Mt. Joy Church Homecoming this Sunday
Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren will celebrate Homecoming on Sunday, August 6. Sunday School will be at 10 a.m. and worship service at 11 a.m. There will be special music by Family Circle. A potluck meal will be served after the worship service. The church is located at 2565 Buffalo Road, Buchanan. Everyone is welcome.
Botetourt Ensemble at Fincastle Presbyterian Sunday
Fincastle Presbyterian Church has announced that the Botetourt Ensemble of Fincastle United Methodist Church will join the 10:30 a.m. service this Sunday, August 6. The Botetourt Ensemble was formed in 2019 by individuals who play wind instruments and who wanted to share sacred and classical music in hopes of enhancing the worship service.
Everyone is invited to attend at 10:20 a.m. to enjoy additional time with the Ensemble prior to the start of the service. Refreshments will be served immediately following worship.
Eagle Rock Clothes Closet August hours
The Clothes Closet at Eagle Rock United Methodist Church will be open Saturday, August 5 from 9 a.m. to noon; Wednesday, August 9, 5-6:30 p.m.; and Saturday, August 12, 9 a.m.-noon. 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.
‘Noah’ coming to Woodland Church Thursday
Woodland Church is presenting the spectacular “Noah” by Sight & Sound Theater, Lancaster, Pa., on Thursday, August 3, at 7 p.m. The three-hour video presentation includes an intermission with light refreshments. A church spokesman said this is a wonderful opportunity to see this production at no cost – it’s the church’s gift to the community (child care will not be provided).
Mt. Olivet Summer Bazaar August 12
The Summer Bazaar at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church will be held on Saturday, August 12, 8 a.m.-1 p.m., serving breakfast and lunch. Items made by the Mount Olivet Quilters will be for sale, along with a bake sale, canned jams and jellies and a yard sale. Spaces for yard sales are $5. The church is located at 26310 Lee Highway, Buchanan.
GriefShare beginning at Colonial Baptist
Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge is offering GriefShare, a help and encouragement ministry to those who have experienced the death of a spouse, child, family member or friend. Each 90-minute session includes a video seminar, group discussion, and personal workbook. The fall GriefShare Support Group meets weekly from Thursday, August 10, through Thursday, October 26, at 6:30 p.m. Colonial Baptist Church is located at 221 Hillcrest Street in Blue Ridge. Contact the church office at 540-977-5683 or email@example.com for more information.
Villa Heights to celebrate 100th anniversary
Villa Heights Baptist Church will celebrate the 100th anniversary as a church with a special service followed by lunch on Sunday, August 27, at 10:30 a.m. Previous church members and friends are invited to attend. The special guest speaker will be a former pastor, Jake Huffman.
In early 1923, the Roanoke Missionary and Social Union purchased three lots on the corner of Lafayette Boulevard and New York Avenue, NW. Baptists interested in starting a new church were invited to meet a committee from the Roanoke Missionary and Social Union on April 22, 1923. The meeting was held under an old apple tree with 10 people volunteering to help in starting the work of organizing a new church. In view of progress made, the new church was organized on July 22, 1923 with 51 members. The first church building was located at 1020 Lafayette Boulevard in Northwest Roanoke, with the Rev. G.H. Broyles as pastor. Over the years, a new sanctuary and an education building were added.
In 1989, the church moved into the present building in the Bonsack area of Roanoke County at 4080 Challenger Avenue. For more information, visit the website at: www.villaheights.com.