Stanardsville Methodist makes change

Stanardsville United Methodist Church will suspend its regular second Wednesday worship services beginning this month. Watch for news announcing new forms of community worship and outreach.

Blue Ridge Presbyterian holds Bible study

Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church will have a fourweek Bible study on chapters 8-10 of the Gospel of Matthew. The study will meet at a member’s home on Thursday evenings May 16, 23, 30 and June 6 and will start at 6:30 p.m. with refreshments. Guests are welcome and especially those who have had limited opportunities previously for Bible study. There are no costs. Call either Lloyd Miller at (434) 985-2474 anytime or the church office on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday at (434) 985-8820 to register or ask any questions. The Blue Ridge Presbyterian Church is located at 6566 Spring Hill Road in Ruckersville.

Yard sale at Mount Vernon UMC

Mount Vernon United Methodist Church is having a yard sale Saturday, May 18 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Hot dogs, chips, drinks, baked items and funnel cakes will be available for lunch. The church is located at 76 Garth Road, Stanardsville. Stanardsville Baptist Church hosts gospel sing Stanardsville Baptist Church presents gospel bluegrass singing on Saturday, May 19 beginning at 3 p.m. Featured bands include the Blue Ridge Thunder and Ron Goode. Snacks will be served at intermission. Stanardsville Baptist Church is at 103 Madison Road (Va. Route 230) in Stanardsville. For more information, call (434) 985-8000.

Combined concert in Madison

The combined choirs of Hartland College, under the direction of Betsy Mayer, present “The Nations Will Praise You!” Sixteen nations unite to sing praise, prayers and promises from God’s Word. The concert will be held on May 19 at 6 p.m. at Beth Car Baptist Church, Madison. Please join us for light refreshments following the concert. Admission is free. Donations accepted for the Literacy Council of Madison County.

Cedar Grove Brethren revival and homecoming

A revival will take place May 29-31 at Cedar Grove Church, with homecoming on Sunday, June 2. Services will start at 7 p.m. with special music. Homecoming will start at 10:30 a.m. Lunch will follow the service and all are welcome to stay and join in the fellowship. Doug Goucenour will be the guest speaker for the Revival. Special music schedule is:

• Wednesday, The Boys of the Brethren

• Thursday, Joe McAlister

• Friday, Tommy Wood

• Sunday, The Ford Sisters

Cedar Grove Church is off Cedar Grove Road, located south of Ruckersville.

Women in worship ministries nominations

Women in worship ministries “EXCEL” honors are open for nominations through June 1. Visit www. 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.

Stanardsville UMC schedules Strawberry Fest 5K

Stanardsville United Methodist Church’s Strawberry Festival 5K will be held Saturday, June 1, along with the church’s annual Strawberry Festival. Register before Saturday, May 18 and receive a shirt. For more information about the 5K, call (434) 985-3888 or visit

Annual Strawberry Festival scheduled

Stanardsville United Methodist Church holds its 30th annual Strawberry Festival on Saturday, June 1 from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast is from 7-11 a.m. and lunch is 11 a.m.-3 p.m. There will be several bands and other entertainment, children’s activities, vintage cars and arts and crafts on display. Pies, cakes, crepes and jam will be for sale. Preorder a cake or pie by contacting Beverly Lamb at (434) 409-7588 or Proceeds will benefit local missions and SUMC. The event will be at 25 Court St. in Stanardsville. Bring a lawn chair.

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 in Somerset. Shiloh Baptist is located at 71 Shiloh Road, Stanardsville.

Celebration of Eloise Giles

A Celebration of Life Service for Eloise Giles will be held at Grace Episcopal Church at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8. There will be a reception, provided by the parishioners of Grace Church, in the parish hall immediately following. In lieu of flowers, Giles had requested donations be made to Grace Episcopal Church or the Greene County Animal Shelter. Grace is at 97 Main St., Stanardsville. 

Spring Hill ready for VBS

All systems are GO for Vacation Bible School at Spring Hill Baptist Church. Join the church June 17-21 from 9 a.m.-noon as they go on a Miraculous Mission learning about God’s salvation plan from Creation to the Cross. For more information, visit online at or call the church office at (434) 973-7473.

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. This year’s theme is Farm Fresh Faith.

Grace Episcopal prayer shawl group

Grace Episcopal Church in Stanardsville hosts a prayer shawl group, recently named “Graceful Stitches.” The group meets on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. at the church at 97 Main St., Stanardsville. All are welcome.

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