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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.


CHRISTMAS TREE LIGHTING, 4:30-6 p.m., at High Bridge Trail Plaza. There will be music, hot chocolate, cookies. Santa Claus will be there and available for pictures in the caboose. Parking available at the farmers market, Riverside Park lot and municipal lots throughout town.


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. 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.”

VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS TEA, 3-5 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road, 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 toward the 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.

HARVEST RALLY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, Abilene Road. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Isiah Hurt, pastor of Gill Hill Baptist, Keysville. Music by Zion Hill Baptist youth choir. Everyone welcome.

ANNUAL SENIOR CITIZENS THANKSGIVING DINNER, 3 p.m. of the Prince Edward Elks Lodge #269 and Manhattan Temple #184. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Willie Vaughan, of Farmville. Music will be rendered by The Gospel Traveler’s of Farmville.

PRE-THANKSGIVING PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church, 427 County Line Road, Keysville. Appearing will be Blackstone Community Chorus. Everyone is welcome.

65TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at the Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations celebrating the 51 years they were located on Road 633 in Buckingham, and 14 years on Sheppards Road in Farmville. The guest speaker will be Elder Faith Jones, pastor of Union Branch Baptist Church of Arvonia, accompanied by her church choir.

HARVEST PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at the New Hope Baptist Church of Keysville. The Rev. I. Hurt will deliver the message for the program.

CHOIR AND MISSIONARY DAY, 1:30 p.m. at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, 2272 Evans Mills Road, Buckingham. Assistant Pastor Cynthia Allen of Spreading Oak Baptist Church will be the guest pastor. Lunch will be served prior to the service.


DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETING, 7 p.m. in the lower level conference room across from the Buckingham County Administrative Building.


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.

40TH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of The Royal Supremes Gospel Singers of Farmville at Prince Edward County High School. Special guest the legendary Supreme Angels of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Denise and the Traveling Aires and The New Creations.


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 shis@longwood.edu.

ANNUAL FISH FRY AND TRICKY TRAY RAFFLE, 5:30 p.m.,  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 (434) 352-7373 or email office.aca@appomattoxchristianacademy.com.


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. Call (434) 352-7373.


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


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

LANDSCAPE TO TABLESCAPE, 9 a.m. at Prince Edward County Extension Office, 100 Dominion Drive, Farmville. Space is limited. Pre-register by Dec. 1. Call (434) 392-2426 or sheldaw@vt.edt.