Church and Community Events

Published 9:36 am Thursday, September 28, 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


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 by contacting (343) 395-2369 or

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17TH ANNUAL WALK FOR EDUCATION, 2 p.m., Cumberland County High School. Sponsored by The Cumberland County Public School Foundation. In 2015-16 the foundation gave $26,000 in scholarships and $5,000 in teacher grants. Proceeds from the annual fall Walk for Education, as well as our annual 5K run held in the spring, will increase the foundation’s ability to award additional grants, special projects and scholarships in May 2018. Event organizers ask those interested to plan to come out to the football field and track during the day and walk with them.


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. Presentations are appropriate for kids ages 6 and above. 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. Brief speeches by local influencers and business owners, snow cone machine, 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, Farmville. Food, beverages and live music. Tickets 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. T-shirts, live music, raffle of prizes and lunch served around 2 p.m. Rain date is Oct. 14.

1ST ANNUAL THOR’S HAMMER FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. at The Barn, located at 11851 W. James Anderson Highway, in Buckingham. Register a team, enter the cookoff and get tickets. For more information, check out the festival’s facebook page at ThorsHammerFestival or website at This is a benefit for the volunteer fire departments that serves 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. 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. Proceeds go to help support 4-H’s Camp Loud and Clear. The extension office is located across from Lowe’s.

BENEFIT SERVICE, 4 p.m. for James M. Carrington at the Prince Edward County High School Auditorium in Farmville. James is battling cancer and the medical bills are continuing to accumulate. A One Hundred Voice Choir, under the direction of Perry Carrington, will render music and the Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III, pastor of Jericho Baptist Church, will deliver a brief message. For more information contact Deacon Perry Carrington (434) 547-5064.

FUNDRAISER, 10 a.m. to benefit the New Witt Baptist Church Sunday School, by purchasing a fish and/or chicken dinner at the Masonic Lodge on Griffin Boulevard in Farmville. Pre-order by calling Thomas Lewis, George Hines or George Barksdale.

STATEWIDE ANTIQUE SHOW, 10 a.m. sponsored by The Old Dominion Historical Fire Society at Wilck’s Lake. Antique trucks will be pumping water from the lake and will be on display. Free. All are welcome.

BAZAAR AND BAKE SALE, 8 a.m. at Salem United Methodist Church located at 2160 Caira Road, Route 632. Fall and Christmas items, lap quilts, Christmas and fall wreaths, table decoration and much more.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE, 8 a.m. at EMPOWERMENT Temple, formerly House of Prayer COGIC, of 354 Wood Row Road in Pamplin, located on U.S. Route 460 West sponsored by the H.O.P.E Team. Household items, clothing, food, etc. (434) 248-5300 for more information.

FALL FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 6277 Cartersville Road, New Canton. Event will include music from Second Time Around, All for Christ, Chris Lewis and Nicky Blanton. Games, bounce houses, face painting, hay rides, cake walks and bingo. Drag cars, old autos, a fire truck and more on display. The FUMA Color Guard will also be participating. Free event, door prizes, hot dogs and hamburgers.


REVIVAL SERVICES, 11 a.m. Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Abilene and continuing each night at 7 p.m. Guest speaker, Evangelist Steve Freeman, founder of Steve Freeman Ministries and staff evangelist at Colonial Heights Baptist Church. Special music each night. 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, 2010 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.

ANNUAL SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Grace Episcopal Church, Ca Ira. The Rev. Martha Jenkins and the Rev. James D. Smith will be involved. Lunch will follow immediately after the service on the church grounds. Bring a dish or two to share with others. Plates, cups, napkins, cutlery etc. will be furnished by the church.

COMMUNION SUNDAY, 8:30 a.m. at Farmville United Methodist Church, corner of High and Randolph Streets. All are invited.

ST. FRANCIS CELEBRATION AND PET BLESSING, 3 p.m. at Johns Memorial in front of the church. Everyone, and every animal, is welcome. Bring pets — size doesn’t matter — and invite their neighbors. The church will be gathering monetary donations for Friends of Cumberland County Animal Control.

158TH ANNIVERSARY HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Elon Baptist. One of its faithful and dedicated former pastors, the Rev. Steve Tyree, returns to preach for the 11 a.m. service. Homecoming will include a testimony Marshall Moore, son of John Sterling Moore, pastor from 1944-50. Special music will be provided by the Tyree girls and there will be an annual potluck dinner fellowship following the service. Instead of Sunday school the church will have a special hymn sing in the Sanctuary at 10:10 a.m.

BUILDING FUND BENEFIT, 3 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist entitled Hurt, Oliver, Lee and Eggleston. Speaker will be the Rev. James Taylor of the Jericho Baptist Church and choir. Everyone welcome.


HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, 11 a.m. at Cartersville Baptist Church, with lunch to follow. Revival Oct. 1-4 at 7 pm. Guest speaker Delbert Walker. Special music provided each night.


MEETING, 6:30 p.m. of the Curdsville Community Center, located just off U.S. Route 15 on School Road. A detective from the Buckingham sheriff’s department will present a program on crime and crime prevention. Those interested are encouraged to bring friends and neighbors and their favorite covered dish.

FALL REVIVAL, 7 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church. Services will be held at the Redwood Center. Different guest ministers each evening: Monday, the Rev. Faith Jones, from Union Branch Baptist Church, of Arvonia; Tuesday be the Rev. Keven Caleb, from Thessalonia Baptist Church, of Fluvanna; Wednesday, the Rev. Dyanne Liggins, of Dillwyn Holy Temple. Each minister will be accompanied by their choir. All are invited to attend.


HEART OF VA BEEKEEPERS MEETING, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. The program will be our annual honey-tasting, open to all who have extracted honey from their own bees this current season. Please bring your honey in an unmarked squeeze bottle if possible. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information please call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit Facebook.


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

BIBLE STUDY, 7 p.m. at EMPOWERMENT Temple COGIC, formerly House of Prayer, 354 Wood Row Place, in Pamplin every Tuesday.


FALL REVIVAL, 7 p.m. at The Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations, 1358 Sheppards Road, in Farmville. Bishop John Williams, pastor of El-Bethel Cathedral Ministries will be the speaker for Oct. 4, the Rev. Dr. Calvin Gray, pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church will be the speaker for Oct. 5, and the Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III, pastor of Jericho Baptist Church will be the speaker for Oct. 6. Each revival speaker will be accompanied by his church choir. All are invited to attend.


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.

FARMER’S MARKET, 11 a.m. in front of Pannill Commons. Stop by to see what the farmers have brought to campus.

SMOKEY WILSON CONCERT, 7 p.m. at Sandy Creek Baptist Church, 25450 Sailor’s Creek Road in Jetersville. Love offering will be accepted. All are invited to attend.


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

YARD SALE EXTRAVAGANZA, 8 a.m. at Grace Community Church, Charlotte Court House.

STEW AND YARD SALE, to benefit the Roof Replacement Campaign going on at Elon Baptist Church. Guests are invited to use the church property to sell their goods at a suggested donation of $10 for an outside spot or $15 for an inside table. Call the church at (434) 248-6132 for more details.


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.

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at First Baptist Church. Pastor Chester Jordan will be preaching the service. Dinner will be served. Guest preacher for the 3 p.m. service will be Pastor Patrick W. Bland of Mt. Pero Baptist Church, of Powhatan, accompanied by his church family. All are invited to attend.


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


BOW HUNTING WORKSHOP, at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center located at 1267 4-H Camp Road in Appomattox. The workshop is open to licensed, adult bow hunters 18 years of age or older who have completed a hunter education course. Cost is $100. Prices include all meals Friday dinner –Sunday breakfast, lodging and all instruction. Registration Deadline is Sept. 29. Check out the details and register at:


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 and rides, model train display, RR Willie train ride, fine art show, good ole days area, exhibits and displays, small gauge steam 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

21ST PASTOR ANNIVERSARY, 4 p.m. at The Aspen Hill Baptist Church, of Brookneal, for pastor, the Rev. Dr. Maurice FInney and first lady Beatrice Finney. Preacher for the occasion will be the Rev. James Holcomb, pastor of the Beautiful Plains Baptist Church, Charlotte Court House accompanied by his choir, ushers and church family. A repast will be served after the service. Come and be blessed.


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., in 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, located in 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, located in 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 to attend.


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, located at 315 W. Third St., in Farmville. Topic will be New hearing technologies and solutions. Please RSVP to (343) 395-2369 or