The 21st Annual Cookie and Craft Bazaar will be Saturday, the 6th of December from 8:00 am until noon at the church.
Dozens of cookies of many varieties will be available along with many other bake sale items.
Candy Land will have several varieties of fudge, snack mixes, dipped chocolates and their popular hard candy.
Super Sweet Garlic Pickles and Country Ham Sandwiches will be available.
There will be crafts, a silent auction and an appearance by the cookie monster.
Proceeds will benefit local community projects and the church.
Come Early To Pray!
Shenandoah District Conference, “The Return of the Word,” opens with worship this Friday, Nov. 7, starting with gathering music by the youth praise team at 6:45 p.m. and the service beginning at 7 p.m. at Bridgewater Church of the Brethren.
However, you are encouraged to come early and join a time of prayer, beginning at 6 p.m., in the Bridgewater church’s chapel. The prayer session will be led by Dwight Roetto, a Christian Growth Institute graduate who was recently licensed to the ministry at Blue Ridge Chapel Church of the Brethren. Join brothers and sisters in seeking God’s guidance for our District Conference and for the Christian ministry world-wide.
Then, on Saturday, registration opens at 8 a.m. for delegates, non-delegates and guests! Hymn-singing begins at 8:45 a.m. We will worship, do business, learn about our Brethren agencies and be inspired by the ministries of our District and our local congregations – and expect to adjourn by 4 p.m.
Two deacon training workshops, “Equipping for Leadership – His Hands and Feet,” are being sponsored by the Shenandoah District Congregational Care Advisory team this fall. Leadership will be provided by Jonathan Shively, executive director of congregational life for the Church of the Brethren.
The sessions are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on:
Saturday, Sept. 27, at Leake’s Chapel Church of the Brethren at Stanley
Saturday, Oct. 4, at Waynesboro Church of the Brethren
Deacons are encouraged to attend one or both of the sessions. The registration fee is just $15 per participant or $25 per couple, and it includes lunch.
Contact the Shenandoah District Office at www.shencob.org/ for more info.
Come join us for our Annual Block Party Saturday, the 6th of September between 2 and 6 pm on our lower parking lot. This afternoon will be similar to a field day with games, activities and free food. Hot Dogs, Chips and cake will be available and event will be for all ages.
We will have a special service at 10:45 am on Sunday the 10th of August. Iglesia Pentecostes Las Buenas Nuevas Church and Hope Community Church have been invited to join us for the special Sunday. This Sunday will be like our Invite-A-Friend Sunday we have observed in the past. A meal and fellowship will be shared after the service.
The Rev. Garold Senger will be guest speaker for our Sunday worship service beginning at 10:45 am the 20th of July. He is a retired Church of the Brethren pastor and served our congregation as interim pastor from May 2011 – January 2012
Vacation Bible School will be held June 16-20 with the theme “Weird Animals.” Class time will be from 6 – 8 pm each evening at church for age 3 through just completed 5th grade.
A weekend of events commemorating the life and ministry of Elder John Kline is scheduled June 13-15, highlighted by a play, Under the Shadow of the Almighty, which depicts the last days of Elder Kline. The early registration deadline for special weekend events, which include the play, children’s and youth activities, lectures, historic house tours and vespers, is May 31. The John Kline Riders will hold a heritage tour on horseback during the weekend. A full schedule and a weekend registration form are attached. On the registration form, senior adult prices are intended for those 65 years and older.
Of special interest are morning and afternoon activities for children, ages 6-11; junior highs, ages 12-14; and senior highs, ages 15-18. Based on Elder Kline’s interests and talents, the sessions will include crafts, music, scavenger hunts and hikes, plus information about his gardening and medical practices. See more details at age-group activities.
Join us for a special Sonrise Service Easter Sunday, the 20th of April at 7:30 a.m. If the weather is nice this will be held outside at church. Cliff Scott will be guest speaker. Breakfast will be served after the service.
Join us for a special Good Friday Service Friday, the 18th of April at 7:00 pm. Justin Booth will be our guest speaker.