Church and community events

Published 7:36 am Thursday, May 31, 2018

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@


DEDICATION OF HISTORICAL SIGN, 3 p.m. for the Farmville Confederate Cemetery at the entrance to the cemetery off Route 45. Everyone is welcome.

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TUTOR TRAINING, 8:30 a.m. at Crewe Library, 400 Tyler St., Crewe, to gain ProLiteracy certification. Call (434) 542-5782 to reserve your seat.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 10 a.m. at Spreading Oak Baptist Church in Arvonia. There will be fun, food and games. All are welcome.

30TH ANNUAL CLEAN THE BAY DAY, 1 p.m. Meet at Camp Paradise parking access. Volunteers should be prepared to walk through weeds and mud — wear work clothes, old shoes, gloves and sunscreen and bring bottled water and bug spray.

YARD SALE, 8 a.m. – noon sponsored by Lutheran Women at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1301 Milnwood Road.

CHICKEN BBQ, ready by noon, sponsored by the Cumberland Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse on Route 13, Old Buckingham Road, Cumberland. Sold as dinners or as individual quarters. Eat in or takeout. All proceeds will benefit the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department.

PAMPLIN DEPOT BARN DANCE, 6-8 p.m. at the Pamplin Train Depot, Main Street, Pamplin. Dance is free. Meal available. Guest, Worm Patterson & All Problems Solved.

NATIONAL DAY 5K, 8 a.m. at High Bridge Trail State Park beginning at Camp Paradise access.

ARTS AND HERITAGE FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Appomattox Court House National Historical Park. Family friendly event with free admission. Activities and programs. Park opens at 9 a.m.


8TH ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church to celebrate Pastor Leon Jackson and first lady Carolyn Jackson.

CHILDREN’S DAY SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church. Guest minister will be Minister Larry Williams, associate minister of the Union Baptist Church in Crewe. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road. All are welcome.

MEN’S DAY CELEBRATION, 3 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 14167 Farmville Road, Meherrin. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Vincent Eanes from Lone Oak Baptist Church, Keysville accompanied by his male choir and congregation.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 3 p.m. at New Witt Baptist Church, Farmville Highway South, Farmville. Guests will be the Rev. Stevie Trent and the Second Union Baptist Church of Columbia. The public is welcome.


REGULAR MEETING, 6:30 p.m. of the Curdsvillesville Community Center, 122 School Road. Bring your favorite covered dish or dessert. Come and find out the truth about Madeline. Everyone is welcome.


HEART OF VA BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office across from Lowe’s in Farmville. Topic, “Where We Are With Our Bees and The Bee Calendar.” 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 or our website:


QUARTERLY MEETING, 7 p.m. of the Cumberland Baptist Deacons and Trustees at Cornerstone Baptist Church. Deacons and Trustees of member churches are urged to attend.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2-3 p.m. to meet at Brookview at The Woodland, 2005 Cobb St., Farmville. For information contact Marion Kyner at 392-6106.


2018 SAFETY AND SECURITY PROGRAM, 9 a.m. – noon sponsored by The Rocky Mount Baptist Church and the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office to be held at the church. Focus will be mass shooting, active shooters, hostage and robbery situation, special safety procedures and much more. Wear comfortable clothes. For more information contact Deacon Jeffrey Minter.

COMMUNITY YARD SALE, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. sponsored by Cumberland Community Cares to support Delma’s Pantry, at 1550 Anderson Highway, behind the Cooperative Extension office in Cumberland. Spaces are available. Delma’s Pantry will be hosting an open house and registration during the yard sale. Call (804) 517-8454 for more information.

FARMERS MARKET AT PAYNE MEMORIAL METHODIST, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Chicken will be available for sale. Bicyclists will be coming through to visit. Lots of different events will take place. If interested in setting up booths, contact Lisa Davis at (804) 387-2356.

JUNE 9-13

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6:30-8 p.m. at Arvon Baptist Church for kids kindergarten through fifth grade. A meal will be available from 6-6:30 p.m. There will be a kickoff cookout Sunday, June 8 beginning at 5 p.m. All events are free and open to the community.

JUNE 10-14

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-9 p.m. nightly at Cedar Baptist Church, 3932 Bell Road, Dillwyn for ages two through high school. There will also be an adult class beginning at 6:15 each night. All are welcome.

JUNE 11-13

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 5:30-8:30 p.m. at Thomas Chapel UMC, 1313 Cartersville Road.


FREE LAY RESCUER TRAINING, 10-11:30 a.m. at Crossroads, 214 Bush River Drive, Farmville. Learn how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with administration of naloxone.


MONTHLY FELLOWSHIP, noon – 1 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church. This year’s theme, “Choosing Life.” Speaker, the Rev. Lewis Brandt. All are welcome.

POETRY GROUP TO MEET, 10 a.m. at the Atkinson Museum, Hampden-Sydney College.

JUNE 15-17

CLOVERBUD CAMP at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center. Ages 5-8. Contact Jake at (434) 392-4246 for more information.


YARD SALE/CRAFT FAIR, 7 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Cartersville Rescue Squad, 1667 Cartersville Road. Call (804) 308-5748 to reserve your space.

YOUTH FISH FRY, noon, sponsored by the Rev. John Richardson at NAPA, 1587 Anderson Hwy., Cumberland. All proceeds will go directly to the Mt Olive Baptist Church Youth Ministries.

RANGER CHALLENGE, 1-3:30 p.m. sponsored by The Friends of Twin Lakes State Park. This event is open to youth 14 years old and younger with a parent or other adult partner. Teams will compete in the backyard bass casting game, a canoeing challenge, a corn hole challenge and an obstacle course. Prizes will be given in two age categories. The award ceremony will be at 4 p.m. The same parent may participate in more than one team with each of their children. Register at “The Spot” on the day of the event. The rain date is June 17.


FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH, 9:30 a.m. at Arvon Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to come to this free event honoring our fathers.


HAT RALLY SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church, 837 Guinea Road. The Voices of Unity will be in concert. Men and women are asked to wear and model their favorite hat. All are welcome.

JUNE 25-29

4-H SUMMER CAMP for youth ages nine-13 as of September. 30. Sign-up day May 26 at Prince Edward Extension Office, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed. Sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension. Call Jake, (434) 392-4246.


ALL MEMBERS SHOW, 5-7 p.m. at Hampden-Sydney College. As a reminder, this show is open to all CVA members and you may submit one piece of art, for sale or not for sale.


HAY WORKSHOP, 8:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Prince Edward Extension Office. Lunch provided for a fee. Call (434) 392-4246 to register.


FREE LAY RESCUER TRAINING, 10-11:30 a.m. at Crossroads, 214 Bush River Drive, Farmville. Learn how to respond to an opioid overdose emergency with administration of naloxone.