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Church and Community Events

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.


JUMU’AH PRAYER SERVICE, 1:30 p.m. at Islamic Center of Prince Edward County, 300 N. South St., Farmville.

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS SERVICES, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., will be at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Library, 1303 W. Third St., Farmville.

FOOTSTEPS OF THE DEFENDERS, 4:30-6 p.m. at Fort Hill earthworks, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph. Learn how these defenders prevailed while visiting their fortifications on a walking tour. For more information, call (434) 454-4312.


SUMMER NIGHT STARLIGHT, 8-9:30 p.m. with the Crewe Astronomy Club. If you have your own telescope, bring it along. In addition, the facilitator of this event, Kim Kenny, will provide a PowerPoint presentation on how you can become a backyard astronomer studying the celestial sky. This program is free to the public and very family-friendly.

GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING, 11 a.m. at 200 David Bruce Ave., intersection of Routes 40 and 47, in Charlotte Court House. Guest speaker for this month’s program will be Connie Routon Purvis. The programs are free and open to everyone. Should your interests be in genealogy or gardening, you will probably enjoy this program. For more information, visit www.scvgs.com.

SCHOOL SUPPLY GIVE-AWAY, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Forest Baptist Church. There will also be a cook-out with games, face painting, etc. Children must be accompanied by a parent. All are welcome.

BIRDING WALK, 8 a.m. at the Lee’s Headquarters parking area in Appomattox for a walk through varied habitat searching for birds. Come out to see and hear a variety of local species in their natural habitat. Dress accordingly for an outdoor walk and wear comfortable shoes. Novices to experienced birders are welcome. Binoculars will be provided, or bring your own.

PROGRAM, 2-3 p.m. at the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward County Library to discuss how animals have learned to look like their environments. Sponsored by the High Bridge Trail State Park.

SOUTHERN SOUL FESTIVAL, 3 p.m. at Twin Lakes State Park. Musical artists will include, DJ Storm, the Just Friends Band, Miss Portia, Katrenia Jefferson, Big G, and the son of the legendary Johnny Taylor, T.J. Hooker Taylor. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Food and beverages will be on sale. Tickets are $20 in advance or $30 at the gate. To buy tickets online, visit eventbrite.com and search for “Southern Soul Show,” or call Cynthia for more information at (804) 615-2196.


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. The Rev. Timothy Walker, pastor, will deliver the message. Dinner will be served. There will be no afternoon service. Revival will be Monday through Friday beginning at 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, in 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, along with his choir, ushers, deacons and congregation.

HOMECOMING/REVIVAL, Peaks Baptist Church, 1948 Peaks Road, Prospect. Homecoming is Sunday, 11:30 a.m. with guest preacher the Rev. Bennett Johnson III, of Solid Rock Baptist Church, Patterson, New Jersey. A meal will be served after the service. Revival will be held Aug. 14-18 with prayer and praise at 7:30 p.m. and the preached word at 8 p.m. There will be guest revivalists each night. All are welcome.

HOMECOMING/REVIVAL at Rocky Mount Baptist Church, 919 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland. Homecoming service at 11 a.m. with worship by Pastor Larry E. Smith. Lunch will follow. Revival begins Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Irma Watson, pastor of Midway Baptist Church, Farmville. Revival will take place Aug. 14-18 with prayer and praise at 7:30 p.m. and worship at 8 p.m. The Rev. Daniel Watson, pastor of Springfield Baptist Church, Gordonsville, will be the revivalist for the week.

HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Sharon Baptist in Cumberland, 1149 Plank Road. The Rev. Robert R. Jones will bring the morning message. A fellowship dinner will follow the morning service. There will be no afternoon service. Revival will be held Aug. 14-16 starting with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. and worship service at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Nathaniel Tucker, pastor of New Poplar Mount Baptist Church in Crewe, will be the revival preacher. All are invited to attend.

HOMECOMING, 11:15 a.m. at Bethel UMC, Buckingham, with Pastor Billy Swan preaching and special music by Drew Bowles.

AUGUST 13-18

HOMECOMING/REVIVAL SERVICES, at New Witt Baptist Church, Farmville Highway South and Meherrin Road, Farmville. Homecoming Service will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday with the pastor, the Rev. Winston Bland, delivering the message. Revival Service will begin Aug. 14 with prayer and praise beginning at 7 p.m. and the revival service at 7:30 p.m. nightly with the Rev. Jerry Streat, of Poplar Lawn Baptist Church, Blackstone, accompanied by the Levi Baptist Church Choir, of Keysville. There will be different preachers each night. The public is invited.

AUGUST 14-16

REVIVAL, 7 p.m. at Bethel United Methodist Church, Buckingham. The Rev. George Schaefer of the West Buckingham United Methodist Charge will preach Monday and Tuesday nights and Brenda Swan will speak Wednesday night. Special music on Monday by Diana Klein and Tuesday from Noah and Sandra Hickman.


PE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO MEET, 7 p.m. in The Waterworks Players’ Theater on Industrial Park Road. Please note that this is a change from the usual meeting place. Jimmy Hurt and Dudley Sauve will tell the history of theatrical entertainment in Farmville. Sauve is the founder and artistic director of The Waterworks Players. Sauve will detail the history of The Waterworks Players. This meeting is free and open to the public.

CHARLOTTE COUNTY GRAYS TO MEET, 6:30 p.m. at Sheldon’s Restaurant in Keysville. Speaker will be Compatriot Les Updike. He will be speaking on “How Richmond became the Confederate Capitol.” The meeting is open to anyone who has an interest in the South. For more information call (434) 735-8415 or (434) 696-2202.


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

TWO-MILE FUN RUN, 6:30 p.m. Meet at the North Carolina Monument parking area. The trail is moderate in difficulty and does encompass a few moderate hills. The trail will take the runner through scenic landscape that maintains historical significance from Robert E. Lee’s surrender to U.S. Grant on April 9, 1865. Please bring proper footwear for running.


CARD GAMES, 2-4 p.m. at Brookview Lodge every second and fourth Thursday. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.


HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL SERVICES, Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. The Rev. Irma T. Watson will deliver a 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.

ANNUAL REVIVAL/HOMECOMING, at Zion Hill Baptist Church with homecoming on Sunday and revival services Aug. 21-25. The Rev. Leon Jackson, pastor, will deliver the morning message at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. The Rev. Dr. Gary Harmon, of Level Run Baptist Church, in Hurt, will be returning as the guest preacher for the week with different choirs rendering the music each night. Revival services will begin each night starting at 7 p.m. with prayer and praise and worship service at 7:30 p.m.

PRESENTATION, 2-4 p.m., “A History of the 29th Infantry Division — From the Civil War to the War on Terror,” at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield State Park. During the lecture, the friends group will also be on hand to sell all-you-can-eat ice cream sundaes.

HOMECOMING, at First Rock Baptist Church of Prospect, with the regular morning service. The pastor, the Rev. Robert Clark, will deliver the morning message. A fellowship meal will follow the morning service. The afternoon service will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Henry Fleishman as the guest minister. The Saint Joy Men’s Chorus, of Buckingham, will provide the music. The Rev. Gary Lee, of Madison Heights, will be the guest evangelist for the revival. Area community choirs will provide the music nightly.