Some Christians make a point of giving something up during Lent, but Pastor Angela suggests “giving something away” instead. Join her for a Gratitude Workshop on Saturday, March 30th at 10 am. You will be guided through a series of prompts to “give your thanks away.”
She wrote: “As I’ve been preparing to lead this workshop, I’ve been really excited by my evolving understanding of what the word “gratitude” even means. Is it something we “owe” someone because of their generosity – or is it so much more? I hope you’ll come and explore how focusing on gratitude, even just a little bit, can change everything!”
Please bring $10 for the workshop – we will use note cards as part of the workshop, and the money will go towards Major Maintenance. Invite your friends.
Please Join us for “Soup”er Sunday! On Sunday, March 24th the Youth will be taking donations for Quarts of soup. Want an easy Sunday Lunch or Dinner without all the hassle? Grab some fresh made soup!
The youth will meet with the soup makers at 6:30 on Saturday the 23rd to make the following soups: Vegetable, Pasta Figole, Chicken Noodle, Pasole, Broccoli and Cheddar, Tomato and maybe more! Come on down to the kitchen after Church on the 24th and try a cup or pick up a quart to take home!
To make the soups and any help-supplies, crock pots etc.-would be appreciated. Please let us know if you think you may be interested in making or eating soup so we can plan accordingly.
It’s time for another FUNdraiser for our Major Maintenance fund. This event is Wednesday, April 3, anytime between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm, at the Pizza Hut in Bristow (at the Harris Teeter Shopping Center).
If we spend more than $500 in food, we will receive 20% of our purchases back. (If we spend less than $500, we will receive a check for 10% of the total). As long as we present the ticket, this offer is good for dine-in, carry-out or delivery (if delivery is available where you live).
You MUST present the ticket at the time of your order. Click on the link below to print out your tickets. Feel free to share tickets with your friends, but we cannot stand outside the door and hand them out to their regular patrons. Let’s be good neighbors!
Fundraiser Tickets 2
Thank you for your continuing support of our efforts to care for this place of ministry in the Nokesville community!
Charlotte Bear was ordained into the set-apart ministry on Sunday, Dec. 30 at Woodbridge COB. We want to celebrate her accomplishment as her home church this coming Sunday, Feb. 10. Please bring a dish and plan to stay after worship here at NCOB for a time of fellowship and celebration. Join us as we say, “Well done, good and faithful servant!”
During the pot-luck meal, the Christian Ed Ministry team will host Valentine-themed activities for the church children and any visiting children who are in Preschool-8th grade. After the children have finished eating, simply send them over to the Kid’s club area where members of the Christian Ed team will have games, crafts and other Valentine-themed activities set up to entertain them. Parents may continue to enjoy their meal and fellowship time.
On Saturday, December 2, following the Nokesville Christmas Parade (which begins at 4 pm), gather on the church lawn at 5 pm for the telling of the Christmas story, complete with choir singing Christmas carols, children re-enacting the story, and live animals. We’ll finish with a candlelighting.
Then, gather inside for the Community Chili Dinner. $5.00/person donation (children 12 & under are free). All proceeds benefit the Nokesville School lunch program and the Community Blessings Box.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides leave from the church all evening.
For those wishing to participate as volunteers:
All are welcome to sing in the choir during the Live Nativity. Come to the choir room at 4:45 to get your caroling booklet. We also need desserts (which you can drop by any time after 9 am on Saturday) and help setting up tables and chairs at 9am Sat. morning.
For those wishing to help decorate tables and prepare to serve food, please arrive at 3 pm. Contact Jeannette with questions. Many hands make light work, and this is a fun event with the community.