Car show, bake sale at Blue Run Baptist

Blue Run Baptist will be having a car show, bake sale, vendors and gospel singing on March 30. The event is free. Registration starts at 11 a.m. with the event running from noon-5 p.m. Trophies will be awarded. For more information, contact Wayne at (540) 603-2343 or Bernice at (540) 229-1915.

Grace Episcopal holds a neighborhood brunch

Grace Episcopal Church invites all to a free neighborhood brunch on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. All are welcome. The church is at 97 Main St. in Stanardsville.

Waddell Church holds fifth Saturday jam session

Waddell Church holds its Waddell Open Mic and Musical Jam at the historic church on the hill in Rapidan, beginning with a shared dinner at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. All types of music are encouraged and presented, from bluegrass to classical, even a bagpiper and impromptu duets and groups often form, along with audience singalongs. For information, call the church at (540) 672-0334 or pastor Mac McRaven at (434) 973-4859.

Westover Cemetery meeting

The next Westover Cemetery meeting will be on Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. at the pavilion behind Westover United Methodist Church. The church is located at 2801 Fredericksburg Road, Ruckersville. Anyone who is interested in the history and care of Westover Cemetery is invited. Westover Cemetery and meetings are open to all. For more information, call (434) 985-3751.

Westover UMC country breakfast

Westover United Methodist Church invites the community to an all-you-can-eat country breakfast on Saturday, April 6 from 8-11 a.m. Menu includes pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, grits, biscuits, gravy, fruit toppings, coffee, tea and juice. Adults $8 and children 10 and under eat free. Proceeds benefit the church building fund and Greene Alliance. WUMC is located at 2801 Fredericksburg Road, Ruckersville. For more information, contact (434) 985-6054.

Still I Rise conference

Greater Spirit Ministries invites the community to the 2019 “Still I Rise” conference on Saturday, April 6 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. at the Double Tree Hotel in Charlottesville. This year’s theme is “No Longer Broken.” Participants will enjoy praise, worship, food, fellowship and vendors. Advance tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for ages 12-17. All tickets are $30 at the door. Ticket includes lunch and conference items. For more information, call (703) 400-9898 or visit

St. Thomas Episcopal holds special choral event

A service of Choral Evensong for Lent will be sung by the Choir of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Orange, at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, April 7. This is the service of sung evening prayer in the English tradition. St. Thomas Church is located in the Town of Orange at 119 Caroline Street (Rt. 20) near the intersection with West Main Street.

Nortonsville Church of God holds revival

Nortonsville Church of God in Dyke holds its Revival Sunday with the Rev. Cliff West on Saturday, April 7. Morning service is at 11 a.m. and evening service is at 6 p.m. The church is 1505 Simmons Gap Road in Dyke.

23rd anniversary of Emmanuel Christian Center

Emmanual Christian Center located at 111 New Life Drive in Ruckersville will be celebrating its 23rd anniversary beginning Sunday, April 7 at 11 a.m. followed by evening services Monday, April 8 to Friday, April 12. Evening services begin at 7:30 p.m. For a listing of the speakers and for more information, visit or call (434) 985-6401.

Mount Grove Spring Revival

Mount Grove Chapel Church of the Brethren in Dyke will hold its spring revival at 7:30 p.m. on April 11-13 with Pastor David Allison as guest speaker. Special music will be provided. The church is on Bacon Hollow Road in Dyke. For more information, contact Faye Safley at (434) 973-4144.

Shiloh Baptist Cruise In

Shiloh Baptist Church will be having its inaugural “Cruise-In” on Saturday, April 13 from 1-4 p.m. There will be spiritual fellowship, food and gospel music. Rain date is April 20. The church is located at 71 Shiloh Road, Stanardsville. For more information, contact Deacon Daniel Blakey at (434) 825-9316 or Deacon Rudolph Banks (540) 718-6064.

Stanardsville UMC Lenten services

Stanardsville United Methodist Church will have several special Lenten worship services from April 14-21. Palm Sunday Services will be April 14 with contemporary at 8:30 a.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. and traditional service at 11 a.m. From Monday, April 15-Friday, April 19 there will be services each day at 12:10 p.m. with Friday, April 19th including the Stations of the Cross. On Thursday, April 18 there will be a 7 p.m. Maundy Thursday service. Also on Friday, April 19 there will be a Good Friday 7 p.m. service. Easter will be celebrated with a sunrise service at 6:45 a.m., followed by a church breakfast at 7:30 a.m.  Contemporary service will be at 8:30 p.m., followed by Sunday School at 10 a.m. and traditional service at 11 a.m. 

Mt. Nebo Lutheran Easter services

Mt. Nebo Lutheran Church in Rochelle will hold its Easter services as follows: Maundy Thursday service at 5 p.m. on Thursday, April 18, including Holy Communion; and the Resurrection of Our Lord (Easter Sunday) service will be at 11:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 21, which will include Holy Communion. Both events will be at the church at 3980 Jack’s Shop Road in Rochelle.

BUMC Maundy Thursday service

Barboursville United Methodist Church will observe the Last Supper at its Holy Thursday service April 18 at 5 p.m. The service will be a remembrance of how Jesus lived out the golden rule on the night he was betrayed and taught his disciples to do others as he had done to them. All are welcome.

BUMC Easter service

Barboursville United Methodist Church will celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21, at 10 a.m. The service will focus on Jesus’ teaching to lay up treasures in heaven and not on Earth, and how his resurrection serves as a reminder that while the things of this Earth are temporary, the gift of life with him will last forever. All are welcome.

Women in worship ministries is accepting nominations

Women in worship ministries “EXCEL” honors are open for nominations through June 1. Visit for information on how to nominate someone. Nominations should be emailed to or mailed to WIW Ministries, Inc. at 11801 Gardenia Drive, Fredericksburg VA 22407.

Sunday school at Shiloh Baptist

Shiloh Baptist Church will host their annual Sunday school program on June 2 at 3 p.m. Preached word will be from Minister Robert Anthony from Blue Run Baptist Church is Somerset. Shiloh Baptist is located at 71 Shiloh Road, Stanardsville.

Shiloh Baptist vacation Bible school

Shiloh Baptist Church vacation Bible school will be June 17-21 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. for ages 3 to adult. All are welcome.

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