Church and community events

Published 12:03 pm Thursday, March 23, 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


CIVIL WAR CONVERSATION, The American Civil War Museum welcomes Virginia Tech’s Dr. Paul Quigley for a “Civil War Conversation” about Americans’ varied attitudes toward the Fourth of July. Event will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Cost, including a reception prior to the program, is $10 for adults and $5 for members. Reservations are encouraged and can be made online at or by calling Josie Butler at (434) 352-5791, ext. 203.

BIBLE STUDY, 7 p.m. sponsored by Fresh Air Ministries at Holiday Inn, Downtown Lynchburg, Main Street, Thursday nights, weekly, Room 223. Bible Study is conducted by Pastor Charles Ramey Sr., of EMPOWERMENT Temple COGIC of Pamplin.


POND MAINTENANCE WORKSHOP, 1-4:30 p.m. sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. The workshop will begin at the Cumberland Extension Office with a wrap up visit to a local pond about two miles from the office. The fee is $5 per person and can be paid on the day of the event.


BOATER SAFETY CERTIFICATE CLASS, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Central Virginia Community College’s Appomattox Center. The class is appropriate for anyone age 10 or older. A certificate is required for anyone operating a 10 horsepower or higher boat in Virginia. No charge for the class, but you must pre-register at Bring lunch. All materials provided. For questions, call (434) 832-7200. Class limited to 20 people.

COMMENT MEETING, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., to help you submit your comments about the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Draft Environmental Impact Statement to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, South Central Counseling Group, 1046 Main St., Dillwyn. Volunteers will guide you through the process of submitting your comments. Sponsored by the Friends of Buckingham.

CLEAN-UP, 9 a.m. the Friends of the Appomattox River (FAR) have coordinated a clean-up of rivers and lakes resulting in a removal of more than 10,000 pounds of trash, tires and random objects. This year, the Spring Waterways Cleanup is scheduled for 9 a.m.-noon. Meet at the Wilck’s Lake boat ramp at 9 a.m. for paperwork, site assignment and tool distribution. Wear appropriate clothing and bring water and bug spray. Inquiries can be directed to Lee Woodruff at (434) 392-6531. The rain date is April 1.

LYNCH STATION MEN’S GROUP, 6 p.m. to perform at Glory Baptist Church, 1095 Park Lane, Appomattox. Come hear this great gospel group sing some of your favorite hymns and southern gospel music. A love offering will be collected.


PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Mt. Lyle Baptist Church, Pamplin, for Minister Bryan Chaney and First Lady Phil Chaney. Minister Rayron Johnson will bring the message. Sister Nefiteria Hash from Roanoke will bring the music.

PASTOR’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at the Baptist Union Baptist Church, 125 Baptist Union Road, Dillwyn, for Pastor Timothy I. Jackson Sr. and First Lady Wanda Jackson. Bishop Roy L. Foots, pastor of the New Direction Evangelistic Church, Midlothian, will preach the anniversary sermon. He will be accompanied by the church’s gospel choir, ushers and congregation. Lunch will be served after the morning service. All are invited to attend.

MARCH OF DIMES BOWLING FUNDRAISER, 1 p.m. sponsored by The Farmville-Fulcher March for Babies at Main Street Lanes, 2006 S. Main St. in Farmville. Have an “un-bowl-ievable” good time with bowling, door prizes and raffles while raising funds to give every baby a fighting chance. The cost is $20 per person. For additional information, contact Peggy Emert at (434) 574-6711 or Cheryl Lee at (434) 392-5891.


THE COMMONWEALTH CHORALE, will present Mozart’s iconic Requiem at 3 p.m. at Farmville United Methodist Church, 212 High St., and again on Sunday, April 2, 3 p.m. at College Church, 418 College Road at Hampden-Sydney College. All are invited to attend. Both performances are free of charge; no tickets are required. The Commonwealth Chorale is led by Artistic Director Norma Williams and accompanied by pianist and composer Dr. R. David Salvage. For further information, call (434) 392-7545 or visit the Chorale’s website at or Facebook page at


SUICIDE PREVENTION PROGRAM, 7 p.m. at the Fireman’s Sports Arena, 1328 Zion Hill Road. Farmville, entitled “Healing with Hurt,” based on the film “HURT.” The screening is sponsored by Centra Southside Community Hospital and partner Coalition for the Prevention of Every Suicide.

LENTEN SERVICES/LUNCHEONS, noon at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church. The theme this year is “Tiny Faith — Awesome Grace.” The speaker will be the Rev. Helen Cannon and the topic is “Faith to Answer the Call.” The lunch will be provided by members of the congregation. The church is located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland across from the court house.


75TH ANNIVERSARY, noon at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. The bathhouse ribbon cutting will be held. Reservations are required. Call the 4-H Center at (434) 248-5444 or RSVP online at


SEASONAL WINE AND BREW SERIES, 5-7p.m. at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) located at 129 N. Main St. There will be complimentary appetizers provided. This event is presented by Tony Markland, of Alcova Mortgage. To learn more, visit or contact the LCVA at (434) 395-2206 or at


SPRING ‘TWICE AS NICE’ CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE, 8 a.m. sponsored by the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department at the fire department, 145 Campbell Hill Road, Prospect. Items for sale will be for newborns to teens. For more information, contact Pat at (434) 574-6538; Kathy, at (434) 248-9218; or Linda at (434) 574-6579.


STARGAZING AT THE PARK, 7:30 p.m. sponsored by the Richmond Astronomy Club at James River State Park to show you a variety of stars and explore many other things that glitter in the night sky. Bring your own binoculars or borrow them from the park to see these amazing wonders. In addition, there is a wagon ride to the beautiful Tye River Overlook leaving from the Canoe Livery at 5 p.m. Pre-registration is required and fees are $3 per person or $8 per family for the wagon ride. Call (434) 933-4395 for more information.

PASTOR INSTALLATION, 3 p.m. at Spreading Oak Baptist Church, Arvonia, for Pastor Elect the Rev. Joseph C. Allen Jr. All are welcome.


SMOKEY WILSON GOSPEL SPECIAL, 11 a.m. at Fitzgerald Baptist Church. Open to the community.

CENTRAL VIRGINIA ARTS LECTURE, 3 p.m. entitled, “Post Modern African American Art” by Art Historian Amanda Dalla Villa Adams, a current doctoral student in art history at Virginia Commonwealth University. The lecture will be held at the Moton Museum in Farmville and is free and open to the public.


FREE CONCERT, 7:30 p.m. by the Heart of Virginia Community Band at Wygal Hall at Longwood University. Music will include tunes from the stage and screen, the music of John Philip Sousa and other band favorites. Plus, a new piece featuring Neil Perry, tuba soloist.


MEET, GREET AND EAT, 6:30 p.m. dinner and fellowship at Fitzgerald Baptist Church. Open to the community.


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2 p.m. for families and caregivers of person’s living with dementia at Brookview Lodge at the Woodland, 2005 Cobb St., Farmville. For more information, contact Marion Kyner at (434) 392-6106 or (434) 547-7850 or


STATEWIDE FISHING CAMP, at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, 1267 4-H Camp Road Appomattox. The weekend camp is open to children ages 9-13. No experience is necessary. Beginners welcome. Campers will learn knot tying, fishing safety, fish ID and casting techniques as well as all about fishing equipment and different types of bait. For more information or to register visit


EASTER EGG HUNT, 9-11 a.m. The Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary is holding a breakfast with the Easter Bunny and egg hunt on at the firehouse, 2145 Cumberland Road. The egg hunt will be at 10 a.m. Breakfast will be pancakes, egg casserole, muffins, juice, milk and coffee.

EASTER EGG HUNT, noon, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary 269 at 913 Old Buckingham Road, Cumberland. There will also be a flea market for the building fund. Space for vendors for a small donation. Doors open at 8 am. For more information, call Joan at (804) 492-9144.