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Services and Advent observances announced by local churches (11/24/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following: Abingdon Episcopal Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will have Holy Eucharist in the parking lot (tune radio to…
Thanksgiving fruit baskets (11/24/2020) - Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, delivered 28 Thanksgiving fruit baskets to members of their congregation last week. Deliverers included, from left, Donna Lane, Judy Burner, Jeannie Harrell, Nina Whitmore,…
Emmanuel UMC donates food to needy (11/24/2020) - Emmanuel United Methodist Church at Bohannon has collected a pickup truckload filled with non-perishable food items and delivered them to Mathews Social Services. The collected items were arranged on the…
G.I. Baptist distributing free copies of ‘Christmas Joy’ (11/24/2020) - Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church is distributing copies of its free Advent book, “Christmas Joy” The book has become a tradition at the church, which publishes and gives away 2,000 copies…
HOPE (11/24/2020) - Gloucester’s the First United Baptist Church is reminding everyone not to lose hope. The large and encouraging message can be seen by those driving by on Route 17.
Christmas Eve (11/24/2020) - Central United Methodist Church, Mathews, is planning Christmas Eve candlelight communion services at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Services announced by local churches (11/18/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following: Apostles Lutheran While physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, are suspended, the Christ the King worship…
Abingdon/LightHouse join forces in offering drive-thru free Thanksgiving dinner (11/18/2020) - Abingdon Episcopal Church will continue its tradition of offering a free Thanksgiving Dinner to the community, although it will look different as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year,…
Panther Packs (11/18/2020) - On Sunday, several parishioners from Abingdon Episcopal Church assembled Panther Packs for 34 students at Abingdon Elementary School. Panther Packs are filled with non-perishable food items that the children take…
Services announced by local churches (11/11/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following: Abingdon Episcopal Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will meet in the sanctuary for Holy Eucharist Rite II at…
Churches in need of donations to continue Snack Pack program (11/11/2020) - Last school year, before the pandemic began, several churches in the Mathews area were responsible for supplying and packing food items for approximately 150 students for the Mathews County Public…
Ware Church virtual concert series to begin Friday (11/11/2020) - Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, has announced that it will continue its concert series this fall with a series of virtual concerts called “Wonder at Ware,” which will begin this Friday…
Services announced by local churches (11/4/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following: Apostles Lutheran While physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, are suspended, the worship service will be…
Trunk or Treat (11/4/2020) - Kingdom Covenant Ministries, Cobbs Creek, held a drive-thru Trunk or Treat on Saturday night, handing out candy to children in cars. Church members and officials taking part included, clockwise from…
Union Baptist Trunk or Treat (11/4/2020) - Union Baptist Church, Hayes, held its drive-thru Trunk or Treat Saturday afternoon. Participants included, top row from left, Carolyn Hunt, Jean King, Nancy Hogge, Linda Carmine, Linda and Gordon Williams;…
BBQ fundraiser at Church of Francis de Sales (11/4/2020) - The Church of Francis de Sales, Mathews, will hold its BBQ Dinner for Four fundraiser on Wednesday, Nov. 11. For $30, participants will receive the following items—a pound of pulled…
Services announced by local churches (10/28/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following: ABINGDON EPISCOPAL Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will gather inside the church for Holy Eucharist Rite II at…
Drive-in service (10/28/2020) - Approximately 30 people participated in the drive-in service conducted by the Rev. Sven vanBaars at Abingdon Episcopal Church on Oct. 18. With temperatures dropping, it is more comfortable for parishioners…
Services announced by local churches (10/21/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following: Abingdon Episcopal Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will hold its outdoor worship service at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, weather…
Church planting (10/21/2020) - Members of Petsworth Baptist Church, Gloucester, gathered Monday night to hear updated information on its church planting initiative on the Northern Neck. Petsworth would like to plant several churches in…
Middlesex County’s religious history to be focus of lecture (10/21/2020) - “The Great Awakening and its Effect on Middlesex County” is the title of a virtual lecture to be presented by the Rev. Dr. Robert W. Prichard at 4 p.m. Sunday.…
First Baptist celebrates pastoral anniversary (10/21/2020) - First Baptist Church in Mathews will mark the fifth anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Jonathan D. Waldon, in an outdoor service at 11 a.m. Sunday. COVID-19 safety precautions will…
Services and specials announced by local churches (10/14/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week include the following: Abingdon Episcopal Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will hold an outdoor worship service at 7:45 a.m. Sunday, weather…
24 years’ service (10/14/2020) - Dr. Chuck McDaniel, former pastor of Spring Hill Baptist Church, Cobbs Creek, was honored for his 24 years of service on Sunday. He retired months ago, and the recognition had…
Worshipping at a distance, now on the air (10/14/2020) - During this era of social distancing, Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church has found success meeting in the island park across from the church. Congregants stay in their cars, and the service…