Eagle Rock Clothes Closet

The Clothes Closet at Eagle Rock United Methodist Church will be open Wednesday, May 8, from 5-6:30 p.m. Free clothing will be available to men, women and children. The Clothes Closet is a ministry of the Eagle Rock United Methodist Charge. For more information, call Brenda Spangler, 884-2503.

Wild Goose center calls minister

The Rev. Loren Tate Mitchell, formerly on the staff of Covenant Presbyterian Church in the Southwest Roanoke suburbs, will become the minister of the innovative Wild Goose community with its meeting place in the Daleville area of Botetourt County. Mitchell, whose paid contract with the group is for the next year, will take over from Bob and Dusty Fiedler, retired Presbyterian clergy, who started the group in 2017.

Meetings, which are Christian-based but held on Thursday nights with a potluck supper, are especially for persons with little or no commitment to a familiar church. The meal is at 6:30 followed by informal discussion at 7:15.

Bob Fiedler, who has been convenor of the group of about 40, said he and his wife will continue to attend the gatherings as participants.

Galatia Presbyterian Community Meal May 13

You are invited to a Community Fellowship Meal on Monday, May 13, at noon at Galatia Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 78 Gala Loop Road, Eagle Rock. Come and dine and have fellowship time with the members.

Bake sale to benefit Rise Against Hunger

Buchanan Presbyterian Church is beginning fundraisers for this year’s Rise Against Hunger food packing event. To make the event happen, they need your help to raise the $4,200.

The first fundraiser is a bake sale on Friday, May 17 from 8 a.m. until noon at the Buchanan Town Hall. If you can bake a goodie or two for this event, contact the church office at 254-1390 or talk with Liz Provost, the chair of the church’s Mission & Outreach Committee that is sponsoring this packing day.

The actual food packing day will take place on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Buchanan Fire Station on Main Street from 9-10 a.m. for setting up work stations and from 10 a.m.-noon for the packing the food packets.

Last year, the community packed 15,120 food packets with 85 volunteers working together. This year, they’d like to achieve that same number or more. All ages and all organizations are invited to participate in this vital feeding ministry.

Mt. Olivet Spring Bazaar May 18

Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church will hold its Spring Bazaar from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, May 18. Breakfast and lunch will be available. Items at the bazaar will include those made by the Mt. Olivet Quilters. Eagle Mountain Band will provide the music. The church is located at 26310 Lee Highway, Buchanan. For more information, call 291-2941 or 570-3938.

Bingo May 21 at Wheatland Lutheran

Bingo will be the program for the May meeting of Sharing God’s Grace at Wheatland Lutheran Church at noon on Tuesday, May 21 with lunch served by the ladies of the church. Bingo will follow lunch and small prizes will be awarded to the winning cards.  Bring your friends and neighbors for a few hours of fellowship, good food, and a spirited game of bingo. The church is located at 1560 Wheatland Road, Buchanan. Call 992-5403 to make a reservation and get directions to the church.

Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop has a great selection of gifts for Mother’s Day. The shop has new Fossil purses and other new name brand purses for only $5 each. It is open each Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Pico Cemetery needs funds

Pico-Styne-Nofsinger Cemetery in Buchanan is in need of funds. Donations are needed to have the cemetery mowed and maintenance done. This is a small cemetery and its caretakers hate to see it go back to an unkempt condition. Send donations to Pico Cemetery Fund, c/o Helen Keith, 515 James River Terrace, Buchanan, 24066.

Donations accepted for Mt. Bethel Cemetery

Donations are being accepted for the upkeep of the Mt. Bethel Church of the Brethren Cemetery. The cemetery is located on Rt. 43/Narrow Passage Road near Eagle Rock. Please mail donations to Etta Alexander, P.O. Box 5, Eagle Rock, 24085.

Shiloh UMC Cemetery asks for upkeep funds

Shiloh Methodist Church Cemetery is asking those who have loved ones buried in the cemetery or own plots to give monetary donations to help with the upkeep of the cemetery. If you have any questions, call Sharon Britt, 540-620-2625. Make checks payable to Shiloh Cemetery and send donations to: Shiloh Church Cemetery, c/o Sharon Britt, 1281 Salt Petre Cave Road, Eagle Rock, 24085.