Church and community events

Published 7:10 am Thursday, July 12, 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@


101 DALMATIANS, 8 p.m. hosted by Stars Under the Stars at Crute Stage, Main Street, Farmville.

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CUMBERLAND COMMUNITY MARKET, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Payne Memorial Methodist Church at 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland. Handmade crafts, antiques/collectibles, produce, yard sale, direct market items and prepared food items. Food and drinks will be available for purchase. Tables will be set up inside and outside. If interested in reserving a spot, contact Lisa Davis at (804) 387-2356 or by email at lisa.blanton62@

FOURTH ANNUAL CELEBRATION OF PRAISE, 3 p.m. at First Liberty Baptist sponsored by the youth. Theme, “This is my gift.” Songs, praise dancing, poetry reading and dramatization. Light refreshments will be served.

ROUTES TO RHYTHM CONCERT, 1-3 p.m. featuring musician Geoff White at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. This is a family- friendly, free admission event.

GOSPEL CONCERT, 5 p.m. at the Apostolic Faith Church of all Nations in honor of Pastor Betty Jones’ 25 years of service. Lee Walker and Spirit will be featured and The Gospel Traveletts, The Pattersons, AFCOAN Combined Choir and AFCOAN Praise Dancers will also perform. The church is located at 1358 Sheppards Road, Farmville. All are welcome.

EXTENSION PROGRAM, 10 a.m. How to coexist with deer sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and Heart of Virginia Master Gardeners at the Buckingham Agricultural Building, 13380 W. James Anderson Highway. Program is free and open to the public.

PICNIC AND ENTERTAINMENT, 6-8 p.m. on the lawn at the old post office, 315 Catalpa Lane, Prospect. Food available for a donation. Bring your own lawn chair. Everyone welcome.

WOMEN’S WORKSHOP, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church. Speaker will be the Rev. Roletta Bailey. Everyone is welcome. Refreshments will be served.

DEADLINE FOR ENTRY, of the Juried Art Show at MacCallum More Museum and Gardens.


PASTOR AIDE SERVICE, 11 a.m. at Midway Baptist Church. The Rev. Margo Bruce, Associate Minister of Evergreen Baptist Church in Palmyra, will deliver the preached word. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road in Farmville. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor. All are welcome.

GUEST PREACHER, 11 a.m. will be the Rev. Larry Williams at Forest Baptist Church, Meherrin.

HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Hobson’s Chapel United Methodist Church. Special music will be provided by Pastor Jerry Drinkard. Special guest speaker, Dr. Kirk Lawton from Myrtle Beach. Covered dish luncheon provided following service.

LATIN MASS, 3 p.m. at Lady of Peace Catholic Church, corner of Oarleigh Avenue and River Ridge Road, Appomattox.

MUSICIAN’S APPRECIATION SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Union Branch Baptist Church, Arvonia. Guests include Sounds of Heaven, Jones Family Singers and One Accord. All are welcome.

WOMEN’S DAY, 3 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church. The Rev. Sarah Coleman from Union Baptist Church, Crewe and her choir will be the guest. Everyone is welcome. All ladies wear white.

CALL MEETING, following morning worship service at Midway Baptist Church. All members are encouraged to attend. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is Pastor.

HOMECOMING, 2:30 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Appomattox. Guest, the Rev. Joseph Charlton and congregation of Hills Creek Baptist, Gladys.

JULY 15-20

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, 3 p.m. at Bethel Grove Baptist Church, Rice. The Rev. Jerry Streat, Poplar Lawn Baptist Church, will be guest minister. Lunch will be served. Revival will resume Wednesday at 8 p.m. There will be different guest preachers and choirs each night.

JULY 15-18

HOMECOMING/REVIVAL, 11 a.m. at Gravel Hill Baptist Church, 3357 Cutbank Road, Pamplin. Pastor Thomas Tillerson will deliver the morning Homecoming message followed by lunch. Nightly Revival services begin at 7 p.m. with a guest evangelist and choir. All are welcome.


WOMEN’S FELLOWSHIP, 11a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Upper Room Baptist Church, Tuggle Road, Farmville. We will enjoy board games and fellowship. Light refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

JULY 16-18

REVIVAL, 7 p.m. nightly at Union Grove Baptist Church, 2006 County Line Road, Keysville, with special music each night. Speaker each night is Dr. Ben Powers. All are welcome.

JULY 16-20

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 5-7 p.m. nightly at Spirit of Life Church of God in Christ, 308 South Virginia and Church Street. Gear up, get ready, game on. Lots of fun activities. Everyone welcome.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Biblical Baptist Church, 221 E. Second Street, Farmville. There will be fun games, snacks, crafts, and great Bible lessons as the children learn about the Fruitful Life. All children from 4-12 are welcome. Call Pastor Paul at (434) 391-4127 for more information.

REVIVAL, 7 p.m. at New Jerusalem. There will be guest revival preachers and choirs each night. Everyone is welcome.

JULY 19-20

SUMMER REVIVAL, 7 p.m. at The Mercy Seat Baptist Church. There will be a guest revivalist for the week along with guest choirs each night.


BUTTERFLY AND POLLINATOR FESTIVAL, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, Amelia.

MONTHLY CRUISE IN, 4-8 p.m. sponsored by The Heart of Virginia Classic Car Club in the parking lot of the old Schewel’s, next to Tractor Supply. Bring your classic car to show or come and admire them. Trophies will given to the top three people’s choice. The cruise ins are held monthly on the third Saturday through September.


GUEST PREACHER, 11 a.m. at Forest Baptist Church will be Dr. Rev. Samuel J. Williams for the church’s 145th Church Anniversary.

HOMECOMING, 3 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 3010 Sandy River Road, Farmville. The Rev. Irma Watson of Midway Baptist will be the guest speaker. Voices for Christ will render the music.

JULY 22-27

HOMECOMING/REVIVAL, 11 a.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church. The Rev. Carrington will deliver the morning message. Lunch will be served following the service. Revival Services will begin in the afternoon at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Sherri Thomas, Pastor of the New Hope Baptist Church, Cartersville rendering the message accompanied by her choir, ushers and congregation. Revival worship services will begin each evening at 8 p.m. following Prayer and Praise Service at 7:30 p.m.

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, 11 a.m. at The High Bridge Baptist Church. Pastors’ Reginald and Eva Hurt will facilitate the Dual Sermon. At 2:30 p.m., the Reverend Edward Harrington of Greater Hayes Grove Baptist Church, South Hill will speak. Revival begins Monday with Prayer and Praise at 7:30 p.m. and worship service at 8 p.m. There will be different preachers and choirs each night.

HOMECOMING AND REVIVAL, 11 a.m. at Pilgrim Baptist Church. Lunch will follow the morning service preached by the Rev. Marvin Oliver. Guest minister for the afternoon at 3 p.m. will be the Rev. Kevin Jones, Pastor of Liberty Baptist, Amelia. Prayer and praise services nightly at 7:30 p.m. followed by worship services. There will be different speakers each night. All are welcome.

JULY 23-26

LONGWOOD BASEBALL YOUTH CAMP, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for boys and girls between the ages of 6-12 at the baseball stadium on campus (Buddy Bolding Stadium) and will feature instruction for all ages in hitting, fielding and pitching. To register contact Evan Wells at

JULY 23-27

REVIVAL SERVICES, 7:30 p.m. nightly at Calvary Baptist Church, 3010 Sandy River Road, Farmville. There will be different revivalists for the week. Music will be rendered by a guest choir each night. All are welcome.

JULY 25-27

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8 p.m. at Safe Haven Christian Ministries, 5150 Three Sixty Highway, Meherrin. Theme: Conquering The Giant. Open to all children and adults. Bible Classes, crafts, games, music and snacks. Friday night cookout.

JULY 26-28

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, 6-8 p.m. at Guinea Presbyterian Church. On Saturday the 28th the time will be 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. with lunch provided. This year’s theme is “Paul’s Underground Church.” Closing ceremonies will take place Sunday, July 20, at the morning service at 11:15 a.m.