Youth Fundraiser Meal

Plan to stay after worship on February 3rd to enjoy a Soup and Sandwich meal provided by the Youth.  Your donations help fund 2019 workcamps!

Souper Bowl of Caring

For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in… Matthew 25:35

More than 29 years ago, the Souper Bowl of Caring began with a simple prayer from a single youth group:  “Lord, even as we enjoy the Super Bowl football game, help us be mindful of those without a bowl of soup to eat.”  Since that day, more than $135 million has been raised for local charities across the country through Souper Bowl of Caring.  Our youth will be collecting your monetary donations after worship on February 3rd by holding soup pots in the narthex.  Our collection this year will be used to support the Snackbag program at Lacey Spring Elementary School.  See below  

Lacey Spring Elementary School Snackbag Program

Linville Creek CoB is participating in the LSES Snackbag Program again this year.  This program provides healthy snacks for the weekends during the school year for those children who otherwise would have nothing to eat.  Linville Creek will be providing these snacks during the month of March.  This year, we are asking for monetary donations to help fund this program. The items suggested by the school will then be purchased, bagged up and delivered to the school each week.  You can donate on February 3rd when the youth collect for their annual Souper Bowl of Caring.  This year’s recipient of their fundraiser is the Snackbag Program.  You can also write a check to the church and mark the check for the Snackbag Program. If you have questions contact Joan Strawderman.


Come enjoy an evening of entertainment, February 17th beginning at 6:00PM in the fellowship hall.  Plan now what you would like to share with the group.  It may be playing a musical instrument, vocal music, poetry, reading, a drama, comedy.  You may choose to do something as an individual or choose a friend or group to join you.  Sign your name or group on the sheet provided on the table in the narthex. There is no age limit to participate.  The program will be over in time to get those youngsters home and to bed.  *You do not have to share an act to come.  An audience is needed to do the applauding and share laughs.

CLAM will make the fellowship hall a very inviting place to sit and chat and enjoy the great sweets.

Please bring a dessert to share.  Questions: see Joan Strawderman or Catherine Lantz.

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

Board & Commissions Retreat

All Board members and Commission members are invited to be a part of the Retreat scheduled for Feb. 23rd beginning at 9:00 a.m.  A light lunch will be served at the end of the retreat.  Please let your commission chair know that you will be attending so that they can plan accordingly.


American Red Cross Blood Drive, March  26, 2019, 3:00-7:00 p.m.

Habitat House

The Habitat for Humanity House being built in Timberville is moving forward.  The Ruritans are looking to gather a list of volunteers and skills (basic construction, drywall, painting, etc.).  If you do not have a construction skill but would like to help that is also welcome.  Habitat for Humanity’s insurance requires that volunteers be 16 years old.  There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for people interested.  Construction will start in the Spring (late March/early April) next year depending on weather.

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.