Church News for July 3, 2019

Upcoming events at Solomon’s Mission

An indoor craft sale and yard sale will be held from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 13 at Solomon’s Mission Community Center. Breakfast and lunch will be available, along with jewelry, Scensy, and a lot of yard sale vendors. A few spots are still available; call 460-3206 if interested. All proceeds from the spot rental, food sales and Solomon’s Mission table will go toward buying supplies for Back to School Day on July 27.

The SWAG youth night hosted by Solomon’s Mission is from 7-9:30 p.m. Saturday, July 13. Middle school and high school youth are invited for food, games, music and a message by Brad Turner.

Springwood Food Pantry dates for July

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on July 3 and July 17 from 10 a.m. until noon.  Additionally, Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s produce delivery vehicle, the “Veggie Mobile,” will be onsite on both dates to distribute fresh fruits and vegetables to community members in need free of charge. This program is part of the food bank’s Mobile Produce Program. Stop by and take advantage of this valuable opportunity to get fresh, healthy produce.

Springwood Baptist is located at 88 Copps Hill Road, Buchanan. For more information, call and leave a message at 540-520-4585 and someone will return your call, or email

Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop has name brand dresses and slacks  suits for $3 each. Don’t miss the July special– all women’s and men’s slacks are 50 cents each. There is a good selection of sizes and colors. The shop is open each Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Special guest at Valley View Baptist on July 3

Valley View Baptist Church will host a special guest on Wednesday, July 3. Evangelist and gospel singer Norman Frink will be there with a message and hymns. All are invited to attend. The service begins at 7 p.m.

Happenings at Galatia Presbyterian

The community is invited to “A Community Fellowship Meal” and fellowship time on Monday, July 8, at 12 noon at  Galatia Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 78 Gala Loop Road, Eagle Rock.

The church picnic will be held after the 10:30 a.m. worship service on July 14. Bring a dish and join in.

Limestone Camp for kids July 8-12

Limestone Park will be hosting Limestone Camp July 8-12 for children who were in grades K-5 during the 2018-19 school year. Pre-register by emailing or by stopping by the park. The camp will include Bible study, crafts, recreation activities and swimming from 9 a.m.-2 p.m.  Lunch is provided each day.  There is no charge to attend the camp; however, donations are appreciated.

Registration open for Upward Soccer

Upward Soccer registrations are ongoing at Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge for boys and girls, K4-Grade 5. Upward Soccer provides a positive sports experience for every child. Cost per child is $75 ($85 after July 27) and includes uniform and multiple recognition awards. With just one practice a week and one-hour Saturday games, Upward makes the most of a family’s time and money. Upward Evaluations are July 19 and July 27 (everyone must attend one evaluation). Practices begin August 19, with the first game on September 7. Games are held on Saturdays in September and October.

Early registration is due by July 27. Register and pay online at or call 977-5683 or drop by the church office for a brochure and registration form. Colonial Baptist Church and the athletic fields are located at 221 Hillcrest Street in Blue Ridge, just off Mountain Pass Road and US 460.

Appalachian Bible College choir coming to Buchanan

The Gospel Heralds, a team of nine students from Appalachian Bible College, will give a concert of inspirational music at Lithia Baptist Church in Buchanan at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10.

Vocal and instrumental selections will combine with personal testimonies. A brief introduction to ABC, West Virginia’s only accredited Bible college, is also included. Admission to the concert is free and the public is invited. For more information, call Pastor Marc Barber at (540) 819-7723.

Homecoming Day at Lapsleys Run Baptist

Lapsleys Run Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Homecoming Day on Sunday, July 14.  The speaker for the 11 a.m. service will be the Rev. Ulas N. Broady. Guests for the 3 p.m. service will be the Rev. Harvey Saunders with choir and congregation of First Baptist Church – Hollins. Dinner will be served following morning service.

Mt. Pleasant ice cream supper July 27

An ice cream supper will be held at Mt. Pleasant (White) Church on Saturday, July 27 at 5 p.m. There will be chicken plate or BBQ plate with vegetables, a dessert and a drink. Bring a chair and enjoy the food and fellowship. All are invited.

Homecoming at First Baptist Church

First Baptist Church in Buchanan will have Homecoming on Sunday, July 21. The worship service begins at 11 a.m., lunch from 1:30-2:30 p.m., and an afternoon service at 3 p.m. Guests will be the Rev. Steve Henderson and choir from Morning Star Baptist Church in Roanoke. Everyone is welcome.

Bible Time at Colonial Baptist

Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge is inviting racers of all ages to Colonial Bible Time 6:45-8:30 p.m. July 21-25. The theme this year for boys and girls age 4-grade six is “The Incredible Race.” It includes World-class Crafts, World-class Science, Globe-trotting Games, Runway Cafe, and a nightly Checkpoint Assembly. Be there each night to move from continent to continent, and make stops at various times in history up to today. Race through fun clues and challenges to learn about another “incredible race” – the human race!

The Teen CBT will be held one night this year – on Wednesday, July 24, from 6-9 p.m. for teens in grades 7-12. Invite friends for games, food, and a message. There will also be an Adult CBT Class entitled, “Hello, I Am God.” The adult class meets Sunday-Wednesday from 7-8 p.m.  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 Rd.


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