Ronnie Williams and the Carter Family Sound

Ronnie Williams stands in front of the Mother Maybelle Carter historic homeplace in Hiltons. Williams and the Carter Family Sound will play a benefit show at 6:30 p.m. March 22 at Shady Grove United Methodist Church in Spotsylvania.


The Northeast Regional Conference of the International Association Of Ministers’ Wives and Ministers’ Widows will hold its 37th annual conference on March 21-23 at The Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center, 2801 Plank Road. Services, open to the public, will include a gospel concert on Thursday, at 7 p.m., and communion service on Friday at 6 p.m. For more information, contact the Rev. Patricia Wormley at 540/786-8736.

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 Dr. 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 host “Africa and the Bible” on March 23, 1-3 p.m. This is event is free; registration is encouraged. To reserve a seat, contact Theresa Cramer at 540/371-3037, ext. 138 or This event is part of the Fredericksburg Area Museum’s Hen Asem series and sponsored by the City of Fredericksburg. The mass choir would like to thank everyone who helped make the mission trip to Jamaica a success. 540/373-8701;

St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St., will host The Fredericksburg String Quartet as part of its Chamber Music Series on Sunday at 3 p.m. Admission is free. 540/373-4133;

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 available at Proceeds help fund programming, scholarships, service trips and retreats for its student community.


Bethlehem Baptist Church, 4700 Massaponax Church Road. Spring Revival will be held Tuesday through Thursday at 7:30 p.m. The Rev. Tremayne Lacy, United Faith Christian Ministry, will be the Revivalist. 540/898-5190.

Eastland United Methodist Church, 10718 Courthouse Road, will hold a gospel sing, featuring Sonrise, on March 30 at 6 p.m. Admission is free. Food will be available in the church annex. 540/898-6430.

First New Hope Baptist Church, 4508 Dickerson Road, Partlow, will host Minister Melissa White 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. Dr. Danny Akin, president of the Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be the speaker. For more information and to register, visit 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 today from 4-7 p.m. Eat in or carry out. For more information, call 540/840-9982.

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

River Club Church, 10835 Tidewater Trail, will hold its 35th annual oyster roast today, 3-6 p.m., at the Fredericksburg Agricultural Fairgrounds, 2400 Airport Ave. Fried and steamed oysters, plus hot dogs, cole slaw, chips, desserts and soft drinks will be available. Free; donations benefit the family of Amirah Raye Nicholson, who was diagnosed with bronchopulmonary dysplasia.

Shady Grove United Methodist Church, 11007 W. Catharpin Road, will host Ronnie Williams and the Carter Family Sound for a benefit show Friday 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.

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. On Sunday, Adult Spiritual Education starts at 10 a.m. Sunday Celebration Service begins at 11 a.m. The Rev. Richard Bunch will be the guest speaker; musical ministry will be provided by Chris Abeel. A snack and fellowship time follows. 540/654-5305;

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

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. Easter Sunrise Service will be held on April 21 at 6:30 a.m. at Merchants Square Pavilion in the Spotsylvania Courthouse area. Call Carolyn for more information at 540/538-0034.


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, but donations are welcome. Concessions will be available. Ages 11 and older. 540/373-4834;

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

City of God Church, 24 Onville Road, Suite 202, Stafford, will host a health fair today. 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, will have its Easter Extravaganza on April 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with crafts, games, face painting and snack. A devotion time will end with an Easter egg hunt. There will be a registration for this event and Vacation Bible School at the beginning. 540/371-4124;

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. This event is 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 Sunday, 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 The exhibit “Art of Protest: Protesting from the Side of Love” runs through April 28. 540/310-4001.


Antioch Baptist Church, 11102 James Madison Parkway, will hold its annual Men’s Day service on Sunday. The Rev. Fred Sales of Macedonia Baptist Church, Colonial Beach, will be the guest preacher at 3 p.m. 540/775-4628;

Peace Lutheran Church, 5590 Kings Highway. Lent service will be held Thursdays at 7 p.m. through March 28. “Beers with Jesus,” a discussion and fellowship, will be held at Kings Pizza, 7983 Kings Highway, opposite Presidential Lakes entrance on March 25 at 7 p.m. 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. 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.

St. Stephens Baptist Church, 9142 Comorn Road, and Union Bethel Baptist Church will have joint Sunday School and morning worship on Sunday at 10 a.m. at Union Bethel Baptist Church; Bishop Anthony Jones will deliver the message. Spring Revival is March 26-28. Guest preachers will be Minister Rodney Jones, associate minister of the Second New Hope Baptist Church, Spotsylvania; Bishop S. JaNine Hyman, Richmond; and Larry Robinson, pastor of Little Ark Baptist Church, King George.

Tabernacle Baptist Church, 10640 Kings Highway, will hold a gospel sing on March 30, 6-8 p.m., featuring True Spirit and The Finneys. 540/775-7188.

Union Bethel Baptist Church, 9084 Will Loop, and St. Stephens Baptist Church will have joint Sunday School and morning worship on Sunday at 10 a.m.; Bishop Anthony Jones will deliver the message. 540/775-9903.


Full Gospel Church, 8488 Paige Road, Woodford, will hold a benefit gospel sing and spaghetti dinner, featuring Justified and True Spirit, today at 2 p.m. $10. Proceeds will be used on the church parking lot. 804/448-3166.

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

Round Oak Baptist Church, 15025 Pepmeier Hill Road, Woodford, will hold a gospel sing, featuring Madison Creek and Front Porch Gospel, on Sunday at 6 p.m. A love offering will be taken for the Nicholson family. 540/373-6862;;

St. John Baptist Church, 17080 S. River Road, Woodford, will celebrate its annual Women’s Day on March 24 at 10 a.m. Minister Ethel Gordon of Richmond will be the guest preacher. 804/448-3866.

St. Stephen’s Baptist Church, 29436 Sparta Road, Milford, will observe its annual Deacon-Deaconess Day on Sunday 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.


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.


Beulah Baptist Church, 9297 Eggbornsville Road, Rixeyville, will hold its annual Men’s Breakfast today 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;

Oakland Baptist Church, 28348 Eley’s Ford Road, Richardsville, will host an Easter Egg Hunt on April 20, 10 a.m.-noon, with games, prizes and refreshments. Children, teens and adults welcome.; 540/399-1248.

Reformation Lutheran Church, 601 Madison Road. Prayer and Healing service is March 23 at 6 p.m.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., will hold a potluck supper and Lenten study series, The Alpha Course, each Wednesday through April 10. Supper is 6-6:30 p.m.; the study is 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come as you are. Bring a dish to share. Park at 120 N. Commerce St. 540/825-8786;;

Stevensburg Baptist Church, 19393 York Road, will hold a Lego Awana Grand Prix today, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., for boys and girls ages 3 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


Carmel United Methodist Church, 5729 Sandy Point Road, Kinsale, will host the Northern Neck Christian Men’s Group annual Pancake Breakfast on April 27, 7:30-10:30 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes, sausage, applesauce, coffee or tea. Carry out orders available. Adults $7, children under 12 are $3; tickets at the door, at the Left Bank Gallery in Hague, or by calling Doc Dugan 804/450-6030 or Judd Richard 804/472-2870. Proceeds support those in need in the Northern Neck.


Fauquier Friends Worship Group (Quakers), Bealeton Library Depot, 10877 Willow Drive N., Bealeton. Meet the Friends for quiet, reflective worship on Sunday 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. Open to all.

Grace United Methodist Church, 13056 Elk Ridge Road, will host its free annual Easter Egg Hunt on April 13 from noon to 3 p.m. At noon, enjoy lunch and egg decorating. At 1 p.m. the hunt will begin, with crafts, games and activities to follow. Preschool to senior citizen. 540/752–5462;

Mount Zion Baptist Church, 18410 Chapel Drive, Triangle. 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;

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 today 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 today at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are free, but donations will be accepted. More information may be found at; and

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