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Living Word Lutheran Church, 2601 Wheatland Woods Drive, will hold homecoming on Sept. 16 at 10 a.m. Living Word is a member congregation of the North American Lutheran Church. It will celebrate acceptance into the NALC with a picnic to be held after the service. Donations are being accepted for the second annual Christmas Even Outreach Event for the area's homeless children, to be held at Golden Skateworld. 540/840-6591.
Church of the Messiah, Episcopal, 12201 Spotswood Furnace Lane, will hold a first communion class on Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m.-noon in the fellowship hall. churchofmessiah .org.
Eastland United Methodist Church, 10718 Courthouse Road, is now offering an early service every Sunday at 8:45 a.m., by Pastor Craig Muffley.
Zion Hill Baptist Church, 10411 Cooktown Road, will hold Community Day on Sept. 15, noon to 6 p.m., featuring food, fun, prizes and activities for all ages.
Rhema Christian Ministry, 8503 Indian Hills Court, No. 402, will hold fall revival services Sept. 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., with Sister Felisha Battle as nightly worship leader. Guest speakers will be Pastor Ron Willis of Vision Community Church on Sept. 19, Pastor Linda Pitt of Unity Center of Praise and Deliverance on Sept. 20 and Apostle Phyllis Glascoe of Shachah World Ministries on Sept. 21. 540/891-8342; rhema christianministry.com.
Sylvania Heights Baptist Church, 150 Church St., will hold homecoming on Sept. 16, with Greg Smith as guest speaker and music by the Finneys. A covered-dish lunch will follow the service. 540/371-6179.
Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6170 Plank Road, will hold a bazaar Sept. 15, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring handmade crafts, homemade baked goods, art, books, vendors and more. Proceeds will be used to purchase equipment for the church kitchen. 540/786-7778.
Little Mine Road Baptist Church, 7225 Lanes Corner Road, will observe Women's Day on Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. The speaker will be the Rev. Patricia Ellis from Mount Olive Baptist Church in Glen Allen. "Women of God--Rejoice!" is the theme for the service, with a light lunch served afterward.
Nativity of the Theotokos Church, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road, will hold the Dionysus Wine Festival on Sept. 22, noon-5 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the gate. Ages 20 and under are admitted free. 540/548-2665 or email email@example.com.
New Destiny Baptist Church, 11903 Bowman Drive, will celebrate National Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 16, with worship at 7:30 and 10:30 a.m.
Wilderness Baptist Church will hold Homecoming on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m., with the Rev. Larry Wiedner of Montague Baptist Church as guest speaker. Dinner will be served immediately following the service. There will be music at 2 p.m. by Nikki Headley.
The Youth Ministry of First New Hope Baptist Church, 4508 Dickerson Road in Partlow, will hold its second annual Youth Empowerment Conference and worship service Sept. 15-16. The Saturday sessions will run from noon to
St. George's Episcopal Church will welcome the Rt. Rev. Jane Holmes Dixon as speaker on Sept. 16 at 9:55 a.m. in Sydnor Hall.
The fourth annual St. George's Chamber Music Series will begin Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. with a performance by Tina Christie on flute and John Vreeland on piano and organ. Admission is $10 per person. Students and children are admitted free. Tickets can be purchased at the door. 540/373-4133; stgeorges episcopal.net.
Trinity Episcopal Church, at the corner of College Avenue and William Street, will hold its third Saturday of the month Special Family Service for All God's Children on Sept. 15 at 5 p.m. 540/373-2996; trinity-fredericksburg.com.
Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 801 Sophia St., will observe Family and Friends Day and Outback Picnic on Sept. 16 at the 11 a.m. service. There will be no 8 a.m. service.STAFFORD COUNTY
Shiloh (Old Site) Baptist Church, 1855 Garrisonville Road, will host a free community outreach event Sept 22, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Anne Moncure Elementary School near Doc Stone Plaza. Items available include clothes and household items. All items are free. Prizes from local business will be given away throughout the day. 540/752-0673.
Beth Sholom Temple, 805 Lyons Blvd., will begin its High Holy Days observance Sept. 16 with an Erev Rosh Hashana service at 7 p.m. Rosh Hashana services continue on Sept. 17 with a 10 a.m. service at the temple and a 3:45 p.m. children's service at City Dock, followed by a 4:15 p.m. Taschlich service. The Rosh Hashana second-day service will take place Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. For tickets call 540/373-4834.
Bethlehem Primitive Baptist Church will hold a Rainbow Pageant on Sept. 15 at 4 p.m. to benefit the building fund. Light refreshments will follow. There are six queens competing for the title.
Christ the Savior Orthodox Church will host Father Mefodii, a master iconographer from the renowned Prosopon School of iconology, for its annual icon painting/writing workshop Sept. 17-22, 9 a.m. to
Mount Tabor Baptist Church, 21795 Mattaponi Trail, will hold Men and Women's Day on Sept. 22 at 5 p.m. The colors are black and white and the theme is "We Walk in Faith and Not by Sight." Refreshments will be served immediately after the program. 301/357-2887.
The Men's Chorus of Shiloh Baptist Church, 127 S. Main St. in Bowling Green, will celebrate their 26th anniversary Sept. 15 at 3 p.m. Guests will be the Altogether Gospel Singers, the Serenity Gospel Singers and the Men's Chorus of Little Zion Baptist Church, all of Colonial Beach.
St. Stephen's Baptist Church, 29436 Sparta Road in Milford, will welcome and install pastor-elect Earl H. Newsome III on Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. The presiding pastor for the occasion will be the Rev. Kevin R. White of Covenant Fellowship Church in Chesapeake. The preacher of the hour will be the Rev. Gloria Newsome Dowtin of First Baptist Church in Norfolk. She is the mother of the pastor-elect. A dinner reception will immediately follow the service.
Macedonia Baptist Church, 7187 Macedonia Road in Woodford, will celebrate the Rev. Carroll L. Jackson's fifth anniversary. On Sept. 15, a banquet will be held at the church at 6 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $15. On Sept. 16, the Rev. Kenneth Davis of St. Luke Baptist Church in Ruther Glen will be the guest for the afternoon. Dinner will be served following the morning service; mbc7187.home stead.com.
St. Asaph's Episcopal Church, 130 S. Main St. in Bowling Green, will hold a pig roast Sept. 15, 4:30-7 p.m., with pork barbecue and all the fixings. Donations will be accepted.
Zion Grove Baptist Church, on the Fredericksburg Turnpike in Woodford, will welcome Bishop-designate Anthony Jones, pastor of St. Stephen's Baptist Church in King George, as guest speaker for the annual Pastor's Aide Day on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. Lunch will be served at 2 p.m.
First Baptist Church, 9262 Guinea Station Road, will hold the second annual Car, Truck and Bike Show on Sept. 22 with a rain date of Sept. 29. Gates open at 8 a.m. and judging begins at noon. Preregistration is $12; the cost at the gate is $15. All proceeds benefit the church building fund. 540/891-5691 or 804/867-1540.KING GEORGE
Shiloh Baptist Church, 13547 Kings Highway, will present the Anita Gutschick Women's Prayer Encounter "Can You Hear Me Now?" on Sept. 22. Refreshments will be served at 1:30 p.m., prior to the 2 p.m. performance. Free tickets available at 540/469-4646 or
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets can be downloaded at kgshiloh.org.
Hopewell United Methodist Church, 23557 Lignum Road in Lignum, will celebrate National Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 16. There will be a regular worship service at 11:15 a.m., followed by a cookout, hay rides, face painting, homemade ice cream, games and more. Casual dress is welcome. 540/399-1853.
Richardsville United Methodist Church, 29235 Richards Ferry Road in Richardsville, will celebrate National Back to Church Sunday on Sept. 16 with breakfast at 8 a.m. and the worship service at 9:30 a.m. Sunday school will be offered for children during the worship hour. 540/399-1853.
Reformation Lutheran Church, 509 S. Main St., will hold a service of healing on Sept. 22 at 6 p.m., as part of the regular Praise and Prayer worship. Prayer teams will be available and anointing with oil will done by Pastor Brad. For details email
Canaan Baptist Church in Reva will celebrate its 116th Homecoming on Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. Pastor William H. Fortune will deliver the morning message. Lunch will be served immediately following the morning service. Evening praise and worship service will begin at 2:45 p.m. The guest minister will the Rev. Dwight D. Hargrove, pastor of Zion Hill Baptist Church in Spotsylvania, along with his congregation. Revival services will run Sept. 17-20 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, with guest ministers throughout the week.FAUQUIER COUNTY
Silver Hill Baptist Church, 13323 Silver Hill Road in Bealeton, will hold the installation worship service of its pastor-elect, the Rev. James R. Kelly, on Sept. 22 at 2 p.m. The service will be held at the Northern Virginia Baptist Center, 14019 Glenkirk Road in Gainesville.WESTMORELAND COUNTY
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St. in Colonial Beach, will launch a series of storytelling forums on Sept. 16 at 9:15 a.m. in the parish hall. Local chef Bill Hall will share anecdotes about his culinary journey in the "The Creativity of Cooking."
New Monrovia Baptist Church will sponsor Friends and Family Day on Sept. 16 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Paul Carter and Grant's Hill Baptist Church will be guests.GOSPEL SINGS/CONCERTS
Round Oak Baptist Church, 15025 Pepmeier Hill Road in Corbin, will hold a gospel sing Sept. 16 at 6 p.m., featuring One Lane Bridge and David Palmer. A love offering will be collected for Micah Ministries Breakfast Endeavors. A dessert social will follow. 540/373-6862; roundoakchurch.org.
Massaponax Baptist Church, at the intersection of Massaponax Church Road and U.S. 1, will hold a gospel sing Sept. 15, 4-7 p.m., featuring Ronnie Williams and the Carter Gospel Sound, Sticks and Stones from King George, Richard and Ramona Morris, and the Massaponax Baptist Church Praise Team and Church Choir. Bring a chair or a blanket. Pork barbecue and hot dog dinners, side dishes, desserts, snacks and drinks will be sold. Proceeds will go to raise money for the church's mission trips to the Standing Rock Reservation. A cake auction will take place between band setups.
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 6030 Harrison Road, will hold a "Unity in the Fredericksburg Community" fall concert Sept. 15 at 5 p.m., featuring recording artist Minister Keith Armstead and the Fredericksburg Community Choir. Translators and services for the hearing-impaired will be provided.
Joysong Chorale will perform and direct a Sing Back in Time hymn sing at Old Salem Baptist Church on Sept. 16 at 2 p.m., followed by ice cream on the historic grounds. The music will date from 1845 to 1865. The concert is free and sponsored by the National Park Service. A park historian will be
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