Church and Community Events

Published 8:13 am Thursday, July 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

JULY 7, 8 & 9

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8:30 p.m. at Thomas Chapel UMC, 1313 Cartersville Road, and July 9 at 11 a.m. Light dinner Friday and Saturday nights at 5:30 p.m. sponsored by Mt. Calvary Baptist Church and Thomas Chapel UMC.

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JULY 7-12

SUMMER READING PROGRAM, 2-3 p.m. at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. Visits from state parks, a scavenger hunt and indoor mini golf are planned. Visit for more details.


FAMILY DAY, noon-4 p.m. and explore “History’s Heroes” at the Museum of the Confederacy, Appomattox. Join organizers for special family-friendly activities to explore heroes of the Civil War era — both famous and lesser-known. All programs are included with museum admission. Youth ages 17 years and under are admitted free with a paying adult. The museum is located at 159 Horseshoe Road in Appomattox. For more information, call (434) 352-5792 or visit

FAMILY DAY, noon-4 p.m. at the Museum of the Confederacy, Appomattox. Museum admission for adults with youth 17 and under is free. Contact Josie Butler at (434) 352-5791, ext. 203 or

JULY 8-13

SUMMER READING PROGRAM, 2-3 p.m. at the Buckingham Branch library. Visits from state parks, a scavenger hunt and indoor mini golf are planned. Visit for more details.


CONCERT, 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, Cartersville featuring Denise and The Travelling Aires. All are welcome.

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, at Aspen Hill Baptist Church with morning service at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Maurice Finney preaching. Dinner will be served. There will be no afternoon service. Revival will commence on July 10-14 with praise service at 7 p.m. and regular service at 7:30 p.m. nightly. The Rev. Dr. Calvin Gray, pastor of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Appomattox, will be the evangelist for the week. A different choir will render the music each night.

JULY 10-14

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 10 a.m. at Biblical Baptist Church at 221 Second St. in Farmville for all children ages 4-12. Have a great time with singing, games, crafts, snacks and Bible lessons celebrating Christmas in July. For more information, call (434) 309-1492.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6 p.m. at Douglas Presbyterian Church, Douglas Church Road, Farmville. Open to all children. Register by calling Brenda at (434) 223-8101.


TWO-MILE FUN RUN, 6:30 p.m. Meet at the North Carolina Monument parking area at the Appomattox National Park. The trail is moderate in difficulty and does encompass a few moderate hills. This event is for all runners who enjoy the outdoors. Bring proper footwear for running.


ANNUAL CONVENTIONAL, 9 a.m. of the Cumberland Missionary and Educational Conference at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 16 Horsepen Road, Farmville. All are invited.

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


FORAGING THE PIEDMONT, 6 p.m. at Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph. Take a walk along the trails while learning to identify some of the edible plants that grow in our region. Discover which parts of the plants can be eaten and how to prepare them.


BENEFIT YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. sponsored by the membership of White Hall United Methodist Church, located on Main Street in Dillwyn to benefit church projects. Anyone wishing to donate items for sale should contact Robyn Allen at (434) 983-1666 no later than July 13.

CANOE TRIP, 9 a.m. Take a half-day canoe trip down the Staunton River. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for a trip on the river and wading in shallow water. Bring sunscreen, plenty of water and snacks. Pre-registration required by phone at (434) 454-4312. There is a fee of $7 per person. The minimum age is 6 years old for the trips. Meet at the Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph. Closed-toed shoes required.

HOMECOMING SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Hobson’s Chapel United Methodist Church followed by a covered dish meal. Speaker will be Pastor Jerry Drinkard Jr. Special music will be provided.

CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW, 10 a.m. sponsored by Moton Family Challenge at the Firemen’s Sports Arena, 1328 Zion Hill Road, Farmville. There will be food vendors, prizes and fun for the entire family. Entry fee $15 until July 7, after that $20 and $5 for spectators. Proceeds benefit Moton Museum.


CONCERT, 3 p.m. featuring Deacon Perry Carrington and The Voices of Unity at New Hope Baptist Church, 2072 Abilene Road, Keysville, to benefit the building fund. The Rev. Vatell Allen is pastor. All are welcome to attend.

PASTOR’S AIDE ANNIVERSARY ANNUAL DAY, 11 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. The Rev. Cavell Phillips, assistant pastor of the Richmond Christian Center and gospel radio announcer on UpBeat 106.5 FM, will deliver the preached word. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is the pastor. All are invited.

ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the New Store Baptist Church Ushers. The Jewel Gospel Singers will be in concert. Deaconess Marinda Ayres will be the worship leader. Refreshments will be served.

JULY 17-21

CAMP ‘FUN’ TASTIC, at different locations across Lunenburg and surrounding counties for the week for ages 5-18. Cost will be $60 for the week. Bring a packed lunch each day unless told different by 4-H agent. Campers will participate in a fun week of different activities such as swimming, games, putt-putt, a visit to Kerr Lake and much more. Spots will limited to 10 campers being organizers have a 12-passenger van. If you would like to sign-up, contact Dillon Robinson, 4-H youth development agent, at (434) 696-5526, (434) 265-0201 or

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 9 a.m.-12 noon at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 1291 Columbia Road, Columbia, in Cumberland. All children pre-school through eighth grade are welcome to attend. Theme will be “Hero Central — Discover you strength in God.”


THE BATTLE FOR STAUNTON RIVER BRIDGE. On June 25, 1864 a small group of Confederate soldiers and citizens kept the Staunton River Bridge from being destroyed by a much larger Union raiding party. Join us at the Staunton River Bridge and hear how the battle unfolded while viewing features of the battlefield. Please meet at the Staunton River Battlefield Fort Hill earthworks, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph. For more information call (434) 454-4312.


WORSHIP AT THE LAKE, 10 a.m. at Farmville United Methodist Church. There will be a potluck lunch after the service. Please bring a lawn chair.

GIFTS AND TALENTS FOR CHRIST SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. This service will consist of various gift and talents of singing, praise dancing and poem readings. Rev. Irma T. Watson is the pastor. All are invited.


HORSE DAY CAMP, 9 a.m. at Keats Point Farm in Boydton, for ages 9-18. Cost is $15 and participants will need to bring lunch. Contact (434) 696-5526, (434) 265-0201 or