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!

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!

Nokesville Day – Weather Update

Nokesville Day will proceed Saturday, May 19 from 9-2: rain or shine! We have had to made some changes, however. The Yard Sale has been moved inside – but still lots of great bargains and treasures to be had.

We have a plant sale (lots of different veggies and flowers). We will still have outside concessions including half smokes and other tasty treats! We also have an indoor bake sale and the return of the HAM DINNER from 11:30AM-1:30PM. A donation of $8.00 per plate going to the Major Maintenance Fund for the Church (help us Raise the Roof!).

Feel free to message us with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you there! PLEASE SHARE AND SPREAD THE WORD!

July 21 Parent’s Night Out

We had such a good time in April, we are offering this service again!

Enjoy a night out! Bring your children to the church Saturday night, July 21, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm for an evening of fun while you have some “grown up time”. The event is open to children ages 3 – 11, and they don’t have to be members of the congregation to participate.

We are accepting donations in lieu of a set fee to be used towards our major maintenance fundraising campaign. Please register your children by filling out the form below.

See you there!