Herald Community Calendar for the week of May 17, 2024

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.

MAY 16 

BIBLE STUDY — New Store Baptist Church, located at 9637 Francisco Road in Farmville, will hold a six-week Bible Study labeled “Learning From the Parables of Jesus”. The class will meet each Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., beginning on May 16. Each Thursday, the class will study one of the parables Jesus taught and seek to understand what He was trying to teach. 

TRIVIA — Three Roads Brewing, located at 312 W. Third Street in Farmville, will host trivia on Thursday, May 16, beginning at 7 p.m.

MAY 17 

MOAA MEETING — The MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) will hold a self-pay luncheon and program on Friday, May 17, beginning at 12:30 p.m. That’ll be at Riverside Cafe, located at 522 N. Main St. in Farmville. All active, former and retired military officers are invited, along with their spouses, widows and guests. The program will be “Better Days” with Sarah Mullins-Spears. 

MAY 18 

CLOTHES GIVEAWAY — The Church of Christ, located at 1405 North Main Street in Farmville, will hold a clothing giveaway and pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. 

SPRING FISH FRY — The Ladies Royalty of Farmville will present a Spring Fish Fry on Saturday, May 18, beginning at 11 a.m. It will be held at the Masonic Lodge, located at 415 Griffin Boulevard in Farmville, with a menu including fish, fries and a drink for $10. A fish sandwich will be $5 and drinks will be $1. Contact Towanda Jordan for 434-390-2406 or De’Keace Morton at 804-477-5028 for more information.

TURTLE DAY — The Friends of Twin Lakes State Park will host a celebration of turtles on Saturday, May 18, running from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature live turtles from Central Virginia Reptile Rescue and Ranger Myrtle, an animal ambassador for the park. There will be turtle-themed games, turtle face painting and a selfie station with wearable turtle shells. 

MAY 19 

WOMEN’S DAY — New Bethel Baptist Church, located at 14167 Farmville Road in Meherrin, will celebrate their annual Women’s Day Service on Sunday, May 19. The service will begin at 10:45 a.m., with all ladies asked to wear white. The guest minister will be Minister Shandell Howell from New Witt Baptist Church, along with the entire church family. 

CHURCH ANNIVERSARY — Calvary Baptist Church, located at 3010 Sandy River Road in Burkeville, will celebrate its 127th anniversary on Sunday, May 19, during a 2:30 p.m. service. Rev. William J. Thomas, from Mt. Zion Second Baptist Church in Green Bay will be the guest minister, accompanied by his choir. Lunch will be served following morning worship and before the anniversary service. 

MAY 20 

NAACP MEETING — The Prince Edward branch of the NAACP will meet at the Robert Russa Moton Museum on Monday, May 20 at 6 p.m. The focus of the meeting will be public safety, with speakers including Prince Edward Sheriff Tony Epps, Farmville Police Chief Andy Ellington, Longwood Police Chief Angela Comer and Hampden-Sydney Police Chief Mark Fowler. A question and answer period will be included. 

MAY 21

SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE — Hospice of Virginia will hold a service of remembrance in the Celtic Tradition on Tuesday, May 21. That’ll be held at Johns Memorial Episcopal Church, beginning at 6 p.m. 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING — The Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society will meet Tuesday, May 21 at 7 p.m. at the Farmville Train Station. A Powerpoint presentation will be given on The early history of High Bridge, looking at the construction of the five bridges built between 1853 and 1914. 

MAY 23 

BIBLE STUDY — New Store Baptist Church, located at 9637 Francisco Road in Farmville, will hold a six-week Bible Study labeled “Learning From the Parables of Jesus”. The class will meet each Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., continuing on May 23. Each Thursday, the class will study one of the parables Jesus taught and seek to understand what He was trying to teach.

TRIVIA — Three Roads Brewing, located at 312 W. Third Street in Farmville, will host trivia on Thursday, May 23, beginning at 7 p.m.

MAY 25

YARD AND BAKE SALE — Thomas Chapel, located at 1313 Cartersville Road in Cartersville, will hold their semi-annual yard and bake sale to benefit Israel. There will be baked books and plenty of bargains. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and continues until everything is sold. 

ORDINATION SERVICES — New Witt Baptist Church, located at 7469 Meherrin Road in Farmville, will hold ordination services for Pastor Elect Shandell Howell on Saturday, May 25, beginning at 1 p.m. 

MAY 28 

DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE MEETING — The Prince Edward Democratic Committee will meet Tuesday, May 28, moving the date due to Memorial Day. This begins at 6 p.m. in the Extension Office, located at 100 Dominion Drive in Farmville.

MAY 30 

BIBLE STUDY – New Store Baptist Church, located at 9637 Francisco Road in Farmville, will hold a six-week Bible Study labeled “Learning From the Parables of Jesus”. The class will meet each Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., continuing on May 30. Each Thursday, the class will study one of the parables Jesus taught and seek to understand what He was trying to teach.

TRIVIA — Three Roads Brewing, located at 312 W. Third Street in Farmville, will host trivia on Thursday, May 30, beginning at 7 p.m.

MAY 31

STROKE SUPPORT GROUP – The Longwood University Stroke Support Group will meet on Friday, May 31. The meeting runs from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Woodland Community Center, located at 2003 Cobb Street in Farmville. Members of the community, stroke survivors and caregivers are welcome. 


END OF YEAR CELEBRATION – New Store Baptist Church will hold their annual End of School Year Community Celebration on Saturday, June 1. The event will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 8123 Crumptown Road in Farmville. There will be games, cookout food, face painting and crafts. 


PASTORAL ANNIVERSARY – First Liberty Baptist Church in Dillwyn will hold a pastoral anniversary program on Sunday, June 2 at 3 p.m. 


ICE CREAM SOCIAL – The Curdsville Community Center will host an Ice Cream Social on Monday, June 6, after a potluck supper. Everything begins at 6 p.m. Everyone will create their own sundaes with a variety of ice cream and toppings, with activities to encourage conversation and connections. The Curdsville Community Center is located at 122 School Road in Dillwyn, just off Route 15. 


SUNDAY CHURCH SERVICES – The congregations of Cumberland and Guinea Presbyterian Churches hold services every Sunday. The Guinea service is at 10 a.m. at the church, located at 1176 Guinea Road in Farmville. The Cumberland service is held at 1835 Cumberland Road in Farmville, beginning every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. 

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. You can also join the church via Facebook Live, WFLO Radio 870AM or www.wflo.net. 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 5104 Double Bridges Road in Meherrin. Any questions, contact Joe Reid at (808)-927-8910. 

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.


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