Church News – June 14th, 2017


Solomon’s Mission open Thursday night

Solomon’s Mission will be open Thursday, June 16 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Proceeds from this night will go to help the Oasis youth group that is held 6:30 every Thursday at Limestone Park.


Hetherington joins Mill Creek Baptist staff

Mill Creek Baptist Church has announced that Bob Hetherington has joined the church as interim pastor. J.R. Graybill is associate pastor and Brandon Minter is youth pastor


Baptists call new Minister of Music

Grant Frederick, currently of Waco, Texas, will become the new Minister of Music at Bonsack Baptist Church on July 5. Approved by a high percentage of the congregation on June 11, Frederick will succeed the Rev. Barry Green, known throughout the Roanoke Valley for his choral leadership, who is leaving the staff after 21 years. The search for his successor has been in progress for the past year.

Frederick is a graduate of Samford University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in music. Later he received a master’s degree in music from Baylor University. Currently he has been music associate and organist at Columbus Avenue Baptist Church in Waco.

Under Green’s leadership the Bonsack Baptist choral programs have included performances in New York as well as original musical dramas for major Christian holidays. Choirs are available for all ages.


Springwood Food Pantry

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on 21 from 10 a.m. until noon.

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


Vespers at Limestone Park Sunday

Limestone Park Ministries invites the public to Vespers Service at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the park. On June 18, Teresa Rothwell will share a devotion and Amber Tiller will provide music. Limestone Park is on South Main Street, Buchanan.


PleasantDale spaghetti dinner June 17

PleasantDale Church of the Brethren on Breckinridge Mill Road will have a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Spaghetti, salad, bread and a drink is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Desserts are extra. A Cowbell Service will follow. All are invited.


First Baptist of Fincastle Homecoming

The First Baptist Church of Fincastle will celebrate “Homecoming 2017” on Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m. The guest preacher who will be delivering the homecoming sermon is the Rev. Richard A. Goodman Sr., pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church New River, His choir and congregation will accompany him. Dinner will be served directly after the morning service. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 6529 Blue Ridge Turnpike, Fincastle. The Rev. Montie E. Brown Sr. is pastor.


Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop has gifts that would be perfect for Father’s Day– a great selection of men’s clothing in all sizes, plus shirts sizes 3xand 4x extra long. Some still have the tags on them. Open each Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Funds sought for Mt. Union Cemetery

Anyone wishing to donate for the upkeep of Mt. Union Cemetery may send donations to Bill Potter, 4295 Catawba Road, Troutville, 24175.


Donations needed for Wesley Cemetery

Wesley Chapel Cemetery near Eagle Rock needs donations for mowing and other required maintenance. To donate, send a check to Wesley Chapel Cemetery Fund, 106 Trinkle Avenue, NE, Roanoke 24012. All donations are appreciated.


Pico Cemetery needs funds

Pico-Styne-Nofsinger Cemetery in Buchanan is in need of funds. Donations are needed to have the cemetery mowed and maintenance done. This is a small cemetery and its caretakers hate to see it go back to an unkempt condition. Send donations to Pico Cemetery Fund, c/o Helen Keith, 515 James River Terrace, Buchanan, 24066


Fine Arts Camp for Children

Wellspring Presbyterian Church in Daleville is having a Fine Arts Camp for Children, from age 4 through rising sixth graders, June 20-23.

Theater, guitar, dance, art, textile arts, games, Bible, singing and percussion classes will be held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 20-22 from 6-8 p.m. There will be a BBQ dinner and closing program for the entire family on Friday, June 23 at 6 p.m.

The cost of $15 per child with a $30 maximum per family. The cost includes all materials, a camp T-shirt, snacks and Friday night dinner for the entire family.

Every child selects two electives from the course offerings, which are staffed with experienced teachers. Classes are limited in space. For class descriptions, additional information, and registration, go to:


Mt. Pleasant UMC ice cream supper

Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church (White Church) will hold its annual ice dream supper fundraiser on Saturday, June 24, beginning at 5 p.m. Available will be plate lunches (choice of chicken or ham), hot dogs with homemade chili, homemade desserts and ice cream. Music will be presented by Friends of Praise. All are invited. To reach Mt. Pleasant, turn on Old Fincastle Road just outside of Fincastle, go past the Brian Center (Kissito), left onto Mt. Pleasant Church Road and follow signs to the church.


St. Mark’s Episcopal Homecoming celebration

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Fincastle, will have a Homecoming celebration at Emmanuel Chapel in Eagle Rock at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 25.  There will be no services at St. Mark’s in Fincastle that day.

The Homecoming celebration service will be followed by a potluck dinner featuring pulled pork from Three Li’l Pigs BBQ at the Eagle Rock Community Center. Those attending are asked to bring a food contribution to the Community Center before church.

For more information, see the St. Mark’s website – – and access the June newsletter under the “Parish Life” tab.  All are welcome.


Sign up for Christmas in July

Vendors, yard salers and consultants are needed for Solomon’s Mission Christmas in July event on July 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables/spots are available for $15 each. Reservations for spots must be received by July 8. Monies can be dropped off at the Mission or mailed to Solomon’s Mission, P.O. Box 1032 Buchanan, 24066. Concessions and bake sale items will be available for breakfast and lunch. All proceeds from this event will benefit Solomon’s Mission. For more information, message on Facebook or contact Pam at 540-460-3207.

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