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FAITH COMMUNITY NOTES
By Peggy Carlson
St. Mary's Episcopal Church, 203 Dennison St., in Colonial Beach, will continue a a series of storytelling forums at 9:15 a.m. on Nov. 18. Larry Roberson of the Westmoreland County Board of Supervisors and Russ Carter of Germanna Community College will lead the discussion about community-building lessons to be drawn from recent elections. 804/224-7186; stmarys colonialbeach.org.REGIONAL
Rising Sun Baptist Church, 6829 Fredericks Hall Road in Mineral,
Round Oak Baptist Church, 15025 Pepmeier Hill Road in Corbin will hold a gospel sing Nov. 18 at 6 p.m., with the Penny Family from Sparta and The Finney's from Mechanicsville. A love offering will benefit T.J. Butler, a 3-year-old boy who has a neuromuscular disease. A dessert fellowship will follow the gospel sing. 540/373-6862; roundoakchurch.org.
15th Annual Christmas Celebration, sponsored by Voices of the Gospel Ministries and held at Shiloh Baptist Church New Site, 525 Princess Anne St., will hold rehearsals for the mass choir Nov. 23 and 30, and Dec. 7 at 7 p.m. The Christmas celebration will be held Dec. 9 at 4 p.m. 540/373-4426.
Eastland United Methodist Church, 10718 Courthouse Road and South point Parkway in Spotsylvania, will present a benefit harp concert featuring Virginia Bethune, musician-in-residence, U.Va. Health System, on Nov. 18 at 3 p.m. CD sales support Habitat for Humanity. 540/898-4757 or 540/898-0231.
A Gospel Sing will be held Nov. 24, 7-9 p.m. at the Caroline County Community Center, 17202 Richmond Turnpike in Milford, featuring Larnell Starkey and the Spiritual Seven, to raise funds for the benefit of the Patricia Sullivan Haitian Relief Foundation. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained at Nationwide Insurance Office in Bowling Green, 105 North Main St. or by calling Alice Farmer at 804/994-3676 or Dale Ballew at 804/513-9853.