Fairfields UMC to celebrate 230th anniversary

Fairfields United Methodist Church, 14741 Northumberland Highway, Burgess, will celebrate its 230th anniversary at 10:30 a.m. August 25.

The congregations of Afton UMC and Galilee UMC have been invited to attend, reported Barbara Hays, music director. The current pastor, Rev. John Wright, will lead worship and Rev. Charles Bates, district superintendent for the Rappahannock River District and former pastor of Galilee, will be the keynote speaker.

Music by returning singers and instrumentalists as well as slides of ministry in the past will energize the event, said Hays. Members are urged to dress in the attire of early colonial times. Following worship there will be…