Cedar Bluff bake sale Friday

Cedar Bluff Baptist Church will have a bake sale on Good Friday, April 19 from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. in front of the Buchanan Town Hall. Items will include cakes, pies, homemade bread, cookies and more.

Zion Hill Baptist Easter services
Zion Hill Baptist Church invites everyone to special Easter Sunday services. A sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at 8 a.m.
Sunday School will begin at 9 a.m. Then celebrate the risen Lord with special music and God’s word in the worship service at 10 a.m.

Good Friday service at Trinity UMC

Trinity United Methodist will host a Good Friday service on Friday, April 19 at 7 p.m.

The service will include Communion, music by a mass choir, and readings of the Passion of Christ. The church is located on Main Street, Buchanan. All are welcome to attend.

Messiah in the Passover at Orchard Hills

Orchard Hills Church will be hosting a Messiah in the Passover event, led by Rabbi Neal Surasky, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18. Neal will provide a demonstration of a Passover meal and an explanation of the way that this meal, instituted hundreds of years before Christ, looked forward to all that Jesus would accomplish on the cross. This will be fun event for the whole family, and will feature free childcare for children 4 and under. All are invited.

Trinity Brethren celebrating Resurrection Sunday

Celebrate Resurrection Sunday at Trinity Church of the Brethren on April 21 at 11 a.m. Trinity will be sharing a silhouette drama of Holy Week, following Jesus from his betrayal to the Garden of Gethsemane to the cross and the empty tomb. Through the ages, love’s greatest story offers hope and healing. Join Trinity for renewal at 5088 Roanoke Road on US 220 next to the VFW this Easter.

Easter egg hunt at Forest Grove

Forest Grove Baptist Church invites the community to a light luncheon and Easter egg hunt beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 20. Bring your Easter basket and join the fun. Forest Grove is located at 693 Mt. Moriah Road Eagle Rock.

Special Easter services at Mill Creek  

Mill Creek Baptist Church invites the community to April services as “Easter’s Mercy – Through the Eyes of Forgiveness” is presented through music, drama and spoken word:

• Maundy Thursday, April 18, potluck dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a special service at 7 p.m., follow “Jesus’ Road to Calvary.” Children’s activities will be available during this service.

• Good Friday, April 19, a brief Cross Draping Service on the front lawn of the church at 3 p.m.

• Easter Sunday, April 21, a sunrise service at 6:30 a.m. in the fellowship hall followed by a breakfast. Then at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., celebrate “The Resurrection!”

• Sunday, April 28 at 8:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m., experience “Our Savior’s Love.” The adult and children’s handbell choirs will provide special music that day.

The public is invited to any or all of these special services.

First Baptist of Fincastle Easter services

The First Baptist Church of Fincastle at 6529 Blue Ridge Turnpike, Fincastle where Rev. Montie E. Brown Sr. is pastor, will be altering the Easter Sunday schedule: 6:30 a.m. service with Lily of the Valley Baptist Church, Fincastle; Sunday School will begin at 8:45 a.m. and Easter Sunday church service will begin at 10 a.m. Everyone is welcome.

Galatia welcoming new pastor

Galatia Evangelical Presbyterian Church invites the public to meeting new Transitional Pastor Karyn Cartier on Friday, April 19 from 6-8 p.m. at the church. Refreshments will be provided.

Galatia EPC is located at 78 Gala Loop Road, Eagle Rock.  Attend and help the church welcome the new pastor to the community.

A sunrise service will be held at the church at 7 a.m. on April 21, with a potluck breakfast afterward. The regular worship service will be at 11 a.m.

Springwood Food Pantry open April 17

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on April 17 from 10 a.m. until noon. Additionally, Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s produce delivery vehicle, the “Veggie Mobile,” will be onsite on both dates to distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to community members in need free of charge. This program is part of the food bank’s Mobile Produce Program. Stop by and take advantage of this valuable opportunity to get fresh, healthy produce.

Springwood Baptist is located at 88 Copps Hill Road, Buchanan. For more information, call and leave a message at 540-520-4585 and someone will return your call, or email windyhillfarm444@aol.com.

Easter events at Springwood Baptist

Springwood Baptist Church will have a special Good Friday service at 7 p.m. April 19.

A sunrise service will be held at 7 a.m. on Easter Sunday; then Sunday School from 9:45-10:45 a.m., and worship at 11 a.m.

The youth will lead the church service on Sunday, April 28.

Everyone is invited to all of these events.

Troutville Brethren Easter events

Troutville Church of the Brethren will have a Maundy Thursday Love Feast worship service at 7 p.m. on April 18 and Easter worship at 11 a.m. on Sunday, April 21.

Easter services at Colonial Baptist

Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge invites everyone to Easter services on Sunday, April 21, beginning with a sunrise service (outside, weather permitting) at 7 a.m. Then stay and enjoy Easter breakfast at 8 a.m. (bring a dish), and Sunday School and Adult Bible Fellowships for all ages at 9 a.m.

The choirs will present an Easter musical and drama entitled, “Jesus, Only Jesus,” in the 10 a.m. worship service. A nursery is provided, and there will be no evening service.

For more information, call the church office at 977-5683. Colonial Baptist Church is located at 221 Hillcrest Street in Blue Ridge. (www.cbcblueridge.org and on Facebook)

Blue Ridge churches hosting sunrise service

There will be an Easter sunrise service at Glade Creek Cemetery at 7 a.m. for the community. It is hosted by the Blue Ridge participating churches. This year J. Michael Palmer, a renowned former pastor, will bring the message. There will be a breakfast
served after the service, hosted by the Lutheran Church. Everyone is invited.

Ebenezer UMC bake sale April 20

Ebenezer United Methodist Church will have its annual spring bake sale on Saturday, April 20. It will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. in the pavilion area at the Virginian Markette on Lee Highway, Troutville.

BBQ lunch at Buchanan Baptist

Buchanan Baptist Church will have a take-out BBQ lunch fundraiser on Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The lunch will consist of a BBQ sandwich, slaw, baked beans, and a drink. Dessert of baked goods will be for sale. Price will be by donation for the Buchanan Baptist Building Fund. The church is located at 19739 Main Street.

Gospel group coming to Troutville Brethren

Wayne & Friends, a bluegrass gospel group, will be at the Troutville Church of the Brethren on Sunday, April 28 during morning worship 11 a.m. Mark your calendars and bring a friend.

Cloverdale Brethren Thrift Shop

The Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop has a great selection of spring and summer clothes for the entire family, just in time to get an Easter outfit. The shop is open each Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Ebenezer Easter cantata April 21

Ebenezer United Methodist Church will have an Easter cantata at 9 a.m. Sunday, April 21. The cantata is entitled “Come See the Place. The church is located at 85 Nace Road, Troutville.

Ladies Night at First Baptist

The ladies at First Baptist Church of Fincastle at 6529 Blue Ridge Turnpike, Fincastle, where Rev. Montie E. Brown Sr. is pastor, invites their Sisters in Christ to join them for an evening of worship and fellowship on Saturday, April 27, at 4 p.m., for their annual “Ladies Night Out.” The guest speaker will be Katie Stutler, who is the Women’s Ministry Coordinator at Fincastle Baptist Church. Refreshments will be served and everyone is welcome.

BAMA Celebration coming in June

The Buchanan Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) says to “save the date” June 9-13, 6-8 p.m., for Celebration by the River at the Buchanan Flea Market site.

Easter egg hunt at First Baptist

First Baptist Church of Fincastle, 6529 Blue Ridge Turnpike in Fincastle, will have its annual Easter egg hunt on the grounds of the church at noon Saturday, April 20. A brunch will be held directly after. Everyone is welcome.