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!
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.
Thursday, March 29 – 7:00 PM
Maundy Thursday Love Feast Celebration – All are welcome to observe or participate as we partake of four elements of worship: Silent Confession, Footwashing, Agape Meal and Communion. This is perhaps the most meaningful service we share together in community.
Friday, March 30 – 7:30 PM
This year’s Community Good Friday Service is at Nokesville United Methodist Church at 12550 Aden Road. The pastors and choirs from NUMC, NCOB and Asbury United Methodist Church all participate in this moving worship experience.
Sunday, April 1 – Easter
Join us as we celebrate Easter together. Coffee Fellowship is at 9:30 am, Church School is at 10:00 and the Easter worship service begins at 11:00 AM. All are truly welcome!