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Resurrection Lutheran Church, 6170 Plank Road, will hold the Sixth Annual Health Fair on Oct. 13, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., with free screenings, medical information, children's activities, more than 30 exhibitors and consultations with pharmacist, dentist nutritionist and others. Free flu shots while supplies last. Admission is free. 540/786-7778; resurrectionpeople.org.
Goshen Baptist Church, 9800 Gordon Road, will hold homecoming on Oct. 7. Guest speaker is the Rev. Jerry Pipes. 540/786-7500.
First Baptist Church of Love, 124 Bend Farm Road, will hold homecoming Oct. 7-12. The Rev. Anthony Jones of St. Stephens Church in King George will be guest speaker on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Sammie Glass of Greater Tribe Stone Baptist Church in Washington will be guest speaker Oct. 8-12 at 8 p.m. 540/373-4944 or 540/373-0435.
Christ Episcopal Church, 8951 Courthouse Road, will hold the annual Blessing of the Animals service on Oct. 7 at 2 p.m. Refreshments will be provided for all creatures, great and small. Please bring pets under proper restraint. christchurchspot
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.
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. 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.
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.
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
Trinity Episcopal Church, at the corner of College Avenue and William Street, will holds its Monthly First Saturday Eucharist on Oct. 6 at 5 p.m. 540/373-2996; trinity-fredericksburg.org.
Tower of Deliverance Church, 1808 Princess Anne St., will hold the Annual Men's Conference, hosted by Men in Motion, Oct. 12-14. On Oct. 12, Pastor Charles Wormley and congregation of Mount Zion Baptist Church will be guests at 7 p.m. On Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. at Bragg Hill Family Life Center, 400 Bragg Hill Drive, a Man Talk Breakfast will be held with Pastor Brian Gullins, community outreach coordinator of Strengthening Families Initiative, Virginia Department of Social Services as guest speaker. Men and young boys are welcome. Pastor Anthony Mingo of Fishers of Men Ministries will speak on Oct. 14 at 4 p.m. at the church. 540/207-2447 or 216/376-9617.
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.
Living Word Fellowship Church, 1500 Stafford Ave., will present the Movie "October Baby" on Oct. 6 at 6 p.m. Admission is free. 540/373-1388.
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 309 Wolf St., will welcome the Rev. Mary Moss as speaker at the 11 a.m. service on Oct. 7, for Youth Day.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, fire truck and more. 540/373-8759.
Trinity Fellowship International Church, 181 Kings Highway, will present minister in training Lester Truman Johnson who will give his initial sermon on Oct. 6 at 3 p.m. The Men on a Mission will hold their breakfast meeting on Oct. 13 at 7 a.m. fish and grits will be served. Military veterans of the church and area are asked to attend. 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.
Ramoth Baptist Church, 478 Ramoth Church Road, will celebrate their 146th Homecoming on Oct. 7, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. "No Other Name" will provide music. 540/659-4588.
Berea Baptist Church, 28 Fleet Road will begin a new children's church program for children ages 3 through fifth grade on Oct. 7. The children will meet every Sunday during the 11 a.m. service. 540/752-4406.CAROLINE COUNTY
Macedonia Baptist Church, 7187 Macedonia Road in Woodford, will hold the 2012 Donnell Callis Scholarship Youth Explosion on Oct. 7 at 3 p.m. Various groups will render the music. 804/633-6035.
First Baptist Church, 9262 Guinea Station Road in Woodford will celebrate the 27th anniversary of the pastor, the Rev. Carl Bentley, during the 11 a.m. worship service on Oct. 7. Guests for the day will be the Rev. Charles Baugham and congregation from St. James Baptist Church in Milford. Lunch will be served following the worship service. The Women's Ministry will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Ritta Armstead, associate minister at Shiloh New Site Baptist Church in Fredericksburg. Dinner will follow the worship service.
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, Faithful Connection, the Serenity Gospel Singers, Anointed Voices and Men of Zion. 804/214-1472.KING GEORGE
St. Stephens Baptist Church, 9142 Comorn Road, will hold "Sports Jersey" Sunday on Oct. 7 during the 11:30 a.m. worship service.FAUQUIER COUNTY
Liberty Community Church, 11775 Morgansburg Road in Bealeton, will welcome Charlie and Ruth Jones, in "Peculiar People," as part of a dinner theater experience on Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online for $15 at posi
Trinity Baptist Church, 8803 James Madison Highway, in Warrenton, will hold revival Oct. 7-10. Evangelist Richard Harper of Charleston, W. VA. is the guest preacher. On Oct. 7, services will be at 9:45 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Services will be at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 8-10. Nurseries will be provided for children through age 3 at every service. 540/347-7640; tbcwarrenton.org.CULPEPER COUNTY
Reformation Lutheran Church, 509 S. Main St., will hold an Open Door of Prayer, a morning of quiet meditative prayer, on Oct. 8, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Prayer teams will be available if needed. 540/825-1376.WESTMORELAND COUNTY
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St. in Colonial Beach, will feature Ann Swope, chief of staff for the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division in a talk about her career working for the Navy, which has opened a new door for women in science and technology. The storytelling forum will be held Oct. 7 at 9:15 a.m. in the parish hall. 804/224-7186; stmaryscolo
First Baptist Church in Colonial Beach will hold Fall Harvest Day on Oct. 7 starting with the noon service, with the pastor, the Rev. David Cunningham preaching. The 3:30 p.m. guests will be the Rev. Welford McDowney and New Monrovia Baptist Church. Dinner will be served immediately following the noon service. October will be "Thunder Thursday" month in observance of Pastor Cunningham's birthday, with a guest preacher accompanied by their choir and congregation: Oct. 11, Pastor Rod Parks of Second Baptist Church in Warsaw and Oct, 25, Pastor Andrew Tribble of Potomac Baptist Church in Hague.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 a Leadership Conference on Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m.GOSPEL SINGS/CONCERTS
Stafford Church of God, 649 Garrisonville Road in Stafford will host The Crestmen, a Southern gospel quartet from the Shenandoah Valley on Oct. 13 at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. Refreshments will be served following the singing.
Rappahannock Pops Orchestra will hold a concert at Grace Church of Fredericksburg, 1141 Heatherstone Drive in Spotsylvania. featuring "Come to the Cabaret with Jennifer Cooper," Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. Adult tickets, $20; senior tickets, $15; children under 18 admitted free. 540/775-4452.
St. Jude Catholic Church, 10725 Courthouse Road, entrance and parking in back lot, will hold a Christian Music Cafe Oct. 13 at 7 p.m., with an open mic format. Each person or group will be able to perform up to three songs. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Coffee, tea and snacks will be provided. 540/891-7350; firstname.lastname@example.org.HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS
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