOSTOLIC FAITH
Youth Sunday 9:45 a.m. school of wisdom, worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Bishop Lawrence R. Burrell, Sr.
NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; no Bible study this week; March 25-29, Passion Week, you are welcome to praise with us anytime.
Pastor, Rev. M. DeWayne Mack
WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Bible classes for all ages 9:30 a.m. Sunday, fellowship 10:15 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m., kids and teens service 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday choir practice 6:30 p.m., praise team practice 7:15 p.m. Andrew Keeney and Dr. Michael Haskett, ministers
NEW HOPE CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship second and fifth Sundays at 11:00 a.m.; Rainbow Tea April 6 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Yvonne Bostic. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Darrly Dennis
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
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
CENTERVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Hallelujah Acres Vice President of Health Olin Idol will share the health benefits of following a natural, plant-based diet during a free seminar, “Your Self-Healing Body” from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Centerville Baptist Church, South Boston, on Friday, March 22.
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; missionaries seek items for Harvest House; gospel chorus rehearsal March 23 at 11:00 a.m.; deaconess breakfast March 23 at 9:00 a.m.; dance ministry rehearsal March 30 at 10:00 a.m.; gospel chorus Ladies in red program March 24 at 2:30 p.m. with Pastor Leonia Palmer.
Pastor Willie Yancey
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.; March 24 Palm Sunday processional, meeting at the War Member in Halifax at 10:45 a.m.; March 28, Maundy Thursday Communion 6:30 p.m.; March 29, Good Friday service 7:00 p.m.; March 30, Easter egg hunt 11:00 a.m.; Easter Sunday 8:30 a.m. early service, breaking 9:00 a.m., worship/cantata 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Dr. Michael Parnell
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 Anthony Elliott
WHARTON MEMORIAL BAPTIST CHURCH
Senior choir anniversary March 24 at 3:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
REPUBLICAN GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Youth department fellowship March 30 from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. with an Easter egg hunt and each child is asked to bring four hard-boiled eggs and arrive by noon with the hunt beginning at 1:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
TRAYNHAM GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m.; Genesis anniversary March 23 at 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. William A. Keen
BERRY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Haynes and church family invite you to Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Easter Sunrise service March 31 at 6:00 a.m.; prayer meeting and Bible study resumes in April.
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; “Revival Celebration of Fiery Explosion” March 29 at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Delphony Kargbo and others.
PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH
Sunday school 8:00 a.m., worship at 9:00 a.m.; Bible study each Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; March 26, pastor in revival at Zion Level Baptist; March 29, Good Friday service 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Frederick Eily
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NEWS FERRY
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; March 24, Seasonal Tea 3:00 p.m.; March 31, Easter Sunrise service at 6:00 a.m. with breakfast and worship at 9:00 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Ronnie L. Keene
BETHEL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
March 21, Bible study 7:00 p.m.; March 24, male chorus rehearsal at noon; March 25, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Neville Kidd, male chorus singing in Farmville at 3:00 p.m.; March 29, prayer 7:00 p.m.; March 30 Easter fellowship at noon; March 31, Easter service.
UNION GROVE CME CHURCH
March 22, 6:00 p.m. women’s ministry with Sister Dorothy Vass; March 23, senior citizens workshop at Union Ruritan Club 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; March 24, Sunday school 9:30 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m., annual missionary day service 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Dwight Wilkerson; youth praise ensemble rehearsal March 23 at noon.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred S. Parker, Jr.
NEW CORINTH BAPTIST CHURCH
Revival services March 21-22 at 7:00 p.m. with Pastor Jack Stewart and Pastor Sherman Craft, respectively.
Pastor Harold Watkins
CHERRY HILL UMC
Palm/Passion Sunday 10:00 a.m. worship, Good Friday service March 29 at 7:00 p.m.; Easter Sunrise service March 31 at 7:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; choir practice Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
March 22, 3:6 Teen attend concert at Liberty University, leave at 4:30 p.m.; March 24, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship; March 24, March 26, 7:30 p.m.. Lord’s Supper at The Prizery; March 26, 10:00 a.m. women’s Bible study, 11:00 a.m. Visioning for the Future at Dan River Baptist Association office; March 29, joint Good Friday service at 7:00 p.m. at Beth Car Baptist; March 31, 7:00 a.m. Sunrise service at Oak Level Presbyterian, 12:01 p.m. dedication of new church sign.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins
BLUE WING GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jennings and inspirational choir in charge; prayer/Bible study each Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; Easter Sunrise service March 31 at 6:00 a.m.; Pastor Jennings in revival at Mt. Ararat March 27 at 7:00 p.m.
MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Welcome to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Smith; March 24, 3:00 p.m. annual Men and Women’s Day with Rev. Frank Coleman; March 23, 11:00 a.m. men’s ministry selling fish.
The women’s ministry will have a queen pageant March 23, 4:00 p.m. at County Line Baptist Church with Pastor Otis Dillard
ST. PAUL CME CHURCH
Sunday school 9:00 a.m., praise 10:00 a.m., worship 10:15 a.m. each first and third Sunday; Bible study at noon each first and third Saturday. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Darryl Burton, Sr.
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 6:30 p.m.; March 23, 9:00-noon Health Fair; March 24, Palm Sunday; March 24-31, Passion Week, come hear speakers each night.
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..; Sunrise service March 31 at 5:30 a.m.
WESLEY CHAPEL CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Steward Board musical program March 24 at 3:00 p.m. with Right Touch Christian Church; March 31, missionary board Easter service Women in Hats at 11:00 a.m.; Easter egg hunt at Edmonds Park April 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Keith Mitchell
SECOND BAPTIST CHURCH
April 7, we will install the Rev. Marvin L. Bowman as pastor with morning message by Rev. James Jones, Sr. and installation message by Rev. Jefferson Goode. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor-elect, Rev. Marvin L. Bowman
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