NCOB – Homecoming

Nokesville Church of the Brethren will be celebrating its 125th Anniversary with a homecoming celebration on the weekend of August 29 & 30, 2020.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.

Our theme for this homecoming is based on I Thessalonians 1:2-3, which reads:  “We always thank God for all of you and continually mention you in our prayers. We remember before our God your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.”  Thank you to Debbie Brunner for creating this logo, based on our theme!

The committee has lots of great ideas for that weekend, including a “virtual tour” of the Valley View Church; a picnic in Nokesville park, where a softball game just might break out; the unveiling of a new commemorative wall hanging; new t-shirts; and a worship service full of gratitude for 125 years of being Christ’s body in this place, followed by a carry-in meal.

If you have any suggestions for ways we can enhance the event, or if you have names and addresses of individuals you would like to have invited (or address updates since our celebration in 2016), please contact Nancy Hedges (Chairman) 703-361-7528 or nhedges786@gmail.com.

Updates will appear in Sunday bulletins and the February thru July/August Newsletters.  Please share this news far and wide!  All are welcome.

 

 

Save the Date for a Special Night of Music and Fun!

We are so excited to announce that on Friday, March 6 at 7 pm, the Northern Virginia Churches of the Brethren are hosting a night of music and conversation with Ken Medema and Ted Shwartz. This concert will be held at Manassas CoB.

Ken Medema is a fixture at Brethren events, and the author of the beloved hymn “Lord, Listen to your Children Praying”. For four decades, he has inspired people through storytelling and music. Though blind from birth, Ken sees and hears with heart and mind.  His ability to capture spirit in word and song is unparalleled.

Ted Swartz has performed at countless Brethren events as well. He is the creator or co-creator of over a dozen plays, and an accomplished speaker and teacher, melding theater and comedy with issues of creativity, theology and faith in a profound and engaging presentation.

These two have joined forces and will provide a rollicking 90-minutes of story, song, laughter and moments of serious reflection around listening and conversation, especially when there is seemingly so much disagreement on issues in the church and society. This show includes classic and new material. You will never be more than a few minutes from a laugh or a moment that makes you hold your breath. Don’t miss this opportunity! Invite your friends!

The concert is free, but a free-will offering will be taken to support New Community Project.

 

 

Take time to be holy- Labyrinth Walk

We are co-hosting, with Asbury United Methodist Church, a series of opportunities on the 2nd Saturday of each month to deepen your prayer life.  Join us Saturday, February 8, at 10:00am in our fellowship hall for an introduction to using the labyrinth as a meditative prayer walk.

We will be using a large canvas labyrinth here in the fellowship hall, so the walk will comfortably take place rain or shine.  Commit this time to renew and deepen your Spiritual life.  All are welcome.

 

Community Sewing Day

Community Sewing Day

Our 62nd Annual Community Sewing Day will be Monday, January 20, 2020, from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm at Nokesville Church of the Brethren, sponsored by the Martha Early Circle.

The event is co-sponsored by the Greenwich Presbyterian Church Quilters, who are celebrating their 6th Community Service Quilt Day.   This is a special day when people from various churches and civic groups in the community gather to make lap robes and comforters for the community.

We need pieced tops 3’x 4′ for lap robes: 1 yard of material for the backs.

Bring a favorite food to share at our noon meal. The food is guaranteed to be delicious and the fellowship is great!

 

Crop Walk to End Hunger

We will once again be partnering with Manassas Church of the Brethren in the CROP Walk. This is a great even for the entire family. We will gather at Nokesville Park on Sunday, October 13 at 2 p.m. to walk.

This is the 50th Anniversary of the Crop Hunger Walk.  In 1969, teens in Bismarck, North Dakota and York County, Pennsylvania decided it was time to do something for families who had to walk miles for food and clean water. So they walked…and, because they took that first step, hunger has forever been changed.

In celebration, we will be spending time in worship on Sunday, October 13, examining what Jesus has to say about caring for the hungry.  And then, we will give “feet” to our worship!

Invite friends and family to support your walk with their donations. You can bring checks or cash with you, or friends can donate online.