Update: The mission resourcing campaign of the Virlina District has attained 135 pledges which total $300,179. As of the June 14 we have received $106,253 toward the fulfillment of these pledges. The majority of these first pledges were from the district and camp leadership. Lead Gift visitation is now underway in parts of the district.
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by Andy Murray, 2016 Annual Conference Moderator and native of the Cloverdale Church of the Brethren
"Let's Get Agitated"
By the time we get to the 8th Chapter of Nehemiah, the wall has been built, the temple has been repaired and some of the suffering and danger of recent years is being relegated to memory. When the people hear the Law being read they are so overcome with sorrow for those that were lost during the years of exile, and joy, relief and gratitude for a more secure future, that some of them begin to weep. Ezra and Nehemiah gently rebuke them.
“Go your way, eat the fat and drink sweet wine and send portions of them to those for whom nothing is prepared, for this day is holy to our Lord; and do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Neh. 8:10-11
West Virginia -- Record Flooding
Kanawha, Nicholas and Greenbrier Counties, in particular, have tremendous damage. All these are within the territory of the Virlina District.
We will receive an offering for the flood victims from our Virlina District congregations. There is no specific date recommended, but we urge that congregations receiving this offering do so soon. Please send all funds to the Virlina District Resource Center, 3402 Plantation Road, NE, Roanoke, VA 24012. Mark the memo line as follows: Acct #33506 - West Virginia Flooding. Thus far, we have received $3,200.
At this time we have been requested not to send "things" until material goods are requested. There is no current need for supplies of any kind. It would be helpful, however, to prepare "cleanup buckets" for future distribution.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Camp Bethel - House of Pillars
Like our physical bodies, our spiritual selves often experience the ups and downs of life, times when things are calm and times when things are chaotic. This retreat, led by the members of the Spiritual Retreat Development Committee, will use imagery related to being in or out of the boat with Jesus
Filled with scripture and song, the event will:
ENCOURAGE us to look honestly at our lives
INVITE us to step out onto the water to walk with Jesus
INSPIRE us to continue the adventure of our faith
all the while following the wisdom of always keeping our eyes on Jesus.