Church News week of April 24, 2014
Jerusalem Baptist Church
Jerusalem Baptist Church is asking everyone to come out to the Ashland Wendy’s Thursday, April 24 from 5-8 p.m. Receive a free frosty! Come enjoy a night of fellowship, and activities for the kids and dining for the whole family. 15 percent of all sales during these hours will be donated to Jerusalem Baptist Church’s Medical Fund for Chad and Tamika Shelton Kidney Transplant.
Union Baptist Church
Union Baptist Church, 310 N. Snead Street, Ashland, will celebrate their annual Choir Day, Saturday, April 26 at 3 p.m. The public is invited. Please come and be blessed!
Shiloh Baptist Church
An Afternoon with the Gospel Ladies, sponsored by the Hanover County Training School and the John M. Gandy H.S. Alumni Saturday, April 26 at 4 p.m. at Shiloh Baptist Church, 106 South James Street, Ashland. Featuring soloists, ministers Amber Coleman, Brenda Bryant and Shandra Atkins; First Ladies Sherri Winston and Deborah Shannon. For more information, call Deacon George Gray at (804) 690-7730.
Chapel Church of Christ
Chapel Church of Christ, 16263 Woodman Hall Road, Montpelier, will be hosting their next gospel concert April 27 at 6 p.m. featuring the well-known Smokey Wilson. Smokey is a devoted Christian who has devoted his life to winning souls to Christ through his gospel music ministry. Please come join us for a good night of fellowship and music.
Duncan Memorial United Methodist shows ‘A Place at the Table’
There will be a free screening of the documentary movie “A Place at the Table” Wednesday, April 30 at 7 p.m. in the SunTrust Theater of Brock Commons on the Randolph-Macon College campus in Ashland and Sunday, May 4 at 6 p.m. at the Ashland Firehouse Theater, 201 Duncan Street in Ashland.
There are about 50 million people in the U.S. and about one in four children don’t know where their next meal is coming from. In this film, directors Kristi Jacobson and Lori Silverbush examine the issue of hunger in America through the lens of three people struggling with food insecurity. They are: Barbie, a single Philadelphia mother who grew up in poverty and is trying to provide a better life for her two children; Rosie, a Colorado fifth-grader who often has to depend on friends and neighbors to feed her and has trouble concentrating in school; and Tremonica, a Mississippi second-grader whose asthma and health issues are exacerbated by the largely empty calories her hardworking mother can afford.
Ultimately, “A Place at the Table” shows us how hunger poses serious economic, social and cultural implications for our nation, and that it could be solved once and for all if the American public decides — as they have in the past — that making healthy food available and affordable is in the best interest of us all.
Please call our Duncan Memorial Church at (804) 798-7224 if there are any questions.
Freedom Fellwship Church
Freedom Fellowship Church, 15010 Scotchtown Road, Montpelier is offering Resolving Everyday Conflict, a free, eight-session seminar, 7-8 p.m. each Wednesday evening from April 30 – June 18. In addition, an optional free dinner is offered at 6 p.m. Resolving Everyday Conflict equips participants to understand the nature of conflict and employ Biblically based steps to heal everyday disputes. You will learn when to overlook an offense, the root cause of conflict, what makes a good apology, what forgiveness really means, how to deal with difficult people, and much more. During the study portion, children will have their own program, Young Peacemaker. There is no charge for anything, but we ask that you please register in advance. To register, or for more information, go to ffcnet.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (804) 883-6754.
Mt. Hermon UMC
Mt. Hermon United Methodist Church is having a fundraiser, yard and bake sale May 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be hot dogs, chips and drinks available for purchase. The church is located at 12637 Mt. Hermon Road in Ashland.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Annual Spring Yard Sale – Everything for $1 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 8100 Shady Grove Road in Mechanicsville Saturday, May 10 from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (rain or shine). Come and shop for clothes, books, toys and baby items, lawn and garden, furniture and much more while you enjoy sausage biscuits, hot dogs and drinks. Stop at our baked goods table to pick up some of our homemade treats. Call (804) 427-7500 for more information.
Ashland Christian Center
Ashland Christian Center is hosting a marriage course “God’s Order for Marriage.” Come join us Wednesday nights at 7:30 p.m. Visit www.ashlandchristiancenter.org or call (804) 752-2038 for more information. Ashland Christian Center is located at 12230 Maple Street in Ashland.
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. (804) 883-5596; stpetersumc.org.
Walnut Grove Baptist Church
Walnut Grove Baptist Church hosts weekly support group meetings for parents of addicted children. “Connecting With Your Addicted Child” provides a forum to educate parents who have teenagers or adult children with addictions. To learn more, contact Vickie at Walnut Grove Baptist Church at (804) 746-5081.