News

Children’s Christmas Program Dec. 18th

     Please join us during worship on December 18th. The children will lead us in worship and the Children’s Choir will lead us in song. We look forward to this special event!

Children’s Program Practice Schedule

      To prepare for the children’s Christmas Program, we ask all participating to attend the following practices:

Sun. Dec. 4 – Costume assignments after worship

Sun. Dec. 11 – 1st practice following worship with lunch provided for children and their families

Wed. Dec. 14 – Joint practice with Children’s Choir beginning at 6:00 with dinner provided for children and their families

Sun. Dec. 18 – Final practice during the Sunday School Hour (9:30-10:15)

If you have any questions, please call Diane Driver.

Sunday School Update

      Everyone is welcome to attend Sunday School classes from 9:30 – 10:25 each Sunday.  There are classes for adults and children. These classes begin December 4th:

– Bo Hotchkiss will teach the Jr/Sr High class

– Crystal and Bobby Mongold will teach the Preschool/Kindergarten class

– Stephanie Williford will now be teaching a combined class with the 1st/2nd grade class as well as the 3rd-5th grade class. This will be taught in the 3rd-5th grade room on the second floor.

      As the holidays approach, please keep in mind that Sunday School classes will not be held on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1.  In addition, the Children’s Sunday School classes will not meet on Dec. 18 but will practice for the Christmas program during that time.  For more information, please contact the church office or Diane Driver.

Cemetery News

     Watch for a new sign at the entrance of the cemetery! Top Bead has manufactured a replacement frame and sign that will be erected soon.

Caroling Dec. 10th

      CLAM will be teaming up with Music and Worship and the Youth to deliver our Sunshine goodies and some Christmas cheer on Saturday, December 10th. All are welcome to join us here at the church at 2:00 p.m. for caroling. We will plan to return around 5:00 p.m. for soup and sandwiches. If you would like to put on the list for a visit and caroling, please let us know. Additionally, if you would like to join for soup and sandwiches, it is not too late! Send Crystal Mongold a text at (540)-430-8382 or an email at mscrys2013@gmail.com to RSVP as soon as possible!

2023 Offering Envelopes

      Your offering envelopes for 2023 will be available soon. If you do not currently have envelopes for giving and would like to receive them, please be in touch with Judi Miller (judimiller@hotmail.com) or the church office. If you have been receiving envelopes and are not using them, please let Judi know also.

December Music News

The Adult choir will be rehearsing each Thursday night in December @ 7:30 P.M. except for December 29.   They will also be leading music during the morning worship each Sunday in December. 

Christmas Eve Service – Scott Zane Smith reports that rehearsals are beginning for the music being performed during our annual Christmas Eve Candlelight and Communion Service.  Members of the adult choir will be singing throughout the service plus additional music will be presented by Jessica & Logan Strawderman and guest artist Leslie Alger.  Deb Proctor and Scott Zane Smith will also be playing piano duets. Come celebrate the wonder of Christmas.

CHORDIALLY YOURS  (formerly Masterworks Chorus of the Shenandoah Valley) will perform its debut concert series Tis the Season…We Believe! on Saturday, December 17 and Sunday, December 18.  Under the direction of Scott Zane Smith, these 1 hour concerts will be held 3 p.m. both days at Linville Creek Church of the Brethren, 409 Brethren Road in Broadway, VA.  A variety of music will be performed! The choir is accompanied by Elizabeth Williams (Muhlenberg Lutheran).  

Pre-sale tickets are $12 and can be ordered by contacting szanes@aol.com.  Tickets at the door are $15, and children age 10 and under are free. 

Singers from Linville Creek include Sherri Hotchkiss, Melissa Nagy, Emily Reedy, & Richard Vaught.