Guidelines: The deadline for submitting church brief items is 3:30 p.m. Monday for that week’s paper. (The deadline moves up to Friday before all major holiday weeks.) Items are subject to editing and may sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They may also be sent by U.S. Mail to Editor, Madison County Eagle, P.O. Box 325, Madison, VA 22727. Please include a contact person’s name and phone number. Due to the volume of items received, The Eagle cannot always run announcements from out-of-county churches.
FRIDAY, NOV. 15
Madison Presbyterian Church will host its breakfast buzz Nov. 15 at 9 a.m. for breakfast and fellowship. This month Linda McRaven will speak about the needs of the Haitian people. Linda will share about the Promise Harbor Family Center which is a daycare for severely handicapped children.
SATURDAY, NOV. 16
The Orange Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host a “friendsgiving” prayer and praise brunch Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at the American Legion Post, 341 Newton Street, Orange. Enjoy a free community, heart-healthy brunch to thank God for his care in 2019. Enjoy food, special music, gifts, children’s feature and more. For more information, visit orangeadventist.org or call (540) 718-4443.
Graves Chapel will host a movie night Nov. 16. Dinner will be at 5 p.m. followed by “Chariots of Fire” at 5:30 p.m. The main dish for dinner will be provided, but bring a dish to sahre.
SUNDAY, NOV. 17
A refreshing will be held at Zion Baptist Church Nov. 17-18 at 6:45 p.m. Guests will be: Sunday, The Ball Brothers with speaker Dr. David Wheeler and Monday, The Perrys with speaker Dr. Keith Robinson. For more information, call 672-3382.
MSBC MISSIONS PROGRAM
Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, Rochelle, will have a missions program Nov. 17 at 3 p.m. The featured guest will be the Matthew 25 gospel band along with various choirs and soloists.
MONDAY, NOV. 18
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Madison Presbyterian Church is a drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international Christian relief organization that collects gift-filled shoeboxes and delivers them to children in need around the world. Boxes can be dropped off at the church Nov. 18-22, 1-3 p.m.; Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Nov. 24, 12-3 p.m. and Nov. 25, 9-11 a.m. For more information, call the church at 948-6972 or Mary Linda McLearen at 672-4998 or visit www.samaritanspurse.org.
SUNDAY, Nov. 24
The November evening prayer service at Graves Chapel will be held Nov. 24 at 4 p.m. For prayer requests or special needs, contact lay preacher Susan Bagby at email@example.com or (434) 978-1627.
A service of choral evensong will be sung by the choir of St. Thomas Episcopal Church, Orange, Nov. 24 at 4:30 p.m. This is the service of sung evening prayer in the English tradition. St. Thomas is located at 119 Caroline Street near the intersection with West Main Street.
SATURDAY, Nov. 30
The men’s group of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, Oak Park, will host breakfast Nov. 30, 7-10 a.m. The menu will include bacon, sausage, sausage gravy, biscuits, eggs (scrambled and fried), apples, juice and coffee. The cost of the breakfast is a donation for the Salvation Army Madison County Service Unit’s Red Kettle Drive.
MUBC COMMENCEMENT SERVICE
The Main Uno Baptist Church Bible Institute will host its 14th commencement service Nov. 30 at 5 p.m. The message will be delivered by the Rev. Dorothy Jordan, pastor of Zion Baptist Church in North Garden. Dinner will be served following the service.
SATURDAY, DEC. 7
The Orange Seventh-Day Adventist Church will host its second Christmas Chapel concert Dec. 7 at 5 p.m. This year’s concert will be a “Festival of Christmas Praise From Around the World—Celebrating the Family of Christ” and will be presented by Karla Rivera, soprano, Eduardo Gonzalez, baritone, Lia Gonzalez, piano and Betsy Mayer, organ. Other special guests from Indonesia and Africa will present sacred music from their home countries. A freewill offering will be collected to benefit the Orange Free Clinic. The concert is free and refreshments will be served after in the fellowship hall. For more information, visit orangeadventist.org or call (540) 718-4443.
FRIDAY, DEC. 13
The Graves Chapel will be decorated for Christmas Dec. 13 at 9 a.m. Volunteers are needed. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, DEC. 14
GRAVES COMMUNITY DINNER
The annual community dinner at Graves Chapel will be held Dec. 14 with social hour at 5 p.m. followed by dinner.
SUNDAY, Dec. 22
The carol sing at Graves Chapel will be held Dec. 22. This will be the only service in December.
Join in the Piedmont Episcopal Church’s fourth annual sock drive. Begin gathering sock donations now and deliver them to the Madison County Visitor’s Center no later than Dec. 19.
ERBC PRAYER SERVICE
Elk Run Baptist Church continues to have noon day prayer service each Wednesday 12-1 p.m.
STEC PRAYER GROUP
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church hosts a centering prayer group, an hour of reflection and prayer, each Wednesday at 11 a.m. followed by healing and Holy Communion service at noon. For more information, visit www.ststephensculpeper.net or contact 825-8786 or email@example.com. The church is located at 115 N. East St, Culpeper with parking at 120 N. Commerce Street.
REFORMATION LUTHERAN SECOND LOCATION
Reformation Lutheran Church, Ruckersville, now has a satellite location at the Blue Ridge Café. Worship service begins at 10 a.m. Sundays with Holy Communion. Enjoy fellowship after worship with light snacks, coffee and tea.
MEN’S MINISTRY MEETINGS
New Fellowship Christian Center’s Men’s Ministry meets at 6:30 P.M. every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month. This is a time that the men come together to share, fellowship or to visit other men’s ministries in the surrounding communities. We invite other men to come out to fellowship with us at any time. The church is located on Rt. 15 N. of Orange. For additional information, you can contact Pastor Mallory C. Monroe, Sr. at (540) 407-4209 or the church at (540) 672-3869.
Jesus is the Anchor Church at Burnt Tree Grange will have service at 11 a.m. Sundays with pastor Shirley Dodson.
SSEC WOMEN’S GROUP
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church’s Women’s Group, “The Order of Daughters of the King” is a spiritual sisterhood of women dedicated to a life of prayer, service and evangelism, making a commitment to Jesus as savior and following him as Lord of their lives. For more information, visit www.ststephensculpeper.net.
Madison Quilters Guild meets 7 p.m. the second and fourth Monday of the month at Madison Presbyterian Church. The meetings are for beginners to advanced. For information, message the group on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/madisonquilters or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join Beth Car Baptist Church for its midweek Bible study for all ages Wednesdays at 6:45 p.m. and for the men’s prayer group and coffee Fridays at 6:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall. Sunday Bible school is held at 9:45 a.m. for all ages with nursery provided followed by worship at 11 a.m.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church hosts three Holy Communion services each week at 8 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 12 p.m. Wednesday. Childcare is available for the Sunday service 9 a.m. to noon. The church is located at 115 N. East Street, Culpeper. For more information, visit www.ststephensculpeper.net.
The brotherhood of St. Andrew offers men and boys the discipline of prayer, study and service to follow Christ and bring others into his kingdom. Newcomers are welcome to join for breakfast each Tuesday at 7 a.m. For more information, call 825-8786, email email@example.com or visit www.ststephensculpeper.net.
Thursdays, noon until 12:30 p.m., people are invite to join others to pray for requests that have been given to the Spiritual Care Support Ministries Center via email, snail mail, telephone or verbally. If you have a need, there is an opportunity during this hour for them to pray for you. Are you suffering from depression, cancer, illness of any kind? Grieving? Are you spiritually ill? Let them pray for you! The Spiritual Care Support Ministry Center is at 76 W. Shirley Ave. in Warrenton. This is non-denominational and free. Learn more at www.scsm.tv or call Chaplain Liz Danielsen at (540) 349-5814 for information and directions.