Worship Update

     Indoor worship will be suspended for all of January. The board will meet in January to decide about February worships.  Online Sunday morning worship links are being sent to those we have email addresses for.  We are also making DVDs and CDs of the worship.  If you are not receiving worship in one of these forms, and would like to be, please contact us.

Annual Business Meeting

     A date for the regularly scheduled Annual Congregational Business Meeting will be determined after the Church Board meets on January 20th.  Each of the commissions will report on their ministry from 2020.

    Commission Chairs & others who report to the January meeting – please turn in your written annual reports to the church office no later than January 15th.  Email to

Offering Envelopes

     Your offering envelopes for 2021 are available in the narthex.  Please call before coming to make sure someone is here.  If you do not currently have envelopes for giving and would like to receive them, please contact Eileen Driver (  

Messenger Subscriptions

     The Messenger magazine is the official publication of the Church of the Brethren, offering features, Bible study, letters to the editor, news, and more. 1 year is $14.50, 2 years is $27.00, and $7.50 is the special rate for first time subscribers.  Your subscriptions are due by January 24, 2021.  You may drop off your check (made out to Linville Creek) or mail it to Linville Creek.  Contact Joan Hutchens with questions or if you need more information. (

5th Sunday Offering

     Our regular 5th Sunday offering for the Global Food Initiative will be received on January 31st.  Please note in the memo line “Global Food” if you are sending a check.

Community Garden

     A grant proposal was submitted and approved from Global Food Initiative for the community garden. The $1000 grant will be used for fencing to keep out critters and for hoses for watering the garden. If you know of other grants for community gardens, let us know because there will be other expenses for more composted soil, seeds, etc. Also, if you have extra shovels, hoes, or hand tools that could be used in the garden and would like to donate them, they would be appreciated.

     Please continue to drop off compost to the bins in the back.  If you have questions, contact Martha Reish (

Community Fellowship Meal

Community Fellowship Meals are cancelled until further notice.

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!