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Acts of Kindness (5/27/2020) - Church of the Living Word, Hayes, reached out to help others through its Acts of Kindness Ministry, giving eight care packages of snacks, eight cases of Gatorade, and eight cases…
Services announced by local churches (5/20/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran Physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, continue to be suspended until at least June…
Some churches reopen for in-person services (5/20/2020) - Churches in Virginia began to reopen Sunday as part of Phase 1 of the governor’s reopening plan. A number of local churches opened their doors for in-person services this week…
Food collection drives (5/14/2020) - Two community food collections were held recently in lower Gloucester County—in front of Buck’s Store Museum at Bena and at Gloucester Point Baptist Church. They were coordinated by Gloucester County…
Gleaning Baptist holds ‘Operation Fill the Truck’ food drive throughout May (5/13/2020) - Gleaning Baptist Church, Gloucester, is holding “Operation Fill the Truck,” a food drive throughout May.Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the church’s Good Samaritan Ministry has been offering a drive-thru food…
Services announced by local churches (5/13/2020) - 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…
‘Paper hugs’ (5/13/2020) - The Karate Kids Bible Study Group of Bethel United Methodist Church, Onemo, visited older and shut-in members of the church on Mother’s Day. They delivered hanging baskets, cards and “paper…
Services announced by local churches (5/6/2020) - 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…
Mother’s Day giving (5/6/2020) - Pastor Bill West of Severn Church, Gloucester, and his mother Jo Ann West collected baby food, diapers and other baby items on Monday morning at the White Marsh Shopping Center.…
Sending their love (5/6/2020) - Members of Salem United Methodist Church, Diggs, visited residents of the Riverside Convalescent Center in Mathews on Saturday morning, keeping their social distance by staying outside. Residents watched from their…
Grace Covenant holds Sunday school via Zoom (5/6/2020) - In addition to holding online services, Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church on Main Street in Gloucester has started holding Sunday school classes over Zoom. According to Grace Covenant’s pastor, the Rev.…
Services announced by local churches (4/29/2020) - 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…
Mathews Chapel limits service participants (4/29/2020) - Mathews Chapel United Methodist Church at Cobbs Creek, like many other churches, has switched to online services with limited participants in the age of coronavirus. COVID-19 has forced Mathews Chapel…
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Services announced by local churches (4/22/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran The physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, have been suspended for the time being.…
Mathews native has passion for mission work (4/22/2020) - Jennie Diggs has an adventurous streak. The 24-year-old Mathews native went off to Honduras on a short-term mission trip not long after graduating from high school, and it touched something…
Bethany to continue taping services after pandemic ends (4/22/2020) - Members of Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester Point, continued their traditional "Flowering of the Cross" on Easter, placing the cross in front of the church. Bethany United Methodist Church, Gloucester…
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Drive-thru food pantry open today (4/15/2020) - The Bread for Life community food pantry drive-thru food distribution scheduled for Monday was canceled due to inclement weather. It has been rescheduled from 10 a.m. to noon today, Thursday,…
LightHouse holds drive-in Easter services with social distance, music and sermon (4/15/2020) - MASON MURAWSKI / MURAWSKI PHOTOGRAPHYLightHouse Church at Ordinary figured out a way to hold an Easter service for a crowd while maintaining social distance: a drive-in service. Sound was provided…
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Services announced by local churches (4/15/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran Physical worship services at Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, have been suspended for the time being. A…
A different Easter (4/15/2020) -
Easter Hunt On-the-Go (4/15/2020) - Unable to hold its traditional Easter Egg hunt this year, Newington Baptist Church in Gloucester found a new way to provide fun for children involved with the church and the…
Antioch Baptist continues its services with Zoom (4/15/2020) - Antioch Baptist Church, Susan, has been using the remote conferencing service Zoom to recreate traditional worship services for its members. Although the platform is vastly different from traditional worship services,…