Church news (week of Oct. 24, 2012)

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Art in a Sacred Place

Art in a Sacred Place will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Big Island. It will feature a presentation of paintings and other hand-crafted items by local artists and artisans in the Parish House. Selected pieces will be for sale. The event: Saturday, Nov. 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4, noon-5 p.m. Free Admission, complimentary refreshments. St. Thomas Episcopal Church is located at 9575 Big Island Highway, ½ mile north of Millstone Tea Room. Explore the church and grounds while visiting. The needlepoint kneelers, currently being stitched, will also be displayed. for more information call Gene or Glenda Minnick at 540-586-4610 or Cheryl Hiner at 434-299-6127. Participating artists and artisans include: Pat Dougherty, Edrie Bays and Rod Adams, Beulah Witt, Nancy Laurent, Perri Mason, Ernie Houser, Gene Minnick, Belvia Tate and Erika McFaden.


Ladies Exercise Class

A Ladies Exercise Class is being held at Diamond Hill Baptist Church, 3541 Horseshe Bend Rd., on Fridays at 7 p.m. Certified instructor Dawn Kubiz. One hour class, $5. Questions, call Jane Fuller at 540-297-1645.


BCMA General Membership Meeting

ऀ Bedford Christian Ministries Association will hold its semi-annual general membership meeting on Wednesday, November 14 at 2 p.m. in the Asbury meeting room of Main Street United Methodist Church, 212 E. Main St., Bedford. Representatives of member churches will vote on the 2013 Board of Directors and the 2013 Operating Budget. BCM staff will be updating attendees on year-to-date service levels, current news, and budgetary matters. Member churches are asked to send their minister or a designee to participate in the business meeting. Anyone interested in the community work is also welcome to attend. Guest speaker will be a representative of The Society of St. Andrew. For more information, call 586-2633 or email to info@bedfordchristianministries.org.


39th anniversary

The English Family Gospel Singers 39th anniversary will be held at the Bedford Campground, Rte. 43, Old Tall Tree Park, on Saturday, Oct. 27. Doors open at 4 p.m. Program at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28, doors open at 1:30 p.m., program at 2:30 p.m. Various singing groups. Call 540-297-6837 for more information.


Coat Ministry

The Coat Ministry of Oakland UMC, 2465 Goode Station Rd., on the first Saturday of the month; bake sale from 7:30-10 a.m. Free coats or if you have coats to donate, bring them in for others who may need them.


Red Ribbon Week

Join Prayer Outreach and others around this nation observing Red Ribbon Week, October 22-31, by encouraging someone to take a stand against drugs and substance abuse.


Devotion and Prayer Service

Center Point United Methodist Church will be hosting a "Devotion and Prayer Service" each Sunday Evening from 5 to 6 p.m. 1177 Timber Ridge Road (1/4 mile off route 221 on right).


Parrish’s 1st Autumn Family Dinner

Parrish Chapel UM Church, 10000 Stewartsville Rd (beside Chamblissburg Rescue Squad) will be having a Roast Beef and Baked Chicken Dinner on Saturday, November 3 at 6 p.m. Menu includes meats, mashed potatoes, green beans, corn pudding, cole slaw, rolls, dessert, drinks and coffee to be served family style. Pre-event ticket purchase only $12 adult, $7 for children under 10. For tickets call Marge Jones 540-297-2019. Lumited seating, ticket sales through October 22.


Gospel Fest

The Fall 2012 Gospel Fest will be held Saturday, Nov. 10 at Bedford Middle School, 503 Longwood Ave., Bedford. The Fest features The Loving Sisters, True Way Male Chorus, Lee Walker & Spirit, The Sensational Harmonizers, The English Family, The Anointed Voices of Grace and New Directions. The event starts at 6 p.m.; doors open at 5 p.m. $10 in advance and online; $12 at the door. Children 12 and under, $5. Ticket locations: Heaven on Earth Bookstore, Bigg's Hair Shop and Touch of Class Beauty Salon. Pay with credit card online at www.klifeproductions.com. For more information call 434-546-5480.




Friday, Oct. 26


Southern Gospel Music

Celebrate this Christian Family's first anniversary in full time Southern Gospel Music. The Mark Dubbeld Family, October 26, 7 p.m. at Halesford Baptist Church.


Coffee House

Trinity Baptist Church, 947 Lyle Street, is holding its monthly Coffee House on Friday night, Oct. 26, from 7-9 p.m.   Special Music by "Eastern Divide" and "Family Grass". 


Saturday, Oct. 27


Holiday Open House

October 27 Bethesda UMC will have its annual Holiday Open House. There will be brunswick stew, homemade baked goods, many vendors selling crafts and much much more!  The church address is 14340 Wyatt's Way, Huddleston . For more information call 434-665-5994 or 434-534-9350.


Youth Ministry Event

On Saturday, October 27 at 1 p.m., there will be a Youth Ministry Event to be held at Washington Street Baptist Church. Gospel Ventriloquist Bill Salisbury will be featured. Bill and Karen have traveled the world over sharing the love of God. He will be presenting amazing teaching through Florescent Picture, Bible Verse, Talking Board, Puppets and Magic.


Clothing Giveaway

Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge is offering a Clothing Giveaway on Saturday, October 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be good used clothing for all members of the family. Colonial Baptist Church is located at 221 Hillcrest Street in Blue Ridge near the intersection of Mountain Pass Rd & Rt. 460W. Call 977-5683 for more information.


Veggie Tales/Halloween Party

A Very Veggie Halloween – a free event for children. At Main Street United Methodist Church (212 East Main Street) on Saturday, October 27 from 3:30-5:30 p.m., for a Very Veggie Halloween Event. The event will be for children ages 3-11, but children under 3 may attend with a parent. Wear your Halloween costume and join in the fun. They will be showing the newest Veggie Tales movie, “The League of Incredible Vegetables”, a lesson in handling fear. In addition to watching the video, children will enjoy games, crafts, music and a snack. The event is free and a coupon for $3 off the purchase price of the video will be included in the goody bag each child receives! Call Carol at 586-8878 to register, or for more information.


Fall Festival

A Fall Festival will be held at Diamond Hill Baptist Church on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Lots of food and games for the kids. Live music. Have an antique car to show? Bring it. The church is located at 3541 Horseshoe Bend Rd., Moneta.


Brunswick Stew/Bake Sale

A Brunswick Stew/Bake Sale will be held at Huddleston United Methodist Church on Saturday, Oct. 27. Quarts are $7; pints $3.50. Both will be ready for sale at 11:30 a.m. Proceeds will be used for community services. Rain or shine.


Sunday, Oct. 28


Fall Fun Festival

Sunday, October 28. Morgans Baptist Church is having its AWANA program this Sunday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for preschoolers (age 3) through eighth grade. This week's theme is FALL FUN FESTIVAL. Come dressed in your favorite costume (no scary or evil ones please) to have fun playing old fashioned festival games, experience a pumpkin carving message, and go door-to-door inside for treats (bring a BIG bag). They're still collecting pennies for our adopted club in India, so bring in those pennies!  If you would like to join the club, come by Sunday night, contact the church at 297-4959, or visit the Web site at www.morgansbaptist.com.


132nd Church Anniversary Bold Branch Baptist

132nd Church Anniversary at Bold Branch Baptist Church Rt. 43, Bedford Co., on October 28. The Rev. Calvin Price will deliver the 11 a.m. Service. The 2:30 service will be conducted by the Rev. Alonza Kitt and his church family from Washington Street Baptist Church, Bedford. Lunch will be served.


BUMC offers Indoor Safe Trick or Treat

Bethlehem United Methodist Church Children’s Ministry will host an Indoor Safe Trick or Treat on Sunday, October 28 from 5 to 7 p.m. in the church fellowship hall.

Tables will be decorated and workers will wear Halloween attire. Fifteen separate tables will be available with lots of candy, all in one place.

All children and families are welcome and the event is free to the community. The event will be held rain or shine.

Safe Trick or Treat is a safe alternative to going door-to-door.

Bethlehem is located at 13586 Old Moneta Road, across from the Smith Mountain Library.

For more information: www.bethlehemunitedmethodist.org.


Homecoming, Reunion

Pastor Carey and the Prayer Outreachers, on Sunday, Oct. 28 starting at 11:30 a.m. and throughout the day will hold a Homecoming, Reunion and Reminiscing—and all out fun in the Summer Bible School tradition. For more information call 586-2923 or 586-3663.


Bible School Reunion

At Prayer Outreach (across from Vista Foods) on South Bridge St. Come Sunday, October 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For a reunion of all 1984 – present Bible School participants. Come expecting a fun-filled day in the Bible School tradition.


Wednesday, Oct. 31


Trunk or Treat

Epworth UM Church, corner of Merriman Way and Booker T. Wash Hwy will have a trunk or treat on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Parking lot opens for trick or treaters at 5 p.m. There will also be cider and donuts served in the Fellowship Hall. For more info call Evelyn at 721-4492.


Trunk or Sweet

At Nicopolis UMC. Oct. 31, 5-7 p.m.


Saturday, Nov. 3


Monthly breakfast

Epworth UM Church corner of Merriman Way and Booker T. Wash Hwy will hold its monthly breakfast on Nov 3, 7:30 -10 a.m. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Boy Scout Troup 130. For more info contact Evelyn at 721-4492.


Sunday, Nov. 4


Lord I Missed The Ark

On Sunday, Nov. 4 at 4 p.m.., a Fashion Show/Play entitled “Lord I Missed The Ark” written by Bro. Joseph Carson, at The New Life Baptist Church, Bedford. The Rev. William Goode, Pastor.


Saturday, Nov. 10


Annual Vendor/Soup/Bake Sale

Safe Harbor Community Church, 800 Peaksview St, Bedford, will hold a Vendor/Soup/Bake sale on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. There will be various vendor/craft display tables set up; home-made soups & baked goods for sale (‘to-go’) and an auction. Proceeds benefit SHCC Outreach Ministry. For more information, contact Kathy at 540-586-0878.


Fish Fry and Bake Sale

A Fish Fry and Bake Sale will be held Nov. 10, 5-7 p.m. Donations.Veterans eat free. Carryout available. Nicopolis UMC.