Faith Community Notes


Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site), 801 Sophia St. The historic bell will be rung during the 11 a.m. service on Sunday to celebrate Martin Luther King and the presidency of Barack Obama. The bell will be rung by two individuals committed to human rights, dignity and equality of opportunity. 540/373-8701;

St. George’s Episcopal Church, 905 Princess Anne St. will hold a concert on Sunday at 3 p.m., featuring Chanson du Soir Classical Guitar and Voice. Adults $10, students and children free. 540/373-4133;

Peace United Methodist Church, 801 Maple Grove Drive, is changing its food pantry days. The food pantry will only be in operation the second and fourth Thursday of each month from 9:30–11 a.m. 540/786-8585.

Trinity Bible Church, 6331 Campus Drive, will hold a midweek Bible study beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. on the Book of Revelation. The church will also continue to host Sunday evening AWANA ministry from 5–7 p.m. Email


Spotsylvania Sunday School Union invites the community to join in celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. during its Annual Prayer Breakfast from 9 a.m. until noon Monday at the American Legion Post 320, 8456 Brock Road. Featured speaker will be The Rev. Aaron Dobynes, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church (Old Site) in Fredericksburg. Entertainment will include a mime performance by Master Joshua Hale, and musical performances by Tiffany Harris, PeJay Mack and Darius Carter. 804/742-5406;

St. Matthew Catholic Church, 8200 Robert E. Lee Drive, will present a free concert of sacred choral music from The Adult Choir of St. Mary Catholic Church of Fredericksburg on Saturday, Jan. 21, at 7 p.m. Donations accepted. Contact David Mathers at 540/373-6491 Ext. 217 or

Wallers Baptist Church, 4001 Partlow Road, Partlow, will have free Community Stone Soup Suppers from 5-6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25. The whole community is invited for soup, bread, dessert, drinks and fellowship. Following supper, Adult Bible Study will start at 6:30 p.m. with “The Ministry of the Apostle Paul,” written and taught by James Thomas Lee Jr. There will also be Bible study for preschool to high school youth. 540/582-5703.

Craigs Baptist Church, 14123 W. Catharpin Road, will host the AWANA program every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. The next eight-week Centershot archery program for ages 6 to adult will begin Feb. 2. Register early. 540/854-5284;

New Destiny Baptist Church, 11903 Bowman Drive, will host “Word on Wednesday,” starting at 7 p.m. weekly.


St. Stephens Baptist Church, 9142 Comorn Road, will be hosting its annual Black History Celebration Service with guest Preacher Pastor Dr. C.H. Johnson, Christ Missionary Baptist in Fort Washington, Md., and his church family on Sunday, Feb. 12. Lunch will be served at 1:30 p.m. Devotions/worship starts at 3 p.m. 540/775-2688.


Round Oak Baptist Church, 15025 Pepmeier Hill Road, Woodford, will hold a service on Sunday at 6 p.m., featuring the Morris Family of Spotsylvania and the Virginia Gospel Singers. A love offering will benefit Lauren Newsome and family. 540/373-6862.

St. John Baptist Church, 17080 S. River Road, Woodford, will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Monday at noon. 804/448-3866.


Macedonia Baptist Church, 1081 Macedonia Lane, Colonial Beach, will host Deacon Ordination Service for Tony Thompson and Kevin McDowney on Sunday at 3 p.m. Pastor Welford McDowney and the New Monrovia Baptist Church family and friends will be the guests. 804/224-1500.


Open Door Baptist Church, 754 Germanna Highway, will host The Blue Ridge Chorale Youth Choir rehearsals beginning Jan. 23 at 5:45 p.m. The choir is led by director Cathy ter Weele, who teaches music in the school system. 540/219-8837;

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., (parking: 120 N. Commerce St.), offers three Holy Communion Services every week: Sunday at 8 a.m. or 10:30 a.m., child care from 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday Centering Prayer at 11 a.m. and Healing and Holy Communion at noon. 540/825-8786;; or Facebook: St-Stephens-Episcopal-Church-Culpeper-VA.


Angel Visit Baptist Church, 29566 Tidewater Trail, Dunnsville, announces the publication of “Gather at the Welcome Table: The Angel Visit Baptist Church Sesquicentennial Cookbook.” The cookbook contains 370 recipes from 140 church members and friends, spanning 150 years and many generations of the church’s families, and features numerous anecdotes and stories that place the recipes in the context of their time and usage. Recipes range from traditional soul food to nouvelle cuisine. $25, plus $4 shipping ($2 more for each additional book). Checks made payable to Angel Visit Baptist Church should be mailed to Angel Visit Baptist Church Cookbook, P.O. Box 1021, Dunnsville, Va. 22454. 804/443-5977 or


Submit notices of area church services by email at or in person at The Free Lance–Star, 1340 Central Park Blvd., Suite 100, Fredericksburg, no later than noon Wednesdays. Include complete name of church, location, time and date of event, and phone number and website.

—Compiled by Emily Hollingsworth

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