Abiding Branch Christian Ministries: Abiding Branch Christian Ministries will be celebrating their 12th church anniversary at 11 a.m. on Sunday. In the afternoon at 3 p.m. there will be a pastoral anniversary with guest speaker Pastor Kevin Kernodle of Sun Rise Missionary Baptist, Penbrook. Dinner will be served 1:30 p.m. between services. 

Berry Hill Baptist: Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship will follow at 11 a.m. The church will be hosting Hangout Friday at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, March 6 for ages 16 and up. Minister Anthony Womack will conduct a suicide awareness meeting at 9 a.m. on Saturday, March 7. The Rev. Ronnie Haynes is pastor. 

Beth Car Baptist: Dr. Eldridge Cullum IV is pastor and can be reached at 434-476-2567. Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Easy exercise class will be at 6:30 p.m. each Tuesday and Thursday. Watch the service by going to www.bethcarbaptist.net. Prayer requests, announcements and refreshments on Sunday mornings at 9:45 am in the Mary Barksdale Assembly Room, followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. Nursery is provided during Sunday school and worship.  

Bethel Grove Baptist: Sunday school will start at 9:45 a.m. Worship service/Holy Communion will be at 11:30 a.m. A church meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 6. The pastoral anniversary will start at 3 p.m. on March 29. More details will be forthcoming. Pastor is the Rev. Marvin Lee Bowman. 

Blue Wing Grove Baptist: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Worship service is at 11 a.m. with Pastor Graham Coleman and the senior choir in charge 

Cherry Hill United Methodist: Worship will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday school will start at 11 a.m. Nursery is available. Access ramp to the sanctuary is available. Ministry is all-inclusive. Pastor is Patricia Neilsen. 

Church Of The Good Shepherd, South Hill: Regular weekend Masses are Saturday Bilingual Vigil at 7:15 p.m. and at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Stations of the Cross are at 6 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Reconciliation is every Saturday before Mass and by appointment. Weekday Mass will be at noon on Wednesday. For additional information, call the church at (434) 447-3622.

County Line Missionary Baptist: Prayer and praise are at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Altar prayer will be at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45. Praise team is in charge of praise time at 11. Holy Communion will be observed during the morning worship service. Support the NAACP King. Prayer service and Bible study will start at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard.

Cross Roads Baptist: Sunday school will start at 10 a.m. Morning worship follows at 11 a.m. Bible study will begin at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Steve Wilson.

Dan River Bethel Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Praise service begins at 10:45 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m. with Pastor Dwight Wilkerson bringing the message. The youth choir will render the music. The annual youth revival will be at 7 nightly March 9 through March 11 with Minister Trayvon Ragsdale. 

Deliverance Tabernacle of Apostolic Faith: School of Wisdom is held at 9:45 a.m. on Sunday. Worship is at 11 a.m. (Men’s Sunday). Live Hour of Power is held at 6 p.m. on Sunday. Women’s meeting, men’s meeting and youth meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. every Monday. Bible class held weekly at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Pastor is Bishop Lawrence Richard Burrell. 

Ebenezer CME: Church school begins at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship starts at 11. Bible study will be at noon on Saturday. Holy Communion will be celebrated on Sunday. The senior choir will render praises in song. The Rev. Blanche J. Stewart is pastor. 

Elkhorn Baptist: Prayer begins at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday school will follow at 9:30. Worship service will start at 11 a.m. Elkhorn senior choir will minister in song. For morning worship, Pastor Ronald Rodgers will deliver the preached Word. Following the Word, Communion will be served. At 2:30 p.m., Elkhorn will host its annual Deacons, Deaconesses and Trustees’ Day. Pastor John Elliott and the New Vernon Baptist Church  will render the service. All Deaconesses are asked to dress in white. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. 

Ellis Creek Missionary Baptist: Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Morning worship begins at 11:30. Food bank distribution will be from 9 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 10. Pastor is Julian Miller. 

First Baptist, Ferry Street: Sunday school will start at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship begins at 11. Music will be rendered by the male chorus. Dr. Allan G. Smith Sr. will deliver the message, “Hot or Cold,” taken from Revelation 3:14-22.  

First Baptist, 815 N. Main St.: First Sunday of Lent – Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m. Worship service (Men’s Sunday) will start at 11 a.m. Bible study in the Faith Café’ will be from 4 to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Monday – 1 p.m., Grief Share in Faith Café’; 4 – 5 p.m. children’s choir; 6:30 p.m. Grief Share in Faith Café’. Chancel choir practice will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.               

First Baptist, News Ferry: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Music will be rendered by the inspirational choir. The pastor is the Rev. Dr. Ronnie L. Keene.

First Presbyterian: Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. Worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. Rich Henderson will be the guest speaker once again. Nursery is provided for children through second grade. Women’s Bible study meets at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday.             

Glenwood United Methodist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship service begins at 11:15 a.m. Pastor is Betty Marshall.

Grace Baptist: Worship service will be at 9 and 11 a.m. The sermon title for this week is “The Power of Now.” Scripture is from 2 Corinthians 6: 1-2. Children’s church starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Kidzlife is at 5 p.m. Bible study begins at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.  

Hackbery Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship will follow at 11 a.m. Prayer and Bible study will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Hubert Pannell.

Household Of Faith Apostolic: Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Morning jubilee will begin at 11:30 a.m. Prayer starts at 8 a.m. on the first and third Saturday. Elder Bullock Jr., Fisher of Men Church of Our Lord Jesus Christ Church, will guest speaker at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Pastor is William Howerton Sr. 

Main Street United Methodist: Sunday school meets at 10 a.m. Worship will begin at 11 a.m. with nursery provided. Monday - prayer group will meet at 6:30 p.m.; Humane Society meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday – Bible study will be at 10:25 a.m., SPRC meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday – Lenten luncheon will be at noon at First Presbyterian Church, chancel bells will practice at 6:15 p.m., chancel choir will practice at 6:45 p.m. Thursday – membership care committee meeting will be at 1:30 p.m., crafty critters will meet at 2 p.m. and men’s Bible study will be at 5:30 p.m. 

Mayo Grove Baptist: Sunday school meets at 10 a.m. Worship service follows at 11:15 with Pastor Allen to bring the Word and the mass choir to sing. The Rev. Vaxaeadrene Allen is pastor.

McCanless Memorial United Methodist: Sunday school meets at 10 a.m. Worship service is at 11 a.m. Choir practice will be at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday. A business meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Pastor is the Rev. Joe Trickey Jr.  

Millstone Baptist: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship service will start at 10:45 a.m. Pastor is the Rev. Paul Crews.

Mountain Grove Missionary Baptist: Sunday school will be from 9:45 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Morning worship starts at 11 a.m. Bible study is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The annual birthday celebration service will be at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8, with the Rev. Delano Medley and Ebenezer Baptist Church as guests. Deacon Franklin Howerton is board chairman. 

Mt. Olive Baptist: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship follows at 11. Bible study starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. 

Mt. Pleasant Baptist: Guest preacher for the month of March is Evangelist Loretta Bailey of Salem Baptist Church, Red Oak. Worship service will be at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Sundays. 

Mt. Vernon Baptist:

w Bible study on “Ezekiel” at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Worship service will begin at 11 a.m. “3:6 Teen” youth will meet at 6 p.m. Christian movie night will be at 6 p.m. on Monday. Community women’s Bible study, Beth Moore “Quest,” will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Choir practice will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Church fellowship meal at Four Oaks restaurant will be at 6:30 p.m. on Friday. The men’s fellowship breakfast at Sutherlin Barn will be at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 7. The deacons and deaconesses will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 8. Pastor is the Rev. Bill Wilkins.

New Arbor Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Morning worship will follow at 11:15 a.m. Bible study starts at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Nelson Stamps.  

New Life Baptist: Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m. Worship service is at 11 a.m. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. Evening service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday. P. W. Bruce is overseer. 

New Shiloh Baptist: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. every first through fifth Sundays. Regular church service is every first through fourth Sundays with prayer/praise service starting at 11 a.m. and regular worship service starting at 11:30 a.m. Prayer/Bible study will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Pastor is Sylvester Crawley. 

New Zion Baptist: Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. Bible study will be at noon on Wednesday. Missionaries are asking all members to continue to bring canned food for the Harvest House. The month of March the canned food is lima beans. An old time singing fest will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29. Different male groups have been invited. Light refreshments will be served after the program. Communion service will be held during morning worship on Sunday. The missionary annual pew rally will be Sunday with Minister Naomi Boulden preaching. Pastor is the Rev. Willie Yancey. 

North Fork Baptist: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. with worship service at 11 a.m. Pastor of the church is Doug Ballew.

Owens Grove Baptist: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Testimony service will begin at 10:45 a.m. Worship service is at 11 a.m. the first through the fourth Sundays. Pastor is John M. Leigh.

Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist: Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship follows at 11 a.m. Prayer and Bible study will be at noon on Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Jackie Stamps.

Piney Grove Baptist: Sunday school is every week except the fifth Sunday at 9:45 a.m. Worship service will be at 11 a.m. the first, second and third Sundays. On Sunday, a finance meeting will be at 11 a.m. and church conference at noon. Pastor Jones, unity choir and ushers will be in charge of the service on Sunday. Holy Communion will be observed. Bible study will be from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. on March 11. Pastor is the Rev. Anthony Jones.

Revelation Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. Sunday night service starts at 6 p.m. Wednesday night Bible study and prayer service starts at 7 p.m. Pastor is Kenneth Dunn.

Saint John’s Episcopal: A service of Holy Eucharist will be held at 10 a.m. on Sunday followed by coffee time. For further information, call the church office at 476-6696.  

Second Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. followed by worship service at 11 a.m. Prayer meeting is at 6 p.m. followed by Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The Rev. John Lewandowski is pastor. 

Shady Grove United Methodist: Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. with worship service following at 11 a.m. Nursery is available. Join Pastor Shayne for lunch from noon until 1 p.m. on Wednesdays at Windmill Bakery. Bible study group meets from noon until 1 p.m. on Thursdays. The youth will have a spaghetti lunch after worship service on Sunday. Donations will be accepted to support the youth ministry. Pastor is Shayne Estes.  

South Boston Church of Christ: Sunday morning Bible study is at 10 a.m. Worship service follows at 11 a.m. Sunday evening service will be at 6. Mid-week Bible study is at 7 on Wednesday evening. Private Bible study is available by request. Free Bible correspondence courses are available by calling 434-575-7138. Visit the Blessing Box in front of the church building. View the website at www.sobochurchofchrist.com. Listen to the “Power and the Glory” radio program at 9:35 on Sunday mornings on WHLF 95.3. 

Spanish Grove Baptist: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. followed by praise, testimony and morning worship at 10:30. Pastor Womack will be delivering the morning worship message. Weekly Bible study is at 6 p.m. each Wednesday by conference call to 515-604-9094 with access # 424309671. Usher’s anniversary will begin at 3 p.m. on March 15. The Rev. Bruce Featherstone, pastor of Silver Creek Baptist Church, Danville, along with his choir, ushers and church family will be the guests. The Rev. Ronnie Womack is pastor. 

St. Catherine Of Siena Roman Catholic: Regular weekend Masses are Saturday Vigil at 4 p.m. and at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Stations of the Cross are at 3 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Reconciliation is every Saturday before Mass and by appointment Weekday Mass is at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. For additional information, call the church at (434) 374-8408.

St. James Missionary Baptist: Church school will begin at 10 a.m. followed by worship service at 11:30. The Holy Word will be preached by the Rev. Ricky Sampsom, Associate Minister, of the First Baptist Church in Roxboro, North Carolina. The gospel chorus will render musical praises. Deacon Walter W. Hayes Jr. is board chairman. 

St. Matthew Baptist: Sunday school meets at 10 a.m. every Sunday except the fifth Sunday. Worship service starts at 11:30 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays. The gospel chorus anniversary celebration will be at 4 p.m. on Saturday with a musical program. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Alfred L. Chandler. 

St. Michael AME: Pastor of the church is George W. Ford Sr. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Worship service will follow at 11 a.m. with the service of Holy Communion.

St. Paschal Baylon Catholic: Regular weekend Masses are Saturday Vigil at 5 p.m. and at 11 a.m. on Sunday. Stations of the Cross are at 12:15 p.m. every Friday during Lent. Reconciliation is every Saturday before Mass and by appointment Weekday Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday. For additional information, call the church at (434) 572-2285.

Sunflower Baptist: Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Hour-of-Power is from 11 a.m. till noon the first and third Sundays;  Regular service starts at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays with the Rev. Robert  Tucker Jr. presiding. Missionary will resume their regular meetings at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible study will continue teleconference through the month of March. Dial 1-712-432-3900, enter code # 693378 to join the conference call. The Sunflower Baptist usher board will be celebrating their 52nd ushers’ anniversary at 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 7, with a musical program. Little Mount Zion, Gretna, Vision, and several more will be rendering the music of praise. Pastor is the Rev. Robert Tucker Jr.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Sacrament meeting is at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday school for youth and for adults begins at 11:10 a.m. on the first and third Sundays. Adult (Priesthood and Relief Society) and youth (young men and young women) meetings begin at 11:10 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. The primary program for children 12 years of age and under, begins at 11:10 a.m. each Sunday. Meetings end at noon. Fast and testimony meeting is the first Sunday of each month. Genealogy workshops, beginners and advanced alike, will meet at 6:30 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of the month at the church building. Addiction recovery programs ldsarp.org meets at 7 p.m. on Sundays at the Stake Center and at 7 p.m. on Thursdays at the South Boston building. 

Traynham Grove Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Morning worship follows at 11:30 with Pastor Keen delivering the message. The sunbeam choir will sing songs of praise. The male chorus will celebrate their 19th anniversary at 3 p.m. on March 8. Come be blessed! Bible study/prayer service starts at 6:30 each Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. William A. Keen.

Union Christian: Sunday worship services are at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. Bible study will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor is Norman Talley.  

Union Grove CME: Church conference will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29. Gospel ensemble rehearsal will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Music will be rendered by the gospel ensemble. Holy Communion will be observed.  Zone 3 Missionary Day will be held at St. Paul CME Church at 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 7. Bible study will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Prayer is at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Pastor is the Rev. Charles Hudson.  

Wesley Chapel CME: Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. followed by morning worship at 11 every first, third and fourth Sundays. Music will be by the senior choir. Holy Communion will be observed right after morning worship. The Rev. Matthew Richardson III is pastor. 

Willow Oak Christian, Virgilina: Sunday prayer time starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school classes for all ages meet at 9:45 a.m. Fellowship is at 10:30 a.m. Worship through songs, prayer, communion and scripture starts at 11 a.m. Dr. Michael Haskett is minister.  

Zion Grove Baptist: Church conference meeting is being held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 29. Sunday school is held at 10 a.m. except on the fifth Sunday. Worship service on the first and third Sundays will begin at 11:15 a.m. Holy Communion will be observed this Sunday. Prayer and Bible studies are held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Tony Scott.

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