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Worship Available

     Online Sunday morning worship links are being sent to those we have email addresses for.  We are also making CD’s and DVD’s of the worship.  If you are not currently receiving worship in one of these forms, and would like to be, please contact us.

     We will remain online Sunday morning until August 16th when an outdoor morning worship is scheduled (10:30 a.m.). On Saturday, August 1st  we will have outdoor vesper service at church beginning at 6 p.m.  The board will meet again on August 19th to decide what worship will look like in late August and early September.

Vacation Bible School

     The Christian Education Commission would like to thank everyone for the support of Bible School this year! Families came together and visited stations to learn about Old Testament characters. The two evening themes were the character traits of faithful in learning about Ruth (Dana Roderick) and Abraham (James Driver) and courage in learning about Esther (Patricia Kidd) and Daniel (Liam Roderick). Kathy Leininger shared stories of Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Malala Yousafzai to think about being faithful and showing courage in modern times. A prayer walk on Monday and a scavenger hunt on Tuesday rounded out the time spent by families at the church. Each family received a packet of materials to make a family craft each evening. Some of the middle school students served as guides for the two days—Kathryn Kidd, Victoria Kidd, Leyden Mongold, and Liam Roderick. About twenty children and their families participated in person and about 10 families will receive materials and can watch part of it online.

     For the Bible School project this year, we are collecting materials for Children’s Disaster Services to put together Individual Kits of Comfort that will be sent to Children’s Disaster Services because teams will not be able to go out and families will probably be housed in hotels if they are displaced. Our goal is to put together 100 kits. The children collected materials or shared offerings. There is still a chance for any church member to donate money or materials toward this project. Donations can be brought to the church on Saturday at Vespers or dropped off at the church. The following items can be donated—Playdoh (2 oz.)/cookie cutters, mini deck of playing cards, 6 inch paper plates, 5 inch deflated beach ball, small animal finger puppets, small safe cars, small plush stuffed dog, gel pens, 8 color watercolor set, jump rope, 3×5 notebook, 1/2 inch washi tape, markers, small bean bags (about 3.5 x 3.5).

Looking for a Way to Help Victims of Disasters?

     The Kit Depot at the Shenandoah District Office is supplying items for school kits that will be assembled to be distributed through Church World Service to areas following disasters.  The committee, involved with the Depot, has invited individuals and or groups to donate items for school kits.  This is a great time since most of the items needed are in stores for “Back to School” specials.  Any of the following listed items will be helpful.  If you prefer giving money instead of shopping, make the check out to Shenandoah District CoB with a note in memo line, school kit supplies.  Someone will shop for you.  Mail check to Shenandoah Church of Brethren, District Office, P.O Box 67, Weyers Cave, VA 24486

     Items can be dropped off at a basket in the basement.  Call Nancy Harlow at 540-350-2298, or Catherine Lantz at 896-7556 if you have questions.  Catherine is away until Aug. 12th.

List of items: unsharpened #2 pencils, 70-page spiral notebooks- wide or college ruled, large eraser, enclosed pencil sharpener, blunt children’s scissors, ruler-plastic or wooden, must have both inches and metric, box of 24 crayons (crazy art or Crayola).

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 linvillecreek@gmail.com 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!