Songs to share
July 5th, 2015
WOODSTOCK — Members of the Antioch Church of the Brethren and other Woodstock parishioners spent a recent evening listening to the songs and tales of their Nigerian fellows — tales that included accounts of attacks by Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
Toms Brook church welcomes new pastor
July 2nd, 2015
The Rev. Stanley A. Thompson was appointed to Toms Brook United Methodist Church at the 2015 Virginia Annual Conference.
Anniversary services stir memories at church
June 25th, 2015
Banners, posters and a wealth of record and prayer books deck the front of Mount Vernon Baptist Church as part of a 150th anniversary exhibit for the church’s series of services and celebrations.
June 12th, 2015
WINCHESTER – Mark David Kennerly spent years as an actor before discovering a call to ministry. Today, Kennerly is the pastor at Impact Christian Church in Winchester, where he is working to blend his two passions. Starting June 16, he will be leading weekly acting workshops through Impact for Christ Productions.
Williams Chapel plans 122nd anniversary
June 6th, 2015
FRONT ROYAL — A weekend of gospel, fellowship and good food awaits the community of Williams Chapel for the church’s 122nd anniversary. To celebrate such a long history, a handful of parishioners took it upon themselves to form a board and organize an event more involved than the parish’s annual homecoming.
Retired ambassador Hill to speak
April 24th, 2015
Retired U.S. Ambassador Hugh Kenneth Hill will be the guest speaker at the 11 a.m. Sunday worship service and again on May 3 as part of a community series of forums at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City.
April 3rd, 2015
Gospel quartet to perform in Winchester
April 3rd, 2015
After a five-year absence from the area, an internationally recognized gospel quartet will be performing in Winchester on April 17.
Pipe organ returns to church in time for Easter services
April 2nd, 2015
After 24 months of restoration and storage, a 109-year-old pipe organ will soon be making music again at Trinity Lutheran Church in Stephens City, just in time for Easter Sunday service on April 5.
A taste of Passover
April 2nd, 2015
WINCHESTER—More than 40 worshippers of Christ Episcopal Church on Boscawen Street gathered in the parish office dinning room to participate in a Passover workshop led by a local Rabbi March 26.
What goes on a Seder plate?
April 1st, 2015
The following items are part of a Seder plate, according to a Passover 101 workshop handout from Rabbi Scott Sperling of Beth El Congregation in Winchester:
Passion play scheduled for Good Friday
March 27th, 2015
St. John’s Bosco Catholic Church will hold a non-denominational Passion play at its newly acquired property on Good Friday in Woodstock.
Lutherans name first area faith community nurse
March 20th, 2015
The Shenandoah Valley Lutheran Ministries, representing more than 20 Lutheran churches in Shenandoah County, announced it has selected a local registered nurse as its first “Faith Community Nurse”.
Middle East expert to lecture on region
February 20th, 2015
The Middle East and the Arabic language weren’t in fashion when Bert Englehardt of Winchester entered Georgetown University in the early 1950s.
Church buys former newspaper property
February 18th, 2015
The Catholic church is the new owner of the former site of the Shenandoah Valley-Herald in Woodstock.
Family Promise gains new member
February 11th, 2015
STRASBURG — The Shenandoah County Family Promise is now just two churches away from being able to establish a church-led initiative to aid homeless families.
Local Catholic organization to host creationism seminar
February 8th, 2015
A local Catholic organization will host and co-sponsor a free seminar on creationism and evolution in Front Royal, March 21.
Raising a kingdom
January 23rd, 2015
EDINBURG — Standing in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, Kelly Osborne points out the kitchen where full-time ministers stop by for a bite to eat on a sunny, snow covered Wednesday afternoon.
New leader for Woodstock congregation
January 9th, 2015
The regional leaders of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints announced they ordained a new bishop for the Woodstock congregation Wednesday.
January 7th, 2015
WINCHESTER — More than 100 area parishioners attended Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church to pay honor to a relic of Saint John Paul II on Wednesday evening.