Nokesville Church of the Brethren
February 2024 Newsletter
It’s rare that we hear someone excited for the month of February. In our area, it’s often the coldest and grayest of the winter months. Many would probably skip over it if given a choice. Even on the calendar, it’s the shortest month of the year. And yet, we must go through it.
There are seasons in life that we cannot avoid. Some are long and some just seem long—like February. We have an overwhelming desire to snuggle up in our blankets with a warm beverage trying to hibernate until this season passes.
What would it look like if we really examined it? Perhaps we’d find moments for stillness and contemplation. Perhaps we’d find moments to consider our need for quiet. In this cave of hibernation, we’d have an opportunity to receive God’s love and consider how we might share it with others.
The church season of Lent begins on February 14. During the six weeks that follow, we remember the love of Jesus—his journey to the cross and ultimately, his resurrection from the grave. It’s a time to reflect on making changes that shape us to be more like Jesus.
Instead of thinking of February or Lent as giving up personal comfort, consider it a time to share comfort with others who need it, too. Reach out with a call, a text, a card, or a visit— “just because”. Your small acts of love will remind them, and you, that gray days don’t last forever. And that love is always in season.
SERVICE & COMMUNITY ENGAGMENT
BLESSINGS BOX: To allow larger volumes of items to be delivered to the church, an Amazon Wish-list has been set up.
SENIOR SOCIALS: All are welcome to join in the fun regardless of age. On Wednesday February 21st at 11:30 in the Meeting Room we will gather for Bingo & pizza! All Bingo supplies are provided, and the pizza is supplied! Come out for fun and fellowship.
CHILDREN’S VALENTINE’S PARTY: Valentine’s Day party will be immediately following worship on February 11. All children are invited to attend in the meeting hall. Children will enjoy lunch, share valentines, participate in games, and complete crafts. Children are invited to bring valentines to share. We will send out an approximate number closer to the event. Please complete the google form that will be sent out via constant contact to RSVP or let Pam Breslin know. You may sign up to volunteer or bring lunch items in the signup genius that will be shared.
MUSIC AND DESSERTS: Music and Desserts will be on Saturday, February 17. Join us for the musical talents of David Myers and friends. The event will begin at 6:30pm. Please bring a dessert to share and be ready for a relaxing evening of beautiful music and good company.
COFFEE HOUR SIGN UP: The breakfast coffee hour sign up has been moved the bulletin board in the sanctuary entry way. Please consider signing up to bring breakfast items to share with the congregation on Sunday mornings.
SAVE THE DATE: We will host a community yard sale on Saturday, April 20. We are still working out the details to make this a successful event. Please reach out Pam Breslin if you are interested in helping to organize the yard sale.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL will begin Feb. 4. Trey Brockett will facilitate the study, The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door written by Jay Pathak & Dave Runyon.
You can order online: https://forms.gle/gKCDC2RJ4vVCMM3fA
Or print out this page and hand in your order.
DID YOU KNOW?
Wayne’s Delicious Eats will be at NCOB every Thursday from 12p-7pm. They will be donating 10% of all sales to NCOB!
You can Pre Order Ahead Online or Walk up. Lobster Rolls are always the first to sell out!
Online Order Link: https://foodtruck.pub/?id=6111&fsid=101243
RAINBOW PRESCHOOL NEWS
Thank you to Pastor Janet for reading stories and singing with the children during our Christmas parties. They loved it! Thank you to Ginger Woods for the aprons for painting.
We will begin accepting registrations for the upcoming school year on February 1, 2024 for returning and church families. We will open registration to the community on February 15. Information will be available on our website: http://rainbowpreschool.us
We have created a Signup Genius so you can order flowers online. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090E4EABAE29A4F94-46656315-2024
Your offerings can be made through our website. https://www.continuetogive.com/ncobbudget
SERVING FEBRUARY 2024
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Coffee Fellowship 9:30 a.m.
Sunday School 10:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship Service 11:00 a.m.
Pastor Janet’s Office Hours
Tues – Fri
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.