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									           This Week at Burke UMC                                                                                                         Burke United Methodist Church
Sunday, December 5                                                                                               A Stephen Ministry Congregation                                                  December 4 and 5, 2010
9:00 and 10:30 AM Worship Services
4:00 PM Children’s Musical
5:00 PM Family Advent Celebration
7:00 PM Al Anon                                                                                                                                                                Between Successes. We continue a ministry initiative
Monday, December 6                                                                                           SPECIAL NOTE:                                                     for those who are “between successes” (unemployed) and
10:00 AM CIC                                                                                                                                                                   want to enjoy a new network within the BUMC community.
3:30 PM Children’s Choirs                                                                                                                                                      Meets at 9:00–10:00 AM each Friday. If you know of job
                                                                                                             Daily Advent Reflections. Our                                     opportunities or are otherwise willing to help
6:00 PM Girl Scout 52-7 Team                                                                                 clergy will offer daily reflections during                        unemployed members of our church family in their job
6:00 PM Sr. Hi Bible Study                                                                                   Advent via the web. Each day’s posting                            search, please email
7:00 PM CIC                                                                                                  will include scripture, a brief devotion, a
7:00 PM Girl Scout 52-7 Service Unit                                                                         sentence prayer, and a question to                                Wednesday Morning Prayer. At 8:30 AM in the
7:30 PM Adult Handbells                                                                                      guide your prayer and reflection. You are invited to respond if   Reflection Room, we remember people on the prayer list in
                                                                                                             you wish through our new BUMC blog:                               intercessory prayer as well as cultivate our own prayer lives
7:30 PM Trustees
                                                                                                                                        through devotion, reflection, and various forms of prayer
8:30 PM AA
Tuesday, December 7                                                                                                                                                            together.
                                                                        BURKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH        United Methodist Family Services December
6:30 PM Youth Handbells                                                      Tel. 703- 250-6100              Offering. UMFS serves Virginia children, teens and families
7:00 PM BS 1347                                                                                                                                                                DivorceCare. Divorce Care meets Wednesdays from
                                                                             Fax 703- 250-0742               who have suffered abuse, neglect, crisis and trauma. Please       7:00 - 9:00 PM, for people who are separated, newly
7:30 PM Ministries Council                                                                                   make checks out to BUMC and note UMFS offering.                   divorced, or working on divorce-related issues. Led by
7:30 PM Prayer Shawl                                                            E-mail:                                                                                        Susan Grimes & Bob Youmans.
Wednesday, December 8                                                            Poinsettias for Our Sanctuary. Honor or remember
8:30 AM Morning Prayer                                                                                       special persons in your life with the purchase of a poinsettia    Young Adults: Young adult small group Bible study
9:30 AM Card Ministry                                                            Internet:                   plant. Cost is $14.00. Order by Dec. 5. Envelopes are on the      meets on Monday evening, 6 PM, at the house of Morgan
7:00 PM Disciple II                                                                                          entryway table. Flowers will be displayed December 12-25,         and Cheryl Guyton, 6210 Kersey Ct, Burke. Dinner will be
                                                                                   and may be taken home after the 10 PM service on Christmas
7:00 PM Divorce Care                                                                                                                                                           provided; you may bring a side dish if you wish. Contact
7:00 PM Beyond Divorce Care                                                                                  Eve.                                                     to confirm participation.
7:00 PM Divorce Care For Kids
7:30 PM Chancel Choir                                                             PASTORS                    Church Wide Potluck Dinner on                                     Cards of Comfort. Meets Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in
Thursday, December 9                                                     Rev. Dr. Lawrence W. Buxton         Saturday, December 11 at 6:45 PM.                                 Room B3 to create cards for people on the concerns list, for
10:00 AM Women In Study                                                    Rev. Morgan A. Guyton             Join us for great fellowship, good food                           birthdays/anniversaries, and our military overseas. In
2:00 PM Aerobics for Seniors                                                                                 and tasty treats. Please bring a dish to                          support of this ministry, Cards of Comfort will be selling
                                                                                                             share.                                                            hand made cards in the Fellowship Hall on December 5.
7:00 PM Praise Hula
7:00 PM Disciple I                                               MINISTER OF DISCIPLESHIP Rev. Judy Fender
                                                                                                             Military Fellowship Potluck, December 12.                         Women In Study (WIS). WIS meets in Room 1-2-3 on
7:30 PM Finance Committee                                        DIRECTOR MUSIC MINISTRIES Angela Burns                                                                        Thursday from 10:00–11:30 AM. Following the Bible study,
                                                                                                             Our military families and friends are invited to share and join
7:30 PM Stephen Leaders                                                                                      us for a potluck lunch immediately following the 10:30 AM         many of us enjoy lunch at Spartan’s Restaurant. Teacher is
Friday, December 10                                                        ORGANIST Linda Brese              service on Sunday, December 12. The Gaillard family will host     Mary Ruth Giese. New members are always welcome.
9:00 AM Between Successes                                         DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL Kathy Landon         the event and bring the main course: their seasonal favorite
9:30 AM Chat & Play                                                                                          chili! Guests are welcome to bring a side dish, dessert or just   Prayer Shawl. Shawls are made and dedicated by this
10:00 AM Art Group                                                ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR Jan Williams       their appetites. It promises to be a great time. Please RSVP to   ministry as symbols of God’s comfort. They meet Tuesdays
6:00 PM Boy Scout Troop 1347 Lock-In                                                                         Frank or Daria at 703-372-5051 or       at 7:30 PM. Louise Gunderson is the contact person.
6:30 PM GS Troop 6115                                            COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Wendy Hudson
Saturday, December 11                                                                                        Director of Christian Education position at BUMC.
                                                                      ADMIN. ASSISTANT Karen Cochran
10 AM-Noon Chancel choir Rehearsal                                                                           BUMC is seeking an experienced, vibrant Director of Christian                      ALTAR FLOWERS
                                                                 MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Steve Breseman       Education. The DCE would be responsible for directing,
10:00 AM-2:00 PM Santa’s Secret Workshop
                                                                                                             maintaining, supporting, and visioning for Christian Education
4:30 PM Parent’s Night Out                                                                                   for all ages. Degree in Christian Education or UMC                Flowers on the altar are given by Sean and Becky Twitchell
                                                                     HANDBELL DIRECTOR Ingrid Bowers                                                                                                                  th
                                                                                                                                                                                        in celebration of McKenna’s 9 birthday.
5:30 PM Lifesign Service                                                                                     Certification in Christian Education preferred. Applicant must
6:00 PM Hispanic Congregation                                           PARISH NURSE Brenda Trask            be familiar with and supportive of United Methodist theological
                                                                                                             understanding. Call 703-250-6100 for more information.            2011 Flower Chart. Please sign up on the chart on the
                                                                     YOUTH DIRECTOR Marti Ringenbach         Application deadline is December 15.                              table in the entryway to dedicate altar flowers in honor of, or
                                                                                                                                                                               in memory of a special person in your life.

                                                                                                                          ADULT OPPORTUNITIES
             JOYS AND CONCERNS
                                                                                                                                                                                    A LOOK AT OUR FAITHFULNESS
                                                                                                             Stephen Ministry training in January. Stephen Ministers
Joys and Concerns for family and friends may be made at                                                      work alongside our pastors to care, encourage, and provide
any time. They will remain on the list for three weeks. If you                                                                                                                         Attendance on November 27 and 28: 451
                                                                                                             emotional and spiritual support to people who are going
would like for a name to be re-listed after three weeks,                                                                                                                                    Sunday School Attendance: 98
                                                                                                             through a difficult time. Please begin to prayerfully consider
please let us know by using a prayer request card from the                                                                                                                     Operations Giving: $23,806 Reaching Out In Faith: $602
                                                                                                             whether you might want to be part of this exciting ministry.
pew rack, or by contacting the church.                                                                       Stephen Leaders: Sallie Tiso, 703-323-6240 or Brenda Trask
                                                                                                             at 703-425-4855.
                 SUNDAY SCHOOL                                                       FELLOWSHIP                                   ECHO (Ecumenical Communities Helping Others),                     The Grace Notes Handbell Quartet will be caroling at
                                                                                                                                  703-569-9160, located at 7205 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield,     local retirement homes on Dec. 6 & 13. The group will ring
                                                                                                                                  serves the Burke and Springfield area. Check ECHO’s web           at the Burke Wal-Mart at 10:20 AM on Dec. 6.
Young Adult Sunday School Class. Join us at 10:30               BUMC Military Family Fellowship. Military Family                  site: for current needs. ECHO accepts
AM in Rm. 1 & 2. E-mail             Fellowship provides prayers, support, assistance, and             donations weekdays, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, or 7:00-9:00 PM on
with questions.                                                 fellowship to families with deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen,
                                                                Marines, and Civilians. If you are such a family, or would like
                                                                                                                                  Tues., Wed., and Thurs. BUMC has collection bins for ECHO
                                                                                                                                  outside the kitchen for those who have small amounts to
The JOY Class. Please join the class for a new adult            to be part of the support group, please sign up in the entryway   donate and do not need a receipt.
Advent study, “Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break.” We will       or contact Frank & Daria Gaillard at                                                                      Burke United Methodist Preschool (BUMP)
                             th    th                                                                                                                                                               BUMP will celebrate its 30th Anniversary in 2011. Please
meet in December on the 12 & 19 in Room 3.                                                                                        Gifts for Rising Hope United Methodist Mission
                                                                Update on BUMC’s Commuter Comfort. Thank all of                   Church. Sleeping Bags and Pup Tents are being collected by        consider giving a donation to our scholarship fund in honor
Adult Word Class. Class meets Sunday at 10:30 AM in             you for having the hearts of servants, getting up early in the                                                                      of a child this Christmas. BUMP will begin registration for
                                                                                                                                  RHUMMC for distribution to the homeless at their Christmas
                                                                cold, and putting smiles on so many faces. The people                                                                               the 2011-2012 school year in January. Registration will be
Rm. B9 to study the biblical message and how to apply it to                                                                       party. Please place donations along with socks, long
                                                                commuting on the VRE were very, very appreciative. We gave                                                                          open to the community in February. BUMP has classes for
daily life. Leaders are Todd Ringenbach and Donald May.                                                                           underwear and warm shirts under the Mitten Tree in
                                                                out BUMC information, had a lot of great conversations,                                                                             3 year olds, 4 year olds and young 5’s. If you would like to
                                                                                                                                  designated containers by December 19.
                                                                laughs, and smiles with folks we don't even know. So many                                                                           register a preschooler or if you have questions about the
Sunday School Information.                                                                                                                                                                          preschool, please call Kathy Landon, Preschool Director,
                                                th              great moments, funny moments, wonderful fellowship and
 9:00 AM: Children in Worship for ages 4 -5 grade. After                                                                          Christmas Basket Foodstuffs for Rising Hope United                (703) 250-3657.
                                                                evangelism. God's simple kindness leaving someone feeling
Children’s Time In Worship, students go to Rm. 9 for Bible                                                                        Methodist Mission Church. Food items needed include
                                                                loved. Brett Harn, Chair, Evangelism Committee
story. Toddler Nursery is in Rm. 6 for ages 3 and under.                                                                          large and small sized canned hams, canned vegetables,
10:30 AM: Pre-K through Grade 12 Sunday School. Join us
for an exciting faith adventure and discover from an
                                                                                                                                  canned fruit, gravy, pie filling, bagged stuffing mix, boxed
                                                                                                                                  macaroni & cheese, pie crust and whipped topping. Place
                                                                                                                                                                                                           Amazing Life Youth Ministries
exploration of Bible stories and teachings how incredible,                            MISSIONS                                    items by December 19 in marked containers outside the
amazing, and magnificent is our God. Room locations are                                                                           Fellowship Hall under Mission Table or in Rising Hope Food        Pizza Orders: If you ordered pizza from the youth, please
available at our Welcome Center.                                BUMC Hosts Hypothermia Relief Program,                            Basket in the entryway.                                           pick up orders on December 5 during Fellowship Coffee.
Rainbow Room at 10:30 AM in Rm. 9. This is our                  December 12-18. The FACETS (Fairfax Area Community
classroom for children with special needs who may find the                                                                                                                                          Youth Director, Marti Ringenbach,
                                                                Emergency & Transitional Services)/Fairfax County                 Our Brick by Brick by Burke (B5) family. The
regular classroom environment not always suitable. The                                                                                                                                    
                                                                Hypothermia Relief Program provides food and shelter for the      Babilonia's, are moving! Now that Rafael is employed, they
Rainbow Room teacher is Karen Roberts.                          homeless during winter months. It's not too late to sign up on    will be leaving their FACETS housing and moving to their own
                                                                the bulletin board in the entryway to help. We especially need    apartment in January. We would like to help them furnish this
                                                                                                                                                                                                    United Methodist Youth Fellowship. Sunday, 5:30-
                                                                                                                                  apartment! We are specifically looking for living room and        7:30 p.m. Program schedule includes dinner ($2), games,
                                                                                     adults for our overnight teams to help our
 CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES                                                      guests be safe and comfortable. The duties   dining room furniture, lamps, dressers, TV and stand, as well     small groups, and worship. Dec. 5: No UMYF
                                                                                     are not difficult, and your presence means   as night stands. Please contact Kristine Sellers at
                                                                                     so much. The Following paragraphs list or 703-939-5814 if you have any           Youth Fellowship Christmas Party, Dec. 12, 5:30
DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K). This is a 13-week Bible-                                                                                                                                               PM to 7:30 PM. The youth fellowship Christmas party will
                                                                                     other needs.                                 gently used items to donate.
based program/ support group for children, ages 5-12,                                                                                                                                               be held at the home of Marti & Todd Ringenbach, 8608 Oak
offered in conjunction with DivorceCare. Children may                                                                                                                                               Chase Circle, Fairfax Station, VA 22039. Youth may be
attend DC4K even if a parent is not in DivorceCare. DC4K        Brown Bag Lunches for Our Hypothermia Guests.                     Car Donation for FACETS (Fairfax Area Community
                                                                                                                                  Emergency & Transitional Services). If you have a car to          taken directly to the Ringenbach home or
meets at 7:00 PM on Wednesday. Led by Carol Rose,               Food items are needed for the brown bag
                                                                                                                                  donate please e-mail or call the church office and we can put     dropped off at the church to ride the                                               lunches we will prepare. Please sign up on
                                                                                                                                  you in touch with the correct FACETS person.                      church bus to and from the party. If
                                                                the bulletin board in the entryway and bring
                                                                                                                                                                                                    youth are taken directly to the
Mean Girls. A 6th grade girl Bible study, Mean, a Pocket        your item to church by Dec. 12. If you can
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ringenbach home they must also be
Bible Study by Hayley DiMarco looks at what God wants for       shop during the week for additional supplies
                                                                                                                                                                                                    picked up from the Ringenbach's at the
us as girls and how God wants us to react and act toward        as needed, please let us know. Questions?
                                                                Contact Rev. Judy Fender, Wendy Breseman,                                                   MUSIC                                   end of the party.
these “mean” girls. We meet Thursday, 6-8 PM at Lisa                                                                                                                                                Youth are asked to bring the following
Dockins’ home. Linda Beaver,            Barbara Nowak or Gerry Staudte.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    items to the party:
& Lisa Dockins, are leaders.
                                                                                                                                  Middle school and high school brass players.
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Last names A-H: Drinks
                                                                                      Donations for Hypothermia                   If you are interested in playing in a brass ensemble Christmas
                                                                                                                                                                                                    Last names I-P: Chips, pretzels, dips, etc.
                                           rd        th                               Guests. Gifts for guests staying with       Eve at the 4:00 and 6:00 services contact Linda Brese at 703-
Camp Highroad Winter Camp. For 3 -6 graders, a                                                                                                                                                      Last Names Q-Z: Cookies, brownies, etc.
                                                                                      us are being collected in the bins          992-8086 or Rehearsals begin after
weekend of cocoa drinking, fire building, craft making, chili                                                                                                                                       Ringenbach's will provide hot dishes.
                                                                                      underneath the Hypothermia bulletin         Thanksgiving.
bowl eating, nature exploring, mountain boarding, arrow                                                                                                                                             Each youth is asked to bring one items to donate to the
shooting, s’more munching, movie watching, and praising                               board. Needed are new socks,                                                                                  Grace Ministries Toy Drive. The items are listed below.(see
                                                                                      underwear, T-shirts, hats and gloves for    Christmas Hula, December 2, 9 &16. Newcomers
Jesus! January 15− 17 at Pine Lodge, Camp Highroad,                                                                                                                                                 previous insert item)
21164 Steptoe Hill Rd, Middleburg, VA 20117. Cost:                                    men and women. Warm, used clothing          welcome to learn to hula to Christmas carols on Thursdays,
$170.00. Register online                                 may also be donated for distribution.       7:00 PM, during December at this fellowship of exercise,          320 Senior High Bible Study. Meets Monday, 6-8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                  worship and prayer for ages six and up. Krista Vineyard, is the   in Room B-13 at BUMC. Dinner is provided for participants.
                                                                $5.00 Gift Cards for Hypothermia Guests. $5.00 gift               coordinator
BUMC Chat and Play Group. Parents and young
children meet Fridays at 9:00 AM. Contact person:               cards to places like McDonalds, Burger King, IHOP, or Dunkin
Rochelle Oedemann,                         Donuts are most appreciated by our guests so they have            You know the neon lights are bright ON
                                                                buying power and the ability to be inside                         BROADWAY! Do you love Broadway music? Do you love
                                                                on cold days, especially on Sundays                               singing? If you or someone you know would like to perform
                                                                when the drop-in shelters for homeless                            during our Interludes concert featuring Broadway music on 16
                                                                are closed. Leave cards in the marked                             January please contact Angela Burns at
 Please e-mail or call                       container in the entryway.                              
 703-250-6100 with questions on any ministry

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