Church and Community Events

Published 9:48 am Thursday, September 21, 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


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

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IDENTIFY PLANT INVADERS, 5 p.m. Please meet at the Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph. For more information call (434) 454-4312.


FAMILY CHALLENGE FASHION SHOW, 3 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. To register, go to

FALL FOLIAGE VAN TOUR, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Meet at the Downtown Farmville Plaza 15 minutes before the start time of the van tour. Those interested are invited to look at all of the beautiful shades of red, orange,and yellow on the trees of High Bridge Trail. Lunch will be provided. Fee is $25 per person. The cap for the 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 at Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park. 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.

CVA POTLUCK MEETING, 4 p.m. The CVA will hold its Annual Potluck Picnic at the home of Jackie Paterson, 1771 Sawmill Road, in Farmville, from 4-7 p.m., rain or shine. Bring a dish, and a chair.

CHILD SAFETY SEAT CHECK, 10 a.m. sponsored by the Farmville Police Department, in conjunction with the Virginia Department of Health and The event is being held in the municipal parking lot on South Street in Farmville and is free and open to the public.

CAR, TRUCK AND BIKE SHOW, noon-6 p.m. sponsored by The Cumberland Fair Association, a non-profit organization in Cumberland County. at the Cumberland Fair Building, located on U.S. Route 60 in Cumberland, across from the former Luther P. Jackson High School. Admission is $5 per person. Children under 12 are free. Entrance fee for show vehicles is $5 and must be registered by 3 p.m. Rain date is Sept. 30.

SECOND ANNUAL EPSIE C. SIMS MEMORIAL PROGRAM, 2 p.m. at The Old Green Creek Baptist Church. Those attending are advised to dress casual. All are invited to attend. Dinner will follow.

WORKSHOP, 9:30 a.m. of The Prince Edward Deacons Union at the Mt. Moriah Upper Room Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Eddie Giles will talk on the deacons’ and deaconesses’ responsibility to the church. All pastors, deacons and deaconesses are welcome to attend. Church members are also asked to attend.

CANOE TRIP, 9 a.m. down the Staunton River. 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 the trip. Closed-toed shoes are required. Those attending are directed to meet at the Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, in Randolph.


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 singing, praise dancing, preaching and door prizes.


FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 3 p.m. at Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Pamplin. The New Beginners of Appomattox will be in concert. The church is located at 3357 Cutbanks Road in Pamplin, with the Rev. Thomas Tillerson, pastor.

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. All are invited to attend.

THE BATTLE FOR STAUNTON RIVER BRIDGE, 10 a.m. Please meet at the Staunton River Battlefield Fort Hill earthworks, 1035 Fort Hill Trail in Randolph. Those interested in more information are directed to call (434) 454-4312.

WHOSE CLUES?, 1 p.m. discover the plants and animals of the park. Those attending are advised to wear shoes and clothing suitable for an easy hike. Attendees are directed to meet at the Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail in Randolph. For more information call (434) 454-4312.

FIELD OF FLYING COLORS BUTTERFLY HIKE, 3 p.m. at Wilson’s Run Trail. See how many different butterflies we can identify and discover which plants entice the butterflies to the area. Attendees are directed to meet at the Fort Hill earthworks, 1035 Fort Hill Trail in Randolph For more information call (434) 454-4312.

CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 4 p.m. of the Mt. Zion Second Baptist Church Choir. Guest choirs will be ministering in song. The Rev. William J. Thomas is pastor. The church is located at 3753 Green Bay Road in Green Bay. All are invited to attend.

91ST USHER ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church, located at 1948 Peaks Road. The Rev. Timothy Corbett and his congregation will be the guest from Cannon Baptist Church, in Appomattox. All are welcome to attend. The Rev. Otis Johnson is pastor.


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.


CIVIL WAR CONVERSATION, 6:30 p.m. at the American Civil War Museum, in Appomattox, with the CEO Christy Coleman. Cost is $10 for adults for this program only, or $75 for the full series, which runs Sept. through May. Call Josie Butler at (434) 352-5791, ext. 203.


HEARING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, 1-2 p.m. at Longwood’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services, 315 W. Third St., in Farmville. Topic will be dementia and hearing loss. Those attending are asked to RSVP to (434) 395-2369 or


SIXTH ANNUAL LANTERN TOURS, 6:30 p.m. at Appomattox Courthouse National Historic Park. 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 ages 6 and above.


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.

INAUGURAL THOR’S HAMMER FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. at The Barn, located at 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. 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 on Route 45. The Food Festival will consist of soul food dinners for sale. All proceeds will benefit the building fund.

RABIES VACCINATION CLINIC, 9-11 a.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension. Cost is $8 per vaccination and proceeds go to help support 4-H’s Camp Loud and Clear. The extension office is located across from Lowe’s.


REVIVAL SERVICES, 11 a.m. Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Abilene and continuing each night at 7 p.m. The guest speaker will be, Evangelist Steve Freeman, founder of Steve Freeman Ministries and staff evangelist at Colonial Heights Baptist Church, located in Colonial Heights. There will be special music each night. A nursery will provided each night. All are invited to attend.

ANNUAL WOMEN & MEN’S DAY, 11 a.m. at High Bridge Baptist Church. Women are asked to wear white. The Rev. Dr. Osa Dowdy, of Moseley, and the Cedar Creek Baptist Church Choir, of Kenbridge, are the morning guests for the women’s program. Lunch will be served following morning service. The Men’s Service will begin at 3 p.m. with the gospel delivered by the Rev. Marvin Oliver and the Pilgrim Baptist Church Male Chorus, from Jetersville, rendering the music. All are invited to attend.

BUILDING FUND PROGRAM, 2:30 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 3010 Sunday River Road in Burkeville. Guest speaker will be Minister Gerald Haskins from the Harsinai Church of Christ in Baltimore, Maryland. The Faithful Gospel Singers, of Amelia, will render the music. All are invited to attend.


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


ARTISTS RECEPTION, 6-8 p.m. at the Riverside Café sponsored by Central Virginia Arts. All are invited to the free event to enjoy the arts and good company as well as beverages, savories and sweet bites.

ANNUAL HARVEST MOON CHAMPAGNE AND CHOCOLATE GALA, 6-8 p.m. is a fundraising event to raise funds for Children’s Programming activities. Tickets are $25 each available at the Farmville and Dillwyn Libraries.


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 U.S. Civil War. Visitors can access all programs at Camp Paradise, located at 1466 Camp Paradise Road in Rice. For any questions about this program contact the Park office at (434) 315-0457.


18TH PASTOR ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at Sharon Baptist Church for the Rev. Robert R. Jones. The word in song will be presented by the church choir with Tanya Blanton and Steve Hurt. At 3 p.m., the Rev. Kevin Caleb, pastor of Thessalonian Baptist Church, accompanied by his choir, will render the service. The Rev. Wyatt Vaughan, pastor of Antioch Baptist, will be the worship leader. Dinner will be served following the 3 p.m. service. All are welcome.

ANNUAL FALL HARVEST RALLY, 3 p.m. at Macedonia Baptist Church, located at 6643 Lockett Road in Rice. Special guest will be Lessie Goodman and Bishop Elder Farrar.


FALL BOOK SALE, 11 a.m. sponsored by the Friends of the Farmville Library. The organization will also be taking donations for hurricane relief.


FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, located at 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.

45TH HISTORIC APPOMATTOX RAILROAD FESTIVAL, 9 a.m. The two-day event commemorates the Norfolk and Western Railroad donation of the Appomattox Depot to the Town of Appomattox in 1973. Festival events include parade, arts, crafts, food, classic car show, fireworks, teddy bear parade, amusements amd rides, model train display, RR Willie train ride, fine art show, good ole days area, exhibits and displays, small gauge stream engine locomotive train rides, 5K foot race and a street dance.


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.


HEARING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, 1-2 p.m. at Longwood’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services, 315 W. Third St., Farmville. Topic will be “What to expect from your hearing aid?” Those attending are asked to RSVP to (343) 395-2369 or

OCTOBER 19, 20 & 21

VIRGINIA CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Charley’s Waterfront Cafe in Farmville. 10 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.


FIRST LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH, DILLWYN 8:30 a.m.., presents Back to Basic Training Man Up 101. Come join us as we learn and fellowship “MAN TO MAN”. Pastor John Bates, Facilitator, Calvary Baptist Church, Burkeville. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

FALL STEW AND SALE, 10 a.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Route 45 North. Stew $8 per quart, bake sale, book sale, fabric sale and quilt raffle. Raffle tickets may be purchased from Cumberland and Guinea Church members. $2 for one ticket; $5 for three tickets. Stew will be ready to eat around noon, may be reserved from 10 a.m. until all sold. Those interested in buying are advised to pay by cash only.


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 Oct. 6 and increases to $75 if registered after Oct. 6. The cost of camp includes lodging, meals, snacks and class materials. Those interested in the camp are asked to contact their 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 are included. Those interested are advised to contact Caitlin at (434) 392-4246 for more information.


HEARING LOSS SUPPORT GROUP, 1-2 p.m. at Longwood’s Speech, Hearing and Learning Services, 315 W. Third St., in Farmville. Topic will be New hearing technologies and solutions. Please RSVP to (343) 395-2369 or