Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 801 Sophia St., will hold an ordination ceremony for Deacon Mary Edwards on Sunday at 11 a.m. Light refreshments will be served immediately following the service. 540/373-8701;


Christ Episcopal Church, 8951 Courthouse Road, will host the second workshop in its Meditation Series today from 10 a.m. to noon in the ASH building on its campus. Exploration of meditation techniques continues with Bubble and 1000 Lotus Petal Meditation. Walking Meditation will also be practiced; those with mobility issues will be offered an alternative form of meditation. To register for this free workshop, email or call 540/582-5033.

Nativity of the Theotokos Greek Orthodox Church, 12326 Spotswood Furnace Road, will host Gyro Fest on Jan. 25, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Athenian Danse Troupe performs at 12:30 p.m. Gyros, Greek fries and baklava available for purchase. $1 admission.

Peace United Methodist Church, 801 Maple Grove Drive, has adjusted its services schedule. Sunday services are being held at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Nursery is available.

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. Sunday Celebration Service begins at 11 a.m., featuring Donna Marie Carey as guest speaker and musician. Fellowship time follows. 540/654-5305;

Zoan Baptist Church, 5888 Plank Road, will host a 10-day Holy Land tour, March 16–25. This all-inclusive tour is $3,050 per person. For more information, contact Jesse R. Booth at 540/850-2533 or


Berea Baptist Church, 28 Fleet Road, is collecting dressed teddy bears for Stafford County police cars and ambulances to comfort children and youth during traumatic events. 540/752-4406;

Bethel Baptist Church, 1193 White Oak Road, is looking for crafters and vendors for its fourth annual craft show. The show will be held March 21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more information, contact Carol Samuels at 540/371-5724 or visit

Lord of the Harvest Ministries, Colonial Forge High School, 550 Courthouse Road, has begun holding services on Sundays at 10 a.m.


NewLife King George, Potomac Elementary School, 16495 15th St., has begun meeting each Sunday at 11 a.m.


Beulah Baptist Church, 9297 Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, will host Cleopatra “Cleo” Kay Coleman on Feb. 9, at 12:30 p.m. Coleman will portray Harriet Tubman, the Maryland slave who followed the North Star at night to freedom in Pennsylvania, and then went on to rescue about 70 slaves, including family and friends. Refreshments will be served. 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;


First Baptist Church, 5340 Tidewater Trail, Loretto, is seeking a minister of music. Must have a heart for the ministry, strong leadership skills and provide music for Sunday morning worship services, 10:45 a.m., and all outside engagements. Salary negotiable. 804/443-5007.

Grass Roots Christian Fellowship, 17932 S. Fraley Blvd., Suite 104, Dumfries, has partnered with Arms Outstretched Ministry Inc. to serve a meal and provisions of clothing, groceries and hygiene items to those in need. The meals are served on the second Saturday of the month from 5-7 p.m. For more information, contact 703/517-0200 or

Mount Zion Baptist Church, 18410 Chapel Drive, Triangle, will host an event celebrating West African dance on Feb. 8 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Kojjo Reeves will lead two dance class sessions. Classes are $10 and support the church’s Dance Ministry. The family event also includes vendors, food and fun. For more details, email or 703/221-6960;

—Compiled by Tara Lee

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