Church and Community Events for the Week of February 11 – Farmville

The Church and Community Events Calendar is posted every Friday. Papers must be submitted by 10 a.m. on Monday for this Friday’s schedule. Events should be emailed to [email protected]


FUNDRAISING FOR TOMBOLA TICKETS — The Randolph District Volunteer Fire Department is raffling off an Old Hickory 8×8 building donated by Wilck’s Lake Sheds. The building is valued at $2,500. See any auxiliary member or firefighter or call (434) 547-3672 to get your tickets. Draw on February 12, 2022.


CIVIL WAR SEMINAR — Join the National Park Service and Longwood University for the free annual Civil War Seminar on February 12, located in Longwood University’s Jarman Auditorium. Renowned scholars will present topics ranging from “The Bahamas to Camp Nelson”. This seminar is free and open to the public. No reservation necessary. Parking is available on the Longwood University campus except in 24-hour reserved spaces, disabled areas, or tow-away areas. Lunch is available at the Longwood University Dining Hall.

BLUEBIRD BOX BUILDING WORKSHOP — Now is the time of year when the Eastern Bluebird begins to nest, and you can help them find a home to raise a family. Members of the Central Piedmont Chapter of the Virginia Master Naturalist Program will be on site from 10 a.m. to noon with cedar box kits to assemble. Due to limited kits, all attendees must pre-register by emailing the Cumberland County Extension Office at [email protected], or calling 804-492-4390. In accordance with current Covid19 safety guidelines, this year’s event will not be held inside the Hall. Instead, kits can be taken home to be assembled or, weather permitting, assembled outside the venue on the patio. A donation of $15 per kit is suggested. Pre-assembled boxes are available for a suggested donation of $20 per kit. In case of snow, the event will be postponed to Sunday February 13.


HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEETING — The February meeting of the Farmville-Prince Edward Historical Society will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, February 15 at the Robert Russa Moton Museum located at 900 Griffin Boulevard in Farmville. To celebrate Black History Month, the theme for this gathering will be the life and legacy of Philip Ward, a celebrity chef and baker in Longwood for over fifty years. Dr. Letoshia Foster, Professor of History at Longwood University, will give a talk about her research on the Ward family. This meeting is open to the public and guests are welcome.

REPUBLICANS OF BUCKINGHAM — Buckingham County Republicans will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Buckingham Courthouse Farm Building.


PROSPECT COMMUNITY MEETING — Prospect Neighborhood Watch will be hosting a community meeting on Thursday, February 17 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Crossroads Community Center located at 2966 Sulfur Spring Road in Prospect.


COMMUNITY LUNCH — Pisgah Baptist Church, located at 202 Pisgah Church Road, Rice will host a community breakfast on Saturday, February 19 at 7:30 a.m. The guest speaker will be Rev. Tony Reeves of Mount Nebo Baptist Church . All are welcome. Savor delicious food, fellowship and hear a great message.

MEDICATION RECOVERY — On Saturday, Feb. 19, Farmville Police and Kolorado Webb, a Scout from Boy Scouts of America Troop 6596, will host a prescription drug drop-off program as part of his “Project Eagle.” From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., officers from the Farmville Police Department and members of Boy Scout Troop 6596 will collect unwanted or expired prescription drugs at Midtown Square near Chick-fil-A.


BREAKFAST – The MOAA (Military Officers Association of America), in association with other area veteran groups, is hosting a special luncheon and program on Friday, February 25, beginning at noon at the Woodland Community Center. Fifth District U.S. Representative Bob Good will address military and veterans issues at the federal level. All veterans, spouses and friends are invited. The Community Center is located at the corner of Cobb Street and Varner Drive in the Woodland Complex. A light lunch will be provided at a minimum cost. Questions can be directed to Donna Fore (434) 665-1434 or Mike Montgomery (434) 390-7432.


5K HIGH BRIDGE – The Run High Bridge 5K is Saturday, March 12. Registration begins at 8 a.m. and racing begins at 9 a.m. Early bird registration is now until February 14. For more information, visit or email Linda Lineweaver at [email protected]


AMATEUR RADIO ENCOUNTER — The Charlotte County Amateur Radio Club meets the first Sunday of the month at 1426 Estes Road in Chase City at 3 p.m. For any questions, contact Jason Byrum at (434) 944-9100.

DILLWYN FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH — Dillwyn First Baptist Church located at 16980 Oak St., Dillwyn hosts 10 a.m. Sunday School and 11 a.m. worship on Sunday mornings.

JERICHO BAPTIST CHURCH — The Jericho Baptist Church at 615 Franklin Street in Farmville suspended praise and worship in the sanctuary. The services are available on Facebook live and WXJK Radio 101.3 every Sunday. Services can also be heard in or near the parking lot on 88.1 FM. The Reverend Dr. James H. Taylor, III is the pastor.

PARKING SERVICE — Regular church service from the Mercy Seat Baptist Church parking lot will begin at 11 a.m. beginning the first Sunday in December, December 5.

CHURCH OF CHRIST OF PIEDMONT — The Church of Christ of Piedmont located at 1405 North Main St., Farmville holds a Bible study at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday mornings and the church service begins at 10:30 a.m. The church also holds a Bible study at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday evenings. The church holds a free clothing giveaway on Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m., weather permitting.

PISGAH BAPTIST CHURCH — The Pisgah Baptist Church located at 202 Pisgah Road, Rice welcomes everyone every Sunday for worship. Sunday school starts at 10:00 a.m. and worship starts at 11:00 a.m.

CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH — Cornerstone Baptist Church located at 18 Horsepen Road, Farmville with modified service times. Church Service and Sunday School times will change from November to April 2022. Sunday School will begin at 9:30 a.m. in the Pavilion and worship service will begin at 11:00 a.m. Park and Praise as well as worship services in person on the second, third and fourth Sundays will continue. The church will still follow CDC COVID-19 guidelines.

DRIEF SUPPORT GROUP — Farmville United Methodist Church (FUMC) offers a bereavement support group for those who have suffered recent losses or losses long ago. This is an ecumenical group welcoming anyone who has experienced loss. The group meets the first and third Wednesdays of the month at 2 p.m. at the FUMC located at 212 High St. Participation in the discussion while attending the sessions is optional. You can join the group at any time. Call Rebecca Maxwell (434) 414-4562 or Tracey Oddo (434) 392-4686 for more information.

CHURCH SERVICES— Beginning Sunday, October 10, Sharon Baptist Church of Cumberland will have three options for Sunday worship: indoor service at 10 a.m., mask required; Radio parking service at 10 a.m. on 89.7 FM. and YouTube service later on Sunday afternoon.

FARMVILLE BAPTIST CHURCH — The Farmville Baptist Church at 132 N. Main St. will have a Bible study every Sunday at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Worship services are held in person and streamed via Zoom. Specific details and more information can be found on the church’s website at

FARMVILLE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH — Farmville Presbyterian Church at 200 West Third St. will have a worship service every Sunday at 11 a.m. Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the church again requires masks during worship. Join us and Reverend Pete Smith on Sunday mornings in person or enjoy audio of our services on the church website. The video is available on the church’s Facebook page and YouTube channel (search Farmville Presbyterian Church). For other questions, contact the church office at (434) 392-4243 and find the church on Facebook or YouTube.

FOOD DISTRIBUTION — Delma’s Pantry in Cumberland County will hold a curbside food giveaway at Cumberland Middle School on the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month at 9:30 a.m. each Friday. Senior boxes will be distributed during the distributions.

VETERANS SERVICES — American Legion Accredited Veterans Duty Officers are available to see veterans and family members at Farmville VFW on the second and fourth Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Veterans Service Officers can be reached at (434) 414-6504.

THE OLD GREEN BAPTIST — Old Green Baptist Church will have outdoor and indoor worship services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month at 11 a.m. until further notice. Reverend Samuel F. Trent is the pastor.

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