Mid-Atlantic Church of the Brethren Gathering

Take me out to the ball game!

Several of us are planning to attend the MAD COB night at the Frederick Keys baseball game on Saturday, August 11 at 6 pm.  Tickets include reserved seats with others from around the district behind home plate, a 2-hour buffet (from 5-7 pm) and FIREWORKS!

Use the link to the form to order your tickets today, and talk to Eric Finet or Pastor Angela about ride-sharing.  This promises to be a fun evening and a great opportunity to get to know others in the wider district.

MAD COB Night Bulletin Insert

Reflections on BINGO

On the third Wednesday of each month, from 11:30 – 1:00, we host the Senior Social Event where folks (aged 65+) from all over the community gather together to eat, laugh, catch up and enjoy an activity.  In June, our activity was BINGO!

Each month, I prepare a very brief devotion to begin our time together.   When possible, I like to think of a Scripture that fits for our theme – not an easy task for BINGO!

However, after much thought, I discovered that BINGO is kind of a neat illustration of God’s grace – if you have a little bit of an imagination!

Ephesians 2:8 says:  “God saved you by his grace, through faith. And you can’t take credit for this; it is a gift from God.”

BINGO is kind of that way.  You can’t “earn” a win in BINGO.  You can’t work harder at BINGO than your neighbor.  But you do have to play – and you do have to pay attention.

Of course, with BINGO, there’s only one winner each game – so the illustration breaks down there.  Because we know God’s grace is available to all.  And for this, we are grateful.

Father Son Breakfast

Join us Sunday, June 17, beginning at 9 am for the Father Son Breakfast!  We’ll be serving make-to-order pancakes (with options like chocolate chip, blueberry and banana), sausage, bacon and egg casseroles, fruit and hot coffee/juice.

The theme is camping, and we’ll enjoy a fun game along with outstanding food.  Bring your son, dad, granddad, brother, uncle, cousin or neighbor and join us!

Nokesville Notecards

The Outreach ministry team is selling note cards, with the proceeds benefiting the Major Maintenance fund.  The front features an original watercolor of the church painted by Chris Taylor, along with our mission of Continuing the work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.

The note cards come in packs of 10 with envelopes and sell for $10.00.  In addition to supporting the Major Maintenance fund, why not consider these note cards a tool to develop the spiritual discipline of Gratitude?  Make it your goal to send 10 thank you notes this year – thanking people who have touched your life in some way.

Drop by or call the church office to purchase your cards.

“Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” ~~ I Thessalonians 5:16-18

Stamp and Scrapbooking Yard Sale

As part of ongoing Major Maintenance fundraising, we are hosting a Stamping and Scrapbooking Yard Sale on Saturday, June 9 from 9 am to 3 pm.   Most of the event takes place in the large church fellowship hall, so it will happen rain or shine!

Free Card Make and Take

If you’ve never tried these hobbies before, then you’re in for a treat!  Not only can you shop to start your collection at incredibly discounted prices, but you can also give it a try before you buy!  The card pictured above is the FREE make-and-take project, sponsored by Denise Stork, the owner of The Project Bin stamps (visit her website to see all her amazing products!)

The make-and-take will begin at 9 and will be available all day (while supplies last).  In addition, Denise will have a trunk show of her stamps and dies – and a yard sale special!  Purchase one of her sets and receive the second at 50% off!

This is just a sampling of the products we have for sale – and there will be 26 other vendors on site as well.  If you know parents who are looking for craft supplies for the children to use over the summer, or school teachers who are needing supplies at great prices, or someone who enjoys any paper-crafting hobby, be sure to share this information with them.

We will also have concessions on site, because it may take some time to see all the items available.  So, please come make a day of it – all for a good cause!