Fincastle Presbyterian Game Night

The members of Fincastle Presbyterian Church will have their monthly Game Night Thursday, March 16 from 7-9 p.m. in the fellowship hall. All are invited for popcorn and fun.

St. Patrick’s Day meal at Ebenezer

Ebenezer United Methodist Church will hold a St. Patrick’s Day meal on Friday, March 17 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $7.50 for adults and $5 for ages 12 and under. The church is located at 85 Nace Road, Troutville. All are invited.

Special sale at Solomon’s Market

Solomon’s Mission, Lowe Street, Buchanan, is preparing for new spring items and is having a buy one bag of clothing, get one free sale March 18 and 25.

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

Spring is just a round the corner. The thrift shop has a great selection of spring clothes for women, men and children. Come and get your Easter outfit. 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. Remaining services are:

• 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

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 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.

Hymn sing at New Beginnings

New Beginnings Assembly of God will have a hymn sing at 6:30 p.m. March 26. The church is on Narrow Passage Road just outside of Buchanan. Everyone is invited.

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.

Blood drive April 1 at Pleasant Hill

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church at 4930 Country Club Road, Troutville, will be sponsoring a spring blood drive for Virginia Blood Services. The drive will be on Saturday, April 1 from 2-6 p.m. To sign up, contact Vicki Robinson at 992-5885 or online at

Pleasant Hill hosting ‘Worship with Anthony Evans’

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church will host “Priscilla Shirer Simulcast/Worship with Anthony Evans” on Saturday, April 8. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the event running from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided. Seating is limited so register early by emailing or by calling the church line at 992-5556. The day will include door prizes, exhibits, photo booth and more. There is no charge for this event, but be sure to register as soon as possible.

Eagle Rock UMC Cemetery seeking maintenance donations

The Eagle Rock United Methodist Cemetery is owned by the church, but is responsible for its own funding. As the mowing season approaches, funds are inadequate for proper summer maintenance and the church is reaching out to those with family or friends buried there for donations toward cemetery maintenance.

Anyone who would like to make a donation and send it to Eagle Rock United Methodist Church, Cemetery Fund, P.O. Box 85, Eagle Rock, 24085.