Springwood Food Pantry open July 16
The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on Saturday, July 16 from 9-10:30 a.m. The pantry is located at 88 Copps Hill Road, Buchanan. This pantry is a drive through pantry, so clients may remain in their cars and volunteers will load the food for them.
Clients are asked to remain in their cars and food orders will be delivered to them. Additionally, clients are asked to wear masks when volunteers approach the vehicle.
The pantry is open each month on the third Saturday from 9-10:30 a.m. It is a partner with Feeding America Southwest Virginia and anyone in need of food is invited.
Ice Cream Picnic at Andrew Chapel
Andrew Chapel UMC will hold its Ice Cream Picnic on Saturday, July 16, beginning at 5 p.m. This year’s event will include hot dogs and bratwurst, with full fixings and chips, and homemade ice cream and desserts. Music will be provided by Trinity Tree Bluegrass Players. Proceeds benefit the church building fund. Andrew Chapel is located at 3936 Beaver Dam Road, just off Springwood Road, in Buchanan.
Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop has summer clothes
The Thrift Shop at Cloverdale Church of the Brethren is open with new merchandise and the same low prices each Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. It has capris and shorts for only 50 cents, bathing suits for the entire family for just $1, clothes for the entire family, women, men, girls, preteen, and boys, all at the low price of $1 or $2 each. Name brands shoes are only $1 and a large selection of jewelry, only 50 cents each. It also carries household items, movies and children’s toys. Donations are welcome.
Upcoming activities at Pleasant Hill Baptist
Pleasant Hill Baptist will be offering the “Experiencing God” Bible study on Thursdays, July 7-September 22, from 6:15-7:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. Dive into this 12-session Bible study and see how God’s word applies to your life.
Pleasant Hill will host a CPR & AED Training Course on Tuesday, August 2 at 6 p.m. Cathy Cockrell, with Agenacare Community Medicine, will be instructing on use of the AED, CPR for adults, children and infants, as well as basic trauma care. Register for the class at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 540-992-5556. There is no charge for the class and all are welcome.
Yard sale July 30 at St. Mark’s UMC
St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville is having a huge yard sale on July 30 from 8 a.m.-12 p.m., selling clothing, home goods, toys, books, furniture and more. Also featured will be the first Kids’ Maker Market.
Mill Creek VBS begins July 17
Mill Creek Baptist Church will be hosting “Monumental” Vacation Bible School Sunday, July 17 through Thursday, July 21 from 6-8:30 p.m. Kids from ages 3 through fifth grade will celebrate God’s greatness at “Monumental.” Online registration and more information are available on the church website millcreekbc.com. Mill Creek Baptist Church is located at 11475 Lee Highway, Fincastle.
Bible Time at Colonial Baptist
Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge is heading up the Australian coast in the upcoming Colonial Bible Time July 24-27. The theme this year for boys and girls ages 4-grade 6 is “Kookaburra Coast.” Kids are invited for Coastline Crafts, Roo Rally Games, Quokka Canteen, and a nightly Outback Assembly. Classes will meet Sunday-Wednesday from 6:45-8:30 p.m. to tour the outback and travel with the Israelites through the book of Exodus with Moses. Call the church office at 977-5683 for a ride. No pre-registration required. CBC is located at 221 Hillcrest Street in Blue Ridge, just off Rt. 460 at Mountain Pass Road.