Church News for August 28 Edition

PleasantDale Homecoming, anniversary celebration

PleasantDale Church of the Brethren will celebrate its 103rd church anniversary and homecoming on Sunday, Sept. 8. The church is on Breckinridge Mill Road. The celebration and worship will be from 11 a.m. to noon with Jim Spade as the guest speaker, and special music by Mike Lee.

Dinner on the grounds will follow, weather permitting. Bring dishes to share. Plates, plastic ware, coffee, tea, drinks, water and ice will be provided. Everyone is welcome.

Events at Galatia Presbyterian

Bring your appetite and musical instruments (if you wish) for the “Jesus Jam” each Thursday from 6-8 p.m. with pizza, music, worship and fellowship.  Everyone is welcome.

On Wednesdays from 6:30-8 p.m., a DivorceCare Group is led by Pastor Karyn Cartier to encourage and help anyone going through or healing from a divorce.  For more information on any of these events, please email

A Community Fellowship Meal will be held on Monday, Sept. 9 at noon.

GriefShare at St. Mark’s UMC

Everyone experiences loss of loved ones through death; sooner or later, all will walk the journey of grief. In order to find the way from mourning to healing and restoration, sharing the journey with a small group of others going through the same thing may help. GriefShare was designed as a nondenominational program to help guide people through this season of grief with biblical, Christian principles and lessons. The group is led by caring people who have experienced grief and have successfully rebuilt their lives.

GriefShare will be offered at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, 19 Cedar Ridge Drive, Daleville, on Thursdays through November 14. There will be two sessions offered each Thursday: from 10 a.m. to noon and from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

The classes and materials are being offered to the general public free of charge. Donations will be received at the end of each session towards workbooks for the next group, to be given in memory of a loved one.

Anyone is welcome and may join during any of the 14-week sessions since each session is “self-contained,” so participants do not have to attend in sequence. They will able to pick up any session missed in the next series.

Call St. Mark’s UMC (992-3030) with questions or to register.

‘Friend Day’ at Cedar Bluff Baptist

Cedar Bluff Baptist Church is having “Friend Day” on Sunday, Sept. 8. All members are asked to bring a friend to church with them. A luncheon will be held after the 11 a.m. service. At about 1:15 p.m., the musical group “Revelation Praise” will be in concert. The public is invited.

Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop

The Women Fellowship is sponsoring the annual Christmas Bazaar on November 2 and has a limited amount of spaces available. They are six-foot tables for $20. If you are interested call Marjorie Snider, 992-5132.

The Thrift Shop is having a summer clearance sale. Men’s and women’s shorts, only 50 cents each; all capris and bathing suits, 50 cents each; and name brand dresses, $2 each. The shop is open each Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Donations needed for Mt. Union Cemetery

Funds are needed for the upkeep of Mt. Union Cemetery at the junction of Blacksburg and Catawba Roads. Those who wish to donate may mail checks to Mt. Union Cemetery, Bill Potter, 2813 Catawba Road, Troutville, 24175.

Joyful Journey Club sponsoring trip to Alaska

The Joyful Journey Travel Club of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville is sponsoring an 11-night Alaska cruise tour next June 11-22.

Included is round trip flight from Roanoke or Charlotte (transportation to Charlotte included), 4-night escorted land tour:  2 nights in Fairbanks with a visit to Iditarod sled dog kennel, Gold Dredge #8, and a city tour of Fairbanks; 1 night at Denali National Park with Denali Tundra Wilderness tour to include a light snack and Dome Rail ride to Denali, 1 night in Anchorage with Dome Rail ride to Talkeetna, Seward Highway and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center; 7-night Southbound Sawyer Glacier cruise with all meals aboard the Norwegian Jewel. Air-conditioned cabin with private shower and toilet, morning and afternoon snacks, services of a cruise director, cabin steward, health and fitness center, swimming pool and sporting activities, nightly entertainment, port taxes, and choice of 2 amenity options.

Inside category IB – $5,049; outside category OB – $5,439; balcony category BB – $5,899.  The cruise line requires a $250 deposit per person with name and birthdate as on their passport. The cruise line will hold spaces  for the group only until December 17 and then will reclaim them. Payment in full is due January 28, 2020. Contact Julia Greer at 540-330-7933 for more information or if interested.



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