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Church and community events calendar

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 CommunityCalendar@FarmvilleHerald.com.


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 will include vegetables, herbs, annuals, many perennials, shrubs, groundcovers 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. Planting considerations, harvesting and easy ways to make herbal brews at home will be discussed.

YARD SALE AND AUCTION, 7 a.m.-1 p.m. for Antioch Union Baptist Church-Baptist Women. Breakfast, bake sale and lunch will be available. Space available to sell your 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 Fire Department.

HEART OF VA CLASSIC CAR CLUB will be at the Heart of Virginia Festival. If you wish to enter your car, visit the Heart of Virginia Festival website and go to the car show link to get the application. The fee is $10 and you can register that morning. The club will be by the McDonald’s on Main Street.

ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST, 9 a.m. at Fork Union Baptist Church. The Rev. Paul Johnson, pastor of Chief Cornerstone, will be guest speaker. Program includes a memorial to cancer victims and honoring of cancer survivors. All are invited to attend and participate. A full, hot breakfast will be served.

CINCO DE MAYO CELEBRATION, 6-8 p.m. sponsored by PALS at the historic Pamplin Train Depot. The event is free and family-friendly. Funds raised will offset the expenses of rent for the building.

Donations are happily accepted. Individual or business sponsorships of as little as $100 will fund this event for one month.


MISSION DAY, 2:30 p.m. at First Liberty Baptist. Guest speaker will be Minister Anita Spivey of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in 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. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road, Farmville.

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. Drew Bowles will provide special music. A covered dish dinner will begin following the service in the fellowship hall. For further 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” with scripture reference from 1 Corinthians 15:58. The musical guest will be the Peaks Baptist Church Male Chorus. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor. All are invited.

WOMEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church, corner of Hill and Franklin streets, Farmville. The Rev. Sybil Jones and choir from the Sharon Baptist Church will be the special guests. All women are asked to wear white. The Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III is the pastor. All are welcome.

MINISTRY AND MUSICAL GUEST, 3 p.m. at Union Branch Baptist Church. The guest will be Minister Marcus Oliver and the choir from Providence Transformation Church International.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, 1-3 p.m. of the Buckingham County Youth League at the Buckingham County Agricultural Building. Interested volunteers should come complete a membership application and learn about specific ways to contribute to the youth sports programs of Buckingham County. If you are unable to attend this meeting but wish to apply for membership, contact buckinghamcountyyouthleague@gmail.com on or before May 7.

ANNUAL MEN AND WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 283 Sugarfork Road, Cumberland. Guest speakers will be Pastor Patrick Bland and Minister Darlene Bland from Mt. Pero Baptist Church, Powhatan, along with their choirs to render the music.

ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY, 3 p.m at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin St. The preacher for the occasion will be the Rev. Sybil Jones, associate minister of Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland. The choir will accompany her. All are invited to attend. A fellowship dinner will be served following the 11 a.m. service. Dr. James H. Taylor is senior pastor.


REVIVAL, 7 p.m will take place nightly at Prospect United Methodist Church, 707 Prospect Road, and continuing through Wednesday, May 10. Pastor John Flood, of Swain Memorial Church, will preach both Monday and Tuesday. All Problems Solved will provide special music 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. The Salem United Methodist Church Choir will join him. Refreshments will be served. All in the community are welcome. For further information, contact Pastor Brenda Swan at (434) 414-5015.


ANNUAL SPRING BANQUET, 6 p.m. of The Judith Randolph-Longwood Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American at Charleys Waterfront Café. The topic will be “highlights of the year,” presented by Regent Melody Ramsey.

MAY 12-14

WOMEN’S OUTDOOR WEEKEND, at Holiday Lake while learning the outdoor skills you’ve always wanted to master. Meet at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, 1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox. The program is open to women ages 10-adult (under 18 must attend with a participating parent). This program offers classes in archery, awareness, basic camping, basic car care, fishing (license required), cold weather survival, edible/medicinal plants, handgun, kayaking, map and compass, orienteering, outdoor cooking, rifle and self-defense. Prices include all meals Friday dinner-Sunday lunch, lodging and all instruction. Check out details and register at www.holidaylake4h.com.

MAY 12-21

VA HUNTER SKILLS, at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, 1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox. This is a family camp open to ages 11 and up (11-18 must attend with a participating parent). This program offers classes in rifle, shotgun, muzzleloading, pistol, archery, turkey hunting, small game hunting, deer hunting, predator hunting, recovering wounded game, preserving your wild game harvest and wild game cooking. Prices include all meals Friday dinner-Sunday lunch, lodging and all instruction. Registration Deadline is May 5. Check out the details and register at www.holidaylake4h.com/vahunterweekend.php.

MAY 13

GARDENS GALORE AND SO MUCH MORE 10-11:30 a.m. Free help with your garden, mentoring, introductory classes, site prep and design and vegetable plants at 1506 S. Main St. (next to Belk). Everyone can be a backyard gardener. Sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

MOTHER’S DAY WEEKEND HIKES, along the Spur Line Trail or Camp Paradise Trail with a park ranger. The Spur Line Trail hikes will be on Saturday, May 13 at 11 a.m. and on Sunday, May 14 at 1 p.m. Camp Paradise Trail hikes will be on Saturday, May 13 at 2 p.m. and on Sunday, May 14 at 3 p.m. These hikes are moderately strenuous in places and will be approximately a mile and a half to two miles in length on hilly terrain.