• Church to hold homecoming for former Laurel Grove members

        Walter Gross, of Gross’ Orchard, found it disturbing when Laurel Grove Presbyterian Church closed its doors in 2011. Although Gross is a Baptist, he attended Laurel Grove as a boy. The church is located directly across Wheat’s Valley Road from his orchard’s sales area.

  • 50 years of service

        The Rev. Henry Henderson, pastor of Washington Street Baptist Church, will celebrate 50 years of service to the church on July 13. It will be celebrated with a big dinner at the Forest Rec Center.

        “We are calling it a Golden Jubilee,” said Sandy Payne, a member of the anniversary committee.
        Actually, Rev. Henderson, who was 27 when he came here, was a bit reluctant to come at first.

  • Local police chief shares his knowledge with Nicaraguan police

        Bedford Police Chief Todd Foreman goes to Nicaragua every year as a member of a mission group from his church, Bedrock Community Church.

        The church  has a relationship with a ministry called “Because We Care Ministries,” which works in a Nicaraguan city called Somotillo. That’s where the Bedford group goes.
        The Bedford missions team goes out  in the morning and delivers food. Foreman said he sees poverty there far below anything he’s seen here.

  • Expanding its influence

        EastLake Community Church in Moneta will be showcasing its new property this weekend as it hosts two events—a Newsong concert and fireworks display on July 5 and BeastLake 5K and Obstacle Course on July 6.

        The events will be an opportunity for the community to enjoy the July 4 weekend as well as see what’s taking shape on the 160-acre property the church purchased several years ago off Hendricks Store Road.


    By Tom Wilmoth

        The attorney representing a Bedford County  woman who has spent the last 10 years serving as a missionary in Uganda says the social media attacks against her are “reputational terrorism.”

  • Church breathes new life into former Bulletin building

        Bedrock Community Church has breathed new life into the building on East Main Street that served as the Bedford Bulletin’s home for 23 years. The Bulletin moved to its current home on West Depot Street and the building sat vacant until the church purchased it in March 2017.

  • Carrying the Cross

    Members of Otterville United Methodist Church will carry a cross down Va. 122, Friday evening, Good Friday, in commemoration of Jesus’ crucifixion. Rusty Keenan, a member of the church made the cross.

  • Church launches satellite campus

        Blue Ridge Community Church transformed Bedford Elementary School into a satellite campus for the church, this past Sunday, as the new campus held its first services at the school.

  • Clothing and household goods ministry opens

    Faith Fellowship Assembly of God has opened The Clothing & Prayer Closet on West Depot Street. According to Rev. Jim Booth, the pastor, it’s goal is to help families who have nothing and have no local support system to help them. The Closet will stock clothing, shoes, household goods,  furniture and toys. There will be no charge for anything. Everything will be given away.

  • Rwandan Hugs Thrift Store to close

        Friday will be the last day for the Rwandan Hugs Thrift Store, located on North Bridge Street.

        “We are closing June 24,” Nancy Strachan, president of Rwandan Hugs, said.
        Hugs, which has been around since 2007, has operated the thrift store since August, 2013. The organization had a booth in the building for a year-and-a-half before that.