Bring a picnic to share, a lawn chair and join us Sunday August 25, following worship, at the Nokesville Park. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, friends, games and fellowship. No food will be provided. Tea, lemonade, water and paper products will be provided. There is a pavilion with picnic tables and benches. There is a horse shoe pit, volley ball net and children’s play area. Bathroom facilities are available. Bring your horseshoes and volley ball. Corn hole game will also be available. If you have any questions talk with Polly, Lois, Krista, Beth or Gayle. Hope to see you there.
We are planning the “All Church Camp Weekend” for September 27th-29th. Stay all weekend, or come for a day. Brethren Woods, in Keezletown, VA offers a beautiful, serene campground that is perfect for fellowship.
There is information on the table at the back of the Sanctuary including cost and activities, and we are taking reservations now! This is a great trip for families. We will have cabin, tent, and the A-frame lodging options available. Please see Jackie Bear or Melanie Ali for additional information.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and we will add your request to our prayer list.
May your soul find peace in the asking.
Pastor Angela will attend the Church of the Brethren NOAC, where she will take continuing education workshops and teach a “Sewing Your Own Prayer Journal” workshop. Additionally, she will participate in a 2.5 mile walk to raise money to support university education for Church of the Brethren members in Rwanda. If you would like to make a $10 pledge to support her walk, please have the money to her by Sept. 1. Checks can be made to “Church of the Brethren” with “NOAC walk” in the memo line.
Additionally, NOAC is collecting children’s books for the Junaluska Elementary School. You are welcome to donate new (or gently used) books for children in kindergarten through 5th grade – again by Sept. 1.
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!