CHURCH CALENDAR: Friday, May 27 | Religion


Banister Hill Baptist: Worship begins at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary with COVID-19 guidelines or on 98.9 FM in the parking lot and on Facebook. Sunday School class will be at 6 p.m. on Thursday on Facebook. Women’s Day will be celebrated at 11 a.m. during the June 12 service with First Lady Erica Scott of Zion Grove Baptist Church. The pastor is the Reverend Dr. William F. Carr.

Berry Hill Baptist: The service will be at 9:30 a.m. A mask and social distancing are required, or tune your radios to FM 88.9 upon arrival. The service is also accessible by telephone by calling 602-580-9318 using the access code 2491024. Reverend Ronnie Haynes is a pastor.

Beth Car Baptist: The title of the sermon is “When We Remember” with scripture from Joshua 3:9-4:9. The next evening will be at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 5. An extravagant musical program presented by the children of the Reverend Reggie Warren. Their talents seem too good to miss. Invite your friends and family. An ice cream party will take place after the program in the Mary Barksdale Hall. Everything will be provided and no other dessert is requested. June’s mission will be delivering cookies to local firefighters and police officers on June 13th to show our appreciation and support for all they do to keep the community safe. Leave all bagged cookies in the church kitchen on June 12. Online Bible study is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and on Facebook. Don’t forget to listen in the parking lot by tuning in to FM 87.7 or watch the service live or recorded on the Facebook page.

Blue Wing Grove Baptist: Worship service begins at 10 a.m., either indoors practicing social distancing and required face coverings, or tuning in to 89.9 FM in the parking lot. The conference call number is 425-436-6318, the passcode is 3010822. Pastor Coleman or Minister Jackie Coleman will deliver the message. Music will be provided by Lionel Best Jr. and Isiah Boxley-Bellamy. The church conference will be at 11 a.m. on June 4. The pastor is Graham Coleman.

Cherry Hill United Methodist: Worship begins at 10 a.m. Sunday school follows at 11 a.m. A nursery and an access ramp to the sanctuary are available. For masks or distancing, please exercise discretion. The pastor is Pat Neilsen.

Church of God of Prophecy: In-person Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. with classes for all ages. Worship will follow at 11 a.m. in person, on the church’s Facebook page, or by radio in the parking lot on 88.7 FM. Sunday evening service will be at 6 p.m. The prayer meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Bible study is at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. The women’s Bible book study, “Having a Heart of Mary in Martha’s World,” will begin at 6 a.m. Friday at 6014 Black Walnut Rd. The men’s Bible study will also be held at the same location.

County Line Missionary Baptist: Indoor worship begins at 10 a.m. Nurses will check temperatures. Masks must be worn. Hand sanitizer should be used. The seats are all other benches. The summary Sunday school lesson is followed by morning worship. In the car park, the faithful can listen on their car radio at 88.5 FM. The sermon is posted on the church’s Facebook page. The pastor is the Reverend Dr. Otis Dillard.

Cross Roads Baptist: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Praise and testimony will follow at 10:45 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m. Temperature checks will be carried out and masks will be mandatory. Reverend Steve Wilson is a pastor.

Crystal Hill Baptist: Sunday school starts at 9:00 a.m. Worship follows at 9:30 a.m. or via 88.3 in the church parking lot. The pastor is Dr. Louis S. Leigh Sr.

Dan River Bethel Baptist: Worship will be held at 9 a.m. in the sanctuary. Pastor Dwight L. Wilkerson will deliver the message. Masks and social distancing will be respected.

Baptist of Elkhorn: Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. Immediately after church school, the Elkhorn Gospel Chorus will lead the prayer and worship service at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Ronald J. Rodgers will have the call to worship. On this Memorial Day Sunday, Pastor Letaz S. Jones Sr. of Strickland Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Four Oaks, North Carolina will deliver the preached word.

First Baptist, 815 Main Street North: The prayer team meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by Bible study and worship. The church office will be closed on Monday. No bereavement sharing or children’s choir will take place on Monday. Tuesday evening Bible study will begin at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian: The acting pastor is Reverend Glenn Coleman. Sunday school will be at 10 a.m. with special recognition from service staff. Worship will follow at 11 a.m. No daycare is provided.

Grace Baptist: Worship begins at 9 a.m. in person and on Facebook Live. The title of this week’s sermon is “Judgment Continues, Part II” with Scripture from Revelation 17. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. The Bible study will take place at 6:30 p.m. in person and on Facebook Live on Wednesday.

Hunting Creek Baptist: Sunday school will be at 11:00 a.m. with a worship service to follow. Prayer and Bible study will take place on Wednesdays at 7 p.m.

Main Street United Methodist: Sunday school begins at 10:00 a.m. for children through grade five and adults followed by worship time at 11:00 a.m. A crib is provided. The services are available on the Facebook page. The church office will be closed on Monday. No Bible study or Boy Scout meeting on Monday. Crafty Critters will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Bible study and dinner will be at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

McCanless Memorial United Methodist: Worship will begin at 9:30 a.m. For masks, use your own discretion. Join Pastor Johnny at the Busy Bean Mondays and Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Come talk or read and/or pray. The pastor is the Reverend Johnny Tucker.

Baptist of Mount Vernon: The food box distribution will take place Saturday at 10 a.m. at the South Boston Church of God. The Genesis Bible study begins at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Worship begins at 11 a.m. with a special offering for the cemetery fund. The Memorial Day service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Halifax National War Memorial. The Memorial Day service will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the Halifax War Memorial. Choir practice begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays. Deacons and deaconesses will meet at 10 a.m. on June 12. The pastor is Reverend Bill Wilkins.

New Baptist Shiloh: Sunday school will be at 9:30 a.m., followed by a church service at 11 a.m. Remember everyone in prayer. Reverend Sylvester Crawley is a pastor.

New Baptist of Zion: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. and church service begins immediately after Sunday school. You can listen to the radio at 87.9 FM in the parking lot. Both services can be heard. Indoor service is available to anyone wishing to enter, but in accordance with COVID-19 guidelines, masks and social distancing are required. May God continue to bless each of you. The pastor is Reverend Willie Yancey.

Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist: Sunday school service begins at 9:45 a.m. and morning worship follows at 11 a.m. with social distancing guidelines and face masks required. The pastor is Reverend Jackie Stamps.

Baptist of Piney Grove: Sunday School is from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. on the first, second, and third Sundays. Worship begins at 10 a.m. on the first, second, and third Sundays. Bible study takes place from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. every Wednesday. Masks are mandatory. Will have temperature checks and practice social distancing. Parking service will be provided by the 88.1 FM radio station. The church and cleanup will begin at 10 a.m. on May 28. The church conference will be at 10 a.m. on June 4. The pastor is Reverend Anthony Jones.

Saint John Episcopal: A service of the Holy Eucharist will be held at 10 a.m. A fully equipped daycare center is available during worship time. A healing service with the Holy Eucharist will be held Wednesday at noon. For more information, call the church office at 476-6696 or email [email protected] The rector is the Reverend Timothy Jones.

Second Baptist: All services are in the small sanctuary. Sunday school will start at 10:00 a.m. followed by a worship service at 11:00 a.m. This week’s message is taken from Matthew 5: 1-3 “Blessed are the humble”. Wednesday evening prayer will begin at 6 p.m. Bible study will follow at 6:30 p.m. Next week’s study will be Philippians 4:10-23 Reverend John Lewandowski, pastor.

shaded grove United Methodist: Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. and worship service follows at 11 a.m. This week’s Bible study will focus on the Gospel of John chapter by chapter and verse by verse. Coffee with the Pastor will be from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Mondays and Tuesdays at the Busy Bean. The pastor is Johnny Tucker.

South Boston The Church of Christ: Morning Bible study is at 10:00 a.m. and worship is at 11:00 a.m. Midweek Bible study is at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. A private Bible study is available upon request. Free correspondence Bible courses are available by calling (434) 575-7138. Check out the website at Listen to the “Power and the Glory” radio show at 9:20 a.m. Sunday mornings on WHLF 95.3.

Union Grove: The prayer line is Monday through Sunday at 7 a.m. Call 1-605-475-2200 and use code 4515511 to access. Bible study takes place on Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m. online via Zoom or on Facebook Live. Worship is held at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary in accordance with CDC guidelines. Masks are mandatory as well as temperature checks and the practice of social distancing. The service can also be streamed online via Facebook Live. The pastor is Charles Hudson.

Willow Oak CChristiane, Virgilina

Sunday group Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m. Worship service with song, prayer, fellowship and message at 11 a.m. Dr. Mike Haskett is minister.

Hill of Zion Missionary Baptist

Beginning of worship at 10 a.m. – Indoor worship or parking service. Tune in to 87.9 on your radio. For indoor worship, remember to wear face masks and social distance. The pastor is Rodney L. Dillard.

St. Matthew Baptist Church will celebrate the 15th Pastoral Anniversary of Rev. Dr. Alfred L. and Lottie Chandler on Sunday, June 5. The service will begin at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Bishop Gerald K. Franklin of New Ephesus Baptist Church, Semora, North Carolina.

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