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“Those clouds are angels’ robes,” observed 19th century clergyman Charles Kingsley, which would mean God’s messengers were floating everywhere in Rappahannock County on Easter Sunday. Sunrise (through the clouds) services were held from Gid Brown Hollow to Red Oak Mountain, followed by paris…

Though relatively few in number, the people of Rappahannock County represent a broad spectrum of views and beliefs. One could say our county is a microcosm of America. Despite differences in opinion, the people here work together as a community and share the love of their freedoms under the …

 The Brotherhood of St. Andrew offers men and boys the Discipline of Prayer, Study and Service; to follow Christ and bring others into his kingdom. We welcome newcomers to join us for breakfast every Tuesday at 7 a.m.  at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 115 N. East St., Culpeper.  Parking: 1…

At the Thornton’s Gap Regular Baptist Church last Friday, the bluegrass and gospel music, not to mention the fried chicken and fixings, were flowing — including the music from (in one of five different band performances, pictured here from left) Steve Norman, Susan Kirby, Travis Jenkins and …

At Trinity Episcopal Church’s sixth annual pre-Thanksgiving Sing-Along last Sunday, 115 singers of all ages showed up and opened their lungs (and their wallets, contributing nearly $3,000 to benefit the Food Pantry). They included (above, from left) organizer Kay Wilson, Susan Jones, Beverly…

Song and chant have long been part of spiritual traditions around the world. Drawing from various traditions, David Sotar Hoffman leads a recent UUBRidge service exploring voice and music as gateways to opening hearts, building community and deepening spiritual practice.

At Reynolds Memorial Baptist Church in Sperryville last week, “Journey Off the Map” was the title of Vacation Bible School (VBS), and each session began with fellowship dinner followed by classes in music and worship, crafts and missions, Bible study and thematic opening and closing worship …



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