PETERSBURG – Emmanuel Worship Center, 236 Grove Avenue, will hold their three-day Summer Revival “The Glory Cloud” on July 21 at 7 p.m., July 22 at 6 p.m., and July 23 at 4 p.m. The speaker will be Prophetess Karen Gail. For more information, email email@example.com. The church will also continue their Summer Movie Night series on July 28 at 7 p.m. This event is open to the public, all ages, and free popcorn will be provided.
Faith and Hope Temple COGIC
PETERSBURG – Faith and Hope Temple COGIC, 1800 E. Washington Street, will hold a yard sale and fish fry on July 14 from 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. Anyone interested in renting a table is asked to call the church at 804-861-3898. The cost is $15 for a table and space or $10 for a space.
DISPUTANTA – The Women’s Day committee of First Baptist Church, 10209 County Drive, will be having a community yard sale on July 21 from 7:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Food will be available for purchase, including fish dinners, hot dogs, hamburgers, sausages, and baked goods. You can dine on the grounds or take out. Spaces are available for rent for $15. For more information, contact Lucille Turner at 804-991-2274 or Naomi Jackson at 804-861-1622.
First Baptist McKenney
McKENNEY – First Baptist Church McKenney, 20318 Depot Road, will be holding a Homecoming service on July 8. The guests will be pastor Alvin Gurley at 11 a.m. and minister Roletta Banks from Little Bethel Baptist Church in Stony Creek, along with their women’s choir and ushers, at 3 p.m. Repast will be served between services.
First Baptist, West Petersburg
PETERSBURG – First Baptist Church, West Petersburg, 25720 Greensville Avenue, will host a Revival Sunday service on July 8 at 3 p.m. Rev. Larry Brown and Gravel Run Baptist Church will be the guests. Dinner will be served following the 11 a.m. worship service. The church will also hold their annual Revival services from July 10 – 12 with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. and worship service at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest preachers/churches will be Rev. Irene Allen and Mount Gazerine Baptist Church on Tuesday, Rev. Terry Norman and Sharon Baptist Church on Wednesday, and Rev. Roy Spratley and Mount Poole Baptist Church on Thursday.
STONY CREEK – Galilee Baptist Church, 12792 Lee Avenue, is hosting a retirement celebration for Rev. Dr. Linwood A. James Sr. and First Lady Mildred James on July 22 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Herbert Holly and St. John Baptist Church of Stony Creek will be in charge of the occasion.
God’s Mission of Faith
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – God’s Mission of Faith, 3718 E. River Road, will be celebrating the anniversary of pastor Virginia Graham throughout the month of July.
Greater Faith AME Zion
PETERSBURG – Greater Faith AME Zion Church, 1301 Youngs Road, will hold their Vacation Bible School July 16 – 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. nightly. The theme is “Gear Up! Get Ready! Game on!” All ages are welcomed. Refreshments will be served nightly. For transportation and other information, call 804-732-5683 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Greater Hickory Hill Baptist
YALE – Greater Hickory Hill Baptist Church, 19285 Hickory Hill Road, will celebrate the 21st pastoral anniversary of Rev. Dr. Joe H. Caple on July 8 at 2 p.m. The guests will be Rev. Dr. Dorth Edwards Jr. of Morning Star Baptist Church in Jarratt and his church family.
Harvest International Full Gospel Center
PETERSBURG – Harvest International Full Gospel Baptist Center, Inc., 1017 W. Washington Street, will hold their annual Pastors, Ministers, Laypersons Fellowship (PMLF) from July 18 – 20 at noon and 6 p.m. daily. The theme is “The Prophets are Coming”. The registration fee is $25. A luncheon will be held during noonday services and refreshments will be served nightly at 6 p.m.
Hunting Quarter Baptist Church
STONY CREEK – The Women’s Ministry of Hunting Quarter Baptist Church, 16166 Hunting Quarter Church Road, will celebrate their annual Women’s Day program on July 15 at 11:30 a.m. The guest speaker is First Lady Frances F. Lewis of Salem Baptist Church in Emporia. Rev. Danny Moore of Salem Baptist Church will serve as worship leader. Music will be rendered by Rev. Kelsey Moore and Bethlehem Baptist Church in Jarratt. The color is white. Contacts persons are Sister Reather Mason at 804-731-0405 and Sister Linda Goode at 804-6912884.
Ivey Memorial United Methodist
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – Ivey Memorial United Methodist Church, 17120 Jefferson Davis Highway, will be hosting the “Rolling River Rampage” Vacation Bible School from July 9 – 13 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. Ages 2 1/2 years through current school year 5th graders (6th grade in fall of 2018) are welcome to join. The theme is “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you.” from Isaiah 43:2. Children will share music and Bible stories, enjoy a mid-morning snack and have a craft session to support the Bible story. Call the church office at 804-526-1350 or send an email to email@example.com to register your child or children.
Jesus Way Fellowship Center
PETERSBURG – Jesus Way Fellowship Center, 600 S. Crater Road, will hold their Vacation Bible School July 9 – 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. nightly. The theme is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus”. The program is free and open to all kids 4 years old through 6th grade.
WAVERLY – Liberty Baptist Church, 319 Railroad Avenue, will host its annual Vacation Bible School from July 10 – 12 at 6 p.m.
Little Bethel Baptist
PETERSBURG – Metropolitan Baptist Church, 1021 Halifax Street, will hold Vacation Bible School from July 16 – 20. The theme is “Game On: Gearing Up for Life’s Big Game!”, which is a bible-based, sports-centered, age-appropriate, missions-focused program for pre-kindergartners to adults. There will be crafts, music, and more. Classes will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. with a grab-and-go snack. The “Game On Victory Celebration” will be held on July 20.
PETERSBURG – Monumental Baptist Church, 2925 S. Crater Road, will host their “Game On” Vacation Bible School from July 23 – 27 from 6 – 8 p.m. The event is for all ages. For more information or to pre-register call the church at 804-733-8484.
Morning Star Baptist
PETERSBURG – Morning Star Baptist Church, 1660 Dupuy Road, will be celebrating their 108th anniversary on July 15 at 11 a.m. At 3 p.m., guest pastor Rev. Jonnie Fleming of Second Baptist Church in Chester will deliver the anniversary sermon. On July 28 the church will have Family and Friends Day from noon – 5 p.m. There will be food, games, entertainment, and special guest the Antique Cars Show.
Mount Carmel Baptist
HOPEWELL – Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 925 Arlington Road, will hold a Youth service on July 8 at 10:45 a.m. Minister Antonio Tucker Jr. and praise dancer God’s Anointing Kadarius Singleton will be the guests. Everyone is invited.
Mount Hope Baptist
PRINCE GEORGE – Mount Hope Baptist Church, 10300 Lawyers Road, will hold their Women’s Day anniversary celebration on July 8. The 9:45 a.m. service will be led by First Lady Gracie White; the 2 p.m. service will feature Rev. Sylvia E. Jones of Friendship Baptist Church in Hopewell and the choir and ushers of Union Branch Baptist Church of South Prince George. Lunch will be served after the 9:45 a.m. service from 12:30 – 1:45 p.m. The theme is “Stepping Out in Faith”. The color is white attire with yellow corsages. All are invited.
Mt. Calvary Baptist
HOPEWELL – Mt. Calvary Baptist church, 3806 Courthouse Road, will host the 2nd pastoral anniversary of pastor Vodricka L. Epps on July 15. Pre-celebration worship will begin at 11 a.m, with pastor William E. Johnson III of the Union Grove Baptist Church in South Chesterfield bringing forth the preached word. The “Celebration Worship Experience” will begin at 3 p.m., with pastor Kevin M. Northam of Olive Branch Baptist Church in Dinwiddie as the guest speaker. A repast will be served from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Mt. Moriah United Church of Christ
WAVERLY – Mt. Moriah United Church of Christ, 12499 Old Forty Road, will have guest speakers Apostle Eric Jones of New Directions Praise and Worship in Waverly on July 8 and Rev. Linda Skipper of St. John Baptist Church in Stony Creek on July 15 for Women’s Day at their 11 a.m. services. The public is invited.
Mt. Poole Baptist
FORD – The Music Ministry of Mt. Poole Baptist Church, 9515 Baltimore Road, will hold their first Combined anniversary on July 15 at 2 p.m. Dinner will be served following the 11 a.m. morning service.
New Hope Baptist
WAVERLY – New Hope Baptist Church, 18183 Old Forty Road, along with Galilee Baptist Church and St. John Baptist Church, will hold a combined Vacation Bible School July 9 – 13 at 7 p.m. nightly. Preschool children to adults from throughout the community are invited to take part in this program, with the theme “Jesus the Kingdom Builder, Strong Families, Churches and Communities”. There will be classes for all ages, crafts, games, snacks and Bible training.
Oak Grove Baptist
NORTH DINWIDDIE – Oak Grove Baptist Church, 7419 Boydton Plank Road, will hold their annual Homecoming service on July 8 at 3 p.m. with special guests Rev. Terry Norman and Sharon Baptist Church. The church will also have Revival services from July 9 – 13 with prayer and praise beginning at 7 p.m. and worship service at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The guest preachers are Rev. Dr. Juanita A.W. Harrison of Bethesda Baptist Church in Colonial Heights on Monday, Rev. Dr. Alonza Williams of Branches Run Baptist Church in Amelia Courthouse on Tuesday, Rev. Brad Atkins of Rock Freedom Ministries in Mount Airy, N.C. on Wednesday, Rev. Dr. Earl Thompson, of Oak Grove Baptist Church in Chesterfield on Thursday, and Rev. Herbert Holly of St. John Baptist Church in Stony Creek on Friday. Each pastor will be joined by their church ministries. All are invited.
Oak Grove Baptist
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – Oak Grove Baptist Church, 8021 Reedy Branch Road, will be having their Homecoming celebration on July 15 at 3 p.m. with special guest Friendship Baptist Church of Hopewell. The church will have Revival from July 17 – 19, with guests Rev. Dr. Robert Elliott Jr. and Morning Star Baptist Church of Spring Grove on July 17, Rev. Carlos Jordan and Rocky Mount Baptist Church of McKenney on July 18, and Rev. Gregory Williams and Morning Star Baptist Church of Petersburg on July 19, with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. followed by worship service at 7:30 p.m. Open to the public.
Olive Branch Baptist
DINWIDDIE – Olive Branch Baptist Church, 11119 Boydton Plank Road, will have Revival from July 9 – 13 with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. and worship service at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The theme is Hebrews 12:29 “For Our God is a Consuming Fire”. The guest preachers will be Rev. Dr. Phillip Williams of Petersburg on Monday, Rev. Norris Mills of Hopkinsville, KY on Tuesday – Thursday, and Rev. John Wynn of Richmond on Friday.
Royal Baptist Church
PETERSBURG – Royal Baptist Church, 316 Saint Mark Street, will celebrate the 33rd pastoral Anniversary for Dr. & Mrs. Phillip Williams as pastor and First Lady on July 8 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Jessie Gatlin of Charlottesville will be the guest preacher. The church will also hold their annual Vacation Bible School from July 16 – 20 from 6 – 8 p.m. each evening. The theme is “Jesus the Kingdom Builder; Strong Families, Churches and Communities.” Children and adult classes will be held. The public is cordially invited to attend.
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – Shiloh Baptist Church, 6711 Hickory Road, will be celebrating Women’s Day Weekend on July 7 – 8. The theme is “Women Finding Favor With God”, Ruth 2: 8 -12. The colors are purple/lavender and white. A mini workshop will be held on Saturday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to noon. The guest speaker will be pastor Evelyn Hall-Harris of First Baptist Church in Franklin. Her topic will be “Healing from the Inside Out: Increasing Awareness of the Emotional Causes of Physical Diseases”. The Women’s Day worship service will be at 11 a.m. on July 8. The guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Jennell Riddick of First Baptist Church in Franklin. The Women’s Day Choir will render the music and the Usher’s Ministry will serve. The church will also be celebrating All Ministries Day on July 22 at the 11 a.m. worship service. The theme is “Ministry Begins with Me”, 1 Peter 4:8 -11. Rev. Melissa N. Freeman will deliver the message, the Men of Praise Male Chorus will render the music, and the Usher’s Ministry will serve. The public is invited.
SUTHERLAND – Springfield Baptist Church, 1801 Exeter Mill Road, will have Homecoming on July 8 at 11 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., the special guests will be pastor Alonzo Williams and Branches Runn Baptist Church of Amelia. Lunch will be served from 12:45 – 2:45 p.m. Revival services will start Monday at 8 p.m. with prayer and praise at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Robert Diggs of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg will be the guest evangelist for the services. Guest churches are Marmora Baptist Church ushers and deacons on Monday, Mount Level Baptist Church of Amelia ushers and deacons on Tuesday, and Tabernacle Baptist Church ushers and deacons on Wednesday.
Swift Creek Baptist
COLONIAL HEIGHTS – Swift Creek Baptist Church, 18510 Branders Bridge Road, will have Vacation Bible School for age 5 – 6th grade on July 9 – 13 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:35 p.m. daily. The church is doing Lifeway’s “Game On!” Kids. For more information call the church at 804-520-1211 or visit swiftcreekbaptistchurch.com/resources/videos.
PETERSBURG – Third Baptist Church, 550 Farmer Street, will hold their annual Vacation Bible School on July 10 – 13 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. with the theme “Jesus the Kingdom Builder, Strong Families, Churches and Communities”. Pre-registration is currently being accepted and transportation is available by calling the church office at 804-732-6850. Registration will also be accepted on the day of the session. The public is invited.
Union Branch Baptist
CHESTERFIELD – Union Branch Baptist Church, 11519 River Road, will have an “afternoon of pampering” on July 21 from 1 – 4 p.m. The motivational speaker will be pastor Juliette Davis of Chesterfield. There will be educational and special workshops such as healthy cooking, fashion sense, “Gospelcise”, facial and hair care, and Paperzaai Jewelry. For more information and to register, visit www.unionbranch.org. Refreshments will be served. On July 22 at 9 a.m., the church will hold their Women of Worship Anniversary. The guest preacher is pastor Cheryl Moore of Durham, N.C. All women are asked to wear lavender and white.
Union Grove Baptist
SOUTH CHESTERFIELD – Union Grove Baptist Church, 19111 Church Road, will be hosting Leadership Training Part II with pastor Vodricka Epps & First Lady Tracy Epps of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Hopewell on July 21 from 10 a.m. to noon.
COLONIAL HEIGHTS – Woodlawn Baptist Church, 3120 Woodlawn Avenue, will be hosting their annual Vacation Bible School with the theme “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus” from July 16 – 19 from 5:45 – 8:30 p.m. Registration will be held on Saturday, July 14 at 10 a.m. with a special guest attending. Light refreshments will be served. VBS will be ending with Commencement on July 20at 7 p.m. with “nautical” refreshments following in the Activities Building. In addition to the classes for children ages 3 and up, the church will also have an adult VBS class. For more information, contact the church at 804-526-2179. This outreach ministry is free and open to the public.
PETERSBURG – The Ushers of Zion Baptist Church, 225 Byrne Street, will celebrate their 52nd anniversary on Sunday, July 15 at 3 p.m. The anniversary program will include an afternoon of worship through music and praise featuring the Tabernacle Baptist Church Male Chorus and First Lady Linda Clarke of Power and Praise Bibleway Church in Hopewell. The ushers of Bethany Baptist Church in Petersburg will serve. All ushers and the public are invited. For additional information, contact the church office at 804-733-7561.