Posted: February 16, 2013
»ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 S. Main St.: 24-hour prayer vigil from noon today to noon tomorrow to inspire personal spiritual growth, solutions to world and community problems and for new strength and direction for the church. Open to the public. An eight-hour live radio broadcast from the church from 10 p.m. today to 6 a.m. tomorrow on WSVA. Prayer requests will be taken by phone. Church staff members and members will also speak on church programs and outreach ministries.
»FIRST CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 315 S. Dogwood Drive: all-you-can-eat chili and cornbread fundraiser from 4:30-7 p.m. Cost $7 for 12 and older; $5 for children 7-11, and 6 and younger eat free. 434-8288.
»GRACE MENNONITE FELLOWSHIP, Lacey Spring: dinner and a movie at 5:30 p.m. 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.
»HARRISONBURG SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH, 609 W. Market St.: worship at 11 a.m.; Saturday Sabbath services (Sunday school) at 10 a.m.
»HEALING RAIN PRAYER TEAM will be at First Assembly of God Church, 1310 Garbers Church Road, from 1-3 p.m. Team will pray individually and anoint with oil for healing. Will be cancelled in case of inclement weather. 867-9534.
»MARTIN LUTHER LUTHERAN CHURCH YOUTH will host a soup and chili supper at 5 p.m. at the Bergton Recreation Center, 17784 Criders Road, Criders. Freewill offering collected. 810-6612.
»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. Sponsored by church youth. Freewill offering collected, with proceeds to benefit two local families with medical expenses.
»MOUNT PLEASANT CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 2788 Taylor Springs Road: hearts party at 6:30 p.m.
»OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 176 W. Market St.: Saturday Night Alive at 5:30 p.m., with the Rev. Ed Pruitt. A fellowship meal will follow. 434-7747.
»RIVERSIDE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, Va. 256, Fulks Run: annual Valentine’s dinner theater at 6 p.m. Menu will include ribeye steak, baked potato, salad and dessert. Tickets required, $15 per person. Call 896-3866.
»ANTIOCH UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 4107 Fort Lynne Road: worship at 9 a.m., with message by the Rev. Marilyn Heishman; music by Elsy Gallardo.
»ASBURY SACRED ARTS COMMITTEE will celebrate the 225th anniversary of Asbury United Methodist Church, 205 S. Main St., from 3-4 p.m., featuring Mr. Jefferson’s Bones in a “Festival of Hymns,” selected from Francis Asbury’s and Thomas Coke’s hymnal. Free. Child care provided, handicapped accessible. 434-2836 or visit www.asburyumc.cc.
»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 CHURCH meets 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. Bible study at 9:30 a.m. Youth Sunday school will resume at 10:30 a.m. A Lenten soup luncheon and program will follow at 11:30 a.m.
»BRIDGEWATER CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 420 College View Drive: worship at 8:30 and 11 a.m., with sermon by Pastor Jeff Carr 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 continue the series, “What’s the Least I Can Believe and Still Be a Christian?” based on the book by Martin Thielen. Music by the choir. 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. The adult handbell group will play during the 8:30 a.m. service. Sunday school at 9:50 a.m. Sunday “Awakening” service at 6:30 p.m., with speaker Justin Ryder.
»BRIERY BRANCH CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 6628 Briery Branch Road, Dayton: worship at 8:30 and 10:45 a.m., with Pastor Randy Cosner. Music by Heaven Sent. 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. Sunday service at 6 p.m., which during February, will include worship team music and a pastor’s Q&A forum. Sunday school at 9:45 a.m. Adult Bible study at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, with children’s ministry for all ages.
»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.: worship at 10:30 a.m., with Pastor Marty Doss. Child care provided. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. daytoncob.org.
»DAYTON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 215 Ashby St.: worship at 8:45 and 11 a.m. Children’s choirs meet at 9:45 a.m. Sunday school at 10 a.m. 879-2101.
»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, with music by Spirit Filled. Evening services at 6 p.m. 289-3022.
»EMMANUEL EPISCOPAL CHURCH, 660 S. Main St.: will hold a service of Sung Compline at 9 p.m. Compline is a prayer service with Gregorian chants by candlelight. Incense used during the service. All are welcome.
»EMMANUEL FELLOWSHIP, which meets at Broadway High School at 9:30 a.m., will hear from Pastor John Jacobs.
»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 speaker the Rev. Roger Austin; Sunday school at 10:45 a.m. 432-1488 or faithlutheranofthevalley.org.
»FOCAS Christian singles: bowling at 3:30 p.m. at Valley Lanes. For more information, call Tim Hupp at 289-6293.
»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.
»JOHN WESLEY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, corner of Sterling and Effinger streets: annual Black History program at 4 p.m. Guest speaker will be Anthony Bailey, assistant commonwealth’s attorney. A reception will follow.
»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.
»LINVILLE CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 409 Brethren Road, Broadway: worship at 10:30 a.m. Ruth Williams will be the guest organist. The women’s choir will lead music. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m.
»MONTEZUMA CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4937 Ottobine Road, Dayton: worship at 9:30 a.m., with Pastor David R. Miller. Music by the adult and children’s choirs. 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.
»MOSSY CREEK CHURCH, 372 Kyles Mill Road, Mount Solon: worship at 10:30 a.m., with sermon by the Rev. Patrick Pettit. Church school at 9:30 a.m.
»MOUNT BETHEL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 148 Rock Mountain Lane, Crimora: will host “Faithful Praise” during 11 a.m. worship.
»MOUNT PLEASANT CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 2788 Taylor Springs Road: worship at 9:45 a.m. Sunday school at 11 a.m.
»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.
»NORTH RIVER BAPTIST CHURCH, 99 Mount Crawford Ave., Bridgewater, worship at 11 a.m. Black History Month services conclude Feb. 24, with guest speaker Tyrone Sprague.
»SAINT JAMES UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 1525 Cecil Wampler Road, Pleasant Valley, church youth will host a potato bar following worship. Donations collected.
»SHEPHERD OF THE VALLEY LUTHERAN CHURCH, 229 Main St., Dayton: will observe the First Sunday in Lent during 11 a.m. worship. 879-3338 or shepvalleylutheran.org.
»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.
»TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 725 S. High St.: 50th anniversary service will kick off year-long celebration. Founding and former pastors will preach during 9:30 a.m. worship. A reception will follow.
»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 guest speaker, Glenn Nofziger II. Lent services will begin; theme is “Ashamed No More.” Sunday school at 9:15 a.m.
»ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 205 S. Main St.: Midday Music in Lent, a series of six half-hour recitals Tuesdays beginning at 12:05 p.m., featuring Emma Cobb and Mark Ardrey-Graves on Feb. 19; the Asbury UMC Musicians on Feb. 26; The Bloom Trio on March 5; Mark Ardrey-Graves on March 12; Jess James on March 19, and the Asbury UMC Musicians on March 26. Free and handicapped accessible. 434-2836.
»BRIDGEWATER PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 110 E. College St.: Lenten Bible study at 6:45 p.m. Mondays 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.
»FAIRVIEW CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, near Endless Caverns: Lenten service at 7 p.m. Feb. 17, with Pastor Archie Webster delivering the sermon. Music provided by Anita Shiflet.
»GREENMOUNT CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 4881 Greenmount Road: Lenten service at 7 p.m. Feb. 20, with speaker Lane Turner.
»MUHLENBERG LUTHERAN CHURCH, 281 E. Market St.: Lenten soup suppers and Wednesday Evening Taizé services Wednesdays from Feb. 20-March 20; supper from 6-6:45 p.m., followed by service from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Thursday Lenten noon recitals from noon-12:30 p.m. Thursdays, featuring the Muhlenberg Choir soloists Feb. 21; harpist Virginia Bethune on Feb. 28; the Gloria Dei Ringers, pianist Mark Nichols and vocalist Sharon Waters on March 3; pianist Elizabeth McBride on March 14, and cellist Edward Gant on March 31.
»OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 176 W. Market St.: Lenten Bible study and lunch from noon-1 p.m. through March 26. 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.
»PARK VIEW MENNONITE CHURCH, 1600 College Ave.: community Lenten Taizé service at 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays throughout the season of Lent. The service will follow the format of evening prayer used in the ecumenical community of Taizé in France. It is a service of sung prayer with additional periods of silence, Scripture reading and intercession. 434-1604.
»SAINT JACOB-SPADERS LUTHERAN CHURCH, corner of Pleasant Valley and Spaders Church roads: mid-week Lenten program Wednesdays from Feb. 20-March 20. A soup and sandwich meal will be served at 6 p.m., followed a program of skits at 7 p.m. This year’s theme: “Dragnet Jerusalem —’The Judas Files.’ ” spaderslutherchurch.org.
»THE WEYERS CAVE COMMUNITY PASTORS will lead a series of Lenten services from 12:15-12:45 Thursdays beginning Feb. 21 at Pleasant Valley Church of the Brethren, 91 Valley Church Road, Weyers Cave. Services continue Feb. 28, March 7, 14 and 21.
»A SMALL-HAND PLAINS DISTRICT emergency infant pantry 5-7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Rader Lutheran Church, 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. Bring WIC and/or SNAP credentials, photo identification, proof of residency within the Plains District and your baby. For more, contact Bev London at 578-0779 (evenings) or email email@example.com.
»BROADWAY BAPTIST CHURCH, 166 Mason St., 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 collected, but are not required. To reserve a spot, call 896-7218 or 448-3452.
»CHRISTINE TOLSON MINISTRIES has moved to new location, 647 Chicago Ave., worship at 11 a.m. Sundays. Bible study at 7 p.m. Thursdays. 434-0853.
»CLOVER HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 3457 Fulton School Road, Dayton: spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 4-7 p.m. Feb. 23. Menu will include spaghetti, salad, garlic bread, applesauce and a homemade desserts. Cost will be a freewill offering. Silent auction closes at 6:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the Summer Mission trip to Lumberton, N.C. 879-9364.
»FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 312 Third St., Shenandoah: hymn sing at 6 p.m. March 2. Music provided by local churches. Proceeds will benefit the Shenandoah Back Pack School Program and Shenandoah Page One. (540) 652-8967 or 652-6155.
»FIRST CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 315 S. Dogwood Drive will host Lisa Meadows during the 10:30 a.m. worship service Feb 24. Sunday school at 9:30 a.m. 434-8288.
»FOCAS Christian singles will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 22 at Shoney’s for dinner. On Feb. 24, the group will meet at 1:30 p.m. in the Kmart parking lot for a hike. For more information, call Tim Hupp at 289-6293.
»FRESH START CHURCH, 31-D E. Market St., will host Kirk and Jenelle Wade during an anointed service at 7 p.m. March 3. The church also holds anointed services 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 COMMUNITY CHURCH, 233 McCauley Ave., Timberville, will host a OneCry Midnight Prayer at 11 p.m. Feb. 23. Held in the spirit of Paul and Silas in Acts 16:25-26. Service will include prayer and hymns about the midnight hour, seeking revival and spiritual awakening. 478-2378 or visit www.DiscoverGraceCC.org.
»GRACE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH, 205 N. Fourth St., Shenandoah, revival services Feb. 24-27, with guest speaker evangelist Doug Gochenour. Services at 6 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 p.m. Monday-Wednesday. 433-1928.
»HEAVENLY DIVINE CHRISTIAN CHURCH, Timberville: revival services from 6:30-8 p.m. Feb. 21-23. 271-6544.
»LINVILLE CREEK CHURCH OF THE BRETHREN, 409 Brethren Road, Broadway: free community meal from 5-6:30 p.m. Feb. 20. 896-5001.
»MOUNT OLIVET CHRISTIAN CHURCH, U.S. 33 across from Resort Drive, continues its “An Hour With God on Monday Nights” services at 6:30 p.m. For more, call Pastor Wayne Wright at 574-0670.
»NEW VISION CHURCH, 100 Main St., Bridgewater: will host the Rev. Randy Miller at 7 p.m. Feb. 23, with music.
»OTTERBEIN UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 176 W. Market St.: hosts Saturday Night Alive at 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. Guest speakers for February include the Rev. Glen Langston on Feb. 23. Light meal follows. 434-7747.
»PARK VIEW MENNONITE CHURCH, 1600 College Ave.: spring session of the men’s Bible study will continue Feb. 19, beginning at 7 a.m. with guest speaker Ervin Stutzman. Focus will be “Becoming The Church God Dreams Of: 13 Characteristics of the Missional Church.” Topic for Feb. 19 will be “The Bible is normative in the church’s life.” A breakfast will be served at 6:45 a.m., with teaching at 7 a.m. Open to all men. The women’s Bible study series continues Wednesdays. Theme is “My story: How my faith and life interacted.” Speaker for Feb. 20 will be Anna Kathryn Eby. Gathering and coffee at 8:30 a.m.; teaching from 8:45-9:45. Child care provided.
»RAY OF HOPE CHURCH, Reservoir St.: benefit dinner, silent auction and more Feb. 23. Music featuring Doyle Moats Jr., Benny Roach and The Kite Family from 6-9 p.m. A tenderloin dinner will be held from 4-8 p.m., including tenderloin, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, rolls, dessert, beverages and more. Cost $7 per person. Eat-in or carry-out available. A bake sale will also be held. Proceeds will benefit the family of Ronnie Mace for funeral expenses. 578-1450 or 578-1263.
»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 series, featuring Kenneth E. Hagin, Andrew Wommack and Joseph Prince. Contact the Brunks at 434-6147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
»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.
»STRETCH AND PRAY will be held at 7 p.m. Mondays from Feb. 18-March 25 at the Bergton Recreational Center. Explores active prayer, stress relief and wellbeing. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat or towel. Sponsored by the Martin Luther Lutheran Church. 852-3250.
»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 email@example.com.
»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.
»UPWARD LOOK BIBLE CLASS meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays, Mayland Christian Church, 11625 Wampler Road, Broadway; led by Audrey Shank.
»VALLEY VIEW CHURCH OF CHRIST, corner of Acorn Drive and Virginia Ave., cabin fever game night from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 23. Evening will include fellowship and games. Bring the family and a snack to share. 421-8111.
»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.
— Mary Lou Dean