Family and Friends Day
St. James Greater C.M.E. Church will host Family and Friends Day Sunday at the 11 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. services.
Pastor Alvin Farris and Elizabeth Baptist Church in Richmond will be the guests. Dinner will be served after their arrival.
The Rev. Gregory Bonner invites the public to attend.
Pilgrim Church revival
Pilgrim Church, 3 Watts Road, will hold a revival today and tomorrow featuring the Victory Trio as performers and evangelists.
Services will begin today at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Morning worship begins at 10:45 a.m.
The Rev. Paul Bates invites the public to attend.
Church fish fry today
Winchester Community Church, 125 Franklin Ave., will host a country-style fish dinner today from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the church.
Dinners include fish filets, hush puppies, french fries, baked beans and cole slaw for $6.50. Dine-in, carry-out and delivery (within city limits) are all available. Desserts and canned sodas also available for an additional charge.
For more information, call 749-1921.
â??Better Than Life'
"Better Than Life," a television program produced by the staff of Winchester First United Methodist Church, will begin showing on WLJC tonight at 9:30 p.m., and then each Saturday night thereafter at that time.
In Clark County, WLJC is found on Dish Network Channel 65/9212 and Time Warner Cable Channel 3.
In Lexington WLJC is found on Dish Network Channel 65/9212 and Insight Communications Cable Channel 98
It will be on the DirectTV satellite system in January 2009.
Canadian revivalist resigns from ministry over â??unhealthy
ABBOTSFORD, British Columbia (AP) - Todd Bentley, the Canadian revivalist whose tactics drew protest from some fellow Pentecostals, has resigned from public ministry after acknowledging an "unhealthy relationship on an emotional level" with a female staff member.
The board of Bentley's Fresh Fire Ministries announced the resignation last Friday, saying the pastor has agreed to "receive counsel in his personal life." Days earlier, the board of directors had said that Bentley, 32, and his wife Shonnah had separated.
Bentley, tattooed on the fingers and neck, has drawn international attention for leading his raucous revival meeting in Lakeland, Fla. It has continued for more than three months.
He claims to have performed mass healings.
But opponents noted that his approach has sometimes been violent. In a YouTube video clip circulated by critics, Bentley knees a supposed terminal stomach cancer patient in the abdomen saying God told him to.
Critics say Bentley rarely opens a Bible or sermonizes about Jesus Christ.
They worry he is too little about conversion, too heavy on his own hype and too focused on self-proclaimed miracles.
The board of Fresh Fires Ministries, based in Abbotsford, said its work would continue without Bentley.
Fort Leavenworth breaks ground on new chapel
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) - Army officials and members of Congress broke ground Monday on a $15.5 million religious complex at Fort Leavenworth.
It will replace a historic church that stood 112 years before burning in 2001.
The complex will have a chapel with a main sanctuary that can seat 600 and could be expanded to hold 1,200. It also will have classrooms and be connected to a smaller chapel.
Soldiers have used smaller chapels since the former St. Ignatius building burned.
Fort Leavenworth is the Army's oldest post west of the Mississippi River. Worship services began there in 1828.
St. Ignatius was built as a Roman Catholic Church in 1889 and given to the Army in 1967. Parts of its foundation remain, and the site is now a park.