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Visitors peruse the items for sale at the Afton UMC Indoor Yard Sale.

Indoor yard sale for memorial scholarship fund

Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:03 am

On Saturday, December 10, Afton United Methodist Church held an Indoor Yard Sale.  The event was one of many fund raisers the church holds through the year to support the Betty Smith Gaskins Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship awards $2,000 to any second year student from Northumberland County who is attending Rappahannock Community College.  Betsy Appleby, a member of the scholarship committee noted that the amount usually covers tuition for a

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  • Unitarian Universalist Sunday Service Announcement, December 28: ‘Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement’

    Posted on December 20, 2014 at 12:11 pm

    On Sunday, December 28, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of the Rappahannock (UUFR-VA,) Bob Weekley will present: “Unitarian Universalism as a World Faith Movement.” Our little White Stone UU congregation has partnered with the Walmsey Unitarian Chapel in Bolton, England. Our brothers and sisters at Walmsey represent the worldwide linking of Unitarian and Universalist faiths. And we have more global connections that can energize our spirits. Come and learn about

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  • St. Stephen’s Episcopal’s Oysters & Oldies

    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 8:55 am

    St. Stephen’s members who volunteered at the oyster roast.

    Oysters being a cool weather delicacy, Saturday was perfect for St. Stephens Episcopal Church’s annual “Oysters and Oldies” oyster roast. It wasn’t cold enough for the oyster juice to numb the fingers of those who were opening them, and the light rain wasn’t heavy enough to chase everybody into the barn at Mason Brent’s “Roanoke” in Heathsville. Bill Kirby who organized the roast and provides the recipe for the chili

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  • Congregations thankful for each other

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 11:49 am

    (L-R) Rev. Jeffrey Cerar, Rev. Mary Swann and Rev. Dr. John Fountaine.

    On November 26, a dual congregation Service of Thanksgiving was held in the OA Brinkley Fellowship Hall of First Baptist Church.  Although multi-congregation services might be rare for most churches, it’s a regular affair for First Baptist Church and St. Stephen’s Anglican Church.  First Baptist has been hosting St. Stephen’s congregation since 2012. The Thanksgiving service began at 7 p.m.  OA Brinkley Hall is large enough that members of both

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  • How sweet the sound

    Posted on October 8, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Sunday afternoon, a house of education was turned into a house of praise when the first Christian Music Contest was held in the Northumberland High School Auditorium.  The program consisted of thirteen performances by local individuals competing for first, second and third prizes. Derek Baliles introduced each entry in the contest and then it was up to the audience to vote for their choice of winners… Read more in the

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  • A new school is coming to Northumberland County

    Posted on March 25, 2014 at 4:30 pm

    At Northumberland County’s March Board of Supervisors meeting, Bart and Leslie Morrison got the go-ahead to start a Christian school at Bethany Baptist Church next September. By Friday, they didn’t know how many students Emmanuel Classical Christian Academy (ECCA) would have but they are already hiring teachers and will open Pre-k through eighth grade school regardless of the numbers, Bart Morrison said. The “classical” in the school’s name means classical

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  • Faithful find Snipes at Kirkland Grove

    Posted on September 18, 2013 at 9:51 am

    Rev. Snipes at revival services last week.

    There were no flashlights, no gunny sacks and no one left holding the bag, but spectacular evening weather, covered dish meals and a variety of live music provided the backdrop to three inspirational messages by the Rev Randall Snipes, of Oak Grove Baptist Church during revival services held last week at Kirkland Grove. Built in 1892 from on-site timber, Kirkland Grove tabernacle and facilities in Heathsville has hosted revivals and

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