Church and community calendar

Published 9:16 am Thursday, April 27, 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

APRIL 28-29

SPECIAL MEETINGS, 7 p.m. at Freedom Word Church, 3187 Richmond Hwy., Spout Spring, with Mark and Trina Hankins. The two travel nationally and internationally preaching the word of God. Childcare will be provided up to age five. There will also be a service on Sunday at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.


GIANT COMMUNITY YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., 1916 Redfields Road, Appomattox, behind the rescue squad. Sell or shop, $20 to reserve to sell. Food on site, along with fun for the kids. Call (434) 352-7373 for more information. Sponsored by St. Andrew’s REC & ACA.

SPAGHETTI SUPPER, 5-7 p.m. sponsored by the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at the Prospect Firehouse, 45 Campbell Hill Road, Prospect. The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread, tea, lemonade and dessert, all for a donation. Carry out will be available.

DINNERS TO BE SOLD, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. for Calvary Baptist Church of Prospect. Dinners will include fish, chicken or pig’s feet, potato salad, greens or string beans, dessert and beverage for $8.50, sponsored by the Pastor’s Aide Ministry. Event will be held at the Prospect Hunt Club, on Pin Oak Road, in Prospect.

PASTOR APPRECIATION, 3 p.m. at Beulah AME Church, for the Rev. Matthew Shannon. The Rev. James Ashton, pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmville, will preach and there will be a guest choir singing. Shannon has been the pastor of Beulah for five years.

GOSPEL CONCERT, 5 p.m. by Lee Walker and Spirit at the Moton Museum, 900 Griffin Blvd., Farmville.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS PRAYER BREAKFAST, 9 a.m.- noon, sponsored by the Women’s Ministry of Mt. Zion 2nd Baptist Church.


TERRA VOCE CONCERT, 4 p.m. at Scottsville Presbyterian Church. Terra Voce performs an adventurous array of music from around the world including works by Bach, Uebayashi, Piazzolla, Pixinguinha and more. Donations will be accepted.

FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT, 3 p.m. at New Witt Baptist Church Hospitality Ministry. Different ministers will speak on each fruit. The Rev. Winston Bland is pastor. Refreshments will be served. Everyone is welcome. The church is located on U.S. Route 15.

144TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at High Rock Baptist Church. Guest will be the Rev. Dr. Calvin L. Gray, pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Appomattox, along with his men’s chorus, ushers and church family.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Red House. Prayer and praise service will begin at 2:30 p.m. Ronald Lovelace, pastor of the Rising Sun Missionary Baptist Church in Monroe, will be the guest Minister along with his choir, ushers and congregation. Lunch will be served after the morning worship service. Sunday school is a 9:30 a.m.

LIVE CONCERT, LUNCH AND CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT, with the award-winning vocal group “Sunday Drive” at Hobson’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 6483 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan. They will perform during the 11 a.m. service. There will be a covered dish lunch served at noon. Please bring a dish to share. After lunch, there will be a silent auction and corn hole tournament. There will be a $20 per team charge to enter the corn hole tournament with prizes for first place. This is a fundraiser to replace the Cumberland County United Methodist Charge Parsonage’s roof.

20TH PASTOR ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at Triumph Baptist Church for the Rev. James W. Morris. The Rev. David Crider, of Lynchburg, will preach and the Triumph Choir will accompany him. Dinner will be served following the service. Rev. Walter M. Fells, pastor of the Mercy Seat Baptist Church at Hampden Sydney, will preach at the 3 p.m. anniversary service. He will be accompanied by his choir and church congregation. The church is located on the Darlington Heights Road in Prince Edward County. Everyone is invited to worship and fellowship.

MEN’S CHORUS ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m., New Hope Baptist Church of Keysville. There will be a light meal served after the event. Everyone is invited.

WOMEN IN HATS RALLY, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church, 1948 Peaks Road, Prospect, sponsored by Deaconess Ministry. All are welcome. The Rev. Otis Johnson is the pastor.

Missionary Program, 3 p.m. at the Calvary Baptist Church in Prospect. Guest speaker will be Pastor Patrick Bland, accompanied by his choir from the Mt. Pero Baptist Church in Powhatan. All are invited.


CUMBERLAND COUNTY NAACP MEETING, 7 p.m., at the Bright Hope Center. All members are urged to attend.


GETTING STARTED INFORMATION SESSIONS, 6-7 p.m. Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) for prospective students. The event will be held at Buckingham County High School, 78 Knights Road, Buckingham. Information sessions are presented by PVCC Outreach Manager Denise McClanahan and will introduce PVCC’s degree and certificate programs, as well as provide information about placement tests, student services and other resources to help students get started at PVCC. The sessions are free and are open to the public and no advance registration is required.

HEART OF VA BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. Commercial beekeeper Ben Clark will present a program on going in a hive. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information, call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit Facebook.


ONE NIGHT SPRING REVIVAL 7 p.m. of the Youth of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Cumberland. The message will be delivered by the Rev. Walter Barrett from the Mount Hope Baptist Church, Louisa. The music ministry will be by the Stand Up For Christ Community Choir. Worship will begin at 7:30 p.m.


ANNUAL PLANT SALE, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. sponsored by The Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners at the Historic Train Station in downtown Farmville. Plants offered for sale include vegetables, herbs, annuals many perennials, shrubs, ground covers and more. In addition to the plants for sale, two free programs will be offered. At 10 a.m., learn about the veggies you might want to plant this year. At 11 a.m., learn about growing mint and lemon balm in your herb garden.

YARD SALE AND AUCTION, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. for Antioch Union Baptist Church/Baptist Women. Breakfast, bake sale and lunch available. Space available to sell items at $10 a table. Call Lynn at (434) 969-4914 or Elaine Jamerson at (434) 969-4476 to reserve your space. The event will be held at the Toga Volunteer Fire Department.


MISSION DAY, 2:30 p.m. at First Liberty Baptist. Guest speaker will be Minister Anita Spivey, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Charlottesville. Lunch will be served. All are welcome.

ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the Midway Baptist Church Ushers Ministry. The musical guest will be Peaks Baptist Church Male Chorus. Ushers are asked to wear their uniforms.

HOMECOMING, 11:15 a.m. at Prospect United Methodist Church, 707 Prospect Road. Pastor John Flood of Swain Memorial UMC, Tangier Island, will be preaching. Special music provided by Drew Bowles. A covered dish dinner will begin following the service in Fellowship Hall. Meat and drinks will be provided by the church. We welcome you to bring a side dish to share. Please join us to renew old friendships and make new ones. For more information, call Pastor Brenda Swan at (434) 414-5015.

USHER’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. This year’s theme is “Workers Pleasing God.” The musical guest will be the Peaks Baptist Church Male Chorus. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor. All are invited.


REVIVAL, 7 p.m nightly at Prospect United Methodist Church, 707 Prospect Road., and continuing thru Wednesday, May 10. Pastor John Flood, of Swain Memorial Church, will preach both Monday and Tuesday. Special music will be provided by All Problems Solved with Worm Patterson on Monday and Smokey Wilson on Tuesday. On Wednesday, the last evening of the revival, Pastor Billy Swan of the Dillwyn Charge will preach. He will be joined by the Salem United Methodist Church Choir. Refreshments will be served. All in the community are welcome. For further information, contact Pastor Brenda Swan at (434) 414-5015.