Community News

Published 1:52 pm Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by noon Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Events should be emailed to

MAY 25

LUNENBURG CHAMBER TO MEET, noon at Uptown Coffee Café in Victoria. For more information, visit

FRIENDS OF THE VICTORIA PUBLIC LIBRARY TO MEET, 5 p.m. at the library. The group is recognized by the IRS as a public charity, and is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. For more information, visit

MAY 26

FAMILY AND FRIENDS DAY, 6:30 p.m. at the Pleasant Oak Baptist Church. Please come and spend a casual relaxing evening with us enjoying good fellowship and good food.

MEETING, 6 p.m. of the board of trustees of the Lunenburg County Public Library System, Inc. The meeting will take place at the library, 117 S. Broad St., Kenbridge and is open to the public.

MAY 27

DISTRIBUTION OF BUDDY POPPIES, sponsored by the Lunenburg County VFW Post 9954 at several business locations in the area. Donations received are used to support the health and welfare of disabled veterans and their families in the community.

MAY 28

WOMEN’S AND MEN’S DAY, 2:30 p.m. at Cedar Creek Baptist Church, 2104 Jonesboro Road, Kenbridge. The theme will be “Women and Men Serving God Together in Unity.” Speakers will be the Rev. Alice Colbert, Unity Baptist Church, Kenbridge and the Rev. Dr. Raymond Dowdy, Springfield Baptist Church, Meherrin. Music will be provided by God’s Men of Integrity, Friendship Baptist Church, Kenbridge Sister Angelia Joseph and Rosebud Baptist Church, Kenbridge.

WOMEN’S DAY, 11 a.m. at the Mt. Bethel Baptist Church during the regular morning worship service. Minister Angela Dickens, associate minister of Shiloh Baptist Church, Blackstone, will be the guest preacher. All women are asked to wear a pastel color. Everyone is welcome.

PRE-MEMORIAL SERVICE, 3 p.m. at the Oak Grove Baptist Church, of Kenbridge. The Rev. Ricky Allen Sr. will be the speaker. Everyone is welcome to come and support this program.

MAY 29

COMMUNITY COOKOUT, 11 a.m. sponsored by the New Gilfield RZUA Church, 722 Mecklenburg Ave., Victoria. There will also be a free clothes giveaway. All are welcome.


90TH ANNUAL CHOIR ANNIVERSARY, 3 p.m. of the First Baptist Senior Choir at the church, 821 Lunenburg Ave., Victoria. There will be various singing groups appearing. The community is invited to come celebrate.

HOMECOMING, 11 a.m. at Gilfield Baptist Church, Kenbridge. The Rev. Cedric Gayles will be the speaker for the service from Fort Mitchell Baptist Church. Dinner will be served.

ANNUAL MEN’S DAY, 4 p.m. at New Bethel Baptist Church, 14167 Farmville Road, Meherrin. The Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs Sr., pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church in Petersburg, will be the guest speaker. He will be accompanied by his male chorus and church family. All are invited.

JUNE 7-9

REVIVAL, 7 p.m. at Gilfield Baptist Church, Kenbridge. The Rev. Leroy Green form Pleasant Oak Baptist Church, Victoria, will be the speaker. There will be different choirs and ushers each night.


SUMMER KICK OFF TO KICK OUT CANCER, 6:30 p.m. at Waverly Estate, 11586 Courthouse Road, Lunenburg. Music will be provided by Southbound Band and food from Mainstreet Bagels and Bistro. Tickets are a $10 minimum donation per person and can be purchased in advance or at the gate.

JUNE 16-18

CLOVER CAMP, at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox, will be held June 16-18. Cloverbud Camp is designed to introduce children ages 5-8 to the 4-H camping experience. A trained volunteer leader will be present for every five campers. Cost will be $87 per camper if registered before May 26. After that, cost will be $97 per camper. This covers all programming fees, meals and lodging. For more information, contact Dillon Robinson, 4-H youth development agent, at (434) 696-5526, (434) 265-0201 or at

JULY 3-7

LUNENBURG 4-H CAMP WEEK, at Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center in Appomattox. This camp is geared for all youth ages 9-13 (as of Sept. 30, 2017). The total cost per child will be $195, which includes overnight lodging, meals, insurance, counselor and adult supervision, classes, program costs, camp T-shirt and transportation to and from camp. Campers have the opportunity to participate in exciting classes, with many options to choose from, including scuba, canoeing, riflery, archery, swimming and horsemanship, just to name a few. There are also swimming and recreation times, special evening events, songs, games and much more. For more information contact Dillon Robinson, 4-H youth development agent, at (434) 696-5526, (434) 265-0201 or at