Church news (week of June 8, 2011)

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Revival services

The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church, 800 Smith Street, Bedford, will be having Revival services beginning Sunday, June 12, at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. nightly Sunday - Friday, June 17, with Barry Webb Evangelistic Ministries from Rawlings, Md.

The Webbs are a family evangelistic team based near Cumberland, Md. Barry is the son of a well known evangelist, Dr. Hal Webb. Cheryl is the daughter of pastor Clifford Proper, who pastors a Baptist church in Elmira, N.Y. Together they make up a very unusual family evangelistic team.

The Webbs have a variety of talents. First, they are accomplished musicians. In their meetings they sing solos, duets, trios, and mixed quartets. Cheryl is an excellent pianist. Barry plays the Trombone as well as the Baritone and flugabone horns. Barry is also a ventriloquist, and has had over 30 years experience in the field of puppetry. He does all of the voices for the 20 puppets that travel with the team in their puppet castle stage. Some nights Barry will draw a chalk art picture, complete with background music, a dramatized story, and colored and black light effects. Cheryl Webb conducts a nightly children's Bible hour during the preaching time. There the children enjoy learning about the Bible through songs, verses, Bible stories and puppets.


Trinity Baptist VBS

Trinity Baptist Church, Bedford, will be holding a daytime Vacation Bible School June 20-24 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Join them for “Gold Rush, ages 2-12. The kickoff will be Saturday, June 18 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and the finale will be Sunday, June 26 during the 11 a.m. worship service. Register online at www.trinitybaptistchurchbedford.com.


Vacation Bible School

The Egypt File, Decoding the Mystery of Life. There's a mystery afoot. Explore the marvels of ancient Egypt, unravel Bible clues that lead to the discovery we were specially created by God for the purpose of loving and serving Him. Vacation Bible School will be June 20-24 from 6-9 p.m. Ages 2 through going into 6th grade. Fun Fest with food, games and prizes will be June 25 from noon to 3 p.m. Located at Quaker Baptist Church, 4667 Chestnut Fork Road, Bedford. Call 297-4454 to register or 297-5151 for information.


Summer Bible School

Prayer Outreach Ministries will have Summer Bible School starting June 20 - July 8, for ages 5 years and up, Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Located at 224 South Bridge Street across from Vista Foods. For enrollment call and leave message at (540) 586-3663.


Homecoming and Revival

Shiloh Baptist Church will be having Homecoming and Revival services on Sunday June 12. The 11 a.m. service will be preached by the Rev. Brown and lunch will be served afterwards. The afternoon service will start with devotions at 2:30 p.m., afternoon services will begin at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Russell Lee, pastor of Chapel Grove Baptist Church, Evington, and his choir.

Revival services begin June 15-17. Services will start at 7:30 p.m. Prayer and Praise services will start at 7 p.m. The Revival speakers and the choirs that will accompany them are: Wednesday - the Rev. Terry Echols, pastor, Forest Level Baptist Church, Forest, and the Forest Level Male Chorus; Thursday - the Rev. Dr. Ronald Baker, pastor, Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Forest, and the Chestnut Grove Male Chorus; and Friday - the Rev. Preston Tyler, pastor, First Baptist Church, Clifton Forge, and the Clifton Forge Male Chorus.




Saturday, June 11


Bedford Lutheran Flea Market

Bedford Lutheran Church will hold a Flea Market on Saturday, June 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. outside at the Lutheran Parish House, 728 Burks Hill Road (Rt. 122S) just before the Visitor Center. A variety of articles will be available. Phone (434) 841-9534 for additional information.


Fellowship night

Fellowship Night will be held at the Gospel Fellowship Temple on June 11, at 6 p.m. The Rev. Raymond Payne and Mt. Moriah Baptist Church of Evington will be the guests for the evening. Pastor is the Rev. John Spinner.


Sunday, June 12


Homecoming Gospel concert

Mountain View Union Church will be having its annual Homecoming on Sunday, June 12 with Sunday School at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. following by a covered dish meal. The church will furnish meats and others are asked to bring a covered dish of their choice. They will then have a gospel concert at 3 p.m. with the Beckon Call gospel group from Roanoke. Mountain View is located on 460 West behind the Moose Lodge on Miller Lane.


Sweet Sounds and Treats

Julio and Kristen Alves will be presenting a full concert of classical guitar and violin solos and duets on Sunday, June 12, at 6 p.m. at Eastlake Community Church, 1118 Hendricks Store Rd. in Moneta to benefit the church’s mission trip to Ghana in August. A reception and light dessert will follow the concert. Tickets may be purchased in advance, $15 per adult, $5 for kids under 12 by calling the church office at 297-0966. All proceeds to the church's mission trip to Ghana in August.

Julio Ribeiro Alves is a native of Brazil, where he received his Bachelor of Music Degree in Guitar Performance from the University of Brasilia. Because of his exceptional talent, his government then sponsored him to study in the USA, where he obtained his M.M. in Guitar Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music at Johns Hopkins University.  He is currently a candidate to the D.M.A degree in Guitar Performance and Music Literature at the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

Alves has been an Associate Professor of Music at Marshall University since 2006.  He is responsible for overseeing the guitar studies, teaching applied lessons, guitar literature, guitar pedagogy, guitar techniques, advanced music theory and aural skills. He also coordinates the MU Guitar Ensemble, which is performing in Brazil this summer. 

Alves has performed widely as a soloist during the past 20 years throughout Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay and the USA. He also performs as a member of two duos: the Grilo-Ribeiro Guitar Duo, and the Violauta Duo, performing with flutist Wendell Dobbs.

Outside of his teaching and performing activities, he enjoys spending time together with his wife Kristen and their three daughters Ana Cecilia, Clarissa, and Elena.
Kristen Anthony Alves has been playing the violin since she was 2 ½ years old. She earned a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance from Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music (Houston, TX) under the guidance of Kenneth Goldsmith.
She continued her studies and earned a M.M. in Violin Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD), where she studied with Martin Beaver,

Upon graduating, Kristen Alves moved to Brazil, where she was the violin teacher in the music department of the University of Brasilia, during the academic year of 2000.  In the Brazilian capital, she placed first in the national auditions for the OSTNCS (National Theatre Claudio Santoro’s Symphony Orchestra) and was also an active chamber music member of the Quarteto Euro-Americano (“Euro-American Quartet”).

Since returning to the USA in 2002, she has played with several orchestras such as the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, the Camerata Orchestra (Indiana), the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra and Camerata (Maryland), She is currently the Principal Violinist of the Huntington Symphony Orchestra, a member of the Ohio Valley Orchestra, and is called upon to perform extensively in the WV tri-state area. She maintains a large private studio, with students of all ages.

At home, Kristen home-schools their three daughters and enjoys preparing Brazilian dinners for her family.


Men's Day celebration

Reed Creek Baptist Church, Big Island, will have Men's Day on June 12 at 3 p.m. The Rev. John E. Price, Sr., pastor of Hills Creek Baptist Church, Gladys, will be the speaker.


Monday, June 13


Bedford Aglow Community Lighthouse

The Bedford Aglow Community Lighthouse, an interdenominational Christian organization, will meet on Monday, June 13 at the Liberty Station Restaurant in Bedford.  The guest speaker will be Ellder Lorenza Coles. The meeting will start with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.  The cost is $10.  Reservations can be made by calling Anna Laura at 587-0187.  Extra seating will be available at 7:15 p.m. for those unable to arrive in time for dinner.  Men are always welcome and encouraged to attend.


Sunday, June 19



On Sunday, June 19, the New Life Baptist Church, Bedford, will be celebrating Homecoming. The morning service preacher will be the Rev. William Goode, followed by lunch at the Bedford Middle School Cafeteria. Evening services will be preached by William Goode, Jr. from Jacksonville, FL. Special guest choir will be C-Street Baptist Church, Lynchburg. The pastor is the Rev. William Goode.