Church and Community Events

Published 9:20 am Thursday, September 14, 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


CRUISE IN, 5 p.m. sponsored by the Heart of Virginia Classic Auto club will be holding its last cruise in of the year at the old Schewel’s parking lot. There is no entrance fee, three trophies given to the top three people’s choice. Also, there will be a 50/50 raffle drawing. Come out to see all the cars and those with classic cars, bring them out for all to see.

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DMV RABIES CLINIC, 8 a.m. at Cartersville Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1667 Cartersville Road in Cartersville, with Cindy Arledge. $8 per animal. All dogs must be on a leash and cats must be in carriers. If a booster shot is sought, proof of prior vaccination must be presented. Proceeds from the event will aid the squad’s continued service.

LEE’S LAST COUNCIL OF WAR, 7 p.m. Surrounded and increasingly desperate, Lee called his officers together for one last Council of War to determine the fate of the Confederacy, and ultimately, the future of our nation. Meet at Lee’s Headquarters parking area 1.5 miles northeast of the main park entrance along Route 24.

FILM SCREENING, 1 p.m. of “Hidden Figures” at the R.R. Moton Museum, 900 Griffin Blvd., in Farmville.

ANNUAL FREEDOM FUND BANQUET, 4 p.m. of the Prince Edward County NAACP Branch honoring James E. Ghee, Esquire at the Firemen’s Sports Arena, 1328 Zion Hill Road in Farmville. Tickets are $30 per person. For more information and tickets contact Jean Redd at

BIRDING WALK, 8 a.m. at the Lee’s Headquarters parking area for a walk through varied habitat searching for birds. The 1.5-2 mile walk will offer opportunities to find birds in forested areas, a grassy field and along the Appomattox River. 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.

THIRD ANNUAL RALPH M. HAMLETT MEMORIAL 5K RUN, 9 a.m. on the High Bridge Trail in Pamplin. This is a fast out-and-back course with professional electronic timing by Eco-X. Runners of all abilities and walkers as well as dogs on leash are welcome. Keepsake finisher medals and T-shirts awarded to all participants. Awards ceremony and brunch for runners and their families at the Pamplin Depot at 10 a.m. Top three male and female winners will receive a souvenir High Bridge railroad spike. Age group awards are High Bridge tumblers. Registration is online at Paper registration at Pamplin Depot and up to 8:30 a.m. at the start line on Sept. 16. Packet pickup is Sept. 15 from 3-7 p.m. at Pamplin Depot. For questions, contact race directors Sarah Hamlett and Regina Schwabe at

COMMUNITY CLOTHES CLOSET, 10 a.m. at Enon Baptist Church, 1.5 miles off Andersonville Road, in Dillwyn. Free clothes available for men, women and children. Open to everyone.


CHURCH PICNIC, 5 p.m. at Fitzgerald Memorial Church, in Cumberland. Bring a covered dish. All are invited.

HOMECOMING, 10:30 a.m. at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, located in Glenmore in Buckingham County. The Rev. Halley Willcox will preach, and a lunch will follow the service. All are invited. The church is located at the intersection of Routes 602 and 655 in Glenmore.

ALL CHOIRS DAY CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. at the Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Red House. The Mt. Zion Gospel Chorus is hosting the anniversary this year. We have invited various choirs to join us as we celebrate the precious name of Jesus Christ through songs of praise. Refreshments will be served.

TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS, 3 p.m. at Lady of Peace Catholic Church, corner of River Ridge Road. Call (434) 352-7976 for more information.

NO WORSHIP SERVICES, at Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations. The church will be in fellowship with the Rising Star Apostolic Church in Waverly for its 11:30 a.m. worship service. Pastor Betty Jones will be the speaker for that service.

MEN AND WOMEN MINISTRY SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Lone Oak Baptist Church. Morning worship starts at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday school at 10 a.m. The Rev. James Morris, pastor of Triumph Baptist, Pamplin, will be the guest speaker. A fellowship dinner will be served.


HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL at First Baptist Church in Dillwyn with the Rev. John Moxley speaking at the 11 a.m. service Sept. 17 Meal following worship service.​ Revival will be Sunday, Sept. 17 through Tuesday, Sept. 19 beginning at 7 p.m. with the Rev. Jeff Worley as the guest speaker.

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, of Dillwyn, will begin its homecoming and Revival services on Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Mosley bringing forth the morning message and the mass choir rendering music. Following the morning service, we will have a fellowship dinner. Afternoon service will begin at 2 p.m. and worship service at 2:30 p.m.. The preacher for the afternoon will be Pastor Keven Caleb, of the Thessalonia Baptist Church of Fork Union, who will be accompanied by his choir, ushers and church family. He will also be the speaker for Monday and Tuesday night. Pastor Ollie Bolden, of Petersville Baptist Church, will preach Wednesday through Friday. Nightly revival services will begin Monday, Sept. 18 through Friday, Sept. 22 and will begin with prayer and praise service at 7 p.m. and worship service at 7:30 p.m. There will be a different choir rendering music each night.


HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, at Pisgah Baptist Church in Rice will be celebrating homecoming Sept. 17. Rev. Rick Caldwell will be guest preacher. Lunch will be served. Revival will be held Sept. 18-20. Services will begin at 7 p.m. with special music each night. Caldwell will be guest preacher. All are invited to join us in worship and fellowship.


HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, at Glenn Memorial Baptist Church, 146 Harris Creek Road, in Prospect. Homecoming will be Sunday, Sept. 17, with morning service beginning at 10:45 a.m. Pastor Jim Schwerdtfeger will bring the message and there will be special music as well as a history of the church presented. A covered-dish fellowship meal will follow the service. That afternoon at 3 p.m., there will be special music on the church lawn, weather permitting. This music will be presented by Paul McClinden, of Spring Creek Baptist church. All are asked to bring a lawn chair to enjoy the music. Revival services will begin Monday, Sept. 18 and run through Thursday, Sept. 21, beginning each evening at 7 p.m. Various ministers from the community will be bringing the evening messages. Everyone is welcome.


CANNING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. at the Prince Edward County Cannery, 7916 Abilene Road, in Farmville. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required with a fee of $15. All supplies included. Contact Caitlin at (434) 392-4246 for more information.


FARMVILLE-PE HISTORICAL SOCIETY TO MEET, 7 p.m. in the Historic Farmville Train Station located at 510 W. Third St. Join us for an evening of stimulating conversation with Bob Flippen, as he will discuss the Farmville Lithia Springs, the Prince Edward Hotel and the Confederate Monument. This meeting is free and open to the public.


FAMILY CHALLENGE FASHION SHOW, 1 p.m. at the Moton Museum, 900 Griffin Blvd., in Farmville.

EDUCATOR TRAINING WORKSHOP, 9:30 a.m. of the Creek Freaks. This training equips educators with the knowledge and skills to deliver fun and effective watershed education lessons to youth. The workshop will cover both indoor and outdoor classroom curriculum regarding creek and stream health. This will be a hands on workshop where participants get in the creeks with monitoring equipment. Some waders will be provided. To register, go to

FALL FOLIAGE VAN TOUR, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at Farmville Plaza 15 minutes before the start time of the van tour and get your cameras ready. Come look at all of the beautiful shades of red, orange, and yellow on the trees of High Bridge Trail. Lunch will be provided. Fee of $25 per person. The cap for this tour is 12 people. Please bring your own water, snacks and anything else you may need for the day.

DOG WALK, 10 a.m. at North Carolina Monument Pull Off. Enjoy a fall-time walk through the park with your dog along the approximately 1.5 mile loop. Wear appropriate shoes for walking in the woods. All dogs must be on a leash.

APPRECIATION SERVICE, 3 p.m. for Anthony Tucker, sponsored by The New Store Inspirational Choir at Newstore Baptist Church.

BREAKFAST MEETING, 9 a.m. of local clergy to respond to the Alt-Right Movement at The Remnant Church, 1825 E. Third St., in Farmville. Contact Pastor Jeff Spencer at (434) 258-4429 or the Rev. George A. Bates at (343) 383-0516 for more information.


ALL NATIONS ANNUAL FAMILY AND FRIENDS WEEKEND, will kick off with “Churching in the Park” event at the Parkview Gardens Apartments at 3 p.m. There will be music, free food, testimonies, dancing and great preaching. Keynote speaker will be the Elder Justin Smith from Chicago, Illinois. On Sunday, the church will observe their annual and Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. The Keynote speaker will be the national Evangelist Suzie Wright from Petersburg. There will be awesome singing, praise dancing, preaching and door prizes.


HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Abilene. Shawn Ames will be the speaker. A covered dish lunch will be served after the service. Everyone is invited.


GATHERING AT THE FLAG POLE, 7:30 a.m. at Appomattox Christian Academy, in honor of “See You at the Pole” day at the Main ACA Campus, 1916 Redfields Road, in Appomattox. Coffee and a sweet treat will be served followed by the gathering around the pole for prayer at 8:15 a.m. All are invited to attend.


COMMUNITY CARD PLAYING, 2-4 p.m. on the second and fourth Thursday of every month at Brookview Lodge at The Woodland. The events is open to all ages, free and open to the public.


SIXTH ANNUAL LANTERN TOURS, 6:30 p.m. Groups of 30 will be guided through the park to six stops where participants can step back in time and explore the village by lantern light. Tickets are $10 and should be reserved in advance. Participants can choose the time: 6:30, 6:50, 7:10, 7:30, 7:50 or 8:10 p.m. The presentations are appropriate for kids age 6 and above. All tour groups are accompanied by knowledgeable guides and light refreshments are included in the Visitor Center at the close of each tour. For more information, contact a member of the Foundation at (434) 664-0012.


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.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY PIG ROAST, 5-8 p.m. at the Gee-Price activity center, Fuqua, 605 Fuqua Drive, in Farmville. There will be food, beverages and live music. Tickets are $50 per person available online at or the Restore, 1409 Main St., in Farmville.

AUTISM POKER RUN, 9:30 a.m. registration, 11 a.m., kick-stands up. First stop will be Jenkin’s Blue and Gray with last stop at The Fishin’ Pig. $25 per bike or car with $10 per rider. T-shirts, live music ,raffle of prizes and lunch served around 2 p.m. Rain date, Oct. 14.

1ST ANNUAL THOR’S HAMMER FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. at The Barn, 11851 W. James Anderson Highway, in Buckingham. Cheer your firefighters as they compete to win. Register a team, enter the cookoff and get tickets. Chili cook-off categories include, best firehouse chili, best red chili, vegetarian, best no-beans, best theme/setup and best all around chili wins two tickets to see Zac Brown in concert Oct. 7. For more information, check out the festivals facebook page at ThorsHammerFestival or website at This is a benefit for the Volunteer Fire Departments that serve Buckingham County in loving memory of Thor Stish.

FOOD FESTIVAL/CAR SHOW, 10 a.m. sponsored by Midway Baptist Church Planning Committee at the Randolph District Fire Station located on Cumberland Road off of Route 45. The Food Festival will consist of soul food dinners for sale. All proceeds will benefit the building fund.


FILM SCREENING, 6:30 p.m. of “Alice’s Ordinary People” at the Moton Museum, 900 Griffin Blvd., in Farmville.


OPPORTUNITY FUND SKEET CLASSIC, 8 a.m. at the Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox for graduating high school seniors in Southside Electric Cooperative’s (SEC) service area. The individual registration fee for the skeet shoot is $75, while squads of five can sign up for $325. All participants must provide their own guns and ammunition, and skeet shooters of all levels are welcome. The event is limited to the first 50 participants, who must register in advance. The deadline to sign up is Sept. 26. For more information or to register as a participant or sponsor, please contact Mark Thomas, community relations coordinator in SEC’s Altavista office, at (434) 645-3276 or


MANNING THE FORTS AT HIGH BRIDGE, where you and your family can experience what it was like to be a member of the old men and boys Home Guard unit that defended High Bridge during the American Civil War. Visitors can access all programs at Camp Paradise, 1466 Camp Paradise Road in Rice. For any questions about this program contact the Park office at (434) 315-0457.


FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, 947 Trents Mill Road, in Cumberland. There will be games and prizes, hayrides, inflatables, caterpillar walk, petting zoo, vendors, car show, free food and more.


MIDWAY’S WOMEN’S DAY, 9 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road, in Farmville, beginning with a Prayer Breakfast. The guest minister will be the Rev. Margo Bruce, associate minister of Evergreen Baptist Church in Palmyra. On Sunday, Oct. 15, the women’s ministry will celebrate their Annual Women’s Day during the 11 a.m. worship service. The guest preacher will be Elder Georgia Colbert of Windsor Mill, Maryland. This year’s theme is “P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens)” with the scripture reference Philippians 4:6.


FIRST ANNUAL JAZZ LUNCHEON, for St. Joseph’s at the Holiday Inn, 625 First St., in Alexandria. For tickets, email


CANNING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. at the Prince Edward County Cannery, located at 7916 Abilene Road, in
Farmville. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required with a fee of $15. All supplies included. Contact Caitlin at (434) 392-4246 for more information.

OCTOBER 19, 20 & 21

VIRGINIA CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Charley’s Waterfront Cafe in Farmville. Ten percent of the day’s profits benefit the Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF). The VCBF is a free three day event that serves all of Virginia’s children. Those interested are invited to come by Charley’s to keep the VCBF free for all and to get more information about the festival. The VCBF, hosted by Longwood University, is open to the public.


RAINBOW TEA AND HAT SHOW, 4:30 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Middle School Cafeteria sponsored by the Moton Museum.

TAR WALLET’S ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL, 2-5 p.m. at Tar Wallet Baptist Church, Cumberland. There will be bouncy houses, free games, raffle ticket prizes, brunswick stew for sale, hayrides, free food and drinks and trunk-or-treat from 4:30-5 p.m. All are invited.


4-H CSI MYSTERY CAMP. Campers ages 9-13 will get the chance to work with local law enforcement to solve several mysteries. Camp will be at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox. The early bird cost is $65 if registered by October 6th and increases to $75 if registered after Oct. 6. The cost of camp includes lodging, meals, snacks, and class materials. Please contact your local Extension Office by Oct. 6.


FILM SCREENING, 6 p.m. of “Get Out” at the Moton Museum, located at 900 Griffin Blvd., in Farmville.


CANNING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. at the Prince Edward County Cannery, 7916 Abilene Road, in
Farmville. Space is limited. Advanced registration is required with a fee of $15. All supplies included. Contact Caitlin at (434) 392-4246 for more information.