The Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association will hold its 130th Annual Session starting at 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 13 and July 16-19 at the Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd. in Rixeyville. The public is invited to join in this celebration year at various special services.

Revival & Homecoming

Rising Zion Baptist will hold revival services 7:30 p.m. nightly July 16-July 18 at the church, 13393 Raccoon Ford Rd. in Culpeper.

The guest preacher on Tuesday, July 16 will be Pastor Barry Carpenter of Laurel Hill Baptist in Louisa. Speaking Wednesday will be Pastor Harrison Williams of Shiloh Baptist in Stanardsville and ending the revival on Thursday, July 18 will be guest preacher Pastor Derrick Mathis of St. Stevens Baptist in Stevensburg.

Homecoming services will be held on Sunday, July 21. Pastor Herbert Cottoms will bring forth the Word of God at 9:30 a.m. and Pastor Douglas Greene, of Ebenezer Baptist of Lignum, will preach at 3 p.m. and will be accompanied by his choir and congregation. Dinner will be served immediately following the morning service. For information, contact 540/829-0533.

Spaghetti dinner & bake sale

The public is invited to attend a spaghetti dinner and bake sale 5 to 7 p.m. on on July 27 at Stevensburg Baptist Church in Culpeper County.

Adults eat for $8, children 6 to 12 are $5 and 5 and younger eats free. All proceeds will support the ministry of Hope for Appalachia.


& Usher’s Day Service

Ebenezer Baptist will host a Missionary and Usher’s Day service at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday July 28 at the church, 23411 Maddens Tavern Rd. in Lignum.

The guest will be Dr. James Sutton with his choir and congregation from Christian Life Church in Manassas. Dinner will be served after morning service. For information, contact 540/399-1315.

154th Church Anniversary & Revival

Macedonia Baptist will celebrate its 154th Anniversary with a revival and homecoming at the church, 574 Zachary Taylor Highway in Flint Hill. There will be a variety of special speakers and worship leaders.

Revival will be start nightly at 7:30 p.m. with a prayer service July 17-19. Homecoming services will be held at 11 a.m. on July 21 featuring guest preacher, the Rev. Ronald Chunn, pastor at First Baptist Church in Nelsonville, Ohio. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. followed by a worship service at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Johnnie Abrams, pastor at Harvest Assembly Baptist in Alexandria.

Back to School Jamboree

New Fellowship Christian Center will host its 27th annual Back to School Jamboree 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, August 3 at the Madison County Young Farmers Field.

Activities will include face painting, a moon bounce, games, door prizes, school supplies and participation from the local DARE program. Each school age child will leave with a bag of school supplies. A lunch of hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks will be served. Everything is free and open to the public. For information, contact 540/718-6314 or 540/672-5349.

Vacation Bible School

Grace Baptist Community will host Vacation Bible School 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. nightly July 15-19 at the church, 378 John Tucker Rd. in Madison. For information, contact 540/841-2343 or 540/412-5741.

Church service

Divine Purpose Outreach Ministries invites the community to come hear a message from the Bible at 3 p.m. this Sunday, July 14 featuring guest speaker Angela Butler from Mount Olive Baptist Church.

Divine Purpose is located at 118 N. East St./Cameron St., Culpeper in the lower level of Faith Christian Church. For information, contact mdunn195072@gmail.com or 540/718-0753.

Church revival

New Fellowship Christian Center will host a revival at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 1 at the church on U.S. Route 15 north of Orange. The guest preacher will be Pastor George Diaz from Massachusetts.

Pastor Diaz will also be at the church 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, August 2 for individual ministry. All are welcome to come out and fellowship. The apostles at New Fellowship are Mallory and Denise Monroe. For information, contact 540/672-5349 or 540/407-4209.

VBS: Take Flight

Beulah Baptist will host Vacation Bible School for preschoolers to teens nightly 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 17-July 19 at the church, 9297 Eggbornsville Rd. in Rixeyville.

The theme is “Take Flight to Where God Leads You!” Refreshments will be served. For information or to register, contact 540/937-5563 or bbc9297@gmail.com.

There will be no call-in Bible study until September.

Honoring our Past, Equipping our Future

Antioch Baptist Church of Culpeper will host Family and Friends Day 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on July 20 at Mountain Run Lake Park. All are welcome for a day of fellowship and fun with family and friends in celebration of 160 years on the rock.

Antioch’s 160th Church Anniversary will be celebrated with a Sunday morning service at 11 a.m. on July 21 and afternoon service at 3:00 pm. Pastor Harrison Williams and his choir and congregation will be the guest. Lunch will be provided.

The Art of Parenting

An eight-week, small group Family Life series, “Art of Parenting,” will continue 6 to 8 p.m. on consecutive Sunday evenings through August 25 at Stevensburg Baptist Church, 19393 York Rd. in Culpeper County. This is a video-driven series designed to help parents raise their children from a biblical foundation. Anyone willing to invest time and effort in their parenting approach will benefit.

Participation is limited to the first 10 couples or single parents registering. For more information and/or to register, contact the church at 540/399-1066 or stevensburgbaptist@gmail.com

Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist 130th Session

The Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association is pleased to announce its 130th Annual Session will be held starting at 4 p.m. this Saturday, July 13 and July 16-19 at the Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd. in Rixeyville. The public is invited to join in this celebration year at various special services.

Saturday’s Grand Pre-Opening will feature the Mount Zion Baptist Church Mass Choir of Spotsylvania and keynote preacher, Bishop Herbert H. Jackson of Life Changing Church in Temple Hills, Maryland. WBRBA Center Oversite Committee Awards will be presented to Mrs. Annie Taylor, the association’s choir director for more than 50 years. The 21 founding churches will also be recognized.

Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association provides a six-county fellowship of churches in the Piedmont region of Virginia spanning Culpeper, Greene, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock. Founded in 1889, the organizers stepped out on faith to create a fellowship of Baptist churches with “like-mindedness” to do even greater works than individual local churches could provide, according to a news release.

During the early 1960s, after holding meetings in local member churches, the vision was set to build a Baptist Center to accommodate larger events. After years of planning, fundraising and praying, in 2001, the Baptist Center opened in Rixeyville. It is one of only a few Baptist Centers in Virginia.

Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist activities have included missions outreach, home and foreign, weddings, funerals, special worship services, banquets, concerts and scholarship support for young people to further their education. Over the years, the association has contributed to any number of community causes including assisting the homeless, emergency relief for Hurricane Katrina, Homes for Haiti and other local and worldwide needs.

Prayer & Healing Service

Reformation Lutheran holds a Prayer & Healing Service at 6 p.m. the fourth Saturday of every month at the church, 601 Madison Rd. in the town of Culpeper.

The next praise and worship service will be held July 27 featuring special prayers for healing of mind, body and spirit, with laying-on-of-hands and anointing with oil.

Prayer Teams are available for those seeking the special touch of Jesus. All visitors are welcome to come and see how Jesus can change lives and bring healing and wholeness.

Saturday Night

Live Service

Antioch Baptist will host a Saturday Night Live Service at 6 p.m. this Saturday night, July 13 at the church, 202 S. West St. in the town of Culpeper.

This is a new monthly worship service at the church designed to minister to those unable to make it to Sunday morning worship. Also it is for those who just like to worship on Saturday. There will be a great lineup of preachers and choirs. All are welcome.

Homecoming & Revival

Antioch Baptist Church of Madison will hold its Annual Homecoming and Revival Services Sunday, July 28 through Friday, August 2.

The Sunday service will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by lunch and an afternoon service at 3 p.m. The Rev. Keith Sherard with Free Union Baptist Church of Culpeper, along with his choir, congregation and ushers will be revival guests.

Weekday revival will be begin at 7 p.m. with prayer and praise and the service at 7:30 p.m. beginning Monday and Tuesday with the Rev. Fred Sales of Macedonia Baptist Church in Colonial Beach. The Monday choir will be from Beulah Baptist of Eggbornsville and on Tuesday, the choir from Mount Pisgah in Tanners.

Wednesday and Thursday’s revival will feature the Rev. Micah Jackson of the Seventh Street Memorial Baptist Church in Richmond. Wednesday is Youth Night. The Wednesday choir will be from Ebenezer Baptist in Lignum and on Thursday, the Community Choir of Culpeper Baptist Church, under the direction of Craig Alexander Smith.

The Revival will conclude Friday night with the Rev. Joshua Cole of Union Belle Baptist Church in Fredericksburg and the choir from White Oak Baptist Church in Rapidan.

Summer Music Camp

Children aged 3 to rising 9th graders are invited to Summer Music Camp 9 a.m. to noon daily July 29 through August 2 at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St. in downtown Culpeper.

With a theme of “Sharing Jesus Through Music Around the World,” there will also be several talks about missions for adults to attend. Registration is now open at www.ststephensculpeper.net. For information, contact 540/825-8786 or ssec@ststephensculpeper.net. Parking is located around back at 120 N. Commerce St.


Mission VBS

St. Luke Lutheran will host its 2019 Vacation Bible School nightly 5:30 to 8 p.m. July 14 to 18 at the church, 1100 N. Main St. in Culpeper for grades K through fifth. The theme will be, Miraculous Mission.

Free dinner will be provided each evening for the children who attend and there will be games, crafts and Bible stories. For information, contact Bobbiehartman@earthlink.net.


Reversal—Deep Hope

Mountain View Community Church holds services at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays with a July 14 sermon topic of, “Reversal – Deep Hope.”

The 10 a.m. service is live streamed at mountainviewcc.net. 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.

Men’s Breakfast & VBS

Amissville United Methodist Men will serve breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 in the fellowship hall of the church, 14760 Lee Highway in Amissville. Donations are accepted with all proceeds used in service of others. For information, contact 540/987-9001.

The church will host Vacation Bible School nightly 6 to 8 p.m. July 29-August 1. For information, contact 540/937-3590.

Amissville United Methodist holds Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. on Sundays in the church at 14760 Lee Highway in Amissville. 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.

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