August 28, 2008

Church & Religious Group Activities

Revival: Ohio Street of God, 4919 Ohio St. in Spring Hill, is having revival services at 7 p.m. through Aug. 29. Ray Whittington is the guest speaker. For more information, call 776-4178 or 590- 3741.

Gospel Sing/Spaghetti Dinner: A gospel sing and spaghetti dinner will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the Poca High School gymnasium. Admission is a $6 donation, to go to the Poca Dots girls basketball team. Singers include Lexie Lanham, The Harvest Trio, The Gospel Word Quartet, Martha Syner and Roy Guthrie. For more information, call Brady Lanham, 776-5129.

Gospel Concerts Sumerco Church of God will present several gospel music performances in September. Justified will perform at 6 p.m. Sept. 7; Three Generations will sing at 10 a.m. Sept. 21 and Out- Reach-4 will sing at 6 p.m. Sept. 28. For more information, call Pastor Richard McCallister, 524-7390.

Back To School Bash: Freedom Baptist Church, 6602 Roosevelt Ave., Charleston, is having a Back To School Bash from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30. There will be games, snow cones, popcorn, prizes and back to school items. Call 304-590-0222 for more details.

Gospel Sing: Brown's Creek Church of God on Brown's Creek Road is hosting a gospel sing at 7 p.m. Aug. 29, featuring the Redemption Road Quartet from Nashville, Tenn., and the Homeland Quartet.

Friends in Christ Sunday School: The works of Jane Austen will be used to illustrate scriptural teachings in the Friends in Christ Sunday School at First Baptist Church of St. Albans. The class will meet at 9:45 a.m. on Sundays beginning in mid-September and continuing until the first Sunday in Advent. For more information about attending, call the church office, 727-4661.

Bride of Christ Services: Bride of Christ Baptist Church will have special services at 1 p.m. on the fourth Sunday of each month. Lunch will be provided, along with singing and fellowship. For more information, call Bill Pistore, 722-2498, or the Rev. Dana Brown, 306-4254.

CBMC Breakfast: The Charleston Christian Business Men's Committee's weekly prayer breakfast/meeting begins at 7 a.m. Thursdays at the South Charleston Hardee's on MacCorkle Avenue. The nondenominational meeting includes Bible study and discussion of "The Purpose Driven Life" by Rick Warren. For more information, call Dean Martin at 304-984-2420.

'Insectman': Retired schoolteacher and amateur entomologist Karl Priest is available as the "Insectman" for presentations to church congregations and youth groups. For more details, call Priest, 769- 0217, or send e-mail to [email protected] The Web address is

'Day 7': Grace Church at 499 Second Ave. in South Charleston has started a new, contemporary service called "Day 7." These services, featuring a live band, begin at 7:47 p.m. on the first Saturday of each month. Refreshments will be served.

Men's Spirituality Group: Men of all ages are invited to participate in weekly discussion and support focusing on male spirituality at the West Virginia Institute for Spirituality, 1601 Virginia St., East, Charleston, Tuesdays from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. Call WVIS, 345-0926, or Bob Sylvester, 552-9661, for further details.

Clothing Giveaway: St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 702 Hansford St. in St. Albans, gives away clothes (sizes 0 to adult) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the last Saturday of each month. For more information, call 722-2702.

Caravan: St. Albans Church of the Nazarene invites children to join Caravan, a Christ-centered Scouting program for boys and girls ages 5 to 12. Caravaners meet at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays in the church, 723 Hansford St. For more information, call 727-5152.

Kids' Clubhouse: Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to be a part of "Kids' Clubhouse," which meets at 7 p.m. every Wednesday in the Activity Building of the First Church of God, 1234 Payne Ave., Dunbar. Come for an evening of games, crafts, music and lessons led by a group of caring, loving people.

Prayer & Healing School: Shining Light Celebration Church, 1800 Fifth Ave. in Charleston, conducts Prayer & Healing School from 1 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday at the church. The church also is offering a theology degree. For more information, call 344-5959.

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