Partners in Peace in Prince William County

Nokesville Church of the Brethren’s Inclusion Awareness Advocacy Initiative team invites you to pray and act for peace in Prince William County by standing together against hate in the face of social injustice and a local threat to one of our houses of worship.

We received this request:

As we come up on our annual Unity in the Community International Day of Prayer for Peace, we ask that all houses of worship in Prince William County come together in an absolute act of solidarity against hate. In the face of a national fight for social justice and human rights for all, we stand in solidarity together to say #HateHasNoHomeInPWC.

Against the back drop of social evolution, our only Jewish Congregation in Prince William County received a bomb threat on the eve of the month of their most Holy Days, and again we stand in solidarity together to say #HateHasNoHomeInPWC.

We stand together as a community knowing that we are stronger together. We are all supported and protected by Prince William County’s beautiful interfaith community, the Prince William County Police Department and Worship Watch, and our local legislators and leaders.

To show how strong we are together, we are asking all of our partners in peace to purchase a shirt and show their solidarity in the community. All proceeds will go to support ACTS, who has always been there to support our community.

https://www.customink.com/fundraising/partners-in-peace

Join us in wearing your desire that peace prevail on earth.

UPDATE –  Carillon Bells at Nokesville Church of the Brethren

Even though we haven’t met in the church building for the last several months, many of you in the Nokesville community as well as in the church have probably noticed that the Carillon Bell System in the church has not been working for quite a while.

Thanks to a small task team, led by Larry Nelson, and including Jeannette and Vernon Funkhouser and Mark Bishop, a quote has been obtained to replace the needed system parts so that once again music will be shared throughout the community.

The church has had major fund raising going on for the last several years for large and small projects that will allow the activities of Nokesville Church of the Brethren to continue to be a vital ministry and blessing to the Nokesville Community.  These efforts have included new air conditioning and heating units, a new roof, new windows and a new paved parking lot to name a few.

The replacement of the Carillon Bell System was not part of those plans.  We do have some funds that can be used to pay for the needed replacement system but not enough to cover the cost, which is $8,250.00.

We have been blessed as a church by so many contributions for our fundraising efforts.  We would like to reach out again to each of you to prayerfully consider if you feel led to give to this project.  If you do, please note “Carillon Bells” on the memo portion of your check and you can mail the check to the church at P.O. Box 56, Nokesville, VA 20182.  Or if you prefer, you can designate the Carillon Bells via the on-line giving website – Continue to Give.

We are excited at the opportunity to have the iconic sounds of the Carillon Bells once again ringing throughout our community.

 

We bought that bus!

Northern Virginia Brethren played a key role in making the bus for Queensland Girls’ School roll!  The Ken & Ted event put the project of acquiring the bus put the New Community Project’s She has a Dream campaign over the top. Now disabled children needing transport, teachers living at distance, and sporting teams looking for a match – they’ve all got a way to get there!

 

Thank You for Donating Your Dimes

Harper Buettner attended a district Jr. High retreat earlier this year where David Radcliff was the speaker. David is the director for New Community Profit (NCP), a small non-profit organization that works to educate about global social justice and environmental concerns and providing ways to take action. Harper was inspired by a conversation where she learned that it only costs 10 cents to fund a day of school for girls in Nepal and South Sudan, so she collected dimes to show her support! Thank you for your generous support of NCP’s Give A Girl A Chance initiative. She raised $419.00. Way to go Harper!.

Find out more at newcommunityproject.info.

 

Thank You from the Finance Team

 

We have been blessed with a congregation that never fails to provide financial support to our church and we want to make sure you know how much we appreciate your continued giving during this very strange and stressful time.  We also thought you would like to know about projects that have been completed during our time of social distancing.  The window trim and painting is done, a disability access ramp at the entrance from the parking lot has been installed, a major repair was completed on the furnace and the carpets have been cleaned.  These projects would not have been possible without you.   Thank you!