Friday, Jan. 31
Apple Grove Baptist Church will hold its Friday Night at the Movie with the showing of “Courageous” at 7:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is free. The church is located at 2352 Apple Grove Rd., Mineral. For more information, call (540) 872-3775.
Sunday, Feb. 2
Bethany Christian Church will hold “Bethany Bible Challenge” nights on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. during February. Using the format of classic shows such as Jeopardy and Wheel of Fortune, participants can experience the fellowship of a Bible study combined with the fun of competition. The church is located at 2402 Bethany Church Rd., Bumpass. For more information, call (540)872-3707, or visit bethanychristianva.org.
Shady Grove Baptist Church will celebrate Black History Month with the theme Back Down Memory Lane. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. The church is located at 3384 Oakland Church Rd., Gum Spring.
Bethpage Christian Church will begin a new weekly youth discipleship Sunday school class for those in grades seven and up at 10 a.m. The church is located at 4491 Fredericks Hall Rd., Mineral.
Friday, Feb. 7
Macedonia United Methodist Church will hold a Winter Bible School Friday, Feb. 7 and Saturday, Feb. 8 from 6 until 9 p.m., with dinner provided, and Sunday, Feb. 9 at 9 a.m. with lunch following the closing ceremony. Break the winter blues, energize your spirit with adventures on Promise Island. Where kids discover God’s lifesaving love. Transportation provided via church bus within a 10 mile radius of the church’s address. Call (540) 967-1464 for transportation and registration, leave a message. In the event of inclement weather, make up days will include Feb. 28, March 1 and March 2. The church is located at 17 Byrd Mill Rd., Louisa.
Saturday, Feb. 8
Laurel Hill Baptist Church will hold a dinner and movie night starting at 4 p.m.. A donation of $20 for couples, $15 for individuals ages 13 and up and $6 for children age 12 and younger is suggested. Chaperons will be available for the younger ages, if necessary. The church is located at 7652 Kentucky Springs road, Mineral. For more information, contact Deconess Gertrude Coleman at (540) 894-4905.
Sunday, Feb. 9
Shady Grove Baptist Church will celebrate Black History Month with guest speaker Sheila Belle of Radio 104.7 FM. Worship will begin at 10 a.m. The church is located at 3384 Oakland Church Rd., Gum Spring.
Wayland Baptist Church will welcome the Rev. Roosevelt Miller, associate minister of Union Branch Baptist Church, Arvonia, as guest speaker for 11 a.m. worship service. Following this program will be a Black History presentation by George Grady, Buffalo Solider. The church is located at 1228 Oakland Rd., Louisa.
The Combined Voices of Praise will host a Black History program “With God All Things Are Possible” at Mt. Garland Baptist Church. The celebration will begin with an old fashion lunch from 1:30 until 2:30 p.m. A soul stirring prayer and praise service will begin at 2:30 p.m. featuring Sis. Nikisha Diggs and Evangelist Renee Edwards. Afternoon services will begin at 3:00 p.m. The message will be delivered by Pastor- Elect the Rev. Dwain Cosby. The Rev. Annie Holland, of First Baptist Church, Louisa, will be the worship leader for this program. The music for this occasion will be delivered by the First Baptist Senior Choir, Louisa. The church is located at 4000 Buckner Rd., Bumpass.
The Louisa Ministerial Association, The American Legion and The Veterans of Foreign Wars will hold its annual Four Chaplains Service at Louisa Christian Church at 4 p.m. This service honors the memory of four Army chaplains who sacrificed their lives on Feb. 3, 1943 when the U.S.A.T. Dorchester was tragically sunk. Of the 902 souls on board, only 230 survived.
These four chaplains, a Rabbi, a Roman Catholic priest, a Methodist minister and a Dutch Reformed minister, gave away their life jackets, which were their only means of survival so that others could live. It is their selfless heroic act on behalf of others that will be remember. They are a witness of what it means to live your life for others. These chaplains were last seen on the deck of the ship with their arms linked together and their heads bowed in prayer as the ship slipped to its watery grave.
Active members of the Armed Forces and veterans are invited to come in uniform. A reception in the fellowship hall will follow the service. For more information, contact the Rev. Marian Windel at (540) 223-2769.