Hopewell United Methodist will observe homecoming services at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, July 24 at the Church, 23557 Lignum Rd. in Lignum.

The service will begin with music from Brock Road Gospel Music Ministry followed by a message from Pastor Mike Evans. A covered lunch will follow the service.

Good Hope Community Garage Sale and Friends and Family Day

The Usher Council of Good Hope Baptist Church is sponsoring a community yard sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 30 at Old Norman School, 14123 Norman Rd. in Culpeper.

Seats are $15 each. Vendors provide their own table. Please contact Grace Clark to purchase space at 540/825-9604

Good Hope Baptist Church Family and Friends Day will be July 30 from noon to 5 p.m. Please come worship with us!

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Grotz bids farewell to the organyou

A farewell organ recital by Daniel Grotz will be held in downtown Culpeper later this month. St. Stephen’s Episcopal will host the concert at 2 p.m. on Saturday, July 31 in the Church Sanctuary, 115 N. East St.

Grotz, a 2014 graduate of Eastern View High School and a 2018 graduate of the University of Virginia, is a lifelong musician and former Culpeper resident.

He traveled weekly from Charlottesville, where he works as a church organist, to Culpeper to give piano lessons to members of St. Stephen’s congregation.

In the fall, Grotz will move to Cincinnati, Ohio to pursue a master’s degree in organ performance at the Cincinnati Conservatory. While there, he worked as an organ scholar at the Episcopal Cathedral.

St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, the oldest existing church in the town of Culpeper, Virginia, was built in 1821. The church has 14 stained glass windows dating from the late 19th to mid-20th century.

The organ at St. Stephen’s was built and installed by Casant Frères of Quebec, Canada, in 1898. Since then many improvements have been made to the organ, including the reconstruction and addition of pipes in 1995 ( totaling 1183), and the addition of twenty-five carillons in 2001.

Grotz generously donates his talent to the church to thank the Culpeper community. Escape the summer heat and be refreshed and uplifted by its music. The community is welcome. A reception will follow the concert.

Priority to mental health

A free program on “Exploring Brain Health and Aging Minds” will take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 at the Wayland Blue Ridge Baptist Center in Rixeyville.

All are invited to participate in a discussion about how the human brain changes with age and the importance of prioritizing mental health to maximize overall well-being.

Organized by the WBRBA Ministers and Deacons’ Union in partnership with the UVA School of Nursing and Memory and Aging Care.

Speakers will include Dr. Ishan Williams, Dr. Carol Manning, Liz Boyd and Sam Fields. Free giveaways include guides to local community resources, through Aging Together, and other freebies.

Summer celebration in New Salem

Everyone is invited to come out and join New Salem Baptist for their Summer Celebration and Back-to-School Picnic from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at the Church, 8233 Sperryville Pike in Culpeper.

The church will celebrate the blessing of summer and the start of the school year. Free events will include food and drink, games, entertainment, door prizes and school supplies for children while supplies last.

Contact Pastor Mike Dodson at 540/718-9675 or [email protected]

Tombs Chapel Prayer Service

The next evening prayer service at Graves Chapel will be at 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 31.

Participants must bring lawn chairs for outdoor service. In case of bad weather, the service will take place indoors with masks.

Although it is the 5th Sunday of the month, out of an abundance of caution due to the pandemic, there will be no food.

Graves Chapel is located at 104 Bluff Mountain Rd. in Graves Mill, Madison County. Everyone is welcome, including neighbors and any extra friends and/or guests.

If you have any special prayer requests or needs, please do not hesitate to contact the lay preacher at [email protected] or 434/978-1627.

Lael Baptist Church will celebrate its 148th homecoming at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 6 at the church, 23296 Germanna Hwy, Lignum.

All are invited to bring a lawn chair to worship and praise in song with a special bluegrass gospel performance by All4Hym.

The annual homecoming service will be held at 11 a.m., Sunday, August 7 with church pastor Bill McMahon. Contact 571/243-8264.

Sonrise Saturday Space Adventure

Children ages 4-11 are invited to come and enjoy another fun Sonrise Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon on July 23 at Culpeper Presbyterian Church, 215 S. Main St.

This month, young people will have fun learning Bible stories as they embark on a space adventure.

Sonrise Saturdays provide an opportunity for spiritual growth through fun, engaging and interactive activities. Register on culpeperpresbyterian.org.

Antioch Madison Gospel Festival, Revival

There will be an outdoor gospel festival at 5 p.m. this Saturday, July 23 at the Antioch Baptist Church, just off Main Street in downtown Madison.

Guest vocalists will be Mike and the Fellas and Evangelist Robin and The Daughters of Zion.

Participants can bring a lawn chair; food and beverages will be available for this free donation program.

The homecoming service will be held at noon this Sunday, July 24 with guest preacher Reverend Harrison Williams, Shiloh Baptist Church, Standardsville. Lunch will follow the service.

Antioch Madison will hold a revival every evening at 7:15 p.m. from Tuesday, July 26 through Thursday, July 28.

Opening the revival on July 26 will be the guest preacher will be Reverend Uzziah Harris, Unity Baptist Church, Culpeper. Wednesday’s guest preacher will be the Reverend Douglas Greene, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Lignum.

On Thursday, July 28, the Madison Antioch Revival will end guest preacher Reverend Jeremy Walker of Chestnut Grove Baptist Church in Brightwood.

Wednesday Bible Class at Free Gospel

Free Gospel Church of Christ holds Sunday services at 11 a.m. in the sanctuary at 176 E. Davis St. in downtown Culpeper.

Bishop Harold Smith, pastor, reports: “We also have Bible study every second and fourth Wednesday of each month at noon. Looking forward to seeing you there.

The Antioch Culpeper Baptist Church Health Ministry is soliciting donations for its annual back-to-school supply distribution from 1-3 p.m. July 30 at the church, 318 S. West St.

Donations are now accepted: pens, pencils, pencils, scissors, rulers, plastic pencil boxes, glue bottles, glue sticks, spiral notebooks, expo markers, highlighters and composition books.

411 Senior Adult Sessions at CBC

Have you ever wondered what kinds of community services are available for seniors or who to contact to find this information?

For answers to these questions and other helpful information, join Culpeper Baptist at 10:30 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month at Church, 318 S. West St. Attendees will sit with community leaders to bond and staff to navigate the many services and opportunities available within the community.

Engaging speakers will provide relevant information on services to supplement lifestyles; resources for emotional, physical and financial well-being; as well as programs on living well, staying active, managing stress, having healthy relationships and much more.

Molly Brooks will share information on August 11 while on September 8 Lisa Peacock and Sarah Berry with DSS will be on hand.

Contact Hans Murdock at 540/825-8192 or [email protected]

Reunion in Little Washington

The First Baptist Church in Washington, Virginia invites the community to Homecoming 2022, after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The half-day service will be held at 11 a.m. on Sunday, August 7 at the church, 687 Main St. All are invited to worship that day and to breakfast and fellowship immediately following morning worship. There is no afternoon service. Contact church clerk Gail Blaker at [email protected]

Wednesday and Sunday services

Griffinsburg Baptist meets at 10 a.m. for Sunday School with an 11 a.m. worship service in the church, 7662 Griffinsburg Rd. in Boston, Va., just off Sperryville Pike.

Sunday evening service is at 6 p.m. Wednesday prayer and Bible study are at 7 p.m. Contact Pastor Steve Hoffman at 540/222-1053.

Culpeper Campus Children’s Programs

Mountain View Community Church holds Sunday morning services at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at Culpeper Campus, 16088 Rogers Road.

Kindergarten through 4th grade programs in both services; babies-Pre-K at 10:30 a.m. Listen at 10:30 a.m. mountainviewcc.net or Mountain View CC on Facebook.

Bible study with Frank Fishback

Amissville United Methodist holds Adult Sunday School at 9 a.m. in the Social Hall and Sunday Service is at 10 a.m. in the Church Sanctuary, 14760 Lee Highway. Zoom and live streaming services are also available.

Alcoholics Anonymous meets at 7:30 p.m. on Mondays in the social hall. Bible study with Frank Fishback is on Tuesdays at 7:00 p.m. in the social room.

Need of the week: juice, meals to heat up and eat

The Food Closet at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church provides food and personal care items to families, individuals and seniors in Culpeper who need assistance.

The Food Closet’s needs for this week are: reheat meals, canned pasta, beef stew, complete meals, juice, toilet paper and bar soap.

All donations are gratefully accepted. Drop off items 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday onsite at 120 N. Commerce St.

[email protected] The-Culpeper-Food-Closet on FB and 540/825-1177.

Holy Communion at the Church in the city center

Join St. Stephen’s Episcopal Weekly for Holy Communion at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Sunday and 12:15 p.m. Wednesday at 115 N. East St in downtown Culpeper.

The 10:30 a.m. Sunday service is also on Facebook. ststephensculpeper.net 540/825-8786.

In-Person Zoom Services at Beulah

Beulah Baptist is holding an in-person Sunday school at 9 a.m. and a morning worship service at 10 a.m. at the church, 9297 Eggbornsville Rd. in Culpeper.

To join via Zoom, enter meeting ID 9088220508 or call 646-558-8656 and enter meeting ID 9088220508 followed by # or Beulah Baptist Church Facebook.

Wednesday Bible study is at 7:00 p.m., study of the Book of Numbers. Conference call only; please dial 302/202-1118 code 862090 to listen.

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