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Church and community events

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@ FarmvilleHerald.com.


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.

NOVEMBER 8, 9 & 10

RED, 8 p.m. a play by John Logan will take place at the Johns Auditorium, Main Stage, Hampden- Sydney College. Free and open to the public.


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.

ANNUAL FRIDAY NIGHT PRAISE SERVICE, 7 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 16 Horsepen Road, Farmville. Anthony Tucker and the Soldiers for Christ and other local talent will be Ministering through music. Please come and enjoy an Evening of Praise and Worship Celebrating the Goodness of Jesus.


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.

ART SHOW AND CHILI LUNCH, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. sponsored by the Pamplin Area Legacy Supporters (PALS) at the Depot on Main Street in Pamplin. Lunch will be available from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.

STAR GAZING, 7 p.m. at High Bridge Trail State Park at the center of the bridge.

SPAGHETTI DINNER AND WOMANLESS BEAUTY PAGEANT, 6 p.m. hosted by the Cumberland Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse on Route 13 in Cumberland. All proceeds will benefit the fire department.

VETERANS DAY LUMINARY TRAIL WALK, 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park. In addition, the Hillsman House will be open to visitors from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. There is no admission fee for this family-friendly event.

MISS JERICHO PAGEANT, 4 p.m. at Jericho Baptist Church, 615 Franklin St., Farmville. All are welcome.


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.

150TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. at Beulah African Methodist Episcopal Church located at 115 South Main St. in Farmville. The Rev. Dr. C. L. Gray of New Jerusalem Baptist Church will deliver the sermon with music provided by the B.A.S.I.C. Choir of Longwood University. All are welcome.

YOUTH TALENT PROGRAM, 2:30 p.m. at the Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Dillwyn. Morning service will begin at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch. We are collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items, hats, and coats to be given to families over the winter season. Come out and join us for an afternoon of praise.

ARMISTICE COMMEMORATION, 2 p.m. at High Bridge Trail State Park.

GUEST PREACHER, 11 a.m. will be the Rev. Roger Coleman of Crewe at Forest Baptist Church of Meherrin. All are welcome to attend.

SESQUICENTENNIAL ANNIVERSARY, 11 a.m. at Sharon Baptist Church, 1130 Plank Road Cumberland, celebrating 150 years of service. The Rev. Irma Watson and the Midway Baptist Church family of Cumberland in charge. A brunch will follow. The afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Stevie Trent and the Second Union Baptist Church family of Goochland. Several members of the church will be honored. The day will culminate with a Fellowship Banquet Dinner in the church dining area. Everyone is welcome.

THE AMELIA DOUGHBOYS, 11 a.m. presented by retired Colonel Michael Whitaker at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park.


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.

LIBRARY MEETING, 7 p.m. of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville-Prince Edward Community Library following Friends of the Library Board meeting.


HISTORY HAPPY HOUR, 6:30 p.m. at Third Street Brewing, 312 W. Third St., Farmville, hosted by the American Civil War Museum, Appomattox, featuring Kelly Hancock, who will discuss “Harriet Tubman and the Quest for Freedom.”


MONTHLY LUNCHEON, 1 p.m. of the Military Officers Association of America at the Riverside Cafe in Farmville. This program will cover recent changes to Tricare dental/ vision insurance plans and explore new options available to Tricare families and individuals. 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.

PIG PICKING SUPPER, 5-7 p.m. hosted by the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary at the firehouse, 45 Campbell Hill Road, Prospect. Donations will be accepted. Everyone is welcome.


MEN’S DAY, 11 a.m. of the Midway Men’s Ministry. Guest minister will be Minister James Hurt, Associate Minister of the Bethel Grove Baptist Church, Rice. Midway’s Male Chorus will render the music. Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road in Farmville. The Rev. Irma T. Watson is pastor.

3RD PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, of pastor the Rev. Tanya Richardson at First Liberty Baptist Church during morning service. Guest Speaker, Elder Jason Lewis, Associate Pastor, Temple of Deliverance H.C.O.G.I.C., Mineral. Lunch served.

145TH CHURCH ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Thomas Tillerson, pastor of Gravel Hill Baptist Church, Pamplin, accompanied by his choir and congregation.

PRE-THANKSGIVING PROGRAM, 2:30 p.m. at Mt. Olive Baptist Church of Dillwyn. Pastor Stevie Trent and Second Union Baptist Church Choir, ushers and church family will be the guest. We are collecting canned goods, non-perishable food items, hats, and coats to be given to families over the winter season to give back to our community.

GUEST PREACHER, 11 a.m. will be the Rev. Miles Siler of Richmond at Forest Baptist Church of Meherrin. All are welcome to attend.

MISSIONARY AND CHOIR DAY, 3 p.m. at Mt. Nebo in Dillwyn. Pastor Howard Grooms, Jr. from White Rock Baptist Church in Arlington, will be the guest pastor and his choir will render the music. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. For questions contact Ancer Richard at (434) 603- 1914.


COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE 7 p.m. at Shiloh New Covenant Church, 665 Anderson Hwy., Cumberland. Joint ministry with Fitzgerald Baptist and Payne UMC.