Friday, July 27, 2012
Williams Memorial church to install its second pastor
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The Rev. David Arnez Jones will be installed as the second pastor of Williams Memorial Baptist Church on Sunday.
Williams Memorial, at 2105 Carroll Ave. N.W., was established in 1978. The Rev. Paul Johnson became the first pastor in 1979 and served 30 years until his retirement in December 2009.
The Rev. Dr. D. Ray McKenzie, pastor of Gravel Hill Baptist Church in Varina, will preach for the 11 a.m. worship service, and the Rev. Dr. James D. Holland, pastor of Lovely Valley Baptist Church in Wirtz, will deliver the installation sermon at 3 p.m.
Jones, a Michigan native, attended Radford University, and received a master of divinity degree from the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University.
He has been associate minister and superintendent of Sunday school at Lovely Valley Baptist Church, where he was ordained.
He is married to Georgianna Taylor Jones and has two adult children.
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The Foundation for Roanoke Valley recently awarded $39,000 to nonprofit organizations through its Katherine Nelson Fishburn Foundation Fund.
The Fishburn fund supports cultural, educational and social services programs in the cities of Roanoke and Salem in and Roanoke, Botetourt and Craig counties.
The recipients are Apple Ridge, $5,000 for its academic camp; Bradley Free Clinic, $2,000 to bring students from the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry to Roanoke; Child Health Investment Partnership, $2,000 for its Helpful Opportunities for Parents to Excel program; Children's Trust Roanoke Valley, $2,000 for its Good Touch/Bad Touch program; Community Christmas Store, $1,000 to purchase clothing; Family Service of Roanoke Valley, $1,000 to provide case management and counseling services; Feeding America Southwest Virginia, $3,000 to for its food distribution program; Greenvale School Inc., $1,500 to cover the cost for teachers to enroll in a Child Development Associate certification program; Habitat for Humanity, $2,000 toward the construction of a house; North Cross School, $2,000 to provide summer camp scholarships; Opera Roanoke, $1,000 to support the free student ticket program; Planned Parenthood Health Systems Inc. — Roanoke, $3,000 to provide multi-educational programs in the Roanoke Valley; Presbyterian Community Center, $500 for the Pathways for Youth program; Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, $2,000 to support the "Side-by-Side Family Concert: Music from Science Fiction Favorites;" Roanoke Valley Interfaith Hospitality Network, $1,000 to provide assistance to families moving from homelessness to permanent housing; Taubman Museum of Art, $2,000 for summer camp scholarships; Virginia Western Community College Education Foundation, $1,000 to reduce the tuition cost for the English as a Second Language class; West End Center, $4,000 for its tutoring program; and Western Virginia Foundation for the Arts and Sciences, $3,000 for its annual campaign.