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


    Linville Creek’s Bible School will be held June 23-25 at the church from 5:30-8:00 each evening, beginning with dinner for 2 year olds through 5th grade. There will also be a nursery for children whose parents are helping. Please take the time to fill out a registration form for each of your children and put it in the box in the narthex. The theme, “Take a LOOK!” will be a science-based theme to look at ourselves, our community, and our world.  If you would like to help with Bible School, let Martha Reish, Janeea Tusing, Sherri Hotchkiss, Mary Combs, or Kim Butterfield know how you would like to be involved.

5th Sunday Offering

Our regular 5th Sunday offering for the Global Food Initiative will be taken on June 30th.  The Global Food Initiative (GFI) is the primary way that the Church of the Brethren assists hungry people in developing food security. Since 1983, GFI (formerly Global Food Crisis Fund) has raised over $8,000,000 for community development projects in numerous countries around the globe. 

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.