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Prayer Chain

Our prayer chain email is: wrcobprayerchain@gmail.com

Church Prayer Chain Policy:

"Any verifiable information regarding the death of a church member will initiate the prayer chain process. Other prayer chain requests regarding injury or illness will need to be shared with Pastor Harvey/Leadership Team/church office by the family prior to any publication."

To be added to the prayer chain email, please contact: wrbrethren@wrcob.roacoxmail.com or hleddy1976@gmail.com

To send a prayer request via email, please contact: wrbrethren@wrcob.roacoxmail.com or hleddy1976@gmail.com

To send a prayer request via phone, please call the church office at: (540) 366-0291

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IT’S FREE

PARENT’S DAY OUT

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7

1-5 pm

YOU GO SHOPPING

WHILE WE WATCH YOUR CHILDREN!

WE WILL PROVIDE:

NAPPING AREAS

CRAFTS

SNACKS

CHRISTMAS MOVIES

PLAY AREAS

DECEMBER 7TH @ 7:05 PM

Come chill with us on Saturday night at the Berglund Center and help us cheer on the home team! The Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs look to hold off the Knoxville Ice Bears in what should be a great match up. All are welcome to join for a night of family fun. For anyone interested we plan on meeting at the church around 6:30 pm and shuttling over in the bus.

ADVENT DINNER IS SUNDAY DECEMBER 8TH

for Williamson Rd COB members and family ...right after church. The church will provide the meat and drinks ....and we are asking that everyone bring a side dish or dessert. We will have the band "Blue Connection" playing music and as we have done in the past, we will ask for donations for a love offering to be collected that day to pay for the band and we will offer for the band to join us to eat. Wear red and green or something in relation to Christmas....there may be prize(s) for the most Christmassy outfits. Come join in the fellowship and fun!

**Also, please note we normally collect items that day to donate for some type of charity....this year we thought it would be nice to donate to our Blessing Box....as it helps our neighbors in the community directly around the church. There is a winter list in the bulletin. This is a great outreach for our church.

Thanks,

Susan, Kate, and Amanda

(Missions and Service Team)

GUN VIOLENCE PRAYER VIGIL ON DECEMBER 10, 2019

Faith At Work Against Gun Violence is sponsoring a prayer vigil on December 10th, 7 - 8:30 p.m. at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Daleville, VA. This vigil honors and remembers the many victims of gun violence in the U.S. Guest speaker will be Rev. Dr. Tommy McDearis, Pastor, Blacksburg Baptist Church. Dr. McDearis serves as Chaplain for the Blacksburg Police Department and was serving in this capacity when the mass shooting occurred at Virginia Tech. Clergy representing several congregations, including the Church of the Brethren, in the Roanoke Valley will be participating in this worship service. Please address any questions to: FaithAtWorkUMC@gmail.com.

Love Offering

On December 1st, 8th and 15th, a special love offering will be collected for Dale Vassar. This offering will be used to assist Dale with expenses over the next eight to nine months while he is incarcerated. Funds will be distributed to Dale as needed by Pastor Harvey. Upon Dale’s release, any funds left over will be distributed in the form of gift cards with supervision.

Please mark your donations as love offering for Dale.

Project WARM

Can you believe it is time to deliver firewood again? Seems only a week ago the temperatures were still near 90! I hope all of you are now ready to join us at the woodlot. The weather should be perfect for splitting and stockpiling wood ahead of deliveries.

Bring a friend and lets get in shape ahead of the holidays on the horizon!

Join us on DECEMBER 21st! 8:00 am - 11:00 am!

All are welcome!!

JANUARY 12TH @ 1:30PM

Nothing beats being lazy on Sunday afternoon, so come grab some popcorn and pizza with us at Bethany Christian as we kick back for a flick. What better way to spend your day then hanging out for some great food and entertainment!

OTHER UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:

February Service Project – dates and more info to be announced

Bowling at AMF LANES – March 8TH @ 1:30PM

Easter EGGstravaganza – dates and more info to be announced

May Service Project – dates and more info to be announced

2020 CHURCH DIRECTORY

It’s time to start thinking about the 2020 Directory! We will be sending around a directory draft on Sunday mornings from mid-December until mid-January so corrections can be made there. We are planning to publish by late January. If you have any corrections/additions to be made to the 2020 Directory, you may call the Church office at (540) 366-0291 any Tuesday or Friday between 9:00 AM and 2:00 PM.

ROUNDTABLE AT BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE - FEBRUARY 28 - MARCH 1, 2020

Roundtable 2020, sponsored by the Interdistrict Youth Cabinet, will be held at Bridgewater College beginning on February 28 at 6 p.m. and ending on March 1 at 12 p.m. The theme of Roundtable 2020 is 2020 VISION - SEEING AS JESUS DOES. The Roundtable 2020 speaker is Kyle Remnant! A native of Bridgewater, VA, Kyle is a musician, speaker and husband. Things to bring include: a Bible, sleeping bag, pillow, clothes, towel, and toiletries (air mattress optional). Stay up to date by following IYC on Facebook and their website: @InterdistrictYouthCabinet and http://iycroundtable.wixsite.com/iycbc.

CROP WALK FINAL UPDATE (TAKEN FROM TRINITY TRIANGLE)

With final results now in, the October 13, 2019 Roanoke Valley CROP Walk raised a total of $22,033.56! There were 21 local churches and six organizations who participated in this annual event. The funds that were raised go to support Roanoke Area Ministries and Church World Service Disaster Relief.

PILGRIMAGE XXIV - MARCH 20-22, 2020

Pilgrimage XXIV will be held March 20-22, 2020, at Camp Bethel. Individuals from 60 congregations in our district have participated in this spiritual retreat for adults.

Pilgrimage is for everyone who wants to draw closer to God. It is for the young and old, for the new Christian and the one who has been a Christian for decades. The retreat includes spiritual talks, small groups, fun times, inspiring worship services, and much more.

God continues to work in wonderful ways through this ministry! Prayerfully consider your participation. For more information, please contact Karen Haynes at (336) 765-5263 or by e-mail at haynesmk1986@yahoo.com or go to our website at www.experiencepilgrimage.com.