Springwood Food Pantry open today

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on May 15 from 10 a.m. until noon.  Additionally, Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s produce delivery vehicle, the “Veggie Mobile,” will be onsite 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.

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.

Dale Ridge Family & Friends Day Sunday

The public is invited to the annual Friends & Family Day at Dale Ridge Church of Christ on Sunday, May 19. Come and bring a friend or two for some great food and fellowship.

The church is located at 7165 Cloverdale Road.

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.

Fish fry at Mill Creek on May 25

The Alaska Mission Team and The Standing Rock Mission Team will host a Fish Fry in the Mill Creek Baptist Church fellowship hall on Saturday, May 25, from 4:30-7 p.m. The meal will consist of two pieces of fish, parsley potatoes slaw and a corn muffin. For those eating in, a beverage of tea, lemonade, water or coffee will be available. As always, homemade desserts will be for sale. Tickets are $9 each and advance tickets are recommended by calling 540-797-2304 or 540-520-2213.

Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop has a large selection of capris and shorts, all sizes and colors, and plenty of summer tops to match. It is open each Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Eckankar presents ‘Experience HU – The Sound of Soul’

The public is invited to a “Sound of Soul” event on Tuesday, May 28, at 7 p.m. at the Blue Ridge Library, 28 Avery Row, Roanoke.

HU is an ancient name for God that has been sung for thousands of years in many lands for spiritual unfoldment. It can uplift people of any age, religion, culture, or walk of life.  Chanting HU can bring comfort, peace, and calm; expanded awareness; a release of fears; answers to your questions; and a subtle sense of divine love.

Listen to a heart-opening spiritual quotation, experience a 15-20 minute HU chant and quiet contemplation and then share in a relaxed spiritual conversation.

Light refreshments will be served after the event.

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.

Mill Creek Baptist VBS June 2-6

Mill Creek Baptist Church will hold Vacation Bible School Sunday, June 2 through Thursday, June 6 from 6-8:30 p.m. The theme this year is “Roar! Life is Wild, God is Good!”  Children age 2 through grade 5 are invited.  Online registration and more information is available on the church website www.millcreekbc.com. Mill Creek Baptist Church is located at 11475 Lee Highway, Fincastle.

Mt. Bethel VBS June 3-7

Mt. Bethel Church the Brethren Vacation Bible School will be held June 3-7, 6-8 p.m. Each night will include crafts, recreation, music, snacks and Bible stories. This year’s theme is “Son Spark Labs Discovering God’s Plan 4 U= Jesus.” The week will finish on Friday with a short presentation and cookout. Mt. Bethel is located at 10630 Narrow Passage Road, Eagle Rock. Contact Connie Woodson, 884-2130, for any questions. All are invited.