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Joined together in prayer

Posted on May 13, 2015 at 9:33 am

The lawn of the old courthouse in Heathsville became an outdoor chapel last Thursday as people of a variety of ages, races and religious denomination gathered to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. ‘It was a great day, and it’s good for Christians to come together and pray.  I think that every day should be a National Day of Prayer,’ said Rev. Willard Felton, of Shiloh Baptist Church, who led

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  • First memorial 5K a success

    Posted on April 15, 2015 at 10:02 am

    Caleb Park, winner of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.

    Saturday, April 11, at 9 a.m. runners took off from the starting line of the Lisa Spiers Memorial 5K.  Kilmarnock Baptist Church organized the event to raise awareness for ocular melanoma. Matthew Tennant, the church’s pastor, said that Lisa Spiers was a member of the congregation, who passed away last September from ocular melanoma.  On the morning of the race he estimated that close to 300 people participated and the

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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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