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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.


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, 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.

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

GUEST MINISTER, 11 a.m. at New Witt Baptist Church with the Rev. Malvin Eanes, of Zion Hill Baptist delivering the message. Music rendered by the New Witt Senior Choir.


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.

FALL FESTIVAL, 8 a.m. at Antioch United Methodist Church. Many items and food for sale.

WORSHIP CONCERT, noon, at Rocky Mount UMC, of Dillwyn, featuring pianist John Nilsen of the Oregon conference. Refreshments served after.

GOSPEL CONCERT, 5 p.m. sponsored by Moton Museum and Mickie Carrington at Moton Museum, located 900 Griffin Blvd. in Farmville, featuring Farmville’s own Bridget Carrington. Event is free and open to the public. For more information contact (434) 392-5599.

PAMPLIN DEPOT BARN DANCE, 6-8 p.m. at the Pamplin Train Depot, on Main Street in Pamplin. Free admission. Bring family, meet friends and neighbors in the restored Pamplin Depot Train Station.


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, 1466 Camp Paradise Road, Rice.


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

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

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

ANNUAL HARVEST FEST, at Cedar Baptist Church, 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn, immediately following worship service. All are invited.

SIXTH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at Forest Baptist Church for Pastor Otis R. Spellman. Guest preacher the Rev. Jack Chambers, associate of Mt. Zion First African Baptist Church in Charlottesville, and the worship leader Marjorie Anderson of Ebenezer Baptist Church, in Jetersville. Lunch served.

135TH ANNIVERSARY, 2:30 p.m. of New Hope Baptist Church. Special guest the Rev. Dr. Charles Simms, and the Morning Valley Baptist Church choir and ushers. Services held at the Frances Redwood Center. All are invited.

WORSHIP SERVICES, 10:30 a.m. at Safe Haven Christian Ministries, 5150 U.S. Route 360 in Meherrin. This is a new location. The Rev. Gloria Eanes is the pastor.

FIRST MISSIONARY, 11 a.m. at Biblical Baptist Church, 221 E. Second St. hosts their first missionary, Ben Johnson and his family, missionaries to China.

MISSIONARY DAY SERVICE, 3 p.m. Mercy Seat Baptist Church. Guest speaker the Rev. Tottie Lyon from Buffalo Junction, and musical guest the Sulphur Springs Choir from Prospect. All missionaries are asked to wear white. The Rev. Walter M. Fells is pastor. All are invited.

CHORUS ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the New Witt Baptist Church, located on U.S. Route 15 South. Guest musical group the Peaks Male Chorus of Prospect. The Rev. Winston Bland is pastor. All are invited.


BIBLE STUDY, 7 p.m. every Thursday at EMPOWERMENT Temple COGIC, 354 Wood Row Place Pamplin.

COMMONWEALTH CHORALE REHEARSALS, 7-10 p.m. for Handel’s Messiah will begin at Farmville Presbyterian Church Fellowship Hall, 200 W. Third St. All interested singers are welcome to attend. No auditions are required. Young singers age 12 and above are also welcome to participate. For further information call (434) 392-7545.


FUN RUN, 6 p.m. Meet at the North Carolina Monument parking area. This event is for all runners who enjoy the outdoors. Bring proper footwear for running.

GREEN BAY NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING, 6:30 p.m. at Sharon Baptist Church, Green Bay and Sandy River Road. A meal will be served. All are invited.

OCTOBER 13 & 14

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, 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. Register at http://holidaylake4h.com/bowhunting.php


FALL FOR FITNESS sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. To register for events, call (434) 392-4346. Registration is required.


FAMILY FUN FESTIVAL, 11 a.m. at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, 947 Trents Mill Road, Cumberland. 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 is 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 Elder Georgia Colbert of Windsor Mill, Maryland.

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. Many festival events.


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

WOMEN’S DAY, The Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations Women’s Auxiliary will celebrate their Annual Women’s Day at 3 p.m. The Gospel Traveliers of Prospect will perform for this celebration. Door prizes will be given. The church is located at 1358 Sheppards Road, Farmville. Evang. Mary Abraham, auxiliary president, invites all to attend.

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


CANNING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. at the Prince Edward County Cannery, 7916 Abilene Road,
Farmville. Space is limited. 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 shis@longwood.edu.

OCTOBER 19, 20 & 21

VIRGINIA CHILDREN’S BOOK FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m.-10 p.m. at Charley’s Waterfront Cafe, Farmville. 10 percent of the day’s profits benefit the Virginia Children’s Book Festival (VCBF). Open to the public.


FARMING INFO SESSION, 10 a.m. at at Central Virginia Community College. Call the Campbell County Extension Office at (434) 332-9538 or email Deborah Evans at drevans@vt.edu.


FIRST LIBERTY BAPTIST CHURCH, DILLWYN 8:30 a.m., presents “Back to Basic Training Man Up 101.” Pastor John Bates, facilitator, Calvary Baptist Church, in Burkeville. Breakfast and lunch provided.

FALL STEW AND SALE, 10 a.m. at Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Route 45. Stew, bake sale, book sale, fabric sale and quilt raffle. Stew ready to eat around noon. Cash only.

DOG WALK, 10 a.m. beginning at the Lee’s Headquarters pull off. All dogs must be on a leash.


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, in Cumberland. 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.

BIRDING WALK, 9 a.m. meeting at the Appomattox Wayside parking area.


4-H CSI MYSTERY CAMP. Campers ages 9-13 will get the chance to work with local law enforcement to solve several mysteries. Camp at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox. 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, 900 Griffin Blvd., Farmville.


ANNUAL MISSIONARY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at The High Bridge Baptist Church. The Faithful Redeemers Gospel Group will perform in concert. Missionaries are asked to wear white. All are invited.


CANNING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. at the Prince Edward County Cannery, 7916 Abilene Road, in
Farmville. Space is limited. 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., Farmville. Topic will be new hearing technologies and solutions. RSVP to (343) 395-2369 or shis@longwood.edu.