Posted: January 25, 2013
Greenwood United Methodist Church continues its Bible study, meeting Jesus at the communion table, at 5 p.m. Sunday at the church.
A traditional Ash Wednesday service will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 13.
During Lent, the church will explore “I Am” statements made by Jesus in the Gospel of John and learn why they are important today.
The series will begin at the 11 a.m. worship service Feb. 17. and repeated at the table service at 5 p.m.
Brother Bryon Johnson will give his initial sermon at 4 p.m. Sunday at Zion Baptist Church in Berryville, where he will officially become a minister.
St. John’s Lutheran
Ash Wednesday worship service with Holy Communion and imposition of ashes will take place at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester.
Gravel Springs Lutheran
Gravel Springs Lutheran Church will have “Mocha and a Message” at 6 p.m. Feb. 2 in the social hall.
This is upbeat contemporary gospel music along with coffee (and other beverages) and light refreshments.
There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be collected to benefit community outreach.
Advent Lutheran, Seventh-day Adventist
Advent Lutheran, in conjunction with Seventh-day Adventist Church, is having a “Souper” Bowl.
Members of both churches are asked to bring cans of soup in support of either the AFC (tomato) or NFC (chicken noodle) teams who will be represented in the Super Bowl.
Others may bring any type of soup. The soup will be given to C-CAP to feed the hungry in the community.
Old Bethel UMC
Old Bethel United Methodist Church will have Ash Wednesday service at 7 p.m. Feb. 13.
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church, 1270 North Frederick Pike, will have “Souper” Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.
Bring a can or cans of soup to the 11 a.m. service to donate to C-CAP.
Call 540-662-4676-2317 or visit sunnysidepresbyterianchurch.org.
Grace Episcopal Church in Berryville will have Shrove Tuesday pancake supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 12 in the parish hall. Freewill offering taken.
Ash Wednesday service will take place at noon Feb. 13.
A service of noon day office will be held at noon each Wednesday during Lent, beginning Feb. 20, with guest clergy from area churches.
Lenten lunches will follow in the parish hall. Donations accepted.
St. Mary’s Church in Berryville will have Ash Wednesday service at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13.
First United Methodist Church, 308 N. Braddock St., Winchester, Sunday school class on current events will discuss “Unemployed and 50” this Sunday.
Emmanuel Baptist Church, 2774 Northwestern Pike, Winchester. will have a winter revival Sunday to Wednesday with evangelist Aaron Coffey of Rocky Mount, N.C.
The revival will be held at 9:45 and 11 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Monday through Wednesday services begin at 7 p.m.
There will be music and a children’s program, and a nursery provided.
A wild game dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday. The guest speaker will be Coffey. Admission is free with door prizes and contests. Call 540-667-8924.
The Lord’s Chapel, 1244 Greenwood Road, Winchester, is celebrating its 35th anniversary Sunday.
It is an interfaith spiritual community. The service begins at 11 a.m. with a potluck lunch to follow.
Visit thelordschapel.org or 540-858-3312.
Mount Carmel Baptist
Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1317 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, will feature the Rev. Gilbert Mack at 10 a.m. Sunday on “Living Your Faith Out Loud” from Hebrews 11:23-29 with music by the Praise Team and Unity Choir.
First Baptist of Stephens City
First Baptist Church of Stephens City, 275 Double Toll Gate, White Post, will have a gospel music service with The Promised Land Quartet at 10:30 a.m. Sunday. A freewill offering will be taken.
Contact Mike Blitch at 540-664-1541 or email email@example.com.
Stephens City Mennonite
Stephens City Mennonite Church is hosting a series of meetings on conflict resolution training. For information or to register, contact the church at 540-869-5037 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
First Baptist Church, 141 N. Washington St., Winchester, will have its 85th anniversary celebration and covered dish luncheon Feb. 24.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Curtis Freeman of Duke Divinity School in Durham, N.C. He is a research professor of theology and the director of the Baptist House of Studies.
A luncheon will follow the service.
John Mann UMC
John Mann United Methodist Church, 119 E. Cork St., Winchester, will have a Black History Month service at 3 p.m. Feb. 17 with music and speaker, the Rev. Charles Harris. Call 540-247-8225.
Child Evangelism Fellowship and Valley Bible Church
A Good News Club, sponsored by Child Evangelism Fellowship and Valley Bible Church, meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. the third Tuesday in the cafeteria of Middletown Elementary School.
Participants must bring a permission slip from a parent. For more information, call 540-667-5814 or visit valleybibleconnections.org and click on Good News Club.
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.
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.
Bible Study Fellowship
Bible Study Fellowship will host the 2013 study of Genesis.
Welcome class is 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.
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 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 subud.com.
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