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This Week at Burke UMC Burke United Methodist Church Sunday, November 21 9:00 and 10:30 AM Worship Services A Stephen Ministry Congregation November 20 and 21, 2010 11:45 AM Cards of Comfort Potluck 1:00 PM God & Church, God & Family, God & Me Burke United Methodist Men Christmas Tree Sale. 3:00 PM Interludes Concert Series 3:30 PM GS Troop 2618 SPECIAL NOTE: Volunteers are needed to help unload trees on Friday, November 26 and to help sell Christmas trees. It is a great 4:30 PM In His Name 5:30 PM UMYF Today is Christ the King Sunday. It is the last Sunday service project. Sign up sheets are on the entryway table. after Pentecost and the last Sunday of the Christian Year and Fraser Fir trees will be available in three sizes: 6-7 foot will 7:00 PM Al Anon is a celebration of the coming reign of Jesus Christ and sell for $45, 7-8 foot for $55, and 8-9 foot for $65. Sale Monday, November 22 completion of creation. This celebration is relatively new and hours: Saturday 9 AM-8 PM, Sunday Noon-8 PM, Monday 10:00 AM CIC was brought into the church’s liturgical year in 1925 by Pope through Friday, 6-8 PM. 3:30 PM Children’s Choirs Pius XI. It was done in an attempt to advance the message of 6:00 PM Sr. Hi Bible Study God in Christ over and against that of the political forces WALKING THE ROAD TO CHRISTMAS 7:00 PM Companions In Christ 7:30 PM Adult Handbells moving in the world led by Stalin, Hitler, and Mussolini. The Burke UMC’s Community Opportunity Pope wanted Christians to focus on the real source and nature We Need You! 8:30 PM AA of power. As we celebrate Christ as the king of our lives we Inviting Our Neighbors Tuesday, November 23 must beware not to try to serve Christ and other entities. What Door Hanger Outreach 10:30 AM Celebration Singers BURKE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH do our golden calves look like? The economy …sports …hate 6:30 PM SPRC Task Force Tel. 703- 250-6100 Saturday, December 4 from 10 AM-Noon … fear …wealth …prestige …status? Christ the King Sunday 7:30 PM Thanksgiving Service Fax 703- 250-0742 EVERYONE WELCOME. looks toward the future and the images of Ezekiel 34. “I will Wednesday, November 24 KIDS? BRING ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM. search for my sheep…I will rescue them…I will set up over 8:30 AM Morning Prayer STROLLER BRIGADES ENCOURAGED. E-mail: them one Shepherd…he shall feed them and be their 9:30 AM Card Ministry Fun and Easy – Only Smiles, Comfortable Shoes and Two 7:00 PM Disciple II firstname.lastname@example.org Shepherd and I will be their God. Good news for the world! Hours of Time Required. Students may earn community 7:00 PM Divorce Care service hours. Please sign up on sheet in the entryway. Bible Sunday. During our 10:30 AM Worship Service on 7:00 PM Beyond Divorce Care Internet: rd November 21 all Kindergarten and 3 grade students will 7:00 PM Divorce Care For Kids www.burkeumc.org United Methodist Family Services Offering-Dec. 5. receive an age appropriate bible as a gift from BUMC Thursday, November 25 Since 1900, UMFS has provided residential care, treatment congregation. Appreciation is extended to our calligraphers; Thanksgiving Day – Office Closed and services for children, teens and families that are Kristin Kelso, Craig Matthiessen, and Sully Sullivan and our Friday, November 26 suffering from abuse, neglect, crisis and trauma in Virginia. PASTORS prep folks, Leith Stewart and Sarah Dickens. Thanksgiving Holiday – Office Closed The success of their ministry depends on the generous Saturday, November 27 Rev. Dr. Lawrence W. Buxton Interludes Concert, November 21, 3:00 PM. Clarinet support of many individuals, churches and organizations 10:00 AM Court of Honor Rev. Morgan A. Guyton across Virginia. Special envelope will be in the bulletin. Masterworks. Clarinetist Rochelle Oedemann will present 2:00 PM Court of Honor classical and contemporary works. Come and be dazzled. 5:30 PM Lifesign Service Blue Christmas Service. For those experiencing any 6:00 PM Hispanic Congregation MINISTER OF DISCIPLESHIP Rev. Judy Fender kind of loss, unemployment, grief, broken relationships, or AlterNatives Artisan Craft Show. Crafts will be on other sadness, the Christmas season can be 6:45 PM Potluck DIRECTOR MUSIC MINISTRIES Angela Burns display in the Fellowship Hall this weekend before and after difficult. You are invited to come to BUMC on ALTAR FLOWERS services. Shop for handmade crafts purchased by SERV from Sunday, December 12 at 7:30 PM for a "Blue 2011 Flower Chart. Please sign up on the chart on the ORGANIST Linda Brese artisans in developing countries. Proceeds benefit the Christmas" service, to invite God into your table in the entryway to dedicate altar flowers in honor of, Highland Support Project in Guatemala! place of need. We invite you to bring a tree or in memory of a special person in your life. DIRECTOR OF PRESCHOOL Kathy Landon ornament that honors the person or Commuter Comfort Project. The week of Thanksgiving, circumstance of your loss to place on a ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR Jan Williams Mon., Nov. 22 – Wed., Nov. 24, the Evangelism Committee is special “Blue Christmas” tree that will be displayed A LOOK AT OUR FAITHFULNESS sponsoring BUMC’s Commuter Comfort Project. Come and throughout Christmas. Your pastors and your Stephen Attendance on November 6 and 7: 558 COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER Wendy Hudson join the fun! We will be at the VRE in Burke handing out free Ministers will be available to listen and pray during this Sunday School Attendance: 197 ADMIN. ASSISTANT Karen Cochran hot chocolate, cider, and coffee with our BUMC logo on the special service of healing. Operations Giving: $21,096 Reaching Out In Faith $1105 cups. We serve in comfort with heater, tables, chairs, and MAINTENANCE TECHNICIAN Steve Breseman canopy. A sign up sheet is in the entryway. Coordinators: Brett Come to the Manger Advent Celebration. Sunday, Financial Update through September 30, 2010 and Nanette Harn, email@example.com. December 5, 4:00 - 6:00PM. All ages are invited to this Actuals through 30 September Year-end Projection HANDBELL DIRECTOR Ingrid Bowers festive afternoon. As we gather in the Sanctuary for the Operations giving: $776, 999 $1,081,730 Burke United Methodist Church Children and Youth Musical “Arrest These Merry Expenses: 818, 530 1,140,575 PARISH NURSE Brenda Trask Thanksgiving Worship Service Gentlemen” we will begin with a carol sing. Fellowship and Deficit : ($41, 531) ($58,845) YOUTH DIRECTOR Marti Ringenbach Tuesday, November 23, 7:30PM. light refreshments follow in the Fellowship Hall. Families After a good first half of the year, our giving has declined are invited to make their annual Christmas banner designed somewhat over the past three months. As of September by Roz Hoagland, a Christmas craft, and children may 30, 2010, our expenses for the year exceeded our giving by Church Wide Potluck Dinner. On Saturday, November decorate a sugar cookie. From 5:00-6:30PM we invite you almost $44,000. Our projection for the year is showing our 27 at 6:45 PM, join us for great fellowship, good food and tasty to visit our live Nativity in front of the expenses exceeding our giving by $59,000. Even with treats. Please bring a dish to share. church complete with live animals that may conservative spending, we are faced with the prospect of be touched…including the camel! Come having to use a significant part of our reserves. We Poinsettias for Our Sanctuary - Honor or remember and “prepare your hearts for Christmas”. appreciate everyone’s giving so far this year and we ask special persons in your life with the purchase of a poinsettia Invite a neighbor or friend to share the joy that you prayerfully consider giving extra over the next plant. Cost is $14.00. Order envelopes are on the entryway using our door hangar invitations at the couple of months to reduce this deficit. table. Please order by December 5. Welcome Center. Sign up in the entryway and discover ways to help. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703-250- 6100 with questions on any ministry announcement. ADULT OPPORTUNITIES SUNDAY SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP Operation Food Bag. BUMC operates a small food pantry for folks needing help who stop by the church during the week. Our current need is for canned fruit. Donations The next Stephen Ministry training class will Advent Calendars will be distributed in our Elementary BUMC Military Family Fellowship. Military Family may be left in the entryway by the food baskets. begin in January. Stephen Ministers work alongside our Sunday School classes today…one per family. Additional Fellowship provides prayers, support, assistance, and pastors to care, encourage, and provide emotional and calendars are available by the Angel Tree in the entryway. fellowship to families with deployed Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, spiritual support to people who are going through a difficult Questions? Contact Rev. Judy Fender or Kristen Kelso. Marines, and Civilians. If you are such a family, or would like to Wesley Housing “Help Our Children Through time. If you have gifts for caring, encouragement, and be part of the support group, please sign up in the entryway or Operation Warm-Up”. Wesley Housing is in need of listening, please begin to prayerfully consider whether you Young Adult Sunday School Class. Join us at 10:30 AM contact Frank & Daria Gaillard at Daria.email@example.com. new or lightly used children’s coats, gloves, scarves, might want to be part of this exciting ministry. For additional in Rm. 1 & 2. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with Our military families and friends are mittens and ear-muffs. If your child has outgrown their coat, information, please contact a Stephen Ministry Leader: questions. invited to share and join us for a and it is clean and in good condition, please share by Sallie Tiso at 703-323-6240, Kathi Pierce at 703-455-3881, potluck lunch immediately following dropping in the marked bin in the Fellowship Hall by or Brenda Trask at 703-425-4855. The JOY Class. Please join the class for a new adult Advent the 10:30 AM service on Sunday, Wednesday, November 30. study, “Christmas Gifts That Won’t Break.” We will meet December 12. The Gaillard family Between Successes. We continue a ministry initiative Sunday, November 14 & 21 and December 12 & 19 at 10:30 will host the event and bring the main Hypothermia Program. BUMC will host FACETS for those who are “between successes” (unemployed) and AM in Room 3. course: their seasonal favorite chili! Guests are welcome to (Fairfax Area Community Emergency & Transitional want to enjoy a new network within the BUMC community. bring a side dish, dessert or just their appetites. It promises to Services) Hypothermia Relief Program December 12-18. A Meets at 9:00–10:00 AM each Friday. If you know of job Adult Word Class. Class meets Sunday at 10:30 AM in be a great time. Please RSVP to Frank or Daria at 703-372- bulletin board is in the entryway offering opportunities opportunities or are otherwise willing to help Rm. B9 to study the biblical message and how to apply it to 5051 or email@example.com. for you to give generously of your time, talents and unemployed members of our church family in their job daily life. Leaders are Todd Ringenbach and Donald May. resources as we extend hands in loving fellowship to those search, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday School Information. MISSIONS with no permanent home during the winter season. MUSIC th Wednesday Morning Prayer. At 8:30 AM in the 9:00 AM: Children in Worship for ages 4 -5 grade. After Children’s Time In Worship, students go to Rm. 9 for Bible Monetary Donations for Rising Hope United Reflection Room, we remember people on the prayer list in story. Toddler Nursery is in Rm. 6 for ages 3 and under. Methodist Mission Church’s Thanksgiving. Funds are intercessory prayer as well as cultivate our own prayer lives Middle school and high school brass players. 10:30 AM: Pre-K through Grade 12 Sunday School. Join us needed to purchase hams, turkeys, and roasting chickens for through devotion, reflection, and various forms of prayer If you are interested in playing in a brass ensemble for an exciting faith adventure and discover from an RHUMMC families. A turkey collection box is in the entryway. together. Christmas Eve at the 4:00 and 6:00 services contact Linda exploration of Bible stories and teachings how incredible, Deadline is November 22. Make checks payable to BUMC. Brese at 703-992-8086 or email@example.com. Rehearsals DivorceCare. Divorce Care meets Wednesdays from amazing, and magnificent is our God. Room locations are Angel Tree Gifts for Rising Hope United Methodist begin after Thanksgiving. 7:00 - 9:00 PM, for people who are separated, newly available at our Welcome Center. divorced, or working on divorce-related issues. Led by Rainbow Room at 10:30 AM in Rm. 9. This is our classroom Mission Church in Alexandria. Join hands and hearts Christmas Hula, December 2, 9 &16. Newcomers Susan Grimes & Bob Youmans. for children with special needs who may find the regular with our Kids Can Do Mission Clubs to provide gifts for the classroom environment not always suitable. The Rainbow children of Rising Hope. Select an angel from the Angel Tree welcome to learn to hula to Christmas carols on in the entryway beginning November 21 and carefully follow Thursdays, 7:00 PM, during December at this fellowship of Young Adults: Young adult small group Bible study Room teacher is Karen Roberts. the instructions for signing out the angel. Gifts must be exercise, worship and prayer for ages six and up. Krista meets on Monday evening, 6 PM, at the house of Morgan Vineyard, is the coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org. and Cheryl Guyton, 6210 Kersey Ct, Burke. Dinner will be CHILDREN AND FAMILY MINISTRIES returned by December 5 and placed under the Chrismon Tree provided; you may bring a side dish if you wish. Contact in the sanctuary. Our gifts will be blessed at the Children’s Christmas Musical on Dec. 5. Questions should be directed to Calling all BUMC Musicians! We hear that there is a email@example.com to confirm participation. Santa’s Super Secret Workshop, Saturday, Lisa Carey at firstname.lastname@example.org or Rev. Judy Fender. significant amount of untapped talent in our congregation. December 11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Children, come visit We would like to feature your tremendous talent! Please Cards of Comfort. Meets Wednesdays at 9:30 AM in the Super Secret Santa Shop and meet the man himself - contact Angela Burns, Director of Music Ministries, at Room B3 to create cards for people on the concerns list, ECHO (Ecumenical Communities Helping Others), SANTA!! Have your Christmas shopping list ready! Find great Angela.email@example.com for further information. for birthdays/anniversaries, and our military overseas. 703-569-9160, located at 7205 Old Keene Mill Rd, Springfield, Christmas presents for everybody in one spot. No adults will Cards of Comfort will be having a potluck lunch and card serves the Burke and Springfield area. Whole Foods Market, be allowed inside. Children will purchase gifts for $5/adult, and making event on Sunday, November 21 at 11:45 AM. $2/child. Santa’s Super Secret Workshop is sponsored by Old Keene Mill Road, Springfield will donate 5% of its net Amazing Life Youth Ministries proceeds on Wednesday, December 8, to ECHO in support of Duffy House and Children’s Ministries. Donations of gift items The Shepherd Center of Burke-Fairfax (SCFB). hunger relief. ECHO’s current needs are listed on their web Youth Director, Marti Ringenbach, are needed for this event. A list of gift suggestions and a SCFB, www.fairfax-burkesc.org, is a non-profit organization site: www.echo-inc.org. ECHO accepts donations weekdays, Marti.firstname.lastname@example.org donation basket are located in the entryway. Proceeds from committed to providing life support services and 9:30 AM-12:30 PM, or 7:00-9:00 PM on Tues., Wed., and United Methodist Youth Fellowship. Sunday, 5:30-7:30 this event will support the Duffy House, a safe haven for enrichment opportunities for adults 50 years and older in Thurs. BUMC has collection bins for ECHO outside the kitchen p.m. Program schedule includes dinner ($2), games, small women and children who have experienced domestic abuse. the Fairfax and Burke areas of Northern Virginia. All for those who have small amounts to donate and do not need groups, and worship. programs and services are planned and executed by a receipt. Ann Chiles is the BUMC ECHO Rep. Nov. 21: Parent/Youth Seminar- Family Life. Parents will DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K). This is a 13-week Bible- volunteers over the age of 50. SCFB is offering an enjoy a discussion with other parents on family life as the based program/ support group for children, ages 5-12, offered Donations for Bethany House. Bethany House of Accompanied Shopping service for those adults 50 years youth meet to discuss the same topic. Youth and the in conjunction with DivorceCare. Children may attend DC4K or older who no longer drive in central Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Inc., is a non-profit faith-based organization parents will come together for an activity and worship. even if a parent is not in DivorceCare. DC4K meets at 7:00 PM Fairfax City, or Burke. Volunteers will drive seniors to a committed to assist victims of abuse. A collection box is in the Nov. 28 No UMYF on Wednesday. Led by Carol Rose, email@example.com. grocery store and/or a bank near their home. Call 703-323- Fellowship Hall during November for donations of paper 4788 to request a ride. towels, toilet paper, liquid laundry soap, plastic tumblers 320 Senior High Bible Study. Meets Monday, 6-8 p.m. in Mean Girls. A 6th grade girl Bible study looks at some issues (dishwasher safe) and new packages of drinking glasses. our tween girls are facing. Mean, a Pocket Bible Study by Room B-13 at BUMC. Dinner is provided for participants. Women In Study (WIS). WIS meets in Room 1-2-3 on Hayley DiMarco looks at what God wants for us as girls and Thursday from 10:00–11:30 AM. Following the Bible study, how God wants us to react and act toward these “mean” girls. Interfaith Housing Needs. Interfaith Housing helps many of us enjoy lunch at Spartan’s Restaurant. Teacher is Sign up in the entryway. We meet Thursday, 6-8 PM at Lisa families with children transform their lives from poverty and Mary Ruth Giese. New members are always welcome. Dockins’ home. Linda Beaver, firstname.lastname@example.org & homelessness to self -sufficiency. An Interfaith family with six Lisa Dockins, email@example.com are leaders. children needs winter clothing and coat for a 4-month-old girl, Prayer Shawl. Shawls are made and dedicated by this and a dining room set or table. Clothing may be placed in the ministry as symbols of God’s comfort. They meet Tuesdays BUMC Chat and Play Group. Parents and young children marked bin in the missions area outside the Fellowship Hall. If at 7:30 PM. Louise Gunderson is the contact person. you have dining room furniture, please contact Anne meet Fridays at 9:00 AM. Contact person: Rochelle Sensibaugh, BUMC Interfaith Rep., at 703-323-8078. Oedemann, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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