Religious events

Posted: November 9, 2012

Mt. Zion Baptist

The Rev. John Green, pastor, and the Zionites Church Choir will celebrate the choir anniversary at 3 p.m. Saturday at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, 33 Greenway Ave., Boyce.

Stephens City UMC

Stephens City United Methodist Church, 5291 Main St., Stephens City, will explore Matthew 19:16-30, “A Saint Asks: What Am I Here For?” at this Sunday’s services — 8:30, 9:45 or 11 a.m.

Call 540-869-2348 or visit

Stephens City community Thanksgiving service

Stephens City Community Thanksgiving worship will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 810 Fairfax St. in Stephens City.

Participating churches include Stephens City United Methodist and Mennonite churches, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, Trinity Lutheran, and Deliverance Ministries Pentecostal Community Church.

Bring canned goods and/or staples as an offering for the Stephens City United Methodist food pantry. A reception will follow in the church’s parish hall.

Mount Olive Baptist

Mount Olive Baptist Church, 5321 Mulberry St., Stephens City will hold a fall revival at 7 p.m. today and at 11 a.m. Sunday with a guest pastor revivalist.

The church will celebrate its 108th year as a congregation at 3 p.m. this Sunday at the church. Guest will be Lois Waters, pastor, and the Unity in Christ Church of Chambersburg, Pa.

Blue Ridge Grace Brethren

The Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church will honor Kenny and Virginia Unger this Sunday for their 50 years of ministries as deacon and deaconess.

The worship service begins at 10:30 a.m. and a carry-in lunch will follow the service.

Relief UMC

Relief United Methodist Church. 5275 Middle Road, Winchester, will present Chef Joe at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 17.

He will cook a Thanksgiving dinner, demonstrating how to debone a turkey. Dinner reservations are required. Call 540-667-8963 for reservations. A freewill donation will be taken.

The church will have its annual Thanksgiving Eve potluck fellowship dinner at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 21, and a worship service will follow at 7:30 p.m.

John Mann UMC

John Mann United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual Women’s Day Nov.18 at 119 E. Cork St., Winchester.

The speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Sadie P. Nelson and the speaker for the 3 p.m. service will be the Rev. Franda Davis of New Horizon Gospel Ministries of Clinton, Md.

John Mann United Methodist Women will have its annual prayer breakfast at 9 a.m. Nov.17 at the church.

The guest speaker will be the Rev. Barbara Davis with music by Susan Summers. Tickets are $10.

Contact Sadie Nelson at 540-662-8397 or Mary Carter at 540-667-3561 for both events.

Winchester Church of God

Guy Penrod will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 16 at Winchester Church of God, 2080 N. Frederick Pike.

For tickets, call 260-484-1029 or go to Messages of the Messiah bookstore, 2047 Valley Ave. Winchester.

St. John Lutheran

St. John Lutheran Church will have Mocha and a Message, contemporary gospel music along with coffee and other beverages and light refreshments, at 6 p.m. Nov. 17

There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be taken to benefit community outreach.

Berryville Baptist

A Beth Greer concert will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 18 at Berryville Baptist Church, 114 Academy St., Berryville.

Greer is a Bible teacher, speaker, worship leader and vocalist.

Contact Mary Sue at 540-955-1423 or visit

Mount Carmel Baptist

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1317 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester will have Women’s Day Weekend today through Sunday.

There will be four workshop sessions. Donation of $10 includes lunch; registration starts at 8 a.m. Workshop speakers include Wanda Alger and Angelia Alford, pastors, and Clara Brisco, prophetess.

The Rev. Kathy Byrd Thompson from Raleigh, N.C., will deliver the message at 10 a.m. Sunday.

The missionary blanket drive has been extended to Nov.18. The blankets will be donated to C-CAP, a nonprofit organization.

Weekday Religious Education

Virginia Weekday Religious Education conducts weekly 30-minute Bible classes for fourth- and fifth-grade students of Frederick County.

Classes are held off school campus on the WRE bus. Parents can enroll students by calling 540-869-4270 or visit

Bible Study Fellowship

Bible Study Fellowship will host the 2012-13 study of Genesis.

Welcome classes will be held the first Tuesday of every month. Classes are also offered for students in grades 1-12. For more information, call Allison Smith at 540-247-1287.

Round Hill UMC

Round Hill United Methodist Church, U.S. 50 west of Winchester, is presenting Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University. Call 540-877-2317 or visit

Greenwood UMC

Greenwood United Methodist Church offers “Disciple I: Becoming Disciples Through Bible Study” for 34 sessions at 7 p.m. Wednesdays at the church, 726 Greenwood Road, Winchester.

A study will also be held at 9 a.m. Saturdays.

The cost of the book is $35. Call 540-662-3050 for more information.

Holy Family Orthodox

The Rev. Richard O’Connell Reed and Matushka Carol are establishing the Holy Family Orthodox Church in the Northern Shenandoah Valley around Woodstock.

The parish is part of the Russian Orthodox Church. Sunday liturgy is at 10 a.m., and the rite is St. Gregory (Western Rite).

For more information, visit

Winchester Seventh-day Adventist

“His Helping Hands,” sponsored by the Winchester Seventh-day Adventist Church, meets from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays at 156 Lambden Ave.

The mission is to give back to the community by knitting, crocheting or sewing items to be donated to patients in hospitals and nursing homes.

A light lunch will be served. It is open to the public. Call 540-722-4272.


Subud, an international spiritual movement, meets twice a week for 30 minutes.

Call Emmanuel Kennedy of Berryville at 540-550-1767 for the location and details. Visit

Religious events

The religious events list is published Fridays. The information is due a week before the event. Email or or mail to Frances C. Lowe, life editor, The Winchester Star, 2 N. Kent St., Winchester, Va. 22601.