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Saturday, Oct. 12

Harvest Festival and Flea Market:  8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sonshine Bible Church, 2161 Colvin Road, Amissville. Live bluegrass music, biscuits and gravy breakfast, catfish basket and chili hot dogs, hayrides, moon bounce, shopping, vendors and crafts. For more information, call or text Vickie at 571-437-6742.

Spaghetti dinner: The annual Billy Plott Memorial Spaghetti Dinner will be held at Wesleyan United Methodist Church, 9711 Bristersburg Road, Calverton, on Saturday, Oct. 12. Take-out begins at 4:30 p.m. and dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Though Billy has passed, he left his recipe to his family to carry on the tradition of the many spaghetti dinners he has done for his church. Free-will offering. All proceeds benefit Wesleyan Church. Contact: 540-347-9629.

Country Fair and Auction Brunch:  9:30 a.m., Featuring auctioneer Kathy Shumate, owner of Past Reflections Antiques, Warrenton. The speaker will be Lisa Haley of West Salem, Ohio, speaking on “Surviving Life’s Surprises.” $10 inclusive. For reservations and free child care, call Linda at 703-402-4385. RSVP by Sunday, Oct. 6. Meet at 91 Main St., Fellowship Hall, Warrenton Presbyterian Church. Sponsored by Christian Women’s Connection.

Feed Fauquier: Cornerstone Baptist Church will sponsor the sixth Feed Fauquier food-packing event at the Warrenton Community Center. The Fauquier community will come together to break through the total of a quarter of a million meals packed for Fauquier residents in need. The event aims to pull together 125 people per hour at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. and welcomes families, individuals, Scout troops, school groups, soccer teams and businesses. The quarter-million mark represents more than 2,000 participants, $72,000 raised, 250,000 meals packed and multiple people blessed over the past five years. There will be an honorary table of donors and recipients at the 10 a.m. hour representing those who have made it happen. People can register to participate at Cost is $10 per participant and all money goes towards the purchase of the food.


Sunday, Oct. 13

Homecoming: Midland Church of the Brethren, 10434 Old Carolina Road, Midland. All are welcome.


Tuesday, Oct. 15

Wave of Light service: 6:45 p.m. Nokesville Church of the Brethren is hosting a Wave of Light. This reflective service provides comfort to those grieving pregnancy and infant loss and is part of a world-wide effort to bring awareness, remembrance, and hope to the one in four women whose pregnancy ends in loss. On Oct. 15, people all over the world will light a candle at 7 p.m. local time, causing a glow of light for the entire day world-wide to remember those who were never born, born still, or only lived for a moment, and to bring comfort to their families. Everyone is welcome. Childcare will be provided. Please contact the church at 703-594-2685 or with questions. Nokesville Church of the Brethren is at 13002 Fitzwater Drive, Nokesville.

144th church anniversary: 7:30 p.m., 4679 Free State Road, Marshall. Mount Nebo Baptist Church will be celebrating its 144th church anniversary and pastor's 19th anniversary during the month of October with a revival service every Tuesday night and an anniversary service on Oct. 20. The remaining service times and guest preachers will be as follows: Tuesday, Oct. 15, the Rev. Harold Howard and Tuesday, Oct. 22, the Rev. Frank Roberts. The Sunday, Oct. 20, anniversary service will feature the Rev. Donald Reid as guest preacher for the morning service starting at 10:45 a.m., with a luncheon following. For more information, contact 540-222-4408.

Friday, Oct. 18

Pancake Supper: 4:30 to 7 p.m., Midland United Methodist Church, 5435 Midland Road, Midland. Love offering will support community missions. Contact: 540-439-8813.

Saturday, Oct. 19

Harvest Moon Family Fun Night: 5:30 to 8 p.m., 13056 Elk Ridge Road, Fredericksburg. The Grace United Methodist Church Harvest Moon Family Fun Night features free pizza, candy, games and fun for the whole family. “Trunk or Treat” in the parking lot. Wear costumes. For more info, contact 540-752-5462.

Breakfast: 8 to 10 a.m., Amissville United Methodist Men will serve breakfast in the fellowship Hall of the church, 14760 Lee Highway, Amissville. Donations are accepted, and all proceeds are used in service to others. Questions concerning this activity should be directed to Reg at 540-987-9001.

Oak Shade Baptist Church Women's Conference: 10:30 a.m., Oak Shade Baptist Church, 3287 Old Catlett Road, Catlett. Free. Contact: 540-788-4160.

Country Breakfast in Casanova and the Blessing of the Hounds: Looking for a way to enjoy a family-friendly fall event? Look no further! Plan to attend the Country Breakfast and Blessing of the Hounds, Saturday, Oct. 19. The breakfast will be held at the Grace Church Parish Hall, 5108 Weston Road, in Casanova. Free-will donations will be taken at the door. At 9 a.m., the Blessing of the Hounds begins. The riders in red or black coats, and men with top hats will ride up Weston Road surrounded by the excited hounds, and then ride onto the Casanova Green. The Rev. Jim Cirillo will bless the riders, hounds and even the fox. This event is hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Ancel Hendrix. Be sure to dress for cool weather and the damp grass. Don’t forget your camera. For more information, visit or, email or call 540-788-1202.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Deacons and Deaconess Day: 11 a.m., 705 View Town Road, Amissville. Bethel Baptist Church will celebrate its Deacons and Deaconess Day. The morning service begins at 11 a.m. and the Rev. William Grant Sr., associate minister of the Mt Olive Baptist Church, Rectortown, will be preaching. The evening service begins at 3 p.m. and the Rev. William Jackson, pastor of the Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Warrenton, will be preaching. His choir and congregation will accompany him. Lunch will be served after the morning service. All are welcome. For more information, contact Jennifer Gray at 540-522-6942.


Halloween Songs & Stories: 3 p.m., Give your costume a test run at the third annual “Halloween Songs & Stories” at Emmanuel Episcopal Church’s Parish House in Middleburg (105 E. Washington St.) Join ghouls, goblins, superheroes, unicorns, you name it, for Halloween silliness, fun songs and spooky stories. Scary refreshments served. Everyone in costume gets a bag of Halloween treats and can join a noisy indoor parade. Reserve front-row seats by calling 540-687-6297, but there’s room for everyone. There’s no charge; a free-will offering is accepted. Join the party and definitely wear your Halloween costume.

Monday, Oct. 21

Annual Pastor’s Appreciation Revival: 7:30 p.m., Mount Pisgah Baptist Church, 1175 Delaplane Grade Road, Upperville, welcomes all to its appreciation revival. It will be held Monday through Friday, Oct. 21 to 25, by revivalist Pastor Terry D. Streeter of Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Pastor’s Aid Day will be held Sunday, Oct. 27, at 3 p.m. with guest Pastor Nelson Sneed and congregation from Little Forest Baptist Church in Stafford. Lunch will be served following morning worship. Contact Christine Lewis at 540-364-2507 for more information.



Food pantry: The Beulah Baptist Church Food Pantry, at Beulah Baptist Church, 3124 Beulah Road, Markham, is open Thursdays from 4 to 7 p.m. For more information, contact the church at 540-364-2626 or Cecelia Williams at 540-364-2428.      


Warrenton Women’s Prayer Alliance: 9 to 10 a.m., 276 Cleveland St. Warrenton. Join us every second and fourth Wednesday of the month for prayer, fellowship and short devotional at Trinity Lutheran Church. Everyone is welcome. Contact    


Single Moms Support Group meets every second and fourth Tuesday, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., 341 Church St., Warrenton. If you are divorced, in the midst of a divorce or separation, navigating the difficult road of single parenting for the first time or have lived it for years and need support, visit the Single Moms Support Group. Meets at the Warrenton United Methodist Church for understanding, support and connections. Free childcare is provided. All welcome. Contact: 540-347-1367.              


Harvest and Holiday Craft Bazaar: First Baptist will host the Holiday and Craft Bazaar at the Joseph E. Penn Family Life Center, 45 Alexandria Pike, Warrenton on Friday, Nov. 8, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 9. From 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Vendors wanted. Table spaces available. $55 for the two-day event. Call early to reserve your space. For more information, call or email 540-219-6954,, 856-889-0112,, 540-347-3114 or   



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