Church and Community Events

Published 9:37 am Thursday, July 27, 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


TOAD ABODES, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph. Build and paint a home for the toads in your own yard. Come decorate a toad abode while learning about the lives of our local toads. Take your toad abode home with you. All supplies will be provided. For more information call (434) 454-4312.

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A GREAT CAUSE, 5-8 p.m. at Buffalo Wild Wings, Farmville. Ten percent of all net food sales will be donated to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 7059, Farmville including take-out orders. Proceeds will benefit transportation to veteran hospitals, homeless veterans, veteran direct assistance and the military assistance program.


CANOE TRIP 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph. Take a half-day canoe trip down the Staunton River. Discover the history of the river and the wildlife that needs the river to survive. Please wear clothes and shoes suitable for a trip on the river. Bring 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 our trips. Closed toed shoes are required.

DOG WALK, 10 a.m. for a casual walk along one of the parks trails beginning at Appomattox Wayside Pull Off. Enjoy a summertime walk through the park with your dog along the approximately 1.3 mile loop trail. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking in the woods. All dogs must be on a leash.

FISH FRY, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. sponsored by the youth department at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin St. Fish sandwiches, fries and drinks will be on sale.

JULY 29-30

PALLAS ATHENA LADIES AID SOCIETY, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Museum of the Confederacy-Appomattox. Join the costumed living history interpreters to explore the equipment, comfort supplies and services provided to soldiers and hospitals by aid societies during the Civil War.

BACK TO SCHOOL GIVEAWAY, 9 a.m.-noon, sponsored by Dominion Worship Center, 706 E. Virginia Ave., Crewe. Book bags will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. Children must be present to receive book bags. We will also giveaway men’s, women’s and children’s clothes. Please join us for hot dogs, chips, and drinks. For more information, contact Minister Mollie Jones at (434) 607-2420.


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. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is the pastor. Everyone is invited.

USHER’S ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of Sulphur Spring Baptist Church. Special guest will be Denise and the Traveling Aires of Gladstone. Refreshments will be served.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 11 a.m. at the Triumph Baptist Church. A car and motorcycle show and picnic luncheon will be held immediately following the service. The Rev. James W. Morris, pastor and members invite everyone to worship and fellowship. Bring your classic car and motorcycle. Casual dress is encouraged. The church is located on the Darlington Heights Road in Prince Edward County.

YOUTH DAY, 3 p.m. at Gravel Hill Baptist Church, 3357 Cutbanks Road, Pamplin. Malcolm Tillerson Jr., an active young adult in the church and a senior at Bridgewater College, will be the guest speaker. Youth from surrounding churches will present talent. All are welcome.


BENEFIT CONCERT, 7 p.m. for the Discovery School, Buckingham. Sunita Staneslow, with her vibrant, inspiring scottish music for celtic harp will perform. Though born in the U.S., she lives in Tel Aviv, Israel. The concert will be held at Scottsville Presbyterian, 148 Bird St. with a reception to follow. Ticket sales at the church, Sundays, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. from church members, at the door or call Pastor Gay Lee at (434) 409-3324.


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. Campers will learn about safety around horses and the grooming of horses. Each will also get a chance to ride a horse. Spots will limited to 10 campers being that 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

BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. The topic will be fall management. 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.


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6:30 p.m. at Calvary United Pentecostal Church, 21696 Prince Edward Highway, Rice, ages 5-11.


CONCERT, 7 p.m. featuring Down East Boys at Sandy Creek Baptist Church.


SERVICES, 11 a.m. at New Redeemed Tabernacle with Bishop/Pastor Williams at the Apex Community Center, 275 George Washington Highway, Charlotte Court House, every first and third Sunday.


HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, 11 a.m. at First Liberty Baptist Church. Pastor Rev. Tanya Richardson will preach the service. A fellowship meal immediately following service. Revival services will be held Aug. 7-9. Guest revivalist Elder Jason Lewis, associate pastor of the Temple of Deliverance, HCOGIC, Mineral. Prayer and praise services will begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. immediately followed by evening worship at 8 p.m. Area choirs and ushers will be serving nightly. All are invited to attend.

HOMECOMING/SUMMER REVIVAL, starting at 11 a.m. Sunday with worship by Pastor Ollie Bolden and the PBC Sanctuary Choir. Lunch will follow in the Nehemiah House. Monday through Wednesday, services will begin nightly at 7:30 p.m. with different guest each night.


4-H SHOOTING EDUCATION CAMP, at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center, located at 1267 4-H Camp Road, Appomattox. The camp is open to boys and girls ages 12-16 with interest and/or experience with firearms. Participants will receive four days of instruction related to their chosen discipline with courses in shooting safety, shooting fundamentals and theory, marksmanship instruction and each will have the opportunity to participate in one or more competitive shoots. All Instructors are certified through 4-H, Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, National Rifle Association, NAA and other national organizations. For more information and to register, visit


HOMECOMING/FAMILY AND FRIEND’S DAY, 11 a.m. at Union RZUA. Church, Meredithville. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Marvin Harris and New Light Baptist Church Family of Skipwith. Dinner will be served and the public is welcome to attend.

HOMECOMING/REVIVAL SERVICE, at Sulphur Spring Baptist Church, Prospect. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. and morning worship at 11 a.m. Pastor Rev. Timothy Walker will deliver the message. Dinner will be served. There will be no afternoon service. Revival will be Monday-Friday beginning 7 p.m. nightly. Guest revivalist will be the Rev. Glen Faulkner. Various choirs will render the music. All are welcome.

HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, 6643 Lockett Road, Rice with morning worship by Pastor Jimmy R. Coleman. Lunch will be served. Homecoming service will begin at 3 p.m. with guest Pastor Burch Surgeon and the Union Branch Baptist Church, Amelia and his choir, ushers, deacons and congregation.


REVIVAL, 7:30 p.m. nightly at Macedonia Baptist Church, 6643 lockett Road, Rice. There will be different preachers and choirs each night.


HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL SERVICES, Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. Pastor Irma T. Watson will deliver a powerful message from the Lord during the 11 a.m. worship service. There will be no afternoon service. Revival services will be held on Aug, 21-25 with prayer and praise services beginning nightly at 7:30 p.m. followed by worship service at 8 p.m. There will be different ministers for the week, along with their choir and ushers.

AUGUST 20-25

REVIVAL/HOMECOMING, at St. Andrews Baptist Church, Cullen. Homecoming will be Aug. 20 at 11 a.m. The Rev. Dr. Maurice Finney will preach the morning service. There will be no afternoon service. Evangelist for the week will be the Rev. Jerry Streat, pastor of Popular Lawn Baptist Church, Blackstone. There will be different choirs each night.