Springwood Food Pantry dates

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on March 20 from 10 a.m. until noon. Additionally, Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s produce delivery vehicle, the “Veggie Mobile,” will be onsite 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 windyhillfarm444@aol.com.



Candy Easter eggs available from Ebenezer UMC

Ebenezer United Methodist Church is starting to make peanut butter, butter cream and coconut Easter eggs. The eight-ounce eggs cost $5. If interested call Sharon at 540-797-9978 and leave a message.The eggs will be available for pick up the week before Palm Sunday.



Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop

The Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop is having a March clearance sale. All winter clothes are only 50 cents each. The shop accepts donations Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and is open each Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.



Children’s Mission Month at Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church invites the public to March Children’s Mission Month. Each Sunday in March will feature a guest ministry spokesperson to present a brief summary of their mission work in this area. Remaining speakers are:

  • March 23, Keith Farmer from Straightstreet
  • March 31, Lisa Cox from Teen Challenge.

On Sunday, children will have a part in the worship service from songs to Moments with Children and more. There will be a fifth Sunday potluck dinner on March 31 for the returning guests to share more of their mission field. For more information call the PHBC office at 992-5556.



Cedar Bluff spaghetti dinner March 30

Cedar Bluff Baptist Church will have a spaghetti dinner on Saturday, March 30 from 5-7 p.m. as an ongoing fundraiser to build a picnic shelter on the church grounds.

Tickets can be bought ahead or at the door for $8. This pays for spaghetti, salad, garlic  bread and drink. Dessert will cost $1.00 extra. Contact Sandy Petty at 254-1891 for tickets or more information.



Springwood Baptist Note Burning Service

Springwood Baptist will have a Note Burning Service on March 31, with lunch to follow the service. Fried chicken will be provided by the church and members are asked to supply side dishes and desserts. All are invited.


Fincastle UMC Wednesday services for Lent

Fincastle United Methodist Church will hold five weekly Wednesday Lenten Services and Lunch beginning on March 13 in the Family Life Center, 137 South Church Street, Fincastle. These 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. Child care will be provided. Takeout meals will be available.  The schedule for this year’s services is:

  • March 20 – The Rev. Tom Powers, Daleville Church of the Brethren, Daleville; Lunch – Chicken Salad Croissants, Vegetable Salad, Chips, Dessert
  • March 27 – Rev. The Rob March, Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, Fincastle; Lunch – Ham Biscuits, Macaroni Salad, Deviled Eggs, Desserts
  • April 3 – The Rev. Willis Logan, Fincastle Episcopal Church; Lunch – Vegetable Soup, Sausage Corn Chowder, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit, Desserts
  • April 10 – The Rev. Fr. Stephen McNally, Church of the Transfiguration, Fincastle; Lunch – Chef Salad, Jello Salads, Desserts

The lunch 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 attend these services during the season of Lent.



Buchanan Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) Lenten services


The Buchanan area churches invite the public to attend ecumenical worship services during the season of Lent leading up to Easter Sunday morning. The services begin with worship followed by the Word being preached. Each service that begins at 12 noon will conclude with a free light lunch in that church’s fellowship hall. The services held at 7 p.m. will have a time of fellowship and refreshments. All are welcome to each service.  Any questions, call 580-6810.

  • March 26 – Lithia Baptist Church – 7 p.m. – Rev Jim Lively
  • April 2 – Virginia Presbyterian Church – 12 noon – Rev Skip Hastings
  • April 9 – Trinity United Methodist Church – 12 noon – Pastor Randall Jackson
  • April 16 – Limestone Pavilion – 12 noon – Speaker TBA



FUMC chicken barbecue April 6

Fincastle United Methodist Church is sponsoring a chicken barbecue on Saturday, April 6. It will be held at the VFW Hall, 4902 Roanoke Road, from 4-7 p.m. The menu is half a barbecued chicken with Percy Bolton’s special sauce, homemade potato salad, baked apples, roll and a drink. Homemade desserts will be available for purchase. Tickets are $10 and must be purchased in advance by calling 473-2969 or 521-5074.


St. Mark’s UMC plans fall trips

  • Ride the Rails  September 25-27– Join the Joyful Journey Travel Club of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville for this 3 day-2 night trip into West Virginia.

The $496 per person (double occupancy) includes: two nights’ lodging, two breakfasts, one lunch, two dinners, including an evening of entertainment, and two trains in one day – the Cheat Mountain Salamander and the Durbin Rocket, Seneca Caverns, Blackwater Falls State Park, taxes and meal gratuities, motorcoach transportation, and driver’s tip.

If interested or want more information contact Julia Greer at 540-330-7933.

  • Christmas in New York City  December 5-6– Travel with the Joyful Journey Travel Club of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville to NYC to see the Rockettes’ Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall, the Back Door Tour of Radio City Music Hall and the 911 Memorial Museum both inside and outside. The price of $447 per person (double occupancy) includes all of the above plus one night’s lodging, one breakfast, one dinner, Rockefeller Center, taxes and meal gratuities, motorcoach transportation, and driver’s tip.

If interested or want more information contact Julia Greer at 540-330-7933.