The following are submissions for upcoming church services in the Roanoke Valley.
Good News Baptist Church
A great revival is set for October 3-6 at 7 p.m.
Dr. Julian R. Mills will be bringing the message.
Participants are welcome in person or via Facebook Live.
Weldon Baptist Church
Longtime professional forester and local author Bradley W. Antill is the guest speaker Wednesday, October 6, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at the bi-weekly complimentary lunch and prayer meeting in the Daniel Fellowship Hall at Weldon Baptist Church, 609 Washington Avenue.
The Henrico, Northampton County, resident will speak on Forest Genetics and the Tree of Life.
The public is invited. Face masks are recommended but not required. And there is plenty of space for social distancing.
The presentation is part of Weldon Baptist's new Uncommon Christian Speaker Series, with the free lunch provided by the church's Hospitality Committee. All seven of Antill's outdoor-themed Christian devotional books will be for sale at the discounted price of $7.
"We're excited to hear Brad speak on the intertwining topics he is so knowledgeable and passionate about," states Dr. Francis Kyle, the new pastor and scholar-in-residence at Weldon Baptist. "Those topics are land, trees, people, the God of the Bible who created the land and trees on the third day of creation by merely speaking them into existence and created male and female in His image on the sixth day, and Jesus, the unselfish and sinless Son of God, who lovingly sacrificed himself for us selfish sinners on an old rugged cross at Calvary. Brad is a shining and inspiring example of intentionally living to the glory of God in one's workplace."
Introducing Antill will be the retired forester, former longtime Weldon town commissioner and longtime Weldon Baptist deacon, Otis "Nat" Vaughan.
Antill's pastor-musician son Josiah Antill will perform two faith-based solo songs, an original composition entitled All Will Sing and the other related to the outdoors and God the Creator.
Pete Hancock, the Roanoke timberlands manager for Roseburg Forest Products, will briefly share about Roseburg's $200 million investment to develop a sustainable high-tech sawmill operation in Weldon, thereby creating 137 new, high-paying jobs in Halifax County.
Most of Antill's books are also available at area public libraries.
For Weldon Baptist, visit facebook.com/weldonbaptistchurchnc or call 252-536-3836.