St. Mary of the Greenbrier Closing Mass
A final Mass will be held Saturday, June 18 at St. Mary of the Greenbrier in Alderson. St. Mary’s has been a Catholic mission church with open and welcoming doors for 38 years. St. Mary’s has served local Catholic parishioners and been used by the community in many fruitful ways. A loss of attendance in parishioners and funding is at the heart of this beautiful little church’s closing. The final Mass will begin at 5 p.m., followed promptly by a closing blessings dinner. All are welcome to attend! To donate food, time, energy or blessings contact Timothy at 304-445-7143.
Interfaith Fellowship meeting
The Lewisburg Interfaith Fellowship, an inclusive spiritual community, will meet Saturday, June 18, at 4 p.m. at 318 Washington Street, Suite B (across from the south entrance to the Public Library). The group meets to share their spiritual practices and experiences for a greater understanding and acceptance of each other, and to celebrate their diversity. This week’s presentation will be LGBT Living by Rev. Betsy Walker, Missioner-in-Charge of St. Thomas, White Sulphur Springs Church of the Incarnation.
New River Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
service Sunday, June 19, will begin at 11 a.m. Visitors are welcome. The fellowship is located at 911 South Kanawha Street, Beckley.
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church
in Williamsburg will hold Vacation Bible School June 20-24 from 9-11:30 a.m. The theme for VBS is Cave Quest – Following Jesus, The Light of the World. Each day children will learn about a Bible story, explore imagination station, sing songs, play games and have refreshments. Everyone is welcome to attend from age 3 through junior high. Call 304-645-2688 for more information.
Living Waters Family Worship Center
on Montvue Drive, will host a Benefit Gospel Sing, Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction Saturday, June 25, from 5-8 p.m. for Candy (Carter) Ballard who has been diagnosed with acute leukemia. The singing will feature Vicky Buzminski and The Spirits of Harmony. Dinner will include spaghetti, bread, dessert and a drink for $8. For more information contact Marie at 304-646-2041.
Pence Springs Community Church
will hold Vacation Bible School July 11-15 from 6 to 8 p.m. All ages welcome. This year’s theme is Cow a-bunga Farm Grownin’ with Our Faithful God.
Ronceverte Presbyterian Church
Pizza Hut, Sunset Berry Farm and the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church invite families and individuals to join them July 21 (every third Thursday) from 5 to 7 p.m. for a Free Hot Meal & Fellowship at the Ronceverte Presbyterian Church. The meal will consist of pizza, salad and dessert. Open to the public. For information call 304-647-4400.
Rhema Christian Center
announces their sponsorship of the federally funded Summer Food Service Program. Breakfast and lunch are open to all children, age 18 years and under, who would like to participate. Meals will be served at Kingdom Kids Childhood Development Center at Rhema Christian Center, 3584 Davis Stuart Road, Lewisburg. From June 8-Aug. 19, breakfast will be served from 8-9 a.m. Monday-Friday; lunch from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Friday. For more information about the Rhema Christian Center Summer Food Program, call 304-645-6999.
Celebrate Recovery at Rhema
If you struggle with a hurt habit or hang up or any similar controlling problem or issue and would like to sort through your issues with others in a Christ-centered environment you are welcome to attend our weekly meeting. Celebrate Recovery is a Christ-centered 12-step meeting that incorporates the 12 steps and the 8 Beatitudes in the Bible and scripture and prayer to assist people with the healing process. Unlike most secular programs the issues people present are varied and not necessarily the same problem or struggle, so no one is excluded. Our meetings are on Thursday nights – from 6 to 6:30 p.m. is the meet and greet; 6:30 to 7:30 is the open meeting; and 7:30 to 8:30 is gender specific small groups. The meetings take place at the Rhema Christian Church on Davis Stewart Road in Fairlea. We hope you check us out as many of our participants have grown tremendously in their faith and healed from a lot of their past hurt and pain.
Griffith Creek Baptist Church
invites you to their Awana program each Wednesday night 6:30-8:30 p.m. September through May for children 3-18 years of age. Food, fun and classes for everyone. Adult Bible Study 6:45 p.m. – ? Bus route in Alderson; for times and locations call the church at 304-445-2653 or Pastor Audie Sorg at 304-445-2243. The church is located 3 miles out of Alderson.