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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.

NOW-DEC. 18

TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION SITE, 8:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. now through Dec. 18 at Edward Jones, 306A E. Third St., Farmville. Any new, unwrapped toy can be dropped off. Questions, call (434) 391-1284.

DECEMBER 15

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, 11 a.m. of the Sunday School of New Witt Baptist Church, entitled “A Christmas to believe in.” New Witt is located on Farmville Highway South. The Rev. Winston Bland is the Pastor. The public is invited.

DECEMBER 15, 16, 17

ANNUAL LIVE NATIVITY, 6:30 p.m. each night at The Farmville Church of Christ, 1409 Milnwood Road, Farmville. Come see the biblical telling of the story of the birth of Jesus from the warmth and comfort of your vehicle. Free admission.

DECEMBER 16

CHILDREN’S COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS CRAFT WORKSHOP, 10 a.m.-noon at Farmville United Methodist Church, 212 High St. Children attending need an adult present. Refreshments, stories, seasonal craft/gift-making and games.

CHRISTMAS MUSICAL CELEBRATION, 3 p.m., entitled “Come let us adore him,” of the Buckingham Community Choir at Holy Trinity Baptist Church. Youth from area churches are invited to join us. The Praise Team Ministry from First Liberty Baptist Church will celebrate our Savior through dance. A fellowship hour with light refreshments will be held.

LIVE NATIVITY, 7 p.m. at Hobsons Chapel, 6483 Old Buckingham Road., Powhatan. See the Reason for the Season inspirational play with live actors and animals. Refreshments served carside before the play and finger foods served inside after the play. All are welcome to fellowship and celebrate.

POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE, 3:45 p.m. at the Buckingham library. Kids in grades 2-5, visit the Buckingham library or call (434) 983- 3848 to sign up. During this free event, children will board a train and ride while listening to the picture book “The Polar Express.” After the ride, families can enjoy cookies, crafts and a visit from Santa at the library.

FIRST EVER CHRISTMAS PLAY, 7 p.m. at Tar Wallet Baptist Church, 150 Tar Wallet Road, Cumberland. The play is about Conrad, the town Shoemaker and his wife, waiting for someone special on Christmas Eve and their journey throughout the day until He comes. All ages are welcome and are encouraged to bring a canned good to be donated to needy families in our community, but are not required. Light Refreshments will follow.

HUNTER’S BREAKFAST, 5-7 a.m. every Saturday at Glenmore UMC, 7988 Howardsville Road. Howardsville.

DECEMBER 17

PASTOR’S NINTH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church for pastor the Rev. Isiah Hurt. Guest minister will be the Rev. Ronald Claiborne and Truth Deliver will render the music. Dinner will be served.

CHRISTMAS CANTATA, 7 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church in Cumberland. Light refreshments will be served. The church is located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland across from the Court House.

ANNUAL CHRISTMAS PLAY, 7 p.m. at Centenary UMC, 12341 S. Constitution Route, Scottsviile.

TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS, 3 p.m. at Lady of Peace Catholic Church, corner of Oarleigh Avenue and River Ridge Road. Call (434) 352- 3366 for more information.

DECEMBER 18

RE-ORGANIZATION MEETING, 7 p.m. of the The Buckingham County Democratic Committee at the Buckingham County Voter Registration Building lower level conference room.

DECEMBER 19

AA MEETING, 7 p.m. every Tuesday at Centenary UMC located at 12341 S. Constitution Rte., Scottsville.

CHRISTMAS PLAY, 7 p.m. sponsored by Midway Baptist Church’s Youth Ministry titled “Encouraging Yourself in the Lord.” This year’s theme for the Service is “The Greatest Gift Came in a Small Package.” Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road in Farmville. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is Pastor.

STORY TIME, 10:30 a.m. at the Buckingham library. Children ages 0-5 and a caregiver can enjoy stories, rhymes, and a short activity. This week’s theme, frogs.

NO SCHOOL BOOK EVENT, 5-6 p.m. at the Farmville library. Adults and children can enjoy discussion and activities related to Rita Odom Moseley’s book No School. Copies will be available to purchase.

DECEMBER 20

BLOOD DRIVE, 10 a.m. at Centra Southside Community Hospital, 800 Oak St., Farmville.

ADVENT SERVICES, noon at Payne Memorial Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland. The theme is “Lifting Up the Lowly.” Our speaker will be Rev. Richard Bucher. Lunch will be served.

MOVIE MATINEE, 11 a.m. at the Farmville library. Bring your own lunch or snacks. This week’s movie: “Merry Madagascar.”

LEGO CLUB, 3:30-5 p.m. at the Farmville library. Kids ages 5-12 are invited to drop by to build with the library’s collection of Lego bricks.

DECEMBER 22

FRIDAY MOVIE, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Buckingham library. Join us every Friday for a movie. This week we’re watching “Justice League (2008).”

SANTA’S LITTLE ANGEL BOOK EVENT, 2-2:45 p.m. at the Buckingham library. Rosa C. Thomas, of Prospect, will read her enchanting children’s book Santa’s Little Angel. Wear your pajamas, bring a stuffed friend, and get cozy. Snacks and cocoa will be provided. Books will be available to purchase.

DECEMBER 24

CHRISTMAS CANTATA, 11 a.m. at Oakwood United Methodist Church, Columbia, with Christmas Eve services beginning at 5 p.m.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, 10 p.m. at Centenary UMC, 12341 S. Constitution Route, Scottsville.

DECEMBER 27

BLOOD DRIVE, 1 p.m. at St John’s Lutheran Church, 1301 Milnwood Road, Farmville.

DECEMBER 31

COMBINED NEW YEAR’S EVE WATCH NIGHT SERVICE, 10 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church. Pastor Irma T. Watson will be delivering the Word of God and Midway Mass Choir will render the music.

NEW YEAR’S SERVICE, 11 a.m. with Christmas caroling and Pot Luck Lunch at Oakwood United Methodist, Columbia.

SMOKEY WILSON IN CONCERT, 11 a.m. at Payne Memorial Methodist, 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland, at the Charge New Years Eve Service. A New Year’s Eve theme lunch will be served. Bring your family and friends along with a covered dish and join us in this special event. A love offering will be taken to help Smokey with his ministry.

JANUARY 3

LIVING WITH DIABETES CLASSES, 2-4 p.m. at Prince Edward County Extension Office. Call (434) 392-4246 to register.

4-H CLUB MEETING, 3-4:15 p.m. at Full Circle Nature School, Rice. Club is free and open to ages 8-14. Kids need not be a student at Full Circle to attend. Call (434) 607-1578.

JANUARY 6

EPIPHANY PLAY, 6 p.m. written by Maria Baber at Oakwood United Methodist, Columbia. Refreshments will follow.

JANUARY 17

4-H CLUB MEETING, 3-4:15 p.m. at Full Circle Nature School, in Rice. Club is free and open to ages 8-14. Kids need not be a student at Full Circle to attend. Call (434) 607-1578.

JANUARY 18

BEGINNER BEEKEEPING CLASSES, 7-9 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. A hands-on session will be held on a date to be announced. For more information and to register, contact Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or email at wmorgan476@gmail.com.