Music in the Park returns: Dispatch calendar for the week of 6/19

Published 7:17 pm Wednesday, June 19, 2024

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MUSIC IN THE PARK – The Town of Victoria will hold another ‘Music in the Park’ celebration on Friday, June 21. Musical guests for this event will be Appalachian Express. The event runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Railroad Park. 


FARMERS MARKET OPEN – The Kenbridge Farmers Market is open now for the 2024 season, running from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, June 22. The market is held on East Fifth Avenue, just across from the Kenbridge Recreation Center. 


MORNING WORSHIP – Victoria Baptist Church, located at 1423 8th Street in Victoria, will hold worship services on Sunday, June 16, with Sunday School at 9:45 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m. Gary Martin will be the guest speaker. 

JUNE 29 

COMMUNITY DINNER – A free community dinner will be served on Saturday, June 29 at St. Paul and St. Andrew Episcopal Church. The meal runs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., with a menu of pepper steak served over rice and green beans. Chicken will also be available. The church is located at 512 S. Broad Street in Kenbridge. 

JUNE 30 

MUSICAL WORSHIP – On June 30, a musical worship service will be held at Union Grove Baptist Church, featuring songs from Lunenburg County residents Tobacco Road. The service starts at 11 a.m. with lunch to follow at noon. 

MEN’S & WOMEN’S DAY – Union R.Z.U.A. Church will celebrate Men’s and Women’s Day on Sunday, June 30, during a 3 p.m. service. The guest speaker will be Rev. Leslie Evans and Zion Union R.Z.U.A. Church in Lawrenceville. The theme will be “Men and Women Accomplishing God’s Word.” Men are asked to wear dark colors and women to wear bright colors, if possible. Dinner will be served after the service. 


HOMECOMING – Bethlehem R.Z.U.A. Church, located at 2455 Reedy Creek Road in Lunenburg, will hold homecoming on Sunday, July 14. The message will be delivered by Rev. Ray Smith, pastor of Unity and Starlight Baptist Church in Kenbridge. 


CHURCH SERVICES – Victoria Evangelical Presbyterian Church, located at 1419 8th Street in Victoria, will hold worship services each Sunday, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

CHURCH SERVICES – New Grove Baptist Church is open for in-person morning worship and teleconferences on the second and fourth Sundays at 11 a.m. In-person Sunday School will be held every week at 10 a.m. The call-in telephone number is 301-715-8592. The ID number is 825-3893-8062, with a passcode of 016713. Masks are required for in-person attendance. 

CHURCH SERVICES — New Galilee Baptist Church, located at 4565 Plank Road in Kenbridge, has re-opened its church doors for in-person and teleconference services. These will be held every first and third Sunday, beginning at 11 a.m. 

CHURCH SERVICES – Oak Grove Baptist Church, located at 127 Oak Grove Road, holds worship services on each first and third Sunday at 11:30 a.m. under the leadership of Rev. Boris Bullock. 

VFW MEETINGS — The VFW and VFW Auxiliary meet at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of each month at VFW Post No. 9954 in Victoria. The members of the VFW and the Auxiliary share a dinner at 6:15 p.m. prior to the meeting.

LUNENBURG REPUBLICANS — The Lunenburg Republicans meet the first Tuesday of each month at the La Victoria Mexican Restaurant in Lunenburg at 6 p.m.

BETHANY BAPTIST CHURCH — Bethany Baptist Church located at 5968 Plank Road in Kenbridge holds in-person services at 11 a.m. on the second and fourth Sundays. Sunday School is every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. Bring your Bible. Face masks are optional and social distancing will be practiced.

LUKE’S BAPTIST CHURCH — The St. Luke’s Baptist Church, formerly St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, located at 409 North Broad Street in Kenbridge conducts worship services at 11 a.m. each second and fourth Sunday. The Rev. Ricky C. Allen Sr. is the pastor of the church.

ROSEBUD BAPTIST CHURCH — Rosebud Baptist Church has re-opened for in-person and teleconference worship services  at 11 a.m. every first and third Sunday. Sunday School is at 9 a.m. every Sunday via teleconference at (667) 770-1411; Access Code: 528853#. Masks are required to be worn in the building. All are welcome. The church is located at 249 Gigg Road in Dundas.

KENBRIDGE CHRISTIAN CHURCH — Kenbridge Christian Church holds one service at 10 a.m. and offers it as a drive-in service, an inside service and online service all hosted by Pastor Cameron Bailey. The drive-in worship is held in the church parking lot. The church is located at 519 S. Broad St., in Kenbridge.

THRIFTS CHAPEL CHURCH — Services at Thrifts Chapel Church are now open with live string music and singing by the Poorhouse Boys and preaching by Eric Potter. Services begin at 10 a.m. each Sunday.