Monday, April 11, 2016

Sneak Peek of the New Banners!

We have been doing quite a bit of housekeeping, getting ready for our 120th celebration of homecoming on April 23 & 24. As we look back at "what was", we also want to look ahead at "What's new".  One suggestion was to create new banners, and unveil them at the April 24 worship service.  (Polly Flory is working hard!)

 We are grateful for Lyn Ficili's leadership and vision (pictured above with Beth Vigil) to create a series of 6 banners.  We are also thankful for everyone who cut out felt letters and images, and who gathered to do the final assembly.

Betty Hepler and Bev Baker pose with their "sneak peek".  To see them all, be sure to join us, Sunday, April 24 at 11:00 AM. 

Friday, April 8, 2016

Homecoming Updates

Circle April 23 and 24 on your calendars to join us for the 120th anniversary of the Nokesville Church of the Brethren..  And if you have already marked the dates, highlight them so you don’t miss the celebration.
The event begins on Saturday (23rd) at 8:30 A.M. when planned service projects will begin for those wishing to participate.  Project #1 is the construction of an A-frame kiosk to house signs of Nokesville Business Association members.  This is in conjunction with the Boy Scouts of America.  If this is not your “cup of tea” several lawns in the community owned by incapacitated people are in need of some spring cleaning.  (Lunch will be on your own).  

At 5:00 P.M. a cookout will be held at the church to recognize those who have or are presently participating in service programs like Brethren Volunteer Service or Peace Corps.

                Our Sunday morning worship service begins at 11:00 AM and will feature Ben Bear (a member of our congregation and presently serving as Outdoor Recreation and Sustainability Graduate Assistant at West Virginia Wesleyan College in Buckhannon, WVA). Former pastors Tom and Paula Bowser will also participate in the service.  All three choirs (Chancel, Bells, Children’s) will present special music.

                Following the worship service, all are invited to the delicious carry-in meal in the fellowship hall. This will be a great opportunity for you to visit and share memories.

                Throughout the church, there will be displays of events from the church’s past --- a continual slide show, display case, memory table, scrapbook, etc. --- You may wander through them at your own pace.

                The Youth will be selling DVD’s featuring the slide show assembled by Eric Finet at a cost of $10.00.  Monies will be added the National Youth Conference Fund.

See you on the 23rd (and 24th, too)!