Community and Church Calendar

Published 8:44 am Thursday, November 10, 2016

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COAT DRIVE, sponsored by Kappa Rho Omega Chatper of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., now through Jan. 15th. The drop-off sites will be Bland- Reid Funeral Home on Griffin Blvd. (Farmville), Cheryl’s Beauty and Barber Shop (Dillwyn), Mt. Ellis Baptist Church, 8609 George Washington Hwy. (Keysville, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the basement side of the parking lot) and beside the mailbox of George and Mary Smith, 6195 Crymes Road (Victoria). The community is requested to donate new and used coats, hats, gloves, scarves and other winter items for children and adults so that the citizens in the surrounding communities will have appropriate items to wear during the winter. The items collected will be donated to families in the area.


HAMPDEN-SYDNEY VETERANS DAY SERVICE, 11:30 a.m. at the Memorial Gates. The guest speaker will be Prof. Guy Burnett who will speak on “At War’s End.” Dr. Burnett will discuss the soldiers of World War I who fought and were able to see the Armistice, including his own relatives, as well as those who did not get to see the end. This will be followed by the traditional presentation of the wreath and reading of the names of Hampden-Sydney College war dead. Also called “The Great War for Democracy,” World War I is still in its centennial years with the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the conflict in April 1917. The results of that conflict, such as the creation of the state of Iraq, still resonates in modern day geopolitical conflicts.

BUDDHIST STUDY GROUP, 7 p.m. at HÜMÜH Buddhist Center at Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 W. Third St., Farmville. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 1 (800) 336-6015.


SPAGHETTI DINNER, 4:30-6:30 p.m. by the Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary to honor veterans. All veterans will eat free. The menu will consist of spaghetti with meat sauce, garlic bread, salad, desserts, iced tea and coffee. Please donate at the door for your meal and help us honor our veterans and support the fire department. The dinner will be served at the fire department, 2145 Cumberland Road.

148 YEARS OF SERVICE, will be celebrated at Sharon Baptist Church at the 11 a.m. service. Dr. Cavell Phillips, associate pastor of the Richmond christian Center and a prominent Gospel radio and television announcer, will be the guest speaker. Special music will be provided by the Sharon Young Adult Choir and the Rev. Vanessa Phillips. The church will also recognize members who are 90 years of age and older. A fellowship dinner will follow. The Rev. Robert R. Jones is pastor. Everyone is welcome.

VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST, 8 a.m., sponsored by the the Cumberland Ruritan Club to celebrate our veterans’ service to our country. It will be held at Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department Building on Route 13. Please tell any veteran you know to come have breakfast with us.

VETERANS DAY DINNER, 5-7 p.m. at Beulah AME Church, 115 S. Main St., Farmville. All veterans will eat for free. The menu will include soup, salad, cornbread and desserts. The dinner will be served in the fellowship hall. Freewill donations will be accepted.

MUSICAL PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at New Witt Baptist Church, on Farmville Highway South, to celebrate the anniversary of the usher board with a musical program. Special guest will be the Cornerstone Baptist Church Male Chorus in concert. The Rev. Winston Bland is pastor. The public is welcome.


MUSICAL PROGRAM, 2 p.m. at Fork Union Baptist Church of Buckingham, in the village of Buckingham on Route 636 (Dixie Hill Road), featuring the Warminster Baptist Church Young Adult Choir, Anointed Praise Dancers of First Liberty Baptist Church, Mount Olive Baptist Church Mass Choir and Gospel singer extraordinaire Chris Lewis. The Rev. James Harvey Sr. is the pastor.

ART SHOW AND SALE, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Pamplin Depot. Sponsored by members of the Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS). Local artists will display and sell their work. A chili lunch, including homemade chili, cornbread, cookies and drink will be provided by PALS for $5 per meal. In addition to the art show and sale, art students from Appomattox County High School will have art displayed in the community room of the Depot.

HISTORICAL ARTIST, 10-11 a.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. Keith Rocco will talk about how he came to paint two important battles of the American Civil War. His paintings, “Marshall’s Crossroads” and “Victory or Death,” are displayed in the Visitor Center at the park. Rocco will sign prints from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

HONORING VETERANS HISTORY, 2:30 p.m. for veterans and their families at High Bridge. Visitors should use the Camp Paradise Road Access to High Bridge. Your guide will meet with you at the traffic loop at the end of this access. Travelers on U.S. 460 should take Aspen Hill Road, east of Farmville, and cover about 1.7 miles before taking a left on Camp Paradise Road, continuing to the end loop. Call (434) 315-0457, or email for more information.

VETERAN’S DAY LUMINARY, 6 p.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. Visitors will experience a Ranger-led, guided hike along the Kershaw Trail at the Confederate Overlook portion of the Battlefield. Aglow with more than 500 hundred Luminaries, each one representing the life of a Northern or Southern soldier who gave their last full measure during the Battles of Sailor’s Creek, travelers will visit 10 different stations along their journey. Admission is free. Each hike lasts approximately 45 minutes. For more information, contact the park’s visitor center at (804) 561-7510, or email

FINANCIAL SEMINAR, 10 a.m. at First Liberty Baptist Church for in- depth discussion filled with highly valuable information, useful and practical tips and lots more. Guest speaker will be Contessa Broadus, entrepreneur, legal tax professional, church treasurer, secular city school teacher and promotion speaker.

MEETING, 1 p.m., of The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. The guest speaker will be Marie Sweeney, Vietnam War nurse. The topic of discussion is entitled, “Life of a Female in a War Zone.”

PROGRAM, 10 a.m. at the Mt. Moriah Upper Room Baptist Church, 1913 Tuggle Road, on supplemental and prescription insurance. An AARP representative will conduct the program.

35TH PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at St. Douglas Baptist Church for the Rev. Wendell E. Brown. The Rev. Troy J. Dixon, pastor of Cedar Park Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pa., will be the guest preacher. The Spiritual Aires Gospel Singers, of Richmond, will render the music. All are welcome.

YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. at Thomas Chapel UMC, 1313 Cartersville Road. Stew and chili will be sold by the quart.


34TH PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at High Rock Baptist Church for its pastor, the Rev. Bernard S. Hill Sr. The Rev. James H. Taylor, pastor, Race Street Baptist Church, Farmville, will be the guest speaker, accompanied by his choir and church family. Everyone is invited to celebrate this special occasion.

MISSIONARY PROGRAM, 3 p.m., at High Bridge Baptist Church. The Rev. William E. Johnson III of Union Grove Baptist Church, of Chesterfield, will be the guest preacher. Missionaries are asked to wear white. All are invited. Note: Do not follow detour signs; keep to church as usual.

PRE-MEN’S DAY SERVICE, 3 P.M. at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. Musical guest will be the Rocky Mount Baptist Church Men’s Chorus, Cornerstone Baptist Church Men’s Chorus and the Swannbells of Harmony. The Men’s Ministry of Midway Baptist Church is also having its annual Men’s Day on Sunday during the 11 a.m. worship service. The Rev. Dr. Nathan Harper, associate minister of Midway, will deliver the word. This year’s theme is “On This Journey, We Need Jesus,” with scripture reference from Mark 8:34-38. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor.

HUNTER’S BREAKFAST, 5-8 a.m., at Centenary United Methodist Church, Route 20 in Buckingham. Donations are requested to pay for the meal to help fund the church’s outreach programs. Come out and enjoy a great breakfast before going out to hunt.

146TH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m., at Mercy Seat Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be the Rev. A. Lincoln James Jr., pastor of Trinity Baptist Church, Richmond. He will be accompanied by the male chorus of Trinity Baptist Church. The Rev. Walter M. Fells is pastor.

ANNUAL TALENT PROGRAM, 2:30 p.m., by the Youth Ministry of Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Dillwyn. Morning service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Mosley. Lunch will be served immediately afterward. Dress is casual.

15TH PASTOR ANNIVERSARY, 2:30 p.m. at Holy Trinity Baptist Church honoring Pastor Eddie Giles. Morning service begins at 11 a.m. Dinner will be served. The guest for the afternoon will be the Rev. Dr. Leroy Mitchell, pastor of Greater Brookville Church, Lynchburg, along with his choir, ushers, and congregation. All are welcome.


PROGRAM, 7 p.m., Friends of the Farmville and Prince Edward Library welcomes everyone to a program featuring Pam Butler of Mainly Clay on Main St. She will talk about the services her shop offers and the restoration of the old Goodwill building.


POST 32 TO MEET, 7 p.m., The Farmville Jack Garland American Legion Post 32 and the Legion Auxiliary at the Thomas Hardy Graham VFW Post 7059,1616 Graham Road. All members and prospective members are asked to attend.


AUXILIARY SUPPER, 5-7 p.m., Prospect Volunteer Fire Department, 45 Campbell Hill Rd. The meal will include pulled pork, green beans, mashed potatoes, gravy, apples, bread, drink and dessert. The cost is a donation at the door.