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Kathleen Fuqua

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Jan

January 14

Mid-Day Circle will meet at 2 PM on Thursday, Jan 18, at the home of Linda Gurnham. All are welcome.

 VIC Hypothermia Outreach Program: It’s time to consider whether you can volunteer with others from our church to spend a night at the Ventures in Community Hypothermia Outreach Program (VIC-HOP) at Rising Hope Mission Church.  Washington Farm UMC has committed to help with overnight chaperoning for four Sunday nights: February 11 and 25 and March 11 and 25.  Please contact Lisa Webster or Samantha Barnes if you would like more information–or are ready to step up and fill this great need.

Route One Community Kitchen (R.O.C.K.) needs volunteers in the new year with lunch for the 2nd Thursday of the month and servers for the 4th and 5th Mondays.  Please see the sign-up on the Narthex Bulletin Board to volunteer at a time convenient for you. For questions, ask Anne Smith.

The office will be closed on Monday, January 15 in observance of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Church Council meeting for January has been moved to Tuesday, January 23, at 7 PM in the Fireplace Room.

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Jan

January 7

Morning Circle will meet on Wednesday, January 10 at 10 AM at the home of Anne Smith.  All are invited.  Meet in the church parking lot at 9:30 AM if you wish to carpool.

VIC Hypothermia Outreach Program: It’s time to consider whether you can volunteer with others from our church to spend night at the Ventures in Community Hypothermia Outreach program (VIC-HOP) at Rising Hope Mission Church.  Washington Farm UMC has committed to help with overnight chaperoning for four Sunday nights: February 11 and 25 and March 11 and 25.  Please contact Lisa Webster or Samantha Barnes if you would like more information – or are ready to step up and fill this great need.

Route One Community Kitchen (R.O.C.K.) needs volunteers in the new year with lunch for the 2nd Tuesday of the month and servers for the 4th and 5th Mondays.  Please see the sign up on the Narthex Bulletin Board to volunteer at a time convenient for you.  For questions, ask Anne Smith.

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Dec

December 10

The Flowers on the Altar are given by Gail Dawes in honor of Larry and Neil Dawes’ birthdays.

The sign-up sheet for the Christmas Poinsettias is on the bulletin board in the Narthex. They will placed in sanctuary before the Sunday, Dec 17 service and will be available for pick up on Sunday, Dec 31 following the 10 AM service. The cost is $10 per plant.

Christmas Service Schedule 2017

Sunday, December 17 – Christmas Cantata

Two Services, – 9 AM land 11 AM

Sunday, December 24 – One Sunday service at 10 AM

Family Service at 4 PM

Lessons and Carols Service at 7 PM

Candlelight and Holy Communion Service at 11 PM

 WFUMC Christmas Ornaments will be available for purchase this Sunday on the Friendship Patio following the 10 AM service.

Special Advent Study: On each Sunday of Advent at 9 AM in the basement of the Sanctuary, the pastor will be offering a short term Bible study on the stories of Nativity found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Please come and learn and fellowship with us each Sunday morning!

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Dec

December 3

Christmas Tree Lot Needs:
Saturday, Dec 2, Need 2 more volunteers from 1:30 to 4:30; need one more volunteer for 4:30 PM – 8 PM

Sunday, Dec 3, Need 4 volunteers for 4PM – 8 PM

Need volunteers for all shifts next week, Dec. 4 – 10

 Angel Gifts are due to be turned in this Sunday, Dec 3. Remember they must be wrapped with the angel taped to the front of the package. Do Not Bring Unwrapped gifts, please!

Christmas Service Schedule 2017

Sunday, December 17 – Christmas Cantata

Two Services, – 9 AM land 11 AM

Sunday, December 24 – One Sunday service at 10 AM

Family Service at 4 PM

Lessons and Carols Service at 7 PM

Candlelight and Communion Service at 11 PM

UMW Christmas Dinner, Dec 5 at 6 PM

 The location has been changed to Pema’s Restaurant, 8430 Richmond Highway for a buffet dinner. Salad, rolls, coffee, tea and soft drinks are included. Paula Underwood is doing a Christmas Program which include some sing-alongs! The cost is still $25. Please make your reservation with pearl Jenkins, Bev Card or Nancy Lichtenfels in the church office by Monday, Dec. 5.

 WFUMC Christmas Ornaments will be available for purchase this Sunday on the Friendship Patio following the 10 AM service.

Special Advent Study: On each Sunday of Advent at 9 AM in the basement of the Sanctuary, the pastor will be offering a short term Bible study on the stories of Nativity found in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Please come and learn and fellowship with us each Sunday morning!

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Nov

November 26

Christmas Trees will be delivered this Saturday, November 25 at 8 AM! The more we have to help unload, the quicker it goes. The Tree Lot opens for tree distribution at Noon the same day. The lot will be open until the trees are gone. Please check your calendars to see when you can assist us in this major fundraiser and community project. We need everyone to help us!

The Annual UMW Holiday Dinner is on Tuesday, December 5 at 6 PM at Mt. Vernon High School Café. Choice of Breast of Chicken or Ham for $25.00. Reservations and payments are due to either Nancy in the church office, or to Bev Card by November 30. All Ladies of the church are invited.

 Chancel and Cantata Choir Rehearsal is on Tuesday, Nov 28 this coming week. Usual time 7:30 PM and 8:15 PM.

Please plan to attend the WFUMC Annual Charge Conference this weds., Nov 29 at 7 PM.

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Nov

November 19

The Annual WFUMC Charge Conference presided over by our District Superintendent, Reverend Jeff Mickles, will be held on Wednesday, November 29, at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. All members of our congregation are encouraged to attend.

The Annual UMW Holiday Dinner is on Tuesday, December 5 at 6 PM at Mt. Vernon High School Café. Choice of Breast of Chicken or Ham for $25.00. Reservations and payments are due to either Nancy in the church office, or to Bev Card by November 30. All Ladies of the church are invited.

Rising Hope Food Donations – Our Washington Farm congregation has donated more than $1300.00 worth of food items for Rising Hope UMC from January through October of this year! Thank you for your generous donations of these food items; thanks to all of our children who have so energetically collected food from the pews; and many thanks to Bob Slusser for organizing and accounting for the food items and delivering them to Rising Hope each month.

Friends of Good Shepherd Housing Tour – Good Shepherd Housing (GSH) is offering a tour of their office, service area, and properties on Saturday, December 2 at 10:30 am-12:00 pm.  The tour is the perfect opportunity to become familiar with the work that GSH does to reduce homelessness and enable self-sufficiency in our community.  The tour starts from their office at Mount Zephyr Business Center, Suite 17B, 8305 Richmond Highway, Alexandria, VA.  Please call Lisa Webster if you are interested in joining a group from WFUMC for the tour.

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Nov

November 12

All Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts need to be turned in TODAY, November 12 for dedication and delivery together to the local collection point.

The Christmas Angels for Rising Hope are available for pick up today following the service on the Friendship Patio.

The Mid-Day Circle will meet at 2 PM, Thursday, November 16 at the home of Anne Ojalehto.

The Annual WFUMC Charge Conference presided over by our District Superintendent, Reverend Jeff Mickles, will be held on Wednesday, November 29, at 7 PM in the Sanctuary. All members of our congregation are encouraged to attend.

 Church Security.  An important mission of Washington Farm UMC is to maintain an open sanctuary during the day. Our “security team” then checks and locks the education building and sanctuary by dusk. Thus, if you attend an activity after hours, please be sure lights are out and the building locked when you leave.   And note, we’re always looking for members to be part of the security detail, an activity that normally involves no more than two days per month.  Please contact Nancy in the church office or Mary Rohweder for more information.

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Nov

November 5

CHRISTMAS TREE PROJECT: This important community and WFUMC project is on track. Bryan Bearden is the Chair/Project Lead. We will need volunteers to assemble the racks and lights on Friday, Nov. 18 and Sat. Nov 19. Trees are to be delivered Saturday, November 25th, at 8 AM, the Tree Lot opens at 12 Noon. This is a valuable project for our Church and the community. Please consider your schedules from mid-November until the second or third week in December as we will need volunteers everyday. There is great fellowship around the fire barrel!

All Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts need to be turned in No Later Than November 12 for dedication and delivery together to the local collection point.  The gifts may also be left in the Narthex at any time during the week before.

Stephen Ministers will met Monday, Nov 6 at 7 PM in the Fireplace Room.

Chancel Choir and Cantata Choir will meet this week on Tuesday, Nov 7 at 7:30 and 8:15 PM.

The Local Outreach Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm in the classroom across from the church office.

Morning Circle will meet Wednesday, Nov 8 at the home of Cyndy McGrew at 10 AM. All are welcome.

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Oct

October 29

CHRISTMAS TREE PROJECT: This important community and WFUMC project is on track. Bryan Bearden is the Chair/Project Lead. We will need volunteers to assemble the racks and lights on Friday, Nov. 18 and Sat. Nov 19. Trees are to be delivered Saturday, November 25th, at 8 AM, the Tree Lot opens at 12 Noon. This is a valuable project for our Church and the community. Please consider your schedules from mid-November until the second or third week in December as we will need volunteers everyday. There is great fellowship around the fire barrel!

November 5 we will celebrate All Saints Day during the service. Please email or call the church office if you have someone who has passed away since Nov 1, 2016 so they can be recognized.

It’s not too late to pack a shoebox gift for Operation Christmas Child!  Flat shoeboxes and all the materials needed will continue to be available on the OCC table in the Narthex whenever the church is open.  Please return your filled shoebox gifts anytime, but NLT November 12 to be collected and dedicated at the worship service.

Cantata Choir rehearsals began last Wednesday. It is not too late to join us! The time is 8:15 PM, immediately following Chancel Choir.

Youth Fall Party:  Today, Oct 29th Time: 3 PM – 5 PM. Where: Church What: Pumpkin smashing, pumpkin launching, pumpkin carving, pumpkin bowling, pizza, and of course, candy. Hope to see you then.

The Local Outreach Meeting will be on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:00 pm in the classroom across from the church office.

Pastor Waltz has started a new Sunday Morning Bible Study which meets in the basement of the church sanctuary at 9 AM each Sunday. The class will be studying and discussing The Parables. Please come and join what should be an interesting and informative class.

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Oct

October 22

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be available on the Friendship Patio after the service today and at any time in the Narthex for the next several weeks.  Please be sure to pick up a plastic bag of information for each shoebox and note prohibited items in selecting gifts to include.  Return completed boxes to the Narthex NLT Sunday, Nov. 12, for collection and dedication during worship.

Our Fall Fellowship Luncheon is today at 11:15.  A-K, main dish; L-R, side dish; S-Z, dessert.

Cantata Choir rehearsals begin this Wednesday, Oct 25 at 8:15 PM, immediately following Chancel Choir.

Youth Fall Party:  Date: Oct 29th Time: 3 PM – 5 PM. Where: Church What: Pumpkin smashing, pumpkin launching, pumpkin carving, pumpkin bowling, pizza, and of course, candy. Please let Sam or Dew Barnes know if you plan to attend by Friday, October 26.