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Church News week of March 21, 2013

Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 1:31 pm

March 21, 2013 @ 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm

Bethel UMC

Community Easter Egg hunt will be held Saturday, March 23 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Bring your own basket. Fun for the whole family. There is no rain date for this event. King William Parks And Rec– face painting, petting farm, food. Hunt times: 2-3 year olds – 11:30 a.m.; 4-5 year olds – 12:30 p.m.; 6-8 year olds 1:30 p.m. Meet the Easter Bunny! Sponsored by: Bethel UM Church (804) 994-5344, (804) 839-7064,


Providence Baptist Church

Providence Baptist Church of Ashland, will host the Baptist General Convention Area K-3 “100 Men and Women in Black and White” March 23 at 3 p.m. Special guests will be the Traveling Jubilee. The church is located at 9491 Providence Church Road in Ashland. For more information, please call (804) 798-6584.


Ashland Presbyterian Church

Ashland Presbyterian Church welcomes you to the following Lenten and Easter services. Palm Sunday breakfast at 9:30 a.m. March 24 and worship at 11 a.m. Maundy Thursday service at 7 p.m. March 28 and Easter Sunday worship March 31. We are at 401 Virginia Street, Ashland.


Taylorsville Baptist Church

Celebrate Easter with Taylorsville Baptist Church! March 24: Palm Sunday Worship Service at 11 a.m. March 28: Maundy Thursday Service at 7 p.m. March 30: Annual Easter Egg Hunt at 2 p.m. followed by an ice cream social. March 31: Sunrise Service at 7 a.m. followed by breakfast in the Social Hall; 11 a.m. – Easter Worship Service. Taylorsville Baptist Church is located at 15415 Taylorsville Road in Doswell.


New Highland


Easter Egg Hunt will be held Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. for ages 1 year through fifth grade at New Highland Baptist Church, 9200 New Ashcake Road, Mechanicsville. Easter Services at New Highland Baptist will be held Maundy Thursday Service, March 28 at 6:30 p.m. Easter Sunday Sunrise Service, March 31 at 6:45 a.m., followed by breakfast. Easter Sunday Services, March 31 at 8 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. (nursery provided for children 3 and under). For more information, please call (804) 550-9601 or visit


Ashland Christian Church

Ashland Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) will be celebrating Palm Sunday with a Blessing of the Palms service. This half-hour program will include songs, scripture, distribution of palms and live donkeys. Please join us Sunday, March 24, at 9:30 a.m. for our procession at 301 S. James Street (across from Henry Clay Elementary School).


Duncan Memorial UMC

Hallelujah: The Bible and Handel’s Messiah will meet at Duncan Memorial Church, 201 Henry Street in Ashland, Sunday evenings through March 24. Explore the history, the scriptures, and the music of this beautiful composition. Your Lenten journey will be enriched by participating. Join us in the church parlor from 6-7:30 p.m. For more information, contact the church at (804) 798-7224.


St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Join us at St. Paul Lutheran Church for our Ash Wednesday Worship Service at 7 p.m. Every Wednesday through March 27. Mid-Week Lenten Theme “Fellowship with the Father: The Lord in Prayer.” 8100 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville – Rev. Rodney Bitely, Pastor. (804) 427-7500;


Slash Christian Church

The Clay Springs Ruritan Club will sponsor its annual community-wide Easter Egg Hunt at Slash Christian Church, 11353 Mount Hermon Road, Ashland, Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. (weather permitting). Children 1-12 years of age are welcome to come and join in the fun. Prizes will be awarded.


St. Peter’s UMC

St. Peter’s United Methodist Church 2013 Community Easter Egg Hunts will be held Saturday, March 30 at 11 a.m.; all children up through first grade – crafts and games to follow. 8 p.m.; all children in second through fifth grade – bring a flashlight, this will be in the dark! Craft and games starting at 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 15599 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA 23192. Call (804) 883-5596 with questions. Come out and join us for an EGGcellent time!

Ashland Christian Church

Ashland Christian Church will be hosting a free family Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30 at 10 a.m. The church is located at 301 S. James Street, in Ashland.


Black Creek Baptist

Saturday, March 30, Black Creek Baptist Church, 6289 McClellan Road, Mechanicsville, is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt for ages 2-10 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Children should bring their Easter baskets, come out and enjoy free hotdogs and chips for lunch, and participate in an Easter craft activity, all while hunting for eggs! Please come join us!

Black Creek Baptist is also having two Easter Sunday worship services. Our sunrise service will be held at Sweets Pond (adjacent to the church) at 6:30 a.m. The second service will be held in the church sanctuary at 10:15 a.m. The Adult Choir will present the Easter Musical Written in Red. This wonderful musical journey will be integrated into the service and will lead us from the Cross of Calvary to the majesty of our Risen Lord! Please come and join in a beautiful service of celebration as we praise God for Jesus’s death and resurrection resulting in our gift of eternal life. Sunday School begins at 9 a.m. For more information, please call (804) 781-0330.


St. Paul Lutheran Church

Come, join St. Paul Lutheran Church as we celebrate Christ’s victory: Holy Week – Palm Sunday at 10:30 a.m.; Maundy Thursday Worship at 7 p.m.; Good Friday Worship at 7 p.m. Easter Sunday, March 31; Indoor Sunrise Worship at 7:30 a.m.; Breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Easter Celebration Worship at 10:30 a.m. The church is located at 8100 Shady Grove Road, Mechanicsville. Rev. Rodney Bitely, Pastor – (804) 427-7500.


Polegreen Church Foundation

Fairfield Presbyterian Church and Mechanicsville Presbyterian Church are pleased to welcome all to a special Sunrise event Sunday, March 31 at 7 a.m. Refreshments will be provided. Bring lawn chairs and blankets as needed. For more information, visit


Cool Spring Baptist

“Unshakeable Women’s Conference” featuring live and in person, Kelly Minter, author, songwriter and musician at Cool Spring Baptist Church, 9283 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville, VA 23116, Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register online at Cost – $35 until March 31, $45 April 1 to 15 (includes lunch).


Hatcher Memorial Baptist

Hatcher Memorial Baptist Church, 2300 Dumbarton Road, in Lakeside will host Audrey Hatcher Woodhams in concert Sunday, April 14. She will participate in both morning worship services at 9 a.m. and 11 a.m., and perform in concert at 4 p.m. She will be performing selections from her new CD, “A Thousand Different Colors,” as well as other songs. Audrey is originally from Powhatan County. She is a Dove Award-Nominated songwriter. Christianity Today has said, “The subtle girl-with-a-guitar musicianship is an ideal foundation for her gorgeous expressions of praise.” There is no admittance charge; however, a love offering will be taken.


Atlee Christian


Atlee Christian Academy located at 8391 Atlee Road in Mechanicsville is now enrolling preschool and Kindergarten through fifth grade students. Call (804) 746-3900 or visit for more information. Space is limited.


Grace Christian School

Grace Christian School located at 8607 Atlee Road in Mechanicsville is now enrolling sixth-10th grade students. Visit or www.facebook/GraceChristianSchool for more information and an application. Space is limited.


St. Peter’s UMC

Circle Time – Tuesday mornings from 10-10:30 a.m. Toddlers and preschoolers with accompanying adult are welcome to join us for storytime, music, movement and crafts. This is a free activity. Please join us at St. Peter’s UMC, 15599 Mountain Road, Montpelier, VA 23192. (804) 883-5596;


Ashland Christian Center

Ashland Christian Center is hosting a marriage course “God’s Order for Marriage.” This course will equip you for marriage or enhance your marriage. Topics include: Understanding God’s design for relationships; raising the level of commitment in marriage; living above personal exception; eight skills necessary to maximize your marriage; 10 tools for enriching your marriage. Come join us Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. Visit or call (804) 752-2038 for more information. Ashland Christian Center is located at 12230 Maple Street in Ashland.


Walnut Grove Baptist

Walnut Grove Baptist Church will host weekly support group meetings for parents of addicted children. “Connecting With Your Addicted Child” is designed to provide a compassionate, yet no-holds-barred forum to educate parents who have teenagers or adult children with addictions to illegal, prescription, and/or over-the-counter drugs. Learn about the moral vs. the medical model of addiction and the power of love. Discover strategies to stay connected with your child, despite their addiction. Learn to breathe again, to laugh again. To learn more, contact Vickie at Walnut Grove Baptist Church at (804) 746-5081.