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SoVaNow.com / May 16, 2013GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
May 19: 9:00 a.m. contemporary service, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. tradition service, 6:00 p.m. evening service; May 22: 7:00 p.m. adult Bible study and choir practice.
EBENEZER BAPTIST CHURCH
United choir musical program May 18, 4:00 p.m. with many guests on program All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Delano L. Medley
CRYSTAL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; noonday Bible study Wednesday, Bible study and prayer at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.
CHERRY HILL UMC
Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday school 11:00 a.m.; choir practice Tuesday 7:00 p.m.; daytime Bible study Tuesday 10:30 a.m.; UMW monthly meeting May 16 at 7:00 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Barbara Parker
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FERRY STREET
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; ushers ministry annual anniversary at 3:00 p.m.; pastor in revival at Greater Triump Missionary Baptist Wednesday 7:00 p.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon and 6:30 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Frank E. Coleman, Jr.
HACKBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday prayer 7:00 p.m., Bible study 7:30 p.m.; third Sunday 9:45 a.m. intercessory prayer; May 19, 7:00 p.m. mass choir anniversary with king and queen contest with guest Pastor Dorothy Glass.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Hubert Pannell
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
WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Bible classes for all ages 9:30 a.m., fellowship 10:15 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m., children’s programs 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday choir practice 6:30 p.m., praise team practice 7:15 p.m. Andrew Keeney and Dr. Michael Haskett ministers.
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.; Ward A meeting May 16 at 6:30 p.m.; church conference May 17 at 7:00 p.m.; missionary seasonal tea May 19 has been cancelled.
Pastor Dr. William Carr
HALIFAX UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Adult Sunday school 10:00 a.m., traditional worship 11:00 a.m. Nursery and children’s church provided.
Pastor, Rev. Randy Williams
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
MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery provided
Pastor Ed Rigg
SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m. with worship following, nursery is available for both; VBS meeting after service May 19. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor George Gorman
GREATER BRANDON CHAPEL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Armed Forces Day May 19, 11:00 a.m. with guest speaker Rev. Clifton Madden. All are welcome to attend.
ST. MICHAEL AME CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. George W. Ford, Sr. preaching.
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.; May 19, 3:00 p.m. missionary anniversary with Rev. Steven Hargrove and a fellowship meal will follow service.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred L. Chandler
SAINT JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
On Sunday, May 19th at 10:00 a.m. the Interim Rector Rev. Ross will lead the congregation in the celebration of Holy Eucharist and a special Blessing of the Animals Service at Bill and Jane Carlton Confroy’s farm. Please dress casually. There will be no nursery and no Sunday school, but please bring a dish for the pot luck lunch and lawn chairs. On Wednesday, May 22nd, 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. Interim Rector Rev. Cleon Ross
MILLSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH
Youth revival May 15-17 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Rev. Edward Taylor; third anniversary of our pastor May 23 with Rev. John Jones at 11:00 a.m. and Rev. Willie Yancey at 3:00 p.m., lunch served between services; Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Paul Crews
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 nursery provided for both; Bloodmobile May 18 from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
MCLAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHURCH
May 15-17, revival services at 7:00 p.m. nightly with guest speaker Minister Justin Tucker. All are welcome to attend.
ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
We are “On the Air” WHLF 95.3FM through May 26; May 19: 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 10:50 a.m. praise, 11:00 a.m. worship, 5:45 p.m. handbell choir rehearsal, 6:30 p.m. praise, 7:15 p.m. worship choir rehearsal; May 22, 5:30 p.m. supper, 7:00 p.m. prayer and Bible study; children’s VBS June 9-14.
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.
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.; May 23-24, pastor at Apostolic Sanctuary revival at 7:30 p.m. nightly.
Pastor Eld. William Howerton, Sr.
PEACEFUL TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
May 20-24, annual Spring revival at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Pastor Otis Dillard, Rev. Quincy Mitchell, Pastor Sylvester Crawley, Pastor Bruce Featherston and Pastor Willie Yancey, respectively. All are welcome to attend.
WESLEY CHAPEL CME CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; District Missionary Day May 18 in Petersburg, quarterly conference at the church at 6:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Keith Mitchell
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.; 133rd church anniversary and 50 state rally Sunday at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Whitfield Scott, lunch will be served.
Pastor, Rev. Jefferson Goode
COUNTY LINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Altar prayer 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday school teacher and staff meeting May 16 at 7:00 p.m.; senior choir rehearsal May 18 at 8:00 a.m., called church meeting at noon; invitation to Peaceful Tabernacle May 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard
SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH
Annual women’s day May 19, 3:00 p.m. with Minister Dorothy Reid.
OUR LADY OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH APPOMATTOX
Traditional Latin Mass May 19, 3:00 p.m. Call 434-352-7976 for information.
CLUSTER PINE HOLINESS CHURCH
“The Labelmen of the Bible” program May 19 at 3:00 p.m. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Bishop John A. Miller
MURPHY’S GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Revival May 19-22 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Pastor Robertson, Pastor Mitcheal, Pastor Craighead and Pastor Richardson, respectively. All are welcome to attend.
FIRST BAPTIST MISSIONARY CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m. each Sunday, worship 11:00 a.m. first, second and third Sunday; May 19, 3:00 p.m. Pastor Love at St. Mark Baptist.
Pastor Lorenza Love
MT. MITCHELL BAPTIST CHURCH
Men’s prayer breakfast and fellowship May 25, 8:00 a.m. For more information, call 454-4566.
DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study 7:00 p.m.; May 22, mixed choir and pastor at New Life Church at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dwight L. Wilkerson
NEW EPHESUS BAPTIST CHURCH
Women’s revival May 22-24 at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Rev. Jackie Smith, Minister Ella Jones Pass, Pastor Paula Eubank, respectively; women’s day May 26 with Minister Tonia Cunningham. All are welcome to attend.
BERRY HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., annual Family and Friends Day 11:00 a.m., dinner served; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; worship June-August second and fourth Sunday 8:00 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Ronnie Haynes
ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship 9:30 a.m., nursery available, Sunday school 10:45 a.m.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen
MCKENDREE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. nursery available.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen
ELKHORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. “Pentecost”; Bible study Tuesday 7:00 p.m.; Bible training Thursday 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Dr. C. Lewis Motley
BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 10:55 a.m. with nursery provided; Wednesday 6:00 p.m. fellowship meal, 7:00 p.m. prayer and Bible study, choir practice 8:00 p.m.
PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH
Church school 9:45 a.m., Family, Friends and Blessing of Bikers Day 11:00 a.m. by Larry Burwell, lunch will be served. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Frederick Eily
TRAYNHAM GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m.; May 26, missionary ministry anniversary with Minister Zealer Staten. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. William A. Keen
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
NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Worship 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 goods for Harvest House; dance ministry rehearsal May 17 at 6:00 p.m.; male chorus rehearsal May 18 at 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Willie Yancey
ST. PAUL CME CHURCH
First and third Sunday praise 10:00 a.m., worship 10:15 a.m.; Bible study noon first and third Saturday; Sunday school each Sunday 9:00 a.m.; church conference May 18 at 11:00 a.m.; annual Steward Day May 19 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Joyce Orr.
Pastor, Rev. Darryl A. Burton, Sr.
WILLIAMS TEMPLE CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; May 19 missionary day with Mary Gilmore and Company at 3:00 p.m.; May 31, quarterly conference 7:30 p.m.; June 2, 114th church anniversary.
Pastor, Rev. George R. Brown
THE HOUSE OF YAH
Worship Saturday at 10:45 a.m. at Fairfield Inn.
Pastor Shirley P. Coleman
MOUNTAIN GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Women’s breakfast prayer May 18 at 9:00 a.m. with Minister Vealer Staten, 5:00 p.m. gospel chorus musical program; Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Thomas L. Divens
NEW SHILOH BAPTIST CHURCH
May 19, pastor’s 14th anniversary at 11:00 a.m., dinner to follow and at 3:00 p.m., guest speaker Pastor Paul Crews; 9:30 a.m. Sunday school; Tuesday prayer and Bible study 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Sylvester Crawley
BLUE WING GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study each Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; youth explosion May 19 at 3:00 p.m.; male chorus musical service May 26 at 5:00 p.m.; Divine Daughters anniversary June 2 at 3:00 p.m.
Pastor Hayward Jennings, Sr.
BETHEL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
May 19, Sunday school 9:45 a.m., Voices of Vision male chorus anniversary 3:00 p.m.; May 23, Bible study 7:00 p.m.
JETER CHAPEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Missionary anniversary May 19 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Langston Logan as guest speaker, dinner will be served.
MT. OLIVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Welcome to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m., Holy Communion observed; noonday prayer Wednesday with Bible study at 7:00 p.m.; this Saturday, 4:00 p.m. women’s ministry Rainbow Tea with Dr. Eula Payne Williams. All are welcome to attend.
BANISTER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MEN’S MINISTRY
Banister Baptist Association Men’s Ministry meets May 18, 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church.
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 Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
May 18, 5:00 a.m. Big Day of Serving, Roanoke, 9:00 a.m. food distribution of Good Shepherd, 4:00 p.m. Stevens-Whitlow reunion; May 19, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship, 12:01 p.m. deacons and deaconess meeting, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Samantha Doll Shower Aarons Creek Baptist; May 21, 9:30 a.m. women’s Bible study, 11:00 a.m. unload food truck Good Shepherd, 7:00 p.m. DRBA Visioning for Future meeting Beth Car; May 22, 6:30 p.m. choir practice.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins
BANISTER BAPTIST WOMEN’S MISSIONARY
The convention will have a program May 25, registration at 9:00 a.m. at Mountain Grove Baptist, preacher Rev. Thomas L. Diven.
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