Changing out genes; boon or disaster?

Religiously Speaking Hearing the Rev. Dr. James C. Peterson speak at Roanoke College earlier this month on a rapidly developing scientific breakthrough, changing the very...

Church News – March 1, 2017

  EPISCOPAL BISHOP CHANGES DIOCESAN STAFF POSITIONS With the retirement in January of Salemite Alan N. Boyce, who served as assistant to three bishops of the Episcopal...

Getting through winter takes some planning

  If you’ve lived through as many winters as I have, you know that the months of January and February—often March too in our mountains—are...

Church Briefs 2.1.17

WOMEN'S RETREAT SET FOR FEB. 18 Registration is open for a five-hour Busy Woman's Retreat to be held Saturday, Feb. 18, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in downtown Salem. Its...

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...

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...

Getting through winter takes some planning

Frances Stebbins Columnist If you’ve lived through as many winters as I have, you know that the months of January and February—often March too in our mountains—are...

SLOWLY WOMEN ENRICHED COLLEGE

Though Roanoke College is celebrating 175 years in Salem in 2017, women were of little importance there until about the time of World War...

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...

Church Briefs – April 19, 2017

LETTER CARRIER FOOD DRIVE SET FOR MAY13 The annual drive to collect staple foods for local free pantries for the needy is scheduled for Saturday, May 13....