The Fall Harvest Party is November 2nd in the Fellowship Hall from 4:30 pm until 6:30 pm. There will be fall themed crafts and games for children. Children are welcomed to wear costumes. A dinner of mummy hot dogs, witches broomsticks, halo pumpkins, chips and popcorn balls will be served. This activity is sponsored by CLAM (Congregational Life and Mission commission).

Don’t forget to turn your clocks back Saturday night (Nov. 2nd) before you go to bed!  It’s also a good time to change out the batteries in your smoke detectors!       

Poinsettias for Advent   

     A form will be included in the November 3 and 10 bulletin for you to order a poinsettia if you would like to add to the decorations during the Advent season.  You may choose either white or red. Please indicate whether your poinsettia is in “memory of” or in “honor of” someone.  The cost is $9 each.  Please put the order form along with the money in the basket on the table in narthex.  Envelopes will be provided by the basket or you may clip the money to the form.  Make checks payable to Linville Creek Church. Orders must be in by Nov. 10th

Comfort Knotting

     Please come out on Friday, November 8th from 1 – 3 p.m. and help knot comforters in the Fellowship Hall.  Questions? See Nancy Barb or Lana Allison.


November is Un-Trim a Tree month. The CLAM commission is working with Harrisonburg Rockingham Social Services to provide Christmas gifts for local needy children. CLAM decided to sponsor 50 children this year.  Early in November, CLAM will set up the Christmas Tree in the Narthex and decorate it with the ornaments from Social Services that have the names of the children that we will be sponsoring. The ornaments will also include the age, clothing size, shoe size and a short wish list of each child. Social Services recommends keeping the costs for each child to $25.00. CLAM needs your help to provide these children with gifts that they otherwise would not receive. Gifts will be due to the church by December 1st. Additional information about this program will be provided in the bulletins during November. Contact Joan Strawderman if you have questions about the program.

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, November 20th.  All are welcome to come anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m.!

Pie Baking–Fall Children’s Activity

  Hey, Kids! Want to learn to bake an apple pie? Bring your families to lunch, followed by pie baking on Sunday, November 24th after church. We will enjoy soup and sandwiches for lunch and then each family will put together their own apple pie to take home and bake! Don’t forget to sign up at the back table so we can plan for the activity!

Music News

– Adult choir practice (all rehearsals begin at 7:30 P.M.) – Thursday’s November 7, 14, 21 – Tuesday, November 26 (note change of day)Sunday, November 17Sara Beardsley returns to play the organ!  Welcome Sara! Sunday, November 24 Deb Proctor will be joining Scott Zane Smith at the piano presenting a variety of 4-hand pieces during the morning worship service.  Thanks so much Deb!                                                                            Looking ahead: 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 and pre-sale tickets are $12.00.  Free admission for children under the age of 10 years.  You can pre-pay for a ticket by contacting Scott @   

Fall Sunday School

Fall Sunday School has begun!  Pre-School, early elementary, older elementary, & Youth Classes all meet upstairs this year.  Three Adult classes are available also. Please see Martha Reish if you have questions or ask an usher. 

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.