Religion Calendar

Posted: November 10, 2012


will be held from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Bridgewater Church of the Brethren, 420 College View Drive. Featuring: Habitat for Humanity, Heifer International, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Collins Center, First Step, and others. Also featured: gifts from developing countries, toys and games, crafts by local artisans and baked goods. Donors receive a holiday card to send to recipients, acknowledging the donation made in their honor. 828-1607 or 828-5766 or visit

»BRIERY BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN will hold a fall bazaar from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the church activity building, 6494 Daniel Cupp Road, Dayton. Event will offer food, arts and crafts, baked goods and yard sale items. Vendors on site. For information or to secure vendor space, call 828-2205.

»BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 166 Mason St., will host a Free Movie Night celebrating the Broadway Gobblers at 6:30 p.m. “Facing the Giants” will be shown. Doors open at 6 p.m. Free popcorn, drinks and goodies. The Broadway High School football team, cheerleaders, band and coaches recognized. Please wear green.

»CHRISTINE TOLSON MINISTRIES will continue its first anniversary celebration at 4 p.m. at 34 S. Main St. Guest speaker, Jermaine Horne; host pastor, Christine Thomas Tolson and overseer, Garey Gordon. 434-0853.

»FRIEDENS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 3960 Friedens Church Road, Mount Crawford, will observe its 250th anniversary. A celebratory banquet will be held from 4-6:30 p.m. Doyle Moats and Family will perform from 7-8:30 p.m.

»LINVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH will man the Red Front hot dog stand. Hot dog and a drink, $1.50. Proceeds will benefit needy families in the Linville community and surrounding areas.

»MOUNTAIN GROVE CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 12743 Third Hill Road, Fulks Run, will host glass harpist Jamey Turner from 7-8 p.m. Refreshments will follow in church fellowship hall. Freewill offering received, proceeds benefit Operation Christmas Child.

»OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 176 W. Market St., will host its Saturday Night Alive event at 5:30 p.m. Dr. John T. Glick will be the guest speaker. A fellowship meal will follow. 434-7747.


»BATTLE CREEK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 212 Battle Creek Road, Stanley, services at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., with children’s church. Sunday school is held at 10:30 a.m. Services also broadcast Sundays at 8:30 a.m. on WRAA radio in Luray. For information, call Pastor Johnny Clements at 298-8706.

»BETHEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 2451 Bethel Church, Road, Elkton, services at 11 a.m. All veterans honored with outdoor flag dedication following the service. Sunday school at 10 a.m.

»BETHLEHEM BIBLE STUDY, led by Dr. Phil Smuland, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sundays at the McGaheysville Town Hall (Ruritan Hall). 564-2880.

»BETHLEHEM BRETHREN CHURCH, 178 Pleasant Hill Road, traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Thomas Smith will speak. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Broadway, services at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Robert Edwards will speak. Bible study 9:30 a.m., youth Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. and congregational meeting at 11:30 a.m.

»BRIDGEWATER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 110 E. College St., services at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Kerry Foster will speak. “Two-cents-a-meal” offering received. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.

»BRIDGEWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 219 N. Main St., honors Veteran’s Day  during the 8:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. worship services, recognition and appreciation for all veterans. An all church dinner, honoring all veterans, 5 p.m. Speaker Wayne McDorman during contemporary worship service, “Awakening,” at 6:30 p.m. 828-0890.

»BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 166 Mason St., services at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.

»CHRISTINE TOLSON MINISTRIES concludes its first anniversary celebration at 34 S. Main St. Speakers: Garey Gordan 10 a.m. and Jermaine Horne 3 p.m. Host pastor is Christine Thomas Tolson and Garey Gordon, overseer. 434-0853.

»CLOVER HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 3457 Fulton School Road, Dayton, services at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Robert N. Hoskins will speak. Music provided by the Chancel Choir. Children’s church and nursery provided. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 879-9364.

»ELKTON CHURCH OF GOD, 102 W. E St., Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by worship at 11 a.m., with children’s church. Pastor Sam Sponaugle will speak. Music provided by the praise and worship team. Sunday evening services held at 6 p.m. 289-3022.

»EMMANUEL FELLOWSHIP, Broadway High School, at 9:30 a.m., U.S. Army Chaplain John Jacobs will speak.

»FAITH ALIVE FELLOWSHIP, 800 Shenandoah Ave., Shen-Elk Plaza, Elkton, will honor area veterans during the 10 a.m. worship service. New Testaments presented by President Ed Fleisher, of the Gideons, to veterans in attendance. All area veterans are encouraged to attend; verbal recognition will be given to deceased veterans. 298-8030.

»FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE VALLEY, Broadway Community Center, 102 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway. Worship at 9:30 a.m., with Holy Eucharist and speaker, the Rev. Roger Austin. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. 432-1488 or

»FRIEDENS UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 3960 Friedens Church Road, Mount Crawford, time capsule opening from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Fingers foods will be served, plan to share.

»GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 205 N. Fourth St., Shenandoah, Sunday school at 10 a.m., followed by morning worship at 11 a.m. Services will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Services may be viewed at 9:30 p.m. Saturday on WAZT-TV. 433-1928.

»HARRISONBURG FIRST CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 315 S. Dogwood Drive, pork tenderloin dinner from 4:30-7 p.m. Proceeds benefit the newly-opened Mercy Children’s Home in Kathmandu, Nepal. Suggested minimum donations, $10 for adults; $5 for children ages 5-10.  434-8288.

»HOPE CHAPEL, old Tyco building, U.S. 11 in Mount Sidney, service and coat giveaway from 5-8 p.m. (540) 292-9457.

»LINDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 6255 Jesse Bennett Way, Linville, services at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Duane Yoder will speak.

»LINVILLE CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 409 Brethren Road, Broadway, Junior High Sunday with youth leading the service. Paul Roth will speak, accompanied by Andrew Seymour on the drums and bongo.

»MOSCOW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, Va. 42 S., Bridgewater, worship services at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Darren Howdyshell will speak. “Spirit Seekers” children’s church provided. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.

»NEW HOPE BAPTIST CHURCH, corner of New Hope and McGaheysville roads, McGaheysville, 128th anniversary at 3 p.m. Special guests: The Rev. Beverly Walker and choir from Rising Sun Baptist Church in North Garden.

»NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1020 Smithland Road, services at 10:30 a.m., Pastor David Robichaud will speak.

»SUNSET DRIVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 127 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway, worship services at 10 a.m., Pastor Don Hawks will speak. Sunday school at 9 a.m.

»TIMBERVILLE LUTHERAN PARISH, traditional service 9 a.m. Sunday 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., preceded by Sunday school at 10 a.m.

»VISION OF HOPE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1723 Port Republic Road, The Crestmen Quartet at 6 p.m.


»BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, U.S. 11, Weyers Cave, community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 18, sponsored by the Weyers Cave Association of Churches — Bethany United Methodist Church, Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, St. Andrews United Church of Christ and Weyers Cave United Methodist Church. The Rev. Matthew Fike will speak, music provided by Southern Hospitality. Holy Communion will be observed. 234-8880.

»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Broadway, Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21.

»BRIDGEWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 219 N. Main St., community Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18. The Rev. Glenn Bollinger, pastor of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren, guest speaker. Community pastors will lead the service, sponsored by the Bridgewater Area Minister’s group. Music provided by community choir. Offering for the Bridgewater Area Inter-Church Food Pantry received.

»ELKTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 Warren Ave., harvest fellowship dinner at noon Nov. 18. Meal provided. Sponsored by the Elkton United Methodist Women.

»GRACE MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP, 209 Lacey Spring Road, 7th annual Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 22. Free food and fellowship. For reservations, call (540) 435-2154.

»LINVILLE CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 409 Brethren Road, Broadway, community Thanksgiving worship at 7 p.m. Nov. 18. Guest speaker: the Rev. Donald Hawks, pastor of Sunset United Methodist. Music provided by Scott Zane Smith, the Linville Creek Choir and guests.

»MANOR MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 9320 N. Congress St., New Market, community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Refreshment served following the service.

»McGAHEYSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 10106 McGaheysville Road, community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 18. 289-5445.

»MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN CHURCH,U.S. 33 across from Resort Drive, soup and sandwich meal at 5 p.m. Nov. 21. A Thanksgiving Eve service will follow at 6 p.m.

»MOUNTAIN VALLEY AND MOUNT TABOR UNITED METHODIST churches Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Mountain Valley United Methodist Church, 11583 Mountain Valley Road, the Rev. Michael Franks will speak. Music provided by the Praise Band from Fellowship United Methodist Church. 896-3424.

»NORTH RIVER MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION community Thanksgiving worship service at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Moscow Church of the Brethren, Va. 42 S., Bridgewater.


»A SMALL HAND-PLAINS DISTRICT EMERGENCY INFANT PANTRY serving Plains District residents in need will be open from 5-7 p.m. Nov. 15 at Rader Lutheran Church in Timberville. The pantry serves families enrolled in WIC and/or SNAP, with infants ages newborn through 24 months, residing in the Plains District of Rockingham County. The pantry provides age-appropriate formula, baby food, diapers and wipes. WIC and/or SNAP credentials, photo identification and baby required. Contact Bev London at 578-0779 (evenings) and

»ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 S. Main St., The Augusta Exchange (formerly Adonia) at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 18. Doors open at 5 p.m. Open to all area youth. Free. Refreshments provided. 434-2836.

»BATTLE CREEK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 212 Battle Creek Road, Stanley, Thursday night praise and worship, with preaching at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Pastor Johnny Clements at 298-8706.

»BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3700 Lee Highway, Weyers Cave, operates a food pantry offering USDA and non-USDA products from 4-7 p.m. Mondays from 4-7 p.m. 234-8880.

»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Broadway, adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday. The Woman’s Group fall bazaar at 8 a.m. Nov. 17, includes: holiday crafts, bake sale, sandwiches and soup, silent auction of handcrafts and annual drawing for hand-stitched quilt.

»BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Lucy F. Simms Center, 620 Simms Ave. Guest speakers: the Rev. DeShaunda Sutherland and the Rev. Barry Williams Jr.

»BETHEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 2451 Bethel Church Road, Elkton, choir practice at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Elaine Monger Brown is choir director. Open to the public. Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 298-1197.

»BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 166 Mason St., sponsoring Christmas Child Shoeboxes. Boxes available at the church or at the Broadway Drug Center. Deadline Nov. 16, boxes may be dropped off at either location. Project through Samaritan’s Purse. For more information, call 896-9111 after noon.

»CEDAR GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, corner of Smithland and Buffalo roads, will host Doyle Moats Jr. during the 11 a.m. worship service Nov. 18.

»FAITH ALIVE FELLOWSHIP, 800 Shenandoah Ave., Shen-Elk Plaza, Elkton, hosting new eight-week Bible study, “Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer, on the importance of renewing the mind according to God’s Word. Classes planned for children and youth. Services from 7-8:15 Wednesday. For more information, call Pastor Don Meadows at 298-8030 or visit

»FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH, 1660 S. Main St., holiday consultants and crafters open house from noon-4 p.m. Nov. 17. Door prizes provided by more than 20 vendors. Table proceeds benefit the church. (540) 280-5556.

»FAMILY LIFE AND FIRST PREBYTERIAN CHURCH, Court Square, “The Art of Marriage” conference from Nov. 30-Dec. 1. The six-session video event, led by Family Life Ministries missionaries Tony and SharonDeCicco, is fosters growth as a couple and strengthening marital foundation. Event begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday and concludes at 4 p.m. Saturday. Cost $65 per couple, includes class materials, meals and childcare. To register or for more information, visit or call 434-6551. Registration deadline is Nov. 14.

»FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HARRISONBURG, 611 Broad St., Choir Day Nov. 18. Worship at 11 a.m. with guest speaker, the Rev. James Abbott. Dinner follows service. A “praise-fest” gospel concert held at 3 p.m., featuring: FBC Sons of Praise Mime Ministry, FBC Voices of Praise Choir, A Taste of Spirit, the Divine Unity Community Church Choir, Redemption and FBC Heavenly Praise in Motion Dance Ministry. 434-3969.

»FOCAS Christian singles group, game night at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Covenant Presbyterian Church kitchen; bowling at 3:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at Valley Lanes, and dinner 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at Aroma Buffet. For more information, call Tim Hupp at 289-6293.

»GARBERS CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 1275 Garbers Church Road, ham potpie carry-out Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. until sold out. Potpie $6 per quart, $3 per pint; brown beans and sauerkraut $4 per quart, $2 per pint. Proceeds benefit Church World Service Blanket Program and local blanket contributions.

»THE HEALING RAIN PRAYER TEAM will be at First Assembly of God Church, 1310 Garber’s Church Road, from 1-3 p.m. Nov. 17. Team will pray and anoint with oil for healing of body, mind and spirit. 867-9534.

»MATHIAS MENNONITE CHURCH, 1105 Middle Cove Road, hunter’s supper from 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 18. Music provided. Freewill offering received.

»MOUNT CARMEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Third Hill Road, Fulks Run, spaghetti supper from 4-7 p.m. Nov. 17. Carry-out available. Freewill offering received. 434-9469.

»NEW MARKET SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 62 W. Lee Highway, services at 11 a.m. Saturdays, study time 9:30 a.m. Women’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 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 30-Dec. 2 and Dec. 7-9, are free and now available. Tickets required, call (540) 209-2639. (540) 740-8550.

»OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 176 W. Market St., Saturday Night Alive at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Guest speakers for November include: Bob May, Nov. 17, and the Rev. Ed Pruitt, Nov. 24. A light fellowship meal follows. 434-7747.

»PARK VIEW MENNONITE CHURCH, 1600 College Ave., men’s Bible study led by Duane Yoder at 7 a.m. Nov. 13. The next few months focus is on 12 formational scriptures: The Nov. 13 topic will be 1 Corinthians 13 — “And the greatest of these is love.” Breakfast served at 6:45 a.m., with teaching at 7 a.m. Open to all men. Women’s 10-week Bible study begins with coffee at 8:30 a.m. Wednesdays, through Nov. 14., teaching is from 8:45-9:45 a.m. The Nov. 14 topic is “Meeting God at the Intersection of Faith and Art,” with guest speaker Rachel Brown will be the guest speaker. Childcare provided. 434-1604.

»PENN LAIRD PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 520 Water Tower Road, revival services at 7 p.m. Nov. 12-16, with guest speaker Bobby Hill. 433-1903.

»SAINT ANDREWS CHURCH holiday craft and vendor show from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Weyers Cave Community Center, 682 Weyers Cave Road. Featured vendors include: Sew Busy, local artist Peggy Anderson, Heavens Smallest Angels (doll artist), Saint Andrews Crafts, Party Lite, Avon, Thirty One, Longaberger and others. Food available. 234-8126.

»SHENANDOAH VALLEY WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER, 1380 Blackberry Lane, Harrisonburg, weekly Sunday worship service at 10 a.m., and Bible study 7 p.m. Wednesday. The DVD series and study guides are based on the teachings of Andrew Wommack and Kenneth E. Hagin on faith and healing. For more information, contact Ricky and Kathy Brunk at 434-6147.

»SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY, meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Good Life Station, on South Congress Street in New Market, welcomes people seeking a deeper understanding of God and the Bible. Study meets in a non-church atmosphere. Current topic of study: the Gospel of John. Bob Van Ornam leads study-and-answer session. (540) 335-8220.

»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 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 under 6 years of age, free. For tickets, call 879-2142.

»THE POTTER’S HOUSE WORSHIP CENTER, 1911 W. Market St., services 7 .m. Friday, includes prayer and worship. Small groups breakout Wednesdays, following praise and worship at 7 p.m. Regular meeting times are 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. 801-0519 or

»UPWARD LOOK BIBLE CLASS meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Mayland Christian Church, 11625 Wampler Road, Broadway. Audrey Shank leads the class.

»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.

, hosted by the Harrisonburg District United Methodist Churches, held 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 until 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Blessings Lodge, Overlook Retreat and Camp Ministries, Keezletown. Offers time apart with other singles (separated, divorced, widowed) during holiday season. Event not intended as a platform to seek or start new dating relationships. Registration fee of $105 due by Nov. 23. For information, call 269-2267. To register, visit

— Mary Lou Dean
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