Ronica Sledge works with members of Antioch Baptist Church’s youth group at the church recently. The church, located at 202 South West Street, will celebrate its 160th anniversary with a service at 3 p.m. this Sunday, July 21.

154th Church Anniversary & Revival

Macedonia Baptist is celebrating its 154th Anniversary with a revival and homecoming at the church, 574 Zachary Taylor Highway in Flint Hill.

Revival will conclude at 7:30 p.m. this Friday night. Homecoming services will be held at 11 a.m. this Sunday, 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.

Friends & Family Day

Good Hope Baptist will host its annual Friends & Family Day from noon to 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 20 at the church on Norman Road in Culpeper County.

The community is invited for food, games and a good time. For information, contact 540/825-8670.

143rd church anniversary

Mount Zion Baptist Church of Alanthus will celebrate its 143rd Church Anniversary at 3 p.m. this Sunday, July 21.

The guest speaker will be Pastor Jeffrey Johnson of Mount Calvary Baptist Church in Fairfax. All are welcome for the celebration.

End of Summer benefit

Morrisville United Methodist will host an End of Summer benefit event from 11 1:30 p.m. on August 4 at the church, 4432 Morrisville Rd. in Bealeton, in support of meal programs for elementary school students southern Fauquier County.

The Moo Thru mobile van will be on site selling ice cream and will donate 20 percent of proceeds for the feeding program. Children 11 and younger will receive a free small cone, and the church will provide hot dogs and drinks.

Guests are welcome to bring a dish to share if they wish and there will also be cotton candy, popcorn, a dunk tank, games and activities. For information see Moo Thru End of Summer Funday Bash on Facebook or call 540/439-2594.

Men’s Conference

Dr. Decker Tapscott and the Community of Faith Christian will host its annual Men’s Conference at 7:30 p.m. nightly July 25-27, with a noon luncheon on Saturday, at the church, 6472 Duhollow Rd. in Warrenton.

Speakers will include Bishop Michael Brokenborough of Household of Faith Worship & Deliverance Center in Ardmore PA; Tapscott, Elder Darrell Bailey and Minister Leroy Martin. Doors will open at 7:00 PM each night. For information, contact 540/349-0178 or see Luncheon registration is $20.

Movie Night

Hopewell United Methodist will host a Movie Night at 6 p.m. this Saturday, July 20 at the church, 23518 Lignum Rd. in Lignum.

There will be a film and Pastor Mike Evans will be sharing photos from his recent trip to Israel. Popcorn and drinks will be provided at this free event that is open to the community.

Coffee with Pastor

Hopewell United Methodist will host Coffee with Pastor at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 20 at the church, 23518 Lignum Rd. in Lignum.

Pastor Mike Evans will be available to meet and greet. Community members are welcome to bring any questions they have regarding church, God or the pastor for a time of open discussion.

Prayer & Healing Service

Reformation Lutheran will hold its next Prayer & Healing Service at 6 p.m. on July 27 at the church, 601 Madison Rd. in the town of Culpeper.

The service features 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. Come and see how Jesus can change lives and bring healing and wholeness. All visitors are welcome.

Homecoming at Rising Zion

Rising Zion Baptist will hold homecoming services this Sunday, July 21 at the church, 13393 Raccoon Ford Rd. in Culpeper.

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 after 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.

Missionary & 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.

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 conclude its Vacation Bible School 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. this Friday night at the church, 378 John Tucker Rd. in Madison. For information, contact 540/841-2343 or 540/412-5741.

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 conclude its Vacation Bible School for preschoolers to teens 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight, 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 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. this Saturday, 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 an 11 a.m. service this Sunday and an 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

130th Annual Session concludes

The Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association will conclude its 130th Annual Session at 10 a.m. today, July 19 with a Memorial Day Service at the Center, 15044 Ryland Chapel Rd. in Rixeyville. The public is invited.

Founded in 1889, the Association provides a fellowship of churches spanning Culpeper, Greene, Fauquier, Madison, Orange, and Rappahannock. The center opened in 2001.

Friday’s service will include a memorial sermon from the Rev. Dr. Bernardo Snipes, association first vice moderator and pastor at Greater Faith of Culpeper.

Association Moderator, the Rev. Ludwell Brown Sr., will give the moderator’s address to end a week of celebration. For information, contact 540/661-2013.

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,” talks will center on adult missions. Registration is now open at For information, contact 540/825-8786 or Park in back, 120 N. Commerce St.

Men’s Breakfast & VBS

Amissville United Methodist Men will serve breakfast 8 to 10 a.m. this 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.

Sermon: Reversal—Deep Love

Mountain View Community Church holds services at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays with a July 21 sermon topic of, “Reversal – Deep Love.”

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.

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