Posted: February 15, 2013
Hites Chapel United Methodist Church, 150 Chapel Road, Middletown, will have a Lenten Bible study, “Change the World: Recovering the Message and Mission of Jesus.”
At 8 a.m. this Sunday, the study is on “Jesus calls us to follow him in radical service to those in need.”
Winchester Seventh-Day Adventist, 1508 Valley Ave., will host the Three Angels of Hartland College in Orange County at 11 a.m. Saturday.
The chorale has performed throught the U.S. and overseas. A lunch will follow the service.
Saint Paul AME
Richard Allen Day will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at Saint Paul African Methodist Episcopal Church, 428 N. Loudoun St., Winchester, as part of the Founders’ Day celebration of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
The theme is “A Legacy to Remember.” The guest preacher will be the Rev. Dr. Franklin J. West Sr., pastor of St. Luke AME Church, Fayetteville, N.C. The music ministry will be provided by the Sanctuary Choir.
Greenwood United Methodist Church, 726 Greenwood Road, Winchester, will have a six week Lent/Easter sermon series, “The Great I Am,” exploring the divinity of Jesus and what it promises.
Sunday services will be held at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. The 5 p.m. service offers an alternative style of worship centered around the Table of our Lord and understanding the lordship of Jesus in today’s world.
During Lent, there will also be a 6:30 to 7:30 a.m. prayer service.
Mt. Zion Baptist
Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Boyce, the Rev. John Green, pastor, will celebrate Black History Month with a service in song at 3 p.m. Feb. 24.
Lunch will be served following the morning service.
Stephens City UMC
Each Sunday during Lent, there will be a chancel drama with a wreath in the shape of a crown of thorns with six purple candles and one white candle at Stephens City United Methodist Church, 5291 Main St.
A candle will be extinguished each week to signify drawing closer to the day of the crucifixion.
This Sunday, the Rev. Butcher will preach from Luke 4:1-13 When Temptation Whispers in Your Ear.”
Call 540-869-2348 or visit stephenscityumc.org.
“Wide Angle: Framing Your Worldview,” a Bible study created by Christian leaders Rick Warren and the late Chuck Colson, is being offered at Calvary Baptist Church, Amherst Street, Winchester at 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Visit calvarywinchester.org or call 540-667-2323.
Stephens City Mennonite
Stephens City Mennonite Church continues it Conflict Resolution Training series. Contact 540-869-5037 or email@example.com.
St. John’s Lutheran
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 3623 Back Mountain Road, Winchester, will have “Mocha and a Message” at 6 p.m. Saturday in the social hall.
The evening will include contemporary gospel music along with coffee, other beverages and light refreshments.
There is no charge, but a freewill offering will be collected to benefit community outreach.
Grace Episcopal Church in Berryville will have a service of noon day office at noon each Wednesday during Lent with guest clergy from area churches.
Lenten lunches will follow in the parish hall. Donations accepted.
First United Methodist Church, 308 N. Braddock St., Winchester, Sunday school class on current events hosts Steve Williams on racism and integration of Handley High School.
Mount Carmel Baptist
The Rev. Gilbert Mack will preach from the series, “Living Your Faith Out Loud” from Hebrews 11:23-29, with contemporary music by the Praise Team and Youth Choir at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, 1317 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester.
The church will host an Easter play “Echoes of His Love,” at 7 p.m. Good Friday March 29 and at 10 a.m. Easter Sunday March 31.
A new Alpha group will meet together with the former Alpha groups at Wesley United Methodist Church at 6 p.m. Thursday for dinner and discussion
Sessions will continue through May 2.
Contact 540-667-7577 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Mann UMC
John Mann United Methodist Church, 119 E. Cork St., Winchester, will have a Black History Month service at 3 p.m. Sunday with music and speaker, the Rev. Charles Harris. Call 540-247-8225.
The church is co-sponsoring a trip to “Noah, The Musical” April 20 at Sight and Sound Millennium Theater.
Cost is $156 for adults, $119 for youth (13-18), and $109 for children (3-12).
Included in cost is box lunch, show ticket and dinner at Hershey Farms Restaurant after the show.
For reservations and information, call Pat at 540-771-4902 or Margaret at 540-667-5450.
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.
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.organd click on Good News Club.
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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