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Church news (week of Sept. 5, 2012)

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Notices

 

Homecoming/Revival services

Olive Branch Baptist Church will hold its Homecoming Service on Sunday, Sept. 9. the 11 a.m. service with the Rev. Alvin E. Smith. Lunch served. The 3 p.m. service will be with Apostle Samuel English from Positive Impact Ministries in Roanoke. Revival will be held Tuesday, Sept. 11 through Thursday, Sept. 13. 7 p.m. Prayer and Praise, 7:30 p.m. the preached word. Preachers TBA.

 

Homecoming/Revival services

Sunday, September 9, Homecoming at the Chestnut Grove Baptist Church, Forest at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Joseph Keaton and the Central Baptist Church of Roanoke will be the special guest. Monday - Thursday, September 10 – 13, Revival Services at the Chestnut Grov Baptist Church, Forest, beginning 7 p.m. nightly with Prayer and Praise.  The preachers are: Monday Night – the Rev. Dawson and the Macedona Baptist Church of Roanoke; Tuesday Night – the Rev. Henderson and the Washington Street Baptist Church of Bedford; Wednesday Night  the Rev. Terry Echols; Thursday Night – the Rev. Terry Echols and the Forest Level Baptist Church, Forest.

 

Revival Services

Revival Services at Gospel Fellowship Temple will be held Sept. 10-14. Services will begin at 7 p.m. with praise service; 7:30 p.m. worship service. Evangelist for the week, the Rev. Dr. Herman Robertson. Various choirs will render the music. The pastor is the Rev. John Spinner.

 

Revival Services at Poplar Spring Baptist

The annual Revival Services at Poplar Spring Baptist Church will begin on Wednesday, Sept. 5 and go through Friday, Sept. 7. Prayer and Praise service will begin at 7 p.m. each evening and Revival services will begin at 7:30 p.m. with different minister and choirs rendering the service each night. On Wednesday night the Rev. Cory E. Taylor, pastor of Oakmulgee Baptist Church of Bedford will be the guest speaker accompanied by his Choir. On Thursday night, the Rev. Edward Jones, pastor of Bolling Hill Baptist Church, Madison Heights, will be the guest speaker accompanied by his choir. On Friday, Elder Samuel E. Brown, Norfolk, will be guest speaker, accompanied by the Sharon Baptist Church Choir, Big Island. Call 540-761-0784 for more information.

 

Homecoming/Anniversay

Sharon Missionary Baptist Church, Big Island, will celebrate its Homecoming/145th Anniversary on Saturday, Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. with a concert featuring The Chosen Vessels and the Homecoming Choir. On Sunday, Sept. 16, the morning message will be given by the Rev. Dennis Moody and the Homecoming Choir. Lunch will be served. Sunday evening at 3 p.m., the Rev. Ronald Grant from Hudson, N.Y., will be the guest preacher.

 

Wonderful Wednesdays

“WONDERFUL WEDNESDAYS” at Bethlehem United Methodist begins September 12.

The 10-week program offers the Alpha Course and Parenting Teenagers, along with four other courses of study. 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. with informal dinner, video, small group discussion. No charge. The community is welcome. www.bethlehemunitedmethodist.org; 297-7957. Bethlehem is located on Route 122 in Moneta across from the Moneta/Smith Mountain Lake Library.

 

Calendar

 

Saturday, Sept. 8

 

Dinner and music 

Center Point United Methodist Church invites the community to enjoy an evening of dinner and music being held on Saturday, September 8.  Your donations will go to our fund helping Dale Blankenship during her illness with cancer.  Spaghetti dinner with all the fixings and dessert will be served from 5 until 8 p.m.  Local vocalist, Sonny Short will be performing Gospel music. Church location is 1177 Timber Ridge Road (1/4 mile off route 221 on right).

 

Dinner and music 

Center Point United Methodist Church invites the community to enjoy an evening of dinner and music being held on Saturday, September 8.  Your donations will go to our fund helping Dale Blankenship during her illness with cancer.  Spaghetti dinner with all the fixings and dessert will be served from 5 until 8 p.m.  Local vocalist, Sonny Short will be performing Gospel music. Church location is 1177 Timber Ridge Road (1/4 mile off route 221 on right).

 

Sunday, Sept. 9

 

Homecoming Day At Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church

Lighthouse Free Will Baptist Church has set September 9 as its Homecoming Sunday.  Special guests speakers will include the Rev. J. David Welch, Jr., pastor for New Freedom Free Will Baptist Church in Turkey, N.C., and the Rev. Phil Stevens, itinerant preacher and pastor for Central Virginia.

Worship will begin at 10 a.m. in lieu of Sunday School and continue through the 11 a.m. hour. A potluck fellowship meal will follow at noon. Evening services are cancelled. The theme is from 1 Corinthians 3:10-11.

 

Aloha Sunday

Want to  enjoy an old fashioned church picnic with a Hawaiian twist? Join the fun at Mountain View United Methodist Church, 1077 Viewpoint Lane in Forest on September 9 . The Aloha Sunday  begins with worship at 10 a.m. followed by the picnic lunch about 11:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall.  Ham and fried chicken will be provided along with side dishes and desserts with an Hawaiian flair. Fun and games for kids  and music for all generations. For more info  call :  525-6612 or email inscoejl@aol.com.

 

AWANA Night

Morgans Baptist Church is having its First AWANA Night for the 2012-2013 club year on Sunday, September 9 at 5:30-7:30 p.m. The AWANA program is a fun-filled night of high energy games, Bible messages, and learning God's Word for children age 3 years (by September 30) through 8th grade and are held Sunday nights from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. throughout the school year. To find out more about our program or for registration forms, visit us at www.morgansbaptist.com or by calling (540)297-4959.

 

Homecoming Service

Homecoming Service3s will be held at Gospel Fellowship Temple, Bedford, on Sept. 9, 11 a.m.. Service by pastor, the Rev. John Spinner. Lunch will be served. The 3 p.m. service by the Rev. Lorenzo Otey and Republican Grove Church and Choir, Natalie.

 

Family and Friends Day

Family and Friends Day will be held on Sept. 9 at Shiloh Baptist Church, Bedford. After the 11 a.m. service, lunch will be served. Afternoon services begin at 2:30 p.m. Speaker for the afternoon will be the Rev. Albert Read, pastor of Mount Shiloh Baptist Church, Spout Spring, and his church family.

 

Monday, Sept. 10

 

Volunteer Chaplain's meeting

BMH Volunteer chaplains will recognize their 10th Anniversary on Monday, September 10, at 11:30 a..m in the BMH Auditorium. The Rev. Mark Beck of Lynchburg General Hospital Assessment Center and a private counselor will be the featured speaker. For more information contact Denise Edwards at 587-3317.

 

Sunday, Sept. 16

 

AWANA program

Sunday, September 16. 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. This week's theme is Bring A Friend Night and Contest. Clubbers bringing friends get double the shares while your friend gets a prize. Be the clubber with the most friends brought to club by September 30 and win a prize! Grand Prix car kits will also be sold for $5.     If you would like to join the club, come by Sunday night, contact the church at 297-4959, or visit the Web site at www.morgansbaptist.com.

 

Saturday, Sept. 29

 

Community Fall Harvest

Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge will hold its annual Community Fall Harvest on Saturday, Sept. 29, from 4-8 p.m. There will be free food and fun for the entire family. Horse rides, hayrides, moonwalk and other children's activities; cornhole tournament, free food and live music with Sammy Frye are just a part of this free evening. Bring your lawn chairs. The church is located at 221 Hillcrest St. in Blue Ridge. Call 977-5683 or go to www.colonialbapt.org for more information.

 

Saturday, Oct. 20

 

Youth Tent Revival

A Youth Tent Revival will be held Oct. 20 at Mentow Baptist Church, 3282 Mentow Dr., Huddleston, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The event will kick off with a weenie roast followed with praise and worship with band Pier 19. The keynote speaker will be Christopher Haymes from Boling Springs, N.C.