New pastor comes to Vinton Lutherans

The Rev. James B. Davis, currently of the Harrisonburg area, will become the part-time pastor of St. Timothy Lutheran Church on Hardy Road, Vinton,...

Packers needed for Summer food

One more opportunity exists for volunteers to participate in the packing of bags of nutritious snacks to be given children from seven Salem area...

Church Brief

HOSPICE OFFERS DEMENTIA SUPPORTA monthly support group for households with an Alzheimer's patient has been started by Good Samaritan Hospice. It is free and open to the...

Church Briefs

NEW CLERGY COME TO SALEM, DALEVILLE Among the newly assigned pastors to nearby United Methodist congregations are the Rev. Alan Combs who has been assigned to...

Church Briefs – June 22nd, 2017

 MITCHELL, OTHERS LEAVING LOCAL METHODIST CHURCHESThe Rev. Bass Mitchell, pastor of Salem's First United Methodist Church for the past two years, is among the...

SDA Pastor sees Apocalypse overkill

Religiously Speaking The card bearing photos of a Muslim cleric, the Pope and Donald Trump arrived in my mail announcing a conference entitled “Unlocking Bible...

Church group may resettle refugees

Religiously Speaking Frances Stebbins The Salem-Craig areas are ripe for the resettlement of one or more refugee families, the Rev. Bryan Buckles of Central United Methodist...

CHURCH BRIEFS – May 11th, 2017

 HEALTH AND EXERCISE IS SENIORS' TOPIC"Exercise and Chronic Disease" will be the topic of a free hour-long program scheduled Monday, May 22, at College Lutheran Church,...

Changing out genes: boon or disaster?

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

Church volunteer information

Green thumbs or ANY thumbs welcomed at Salem Fresh Ideas Garden (FIG) first planting Saturday morning, April 22. This Fresh Ideas Garden (FIG) has...