Women in Worship Ministries recognized 25 EXCEL Award winners Oct. 26 at the Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper.

Women in Worship 2019 EXCEL Awards

More than two dozen women and girls received diamond-shaped paperweights inscribed with their names during the recent presentation of EXCEL Awards from Women in Worship Ministries.

The event occurred Oct. 26 at the Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper, with co-host, the Women’s Auxiliary of Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Association of Rixeyville.

Award recipients recognized for their work or expertise were: Adriana Bustamante, of Culpeper, youth development; Janice Carpenter, of Madison, community outreach; Regina Toliver Farr, Culpeper native, of Chester, administration; Dr. Hortense Hinton-Jackson, of Culpeper, leadership; Terri Miller, of Suffolk, history; Veronica Myers, of Culpeper, special needs; Janette Smith, of Culpeper, music; Janice Williams, of Fredericksburg, business; Cheri Woodard, of Sperryville, multi-industry and Ruth Young, of Culpeper, community service.

Also recognized were the Rev. Cleo Frye, Minister Jesse Hill (posthumously), the Rev. Marie Miller, the Rev. Tracy Slaughter and Minister Tammy Smith for being the first women members of the deacons and ministers union at Wayland, who “broke the glass ceiling” in 2004 in the 130-year-old organization.

Female youth recognized as “GEN NEXT” for achieving high grades in high school or college or pursuing early careers were: Brittany Childs of Laurel, Md., Mariah Cropp of Orange, Camille and Diamond Giles of Bowling Green, Daejah Herndon-Williams of Culpeper, Micah Lee of Culpeper, Gabrielle Porter-Wilson of Culpeper, Destini Ruffner of Reva, Aasiya Slaughter of Culpeper and Brianna Tinsley of Aroda. For information, see womeninworshipministries.org or contact 540/661-2013 or 540/786-8736.

Community Thanksgiving service

All are invited to a Community Thanksgiving Service 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 at Culpeper United Methodist Church, Oaklawn Drive.

The keynote speaker, the Rev. Brad Hales, will deliver the message with music by the Culpeper Gospel Choir.

A time of fellowship and refreshment and will follow. Donations of dried and canned foods will be given to the Salvation Army.

Sermon: Hope & Holiness Together

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 – dress is casual.

Guest preacher Jacob DeCourcey will deliver the message this Sunday, Nov. 10 on, “Hope and Holiness Together,” from 1 Peter 1:22-2.3. Infant nursery will be available. See ChristCov.com for information.

Third annual BBC State Pageant

Beulah Baptist will host its 3rd Annual BBC State Pageant at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the church, 9297 Eggbornsville Road in Rixeyville.

The Youth Ministry will present a Talent Showcase. Light Refreshments will be served following the program. For information, contact Pastor Kenneth Pitts at bbc9297@gmail.com or 540/937-5563.

Trees of Live Gala for community clinic

The 5th Annual Trees of Life Gala to benefit Living Water Community Clinic will be held 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the Lake of the Woods Clubhouse, carrying on a tradition of support that began before the clinic opened. Proceeds will help establish other new programs, and cover expenses to operate the clinic and expand support to neighbors.

A mission of The Lake of the Woods Church, the Community Clinic partners with community churches, businesses, civic organizations, regional healthcare facilities, and community members. A nonprofit organization, it has been providing free medical, counseling, and spiritual care to uninsured neighbors for nearly four years. The patient population has increased each year–this year by 30 percent.

Partnerships with local health organizations and doctors continue to expand adding cardiologists, dermatologists, urologists, and more. New programs being developed include a Dental Clinic, Diabetes Management, and Access to Medication. The clinic’s partnership with LOW Lions will provide matching funds to purchase an x-ray machine for the new dental clinic.

Clinic Executive Director Debbie McInnis said serving the community in the facility has been one of the biggest blessings in her life. Debbie said that she is moved each time she observes how many are helped.

At the upcoming gala, guests will enjoy hors d’oeuvres, an auction of decorated Christmas trees and other items, dinner, music, speakers and more. Tickets are $55/person and must be purchased in advance. All proceeds will directly benefit the clinic.

To volunteer, donate, purchase tickets or for information, see livingwaterclinic.life or call 540/854-5922. Tickets can also be purchased at the Living Water Community Clinic from 5 to 9 p.m. Thursdays evenings or Lake of the Woods Church during services on Nov. 3 and 10.

Christmas Bazaar

Culpeper United Methodist Women of Culpeper will host its annual Christmas Bazaar 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 9 at the church, 1233 Oaklawn Drive in Culpeper.

This event has been occurring for more than 25 years and usually features about 50 vendors. Proceeds from the bazaar are donated to local charities. Lunch is available for sale at the bazaar as well as bake sale. For information, contact mahjwh@verizon.net or 540/825-9407.

Ham & Turkey Dinner

Hopewell United Methodist will serve a Ham & Turkey Dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the church, 23557 Lignum Road in Lignum. Adults eat for $12 and Children12 and younger are $6 to benefit church ministries.

35th annual Musical Event

Hopewell United Methodist Church of Lignum will host its 35th Annual Musical Event at 2 p.m. this Sunday to benefit Richardsville and Locust Grove Fire and Rescue. Participants will include local church choirs and musical groups. For information, contact 540/399-1843.

Annual bazaar

Amissville United Methodist Women will hold its annual bazaar from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, in the fellowship hall of the church, at 14760 Lee Highway in Amissville. There will be crafts, baked good and more. For information, contact 540/347-1963.

Amissville United Methodist holds Sunday School at 9 a.m. and worship service at 10 a.m. Sundays at the church. 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.

Community Thanksgiving Service

Oakland Baptist will hold a community Thanksgiving service at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at the church, 28348 Eleys Ford Road in Richardsville.

Attendees can bring a canned food item for the food bank and a snack, desert and bottle of soda to share for fellowship afterward.

Sunday deadline for Appalachia Hat & Glove Ministry

The donation deadline is this Sunday, Nov. 10, to support Hope for Appalachia, a program of New Salem Baptist Church collecting hats, scarves, gloves, new or gently used winter coats and new or gently used blankets; please wash used items.

The multi-church ministry ministers to “the least of these” in the Appalachian mountains of Kentucky, West Virginia and Virginia. The wintertime Hat & Glove Ministry will reach children in 25 schools. Contributions can be taken to the church, 8233 Sperryville Pike in Culpeper. For information, call 540/718-9675.

Freewill dinner chili cookoff

Remington United Methodist Men’s group is hosting a freewill dinner chili cookoff dinner 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday Nov. 9, in the Church Fellowship Hall, 150 W. Bowen St. in Remington.

All proceeds will benefit the Fauquier County Food Bank. The meal will consist of an assortment of chili, rice, chicken noodle soup for kids, cornbread, iced tea, lemonade and desserts. Bring your family and friends to enjoy a meal and fellowship. For information, contact 540/439-2579.

MOVE! Praise & Worship Experience

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

At 9 a.m. this Sunday ,Nov. 10, the ministry will present the M.O.V.E! Praise and Worship Experience. This launches its Sunday morning worship service, non-denominational with a come-as-you-are atmosphere. All are welcome to help usher in the M.O.V.E! of God.

Thursday Open Sanctuary

The sanctuary at Culpeper Presbyterian Church is open to the public from noon to 2 p.m. each Thursday for “Open Sanctuary,” a time of prayer, reflection, and meditation in the midst of our busy days and lives. The church is located at 215 S. Main St. in Culpeper. All are welcome to stop by and invite friends, neighbors, and co-workers.

Centering Prayer Group to meet

St. Stephen’s Episcopal holds Centering Prayer Group, an hour of reflection and prayer, at 11 a.m. on Wednesdays followed at noon by Healing and Holy Communion service at the church, 115 N. East St. in the town of Culpeper.

For information, see ststephensculpeper.net or contact 540/825-8786 or ssec@ststephensculpeper.net . Parking is located around back at 120 N. Commerce St.

Sermon: ‘Overwhelmed— Is More REALLY More?’

Mountain View Community Church holds services at 8:30, 10 and 11:30 a.m. on Sundays with a Nov. 10 sermon topic of, “Overwhelmed—Is More REALLY More?”

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.

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