Church and community events

Published 6:00 am Friday, October 2, 2020

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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@


MOVIE NIGHT — Buckingham Baptist Church located at 24234 North James Madison Highway in the Gold Hill Area of New Canton will be hosting movie night on the big screen outside Friday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. See the movie “Left Behind Series.” Also enjoy hotdogs, popcorn and drinks for a donation. For more information, contact Jo Lang at (434) 547-5396.

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BLESSING OF THE ANIMALS — Farmville United Methodist Church will join with Johns Memorial Episcopal in holding a service of Blessing of the Animals at 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. The service will be held on the grounds of Johns Memorial. Pets and their owners will remain in their cars as they drive around the church and receive a blessing from the Rev. Nancy Meck, Rector of Johns Memorial, and from the Revs. Lindsey Blakely and Susie Thomas of Farmville UMC. Animals must be on a leash or in a carrier, and humans must wear a mask and observe distancing guidelines. Please bring some pet food, toys or treats, or other pet supplies. Donations will be given to the Southside SPCA.

SERVICES RESUME — First Rock Baptist Church of Prospect will resume indoor worship services Sunday, October 4 at 11 a.m. COVID regulations will be observed including social distancing and the wearing of a face mask.

INDOOR SERVICES — Beginning Sunday, Oct. 4 Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland will have indoor services at 9 a.m. and until further notice. Masks are required and social distancing will be practiced. The service will be available for viewing on YouTube. for those members who do not wish to attend the indoor service.

REVIVAL SERVICES — Revival services will be held at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, in Abilene Sunday, Oct. 4 through Oct. 8. at 7 p.m. The guest evangelist will be Rev. Matt Wilkins from Lynchburg. Special music will be provided each night. Everyone is cordially invited to come and worship with us.


BEEKEEPERS CANCELED — The Heart of Virginia Beekeepers meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office is canceled. For more information call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433.


CUMBERLAND SUPERVISORS — The Cumberland County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. at the Cumberland County Courthouse.

BUCKINGHAM SUPERVISORS — The Buckingham County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in the Peter Francisco Auditorium at the Buckingham County Administration Complex.

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY SUPERVISORS — The Prince Edward County Board of Supervisors will meet Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. in the county board room.


TOWN COUNCIL — The Farmville Town Council will meet Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.


ANNIVERSARY PROGRAM, at Mercy Seat Baptist Church has been postponed until further notice.



VETERANS SERVICES — Beginning in October, the American Legion Accredited Veterans Service Officers will be available to see veterans and their family members at the Farmville VFW on the second and fourth Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Veteran Service Officers may be reached at (434) 414- 6504.

FARMVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Farmville Presbyterian Church located at 200 West Third Street will hold in-service worship each Sunday at 11a.m. The church is practicing social distancing, and a face covering will be required during the service. Audio of the services is also available on the church’s Facebook page as well as the church website (farmvillepresbyterian. org). For further questions please feel free to contact the church office at (434) 392-4243.

CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH — Calvary Baptist Church, 1144 Hendricks Rd. in Pamplin will have indoor worship services every Sunday at 11 a.m. Attendees are asked to wear a mask.

VIRTUAL SERMON, 11 a.m. every Sunday presented by the Rev. Toney W. Smith, pastor of St. Level Baptist Church, Clarksville and Greenwood Baptist Church, Boydton. The public is welcome to join in and listen to the message. Call (804) 665- 9969. When asked put in code 9059059#.

LIVE STREAMING SERVICES at First Liberty Baptist Church will be held the first and third Sunday at 10 a.m. and Bible study via teleconference on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Dial in at (617) 793- 8841, no code. All other programs and services will remain suspended in compliance with the governor’s orders.

IN-PERSON SERVICES, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and noon, at Biblical Baptist Church until further notice.

PARK AND PRAISE SERVICE, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Zion Hill Baptist Church on Sundays until further notice. Services are held every week, except for fifth Sundays.

CHURCH ACTIVITIES CANCELED — New Grove Baptist Church calendar activities are canceled until further notice. Virtual Worship Service will continue to be conducted on second and fourth Sundays, and Sunday school/Bible study will be held on the first and third Sundays at 10:30 a.m.

SERVICE TIME CHANGED — Until further notice, Mt. Moriah Upper Room Baptist Church at 1913 Tuggle Road, Farmville will have outdoor church service at 9 a.m. on first through fourth Sundays.

ZION BAPTIST SERVICES — Zion Baptist Church of Dillwyn will have phone conference services each Sunday morning at 11 a.m. To join in, call (559) 671-2916.

PEAKS BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES — Peaks Baptist Church at 1948 Peaks Road Prospect will have worship and praise services on first, second, and fourth Sundays in the church parking lot at 8 a.m. until further notice. Homecoming and revival services for August have been canceled due to the COVID-19 regulations.

MERCY SEAT BAPTIST CHURCH SERVICES — Mercy Seat Baptist Church regular parking lot church services will begin at 11 a.m. starting the first Sunday in October.

MT. NEBO BAPTIST CHURCH — Mt. Nebo Baptist church in Dillwyn will continue having outdoor services beginning at 9 a.m. the first and third Sunday of the month.

BETHEL GROVE BAPTIST CHURCH PARK AND PRAISE — Bethel Grove Baptist Church, in Rice, will have Park and Praise at 9:30 a.m. every Sunday until further notice. All are welcome.

FOREST BAPTIST CHURCH — Forest Baptist Church will alter its worship service hours on the second, third and fourth Sundays from 11 a.m. to 10 a.m. due to high temperatures and elevated heat conditions. Everyone is welcome to this worship service.

BEAUTIFUL PLAIN BAPTIST CHURCH — in Charlotte Court House, will have indoor worship services at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays each month, until further notice.

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH — Cornerstone Baptist Church at 18 Horsepen Road in Farmville will have drive-up services beginning at 9 a.m., with Pastor Cetric Gayles.

The church will have drive-up services until further notice at 9 a.m. each Sunday.

TRIUMPH BAPTIST CHURCH — Indoor worship service is held each Sunday at 11 a.m. at the Triumph Baptist Church located on Darlington Heights Road. Everyone attending is asked to wear a mask.

FARMVILLE UNITED METHODIST — Farmville United Methodist Church will have in-service worship each Sunday at 10 a.m. There will be one service and no Sunday school. Masks will be required and attendance will be limited. Virtual services will continue on the church’s Facebook account and on YouTube. For questions contact the church at (434) 392-4686.

CEDAR BAPTIST CHURCH — Cedar Baptist Church at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn will have a drive-in worship service at 10 a.m. each Sunday. There will also be an 11:15 a.m. service inside the church sanctuary each Sunday. Attendees will be asked to wear a mask for the inside service.

OLD GREEN BAPTIST CHURCH — Old Green Creek Baptist Church will have drive-up worship services every second and fourth Sunday at 10 a.m. until further notice. The Reverend Samuel F. Trent is the pastor. Come out and be blessed.

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH — Heritage Baptist Church at 700 Milnwood Road in Farmville will be holding drive-in and indoor services each Sunday at 10 a.m. until further notice. COVID guidelines will be followed and a mask is required for indoor services. Everyone is welcome. For further information, please contact the church at (434) 392-6119.

JERICHO BAPTIST CHURCH — Jericho Baptist Church will be on WFLO, 870 AM, at 10:30 a.m. the first, third and alternating fifth Sundays and at 11 a.m. on the second, fourth and alternating fifth Sundays. The services will also be on Facebook Live.