Andrew Chapel to hold Ash Wednesday service
Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church will observe the first day of the Lenten season with an Ash Wednesday service on February 22 at 7 p.m. This service is open to the community and all are welcome. Andrew Chapel is located at 3936 Beaver Dam Road, just off Springwood Road in Springwood.
Community Meal at Galatia March 6
A Community Fellowship Meal will be held at Galatia Evangelical Presbyterian Church on Monday, March 6, at 12 noon. Baked spaghetti, bread sticks, salad, tea (sweet/unsweet), lemonade and coffee will be provided. Bring a dish or dessert and come.
Cloverdale Brethren Food Pantry open
The Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Food Pantry is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Galatia to install new pastor March 12
Galatia Evangelical Presbyterian Church at 78 Gala Loop Road, Eagle Rock, invites the community to the installation service of the new pastor, the Rev. Emily B. Hook, on March 12 at 4 p.m. Light refreshments will be served following the service.
Lenten Services and Lunches at Fincastle UMC
Fincastle United Methodist Church invites you to five Wednesday Lenten Services and Lunches beginning on March 1 in the Family Life Center, 137 S. Church Street, Fincastle. These short 20-minute services begin at 12:05 p.m. and will be led by area pastors. A home-cooked lunch will follow each service. The service and meal are designed to last about one hour. Takeout meals will be available.
March 1 – Speaker- The Rev. Willis Logan, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Fincastle
Lunch- Potato Soup, Vegetable-Beef Soup, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Jello Salads, Desserts
March 8 – Speaker-The Rev. Dr. David Dickerson, Fincastle Presbyterian Church
Lunch- Potato Bar, Chili, Green Salad, Corn Muffins, Desserts
March 15—Speaker- The Rev. Rob Lough, former fastor at St. Mark’s UMC in Daleville
Lunch- Ham Biscuits, Potato Salad, Fruit, Desserts
March 22—Speakers- Pastors Tom and Naomi Powers, Daleville Church of the Brethren
Lunch- Chicken Salad Croissants, Vegetable Salad, Chips, Dessert
March 29—Speaker- The Rev. Fr. David Stanfill, Church of the Transfiguration, Fincastle
Lunch- Sub Sandwiches, Cole Slaw, Chips, Pickles, Desserts
Menus are subject to change. If Botetourt County Public Schools are closed because of inclement weather, the service will be canceled. Everyone is invited to these services during the season of Lent.
Community Lenten and Easter Services in Buchanan
The Buchanan Area Ministerial Association has announced Community Lenten and Easter Services:
February 22 – Ash Wednesday Service at Virginia Presbyterian Church at 7 p.m.
February 28 – Trinity UMC at noon
March 7 – Buchanan Presbyterian at noon
March 14 – Virginia Presbyterian at noon
March 21 – CommUnity at 6 p.m.
March 28 – Buchanan Baptist at noon
April 9 – Sunrise Service at the Pavilion at Fairview Cemetery at 7 a.m.
GriefShare begins March 2 at St. Mark’s
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church will begin a new season of GriefShare on Thursday, March 2. Anyone who has lost a loved one is welcome at either of the two sessions: 10-11:30 a.m. or 6:30-8 p.m. A video will be viewed at the beginning of each class with group discussion to follow. There is a workbook that will be given free to all participants that can be used to take notes with the video and then taken home with devotionals that can be read during the week. The group will meet in the fellowship hall honoring the optional use of facemasks and distancing.
Call the church office (540-992-3030) or email Peggy (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or to sign up for the class. There are 13 weeks of lessons. If weather causes Botetourt schools to close, the group won’t meet.
Glade Creek Baptist Easter Egg Hunt
Glade Creek Baptist Church will have an Easter Egg Hunt for infants to age 13 from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25. Activities will include the egg hunt, “Carrot Patch,” live animals, bubble machine, photo booth, story time, temporary tattoos, art table, and food (hot dogs, chips, cookies, drinks). The church is located at 3148 Webster Road in Blue Ridge. For more information, call 540-798-4762.
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