Church and community calender

Published 10:04 am Thursday, April 6, 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


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

GOSPEL FESTIVAL, 3 p.m. sponsored by the Women of Work Social Club at the Moton Museum in Farmville. There will be various groups, soloist and choirs on the program. This is a free-will offering event.

APRIL 7 & 8

THRIFT SALE, 8 a.m. at the original Maysville Baptist Fellowship Hall, 13327 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham, to benefit Maysville Baptist Youth Group Camp Expenses. Lots to choose from, household items, clothes, toys, beanie babies, furniture, jewelry and more.

APRIL 8 & 9

152ND ANNIVERSARY OF THE SURRENDER AT APPOMATTOX, sponsored by The American Civil War Museum, with programs and demonstrations from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sunday, at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. All programs are included with museum admission. The museum is located at 159 Horseshoe Road in Appomattox. For more information, call (434) 352-5792 or 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 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. Have children ages infant to 12 bring their Easter baskets to collect the eggs. Please donate at the door to support the fire department.

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. Doors open at 8 am. For questions, call Joan at (804) 492-9144.

152ND COMMEMORATION OF THE BATTLES OF SAILOR’S CREEK, 10 a.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. This event will entail living history throughout the park. Experience Civil War soldier encampments and scheduled battlefield tactics. A caravan tour will be led by park manager and noted author Chris Calkins visiting key sites of the “Lee’s Retreat” driving tour. This family-friendly event is free to the public.

FISH FRY, 4-7 p.m. sponsored by the Piney Ridge UMC Relay for Life Team at the Pamplin Fire Department. Menu includes baked beans, coleslaw, hushpuppies, potatoes, hot dogs, desserts, tea, lemonade or water. Eat-in or take-out. Suggested donation is $7.

WOMAN TO WOMAN TRAINING DAY, 10 a.m. at EMPOWERMENT Temple COGIC (formerly House of Prayer Family Worship Center), 354 Wood Row Road, Pamplin. There will be presentations/workshops for women to come and be empowered and inspired in their daily lives. This is a free event and light refreshments will be served. Call (434) 248-5300 for more information.

FUNDRAISING STEW DINNER, 4-6 p.m. at Glenmore UMC, 7988 Glenmore Road, Buckingham. Donations accepted for Crystal Agee.

ORDINATION SERVICE, of Minister Van Petty Sr. at 3 p.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church, 1847 Anderson Hwy., Cumberland. Guest Speaker will be the Rev. Larry E. Smith, pastor of Rocky Mount Baptist Church Cumberland. Reception to follow.

WILLOW BRANCH BLUEGRASS AND GOSPEL CONCERT, 7-8:30 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church, 1627 Sharon Church Road, Buckingham. A soup supper will be served, 6-7 p.m. No charge; donations appreciated to support the church fellowship hall building fund.


MASS CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at the Midway Baptist Church, 637 Guinea Road. Musical guests will be choirs from area churches. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is the pastor. All are welcome.

BANJO AND MANDOLIN WORKSHOP, designed for adults at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center,1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox. Choose kits for a banjo or octave or standard mandolin and learn from a master craftsman special techniques on inlaying and finishing. For more information or to register, visit

ANNUAL MISSIONARY DAY, 3 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Sarah Coleman, pastor of Union Baptist Church, will be the guest preacher and will be accompanied by her church family. All are welcome.

BAPTISM AND WORSHIP SERVICE 10:15 a.m., at Cornerstone Baptist Church, corner of Holman Mill and Horsepen Road at 16 Horsepen Road, Farmville, for DaNasis Dupuy and Raheem Spady. Morning worship service will be at 11 a.m. Communion will be served. All are welcome.

GOSPEL MUSIC PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at the Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations, titled “Sunday’s Best.” Gospel artists from area churches will be featured, and door prizes will be given. The church is located at 1358 Sheppards Road, Farmville.

BLACK AND WHITE MARCH, 3 p.m. sponsored by the Eleven Oaks Baptist Church Pastor’s Aide Ministry. Guest speaker will be Deaconess Diane Barbour, of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Crewe. Other talents will include The Faithful Gospel Singers, Amelia, and Devotion in Motion Praise Dancers I & II from New Bethel Baptist Church, Meherrin.

ENON BAPTIST CHURCH, 4-5 p.m., will host All Problems Solved, Worm Patterson and Floyd Reid. A love offering will be taken. All proceeds go to Relay for Life.

PALM SUNDAY SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Farmville Baptist Church.

26TH FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 10:45 a.m. at Mt. Ellis Baptist Church with Worship Service at 11 a.m. The Rev. Cedric Gayles, associate pastor of the Jericho Baptist Church in Farmville, will deliver the word of God. The Antioch Baptist Church Choir will offer songs of praise. The church is located at 8409 George Washington Hwy. in Keysville. Everyone is welcome.

WOMEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. by the Women of Mercy Seat Baptist Church. Guest speakers will be from the community. Musical guest will be the Bells of Harmony from Meherrin. All women are asked to wear white.

EASTER CANTATA, 11 a.m. at Oakwood UMC, 1291 Columbia Road, Columbia.

151ST ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Baptist Union Baptist Church, 125 Baptist Union Road, Dillwyn. Morning service 11 a.m. with the Rev. Timothy I. Jackson Sr., pastor. Lunch will be served. Guest minister will be the Rev. Donnie Brown, pastor New Hope Baptist. All are welcome.

USHER’S MINISTRY ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m., at Calvary Baptist Church, Burkeville. Pastor Patrick Bland will deliver the message and Mt. Pero Baptist choir and church family will accompany him. Everyone is welcome.

MISSION DAY, 11 a.m. at Trinity Baptist Church, Dillwyn. Minister Dr. Connie Gardner, associate minister of Union Hope Baptist, Center Cross, will be the speaker. Lunch will be served. All are welcome.

APRIL 9-14

YOUTH REVIVAL, at High Rock Baptist Church, Rice, will begin at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Amos Ward, of God’s Way of Living, Chester, Pennsylvania. High Rock youth will render the music. There will be different pastors and choirs each night. Prayer and praise starts at 7 p.m. Everyone is welcome.


APRIL MEETING, 7 p.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 Robert Day, CEO of Patrick Henry Family Services. The topic of discussion will be “Common Sense or Death: Confronting the Child-Welfare Industrial Complex.”

APRIL 12-14

SPRING REVIVAL, 7 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church. Prayer and praise will be at 7 p.m. There will be guest preachers each night. Everyone is welcome.


ANNUAL MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE, 7 p.m. at Centenary UMC, Route 20. A time of reflection on humility and a foot washing service will be offered.

EASTER SUNRISE SERVICE, 8 a.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 700 Milnwood Road, Farmville. Easter services will be at 11 a.m. with Dr. Ben Powers, interim pastor.

MAUNDY THURSDAY TENEBRAE SERVICE, 7:30 p.m. at Heritage Baptist Church, 700 Milnwood Road, Farmville.

MAUNDY THURSDAY SERVICE, 6:30 p.m. at Oakwood UMC, 1291 Columbia Road, Columbia.

DMV MOBILE, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. will be in Dillwyn, Foster Tire Co., 16954 Oak St.


LAST SEVEN SAYINGS OF JESUS CHRIST, 7 pm. at Spirit of Life Church of God in Christ, 308 S. Virginia St., Farmville. Elder Novey W. Wiley Sr. is the pastor. The public is welcome.

GOOD FRIDAY SERVICE, 7 p.m. at Cedar Baptist Church, 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn.

VA DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES, will be in Farmville from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Farmville Prince Edward Library, 1303 W. Third St., Farmville, weather permitting.


WALK THE CROSS, 11 a.m., representing the Passion of Christ, sponsored by The Church Without Walls Outreach Ministry, Cumberland. Members will carry the cross from the Luther P. Jackson school on Anderson Highway in Cumberland, to the Bright Hope Center on Route 45 in Cumberland. After reaching the Bright Hope Center, they will be placing the cross on the lawn and we will meet, greet and fellowship, serve lunch and have a community egg hunt for the youth. Bright Hope Center will be open to those who are unable to participate in the walk.

CARTERSVILLE’S 6TH ANNUAL SECOND CHANCE 5K MISSION RUN, 8 a.m. The race starts at the community house, goes across the James River bridge, then back through the village of Cartersville and finally returns to the start/finish Line. Online registration can be found at and more race information can be found at as well as their Facebook event, “Second Chance 5K Mission Run.”