Religion Calendar

Posted: November 24, 2012

SATURDAY
 
»FULL GOSPEL LIGHTHOUSE TABERNACLE, U.S. 33 E., Elkton, will hold services at 7 p.m. with Kelly Hildebrandt of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada as guest speaker. 421-1536.
 
»OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 176 W. Market St., will host its Saturday Night Alive event at 5:30 p.m. The Rev. Ed Pruitt will be the guest speaker. A fellowship meal will follow. 434-7747.
 
SUNDAY
 
»BATTLE CREEK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 212 Battle Creek Road, Stanley, will hold worship services at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., with children’s church. Sunday school is held at 10:30 a.m. Services can also be heard Sundays at 8:30 a.m. on the Faith Broadcast on WRAA radio in Luray. For information or directions, call Pastor Johnny Clements at 298-8706.
 
»BETHLEHEM BIBLE STUDY, led by Dr. Phil Smuland, meets from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays at the McGaheysville Town Hall (Ruritan Hall). 564-2880.
 
»BETHLEHEM BRETHREN CHURCH, 178 Pleasant Hill Road, will ask the congregation to pick their favorite hymns to sing during worship. The traditional worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. with Dr. Thomas Smith delivering the sermon. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m.
 
»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Broadway, will hold worship services at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Edwards delivering the sermon. Bible study will be held at 9:30 a.m. Youth Sunday school will be held at 10:30 a.m.
 
»BRIDGEWATER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 110 E. College St., will hold worship services at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Kerry Foster concluding a series on extravagant generosity. The choir will provide music. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
 
»BRIDGEWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 219 N. Main St., will hold worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. with Pastor Jim Tongue delivering the sermon. The Sanctuary Choir will provide music for the 8:30 a.m. service. Sunday school will be held at 9:50 a.m. The contemporary worship service, “Awakening,” will be held at 6:30 p.m. with guest speaker Melissa Fretwell.
 
»BRIERY BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 6628 Briery Branch Road, Dayton, will hold worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. with Pastor Randy Cosner delivering the sermon. Children’s church at 10:45 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
 
»BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 166 Mason St., will hold worship services at 11 a.m. The choir will present the “Hanging of the Greens” program. Refreshments will follow.
 
»CLOVER HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3457 Fulton School Road, Dayton, will hold worship services at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Robert N. Hoskins, pastor, will deliver the sermon. Music will be provided by the Chancel Choir. Children’s church and nursery provided. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 879-9364.
 
»ECKANKAR-RELIGION OF LIGHT AND SOUND OF GOD worship service will be held at 11 a.m. in the Major Room of the Maple Terrace Building at Bridgewater Retirement Community. Cheryl Fontaine of Waynesboro will serve as cleric. 480-9217.
 
»ELKTON CHURCH OF GOD, 102 W. E St., will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m., with children’s church. Pastor Sam Sponaugle will deliver the sermon. Music will be provided by the praise and worship team. Sunday evening services will be held at 6 p.m. 289-3022.
 
»EMMANUEL CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 411 Emmanuel Church Road, Mount Solon, will host a Christmas community hymn sing at 7 p.m. A freewill offering will be collected with proceeds benefitting the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Refreshments will follow. (540) 350-2270.
 
»EMMANUEL FELLOWSHIP will meet at Broadway High School at 9:30 a.m. Chaplain, Captain John Jacobs will speak.
 
»FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE VALLEY will meet at the Broadway Community Center, 102 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway. Worship will be held at 9:30 a.m. with Holy Eucharist and speaker the Rev. Roger Austin. Sunday school will be held at 10:45 a.m. 432-1488 or www.faithlutheranofthevalley.org.
 
»FULL GOSPEL LIGHTHOUSE TABERNACLE, U.S. 33 E., Elkton, will hold services at 6 p.m. with Kelly Hildebrandt of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada as guest speaker. 421-1536.
 
»GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 205 N. Fourth St., Shenandoah, will hold Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Services can also be seen on WAZT-TV at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. 433-1928.
 
»McGAHEYSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 10106 McGaheysville Road, will host the Celebration Singers at 7 p.m. 289-5445.
 
»MOSCOW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, Va. 42 S., Bridgewater, will hold worship services at 10:30 a.m. with Pastor Darren Howdyshell delivering the sermon, “Spirit Seekers.” Children’s church provided. Sunday school will be held at 9:30 a.m. www.Moscowcob.com.
 
»MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN CHURCH, just off U.S. 33 and across from Resort Drive leading to Massanutten Resort, will host The Dominion Trio from Salem during the 11 a.m. worship service. 574-0670.
 
»NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1020 Smithland Road, will hold worship services at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor David Robichaud delivering the sermon.
 
»SUNSET DRIVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 127 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway, will hold worship services at 10 a.m. with Pastor Don Hawks delivering the sermon for Christ the King Sunday. Sunday school at 9 a.m.
 
»THE ROCKINGHAM MALE CHORUS will present a sacred concert at 7 p.m. at Grace Covenant Church, 3337 Emmaus Road. Free. A freewill offering will be collected with proceeds to benefit administrative and travels costs.
 
»TIMBERVILLE LUTHERAN PARISH holds a traditional service each Sunday at 9 a.m. at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church on Hupp Road, followed by Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.; and at Rader Lutheran Church, Rader Church Road, at 11 a.m., with Sunday school at 10 a.m. www.tlparish.org.
 
CHRISTMAS
 
»ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 S. Main St., will host Midday Music In Advent 2012, a series of three half-hour recitals on Tuesday at 12:05 p.m. Series includes: Asbury musicians Ann Sebrell, Judy Anderson, John Tindall and Louise Leach on Dec. 4; Emma Cobb, Scott Zane Smith, JMU, on Dec. 11, and Barbara Taylor Moore, University Baptist Church, Charlottesville on Dec. 18. On Dec. 22, the Asbury UMC Musicians will perform. Free admission offered to the community as an Outreach Ministry of the church. Handicapped accessible building.
 
»DAYTON MENNONITE CHURCH, 4887 John Wayland Highway, will present the Christmas play, “While Cowboys Watched Their Herds by Night,” at 7 p.m. Dec. 7 and 9. 879-9655.
 
»TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 725 S. High St., will host an Advent Celebration on Dec. 2, beginning with a worship service, including Holy Communion at 9:30 a.m. combined with Advent activities for all ages. Advent activities include: wreath making, caroling, Christmas ornament making and an Advent Reflective Meditation. A baked potato, salad and dessert bar hosted by the middle school youth will immediately follow activities. Donations are welcome and all proceeds will benefit the group’s Relay for Life team. 434-9556.
 
UPCOMING
 
»AN INSPIRATIONAL SEMINAR, led by Janice Boyd, a Ph.D. in theology, will be held on Mondays from 7-8 p.m. beginning Nov. 19 at Artistic Hair Design, 3832 Mayland Road (Va. 259), Broadway. Seminar will answer questions such as “Why Did God Make Me The Way I Am ...?” and “… and what is the true meaning behind my name?” and more. $10 admission per session.
 
»BATTLE CREEK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 212 Battle Creek Road, Stanley, holds Thursday night praise and worship, with preaching at 7:30 p.m. For information or directions to the church, call Pastor Johnny Clements at 298-8706.
 
»BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3700 Lee Highway, Weyers Cave, operates a food pantry every Monday from 4-7 p.m. Offering USDA and non-USDA products. 234-8880.
 
»BETHEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 2451 Bethel Church Road, Elkton, holds choir practice at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Elaine Monger Brown is choir director. Open to the public. Bible study is held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 298-1197.
 
»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Broadway, will hold its adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
 
»BRIERY BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, Pastor Randy Cosner will begin the Advent series, titled “Great Expectations When Jesus Comes,” on Dec. 2 with his sermon “Common As An Infant. Worship begins at 8:30 a.m., Sunday school is at 9:45 a.m. Worship will also be at 10:45 a.m., with children’s church.
 
»BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 166 Mason St., will hold services Dec. 2, with a message titled “A Way To Give.” The church will host Lisa Meadows and the Leakes Chapel Praise Team at 5 p.m. Dec. 2. Refreshments will be served following program. 896-7218.
 
»CALL-A-STORY, sponsored by Fulks Run-area churches, is featuring Bible stories and lessons. 896-4200.
 
»CHRIST THE KING EPISCOPAL CHURCH meets at 1 p.m. Sundays at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 660 S. Main St. 434-8300.
 
»CHRISTINE TOLSON MINISTRIES, 34 S. Main St., will hold services at 11 a.m. Sundays. A city-wide Bible study is held at 7 p.m. Thursdays. 434-0853.
 
»ELKTON CHURCH OF GOD, 102 W. E St., will hold its Wednesday night Bible study at 7:30 p.m. For information, call 289-3022.
 
»EMMANUEL FELLOWSHIP meets at 9:30 a.m. Sundays at Broadway High School. On Dec. 2, the pastor will speak about the “Good Samaritan and Us.”
 
»FAITH ALIVE FELLOWSHIP, 800 Shenandoah Ave., Shen-Elk Plaza, Elkton, will host a three-week mini-series, titled “Victory Over Depression,” which will be held on Nov. 28, Dec. 5 and Dec. 12, from 7-8:15 p.m. The church will host Winter “Warm-up” services with guest speaker the Rev. Tricia Sowell on Dec. 2 at 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. The church is also hosting a new Bible study, “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer, an eight-week study (via DVD) on the importance of renewing the mind according to God’s Word. Classes are planned for children and youth. Services are each Wednesday, from 7-8:15 p.m. For more information, call Pastor Don Meadows at 298-8030 or visit www.faithalivefellowship.com.
 
»FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE VALLEY will meet Dec. 2 at the Broadway Community Center, 102 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway. Worship will be held at 9:30 a.m. with speaker Archie Webster. Sunday school will be held at 10:45 a.m. 432-1488 or www.faithlutheranofthevalley.org.
 
»FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, 1310 Garbers Church Road, holds a Bible study from 10-11:15 a.m. every Wednesday morning. Bennie and Judy Roach will lead the study.
 
»FOCAS Christian singles group will meet at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 for dinner at Aroma Buffet. For more information, call Tim Hupp at 289-6293.
 
»FRESH START CHURCH, 31-D E. Market St., holds an anointed service at 10:30 a.m. Sundays; intercessory prayer at 7 p.m. Mondays; marriage and family prayer at 6 p.m. Tuesdays; youth Bible study at 6 p.m. and adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and men’s prayer at 7 p.m. Fridays.
 
»GREENMOUNT CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4881 Greenmount Road, holds Kids Club at 7 p.m. on Wednesdays. Open to children in grades K-8. Includes Bible lesson, music and a snack. There is also an adult Bible study. 833-5251.
 
»LIFE IN THE WORD CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST, INC., which meets at the New Song Fellowship Church building, 3156 N. Valley Pike, holds an anointed service at 4 p.m. on Sundays and prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 574-4807.
 
»MILL CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 7600 Port Republic Road, Port Republic; the church’s fall, winter and spring Sunday morning worship schedule is as follows for September to May: Morning worship begins at 10 a.m., with Sunday school at 11 a.m. www.millcreekcob.org.
 
»NEW MARKET SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 62 W. Lee Highway, holds worship services at 11 a.m. Saturdays. Study time is held at 9:30 a.m. A woman’s prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Evening Prayer Warriors meet at 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. Tickets for “Journey to Bethlehem,” a guided talking tour of Bethlehem, to be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9 are free and now available. Tickets are required, call (540) 209-2639. (540) 740-8550.
 
»OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 176 W. Market St., hosts Saturday Night Alive at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays with guest speakers. A light fellowship meal follows. 434-7747.
 
»PARK VIEW MENNONITE CHURCH, 1600 College Ave., will host a men’s Bible study at 7 a.m. Nov. 27, led by Ervin Stutzman. The study in the coming months will focus on 12 formational Scriptures. The Nov. 27 topic will be Philippians 2:5-11 — “Imitate the Attitude of Christ.” Breakfast will be served at 6:45 a.m., with teaching at 7 a.m. Open to all men. 434-1604.
 
»SHENANDOAH VALLEY WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER, 1380 Blackberry Lane, Harrisonburg, hosts a weekly Sunday worship service at 10 a.m. and Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. The DVD series and study guides are based on the teachings of Andrew Wommack and Kenneth E. Hagin on the subjects of faith and healing. For more information, contact evangelists Ricky and Kathy Brunk at 434-6147.
 
»SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 229 Main St., Dayton, will host the Art & Business Connection of Dayton’s holiday celebration concert at 4 p.m. Dec. 2. The free event will feature James Madison School of Music faculty members, as well as a silent auction of work donated by local artisans. A reception with refreshments will follow the concert. Proceeds from the silent auction will support music- and art-related events in Dayton and art scholarships for underserved children. The church will also collect donations to benefit its roof restoration. Contact Valnora Leister or Mark Frazier at (703) 909-4045, email info@abcdayton.com or visit www.abcdayton.com for more information.
 
»SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY, which meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Good Life Station, across from the Southern Kitchen Restaurant on South Congress Street in New Market, is looking for people seeking a deeper understanding of God and the Bible. Study meets in a non-church atmosphere. The Gospel of John is the current topic of study. Bob Van Ornam will lead the study-and-answer session. (540) 335-8220.
 
»STANLEY NEW HOPE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 5074 Farmview Road, will host Ernie Dawson and Heirline at 7 p.m. Dec. 7. A love offering will be collected. (540) 244-7822.
 
»STAYING FREE, a gathering for women who have been released from jail or prison, meets at 11 a.m. the second Saturday of the month at Yahweh Ministries, 129B W. Wolfe St. (above the Appliance Hospital.) Refreshments will be served. 271-7570.
 
»THE CRESTMEN QUARTET will hold its Christmas dinner and concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Weyers Cave Community Center, 682 Weyers Cave Road, Tickets: adults, $18; children ages 6-12, $6, and children younger than 6, admitted free. For tickets, call 879-2142.
 
»THE POTTER’S HOUSE WORSHIP CENTER, 1911 W. Market St., holds worship services each Friday at 7 p.m.; includes prayer and worship. Praise and worship begins at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by small breakout groups. Regular meeting times are 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. 801-0519 or stephanie@phwc.org.
 
»UPWARD LOOK BIBLE CLASS meets at 10 a.m. on Thursdays at Mayland Christian Church, 11625 Wampler Road, Broadway. The class is led by Audrey Shank.
 
»WEST SIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, 715 W. Wolfe St., hosts AWANA at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. The AWANA program offers Bible teaching, small group interaction and age-appropriate games for Puggles, Cubbies, Sparks and T & T age groups. 434-9634.
 

— Mary Lou Dean
 
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