Church News for Sept. 4 Edition

Route 11 gospel concert Sunday

Virginia Presbyterian Church will have a fundraiser on Sunday, Sept. 8, at 3 p.m. at the Botetourt Event Center, 14860 Lee Highway, Buchanan. This is to help with the funding for the Blessings Bucket Drive to help God’s Pit Crew.

Route 11 will sing and there will be hot dogs, homemade chili, chips and desserts available. There is no charge, but donations will be greatly appreciated. All are invited.

For more information on the work that God’s Pit Crew does, go to their website.

PleasantDale Homecoming, anniversary celebration

PleasantDale Church of the Brethren will celebrate its 103rd church anniversary and homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 8. The church is on Breckinridge Mill Road. The celebration and worship will be from 11 a.m. to noon with Jim Stade as the guest speaker, and special music by Mike Lee.

Dinner on the grounds will follow, weather permitting. Bring dishes to share. Plates, plastic ware, coffee, tea, drinks, water and ice will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

Events at Galatia Presbyterian

Bring your appetite and musical instruments (if you wish) for the “Jesus Jam” each Thursday from 6-8 p.m. with pizza, music, worship and fellowship.  Everyone is welcome.

On Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m., a DivorceCare Group is led by Pastor Karyn Cartier to encourage and help anyone going through or healing from a divorce.  For more information on any of these events, please email

A Community Fellowship Meal will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 at noon.

‘Friend Day’ at Cedar Bluff Baptist

Cedar Bluff Baptist Church is having “Friend Day” on Sunday, Sept. 8. All members are asked to bring a friend to church with them. A luncheon will be held after the 11 a.m. service. At about 1:15 p.m., the musical group “Revelation Praise” will be in concert. The public is invited.

Mt. Pleasant Homecoming September 15

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church (White Church) will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 15. The church is located northwest of Fincastle right off Mt. Pleasant Church Road. The worship service will begin at 10:30 a.m. The meal will be catered. Everyone is welcome for fellowship and worship with members and old friends.

Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop

The Women Fellowship is sponsoring the annual Christmas Bazaar on November 2 and has a limited amount of spaces available. They are six-foot tables for $20. If you are interested call Marjorie Snider, 992-5132.

The Thrift Shop is having a summer clearance sale. Men’s and women’s shorts, only 50 cents each; all capris and bathing suits, 50 cents each; and name brand dresses, $2 each. The shop is open each Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Virginia Presbyterian fish fry September 28

Virginia Presbyterian Church will have a fish fry from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the church, 918 Pico Road, Buchanan. Tickets will be required. Call Bobbi Sloan at 254-2712 for tickets or stop by Botetourt Funeral Home.

The menu will be white fish, parslied potatoes, cole slaw, cornbread, tea or lemonade. Dessert will be sold extra. Proceeds will help fund the church’s mission projects.

Donations needed for Mt. Union Cemetery

Funds are needed for the upkeep of Mt. Union Cemetery at the junction of Blacksburg and Catawba Roads. Those who wish to donate may mail checks to Mt. Union Cemetery, Bill Potter, 2813 Catawba Road, Troutville, 24175.

Joyful Journey Club sponsoring trip to Alaska

The Joyful Journey Travel Club of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville is sponsoring an 11-night Alaska cruise tour next June 11-22.

Included is round trip flight from Roanoke or Charlotte (transportation to Charlotte included), 4-night escorted land tour:  2 nights in Fairbanks with a visit to Iditarod sled dog kennel, Gold Dredge #8, and a city tour of Fairbanks; 1 night at Denali National Park with Denali Tundra Wilderness tour to include a light snack and Dome Rail ride to Denali, 1 night in Anchorage with Dome Rail ride to Talkeetna, Seward Highway and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; 7-night Southbound Sawyer Glacier cruise with all meals aboard the Norwegian Jewel. Air-conditioned cabin with private shower and toilet, morning and afternoon snacks, services of a cruise director, cabin steward, health and fitness center, swimming pool and sporting activities, nightly entertainment, port taxes, and choice of 2 amenity options.

Inside category IB – $5,049; outside category OB – $5,439; balcony category BB – $5,899.  The cruise line requires a $250 deposit per person with name and birthdate as on their passport. The cruise line will hold spaces for the group only until December 17 and then will reclaim them. Payment in full is due January 28, 2020. Contact Julia Greer at 540-330-7933 for more information or if interested.



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