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Shenandoah District
Church of the Brethren
P.O. Box 67
1453 Westview School Road
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
Phone: (540) 234-8555
Toll-free: (888) 308-8555
Fax: (540) 234-8333
What's Happening in the District:
Feb. 15: Pancake Supper, Dayton Church (202 Main Street, Dayton), 4-7 p.m. to benefit the Sadie Rose Foundation. The menu includes: Sausage, gravy, pancakes, applesauce, whipped cream, sprinkles, and drinks. Cost: Free will donation. To volunteer at this event, please contact Vonda at 810-4351 or Regina at 810-0307 or email Click for a flyer.
Feb. 20: Appreciation Luncheon for Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center field trip volunteers, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., to be held at Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center (1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg). There will be a brief history of the field trip program, acknowledgments and an introduction to some especially long-standing volunteers. There will also be an opportunity for sharing highlights from the past years and just generally celebrating all of the volunteers for the huge blessing they are to the Heritage Center and the community at large. RSVP and indicate dietary restrictions. Attendees may also answer a few questions for the trivia and fun facts portion of the program, during which highly desirable door prizes will be awarded.
Feb. 25: Shrove Tues. Pancake Luncheon, Bridgewater (420 College View Drive, Bridgewater), 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. If Rockingham County Public Schools are closed, the snow date will be Tues., Mar. 3. Menu: plain or buckwheat pancakes, biscuits, syrup, sausage gravy, chipped beef gravy, applesauce, fruit cup, coffee, tea, or water. The Bridgewater Home Auxiliary is currently looking for fruit donations and volunteers. Please contact Laura Ipock Powell, if you are interested in assisting. For a list of all 2020 Auxiliary events, click here.
Mar. 6: Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center Annual Meeting, 6-7 p.m. at Harrisonburg First (315 S. Dogwood Drive, Harrisonburg). In recognition of this centennial celebration for the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), our keynote speaker Dr. Alain Epp Weaver will present Mennonite Central Committee: A Century-Long Witness for Peace. Alain writes: “While my parents both came from Mennonite communities in the plains of the U.S., Alain grew up and was baptized in a Church of the Brethren congregation in Lincoln, Neb. Therefore, he has a fondness for Pietist/Dunker streams of the Christian faith.” During his presentation, Alain will highlight multiple MCC-Church of the Brethren connections across MCC’s history that may be new to many. Catering by Marjorie Rohrer Shank.
Mar. 6-7: Children's Disaster Services Training, Fri. 4:30 p.m. to Sat. 4:30 p.m., Bridgewater Church (420 College View Drive, Bridgewater). Registeonline hereClick here for a flyer. A bulletin insert may be found here.
Mar. 7: Bridgewater Church (420 College View Drive, Bridgewater) is hosting Can We Talk? Conversations for Change through Story and Song, featuring Ken Medema and Ted Swartz, is coming to Bridgewater, 7 p.m. Free admission; an offering will be taken for Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bridge of Hope. Can We Talk is a rollicking 90 minutes of story, song, laughter, and moments of serious reflection around listening and conversation, especially when there is seemingly so much disagreement on issues in the church and society. The show includes classic and new material from Ted Swartz and Ken Medema. You will never be more than a few minutes from a laugh or a moment that makes you hold your breath. Click to learn more about Ken Medema and Ted Swartz.
Mar. 7-8: Apologetics Conference, featuring Mary Jo Sharp, Antioch (23502 Senedo Road, Woodstock), Sat. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and at Shenandoah Community Fellowship (197 Patmos Road, Woodstock), on Sun. 7-9 p.m. CEUs=.6.
Mar. 21: Bluegrass Gospel concert with the Deanes, Charlottesville Church (1225 East Rio Road, Charlottesville), 6-8 p.m.
Mar. 28: Mt. Vernon is hosting a Fraud Symposium led by the Augusta Co. Sheriff’s Office, 9 a.m.-noon. This is a free event and coffee and snacks will be provided. Call 241-7135, if you have questions.
Apr. 12: Easter Sunrise Service at Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center (1921 Heritage Center Way, Harrisonburg), 6:30-7:30 a.m. This community gathering in appreciation of the beauty and stillness of God’s dawning new day will include singing, prayer, and a short homily or meditation.
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