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.

Wave of Light Service

Please join us for the Wave of Light service on Tuesday, October 15 at 6:45 pm.  Founded in 2003, the Wave of Light service provides a space for baby-loss families, friends and loved ones from around the world to join in honor and remembrance of their loved and longed for babies.

As each timezone lights and keeps their candles burning for an hour, there is a continuous chain of light that spans the globe in memory of all children who pass away during pregnancy and in infancy.  Out of respect for our grieving families, nursery care is available for children ages birth – 3.  Please share with those you know who would benefit from this service.

Community Prayer Time

How about some prayer?

This Saturday, August 10, from 10-11 am, we will be gathering in the sanctuary for a time of guided prayer.  All are welcome!  If you are uncomfortable praying out loud, come anyway.  Your presence is prayerful.

If you have a personal need for yourself or a friend/family member, or a prayer request for the community, nation or world, here is your chance to enlist the prayers of others.  Please send your prayer request by noon on Friday to pastor@nokesvillecob.org, and we will add your request to our prayer list.

May your soul find peace in the asking.

Holy Week Worship Services

The most meaningful time of year for Christians is Holy Week.  It begins Sunday, April 14 during 11:00 am worship, with the children leading the palms processional as we recognize Palm Sunday – Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem.

Thursday, April 18 at 7:00 pm, we reenact the Last Supper in this most Brethren of services – the Love Feast.  We share in fellowship with a simple meal.  We share in service by washing one another’s feet.  We share in love and remembrance with communion.  All (those who are not members or even Brethren) are welcome to participate or observe, as you are comfortable.

Friday, April 19 at 7:30 pm, we will host the Community Good Friday Service, where we contemplate the crucifixion of Christ.  This meditative service features a time of silence, Scripture reflections and the combined choirs from NCOB and the Nokesville United Methodist Church singing a response to each reading to reinforce the mood.

The week culminates with the celebration of the Resurrection – the Easter Sunday service at 11:00 am.  In order to truly appreciate the joy of this service, it is important to make it a priority to experience the events of the week that leads up to it.  Commit to walking in the footsteps of Jesus on his journey to the cross, and to celebrating his victory over death.