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NR Church Notices for March 28, 2013
SoVaNow.com / March 28, 2013SOUTH BOSTON SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
Worship Saturday 9:15 a.m., Bible study 10:15 a.m. at 1617 Jeffress Blvd., South Boston; private Bible study and free Bible correspondence available by calling 920-285-2287.
Pastor Darry Campbell
SEVEN OAKS BAPTIST CHURCH
Youth Rally April 12-14, Friday at 6:00 p.m. and again Saturday at 7:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. Sunday with guest speaker youth pastor Josh Carroll and area youth choirs singing. For more information, call 572-8324.
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.
ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
On Sunday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m. the Interim Rector Rev. Ross will lead the congregation in the celebration of Easter Sunday Holy Eucharist. A special Easter reception will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the undercroft but there will be no Sunday school. On Wednesday, April 3, there will be a Healing Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel and at 6:00 p.m. a Book Study will be held in the Rector’s study. For further information, call the church office at 476-6696.
Interim Rector Rev. Cleon Ross
GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, March 31: 9:00 a.m. contemporary service, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school; April 3: Awana 6:30 p.m., teen Bible study 6:45 p.m., no adult Bible study, choir practice 7:45 p.m.
ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship 9:30 a.m. with nursery available, Sunday school 10:45 a.m.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen
MCKENDREE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship 8:00 a.m., nursery available, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., Easter service 8:00 a.m., no 11:00 a.m. service, light meal.
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.; Easter Maundy Thursday service 5:00 p.m., Good Friday service 5:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Mary Tharpe
SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Maundy Thursday Communion March 28 at 7:30 p.m., Easter Sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. followed by “casserole type” breakfast, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; administrative board meeting April 2 at 7:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor George Gorman
CHERRY HILL UMC
Holy Week, Good Friday service, The Way of Cross, March 29, 7:00 p.m.; Easter March 31, Sunrise service 7:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; choir practice Tuesday 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Barbara Parker
EBENEZER CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Family and Friends Day Easter Sunday, March 31, 11:00 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Thomas L. Cardwell with the theme “There is Joy in Giving God the Glory!” All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Andre’ Williamson
WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Sunday Bible classes for all ages 9:30 a.m., fellowship 10:15 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with “In Christ Alone” cantata; no children’s programs Sunday evening; Wednesday choir practice 6:30 p.m., praise team 7:15 p.m.. Andrew Kenney and Dr. Michael Haskett, ministers.
ST. MICHAEL AME CHURCH
Pastor Gloria Skinner-Pettiford and church family invite you to Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon; Revival Celebration of Fiery Explosion Good Friday at 7:00 p.m. with Rev. Delphony Kargbo, Rev. I.T. Jackson, Rev. S.L. Townes, Rev. Dr. G.W. Ford, Sr.
FIRST BAPTIST MISSIONARY CHURCH
Good Friday service 7:00 p.m. with Pastor H.M. Pettiford; ministers/deacons/layperson 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.; Easter fifth Sunday.
Pastor Lorenza Love
NEW HOPE CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship fifth Sunday, Easter, 11:00 a.m.; Rainbow Tea April 6 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Yvonne Bostick.
Pastor Darryl Dennis
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.; Maundy Thursday service March 28 at 7:00 p.m.; Good Friday, sanctuary open for prayer from 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.; Easter Sunrise service 7:00 a.m. in the Prayer Garden, Resurrection service 11:00 a.m. in the sanctuary.
Pastor Ed Rigg
MIZPAH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Easter Sunday service at 11:00 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Danielle Stone. All are welcome to attend.
ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
March 28, Maundy Thursday service 7:00 p.m.; March 1, 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, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 10:50 a.m. praise, 11:00 a.m. worship with nursery provided up to age 3.
FERRY STREET FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday noon and 6:30 p.m.; Sunrise service and fellowship 6:00 a.m. this Sunday.
Pastor, Rev. Frank E. Coleman, Jr.
NEW EPHESUS BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual history service April 7, 3:00 p.m. with Silver Stars in concert. All are welcome to attend.
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.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.
SUNNYSIDE MINISTERS, DEACONS AND LAY MEMBERS UNION
March 30, union meets at First Baptist Virgilina with special committee at 8:00 a.m., open forum 9:00 a.m., business meeting 10:00 a.m. Visitors are welcome.
Pastor Rev. Lorenzo Love
PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH
March 29, 7:00 a.m. Good Friday service with Rev. Larry Green, Elder Bernard Wilkins, Pastor Ricky Samson, Minister Tina Kight, Minister Danielle Stone, Pastor Jack Stewart, Pastor Gerald K. Franklin; March 31, Sunrise service 6:30 a.m. with Pastor Frederick Eily, breakfast to follow, then fellowship at Black Walnut District Sunday School Union.
March 31, 9:00 a.m. Resurrection Sunday service; Monday 6:30 p.m. Celebrate Recovery; Tuesday 6:00 p.m. Way Fitness; Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Women of the Way; Thursday 6:30 p.m. Bible study and fellowship; Friday 7:00 p.m. Way Cafe Outreach program; Saturday 6:30 p.m. worship. Call 222-1831 for more information.
DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday, March 31, Sunday school 10:00 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Sons of Glory singing; April 3, Bible study at 7:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Dwight L. Wilkerson
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; missionaries seek canned items for Harvest House; male chorus rehearsal March 30 at 11:00 a.m., dance ministry rehearsal 10:00 a.m.; Easter egg hunt March 30 at noon; Easter services Sunday at 8:00 a.m.
Pastor Willie Yancey
NEW VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship at 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday 7:00 a.m.; March 31, music by the male chorus; April 1, 11:00 a.m. youth Easter egg hunt, followed by lunch and afternoon activities. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. John Anthony Elliott
BANISTER HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Good Friday service at Beth Car Baptist; Easter Sunrise service 6:00 a.m. with breakfast to follow; pastor speaks at The Living Word this Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Pastor Dr. William Carr
TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH AND ST.
TIMOTHY’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Holy Week and Easter services as follows: Maundy Thursday Footwashing at Trinity at 7:00 p.m.; Good Friday Stations of the Cross and Communion from the Reserved Sacrament at St. Timothy’s at 7:00 p.m. March 29; The Great Vigil of Easter and Lighting of New Fire at Trinity March 30 at 7:00 p.m.; St. Timothy’s Feast of Easter March 31 at 9:00 a.m. and Trinity at 11:00 a.m. All are welcome to attend.
GREATER BRANDON CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Resurrection/Sunrise service March 31, 6:00 a.m. with Rev. Elton Medley as guest speaker. Breakfast will follow. All are welcome to attend.
HACKBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
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, Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday prayer at 7:00 p.m. with Bible study 7:30 p.m.; third Sunday intercessory prayer 9:45 a.m.
Pastor Rev. Dr. Hubert Pannell
TRINITY BAPTIST CHURCH
Easter Sunrise service at 7:00 a.m. with Peaceful Tabernacle and Rev. Jackie Stamps. Breakfast will follow service.
Pastor, Rev. Kevin Chandler
BETHLEHEM BAPTIST CHURCH
Installation service for pastor-elect Dixon April 7 at 3:00 p.m. with guest speaker Rev. Dr. William A. Keen, lunch will be served following the 11:30 a.m. worship service.
Pastor-elect, Rev. Moses Dixon
MILLSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
Easter Sunrise service at Hickory Grove at 6:30 a.m., Sunday school at Millstone at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship 11:00 a.m.; no Bible study this week due to Passion Week services; women’s conference April 13, 9:00-noon, registration 8:30 a.m. with Margaret Reynolds and Lena Chalmers as guest speakers.
DELIVERANCE TABERNACLE OF APOSTOLIC FAITH
School of wisdom 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Bishop Lawrence R. Burrell, Sr.
NEW ARBOR BAPTIST CHURCH
Easter Sunday, March 31, Sunday school 9:00 a.m., worship 10:15 a.m. with junior choir singing. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Nelson Stamps
FIRST CROSS ROADS BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. Children’s church during morning worship and a nursery is provided.
Pastor R. Dan Ward
BERRY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Pastor Haynes and church family invite you to Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Easter Sunrise service at 6:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study resumes in April.
OUR LADY OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Traditional Latin Mass in Appomattox on April 7, 3:00 p.m. at corner of Oakleigh Avenue and River Ridge Road.
MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
March 29, 7:00 p.m. Good Friday service at Beth Car Baptist; March 30, 5:00 p.m. 3:6 Teen youth group meeting at the church; March 31, 7:00 a.m. Sunrise service at Oak Level Presbyterian, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship, 12:01 p.m. dedication of new church sign; April 7, Sunday school Bible study, Communion, 12:01 p.m. local mission in action meeting.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins
BETHEL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
March 29, prayer service 7:00 p.m.; March 30, Easter fellowship day at noon; March 31, Easter Sunrise service at Zion Baptist 6:00 a.m. with Rev. Marvin Bowman; Rev. Maurice Ferrell is guest speaker for April; church conference April 12 at 7:00 p.m.
ZION GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship first and third Sunday 11:15 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; Easter Sunrise service 6:00 a.m. with Rev. Marvin Bowman, breakfast at 7:30 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Jefferson Goode
NEW ST. LUKE APOSTLE CHURCH
Resurrection Sunday, March 31, Sunrise service 7:00 a.m., breakfast to follow with Minister Bishop Lawrence Burrell, worship 11:00 a.m.; women’s conference April 12-13 make plans to attend, call 572-8880 or 471-6575 for further information.
CONVENTION OF VIRGINIA
Area E Mission Day April 6 at 10:00 a.m. at White Oak Grove Baptist with Pastor Melvin L. Fuller. Ladies please wear white with violet corsage.
PINEY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship first and third Sunday 11:30 a.m.; annual Easter egg hunt April 1, all parents asked to bring a dozen hard boiled eggs for egg hunt at noon, lunch 1:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Whitfield Scott
COUNTY LINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Altar prayer 9:30 a.m., welcome to play and poetry 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; prayer Saturday 7:00 a.m.; Rev. Carrington in charge of Passion Week March 29 at 7:00 p.m.; Easter Sunrise service 6:00 a.m.; Easter egg hunt and cookout April 1 at noon.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard
WESLEY CHAPEL CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m., Easter Sunrise service at 6:00 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant CME followed by services at Wesley Chapel at 11:00 a.m. All ladies are asked to wear hats.
Pastor, Rev. Keith Mitchell
HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school union at Cluster Pine Holiness 9:00 a.m. this Sunday; March 31, 6:00 a.m. end of Passion Week with breakfast to follow at 7:00 a.m.; April 7. 3:00 p.m. 121st anniversary with guest preacher Rev. Wardell Jones, Jr., lunch at 1:30 p.m.
Pastor T.E. Betts
VICTORY COWBOY CHURCH
Church services each Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. at 12014 Mountain Road, Vernon Hill. Call 476-7762 for more information.
TRAYNHAM GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m.; youth outing Saturday at noon. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. William A. Keen
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Join Easter Sunrise service 7:00 a.m. with Winn’s Creek, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 10:55 a.m. with Dr. Tony Brooks speaking and Easter Cantata by the choir, a nursery is provided; prayer/Bible study each Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
ZION HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., morning worship 11:00 a.m. first-fifth Sunday; Bible study Wednesday 6:45 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Rodney Dillard
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 6:00 a.m. with breakfast to follow, Sunday school 9:00 a.m. and worship at 10:00 a.m.
NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunrise worship at 8:00 a.m., no Sunday school; Bible study Wednesday at noon with prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m.; April 7 pastor’s day.
Pastor, Rev. M. DeWayne Mack
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 each Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
MOUNTAIN GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
March 30, 9:00 a.m. mass choir rehearsal; March 31, 6:00 a.m. Sunrise service with Pastor Melvin Fuller as guest speaker, 9:45 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship for Family and Friend’s Day; prayer and Bible study each Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Thomas L. Divens
MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Welcome to Easter Sunrise service at 6:00 a.m. with Pastor Spencer Wood as guest speaker and breakfast will follow the service.
BLUE WING GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Easter Sunrise/worship March 31 at 6:00 a.m. with Pastor Jennings, breakfast will follow the service; no Sunday school or 11:00 a.m. service; prayer/Bible study each Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; annual youth day April 7 at 3:00 p.m. with Sis. Kristy C. Yancey.
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