Church News for Feb. 19 Edition


Pastor invited to breakfast at Solomon’s Mission

Solomon’s Mission in Buchanan is having a Pastors Only Breakfast this Thursday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. All pastors are welcome and no reservation is required.


Shrove Tuesday pancake supper in Buchanan

Trinity Episcopal Church, 19640 Main Street, Buchanan, will host a traditional Shrove Tuesday “Fat Tuesday” pancake supper on February 25 from 5-7 p.m. The supper includes pancakes, ham, fruit and drink and is free. All are welcome for a good meal, fellowship and fun.

The term Mardi Gras is French for “Fat Tuesday,” referring too the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.


Buchanan Presbyterian schedules Lenten services

Buchanan Presbyterian Church will have Lenten services on Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 6:30 p.m. for Ash Wednesday and on Thursday, April 9 at 6:30 for Maundy Thursday.  A soup and sandwich meal starts at 6:30.  The community is invited to attend.


Ash Wednesday service in Buchanan

Buchanan’s Trinity United Methodist Church will host an Ash Wednesday service for the community. All are invited at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 26. The church is located on Main Street in Buchanan.


Andrew Chapel holding Ash Wednesday service

Andrew Chapel United Methodist Church will observe the first day of the Lenten season with an Ash Wednesday service on February 26 at 7 p.m. This service is open to the community and all are welcome. Andrew Chapel is located at 3936 Beaver Dam Road, just off Springwood Road in Springwood.


Eagle Rock Clothes Closet open February 19

The Clothes Closet at Eagle Rock United Methodist Church will be open Wednesday, Feb. 19, from 5-6:30 p.m. Free clothing will be available to men, women and children. The Clothes Closet is a ministry of the Eagle Rock United Methodist Charge. For more information, call Brenda Spangler, 884-2503.


Fried chicken dinner to raise money for Alaska mission team

Mill Creek Baptist Church’s Alaska mission team is hosting a fried chicken dinner on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 4:30-6 p.m. Meal includes breast and wing or thigh and drum stick, buttered potatoes, green beans, slaw and roll for $8. Dessert will be available anfor additional charge. Dine in or carry out. Call church office 992-3474 for tickets. Tickets are required.


Amishlands trip to ‘Queen Esther’ March 24-26

Join the Joyful Journey Travel Club of St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville for this three days, two nights visit to the Pennsylvania Amishlands.

The $431 cost per person includes two nights lodging, two breakfasts, two dinners, including a family-style dinner at Hershey Farm Restaurant and  Dutch Apple Dinner Theater featuring “Grumpy Old Men, “performance of “Queen Esther” at the Sight & Sound Theater, Kreider Farm tour, visit to Litliz, including the Pretzel Bakery & Wilbur Chocolates, Turkey Hill Experience, luggage handling, taxes and meal gratuities, motorcoach transportation, and driver’s tip.

For more information and reservation form call Julia Greer at 540-330-7933. A $25 deposit (non-refundable unless the trip is cancelled or there is a waiting list) per person is required to hold your place on the bus for the trip.  The final payment is due February 28.


Cloverdale Church of the Brethren Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop at Cloverdale Church of the Brethren is having a denim sale. All women’s, men’s and children’s jeans are on sale for 50 cents each, all sizes and colors. A special sale on shoes is also under way; all women’s shoes are 50 cents a pair, different styles and sizes. The shop is open each Saturday from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.


BAMA presenting community Lenten services

The Buchanan Area Ministerial Association (BAMA) has again scheduled a series of Lenten services.

Every Tuesday, beginning March 3 and continuing through April 7, the northern Botetourt community is invited to gather for worship, singing, preaching, and fellowship in the Buchanan area during the weeks that precede Easter. Light refreshments are served following the 7 p.m. worship.  A free light lunch will be provided at the conclusion of the 12 noon worship.

The dates, locations, times and speakers are:

  • March 3, Trinity Episcopal Church, 7 p.m., Pastor Marc Barber, Lithia Baptist Church, speaker
  • March 10 — Lithia Baptist Church, 7 p.m., Rodger Linkenhoker, CLP, Virginia Presbyterian Church, speaker
  • March 17 — Trinity UMC, 12 noon, the Rev. Matthew Aldas, Buchanan Presbyterian Church, speaker
  • March 24 — Buchanan Presbyterian Church, 12 noon, Keith Sumrell, Trinity United Methodist Church, speaker
  • March 31 — Virginia Presbyterian Church, 12 noon, Pastor Randall Jackson, First Church of God in Christ, speaker
  • April 7 — Lithia UMC, 12 noon, the Rev. Dave Mucha, Virginia Presbyterian Church, speaker


Fincastle UMC Lenten services, lunch

Fincastle United Methodist Church will hold five weekly Wednesday Lenten services and lunch beginning on March 4in the Family Life Center, 137 S. Church Street, Fincastle.  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. Child care will be provided. Takeout meals will be available.

The schedule for this year’s services is:

  • March 4 – The Rev. Fr. Stephen McNally, Church of the Transfiguration, Fincastle

Lunch – Potato Bar, Chili, Salad, Corn Muffins, Desserts

  • March 11 – The Rev. Tom Powers, Daleville Church of the Brethren

Lunch – Ham Biscuits, Potato Salad, Deviled Eggs, Fruit Bowl, Desserts

  • March 18 – The Rev. Willis Logan, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

Lunch – Vegetable Soup, Sausage Corn Chowder, Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Fruit, Desserts

  • March 25 –  The Rev. Dr.  David Dickerson, Fincastle Presbyterian Church, Fincastle

Lunch – Chicken Salad Croissants, Vegetable Salad, Chips, Dessert

  • April 1 – Rev. Marina Gopadze, Local Retired Pastor

Lunch – Chef Salad, Jello Salads, Desserts

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.