Church news (week of May 9 2012)

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Cleaning the cemetery
Suck Spring Baptist Church will be cleaning up the church cemetery to prepare for mowing to begin May 26. If anyone would like to save flowers or items left on graves or around tombstones, pick them up by May 25. If anyone has questions about cemetery requirements, call 540-586-3709 and leave a message.

Spring revival
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Pastor Jesse Waller, will be having Spring Revival May 14-18. Pastor Russell Lee from the Chapel Grove Baptist Church will be the preacher for the week. Prayer service at 7 p.m. and revival service at 7:30 p.m. each evening.

Youth revival
On May 15– 17, Oakmulgee Baptist Church, the Rev. C.J. Taylor as Pastor, will be having Youth Revival. The Rev. Chad Younger of Franklin Grove Missionary Baptist Church will be the speaker each night. Prayer and Praise begins at 7 p.m. and revival services will begin at 7:30 p.m.

Learning about world hunger
The youth at Morgans Baptist Church in Bedford county will be participating in a 30 Hour Famine from May 18-20 to raise funds for World Vision and to raise awareness of hunger. This will be their fist time in doing this. These are local kids who go to Staunton River and some that are homeschooled.

Worship services
The Chestnut Grove Baptist Church will  be having  worship services on the 2nd and 3rd Sundays of each month beginning May 13 with Sunday School  at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m.

Youth Revival services
Youth Revival services will be held at Olive Branch Baptist Church May 16-18. Minister Regina Bonds, Haven of Rest Church, will speak. Prayer and Praise at 7 p.m.; the preached word at 7:30 p.m. Different area choirs each night. The Rev. Alvin E. Smith is pastor.


Wednesday, May 9

Christian trumpeter hosted by Lighthouse FWBC
Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church will host Christian music artist, Don Shire, on Wednesday night, May 9 at 7 p.m. Don plays inspirational music on his trumpet.  Visit www.donshire.com to learn more about him and his ministry.  A love offering will be received. Lighthouse is located at 942 Burks Hill Road across from Liberty Lake Park.  Call Pastor Larry Ross at 540-587-8962 or emai at edrynn@verizon.net for more info.  Visit the church's Web site at www.lighthousefwbc.com.

Thursday, May 10

Dixie Melody Boys to be featured at Mineral Springs Baptist Church
One of Gospel music’s most popular quartets, The Dixie Melody Boys, will be featured at the Mineral Springs Baptist Church in Vinton on Thursday, May 10. The Quartet will share their unique, four-part harmony during an exciting concert beginning at 7 p.m. 
Since organizing over five decades ago, The Dixie Melody Boys have enjoyed much success, including a Grammy nomination and numerous Fan Award nominations from The Singing News Magazine, Southern Gospel Music’s leading fan and trade publication. Hit releases have flowed their way in bunches, including recent releases such as “I’ll Be Living That Way,” “I Won’t Compromise,” “Welcome Home,” “Antioch Church Choir” and “I’m One Of Them.” The thrill and excitement of performing experienced by each group member night after night is most evident at each concert.
Their goal of delivering a first-class performance filled with excitement, energy and lots of great traditional, Southern Gospel Music are traits which have been instilled in each member by group leader Ed O’Neal, a 50-year Gospel Music veteran, who was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2004. These characteristics, united with their desire to never compromise their responsibility to spread the Gospel through Southern Gospel Music in a professional manner have allowed The Dixie Melody Boys to firmly establish a place at the forefront of Southern Gospel Music. To obtain additional information, call 504-890-4465 or visit www.dixiemelodyboys.com.

Saturday, May 12

Pre Mothers Day program
On Saturday, May 12, Oakmulgee Baptist Church, the Rev. C.J. Taylor as pastor, will be having its Pre Mothers Day program at 4 p.m. The English family will be in concert.

Spring Festival
Spring Festival May 12, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Union United Methodist Church. 8:30 a.m. coffee and biscuits. Children’s Mobile Ministry Yard Sale (no fees for sellers, 8:30 a.m. set up). Bake Sale. Blow-up Toy/Games. Montvale Rescue Squad, checking blood pressure. 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., John Sines, Jr. & Son. Hot dogs and drinks. Love offering. Afghan raffle drawing. For more information call: 540-297-4842.

Spring Extravaganza
Higher Ground Ministries will hold its first “Spring Extravaganza” at the Thaxton Community Center on Saturday, May 12, 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Fun, fellowship and food including $1 hot dogs with Shelby's homemade chili and cole slaw. Choose your favorite desserts from a selection of home baked cakes, pies, breads and more. Coffee and drinks available. Shop at the yard sale – crafts, luggage, housewares, apparel and more. Proceeds will go to Higher Ground Ministries. Yard sale item donations appreciated. Call 434-929-0816 or 540-947-2539 for more information.

Sunday, May 13

AWANA program
Sunday, May 13. Morgans Baptist Church will not have AWANA this week in honor of Mother's Day. 

Mother's/Women's Day
Western Light Baptist Church will be celebrating its annual Mother's/Women's Day on Sunday, May 13 at 11 a.m. The guest speaker will be Dr. Marjorie Coleman of Shiloh Baptist Church of Salem.

Saturday, May 19

The Women of Washington Street Baptist Church will be sponsoring a breakfast in the church's fellowship hall on Saturday, May 19, 8 a.m. All are welcome to enjoy the breakfast of bacon, sausage, eggs, fried potatoes, fried apples, biscuits, juice and coffee. A $5 suggested donation.

Fish Fry
A Fish Fry will be held at Otterville United Methodist Church on May 19 from 5-7 p.m. All you can eat, take out available. Cost: $9 for adults; children 6-12, $4; under 6, no charge.

Mountain Fest
Saturday, May 19 at Mountain View UMC, 1077 Viewpoint Lane in Forest. Lynch Mountain Ramblers, Taylor Hart, Baked Red Klay are all performing at the second annual "Mountain Fest" in Forest at the  Mountain View United Methodist Church across from Forest Middle School on Rt 221. Quilt Raffle, Craft Sale and  Bake Sale as well as hot dogs, pulled pork , popcorn and sno cones. Even a live auction at 6 p.m. Family fun for the bargain price of  $5 a carload. This is a community, family  event  from 4-7 p.m. More information  is available  by contacting the church at 434-525-6612. Donations are  accepted for craft items and baked goodies. Monies raised go towards assisting various missions, including the youth ministry of  helping and feeding the homeless in Lynchburg and  summer Vacation Bible School.

Sunday, May 20

AWANA program
Sunday, May 20. Morgans Baptist Church is having its AWANA program this Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for preschoolers (age 3) through eighth grade.  Join us for the Awards Ceremony Night when all clubbers will be recognized for their work.  Clubbers and their family members are encouraged to come for food and fun.

Bethlehem Baptist Church will be having its Homecoming Sunday, May 20, 10:30 a.m. - noon, with a luncheon as it celebrates 185 years. The pastor, the Rev. Grant Harbridge, will bring the message and there will be lots of singing. Route 24/Wyatts Way, Huddleston.

Annual Women's Day
The Ladies of Washington Street Baptist Church, where the Rev. Henry A. Henderson is pastor, will be observing their Annual Women's Day on Sunday, May 20 at 11 a.m. The special guest speaker will be Minister June Taylor of Lynchburg. The Women's Day choir of Washington Street Baptist Church will render the music under the direction of Dr. Harriet Taylor.

Pastor's 5th anniversary
The Poplar Spring Baptist Church of Goode will be celebrating the fifth anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Dr. Herman J. Robertson on Sunday, May 20 at 3 p.m. The guest preacher for this will be the Rev. Terry Echols, pastor of the Forest Level Baptist Church of Forest, accompanied by the church's gospel choir, ushers and church family.