Church and Community Events

Published 8:35 am Thursday, June 15, 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

JUNE 12-15

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at Rocky Mount United Methodist Church, U.S. Route 15, Dillwyn. The theme will be God’s Super Heroes.

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VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church. Classes for all ages and van service will be available. All are invited to attend.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1301 Milnwood Road, Farmville. All children ages three through 12 are welcome. Everyone is invited for dinner Monday-Friday at 5:30 p.m. Food will be provided. Parents are invited to come to dinner with their children until the program begins. RSVP by contacting Beth Marmorstein at (434) 392-9871 or

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6:30-9 p.m. at Baptist Union Baptist Church, U.S. Route 15 and Route 692, Dillwyn. The theme is “Glow for Jesus — Let Your Light Shine.” Each evening there will be Bible classes, crafts, music, snacks and recreation. Children of all ages and adults are welcome to attend. For more information and/or transportation, call (434) 983-3786 or (804) 241-3774.

JUNIOR 4-H CAMP, overnight camp at Holiday Lake 4-H Center for youth ages 9-13.

JUNE 12-16

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8 p.m. at Mercy Seat Baptist Church, Hampden Sydney. All are welcome.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8 p.m. at Glenn Memorial Baptist Church, Prospect. Theme for this year will be “Maker Fun Factory.”


SUMMER WINE & BREW SERIES, 5-7 p.m. at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) located at 129 N. Main St. There will be complimentary appetizers provided. The Summer Wine & Brew Series will continue each Friday throughout the summer until Aug. 26. Open to the public.

POW!er INTO SUMMER BASH, 8:15 p.m. The Piedmont Community Health Coalition has had three months of community competition through Piedmont Out Walking (POW!) Program and would like to publicly recognize the efforts of the walking teams. The event will take place at High Bridge Trail State Park with parking at the Camp Paradise parking lot. The event is free to the public except for parking.

CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. by the Heart of Virginia Classic Auto Club at the old Schewels parking lot. Bring a classic car or just come and look. There will be a 50/50 raffle and trophies for the top three cars by popular vote.

JUNE 16-17

FIREFLY FESTIVAL, 9 p.m. at High Bridge. Come witness the spectacular sight of synchronous fireflies by the thousands. Meet with a ranger on the river overlook for a brief explanation of these spellbinding, luminous insects. A knowledgeable insect specialist will be available. Program will be concluded by 11 p.m. The program is free with a $4 parking fee.

ANNUAL WOMEN’S CONFERENCE, 7 p.m. of the sisters of Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations. Friday night’s preacher will be the Rev. Irma Watson, pastor of the Midway Baptist Church, Cumberland. Saturday will begin with breakfast at 8 a.m. and morning glory praise and worship. Saturday guest speakers will be Evangelist Sandra Hall, of the Greater Purpose Outreach Ministry in Crewe, and Elder Debra Velasquez, executive pastor of Antioch Greater Love Ministry, Marion. Saturday afternoon will be filled with great good, activities, praise and worship, games and prayer and a special workshop on couponing: how to make your money work for you. The conference theme for this year is “Today … My Transformation Begins.” Tickets are $20. Call (434) 547-8641 for ticket information.

JUNE 16-18

CLOVERBUD CAMP, overnight camp at Holiday Lake 4-H Center for youth ages 5-8.


MIGHTY FORTRESS CARNIVAL, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1301 Milnwood Road, Farmville. There will be food, games and a program put on by VBS kids. Folks from the community are invited to attend.

AUXILIARY MEATLOAF SUPPER, 5-7 p.m. at the Prospect firehouse located at 45 Campbell Hill Road in the village of Prospect. The meal will include meatloaf, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, bread, tea, lemonade and dessert, all for a donation at the door.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, sponsored by the Cumberland Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse on Route 13 (Old Buckingham Road) in Cumberland. Chicken will be ready by noon and will be sold as dinners for $7 or as individual quarters for $4. Eat in or take out. All proceeds will benefit the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department.

CHICKEN BARBECUE, 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Cartersville Rescue Squad. Live band. All are welcome.

JULY 17-21

ABC W/STEAM, 9 a.m.-12 noon. Cost is a $50 donation to cover materials, designed for rising fifth graders through rising eighth graders. This interactive summer educational program is designed to help bridge the summer learning gap through the use of STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art and math. Each day will focus on one element of STEAM, blending these hands-on elements to enhance core subjects such as reading, writing, spelling, math and more, all in a safe, nurturing, well-ordered environment. School stops during the summer, but learning doesn’t have to. Call Appomattox Christian Academy to register at (434) 352-7373.


FATHER’S DAY SINGING, 11 a.m. at Prospect Gospel Tabernacle, two miles west of Prospect. Mercy’s Well will be in concert. All are welcome.


PIEDMONT AREA VETERANS COUNCIL, 10:30 a.m. once a month at the Farmville VFW. Community partners are invited to attend and become part of the community veteran engagement board. You do not have to be a veteran to join. Businesses, health care 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.

JUNE 19-23

REVIVAL SERVICES, 7 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Red House. Dr. P.A. Medley, pastor of the Staunton Baptist Church in Halifax will be the guest minister for the week. Song, prayer and testimonial service with worship services at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Everyone is welcome.

BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8:15 p.m. at Elon Baptist Church, Pamplin. Games, crafts, snacks, music and fun are part of the events as students learn what the Bible says and how important it is. Classes will be held for children ages 4 through sixth grade.


MEETING, 7 p.m. of the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society in the Historic Farmville Train Station, 510 W. Third St. in Farmville. The program includes a video of a lecture on the Battle of Sailor’s Creek given at Gettysburg National Park by John Heiser. This video offers a detailed account of the events of April 6, 1865 at Sailor’s Creek. It will refresh knowledge of this battle and its importance to Prince Edward County. This meeting is free and open to the public. Guests are always welcomed.


SUMMER WINE & BREW SERIES, 5-7 p.m. at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts (LCVA) located at 129 N. Main St. There will be complimentary appetizers provided. The Summer Wine & Brew Series will continue each Friday throughout the summer until Aug. 26. Open to the public.

JUNE 23-24

VBS DAY CAMP, at Maysville Baptist, 13329 W. James Anderson Hwy., Buckingham, themed “Galactic Starveyors,” for children age 4 through twelfth grade, Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. All are invited to lunch and closing program Saturday at 12:30 p.m. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. Call (434) 969-4657 to register.


PECHS CLASS OF 1987 REUNION, 6-10 p.m. will celebrate with a formal banquet at Longwood University’s Blackwell Hall. More than 80 alumni and faculty will be in attendance. Dr. Odessa H. Pride will be the guest speaker.


36TH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of The Mighty Southerneers, of Lawrenceville, at the New Mt. Sinai Church, Brodnax. Invited guests include Lil Miss MiKayla Young, Miss Cabre Walker, Miss Takera Walker, The Jacox Sisters, Mrs. Fannie Moore, Nu Beginnin, The Barnes Special, C&C Ministries, Blessed Too, The Spiritual Disciples, The Meherrin Male Chorus and Brother Joel Holmes and the Celestals.

MISSIONARY DAY, 3 p.m. at Aspen Hill Baptist Church, Brookneal. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Lloyd Wesley, pastor of the Mt. Ellis Baptist Church, accompanied by his choir and church family. A repast will be served after the service. Come and be blessed.