Thursday, June 19
First Bible Way Church will hold its spring youth revival on Thursday, June 19 and Friday, June 20. Guest ministers will include Kimberly Fortune, Galilee Baptist Church, with the music rendered by Galilee Baptist Church Youth Choir on Thursday and Elder Theresa Michie, Pentecostal True Holiness, on Friday. Music will be rendered by First Bible Way Youth Choir. The church is located at 785 Goldmine Rd., Louisa. For directions, visit www.firstbibleway.com.
Saturday, June 21
Emmanuel Holiness Church will hold Weird Animal Vacation Bible School–Where Jesus’ love is one of a kind–from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. It will be a day of crafts, games, Bible story skits, snacks and a hot dog lunch. The church is located at 17904 Jefferson Hwy., Montpelier. Contact Rebecca Boisvert at (540) 872-0365 for more information.
Living Water Fellowship Church will present its third annual youth conference, Purpose Driven: One Heart, One Mind, One Gospel, for young people age 10 through 21. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the conference at 10 a.m. Food and drinks will be provided. For more information, call (804) 513-9059, or (804) 513-3275.
Sunday, June 22
Ebenezer Baptist Church Missionary Ministry will celebrate its anniversary at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Cynthia Houchens, associate pastor of Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Montpelier. Eagle Baptist Choir will render the music. The church is located at 864 Pendleton Rd., Mineral.
Wayland Baptist Church will welcome the Rev. Arthur Scales, associate pastor of Thessalonian Baptist Church, Mineral, as guest speaker for 11 a.m. worship service. The church is located at 1228 Oakland Rd., Louisa.
Mt. Gilliam Baptist Church will hold its Youth/Young Adult Day at 11 a.m. with Aysia Townes as guest speaker. The afternoon guests will be the Rev. Pantheir Whiting and the Foster Creek Baptist Church Choir and the praise dancers from Galilee Baptist Church. Lunch will be served following the morning service. The church is located at 4641 Chalklevel Rd., Louisa.
Peach Grove Baptist Church will hold its annual Rally Day. The 11:30 a.m. service will be conducted by Pastor Sherman Hudson followed by dinner. The Rev. Kim Fortune of Galilee Baptist Church, Louisa, will be the guest minister for the 3:00 p.m. service. The church is located at 93 Peach Grove Rd., Louisa.
Louisa Baptist Church will study “The Ideal Church” in its latest study through the book of Ephesians. The message will be delivered at 8:30 a.m. and again at 11:00 a.m. Sunday school is held at 9:45 a.m. Childcare is available every hour. The church is located at 305 E. Main St., Louisa.
Thessalonia Baptist Church will observe Deacon and Deaconess Day at 3 p.m. The guest preacher will be Rev. Monroe Smith, pastor of Mt. Hope Baptist Church. He will be accompanied by his choir, ushers and congregation. The church is located at 278 Old County Rd., Mineral.
Rising Sun Baptist Church will celebrate the third anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. Arthur Lee IV at 3 p.m. The speaker for the morning service will be the Rev. Walter Barett of Mt. Hope Baptist Church, Bumpass, and the evening speaker will be the Rev. Harrison Williams of Shiloh Baptist Church. The church is located on Rt. 618, Mineral.
Monday, June 23
Shady Grove and St. Mark Baptist churches will hold a combined Vacation Bible School Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27 at Shady Grove. Dinner will be served nightly at 6:00 p.m. followed by devotion at 6:45 p.m. A preschool and award presentation with a fish fry and cookout fellowship will be held on Friday at 6:30 p.m. The church is located at 3384 Oakland Church Rd., Gum Spring.
Philippi Christian Church will hold its Vacation Bible School Monday, June 23 through Thursday, June 26 starting at 6 p.m. with dinner nightly, followed by a devotional and class time. A commencement program will be held on Friday starting at 6 p.m. followed by dinner. Leaders for the various classes will include Minister Arthur Scales, Minister Rosemary Price, Trustee Joyce Whalen and Sis. Alconia Anderson. The church is located at 7133 Jefferson Hwy., Mineral. For additional information, call (540) 967-2755.
Glenora Baptist Church explore Arrow Island during its Vacation bible School with adventurers ages four years through high school June 23 through June 27 from 10 a.m. until noon. There will be free games, activities, music, stories and more. To learn more and/or preregister, visit www.glenora.org.
Louisa Baptist Church will hold Mega and Jr. Sports Camp June 23 through June 26. Dinner will begin at 5:15 p.m. and camp will run from 6 until 8 p.m. Camp is divided into two sections. Mega Sports Camp, is for the kids in rising first through rising sixth grade. The children will choose from “sports variety” which includes soccer, flag football, basketball, kickball; cheerleading, or Living In the Spotlight Drama. While children learn skills for the various sports, they will discover character-building concepts and gain confidence and self-esteem through this positive and encouraging environment. Between sports sessions, coaches lead songs, tell stories, and do cool object lessons that help kids realize God’s great love for them. Jr. Sports Camp is geared towards three-year-olds through rising kindergarten. This group will have a more traditional VBS feel, but will get to participate in a portion of the Mega Sports Camp too. To preregister, visit www.louisabaptist.org. There are two forms that need to be filled out and returned to the church at 305 E. Main St., PO Box 552, Louisa, VA 23093.
Fork Baptist Church will hold its Vacation Bible School Monday, June 23 through Friday, June 27 from 9 a.m. until noon daily. The church is located at 14357 Jefferson Highway, Bumpass.
Wednesday, June 25
House of God will hold its revival June 25 through June 28 with guest speaker Bishop Michael Evans Sr. of Brooklyn, New York. Services on Wednesday and Thursday will begin at 7:30 p.m., Friday at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday at 1:00 p.m. Apostle Randolph Ragland’s 54th pastoral anniversary and the church’s 94th anniversary will also be celebrated during this time. The church is located at 5442 Columbia Road, Gordonsville. For more information, call (540) 832-5119.
Saturday, June 28
The Usher Ministry of Mt. Garland Baptist Church will host “Jeans for Jesus” at 2 p.m. for youth and the youth within the community in a laid back fashion. Wear jeans (any form of jean product) and know that the church is a safe haven and God provides comfort. There will be several guest speakers from all walks of life including education, work force and law enforcement. The message will be delivered by the Rev. Dwain R. Cosby. Following worship service, there will be a cook-out with games, giveaways and activities for all. The church is located at 4000 Buckner Rd., Bumpass.
Jerusalem Baptist Church will celebrate its Deacons and Deaconess Day at 3 p.m. The guest speakers will be Deaconess Jane Mallory, Deacon Hazel Coles, Deacon Dora Coleman, Deaconess Rachel Dandridge, Deaconess Keisha Diggs and Deacon Linda Lewis. Deacons and deaconess are asked to wear white. The church is located at 608 Mansfield Rd., Mineral.
Sunday, June 29
The West Louisa Charge of the United Methodist Church will welcome its new pastor, Judy DeBres, for her initial service and a pot luck dinner. The event will be held at Ebenezer United Methodist Church, 3092 Oakland Road, Louisa, with a meet and greet at 10 a.m. and service at 11 a.m. followed by the luncheon. If you are unable to attend this service, you are invited to attend any of the regular services held each Sunday: 9 a.m. at Lasley UMC, 393 Lasley Lane; 10 a.m. at Ebenezer UMC; 11 a.m .at Mt. Horeb UMC, 17447 Mallorys Ford Rd .,Gordonsville.
Mt. Zion Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Friends and Family Day with guest speaker the Rev. William Moore III, pastor of the Calvary Baptist Church with the theme “Church and Community Working Together.” Following the worship service, community-minded activities will take place including food, a Virginia Blood Service bloodmobile and Virginia State Trooper Aaron Wyatt will be on hand to process child identification cards for children between the ages of five and 17. Persons who wish to “give the gift of life” may contact Alma Stills at (804) 677-4795, or firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, June 18. The church is located at 3909 Holly Grove Drive, Bumpass.
St. Thomas Baptist Church will hold its annual missionary program at 8 a.m. with guest speaker Evangelist Delores Buckner of Evergreen Bible Way Church, Louisa. A continental breakfast will be served following worship services. The church is located at 1567 Bumpass Rd., Bumpass. For more information, contact Rachel Dandridge at (804) 246-9337.
The Christian Fellowship Union will be held at Wayland Baptist Church at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Edward Moody, pastor of Watch Tower Baptist Church. The church is located at 1228 Oakland Rd., Louisa.
Canaan Soul Saving Station Church will welcome the Rev. Virginia Farmer, pastor of Jerusalem Baptist Church as guest speaker during 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.