Northern Virginia Brethren played a key role in making the bus for Queensland Girls’ School roll! The Ken & Ted event put the project of acquiring the bus put the New Community Project’s She has a Dream campaign over the top. Now disabled children needing transport, teachers living at distance, and sporting teams looking for a match – they’ve all got a way to get there!
We are planning the “All Church Camp Weekend” for September 29-October 1. Stay all weekend or come for a day. Brethren Woods, in Keezletown, VA offers a beautiful, serene campground that is perfect for fellowship.
This is a fun weekend of fellowship at Brethren Woods in the mountains of Virginia. We have currently reserved cabins for the weekend. If you are interested in coming but would prefer to stay in the A-Frame (building with bathroom in it), please reach out to Pam Breslin or Jackie Bear. We may still be able to book the A-frame. Please also let us know if you or your child are interested in participating in the Challenge/Ropes course. We will need at least 6 people to commit to participate to book the activity.
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.
Nokesville Church of the Brethren is hosting a Wave of Light service on Monday, October 15 at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend.
Founded in 2003, the Wave of Light service provides a space for baby loss families, friends and loved ones from around the world to join in honor and remembrance of their loved and longed for babies.
As each timezone lights and keeps their candles burning for an hour, there is a continuous chain of light that spans the globe in memory of all children who pass away during pregnancy and in infancy.
Out of respect for our grieving families, nursery care is available for children ages birth – 3.