Posted: October 12, 2012
St. Luke Baptist
St. Luke Baptist Church, 17 Liberty St., Berryville, will hold its annual Usher’s Day at 4 p.m. Oct. 21. The Mighty Men of Reid Temple AME Church, Landover, Md., will be in concert. Call 540-955-1883.
Shiloh Baptist Church, in Winchester, will have Family and Friends Day at 11 a.m. Oct. 21. Guest speaker will be the Rev. Franklin Roberts from Second Guildfield Baptist Church, Riverton, along with his congregation.
“If Jesus Came to Church” will be the theme of harvest revival services at Boyce Baptist Church. The Rev. Dr. Edward Taylor, pastor of Amissville Baptist Church, will lead the series of messages, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday and continuing at 7 p.m. through Wednesday.
Call 540-837-1032 or visit boycebaptistchurch.org.
Hopewell Centre Meeting of the Religious Society of Friends will have information sessions about Quakers — what they believe, how they worship and how the live their lives in the 21st century.
These free outreach events will take place from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Oct. 24 at Centre Meeting House, 203 N. Washington St., Winchester.
Each session begins with a 15-minute sampling of Quaker silent worship. Light refreshments will be served.
Stephens City Mennonite
An election day communion will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Nov. 6 at Stephens City Mennonite Church, 5540 Valley Pike, Stephens City. Communion will be served at 15-minute intervals.
Contact 540-869-5037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rev. Lawrence Thompson, district superintendent, will be the guest speaker at 11 a.m. Sunday homecoming service at Ridings Chapel United Methodist Church. A luncheon will follow the service.
Gainesboro United Methodist Church will present a free concert and hymn sing with Men for Christ, a musical group from Bluemont and Leesburg, at 6 p.m. Sunday.
The death and dying sermon series continues Sunday at First United Methodist Church, 308 N. Braddock St., Winchester.
Pleasant Valley UMC
The Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church, 1619 Cedar Grove Road, Winchester, will hold a hymn sing at 3 p.m. Sunday.
Soup and sandwiches will be served after the event. A freewill offering will be taken to benefit the church. Call 540-662- 0892 or 540-336-0917.
Grace and Mercy Ministries
A free Men II Men Conference will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at Another Chance Church, 214 E. Piccadilly St., Winchester. Contact Brother Bryon Johnson at 540-664-1010.
Zion Baptist Church, 10 Josephine St., Berryville, will have a revival at 7 p.m. this Wednesday to Oct. 19 with the Rev. Delbert Pope, associate minister of the Emmanuel Life Bible Church, Martinsburg, W.Va.
The 132nd church anniversary will be held Oct. 21 with pastor Hicks preaching the 11 a.m. worship. A meal will follow the service. At 3:30 p.m., the Rev. Lindsay Green and congregation of Mount Morris Baptist Church will be the guests.
The sanctuary choir’s annual day will be held at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 with the Rev. Kenneth Cole, associate of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Leesburg.
St. John’s Lutheran
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester, will host Mocha and a Message, contemporary gospel music along with coffee (and other beverages) and light refreshments at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 in the social hall.
There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be collected to benefit community outreach.
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 leftlane.us/WRE.
Stephens City UMC
Stephens City United Methodist Church Spiritual Celebration will be held Sunday, beginning at 10:15 a.m., at Stephens City Commons on Main Street.
Guest speaker will be Ret. Maj. Gen. Charles E. Williams, author of “My Road.” He will speak on “An Appeal to the Hero in Us.” This event is open to the community. Bring chairs. In case of inclement weather, it will be held in the Orrick Fellowship Hall at the church.
Call 540-869-2348. Visit stephenscityumc.org.
Mount Carmel Baptist
Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1317 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, is having a missionary blanket drive through Oct. 26 to donate to a local nonprofit.
A worship celebration with a covered-dish dinner will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday for the 15th pastoral family anniversary.
Guests will be Letisha Malcolm, Clyde White, The McBrides, Tamika Sydnor, Louise Yerby, and Iglesia Cristo Viene Nuva Vida Praise Team.
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 roundhillum.org.
Greenwood United Methodist Church will offer “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 HolyFamilyOrthodoxChurch.com.
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 is 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 subud.com.
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