Food Box Ministry at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church
Pleasant Hill Baptist Church is hosting a Food Box Ministry beginning Saturday, March 11, from 9-10:30 a.m. To pick up a free box of food, simply stop by the church on Saturday between 9 and 10:30 a.m. Volunteers will load the box in your car and if you wish someone will gladly pray with you.
This ministry will operate on the second Saturday of each month, weather permitting. Any questions, call the church office at 540-992-5556.
Cloverdale Brethren Food Pantry open, Thrift Store having sale
The Cloverdale Church of the Brethren thrift Store is having a sale on all winter clothing and shoes, now half off through March. Hours are Saturdays 9 to 12. Donations are always welcome.
The Food Pantry is open to the public Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Men’s and Women’s Day at Lapsleys Run
Lapsleys Run Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Men and Women’s Day on Sunday, March 12, at 11 a.m. Minister Tamara Preston will be the speaker for this service. Lunch will not be served at this event and there will not be an afternoon service.
Everyone is invited to attend these and all services at Lapsleys Run Baptist Church, 608 Zion Hill Road, Fincastle.
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.
Buchanan Food Pantry open this Saturday
The Buchanan Presbyterian Church Food Pantry will be open on Saturday, March 11. Curbside pickup takes place at the church, 19559 Main Street, from 9-11 a.m. Volunteers from the Buchanan Lions Club will be distributing food to those in need in Botetourt County.
Springwood Food Pantry open March 18
The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on Saturday, March 18 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. 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.
Lenten Services and Lunches at Fincastle UMC
Fincastle United Methodist Church invites you to Wednesday Lenten Services and Lunches 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 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:
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.
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.
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 GriefShare Support Group meets weekly from Thursday, March 9, through Thursday, May 25, at 6:30 p.m. A fall GriefShare Support Group will be held weekly from Thursday, August 10, through Thursday, October 26. Colonial Baptist Church is located at 221 Hillcrest Street in Blue Ridge. Contact the church office at 540-977-5683 for more information.
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