E-mail Special Events to [email protected] Closing date is Wednesday noon.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WELLNESS
Shockoe Missionary Baptist Church, 857 Java Road, Java will resume its monthly Wellness Walking service on Saturdays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the church and will meet every fourth Saturday. All age groups can participate. The Department of Health and Wellness meets at 9:00am before each walking session. For more information, contact Kathy B. Ramsey at 434-251-0379 or [email protected]
New Ephesus Missionary Baptist Church, 375 Ephesus Church Road, Semora, North Carolina, is celebrating its 150th anniversary as a church Sunday at 11 a.m. Host Pastor Bishop Gerald Franklin and the congregation will welcome visiting minister Bishop J. Lewis Moore II of Hope Center Church in Mineral and the church family. Music will be performed by guest visitors and the New Ephesus Praise Team. A memorial journal providing a pictorial history of the Church was created. Pre-ordered copies will be distributed during the anniversary celebration. All proceeds from the sale of the books will be donated to the New Ephesus Ministry of Scholarships and the Building Fund. For more information on purchasing a copy of the book, call the church at 336-234-8676 and leave a message. Face masks and other health precautions apply during church services. Other opportunities to join the celebration include Facebook Live; via conference call 1-978-990-5000, access code 197724; or in the church parking lot by tuning the radio to 107.3 FM.
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Fairview Baptist Church, 3853 Zion Road, Gretna will celebrate the homecoming at 11 a.m. on Sunday.
Calvary Baptist Church, 416 Edgewood Drive, celebrates its 104th homecoming on Sunday with a post-service meal hosted by Rev. Rick Markham.
DEAD SUNDAY IN SEPTEMBER
Soulful Sunday in September will be held Sunday from 3-5 p.m. at the ARC Family Life Center, 327 East Thomas St., with special performances by “Boule”, Kenny Thornton, Darrell MacLean, John Jones, Robert Freeman, the Old School Band and comedian Donnie Hunt . A soul food dinner and dessert are included. The cost is $20 for adults; $10 (under 17). For ticket information, contact Karen Harris at 434-425-3872 or Robin Owens at 434-728-0028. This is a fundraiser for Christian Life Church on Bell Drive.
MINISTRY OF FOOD AND CLOTHING
Union Hall Food Pantry & Department of Clothing, 6861 Strawberry Street, Chatham, will be open on October 1st from 9am to 12pm with all kinds of clothing and food to meet the needs of the community.
foundation stone church, 300 Overby St., will be hosting a Community Day on October 1st from 10am to 3pm. There will be entertainment, free food, shoes, clothes and vendors. No fee. For more information, contact Rev. Jean Wilson at 434-728-0096 or Sister Toni Elmore at 434-709-5356.
COMMUNITY FUN DAY
Fairview United Methodist Church, 1013 Westover Drive, is hosting a free Community Fun Day on October 1 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with food, games and door prizes upon registration. For more information, call 434-713-4404.
CHANGE IN PERFORMANCE
Bennett Memorial Missionary Baptist Church no parking services until further notice. Worship services can be heard via conference call on Sundays at 10 a.m. and Wednesdays at 6 p.m. Phone number is 1-774-220-4000, ID number is 608-2009.
Lutheran Ascension Church, 314 West Main St. Sunday services at 11 a.m. in the Shrine and live on Facebook at www.facebook/ascensionlutherandanville.
Mount Vernon United Methodist Church now offers in-person worship services every Sunday at 10 a.m., as well as online worship services every Sunday at mtvernonumc.org or www.facebook.com/MountVernonUMC. These will take place until further notice.
Lutheran Christ the King Church, 1172 Franklin Turnpike, will have house services Sundays at 11am. Masking required if not vaccinated. Social distancing except for family members. Free books are always available in the outdoor library, perched on a post next to the driveway.
Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 406 Gay St., has in-person services on the first and third Sundays at 10 a.m. for their Hour of Power.
North New Hope Baptist Church, 123 Old Piney Forest Road, has resumed services at 11 am and Sunday school at 9:30 pm
Mount Sinai Glorious Church of God, 716 Jefferson St., will hold services in the Shrine with Sunday School at 10 a.m. and Morning Service at 10:30 a.m. Participants are asked to wear a mask and practice social distancing. The service will also be streamed on Facebook.
Mount Freeman Baptist Church, 2100 Laniers Mill Road, hosts a personal service on Sundays at 11am. There is no Sunday school.
Heart of Jesus Catholic Church Livestream worship on Sundays at 9am in English and noon in Spanish at www.facebook.com/sheartchurch.
Staunton River Baptist Church, Long Island will hold drive-in services every Sunday at 10:00 am.
Heart of Jesus Catholic Church celebrates Mass every weekend with a Vigil Mass on Saturday at 5pm and Sunday at 9pm in English and midday in Spanish.
Watson Level Missionary Baptist Church holds Sunday services at 11 a.m. each week. Due to COVID-19, a face mask is required for all attendees and social distancing is mandatory.
Calvary Church of the Nazarene, 2450 Franklin Turnpike will hold Ladies Need Encouragement, an hour of worship and prayer, every Sunday from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a Bible and practice social distancing. The event is for ages 10+ under adult supervision. For more information, call 540-907-8836.
Mount Zion Temple, now located at 503 Hughes St., the Word Homelitic Institute presents every Sunday at 10 a.m. Transportation is offered by calling Bishop David K. Fuller at 434-429-8960.