Pastor opens addiction crisis center this week

May 30th, 2016

WINCHESTER — A faith-based crisis center for people addicted to drugs and alcohol is set to open in Winchester on Wednesday as a non-secular alternative to court-ordered and volunteer drug rehabilitation programs.


May 26th, 2016

Liberty Baptist
Liberty Baptist Church in Strasburg will hold a family crusade, “Overcomers: God’s Survival Skills,” at 6:30 p.m. Sunday

Sacrament of Holy Baptism

Bethel Lutheran Church in Edinburg welcomed seven children and two adults on May 8 during a service of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Children received gifts of a children's Bible, baptismal linen cloth and  a candle. Those children baptized were, front row, Andrew and Bradley Shiley; second row, Hannah Vallen (held by Tracie Smoot), Jason and Leena Shirkey, Katie Moton (held by Heather Moton), and Mike and Tyler Moton. Pastor Karen Caspersen, center, presided over the service. Courtesy photo

May 20th, 2016

Bethel Lutheran Church in Edinburg welcomed seven children and two adults on May 8 during a service of the Sacrament of Holy Baptism. Children received gifts of a children’s Bible, baptismal linen cloth and candle.


May 19th, 2016

Bethany Lutheran
Pastor William R. Balance Jr. will preach at the 2:30 p.m. worship service on Sunday at Bethany Lutheran


May 6th, 2016

First Baptist
The First Baptist Church in Washington will celebrate the second anniversary of its pastor, the Rev. James M. Kilby,


April 22nd, 2016

Mount Olive Baptist
The youth of Mount Olive Baptist Church will lead the 11 a.m. worship service on Sunday at


April 14th, 2016

St. Martins Lutheran Church, 2235 River Road, New Market, will have homecoming on April 24. Sunday School will begin at 10 a.m. with the worship service of Holy Communion beginning at 11 a.m.


April 7th, 2016

New pastor
Dr. Rick A. Clark has been named pastor of Blue Ridge Grace Brethren Church, 1025 Cedar Creek Grade,

Religion Events

March 24th, 2016

Easter service
Community Mission Church of the Brethren, located between Columbia Furnace and St. Luke, will hold an Easter sunrise


March 17th, 2016

St. Mary’s Lutheran
St. Mary’s (Pine) Lutheran Church in Mount Jackson will hold a worship service at 10 a.m. on

Praise given for Family Promise launch

Libby Rocco, Family Promise of Shenandoah County board member, directs a chorus of singers from 17 churches during the affiliate's grand opening celebration at Central High School's gymnasium on Sunday. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

March 13th, 2016

Shenandoah ministries celebrated the grand opening of the county’s Family Promise affiliate on Sunday afternoon with songs and prayers.


March 10th, 2016

Church dedication
The Church of the Rock, located at 20 E. 8th St. in Front Royal, will hold a church

Weekend Religious Events

March 3rd, 2016

Easter concert
The Lebanon/St. Stephen’s Community Choir will present an Easter concert at 7 p.m. Sunday at Emmanuel Church in

New pastor installed in Woodstock

March 3rd, 2016

The Rev. Anna Havron will be installed as new pastor of Mt. Zion and St. Luke Lutheran churches at 3 p.m. Sunday at Mt. Zion, 3055 Fairview Road, Woodstock.

Events (for religion page)

February 25th, 2016

Mount Olive Baptist
Mount Olive Baptist Church in Stephens City will hold a Youth-N-Ministry service with a Biblical focus in

Churches open Family Promise affiliate

The Rev. Michael Dobbins describes where the first guest family for Family Promise of Shenandoah County stays at St. John Bosco Catholic Church in Woodstock. Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 12th, 2016

After years of planning and community efforts, Family Promise of Shenandoah County got off to a bit of a delayed start when its first guest family began staying with participating churches this week.

Interim pastor injects new enthusiasm

Ed Dawkins

February 12th, 2016

Front Royal Presbyterian Church could begin worshipping in different ways in the near future under the guidance of its new interim pastor, the Rev. Edward Dawkins.

Events (for religion page)

February 11th, 2016

Bethel Lutheran
The Teen Challenge Group will perform during the 10:45 a.m. worship service on Sunday at Bethel Lutheran Church

Practicing penitence after Ash Wednesday

Magdalena Whittaker, left, and Bren Miller wear ash crosses on their foreheads at the Front Royal Daily Grind after worshipping at an afternoon Ash Wednesday Mass at St. John the Baptist Roman Catholic Church in Front Royal.   Rachel Mahoney/Daily

February 10th, 2016

Many Christians brought in the holy season of Lent this week at Ash Wednesday services, solemnly reflecting on mortality before the traditional period of fasting.