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FBC Baptism Celebration

Church News, week of May 21, 2015

Posted on May 20, 2015 at 10:00 am

First Baptist Church, Ashland welcomes new members, celebrated their baptism Sunday, May 17. (Photo by John Irby)

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  • Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale presents spring concerts in May

    Posted on April 8, 2015 at 9:58 am

    The Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale is looking forward to two performances of its 2015 spring concert, featuring the Duruflé Requiem, Four Motets on Gregorian themes, and Shenandoah, an American folk song arranged by the late James Erb. Artistic Director David Sinden will conduct the Chorale, and concert organist Daniel Stipe will accompany as well as perform. The Ashland performance will take place Sunday, May 10, at 3 p.m., at Duncan

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  • New priest has vision for historic Fork Church and community

    Posted on April 1, 2015 at 12:50 pm

    Father Nik Forti

    “The greatest blessing of Fork Church is the people. It’s a community of really wonderful folks,” said Forti, a native Virginian. Noting its deep-rooted family tradition, Forti is excited by Fork’s “growth into a community that still has the feel of family but is opening up, bringing new people in and proclaiming Christ to the community.”

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  • First Baptist Church names new pastor

    Posted on February 18, 2015 at 11:30 am


    First Baptist Church, Ashland, has called Joshua Hayden as its new senior pastor. In addition to being a speaker, professor, and author, Hayden has 10 years’ experience in pastoral work, primarily with youth and young families.

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  • Ashland pastor practices what she preaches

    Posted on November 6, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    Kendra Swager, at left, of Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church, on a mission trip in Guatemala with Corinne Luck. Swager has helped launch local initiatives to help the needy in the local community, as well. (contributed photo)

    Naturally, as a reverend Kendra Swager stays fairly busy. But, when she’s not delivering her Sunday sermon, Swager leads various programs at Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church aimed at helping the less fortunate in Hanover County.

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