PASTOR HAY BEGINS AT LYNN HAVEN
The Rev. Jason Hay, 39, has begun his ministry at Lynn Haven Baptist Church which serves the Vinton and Southeast Roanoke areas. He has come from an 11-year stay at Mecklenburg Baptist Church in Boydton. Hay grew up as a Baptist in Richmond and obtained both his undergraduate and theological education at Liberty University in Lynchburg. There he met his wife, the former Tiffany Henry of Mill Creek, Pa. The Hay family includes Landen, 10, and Lauren ,4, now enrolled at the church’s pre-school. Lynn Haven, a congregation dating from the 1950s, was most recently served by the Rev. Michael Wrye.
INTERFAITH CLERGY SET PRAYER FOR NATION
A period of public prayer for the nation and its new president, Donald Trump, is scheduled Friday, Jan. 20, at 11 a.m. reflecting several religion views. Sponsored by the Roanoke Valley Interfaith Clergy Association, it will take place in the courtyard of Heights Community Church at Grandin Road and Memorial Avenue in Southwest Roanoke. Following the prayers, participants may watch the inauguration in the nearby Co-Lab, 1327 Grandin Road SW.
ELDER LAW SPECIALIST OFFERS FREE ADVICE
Ann McGee Green, a Roanoke attorney practicing elder law, will speak on “Issues and Options in Long-Term Care” Monday, Jan. 23, at 6 p.m. at College Lutheran Church in Salem. The program is sponsored by Salem Area Ecumenical Ministries (SAEM) and is free to the public. The church at 210 S. College Ave. is handicap accessible through its rear entrance. Green will discuss financing care for elderly relatives through government programs and private insurance.
HOSPITAL SEEKS CHAPLAINS
The Pastoral Care Department of Lewis-Gale Medical Center is seeking clergy, retired clergy and qualified lay persons to receive training as volunteers to assist patients and their families at times of serious illness and bereavement. The Rev. Will Iler, the professional staff chaplain for many years, can supply information at 540-776-4730 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-Compiled by Frances Stebbins