Church News – May 24th, 2017

Bonsack United Methodist hosts Summer Kick-Off

Bonsack United Methodist Church, located at 4493 Bonsack Road, Roanoke, invites the public to attend a Summer Kick-Off on Sunday, May 28. A single worship service will be held at 10:15 a.m., followed by the outdoor event beginning at 11:15 a.m.  There will be bounce castles and obstacle courses for the kids, games, a food truck rodeo, and live music by the Chris Spradling Band. For more information, call the church office at 977-4212, or visit the church website at


Vesper service at Limestone Park

Limestone Park will have a vesper service on Sundays at 7:30 p.m. Each service will be led by a different person with a short devotional type message, a few songs and a time of prayer for community concerns. The public is invited to attend. Speaker for May 27 will be Luke Winand from Mill Creek Baptist Church.  This week’s service will be held in the pavilion.


Brethren pastor leaving position

The Rev. Douglas E.O. Veal, pastor of Daleville Church of the Brethren since 2011, will leave the position at the end of September. He has not announced his plans. A staff member of the Virlina District office in Roanoke said a successor is expected to be named soon for the Rev. Emma Jean Woodard, who left earlier this month for retirement after 17 years as associate district executive.


Springwood Food Pantry

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on June 7 and 21 from 10 a.m. until noon.  Additionally, Feeding America Southwest Virginia’s produce delivery vehicle, the “Veggie Mobile,” will be onsite on June 7 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. In the future, the “Veggie Mobile” will visit the Springwood Baptist Food Pantry on the first Wednesday of each month at 10 a.m.

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


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.


Memorial Day sale at Solomon’s Mission

Solomon’s Mission in Buchanan is having a Memorial Day sale from 9 a.m.-noon on Monday, May 29. Buy one bag of clothing and get one free; plus, all the miscellaneous items are half price. It is open every Monday and Saturday, 9 a.m.-noon.


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 Andrew 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



Mt. Bethel Cemetery seeks funds

Donations are requested for the upkeep of Mt. Bethel Cemetery near Eagle Rock. Send donations to Etta Alexander, P.O. Box 5, Eagle Rock, 24085.


Andrew Chapel Cemetery donations sought

Mowing season is here and donations for the maintenance of the Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery are welcome. Donations may be sent to Andrew Chapel Cemetery Fund at P.O. Box 998, Buchanan, 24066. No contribution is too small and all are greatly appreciated.


Springwood Cemetery needs donations

Springwood Baptist Church Cemetery needs donations for mowing and other maintenance that the cemetery requires.

Anyone wanting to make a donation can do so by sending a check to Springwood Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 88 Copps Hill Road, Buchanan, 24066.


‘Walk Thru the Pentateuch’ at Colonial

Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge invites the public to the 10-week summer series “Walk Thru the Pentateuch” with Bruce Wilkinson.

The Wednesday evening series begins May 31 with a church-wide meal at 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday, followed by “Walk Thru the Pentateuch” at 7 p.m. A workbook is available, but not required, at a cost of $10. Contact the church before May 21 to order a workbook.

The first five books of the Bible contain some of the most fascinating stories about God and His people. In “Walk Thru the Pentateuch,” participants will discover the truth about the God of the Old Testament, the tenderness of His affection, the heights of His holiness, and the selflessness of His mercy.

This is an opportunity to really understand the books all too often overlooked.

In addition to this weekly series for adults, the church is offering summer programs for teens and children.

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




First Baptist yard, bake sales

The First Baptist Church of Fincastle Missionary Ministry will be sponsoring a flea market and bake sale on Saturday, June 3, from 6:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The flea market will take place on the church grounds located at 6529 Blue Ridge Turnpike, Fincastle. If anyone is interested in securing a space to sell, a love offering of $10 per space is required. Tents and umbrellas are allowed. Contact Carolyn at 540-392-5959 if interested in selling. Everyone is welcome.


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. 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.


Vendors sought to Craft Expo

Bonsack Baptist Church is accepting Christmas vendor applications for its first Craft Expo, scheduled on Saturday, Nov. 4. Applications are available online at If you need a paper application or more information, email Marquita Brown at Applications turned in by July 1.

The Craft Expo will be held in the church’s new Community Life Center at 4845 Cloverdale Road, Roanoke.


Mt. Joy Sunday School picnic June 4

Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren will have its Sunday School picnic on June 4. Dress in “old-fashioned” clothes. All are invited to bring a dish to join in. Sunday School is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11. Lunch will be served at noon. The church is located at 2565 Buffalo Road, Buchanan.

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