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Hanging of the Greens (12/9/2020) - Gloucester Point Baptist Church held its Hanging of the Greens service on Sunday. Pictured above is Deacon Bill Breeden lighting the candelabra located at the organ. Below is the sanctuary…
The first Thanksgiving (12/9/2020) - The four-year-olds’ class at Newington Courthouse Preschool, after learning about the first Thanksgiving, celebrated with an appropriate feast, making headgear to represent Pilgrims and Indians. Those taking part included, bottom…
Services announced by local churches (12/2/2020) - 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 second Sunday in Advent…
Thanksgiving to-go (12/2/2020) - The Abingdon Episcopal and LightHouse church families joined forces this year to hold a Community Thanksgiving Dinner, an event made challenging by the COVID-19 pandemic. Instead of the traditional sit-down…
Gifts for 2,000+ children (12/2/2020) - Newington Baptist Church in Gloucester was a collection site for shoeboxes prepared in the Middle Peninsula for Operation Christmas Child. Lillian Cox, top photo at left, and Jerry Young were…
Local Episcopal churches produce weekly Bible study podcast (12/2/2020) - Ware and Abingdon Episcopal churches in Gloucester and Kingston Episcopal Parish in Mathews have joined forces to produce a weekly podcast Bible study called “The Wabingston Clergy Klatch.” Each of…
Christmas stocking drive (12/2/2020) - The United Methodist Women of Emmanuel and Grace-Providence churches (now the West Mathews United Methodist Women) saw an overwhelming response to the Christmas stocking drive, providing 48 filled stockings for…
Guardian angels (12/2/2020) - Ninety-one guardian angels line up for the Christmas season at Singleton United Methodist Church, Ware Neck. They are illuminated at night; both the daytime and nighttime views are stunning.
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…