Knights of Columbus’ fish fry Friday

The Knights of Columbus will have a fish fry from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 10 at the Church of the Transfiguration, 7624 Roanoke Road, Fincastle. Eat in or take out for $9; children 7 and under eat free. The dinner includes fried flounder, chicken nuggets for children, homemade cole slaw, sweet cornbread, fries and dessert. Proceeds will benefit local charities. For more information, call 540-904-3126.


Solomon’s Mission free lunch Saturday

The second Saturday free lunch at Solomon’s Mission in Buchanan is this Saturday from 11:30-12:30. The meal is being provided by Mill Creek Baptist Church.

Solomon’s Mission is open every Monday and Saturday from 9 a.m.-noon.


Men’s, Women’s Day this Sunday

Lapsleys Run Baptist Church will celebrate its annual Men’s and Women’s Day on Sunday, March 12 at 3 p.m. The guest speaker for this service will be the Rev. James R. Calloway, accompanied by the choir and congregation from Bethlehem Baptist Church of Roanoke. Everyone is invited to attend this and all services at Lapsleys Run Baptist Church.


Daleville Baptist revival

Kenny Grant from Savannah, Ga., will hold revival meetings at Daleville Baptist Church, 395 Orchard Lane, just off Valley Road (Rt. 779). Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. on March 19, and 7 p.m. March 20-22.


Springwood Baptist Food Pantry

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on March 15 from 10 a.m. until noon.

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 a huge selection of ladies jeans and sweaters all sizes for only $1 each. It also has a lot of infants’ and children’s clothes, winter and spring. There are several pieces of glassware suitable for wedding or shower gifts. The shop is open each Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


Peace Presbyterian Lenten Bible study

Peace Presbyterian Church, 5646 Cloverdale Road, is having a Lenten Bible Study and Soup & Sandwich Fellowship on Sundays, through April 9.

Lenten study is from 4:30-5:30 p.m. and the Soup & Sandwich Fellowship from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The title of the study is “Preparing My Heart for Easter” by Anne Marie Stewart and will be led by the Rev. Skip Hastings. Nursery will be provided if needed, let the church know. For more information, call 520-1313 or 977- 1829, leave a message.


Buchanan Area Ministerial Association Lenten Services

The Buchanan Area Ministerial Association invites and encourages you to attend the Lenten services at the following places, times with a list of the pastors who are preaching. Come just as you are. A free light lunch is served at the 12 noon service. Refreshments are served at the 7 p.m. services. Call 254-1390 for more information:

  • March 14 – Lithia Baptist Church – 7 p.m. – Rodger Linkenhoker, CRE
  • March 21 – Buchanan Presbyterian Church -12 noon for lunch – the Rev. Brad Turner
  • March 28 -Buchanan Baptist Church – 7 p.m. – Pastor Doug Mitchell
  • April 4 – Virginia Presbyterian Church -12 noon for lunch – Pastor Jerome Coleman
  • April 11- New Beginnings Assembly of God – 7 p.m. – Pastor Randall Jackson


Soup, singing at Andrew Chapel

Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church will have a soup supper and hymn sing on Saturday, March 11, at 6 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy a complimentary hot meal, good fellowship and an old-fashioned hymn sing. A variety of soups, sandwiches and desserts will be provided. Andrew Chapel is located at 3936 Beaver Dam Road in Springwood.


Galatia Community Meal March 13

Galatia Evangelical Presbyterian Church invites everyone to the bi-monthly Community Meal on Monday, March 13 at noon. “Please come and enjoy fellowship and food with your community friends,” a church spokesman said.

Lenten services at Fincastle UMC

Fincastle United Methodist Church will hold five weekly Wednesday Lenten services and lunch beginning on March 8, in the Family Life Center, 137 S. Church Street. 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. Childcare will be provided. Takeout meals will be available.

The schedule for this year’s services is:

  • March 8 – The Rev. Rob Lough, St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Daleville; Lunch – Vegetable Soup, Corn and Sausage Chowder, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit, Dessert
  • March 15 – The Rev. Marina Gopadze, Buchanan Presbyterian Church; Lunch – Chicken Salad Croissants, Vegetable Salad, Chips, Dessert
  • March 22 – The Rev. Patrick Starkey, Cloverdale Church of the Brethren, Cloverdale; Lunch – Chili Beans, Cornbread, Baked Potatoes, Salad, Dessert
  • March 29 – The Rev. Fr. Steven McNally, Church of the Transfiguration, Fincastle; Lunch – Chef Salad, Gelatin Salad, Bread, Dessert
  • April 5 – The Rev. Kathleen Overby Webster, District Superintendent, Roanoke District, United Methodist Church; Lunch – Ham Biscuits, Potato Salad, Pea Salad, Fruit Salad, Deviled Eggs, Dessert

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.


Christians, Jews invited to program

Dr. Dennis Karp, a representative of Chosen People Ministries, will speak at Colonial Baptist Church on Sunday, March 26 during the 6:30 p.m. worship service. The program being presented is “Messiah in the Passover.”

Chosen People Ministries is an over 100-year-old mission that was founded in 1894 by Leopold Cohn, a Hungarian rabbi who came to believe that Jesus was the Messiah of Israel. From humble beginnings in Brooklyn, New York, Chosen People Ministries has grown into a worldwide ministry with outreach centers in Argentina, Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Israel, Mexico, Ukraine and the United States.

Throughout its long history, Chosen People Ministries has been unwavering in its commitment to bring the Gospel message of salvation in Jesus “to the Jew first and to the Gentile” throughout the world. In stressing the Jewish roots of Christian faith, Chosen People Ministries hopes to make the message of the Messiah more accessible to Jewish people and also to help Christian believers achieve a greater appreciation of the Jewish basis of their own faith traditions.

This meeting is open to the public and Colonial Baptist Church would like to invite the Christian and Jewish community to attend. This is a free presentation and a nursery will be provided. A love offering for Chosen People Ministries will be received.

Colonial Baptist Church is located at 221 Hillcrest Street in Blue Ridge. For more information, call 977-5683.


Pleasant Hill welcomes new pastor March 19

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will welcome its new pastor, Pastor Rob Marsh, and his family to the pulpit on Sunday, March 19.  Sunday school starts at 9:45 a.m. and Morning Worship begins at 11 a.m. Following Morning Worship, there will be a potluck dinner in honor of Pastor Rob’s First Sunday at PHBC. All are invited to welcomed hinm and his family.