First Christian Church, 1501 Washington Ave., welcomes Wayne Wilson as its guest speaker at the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday. 540/373-7716;

S.A.L.T. will host a free field party today at Fredericksburg Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Ave., with worship, music by KJ52, food, prizes, games and more. The event will be held 5:30-9 p.m., for ages 12 and older. Venue is indoors. Tickets available at

St. Mary Catholic Church, 1009 Stafford Ave., will host harpist and composer Emily Mason on Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. Mason will be joined by internationally acclaimed Philippine-born American tenor Allan Palacios Chan and organist David Uschold. Admission to the concert is free, and a free-will offering will be taken to support future Concerts at Saint Mary productions. A reception in the church’s Parish Life Center will follow.

UMW Catholic Campus Ministry will host its Dinner and Auction Gala on April 13, 6:30-10 p.m., in the University Center Ball Room. Tickets are $50 each, and proceeds help fund programming, scholarships, service trips and retreats for its student community. Tickets are available at


Branch Fork Baptist Church, 6930 Stubbs Bridge Road, will host a Valentine’s Day Celebration on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The special inspirational speaker will be the Rev. Charles Hilliard, pastor of Second New Hope Baptist Church, Fredericksburg. He will be accompanied by his choir and congregation. All are invited to join this day of reflection of God’s tremendous blessings and His amazing love. 540/854-7354.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5120 Harrison Road, has begun registration for its 2019-2020 preschool program. The preschool offers classes for 3- and 4-year-olds in a safe, loving Christian environment. For more information, visit and click on “preschool.” More information is also available by email at or by calling 540/898-4748.

Spotsylvania Sunday School Union will host its free Black History Month Celebration on Feb. 16, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the Lillian Hart Brooks Auditorium of the John J. Wright Educational & Cultural Center, 7565 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania. The guest speaker will be the Honorable Rev. Otis Kay Sr., pastor of the First Mount Zion Baptist Church, Sparta. Special honoree will be past president and historian Cleo Coleman. At noon, all youth are invited to attend an open discussion in the gym led by Elder Mozett Petway and the county’s Sheriff’s Department, culminating in a basketball tournament and pizza party. Delicious light refreshments will be also served.

St. Jude Catholic Church, 9600 Caritas St., and Proximo Travel will host a nine-day pilgrimage to Lourdes, France and Rome, Italy from May 2-10. The itinerary includes the Notre Dame Cathedral and numerous historic sites in Paris as well as a tour of Assisi, Italy. The cost is $3,599, based on double occupancy, and covers the costs of airfare, hotels, all meals except lunches, the tour and most tips. Call 540/850-2737 for further information.

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 5600 Smith Station Road. Missionaries offer tours of the church building on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to noon. Tours include the chapel, cultural hall and classrooms, a 20-minute video segment and free Book of Mormon. To schedule a tour, call 540/455-8341.

Unity of Fredericksburg, 3451 Jefferson Davis Highway, will host free Winter Wellness Weekend today and Sunday. Learn natural and holistic tips and tools to live your best life. Today from 1-5 p.m., topics include herbal medicine, feng shui and Eden Energy Medicine, with a sound healing session beginning at 4 p.m. An introduction to Reiki workshop will be held Sunday from 12:30 to 2 p.m. On Sunday, Adult Spiritual Education starts at 10 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service begins at 11 a.m.; the Rev. Tom Capshew is guest speaker; musical ministry will be provided by Dana Agnellini. Hospitality time will follow. 540/654-5305;

Wallers Baptist Church, 4001 Partlow Road, Partlow, will host Homecoming on Sept. 22, to celebrate 250 years of continuous service to the community. This is a change from the original date of May 19. 540/582-5703;

Zion United Methodist Church, 8700 Courthouse Road, will host a low country boil on March 2, 4-6 p.m., featuring shrimp, corn, kielbasa, potatoes, iced tea, water and dessert. Advance tickets are $15 for adults and $7 for children 12 years old and younger. RSVP, including carry-out, to or 540/295-6228 no later than Feb. 24. 540/582-6532.


Berea Baptist Church, 28 Fleet Road, will have a quarterly business meeting Sunday at 2 p.m. The JOY Fellowship meeting for those 55 and older is Wednesday at 1 p.m.; call 540/752-4393 for directions and reservations by Monday. 540/752-4406;

Bethel Baptist Church, 1193 White Oak Road, will host a craft/vendor show on March 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. A lunch bar will be open. Proceeds will fund ongoing church improvements. 540/371-3650;

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle. In “Understanding World Religions,” the Rev. Doug McCusker will explore faiths old and new: the Baha’i, Sikh, Mormon and Jehovah’s Witness religions, on Sundays through Feb. 24 at 12:30 p.m.; register at “Focus on Fiber,” creations by artists of the Artful Dimensions Gallery, will be on display through Feb. 24. 540/310-4001.


Little Ark Baptist Church, 15681 Owens Drive, will observe the pastor and people’s seventh anniversary Friday through Feb. 17. Youth, young adult and family night is Friday, 7-9:30 p.m. Enjoy an evening of comedy on Feb. 16 at 4 p.m. with a $10 donation. Anniversary services will be held Feb. 17. Dr. Charles Wootten will speak at 11 a.m.; dinner will be served following morning service. Pastor Perry Scranage will speak at 3 p.m. Special music will be rendered by The Mighty Gospel Melodies. 540/663-2831.

Peace Lutheran Church, 5590 Kings Highway, will host “Beers with Jesus,” a discussion and fellowship, at Kings Pizza, 7983 Kings Highway, opposite Presidential Lakes entrance, on Monday and Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. The annual chili cook-off will be held Feb. 16, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit Vacation Bible School. Peace Christian Preschool registration for 2019-20 is open. For information and registration forms, visit and click on the Preschool link; or email 540/775-9131.

St. Stephens Baptist Church, 9142 Comorn Road, will have its annual Black History Celebration on Sunday. Bishop Anthony M. Jones Sr. will preach at 11 a.m. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. David Cunningham, pastor of First Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, will be the guest speaker at 3 p.m.; he will be accompanied by his choir and congregation.


Beulah Baptist Church, 9297 Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, will celebrate Black History Month with the theme, “Sharing Our History.” Each Sunday the Mass choir will sing songs from the African–American Heritage Hymnal. On Feb. 17, Sandra Reaves–Yates, president of the Culpeper NAACP Branch, will speak at 3 p.m. Dinner will be served. On Feb. 24, the Youth Ministry will present “Hold My Mule” at 11 a.m. Call-in Bible study is available every Wednesday from 7:30-8 p.m. Free dial-in 302/202-1118; access code 862090. 540/937-5563; or

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St. The St. George Jazz Ensemble from The Blue Ridge School will perform Sunday at 4 p.m. The concert is free; donations are appreciated. Park at 120 N. Commerce St. 540/825-8786;

The Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association Inc., 15044 Ryland Chapel Road, Rixeyville. The Women’s Auxiliary will host its 42nd annual Black History program on Feb. 24 at 3:30 p.m. Guests include Taryn Weaver with her portrayal of Harriet Tubman, music by Dynamic Praise of Northern Virginia, led by Minister Patricia Lespoir, and Rock Church Liturgical Dancers. Tickets are $5 in advance or $7 at the door, and $1 for school-age students. Proceeds benefit home and foreign missions and scholarships. For tickets or more information, contact 540/661-2013 or


New Monrovia Baptist Church, 121 New Monrovia Road, Colonial Beach, will celebrate its 73rd anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. Guests will be the Rev. Earl Howerton and the Little Zion Baptist Church family from Oak Grove. 804/224-0068.


Fauquier Friends Worship Group (Quakers), Bealeton Library Depot, 10877 Willow Drive N., Bealeton. Meet the Friends for quiet, reflective worship on Feb. 17 at 11 a.m. Hospitality time is at 10:30 a.m. and again after worship. Come as you are, and bring the children for First Day School.

Rappahannock Community College, 52 Campus Drive, Warsaw, is partnering with Richmond County Public Schools’ Multicultural and Diversity Committee and Richmond County Museum to present Calvin Earl, storyteller and preservationist of African-American Spirituals on March 16, at 2 p.m. in the Lecture Hall. The event is free.

St. Paul United Methodist Church, 1400 G. St., Woodbridge, will host a concert by The Old Bridge Chamber Orchestra on March 16 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but donations will be accepted. For more information, visit and

—Compiled by Tara Lee

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