Church and Community Events

Published 9:22 am Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Friday. Items must be submitted by 10 a.m. Monday for that Friday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to


PORK BUTTS, cooked by the Rice Volunteer Fire Department for Super Bowl Weekend. They will be ready for pick up Friday afternoon or Saturday morning. Price is $25 each. Call (434) 392-8737 to reserve, or contact any Rice fireman. Only 200 are being prepared.



CALLED MEETING, 11 a.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church of Keysville. This meeting concerns church officers for 2017. All active members are asked to attend.

BRUNSWICK STEW, 8 a.m. until, at Pamplin Fire Department sponsored by Pamplin No. 58 Eastern Star. Stew is $8 per quart. Orders can be reserved in advance, for early pickup on Saturday before noon, by calling (434) 248-5780 or (434) 390-7124. Stew Master Denny Throckmorton will be on hand.


WORSHIP SERVICES, 10:30 a.m. at Safe Haven Christian Ministries, 505 Griffin Blvd. Farmville in the (SCOPE building). The pastor is the Reverend Gloria Eanes.

CRAFTS BY THE FIRE, 2 p.m. at Twin Lakes State Park as we discover our creative side while roasting marshmallows to make s’mores. Stop by with any questions you have about the park and its history. All materials will be provided.

19TH CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. the High Rock Baptist Church’s Bernard S. Hill Inspirational Choir. Invited guests are The Blessed Choir and James Carrington and Soldiers of Faith.

SPECIAL GUEST JOEY MAPLES, of Dunn, N.C. will preach at Hatcher Baptist Church, 5 Gravel Hill Road, Cumberland, at the 11 a.m. morning worship. Joey, his wife, and four children will also be in concert Sunday at 6 p.m.


WINTER PROGRAMMING PARTNERSHIP, 7 p.m. High Bridge Trail State Park invites you to attend a “Come in from the Cold” winter programming partnership with the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 W. Third St. Ranger Bob Flippen will present a PowerPoint presentation on “Faith and Poverty — The Farmville-Powhatan Railroad.” All are welcome to attend. The program is free and refreshments will be available afterwards. Call the park office (434) 315-0457 or email for more information.


HEART OF VA BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville The meeting will be a meet and greet for the incoming beginning beekeeper class. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433.

MOZART’S REQUIEM REHEARSALS, 7-10 p.m., presented by Commonwealth Chorale at Farmville Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Third St. All interested singers are invited to attend. No auditions required. For more information call (434) 392-7545 or visit


CIVIL WAR BOOK CLUB, will meet at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox, noon-1 p.m. The Book Club meets the second Thursday of each month. There is no charge for attending the discussion and registration is not required. For more information, contact Josie Butler at (434) 352-5791 ext. 203 or email


PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, 2:30 p.m. at the Midway Baptist Church for the Rev. Irma T. Watson. Praise and prayer service begins at 2:30 p.m. and worship service will begin at 3 p.m. The guest minister will be Elder Keven Caleb, pastor of Thessalonia Baptist Church in Bremo Bluff, along with his choir and ushers. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road in Farmville. All are welcome.

SPECIAL OLYMPICS FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Fishin’ Pig, 5169 Farmville Road, Farmville. The athletes will be there to help out. For more information, contact Bob Barnhill at (804) 513-7928 or email

FEBRUARY MEETING, 10 a.m. of The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library in Farmville. The guest speaker will be Helen Person, member of Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter NSDAR. The topic of discussion  and presentation is entitled “Revolutionary Valentines.”


SERENADE FOR LOVED ONE, by the Scottsville Lion’s Club. The club will offer a rose, a cupcake and a song for $25, in person to your loved one at the place you determine (as long as it is within 20 miles of Scottsville). Payment may be sent to, Scottsville Lions Club, P.O. Box 691, Scottsville, VA 24590. Please indicate preference for a.m. or p.m., name of intended and giver, as well as address of the visit and phone number for confirmation. Contact (434) 953-2295.


VIRGINIA COOPERATIVE EXTENSION, will be hosting a Southside Commercial Fruit Tree School and Private Pesticide Re-certification at the Southern Piedmont Agricultural Research and Extension Center (SPAREC) in Blackstone from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m. Cost will be $20 with lunch and resources included. Please pre-register by Feb. 10 to the Nottoway County Extension Office at (434) 645-9315 or


WELCOME RECEPTION, 6-8 p.m. sponsored by the Friends of the Buckingham County Public Library and the Friends of the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library for Rick Ewing, the new regional director of the Central Virginia Regional Library in the meeting room of the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. All are invited to attend to meet and welcome Ewing as he takes charge of the overall operation and direction of the regional library system.


EDUCATIONAL CONFERENCE,  10:30 a.m. in celebration of Black History Month sponsored by the Buckingham County NAACP at the Frances Redwood Center, 27294 N. James Madison Hwy., New Canton. Call Rev. Dr. George A. Bates at (434) 838-0516 for more information.

BLUEBIRD HOUSE BUILDING WORKSHOP, 10 a.m. at Bear Creek Lake State Park. This is a great activity for the whole family. A parent or responsible adult should accompany children. Pre-registration is required. There will be a limited number of kits available and couples/families may reserve a maximum of two kits. The workshop is free, but a donation of $10/kit will be accepted at the workshop. Registration may be made by contacting JoAnn Jones at (434) 547-9180 or


BLACK HISTORY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Mercy Seat Baptist Church. Dr. Obery M. Hendricks Jr. will be the guest speaker. Hendricks is a visiting Scholar at Columbia University, an emeritus professor of biblical interpretation at New York Theological Seminary and is an accomplished author. Hendricks is the son of the late Obery Hendricks Sr. and Willie B. Hendricks, formerly of Prospect and Charlotte Court House. Music will be rendered by a guest choir.