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Church News, week of September 21, 2017

Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 9:28 am

**The Carmel School has increased enrollment by 15 percent for the 2017-2018 school year. The school began the new year with 160 students, creating a need for a second mobile annex.

“The Carmel School is pleased to continue to attract families who are interested in an independent school focused on providing students a challenging and enriching education within a Christian environment,” said Head of School Carolyn Williamson.  “The Carmel School is convenient to families in the Richmond and Fredericksburg regions, and tuition remains one of the lowest in the area,” she said.

Of the 160 students enrolled, the Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten classes are full. “We are proud to have added an additional kindergarten class to meet the needs of our families and to continue to offer small class sizes,” Williamson continued. To accommodate increased enrollment, the school has added 12 new staff members.

In response to the increase in enrollment, a second mobile annex was added providing six new classrooms for a total of 12 additional classrooms. The Carmel School athletics program continues to grow, and new practice fields were completed this Spring to accommodate a variety of sports.

About The Carmel School

Founded in 1986, The Carmel School provides quality education for 160 students in grades pre-k through twelfth grades, and is committed to its goal of academic excellence in a Christian environment.

Situated on 145 acres in Ruther Glen, Virginia, The Carmel School is an independent, college preparatory, PreK-12 coeducational school.  The school strives to develop a well-balanced student by maintaining a commitment to Christian values.  Students are challenged to grow academically, as well as physically, spiritually, emotionally, and socially on their way to becoming responsible citizens. For more information, visit


Fish Fry & Gospel Sing featuring One Lane Bridge and The Virginia Gospel Singers. Saturday, September 23 beginning at 4 p.m. Catfish dinners available for $8 and hot dog dinners available for $5. Activities planned for children as well. Cardinal Baptist Church, 25050 Ruther Glen Road

Ruther Glen, VA 22546. 804-994-2208


Mount Tabor Baptist Church, announces our Male Chorus 20th Anniversary to be held on Saturday, September 23 at 4 p.m. Guest Choirs will be in attendance. All are welcome to dine with us directly after service! For more information contact Deacon Wesley Thornton at 804-450-1631.


The Pastor and Macedonia Baptist Church family (7187 Macedonia Road, Woodford, VA, 22580, Caroline County) would like to invite you to come and fellowship with us for our Deacons, Deaconess and Trustees Annual Day on Sunday, September 24, during the morning service.  Rev. Carroll L. Jackson, Pastor, will deliver the morning message at 11 a.m.


St. John Baptist Church will celebrate Friends and Family Day on Sunday, September 24 at 10 a.m. Worship. All are invited to join us. For further details, you may call the church. St. John Baptist Church, 17080 S. River Road, Woodford, Va 22580. 804-448-3866.

First Baptist Church, 9262 Guinea Station Road, Woodford, will celebrate the Deacons, Deaconesses, and Trustees Annual Day on Sunday, September 24 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker will be the Rev. Raleigh Harris, pastor of Jericho Baptist Church in Ruther Glen. Lunch will be served before the service at 1:45 p.m.

Blessing of the Animals will be held at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church,10306 Ladysmith Road, on Saturday, September 30, at 10 a.m. All animals are welcome from goldfish to sheep and horses.  In case of inclement weather, the Blessings will take place inside the Activities Building. The occasion honors St. Francis of Assisi who is well known for his love for all God’s creatures.

October 1, Mt. Salem Baptist Church., 16170 Moore’s Mill Road, Ruther Glen, VA. cordially invites you to our 23rd Pastoral Anniversary service at 3 p.m. Our guest preacher will be Pastor L. Nolan Fox and the Enon Baptist Church, Washington DC. Pastor Fox will be bringing his ushers, choir, and congregation.  Dinner will be served following the worship service.

Mount Tabor Baptist Church invites you to our “Youth Revival” on Monday, October 2 and  Tuesday, October 3 at 6:30 p.m.  Dinner will be served at 5:30 p.m. Our guest speaker for Monday night will be Brother Christopher Alexander and on Tuesday night will be Rev. Curtis Alston. Please plan to attend this uplifting worship service giving God all praise at Mt. Tabor located at 21795 Mattaponi Trail, Milford, VA.

St. James Baptist Church, Milford is calling all singers. Join us for our 150th Church Anniversary Musical Celebration on October 7 at 4 p.m. Featuring the Church Singing Sisters and Brothers. Guest M.C. is Rev. Angie Lewis. If you would like to sing, the Women’s rehearsal will be September 23 and 30 at 11 a.m. with Kevin Jackson. The Men’s rehearsal will be Monday, October 2 at 7 p.m. with Bubba Johnson. Singers from the community are welcome to join. Contact the church for more information 804-633-7183. A great musical worship experience.  You will be blessed!

Join us Saturday, October 7. 8-1 p.m. for HOPE3 Ministries’ third annual Fall Open House & Tent Sale. HOPE3 Ministries is a Christian nonprofit, headquartered in Caroline County. Come out and shop the sale and learn more about our weekly Bible Study, monthly Family Fun, twice annual HOPE3 Weekend and our Bible Outreach Ministry. For more information, visit www.hope3ministries,org. We look forward to seeing you at the sale! 25428 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Ruther Glen, VA 22546

St. James Baptist Church Men’s Club Ministry is sponsoring All you can eat Crabs on October 14 from 1 to 5 p.m. The cost is $35 per person. (All tickets sales are final). Points of contact 540-840-1880 or 540-903-7321 for tickets. No ticket sales at the door.