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Abiding Branch Christian Ministries: Sunday school begins each week at 9:30 a.m. followed by worship service at 10:30 with Wallace M. Pierce, pastor. Midweek service will be at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Bible study is via teleconference 712-770-4005, access code 277702.  

Banister Hill Baptist: Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m. Worship begins at 11 a.m. with music rendered by the gospel chorus. Bible class starts at 5:45 p.m. on Wednesday. The youth group will attend the play Frozen at The Prizery at 3 p.m. on Sunday. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. William F. Carr.

Berry Hill Baptist: Sunday school meets at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship follows at 11. Bible study is held at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Ronnie Haynes.

Beth Car Baptist: Dr. Eldridge Cullum IV is pastor and can be reached at 434-476-2567. A new sermon series has begun on Love One Another. Prayer requests, announcements and refreshments will be at 9:45 on Sunday mornings in the Mary Barksdale Assembly Room followed by Sunday school at 10 a.m., and worship service begins at 11 a.m.  The sermon title will be “An Attitude of gratitude.” Nursery is provided during Sunday school and worship. Bible study will begin at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. Exercise classes will be at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday. Watch the service by going to www.bethcarbaptist.net

Bethel Grove Baptist: Sunday school begins at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship service will begin at 11:30 a.m. Pastor M. Lee Bowman and the Voices of Vision will be in charge. Pastor of the church is the Rev. Marvin Lee Bowman. 

Black Walnut Baptist: Sunday school meets at 10 a.m. and worship service follows at 11 a.m. Adult, youth and children have Bible study at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Operation Christmas child shoeboxes are due by Sunday. People also can donate money to help with the shipping cost. The community shut-in Thanksgiving luncheon will be on Saturday. See the Willing Hearts to add someone to the list or see where one can help. The church will join Faith Mennonite Church for a Thanksgiving service at 6 p.m. on Sunday. A Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday at the church. The Hanging of the Greens service will be at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. The Rev. Raymond Wooten is pastor. 

Blue Wing Grove Baptist: Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. Morning worship begins at 11 a.m. with Pastor Coleman and the inspirational choir in charge. Pastor is Graham Coleman.

Cherry Hill United Methodist: Worship will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday school is at 11 a.m. Nursery is available. Access ramp is available. Ministry is all-inclusive. A Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Mt. Cana UMC. Pastor is Patricia Neilsen.  

Church Of The Good Shepherd: Regular weekend Masses are Saturday Bilingual Vigil at 7:15 p.m. and at 8 a.m. on Sunday. Reconciliation is every Saturday before Mass and by appointment. Weekday Mass is at noon on Wednesday. For additional information, call the church at 434-447-3622. 

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Sacrament meeting begins at 10 a.m. on Sundays. Sunday school for youth and for adults begins at 11:10 a.m. on the first and third of the month. 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, meets 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. 

County Line Missionary Baptist: Prayer and praise will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday. Altar prayer meets at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday school is at 9:45. Praise team is in charge of praise time at 11. No prayer service or Bible study on Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Otis Dillard.  

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

Crystal Hill Baptist: Prayer service starts at 9 a.m. Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Worship follows at 11 a.m. The 33rd anniversary of Pastor Dr. Louis S. Leigh Sr. will be celebrated at 3 p.m. Pastor Leigh Jr. of First African Baptist Church will be guest. Noonday Bible class is held each Wednesday. Bible study and prayer service begins at 7 p.m. each Wednesday night. The Owen Grove choir will render the music for the 33rd anniversary service for Pastor Leigh at 3 p.m. on Nov. 24. Pastor is Dr. Louis S. Leigh Sr. 

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 Willing Gospel Singers will render the music. 

Ebenezer Baptist: Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. Worship will be at 11 a.m. Sunday. The male chorus will sing. The Rev. Blanche Stewart is pastor. 

Elkhorn Baptist Church: Prayer will begin at 9 a.m. on Sunday. Sunday school will follow at 9:30. Sister Barbara Barley will facilitate the lesson. Prayer, praise and worship service will start at 11. Elkhorn Combined Choir will  minister in song. Pastor Ronald Rodgers will deliver the preached Word. Following morning service, lunch will be served in the EBC fellowship hall. At 2:30, Elkhorn Baptist Church will celebrate its 131st church anniversary. Special guests for the service will be Pastor Delano Medley accompanied by choir, ushers, members and friends of Ebenezer Baptist Church family.  

Ellis Creek Missionary Baptist: Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Worship is at 11:30 a.m. Pastor is Julian Miller. 

Fellowship Baptist: Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Worship service follows at 11 a.m. Bible study begins at 5:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Pastor is Robert Wimbish. 

First Baptist, 220 Ferry Street: Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. Thanksgiving worship service will be at 11 a.m. Music will be rendered by the U.R. Booker Memorial Gospel Choir. Dr. Allan G. Smith Sr., pastor, will deliver the message “Be Grateful,” taken from I Thessalonians 5:18. 

First Baptist, News Ferry: Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Worship is at 11 a.m. Music will be rendered by the Gospel Angels. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Ronnie L. Keene. 

First Baptist, 815 N. Main St.: Sunday Bible study begins at 9:45 a.m. Worship service with the Rev. Garrett Bowman starts at 11 a.m. Grief Share in Faith Café, 1 p.m. on Monday; children’s choir 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Grief Share in Faith Café at 6:30 p.m. Community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. at Main Street United Methodist Church with speaker, the Rev. Garrett Bowman. No chancel choir practice on Wednesday. Office closed on Thursday and Friday. 

First Presbyterian: Sunday school begins at 9:30. Worship service will start at 10:30 a.m. Nursery is provided for children through second grade. Guest speaker will be Joyce Perez. Women›s Bible study meets at 10:30 a.m. each Thursday. Men of the church will meet at 7 p.m. each Thursday. 

Five Forks Baptist: Sunday school begins at 9:30 a.m. Church services start at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays. Guest speaker for Sunday will be the Rev. James Jones. At 3 p.m. on Dec. 8, the Rev. Scot McKenzie, pastor of Corner Road Baptist Church in Java will be guest speaker along with the Anointed Brothers in Christ.

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. Children’s church starts at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Kidzlife starts at 5 p.m. No Wednesday night activities.

Hackberry Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship will follow at 11 a.m. Bible study starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Elect Lady Pannell will be at Union Grove Methodist Church at 10 a.m. on Saturday for the honoring God workshop. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Hubert Pannell. 

Household Of Faith Apostolic: Sunday school meets at 10 a.m. Morning jubilee will begin at 11:30 a.m. Bishop Calloway will be guest speaker at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. Prayer and Bible study starts at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Prayer will be at 8 a.m. on the first and third Saturdays. Pastor is William Howerton Sr. 

Main Street United Methodist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Thanksgiving service will follow at 11 a.m. (Nursery provided). Prayer group meets at 6:30 p.m. on Monday; community Thanksgiving service will be at 7 p.m. No music activities will be held on Wednesday. Church office will be closed Thursday and Friday. Christmas wreath pickup is from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 30, in the educational building.

Mayo Grove Baptist: Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. and worship service will follow 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 p.m. on Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Joe Trickey Jr. 

Memorial Baptist: Pastor Robert Wimbush will be the guest speaker, along with his congregation from Fellowship Baptist Church at 11 a.m. on Sunday for Old Fashion Day. A pre-thanksgiving dinner will follow the morning worship service. Pastor is Richard Terry. 

Mountain Grove Missionary Baptist: Sunday school is from 9:45 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Morning worship begins at 11 a.m. Prayer/praise/Bible study is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Deacon Franklin Howerton is board chairman.  

Mt. Olive Baptist: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m., and morning worship service will follow at 11 a.m. Noonday prayer is on Wednesday. Mid-week Bible study is at 7 p.m. The initial sermon from Brother Garryin Yancey will be at 3 p.m. on Dec. 1. 

Mt. Pleasant Baptist: The Rev. James Jones is guest preacher for the month of November. Worship service is held at 11:30 a.m. every first and third Sundays. 

Mt. Vernon Baptist: Prepare dinner at Ronald McDonald House will be on Saturday. Bible study starts at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Worship service is at 11 a.m. Practice for the Living Christmas Tree program will be at 4 p.m. A community Thanksgiving service will be held 6 p.m. at Mt. Vernon Baptist. The Victory Cowboy Church Thanksgiving meal and service will be at 6 p.m. on Tuesday. A free community Thanksgiving lunch at the Oak Level Volunteer Fire Department will be at noon on Thursday with take outs for the shut-ins. The Living Christmas Tree choir will be singing at 3 p.m. at the Woodview.  Pastor is the Rev. Bill Wilkins.

New Arbor Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship follows at 11:15. 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. followed by worship service at 11 a.m. Bible study is held at 7 p.m. every Wednesday. Thanksgiving Day service will be held at 11 a.m. on Nov. 28. Elder Jerome Clauden will deliver the message. P. W. Bruce is overseer. 

New Shiloh Baptist: Sunday school is at 9:30 a.m. the first through fifth Sundays. Every first through fourth Sundays regular services begin at 11 a.m. with prayer/praise service and 11:30 a.m. with regular worship service. Prayer/Bible study is at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. The pre-Thanksgiving service will be at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Pastor of the church is Sylvester Crawley.

New Vernon Baptist: Sunday school is held at 9:30. Prayer service and Bible study are held at 11:30 on Tuesday mornings. Worship service starts at 10:45 a.m. Music will be rendered by the inspirational choir during worship service. The pastor is the Rev. John Elliott. A pre-Thanksgiving service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on this date. News Ferry Baptist Church will be the guests. 

New Zion Baptist: Missionary meeting will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday. Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. Worship will begin at 11 a.m. No Bible study until further notice. Missionaries are asking all members to continue to bring canned food for the Harvest House. The month of November the canned food is spaghetti. 

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 is held at 9:30 a.m. Testimony service starts at 10:45 a.m. each Sunday. Worship service will be at 11 a.m. Bible study meets at 6 p.m. each Wednesday. Pastor is John M. Leigh. 

Peaceful Tabernacle Baptist: Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Morning worship service follows at 11. No prayer and Bible study on Wednesday. Pastor is the Rev. Jackie Stamps.

Pleasant Grove, South Boston: Church school begins at 8 a.m. The Hour-of-Power worship service will be led by Evangelist Novella B. Leigh. The male chorus of the church will lead the music. Bible study will be conducted via teleconference until further notice. The community co-op will worship at Mt. Cana, Hwy. 58, Omega at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. Fellowship will conclude the service. Frederick Eily is pastor.

Republican Grove Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Worship begins at 11:15 a.m. The gospel ensemble will render the music. A pre-Thanksgiving service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday. Bible study begins at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The Rev. Stedman Davis is pastor. 

Revelation Baptist: Sunday school starts at 10 a.m. Worship service starts at 11a.m. Sunday night service is at 6. Wednesday night service is at 7. Kenny Dunn is pastor. 

Saint John’s Episcopal: A service of Holy Eucharist will be held Sunday followed by coffee time. A healing service will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday in the rector’s study. 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 Methodist: Breakfast will be held at 8:30 a.m. Sunday. Bring a friend. Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. with worship service following at 11 a.m. Nursery is available. Join Pastor Shayne at Windmill Bakery for lunch on Wednesday. Bible study will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday. A community-wide Thanksgiving service will be held at Mt. Cana UMC at 7 p.m. on Tuesday. 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 meets at 9:30 a.m. followed by morning worship services at 10:30 a.m. 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. Reconciliation is every Saturday before Mass and by appointment. Weekday Mass will be 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 Sampson of Timberlake, North Carolina. The youth choir will render musical praises. Holy Communion will be observed at the conclusion of the service. Deacon Walter W. Hayes Jr. is board chairman. 

St. James Baptist: Sunday school is at 10 a.m. every Sunday except the fifth Sunday and worship service is on the second and fourth Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Bible study is at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. The gospel chorus anniversary celebration will be at 3 p.m. on Dec. 1. Sunday school and youth department Christmas program is at 3 p.m. on Dec. 15. Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Aldred L. Chandler. 

St. Michael AME: Pastor is the Rev. Dr. George W. Ford Sr. Sunday school meets at 9:45 a.m. Worship service begins at 11 a.m. each week. 

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

Traynham Grove Baptist: Sunday school begins at 10 a.m. Morning worship follows at 11:30 with Pastor Keen delivering the message. The gospel chorus will sing songs of worship and praise. Bible study/prayer service will begin at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. The Christmas program will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 1. The Rev. Dr. William A. Keen is pastor. 

Union Christian: Sunday worship services are at 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m. Bible study will not be held on Wednesday. Pastor is Norman Talley. 

Union Grove CME: The prayer ministry will sponsor an Honoring God workshop from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday. A light lunch will be served. Sunday school starts at 9:30 a.m. Praise and worship begins at 10:45 a.m. Music will be rendered by the youth praise ensemble. Bible study will be at 6 p.m. on Wednesday. Prayer will begin 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 a.m. every first, third and fourth Sundays. Music will be by the youth and young adult choirs. 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.