Church and community events

Published 8:12 am Thursday, November 1, 2018

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@


FALL DISCOVERY HIKE, 10 a.m. on Sundays at Bear Creek Lake State Park. Meet at the Lakeside diner kiosk. No pre-registration required. Parking rates apply. For more event information, call the park office at (804) 492-4410.

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TURKEY DINNER, 4 p.m. sponsored by Beulah United Methodist Women at the Abilene Community Center to benefit the UMW Missions Fund. Eat in 5-7 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door. For more information call Betty Gryder at (434) 223- 8343.

AMATEUR RADIO CLUB MEETING, 10:30 a.m. at Pino’s Restaurant in Keysville for all who have an interest in amateur radio, whether you are an operator or would like to become an operator.

ANNUAL BIRTHDAY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church. Special guests, Annie Minter and the Devine Voices and the Thirty Plus Praise Dancers. All are welcome.

MAYSVILLE BAPTIST FALL FESTIVAL, 4 p.m. at the Maxey Farm at 93 Village Lane in Buckingham Courthouse. This year’s event will be bigger and better than ever with carnival games, a bounce house and treat bags for every child in attendance. There will also be a homestyle meal served, popcorn, cotton candy, hayrides, live music by Seeing Deep, corn hole and much more. This is a free event. Everyone welcome.

GOTV EVENT, 2-5 p.m. of the Prince Edward Democratic Committee at Crute Stage in Farmville. It is family friendly, free to the public, and includes music, food and games.

ANNUAL GOSPEL ECHOES BANQUET, 6:30 p.m. at Concord Baptist Church, Farmville, for a family style dinner and evening of inspiration. Guest speaker Chaplain Larry Blue, with music provided by the Gospel Echoes Harvest & Mercy Road Teams. For complimentary tickets contact Ray Horst (434) 547-7297.

HAT RALLY, 4 p.m. of the Apostolic Faith Church of All Nations Women’s Auxiliary. The Royal Supremes of Farmville will present a concert and the ladies and gentlemen will present their hats. All are welcome.

BIG YARD SALE, 8 a.m-2 p.m. at Piedmont Area Veterans Council (PAVC), 820 Longwood Ave., (Fourth Street) Farmville for Jack Garland American Legion Auxiliary, Unit 32. You may leave new toys for Toys for Tots and donations for office supplies used by the PAVC to prepare Veterans’ cases. Key Office Supply has the paper and toner needed if anyone wants to purchase and deliver directly to 820 Longwood Avenue. With your help we can keep this service operating. Help us serve our Veterans and their families.

BROWN BAG LUNCH FELLOWSHIP, 10 a.m. at Guthrie Memorial Chapel, a Seventh Day Sabbath Independent church, 2663 Cumberland Road Farmville. Bring a bag lunch and beverage.

TOWN HALL MEETING, 9 a.m. at the Meherrin Volunteer Fire Department for Jerry Townsend, Leigh District Supervisor. Refreshments will be served. All are welcome.

FELLOWSHIP LUNCHEON, noon-2 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, Prospect. Speaker will be Minister Rosa Bedford with music by Evangelist Lillian Johnson. Good food and fellowship. All are welcome.

2ND ANNUAL PRAYER BREAKFAST, 9 a.m. at New Hope Baptist Church of Keysville. Minister Kimberly Ashton will deliver the morning message. Everyone is welcome.

COMMUNITY STEW FUNDRAISER, noon at 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland. For pre-orders, call (804) 294-5151.


HOMECOMING, 8:30-11 a.m. at Farmville United Methodist Church on High Street. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Peter Moon. The adult bell choir and an alumni choir will sing. If you would like to sing with the choir, arrive at the choir room by 10:30 a.m. A reception will take place at 9:30 a.m. to celebrate the return of friends near and far.

YOUTH EXPLOSION, 3 p.m. at of the Midway Baptist Church Youth Ministry at 837 Guinea Road in Farmville. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is Pastor. All are welcome.

151ST CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at The Eleven Oaks Baptist Church. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Eugene Claiborne, Jr., and the Gravel Hill Baptist Church family. All are welcome.

BENEFIT PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at The High Bridge Baptist Church for Deacon Laura Craft, who has been through many trials and tribulations throughout 2018. Special Guests are the Revelations, Tamara Coleman, Walter Webster, Hester Chaffin and others.

MEN’S DAY SERVICE, 3 p.m. at New Hope Baptist Church, New Canton. Guest preacher, the Rev. Rodney D. Harris, Pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Amherst. Theme: “Waiting on God for Renewed Strength” Isaiah 40:31.

GUEST PREACHER, at First Rock Baptist Church of Prospect will be the Rev. Preston Little of Lynchburg.


FAMILY AND COMMUNITY LISTENING FORUM, 6-7:15 p.m. at the Prince Edward High School to hear Superintendent, Dr. Johnson speak and ask for feedback from citizens to continue to move forward.

MONTHLY MEETING AND POTLUCK DINNER, 6:30 p.m. at the Curdsville Community Center. A short program will be presented on Virginia Citizens for a safe Society. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your favorite covered dish or dessert. The Community Center is located at 122 School Road. Rt. 633, just off Rt. 15.


WOMEN’S CLUB ELECTION DAY FUNDRAISER, 11:30 a.m-3 p.m. at Payne United Methodist Church. Looking for something different? Chili by the quart or bowl. We’ll have cornbread, chicken salad sandwiches, homemade pies and assorted baked goods. For pre-orders call Susan Oertel at (434) 392-7451. All funds raised are used for community projects.

BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office. Topic will be feeding bees during the winter. Tommy Nelson will do a demonstration of making your own candy board and fondant. 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


SPAGHETTI DINNER, 4:30-6:30 p.m. sponsored by The Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department and Auxiliary to honor the Veterans. All veterans will eat free. All others, donation accepted. All proceeds support the fire department.


DEACON ORDINATION SERVICE, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church for Brother Thomas R. Jenkins and Brother Wardell Mosby, Jr.

FALL FEST AND COAT GIVEAWAY, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Cumberland Middle School. Face painting, games for kids, bouncy house, free lunch.

GOSPEL CONCERT, 4 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church, 349 Zion Hill Road. Farmville featuring Denise and The Traveling Aires and The Springfield Travelers, Church of All Nations Praise Dancers, and others will bless you with their anointed gifts. The funds from this service will be used to help the Moton Museum Family Challenge and The Zion Hill Building Fund.

PAMPLIN BARN DANCE, 6-8 p.m. at the Pamplin Train Station. Special veteran’s celebration at its second annual Veterans Day tribute. All veterans will be treated to a full course catered meal provided by the Friends of the High Bridge Trail State Park.


MEN AND WOMEN’S DAY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Old Green Creek Baptist Church. The theme is Man and Woman, One in Christ. His choir and ushers will accompany the guest preacher, the Rev. Patrick Bland of Mt. Pero Baptist Church, Powhatan. The Reverend Gordon Wilson and Sister Barbara Carter will be honored as Old Green Creek’s, Man and Woman of The Year. Come out and celebrate. Dinner will be served.

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING LUNCH, at Fitzgerald Baptist, 14 Fitzgerald Road, Cumberland.


VETERAN’S DAY PROGRAM, 8:30-10:45 a.m. by the Buckingham Elementary and Primary Schools. Students will perform for community veterans and show their patriotism. The public is welcome to attend.


MONTHLY LUNCHEON, 1 p.m. of the Military Officers Association of America at the Riverside Cafe in Farmville. Call (434) 223-7614 for more information.


PRE-MEN’S DAY SERVICE, 3 p.m. of the Midway Baptist Church Men’s Ministry. The First Union Baptist Church Male Chorus of Richmond will be in concert. This year’s theme is “Men Maintaining Good Works” with scripture reference from Titus 3:7-10. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor.