Northern Botetourt Singers at Forest Grove

Forest Grove Baptist Church welcomes The Northern Botetourt Singers and Friends on Sunday, Dec. 31 at 3p.m.  They will be presenting their Christmas cantata, “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” arranged by Russell Mauldin and directed by Lillian Cook. Everyone is invited to stay for refreshments afterward. Forest Grove Baptist is located at 693 Mt. Moriah Road, Eagle Rock.


Troutville Brethren Christmas Eve services

The public is invited to Troutville Church of the Brethren on Christmas Eve for a cantata at 11 a.m. and candlelight service at 5:30 p.m. The church is located at 5133 Lee Highway; 992-1571.


Solomon’s Mission holiday hours

Solomon’s Mission in Buchanan will be open from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays, Dec. 23 and Dec. 30. but will be closed for donations Wednesday, Dec. 27, giving all volunteers time with their families during the Christmas season.


St. Mark’s Episcopal Christmas services

On Christmas Eve, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will have Holy Communion at the 8 a.m. service. At the 10:30 a.m. service, there will be Lessons & Carols with communion. Then, at 4 p.m. there will be a Christmas Eve Service with full choir, a children’s homily, communion and candlelight singing of “Silent Night.” The church is on S. Roanoke Street, Fincastle. For more information, call 473-2370 or visit


Springwood Food Pantry date

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on December 20 from 10 a.m. until noon. Springwood Baptist is located at 88 Copps Hill Road, Buchanan. For more information, call and leave a message at 520-4585 and someone will return your call, or email


Cloverdale Church of the Brethren

The Thrift Shop is all ready for Christmas with a large selection of sweaters also Christmas sweaters, vests and accessories, Christmas dresses, shoes, children’s clothes and Christmas gifts. The shop is open each Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. (closed December 23 and 30 to celebrate Christmas and New Year’s).


Jennings Creek Christmas activities

Jennings Creek Gospel Church will have its Christmas Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 20. All are invited to this inspiring Christmas service.


Springwood Baptist upcoming events

Springwood Baptist Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 5 p.m. December 24.

The church is located at 88 Copps Hill Road, Buchanan.


Upcoming events at Pleasant Hill Baptist

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will host a Community Christmas Service, “Lessons & Carols,” featuring choirs from area churches on Wednesday, Dec. 20 at 6 p.m. All are invited to take part of this special celebration.

Pleasant Hill will also host a Family Christmas Eve Service on Sunday, Dec. 24 at 5 p.m. All are invited


Christmas events at Galatia

Galatia Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 78 Gala Loop Rd., Eagle Rock, invites the public to a Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 24.


Trinity Episcopal Christmas Eve services

Trinity Episcopal Church in Buchanan will have two Christmas Eve services on Sunday, Dec. 24. The first is Holy Eucharist at 9:30 a.m. with celebrant the Rev. Tom Crittenden. Fellowship and coffee will follow.

“Lessons & Carols” will begin at 7 p.m. Worship leader is Maryanne Meloy. There will be a time of fellowship after the service.