Hymphrey chosen Bishop of Virginia Lutherans

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins The Rev. Robert F. Humphrey, 61, currently senior pastor of Muhlenberg Lutheran Church in Harrisonburg, on June 11 was elected bishop of...

Church Briefs – August 9, 2017

THOMPSON PLANS STAFF RETIREMENT The Rev. Branan J. Thompson, who has been active in Roanoke Valley ecumenical church life since 1968, has announced that he will...

BAPTISTS’ CITY CENTER ACQUIRED BY COUPLE

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins Eighty years ago, as the Great Depression was causing economic suffering to households especially in the older neighborhoods of Roanoke, the Woman’s...

Baptist leader; look outward

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins People living around the Roanoke Valley who call themselves Baptists are by far the most numerous church group in these parts. There...

ANNUAL METHODIST MIGRATION AFFECTS SEVERAL CHURCHES

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins Two years ago Salem got three new United Methodist pastors; unfamiliar faces appeared at First, Central and Calvary congregations in the annual...

Forks of John’s Creek Christian Church notification

The Forks of John’s Creek Christian Church is pleased to invite the community to attend their August Revival on Friday, August 11 through Sunday,...

Computer confused? You’re ripe or scam

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins It may come as a shock to realize that after about age 53, your ability to handle your finances, slowly but progressively,...

Oriskany Homecoming Service

This year’s Homecoming celebration at King Memorial Community Church in Oriskany, Virginia, will take place on Sunday, September 17. The worship service begins at...

Politics – sometimes – belongs in church

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins Back in the 1960s, I attended a Roanoke church whose minister was deeply committed to both racial integration and opposition to the...

Local church news

Annual Holy Week services will be held at New Castle United Methodist Church, 364 Main Street, on Monday, March 26 through Friday, March 30,...