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October 13, 2012 12:10 am


Christ Episcopal Church, 8951 Courthouse Road, will hold an Autumnal Celtic Evensong service on Oct. 14 at 7 p.m., a contemplative service designed to provide a peaceful and meaningful worship experience. 540/582-5033.

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;

Benchmark Baptist Fellowship, 10510 Benchmark Road, will hold homecoming and revival Oct. 14-17. Guest speaker will be Pastor Fred Marchand of Eastside Missionary Baptist Church in Stockton, Ca. A fellowship lunch will be served on Oct. 14.

Church of the Messiah, Episcopal, 12201 Spotswood Furnace Lane, will offer an eight-week women's home Bible study on the book of Malachi, beginning Oct. 15, 7-9 p.m. For details call Theresa at 540/538-3838 or 540/786-3100. church

Eastland United Methodist Church, 10718 Courthouse Road, will hold the First Annual "Women's Want and Needs" day on Oct. 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Vendors include Mary Kay cosmetics, Gold Canyon candles, Park Lane jewelry, Miche bags and more. There will also be lunch, silent auction and a massage therapist.

The Women's Ministry of Piney Branch Baptist Church will hold the Annual Women's Day service on Oct. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Guest preacher will be Minister Yvette Overton of Land of Promise Church.

World Harvest Cathedral, Wytestone Hotel, lobby level, South Point Shopping Center, will hold a praise and worship service every Sunday, beginning Oct. 15 at 11 a.m. 703/875-5296.


First Christian Church, 1501 Washington Ave., will host a men's breakfast and Bible study Oct. 13 at 8 a.m., in the Newman Fellowship Hall. On Oct. 20, the church will host an annual Family Fall Festival from 4 to 7 p.m., featuring a hayride, moon bounce, foods and desserts and a local bluegrass group, the Honakers. A love offering for the musicians will be taken. 540/373-7716; 1stchristianchurch

Tower of Deliverance Church, 1808 Princess Anne St., will hold the Annual Men's Conference, hosted by Men in Motion on Oct. 13-14. 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.


Hollywood Church of the Brethren, 224 Ferry Road, will hold their 98th Annual Homecoming on Oct. 14, with services at 11 a.m. and lunch at noon. Guest speaker is Pastor Craig Howard of Brake Church of the Brethren in Petersburg, W.Va. Revival will be held Oct. 15-17 at 7 p.m. with music by Sonrise on Oct. 16.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, 395 Mount Olive Road, has postponed the Men's Fellowship Gospel Concert that was scheduled for Oct. 13. 540/752-4296.

St. Matthias United Methodist Church, 426 Deacon Road in Grafton Village, will hold a Blessing of the Pets service on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. on the church lawn. 540/373-8759.

The Men on a Mission of Trinity Fellowship International Church, 181 Kings Highway, 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;

Summit Presbyterian Church, 256 Shelton Shop Road, will hold Family Game Night on Oct. 20, 5:30-8 p.m. All ages welcome, for food, fun and fellowship. 540/659-2306; summit

The Youth Department of New Hope Christian Ministries, 565 White Oak Road, will celebrate their annual Youth Weekend with a Gospel Explosion on Oct. 13 at 3 p.m., featuring choirs, dance ministries and step teams.

On Oct. 14, during the 11 a.m. service, Minister Bernadette of New Life Anointed Ministries-South will preach. 540/368-2909;

Little Forest Baptist Church will observe anniversary service for the 108th of the church and the tenth anniversary of the pastor, the Rev. Nelson Sneed on Oct. 14. The guest preacher for the 11 a.m. service will be the Rev. Johnny Abrams of Harvest Assembly Baptist Church in Alexandria. Dinner will be served after the morning service and the afternoon service will begin at 3:30 p.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. W. Gregory Fleming of St. Joseph Baptist Church in Philadelphia, and congregation.

Shiloh Old Site Baptist Church, 1855 Garrisonville Road, will celebrate their Annual Usher Day on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. Guest preacher will be the Rev. Joshua Speights of Neabsco Baptist Church. Dinner will be served following the morning service. 540/752-0673.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg will dedicate their new home at 25 Chalice Circle, adjacent to Chatham Square Office Park on Oct. 14 at 11 a.m. with a reception to follow. 540/310-4001, or


Ebenezer Baptist Church in Ruther Glen will hold Annual Men and Women's Day on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. Guests will be the Rev. Antonio and Minister Vicki Clinkscales, pastor and first lady of Mount Tabor Baptist Church in Shumansville, and congregation.

The Women's Ministry of First Baptist Church, 9262 Guinea Station Road in Woodford 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.

Zion Grove Baptist Church, 9450 Fredericksburg Turnpike in Woodford, will celebrate the fifth anniversary of their pastor, the Rev. Kenneth J. Grasty, during the 11 a.m. worship service on Oct. 14. The Rev. Delvin Williams will be guest. Lunch will be served following the service. 804/633-9370.

St. John Baptist Church in Milford will celebrate Annual Men's Day on Oct. 14 at the 8 and 11 a.m. worship services. The Rev. Charles Baugham, pastor of St. James Baptist Church in Sparta will speak at 8 a.m. and the Rev. W.G. Berryman will speak at 11 a.m.

Full Gospel Church, 8488 Paige Road in Woodford, will hold a Fall Yard Sale on Oct. 13 at 8 a.m. There will also be baked goods and lunch items for sale. Proceeds go to finishing the basement with youth classrooms.


St. Stephens Baptist Church, 9142 Comorn Road, will hold its Annual Fall Rally on Oct. 14 at 3:30 p.m. The guest preacher will be the Rev. Bunny Dunaway of New Zion Baptist Church in Lancaster. Lunch will follow the morning worship.


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 tivelifechange .org or at the door for $20. 540/439-0500;


St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St. in Colonial Beach, will feature Kevin Crowder, a Baptist minister involved with pastoral care at Mary Washington Hospital, who will bring his string quartet for a discussion of "The Spirituality of Music." The storytelling forum will be held at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 14 in the parish hall. 804/224-7186;

New Monrovia Baptist Church will celebrate their 98th Church Anniversary and Rally on Oct. 14 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Wayne Hilliard, associate pastor of Second New Hope Baptist Church in Spotsylvania County, will be preaching.


Riverside Baptist Church, 20057 Teman Road in Beaverdam, will hold a Fall Festival on Oct. 20, beginning at 7 a.m. with breakfast. There will also be free children's activities, Brunswick stew, bake sale, crafts, yard sale. country store, antique tractors and cars, and much more. 804/448-3523.

The Mass Choir of Temple of Deliverance, HCG, 5756 Zachary Taylor Highway in Mineral, will celebrate their anniversary on Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. The guest choir will be the Greater Praise Choir from Greater Refuge in Richmond, and local choirs will also participate. The speaker will be Elder James Dudley of Refuge Church in Bowling Green.

On Oct. 17 at 7:30 p.m. "Improving Your Health--Diabetes and Blood Sugar" will be held. Blood pressure and blood sugar will be taken after the session, upon request.


Wilderness Baptist Church, 9701 Plank Road, will hold a gospel sing on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m., with Amy Ladd and Friends. Food will be provided to support the building fund. 540/972-7491.

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 on 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;


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