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Services announced by local churches (8/5/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Abingdon Episcopal Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, is collecting non-perishable food for the Bread for Life Food Pantry.…
New pastor appointed at Bethlehem UMC during pandemic (8/5/2020) - The Rev. Charles “Chuck” Winner began serving as pastor at Bethlehem United Methodist Church, Hayes, on July 5, with the pandemic still in full force and many churches still hosting…
Baptized (8/5/2020) - Karl and Lynn Braun of Port Haywood were baptized Sunday during a service at Mathews Baptist Church, Hudgins, by the Rev. Brian Kramer, pastor.
Baptism (8/5/2020) - Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church held a baptismal service Sunday in Chesapeake Bay waters surrounding the island, the second consecutive Sunday such a service has been conducted. Members of the Wheeler…
Homecoming (8/5/2020) - Rising Valley Baptist Church, James Store, will celebrate homecoming on Sunday, with virtual services starting at 10:30 am.
Services announced by local churches (7/29/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran Physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, are suspended. The worship service will be held…
Baptized in the bay (7/29/2020) - Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church held a baptism in Chesapeake Bay waters surrounding the island on Sunday. From left are Doug Sweet, Deacon John Raymond Bassett, Jamie Callis, Deacon Steve Safrit,…
Outdoor service (7/29/2020) - Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, held its first in-person service since March on Sunday. The church’s new rector, the Rev. Scott Parnell, led the outdoor service and Nancy Wilson provided accompanying…
Services announced by local churches (7/22/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran Physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, are suspended. The worship service will be held…
Salem UMC, Diggs, reopens for Stage II (7/22/2020) - Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, reopened its doors to in-person services on July 5, two weeks after the Virginia Conference of the United Methodist Church entered Stage II of its…
Clark publishes book of devotionals (7/22/2020) - Jennifer Clark of Cardinal recently published a book of devotionals, “Grow Gracefully: Devotions to Change You from the Inside Out.” The Mathews native said she started a blog last year,…
New rector (7/22/2020) - The Rev. Scott Parnell was chosen as the next rector for Ware Episcopal Church in Gloucester. Previously, Parnell was the Chaplain at Christchurch School in Middlesex and the Priest-in-Charge at…
Ware Church to host outdoor service (7/22/2020) - Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, will host its first in-person service since the pandemic began on Sunday at 9:30 a.m. The service will be held outside on the south lawn behind…
Services announced by local churches (7/15/2020) - 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 virtual worship service for…
Gloucester preacher launches website (7/15/2020) - The Rev. Ronald W. Gayle Sr. of Gloucester has launched a website, revgayle.com, where online visitors can listen to a new sermon posted each Sunday morning. The subtitle of the…
No Walls Community Day to be a drive-thru event (7/15/2020) - The fifth annual No Walls Community Day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 22 in the Mathews High School student parking lot. No Walls Community Day is a cooperative effort…
Rev. Tipton welcomed as new pastor (7/15/2020) - The Rev. Thomas G. Tipton was welcomed as the new pastor of Susanna Wesley United Methodist Church, Ordinary, on Sunday, July 5, by the leadership of the church, as the…
Fresh air services (7/15/2020) - For the second week in a row, about 25 parishioners gathered outside Abingdon Episcopal Church on Sunday to worship under the leadership of the Rev. Sven vanBaars for a live,…
Services announced by local churches (7/8/2020) - 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…
Local writer to publish devotional book of poems (7/8/2020) - Joel Emerson of Hayes has spent the past nine years writing poetry and is set to publish his work as a daily devotional within the next nine months. Emerson has…
New pastor (7/8/2020) - BridgePoint Church, Gloucester, named Robert McTurnal, far right, as its full-time lead pastor on June 30. McTurnal has a doctor of education degree, a master’s in divinity and a master’s…
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…