Return to story
Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6170 Plank Road, will hold revival with the theme "We Are All Welcome," on Sept. 30. The featured speaker for the service is the Rev. Kevin Dudley, pastor of The Church at North Pointe in Columbus, Ohio, and Affiliated Professor of African American Studies at Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus. Five area Lutheran congregations are sponsoring the revival: Christ Lutheran in Fredericksburg, St. Peter's in Stafford, St. Luke's in Culpeper, Our Saviour in Warrenton and Resurrection in Spotsylvania. The offering is designated for the food pantries at Christ and St. Peter's. For more information
RCCG Hosanna Chapel, 4410A Lafayette Blvd., will hold third-year anniversary celebrations with Hosanna Night on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. and a celebration and thanksgiving service on Sept. 30 at 10:30 a.m. There will be guest ministers and musicians. 540/322-9551 or 540/898-0621.
Eastland United Methodist Church, 10718 Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania, will hold a yard and bake sale Sept. 29, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Spaces are $15. 540/898-0735.
Eley's Ford Baptist Church, 10401 Elys Ford Road, will hold a homecoming celebration on Sept. 30. Services will start at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Glen Lutz as guest speaker. A covered-dish fellowship will follow on the grounds.
Olivet United Methodist Church, 7676 Stubbs Bridge Road, will hold homecoming on Sept. 30, with music by Amy Ladd and Friends at 10 a.m. and a worship service at 11 a.m. with Pastor Hae Rin Lawson, followed by a covered-dish dinner on the grounds.
Rehoboth United Methodist Church, 18580 Partlow Road, will host a Falling Leaves Faire on Oct. 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The event is free and features food, hayrides, games, children's activities, tea room, chili cook-off, elf shoppe, Christmas shopping and entertainment by One Lane Bridge. For details visit rehobothumc.info.
Spotsylvania Baptist Church, 9223 Spotsylvania Baptist Road, will hold homecoming and revival beginning Sept. 30. Evangelist Rick Via will bring the 11 a.m. message, following by a luncheon. Services will be held nightly at 7 p.m. Sept. 30-Oct. 3, with Evangelist Rick Via. There will be music at each service and love offerings will be received.
Abundant Life Kingdom International, 6326 Five Mile Centre Park, Suite 418, will hold its first 8 a.m. worship service on Sept. 30. 540/412-1500.
Christian Outreach Tabernacle, 10108 Jim Morris Road, will hold Holy Ghost Fall Revival Oct. 5-6 at 7 p.m., featuring Dave and Sherry Patton of Franklin, Ind. Homecoming will be held Oct. 7 at 10:30 a.m., with dinner immediately following. Spirit-filled singing will be held at 2 p.m.
Beulah Baptist Church, 5216 Arcadia Road, will hold its annual Mother-Daughter Tea on Oct. 6 at 2 p.m. Minister Sylvia Williams will be the guest speaker.
New Life Anointed Ministries South, now in a new location at 11001 Houser Drive, Suite 12, will hold its first Community Outreach Fellowship Service on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be Pastor Joseph Brooks of New Hope Christian Ministries in Stafford County. 540/898-7177, 540/207-0566 or thelifesouth.com.
Greater Love Ministries, 5321 Jefferson Davis Highway, will hold its first annual Rainbow Pageant on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. at Arm of the Lord Ministries, 2100 Airport Ave. in Fredericksburg. The Rev. Evelyn King of Lorton will be guest speaker. 540/658-4424.
Piney Branch Baptist Church will host its 12th annual Free Luncheon Breast Health Awareness celebration on Oct. 6, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Mary Holland of the University of Virginia Medical Center in Charlottesville will be the inspirational speaker. 540/972-1673.
First Baptist Church of Love, 124 Bend Farm Road, will hold a Missionary Program on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m., with the Rev. Dwight Michaels of Piney Branch Baptist Church in Spotsylvania as guest speaker. A light lunch will be served after the morning service. 540/735-6062.
Tabernacle Methodist Church will hold a pit-cooked chicken barbecue dinner Oct. 6, 4-7 p.m. in the church's multipurpose room. Adults pay $9 for a half chicken, and children $5 for a quarter chicken. Carryouts available. Proceeds benefit church and community projects. 540/786-6162.FREDERICKSBURG
Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site), 525 Princess Anne St., will hold a seminar, "Kidney Failure Prevention and Diabetes," on Sept. 29 at 9 a.m. in the lower sanctuary. A local doctor, nurse, dietician and dialysis specialist will present information. 540/371-1153.
First Christian Church, 1501 Washington Ave., will host award-winning country singer Nichole Hope as guest worship leader at the single 11 a.m. worship service on Sept. 30. Following the service, September birthdays and anniversaries will be celebrated in the Newman Fellowship Hall. On Oct. 3, the Christian Women's Fellowship will meet at 10:30 a.m. and a new Student Night ministry program will commence at 7 p.m. 540/373-7716; 1stchristianchurchfredva .org.
Tower of Deliverance Church, 1808 Princess Anne St., will host a "Strengthening Marriage" workshop on Sept. 29, 9 a.m.-noon at the church on 1808 Princess Anne St. Registration is $25 per couple. Facilitators are Bishop Joseph D. Henderson and Doris Henderson. 540/371-3662; towerofdeliverance @yahoo.com.
St. George's Episcopal Church will welcome Amin Tarzi, director of Middle East studies at Marine Corps University in Quantico, as guest speaker on Sept. 30 at 9:55 a.m., with the topic "Hope: The Harvest of the Arab Spring, Historical and Theoretical Review."
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, 308 Hanover St., will hold a service for the Blessing of the Animals on Oct. 6, 10:30-11 a.m. Pastor Won Lee will preside at the service, on the Methodist Green adjacent to the sanctuary. No snakes, please. 540/898-0256.
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 309 Wolfe St., will welcome the Rev. Margaret L. Jones, associate minister at Mount Oni Baptist Church in Ruther Glen, as the speaker on Sept. 30 at the 11 a.m. service. She will preach the missionary message. 540/371-2878.STAFFORD COUNTY
St. Matthias United Methodist Church, 426 Deacon Road in Grafton Village, will hold a Craft Sale and Fall Festival on Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with crafts, baked goods, mums, white elephant items, pony rides, moon bounce, firetruck and more. 540/373-8759.
Summit Presbyterian Church, 256 Shelton Shop Road, will hold a Service of Installation for the Rev. Daniel Hrach on Sept. 30 at 5 p.m., The Rev. Richard Sweeny will deliver the sermon. A reception will follow. 540/659-2306.
Trinity Fellowship International Church, 181 Kings Highway, will welcome Pastor William Frye and First Baptist Church of Ambar in King George as guests on Sept. 30 at 10 a.m.
On Oct. 6 at 3 p.m., minister in training Lester Truman Johnson will give his initial sermon. 540/370-0148; trinityfellowshipintl .com.
Aquia Episcopal Church, 2938 Jefferson Davis Highway, will hold the 56th annual Fall Festival on Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-2 p.m., with handmade crafts, home-baked goods, books, plants, flea market and more. Proceeds will support community outreach programs. 540/659-4007.
Union Bell Baptist Church will welcome the Rev. Maurice Evans, pastor of Elk Run Baptist Church in Rochelle, as guest preacher for the 11 a.m. Missionary Service on Sept. 30. 540/373-3473.
Berea Baptist Church, 28 Fleet Road, will have music by Berea's Own at 9 and 11 a.m. on Sept. 30. The social committee will host a luncheon in the fellowship hall immediately following the 11 a.m. worship service. 540/752-4406.
Real Life Community Church will celebrate the move to its new location at 11 Smokehouse Drive, Suite 103, with a service at 9:30 a.m. on Sept. 30.
Falmouth Baptist Church, 302 Colonial Ave., will present the JAM (Jesus and Me) Kids leading the music service on Sept. 30 at 11 a.m. 540/373-8205.CAROLINE COUNTY
Mount Tabor Baptist Church, 21795 Mattaponi Trail, will hold the annual Fish Fry on Sept. 29, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., during the Outdoor Living event in Bowling Green. They will be located on the lot next to the Masonic Hall on Chase Street, directly off Main Street. Rain date will be Sept. 30, 1-5 p.m. For advance orders call 301/357-2798 Monday through Thursday. For same-day orders call 804/633-9728 by 10 a.m. Minimum delivery order per location is $30; must be within 10 miles of the church.
The church will also hold a "Jam'n 4 Jesus" youth revival Oct. 1-2, 6-8 p.m. On Oct. 1, Minister Sarah Morris, associate minister of Galilee Baptist Church in Louisa, will be revivalist, and on Oct. 2, Minister Maurice Bowles III of Gillfield Baptist Church in Petersburg will be revivalist. 804/633-9728.
Second Baptist Church, Ruther Glen, will hold its annual Missionary Day on Sept. 30 at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Swan and members of Jerusalem Baptist Church in Doswell as guests.
Third Mount Zion Baptist Church, 9132 Fredericksburg Turnpike in Woodford, will hold an anniversary celebration on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m., with Minister Walter L. Baker Jr. as master of ceremonies. The event will feature the Gospel Tones, the Barbour Travelers, the New Sing Disciples, Faithfull Connection, the Serenity Gospel Singers, Anointed Voices and Men of Zion. 804/214-1472.KING GEORGE
Good Hope Baptist Church, 17223 Good Hope Road, will hold a combined ordination service for Minister Annie L. Parker and five other ministers on Sept. 30 at 4 p.m. at St. Paul Baptist Church, 6611 Walker Mill Road, Capitol Heights, Md. 540/775-9487; good hopeministries.org.
Mount Bethel Christian Center, 17420 Mount Bethel Lane, will hold a Red Carpet "All White Affair," "Come Let Us Reason" on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., featuring Bishop Calvin Davis of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Fredericksburg and Pastor Lisa Veney of United Nation Church in Richmond as guest ministers, and gospel artist Minister Ralph Johnson as musical guest. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. 540/413-6674 or 301/751-1012.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St. in Colonial Beach, will hold "Back from the Congo" on Sept. 30 at 9:15 a.m. in the parish hall, as Buck Blanchard from the Diocese of Virginia and deacon intern Ed Jones talk about their May trip to the war-ravaged eastern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. 804/224-7186; stmaryscolonialbeach.org.
New Life Ministries, State Route 205 in Colonial Beach, will hold revival services with Australian evangelist Al Furey on Sept. 30-Oct. 3 at 7 p.m. 804/224-8452.REGIONAL
St. James Episcopal Church, 102 Ellisville Drive in Louisa, will hold the annual Fall Festival on Oct. 6, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., featuring crafters, vintage jewelry, bake sale, white elephant items, face painting and more. Breakfast and lunch items will be available. 540/967-1665.
First Baptist Church Loretto, 5338 Tidewater Trail in Loretto, will hold Men and Women's Day on Sept. 30 at 11 a.m., with Bishop James Connors as guest.
The church will hold a Leadership Conference on Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.GOSPEL SINGS/CONCERTS
Eastland United Methodist Church, 10718 Courthouse Road in Spotsylvania, will hold a gospel sing on Sept. 29 at 6 p.m., featuring Bob Stone and the Virginia Gospel Singers. Food will be available in the church annex. 540/898-6430.
Zion Christian Center, 16158 Beaverdam School Road in Beaverdam, will be the location for an outdoor concert on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m., featuring Chris Adams and his band in an evening of country, folk and gospel music. The event is part of the Old Firehouse Concert Series. Tickets are $5, those under 18 admitted free. 804/449-6299.HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS
Information to be included in the weekly notices of area church services must be delivered in writing to The Free Lance-Star, 616 Amelia St., Fredericksburg, faxed to 540/373-8455, or emailed to Peggy Carlson
Email: email@example.com, no later than noon Wednesdays. Please include complete name of church, location, time and date of event, plus name and telephone number of person to contact if more information is needed.