Christmas Eve Services - Monday, December 24th:
Both services will feature beautiful music, holy communion, and the passing of the light during Silent Night.
Drive Thru Nativity: Saturday, December 8 (rain date Dec. 9). As always, it takes many hands to put this event together - set builders, actors/actresses, scene managers, food (!) providers and many others - over 100 people, altogether. Be a part of this gift to the community. Sign up sheets are in the social hall now. Invite neighbors and friends to participate and certainly to see the show! If you have any questions about the Drive-thru Nativity, please contact Renee Kinnear (571-292-4365) or Ron Campbell (703-369-3220).
Manassas Christmas Parade - Saturday, December 1 - 9 am - 12 noon. Route starts at Nathan's and ends at City Hall in Old Town. Come and support! Sign up today. Questions? Contact Merv Lyle.
Open House at Pastor Abi's The congregation is invited to join Pastor Abi and her family on Sunday, December 16th from 4 - 7 pm for a time of fellowship. All are welcome to stop over for some cookies and Christmas cheer! RSVP today.
Family Advent Night is a new event combining the best of the former "Hanging of the Greens" service and Advent Night, which were previously held on two separate nights! This multi-generational event on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm is designed to help folks prepare for the season of Advent and help provide families with the tools they need to connect their home and faith more deeply. Event includes dinner, crafts, worship service and caroling in the commuity.
A Senior Christmas and UnTrim A Tree will begin next Sunday, November 18th. Please choose a gift from the "SENIOR" tree and/or the: Untrim A Tree" this Sunday, and return it in wrapped on Sunday December 9th. Gifts will then be distributed to the permanent residents of Manassas Health and Rehab. (for the Seniors) and to the children of the community (Untrim A Tree). Please help make a happy for Christmas.
Family Movie Night; A Muppet Christmas Carol and "Charles Dicken's " Dinner. Friday, November 30, 6:30pm dinner, 7 pm movie.
Enough by Adam Hamilton - New 4 Week Small Group Study: Meets Sunday evenings starting November 11 at 6 pm in the home of Rodney & Abby Miller in Bristow. Sign up on your Connect Card just in time for the holiday season. Money has great power in our lives. Finances used unwisely can become a source of pain and problems, even for the most prudent and thoughtful people. Enough is an invitation to rediscover the Bible's wisdom when it comes to prudent financial practices. This study could change your relationship with money.
Loch Lomond Elementary School Looking for Readers: Like to read? Can you spare 15 minutes or more a day to read to children or listen to them read? We are looking to form a group of individuals that are willing to volunteer at our partner school, Loch Lomond ES (near Yorkshire) any day of the week to read to some of the children (or listen to them read). This would be during school hours, generally between 9 AM and 3:30 PM but the time is up to you. Questions? Contact Lori Perez at 703-967- 8863. Thank you for considering this mission opportunity to practice our belief that our God supplies MORE THAN ENOUGH. Sign up today on your Connect Card.
Winter Coats for Children in Need: The weather has turned cold and many children are going to be without a winter coat. The Missions Committee is again gathering winter coats, hats and gloves for our partner school, Loch Lomond Elementary School. Could you buy an extra coat for a child? They need all sizes for both genders from Youth extra small to Adult medium/large. They are also in need of sweatshirts and sweatpants of the same sizes. Grade levels are kindergarten through 5th grade. We know we have more than enough so let us all share what we have. Look for the large box in the Narthex to place your donations in through the month of November. Thank you for all you do for those in need.
Kids Rock Choir Christmas Production: All kids are invited to join the children's choir as they prepare this fall to offer the message on Sunday, December 23 at the 9:40 am service through drama, music, and dance. Rehearsals on Tuesdays, 6:15 - 7:00 pm. To learn more, sign up today.
Chancel Choir Cantata Rehearsals are now underway on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 - 7:45 pm during our regular choir rehearsal time of 6:45 - 8:00 pm. Come join the choir and be a part of this beautiful piece of music. Cantata is December 16th at all 3 services. Join us for worship as the music ministry shares the joy of the season through dramatic readings and music. The 8:15 and 11 am services will feature a full orchestra and the chancel choir. The 9:40 am service will feature the Praise Band.
Charge Conference: Saturday, November 17, 1 pm. Alexandria District Superintendent, Jeff Mickle, will lead us as we celebrate our ministries, gather for worship, share a variety of church reports and vote on items as needed.