Church and community events

Published 9:08 am Thursday, March 21, 2019

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@


COMPULSIVE EATERS ANONYMOUS, 10-11 a.m. HOW meetings will be held at the Farmville Presbyterian Church, 200 W. Third. St., Farmville for help recovering from compulsive eating. For more information contact Debbie at (518) 248-7220 or Joan at (434) 607-1576.

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR A CHURCH HOME? Living Word Church, located at the Scope Building, 505 Griffin Blvd., Farmville, is having services on Sundays 11 a.m. We are a Word of Faith Teaching Ministry with a focus on developing the body of Christ in the Word of God and walking in the power of the Holy Spirit.


MOAA TO MEET, 1 p.m. at Riverside Café in Farmville. Scott Miller, assistant director of VA Department of Veterans’ Services Cemetery Agency, who oversees the Amelia Cemetery, will share information about these services for veterans and spouses. A self-pay lunch will follow. All active, former and retired military officers and spouses are welcome to attend.


COMMUNITY COLOR RUN, 9 a.m. at Longwood’s First Avenue field. Packet pickup begins at 8:30 a.m. No pets permitted. Register online at Vote for your favorite community cause to be the recipient of a donation from the event. Food truck will be on-site for purchase of your breakfast favorites. Sponsored by the Fuqua School PTSA. Bring your friends.

MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WORKSHOP, 9-11 a.m. hosted by The Prince Edward Branch NAACP entitled “Supporting Our Community” at the SCOPE building in Farmville. All are encouraged to attend.

VERNAL POOL EXPLORATION, 10 a.m. at High Bridge. Participants will depart from the Camp Paradise parking access. This event is free. Parking fees apply.

WORKSHOP, 10:30 a.m. hosted by the Prince Edward Deacons Union at Mt. Moriah Upper Room Baptist Church Fellowship Hall in Tuggle entitled “Deacons as Servants,” moderated by the Rev. Dr. Eddie Giles, pastor of Holy Trinity Baptist Church. Breakfast will be served at 9:30 a.m. Everyone welcome.

TALK REAL, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 3875 S. James Madison Hwy., Farmville. This is a Christian based open discussion about various topics facing teens everyday lives. Ages 13-18.

AROMA THERAPY/ESSENTIAL OIL DEMONSTRATION, 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 1301 MiIlnwood Road, Farmville. All are welcome.

SWEETS IN THE STACKS, 4-6 p.m. at the Cumberland County Public Library. Live music, food, door prizes and the raffling off donated gift baskets. You do not have to be present to win. For more information check out the library’s website, Facebook page or call (804) 492-5807.

HAM DINNER, take out orders, 4:30-5:30 p.m., eat in, 5:30-7 p.m. at Mt. Harmony United Methodist Church, 3505 Mt. Harmony Road, Keysville. For more information, call (434) 736-0208.


CHURCH SERVICES, 8:30 and 11 a.m. Worship services with Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. at Farmville United Methodist Church. Worship services will also be held at the Wesley Foundation at 5:30 p.m.

SERVICES, 9:45 a.m. at Farmville Baptist Church for bible study with worship service at 11 a.m.

GUEST MINISTER, 11 a.m. will be Minister Darlene Bland at Calvary Baptist Church, Burkeville.

GOSPEL CONCERT, 3 p.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church featuring High Rock Men’s Choir.

27TH PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. for the Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III at Jericho Baptist Church, corner of Hill and Franklin Streets, Farmville. Special guest will be the Rev. Dr. Maurice Finney and the St. Andrews Baptist Church choir. Lunch will be served.

NO SERVICES will be held at Jericho Baptist Church on Sunday, March 24, at 8 a.m.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING, 11 a.m. for Piedmont Soil & Water Conservation District in the conference room of the Prince Edward County Natural Resources and Agricultural building located at 100 Dominion Drive, Farmville. Everyone welcome.


LENTEN SERVICE/ FREE LUNCHEON, noon- 1 p.m. at Payne Memorial United Methodist Church. The theme this year is “Season of Joy and Gladness.” The speaker will be the Rev. Van Petty and the topic is Do Not Fear. Lunch will be provided. All are welcome.

LCVA’S ART AFTER DARK SERIES, 6 p.m. features Ashley Webb, Curator at the History Museum of Western Virginia and owner of Bustle Textiles, to learn all about museum quality preservation. Free and open to the public. No registration required.

MONTHLY STUDY GROUP, 6:30-8 p.m. at Farmville library sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension for home and commercial fruit growers.

LAW ENFORCEMENT EXPLORERS, 7-9 p.m. at the South Street Conference Center hosted by Farmville Police Department for ages 16-21 to experience police training firsthand. For more information call (434) 392-3332.


CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT, 4-7 p.m. at Longwood University on Stubbs Lawn to raise awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphomas Society. Event hosted by the Student Nursing Association. Register on March 18, 20, 22, or 25-28 at D Hall.

4TH ANNUAL FARMVILLE SOUP, 6 p.m. at Longwood Center for the Visual Arts hosted by Farmville Soup Event. Includes soup and a chance to vote for your favorite project.

JAZZ NIGHT, 6:30 p.m. at Fuqua School. Music will be provided by the Falcon Swing Band and Audacity Brass Band in Gilmer Gym located on the Upper School campus. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the door. Doors will open at 6 p.m. For more information, contact Fuqua School at (434) 392-4131.

MARCH 29-30

ANNUAL SPRING “TWICE IS NICE” CHILDREN’S CONSIGNMENT SALE, Friday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday, 8 a.m.-noon at the Prospect Fire Department, 45 Campbell Hill Road, Prospect hosted by the auxiliary. Clothing ages newborn to teen, toys, books and more. Call (434) 574-6538; (434) 248-9218 or (434) 574- 6579 for more information.


CHICKEN BBQ AND INDOOR YARD SALE, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, 947 Trents Mill Road, Cumberland. Proceeds will be used for summer mission trips. Chicken will be ready by noon. Pre-order is available by calling or texting (434) 390-8564.

ARBOR DAY TREE GIVE-AWAY, 9 a.m.-noon at the farmers market building located on North Street, Farmville.

STEW FUNDRAISER, 11 a.m. at Piney Ridge United Methodist Church to benefit Relay for Life. Pre-order by contacting Debbie Farmer at (434) 610-1046 or Joyce Tolley (434) 660- 3811 or 248-5508.

EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATION, 5:30-6:30 p.m. in observance of the Arbor Day Tree Give- Away at the Train Station in Farmville. Event is free and open to the public.

SPRING ASTRONOMY PROGRAM, 7 p.m. at Bear Creek Hall hosted by The Crewe Astronomy Club. Free program, parking rates apply.


SERVICES, 9:45 a.m. at Farmville Baptist Church with Bible study. Worship service at 11 a.m.

IN CONCERT, 3 p.m. at Rough Creek Presbyterian Church will be Sandy Creek Gospel Bluegrass Band. Refreshments will follow concert and all are welcome to attend. The church is located at 110 Rough Creek Road, 3 miles north of Phenix on U.S. Hwy. 727.

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 3 p.m. at Mt. Zion Baptist Church. Pastor Isaac Monroe and congregation of Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Gretna will be the guests for the afternoon. Lunch will be served.

USHER’S PROGRAM, 3 p.m. at Peaks Baptist Church, 1948 Peaks Road, Prospect. Guest speaker, the Rev. Patrick Bland, pastor of Mt. Pero Baptist Church, Powhatan along with his choir, ushers and congregation. All are welcome.

MISSION DAY PROGRAM, 3 p.m. of the Cumberland Missionary and Educational Conference at Bright Hope Center. All are welcome.