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  • The Hardest Thanksgiving My hardest Thanksgiving was 1999, the year my Mother died. At Thanksgiving, she could still shuffle to the car, and Dad brought her over. She was dying of cancer. Weeks earlier, the doctors had told her there was nothing more they could do. Before dinner, my Dad cornered me in the kitchen, “Will you say ... Read More
  • “You are…” (A Sermon) After hearing this sermon at the 5 Talent Academy’s Evangelism Training even in October, Cathy asked that we feature it on our website and in our newsletter.  Here it is reprinted with permission from Rev. Sylvia Meadows. “You are…” First, I want to thank God for the affirmation, guidance, and empowering presence for this day… Thanks to Woodlake UMC for ... Read More
  • Wisdom and Innocence In Facing Fear “See, I am sending you out like sheep into the midst of wolves; so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” — Matthew 10:16 (NRSV) On the same morning as many of our NOVA United Methodist congregations gathered to celebrate All Saints Sunday, giving thanks for the service and witness of Christian saints who have ... Read More
  • Centering Prayer As we move into the busy holiday season, we invite you to join us for a time of centering prayer and deep holy listening. Led by Kindred Project we will gather at the District Office (3600 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax) on Tuesday, Nov. 14. A light lunch begins at 12:30 pm, followed by reflection and ... Read More
  • Thanksgiving with Rising Hope Rising Hope Mission Church is celebrating and sharing this Thanksgiving Day meal with the homeless and those in need on November 23, 2017, with short time of giving thanks at 12:00 pm and Thanksgiving Day meal from 12:15-1:30 pm. We are putting out a call this Thanksgiving Day for both food and volunteers willing to prepare ... Read More
  • Working Together to Make Disciples Have you ever wondered what the Bi-District does? Well, we made you an infographic to highlight the many ways we partnered with Arlington and Alexandria churches in 2016-2017. Use the files below to share this with your congregations! We love to  help churches learn, grow, and seek vital ministry to make disciples. Let us know how ... Read More
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