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Services announced by local churches as some continue online presentations and others open (7/1/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran Physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, are still suspended. The Rev. Sven vanBaars, rector…
Grace Covenant to hold July 4 celebration (7/1/2020) - Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on Main Street, Gloucester, will offer a patriotic Independence Day celebration at 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 4. The celebration, now in its sixth year, will…
Tent raising for temporary meeting space (7/1/2020) - Last Thursday, members of Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, erected a tent to use as outdoor space for the church and community groups that meet at the church. The interior…
Juneteeth celebration held Friday (6/24/2020) - Less than a week after Gov. Ralph Northam announced plans to make it a state holiday, a Juneteenth celebration was held on Friday at the First United Baptist Church in…
Services announced by local churches (6/24/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Abingdon Episcopal Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, is collecting non-perishable food items for the Bread for Life Food…
Bringing some cheer (6/24/2020) - A group of youth representing various Mathews County churches went to Riverside Convalescent Center in Mathews to bring some cheer to the residents of the nursing home. They sang songs…
Act of Kindness (6/24/2020) - Church of the Living Word, Hayes, gave 18 pizzas to the staff of Walter Reed Convalescent Center, Gloucester, on Tuesday, June 16. Pictured from left are Domino’s worker Eli Lowe,…
Drive-in services (6/24/2020) - Churches have adapted in many ways to the three-month interruption in their services. While some are now holding services in their sanctuaries again, taking precautions for masking and social distancing…
Juneteenth celebration Friday at First United Baptist Church (6/17/2020) - The First United Baptist Church and CircleUp Middle Peninsula invite the public from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Friday for a Juneteenth celebration at the church, which is located at 6188…
Services announced by local churches (6/17/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran Physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, are still suspended for the time being. The…
Licensed to preach (6/17/2020) - Audra N. Matney of Gloucester, second from right, was licensed to preach the gospel on Sunday at Kingdom Covenant Ministries in Mathews. Also shown from left are Minister Antichella W.…
Thank you (6/17/2020) - Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester, collected more than 8,500 pounds of food during its food collection last month to help with the food insecurities and challenges in Gloucester. Pastor Stevens Burrell…
‘Happy Birthday Singers’ (6/17/2020) - The “Happy Birthday Singers” of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, wished Mike Andersen a happy birthday on Sunday, June 7. Singers included, from left, Judy Burner, Donna and Jeff…
Emmanuel UMC donates $1,000 to Mathews School Nutrition Program (6/11/2020) - The Outreach Fund of Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Bohannon, recently assisted the Mathews School Nutrition Program with a $1,000 donation. According to Division Cafeteria Manager Nelda Gibbs, the donation will…
Services announced by local churches (6/10/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Abingdon Episcopal “Like” Abingdon Church on Facebook and subscribe to its YouTube channel to join in live Sunday…
Cyclists lift their ‘hands up in prayer, in praise and in peace’ (6/10/2020) - Saturday’s unity motorcycle ride, “Hands Up Movement … It’s A Spiritual Thing” drew large crowds of cyclists and pedestrians in Mathews, Middlesex and Gloucester counties. Starting at Thomas Hunter Middle…
Newington Baptist Church has ‘soft reopening’ (6/10/2020) - Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, had a “soft reopening” for in-person worship gatherings this past Sunday for those who were ready to return, according to a release from the church. The…
Birthday surprise (6/10/2020) - Members of Beech Grove Baptist Church, Hayes, surprised a homebound member, Nora Emerson, on her 92nd birthday on June 3. She is pictured above left seated on her porch. Those…
Services announced by local churches (6/3/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Abingdon Episcopal Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, is collecting non-perishable food items for the Bread for Life Food…
Unity motorcycle ride to be held Saturday (6/3/2020) - “Hands Up Movement … It’s A Spiritual Thing”—a unity motorcycle ride—will be held beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday at Thomas Hunter Middle School in Mathews. All bikers are welcome, as…
Mathews Baptist holds special service to honor seniors (6/3/2020) - Mathews Baptist Church, Hudgins, honored its graduating high school seniors on Sunday in a special outdoor service. Graduating seniors recognized were Allen Moore, Avery Betz, Brooke Barefoot, Caroline Bray, Casey…
Services announced by local churches (5/27/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran Physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, remain suspended for the time being. The virtual…
Gloucester churches encourage members to complete census (5/27/2020) - The Rev. Dr. Rose Jarvis, a member of Gloucester County’s Complete Count Committee, is asking churches in Gloucester to encourage their members to complete the 2020 Census. Most churches in…
Bethel UMC becomes first ‘Pioneer Church’ in district (5/27/2020) - Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, has become the first “Pioneer Church” in the Virginia Conference of The United Methodist Church in the York River District. According to the VAUMC website,…
Bethany graduates (5/27/2020) - The graduating seniors who attend Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, have been friends for many years. All but one is graduating from Gloucester High School. Kayla McDade is graduating…