Bell Ringing

     The Salvation Army bell ringing campaign has begun.  Linville Creek Church has agreed to ring on Saturday, Dec. 7th from 1-7pm in 1-hour shifts.  The booth is located at the American Legion Park in Timberville and will coincide with the Christmas Village.  There is a signup sheet on the table in Narthex for those wishing to help. 

     The Broadway-Timberville Ruritans are staffing a booth at the Timberville Food Lion during the Christmas season, if anyone would like to help out, please contact James Driver, 335-4043 or at and he will help make that happen.

Children’s Christmas Sunday

     On Sunday December 15th the children will help lead us during morning worship as they share the meaning of Christmas.

Advent Offering

“Say to those who are of a fearful heart, ‘Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God.’”    ~ Isaiah 35:4a   

     On December 15th in addition to our regular offering, you will find envelopes in your bulletin to be used for the Church of the Brethren annual Advent Offering.  The Church of the Brethren Advent Offering highlights our commitment to Christ-like Discipleship Ministries, international partnerships, the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy, and many others.

Annual Christmas Parade

December 15th, 2:00 p.m. Line up at 1:00 pm at J. Frank Hillyard. CLAM will sponsor a float.  More information will be in the bulletin.

Community Fellowship Meal

Please join us for our Free Community Fellowship Meal held on the 3rd Wednesday of every month.  This month’s meal is scheduled for Wednesday, December 18th.  All are welcome to come anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m.!


Christmas Caroling will take place Dec. 22nd.  Please sign up on the narthex table.  Lunch will be provided and caroling will follow.

Christmas Eve

     All are invited to celebrate the birth of Christ through scripture, song, communion and candle lighting.  The Choir is busy preparing for this special service which will include instrumentalists, guest soloists, and several individual speaking roles.   The service will begin at 7:00 p.m. Christmas Eve Night.  Nursery will be provided and refreshments will be served in the Fellowship Hall following the service.

Music News

Ruth Williams will be here to play the organ during the morning worship service, December 29.

The Adult Choir rehearsal schedule has additional rehearsals in preparation for Christmas Eve. Thursday, Dec.5 @ 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Dec. 12 @ 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 15 @ 2:15 (with Masterworks Chorus); Tuesday, Dec. 17 @ 7:00 p.m. (notice the additional day); Thursday, Dec.19 @ 7:00 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22 @ 7:00 p.m.

Masterworks Chorus under the direction of Scott Zane Smith has the honor of presenting their Christmas Concert We Need a Little Christmas here at Linville Creek Church of the Brethren on Sunday, December 15 @ 3:00 P.M.   The choir is accompanied by renowned accompanist Elizabeth Williams, and JMU music majors Josh Cummings (percussion) and Megan George (trumpet).   Featured this season are several 4-handed piano accompaniments, a variety of soloists, and sacred and secular pieces reflecting the joy and spirit of Christmas.  A special appearance by Santa will occur during the concert!  General Admission: $12.00.  Free admission for children under the age of 10 years. 

Habitat House Update

    The Habitat House project is moving forward.  The house is under roof and the professional trades (electricians, plumbers, HVAC installers) are working on their aspects of the home.  In mid-October they should be finished and insulation, drywall and painting will begin.  There is a need to provide the volunteers with a lunch.  The crews vary in size but are generally 5-8 people.  Anyone wishing to help, please contact James Driver, 335-4043 or email

Directory Updates

Please make sure the church office has your correct address, phone, email, birth date & anniversary.  You may email the above information to or put your written updates in the door pocket of the church office.  If you are not listed in our church directory & would like to be, please let us know!

 Interest Survey

   The Nominating Commission invites you to complete an Interest Finder Survey. Blank forms are available on the table in the back of the narthex.  Completed forms may be placed in the basket at the same location.  In addition an electronic version is available here:

    Completing the survey will not obligate you for any job, service, or responsibility. The Nominating Commission is seeking to find your interests as part of our church family.