Religious and community events – Farmville


The calendar of church and community events is published every Friday. Articles must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Monday for that Friday’s schedule. Events should be emailed to [email protected]


HEALTH CARE RETIREMENT – The Alzheimer’s Association caregiver retreat has been canceled due to the growing number of COVID-19 cases.


WALK FOR EDUCATION – The Cumberland County Public Schools Foundation is sponsoring its annual Walk for Education to be held on October 1 starting at 10 a.m. on the high school grounds. This year will also mark the 25th anniversary of the opening of Cumberland Elementary School. Students from all three schools will participate throughout the day, and parents and friends are invited to come and participate in the event. Donations for the walk help fund grants for teachers and scholarships for students.

COLLECTION OF FISH FRY AND Voter Registration – Buckingham NAACP Fish Fry – The 2020 voter registration campaign will take place on Friday, October 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Advance Auto, 16295 N. James Madison Hwy., Dillwyn. Come support this event.


HIGH BRIDGE HALF MARATHON – The half marathon and 5 km will take place on Saturday October 2. The half marathon will start at 7:30 a.m. and the 5 km will start at 8 a.m. Meet at Main Street Plaza in downtown Farmville. Register online at

AUTUMN FARM DAY – Historic Buckingham will host the Fall Farm Fest on Saturday, October 2 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Historic Village on Lee Wayside Road. Enjoy food, kids’ activities, animals, tractors, vendors, exhibits and music from the Farm Use Band. New to the Farm Festival this year will be the production of sorghum molasses. Come see this interesting process. There is no admission fee, but donations are always welcome.


RIDGEWAY DAYS – Sponsored by the Mt. Nebo Baptist Church in Dillwyn, on Sunday October 3, during the 11:30 am service. Invite your family and friends to come support the Ridgeway Baptist Church. If you have any questions, contact the church clerk, Ms. Hancock, at (434) 837-3832.

CHURCH SERVICE – High Bridge Baptist Church, Rice, will be holding services on Sunday, October 3 at 10 a.m. The guest preacher is Reverend Sonji Coleman Jackson.

RETURN SERVICE – The reunion at Jones Chapel Baptist Church, 947 Trents Mill Road, Cumberland, will be on Sunday, October 3 at 10 a.m. for special music from Mercy’s Well and at 11 a.m. for church service. The guest speaker will be Reverend Jim Lamb and lunch will then be served in the Fellowship Hall.

STOPPING SERVICES – Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, New Bethel Baptist Church Meherrin will not have church services on October 3, but will continue conference call services until further notice. The telephone number is (978) 990-5000. When prompted, enter 228025 #. Services start at noon.


MEETING OF BEEKEEPERS – Heart of Virginia beekeepers will meet at 7 p.m. at the Prince Edward County Extension Office near Lowe’s in Farmville (100 Dominion Drive, Farmville). The topic is a continuation of the discussion on the management of falls in beehives. Anyone with bees or interested in bees is welcome. For more information, call Mary Jane Morgan at (434) 315-1433 or visit Facebook or the website:


VAU COMMEMORATIVE FLAG – American Legion Post 32 in Farmville will host / display the VAU Memorial Flag October 6-8. Terror. The exhibit will be located in front of the Prince Edward County Courthouse on Main Street.

MEET – The Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group for Families and Caregivers of People with Dementia will meet on Wednesday, October 6 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. . Contact Marion Kyner for more information (434) 547-7850.

HEART OF VIRGINIA COLLEGE EVENING – Hosted by Hampden-Sydney on October 6, 6 to 7:30 p.m. This event is sponsored by the Virginia Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admission Officers and is free and open to the public. Students and families are invited to the event at Kirby Field House to meet representatives from over 30 colleges and universities, including location, admission requirements and fields of study.


BLOOD COLLECT – St. John’s Lutheran Church will be hosting a Red Cross blood drive on Thursday, October 7 from 1 pm to 6 pm at St. John’s Lutheran Church located at 1301 Milnwood Road, Farmville. Only pre-programmed appointments will be honored. No appointment for the moment.

8 – 26 OCTOBER

ROAD CLEANING EVENT – The Buckingham Anti-Garbage Task Force is hosting its second pavement cleaning event October 8-26. Families, businesses, student organizations, nonprofits, church groups, and other agencies are encouraged to pick up litter and email photos of their completed litter. bags for a chance to win up to $ 300 in Walmart gift cards. To learn more about the event and how to be eligible for prizes, contact [email protected] or visit


INDIAN RELIC SHOW – Historic Buckingham is hosting its annual Indian Relic Exhibition on Saturday, October 9 at the historic village of Lee Wayside from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm Dozens of collectors from across the state will display their collections and sell, trade and answer questions. Enjoy exhibits, demonstrations, food, and for the kids, an arrowhead hunt around 1 p.m. Free admission. Lunch will be available.


BOOK SALE – The Friends of the Barbara Rose Johns Farmville / Prince Edward Community Library will be hosting a fall book sale. The sale will take place outside at the Farmville Library on the patio. Sale to friends only on Thursday, October 14, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Open for public sale on Friday, October 15, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, email [email protected]


HOLIDAY BIBLICAL SCHOOL DAY – Cedar Baptist Church, 3932 Bell Road Dillwyn invites all middle and high school students to a special holiday Bible school day on Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


CHURCH SERVICE – High Bridge Baptist Church, Rice, will be holding services on Sunday, October 17 at 10 a.m. The guest preacher is Reverend Larry William. Masks required.


AUTUMN FESTIVAL – Antique tractor, garage sale and craft vendors, entertainment, kids’ activities, food and more. Saturday, October 23, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at 2455 Academy Road, Powhatan. This event is for the benefit of the Coalition of Powhatan Churches. Craft and garage sale spaces available, email or call (410) 598-9212.


Mourning support group – The Farmville United Methodist Church (FUMC) offers a bereavement support group for those who have suffered recent losses or losses long ago. It is an ecumenical group welcoming anyone who has experienced loss. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 2 p.m. at the FUMC located at 212 High St. Participation in the discussion while attending the sessions is optional. You can join the group at any time. Call Rebecca Maxwell (434) 414-4562 or Tracey Oddo (434) 392-4686 for more information.

STOPPING SERVICES – Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases in the health district, Sharon Baptist Church in Cumberland is suspending indoor services from Sunday, September 5, until further notice. Services will be available on YouTube (no parking services).

SERVICES OF THE BAPTIST CHURCH OF JERICHO CANCELED – The Jericho Baptist Church will be holding a parking service on Sunday, September 26 at 11 a.m. at 615 Franklin Street, Farmville. The church will continue to service on Facebook Live every Sunday at 11 a.m. and the second and fourth Sunday at 11 a.m. on WFLO 870 AM. Pastor James H. Taylor is the pastor.

PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF FARMVILLE – Farmville Presbyterian Church at 200 West Third St. will have a service in service every Sunday at 11 a.m. Join us and Reverend Pete Smith on Sunday mornings in person or enjoy the audio of our services on the church website. The video is available on the church’s Facebook page and on the YouTube channel (search Farmville Presbyterian Church). For further questions, contact the church office at (434) 392-4243 and find the church on Facebook or YouTube.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION – Delma’s Pantry in Cumberland County will be hosting a curbside food distribution at Cumberland Middle School on the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. every Friday. Senior boxes will be distributed during the distributions.

AMATEUR RADIO MEETING – The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club meets the first Sunday of the month at the Drakes Branch Municipal Building located at 4800 Drakes Main St. at 3 p.m. If you have any questions, contact Dan at (434) 210-8383.

VETERANS AFFAIRS SERVICES – American Legion Accredited Veterans Duty Officers are available to see veterans and their families at Farmville VFW on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Veterans Service Officers can be reached at (434) 414-6504.

OLD GREEN BAPTIST – Old Green Baptist Church will have outdoor and indoor worship services on the second and fourth Sunday of the month at 11 a.m. until further notice. Reverend Samuel F. Trent is the pastor.


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