Virginia church helps India seminary start music school

Two years ago, when Chris Monroe visited the Precious Children International Village near Kottayam, India, it was not with the intent of starting a school of music. But as an outgrowth of that visit, Monroe, associate senior pastor for worship at Vinton (Va.) Baptist Church, returned in October to help dedicate the Asian Christian College of Music. Read More

Fire destroys church, just days before Christmas

The sanctuary of Grundy Baptist Church in southwest Virginia was destroyed Dec. 15 by a fire which also seriously damaged the church’s educational building and parsonage. The structure, built by the 108-year-old church in the 1950s, is a total loss, fire officials said. Read More

HERITAGE: Sounds of celebration

In rural Tidewater Virginia the noises are usually the sound of a crane’s flapping wings or the gentle lapping of the waves. Macedonia Baptist Church in Mathews County recently offered its own sounds of celebration as the congregation celebrated the church’s 125th anniversary on Sunday, Oct. 9.

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