Church news (week of May 23, 2012)

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Cinema Church

EastLake Community Church announces the second summer of Cinema Church. Join in a different approach to church every Sunday at 10 a.m. at the WestLake Cinema. The summer kick off is scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend, May 27. For more information call the main campus at 540-297-0966 or visit the Web at www.eastlake-church.com.


VBS Amazing Wonders

Vacation Bible School June 18 - 22.  Hours are 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.  Friday night will be Family Night to include a picnic and Matt The Puppetman.  Activities will include worship, Bible study, music, crafts, recreation and snacks.  The church address is 942 Burks Hill Road, Bedford, located across from Liberty Lake Park. Call if you need a ride on our van at 540-587-8962.  Visit the web site at www.lighthousefwbc.com.  Find on Facebook, too.


Cleaning the cemetery

Suck Spring Baptist Church will be cleaning up the church cemetery to prepare for mowing to begin May 26. If anyone would like to save flowers or items left on graves or around tombstones, pick them up by May 25. If anyone has questions about cemetery requirements, call 540-586-3709 and leave a message.




Saturday, May 26


Spring Festival

Chestnut Hill FWB Church Ladies Auxiliary will hold its Spring Festival on Saturday, May 26. The church is located three miles north of Big Island on Route 501. The event begins at 8 a.m. with breakfast along with a yard sale and bake sale in the church fellowship hall. BBQ and hot dogs will also be available for lunch. From 1-3 p.m. there will be a benefit gospel sing in the church sanctuary. Offering received at the singing will go toward replacing the carpet in the church Sunday School rooms. Those singing for the benefit are Janice Perkins, Eula Wells, Bobby Phillips, The Stevens Families and the Sharon Baptist Church.


Sunday, May 27


Virginia Spirituals Concert

Virginia Spirituals in Concert, Sunday, May 27, 3 p.m. at Otterville Baptist Church, Bedford. Reed Creek Baptist Church Choir will be guests. Men and Women in Black and White, sponsored by Senior Choir of Otterville. Rev. M.D. Mays, Pastor. For more information, contact Harriett Hurt at 434-299-5563.


Church Anniversary

The Mt. Rock Baptist Church will be celebrating its 154 year anniversary Sunday, May 27. The Rev. William Goode, pastor of New Life Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker for the 11 a.m. service. Lunch will be served following the morning service. At 3 p.m., the Rev. C. J. Taylor, pastor of Oakmuglee Baptist Church, will be the guest speaker, accompanied by his gospel chorus, ushers and church family. For more information, contact Margretia Williams at 540-586-9466.


Outdoor singing

Outdoor Singing will be held May 27, 6 p.m. at Cool Spring P.H. Church, 3453 Buffalo Run, Thaxton, with the Cornetts. The youth will sell food as a fundraiser. Bring your lawn chair.


Saturday, June 2


Gospel sing

A Blue Grass Gospel Sing will be held Saturday, June 2 at 7 p.m. Jack & Becky Blankenship and Band will perform. The event will be held at Free Pentecostal Holiness Church, Murray Hollow Rd., Thaxton. A free offering will be received.

Directions: Turn off Route 460 midways between Thaxton and Montvale onto Nester Rd. North. Cross the railroad tracks. Turn left on Irving Rd. Continue one half mile, then turn right onto Murray Hollow Rd. The church is one half mile on the left.

For more information call Buford Orange at 540-947-5448 or Pastor Jerry McLouth at 540-947-2467.


Fish Fry

The Annual Fish Fry at Olive Branch Baptist Church will take place June 2 at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Alvin E. Smith presiding. The church is located at the corner of Flint Hill & Joppa Mill Rd. Orders for seven-10 dinners can be delivered. Call 540-297-6837, 540-309-5302 or 540-297-6028 for more info.


Sunday, June 3


32nd Anniversary Celebration

Faith Life Baptist Church will be celebrating its 32nd anniversary Sunday, June 3. Sunday School will be held at 10 a.m., followed by the Morning Service at 11a.m., which will feature a message by Brother John Robinson. Lunch will be served following the Morning Service. A special singing celebration will also take place from 2 - 4:30 p.m. Performers will include Reed Creek, Don & Linda Tinsley & Friends, Tommy Barlow, Overbay Sisters, Lisa Hackett, Glory Bound Trio, The Faith Life Choir directed by Roger McKinney and others.

The anniversary festivities will conclude with an Evening Service at 7 p.m., which will feature testimonies from the congregation and singing, as well as a "You Sing!" Open Mike event.

For more information, call 540-947-2822.


Saturday, June 9


Epworth yard, bake sale

Epworth UM Church, corner of Merriman Way and Booker T. Washington is having

a yard/bake sale on June 9, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Spaces are available for $10. Baked goods include bread, fired apple pies, cream pies, cakes and much more. Order your fried apple pies by calling 721-4492. Proceeds from this sale will go to the Smile Train, (children with cleft pallets).