We are so grateful to everyone who contributes to the Blessings Box. We are amazed at the donations we received heading into Christmas – and the timing was truly Divine.
We are aware that the government shutdown is impacting many families in our area, and we are seeing an increase in use of the box. Please share with those you know who may need some extra help during this time that we have non-perishable food items, diapers, baby wipes, and other household items. We also have older adult incontinence items that we don’t keep in the box for space reasons, but are available to those who need it. Please contact the office to pick them up (703-594-2695).
If you’d like to make contributions to the box, we are especially in need of laundry detergent, dishwashing soap, and toothpaste/toothbrushes. And we always need diapers and wipes. You can make donations anytime the office is open (Mon-Fri, 9-1) or just leave them directly in the box.
Finally, the storeroom for the Blessings Box received new windows, and the room needs to be put back together. Diapers, toiletries and more need to be repackaged. If you’d like to help with this project, or know a teenager who needs school service hours, please RSVP and plan to join us Saturday, January 12 at 9:00 AM. Many hands make light work.
The 2018 Nokesville Christmas parade kicked off (in decent weather!) with the Grand Marshall – our very own Stan Keys. He has been a hard worker and advocate for all things Nokesville for years, and this honor was well-deserved! Congratulations, Stan!
Rainbow Preschool dispensed with the traditional float and took to the parade route in high style!
Following the parade, we got to share the story of the birth of Jesus – complete with donkeys, goats, sheep and angels!
The choir invited all the attendees to sing along to beloved Christmas carols, while our children acted out the story. It was a glorious night, and an annual tradition not to be missed.
Support our final Major Maintenance fundraiser of the year by purchasing a HoneyBaked Ham Gift Card!
You can use your HoneyBaked Gift Card to shop online, order from the HoneyBaked catalog or pick up at any HoneyBaked location nationwide. The gift cards make GREAT stocking stuffers! And the most satisfying part? 20% of your purchase goes directly to support the fundraiser. Please feel free to share this event with friends and family. This promotion ends December 31.
You must use this link to order:
There are so many ways to enjoy HoneyBaked Ham. Every HoneyBaked Ham is fully cooked & ready to serve, so you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with family. Underneath that sweet, crunchy glaze is the leanest, most flavorful, moist & tender ham you’ll find anywhere. Whether it’s our signature ham, tender turkey, delicious desserts or our tasty Heat & Serve sides, you know you’ll be serving the best.
On Saturday, December 2, following the Nokesville Christmas Parade (which begins at 4 pm), gather on the church lawn at 5 pm for the telling of the Christmas story, complete with choir singing Christmas carols, children re-enacting the story, and live animals. We’ll finish with a candlelighting.
Then, gather inside for the Community Chili Dinner. $5.00/person donation (children 12 & under are free). All proceeds benefit the Nokesville School lunch program and the Community Blessings Box.
Free horse-drawn carriage rides leave from the church all evening.
For those wishing to participate as volunteers:
All are welcome to sing in the choir during the Live Nativity. Come to the choir room at 4:45 to get your caroling booklet. We also need desserts (which you can drop by any time after 9 am on Saturday) and help setting up tables and chairs at 9am Sat. morning.
For those wishing to help decorate tables and prepare to serve food, please arrive at 3 pm. Contact Jeannette with questions. Many hands make light work, and this is a fun event with the community.
All are welcome for a meaningful service as we celebrate the birth of Christ on Monday, December 24 at 7:00 pm! We will sing carols, hear the traditional story presented in the Gospel of Luke, Chapter 2 (from the Shepherds’ point of view) and conclude the service with singing Silent Night by candlelight.
Communion will be served, the Children’s Choir will sing, and the bell choir will play. We will also be taking up a love offering to benefit those devastated by the California wildfires among others.
From our family to yours – may you be blessed by the love of Christ this Christmas.