Church and community events

Published 8:37 am Thursday, November 29, 2018

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COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST, 8 a.m. at Jericho Baptist Church in Farmville. Enjoy an old fashioned country style breakfast followed by the preached word by Minister Eurika Tyree, associate minister at the Rocky Mount Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome.

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HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR, 8 a.m-2 p.m. at Cartersville Volunteer Rescue Squad, 1667 Cartersville Road. Gift items, arts and crafts and visit with Santa.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR, 9 a.m-1 p.m. at MacCallum More Museum and Gardens, Chase City. Crafts, food and more.

PRAYER BREAKFAST, 9 a.m. at St. Douglas Baptist Church. The Rev. Dorothy Reid will be the speaker. All are welcome.

HOLIDAY SALE, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. at the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts. During the event there will be an ugly holiday sweater contest and a Design in Craft raffle with various prizes.

PORTRAIT PAINTING IN OIL WORKSHOP, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. sponsored by Central Virginia Arts, upstairs above Mainly Clay, 217 N. Main St., Farmville. The workshop is open to the public. Those interested should contact Deborah McClintock at (434) 223-8322.

WINTER WONDERLAND WORKSHOP, 10:30 a.m. in the Longwood Center for the Visual Arts at the intersection of Third Street & Main Street in historic downtown Farmville. This program is free and open to the public.

SPAGHETTI LUNCH, 11:30-2:30 p.m. at Thomas Chapel UMC, 1313 Cartersville Road.

PRAYER LINE LIVE, 3 p.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church, Cumberland. Everyone is welcome for a spirit filled afternoon of prayer and praise. Come as you are.

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Gill Hill Baptist Church. Everyone is welcome to come and celebrate with us on that day.


BEGINNING OF ADVENT, 11 a.m. with a modified Hanging of the Greens service at Oakwood UMC, 1291 Columbia Road. All are welcome.

GUEST MINISTER, 11 a.m. at The First Rock Baptist Church of Prospect will be the Rev. Cavell Phillips, gospel radio personality of 106.5 in Richmond.

FARMVILLE JAYCEES CHRISTMAS PARADE, 2 p.m. The 68th annual Jaycees Christmas parade in downtown Farmville, Main Street.

COMMONWEALTH CHORALE, 3 p.m. will present Johan Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at College Church, 418 College Road, Hampden-Sydney. Free of charge.

NATIVITY IN ART, 3 p.m. at Hampden Sydney’s Atkinson Museum, sponsored by Central Virginia Arts by Barbara Rothermel from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. The lecture is free and open to the public.

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE, 5 p.m. at New Jerusalem Baptist Church of Appomattox. Special guests will be the Rev. Rodney Sandidge and congregation of the Saint John Baptist Church in Norwood. The public is welcome.

HANGING OF THE GREENS, 7 p.m. at Rough Creek Presbyterian Church. Refreshments following the program.


CHRISTMAS POTLUCK DINNER, 6:30 p.m. at the Curdsville Community Center. The choir from the Dillwyn Baptist church will be singing. Please bring a side dish or dessert. Also, we will be collecting small gifts for the nursing home in Dillwyn. Suggestions are unwrapped items such as socks, books or magazines in large print and hand cream. The Community Center is located at 122 School Road, just east of U.S. Route 15. Everyone is welcome.


REVIVAL SERVICES, 7 p.m. at Thomas Chapel UMC, 1313 Cartersville Road.


MOTON COMMUNITY PRAYER BREAKFAST, 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the Moton Auditorium.

TUGGLE NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH MEETING, 6:30 p.m. at Mount Moriah Upper Room Baptist Church.

BEEKEEPERS TO MEET, 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office. The annual holiday dinner will be catered but you are welcome to bring a dish to share. Also on the agenda is elections and more info about the Bee School. Everyone welcome. For more information call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433.


ADVENT SERVICES/ LUNCHEONS, noon at Payne Memorial Methodist Church, 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland. This years theme is “Surprises Along the Way.” Guest speaker is the Rev. Van Petty on the topic “Something New.” All are welcome.

3RD BLUE SERVICE, 6:30 p.m. at Oakwood UMC, 1291 Columbia Road. All are welcome to this time of encouragement for those who find the Holidays difficult in any way. It is designed to uplift one another.


CAREGIVER SUPPORT GROUP, 2-3 p.m. at Brookview @ The Woodland, 2006 Cobb St., Farmville. For information contact Marion Kyner at 392-6106.

MEETING, 5:30 p.m. of The Piedmont Alliance for the Prevention of Substance Abuse at the Farmville – Prince Edward Community Library, located at 1303 W. Third St., Farmville. For more information, contact Angela Cook at (434) 392-9461 extension 274, or Kathy Reed at extension 271.

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


COOKIES, CRAFTS AND MORE, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. sponsored by the Farmville United Methodist Women in the church social hall/ basement at 212 High St. Lunches will be available for dine-in or take out. All proceeds benefit missions.

HOLIDAY WORKSHOP, 9 a.m-3 p.m. entitled “Seeds of the Season” sponsored by the Amelia, Prince Edward and Nottoway Extension offices in the Amelia County Administrator Building Conference Room, 16360 Dunn St. Pre-register by Dec. 1 to the Prince Edward Extension Office (434)-392-4246.

ARTISTS RECEPTION, 6-8 p.m. at the Riverside Café. The All Members Art Show features art from many of the CVA members, and the art will be hanging at the Riverside Café through January. The public is welcome. Refreshments and finger foods will be provided.

HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR AND BENEFIT DINNER, 6 p.m. presented by Harlan L Horton, PC at The Hotel Weyanoke’s Campagna. A portion of this year’s proceeds will benefit Piedmont Senior Resources Area Agency on Aging.

KEYSVILLE CHRISTMAS PARADE, 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. Bundle up your crew. Get ready for floats, music, lights and smiles. Santa will end the parade with a stop in the Tea Room. Stop by to have your picture taken with Santa. Email for more information.

DECEMBER 7, 8 & 9

LIGHTS AT THE LAKE, 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lake State Park. Visitors to the park will drive their car through the park’s campground and beach area to experience a wonderland of lights and popular seasonal figures.


2018 JINGLE BELL RUN 5K, 9 a.m. First Avenue Field. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. Visit www. for more info or www.runsignup. com to register.

CLOTHING GIVEAWAY, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Tearwallet Baptist Church, Anderson Hwy., Cumberland.

HOLIDAY HOUSE TOUR 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Presented by the Farmville Area Chamber of Commerce this year’s event includes seven homes, Longwood University’s Rotunda and the Centra Hospitality House. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Piedmont Senior Resources. For tickets or more information visit

S’MORES AND SING, 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lake Hall. Toasty coals will be ready for your marshmallows, and roasting sticks will be available. Smore-making kits available for a nominal donation. There will also be a craft table to create a free seasonal ornament. Throughout the evening, there will be opportunities to join in holiday-themed songs.


COMMONWEALTH CHORALE, 3 p.m. will present Johan Sebastian Bach’s Christmas Oratorio at Farmville United Methodist Church. Free of charge.

PANCAKE SUPPER, 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lake Hall. Santa Claus will make a special appearance. For a donation, you can have a souvenir photograph with Santa.


QUARTERLY MEETING, 7 p.m. of The Cumberland Missionary and Educational Conference at Bright Hope Center, Route 45, Cumberland.


CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION, 7 p.m. entitled, The Santaland Diaries at Wygal Hall. Tickets are available at


OPEN HOUSE, 11 a.m-4 p.m. sponsored by Peter Francisco Soil and Water District located at the USDA Service Center at Sprouse’s Corner in Buckingham. Residents from Buckingham and Cumberland counties are welcome to come see what services the District and several partner agencies can offer them. Light refreshments will be served. Call (434) 983- 7923 for more details.


LIGHTS AT THE LAKE, 5-7:30 p.m. at Bear Creek Lake State Park. Visitors to the park will drive their car through the park’s campground and beach area to experience a wonderland of lights and popular seasonal figures.

LIVE NATIVITY, 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at Farmville Church of Christ, 1401 Milnwood Road, Farmville. Drive through and enjoy this event from warmth and comfort of your car. Free admission.


BRUNCH WITH SANTA, 10 a.m.-noon sponsored by The Randolph District Volunteer Fire Dept. and Auxiliary at the firehouse, 2145 Cumberland Road. The menu will be egg casserole, pancakes, juice and coffee. Bring your children to talk with Santa. Please donate at the door to support the Fire Department.

OUTDOOR LIVE NATIVITY, 7 p.m. at Hobsons Chapel, 6483 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan. See the Reason for the Season in the inspirational play with live actors and animals. Refreshments served car side before the play and finger foods served inside after the play. All are welcome to fellowship and celebrate.


10TH PASTOR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. at The Gill Hill Baptist Church for their Pastor Isiah Hurt. The Rev. Charles Woolfolk of The White Oak Grove Baptist Church, Phenix will be the guest along with the White Oak Grove Baptist Mass Choir. Everyone welcome.


FREE CHRISTMAS CONCERT, 7 p.m. by the Heart of Virginia Community Band in Molnar Auditorium, in Wygal Hall at Longwood. Enjoy an evening of music of the season, secular and non-secular.


ANNUAL YOUTH CHRISTMAS SERVICE, 7 p.m. of the Midway Baptist Church Youth Ministry. The youth will be performing the play “The Legends of Christmas & Donuts.” Midway is located at 837 Guinea Road, Farmville. All are welcome.


CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE, 5:30 p.m. at Oakwood UMC, 1291 Columbia Road.