Church and Community Events

Published 8:50 am Thursday, August 17, 2017

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August 17

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, of Green Bay, 6:30 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church, located at the intersection of Green Bay and Sandy River roads.

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NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH, of Virso, 6 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, located on Farmville Road. Guest speaker will be Rick Ewing, the director the Central Virginia Regional Library. The meeting will also include discussion of annual neighbor watch community day, planned for Sept. 9 All are welcome.


CRUISE-IN, 5 p.m. sponsored by The Heart of Virginia Classic Car Club at the old Schewel’s parking lot. Bring your classic car to show or just come and look. There is not an entrance fee. Top three people’s choice will be awarded trophies. A 50/50 will be drawn.


COUNT YOUR BLESSINGS, 3 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church, 1427 County Line Road, Keysville. Groups appearing include the Faithful Gospel Singers and the Bells of Harmony. Everyone is welcome.

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.

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 Poplar Lawn Baptist Church, Blackstone. There will be different choirs each night. Come and be blessed.

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, 11 a.m. morning service with Pastor Timothy I. Jackson Sr. Church will follow morning service. The afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m with the Rev. William Cain, pastor of the Winans Baptist Church, Baltimore, Maryland. Cain will also be the revivalist for the week. Different choirs will perform each night. Prayer and praise will begin at 7 p.m. with revival at 7:30 p.m.

AUGUST 20-26

EVANGELISM PROGRAM, 6:30 p.m. nightly, at Seventh-Day Adventist, 2086 Cumberland Road, Farmville.


SEVENTH ANNUAL FIRST NIGHT FACULTY GALA FESTIVAL, 7:30 p.m. Longwood University, presented by the music department to mark the beginning of the academic year in Molnar Recital Hall in Wygal Hall. The recital is free and open to the public.

OBSERVE THE SOLAR ECLIPSE, 1:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lake State Park. Eyewear to protect you from damaging rays while viewing the eclipse will be available at no charge. In the event of overcast or rainy skies, the free activities will still be held inside the Hall. Daily parking rates apply.

SOLAR ECLIPSE VIEWING, 1 p.m. at Appomattox Court House. This marks the first total solar eclipse in the continental U.S. in 38 years. Eclipse viewing glasses will be available to visitors. Visitors will find park staff at the flagpole in the parking area during the eclipse to get glasses and to learn about this astronomical event.


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.


DOG WALK, 10 a.m. beginning at Lee’s Headquarters pull off in Appomattox. Enjoy a summertime walk through the park with your dog along the approximately 1.5-2 mile trail. Please wear appropriate shoes for walking in the woods. All dogs must be on a leash.

MOVIE AT THE MUSEUM, 8 p.m at the The American Civil War Museum, Appomattox, entitled “Ride With the Devil.” Grab your lawn chairs or blankets and enjoy an outdoor movie on the lawn of the Museum. Come earlier for activities beginning at 6 p.m., including historical kids’ games and tasty snacks from food vendors. Concessions will be available for purchase, or you may bring your own. A $5 donation suggested.


HOMECOMING AND 152ND ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Red Oak. Pastor Roger Lee Allen will be bringing forth God’s Holy Word. Aug. 28-30 begins revival at 7 p.m. nightly with ministers bringing forth the word.

HOMECOMING SERVICES, 11 a.m. at High Rock Baptist Church. Lunch will be served immediately following the morning service. The afternoon service will begin at 2:30 p.m with prayer and praise and worship service at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Reginald Hurt, pastor of High Bridge Baptist Church along with his deacons, choir and church family. Revival services are Aug. 28-Sept. 1. Prayer and praise service begins at 7:30 p.m. and worship service at 8 p.m. The guest speaker for the week will be the Rev. Morris G. Henderson, pastor of The 31st Street Baptist Church, Richmond. Different choirs will perform each night.

HOMECOMING AND 177TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at the Triumph Church. The Rev. James W. Morris will preach and the church’s choir will sing. Dinner will be served immediately following the worship service in the fellowship hall. Revival will be held Aug. 28-Sept. 1. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Darryl Brown, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church in Prospect. Prayer and praise will be held at 7 p.m. and revival st 7:30 p.m. nightly. A guest choir will sing nightly. The church is located on the Darlington Heights Road in Prince Edward County. Everyone is invited to worship and fellowship with Triumph Baptist Church.

FAMILY FUN DAY, 2-5:30 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist, 2086 Cumberland Road, Farmville. There will be a 18-foot super slide, bungee run, face painting, water balloon toss and much more. Free admission, free food and free drinks. Bring your bathing suit for the water events. Come out and have fun.


WARD C & WARD D COMMUNITY MEETING, 6 p.m. at the Farmville Town Hall building, second floor council chambers, 116 N. Main St. to address any questions or concerns you may have concerning your home, neighborhoods and community.


FIFTH ANNUAL DUCK DERBY, 2:30 p.m. sponsored by the Scottsville Lion’s Club at the Scottsville Boat Landing. Tickets are $5 per duck and can be purchased by any Scottsville Lion’s Club Member, or call (434) 831-2318. Prizes include first place, $250; second place, $100; and last place, $50. Buy as many ducks as you wish. You do not have to be present to win.


ANNUAL DAY, 3 p.m. of the Zion Hill Baptist Church Women’s Ministry. Evangelist Romaine Holcomb, of Reed Rock Baptist Church, will be the speaker and a guest choir will render the music. Light refreshments will be served after the service.


LOVE NO EGO COMMUNITY DAY WALK, 9 a.m. at Dillwyn Pocket park. There will be brief speeches by local influencers and business owners, a snow cone machine, a step team performance, singing and light live music.