Worship at Brethren Woods

August 25th (10:30 a.m.) is our annual worship Sunday at Brethren Woods.  All are invited to worship and enjoy the nature that is Brethren Woods.  We will be in the Pine Grove building again this year.  There is plenty of parking and there are no steps to access the building.  Child care will be provided during worship.  CLAM will be organizing a pot luck meal for lunch.  Please bring a dish or two to share. CLAM has also arranged for the use of the camp that afternoon.  We will have access to the pool so bring your swimming suits!  We will also have access to the lake for paddle boating and fishing.  Come and enjoy the beauty of Brethren Woods!  Please call the church office if you need directions or would like to carpool with someone.

August Music News

  • Adult Choir Rehearsals for August:  Thursdays, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 @ 7:30 p.m.  The choir will be singing each Sunday morning in August except August 25. 

  • Ruth Williams will be playing the organ on Sunday, Aug. 4.

  • Sarah Leininger will be playing Clarinet Sunday, August 11. (Postponed from July.)

  • Thank you! Scott & the Adult Choir would like to thank all the individuals (commissions) who spent time discussing and choosing the carpet for the choir room. A special thanks to Steve & Joan Strawderman for all their time and energy with this project.   The room looks and “sounds” great!  Come on by and see it!

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, July 17th.  All are welcome to come anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m.!

Daffodil Habitat House Project

     There will be a ground-breaking ceremony for the Daffodil Habitat House project on August 11th at 3 p.m. at the construction site (14740 Daffodil Lane, Timberville).   This is an opportunity to meet the family and other volunteers.  Construction has been delayed from the expected start this Spring, but is now moving forward with excavation and foundation work.  There is a construction calendar in the Narthex with various tasks required and the timing of those dates from late August into 2020.  Anyone wishing to help with the project please contact James Driver at

Searching for a Way to Support Disaster Ministries?

     Enjoy a fall evening out in a beautiful setting with good food and entertainment by the Fagan Sisters and the Good time gospel Quartet and Janet.  This event is being sponsored by the Shenandoah District Auction Coordinating Committee as a Share a Meal.

     The date is October 13, 2019.  Location is at Dooms, North of Waynesboro just off 340, in a lovely outdoor setting.  You are invited to dress casually, arrive early, hike through the woods on a trail, and enjoy the arrival of leaves changing colors. 

     A BBQ chicken meal with sides and choice of desserts will be served at 5:00 p.m. followed by entertainment by the above two groups which include our own Ernie Wine, Emily Reedy and Janet Dellinger.

     Tickets are $20 each, the entire amount going to the auction for Disaster Ministries. See Catherine Lantz for further info and tickets. (540-896-7556). Please buy by September 15th.

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.