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NR Church Notices for Oct. 17, 2013

SoVaNow.com / October 16, 2013
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.

SOUTH BOSTON CHURCH OF CHRIST
Sunday Bible study at 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.; private Bible study and free Bible correspondence available, call 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 the Holy Eucharist; Sacrament of Reconciliation Saturday 5:30 p.m.; scripture study Sunday 4:00 p.m. followed by the Rosary; Peaceful Dove prayer group meets each Monday at 10:00 a.m. For more information, call 572-2285.

MULBERRY BAPTIST CHURCH
Homecoming Sunday, October 20, with Sunday school at 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. Rev. Latta Terry will be guest speaker. A covered dish luncheon will follow worship.

AARON’S CREEK BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday coffee and fellowship 9:30 a.m., Sunday school and Kids’ Creek children’s program 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. public viewing of The Bible. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Joe McDowell

WILLOW OAK CHRISTIAN CHURCH
Bible classes for all ages 9:45 a.m., fellowship 10:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Sunday night youth 4:00 p.m. for 1-12 graders; choir practice Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Andrew Keeney and Dr. Michael Haskett ministers.

GRACE BAPTIST CHURCH
October 20: 9:00 a.m. contemporary service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. traditional service, 6:00 p.m. Matthew Smith and Indelible Grace; October 23: 6:30 p.m. Awana PreK-9th grade, 7:00 p.m. adult Bible study, 7:45 p.m. choir practice.

ST. JOHN’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH
On Sunday, Oct. 20 at 10:00 a.m. the Interim Rector, Father Cleon Ross will lead the congregation in a service of Holy Eucharist. Coffee Time will be at 11:00 a.m. and Sunday school for all ages will be held at 11:15 a.m. On Tuesday, Oct. 22, bring a bag supper and join us in a Book Study at 6:00 p.m. in the Rector’s study. On Wednesday, Oct. 23, there will be a Healing Service at 10:00 a.m. in the Chapel. For further information, call the church office at 476-6696. Interim Rector Rev. Cleon Ross

ST. MATTHEW BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship second and fourth Sunday 11:30 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Alfred L. Chandler

OUR LADY OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Traditional Latin Mass October 20, 3:00 p.m. at the corner of Oakleigh Avenue and River Ridge Road, Appomattox. Call 434-352-7976 for more information.

CHRISTIAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
The women’s missionary society will meet Saturday, October 19, 10:30 a.m. at Mt. Pleasant CME Church. Rev. Evon Bush Pastor

HICKORY GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; October 27, lunch follows worship and at 3:00 p.m. guest speaker will be Pastor Sylvester Crawley; November 9, 11:00 a.m. church meeting for 2014 church calendar; November 16, 6:00 p.m. pastor aid program.
Pastor T.E. Betts

WYLLIESBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH
Annual Fall Hayride, games and cookout Sunday, October 26, 6:00 p.m. at 506 Jackson Road, Wylliesburg.

ASH AVENUE BAPTIST CHURCH
Fall revival October 20-23 at 7:30 p.m. nightly with David Turbyfill as guest speaker, supper Sunday and Wednesday at 5:30 p.m., music nightly at 7:00 p.m.; October 20: 9:45 a.m. prayer, 10:00 a.m. Sunday school, 10:50 a.m. praise, 11:00 a.m. worship, 5:30 p.m. supper, 7:00 p.m. music, 7:30 p.m. revival service.

MAIN STREET UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery provided; children’s choir Wednesday 4:30 p.m. for PreK-5th grade.
Pastor Ed Rigg

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.

HALIFAX UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Children and adult Sunday school 10:00 a.m., traditional worship 11:00 a.m., nursery and children’s church offered. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Randy Williams

CHURCH OF GOD OF PROPHECY
Winter coat giveaway Saturday, October 26 from 8:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. at 642 Dodd Street, Chase City.

NEW ARBOR BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:15 a.m.; church 148th anniversary October 27 at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. Rodney Dillard as guest speaker, lunch will be served. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Nelson C. Stamps

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.
Pastor John M. Leigh

SHADY GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. with nursery available; see any UMW member for a cookbook; October 21, the finance committee meets at 7:30 p.m.; October 26, 4:00-6:00 p.m. crafts and games for kids followed by a potato bar dinner and at 6:30 p.m. Trunk or Treat in the parking lot. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Charles Townsend

PLEASANT GROVE CHURCH
October 20, church school 9:45 a.m., worship with Pastor Frederick Eily at 11:00 a.m. as we celebrate our 127th church anniversary, lunch will be served; Holy Communion observed at the close of service October 27.

NEW ZION BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday at noon; missionaries seek canned goods for Harvest House; male chorus rehearsal October 18 at 5:00 p.m.; male chorus anniversary October 19 at 5:30 p.m.; early morning service October 20 at 8:00 a.m.
Pastor Willie Yancey

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 intercessory prayer 9:45 a.m.; October 20, 3:00 p.m. male chorus anniversary with Elder Christopher Saunders.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Hubert Pannell

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.; October 19, pastor and men’s conference at 3:00 p.m.; October 20, pastor at Greater Mayfield at 3:00 p.m.
Pastor Eld. William Howerton, Sr.

BANISTER BAPTIST ASSOCIATION MEN’S MINISTRY
The men’s ministry meets Saturday, October 19 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church.

BETHEL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
October 20, welcome to Sunday school at 9:45 a.m., BGBC gospel chorus anniversary 3:00 p.m.; Bible study October 24 at 7:00 p.m.; October 27, guest speaker Rev. Andre Jackson.

COUNTY LINE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Saturday prayer 7:00 a.m.; altar prayer Sunday 9:30 a.m., Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; nurses and junior and senior ushers anniversary at 3:00 p.m. Sunday with Rev. Michael Ferrell; annual youth revival Monday-Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. nightly with Rev. Quincy Mitchell, Rev. Joshua Wilkerson and Rev. Ronnie Haymes.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard

HALIFAX COMMUNITY CHORALE MUSIC PROGRAM OCT. 20
The Halifax Community Chorale will present a program of sacred music on Sunday, October 20. The concert will take place at 4:00 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, South Boston, and will feature choral works by Mozart, Brahms, Faure, Billings, Saint Saens, and Distler. The benediction was composed by South Boston’s own: the late Kenneth Cranford. Musicians are directed by Ben Fincher, and Dr. Tim Duncan is their accompanist. The program will be presented without intermission, and the musicians hope that each of you will be able to come and enjoy the music!

DAN RIVER VIEW MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Senior choir anniversary October 20 at 3:00 p.m. with various choirs on program. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Samuel Burton

MT. VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
October 18, 9:00 a.m. distribute food at Good Shepherd; October 19, 7:00 a.m. breakfast at Oak Level Fire Department, 9:00 a.m. distribute food at Good Shepherd; ; October 20, 9:30 a.m. Sunday school, 11:00 a.m. worship; October 22, 10:00 a.m. women’s Bible study; October 23, 6:30 p.m. choir practice; October 27, 12:01 p.m. quarterly church business meeting, 3:00 p.m. Dan River Baptist Association meeting at Clover Bottom Baptist; October 28, 8:00 a.m. church trip to Roanoke to visit Virginia Transportation Museum and Mall; November 3, Homecoming with Rev. Dr. Bill Greenwood.
Pastor, Rev. Bill Wilkins

MCLAUGHLIN MEMORIAL CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:45 a.m., 3:30 p.m. musician appreciation service with Bishop Bridgeforth. All are welcome to attend.

NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday at noon and 6:30 p.m.; October 27, 3:00 p.m. women’s day with Pastor Ronnie Womack.
Pastor, Rev. M. DeWayne Mack

CHERRY HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
Worship 10:00 a.m., Sunday school 11:00 a.m., Bible study Thursday 10:00 a.m.
Pastor Patricia Neilsen

CRYSTAL HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m., noonday Bible study each Wednesday with prayer at 7:00 p.m.; youth department night of worship October 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh, Sr.

TRAYNHAM GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m.; October 26, a movie at the Annex with Trunk of Treats for the youth at 6:30 p.m.; Bible study and prayer Wednesday 6:30 p.m.; church conference Saturday 11:00 a.m.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. William A. Keen

BANISTER HILL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Wednesday Bible study at 6:00 p.m.; nursing seminar October 26 from 10:00-12:00 with Anitra Harris, Sandra Lovelace and Darlena Chalmers; missionary workshop November 2 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. Jackie Stamps.
Pastor, Rev. Dr. William Carr

NEW VERNON BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study each Tuesday at 11:30 a.m. and Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. John A. Elliott

ELKHORN BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m. “We Need a Restraining Order”; Bible study October 22 at 7:00 p.m.; First Lady, Mrs. Wilma Motley’s birthday at 2:00 p.m. at C&E’s Restaurant, Gretna.
Pastor Dr. C. Lewis Motley

ZION HILL MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; Bible study Wednesday 6:45 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Rodney Dillard

PEACEFUL TABERNACLE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 9:30 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; evening worship third Sunday 6:00 p.m.
Pastor, Rev. Jackie Stamps

DAN RIVER BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., praise 10:45 a.m., worship 11:00 a.m.; October 25, missionary society Annual Fun Day from 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. with lunch served. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor, Rev. Dwight L. Wilkerson

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.; October 20, youth day service at 3:00 p.m. with Pastor Rodney Dillard.

GREATER MAYFIELD APOSTOLIC CHURCH
Sunday school 9:45 a.m., worship 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. ushers anniversary with Elder William Howerton as guest speaker; Tuesday prayer at noon and Wednesday Bible study at 6:30 p.m.
Pastor Elder Bernard Wilkins

BANISTER BAPTIST MISSIONARY ASSOCIATION
The women’s ministry meets October 17 at 5:00 p.m. at Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church to plan the 2014 calendar.

BANISTER BAPTIST WOMEN’S MISSIONARY
The convention will meet October 26, 10:00 a.m. at Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist Church.

MT. GROVE MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH
Women’s fellowship conference “Keeping the Fire Burning” October 18, 6:30 p.m. with guest speaker Evangelist Vealer Staten, October 19, registration 8:00 a.m., guest speaker Minister Tamika Hairston, Rev. Whitney Sessons and Minister Terry Wilson, lunch served; Sunday school 9:45 a.m., morning worship 11:00 a.m. with guest preacher Minister Carmina Eder; annual youth revival October 21-23 with guest preacher and music nightly.
Pastor Thomas L. Divens

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 at 6:30 p.m.

ZION GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH
Sunday school 10:00 a.m., worship first and third Sundays 11:15 a.m.; prayer and Bible study Wednesday 6:00 p.m.; call church meeting at the end of service Sunday. All are welcome to attend.
Pastor Jefferson Goode


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