Church news (week of Oct. 20, 2010)

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By Tom Wilmoth


Fall Revival
    The Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Bunker Hill Community, where the Rev. Jesse Waller is pastor, will be having Fall Revival Oct. 18-22. The preacher for the week will be Elder Johnny W. Hunt. Prayer service will be at 7 p.m. nightly with church services starting at 7:30 nightly. Area choirs will be there nightly.

Colonial Bible Institute class
    Colonial Bible Institute, a ministry of Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge, is offering a class on the study of I Peter Oct. 25 –Nov. 29. The class will be held on Monday evenings from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The class is entitled “Suffering Due to a Pagan Society – A Study of I Peter.” Pre-registration is required by calling the church office at 977-5683. A minimum registration of six students is required to hold the class. Colonial Bible Institute is a ministry of Colonial Baptist Church, 221 Hillcrest St. in Blue Ridge.

 Citrus Fruit from Texas
     Mountain View Union Church will be taking orders  again this year for fresh tree ripened fruit from Texas.  There will be Juice oranges, navel oranges and Pink Grapefruits available. All proceeds will benefit the Church building fund. Fruit is expected to arrive around Dec. 5.  For more information on ordering fruit,  call  540-586-4873  or  540-586-2001.

    The Rev. Earl Ragland from Erwin, TN, will be holding a Revival at New Prospect Church, 4445 Sheep Creek Road, beginning Oct. 19-22. Starting time is 7 p.m. Come to Penicks turn onto Sheep Creek Road pass Johnson’s Orchard and continue on approximately two miles to top of mountain (end of hard surface), you will see the church. For more information, call (540) 586-1940.

EastLake Community Church Open House
    The Grand Opening events for EastLake Community Church continue on Oct. 22 with a ribbon cutting followed by a luncheon for the business community. That evening there will be a community-wide open house from 5-8 p.m. The church officially opened last Sunday, Oct. 17, at its new location at 1118 Hendrick's Store Rd. in Moneta (the old Shoprite building). Other upcoming events include:
    • A Family Fall Fun Festival on Sunday, Oct. 31 including games, trunk or treat and fun things for children and families from 4-8 p.m.
    • On December 16-19, Thursday through Sunday, EastLake Community Church will hold its Christmas celebration which will include a dessert dinner theater.
    For more information call 540-297-0966  or visit the church Web site at www.elcchurch.com.

Fall Revival at Walnut Grove Union Church
    Beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 24, and 7 p.m. on Monday through   Wednesday. Special guest evangelist will be Pastor Bill Mitchell from Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Montvale. Special music nightly; nursery provided if   needed and church van transportation available if needed. Family night on   Wednesday with finger food and fellowship following the service. Directions: 5 miles norrth on Goose Creek Valley Rd. (695). Take left at church sign onto Rt. 694, Walnut Grove Church Rd; about two-tenths of a mile. For more information contact Deb Tuck at 540-947-2119.


Thursday, Oct. 21

Colonial Baptist Church Community Life Series
    Colonial Baptist Church at 221 Hillcrest St. in Blue Ridge is offering three Community Life Series classes at no charge. Call the church office at 977-5683 to register one week prior to class date. Thursday, Oct. 21- “Car Care Maintenance Made Simple.” Certified ASE Instructors and Technicians. In an economy where money is tight, simple car maintenance can save a lot of money. This is Car Care 101- checking the tires, fluids, brakes and more.

Saturday, Oct. 23

Harvest Party
    Harvest Party to be held Saturday, Oct. 23, 2-4 p.m. at Epworth United Methodist Church, Thaxton.

Oakland UMC spaghetti dinner
    Oct. 23, 4:30 p.m. The annual Hargis and Friends Spaghetti Dinner will be held on Saturday, October 23 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at Oakland United Methodist's Fellowship Hall. Come out for tasty homemade spaghetti sauce, salad w/fixins, bread, tasty desserts and drink. All proceeds from this dinner will go towards maintenance of our parking lot.  The church is located at 2465 Goode Station Road, Goode.

Gospel Singing
    Gospel Singing featuring “Strings of Praise” of Vinton, Saturday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. at Free Pentecostal Holiness Church, Murray Hollow Rd., Thaxton (off 460). Pastor is Wayne Carter. For more information call 540-947-2544.

Bake Sale/Brunswick Stew
    There will be a bake sale and a Brunswick Stew at Huddleston United Methodist Church pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 23. The stew will be sold in pints and quarts and both will be ready at 11:30 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 24

An “Old Fashion Revival” at Faith Life Baptist Church on Montvale Street. Beginning Saturday, Oct. 23, at 7 p.m. and going through Sunday, Oct. 24, at 10 a.m. with Dr. Norm Pratt and 11 a.m. with Dr. Dan DeHass. The evening service will be with Dr. Dan DeHass at 7 p.m. with the message “Castles to Calvary.” Saturday there will be special singing in concert by The Copenhavers from 7 to 9 p.m. Location: Route 460 to Montvale and turn north on Route 607 and go three blocks. Johnny Basham, pastor.

Thursday, Oct. 28

National speakers to appear at CWA of Virginia’s 'In God We Still Trust' Conference
    Concerned Women for America of Virginia will host a “In God We Still Trust” Conference on Thursday evening, Oct. 28, at Brookhill Wesleyan Church, 1043 Cifax Road, Forest.
    The keynote speaker will be Wendy Wright, president of Concerned Women for America (CWA), the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization. Also, speaking are Victoria Cobb, president of The Family Foundation, and George Tryfiates, executive director of Concerned Women for America.
    Learn about the issues affecting the country and state and how to influence the culture with Biblical values. CWA President Wendy Wright commented, “ Americans are on the brink of an historic election. Spurred by arrogant politicians who treat citizens as ATMs, voters are engaged like never before. It is in God, not bloated government that we trust. It is up to us to restore government to its rightful place as servant, not master.”
    For more information, go to http://va.cwfa.org and click on “CWA of Virginia’s “In God We Still Trust.”
The program is free and open to the public. A dessert reception will follow the event.

Friday, Oct. 29

Soul'd Out Quartet
    Southern Gospel at its best continues to arrive at Halesford Baptist Church.  Soul'd Out Quartet will be in concert On Friday, October 29.  All are invited to see the Singing News's "Horizon Group of the Year" at 7 p.m.  No admission fee but a love offering will be received.  Joy FM will be holding a "meet and greet" at 5:30 p.m. at the church, come early for this event.  Need more information, call 540-719-1538.

Saturday, Oct. 30

Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast
    Fundraiser Pancake Breakfast, Applebee’s, 1189 E Lynchburg Salem Tpk, Bedford, Saturday, Oct. 30, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Pancakes, sausage, and a drink for $5 per person.  Proceeds will benefit mission teams going to Alaska and Haiti from Palestine Baptist Church, Huddleston.

Sunday, Oct. 31

Gospel concert
    On Sunday, Oct. 31 at  3 p.m. there will be  a  Gospel and Bluegrass Gospel Concert at Mountain View Union Church. Concert will be  featuring Gospel Singer Bobby Phillips and Bluegrass Gospel Band Homeward Bound. Freewill Offering will be taken to be donated  to the performing singers. Refreshments and  fellowship will follow the concert.  Mountain View is located on 460 West behind the Bedford Moose Lodge.

Trunk or Treat party
    Norwood Baptist Church will have a Trunk or Treat party on Sunday, October 31, from 5-7 p.m.
Dress up and join us for trunk or treat, food, games and a safe and good time for the whole family.
Norwood Baptist Church, Forest, across the street from Casaloma subdivision on Forest Road.