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Easter (car) parade (4/15/2020) - On Saturday, the Bethel United Methodist Church’s Karate Kids sponsored and organized a car parade to show their love to members and neighbors. The UMW group of Bethel drove the…
Community food distribution continues at Newington (4/8/2020) - KIM ROBINS / GAZETTE-JOURNALBread for Life Food Pantry volunteers Steve Moret and Joanne Hamlin fill a basket of food Monday for delivery to a nearby awaiting vehicle. The drive-thru distribution…
Services announced by local churches (4/8/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, has canceled its 9:30 a.m. Sunday service. A virtual worship service can…
Union Baptist Church livestreaming its services (4/8/2020) - Union Baptist Church, Hayes, began livestreaming its services on March 15 because of the spread of the coronavirus. “Before the virus got closer we had begun adjusting how we were…
Episcopal churches hold joint online Holy Week services (4/8/2020) - As the quarantine continues, the three area Episcopal churches are holding joint worship services for Holy Week, which started last Sunday on Palm Sunday and concludes this Sunday on Easter.…
Partners in Development (4/8/2020) -
Gloucester churches provide meals for children during Spring Break (4/6/2020) - Four local churches have teamed up to offer free bagged lunches to any child in Gloucester while the school system is closed this week for Spring Break Petsworth Baptist Church,…
Episcopal churches hold joint online Holy Week services (4/2/2020) - As the quarantine continues, the three area Episcopal churches are organizing joint worship services for Holy Week, which starts on Palm Sunday, April 5, and concludes on Easter, April 12.…
Bethel-St. Matthew and Salem hold joint online services (4/1/2020) - In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, churches across the country have been closing their doors and moving services online to maintain social distancing guidelines. Pastor Yosub Namgung of Bethel-St. Matthew…
Services announced by local churches (4/1/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Apostles Lutheran Apostles Lutheran Church, Gloucester, has cancelled the 9:30 a.m. Sunday worship service. Pastor Jeniffer Tillman will…
Abingdon Episcopal switches to online services (3/25/2020) - Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, is one of many churches in this area that has switched to online services because of the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. According to the church’s…
Hope for Easter (3/18/2020) -
Mathews author pens ‘Why We Need Jesus’ (3/18/2020) - David Anthony of Gwynn has written a book, “Why We Need Jesus,” which confronts the problem of human existence and offers Jesus Christ as the answer to the identity we…
Services announced by local churches (3/18/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following Abingdon Episcopal Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, invites everyone to worship online as Episcopal churches in this diocese…
Churches prepare for second week of cancellations (3/18/2020) - A number of religious denominations in Virginia announced the cancellation of Sunday worship services statewide last week in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. Local Baptist churches provided information about their…
Soup With Love cancellation at St. Therese (3/18/2020) - St. Therese Roman Catholic Church’s Soup With Love programs in Gloucester, scheduled for Friday, March 20 and Friday, March 27 have been cancelled, a release stated. The final one for…
Celtic Service (3/11/2020) -
Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner at Olive Branch UMC on March 20 (3/11/2020) - The Olive Branch United Methodist Church Men’s annual Corned Beef and Cabbage Dinner will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 20, at the church, which is located at…
Singspiration (3/11/2020) -
Michael and Regina Winans to perform at PraiseSing (3/11/2020) - Michael Winans of the legendary Winans Brothers and his wife, Regina Winans, will perform an afternoon of gospel music beginning at 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, at Lebanon Worship…
Services announced by local churches (3/11/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Abingdon Episcopal Abingdon Episcopal Church, White Marsh, will hold Adult Forum at 9:15 a.m. Sunday. “Atonement,” a five-week…
Services announced by local churches (3/4/2020) - Special services and other activities in churches this week, include the following: Abingdon Episcopal Ben Sheen will perform on the organ in an Arts at Abingdon concert to be held…
Concert tonight at Ware Episcopal (3/4/2020) - Ware Episcopal Church will be hosting The Thirteen—an all-star professional vocal ensemble—in the third concert of the church’s concert series at 7 o’clock tonight. Tickets are $25 and children under…
‘Ready to Serve’ (3/4/2020) - Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Bohannon, is gearing up for its annual community fish fry on Friday, March 13. The entire church will be involved in the event, from setup to…