Posted: November 17, 2012
»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Broadway, fall bazaar at 8 a.m. Event, sponsored by the Woman’s Group, includes holiday crafts, bake sale, sandwiches and soup, silent auction of handcrafts and drawing for the annual hand-stitched quilt. Open house at 9 a.m. in the Stone Church.
»BETHEL A.M.E. CHURCH Family and Friends Day at 3 p.m. at the Lucy F. Simms Center, 620 Simms Ave. Guest speakers: The Rev. DeShaunda Sutherland and the Rev. Barry Williams Jr.
»BRIDGEWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 219 N. Main St., annual fall auction at 6 p.m. Food available beginning at 4:30 p.m. E. Ray Wine will serve as auctioneer. Proceeds to benefit the church Debt Reduction Fund.
»FAITH COMMUNITY CHURCH, 1660 S. Main St., open house for holiday consultants and crafters from noon-4 p.m. Door prizes provided more than 20 vendors. Table proceeds to benefit the church. (540) 280-5556.
»GARBERS CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 1275 Garbers Church Road, ham potpie carry-out 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 to benefit the Church World Service Blanket Program and local blanket contributions.
»THE HEALING RAIN PRAYER TEAM First Assembly of God Church, 1310 Garber’s Church Road, from 1-3 p.m. Team will pray and anoint with oil for healing of body, mind and spirit. 867-9534.
»MOUNT CARMEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Third Hill Road, Fulks Run, spaghetti supper from 4-7 p.m. Carry-outs available. Freewill offering received. 434-9469.
»OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 176 W. Market St., Saturday Night Alive event at 5:30 p.m., guest speaker Dr. Bob May. A fellowship to follow. 434-7747.
»SAINT ANDREWS CHURCH holiday craft and vendor show from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. 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.
»THE POTTER’S HOUSE WORSHIP CENTER, 1911 W. Market St., The Cry at 7 p.m., guest speaker: Pastor Zach Pennington. Food and fellowship at 6 p.m. Please bring a dish to share. 801-0519 or email@example.com.
»ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 S. Main St., The Augusta Exchange (formerly Adonia) at 5:30 p.m. 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, worship services at 11:30 a.m. and 6 p.m., with children’s church. Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Services may be heard at 8:30 Sunday on WRAA radio in Luray. For information or directions, call Pastor Johnny Clements at 298-8706.
»BETHANY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, U.S. 11, Weyers Cave, community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m., 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, Southern Hospitality to provide music. Holy Communion observed. 234-8880.
»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, traditional worship service at 10:30 a.m., Dr. Thomas Smith to speak. A Thankgiving fellowship meal to follow. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Broadway, annual meeting at 9 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Worship services at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Robert Edwards will speak. Youth Sunday school at 10:30 a.m. Those with October and November birthdays or anniversaries will be acknowledged at 11:30 a.m., refreshments will be served. Worship at 2 p.m. at Shenandoah Place.
»BRIDGEWATER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 110 E. College St., worship services at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Kerry Foster to speak, choir to provide music. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. Nursery provided.
»BRIDGEWATER UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 219 N. Main St., community Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. Guest , the Rev. Glenn Bollinger, pastor of Beaver Creek Church of the Brethren. Community pastors to lead the service, sponsored by the Bridgewater Area Minister’s group. A community choir to provide music. Offering to benefit the Bridgewater Area Inter-Church Food Pantry. No contemporary worship service Sunday.
»BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 166 Mason St., worship services at 11 a.m. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Annual Thanksgiving dinner at 6 p.m. Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes and gravy provided.
»CEDAR GROVE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, corner of Smithland and Buffalo roads, Doyle Moats Jr. during the 11 a.m. worship service.
»CLOVER HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3457 Fulton School Road, Dayton, worship services at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Robert N. Hoskins to 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., worship at 11 a.m., with children’s church. Pastor Sam Sponaugle to speak. Music provided by the praise and worship team. A covered dish Thanksgiving meal to follow worship. Sunday evening services will not be held but will resume at 6 p.m. Nov. 25. 289-3022.
»ELKTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 Warren Ave., harvest fellowship dinner at noon. A meal will be provided. Sponsored by the Elkton United Methodist Women.
»EMMANUEL FELLOWSHIP will meet at Broadway High School at 9:30 a.m. Pastor Ken to speak.
»FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE VALLEY Broadway Community Center, 102 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway. Worship at 9:30 a.m., the Rev. Roger Austin to speak. Offering to benefit church missionaries. Annual congregational meeting after worship, followed by a carry-in-potluck Thanksgiving lunch. 432-1488 or www.faithlutheranofthevalley.org.
»FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH OF HARRISONBURG, 611 Broad St., Choir Day. Worship at 11 a.m., the Rev. James Abbott to speak. Dinner to follow service. Praise-Fest gospel concert will be held 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 at 3 p.m. 434-3969.
»FOCAS Christian singles group bowling at 3:30 p.m. at Valley Lanes. For more information, call Tim Hupp at 289-6293.
»GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 205 N. Fourth St., Shenandoah, Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. Services at 6 p.m. Sunday and at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. Services may be seen at 9:30 p.m. Saturday on WAZT-TV. 433-1928.
»GRACE MEMORIAL EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 7120 Ore Bank Road, Port Republic, Celtic Evensong and Holy Eucharist at 5 p.m., in place of the traditional Thanksgiving service. Candle lit, music by Jesse Radcliffe.
»LINDALE MENNONITE CHURCH, 6255 Jesse Bennett Way, Linville, worship services at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Peg Engle to speak.
»LINVILLE CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 409 Brethren Road, Broadway, Thanksgiving Sunday during morning worship, Pastor Roth to speak. Community Thanksgiving worship service at 7 p.m, hosted by the Broadway-Timberville Ministers’ Association, guest speaker: the Rev. Donald Hawks of Sunset United Methodist Church. The Linville Creek Choir to provide music with Anna Hennesay from JMU on violin. Refreshments will follow.
»McGAHEYSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 10106 McGaheysville Road community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. 289-5445.
»MATHIAS MENNONITE CHURCH, 1105 Middle Cove Road, hunter’s supper from 4-6:30 p.m., music provided. Freewill offering received.
»MOSCOW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, Va. 42 S., Bridgewater, worship services at 10:30 a.m., Pastor Darren Howdyshell to speak. “Spirit Seekers” children’s church provided. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. www.Moscowcob.com.
»MOUNTAIN VALLEY AND MOUNT TABOR UNITED METHODIST churches Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. at Mountain Valley United Methodist Church, 11583 Mountain Valley Road. The Rev. Michael Franks to speak, music provided by the Praise Band from Fellowship United Methodist Church. 896-3424.
»NEW HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1020 Smithland Road, worship services at 10:30 a.m., Pastor David Robichaud to 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, Sunday school at 10:15 a.m.; and at Rader Lutheran Church, Rader Church Road, at 11 a.m., Sunday school at 10 a.m. www.tlparish.org.
»BETHLEHEM UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 11923 N. Valley Pike, Broadway, Thanksgiving Eve service at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21. Offering of non-perishable food items to benefit the Broadway Food Shelve. Refreshments following service.
»COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 at New Hope Church, Smithland Road.
»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 CONGREGATIONAL CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 4982 Kratzer Road, Thanksgiving Eve service Nov. 21. Soup and sandwich meal at 6 p.m., service at 7:30 p.m. 896-2463.
»MANOR MEMORIAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 9320 N. Congress St., New Market, community Thanksgiving service at 7 p.m. Nov. 21. Refreshment to follow.
»MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN CHURCH, U.S. 33 across from Resort, soup and sandwich meal at 5 p.m. Nov. 21. Thanksgiving Eve service to follow.
»NORTH RIVER MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION community Thanksgiving worship service at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Moscow Church of the Brethren, Va. 42 S., Bridgewater.
»EMMANUEL CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 411 Emmanuel Church Road, Mount Solon, Christmas community hymn sing at 7 p.m. Nov. 25. Freewill offering to benefit the Blue Ridge Area Food Bank. Refreshments will follow. (540) 350-2270.
»AN INSPIRATIONAL SEMINAR, led by Janice Boyd, Ph.D. in theology, from 7-8 p.m. Mondays beginning Nov. 19 at Artistic Hair Design, 3832 Mayland Road (Rt. 259), Broadway. Seminar raises questions such as “Why Did God Make Me The Way I Am ...?” and “ … what is the true meaning behind my name?” $10 per session.
»BATTLE CREEK PENTECOSTAL CHURCH, 212 Battle Creek Road, Stanley, Thursday night praise and worship, 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, food pantry, offering USDA and non-USDA products, from 4-7 p.m. every Monday. 234-8880.
»BETHEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 2451 Bethel Church Road, Elkton, choir practice, led 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, Broadway, adult Bible study at 7 p.m. Wednesday.
»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., services at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. 434-0853.
»ELKTON CHURCH OF GOD, 102 W. E St., will not hold Bible study Nov. 21, it will resume at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 28. For information, call 289-3022.
»FAITH LUTHERAN CHURCH OF THE VALLEY will meet Nov. 25 at the Broadway Community Center, 102 S. Sunset Drive, Broadway. Worship at 9:30 a.m., Holy Eucharist and speaker, the Rev. Roger Austin. Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. 432-1488 or www.faithlutheranofthevalley.org.
»FIRST ASSEMBLY OF GOD CHURCH, 1310 Garbers Church Road, Bible study from 10-11:15 a.m. Wednesday morning. Bennie and Judy Roach will lead the study.
»FOCAS Christian singles group dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at Aroma Buffet. 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.
»McGAHEYSVILLE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 10106 McGaheysville Road, Celebration Singers at 7 p.m. Nov. 25. 289-5445.
»MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN CHURCH, U.S. 33 across from Resort Drive, The Dominion Trio from Salem at 11 a.m. Nov. 25. 574-0670.
»NEW MARKET SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 62 W. Lee Highway, Tickets available 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. Tickets are free, but required. (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: the Rev. Ed Pruitt, Nov. 24. A light fellowship meal follows. 434-7747.
»PARK VIEW MENNONITE CHURCH, 1600 College Ave., men’s Bible study at 7 a.m. Nov. 20, led by Ervin Stutzman. Nov. 20 topic “The fruit of the Spirit.” Breakfast at 6:45 a.m., teaching at 7 a.m. Open to all men. 434-1604.
»SMALL GROUP BIBLE STUDY, 7 p.m. Thursdays at the Good Life Station, 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.
»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.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 6 and younger, free. For tickets, call 879-2142.
»THE POTTER’S HOUSE WORSHIP CENTER, 1911 W. Market St., worship services each Friday at 7 p.m.; includes prayer and worship. Praise and worship at 7 p.m. Wednesdays, followed by small breakout groups. Regular meeting times: 7 p.m. Wednesdays, and 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. Sundays. 801-0519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
»THE ROCKINGHAM MALE CHORUS concert at 7 p.m. Nov. 25 at Grace Covenant Church, 3337 Emmaus Road. Free. Freewill offering to benefit administrative and travels costs.
»UPWARD LOOK BIBLE CLASS led by Audrey Shank at 10 a.m. Thursdays at Mayland Christian Church, 11625 Wampler Road, Broadway.
»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.
»WOUNDED HEARTS, HEALING LOVE RETREAT, hosted by the Harrisonburg District United Methodist Churches, held from 6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 through 3 p.m. Dec. 2 at Blessings Lodge, Overlook Retreat and Camp Ministries, Keezletown. time apart with other singles (separated, divorced, widowed) during holiday season. Event not intended to seek or start new dating relationships. Registration fee $105, due by Nov. 23. For information, call 269-2267. To register, visit www.CampOverlook.org.
— Mary Lou Dean