Mid-Atlantic District Conference at Manassas CoB

Each year, the 60+ churches that comprise the Mid-Atlantic District of the Church of the Brethren gather to worship, fellowship and conduct business.  This year’s conference is Friday and Saturday, October 12 & 13 at Manassas CoB.

Worship is Friday evening at 7:30 PM, and Rev. Dr. Dawn Ottoni-Wilhelm will be preaching.  Dawn is the professor of preaching and worship at Bethany Theological Seminary, and also serves as the President of Societas Homiletica, the international association of preaching.  This is a wonderful opportunity – close to home – to worship with the wider body.  Plan to attend!

Join us for Love Feast – Sunday, Oct. 14

One of the defining traditions of the Church of the Brethren is it’s twice a year celebration of Love Feast. This year, the service is Sunday, October 14 at 7 PM.  During Love Feast, we gather to sing and eat and serve one another. It is one of the most meaningful rituals we have, and many other churches “borrow” our tradition because it is so lovely.  Pastor Angela wants to focus on the celebratory aspect of Love Feast and will be using a Prodigal Son theme for this service.

This is not a carry-in meal – a very simple spread is provided. All are welcome, but if you’ve never attended a Love Feast before, you are especially welcomed. You may participate in as many of the elements as you feel comfortable, and simply observe the rest. No one is keeping track!

Make it a priority to come and deepen your relationship with your church family and with God.

Fundraiser at Foster’s Grille

Come out Tuesday, October 9 from 4:00 – 9:00 PM and support the Nokesville Church of the Brethren’s continuing Major Maitenance fundraising effort. Click on the link below to open and print the Coupon.  Then present the coupon when you order and 20% of your total bill will be donated to the church. Bring your family and friends for a great meal and help support a great cause.

Foster’s Grille is located in the Harris Teeter Shopping Center: 10266 Bristow Center Dr, Bristow.

Fosters coupon pdf

Silent Auction Items

The Variety Show and Silent Auction event is this Saturday, August 4, at 6:30 PM. We wanted to give you just a taste of the items up for bid. There are many other wonderful items that are not pictured, including chimes, a gift card tree, fabulous baskets and so much more. Take a look and plan to join us for an evening of entertainment, homemade pies and shopping – all for a good cause (the major maintenance of the church facility). Please invite your friends!

YETI” 65-gallon cooler and other camping equipment

VACATION trip to Lake Lure, NC

UNIQUE, HANDMADE pottery items from McCann Studios

New and vintage handmade quilts

HANDMADE 25” Raggedy Ann & Andy Dolls

Vintage Crystal and Glassware

Pearls and other fine jewelry

Just a brief listing of the many and varied items available in our silent auction.  Please come. Be entertained by local talent, purchase homemade pies, while perusing and bidding on items of your choice.  All proceeds benefit the Major Maintenance campaign of the church.

Variety Show and Silent Auction

All are invited to attend the Variety Show and Silent Auction on Saturday, August 4 beginning at 6:30pm.  Enjoy a great evening out with your neighbors!

The evening begins with music from local musician Mike Simms.  During his half hour set, Donna Flory will be entertaining our youngest in the audience with balloon animals!    Plus, bid on some fabulous silent auction items, including artwork, entertainment tickets, home decor and services and much, much more!

Then, enjoy homemade pies, desserts and ice cream while being entertained by some homegrown talent!  Acts include incredible piano duets (featuring Oakton CoB music minister John Shafer and Nokesville UMC music minister Lucas Finet), vocalists, “comedy”sketches and much more!

There is no set admission price. Donations are welcomed and will benefit the Major Maintenance fund of the church.  We look forward to seeing you there!