• Ministry seeks to provide a solution, not a bandaid

    Grace Ministries is the result of a vision that Josh Ball, and his wife, Kayla, have for serving the homeless in the Bedford area.

  • Evangelist will speak at local missions conference

    Dr. Bob Shelton, who will be speaking at Grace Memorial Baptist Church’s missions conference, had the opportunity of a lifetime in 1952.

        Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek and his forces had been driven from mainland China by Mao Tse-tung’s Communist forces in 1949. Dr. Shelton said Chaing had brought three million people with him, 500,000 of whom were his soldiers.

  • County woman attends papal events in Philadelphia

        Margarita Zizzo, the school secretary at Bedford Middle School, got back home from a weekend trip to Philadelphia at about 1 a.m. Monday morning.

  • Papal visit an opportunity for local Catholics

        According to Father Salvador Añonuevo, the recent visit by Pope Francis I, was very meaningful to Catholics.

        Fr. Añonuevo is the pastor of Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church in Bedford and Resurrection Catholic Church in Moneta. His name, by the way, means Savior New Year in Spanish.

  • Getting out from behind their four walls

        David Hinsen, Bedford Church of God’s senior pastor, believes it’s important for the church to “get outside our four walls.”

        “If all we do is have a couple of services and go home, we’ve failed,” he said. “We need to be a part of the community.”
        That’s the impetus behind the church’s decision to open a food pantry on May 1. According to the Rev. Hinsen, the idea came from J. R. Cook, the youth pastor.

  • Cowboy Church goes to War—(W.Va. that is)

        The Liberty Cowboy Church is going to War.

  • Bedford County’s biggest yard sale is a year-long effort

        Members of Resurrection Catholic Church hold what is probably Bedford County’s biggest yard sale every year.

        Called Joyous Junque, the two-day sale is held on the first full weekend of June every year with 30 percent of the proceeds going to the church’s outreach programs and 70 percent going to local charities. This year, they passed out $48,000 to 25 charities, all but one of which are in either Franklin or Bedford County.
        That’s a pretty big yard sale!

  • Walk hopes to double its success this year

        The Jim Cameron Memorial Walk turned out to a great success for Lake Christian Ministries (LCM) when held for the first time last year.

        The event netted $27,000 with 40 teams, comprising 340 individuals worked to raise money for the organization’s work. According to Bart Matthies, co-chairman of the fundraising effort, this far exceeded expectations.

  • Open house features historic home

        Bedford Lutheran Church will hold an open house on Sunday at its parish house of Burks Hill Road. Their parish house is an historic home that came into the congregation’s possession by accident.
        Bedford Lutheran is a new Evangelical Lutheran Church of America congregation that currently worships at the Bower Center. This works out well, while the church financially positions itself to build its own sanctuary.

  • History renewed

    St. Thomas Episcopal Church is the little, old red brick church you see on top of a low hill on your right as you drive north on Va. 122 in the Sedalia area.