Crossroads planning tribute to Harold Boothe

Crossroads Baptist Church will have a special tribute to the late Harold Boothe on Sunday, Sept. 17, beginning at 10 a.m. Guest singers will be Glorybound Trio, Tommy Barlow and Darrell Boothe. Everyone is invited to join in honoring Brother Harold.

Crossroads Baptist is located at 1128 Wheatland Road, Buchanan. For more information, call Pastor Elmer Clemons at 761-5074.


Pierce Chapel yard sale Sept. 30

Pierce Chapel United Methodist Church is holding a yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the church on Timber Ridge Road. Each space is $5 on a first-come, first-choice basis. Sellers must provide their own tables.

Baked goods will be available. Beginning at 10:30 a.m., the church will provide grilled hot dogs at no cost to all visitors.

For more information on available spaces, call Lesylie Johnson at 520-9647 or Leslie Clemmer at 915-2348.


Bonsack Baptist consignment sale

The Bonsack Baptist Church Weekday Early Education Center (WEEC) consignment sale will be held Saturday, Sept. 16 beginning at 8 a.m. in the new Community Life Center at Bonsack Baptist.

This is non-profit organization and all proceeds from the sale directly benefit the local preschool.  It is completely run by volunteers. The one-day consignment sale will host items ranging from maternity to teens to toys to nursery decor.

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Bob Jones team coming to Colonial

Colonial Baptist Church in Blue Ridge invites everyone to an evening of drama with the Bob Jones University Drama Team on Sunday, Sept. 17, at 6:30 p.m. The team will present “To Theophilus,” dramatic vignettes on the Book of Luke. A nursery will be provided and a love offering for the team will be received. Colonial Baptist is located at 221 Hillcrest Street in Blue Ridge. For more information, contact the church office at 977-5683.


Springwood Food Pantry dates

The Springwood Baptist Food Pantry will be open on September 20 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 Thrift Shop fall sale

The Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop has a large selection of fall clothe for the entire family. All shirts, tops, pants and shoes for men, women and children are only $1 each. The shop is open each Saturday, 9 a.m-1 p.m.


Bingo at Wheatland Lutheran Church

Members of the community are invited to play Bingo at the September meeting of Sharing God’s Grace at Wheatland Lutheran Church. The meeting will begin at noon on Tuesday, Sept. 19 with lunch served by the ladies of the church. Bingo will follow lunch and small prizes will be awarded to the winning cards. Bring your friends and neighbors for a few hours of fellowship, good food, and a lively game of Bingo. The church is located at 1560 Wheatland Road, Buchanan. Call 992-5403 to make a reservation and get directions to the church.


Springwood Baptist Homecoming Sept. 17

Springwood Baptist Church will celebrate Homecoming and 185 years on Sunday, Sept. 17. After the service with Pastor Brian Clingenpeel, a potluck lunch will be shared (bring your favorite dishes). All are invited for fellowship and a special time of looking back on 185 years of the church.

On Sunday, Sept. 24, the church has scheduled the baptism of Wesley Ferguson at 5 p.m. at Aaron Park.


Galatia planning fundraiser on Sept. 23

Galatia Evangelical Presbyterian Church will be having its annual fall fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 23.  Proceeds will benefit Ashley Thompson’s Chi Alpha Campus Ministry at the University of West Florida.

A spaghetti dinner will be held from 5- 6:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall. The meal cost is $6 and includes spaghetti, bread, salad, and drink. Dessert items will also be available for $1 each. To-go meals will be available. At approximately 6:45, the hymn sing and cake give away will begin in the sanctuary. Similar to a cake walk, after each song, a cake or pie will be given away. Your meal purchase entitles you to one free cake ticket which you place on the cake of your choice. Additional cake tickets will be available for $1 apiece. All non-winning cake tickets are available to win “second chance” cakes.

There will also be a silent auction with lots of good items. Tickets can be purchased by calling Pastor Greg at 540-588-9452 or at the door



Blue Ridge Brethren anniversary, revival

Blue Ridge Church of the Brethren will celebrate its 130th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 17, beginning with worship at 11 a.m. David Shumate, District Executive with the Virlina District office, will be the guest speaker.

A luncheon and social time will follow in the fellowship hall with music by Family Circle from Mt. Joy Church of the Brethren. Sunday School will be at 9:45 a.m.

This also will be the first day of revival, during worship service, and revival services will be continued on Monday and Tuesday at 7 p.m. with light refreshments to follow. Special music also will be presented each night.

Monday night will be a Cowbell Service with music by Silver Notes from Bedford. On Tuesday night, former pastor the Rev. Marty Doss will be the guest speaker with special music by Kelly Maxwell.

All friends, family, members, former members and everyone are invited to attend. For more information, call the church at 977-1026 and leave a message. The church is located at 5484 Blue Ridge Boulevard, Blue Ridge.


Homecoming at Mt. Carmel

Mt. Carmel’s Homecoming will be Sunday, Sept. 24. Lunch will follow the 11a.m. worship service (no Sunday School). Galatia pastor Greg Dixon will speak at the 2 p.m. service. All are welcome


Valley View Baptist Homecoming

Valley View Baptist Church will be celebrating Homecoming and Youth Sunday on September 24.  The public and church friends are invited for this special service that will start at 11 a.m. and for the meal that will follow.  A nursery will be provided.


Cedar Bluff Baptist fundraiser

Cedar Bluff Baptist Church in Buchanan will have a yard sale/bake sale on Saturday, Sept. 30 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m.


St. Mark’s spaghetti dinner

St. Mark’s Episcopal Church will hold its 22nd Annual Italian Night Spaghetti Dinner at the Fincastle Firehouse on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 4-7 [/,/  The Italian Night theme will be portrayed in table and wall decorations.  The meal cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children 6-12.  There is no charge for children under 6 years of age. The meal includes a full portion of homemade spaghetti, salad, garlic bread sticks, lemonade, ice tea, and a variety of homemade desserts.  Meals will be available for take-out.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at the St. Mark’s Ministry Center office at 221 S. Roanoke Street in Fincastle and from church members or may be purchased at the door.   Proceeds from the event go to outreach ministries in the local Fincastle and Botetourt County area. The event, which is put on by the Episcopal Men’s Fellowship of St. Mark’s, brings together a large part of the local Fincastle and surrounding community.  The homemade desserts and spaghetti sauce are prepared by the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church Women. Inquiries may be made at 473-2370 or details found at