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Holiday Activities Guide

The Bulletin will publish a Holiday Activities Guide around Thanksgiving. Churches and charities are included free. Send announcements to accent@martinsvillebulletin.com or mail to Accent Department, Martinsville Bulletin, P.O. Box 3711, Martinsville, Va., 24115.

Fall festivities

Fall Festival: Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Road, Bassett, will have a fall festival from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. It will feature food, games, candy and a cake walk. Feel free to come wearing a Halloween costume.

Fall Yard Sale: One Accord Baptist Church, 3630 Kings Mountain Road, will have a fall yard sale and bake sale from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, in memory of Peggy Taylor. All proceeds go to the One Accord Food Pantry, which Peggy was the director of for 18 years.

Trunk or Treat: Fairview Baptist Church, 75 Fairview Church Lane, Martinsville, will have Trunk or Treat from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Trunk or Treat: Fieldale Baptist Church, 175 Church Hill Road, Fieldale, will have Trunk or Treat Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Trunk or Treat: Freedom Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Candy will be given out, and concessions will be available. The church is on 790 Irisburg Road, Axton.

Trunk or Treat: Hillcrest Baptist Church, 18075 A.L. Philpott Highway, Horsepasture, will have Trunk or Treat and a hot dog supper at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Trunk or Treat: Mount Vernon Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Trunk or Treat: St. Paul High Street Baptist Church will have Trunk or Treat from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday.


Free meals: Christ Episcopal Church will serve a free community breakfast from 8:30-10 a.m. Sunday. Pancakes, bacon and fruit will be served. A free meal of meatloaf, green beans, mashed potatoes, bread and desserts will be served at the church from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. Live music will be performed. The church is at 311 E. Church St., across from the Martinsville Library.

Fellowship breakfast: First Presbyterian Church, Kings Mountain Road, Collinsville, will have a fellowship breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Sunday in the fellowship hall, followed by worship there at 11. Dress is casual.

Brunswick stew: Fieldale United Methodist Church is taking orders for Brunswick stew it will sell on Saturday, Nov. 3. The stew will be packaged in Styrofoam containers and sold for $6 per quart, take-out only, available around 11 a.m. Also that day the church will have a bake sale, silent auction, flea market, themed baskets, plants and crafts. A hot dog lunch will raise money for a ministry.

Free meal: Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church, 601 Third St., will serve a free community meal from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

Free meal: Smith Memorial United Methodist Church will have a free community meal from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. The church is at the corner of John Redd Boulevard and Daniels Creek Road in Collinsville.

Community dinner: Blackberry Baptist Church, 3241 Stones Dairy Road, will have a community dinner Nov. 7 at 6 p.m.

Military dinner: Victory Baptist Church will have a military dinner at 4 p.m. Saturday.


Gospel Jubilee: Moral Hill Missionary Baptist Church will host a gospel singing Jubilee at 5 p.m. Saturday. The concert will feature local male quartets and groups. The service is sponsored by the men of Moral Hill, First Galilee and Mountain Valley Missionary Baptist Churches.

Gospel Singing: Shiloh Baptist Church, Fieldale, will have Psalms 108 singing at 3 p.m. Sunday.

Gospel Singing: Heather and Tony Berry will sing at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Solid Rock Baptist Church in Collinsville. Lunch will be served afterward.


Interfaith Council: The Interfaith Council of Martinsville Henry County will present a “Community Dialogue Concerning ‘The Nature of Humanity’ from the Torah, Biblical and Quranic Perspectives” from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. The event will be held at the MHC Islamic Center at 17125 A.L. Philpott Highway.

Rainbow Tea: Bible Way Greater Assurance Ministries, 155 Moses Moore Drive, Bassett, will have a rain-bow tea at 5 p.m. Saturday with guest speaker Minister Vance Hairston of Mayo Missionary Baptist Church. The service will be held downstairs.

Pastoral Anniversary: Grace Chapel Ministries, 182 Blackberry Road, Bassett, will celebrate Pastor Mandell A. Motley’s 18th pastoral anniversary with a banquet at 5 p.m. Saturday. That will be at the HJBD Event Center at 3289 Riverside Drive, Bassett. The guest speaker will be Bishop Jeffrey D. Mahan from Power for the Hour Ministries in Charlotte, North Carolina. Gospel recording artist Nefateria Hash of Roanoke will render music. This is a formal affair, with tickets at $20.

Church anniversaries: God’s Love Outreach Ministry, 1223 Chatham Heights Road, will continue its church and pastor’s anniversary services at 7 tonight. The guest speaker will be Elder Antonio Hairston of Martinsville. On Sunday, Elder Carlos Trotter of Solomon’s Temple in Reidsville, North Carolina, will speak at the 11:15 a.m. service, and Bishop Willie Davis Jr. of Christ Rescue Temple of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will speak at 3 p.m.

Guest speakers: Lift Up Jesus Community Ministry, Horsepasture Ruritan Building, will have guest speakers Nancy Bradshaw and Valencia Clark, M.D., at 4 p.m. Sunday.

Pastoral anniversary: Mt. Olive United Holy Church, 246 Cabell St., Martinsville, will have guests Elder Marshall Lee Wells Jr. and the congregation of Divine Faith at 2:30 p.m. Sunday for the anniversary service for Pastor Roer Morrison.

Men’s Day: New Bethel Progressive Primitive Baptist Church will observe Men’s Day at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Minister Arnold Bullock will speak, and the Male Chorus of The Galilean House of Worship will sing. New Bethel is at 340 Kings Mill Road, Ridgeway.

Pastoral anniversary: In honor of the 26th pastoral anniversary of Bishop Milton Johnson Sr., Progressive Prayer Temple will have Elder Dennis Hardy and the congregation of Faith Ministries in Roanoke at 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The host church is at 64 Cameron Road, Martinsville.

Pastoral anniversary: St. Paul High Street Baptist Church will celebrate the second anniversary of Pastor Matthew Brown on Sunday. At 11 a.m., the guest preacher will be the Rev. Herbert Woodson of Warminster Baptist Church in Buckingham. The guest preacher for the 3 p.m. service will be the Rev. Marcus Jones of Altha Gove Baptist Church in Forest.

SRMBA session: The Smith River Missionary Baptist Church’s Christian Education Institute Fall Session concludes with a youth lock-in from 6 p.m. today to 6 a.m. Saturday at Bassett Recreation Center. Smith River youth groups and youth group leaders are welcome. The theme is “Walk It Like I Talk It – Who I Am in Christ.” The Rev. Harold Carelock will be the facilitator. The Rev. Warren Watts is the dean.


Revival: Trinity Church of the Living God will have revival at 7 nightly Monday through Friday, Nov. 2. Prayer and Consecration will be during Monday’s service; Holy Communion on Tuesday; and Bishop Tony O. Carter of Triumphant Pentecostal Churches speaking Wednesday through Friday, Nov. 2.

Community Bible Studies

Senior Bible Study: Pastor Zeke Zanatos leads a Bible study for seniors 50 years and older at 10 a.m. each Wednesday at the Martinsville Senior Center. For more information, call 276-403-5260.

Study in the Word: “A Study in the Word” Bible study takes place at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday in the Hague Room at Quality Inn in Collinsville. The session, sponsored by God’s Love Outreach Ministry, is presented by Pastor Ronald Hairston and Robert Philpot. For more information, call 276-806-4290 or 276-224-9898.

Women’s Bible Study: A women’s Bible study is held from 10 a.m. to noon every Thursday at the Martins-ville branch of the Blue Ridge Regional Library. Faith Braziel leads the study for women of all denomina-tions. For more information, call 276-956-2648 or email sealegs2@comcast.net.

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