Ministry Highlights

September 2014
 
WPRZ Presents Glen Shelton in Concert Saturday, September 20th! 
7 pm at the Culpeper Christian Community Center

 

We are so excited to bring you another great Praise Gathering and Concert with nationally known Christian Country singer/songwriter Glen Shelton!  This will be a memorable evening with singing, door prizes, and delicious homemade BBQ for sale outside before the concert lovingly prepared by Doc Frazier.  Doors open at 6:00 pm so come early and enjoy some great food and fellowship.  All seats are only $5.00 and a love offering will be taken.  Please get your tickets early!  Seating is limited to 134 seats which makes for a very special and intimate concert and Praise Gathering.  We anticipate selling out and will keep you updated over 88.1 FM.  Get your tickets at WPRZ or call Kandy at 540-727-9779 to pay for your tickets over the phone.  We will hold them for you at our Will Call.  Please remember...

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August 2014

WPRZ's First Praise Gathering and Concert with John Sines Jr. was a Great Success!!
     A vision for many years, the first WPRZ Praise Gathering and Concert took place on July 19th at the Culpeper Christian Community Center.  What a great time it was!  Thank you to Ron and Melody Frazier, Stephen Found, Event Coordinator, Jube Henshaw and the Board of Culpeper Christian Community Center for going out of their way to welcome us and all the concert goers. They even cooked hot dogs and more out front and helped to welcome everyone and make them feel at home. Thank you to Alex Smith and the Praise Team from Culpeper Baptist Church for leading us in exuberant praise and worship to begin the evening.  John Sines, Jr. was fabulous and gave his testimony in word and song which lead up to an invitation to accept Christ.  Seven people accepted Christ, to God be the glory!  What a grand time it was.    
     Thank you to everyone who helped make the evening such a great success including Kandy Flippo, Dylan Haddock, Carrie Foscato, and Shirley Nicodemus.  Thank you to Shelley Burnham for working with Good Earth Flowers who decorated the Center with flowers for the occasion which were then given away as door prizes.  Also, for working with Sweets by Monique who provided some great pies and cupcakes and also to Heavenly Scent Cupcakes who provided cupcakes for door prizes as well. Future Praise Gatherings and Concerts will be held the third Saturday of each month except for August which we are skipping because of “A Call To Prayer” and Kandy’s previously scheduled vacation.  So the next...
 

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July 2014

Announcing the WPRZ Praise Gathering & Concert Series!!

3rd Saturday Evening of Every Month!

It’s been a dream for a long time but now God is making it a reality!  WPRZ is working with the Culpeper Christian Community Center to bring together many different parts of the Body of Christ to sing, praise, and glorify God together!  The "WPRZ Praise Gatherings" will be held at the Culpeper Christian Community Center, located at 118 N East Street, on the third Saturday evening of each month.  Beginning at 7:00 pm, the "WPRZ Praise Gathering Worship Team" will start things off with all of us singing together. Then we'll be blessed with a concert by one of God's gifted and anointed musicians.  Tickets are $5.00 and a love offering will be taken.  Seating is limited and doors will open at 6:00 pm.  Hot dogs and drinks will be for sale in the parking lot to start off the evening.  Please be sure to bring a canned good for the "Food Gathering" box to be given to Manna Ministries for the poor. We’ll also have some door prize drawings for some home-baked goods and other prizes so be sure to save your ticket stub!  These evenings are going to be very special times for the Body of Christ to get together and glorify God in everything said and done! 
 
Please see the enclosed flyer for the details about the first one coming up this month on July 19th with Christian Country singer John Sines, Jr.!  John is a two-time nominee (2007, 2008) for Male Vocalist of the Year by the Inspirational Country Music Association.  His Billboard hit "The Black #3" is a tribute to the late NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt, which has earned him the respect and attention of race fans all around the world.  John is an ordained minister, serving as the Senior Pastor of Rock Pike Baptist Church in Forest, Virginia.  This is the concert to bring your loved ones to who are not yet saved as John will be sharing his own story. Tickets are on sale now! Seating is limited so get your tickets early!

 

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June 2014

Give Local Piedmont Was a Great Success! 

Thank you to everyone who made aspecial gift to the Northern Piedmont Community Foundation for WPRZ-FM Praise Communications, Inc.!  76 donations were received for WPRZ totaling $13,922.00.  We also won a prize of $500.00 as our name was drawn in one of the hourly drawings.  Because so much money ($650.00.00) was raised for the entire event with 107 non-profits participating, we're not sure yet what the matching fund amount will be as it was limited to $100,000.00 from the Fauquier Health Foundation. We've been invited to a celebration on Tuesday, June 10th at 4:00 pm at the State Theatre to receive...

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May 2014

A Fantastic Opportunity!!
 

On May 6th, WPRZ will be participating with about 100 other local non-profits in Give Local Piedmont.  Participating organizations will have the opportunity to win some cash prizes as donors give at www.givelocalpiedmont.org.  In addition...

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April 2014

A Call to Prayer for WPRZ!

 

Please continue to pray with us that WPRZ will be able to meet all the critical expenses we have that need to be paid by Easter. We have a long way to go and need more of our listeners to make a monthly commitment or send in an extra generous gift today! We'll keep you updated on the air as to where we are. Let's grow as believers and act when God speaks to us to give! It's so easy to keep putting it off till the opportunity goes away. The pressure is off...but then the blessing is missed! If God is speaking to you, please...
 
 

 
 

March 2014

WPRZ Deficit Update!
 
A very special thank you to all who have sent in gifts during January and February to help keep WPRZ on the air glorifying God and growing believers 24/7!  You are making WPRZ possible.  Will you please pray with us that more listeners who are being blessed will follow your lead and help.  Our deficit is growing again and we need to get caught up this month...before Easter.  We need to get this financial burden lifted because we're once again in a critical situation with our tower rent. All together, we are running behind by $11,545.33 so far this year.  This month we need to reach our budget of $20,000.00 plus make up this deficit so we can get caught up and get current with the tower rent.  If God is prompting you to help, please send whatever He is putting on your heart to give.  You will be blessed beyond this lifetime as you do Matthew 6:20 and build up for yourselves treasures in heaven.  It's going to take some special friends making some significant gifts.  Maybe you've been...
 
 

 

February 2014

You Could Win a "Weekend to Remember"!!  Drawing on Valentine's Day February 14th!

 

Time is short so enter today! We will be drawing the names of 4 couples out of our contest box on February 14th at 2:00 pm, and those four couples will win a pair of tickets to "A Weekend to Remember" Marriage Conference of their choice, compliments of FamilyLife and WPRZ-FM! This prize is valued at nearly $300.00.  (Cost of meals and hotel room are not included.)  Couples can use their tickets for any "Weekend To Remember" event taking place this year. To enter, couples must send in or bring by a postcard or a 3x5 card with your names, address, phone number, and the words, "We want a Weekend to Remember"! Do it today! You will never...

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January 2014

Thank You for Your Prayers and Generosity!

 

December was a record breaking month for WPRZ financially!!!  Because of your generosity in December, not only did we reach our budget of $20,000.00...we also put a $20,500.00 dent in the deficit! To God be the Glory!  So in addition to catching up on numerous pressing obligations, we were able to make 4 tower payments of $3,414.77 to Culpeper County!!  We will continue to focus on getting totally up to date as soon as possible.  Please continue to pray with us that more businesses, listeners, and churches will begin supporting on a regular monthly basis to enable us to reach our monthly budget each and every month so we will not have to experience any more deficits.

 
If God has been nudging you to give on a regular monthly basis, January is a great time to start!  Thank you
 
 

 

December 2013

Please Pray for the Elimination of WPRZ's Deficit by the End of the Year!

 

Though it looks impossible to reach, we know that as God's people join with us in prayer and seek God about how they can help, WPRZ's $40,000.00 deficit can be eliminated!  We know that nothing is impossible for God and that is what we are standing on!  His Word is Truth!  In addition, we are praying for more monthly Ministry Partners and more Business and Church Sponsors to hear this call and come forth and minister together with WPRZ.  As the number of Monthly Sponsors and Monthly Ministry Partners grows, there will no longer be a deficit and WPRZ will be able to meet and exceed current monthly expenses and grow in ministry staff and resources. We are waiting with anticipation... 

 

 

November 2013

WPRZ Harvesters in Action! 

 
      Halloween Night is “Harvest Night” at WPRZ!!  It took a lot of work but the staff and volunteers prepared nearly 1200 nice little bags of candy tied with a bow and taped to one of our new WPRZ “Blessings” brochures that included a special insert inside about our Saturday morning programs for kids!  WOW!  The kids just loved them.  It was amazing to see what happens on East Davis Street at that time.  Both sides of the street were lined with kids and parents, brothers and sisters, friends and relatives, with their treat bags open to receive a treat.  We feel we gave them an exceptionally nice treat and much more as they received a “Blessings” brochure with our entire program schedule and “How to Have a Relationship with God” clearly laid out on the back!  Please pray with us that many people will come to know God through Jesus Christ as a result!  We believe many lives will be changed as they tune to WPRZ and hear solid Bible teaching, news and information, and songs with a message!  We had plenty of bags and Shelley took the leftover ones to Culpeper Baptist Church, Open Door Baptist Church, and His Village where they were distributed at their harvest events.  Carrie also took some to Culpeper Christian School.  
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October 2013

There's Bluegrass Music on WPRZ!!!

 
    Friday afternoons and Sunday mornings you can hear Bluegrass Music on WPRZ!!  We play a great variety of music from traditional artists as well as music from the newer groups of today. 
     According to the International Bluegrass Music Association, the classic bluegrass sound began in the mid-40's with Bill Monroe and his Blue Grass Boys so they say it is a relatively new style of music and one of the very few musical genres to originate in the United States.  Because of this, it has a "roots music" cultural value for American students in particular.  The Foundation for Bluegrass Music believes strongly in passing along bluegrass music to the next generation of fans and musicians and so does WPRZ....especially gospel bluegrass!! The Foundation says that perhaps more so than most other genres, bluegrass music connects students to a larger, multi-generational and international community of musicians and fans who love the music.  Learning to play a bluegrass instrument is usually a life skill - something a student will continue to do for a number of years after he or she has left high school music programs.
     We (Steve and Sally) have seen their "Bluegrass Academy for Kids" both at the Bill Monroe Bean Blossom Festival in Indiana and at the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival in Pennsylvania and what a joy it was to see so many kids on the stage learning to play bluegrass instruments and music!!  We hope more kids in our area will become bluegrass fans and musicians.  You can find out more about The Foundation for Bluegrass Music's educational programs for schools and home schools by calling 615-256-3222.
     If you haven't already, we hope you will tune in on Friday afternoons for "Bluegrass Fridays" from 1 to 4 pm, and on Sunday Mornings from 9 to 11 am.  You'll hear a great variety of bluegrass music performed by a variety of national and local artists. We'd love to hear your comments and we'd be happy to play your requests.  For more information
 
 

 

September 2013

"Preparing for The Harvest" WPRZ's Fall Sharathon, October 2-4, 2013
 
Please be in prayer with us for WPRZ’s upcoming Fall Sharathon.  This is a time set aside to ask God for what we need to operate WPRZ as he wants it to be.  We will be asking for more monthly support in the way of gifts from individuals and families, Church Missions Support, and Business Sponsorships.  We do this in order to cover the monthly expenses it takes to keep WPRZ on the air.  We are hoping for $6,000.00 a month in additional support.  Plus, we need to eliminate the remainder of the deficit which is $11,000.00. As monthly support increases, there will no longer be a deficit!
     WPRZ also is in need of some equipment to help us do our jobs better.  We need to get our production room operational and to do that we need another Broadcast Computer which will cost $5,000.00.  We are also hoping for enough gifts to purchase some additional equipment so we can record calls from the phone and also record some local programs we want to get started. We are hoping
 

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August 2013

A Call to Prayer and a Big Response!

 
What a blessing it was as WPRZ listeners joined with us in a day of prayer for WPRZ on Monday, July 29th! With a $40,000.00 deficit that had accumulated since the station went on the air three years and two months ago, the situation had become critical. But as God’s people began praying, greatly needed funds began coming in. It was clear God was opening the windows of heaven and pouring out a blessing as many new listeners and churches felt God leading them to give towards eliminating the deficit! By noon on Monday, August 6th, the deficit was down to about $12,000.00!!! We will never forget this special...


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July 2013

 
These Kids Have Talent!!!  Thank You to Novum Baptist Church!
 
Soon, on WPRZ-FM, you’ll be hearing some spots for Novum Baptist Church’s upcoming Vacation Bible School!  The spots were written by Laura Burt and one was voiced by Lee Catherine Clayton and her children Daniel, Alaina, and James and the other one was voiced by Tommy Morgan. We think it is pretty cool when members of the church participate by doing their own spots!
 
Thank you, too, to other members of Novum like Lois Rowe, former Principal of Culpeper Christian School,  who writes and voices her own ministry spots, Sheila Moquin who is putting together our photo albums, Pastor Jeff Light who serves as an on-air host all day on Fridays, and Cindie Foster who is an on-air host on Monday mornings and is also becoming a Station Representative!
 
 We think it’s a privilege to serve our Home Town Christian Community this way and hope that more Churches
 
 

June 2013

Give "A Blessing" to a Friend!

"A Blessing for You," brochure is a great tool for WPRZ listeners to use to tell your friends and neighbors about the station!  We've included our entire program schedule along with descriptions of the great variety of music, programs, news and information your friends will hear...and what they will receive...from listening to WPRZ-FM!  On the back they can find out how to have a relationship with God...

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May 2013

 "WPRZ's Spring Sharathon"  A Big Step Towards Reaching Our Goal! 

What a blessing it was to hear from so many old and new friends! WPRZ is growing and with the one-time gifts received and the pledges made during Spring Sharathon 2013 added to our total, we are now anticipating $152,000.00 in operating funds for the year.  We still have another $88,000.00 to go to fully meet expenses for the year, so we’ll continue working hard and praying for more missions support from local churches, business sponsors, and...
 

 

April 2013

WPRZ Spring Sharathon "Let Your Light Shine" April 10-12, 2013

  

WPRZ 88.1 FM has been on the air now for almost three years!  It’s been an incredible journey that began 15 years ago!!!  God has brought us so far and has placed us in the center of our hometown of Culpeper where we are broadcasting the Good News not only locally but around the world over wprz.org!  To do that takes a lot of finances! We are asking God’s people to help financially more than ever so WPRZ’s expenses can be fully covered so we can move forward with what God has put on our hearts to do!!  First and foremost, we need to get some critical expenses covered that are critical to enable us to broadcast at all!  Then, we are hoping for funds to hire more staff and obtain some needed equipment!  We are hoping and praying that God will provide all the funds needed to make this possible!  We would request your prayers for this Sharathon!  What happens during this Sharathon will be major event in our history!  WPRZ needs more listeners and friends to give the best gifts they can give during this critical time!  We’re turning our music room into a dedicated Prayer Room for this event so if you would like to come in and help keep the prayers going up, then please do so!  We are asking..

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March 2013

WPRZ 88.1 FM "Spring Sharathon" Happening April 10-12

Join us as we celebrate what God has done and is doing at WPRZ!! It’s time to raise the bar and reach upwards for an increase in funding that will allow us to continue carrying out the mission God has given to us to do over WPRZ-FM!! We are gathering together a group of men and women, businesses and churches, who will be used of God to provide adequate finances for WPRZ-FM to operate in our local community!  We have come a long way...but we still have a long way to go to receive adequate funding to cover all the necessary  expenses, not including needed funds, to move forward serving our listeners even better! Please pray now about what God might have you do. We’ll be sending out more information in the mail and will be earnestly and prayerfully waiting for your response. Will you be one of God’s people who will give and be committed to seeing WPRZ-FM continue as a locally owned and operated community-oriented local…

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February 2013

It's the WPRZ-FM February Bible Quiz!  February 18-22, 2013

We have a couple really neat prizes this month to give away!  If you are the first to call with the correct answer to our Bible Question during the morning contests, you will win a book by local author and pastor Stephen Kellison Jr. titled, “Dream Believer”.  As a child, Steve was miraculously healed of a rare kidney disease.  He believes God is looking for believers through whom He could work, just as He had in the early church era, so that He would be what consumes the thoughts and conversations of those who profess to be believers.  Steve and his wife, Lisa, live in Madison and you can find out more about this book...

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January 2013

Thank You for Helping Us End the Year Well!!

December was a record breaking month with $21,049.17 coming in from precious gifts and program support for WPRZ!! Thank you to everyone who gave a special gift to help! You really made a difference as you have enabled us to stay on the air proclaiming the truth of God’s Word with a variety of anointed music and programs. Lives are being changed and hearts are being encouraged as we all work together for the glory of God!  We believe that this is just the beginning of many months over $20,000.00 this year so we can stay current as we continue to work towards our goal of eaching a monthly income of $30,000.00 so we can add greatly needed staff. We just know it will happen in God’s time and as people share from their hearts the gifts God would have them give! Thank you for...
 

 

December 2012

A Very Special Two Days!  Thank You for Participating!!

What a great time we had at our “Open House”, “Ribbon Cutting Ceremony”, and “A Time to Share” November 8th and 9th!!  Thank you to everyone who took the time to come and share over the airwaves what the station means to you.  Many listeners both old and new came out for this special time. Our new neighbors on East Davis Street and other Culpeper locations went out of their way to make us feel welcome.  They provided an abundance of fantastic food for breakfast both days and for lunch on Friday and many of them came for our Official Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as we introduced the station to the community.  We are looking...

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November 2012

Join us for a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at Our New Location!  Friday Nov 9th at 12:00 noon

 
We hope you are planning to come by for our “Open House” and “A Time to Share” this week, Thursday and Friday, November 8th and 9th from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm! We’ll have a free gift for you, door prizes, and if you can participate with a gift of at least $50.00 this month or a pledge of $25.00 a month for at least six months, we’ll be giving you an elegant WPRZ-FM flashlight pen! WPRZ needs a $6,000.00 increase in monthly support and sponsors plus $25,000.00 in immediate funds
 
You are also invited to come and be with us as The Culpeper Chamber of Commerce and Culpeper Renaissance come by for a little Ribbon Cutting Ceremony as we introduce them to their newest neighbor. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 12:00 noon, then lunch will be served in our new conference room. We hope this will increase awareness for WPRZ-FM so that many more people in the community will...
 

 


 

October 2012

WPRZ-FM "A Time to Share" and "Open House" November 8 & 9

 
You are invited to come to our new location on East Davis Street and see our new studios and office space!  We are so happy to be here! We will have refreshments and you will have the opportunity, if you like, to share over the air how WPRZ-FM has impacted your life.  We’ll be sharing where we are with meeting WPRZ-FM’s expenses and encouraging more listeners to get involved!  We’ll have some door prizes and a little gift for everyone who comes by.  We are looking forward to this special time with our friends!  If you can’t make it then, just come by anytime and have a cup of coffee with us and we’ll show you around the offices and...
 
 

 

September 2012

 

WPRZ-FM is Now Broadcasting from East Davis Street in Culpeper!!

Finally, after a move that began June 24th, we went on-the-air September 3rd from our new “Studio B” which will eventually serve as our production room!!!  Our main studio which is “Studio A” is now under construction and we hope to have it operational in a couple of weeks!  So far, over 2000 feet of cables and various “lines” are running through the ceiling from location to location within our offices.  Moving our on-air operations was a very complicated task because of all the different sources we use to bring you such a wonderful variety of programming like National up to the minute News, local weather and emergency weather alerts, Bible teaching programs from all over the country as well as local ones, four different genres of music, as well as various programming from the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago.  We have installed one of two state of the art studio boards that will enable us to easily perform various functions during the broadcast day that were difficult...
 
 

 

August 2012

Update on WPRZ's Move to Culpeper!

Almost everything has been moved into our new offices! There is so much more room! We are especially blessed to have a large music and programming room now and a big conference/work room for gatherings, special projects and more! We hope to get internet sometime this week which we will be so grateful! We’ve been relying on our home internet connections in the meantime.
At this point everything has been moved from Baldwin Street except the main studio, the production room, and the satellite dish!  Moving these things are major projects that involve so many technical issues! Please keep this final step in your prayers as it is now time to begin moving the actual broadcast...

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July 2012

Moving Our Offices and Studios to Culpeper... in Progress!!!

Be assured, our broadcast signal on 88.1 FM is not moving! Only our studios and offices are moving to a more central location within 88.1 FM’s coverage area!  We have felt God’s prompting us about moving ever since 88.1 FM went on the air! And what a fantastic location God is moving us to!!! After a relatively short time of searching for a new location and a long wait for our property to sell, it is all settled now and we are moving right into the heart of Culpeper at 219 East Davis Street, on the second floor of the Taft Building, right above Foti’s Restaurant!
It is another “God” story of how He is leading and watching over this ministry. After looking at various other places, we were actually at the table getting ready to sign a lease for a space in a small shopping center when God simply closed the door! It became absolutely clear that the space was too small and the price was too high! We felt like we were back at “square one” again. Then our agent said we should look at other properties now and said that just that day he got another space to rent that we should go look at where Social Services had moved out just the day before! He didn’t even have a price yet but we went...

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June 2012

WPRZ 88.1 FM has been on the air now for almost three years!  It’s been an incredible journey that began 15 years ago!!!  God has brought us so far and has placed us in the center of our hometown of Culpeper where we are broadcasting the Good News not only locally but around the world over wprz.org!  To do that takes a lot of finances! We are asking God’s people to help financially more than ever so WPRZ’s expenses can be fully covered so we can move forward with what God has put on our hearts to do!!  First and foremost, we need to get some critical expenses covered that are critical to enable us to broadcast at all!  Then, we are hoping for funds to hire more staff and obtain some needed equipment!  We are hoping and praying that God will provide all the funds needed to make this possible!  We would request your prayers for this Sharathon!  What happens during this Sharathon will be major event in our history!  WPRZ needs more listeners and friends to give the best gifts they can give during this critical time!  We’re turning our music room into a dedicated Prayer Room for this event so if you would like to come in and help keep the prayers going up, then please do so!  We are asking everyone to please...

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 May 2012

 WPRZ 88.1 FM has been on the air now for almost three years!  It’s been an incredible journey that began 15 years ago!!!  God has brought us so far and has placed us in the center of our hometown of Culpeper where we are broadcasting the Good News not only locally but around the world over wprz.org!  To do that takes a lot of finances! We are asking God’s people to help financially more than ever so WPRZ’s expenses can be fully covered so we can move forward with what God has put on our hearts to do!!  First and foremost, we need to get some critical expenses covered that are critical to enable us to broadcast at all!  Then, we are hoping for funds to hire more staff and obtain some needed equipment!  We are hoping and praying that God will provide all the funds needed to make this possible!  We would request your prayers for this Sharathon!  What happens during this Sharathon will be major event in our history!  WPRZ needs more listeners and friends to give the best gifts they can give during this critical time!  We’re turning our music room into a dedicated Prayer Room for this event so if you would like to come in and help keep the prayers going up, then please do so!  We are asking everyone...

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