Posted: February 2, 2013
»FOCAS Christian singles: Groundhog Day breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Wood Grill Buffet in Harrisonburg. The group will meet at 6 p.m. for dinner and a Hearts game at Frieden’s Church. Bring a dish to share; no children. For more information, call Tim Hupp at 289-6293.
»GROVE HILL METHODIST CHURCH, U.S. 340 North: hymn sing at 6 p.m. Music by local churches, with proceeds to benefit Shenandoah Back Pack Program and Page One. Event hosted by a different church each month. Contact Sue Kite at (540) 652-6155 or Pam Womack at 652-8898.
»HARRISONBURG SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 609 W. Market St.: worship at 11 a.m. Saturday Sabbath services (Sunday school) at 10 a.m.
»LINDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 6225 Jesse Bennett Way, Linville: The King’s Strings, a family of nine, will perform at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow. A freewill offering will be collected, with proceeds to benefit a local couple’s adoption fund. 833-5171.
»ANTIOCH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 4107 Fort Lynne Road, will welcome new pastor, the Rev. Marilyn Heishman, during the 9 a.m. service.
»BATTLE CREEK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 212 Battle Creek Road, Stanley: Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Worship at 11:30 a.m., with children’s church. Sunday worship at 6 p.m. Listen to service at 8:30 a.m. on WRAA radio, 1330 AM, Luray. For information, call Pastor Johnny Clements at 298-8706.
»BETHLEHEM BIBLE will meet for its inaugural service from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the McGaheysville Town (Ruritan) Hall, with Dr. Philip Smuland. Nursery available for children 3 and younger. 564-2880.
»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Tenth Legion: worship at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Robert Edwards. “A Rock of Refuge” Communion will be served. A worship committee meeting will be held at 11:30 a.m. to discuss plans for Lent and Easter. Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Youth Sunday school will restart at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 10.
»BRIDGEWATER CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 420 College View Drive: worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with sermon by Pastor Chris Zepp and music by the Sanctus Choir. Child care provided. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
»BRIDGEWATER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 110 E. College St.: worship at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Kerry Foster, who will begin the sermon series, “What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?” based on the book by Martin Thielen. Music by the choir. The Souper Bowl of Caring offering will be collected. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
»BRIDGEWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 219 N. Main St.: worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with Pastor Jim Tongue. Holy Communion will be observed during both services. A freewill offering will be collected for “Souper Bowl Sunday,” with donations to benefit the Bridgewater Food Pantry. Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. Sunday “Awakening” service will meet earlier than usual, at 4:30 p.m., with speaker Rodney Bussard.
»BRIERY BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 6628 Briery Branch Road, Dayton: worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Randy Cosner. Children’s church held during 10:45 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m.
»BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 166 Mason St.: worship at 11 a.m. and evening service at 6 p.m. Sunday, including music and a study of Hebrews. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday with children’s ministry for all ages.
»CEDAR GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, corner of Smithland and Buffalo roads (near the SPCA), will observe Communion during the 11 a.m. service.
»CLOVER HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3457 Fulton School Road, Dayton: worship at 10:30 a.m., with the Rev. Robert N. Hoskins. Music by the Chancel Choir. Children’s church and nursery provided. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 879-9364.
»DAYTON CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 202 Main St.: will observe “Souper Bowl Sunday” worship at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Marty Doss. As part of the service, the church will collect canned food for the “Souper Bowl of Caring.” Open to the public. Participants invited to wear favorite team apparel. A tailgate lunch will follow worship. Child care provided. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. www.daytoncob.org.
»EDOM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 5290 Jesse Bennett Way, Linville: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 Menu will include pancakes, sausage, biscuits, gravy, drinks and desserts. A freewill offering will be collected.
»ELKTON CHURCH OF GOD, 102 W. E St.: Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m., with children’s church. Sermon by Pastor Sam Sponaugle; music by Spirit Filled. Evening services at 6 p.m. 289-3022.
»EMMANUEL FELLOWSHIP, which meets at Broadway High School at 9:30 a.m., will hear from Army Chaplain John Jacobs.
»FAIRVIEW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, near Endless Caverns, will host Louise Jennings from Kingsway Prison and Family Outreach Ministries during the 11 a.m. service. In the event of inclement weather, service will be held Feb. 10.
»FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE VALLEY will meet at the Broadway Community Center, 102 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway. Worship at 9:30 a.m., with Holy Eucharist and the Rev. Roger Austin. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. 432-1488 or faithlutheranofthevalley.org.
»FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER, 56 Carlton St.: anointed praise and worship, followed by a message by Dave Kite, at 10:30 a.m. Communion will be observed. View service live at fwcenter.net. 271-0344 or 830-1703.
»FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, 1310 Garbers Church Road, will host evangelist Rick Rochkind at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. 433-8687.
»GRACE COMMUNITY CHURCH, Plains District Community Center, 233 McCauley Drive, Timberville: “The 30-Day Church Challenge” sermon series, based on Acts 2, at 10:15 a.m. Sundays through February. 478-2378 or visit DiscoverGraceCC.org.
»GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 205 N. Fourth St., Shenandoah: Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Services also held at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Watch services on WAZT-TV at 9:30 p.m. Saturday. 433-1928.
»HARRISONBURG FREE WILL BAPTIST CHURCH, 331 Vine St.: “Kick Off” Sunday at 11 a.m. Wear team apparel to service, followed by food and fellowship.
»JOURNEY CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, a new church with a focus on discipleship, meets at 10 a.m. Sundays with Pastor Luke Weaver at the Coffee House behind Sign Pro, Suite No. 3, 2429 John Wayland Highway, Dayton. Each Sunday, a potluck lunch will follow worship. jcfva.blogspot.com.
»KEEZLETOWN UNITED METHODST CHURCH, 1456 Indian Trail Road, will host a potato bar at 12:15 p.m., after morning worship. Freewill donations will benefit Rockingham Relay for Life. Sponsored by the Keezletown United Marchers for a Cure.
»LINDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 6255 Jesse Bennett Way, Linville: worship at 10:30 a.m., with sermon by Pastor Duane Yoder.
»LINVILLE CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 409 Brethren Road, Broadway: “Souper Bowl of Caring” to be held during 10:30 a.m. service, with Pastor Paul Roth. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Donations collected will be given to The Daily Bread Food Pantry at Broadway Presbyterian Church.
»MONTEZUMA CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4937 Ottobine Road, Dayton: worship at 9:30 a.m., with Pastor David R. Miller. Bread and Communion will be observed during worship. Music by the adult choir. Sunday school at 10:40 a.m.
»MOSCOW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, Va. 42 South, Bridgewater: worship at 10:30 a.m., with sermon by Pastor Darren Howdyshell. “Spirit Seekers,” children’s church, provided. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Moscowcob.com.
»MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN CHURCH, U.S. 33 across from Resort Drive, will begin its “An Hour With God on Monday Nights” services at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 4. For more information, call Pastor Wayne Wright at 574-0670.
»MOUNT SINAI BAPTIST CHURCH, 5197 Bryant Hollow Road, Elkton: Sunday school at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. 298-4633.
»NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1020 Smithland Road: worship at 10:30 a.m., with sermon by Pastor David Robichaud.
»NEW LIFE OF THE SHENANDOAH VALLEY, which meets at the Lucy Simms Community Center, 620 Simms Ave., will host Dr. Joseph Umidi at 10:30 a.m., who will focus on prayer.
»NORTH RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH, 99 Mount Crawford Ave., Bridgewater, will host Dr. Luke Hartman, vice president of enrollment at EMU, during the 11 a.m. service. Hartman will speak in observance of Black History Month.
»SANCTUARY UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST will not meet for its regular 9 a.m. service, but will worship with its sister congregation, Saint Stephen’s United Church of Christ, at 10:30 a.m.
»SAINT JACOB-SPADERS LUTHERAN CHURCH, corner of Spaders Church and Pleasant Valley roads: Baptism of Our Lord, with Holy Communion, at 11 a.m. www.spaderslutheran.org.
»SUNSET DRIVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 127 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway: worship at 10 a.m., with sermon by Pastor Don Hawks. Sunday school at 9 a.m.
»TIMBERVILLE LUTHERAN PARISH: traditional service Sundays at 9 a.m., Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 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. tlparish.org.
»TRISSELS MENNONITE CHURCH, Hisers Lane, Broadway: worship at 10:30 a.m., with sermon by Pastor Harold Miller. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
»ZION MENNONITE CHURCH, 3260 Zion Church Road, Broadway: worship at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Clyde Kratz. Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
»BATTLE CREEK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 212 Battle Creek Road, Stanley: Thursday praise and worship, with preaching, at 7:30 p.m. For information, call Pastor Johnny Clements at 298-8706.
»BETHEL AFRICAN METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 184 Kelley St.: annual Founder’s Day service at 3 p.m. Feb. 10, with guest speaker, the Rev. Kevin Wilson, and Winchester’s Saint Paul AME Church choir.
»BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3700 Lee Highway, Weyers Cave: food pantry offers USDA and non-USDA products Mondays from 4-7 p.m. 234-8880.
»BETHEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 2451 Bethel Church Road, Elkton: choir practice, directed by Elaine Monger Brown, at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Open to the public. Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Sunday. 298-1197.
»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Tenth Legion, will hold a Shrove (Fat) Tuesday pancake supper at 6 p.m. Feb. 12. During the supper, Lenten Soup Luncheon programs will be discussed.
»BRIDGEWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 219 N. Main St.: church youth will host a Shrove Tuesday all-you-can-eat pancake supper from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 12. Freewill donations collected, with proceeds to benefit youth missions and outreach.
»BRIDGEWATER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 110 E. College St.: Lenten Bible study at 6:45 p.m. Mondays, beginning Feb. 11 in the adult Sunday school room. Study, led by Pastor Foster, based on “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus” by Adam Hamilton. 828-2442.
»BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 166 Mason St., will host community basket weaving classes from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesdays in February. Participants will make a basket to keep. Donations for materials and supplies will be collected, but are not required. To reserve a spot, call 896-7218 or 448-3452.
»CALL-A-STORY, sponsored by Fulks Run-area churches, offers 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.: worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. 434-0853.
»COUNTY LINE CHURCH, North Mountain Road, Timberville: Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13. (540) 358-0589 or www.countylineucc.org.
»ELKTON CHURCH OF GOD, 102 W. E St.: Wednesday Bible study at 7:30 p.m. 289-3022.
»FAITH ALIVE FELLOWSHIP, 800 Shenandoah Ave., Shen-Elk Plaza, Elkton: Wednesday Bible study from 7-8:15 p.m. Pastor Meadows will talk about fasting through Feb. 6. For more, call Pastor Don Meadows at 298-8030 or visit faithalivefellowship.com.
»FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE VALLEY will meet Feb. 10 at the Broadway Community Center, 102 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway. Worship at 9:30 a.m., with speaker Jon Michael Adams; Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. 432-1488 or faithlutheranofthevalley.org.
»FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, 1310 Garbers Church Road: “Connecting with God” Bible study from 10-11:15 a.m. Wednesdays. 433-8687.
»FOCAS Christian singles: game night at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 in the Covenant Presbyterian Church kitchen. Bowling at 3:30 p.m. Feb. 17 at Valley Lanes. For more information, call Tim Hupp at 289-6293.
»FRESH START CHURCH, 31-D E. Market St.: 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.
»GRACE MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP, Lacey Spring: dinner and a movie at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 16. Menu will include pizza, salad and dessert, followed by a showing of “October Baby.” Freewill donation collected, with proceeds to benefit the Harrisonburg Pregnancy Center. 442-6235.
»GREENMOUNT CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4881 Greenmount Road: Kids Club, open to grades K-8, at 7 p.m. Wednesdays; includes Bible lesson, music and snack. 833-5251.
»IMMANUEL MENNONITE CHURCH, 400 Kelley St.: coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15. Event will feature the music of Jerry Holsopple and others. Coffee, hot drinks and desserts served. Suggested donation, $10. 578-3024.
»LIFE IN THE WORD CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST INC. meets at the New Song Fellowship Church building, 3156 N. Valley Pike. Anointed service at 4 p.m. Sundays; prayer and Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 574-4807.
»MARTIN LUTHER LUTHERAN CHURCH YOUTH will host a soup and chili supper at 5 p.m. Feb. 16 at the Bergton Recreation Center, 17784 Criders Road, Criders. Free will offering collected. 810-6612.
»MILL CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 7600 Port Republic Road, Port Republic: worship at 10 a.m., with Sunday school at 11 a.m. from September to May. millcreekcob.org.
»MOUNT CARMEL UNITED BRETHREN IN CHRIST CHURCH, 11466 Brocks Gap Road, Fulks Run, will host a pancake and sausage supper from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 16. Sponsored by church youth. Freewill offering will be collected, with proceeds to benefit two local families with medical expenses.
»MOUNT TABOR UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 8335 N. Valley Pike: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 12. Menu includes pancakes, biscuits, sausage gravy, friend potatoes and more.
»MOUNT OLIVET CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, Va. 613, Timberville: ham potpie and baked chicken dinner Feb. 9 from 4-7 p.m. (or until food is gone). A donation will be collected at the door, with proceeds to benefit Relay for Life for May.
»MUHLENBERG LUTHERAN CHURCH, 281 E. Market St.: Holy Communion observed during the 8, 9:30 and 11 a.m. services Sunday. Noon Eucharist on Wednesday. 434-3496.
»NEW MARKET SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 62 W. Lee Highway: worship at 11 a.m. Saturdays; study time at 9:30 a.m. A women’s prayer group meets at 10 a.m. Tuesdays. Evening Prayer Warriors meet at 7 p.m. Monday-Thursday. (540) 209-2639 or (540) 740-8550.
»OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 176 W. Market St.: Lenten Bible study and lunch from noon-1 p.m. Tuesdays Feb. 12-March 26, Memorial Hall, JMU. Topic is Adam Hamilton’s book, “24 Hours That Changed the World,” led by Pastor Ed Pruitt. Free light lunch included. Call 434-7747 for details. The church also hosts Saturday Night Alive at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays, with guest speakers. Light meal follows. 434-7747.
»SAINT JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1525 Cecil Wampler Road, Pleasant Valley: Shrove Tuesday pancake supper at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13. Meal prepared by the United Methodist Men. Donations will be collected.
»SHENANDOAH VALLEY WORD OF FAITH CHRISTIAN CENTER meets at Wilbur S. Pence Middle School, 375 Bowman Road, Dayton. Weekly Sunday worship at 10 a.m. Wednesday Bible study at 7 p.m. at the home of Pastor Ricky and Kathy Brunk; studies based on the DVD teaching series of Kenneth E. Hagin, Andrew Wommack and Joseph Prince. Contact the Brunks at 434-6147 or email@example.com.
»SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Good Life Station, across from the Southern Kitchen Restaurant, South Congress Street, New Market. Study meets in a non-church atmosphere. The Gospel of John is the current topic. Bob Van Ornam leads. (540) 335-8220.
»STAYING FREE: gathering for women released from jail or prison, meets at 11 a.m. second Saturdays at Yahweh Ministries, 129B W. Wolfe St. Refreshments served. 271-7570.
»SUNSET DRIVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 127 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway, will hold a community breakfast from 7:30-9 a.m. Feb. 9. Menu includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage gravy, scrambled eggs and hot and cold drinks. Donations will be used for United Methodist Men’s projects.
»THE POTTER’S HOUSE WORSHIP CENTER, 1911 W. Market St.: worship Fridays at 7 p.m. Praise and worship at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by small breakout groups. Regular meetings at 7 p.m. Wednesdays and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. 801-0519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
»THE RIVER CHURCH, 1380 Blackberry Lane, just off Mount Clinton Pike: services at 7:30 p.m. Fridays and 11 a.m. Sundays. riverchurchharrisonburg.com.
»THE SALVATION ARMY, 185 Ashby Ave.: will hold a spaghetti dinner from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 6. Menu includes: spaghetti, salad, garlic bread and drink. Adults: $5, children: $2.50. 434-4854.
»UPWARD LOOK BIBLE CLASS meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays, Mayland Christian Church, 11625 Wampler Road, Broadway; led by Audrey Shank.
»WEST SIDE BAPTIST CHURCH, 715 W. Wolfe St.: AWANA at 6 p.m. Wednesdays, offering Bible teaching, small-group interaction and age-appropriate games for Puggles, Cubbies, Sparks and T&T age groups. 434-9634.
»WEYERS CAVE METHODIST CHURCH, 228 Houff Road: Shrove Tuesday supper from 5-7 p.m. Feb. 12. Menu includes: pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits, tenderloin gravy, chipped beef gravy, sausage gravy, applesauce, apple butter, coffee, juice and water. Donations collected. Carry-out available.
— Mary Lou Dean