Bereavement Support Group

Spiritual Care Support Ministries will host a Bereavement Support Group 7 to 8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays, Sept. 17 to Nov. 19 at Culpeper County Library.

The special weekly seminar and support group is for people who are grieving the death of someone close to them. Attendees will learn valuable information about recovering from grief and renewing hope for the future. RSVP 540/349-5814 or see

140th Church Anniversary

Mount Pisgah Baptist will celebrate its 140th Anniversary on Sunday, Oc. 13 at the church, 217 Mount Pisgah Church Dr. in Tanners .

Guest preacher for the 11 a.m. service will be the Rev. French Bryant of Threshing Floor Deliverance Baptist Church in Bowie, Maryland. Guest preacher for the 3:00 p.m. service will be the Rev. Dwayne Robinson of Mount Olive Baptist Church in White Shop. Lunch will be served following the morning service. The Rev. Walter E. Bryant is pastor at Mount Pisgah. For information, contact 540/672-9065.

Revival & Homecoming Services

The Rev. Ludwell Brown Sr., with his choir and congregation from Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Haywood, will be the guests for Homecoming at 3 p.m. on Sept. at Bethel Baptist Church in Mitchells.

The Rev. Brown, along with his choir and congregation, will be the guests for revival at 7:30 p.m. on Sept. 18 at Canaan Baptist Church in Reva.

Mount Calvary Baptist in Haywood will be celebrate its Homecoming on Sept. 22. The Rev. Brown will preach the morning service, followed by lunch. Afternoon guests will be the Rev. Dwayne Robinson, with his choir and congregation from Mount Olive Baptist Church in Culpeper

Revival at Mount Cavalry will be held nightly at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 to 26. The guest for the Tuesday service will be the Rev. Kevin Poole from Mount Holy Baptist Church in Culpeper; Wednesday will be the Rev. Jesse Jones,Jr. from Oak Shade Baptist Church in Catlett and on Thursday, Sept. 26, the guest will be the Rev. Herbert Cottoms from Rising Zion Baptist Church in Culpeper. Each Pastor will be accompanied by their choir, ushers and congregation.

Women of Royalty seminar

Ebenezer Baptist will host a Women’s Ministry Seminar 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the church, 23411 Maddens Tavern Rd. in Lignum.

The theme will be “Women of Royalty” and the colors, purple and silver. Bruch will be served. Elder Darlene Moody, of Word Alive International Church in Manassas, will be the keynote speaker. Topic speakers will include the Rev. Judith Moss of Immanuel Christian Ministries in Culpeper and Evangelist Tracy Slaughter from Antioch Baptist Church in Madison. For information, contact 540/399-1315.

Meals for Mission BBQ Lunch

Reformation Lutheran will serve a BBQ lunch 1 to 4 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14 at the church, 601 Madison Rd. in the town of Culpeper.

Enjoy Mountain Man’s BBQ pork sandwiches, baked beans, Becky’s Famous Chopped Salad, homemade cakes and cookies, coffee/tea and good fellowship in support of overseas missions. All are welcome. Gluten-free meals available upon request and carry-out pork BBQ will be available for $10/pound while it lasts. Requested donation at the door is $10 for adults and $5 for children 12 and younger.

Got 2 MOVE! Bible Study

The Got 2 M.O.V.E! Outreach will be hosting Bible Study at 7 p.m. on Tuesday nights at the Holiday Inn Express, 787 Madison Rd. in Culpeper. Pastor Adrian Sledge will be teaching. All are welcome.

Zoe Night for Women

Family Community Church is hosting, Zoe Night: A God Encounter for Women of All Ages at 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14 at the church, 120 Chestnut Dr. in Culpeper.

The free program will feature, “An On Time Word,” from Brenda Adams and Jubilant Worship by Brigette Wagner. Childcare will be available for babies to age 3 with a reservation. For information, contact or 540/623-1984.

Car show, concert and cookout

Antioch Baptist Church of Madison will host a car, truck and bike show with a gospel concert and cookout at 3 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14. The public is welcome to attend this free event featuring special guest, Richard Porter, a member of National Capital Region Mustang Club.

The entry free to enter the show is $15. For information about entering a vehicle, contact 540/603-2343 or 540/729-0901. For information about the event, contact the Rev. Frank D. Lewis Sr. at 540/661-2071.

Sunday services

Culpeper Presbyterian holds regular Sunday worship services at 8:30 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. Coffee Fellowship is held 9:15 to 9:45 a.m. and Sunday School starts at 9:50 a.m. The church is located at 215 S. Main St. in downtown Culpeper.

Sunday School for all ages

St. Luke’s Lutheran holds Sunday School for young children through adults at 9 a.m. Sundays at the church, 1200 Old Rixeyville Rd. in Culpeper. To allow more time for Sunday school, the congregation has shifted its regular worship time from 10 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Young children will learn Bible stories through crafts, music and games using the Spark curriculum from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Spark program encourages Bible literacy by presenting Old Testament and New Testament stories in ways that work with multiple ages and learning styles.

Middle school students are invited to participate in the congregation’s confirmation program, which teaches scripture and theology through a Lutheran lens. Confirmation is taught by Pastor Jessica Darty, who joined St. Luke’s as pastor in April.

High school students will be taking a deeper look at the Bible in a class that challenge them to ask meaningful theological questions as they work to live out their faith. Adults of all ages meet weekly to discuss the lectionary scriptures, focusing on how the Gospel informs their everyday life.

Spiritual Care Support events

Spiritual Care Support Ministries will host several upcoming programs including a study discussion, “Men and Grief: We Need to Talk,” taking place at 7 p.m. on Thursdays through Sept. 26 at the center, 76 W. Shirley Ave. in Warrenton. This study discusses the differences in how men and women experience and deal with grief and focuses on the subject from a man’s perspective, and is for men and older male teens only.

A support group, “Families of Addicts,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Fridays Sept. 13 to Oct. 11. Don’t settle for a life of frustration and hopelessness caused by addictions. This group is for families trying to understand addiction and wondering what can be done to help. RSVP for the programs at 540/349-5814 or see

A program, Loss of a Spouse, will be held 2:30 to 4 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 15 at the center. The focus will be helping attendees process their grief and think about what life after the loss of a spouse might look like. Your life will never be the same, but this event will enable attendees to face the future with hope.

A program, Those Left Behind By Suicide, will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursdays Sept. 19 to Nov. 7. Those left behind can endure a variety of conflicting and confusing emotions and may be tempted to withdraw and isolate. In this group, participants will work through grief with discussions, writing, and learning strategies toward a journey of healing. RSVP 540/349-5814 or visit

EXCEL Honors Luncheon award winners

Women in Worship Ministries, with co-sponsor Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association Women’s Auxiliary, will host the EXCEL Honors Luncheon at noon Oct. 26 at Germanna Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper.

Award recipients will be recognized for outstanding achievements in their areas of work and expertise. And the winners are: Janice Carpenter, of Madison, community outreach honoree; Regina Toliver Farr, of Chester, administration honoree; Dr. Hortense Hinton-Jackson, of Culpeper, leadership honoree; Terri Miller, of Suffolk, history honoree; Veronica Myers, of Culpeper, special needs honoree; Adriana del Rosario, of Culpeper, youth development honoree; Janette Smith, of Culpeper, music/vocalist honoree; Janice Williams, of Fredericksburg, business/contracting honoree; Cheri Woodard, of Sperryville, multi-industry honoree and Ruth Young, of Culpeper, community service honoree.

The Women Ministers of Blue Ridge Baptist Association will also present special recognition to the Rev. Cleo Frye, Rev. J. Marie Miller, Rev. Tracy Slaughter, Minister Tammy Smith and Minister Jesse Hill, posthumously. In addition, 10 young women and girls will be recognized during the ceremony at “Generation Next.”

The public is invited. Limited tickets are $45/Adults and $25/Students, including college age w/ID, through Oct. 16. No tickets will be sold at the door. Order tickets through the mail at: Women In Worship Ministries, Inc.11801 Gardenia Dr. Fredericksburg, VA 22407 or by phone at 540/661-2013 or 540/786-8736.

Women in Worship Ministries is a nonprofit providing information, networking and outreach opportunities for women and girls to enlighten, educate and empower those seeking a closer relationship with Jesus.

Revival Night

Bethel Baptist will conclude its revival at 7:30 p.m. tonight, Sept. 13 at the church, 705 View Town Rd. in Amissville, with special speaker, the Rev. Gary Brown, of Pilgrim Baptist in Locust Grove. For information, contact 540/522-6942 or 540/937-5012.

Sexual Abuse Support Group

Liberty Community Church in Bealeton has started a new support group for women who have been affected by childhood sexual abuse, meeting at 7 p.m. Monday nights.

The group will use the “Finding Hope” support network to facilitate healing and hope for women in the community. The program practices the five strategies to reclaim hope. For information, see or contact the church at or 540/439-0500.

Health Fair

Antioch Baptist Church of Madison will host a Community Health Fair 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5, with a theme of, “Every Kid Better.”

There will be health screenings, flu shots, a motivational speaker for youth, health presentations, information tables, an inflatable, food and more.

Organizations wishing to participate should call Tammy at 540/308-8699.

Sermon: How to Build a Church

All are welcome for Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. with Christ Covenant Presbyterian Church, at Culpeper Christian School, 810 Old Rixeyville Rd. in Culpeper. No ties, coats or gowns, as dress is casual.

This Sunday, Sept. 15 will feature a sermon, “How to Build a Church” by Christ Covenant Elder Derek McFarland. This is the second sermon in a series on “The Church: Foundation, Theology and Final Charge.” The church will hold a potluck dinner on Sunday, Sept. 22. Infant nursery will be available. See for information.

Fall Steak Dinner

Mitchells Presbyterian will hold its Annual Fall Steak Dinner 5 to 7 p.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14 at the church, 12229 Mitchell Rd. in Mitchells.

Adults eat for $12 and children aged 6-12 for $5. Children 5 and younger eat free. All are welcome for delicious food and fellowship. Proceeds will benefit the Christ-Center Addiction Restoration Services. For more information and carry-outs, contact 540/825-1079.

Sermon: Parenting Through Proverbs—The Discipline Years

Mountain View Community Church holds services at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays with a Sept. 15 sermon topic of, “Parenting Through Proverbs – The Discipline Years.”

The 10 a.m. service is live streamed at Children’s programs for birth through 5th grade at 16088 Rogers Rd., behind Brusters Ice Cream in Culpeper. Small groups also meeting during the week. For information, contact 540/727-0297.


Amissville United Methodist will celebrate homecoming this Sunday, Sept. 15 at the church, 14760 Lee Highway in Amissville. Sunday School will be at 9 a.m. and worship at 10 a.m.

The Methodist Men will serve breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. on Sept. 21 at the church. Donations are accepted, and all proceeds are used in service to others. For information, contact 540/987-9001. The church holds Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. on Sundays. At 7:30 p.m. on Mondays, the church hosts Alcoholics Anonymous meetings in the fellowship hall. At 12:15 p.m. on Thursdays, the church hosts Al-Anon meetings. For information, contact 540/937-4672.

Holy Cross Day

St. Stephen’s Episcopal will host Holy Cross Day Quiet Hour at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Sept. 14 at the church, 115 N. East St. in Culpeper.

All are welcome for a Quiet Hour of prayer and reflection in observance and honor of Christ’s self-offering on the cross for our salvation. For information, contact 540/825-8786 or

Restore Culpeper

The Restore Culpeper Addiction Restoration Outreach group meets at 7 p.m. on Mondays at The Refinery, 120 W. Culpeper St. in downtown Culpeper.

This Christ-centered, 12-step program is for those who are struggling with addictions and also family members who travel that journey with them. All are welcome to come.

Volunteers are also needed to help out with this ministry. For information, contact

Call-In Bible Study

Beulah Baptist Church, 9297 Eggbornsville Rd. in Culpeper, hosts a call-in Bible study every Wednesday from 7:30 to 8:00 p.m. Free Dial-in 302/202-1118; access code 862090. For more information, email

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