Annual homecoming service set

Published 10:30 am Thursday, June 28, 2018

Payne Memorial UMC located at 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland, will be hosting a free luncheon and devotional speaker each month from noon – 1 p.m. The next scheduled event will be held Wednesday, July 11, with guest speaker the Rev. Barry Vassar from Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church speaking on the topic “Who are we really?” Various churches and individuals in the community provide the meals each month.

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.

Fitzgerald Memorial Baptist Church located at 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland will be hosting their July fellowship dinner Wednesday evening July 11 at 6 p.m. with special speaker to be announced. Open to all at no charge. Pastor Barry Vassar and the entire congregation welcome all to attend.

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The Cumberland County Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary will be hosting a gun raffle on Wednesday, July 4. First prize, a Ruger American 243 Belt Action Raffle, second prize, a Remington 870 Express 3.5 Magnum 12 gauge and third prize, a Savage 93R 17 HMR Belt Action Rifle. You can get your tickets from Napa in Cumberland or any Auxiliary member.

The 2018 Ashburn Family Reunion was held Saturday, June 23, at Bear Creek Lake Meeting Hall of Cumberland. A nice crowd enjoyed great food, fun and fellowship.

Happy birthday wishes are sent out this week to the following people. Mary Dunkum of Dillwyn on Sunday and Fern Dunnavant of Dillwyn on Monday.

A speedy recovery is sent out to all those who are sick and shut-in.

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Hwy., Arvonia will be hosting its annual homecoming service Sunday, July 8, at 10 a.m. with gospel music at its best to feature Abby Jones of New Canton.

At 11 a.m. worship will feature the Rev. Lewis Brandt as guest speaker. Lunch will be served at noon. All are welcome.

The Buckingham County Christian Fellowship Association, a nonprofit organization, will be hosting its regular monthly meeting Monday, July 9, at 5 p.m. at Browns Chapel United Methodist Church located 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 opportunity for members to pay for the one day trip Wednesday, Aug. 29, followed by the July program. For further information or to learn more about the group, contact President Barry Miles at home (804) 492-5806 or cell (434) 315-4181.

Gladys Absher of Dillwyn entertained family members from Maryland a few days last week.

Shiloh New Covenant Church located about 5 miles east of Cumberland Courthouse at 665 Anderson Highway, partnering with Central Virginia FeedMore Program, will be operating The Shiloh New Covenant Commodity Supplemental Food Program for seniors age 60 years and older.

Food will be distributed Tuesday, July 10, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. and they will be accepting applications for new clients, for all seniors 60 and older who are a Cumberland county resident and income quality. You must bring your photo ID and proof of your monthly income. Also when you become qualified for this food program, you will be contacted by phone from the food bank director when you can start your pick up for the food. For further information contact the director Lynn Nelson at (910) 580-7641. If no answer please leave a message so she can get back with you.

Reminder: Wednesday, is Independence Day. Have a happy and safe one.

ANNIE MAY MILES is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. She can be reached at