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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.

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.

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 in 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.


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.


FIELD OF FLYING COLORS BUTTERFLY HIKE, 4:30-6 p.m. Hike Wilson’s Run Trail in search of some of our beautiful winged wonders. See how many different butterflies we can identify and discover which plants entice the butterflies to the area. Learn about the many services butterflies provide and how to attract them to your own home. Meet at the Fort Hill earthworks, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, in Randolph. For more information call (434) 454-4312.

VIRGINIA’S AFRICAN-AMERICAN CONFEDERATES, 6:30-8 p.m. Discover the presence, roles and contributions of Virginia’s African-Americans during the Civil War through their own recorded personal stories. Meet at the Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph. For more information call (434) 454-4312.


PAST TO PRESENT, The history of the village from stage coach stop to the National Historical Park and how local citizens helped to make that happen. Join a Park Ranger for a talk about the history of Appomattox Court House and a tour of some of the significant buildings in that history. Meet at the flagpole near the village parking lot.

CANOE TRIP – PADDLE THROUGH THE PAST, 9 a.m. down the Staunton River. Discover the history of the river and the wildlife that needs the river to survive. 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 our trips. Closed-toed shoes are required. Meet at the Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, in Randolph.

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. 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 is suggested.

MEET THE CANDIDATES 11:30 a.m. for the Prince Edward Board of Supervisors. Coffee and Conversation with the candidates will be an informal Saturday morning meeting with the candidates and an opportunity to visit with them over coffee and pastries in the public meeting room of the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. All five candidates have been invited to attend. This event is sponsored by Prince Edward County Republican Committee but is not a partisan event.


HOMECOMING AND 152ND ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at Salem Baptist Church in Red Oak. Pastor Roger Lee Allen will bring forth God’s Holy Word. Beginning 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, of 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. All are invited.

HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. for New Hope Baptist Church at the Redwood Center on James Madison Highway in Arvonia. The morning message will be brought by the son of the church, the Rev. Larry Smith, pastor of Rocky Mount Baptist Church in Cumberland. Lunch will be served after morning worship. Afternoon service will begin at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. Joseph Allen, pastor of Spreading Oak Baptist Church, of Arvonia, bringing the message. He will be accompanied by his choir and ushers. All are invited to attend.

HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Union Branch Baptist Church in Arvonia. Lunch will follow the morning service. Afternoon service begins at 3 p.m. The speaker is Bishop Ralland Robinson Sr. from New Birth Fellowship Ministries in Richmond. All are invited to attend.

HOMECOMING, 10:45 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Red House beginning with prayer and praise service. Worship service will begin at 11:15 a.m. Pastor Lewis M. Watson will preach the Word of God and the combined choir will sing His praises. Sunday school will begin at 9:30 a.m. Lunch will be served promptly after worship service.

WORSHIP SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Fitzgerald Memorial Church of Cumberland. Dr. Amy Griffin, superintendent at Cumberland County Public Schools, is speaking at the worship service.

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, 11 a.m. at Second Liberty Baptist Church, 6522 Andersonville Road in Dillwyn. Worship service will be preached by the Rev. Preston Little, of Lynchburg. Lunch will follow. Revival begins Sunday afternoon at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Howard L. Groom Jr. and choir from White Rock Baptist Church in Esmont. Revival will be held Tuesday-Thursday. Prayer and praise service begins at 7 p.m. and worship service begins at 7:30 p.m. There will be different a pastor each night.

HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Forest Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Leaman Bates, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in Charlottesville, will be the guest preacher. Lunch will be served after service. Revival will be held from Monday-Friday nightly with prayer and praise at 7 p.m. and Worship Service at 7:30 p.m. All are invited.


FAMILY FUN DAY, 2-5:30 p.m. at the Seventh-Day Adventist, 2086 Cumberland Road in 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.

AUGUST 29-30

STORYTIME, 10:30 a.m. the Buckingham County Public Library. Children ages 0-5 and a caregiver are invited to enjoy stories, rhymes and an activity.


VOLUNTEERS NEEDED, 9 a.m. to clean up vegetation near the Charles Sweeney Cabin in Appomattox. Volunteers will remove tree limbs and small trees using hand saws. The purpose of this project is to create a better view shed the cabin for visitors to enjoy. Volunteers will be asked to use hand saws, pole saws and loppers to trim the vegetation before placing it in a pile for pick up. Equipment and gloves will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to bring bottled water. Those interested are direct to meet at Joel Sweeney Lane, off of Route 24, at 9 a.m. For questions, contact Daniel Puckette at (434) 352-8987 Ext. 233 or at daniel_puckette@partner.nps.gov.


POT LUCK MEETING, 6:30 p.m. of the Curdsville Community Center. Bring your favorite covered dish. The Community Center is located at 122 School Road just off of U.S. Route 15.


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