This year, Vacation Bible School is open to all ages!!!! We hope each one of you will plan to come for a time of fun, fellowship and faith formation!
This year’s VBS is Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM. A meal will be served each evening from 6:00 – 6:30, and then we will break out into activities for all ages. This year’s theme is God’s Good Creation! Not only will we be enjoying fellowship and spiritual growth, we will also be taking up a collection for Heifer International!
In order to adequately plan for meals and activities, we need a count of each person attending (both adults and children). Please fill out the form below for each person who is attending VBS. We look forward to a week of fun together!
The most meaningful time of year for Christians is Holy Week. It begins Sunday, April 14 during 11:00 am worship, with the children leading the palms processional as we recognize Palm Sunday – Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.
Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm, we reenact the Last Supper in this most Brethren of services – the Love Feast. We share in fellowship with a simple meal. We share in service by washing one another’s feet. We share in love and remembrance with communion. All (those who are not members or even Brethren) are welcome to participate or observe, as you are comfortable.
Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm, we will host the Community Good Friday Service, where we contemplate the crucifixion of Christ. This meditative service features a time of silence, Scripture reflections and the combined choirs from NCOB and the Nokesville United Methodist Church singing a response to each reading to reinforce the mood.
The week culminates with the celebration of the Resurrection – the Easter Sunday service at 11:00 am. In order to truly appreciate the joy of this service, it is important to make it a priority to experience the events of the week that leads up to it. Commit to walking in the footsteps of Jesus on his journey to the cross, and to celebrating his victory over death.
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!