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  • Volunteer chaplains celebrate 10th anniversary

    Bedford Memorial Hospital’s volunteer chaplains celebrated their 10th anniversary this month.

         They marked it with a presentation of a painting by Beulah Witt. Witt’s painting depicts 10 hands in a circle forming a heart. All the hands depicted are hands of real people, either people who work at the hospital or people who worship at Mountain View Union Church.
        The volunteer chaplains seek to show love to people coming to the hospital through kindness.

  • Church news (week of Sept. 5, 2012)

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    Homecoming/Revival services

  • 9/11 prayer breakfast

        Bedford Christian Fellowship and the National D-Day Memorial Foundation, with support from the Bedford County Ministerial Association and the Society of St. Andrew, will sponsor the eighth annual Community Ecumenical 9/11 Prayer Breakfast on Tuesday, Sept. 11.

  • Church news (week of August 22, 2012)

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    Community Bible Study

  • Church news (week of Aug. 22, 2012)

    Community Bible Study

  • Orchard teams up with Society of St. Andrew

        Twenty years ago a storm came through and knocked a lot of fruit off the trees at Gross’ Orchard in Bedford.

        That fruit was usable, but could not be sold.
        That, according to Ronnie Gross, is when they learned about the Society of St. Andrew in Big Island, and were able to coordinate the gleaning of the fruit at the Gross’ Farm.
        That partnership has been ongoing for the past two decades, including last week during the Commonwealth Day of Gleaning.

  • Church youth plant crops to give to others

        Bedford Baptist Church has been planting potatoes for the Society of St. Andrew and Shepherd’s Table for five years, according to Ben Shrader. Shrader spent a sunny afternoon last week with a tractor digging up the taters in the 45-by-90 foot plot where they were planted. The church’s youth group showed up later to put them in bags. Shrader said that they got 1,400 pounds of them last year.

  • With its doors shut, new owner sought for Court Street UMC

        A piece of Bedford history is for sale.

        Court Street United Methodist Church, with a dwindling congregation, closed after a final worship service on Nov. 19, 2011. There were only 10 members left. Now, the building sits empty, except for visits by Danny Thompson. Thompson, now 58, grew up in the church and has the key. He acts as the agent for the congregation.
        “It’s hard, it’s hard,” he said. “Every time I come in here, I get choked up.”

  • Church News (week of 6/20/12)

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    VBS at Staunton Baptist
    Vacation Bible School @ Staunton Baptist Church. June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon. Children 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend for a fun filled time of learning "Amazing Wonders Aviation." Info: 540-297-6753.

    Mt. Zion United Methodist- homecoming and revival

  • Church news (week of June 13, 2012)

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    VBS at Staunton Baptist
    Vacation Bible School @ Staunton Baptist Church. June 25-29, 9 a.m. to noon. Children 4 years old through sixth grade are invited to attend for a fun filled time of learning "Amazing Wonders Aviation." Info: 540-297-6753.

    Revival services
    The congregation of Calvary Baptist Church will hold revival services beginning on Sunday, June 24 at 9:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. and nightly at 7 p.m. Sunday.-Wednesday, June 27 with Dr. Jim Sumpter, pastor/evangelist.