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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…
Easter cross (4/22/2020) -
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…
Easter decoration (4/15/2020) -
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,…
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…