[Posted on Aug 16, 2017 | 449 views]
A sign at Westville Baptist Church in Mathews expresses a thought on many residents’ minds after Saturday’s violence in Charlottesville. Photo by Elsa Verbyla
The Rev. Sven vanBaars, rector of Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, asked parishioners to step out of their boat of perceived safety and into the chaos that God has control over during his sermon on Sunday.
Pastors Patrick and Carmaleta Billups of Relevant Church in Mathews, spoke about Saturday's events in Charlottesville with their congregation on Sunday.
Ken Waclo, pastor of Bellamy United Methodist Church, Gloucester told church members that we are called not to just love our brothers and sisters who are like us, who affirm our beliefs and who think and speak like we do, but all brothers and sisters, after the events that occurred in Charlottesville on Saturday.
Rodney Autry, pastor of Union Baptist Church, Achilles, incorporated Saturday’s events in Charlottesville into his sermon series, “Never Gonna’ Happen” during Sunday service.
The Rev. Van Loomis, pastor of Redeeming Grace Baptist Church in Mathews, included the entire Char- lottesville situation in his pastoral prayer on Sunday.
MarQuita Carmichael, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, titled her sermon Sunday morning, “What Do We Tell Our Children About What Happened Yesterday in Charlottesville?”
 

{image_1} Residents seek peace and comfort in places of worship


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Godspeed open to public this weekend

Photo: Dick Turner, kneeling, and Doug Lindeman, standing, talk to students about some of the diversions enjoyed by sailors aboard the Godspeed in 1607, including playing cards. Photos by Charlie Koenig
The public is invited to Williams Wharf tomorrow and Sunday to tour the Godspeed.

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Putt announces for HOD; Budget approved

Board also hears plans for Vintage Automotive Festival and Tour de Chesapeake

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Area residents encouraged to Shop Local on Saturday

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Businesses in two counties partnering for event

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Mathews homes featured on this year’s Garden Week tour

Saturday tour is sponsored by the Garden Club of Gloucester

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