Spring events in the neighborhood

Published 9:27 am Thursday, April 26, 2018

Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church located at 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland, would like to welcome everyone on Sunday morning at 11 a.m. to hear Southern Gospel Music at its best featuring “Smokey Wilson” from Concord. Come and join us for a great time in the Lord.

Barry and Linda Miles of Cumberland enjoyed April 15-April 22 in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina for the 20th Annual Southern Gospel Music Singing in the Sunday. They were many of the nation’s top Southern Gospel Groups along with some of America’s greatest preachers. They witnessed 114 people as they came to Christ. What an incredible event, looking forward to 2019.

The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors monthly meeting is held every second Tuesday unless otherwise announced at 7 p.m. in the Cumberland County Circuit Courtroom.

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The Mount Calvary Baptist Church located 1193 Cartersville Road in Cartersville will be hosting installation services for Pastor Clifford Temple, Jr. on Saturday at 3 p.m. Guest speaker is the Rev. Clifford Temple, Sr., everyone is welcome.

The 2018 annual Cumberland County Patriot’s Day Celebration will be held at the Cumberland County Courthouse on Saturday. The day will begin at 12:30 p.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. Enjoy great food from Fitzgerald Baptist Church serving Brunswick stew, Dukes Football – barbecue chicken and drinks, and Jones Chapel Youth Group – hamburgers and hotdogs. Enjoy corn hole, face painting, Bear Creek Lake State Park exhibit and a fishing game for children. The museum will be open with Gail Timberlake storytelling. The museum has exhibit of U.S. President’s first ladies who were hostesses during their tenure. There will also be some informational tables from civil groups. The Cumberland High School Band will play before the program starts. The program will consist of a skit about the early history of Cumberland including songs from a chorus of children at the elementary school, a soloist and the reading of the Proclamation. Crafts, re-enactments, bouncy house and child programs offered by the Cumberland Masonic Lodge. The Color Guard from Cumberland JROTC will be there with music in the afternoon by “Deep Blue Express.” Make your plans now to join us for this great day of fun for all ages. F

itzgerald Memorial Baptist Church located 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland, would like to welcome the public on Saturday, at noon, to a “Community Stew Fundraiser.” Stew can be pre-ordered by calling (804) 492-5151. For more information contact the Rev. Barry Vassar at (804) 872- 7574.

Happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to the following people. Doris Roberts of New Canton and Caroline Martin of Dillwyn both on Saturday, Barbara Dunn of Dillwyn and Eleanor Troutman of Richmond both on Tuesday and Tempy Davenport of Dillwyn on Wednesday.

A speedy recovery is sent out to all those who are sick and shutin.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting their regular monthly meeting on Monday, May 7, at 5 p.m. at Brown’s Chapel UMC located at U.S Route 15 north of Dillwyn on State Route 617 (Gravel Hill Road). All members are asked to bring a covered dish for the meal. Following will be the May program featuring Gospel Music Soloist Nancy Fairchild of New Canton. For further information or to learn more about the group, contact President Barry Miles at home (804) 492-5806 or cell (434) 315-4181.

Appomattox County Athletic Booster Club proudly presents Bluegrass/ Bluegrass Gospel Music Concert Series 2018 at the Appomattox County High School Auditorium, 198 Evergreen Ave., Appomattox, on Sunday featuring “The Gibson Brothers.” Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. www.lynchburgtickets. com or www.appomattox bluegrass.com.

Cedar Baptist Church located 3932 Bell Road would like to welcome everyone to its spring Revival beginning Monday, May 7, through Friday, May 11, with the Rev. Jerry Gray from Iva, South Carolina, as their guest speaker. Services will begin each night at 7 p.m.

The Tucker Family formerly known as the Gospel Melody Singers from North Carolina will be performing Southern Gospel Music at its best on Saturday evening at 7 p.m. at Belfast Baptist located at 2169 Bible Road (State Rt. 607) Crewe. Pastor Walter Daniel Jr. and the entire congregation welcome all to attend.

Spreading God’s Gifts Inc. a nonprofit organization serving Buckingham and surrounding counties in helping people in their hour of need will be hosting a benefit fish fry and concert on Saturday evening May 4 at 5 p.m. at Mulberry Grove Baptist Church located at 1095 Mulberry Grove Road, Buckingham. Eat in or takeout. Music to feature Diane Brittan of Dillwyn and First Baptist Church Choir of Dillwyn. Door prices will also be given away. For further information call (434) 983-2269.

Everyone is welcome to attend. Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church located at 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland would like to welcome everyone on Sunday morning May 6 at 11 a.m.-2 p.m. for our 90th Anniversary/Birthday Celebration. There will be special music along with speakers and a potluck luncheon after the 11 a.m. worship service. Come and join us for a great time in the Lord. The Rev. Barry Vasser and the entire congregation welcomes everyone to attend.

ANNIE MAY MILES is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. Her email address is fatcat091@verizon.net.