Church of the Brethren
Virlina District
3402 Plantation Road, NE
Roanoke, Virginia  24012
(800) 847-5462
(540) 362-1816
Virlina District

Church of the Brethren
Continuing the Work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

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September 23, 2018 -

Pray for the ministry of the First Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Virginia, as they celebrate their one hundred and twenty-fifth anniversary on Saturday afternoon, September 29.   Let us pray that God would enable us to minister creatively in every place and situation.

September 30, 2018 -

Pray for Heritage Day at Camp Bethel on October 5.  Let us give thanks for the goodly spiritual heritage which we have received from our predecessors.

October 7, 2018 -

Pray for Samuel T. Light, pastor of the New Bethel Church of the Brethren in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, who was scheduled to be ordained to the Gospel Ministry on September 30. Let us support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service.

October 14, 2018 -

Pray for the ministry of the Laurel Branch Church of the Brethren in Floyd County, Virginia, which celebrated their one hundredth anniversary as a congregation on September 30.   Let us pray that God would enable us to minister creatively in every place and situation.

October 21, 2018 -

Pray for Wesley R. Shrader, who began as Food Services Coordinator at Camp Bethel on June 1, 2018. Let us pray that the ministries of Camp Bethel will be enhanced and multiplied for the glory of God.

October 28, 2018 -

Pray for Galen Daniel Ludwick, to be installed this morning as pastor of the Pleasant View Church in Fayette County, West Virginia, and Harold E. Boyd, to be installed this evening as pastor of the Coulson Church in Carroll County, Virginia. Let us pray that the Lord of the Harvest will call and send out workers into fields near and far.  

November 4, 2018 -

Pray for Deborah S. Humphrey, moderator, and the 47th Virlina District Conference of the Church of the Brethren meeting at the Bonsack Baptist Church in Roanoke, Virginia on November 9-10.  Let us pray that every decision affecting the mission and ministry of the church, from the smallest to the greatest, be the subject and result of earnest prayer.

November 11, 2018 -

Pray for William Gregory “Greg” Broyles, who began as pastor of the Germantown Brick Church in Franklin County, Virginia on November 1. Let us give glory to God for the gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon the church.

November 18, 2018 -

Pray for Stanley H. Hawkins, pastor of the Duncan Chapel Church in Floyd County, Virginia, and Noel S. Naff, pastor of the Mount Hermon Church near Bassett, Virginia, who completed ten years of pastoral service in their respective placements in October. Let us honor the commitment, dedication and work of those who give freely of themselves to the work of Christ and the church.

November 25, 2018 -

Pray for the Virlina District Board Retreat on December 1 at Camp Bethel in Botetourt County, Virginia. Let us pray that the Spirit of God will grant discernment, guide every decision and enable every undertaking.

December 2, 2018-

Pray for Roy A. McVey, who celebrated forty-five years of pastoral service with the Collinsville Church in Henry County, Virginia yesterday and continues to serve faithfully.   Let us await with expectation the greater works of God which yet lie unrevealed. 

December 9, 2018 -

Pray for the Floyd, Iglesia Cristiana Nueva Vida, a newly recognized congregation of the Virlina District and her pastors, Raul and Lidia Gonzalez. Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will open our eyes to the diversity of our society and to our responsibility to reach out to all persons with the Gospel.   

December 16, 2018 -

Pray for Betty M. Wills, Secretary-Receptionist at the District Resource Center in Roanoke, Virginia, as she celebrates ten-years of full time service in support of the administrative and stewardship work of our district ministry.   Let us give thanks to God for the commitment of those who serve unseen, but not unimportantly, In the ministry and mission of the church.

December 23, 2018 -

Pray for every individual whose life is changed, endangered or lost by acts of violence, hatred and war.  Let us walk in the footsteps of Jesus, the Prince of Peace, whose birth brings the hope, the means and the ministry of reconciliation for those who follow him.

December 30, 2018 -

Pray for the mission and ministry of the Church of the Brethren; our membership, congregations, fellowships, and mission organizations, during the coming year. Let us use all of our being and substance to witness to the fullness of God in Jesus Christ in the midst of the great challenges and wonderful opportunities which are before us!