Second Saturday Lunch, clothing sale at Solomon’s Mission

Solomon’s Mission is having its Second Saturday Lunch on March 9, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Mill Creek Baptist Church will be providing the free lunch of chicken nuggets, pinto beans, greens, chow chow, vegetable sticks, dessert and a drink.

Also for whole month of March, buy one bag of clothing, get one free to make room for incoming spring items.



Lapsleys Run Baptist Men’s, Women’s Day

Lapsleys Run Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Men’s and Women’s Day on Sunday, March 10, at 3 p.m.  The guest speaker for this service will be Elder Randall Allen accompanied by the congregation from First Church of God in Christ of White Sulfur Springs, W.Va.  Lunch will be served following the morning service. Everyone is invited to attend these and all services at Lapsleys Run Baptist Church.



Pork barbecue fundraiser at Mill Creek March 9

Mill Creek Baptist Church is hosting a pork barbecue fundraiser dinner on Saturday, March 9 from 4-6 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The menu consists of a pork barbecue sandwich, baked beans, slaw and a drink. Desserts will be available for an additional charge. You may eat in or take out. Tickets are $6. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door. Advance tickets are highly recommended and may be purchased by contacting Pat Shotwell at (540) 793-2128. All proceeds will benefit the Mill Creek Baptist Church Building Fund.



Barn dance to raise funds for Addy Grace Playground

Bonsack Baptist Church is hosting a Family Barn Dance to benefit the Addy Grace Foundation All-Abilities Playground from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Tickets are $6 per person or $30 for a family. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for food, with dancing beginning at 6 p.m. Items will be auctioned, along with a fun Children’s Easter Basket raffle. All are invited to the evening of family fun while helping to bring a long-overdue, all-accessible playground for people of all abilities to the area.



Springwood Food Pantry dates

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on March 6 and March 20 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 Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop is having a March special. Men’s and women’s fall and winter jackets and vests are only $1 each; men’s and women’s sweaters, 50 cents each; men’s and women’s slacks, 50 cents each; and children’s and infants’ clothes, 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.

  • March 10, Melissa Lucas from Botetourt Resource Center
  • March 17, Kayla Rohr from International Christian Center for the Deaf
  • 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.



Revival at Cedar Bluff, music by Route 11

Cedar Bluff Baptist Church will be holding a one-day revival on Sunday, March 10 at the 11 a.m. service. This will be followed by a potluck lunch to be provided by church members in the fellowship hall. Afterwards, there will be a music program presented by the group, Route 11, consisting of David Austin, Mike Lee, Ray Sloan, and Keith Wood. Everyone is invited to attend.



Fellowship meal at Galatia

Galatia Evangelical Presbyterian Church invites the community to a fellowship meal at noon on Monday, March 11. Snow/ice will cancel. The church is located at 78 Gala Loop Road, Eagle Rock.



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 13 – The Rev. David Dickerson, Fincastle Presbyterian Church, Fincastle; Lunch – Potato Bar, Chili, Salad, Desserts
  • 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 12 – Trinity Episcopal Church – 7 p.m. – Pastor Doug Mitchell
  • March 19 – Buchanan Presbyterian Church – 12 noon – Rev Marc Barber
  • 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