Live Nativity and Community Chili Dinner

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.

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.