Fincastle Methodists add youth staffer

Mykala Sauls, a recent graduate of Liberty University, has joined the staff of Fincastle United Methodist Church as its director of youth ministry. She holds a B.S. degree in psychology and criminal justice and is a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors. For the past five years she has worked at a church with young persons with disabilities. She is married to Michael Smith,

During July, Fincastle United Methodist will suspend its usual Sunday morning program for 9 Sunday school and worship at 10 in order to permit its early and later service worshipers to get to know each other. The usual services at 9 and 11 a.m. will be resumed in August.


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


Vespers at Limestone Park Sunday

Limestone Park Ministries invites the public to Vespers Service at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday evenings at the park. On June 11, Pat Shotwell will be sharing a devotion and Kevin Austin will provide music. On June 18, Teresa Rothwell will share a devotion and Amber Tiller will provide music. Limestone Park is on South Main Street, Buchanan.


Lithia Baptist revival June 11-14

Summer revival services will be held at Lithia Baptist Church Sunday through Wednesday, June 11-14 with Evangelist Roger Roller. Services will be held at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, June 11 and at 7 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. All are welcome.


PleasantDale spaghetti dinner June 17

PleasantDale Church of the Brethren on Breckinridge Mill Road will have a spaghetti dinner from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 17. Spaghetti, salad, bread and a drink is $8 for adults and $4 for children. Desserts are extra. A Cowboy Service will follow. All are invited.


First Baptist of Fincastle Homecoming

The First Baptist Church of Fincastle will celebrate “Homecoming 2017” on Sunday, June 18 at 3 p.m. The guest preacher who will be delivering the homecoming sermon is the Rev. Richard A. Goodman Sr., pastor of First Missionary Baptist Church New River, His choir and congregation will accompany him. Dinner will be served directly after the morning service. Everyone is welcome. The church is located at 6529 Blue Ridge Turnpike, Fincastle. The Rev. Montie E. Brown Sr. is pastor.


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.


Funds sought for Mt. Union Cemetery

Anyone wishing to donate for the upkeep of Mt. Union Cemetery may send donations to Bill Potter, 4295 Catawba Road, Troutville, 24175.


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 Wesley 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


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.


Sign up for Christmas in July

Vendors, yard salers and consultants are needed for Solomon’s Mission Christmas in July event on July 15 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tables/spots are available for $15 each. Reservations for spots must be received by July 8. Monies can be dropped off at the Mission or mailed to Solomon’s Mission, P.O. Box 1032 Buchanan, 24066. Concessions and bake sale items will be available for breakfast and lunch. All proceeds from this event will benefit Solomon’s Mission. For more information, message on Facebook or contact Pam at 540-460-3207.


Brethren choose interim associate

The Rev. Tabitha H. Rudy has been chosen interim associate executive minister for the Virlina District of the Church of the Brethren. Temporarily succeeding the Rev. Emma Jean Woodard who has retired, Rudy will work with the Rev. Dr. David Shumate, district executive for more than 20 years. Shumate indicated that Rudy will be eligible for the position permanently.

Currently a member of Ninth Street Church of the Brethren in Southeast Roanoke, Rudy is from Franklin County. Following her graduation from Ferrum College with further study at Hollins University, Rudy taught history on the high school level and was active with Camp Bethel Conference Center. She served as a summer pastor at the Williamson Road Church of the Brethren and has just been graduated from Bethany Theological Seminary. The distric,t with headquarters in Roanoke, covers the southern portion of  Virginia and a small area of North Carolina and West Virginia.