Church and Community Events

Published 7:52 am Thursday, June 1, 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


CANNING WORKSHOP, 6-8 p.m. at the Prince Edward Extension Office located at 100 Dominion Dr., Farmville. Class topics include the science of canning, canning recipes, storage of canned goods and how to can with a pressure, hot water bath and steam canners. Call the Prince Edward Extension office at (434) 392-4246 or email at for additional details.

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QUARTERLY MEETING, 7 p.m. of the Cumberland Deacons and Trustees Conference at Sharon Baptist Church, 1130 Plank Road, Cumberland. Deacons and Trustees of member churches are asked to attend.

FAMILY & CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2 p.m. for families and caregivers of those living with dementia at Brookview at the Woodland, 2005 Cobb St., Farmville.


PAMPLIN DEPOT BARN DANCE, 6-8:30 p.m. This month’s $5 meal will consist of chicken and the fixings, garden salad, rolls, dessert and tea and lemonade. Admission is free.


ARTS AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park in the park. The festival events will run from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. though the park will be open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. The event is free and many of the activities will be hands-on, including several that are designed for children.

TRAILS DAY 5K RACE, 8 a.m. hosted by High Bridge Trail State Park. The out and back course will start at the Camp Paradise access to High Bridge Trail, off of Aspen Hill Road 1.7 miles from Route 460. Walkers are welcome. All proceeds benefit the Friends of High Bridge Trail. For more information or to register, contact the Virginia’s Heartland Regional Visitor Center at (434) 392-1482, or High Bridge Trail State Park at (434)315-0457.

RELAY FOR LIFE OF NOTTOWAY, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. at the Nottoway High School, 5267 Old Nottoway Road, Crewe.

CELEBRATION OF FREEDOM SERVICE, 10 a.m. at Spreading Oak Baptist Church in Arvonia. Pastor Rochelle Baily, of Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Columbia, will conduct the service.

CHOIR FESTIVAL, 6 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church. Many choirs will be appearing on the program. Everyone is welcome to come out and make this program a success.

LUNCH GIVE-A-WAY, 10 a.m.-noon sponsored by Calvary Baptist Church, Burkeville. Free lunch will include grilled hot dogs, sodas and chips. The event will be held at Jenkins Blue and Gray, Route 460 east of Farmville. Stop by and have lunch.

YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. sponsored by the ladies LWML of St. John’s Lutheran Church on Milnwood Road.

CLOTHES CLOSET, 9 a.m. at the Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations Evangelism Ministry. The church is located at 1358 Sheppards Road, Farmville.

CANCELLATION, of the Oakwood UMC fundraising dinner scheduled for June 3.


ANNUAL MEN’S DAY, 4 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 14167 Farmville Road, Meherrin. The Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs Sr., pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg, will be the guest speaker. He will be accompanied by his male chorus and church family. All are invited.

MEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. at First Baptist Church. Minister James Hurt, Bethel Grove Baptist Church of Rice, and Peaks Baptist Men’s Chorus will be in concert. All are invited to attend.

PENTECOST, 4 p.m. at the Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations. The keynote speaker will be Elder Justin Smith, of Baltimore, Maryland, and featured guest vocalist will be Elder Gayle Jones-Foster along with the Pentecost Fellowship Choir and Praise Team. This event is being sponsored by the AFCOAN Evangelism ministry. The church is located at 1358 Sheppards, Road Farmville.

CHILDREN’S DAY SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. This year’s theme is “Traveling on the Right Road to Get to Your Destination” with the scripture reference Matthew 7:13-14. The guest minister will be the Rev. Roger Coleman, associate minister of Union Baptist Church in Crewe. Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor. All are invited.

SEVENTH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church for The Rev. Leon Jackson and first lady. An invitation is extended to all to come and worship.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 3 p.m. at New Witt Baptist Church, U.S. Route 15 south of Farmville. The special guest will be the Rev. Ollie Bolden and the Petersville Baptist Church of New Canton. The Rev. Winston Bland is the pastor. The public is welcome.

150TH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the New Hope Baptist Church of Keysville.

BIBLE SCHOOL REGISTRATION AND COOKOUT, 5-7 p.m. at Fitzgerald Baptist Church, 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland.

JUNE 4-8

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8:30 p.m. at Antioch Union Baptist Church, Union Church Road. All children ages 3-12 and adults. Contact Brandi Ripley at (434) 969-3265 after 6 p.m. for more information.

JUNE 4-9

SIXTH ANNUAL COMMUNITY REVIVAL, 7 p.m., of the Greater Prospect Ministerial Association. Sulfur Springs Baptist Church, 1743 Sulphur Spring Road. Prospect will host these six days of revival. There will different ministers and their choirs each night. Everyone is welcome.


BEREAVEMENT SUPPORT GROUP, noon, at the New Century Hospice office located on the third floor of 201 N. Main St. This group provides opportunities to connect with others experiencing grief and education about moving through the grief process. The group is free and open to all community members, but RSVP is required. Contact the Rev. Amanda Hayes-Bowman at or (434) 395-1042.

CUMBERLAND NAACP TO MEET, 6:30 p.m. at the Bright Hope Center. The meeting will feature unit training by Area Five Chair James Ghee. All members are urged to attend.

CURDSVILLE COMMUNITY CENTER MONTHLY MEETING, 6:30 p.m. The speaker will be Jimmy Hurt, who will present a program on “old time Farmville.” There will also be a visual presentation. Everyone is welcome. Please bring a covered dish.

JUNE 5-8

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Fitzgerald Baptist Church, 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland.


BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. Lorien R. Koontz, a private lands wildlife biologist, will speak on what we can plant for honeybees. 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.


HUMUH BUDDHIST STUDY GROUP, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward Community Community Library, 1303 W. Third St., Farmville. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call 1-800-336-6015.


BARBECUE CHICKEN DINNER, 4:30-7 p.m. at the Randolph District Vaulter Fire Department, sponsored by the auxiliary. The menu will be barbecue chicken, baked beans, Cole slaw, desserts, coffee and tea. Donations will be taken at the door. Please come enjoy a delicious meal and support the fire department.

RELAY FOR LIFE OF FARMVILLE, 5-11 p.m. at Five County Fairgrounds, 209 Fairgrounds Road, Farmville.


1977 & 1978 BCHS CLASS REUNION, a golf outing will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m. at the Farmville municipal golf course at a cost of $30. The reunion will be held Saturday from 5-11 p.m. at The BARN, also at a cost of $30. BYOB. Casual attire. Come out for an evening of food, music and memories. For information, contact C.B. Morgan at or text (443) 624-6877.


BICYCLE RODEO AND SAFETY DAY, 9 a.m. sponsored by the Farmville Police Department and Virginia State Park Police and VFW Post 7059 at the Farmville Community Marketplace, 213 North St. The day will include bicycle safety instructions, proper park trail riding etiquette and free bicycle helmets for children (while supplies last). Police officers and VFW members will also be cooking hot dogs for the kids. For more information on this event, contact Det. Sgt. David Ragland at (434) 392-9259.

COMMUNITY HEALTH FAIR, 10 a.m. at EMPOWERMENT Temple 354 Wood Row Road, Pamplin. Centra Health will be on site to perform mammograms, along with many other agencies. Please call (434) 243-5800 for additional information and if you need transportation.

INSTALLATION SERVICE, 2 p.m. for the Rev. Marvin McKinley Oliver as pastor of the Pilgrim Baptist Church, Jetersville. The Rev. Sarah Coleman, pastor of the Union Baptist Church, Crewe, will deliver the installation message and she will be accompanied by her choir, ushers and deacons. The service will be held at Hope Chapel, located at 9611 Wayside Ave., Amelia Court House.


12TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 5 p.m. at EMPOWERMENT Temple (formerly known as House of Prayer Family Worship Center) 354 Wood Row Road, Pamplin. The guest speaker will be Bishop Dwight Butler, of Faith City Ministries, Altavista. For transportation, call (434) 248-5300.

20TH CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the New Store Inspirational Choir. Guest choirs include Sharon Baptist Church, Midway Baptist Church, Second Liberty Baptist Church and the New Store Inspirational Choir.


PIEDMONT AREA VETERANS COUNCIL, 10:30 a.m. once a month at the Farmville VFW. All community partners are invited to attend and become part of our community veteran engagement board. You do not have to be a veteran to join. Businesses, healthcare officials, social services, church groups, nonprofits, individuals, active duty, state and federal agencies, community organizations, service organizations, veterans and their family members/caregivers, etc. are encouraged to attend.