Saturday, Aug. 12

Bethany Missionary

PETERSBURG - Bethany Missionary Baptist Church will be celebrating church pastor, Rev. Eli Melvin Jr.’s fifth-year anniversary today and Sunday. Today, there will be a picnic from noon to 5 p.m. at Wilcox Lake, off Defense Road. The community is invited to attend.

 

Bethesda Baptist

COLONIAL HEIGHTS - Bethesda Baptist Church, 15800 Woods Edge Road, is hosting the "2017 Bringing Communities Together Expo" today from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at 1228 S. West Street, Petersburg (Salvation Army site). This community outreach event will spotlight area churches, organizations, and community resources. Organizers are focusing on increasing community awareness about the various services and resources available in the Tri-Cities areas while providing participants an opportunity to increase their exposure in local communities. A variety of businesses and agencies are being represented. There will also be a "clothing give-away" and a "back-to-school give-away".

 

Community Independent

ETTRICK - Community Independent Methodist Church, 12033 River Road, is having a "Gifts of Love" give-away event today from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. There is clothes, shoes, and household items available to members of the community at no cost. The location is the intersection of River and Hickory roads, beside Burger King.

 

First Baptist

WAKEFIELD - Pastor Jerry Parham and the First Baptist Church family, 217 South County Drive, will hold an Ordination service for Associate Minister Carlos Garrett today at 2:30 p.m. Minister Garrett is a native of Waverly, and a recent graduate of Virginia Union University in Richmond. Preaching this service will be Rev. Antonio Chatman, university pastor of Virginia Union University. All are invited to attend.

 

Monumental Baptist

PETERSBURG - Monumental Baptist Church, 2925 South Crater Road, is holding evaluations today from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. for the Fall Upward Soccer Program. For more information, 804-733-8484.

 

Sunday, Aug. 13

Bethany Missionary

PETERSBURG - Bethany Missionary Baptist Church, 613 E. Wythe St., will continue celebrating church pastor, Rev. Eli Melvin Jr.’s fifth-year anniversary on Sunday. Guest preacher, Rev. Merle Keene of Metropolitan Baptist Church, Petersburg, will deliver the message for the 11 a.m. worship service. According to a statement released by the church, “Pastor Melvin has worked to bridge the gap between church and the community. Our mission is to be a ‘Temple of Transformation’, where lives can be transformed for this day and age. Join us as we show our love and appreciation for our pastor.”

 

Big Bethel

MCKENNEY - The members of Big Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate their annual Homecoming service at 11 a.m. Sunday. Church pastor, Rev. Alexander L. Williams, will deliver the morning message. All are invited to attend. For additional information, contact the church at 804-478-4518. Revival services start Aug. 14.

 

Calvary Baptist

YALE - The Calvary Baptist Church - Yale will hold its’ annual Homecoming service on Sunday, during the regular 11 a.m. worship service. The speaker will be Rev. Dr. Willie R. Derr. Revival services at the church begin Aug. 15.

 

Calvary Temple

PETERSBURG - Calvary Temple Church, 110 N. Dunlop St., will hold the Ministers’ and Deacons’ Wives Guild service at 4 p.m. on Sunday. All are welcome to attend.

 

Center Star Baptist

DINWIDDIE - Center Star Baptist Church will hold the church’s annual Homecoming service on Sunday, 11 a.m., with church pastor, the Rev. Jimmie L. Walker Sr., preaching. Revival services at the church begin Aug. 15.

 

First Baptist

HOPEWELL - First Baptist Church of City Point, 1117 Pierce St., invites the public to its’ morning worship service at 11 a.m. Associate Minister Rev. Avon Miles Jr. will preach. Soloist Raymond Maclin will render the music. Sunday School starts at 9:30 a.m.

 

First Baptist

PETERSBURG - The First Baptist Church James H.Threatt Memorial Club, 236 Harrison St., will present "An Afternoon of Worship to God Through Music", beginning at 3 p.m. Sunday. Featured performers include: Vickie and Willie Elliott, Rita Taliafarro, Morgan Flowers and Maggie Powell. This event is free and open to the public.

 

First Baptist

WAVERLY - The First Baptist Church family will be celebrating Homecoming on Sunday beginning with the 11 a.m. morning worship service and message by church pastor, Rev. Dr. Bridget Wilson. At 3 p.m., Rev. Carlos Jordan and church family of Rocky Mount Baptist Church, McKenney, will deliver the Homecoming message. Revival services at the church begin Aug. 15.

 

First Ebenezer Baptist

PETERSBURG - First Ebenezer Baptist Church, 12 Eastover Ave., will hold its Homecoming service at 3 p.m. Sunday. The host church will be Rev. Travis Warren and the Spring Hill Baptist Church congregation and choir of Blackstone. Dinner will be served. The public is invited to attend.

 

Greater Faith

PETERSBURG - The Greater Faith Apostolic Holiness Temple family will be fellowshipping with Gethsemane Apostolic Church, 2026 Halifax St., Petersburg, on Sunday.

 

Harrison Grove

PRINCE GEORGE - Harrison Grove Baptist Church, 10415 Merchants Hope Road, will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, at 2 p.m. Rev. Clarence Thweatt and Wilborne Baptist Church will be in charge of the service. Dinner will be served following the service. The public is invited to all services.

 

Ivey Memorial UMC

CHESTERFIELD - Rising first-graders through sixth-graders who participated in Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church’s 2017 Kids Music Camp this past week will perform a musical “Levite Genes” during the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. During the annual Kids Music Camp, participants learned songs, lines, and choreography for the musical “Levite Genes”, and also helped create scenery and props. The church is located at 17120 Jefferson Davis Hwy., South Chesterfield. The members of Ivey Memorial welcome all. Learn more about Ivey Memorial at www.iveymemorial.org.

 

Loving Union Baptist

PRINCE GEORGE - Loving Union Baptist Church, 16750 Loving Union Road, Disputanta, will celebrate its annual Homecoming service at 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, with Pastor Sylvia K. Tucker delivering the Homecoming message. The Senior Choir of Union Branch Baptist Church, Prince George, will provide the music and ushers will man the doors. Dinner will be served following the benediction and blessings. Revival services at the church begin Aug. 15.

 

Mount Level

DINWIDDIE - Mount Level Baptist Church (MLBC), 14920 Courthouse Road, invites all to attend its Homecoming service on Sunday, at 11 a.m. Pastor Barry Brown of Eleven Oaks Baptist Church, DeWitt, will deliver the celebratory message and the church’s ushers and choir will provide their services. The community is invited to attend. For transportation, contact the church van driver at (804) 605-4769.

 

Mount Zion Baptist

FORD - Mount Zion Baptist Church, 9308 Cox Road, will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday. The day will begin with Sunday School at 11 a.m. followed by the regular worship service at 12 noon, with Rev. Dr. Joseph B. Fields Jr., church pastor, delivering the message. The Mt. Zion Senior Choir will render the music. Dinner will be served immediately after the noon worship service. The Homecoming service will begin at 2 p.m., with special guests, Rev. Damian Rowe and the Bethia Baptist Church, Amelia. Revival services at the church begin Aug. 15.

 

Nazareth Lutheran

HOPEWELL - The public is invited to join Nazareth Lutheran Church, 1711 Grant St., to celebrate the 10th Sunday after Pentecost with Holy Communion. Pastor Dennis Rhoads will be guest pastor. Bible study and Sunday School will begin at 9:15 a.m. with worship service beginning at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call the church office at 804-458-7994.

 

Oak Grove Baptist

CHESTERFIELD - The Oak Grove Baptist Church family, 8021 Reedy Branch Road, will be having visitors coming from Washington DC with them the Sunday. Worship service will begin at 11:15 a.m. Missionary Vivian Walker from First National Deliverance Center in Washington, DC, will deliver the message. Lunch will be served. This service is open to the public.

 

Rising Mount Zion

CARSON - Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church will observe its annual Homecoming service on Sunday, at 3 p.m. Rev. Dr. James L. Barnes, pastor of the Lebanon Baptist Church, Disputanta, will be the guest evangelist. He will be accompanied by the Lebanon Baptist Church family. The public is invited to attend this service.

 

Saint Peter’s

DINWIDDIE - Saint Peter's Church will not be having its’ regular 11 a.m. service on Sunday. The entire church family will be traveling to Jerusalem RZUA Church in Lawrenceville.

 

Shiloh Baptist

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, will celebrate its' annual Homecoming on Sunday, beginning with Sunday school at 9:30 a.m., followed by the worship service at 11 a.m. Pastor Marcus N. Leggett will deliver the message, the Voices of Praise will render the music and the Ushers Ministry will serve. The theme is "On The Road To The Promised Land." (Deuteronomy 26:15). Dinner will be served after the service in the fellowship hall. At 3 p.m., Rev. Stephen Pugh, pastor, Mount Poole Baptist Church, Dinwiddie, will deliver the Homecoming message. He will be accompanied by his church congregation. Revival services at the church begin Aug. 14.

 

Union Baptist

SPRING GROVE - Union Baptist Church, 5962 Laurel Springs Road, will celebrate its Homecoming service on Sunday, at 11 a.m. Revival services at the church begin Aug. 15.

 

Union Grove Baptist

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Due to renovations in the sanctuary of Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, Sunday worship services throughout the month of August will be held at the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptist, 6900 Hickory Road. The worship experience begins at 10:45 a.m. with praise in song and testimony. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. This week, music will be rendered by the Male Chorus

 

The Week Ahead (Aug. 14-20)

Big Bethel

MCKENNEY - Big Bethel Baptist Church will hold annual fall revival services Aug. 14-17. Rev. William J. Spencer, pastor of Providence Baptist Church, South Prince George, will be evangelist for the week. Service begins each evening with prayer and praise at 7 p.m., followed by the worship service at 7:30 p.m. For more information, call the church office at 804-478-4518.

 

Calvary Baptist

YALE - The Calvary Baptist Church - Yale will hold its’ fall revival Aug. 15-17. Prayer and praise will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the worship service at 8 p.m. nightly. Rev. Phillip Knight of the Rock Hill Baptist Church, Mechanicsville, will be the guest speaker for all three nights. Various churches will render their services to serve as guest choirs and ushers. The public is invited to attend.

 

Calvary Temple

PETERSBURG - The Woman’s Council of Calvary Temple Church is in charge of the 4 p.m. worship service on Sunday, Aug 20. Calvary Temple Church is located at 110 N. Dunlop St. All are invited to attend this service.

 

Center Star Baptist

DINWIDDIE - Center Star Baptist Church will hold revival services Aug. 15-17, with the following speakers: Aug. 15 - Rev. Wanda Wallace, Little Mount Baptist Church, Blackstone; Aug. 16 - Rev. Dr. David Banks, Little Bethel Baptist Church; and Aug. 17 - Rev. Benjamin Brown, Shiloh Baptist Church, Blackstone. Praise and worship will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the revival service at 8 p.m. nightly.

 

Community Independent

CHESTERFIELD - Community Independent Methodist Church, 12033 River Road, will celebrate its annual Homecoming and revival services, beginning Sunday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m., when Pastor Pate Pearson will deliver the sermon during the morning worship service. Dinner will directly follow the 11 a.m. service. The afternoon service will begin around 3 p.m. Special guest will be Pastor Jeffrey Dodson and the Trinity Missionary Baptist Church of God in Christ, Petersburg. Three nights of revival services will begin Monday, Aug. 21.

 

First Baptist

WAVERLY - The First Baptist Church family will be holding revival Services Aug. 15-17, beginning nightly at 7:30 p.m., with prayer and praise. Rev. Curtis Johnson, pastor of New First Baptist Church, Petersburg, will be the revivalist. Providing music will be Tabernacle Baptist Church Choir, Petersburg, on Aug. 15; Liberty Baptist Church Choir, Waverly, on Aug. 16; and New First Baptist Church Choir, Petersburg, on Aug. 17.

 

First Ebenezer Baptist

PETERSBURG - First Ebenezer Baptist Church, 12 Eastover Ave., will hold three nights of revival, Aug. 14-16. Guest speaker will be Elder Gregory McDoe and the Gates of Faith Ministries Church of God in Christ, Richmond. Services will start at 7 p.m. with prayer and praise, followed by the worship service at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

 

Greater Faith

PETERSBURG - The Greater Faith Apostolic Holiness Temple family will be attending revival services at Gethsemane Apostolic Church, 2026 Halifax St., Petersburg, Aug. 16-18. Revival will start at 7 p.m. nightly. Greater Faith’s pastor, Bishop Larry Bowers, will serve as guest pastor for the Aug. 18 revival service. Other revival preachers will be Evangelist Karla Saunders on Aug. 16 and Evangelist Yvette Hill-Harris on Aug. 17. The community is invited to attend revival services at Gethsemane Apostolic Church. On Sunday, Aug. 20, the Greater Faith family will again be attending Gethsemane Apostolic Church for worship.

 

Gregory Presbyterian

PRINCE GEORGE - Gregory Presbyterian Church, 6300 Courthouse Road, is hosting a cookout starting at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Entertainment will follow the meal. All are welcome, however, anyone planning to attend was asked to RSVP by Aug. 10. For more information, call the church office, 804-732-1081.

 

Harrison Grove

PRINCE GEORGE - Harrison Grove Baptist Church, 10415 Merchants Hope Road, will hold revival services Aug. 14-18. Rev. Andrew T. Carey will be the guest preacher for the week. Prayer and praise will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the worship service at 8 p.m. The public is invited to all services.

 

Hunting Quarter Baptist

STONY CREEK - Hunting Quarter Baptist Church will celebrate its’ annual Homecoming service Sunday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. C.W. Robb will deliver the message. Dinner will be served following the preached Word. Revival services at the church begin Aug. 22.

 

Ivey Memorial UMC

CHESTERFIELD - Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church, 17120 Jefferson Davis Hwy., South Chesterfield, will host a weekend Vacation Bible School for children ages 2 years to rising sixth-graders on Saturday, Aug. 19. Starting at 9 a.m. and ending at 3 p.m., kids will follow the theme of “Pets Unleashed: Where Jesus Cares For You!” as they learn music, play games, read and listen to Bible stories, and more. Lunch will be provided. Call 526-1350 to sign-up. The members of Ivey Memorial welcome all. Learn more about Ivey Memorial at www.iveymemorial.org.

 

Loving Union Baptist

PRINCE GEORGE - Loving Union Baptist Church, 16750 Loving Union Road, Disputanta, will hold annual revival services Aug. 15-17. Special guests will be: Aug. 15 - Pastor Anthony Nutt and Union Baptist Church family, Hopewell; Aug. 16 - Pastor George Lyons and Gillfield Baptist Church family, Petersburg; and Aug. 17 - Pastor Norwood Carson and Friendship Baptist Church family, Hopewell. Prayer and praise will convene at 7 p.m. each night and will be led by the guest churches’ deacons; revival will convene at 7:30 p.m. each evening. All are invited.

 

Mars Hill

CAPRON - Mars Hill Baptist Church, 20315 Carys Bridge Road, will have its’ regular worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 20, with church pastor, Rev. Kenneth Hawthorne, preaching. This service will be followed by the church’s “Homecoming Celebration of Family and Friends Day” at 2 p.m. Guest will be Calvary Baptist Church-Yale. Rev. Dr. Willie R. Derr I, pastor of Calvary Baptist Church-Yale will deliver the message. Dinner will be served after the Homecoming service. Public is welcome to attend.

 

Monumental Baptist

PETERSBURG - Monumental Baptist Church, 2925 South Crater Road, will be hosting a “Back To School Block Party” on Wednesday, Aug. 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. All are welcome for food, games, music and more. For more information, call the church at 733-8484 or visit our website at momumentalworship.org

The church is also taking registrations now for its’ Fall Upward Soccer Program. Evaluations will be held Saturday, Aug. 19 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program is for boys and girls, kindergarten through sixth grade. Call the church office Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., for more information, 804-733-8484.

 

Mount Hope Baptist

PRINCE GEORGE - Mount Hope Baptist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, will celebrate its’ annual Homecoming service at 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20. Rev. Charles Davis and the Little Mount Baptist Church family will render the service. Fall revival services at the church begin Aug. 22.

 

Mount Zion Baptist

FORD - Mount Zion Baptist Church, 9308 Cox Road, will hold revival services Aug. 15-17, with a praise service commencing at 7 p.m., followed by the worship service at 7:30 p.m. The speaker for the week will be Rev. Dr. Eustice Mitchell, pastor, Unity Baptist Church, Petersburg. Various churches have been invited to serve throughout the week as follows:

• Aug. 15 - Prayer & Praise leadership: Diaconate; worship leader, Rev. Gerald Q. Brandon; and Mount Calvary (Dewitt) choir, ushers, and deacons;

• Aug. 16 - Prayer & Praise leadership: Music Ministry, Senior Choir/Youth Ministry; worship leader, Rev. Dr. Charles Shannon; Mount Level (Amelia) choir, ushers, and deacons; and Mount Poole ushers and deacons;

• Aug. 17 - Prayer & Praise leadership: Ushers/Women Ministry; Unity Baptist Church (Petersburg) choir, ushers and deacons; and Springfield ushers and deacons.

 

Olive Branch Baptist

DINWIDDIE - Olive Branch Baptist Church will celebrate its 14th pastoral anniversary on Sunday, Aug. 20 at both the 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services, honoring Rev. Dr. K.M. Northam. Special guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Vernon D. Shelton Sr. of Holy Trinity Baptist Church, Amityville, N.Y. All are invited to attend this special service. Please call (804) 469-3492 for transportation.

 

Plank Road Baptist

WAVERLY - Plank Road Baptist Church, 11578 Jerusalem Plank Road, invites the public to worship and fellowship on Sunday for the church’s annual Homecoming. Sunday school and Bible study will be held at 10:45 a.m. and morning worship will begin at noon. Pastor Dr. George O. Urquhart will deliver the message. The Homecoming service will begin at 2 p.m. with special guest preacher, Bishop Jeffrey L. Reeves, Sr., and the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg. The homecoming dinner will follow the afternoon message.

 

Rising Mount Zion

CARSON - Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church will hold its’ annual fall revival services Aug. 15-17. Guest evangelist will be Rev. Gerald Q. Brandon, pastor, Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Dewitt. Prayer and praise will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the worship service at 8 p.m. nightly. Guest churches will be: Aug. 15, St. John Baptist Church, Stony Creek; Deacons, ushers, and choir will serve; On Aug. 16, Providence Baptist Church, Prince George; Pastor Spencer will serve as worship leader, deacons, choir, and ushers will serve ; and on Aug. 17, Pastor Brandon will be accompanied by the deacons, choir and ushers of Mount Calvary Baptist Church, Dewitt. The public is invited to join these revival services.

 

Shiloh Baptist

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, will hold revival services Aug. 14-16. Prayer/praise will begin at 7 p.m. nightly with the worship service to follow at 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend these services. The following revivalists and churches will be serving during the revival:

• Aug. 14 - Rev. Dr. John Brisco, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Petersburg, worship leader; Evangelist Cynthia Brown and praise team, Gravel Run Baptist Church, Dinwiddle; and guest choir, the Blackstone Community Choir, Blackstone;

• Aug. 15 - Rev. Jameson McLaughlin, Mount Olivet Baptist Church, Petersburg, worship leader; Minister Sherry Wright and praise team, choir and ushers, Community Independent Methodist Church, Chesterfield;

• Aug. 16 - Rev. Douglas Delano, director of Campus Ministries, Virginia State University, worship leader; Minister Annette Roach and praise team, Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, Chester; and guest choir, Virginia State University.

 

Union Baptist

CHURCH ROAD - Union Baptist Church, 3701 Namozine Road (Route 708), will hold its annual Homecoming service on Sunday, Aug. 20, at 11 a.m. (only one service). Guest speaker will be Rev. Duane Royal, one of the sons of Union Baptist Church, currently residing in Vienna. The Combined Voices of Union Baptist Church will render the music. Lunch will be served immediately following the Homecoming service. Revival services at the church will begin Aug. 22.

 

Union Baptist

SPRING GROVE - Union Baptist Church, 5962 Laurel Springs Road, will hold revival services Aug. 15-17. Prayer and praise will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly, followed by the worship service at 8 p.m.

 

Union Grove Baptist

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - The Pastor and People of Union Grove Baptist Church invite the public to join them at the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptist as they celebrate Homecoming Sunday on Aug. 20. Beginning at 10:45 a.m., there will be a period of praise to God in testimony and song. At 11 o’clock, the New Covenant Choir will be singing as Reverend Angel White, associate minister of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, Petersburg, delivers the Word of God. A fellowship meal will be served following the morning worship service. At 3 p.m., Pastor Edward L. Fox III and the officers,

choir, ushers and congregation of Springfield Baptist Church in Sutherland will be special guests.

All worship services and dinner will be held at the Children’s Home of Virginia Baptist, 6900 Hickory Road.

 

Planning Ahead

Calvary Temple

PETERSBURG - Calvary Temple Church, 110 N. Dunlop St. will celebrate its’ 52nd church anniversary at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27. Special guest for the service will be Living Waters Redeemed Apostolic Church from Newport News. The Youth for Christ Choir will be in concert. All are invited to attend this service.

 

Community Independent

CHESTERFIELD - Community Independent Methodist Church, 12033 River Road, will hold three nights of revival services Aug. 21-23, beginning with prayer and praise service at 7 p.m., followed by the worship service at 7:30 p.m. Each night will feature a guest minister - Monday night, Pastor Alvin Armstead Jr., First Union Baptist Church, Richmond, will preach; Tuesday night, Pastor David Chapman, Chester, will preach; and on Wednesday night, guest pastor will be Pastor Antonio Baker, Third Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Woodford. All are invited to attend revival services.

 

First Baptist

WAKEFIELD - The First Baptist Church family, 217 South County Drive, will be holding the church’s annual revival services Aug. 22-24, with a Homecoming service at the regular 11:30 a.m. service on Aug. 20, with Pastor Jerry Parham preaching. Revival services, Aug. 22-24, will start at 7:30 p.m. each evening. Guests will be: Aug. 22 - Pastor Antonio Meade, Union Baptist Church, Spring Grove; Aug. 23 - Pastor Bridgett Wilson, First Baptist Church, Waverly; Aug. 24 - Pastor Clarence Thweatt, Wilborne Baptist Church, Waverly. All are invited.

 

Galilee Baptist

STONY CREEK - Galilee Baptist Church will hold its Homecoming service on Sunday, Aug. 27 at 11:30 a.m. Pastor Linwood A. James will deliver the preached word. Fall revival will be held Aug. 29 through Sept. 1. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Walker, Jerusalem Baptist Church, Skipper, Virginia, will be the preacher for the week. Services will begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. with prayer and praise, followed by the message at 8 p.m. The public is invited.

 

Greater Faith

PETERSBURG - The Greater Faith Apostolic Holiness Temple family will be attending worship at Gethsemane Apostolic Church, 2026 Halifax St., Petersburg, on Sunday, Aug. 27.

 

Greater Hickory Hill

YALE - The Greater Hickory Hill Baptist Church, 19285 Hickory Hill Road, will be celebrating Homecoming/Family & Friends Day on Sunday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m., church pastor, Rev. Dr. Joe H. Caple, preaching. Dinner will be served following the service. There will be no 11:30 a.m. service.

The church's annual fall revival services will be held Aug. 29-31, beginning at 7:30 p.m., with prayer and praise, followed by worship at 8 p.m. nightly. Guest revivalists and their churches will be: Aug. 29 - Pastor Herbert Holly and St. John Baptist Church family; Aug. 30 - Pastor Barry Brown and Eleven Oaks Baptist Church family; and Aug. 31 - Pastor Edward Fox and Springfield Baptist Church family.

 

Gregory Presbyterian

PRINCE GEORGE - On Sunday, Sept. 10, Gregory Presbyterian Church, 6300 Courthouse Road, will mark Back-To-Church with breakfast starting at 9:30 a.m. The Tri-City work campers will be sharing their experiences with the church that morning. The Sunday morning worship begins at 11 a.m. On Saturday, Sept. 23, the church will host a large neighborhood yard sale in the church parking lot. Anyone is welcome to sign up for a space. For more information, call the church office, 804-732-1081.

 

Hunting Quarter Baptist

STONY CREEK - Hunting Quarter Baptist Church will hold annual revival services Aug. 22-24. Elder Melvin Taylor of Mission Church, Petersburg, will be the guest revivalist. The choirs of Metropolitan Baptist Church of Petersburg, The Salem Baptist Church of Emporia; and Mission Church of Petersburg will render music and songs in the order listed. Prayer and praise will begin at 7:30 p.m., followed by the worship service at 8 p.m.

 

Little Mount Baptist

DISPUTANTA - Little Mount Baptist Church, 8012 Jerusalem Plank Road, will be having its’ Homecoming service on Sunday, Aug. 27. Guest preacher will be Rev. John Wynn, pastor of Emmanuel Worship Center in Richmond. He will be accompanied by his church family.

Revival services at the church will be held Aug. 29-31. Prayer and praise starts at 7:30 p.m. and worship follows at 8 p.m. Guest preachers will be: Aug. 29 - Bishop Tyrone Harper Sr., pastor of Rose of Sharon Apostolic Church in Waverly; Aug. 30 - Rev. Herbert Holly II, pastor of St. John Baptist Church in Sussex; and Aug. 31 - Rev. Tyrone Jackson, pastor of First Baptist Church, Campostella in Norfolk.

 

Mars Hill

CAPRON - Mars Hill Baptist Church, 20315 Carys Bridge Road, will have revival services Aug. 23-25, starting at 7:30 p.m. nightly with prayer and praise, followed by the worship service at 8 p.m., with Rev. Kevin Northam, pastor of Olive Branch Baptist Church, Dinwiddie, preaching. Different church choirs and ushers will serve nightly. Public is invited to attend.

 

Mount Hope Baptist

PRINCE GEORGE - Mount Hope Baptist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, will hold fall revival services Aug. 22-24 with devotion and praise at 7 p.m. nightly, followed by the worship service at 7:30 p.m. The nightly speakers and guest churches are as follows: Aug. 22 - Rev. Dr. Sylvia Tucker and the Loving Union Baptist Church family; Aug. 23 - Rev. James L. Barnes and the Lebanon Baptist Church family; and Aug. 24 Elder Robert Gay, New Fellowship Ministries, Courtland. All are invited to attend.

 

Oak Street AME Zion

PETERSBURG – Oak Street AME Zion Church will hold a “Back to School Jamboree” at 25 West Wythe St., from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 26. School supplies will be given away plus there will be refreshments and games. All children are welcome.

 

OC3 citywide revival

HOPEWELL - The OC3 (Organization of Concerned Citizens and Churches of Hopewell) is hosting a Harvest Hopewell citywide revival, Sept. 10-12, at the Hopewell High School auditorium, 7 p.m. each evening. Special speakers will include: Sept. 10 - Rev. Roger Roller; Sept. 11 - Pastor Hector Vega from New York’s the East Harem Fellowship; and Sept. 12 - Pastor Brian Taylor from Cincinnati, Ohio. Youth Night will be observed Sept. 12. There will also be special music, testimonies, and local church dance teams performing. This is a free event open to all people. For more information, call 458-1251 or email rbreck3@gmail.com.

 

Pleasant Grove Baptist

PRINCE GEORGE - Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 4405 Prince George Drive, will host its' 2017 outreach project, “Praise in the Park – Lighting the Way” on Aug. 26, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The event will be held at the Carter G. Woodson, Athletic Field, 1000 Winston Churchill Drive in Hopewell. The purpose of the event is to provide free food, back to school items, and clothing for the residents in the Tri-City area, until supplies are depleted. This event is free to the public. “Praise in the Park” will include plenty of food, live music, praise and worship teams, moon bounces, as well as activities for all ages. The event will also include a “Health Fair” sponsored by the Nurses Ministry. Representatives will be on hand for health screenings, blood pressure checks, nutritional information, and data relevant to senior citizens. The community is invited to come out and enjoy a fun filled day. For further information, call 804-452-3500, e-mail: pleasantgrovepgbc@gmail.com or visit our web site www.pleasantgrovepg.net

 

Plank Road Baptist

WAVERLY - Plank Road Baptist Church, 11578 Jerusalem Plank Road, invites the public to revival services Aug. 22-24, starting at 7 p.m. each night with prayer and praise, followed by the revival service at 7:30 p.m. Guests will be: Aug. 22 - Pastor Damion Batts and Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, Blackstone; Aug. 23 - Pastor George Mayes and the First Baptist Church, Jarratt; and Aug. 24, Pastor Jerome C. Ross, Ph.D, and Providence Baptist Church, Richmond.

 

Zion Baptist

PETERSBURG - The Ministry of Christian Education of Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne St., will host

a Bible Trivia Program on Wednesday, Aug. 23, 6:30 p.m. Panelists will include participants from local churches, as well as members of Zion. The audience will also be engaged in participation. This will be a fun-filled and educational Bible Study Program and is not a competition. Any person wishing to participate as a panelist should contact the church office at 804-733-7561 to obtain the study guide. The general public is invited to attend this educational program.

 

Union Baptist

CHURCH ROAD - Union Baptist Church, 3701 Namozine Road (Route 708), will hold revival services Aug. 22-24, starting at 7:30 p.m. with prayer and praise, followed by the revival service at 8 p.m. Guests will be: Aug. 22 - Rev. Waverly Brown and the Rosebud Baptist Church; Aug. 23 - Rev. Jimmie Walker and Center Star Baptist Church; and Aug. 24 - Rev. Joseph Fields and Zion Baptist Church.

 

Prayer Lines

First Baptist

WAKEFIELD - First Baptist Church, 217 South County Drive, has a prayer line open each Wednesday from 5:30 - 7 p.m. Call 757-899-2407.

 

Higher Way

PETERSBURG - Higher Way Full Gospel Baptist Church, 515 Virginia Ave., offers a Monday morning prayer line, open from 6 a.m. to 6:30 a.m. The number is 712-432-1212. The code is 574-834-575. Available to everyone.

 

House of Restoration

PETERSBURG - House of Restoration, 210 South Market St., offers prayer each Saturday, 10:30 a.m. EST, with Dr. B. Marietta Brown intercessors and pastors worldwide. The number to call is 712-775-7035. Access code is 176807#.

 

Mount Calvary

DEWITT - Mount Calvary Baptist Church, 16616 Glebe Road, offers a prayer line on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 a.m. The number is 1-605-475-3220; Pin number is 32665.

 

New Beginning

PETERSBURG - New Beginning invites the public to use the church's prayer line at 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The number is 712-432-3022 and the participant code is 331625.

 

New Hope

WAVERLY - New Hope Baptist Church invites the public to join its prayer line each Monday morning at 6 a.m. The number is 712-775-7031 and the access code is 994486780# .

 

Oak Street AME Zion

PETERSBURG - Oak Street AME Zion Church, 25 W. Wythe St., has a Prayer Line every Tuesday morning at 6:30 a.m. Call (toll free) 1-302-202-1117, code 295508#

 

Providence

PRINCE GEORGE - Providence Baptist Church invites the public to use the church's prayer line each Tuesday at 7 a.m. The number is 712-432-3011 and the conference code is 813125.

 

Shiloh Baptist

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, invites the public to join its prayer line on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 6 a.m., with Rev. Marcus N. Leggett. The number is 712- 832-8310 and the access code is 1713506.

 

Tri-Cities Prayer Vigil

The Tri-Cities Prayer Vigil Ministry has a prayer line open for prayer requests seven days a week, including holidays, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day. The new number to call is 804-895-6074.

 

Union Grove

SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, offers a weekly prayer opportunity on Tuesdays, 8:30 a.m. The number is (641) 715-0861, access code 778636.

 

Victory Christian

PETERSBURG - Victory Christian United Church of Christ, 630 Halifax St., offers a 24-hour interdenominational prayer chain, 804-520-0917.