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Here’s how Father’s Day began

On June 20, 2020 springs ends and summer begins at 5:44 p.m.

Sunday, June 21, is Father’s Day. Father’s Day began when a young woman wanted to honor her dad. In May of 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd of Spokane, Washington, sat in church listening to a Mother’s Day sermon. She decided she wanted to designate a day for her dad, William Jackson Smart.

Our sympathy is extended to Russel and Diane Green of Cumberland in the recent loss of their grandson and his wife from North Carolina who passed unexpectedly. May you the family find comfort, grace, strength in the love of God during this time and in the days that lie ahead as our earthly loss has become heaven’s gain.

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton will be hosting a drive-in service at 11 a.m. Sunday June 21. All those planning to attend the service will drive into the parking lot and are to remain in their cars throughout the duration of the service. Having no contact with individuals while there and must leave following the service.

Hatcher Baptist Church of Cumberland host an in-house worship service Sunday, June 21, at 9 a.m. for those 60 years and older. Those 59 years and younger will attend the in-house worship service at 11 a.m. Those attending the in-house worship services must sit with their families and remain six feet apart from the next individuals or family. Those who are attending one or the other of these services and still feel uncomfortable in going in may remain in their cars and tune in FM 87.9 on the radio dial. Also at 6 p.m. There will be a drive-in parking lot service for all ages and those planning to attend the service will drive into the parking lot and are to remain in their cars or sit outside their vehicles with a lawn chair with their families.

Happy birthday wishes go out this week to the following people: Irene Shumaker of Farmville and Ann Jones of New Canton both have birthdays on Monday June 22, Cathy Midkiff of Cumberland on Tuesday June 23, Peggy Johnson of Buckingham and Grace Owenby of North Carolina both having birthdays on Wednesday, June 24.

Cedar Baptist Church located 3932 Bell Rd Dillwyn will not be able to have Vacation Bible School like they had originally scheduled but they will be giving out fun kits for children Pre-K (3 years old) through fifth grade. Those who have pre-registered for their Bible School kits will need to pick them up at a drive thru Friday, June 26, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Cedar Baptist Church.

Victory Baptist Church located 4339 Salem Road Spout Springs will be hosting an in-house worship service Sunday, June 21, at 9 a.m. The church will be at 50% capacity or 100 people. Families may sit together with distances of six feet from the next individual or family. People who are uncomfortable at coming to this service may attend a drive in parking lot service at 10:30 a.m. All those planning to attend the service will drive into the parking lot and are to remain in their cars or they may bring chairs and sit by their cars throughout the duration of the service. Having no contact with individuals while there and must leave following the service.

Buckingham United Methodist Charge consisting of Browns Chapel, Hanes Chapel and Rocky Mount UMC will be hosting drive-in parking lot services at Browns Chapel UMC located 15 North of Dillwyn on state route 617 Gravel Hill Road Sunday, June 21, with morning worship service at 9:45 a.m. Special music will feature Barry Snoddy of Buckingham followed by the morning worship message from Evelyn Penn.

All those planning to attend the service will drive into the parking lot and are to remain in their cars throughout the duration of the service. Having no contact with individuals while there and must leave following the service. If you plan to attend please call 434-983- 2400.

Cedar Baptist Church located at 3932 Bell Road Dillwyn will be hosting drive-in parking lot services Sunday June 21 at 10 a.m.

All those planning to attend the service will drive into the parking lot and are to remain in their cars throughout the duration of the service. Having no contact with individuals while there and must leave following the service.

Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Goldhill Area of New Canton has canceled its July 12 Homecoming services and all activities due to COVID-19.

Reminder: The annual 100-mile yard sale scheduled for Saturday, July 4, has been canceled due to COVID-19.

ANNIE MAY MILES is the columnist for Trent’s Mill. She can be reached at fatcat091@verizon.net.