FREDERICKSBURG

Shiloh Baptist Church (New Site), 525 Princess Anne St. The Women’s Ministry will celebrate its Women’s Day Program on March 31 at 2 p.m. The guest speaker will be Cheryl Price, Vice President of Teacher Training and Educational Resources Urban Ministries Inc. A reception will be held prior to the program, following the 10 a.m. worship services. This event is free. 540/371-1153.

Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 801 Sophia St., will hold its Ushers Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Eric Shaw, Mount Olive Baptist Church, Stafford, is guest preacher. Lunch will be served. 540/373-8701; shiloholdsite.org.



St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., will host the Rev. Oshin Jennings through Sunday for its Lenten weekend program, “Rooted in Wholeness: Contemplative Prayer and Mindfulness.” The program is accessible to all deaf, hearing and ASL communities and is made possible in part by a grant from the Episcopal Conference of the Deaf. All faiths are invited to attend. Recommended donation for the weekend is $25; Sunday morning program is free. Child care available upon request. Complete schedule available and registration encouraged at stgeorgesepiscopal.net/lenten-weekend-2019. 540/373-4133; stgeorgesepiscopal.net.

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 umwcatholic.org/gala.

SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY

First New Hope Baptist Church, 4508 Dickerson Road, Partlow, will host the Rev. Louis Adams as guest preacher on Sunday at the 11 a.m. service.

Goshen Baptist Church, 9800 Gordon Road, will host a marriage conference on March 30 from 9 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. Danny Akin, president of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be the speaker. For more information and to register, visit goshenbaptistchurch.net/marriage. 540/786-7500.

Mine Road Baptist Church, 11111 Post Oak Road, will hold a barbecue dinner fundraiser and gospel sing on March 23. Dinner will begin at 4 p.m., $8 for adults and $5 for children 7 and under. The gospel sing, featuring True Spirit, will begin at 6 p.m. Proceeds will go toward repairs needed on the church.

Olivet Methodist Church, 7664 Stubbs Bridge Road, will host a Corn Beef and Cabbage Dinner on March 16, from 4-7 p.m. Eat in or carry out. 540/840-9982.

Redeemer Lutheran Church, 5120 Harrison Road, will host a session concerning human trafficking on today at 10 a.m., featuring representatives from the Just Ask Prevention Project and a human trafficking victim. The session is sponsored by the Mine Run Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution.

The church has begun registering students 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 embracedbyhim.org and click on “preschool.” More information is also available by email at preschool@embracedbyhim.org or 540/898-4748.

Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 11007 W. Catharpin Road, will host Ronnie Williams and the Carter Family Sound for a benefit show March 22 at 6:30 p.m. Jeff Stone and the Virginia Gospel Singers will also perform. An offering will be taken with all donations benefiting the church. 540/972-2012.

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.

Sylvannah Baptist Church, 8400 Courthouse Road, will celebrate Brotherhood Chorus Annual Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. The program will feature selections by male groups representing area churches. The Rev. Marshall Fields Jr., will be the worship leader. 540/582-5826.

Tabernacle United Methodist Church, 7310 Old Plank Road, will hold “See All the People” revival Sunday through Tuesday, with guest preacher the Rev. Dr. James Daniely, Roberts Memorial UMC. Workshops will be held each night at 6 p.m., followed by a light meal at 6:30 p.m. and revival at 7 p.m. For the meal, bring a side dish to share. Advance registration for workshops is recommended; space is limited to 20 participants. 540/786-6162.

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. Adult Spiritual Education starts at 10 a.m., with Sunday Celebration Service at 11 a.m., featuring guest speaker and musician, Dana Agnellini. A snack and fellowship time follows. 540/654-5305; uofva.org.

Wilderness Baptist Church, 9701 Plank Road, will host a Gospel Sing on March 16 at 6 p.m., featuring 4 the Lord. 540/972-7491, spotsywbc.org.

Zion United Methodist Church, 8700 Courthouse Road, now has a gently-used clothing and shoe closet, a free service for the church’s food pantry clients. The schedule remains every third Thursday, 4-6 p.m. 540/582-6532.

STAFFORD COUNTY

Berea Baptist Church, 28 Fleet Road, will collect gently-used clothing for its community schools through Sunday. The JOY Fellowship will meet at 2 p.m. on Wednesday at IHOP on Warrenton Road. 540/752-4406; berea-baptist.org.

Beth Sholom Temple, 805 Lyons Blvd., will screen “Never Again Is Now” on March 30 at 6:30 p.m. The documentary investigates the rise of antisemitism in Europe, as told through the eyes of a woman who fled to America to escape it. Q&A with the filmmaker via Skype follows. Free; donations welcome. Concessions will be available. For ages 11 and older. 540/373-4834; bstva.org, neveragainisnowfilm.com.

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 improvements to the church. 540/371-3650; bethelbaptistva.org.

Bethlehem Baptist Church, 135 Chapel Green Road. The Interdenominational Church Ushers Association No. 3 will hold Elijah A. Hamilton Day at 4 p.m. today at the church. The Rev. Gary William, pastor, will deliver the sermon.

City of God Church, 24 Onville Road, Suite 202, Stafford, will host a health fair on March 16. Blood pressure screenings, mental health clinic, housing assistance information, single parenting counseling and police education. Free admission. 540/623-6528; 540/842-8719.

Hull’s Memorial Baptist Church, 420 Enon Road. Family Life Minister Tiffany Slaughter will take a group of youth to Mission Madness weekend at Williamsburg on March 22-24. 540/371-4124; hullsbaptist.org.

Real Life Community Church, 11 Smokehouse Drive, Suite 103, will celebrate Women’s Day on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Pamela Taylor, pastor of Macedonia and Oak Grove AME Churches in North Carolina. Lunch will follow the worship service.

St. Luke’s Anglican Catholic Church, 65 Warrenton Road, Falmouth, will hold its Lenten lecture on March 23. A service of Sung Morning Prayer, using the historic 1928 Book of Common Prayer, will be held at 10 a.m. Sister Susan Louise Eder will speak on St. Francis de Sales. Discussion and a light refreshment will follow. Free; no advance registration is required. 540/371-8405.

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Fredericksburg, 25 Chalice Circle. “Living Freely in Two Worlds at One Time” will be held on March 17, 12:30-2 p.m. It will be led by Richard Lassiter, Director of Peace Community Church International and Inner Peace Movement International and a founder of the Balanced Living Institute. Register at uuffva.dre@gmail.com. The exhibition “Art of Protest: Protesting from the Side of Love” runs through April 28. 540/310-4001.

KING GEORGE COUNTY

Antioch Baptist Church, 11102 James Madison Parkway, will hold a mid-week revival leading up to its annual Men’s Day service on March 17. Revival services will be held Wednesday through Friday at 7 p.m., with the Rev. Donnell Howard of Union Bethel Baptist Church, the Rev. Chris Manuel of Restoration Community Church and the Rev. Bryan Fleet of Plum Point United Methodist Church. The Rev. Fred Sales of Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, will be the guest preacher on March 17 at 3 p.m. 540/775-4628; theabckg@gmail.com.

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 9294 James Madison Parkway, will celebrate its 39th anniversary on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Leonard Bland, pastor of the Salem Baptist Church, is guest preacher. Dinner will be served at 2 p.m.

Peace Lutheran Church, 5590 Kings Highway. The annual chili cook-off is today, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Chili is 50 cents per sample. Desserts will also be available for purchase. Proceeds benefit Vacation Bible School. “Beers with Jesus,” a discussion and fellowship, will be held at Kings Pizza, 7983 Kings Highway, opposite Presidential Lakes entrance on Monday and March 25 at 7 p.m. Lent service will be held Thursdays at 7 p.m. through March 28. Peace Christian Preschool registration for 2019-20 is open. For information and registration forms, visit peacekg.com and click on the “Preschool” link; or email peacechristianpreschool5590@gmail.com. 540/775-9131.

St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5486 St. Paul’s Road. Lent programs and dinners will be held Thursday nights through April 18. A simple supper is served at 6 p.m., followed by a Bible study program.

CAROLINE COUNTY

Macedonia Baptist Church, 7187 Macedonia Road, Woodford. Usher’s Annual Day will be held March 17 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Irving Woolfolk Jr., and the choir and congregation from Ebenezer Baptist Church, Supply, will be the guests.

Mount Tabor Baptist Church, 21795 Mattaponi Trail, Milford, will host its Health Awareness Day on Saturday at 11 a.m. Educational topics include hypertension, diabetes, and preventive care for strokes and heart attacks. Free admission. 804/633-9728.

St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 10306 Ladysmith Road, Ladysmith, will hold an Irish dinner today, from 4 to 7 p.m. Menu is corned beef/cabbage, carrots, potatoes, Irish soda bread, dessert and drinks. The cost is $10 advance, $12 at the door, and $6 for children under 10. You can also BYOB. For more information, call 804/448-9064.

St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, 29436 Sparta Road, Milford, will observe its annual Deacon-Deaconess Day on March 17 at 11 a.m. Pastor Michael Ferguson will bring the message. This is also the Amazing Grace Scholarship Fund Rally. Dinner will be served after the service. On March 31 the church will hold Deacon Ordination-Deaconess Consecration at noon. The Rev. Carroll Jackson, pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church, will bring the message. Brother Lance Jeter and Brother Arvid Lumpkin will be ordained. Jackie Jeter, Carrie Chamberlain and Glenda Rinaldi will be consecrated. Dinner will be served after the service.

Zion Grove Baptist Church, 9450 Fredericksburg Turnpike, Woodford, will celebrate Missionary Day on Sunday at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Irving Woolfolk Jr., Ebenezer Baptist Church, Supply. 804/633-9370.

ORANGE COUNTY

Mount Zion Baptist Church, 4288 Governor Almond Road, Locust Grove, will celebrate its annual Missionary Day on March 24 at 3 p.m. with guest preacher Evangelist Johnathan Mercer, St. John Baptist Church, Tappahannock. Dinner will be served after morning service. 540/854-5575.

CULPEPER COUNTY

Beulah Baptist Church, 9297 Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, will hold its annual Men’s Breakfast on March 16 at 9 a.m. This year’s theme is “A Time to Break Down and a Time to Build Up.” The Rev. Perry Gardner, Oak Grove Baptist Church, is guest speaker. Call-in Bible study is available every Wednesday from 7:30-8 p.m.; studying the Book of Exodus. Free dial-in 302/202-1118; access code 862090. 540/937-5563; bbc9297@gmail.com.

Mount Olive Baptist Church, 8412 White Shop Road, will host Soul Food Sunday on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Morning worship begins at 11 a.m., followed by a “soul-filling” lunch. First Lady Mavis Baker–Pitts, Beulah Baptist Church, Rixeyville, accompanied by the church choir, will present on African–American Women in the Military at 2:30 p.m. Join all or part of the day’s activities. 703/447-3918.

Stevensburg Baptist Church, 19393 York Road, will hold a Lego Awana Grand Prix on March 16, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., for boys and girls ages 3 years old through high school. The event is similar to a Pinewood Derby but features Lego cars. $10 includes a custom Lego car that participants can take home, racing and lunch. Registration is limited to 75 racers. More information and registration is available at stevensburgbaptist.org.

REGIONAL

Fauquier Friends Worship Group (Quakers), Bealeton Library Depot, 10877 Willow Drive N., Bealeton. Meet the Friends for quiet, reflective worship on March 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. fauquierfriends@gmail.com.

Mount Zion Baptist Church, 18410 Chapel Drive, Triangle, will hold its Deacon Ordination and Consecration Service on March 17 at 3 p.m. The Rev. Raleigh Harris Jr., pastor of Jericho Baptist Church, Ruther Glen, is guest speaker. Dinner will be served at 1 p.m. RSVP by March 10 to Deaconess Sandra Randle at 703/649-2749 or s.randle@mtzbaptist.org. Christian women are invited to participate in the Grand March on March 31 at 3 p.m. Musical guests will be The Legendary Ingramettes of Richmond. Wear black and a hat. Requested donation is $10 to march. 703/221-6960; mtzbaptist.org.

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. Jude Catholic Church, 1937 Davis Highway, Mineral, will host a fish fry dinner on Fridays through April 12, 4:30-7 p.m. $10 adult, $5 child. Dine in or carry out. 540/894-4266.

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; donations accepted. More information may be found at facebook.com/obcomusic and obco.org.

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