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Religion

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A strategic weekend

        December 12 turned out to be a strategic time for Bedford Baptist Church to hold its Pack-a-Truck event to benefit Bedford Christian Ministries.

  • 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.

  • 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.