Dispatch Church and Community Calendar: week of Dec. 20

The Church and Community Events calendar is published each Wednesday. Items must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. Monday for that Wednesday’s calendar. Email events to CommunityCalendar@ KVDispatch.com. 

DECEMBER 20 – JANUARY 8 

WINTER COAT DRIVE — The Kappa Rho Omega chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is holding a winter coat drive through Jan. 8, 2024. The drop-off places are Bland-Reid Funeral Home in Farmville, Cheryl’s Beauty and Barber Shop in Dillwyn and Cumberland High in Cumberland County. Residents are asked to donate new and gently used coats, hats, gloves, scarves and other winter items for children and adults. The items collected will be donated to families in the area. 

DECEMBER 20 – DECEMBER 31 

BASKETBALL SIGNUPS — The Lunenburg Youth Basketball Association will hold signups from Wednesday, Dec. 6 through Sunday, Dec. 31. Early registration costs $60 per player, with a $5 discount for siblings within the same household. Forms can be picked up at Smith’s Pharmacy and Timmy’s Grocery. They can be dropped off at 7115 New Grove Road in Kenbridge. 

DECEMBER 23 

CHRISTMAS DINNER — The Victoria Church of the Nazarene will hold a community Christmas dinner on Saturday, Dec. 23. The meal starts at 6 p.m. at the church, located at 1404 Sixth Street in Victoria. People are asked to come in the side door, across from the post office. Santa and his elves will be there, giving out toys for the children. It’ll be first come, first served until things run out. For more information call the church office at 434-696-2592. 

DECEMBER 24 

MORNING WORSHIP SERVICE — Victoria Baptist Church, located at 1423 8th Street in Victoria, will hold morning worship service on Sunday, Dec. 24. Sunday School starts at 9:45 a.m. and worship begins at 11 a.m., with Dr. Tom Stocks continuing his sermons for Advent. 

CHRISTMAS CANTATA — The Inspirational Choir and Youth Department of Friendship Baptist Church, located at 6351 South Hill Road in Kenbridge, will hold a Christmas cantata about the Birth of Christ on Sunday, Dec. 24. The service starts at 11 a.m. 

CHRISTMAS EVE BY CANDLELIGHT — On Sunday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m., Victoria Christian Church will hold a candlelight service where you can sing carols and hear the beloved Christmas story that proclaims Jesus as the Light of the World. 

CANDLELIGHT SERVICE — Victoria Baptist Church, located at 1423 8th Street in Victoria, will hold a Candlelight Communion on Christmas Eve, beginning at 5 p.m. 

CHRISTMAS EVE SERVICE — Kenbridge Christian Church, located at 519 S. Broad Street in Kenbridge, will hold a Christmas Eve service in the church’s auditorium, beginning at 7:30 p.m. 

ONGOING 

CHURCH SERVICES — Bethany Baptist Church, located at 5968 Plank Road in Kenbridge, holds worship services on the second and fourth Sundays of the month. Service starts at 11 a.m. and masks are optional. 

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. Masks are required and people are asked to bring their own Bible. 

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. 

ST. 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.