Sunday, Sept. 22
Shady Grove Baptist Church will celebrate its ushers’ 78th anniversary at 3 p.m. The special guest will be Men on a Mission gospel singers and the Shady Grove Men’s Chorus. The church is located at 3384 Oakland Church Rd., Gum Spring.
Mechanicsville Baptist Church will welcome guest speaker, Dr. John Upton, executive director of the Baptist General Association of Virginia and president of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board, and president of the Baptist World Alliance, during a combined worship service at 11 a.m. He will share information about the Alma Hunt Virginia State Missions Offering ministries. The church is located at 10200 Louisa Rd., Gordonsville.
St. Thomas Baptist Church will host its Women’s Day and Missionary Fellowship at 3 p.m. with Kim Fortune as the highlighted speaker. For more information, call Marie Moody at (540) 872-0266, or Rachel Dandridge at (804) 246-9337. The church is located at 1567 Bumpass Rd., Bumpass.
Eagle Baptist Church will celebrate the Rev. Roger E. Braxton Sr.’s third anniversary. Morning worship will be at 11 a.m. followed by lunch. The Rev. William Mallory of Shiloh Baptist Church, Palmyra, will be the guest speaker at 3 p.m. He will be accompanied by his choir, ushers and congregation. The church is located at 4682 Mt. Airy Rd., Louisa.
Standing on The Promises of God Church will celebrate the 21st anniversary of its pastor, Larry L. Holt Sr. Morning service will begin at 11 a.m. followed by lunch at 2 p.m. The afternoon service will begin at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Jaimal Hayes, pastor of Abner Baptist Church, Glen Allen, as the guest preacher. He will be accompanied by his choir and congregation. For more information, visit www.standingonthepromises.org, or call (540) 967-3303. The church is located at 1240 Waldrop Church Rd., Louisa.
Macedonia United Methodist Church will celebrate its annual homecoming service during its 11 a.m. worship service. The new minister, the Rev. Stephen M. Hall, will deliver the morning message and special music will be led by Bucky Chisholm, director of music. Lunch will be served following the service. The church is located at 17 Byrd Mill Rd., Louisa. For more information, call (540) 967-1944.
Philippi Christian Church Usher Board will host a musical program at 3 p.m. The church is located at 7133 Jefferson Hwy., (Rt 33), Mineral.
Wayland Baptist Church will welcome Elder Larry Winningham of New Bethel Christian Fellowship, Richmond, as its guest speaker for the 11 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 1228 Oakland Rd., Louisa.
Saturday, Sept. 28
Mineral Baptist Church will host the Sounds of Liberty in two performances, one on Saturday, Sept. 28 at 7 p.m. and again on Sunday, Sept. 29 during the joint service at 11 a.m. The Sounds of Liberty is the premier traveling music ministry of Liberty University in Lynchburg. The 11-member group features five vocalists, a five-piece band and a sound technician, many of whom are Liberty University students who perform over 100 concerts a year.
The Saturday performance will be held in the Family Life Center. A love offering will be taken.
On Sunday morning, there will be just one worship service at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary with the Sounds of Liberty bringing the message. The day is also High Attendance Sunday for the Sunday School department and a covered-dish dinner will be held on the playing fields behind the Family Life Center following the worship service.
For more information, contact the church office at (540) 894-4234. The church is located at 51 Louisa Ave., Mineral.
Sunday, Sept. 29
Canaan Soul Saving Station Church will welcome the Rev. Frances Lewis of Louisa as guest speaker at the 11:30 a.m. worship service. Music will be rendered by The Christ Crusaders. The church is located at 6580 Venable Rd., Kents Store.
Mt. Hope Baptist Church Celebration Choir will celebrate its first anniversary at 3:00 p.m. recognizing and honoring gospel legends and pioneers of music such as The Gospel Tones, The Coles Sisters, The Shelton Five and the Bubba Johnson and The Omega Singers. Guests appearing will include Mt. Zion, Union Baptist, Mt. Olivet, Rising Sun Baptist Church and Brother James Lanier. The church is located at 5501 Paynes Mill Rd., Bumpass.
Rising Sun Baptist Church will celebrate its Family and Friends Day with guest speaker the Rev. William House II of Ebenezer Baptist Church during the 11 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 6829 Fredericks Hall Rd., Mineral.