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Melrose’s fundraiser ‘on the rocks’

Posted on March 11, 2015 at 12:35 pm

The third annual “Freezin’ for a Reason” fundraiser sponsored by Melrose United Methodist Church (UMC) of Lottsburg took place at high noon on Saturday, March 7 at the Lewisetta Marina beach. Moments before the plunge, the floating inches of ice were broken up by ice-busters Tony Innosenti and Edgar Wilson.  Using bricks tied to long ropes, the ice-busters cleared an entry path into the freezing waters of the Potomac River

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  • Ash Wednesday Worship at Good Shepherd Lutheran

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 8:55 am

    The members of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church invite the community to attend Ash Wednesday Worship Service on February 18 at 5:30 p.m. and the entire family is welcome to attend.  The service will be conducted by Rev. Mike Ramming, Pastor of Good Shepherd, with the imposition of ashes offered.  Ash Wednesday begins the Lenten season, which is the 40 days prior to the celebration of Easter and is a Christian

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  • A spaghetti dinner date

    Posted on February 4, 2015 at 8:56 am

    On Thursday, January 29, the Kilmarnock United Methodist Church welcomed guests to its 41st Annual Spaghetti dinner. The church’s fellowship hall was decorated like an Italian restaurant, complete with red checkered tablecloths and candlelight. The spaghetti sauce recipe has such a history with the church that not even everyone in the kitchen was aware of its full story at first.  Eventually, Eric Nost was able to piece the truth together.

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  • Indoor yard sale for memorial scholarship fund

    Posted on January 15, 2015 at 8:03 am

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

    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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