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Big Bethel Baptist
McKENNEY - Big Bethel Baptist Church, 11010 Bolling Road, will hold their annual Homecoming service on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. All are invited. The church will also hold its annual Revival from Aug. 13 - 16 with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. followed by service at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Bishop Jeffery Reaves Sr. of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg is the guest evangelist for the week. For additional information, call the church office at 804-478-4518.
YALE - Calvary Baptist Church, 20248 Courthouse Road, will have its annual Homecoming service on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. The Fall Revival services will be from Aug. 14 - Aug. 16. Prayer and praise will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 8 p.m. nightly. The guest speaker for the three nights will be Rev. Phillip Knight of Rock Hill Baptist Church in Mechanicsville. Various churches will render their services during these three nights.
Center Star Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Center Star Baptist, 11627 Wheelers Pond Road, will have will have a Homecoming service at 11 a.m. on Aug. 12. The church will also have Revival from Aug. 14 - 16 with guests Rev. Vodricka Epps and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church on Aug. 14, Rev. Carlos Jordan and Rocky Mount Baptist Church on Aug. 15, and Rev. Dr. Larry Brown and Gravel Run Baptist Church on Aug. 16.
Emmanuel Worship Center
PETERSBURG - Emmanuel Worship Center, 236 Grove Avenue, will also continue their Summer Movie Night series on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public, all ages, and free popcorn will be provided.
DISPUTANTA - The Women’s Ministry of First Baptist Church, 10209 County Drive, will be sponsoring a community yard sale on Aug. 18 from 7 a.m. - noon. Spaces are available for a donation of $15 each; bring your own table. Various items will be available for sale. For more information, contact Donna Williams at 804-720-5662.
WAKEFIELD - First Baptist Church, 217 S. County Drive, will have their Homecoming service on Aug. 19 at 2:30 p.m. The guests will be Pastor Frank L. Aikens Sr. and the New Branch Baptist Church family of Ivor. The church will have their Revival Aug. 21 - 23 at 7:30 p.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Philip Knight of Prince George. The guest choirs and ushers Union Baptist Church in Surry on Aug. 21, Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ivor on Aug. 22, and the New Community Mass Male Chorus on Aug. 23. All are invited.
WAVERLY - First Baptist Church, 315 S. Church Street, will celebrate Homecoming on Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. with guest Rev. Ricky Holly of St John's Baptist Church in Stony Creek. Revival will be Aug. 14 - 16 guests Rev. Angel White of Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Petersburg and the Men's Community Chorus of Waverly on Aug. 14, Rev. Karl Marshall of Liberty Baptist Church of Waverly and their choir on Aug. 15, and Rev. Curtis Johnson of Mount Bethel Church of Virginia Beach and their choir on Aug. 16. Prayer and praise will begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 8 p.m. nightly.
Greater Hickory Hill Baptist
YALE - Greater Hickory Hill Baptist Church, 19285 Hickory Hill Road, will have their Homecoming/Family and Friends Day on Aug. 26 at 2 p.m. There will be no morning service. Dinner will be served following the service. Revival will be held on Aug. 28 and 29 at noon. Rev. Herbert Holly and the St. John Baptist Church family will be the guests on Aug. 28 and Rev. Dr. Larry Brown Sr. and the Gravel Run Baptist Church family will be the guests on Aug. 29.
Harrison Grove Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Harrison Grove Baptist Church, 10415 Merchants Hope Road, will have Homecoming service on Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. Bishop Jeffrey L. Reaves Sr. and the Good Shepherd Baptist Church family of Petersburg will be the guests. Revival services will be held Aug. 14 - 16 with Rev. Norwood Carson and Friendship Baptist Church of Hopewell on Aug. 14, Rev. Eustice Mitchell and Unity Baptist Church of Petersburg on Aug. 15, and Rev. Jerome Pratt and Zion Baptist Church of Emporia on Aug. 16. Prayer and praise begins at 7 p.m. and worship service at 7:30 p.m. The theme is "Put Your Faith Into Action." The public is invited.
Higher Way Ministries
PETERSBURG - Higher Way Ministries, 515 Virginia Avenue, will celebrate the church’s anniversary on Aug. 17 with Pastor James T. Elam at 7:30 p.m., Aug. 24 with Pastor Ronzel Pretlow at 7:30 p.m., and for Pastoral Sunday on Aug. 26 with Bishop Darren L. Gay Sr. For more information, contact the church at 804-861-3317.
Hunting Quarter Baptist
STONY CREEK - Hunting Quarter Baptist Church, 16166 Hunting Quarter Baptist Church Road, will celebrate their annual homecoming on Aug. 19 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dr. C.W. Robb delivering the morning message. Fall Revival will be held Aug. 21 - 23. Guests will be Rev. Ronnie Franklin and Galilee Baptist Church of Stony Creek on Aug. 21, Rev. Logan Tatum and Jerusalem Baptist Church of Jarratt on Aug. 22, and Rev. Jameson McLaughlin and New Hope Baptist Church of Waverly on Aug. 23. Prayer and praise will be at 7 p.m. and worship service will start at 7:30 p.m.
Little Mount Baptist
BLACKSTONE - Little Mount Baptist Church, 34330 Christanna Highway, will have guest preacher Rev. Raven Mason-Stevenson of Third Baptist Church in Petersburg on Aug. 26 at 11 a.m.
Little Mount Baptist
DISPUTANTA - Little Mount Baptist Church, 8012 Jerusalem Plank Road, will have their annual Homecoming service on Aug. 26 at 2:30 p.m. with the theme "Preparing for Kingdom Building." The guests will be Rev. Kevin Northam and Olive Branch Baptist Church in Dinwiddie. Revival will be held Aug. 28 - 30 with prayer and praise at 7:30 p.m. and worship service at 8 p.m. The guests will be Bishop Tyrone Harper Sr. of Rose of Sharon Apostolic Church in Waverly on Aug. 28, Rev. Tyrone Jackson of First Baptist Church Campostella in Norfolk on Aug. 29, and Rev. Jameson McLaughlin of New Hope Baptist Church in Sussex on Aug. 30.
The Lord’s Church Baptist
ETTRICK - The Lord’s Church Baptist, 20905 Third Avenue, will host a Vacation Bible School for all ages Aug. 15 - 17 from 6 - 8 p.m. The topic is "Power" and the scripture is Matthew 28:18-20.
Loving Union Baptist
DISPUTANTA - Loving Union Baptist Church, 16750 Loving Union Road, will have its annual Homecoming service on Aug. 12 at 1:30 p.m. Dinner will be served following the benediction. All are welcome. Revival will be held Aug. 14 - 16 with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. and service at 7:30 p.m. The special guests are pastor Michael E. Shannon Sr. and Zion Baptist Church of Petersburg on Aug. 14, pastor John E. Johnson Jr. and Union Baptist Church of Hopewell on Aug. 15, and pastor Vodricka Epps and Mt. Calvary Baptist Church of Hopewell on Aug. 16.
PETERSBURG - Monumental Baptist church, 2925 S. Crater Road, will host its Back to School Bash Aug. 15 from 6 - 8 p.m. There will be food, games, school supplies, and more. The church is now taking registrations for its fall Upward Soccer Program for boys and girls kindergarten through 6th grade. Evaluations are Aug. 18 and 25 from 10 a.m. to noon. The church will also be celebrating its 104th anniversary on Aug. 19 starting with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. followed by service at 11 a.m. There will be a covered dish dinner after the service. For more information on these events, contact the church at 804-733-8484.
Mount Carmel Baptist
HOPEWELL - Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 925 Arlington Road, will have a singing program on Aug. 26 at 4 p.m. Appearing on the program will be Mount Hope Sanctuary Choir, Hopewell Combined Male Chorus, Missionary Shirley Dixon, and others. All are invited.
Mount Hope Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Mount Hope Baptist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, will have their Homecoming service on Aug. 19 at 2:30 p.m. Elder Robert E. Gay Sr. will render the service. Revival will be from Aug. 21 - 23 at 7 p.m. nightly. Guests are Rev. Clarence M. Thweatt Jr. of Wilborne Baptist Church on Aug. 21, Rev. Vodricka L. Epps of Mount Calvary Baptist Church on Aug. 22, and Rev. Ronald C. Jamison of Fountain of Life Outreach Church on Aug. 23.
Mt. Level Baptist
DINWIDDIE - Mt. Level Baptist Church, 14920 Courthouse Road, will have its annual Homecoming celebration on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. Rev. Michael Spragle of First Baptist Church, West Petersburg will deliver the celebratory message. The church’s Fall Revival follows on Aug. 13 - 17, beginning at 7:30 p.m. with prayer and praise and service at 8 p.m. Guests will be Rev. Damion Batts and Mount Nebo Baptist Church of Blackstone on Aug. 13, Rev. Ralph Friend and Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Lawrenceville on Aug. 14, Rev. Edward Fox and Springfield Baptist Church of Sutherland on Aug. 15, Rev. Jerry Streat and Popular Lawn Baptist Church of Blackstone on Aug. 16, and Rev. Kim White and Bloomfield Baptist Church of Wilson on Aug. 17. All are invited. For more information, contact Deacon John Bonner, chairman of diaconate ministry, at 804-469-3544.
Mt. Moriah U.C.C.
WAVERLY - Mt. Moriah U.C.C., 12499 Old Forty Road, will have their Homecoming Service on Aug. 12 at 2 p.m. with guests Rev. Joe Caple and the Hickory Hill Church family of Yale. The church will also have Revival from Aug. 14 - 16 with prayer and praise at 6:45 p.m. and service at 7 p.m. Guests are Rev. Eula Marshall and St. Luke U. C. C. of Sedley on Aug. 14, Rev. Joseph Williams and Easter Baptist of Waverly on Aug. 15, and Rev. George Urquhart and Plank Road Baptist of Waverly on Aug. 16. The public is invited.
Mt. Zion Baptist
FORD - Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 9308 Cox Road, will have a Homecoming service at 2 p.m. on Aug. 12. Rev. Dr. Michael Shannon and Zion Baptist Church of Petersburg will be the hosts. Revival services will be held Aug. 14 - 16 with praise service beginning at 7 p.m. and worship service at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Rev. Dr. Freddie Terry of Lone Oak Baptist Church in Lawrenceville will be the guest minister for the three nights. Guests on Aug. 14 will be the Marmora choir, ushers, and deacons and St. Peter’s RZUA Church ushers and deacons; Mt. Level choir, ushers, and deacons, Oak Grove (Chesterfield) ushers and deacons, and Shiloh (Blackstone) ushers and deacons on Aug. 15; and Lone Oak choir, ushers, and deacons and Bloomfield ushers and deacons on Aug. 16.
New Direction Praise and Worship Ministries
WAVERLY - The Women’s Ministry of New Direction Praise and Worship Ministries will be hosting Fruit of the Spirit/Rainbow Tea at the Waverly Community Center, 408 Church Street, on Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. Each color of the rainbow will have a guest speaker; red - Leading Lady Devona Jones, orange - Deaconess Cheryln Eure, yellow - minister Lana Howell, green - Youth Department, indigo - Tammie Barnes, blue - Men’s Ministry, and violet - Tricia Gray. There will be door prizes, a raffle, and refreshments.
Oak Street AME Zion
PETERSBURG - Oak Street AME Zion Church, 25 W. Wythe Street, will have Vacation Bible School Aug. 13 - 17 from 9 a.m. - noon. All children are welcome. If transportation is needed, call 804-720-0316. Lunch will be provided daily. Back-to-school activities will be held on Aug. 17. Adult Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 27 – 29 from noon - 2 p.m. If further information is needed, call 804-733-5716.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Oaklawn Baptist Church, 7925 Hickory Road, will host the Farm Hands Quartet on Aug. 11 at 6 p.m. The concert is free, however, a love offering will be taken. After the concert, the church will host a fellowship meal with the Farm Hands. The public is invited.
Pleasant Grove Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE - Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, 4405 Prince George Drive, will hold a “Praise in the Park” event on Aug. 25 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Carter G. Woodson Middle School’s recreation field, 1000 Winston Churchill Drive in Hopewell. There will be free back-to-school supplies, groceries, and clothing; a health fair, games, music, and food. Service animals allowed only.
Rising Mount Zion Baptist
CARSON - Rising Mount Zion Baptist Church, 20800 Templeton Road, will have its Homecoming service on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. with guests Rev. Ricky Hailstock and White Rock Baptist Church of Lynchburg. Revival will be held Aug. 14 - 16 with prayer and praise at 7:30 p.m. and worship service at 8 p.m. nightly. Guests will be Rev. Gerald Q. Brandon and Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Dewitt on Aug. 14, Rev. Dr. Darren T. Brandon Sr. and Little Zion Baptist Church of Carson on Aug. 15, and Rev. Charles W. Davis Jr. and Little Mount Baptist Church in Disputanta on Aug. 16.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, will celebrate its annual Homecoming service on Aug. 12 at 3 p.m. The theme is "A Call to Revival," Revelation 3:15-17. The guests will be Rev. Lamont Hobbs of Metropolitan Baptist Church in Petersburg and his church family. Revival services will be held Aug. 13 - 15 with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. Guest preachers will be Rev. Tyrone Nelson and the 6th Mount Zion Baptist Church of Richmond on Aug. 13; Rev. Dr. Dexter Cannon and the Grayland Baptist Church of Richmond on Aug. 14; and Dr. Marshall Mays, Director of the School of Religion at Virginia University of Lynchburg and the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church of Chester on Aug. 15. The public is invited to attend.
PETERSBURG - Third Baptist Church, 550 Farmer Street, will have a fish fry and car wash on Aug. 11 from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Trinity United Methodist
PETERSBURG - Trinity United Methodist Church, 215 S. Sycamore Street, will hold their sixth annual Free Market on Aug. 18 at 9 a.m., where they will be giving away clothes, small kitchen appliances, bedding, towels, household goods, toys, books, baby items, and more. The church is also offering a free hot dog to those participating.
SPRING GROVE - Union Baptist Church, 5962 Laurel Springs Road, will celebrate its annual Homecoming service on Aug. 12 at 11 a.m. The church will also be having its annual Revival services from Aug. 14 - Aug. 16. Prayer and praise will begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Revival services will begin at 8 p.m.
Union Branch Baptist
CHESTERFIELD - Union Branch Baptist Church, 11519 River Road, will have their Youth and Young Adult Revival from Aug. 20 - 22 at 7 p.m. nightly. Guests are Rev. Corey Gibson of First Baptist Church in Vienna and Zions Voices of Richmond on Aug. 20, Minister Diamond J. Gantt of St. Stephen Baptist Church in Temple Hill, Md., and psalmist DeVante' Raines on Aug. 21, and Rev. M. Jameson McLaughlin of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church in Petersburg and psalmist Sid Thompson of Richmond on Aug. 22. For more information call 804-590-2210.
Union Grove Baptist
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD - Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will hold a Leadership Training for officers on Aug. 11 at 10 a.m. Facilitators will be pastor Vodricka Epps and First Lady Tracy Epps of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Hopewell. The church will celebrate Homecoming weekend Aug. 18 - 19 beginning with a festival at 2 p.m. on Aug. 18. There will be food, games, and entertainment. The finale will be a kickball game at 5 p.m. On Aug. 19, a Homecoming service will be held at 11 a.m. with a fellowship meal following the service. Revival will be held Aug. 20 - 22 with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. and worship service at 7:30 p.m. The theme is “Growing In Faith Through Valley Experiences”. Revival preachers will be Pastor Justin D. House of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Chesterfield and Pastor John A. Wynn of Emmanuel Worship Center in Richmond.
PETERSBURG - The Youth Ministry of Unity Baptist Church, 330 S. South Street, will be having their annual fun day Aug. 11 from 12 - 4 p.m. There will be games, face painting, entertainment, food for purchase, and a yard and bake sale. For more information contact Sis. Pauline at 804-324-9517. The public is invited to attend. The church will also host their first annual Gospel Explosion on Aug. 25 at 4 p.m. at the Tabernacle Community Life Center, 444 Halifax Street. Guests will be Rev. Cora Harvey Armstrong of Richmond, Gospel Sensations of Greensboro, N.C., the Sensational Gospel Tones of Williamsburg, and The Legendary Ingramettes of Richmond. The donation will be $20. The emcee will be Rev. Cavell Phillips of 106.5 The Beat. For more information, contact First Lady Delphine Mitchell 804-283-6653 or Deacon Cedric Broyles 804-605-0793.
PETERSBURG - Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne Street, has changed their service times for Aug. 12 only: Sunday school from 9 - 9:15 a.m., class from 9:20 - 9:45 a.m., and worship service at 10 a.m. For additional information, contact the church office at 804-733-7561. The Ministry of Christian Education will hold its ninth annual Bible Trivia program on Aug. 22 at 6:30 p.m. This program has included panelists from local churches as well as from Zion. The audience will also be engaged in participation. Everyone is invited. For additional information, contact the church office at 733-7561. The church is also is sponsoring a trip to the Will Pickett Rodeo in Upper Marlboro, Md. on Sept. 22. The cost is $65 per person. Deposits are required now and the trip must be paid in full no later than Aug. 25. If interested, contact Mary Carroll 804-873-7481 or the church office 804-733-7561 for more information.