Herald Community Calendar for week of Dec. 8, 2023

Published 7:12 am Friday, December 8, 2023

The Herald 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.

DECEMBER 6 – JANUARY 8 

WINTER COAT DRIVE — The Kappa Rho Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is holding a winter coat drive through Jan. 8, 2024. The drop-off places are Bland-Reid Funeral Home in Farmville, Cheryl’s Beauty and Barber Shop in Dillwyn and Cumberland High in Cumberland County. Residents are asked to donate new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves and other winter items for children and adults. The items collected will be donated to families in the area.

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DECEMBER 7

DEACONS AND TRUSTEES — The Cumberland Deacons and Trustees Conference will hold its quarterly meeting at Center Union Baptist Church on Thursday, Dec. 7, beginning at 7 p.m. 

TRIVIA — Three Roads Brewing, located at 312 W. Third Street in Farmville, will host trivia on Thursday, Dec. 7, beginning at 7 p.m.

DECEMBER 8 

CHRISTMAS MARKET — The United Women in Faith group at Farmville United Methodist Church, located at 212 High Street, will hold a Christmas Market on Friday, Dec. 8. That will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the church, with seasonal baked goods, crafts, collectibles, antiques and angel figurines. Proceeds will go to help local missions. 

SANTA VISITS ANIMAL HOSPITAL — The Cumberland Animal Hospital will get a visit from Santa Claus on Friday, Dec. 8, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Animals, children and adults are all welcome to come, but there are some rules. Dogs must be on leashes until it is time to take photos and cats must be comfortable in social situations. There is no fee, but the Hospital asks people to bring a gift for Cumberland County Animal Control, be it blankets, towels, dry or canned dog food. Residents can get a photo with Santa, which will then be emailed to them. 

PUSS IN BOOTS PERFORMANCE — The Waterworks Players will present “Puss in Boots” on Friday, Dec. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the website waterworksplayers.org. The show will be at the Waterworks Players Theatre, located at 25 SMI Way in Farmville. 

FREE LOCAL MUSIC — Sandy River Distillery, located at 147 Monroe Church Road in Rice, will host musician Brian Graham on Friday, Dec. 8. The music starts at 5 p.m. 

DECEMBER 9 

PAMPLIN CHRISTMAS MARKET — The Town of Pamplin City will hold a series of Christmas events on Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 9 a.m. with a Christmas Market at the Pamplin Depot. The depot is located at 115 Main Street in Pamplin and the event will run before and after the parade. Santa will be around to take pictures between 10:30 a.m. and noon, along with The Grinch and Cindy Lou Hoo. There will be children’s Christmas craft projects to try, along with antique cars on display and different vendors at the market. 

PAMPLIN CHRISTMAS PARADE — Beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 9, the Town of Pamplin City will hold its annual Christmas Parade. The route starts at the old Pamplin Elementary School on Church Street, then loops Main Street and returns to the school.

ANTEBELLUM SANTA CLAUS — Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park, located at 6541 Saylers Creek Road in Rice, will hold its annual antebellum Saint Nicholas Christmas Program on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hillsman House and Visitor Center. Saint Nicholas will be resting by the fireplace in the historic Hillsman House, where he will receive children of all ages, listen to holiday wishes, and pose for photographs. There will also be holiday craft stations set up at the Visitor Center. Four-legged family members are also welcome, but must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet and under control at all times. This event is free to the public. 

INSTALLATION SERVICE — Peaks Baptist Church, located at 1948 Peaks Road in Prospect, will hold an installation service for Pastor-Elect Rev. Stanley Wesley on Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 1 p.m. 

PUSS IN BOOTS PERFORMANCE — The Waterworks Players will present “Puss in Boots” on Saturday, Dec. 9, beginning at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the website waterworksplayers.org. The show will be at the Waterworks Players Theatre, located at 25 SMI Way in Farmville. 

FREE LOCAL MUSIC — Sandy River Distillery, located at 147 Monroe Church Road in Rice, will host musician Chris Poindexter on Saturday, Dec. 9. The music starts at 5 p.m. 

DECEMBER 10 – 11

THEATRE AUDITIONS — The Waterworks Players will hold auditions for “The Vagrant” on Sunday, Dec. 10 and Monday, Dec. 11 at 7 p.m. each night. The auditions will be held at Waterworks Players Theatre, located at 25 SMI Way in Farmville. 

DECEMBER 10 

GUEST MINISTER — New Witt Baptist Church, located at 7469 Meherrin Road in Farmville, will have Rev. Rosa Bedford as their guest minister on Sunday, Dec. 10, beginning at 10 a.m. 

APPRECIATION SERVICE — Sulphur Spring Baptist Church in Prospect will hold an appreciation service for Mrs. Patsy Franklin on Sunday, Dec. 10, beginning at 2:30 p.m. Pastor Calvin Gray and New Jerusalem Baptist Church will be the guests, with lunch served afterwards at the Crossroad Senior Citizens Center. 

PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY — Mercy Seat Baptist Church will celebrate Rev. Walter Fells’ 17th pastoral anniversary during a service on Sunday, Dec. 10, beginning at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Byran Stevens of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Powhatan. Dr. James H. Taylor III, pastor of Jericho Baptist Church in Farmville, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and worship leader, with music provided by Deacon Perry Carrington and the Voices of Unity. 

DECEMBER 11

OPEN HOUSE — The Pregnancy Support Center of Southside Virginia will be hosting an Open House at their Farmville location on Monday, Dec. 11. Their facility is located at 1101 E. Third Street and the open house will be from 3 – 7 p.m.

HEART OF VIRGINIA BAND — The Heart of Virginia Community Band will perform at Farmville United Methodist Church on Monday, Dec. 11, beginning at 7:30 p.m. The event is free to the community and the church is located at 212 High Street in Farmville. 

DECEMBER 13

ADVENT LUNCHEON — Payne Memorial Church, located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland, will host an Advent Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 13, beginning at noon. Residents can enjoy a homemade lunch, followed by an inspirational message. 

DECEMBER 16

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR — St. John’s Lutheran Church will hold a Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, Dec. 16, running from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be Christmas gifts, baked goods and a cookie walk, with proceeds going to benefit the church and local charities. The church is located at 1301 Milnwood Road in Farmville. 

FREE LOCAL MUSIC — Sandy River Distillery, located at 147 Monroe Church Road in Rice, will host musician Neal Townsend on Friday, Dec. 16. The music starts at 5 p.m. 

DECEMBER 17

LANDFILL ALERT MEETING — The Cumberland County Landfill Alert and AMMD-Pine Grove Project will hold a joint holiday celebration as their December meeting. That’ll take place at the Cumberland County Community Center, located at 71 Community Center Drive.  

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM — Cedar Baptist Church, located at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn, will hold their annual Christmas program on Sunday, Dec. 17, beginning at 5 p.m. Refreshments will be served after. 

DECEMBER 18

NAACP MEETING — The Prince Edward branch of the NAACP will meet at the Robert Russa Moton Museum in Farmville on Monday, Dec. 18. The meeting starts at 6 p.m. 

DECEMBER 20

ADVENT LUNCHEON — Payne Memorial Church, located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland, will host an Advent Luncheon on Wednesday, Dec. 20, beginning at noon. Residents can enjoy a homemade lunch, followed by an inspirational message. 

DECEMBER 22 – 23

LIVE NATIVITY — Farmville Church of Christ, located at 1401 Milnwood Road in Farmville, will present a Live Nativity on Friday, Dec. 22 and Saturday, Dec. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. New this year, there will be a Park, Mingle and Share option, where you park your car, walk up to view the nativity,  mingle and share with refreshments of hot chocolate, coffee and cookies.

DECEMBER 23

FREE LOCAL MUSIC — Sandy River Distillery, located at 147 Monroe Church Road in Rice, will host musician Megan Parra on Saturday, Dec. 23. The music starts at 5 p.m. 

DECEMBER 24

TOY DRIVE — The Carl Eggleston Foundation will hold its 23rd annual Christmas Toy Drive, giving out toys in the Minor B. Eggleston Chapel. That’s located at 914 S. Main Street in Farmville. The event begins at 10 a.m. The foundation is accepting new, unwrapped toys or monetary gifts through Dec. 23.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE — Cedar Baptist Church, located at 3932 Bell Road in Dillwyn, will hold its annual Christmas Eve service, beginning at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 24.

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE — Thomas Chapel, located at 1313 Cartersville Road in Cartersville, will hold its annual Christmas Eve service starting at 7 p.m. 

DECEMBER 25 

CHRISTMAS DAY BREAKFAST — Thomas Chapel, located at 1313 Cartersville Road in Cartersville, will hold their annual Christmas Day breakfast, beginning at 9 a.m. 

UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

TRIUMPH BAPTIST CHURCH — Triumph Baptist Church, located at 2756 Darlington Heights Road in Prince Edward County, welcomes everyone to services each Sunday. Sunday school at 10:00 a.m. followed by Prayer/Praise and worship service at 11:00 a.m. Worship Service is live streamed on the church Facebook page.  Rev. Morris Garner is the pastor.

CUMBERLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Cumberland Presbyterian Church, located at 1835 Cumberland Road in Farmville, welcomes a new pastor, Jeffery Schroeder. Sunday School is at 10 a.m., with worship services at 11:15 a.m. Outside worship is available, by tuning to 1620 AM on the radio. 

EXERCISE CLASS — Payne Memorial Church, located at 1 Stoney Point Road in Cumberland, holds an exercise class every Monday and Thursday at 9 a.m. It’s free and all are welcome to attend.

HOMESCHOOL SUPPORT GROUP – Maysville Baptist Church, located at 13327 W. James Anderson Highway in Buckingham Courthouse, hosts a Homeschool Support Group the first Thursday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The purpose of this group is to provide support and connection for homeschooling families in the area. There is no childcare provided. Anyone with questions can call 434-414-5292. 

ALZHEIMER’S CAREGIVER SUPPORT – An Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group will meet on the first Wednesday of each month at St. John’s Lutheran Church, located at 1301 Milnwood Avenue in Farmville. Meetings are held from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, call Marion Kyner at 434-547-7850.  

NEW BETHEL BAPTIST CHURCH – New Bethel Baptist Church in Meherrin will hold worship services on the first and third Sundays of the month at 10:45 a.m. Sunday School will be held every Sunday at 9:30 a.m.

HERITAGE BAPTIST CHURCH – Heritage Baptist Church, located at 700 Milnwood Road in Farmville holds services each Sunday morning, with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Worship Service at 11 a.m. A fellowship with donuts and coffee is held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. All are welcome to attend. 

SOUP FOR THE SOUL – Cumberland Presbyterian Church will hold “Soup for the Soul” the third Tuesday of every month, beginning at 10 a.m. Church members prepare soup to be taken out to those who need a visit. The mission group meets at the church, located at 1835 Cumberland Road, three miles north of Farmville on Route 45. For more information, call Norma at 804-514-1135. 

CONFIDENT WOMEN MINISTRY — The Confident Women Ministry Worship Service will be held every Sunday at 3 p.m. online, via a conference call. The phone number to call in is 1-657-390-7012. 

THE AWAKENING — The Awakening Christian Circle, a Christian Rehab Support Group, meets every Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Dillwyn Library, 16266 N. James Madison Highway in Dillwyn. For more information, call Butch Manywaters Davis at (434) 983-8967. 

FARMVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH — Farmville United Methodist Church located at 212 High Street welcomes everyone to worship each Sunday. Sunday school begins at 9 a.m., followed by worship at 10 a.m.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH FARMVILLE — First Baptist Church located at the corner of Main and Fourth Streets in Farmville hosts Sunday worship at 11 a.m. each Sunday. The Rev. Dr. James P. Ashton leads the services. At this time, face masks and social distancing are required inside of the sanctuary.

JERICHO BAPTIST CHURCH — Jericho Baptist Church located at 615 Franklin St., Farmville will host praise and worship in the sanctuary at 11 a.m. every Sunday. Social distancing and face masks required in the sanctuary. Rev. Dr. James H. Taylor III is the pastor.

SPEARS MOUNTAIN BAPTIST CHURCH — Spears Mountain Baptist Church is located at 106 Meadow Creek Road in Buckingham. Sunday Worship Service is at 10 a.m. Pastor Robert C. Wilson.

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETING — The Buckingham County Democratic Committee meets at 6 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Agricultural Building in Buckingham County. The meetings are held at 54 Administration Lane in Buckingham, off Route 60. The Ag Building is next to the Arts Council Building.

AMATEUR RADIO MEETING — The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club meets at 3 p.m. the first Sunday of the month at the Drake’s Branch Municipal Building, located beside the new fire station. Any questions, contact Jason Byrum at (434) 944-9100.

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF DILLWYN — First Baptist Church of Dillwyn located at 16980 Oak St., Dillwyn hosts Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. on Sunday mornings.

PIEDMONT CHURCH OF CHRIST — Piedmont Church of Christ located at 1405 North Main St., Farmville holds Bible study at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings, and the church service starts 10:30 a.m. They have Bible study on Sunday nights at 5 p.m. and a Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday nights. The church has a free clothing giveaway on Thursdays from 1- 3 p.m. weather permitting.

PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH — Pisgah Baptist Church located at 202 Pisgah Road, Rice welcomes everyone each Sunday for Worship. Sunday School begins at 10 a.m. and worship starts at 11 a.m.

GRIEF SUPPORT GROUP — Farmville United Methodist Church (FUMC) is offering a Grief Support Group for those who have suffered recent losses or losses long ago. This is an ecumenical group welcoming anyone who has experienced a loss. The group meets at 2 p.m. on the first and third Wednesdays of the month at FUMC, 212 High St. Participation in the discussion while attending the sessions is optional. You can join the group at any time. Call Rebecca Maxwell (434) 414-4562 or Tracey Oddo (434) 392-4686 for more information.

CHURCH SERVICES — Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland offers three options to worship on Sundays: inside service at 10 a.m., masks are optional; 10 a.m. radio parking lot service on 89.7 FM. and YouTube service later Sunday afternoon. 

FARMVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH — Farmville Baptist Church at 132 N. Main St. holds Bible study at 9:45 a.m. every Sunday, followed at 11 a.m. by worship. Worship services are held in person and broadcast via Zoom. Specific details and more information can be found on the church website at www.farmvillebaptist.org. 

FARMVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Farmville Presbyterian Church at 200 West Third St. holds in-service worship at 11 a.m. every Sunday with Rev. Dr. Pete Smith. The church also livestreams their church Facebook page and posts services on YouTube (search for the church name). You can visit the website for more information, including sermon audio and special announcements, at www.farmvillepresbyterian.org or call the church office at 434-392-3829. 

FOOD DISTRIBUTION — Delma’s Pantry in Cumberland County will have curbside food distribution at Delma’s Pantry the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. each Friday. Senior boxes will be given out at the distributions.

VETERANS SERVICES — The American Legion Accredited Veterans Service Officers are available to see veterans and their family members at the Farmville VFW from 8:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Veteran Service Officers may be reached at (434) 414-6504.

OLD GREEN BAPTIST — Old Green Baptist Church holds outdoor and indoor worship services at 11 a.m. the second and fourth Sundays of the month until further notice. The Rev. Samuel F. Trent is the pastor.

MEMOIR WRITING GROUP – The group, which meets on the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, encourages new people to join. The meetings take place from 10 a.m. to noon at the Farmville Library’s main meeting room. Call Joan at (434)-607-1576 for more information. 

WORSHIP AND THE WORD – Appomattox Assembly of God meets every Sunday for a Worship and the Word service, beginning at 11 a.m. The church, led by new pastor Mark Bartow, is located at 1225 Confederate Boulevard in Appomattox.