Religious events

Posted: May 16, 2014

Unity of Shenandoah

Unity of Shenandoah, 6460 Valley Pike, Stephens City, will have a service at 10 a.m. Sunday by Karen Gray, followed by fellowship at noon and workshop on “Working Our MAGIC Traveling the Path to our Purpose, One Choice at a Time.” Call 540-974-9128.

First Baptist

The First Baptist Church of Middletown will dedicate the new church at 2425 First St. in Middletown Sunday.

A luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m. followed by the dedication program at 2 p.m.

The program will include special music by the church’s Praise Team and the PromisedLand Quartet.

Galilee Christian

Galilee Christian Church, 1831 Welltown Road, Clear Brook, will have homecoming at 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

The speaker will be Mike Moulden with music by New Cross Roads Quartet.

A covered dish luncheon will be held at 12:30 p.m.

Revival service with music will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday with speakers, pastor Roy Riley and evangelist Ralph Sproles.

Fairview Lutheran

The annual memorial service at Fairview Lutheran Church, Gore, will be held Sunday.

The Rev. David Twedt will lead the service, which will begin at 2:30 p.m.

Shiloh Baptist

Shiloh Baptist Church, 522 N. Kent St., Winchester, will have a Women’s Day program at 4 p.m. Sunday. Guest speaker will be Karen LuAnn Wilds from St. Paul AME Church of Winchester. The theme is “Order My Steps.” Call 540-450-7916 or 540-327-8437.

St. John’s Lutheran

St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester, will have a Memorial Day Service at 3 p.m. May 25. The Rev. Ron Kreiensieck will be the guest speaker.

Mount Carmel Baptist

Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1317 S. Pleasant Valley Road, will celebrate Men’s Day at 10 a.m. Sunday.

Assistant pastor Dewayne Freeman, Spirit of Faith Christian Center, Temple Hills, Md., will be the guest preacher.

The Men’s Day Choir will lead praise and worship and minister special selections. Also, there will be a presentation.

Mount Olive Baptist

Mount Olive Baptist Church, 5321 Mulberry St., Stephens City, will have Building Fund Rally Day at 11 a.m. Sunday.

The guest preacher will be the Rev. Ralph Williams, associate preacher of Mount Morris Baptist Church, Hume.

Youth-n-Ministry service will be held at 11 a.m. May 25. Call 540-667-7081.

Stephens City Mennonite

Stephens City Mennonite Church will host the spring concert of the Apple Valley Flute Choir at 7 p.m. Sunday. Freewill offering will be accepted.

The church will celebrate its 60th anniversary May 24 and 25.

An outdoor concert with musician Smokey Wilson will be held at 3 p.m. May 24. A freewill offering will be taken, and the public is invited. Food will be available for a donation to support the missionary work of Melody Musser in Burundi, Africa.

A special worship service will be held at 10:30a.m. May 25.

Contact or 540-869-5037.

Christ Episcopal

A special worship service for people with developmental disabilities, their families, friends, and interested others is held at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday at Christ Episcopal Church, 114 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. Call 540-662-5843.

Opequon Presbyterian

Opequon Presbyterian Church is accepting registrations for “Workshop of Wonders” Vacation Bible School 2014.

Registration is open to children 4 years old through eighth grade through June 8.

An adult class will also be offered and will study the book, “The Answer to Bad Religion Is Not No Religion.”

Call 540-662-1843 or download the registration form at

Saint Luke Baptist

Saint Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty St., Berryville, will have its annual spring revival at 7:30 through today. The Rev. Dr. Rudolph White, pastor of New Southern Rock Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., will be the guest preacher. Call 540-955-1883.

Gainesboro UMC

Gainesboro United Methodist Church will have a hymn sing at 7 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Performers will include Jan Geiser, Divine Intervention, Katy and Lee Henson, Jerry Newlin, and Scott Smelser.

A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the church budget.

The church will have a Memorial Day service at 2 p.m May 25 to honor those who have served and are serving their country.

Lord’s Chapel

The Lord’s Chapel, 1244 Greenwood Road, will host “A Vocal Adventure,” a music play workshop for ages 4 to 12, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 30. It will be presented by Chris James, singer and musician.

Cost is $5 a child or $4 for groups of 10 or more.

Register by May 26 at Call 540-858-3312.

Marvin Chapel

Marvin Chapel United Methodist Church will hold its annual spring hymn sing at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the church, the intersection of Wickliffe and Shepherd’s Mill Roads in Clarke County.

Music will be provided by Skip Royston and Friends, Madigan Milford, Jimmy Buckner and John Friant, Mike Elsea, Born Again and the Marvin Chapel Choir.

Wesley UMC

Wesley United Methodist Church, 527 Van Fossen St., will hold a game night from 7 to 10 p.m. May 31.

Games will be available or participants may bring them. Freewill offering will be accepted. Call Phyllis at 540-662-5734.

John Mann UMC

The John Mann United Methodist Church, 119 E. Cork St., will celebrate Men’s Day Sunday with an 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. service.

The speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be Curtis Spriggs of John Mann Church, and the 3 p.m. speaker will be the Rev. James Stalks of John Wesley Christian Community Church in Clear Brook.

Zion Baptist

Homecoming for Zion Baptist Church, U.S. 522 south of Winchester, will be held June 8 with Sunday morning service as usual then dinner on the grounds and a hymn sing around 2 p.m.

Call Sharon Hartley at 540-869-6289.

Shenandoah Valley Metropolitan Community Church

Shenandoah Valley Metropolitan Community Church congregation meets at 7 p.m. Sundays at the Centre Meeting House, corner of Washington and Piccadilly streets, downtown Winchester.

Contact Rodney Ritenour at

Pray Winchester

Pray Winchester meets from 8 to 9 a.m. Fridays in the recreation room of the War Memorial Building at Jim Barnett Park, Winchester.

Prayers are offered for the community according to 2 Chronicles 7:14. Contact 540-722-4035.

Greenwood Baptist

The Greenwood Baptist Church, 779 Greenwood Road, Winchester, will host Bible Preaching Time with evangelist Dale Vance through Sunday at 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m. and 6 p.m. services.

There will be special music at each service. Call 540-665-0368.

Bahá’í Faith

The Bahá’í Faith is a world religion that teaches the oneness of God, the oneness of humanity, and the oneness of religions.

The Bahá’ís of Frederick County meets from 10 to 11 a.m. the third Sunday at Centre Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends on the corner of Washington and Piccadilly streets in Winchester. Light refreshments will be provided.

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Religious events

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