June Mission—Women’s Resource Center. If you want to help break the cycle of abuse and create new lives for women in the New River Valley, there are many ways you can help. For some people, a simple donation is the best way—we assure you we will invest your gift wisely to help women in your community. Others find volunteering to be the most rewarding way to help. There are many roles to play in our organization.
Needed items:
· Prepaid phones and gas cards
· Giftcards to Wal-Mart, Target, Kroger, CVS, Food Lion
· Disinfectant wipes
· Canned fruits and juices
· Canned meats like Spam, beef, ham (not tuna)
· Canned ravioli, Spaghetti-Os
· Laundry and Dish detergent
· Baby wipes
· Diapers—sizes 4, 5, & 6, pull-ups
· Shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.
Boys Home—We are hosting visitors from Boys Home on June 24.
Vacation Bible Schoo
l—will be July 29 - Aug. 1st from 5:45 to 8:15 each evening at Radford Presbyterian Church with a picnic at Riverview Park on Wednesday.  Adult leaders, youth leaders and musicians are needed to help in planning and/or at the event. This is a shared ministry with several local parishes. Look for details in upcoming announcements.
Blue Grass Mass and Jam Camp - A Blue Grass Mass and Jam Camp will be held at Grace during the weekend of November 10th. We need to raise $1200 for this event to pay the professional musician and also provide scholarships to RU students to attend Jam Camp. Please consider a gift to this cause. 

Recital— The Presbyterian Church of Radford is presenting a recital put on by Zoe Jones and Soohyun Yun at 5:00pm on Sunday, June 17. Donations will be collected to assist Zoe with food and travel for her three week Opera retreat in Texas.
Archive Committee—Diana Jordan and Joyce Muldoon have agreed to co-chair the Archive committee. Contact one of them if you are interested in helping with the history room, photo albums, or a small library of historical items.
Thank you to all who helped with the reception for the Celebration of a New Ministry on June 6, especially Parish Life Chair, Beth Gespard for coordinating this.  It was a lovely reception with good food and fellowship.
Thank you to our wonderful Grace Rooms volunteers, especially Lee Slusher and Betty Lee for all they do to ensure housing for our guests.  We have some ladies moving on to new horizons and new guests coming in this month.  Keep this ministry in your prayers.

Thank you to the Sproule family for all the extra help around the buildings and grounds lately.  This week Thor and Mason are assembling nine new chairs for the vestry room.

Weekly Roles

 June 17, 2018

Lay Eucharistic Minister

Michael Cluver (8a)
Mark Carper (11a)

Bob Himmel(8a)
Dick Harshberger (11a)

Penny Sweet and Lee Slusher

Coffee Hour
Joan and Matt Sutphin

Altar Guild
Lee Slusher, and Diana Jordan

June 24, 2018

Lay Eucharistic Minister
Bob Himmel(8a)
Jack Brockway (11a)

Paula Downs(8a)
Kathleen Harshberger (11a)

Ann Walker and Diana Jordan

Coffee Hour
Penny Sweet

Altar Guild
Lee Slusher, and Diana Jordan

Please visit for the full list of June and July roles.

Altar Flowers

It is a wonderful opportunity to honor the memory of someone or to give thanksgiving for someone or something in your life.  Won't you help us provide flowers for the altar this year? 

There are a number of Sundays open. The sign-up sheet is on the bulletin board in the Parish Hall or you can call the office to see if certain Sundays are open and sign up via the phone.  Please help us by signing up for a Sunday or two. 

Northside will do altar flowers for $25 for one Sunday or $40 for two Sundays. Please contact Northside at 540-639-9351 to have flowers delivered on the Sunday you sign up for.  Please contact the office to have the dedication placed in the bulletin.

Community Events

NRV Summer Kick-Off!
June 19
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Brick House Pizza
The Highlander Club will be hosting the NRV Summer Kick-off on Tuesday, June 19 at Brick House Pizza in Radford from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Complimentary appetizers and a cash bar will be available. 

*Please RSVP to the link below by Thursday, June 14!*

RSVP here:

Adaire Theatre Presents:
Alice in Wonderland

June 30, 2018

PCHS Little Theatre

Travel down the rabbit hole and join Alice in the mysterious Wonderland. In this fantastical place, Alice comes across many peculiar characters, including a relaxed caterpillar, a happy cat, a depressive hare, a mad hatter and learns all is not well in Wonderland. A very cross Queen of Hearts seems distressingly keen on chopping everyone's heads off. 

First Annual Honey Bee Festival
June 30, 2018

White Barrel Winery
4025 Childress Rd, Christiansburg, Virginia 24073

Join Whitebarrel Winery for our First Annual Honey Bee Festival, to learn more about our Bee Sanctuary and Research Program, the effects of Colony Collapse Disorder, and have a fun time with vendors, live music, food trucks, and of course... wine! Be sure to bring your blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the outdoor area and activities!

Mary Carter Bishop Book Signing
Thursday, July 19
6:30pm - 8:30pm
St. John's Episcopal Church
1 Mountain Ave SW, Roanoke, Virginia 24016

The Episcopal Church


Congregations' pet ministries offer support to pet owners and their four-legged companions
[Episcopal News Service] The Lord God made them all, the creatures of the world great and small, and God’s smaller creatures are getting a helping hand from the numerous Episcopal congregations around the country with pet outreach in their lineup of parish ministries. [READ MORE]

Beloved Community Gathers Again Under an Oak Tree
Historic Cedar Hill Baptist Church south of Lexington is a church that began with faithful black Christians worshiping under an oak tree.  The church was built in 1874 and is on the historic register. Reunions of descendants are now held annually there. [READ MORE]