The Church and Community Events Calendar is posted every Friday. Papers must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Monday for this Friday’s schedule. Events should be emailed to [email protected]
NOW – FEBRUARY 12
FUNDRAISING FOR TOMBOLA TICKETS — The Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department is raffling off an Old Hickory 8×8 building donated by Wilck’s Lake Sheds. The building is valued at $2,500. See any auxiliary member or firefighter or call (434) 547-3672 to get your tickets. Draw on February 12, 2022.
JANUARY THE 21ST
SPAGHETTI FUNDRAISING — Payne Memorial UMC located at 1 Stoney Point Road, Cumberland will host a spaghetti fundraiser for victims of the tornado on Friday, January 21 from 4-7 p.m. Eat in or take away.
MOAA MEETING — The Military Officers Association of America (MOAA) hosts a monthly self-paid lunch and program on Friday, January 21 at 12:30 p.m. at the Riverside Café located at 522 N. Main St., Farmville. Active/former/retired/spouse/widow military officers are invited. Topics relate to military/retired/community interests.
LOSS AND GRIEF WORKSHOP — Two senior guides present a workshop on transitioning through loss and grief to help those bereaved by the loss of a loved one or another significant loss in their life. Grieving is a difficult journey that requires support. This free workshop will be held at the Farmville Library, 1303 West Third St., Farmville on Saturday, January 22 from 1-4:30 p.m. Call (434) 255-6103 or (434) 941-5647 to register or for more information. information.
DIVORCE CLASS – DivorceCare is a weekly two-hour session that meets for thirteen weeks. It includes an “On Our Own” manual, exercises, a 30-minute video, and a support group discussion about the video and what’s going on in members’ lives, talking isn’t necessary, then close. DivorceCare leader Robert Brinkley understands what you’re going through. The class meets Tuesday evenings from January 25 to April 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Chapel Church located at 302 Industrial Park Road, Farmville. Dial (434) 315-0406 to register.
SWCD PIEDMONT MEETING — The Piedmont Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors will meet on Tuesday, January 25 at 11 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Prince Edward County Natural Resources and Agriculture Building located at 100 Dominion Drive, Farmville. The public is allowed to attend, but you must register by Friday, January 21 so that social distancing measures can be put in place for the meeting. Masks are mandatory upon entering the building and during the meeting.
VACCINATION CLINIC — The Piedmont Seniors Resource Region (PSR) Agency on Aging is hosting a Virginia Department of Health Immunization Clinic in the parking lot across from Buffalo Wild Wings in The Shoppes in College Park on Tuesday, 25 January 2022 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. is free and open to the public of all ages, not just seniors. All three vaccines, Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson and Johnson will be available.
MEETING OF BEEKEEPERS — Virginia Heartland Beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office next to Lowe’s in Farmville (100 Dominion Drive, Farmville, Va 23901). Keith White of Honey and the Hive Beekeeping Supplies will present a program on swarm traps. Anyone who has bees or is interested in bees is welcome. For more information, call Mary Jane Morgan at 434-315-1433 or visit Facebook or our website: heartofvirginiabeekeepers.org.
BELL COURSE — Farmville United Methodist Church will host a jingle class on Monday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m. The class will be held in the Bell Room on the second floor of the church located at 212 High St., Farmville. No experience is required. The course is open to young people and adults.
CIVIL WAR SEMINAR — Join the National Park Service and Longwood University for the free annual Civil War Seminar on February 12, located in Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium. Renowned scholars will present topics ranging from “The Bahamas to Camp Nelson”. This seminar is free and open to the public. No reservation necessary. Parking is available on the Longwood University campus except in 24-hour reserved spaces, disabled areas, or tow-away areas. Lunch is available in the dining room.
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
JERICHO BAPTIST CHURCH — The Jericho Baptist Church at 615 Franklin Street in Farmville suspended praise and worship in the sanctuary. The services are available on Facebook live and WXJK Radio 101.3 every Sunday. Services can also be heard in or near the parking lot on 88.1 FM. The Reverend Dr. James H. Taylor, III is the pastor.
AMATEUR RADIO ENCOUNTER — The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club meets the first Sunday of the month at 1426 Estes Road in Chase City at 3 p.m. For any questions, contact Jason Byrum at (434) 944-9100.
DILLWYN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — Dillwyn First Baptist Church located at 16980 Oak St., Dillwyn hosts 10 a.m. Sunday School and 11 a.m. worship on Sunday mornings.
PARKING SERVICE — Regular church service from the Mercy Seat Baptist Church parking lot will begin at 11 a.m. beginning the first Sunday in December, December 5.
CHURCH OF CHRIST OF PIEDMONT — The Church of Christ of Piedmont located at 1405 North Main St., Farmville holds a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings and the church service begins at 10:30 a.m. The church also holds a Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. The church holds a free clothing giveaway on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m., weather permitting.
CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH — Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 18 Horsepen Road, Farmville with modified service times. Church Service and Sunday School times will change from November to April 2022. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Pavilion and worship service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Park and Praise as well as worship services in person on the second, third and fourth Sundays will continue. The church will still follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines.
DRIEF SUPPORT GROUP — Farmville United Methodist Church (FUMC) offers a bereavement support group for those who have suffered recent losses or losses long ago. This is an ecumenical group welcoming anyone who has experienced loss. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 2 p.m. at the FUMC located at 212 High St. Participation in the discussion while attending the sessions is optional. You can join the group at any time. Call Rebecca Maxwell (434) 414-4562 or Tracey Oddo (434) 392-4686 for more information.
CHURCH SERVICE — Beginning Sunday, October 10, Sharon Baptist Church of Cumberland will have three options for Sunday worship: indoor service at 10 a.m., mask required; Radio parking service at 10 a.m. on 89.7 FM. and YouTube service later on Sunday afternoon.
FARMVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Farmville Presbyterian Church at 200 West Third St. will have a worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases again, the church again requires masks during worship. Join us and Reverend Pete Smith on Sunday mornings in person or enjoy audio of our services on the church website. The video is available on the church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel (search Farmville Presbyterian Church). For other questions, contact the church office at (434) 392-4243 and find the church on Facebook or YouTube.
FOOD DISTRIBUTION — Delma’s Pantry in Cumberland County will host a curbside food giveaway at Cumberland Middle School on the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. each Friday. Senior boxes will be distributed during the distributions.
VETERANS SERVICES — American Legion Accredited Veterans Duty Officers are available to see veterans and family members at Farmville VFW on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Veterans Service Officers can be reached at (434) 414-6504.
THE OLD GREEN BAPTIST — Old Green Baptist Church will have outdoor and indoor worship services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. until further notice. Reverend Samuel F. Trent is the pastor.