Decorating for Advent

All are invited to join the Worship & Music Commission on Saturday morning (December 1st) at 9:00 a.m. to help decorate the sanctuary for the Advent Season.  Questions – call Catherine Lantz.

Christmas Parade

Broadway Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Christmas Parade is December 9th at 2:00 pm.  CLAM will be sponsoring and decorating a float for Linville Creek CoB.  Anyone interested in riding on the float is welcome to meet us at J. Frank Hillyard Middle School at 1:00 pm.  Dress for the weather.

Children’s Christmas Sunday

On Sunday December 16th the children will help lead us during morning worship as they share their excitement for this Christmas season as only little ones can! They will share songs, readings, and video as they encourage us to once again embrace the joy and meaning of this season. If you have questions please be in contact with Pastor Nathan.

Advent Offering

On December 16th 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.

Bell Ringing

Want to help others?  The Salvation Army’s Bell Ringing Campaign has started and there is an opportunity for us to support their efforts on Sunday, December 16th from 1 p.m. – 7 p.m.  The heated booth is located at the Timberville Christmas Village (in the Food Lion parking lot).  There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex; sign-up for an hour and share in the Christmas spirit.

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 19th.  All are welcome to come anytime between 5 and 6:30 p.m.!

Christmas Eve Worship

Join us December 24th 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. on Christmas Eve night.

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.