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.

2019 VBS Online Registration

This year, Vacation Bible School is open to all ages!!!!  We hope each one of you will plan to come for a time of fun, fellowship and faith formation!

This year’s VBS is Monday, June 17 – Friday, June 21, 2019, from 6:00 – 8:30 PM.  A meal will be served each evening from 6:00 – 6:30, and then we will break out into activities for all ages.  This year’s theme is God’s Good Creation!  Not only will we be enjoying fellowship and spiritual growth, we will also be taking up a collection for Heifer International!

In order to adequately plan for meals and activities, we need a count of each person attending (both adults and children).  Please fill out the form below for each person who is attending VBS.  We look forward to a week of fun together!

 

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.

Gratitude Workshop, Sat. March 30

Some Christians make a point of giving something up during Lent, but Pastor Angela suggests “giving something away” instead. Join her for a Gratitude Workshop on Saturday, March 30th at 10 am. You will be guided through a series of prompts to “give your thanks away.”

She wrote:  “As I’ve been preparing to lead this workshop, I’ve been really excited by my evolving understanding of what the word “gratitude” even means. Is it something we “owe” someone because of their generosity – or is it so much more? I hope you’ll come and explore how focusing on gratitude, even just a little bit, can change everything!”

Please bring $10 for the workshop – we will use note cards as part of the workshop, and the money will go towards Major Maintenance. Invite your friends.