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Walnut Hills United Pentecostal Church, 11506 Brian Drive, will hold a fall festival on Oct. 27, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., featuring an obstacle course, arts and crafts sale, food, games, Spotsylvania Fire and Rescue, Christian concerts all day and more. All fun and games are free.
Bethlehem Baptist Church will celebrate Deacons, Deaconess and Trustees Day on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Zolly Hawthorne, associate minister of Mount Olive Baptist Church in Stafford, will be guest speaker, accompanied by the Mount Olive Men's Chorus. Dinner will be served following the morning service.
Living Word Lutheran Church and Vine Covenant Ministries, 2601 Wheatland Woods Drive, are collecting donations and seeking volunteers for the second annual Christmas Eve Outreach Event for the area's homeless schoolchildren, to be held at Golden Skateworld. For details call 540/840-6591.
Little Mine Road Baptist Church, 7225 Lane's Corner Road, will celebrate its 153rd anniversary
Zion United Methodist Church, 8700 Courthouse Road, will hold its fall festival on Oct. 20, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., featuring baked goods, homemade quilts, free games for children, refreshments and more. No admission fee; zionumc@historiczionumc .org.
Olivet Methodist Church, 7676 Stubbs Bridge Road, will hold a Brunswick stew dinner on Oct. 20, noon-4 p.m. 540/840-9982 or 540/840-7739.FREDERICKSBURG
Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site), 525 Princess Anne St., will hold Homecoming on Oct. 21 at 3:30 p.m., and Fall Revival Oct. 22-24 at 7:30 p.m., featuring the Rev. Darrell White, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Alexandria and president of the Baptist General Convention as guest speaker. 540/371-1153.
The Intermediate Choir of Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 801 Sophia St., will hold a "Pink Bake Sale" during and after the 11 a.m. worship service on Oct. 21. A portion of the proceeds of "Indulge for the Cure" will be donated to breast cancer research.
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 Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. It is designed to appeal to children and youths of any age, and is especially appropriate for children with autism, PDD-NOS, ADHD, ADD, Down syndrome or other developmental or physical challenges. 540/373-2996; trinity-fredericksburg .org
The church will holds it fall yard and bake sale Oct 26-27, rain or shine. The indoor sale begins at 9 a.m. and the outdoor sale begins at 8 a.m. Proceeds benefit the church's community outreach program, which provides food and other assistance to individuals and families in need. To donate items or for details call 540/273-0653.
Mount Zion Baptist Church, 309 Wolfe St., will welcome Minister Poinsetta Cowles Oliver as guest speaker on Oct. 21 at the 11 a.m. service. The Mount Zion Combined Choir will render the music. 540/371-2878.
Fredericksburg United Methodist Church will hold a Military Appreciation Dinner on Oct. 26 at 6 p.m. Please RSVP to 866/748-2638.
First Christian Church, 1501 Washington Ave., will host the annual Family Fall Festival on Oct. 20, 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; 1stchristianchurchfredva .org.STAFFORD COUNTY
Trinity Fellowship International Church, 181 Kings Highway, will welcome Pastor John Peyton and Reconciliation Community Church as guests for fellowship on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. 540/370-0148; trinity fellowshipintl.com.
Berea Baptist Church, 28 Fleet Road, will hold "A Night Under the Harvest Moon" on Oct. 20, 4-8 p.m., with music, outdoor games and a cook-out. Free. 540/752-4406.
Regester Chapel United Methodist Church, 85 Bells Hill Road, will hold "Trunk or Treat" on Oct. 27 starting at 5:30 p.m. Cars need to arrive by 5:30 p.m. to set up. Trunk-or-Treating will begin at 6 p.m., and will be followed by a hot dog roast and bonfire behind the youth center. 540/659-2642; regester
Summit Presbyterian Church, 256 Shelton Shop Road, will hold Family Game Night on Oct. 20, 5:30-8 p.m. All ages are welcome for food, fun and fellowship. 540/659-2306; summit presbyterianchurch.org.CAROLINE COUNTY
Macedonia Baptist Church, 7187 Macedonia Road in Woodford, will hold a presentation by Dr. Chris Ollis on "How the Health Care Law Is Making a Difference for the People of Virginia" on Oct. 27
PALS (Presbyterian and Lutheran Services) Church, 6415 Schoolhouse Road in Bealeton, behind Cedar Lee Middle School, will hold the second annual Chili Cookoff on Oct. 20, noon-4 p.m., featuring chili, hot dogs, beverages, live band, outdoor games, prizes and more. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.
Good Hope Baptist Church, 17223 Good Hope Road, will hold its annual Fall Rally service on Oct. 21 at 4 p.m., with Bishop Earl A. Ross, pastor of New Smyrna Missionary Baptist Church in Washington, as guest preacher, accompanied by congregation and choir. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m. 540/775-9487; goodhopeministries.org.
Salem Baptist Church in Jersey will celebrate Harvest Day on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. The pastor, the Rev. Leonard Bland, will preach at the 11:30 a.m. service. Dinner will be served following the morning service. The guest speaker for the evening service will be the Rev. Eddie Nelson from Mount Carmel Baptist Church in King George, accompanied by his choir and congregation. Dress is casual wear.
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St. in Colonial Beach, will continue a series of storytelling forums at 9:15 a.m. on Oct 21, with David Berreth, director of the Gari Melchers Home and Studio at Belmont, who will discuss "Spirituality of Art as Seen in the Pictures of Gari Melchers." 804/224-7186; stmaryscolonialbeach.org.
Colonial Beach Baptist Church, 10 Garfield Ave. in Colonial Beach, will hold spiritual renewal services, "Walking in Joy and Gladness," to focus on joy, Oct. 21-24 at 7 p.m. nightly. Jim Ailor, a field strategist for the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, and his wife Lynne, a nurse practitioner, will lead.ORANGE COUNTY
The Women's Fellowship Ministry of Orange Grove Baptist Church, Unionville, will celebrate its 15th anniversary on Oct. 21 at 3 p.m. Evangelist Tiny LeFear and Branch Fork Baptist Church congregation will be guests. Dinner will be served following the morning service.
Lake of the Woods Church in Locust Grove will hold a Family Fall Festival on Oct. 27, noon-4 p.m.,
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.
First Baptist Church of Loretto, 5340 Tidewater Trail, Loretto, in Essex County, will celebrate the 145th church anniversary on Oct. 21 at
Round Oak Baptist Church, 15025 Pepmeier Hill Road in Corbin, will hold a benefit gospel sing on Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. featuring the Dixie Bells and Bob Stone and the Virginia Gospel Boys. A dessert fellowship will follow the music. Proceeds will benefit Jaxon Brown, the "Miracle Baby." 540/373-6862; roundoakchurch.org.
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.MISCELLANEOUS
"Fright of the Hell-Bound Train," a live stage play, will be held Oct. 27 at 4 p.m. at the Caroline Community Services Building auditorium, 17202 Richmond Turnpike in Bowling Green, sponsored by M&M United Ministries and Second Baptist Church in Ruther Glen. Cost is $15 for adults and $8 for ages 12 and under. 804/994-1623, 804/994-2303 or mmministries@verizon .net.HOW TO SUBMIT ITEMS
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