Buckingham News

Published 4:30 pm Thursday, September 16, 2010

BUCKINGHAM – First Baptist Church, of Dillwyn, will celebrate Homecoming Day on Sunday, September 19, beginning with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11.

The Reverend Jimmy Dunn, who recently retired as the church's pastor, will be the guest speaker.

At 12:15 p.m., a covered dish fellowship meal will be shared. Then, at 1:45 p.m., a special musical program will feature Vertical Praise, a trio from the Charlottesville area.

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Revival services will be held Monday, September 20, through Thursday, September 23, at 7 p.m. each evening. Each night of revival will begin with 30 minutes of special music and continue at 7:30 p.m. with congregational singing, prayer, and a revival message.

Reverend Doug Moore, pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church near Birmingham, Alabama, will be the guest evangelist.

First Baptist Church invites everyone to share in this special time of Homecoming and Revival.

Farmers Market

The Buckingham Farmers Market continues to operate each Friday from 3 to 7 p.m., adjacent the Buckingham Community Park, located on Route 1003 at the intersection of Route 20 and 15. For more information, call Sam Goin at (434)983-2867.

Arvonia UMC Homecoming

Arvonia United Methodist Church will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, September 19, beginning with worship at 11:15 a.m. Guest speaker will be Alan Layman.

That wonderful tradition of a homecoming luncheon will be shared after the service. Following the meal, a time of singing and fellowship is planned.

Revival services will begin on Monday, September 20, through Wednesday, September 22, at 7 p.m. each evening. Revival speaker will be Alan Layman. Each night of revival will include special music.

Everyone is invited to join with the Arvonia UMC family for the celebration of Homecoming and three nights of Revival. The church is located off Route 15, on Arvon Road.

Maysville Presbyterian Church

There will be no Sunday school or worship service at Maysville Presbyterian Church this Sunday, September 19. Instead, the church is hosting a retreat at Bear Creek Lake State Park. Activities begin at 10 a.m.

Chant and Drum Circle

The Central Virginia Metaphysical Center is hosting a Chant and Drum Circle for Healing Self and Mother Earth on Saturday, September 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at 425 Pond Road.

Drumming will begin at 11:30 a.m. A covered dish lunch is planned for 1 p.m.

Participants are encouraged to bring their drums, flutes, and rattles. This event is free and open to the public. A love offering will be accepted.

For more information and directions, call Reverend Sakina Sawtelle at (434)969-2961.

Neighborhood Watch

Yes Buckingham, we do have the Buckingham County Neighborhood Watch and it is working to initiate and work with neighborhood watch committees throughout the County.

The next countywide meeting is planned for Monday, September 20, 6:30 p.m., at Fork Union Baptist Church, just off Route 60 on Dixie Hill Road. Everyone is invited.

Dedicated to making our communities safer places for residents of all ages, Neighborhood Watch provides information on areas experiencing problems; security measures for personal safety; and ways to protect your home, business and property.

Native American Relic Show

An upcoming event planned at the Historic Village is the annual Native American Relic Show, scheduled for Saturday, September 25, from 1 to 4 p.m.

The afternoon will feature Native American exhibits; demonstrations on blacksmithing and knapping; craft demonstrations, food, and much more. Admission is free but donations for the park's maintenance are always appreciated.

For more information, call Spencer Adams at (434)969-4032.

Progressive Dinner

The Ecumenical Progressive Dinner is planned for Sunday, September 26, and everyone is invited.

Dinner will begin at 5:30 p.m., with appetizers at Maysville Presbyterian Church. At that time, there will be a short program on the mission work of each of the participating churches.

Next stop will be for salads at the Nativity Catholic Church. Then, the LDS Church will host the main course. Dessert will be served at the Crystal Cathedral in Dillwyn.

This annual event began after 9/11 as a way of bringing people together as we sought healing and reassurance.

Initiated by several ministers in the Court House area, the first progressive dinner focused on a community coming together to share a meal and a time of fellowship.

Likewise, organizers hope to continue the tradition of breaking bread together while honoring differences and rejoicing in the sense of community. For more information, call 969-4355 or 607-5959.

EMT Class

Buckingham County Volunteer Rescue Squad is accepting registrations for a Basic EMT-B class that will be held this fall at the Dillwyn Rescue Squad Building.

Cost is $25 and is due at registration. For more information and/or registration, call the Dillwyn Rescue Squad at (434)983-3560.

BCHS Class of 1985

If you are a member of the Buckingham County High School Class of 1985, this one is for you.

Your classmates are planning a reunion on Saturday, October 23. And, they want to make sure everybody gets the word.

If you have not been contacted or know of a member of the class whose contact information needs updating, please call Cindy Baird Davis at 434-983-1749 or Lori Dickerson Kelly at 434-983-2064 as soon as possible.

BCHS Class of 1986

Okay, so if you weren't in the Class of 85, maybe you graduated in 1986. If so, your classmates want to start planning now for your reunion.

The first planning meeting for the 25th reunion of the BCHS Class of 1986 will be held Monday, September 20, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the Buckingham County Arts Center, on Route 60. For more information, call Michelle at 983-1745.

Hunter Education Classes

The Department of Game and Inland Fisheries is offering free Hunter Education Classes again this fall.

First time hunters and hunters 12 to 15 years of age are required to complete the Hunter Education course before buying a hunting license and to present the course completion certificate when the license is purchased.

These courses are designed to teach hunting safety, principles of conservation, and sportsmanship.

Three courses are scheduled. The first course begins on Monday, September 20 through Thursday, September 23. The second is planned for Monday, October 11 through Thursday, October 14; and, the third begins on Monday October 25 through Thursday, October 28.

Classes are held at the Dillwyn Volunteer Fire Department, on Route 15, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. each evening.

Although the classes are free, please register by calling Joanna Dunevant at 983-3342; or John N. Staton at 969-4150.

4-H Baking Day

Boys and girls ages 8 to 19 are invited to join Buckingham 4-H'ers on Monday, September 27, from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. to prepare and bake entries for the Five County Fair.

Participants will bake a loaf of yeast bread, yeast rolls, a loaf of flat bread, and cookies. Along with their entries for the Fair, participants will have some baked goods to take home, too.

4-H leaders will deliver the baked goods to the Fairgrounds on Wednesday morning for judging that afternoon.

Cost for the afternoon of baking is $15 per person to cover supplies. And, a hot dog dinner is included.

Although the location is still being finalized, those who would like to participate are asked to pre-register by calling the Buckingham Extension Office at (434)969-4261, or by emailing rpayne04@vt.edu.

(This is an abbreviated version of The Buckingham News weekly column by Tana Knott. For the full and complete Buckingham News, please see Friday's edition of The Farmville Herald).