Church and Community Events

Published 8:26 am Thursday, November 9, 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


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.

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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.

JUMU’AH PRAYER SERVICE, 1 p.m. at Islamic Center of Prince Edward County, 302 N. South St., Farmville.

ANNUAL SPAGHETTI DINNER, 4:30-6:30 p.m. sponsored by The Randolph District Volunteer Fire Dept. Auxiliary at the firehouse community center, 2145 Cumberland Road. All Veterans will be served a free meal and all others can donate at the door.


7TH 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. 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-ANNIVERSARY 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.

ALUMNI MEETING, 1 p.m. of the Prince Edward/Cumberland/Buckingham Chapter of Saint Paul’s College at the Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library. Alumni and interested person are invited to attend.

WALKING TOUR, 10 a.m. Meet at the Fort Hill earthworks, 1035 Fort Hill Trail, Randolph. For more information call (434) 454-4312.

NATURE’S APOTHECARY, 12:30 p.m. to discover the medicinal plants of the south used during the Civil War. Meet at the Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail in Randolph. For more information call (434) 454-4312.

PLANT INVADERS, 2:30 p.m. Non-native plants can pose a significant threat to the natural ecosystems. Come learn how to identify these plant invaders and how to stop them. Meet at the Staunton River Battlefield Clover Station Visitor Center, 1035 Fort Hill Trail in Randolph. For more information call (434) 454-4312.

WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP, taught by Dawn Flores of the Virginia Museum of the Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney Winston Hall Fine Arts Center.

36TH PASTOR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at St. Douglas Baptist Church for the Rev. Wendell E. Brown. The Rev. Richard Bailey, Jr., pastor of Chester Grove Baptist, Amelia, will bring the message. Dinner will be served. All are welcome.


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.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE, 6 p.m. of the Farmville Area Churches at Calvary Chapel, 302 Industrial Park Road, Farmville, and will include music from a community choir, a time of worship, Scripture reading, and prayer by several of our area pastors and town leaders followed by a time of fellowship and refreshments.

149TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. of the Sharon Baptist Church, Plank Road in Cumberland. Speaker will be the Rev. John Richardson, associate pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist, Cumberland. The youth and young adult choir will provide the music. Dinner will be served. All are welcome.

USHERS ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the Usher Board of New Witt Baptist Church, Farmville Highway South, in Farmville. Special guest will be the Rev. Erika Tyree, associate minister of the Rocky Mount Baptist Church of Cumberland. All are welcome.

YOUTH TALENT PROGRAM, 2:30 p.m. of the youth of Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Dillwyn. Morning service will start at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Mosley bringing forth the morning message. A youth planned lunch will be served immediately following morning service.

CONCERT, 3 p.m. The Senior Choir of Mercy Seat Baptist Church in Hampden Sydney will host the Black History Choir from the New Bethel Baptist Church of Meherrin.

WORSHIP SERVICE SUNDAY, 11 a.m. at Cedar Creek Baptist Church with speaker the Rev. Darrel K. Jones of Union Baptist Church in Spring Grove.

MEN AND WOMEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. at the Slate River Baptist Church, 3409 Slate River Mill Road, Dillwyn. Men wear dark suits and women wear hats. Lunch will be served. More Than Blessed Choir will render the 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.

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.


NARFE CHAPTER 2080 TO MEET, 11:30 a.m. at the La Parota Grill, 1503 South Main St., Farmville. Following a dutch treat luncheon, speaker will be Ray Brandenburg, NARFE Congressional District 5 liaison from Virginia Federation of Chapters. Blue Cross/Blue Shield pamphlets will be distributed. 


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.”  Let’s come together and pray for 100 men to be in attendance for the service.

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEA, 3-5 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland. Gentlemen also welcome. Teacups will be available for those who need one. For tickets or more information, call Lisa at (804) 387-2356. Ticket proceeds will benefit local holiday mission projects.

ANNUAL HUNTER’S BREAKFAST, 5 a.m. sponsored by the James River Charge of the United Methodist Church at two different locations. All hunters are invited to come and feed up before heading out to hunt. Centenary UMC on Route 20 will also be accepting donations to go towards our Community Children’s Playground. Call the Arvonia office for location of the Arvonia breakfast location at (434) 286-3812.

PIG PICKING SUPPER, 5-7 p.m. sponsored by the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse, 45 Campbell Hill Road, Prospect. Donation at the door. Carryout available. Everyone welcome.

WOMEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST, 9 a.m. at St. Douglas Baptist Church. Betty Baskin of New Witt Baptist will be the guest speaker. All are welcome.


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.

MISSIONARY MINISTRY PRE-THANKSGIVING PROGRAM, 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Dillwyn. Morning service will begin at 11 a.m. with Pastor Michael Mosley. Thanksgiving dinner following morning service. The Rev. Larry Smith from the Rocky Mount Baptist Church of Cumberland, will deliver the afternoon message with the Dillwyn Holy Temple Praise Team of Dillwyn, rendering the music.

144TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church, Prospect. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Walter Fells along with his choir, ushers and congregation. All are welcome.


RED KETTLE DRIVE, of the Salvation Army for Prince Edward and Cumberland. Donations will be received at the Farmville Walmart store. Call (434) 607-2399 to volunteer.


FREE THANKSGIVING DINNER, 11 a.m. at The Centenary UMC. Everyone is welcomed to come and enjoy the service and dinner to follow with fellowship. Call (434) 286-3812 for further information.

MEN’S MINISTRY-MEN’S DAY OUT, 3 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church, of Dillwyn, with an afternoon of Gospel Praise. All for Christ will be in concert, along with the St.Joy Men’s Chorus, Brother Chris Lewis and others.


BLOOD DRIVE, 2-6 p.m. at The Woodlands, 2003 Cobb St., Farmville.


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

ANNUAL FISH FRY AND TRICKY TRAY RAFFLE, 5:30 p.m. of St. Andrew’s at 1916 Refields Road, behind the rescue squad, Appomattox. Food, live music, dancing and a traditional cake walk. To purchase/reserve tickets, call the office at (434) 352-7373 or email


EXPERIENCE THE HOLIDAYS, 10 a.m. in downtown Appomattox. Experience the warmth and charm of Downtown Appomattox as you stroll through local artisans and businesses, witness the living history of holiday time during the Civil War, enjoy fresh food and drink from local food trucks and restaurants, and appreciate live music from start to finish.

APPOMATTOX CHRISTMAS MARKET, 8 a.m. to meet your Christmas shopping needs, hosted by Appomattox Christian Academy and St. Andrew’s REC at 1916 Refields Road, behind the rescue squad in Appomattox. Follow this event on Facebook. For more information, call (434) 352-7373.


HISTORY HAPPY HOUR, 6:30 p.m. off site at Macado’s, 200 E. 3rd St., Farmville.


CIVIL WAR CONVERSATION, 6:30 p.m. at the American Civil War Museum, Appomattox. Reservations encouraged by calling (434) 352-5791.