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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.


SIGNED VCBF BOOK GIVEAWAY at Farmville and Dillwyn branch libraries. Children and teens checking out library materials will be given tickets to enter a drawing for autographed books featured at the Virginia Children’s Book Festival. Ten different books for varying ages are up for grabs, so head to your local library. Questions, call (434) 392-6924 ext. 112.


PET ADOPTION, noon to 4 p.m. sponsored by the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park at the North Carolina Monument pull off, Route 24 within the park. Attendees will be able to meet and interact with dogs from the local animal shelter.

FIRST PRAYER BREAKFAST, 9 a.m. at The New Hope Baptist Church of Keysville. The Rev. Ruby Grey will be the speaker for this glorious event. Everyone is invited to join.

CHICKEN AND PORK BARBECUE DINNER, 4-8 p.m. at the Darlington Heights Fire Department.

WOMEN’S HAT RALLY, 5 p.m. of The Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations Women’s Auxiliary. The Royal Supremes of Farmville will perform for the program. Evangelist Mary Abraham invites all to attend.

TURKEY DINNER, at Beulah United Methodist at the Abilene Community Center, to benefit missions. Takeout 4-5 p.m. Eat in 5-7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Any questions, please call Betty Gryder at (434) 223-8343.

BRUNSWICK STEW SALE, 11:30 a.m. by The Cumberland Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse on Route 13 in Cumberland. Stew will be ready between 11:30 a.m.-noon. All proceeds benefit the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department.

PAMPLIN BARN DANCE TO HONOR VETERANS, 6-8 p.m. with a free meal for veterans. The meal is available to all others for a fee prepared and served by chef Timothy. Admission to the dance is free.

RAINBOW RALLY, 3 p.m. at The Green Creek New Site Baptist Church. Guest will be the Gospel Travelers. Dinner will be served.


SENIOR CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin St., Farmville. Everyone welcome.

SECOND PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, 2:30 p.m. at First Liberty Baptist Church for Pastor, The Rev. Tanya Richardson. Guest speaker will be Prophet William Coleman, Live Life Ministries, Gordonsville with guest choir The Anointed Voices of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church. A fellowship meal will take place immediately following the service.

YOUTH EXPLOSION, 3 p.m. of the Midway Baptist Church Youth Ministry. This year’s theme is “A David Generation: Born to Slay Giants” with the scripture reference 1 Samuel 17:45-48. Mount Airy Baptist Church Youth Choir, in Appomattox, will render the music with Brother Karel Bruce from the Evergreen Baptist Church in Palmyra, will praise dance and Brother Ira “AJ” Miller will be the worship leader.

25TH CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of The Mount Olive Baptist Church Male Chorus. There will be various guest choirs and all are welcome to join us in fellowship.


DINNER MEETING, 6:30 p.m. of the Curdsville Community Center, 122 School Road, Curdsville. Everyone is invited. Bring your favorite covered dish.

12TH ANNUAL BAPTIST WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, 7 p.m. at First Baptist Church, Dillwyn. Guest will be the Director of the Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia, of Farmville. The public is welcome to attend.


11TH ANNUAL BAPTIST WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER, 7 p.m. at the First Baptist Church, of Dillwyn. The theme is a continuation of last year’s program “Arise, Shine for Jesus” focusing on our communities. Guest will be a representative from Madeline House.

BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. We will talk about the Bee School, a report on the state convention, and insuring that the bees are ready for winter. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit Facebook.


HUMUH BUDDHIST STUDY GROUP, 7 p.m. at Prince Edward Community Library, 1303 W. Third St., Farmville. Everyone is welcome to attend. For more information, call (800) 336-6015.

CIVIL WAR CONVERSATION, 6:30 p.m. at The American Civil War Museum-Appomattox, on what facts and perspectives do we need to consider in order to understand the Confederate statues on Richmond’s Monument Avenue. This program will attempt to make sense of the ongoing public discussions about contextualizing Confederate statues — in Richmond and beyond, with John Coski, ACWM. Reservations encouraged. Contact Josie Butler at (434) 352-5791 x203 or jbutler@acwm.org.


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

COMMUNITY VETERANS DAY PROGRAM, 11 a.m. at Crute Stage, Farmville with performances by Fuqua School Band. Guest speaker will be Col. Quincy Handy. Refreshments will be served.


SEVENTH ANNUAL ART SHOW AND SALES, 10 a.m. sponsored by The Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) in the freight room of the Pamplin Depot. Local artists will be exhibiting and selling their work from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Homemade chili, cornbread and cookies will be on sale.

VETERANS APPRECIATION, 8-11 a.m. Edward Jones Investments, as a way of saying Thank You for your service, will have free coffee, juice, doughnuts, fruit, muffins etc. for all Veterans. 306 E. Third St., Farmville across from the post office.

VETERANS DAY LUMINARY, 6-8 p.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park.

147TH PRE-ANNIVERSAY BANQUET, 3 p.m. of New Store Baptist Church, Buckingham, at Concord Baptist Focus Center, Buckingham. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Leon Jackson, pastor of Zion Hill Baptist. Musical guests, Randolph Singers/Family of Arvonia. Donations accepted.


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.

ANNUAL WOMEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. at Sulphur Spring Baptist Church. Wendy Lyle Jones of Apostolic Faith Church of all Nations will be the speaker.

PASTORAL 10TH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. for Pastor John Smith of The Green Creek New Site Baptist Church, River Road, Farmville. Guest will be Pastor Michael Robinson of Union Our Reach Fellowship Church along with his choir and congregation.

147TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 2:30 p.m. of New Store Baptist Church. Pastor Emeritus the Rev. Lloyd Feggans will be guest speaker. New Green Mountain choir of Esmont will provide music. All are welcome.


PROGRAM, THE ART OF SCIENCE, 7-9 p.m. at the Farmville/Prince Edward Community Library presented by Dr. Walter Witschey, of Longwood University. Dr. Witschey brings his background in physics and anthropology to give a subjective tour of how central art is to modern science.

VETERANS DAY BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. for the Cumberland Ruritan Club at the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department Building on U.S. Route 13.


4H AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM, 3:30 p.m. Junior Master Gardner’s: The Culinary Edition in the Prince Edward County Extension Conference Room. Space is limited.


CANNING WORKSHOP, 9 a.m. at the Prince Edward County Cannery, 7916 Abilene Road, Farmville. Space is limited. Those interested are advised to contact Caitlin at (434) 392-4246 for more information.


CLEAN OUT FOR A CAUSE, 10 a.m. Clean out your closet and bring your lightly used women’s clothing to donate to Madeline’s House. Shop our fundraiser event with local artisans and business owners. Prizes for the largest donations and door prizes. Buckingham Art and Community Center, Administration Lane, Buckingham Courthouse. Contact Amy Page at (434) 547-3205 with any questions.

PRE-MEN’S DAY SERVICE 3 p.m. for the Midway Baptist Church Men’s Ministry. Musical guest will be the New Creation Gospel Singers and Voices United. This year’s theme is “The Restoration of Man” with scripture reference from Isaiah 61:1-7.


MEN’S DAY SERVICE, 11 a.m. for the Men’s Ministry at Midway Baptist Church. Guest minister will be the Rev. Christopher Foster, Associate Minister of the Greater Galilee Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma. Midway’s Male Chorus will be rendering the music.


RED KETTLE DRIVE, of the Salvation Army for Prince Edward and Cumberland. Your donations will be thankfully received at the Farmville Walmart store. The funds collected directly benefit your neighbors. Call (434) 607-2399 to volunteer.


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.