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Who is Christmas For? (12/25/2017) - By Ed Jordan                      It’s Christmas Day.  The kids are running on adrenaline, absorbed with their toys and gifts, while the…
Speaker examines church and state in early Virginia (12/20/2017) - Although many came to the New World seeking to practice their spiritual beliefs as they saw fit, America’s early colonial history was hardly one of religious freedom. Robert Teagle, Education…
Angels display (12/6/2017) - Singleton United Methodist Church, Schley, has illuminated its angels display for the 14th year. The choir has grown to more than 70 angels, each sponsored by members and friends of…
G.I. Baptist publishes ‘Sounds of Christmas’ Advent book (11/21/2017) - For the fourth year, Gwynn’s Island Baptist Church has published its Advent book, a collection of stories for the season for reading daily Dec. 1 through Dec. 25. The stories…
Call goes out for cast, crew for ‘The Living Passover’ (11/8/2017) - To paraphrase from one of Jesus Christ’s parables, one should not hide one’s lamp under a bushel. That expression is especially appropriate right now, as the call has gone out…
225th anniversary (11/1/2017) - St. Paul United Methodist Church at Susan celebrated its 225th anniversary Sunday. Events included recognition of individuals with the longest years of membership, top photo from left, Franklin Smith, 1939;…
A quarter-century of service (11/1/2017) - Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, honored the Rev. Mike Gray, left, on Sunday for his 25 years of service there. Deacon Mark Dutton presented a 25-year award and remarks during the…
Run the race, pastor tells Union Relief meeting (11/1/2017) - The Gloucester Union Relief Association of Missionary Baptist held its 151st anniversary service on Sunday in Shepherdsville Baptist Church, Gloucester. The Rev. Stevens Burrell, pastor of Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester,…
‘Backpacks for Appalachia’ (11/1/2017) - Thirty-nine filled backpacks were collected at Union Baptist Church, Hayes, for the “Christmas Backpacks for Appalachia” project. The Judson Circle organized the collection and filled the backpacks. Members include, from…
St. Paul UMC to celebrate 225th anniversary (10/25/2017) - St. Paul United Methodist Church at Susan, will celebrate its 225th anniversary Sunday with a special service and luncheon. The first portion of the celebration will take place during the…
Humphries named music director at Ware (10/25/2017) - Ware Episcopal Church, Gloucester, has named Charles Humphries as Director of the Music Ministry for the parish. He will be installed during the 10:30 a.m. Sunday worship service on Nov.…
Lanning named Director of Christian Education at Grace Covenant (10/18/2017) - Cindy Lanning, who recently served as a fifth grade teacher at Botetourt Elementary, has signed on as the new Director of Christian Education at Gloucester’s Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. In…
Feast of St. Francis (10/11/2017) - Abingdon Episcopal Church at White Marsh welcomed parishioners and the community to a service called the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, also known as the Blessing of the Animals.…
Pumpkin Patch fundraiser begins Sunday (10/11/2017) - Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will hold its annual Pumpkin Patch fundraiser beginning Sunday and continuing through Oct. 31. Pumpkins will be for sale at the church to support future…
Gloucester Point Baptist to hold Fall Festival (10/11/2017) - Gloucester Point Baptist Church will hold its free Community Fall Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the church, which is located at 7741 Terrapin Cove Road. All-day…
Steeple removal (10/4/2017) -
Kingston Fall Fair to be held Oct. 21 (10/4/2017) - The annual Kingston Episcopal Parish Fall Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 (rain or shine), on the parish house grounds, 370 Main…
Community Health Fair (9/27/2017) - Little Emily Lunsford seems more interested in the candy than the informational tables set up by 40 exhibitors at Saturday’s “Fall into Family Fitness” Free Community Health Fair at Mathews…
Bethany UMC celebrates 130th anniversary Sunday (9/20/2017) - Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, will celebrate its 130th anniversary with Homecoming activities on Sunday beginning with an 11 a.m. service of worship and celebration with former minister, the…
Hall recognized for 49+ years of prison ministry work (9/20/2017) - A special recognition was held earlier this month at Newington Baptist Church, Gloucester, as the congregation celebrated the nearly half century of prison ministry work that Ellis Hall has performed.…
White Marsh Baptist to hold Community Festival Saturday (9/20/2017) - The White Marsh Baptist Church Outdoor Community Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday at the church on Route 17, across from Wawa. Musical evangelists Eddie and…
Religion in early America topic of talk in Mathews (8/30/2017) - Religion in early America will be the topic of a presentation at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 13, at Kingston Parish House in Mathews. The lecture is sponsored by the…
Churches asked to take part in Recovery Sunday (8/2/2017) - The Middle Peninsula Opioid Addiction Task Force invites churches from across Virginia to participate in Recovery Sunday on Sept. 17, to kick off National Opioid and Heroin Awareness Week. Free…
Ware Episcopal to present ‘Godspell Jr.’ (7/26/2017) - Ware Episcopal Church will soon bring “Godspell Jr.” to the stage in the church’s first full-length youth production. While the church has hosted countless Christmas, Bible school and summer camp…