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Calvary Connection 
The Calvary Hill Baptist Church Newsletter
January 2018


Remembering In Sympathy

Please be in prayer for the family of our sister Pat Elder. Funeral arrangements are as follows: The viewing will be held on Friday, Jan. 5, from 2-4 pm & from 6-8 pm at National Memorial Park (7482 Lee Hwy, Falls Church, VA 22042). A service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 6th at 1 pm at National Memorial Park followed by a reception at Calvary Hill Baptist Church. The interment will be held at Quantico at 11 am on Monday, Jan. 8th. 

INTERIM PASTOR’S PONDERINGS

A new day is clearly marked by the rising of the sun. A new month can easily be noted by the beginning of a new lunar cycle – the appearance of a new moon, as did the ancient Hebrews (among many other peoples). The solar calendar is more concerned with the marking of a new year, especially so as to identify agricultural seasons. All of these divisions of time are related to the observed phenomena of the created order. Unlike the new day and the new month, however, it is less clear when the new year should begin. Why not in the spring, with the new life that becomes apparent? We have, of course, come to accept January 1 as the beginning of the new year – stretching all the way back to the Babylonians – in the celebration of the new year. They noticed that it was this time of the year when the days began to get longer, rather than shorter. They concluded that the sun was not dying but coming back to life. A cause for celebration!

We continue the celebration, although we have long since lost the mystery (and the awe that accompanies mystery) of the causes for the phenomena we observe. Even scientific ages, however, find it difficult to resist the temptation to use the occasion of a new year to encourage changes in our lives. We could use the “first day” of every week as such an occurrence. Or even the first light of every day as an opportunity for improvement. God is even willing to give us opportunities for repentance and life-changing commitments on a moment-to-moment basis. But it seems that the “year thing” works better for us, thus our New Year’s Resolutions.

And I’m ready for a new year. On a personal level, 2017 was an improvement on recent years and ended in a rather encouraging state. But it also included some pretty painful and unpleasant times. I’m also reminded of the truth of the definition of insanity as doing things the same way and expecting a different result. That means if I want things to be different in 2018, I need to do some things differently. I need to think differently. To act differently. That’s not how I want it, of course. I want to remain comfortably in my view of the way things are. I want to be able to behave in all the ways in which I’ve become comfortable. And then I want everything in my life to change and become like I want it to be. That’s insanity, according to the definition above, and it is also not going to happen. The truth is that it is hard to change. That’s why most of our new year’s resolutions never work. But in order for me to make the changes that I need to make, I need only convince one person – myself. That also happens to be the one person on the planet that I can control, which makes the whole thing at least possible. Now, to think about changing an institution (i.e., a church) requires so much more. And I’ve already got my hands full with me. Anybody out there willing to take on that challenge? I see that hand ... don’t I?


Update on the Intentional Interim Process

The progress continues, and we are getting close to the time when the work of the Transition Team will shift its primary function to that of the Pastor Search Team. A reminder that there is a called business meeting following worship on Sunday, January 28 for the purpose of voting on constitutional amendments that will bring the constitution and bylaws into agreement with actions and revised structures which the congregation has adopted. There will also be a Forum on Sunday morning, January 21 beginning at 9:30 a.m. which will focus on the connections with denominational entities that are currently in place and/or are available to the congregation and its members. We’ll also talk about where the money you give through CHBC goes as it leaves here and goes to these denominational ministry partners. These are significant issues that many people do not know. Please plan on being present.




From Colleen’s Corner Room:

Happy New Year! The Christmas Celebration of Christ’s Birth was joyously inspiring after our long anticipation of Advent. Now, as we move into the work of living out Christ’s calling for us, I am excited by our strength and commitment to Him, to each other and to the world. 2018 offers many exciting opportunities for Calvary Hill:
Mission and Outreach Opportunities
We will continue to provide the monthly Power Pack weekend meals for Little Run Elementary School. Please remember to add a few of the necessary items in your shopping cart for our neighborhood kids.
Helping Hands will continue each month with dinner, an organized craft or activity and opportunities to socialize. This is a meaningful opportunity to serve adults with intellectual deficits who welcome the opportunity to meet each month. Volunteers are needed to help in the kitchen and to socialize and assist with the participants. 
We will finish up the ElderLink Caregiver Program: Caring for You, Caring for Me on January 18th. This program from the Roslyn Carter Institute was very well attended and appreciated by local caregivers struggling to balance self-care with providing the care that their loved ones need.
Wheels Around the World Program was introduced with DVD presentation and discussion. This program offers a variety of much-needed opportunities to serve, including:
oRegularly calling to healthcare organizations for possible medical equipment donations. Contacting the same staff at the same location will help to build relationships for greater assistance and donations
oCollecting the medical equipment and driving the equipment to the Storage Unit on Fred Oaks Dr in Burke (Off of Fairfax County Parkway near the Rte 123 Exit)
oCard-Creators donations of handmade, inspirational blank greeting cards for the prisoners to remember their loved ones
oBlankets for wheelchairs and scooters that are handmade specifically to meet the dimensions needed for equipment.
oWalker bags that attach to the front of walkers and rollators to store important items such as cell phones for emergency calls
oShawls and scarves for bed bound individuals

For Worship and Strength: Body and Spirit
REVISED Prayer Embodiment (Yoga) Schedule
I will be traveling quite a bit during the month of January, so please note all class cancellations. 
Classes will NOT meet on the following dates:
Monday January 8
Monday January 15
Friday January 19

Hypothermia Program Update

We want to thank Bob and Patty Peterson for all their hard work in coordinating our participation in the Facets Hypothermia Program this March, and for their dedication to meeting the needs of our homeless population in Fairfax County. After much consideration, they have decided that we cannot participate in the program after all, due to a very small number of volunteers and ongoing concerns about our building’s ability to meet the needs of a week of sheltering 38 guests. We regret having to make such a decision, but the staff and Church Council agree that it is the right one at this time.
If you are interested in helping in some way in the hypothermia program through another church, please contact Maria Avila at 703-267-2503, or mavila@facetscares.org.


Calvary Hill Needs You!

Please considering helping to un-decorate the sanctuary on Wednesday, Jan. 10th, at 10 am. A pizza lunch will be provided. Thank You!


Power Packs
 Thanks to all who supported the Power Pack ministry for Little Run over the past month – your continued strong support enabled us to deliver 50 power packs for the first week of January. The extras that we provide above our monthly commitment of 30 help the school to meet needs that are otherwise challenging to meet and the coordinators at Little Run have repeatedly expressed their gratitude to Calvary Hill for its support. Thanks also goes to Kids on the Hill, who put their recent Bible lesson on bringing peace to others into action by packing the bags on December 31.

We are now beginning work on the Packs that will be due to Little Run at the beginning of February, so please check the bulletin board in the main hall for the most up-to-date information on what foods are needed most. At this time, items most needed are individual servings of fruit in 100% juice, raisins, or applesauce packs as well as lunch and dinner items such as Chef Boyardee, mac & cheese, or tuna salad packs. And as always, please continue to be in prayer for the recipients of this food, their families, and the volunteers and staff at Little Run who coordinate the program.


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

In the event that inclement weather forces us to cancel Sunday services, we will change the message on the answering machine at the church so that you may call after 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. If you get the normal message (no mention of services being canceled) it means that the services will be held as scheduled. If services are canceled or altered, there will be a message explaining the change. If we cancel other events, we will make every effort to contact those we think might be present, but we will also put a message on the answering machine. Deacons will call their families with the notification. We will also post a status update on the Facebook page and our website Home page. While your presence is always meaningful, the fact that we may be having worship services in inclement weather does not mean that you have to be here if it is not safe. Safety is our top priority on these occasions!

New Church Logo Contest
Calling all creative thinkers! After many years of using our current church logo on our church bulletin cover and other church publications, Church Council has approved a proposal to change our church logo to reflect our move into the future of Calvary Hill with a new design.
Please email your design to the church office for consideration. The deadline for submissions is January 15. Church@calvaryhillbc.org






Calvary Connection
Update 
The Calvary Hill Baptist Church Newsletter 
December Update


INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY

In the event that inclement weather forces us to cancel Sunday services, we will change the message on the answering machine at the church so that you may call after 7:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. If you get the normal message (no mention of services being canceled) it means that the services will be held as scheduled. If services are canceled or altered, there will be a message explaining the change. If we cancel other events, we will make every effort to contact those we think might be present, but we will also put a message on the answering machine. Deacons will call their families with the notification. We will also post a status update on the Facebook page and our website Home page. While your presence is always meaningful, the fact that we may be having worship services in inclement weather does not mean that you have to be here if it is not safe. Safety is our top priority on these occasions!


CHRISTMAS AND GIVING

It’s impossible to separate Christmas and giving. The event that is celebrated at Christmas is itself a Gift. Here is a King who emptied himself of royal privilege and became a helpless baby born to a young couple who were poor and powerless. In spite of that, the heavens proclaimed his birth and seekers came bringing with them precious gifts. We continue that tradition by giving gifts to one another at the Christmas season. But what about a gift for the One who started it all? It hardly seems right to have a birthday celebration and give gifts to everyone except the one having the birthday.

You will be given an opportunity to do just that as part of the Christmas Eve Candlelight Communion service. As we follow shepherds, magi, and millions of kings and peasants through the centuries on a journey to the Child of Christmas, we encourage you to bring your gift with you as your personal act of worship of and commitment to this Child.

We encourage you to consider making this gift the most significant one you give at this Christmas season. It goes to support the Kingdom work of the Child who became the King of a Kingdom like no other. That work needs your support. But you also need to practice generosity for your own spiritual growth and well-being. As this Child would teach, it is better to give than to receive and where your treasure is there will be your heart also. No apologies for urging God’s people to give and to give generously and sacrificially for the sake of the Kingdom and their own spiritual growth. 



Treasurer’s Report
As of November 30, 2018

Income$195,783.45
Expense$202,657.42
Difference$ -6,837.97

Income includes rental fees from the churches who share our building as well as from the nursery vendors in front. The final payment for our building insurance is due in December, so expect expenses to rise.

Our total budgeted income through November is $ 274,956, leaving $68,488.84 that we haven’t contributed towards projects for God’s kingdom that we wanted to accomplish this year.


Transition Team
If you have not done so already, please remember to pick up a copy of the congregational team descriptions and survey form to indicate the area(s) in which you feel led to participate in carrying out the work that puts Calvary Hill’s mission into action. Both items are available on the welcome table in the main hall. Completed forms may be placed in the designated box on the welcome table. If you’d prefer to receive a copy of the team descriptions by e-mail, please contact the church office. Please see any member of the Transition Team if you have questions.

Power Packs
We are well on our way to meeting our January Power Pack commitment for Little Run Elementary but are still in need of lunch and dinner items such as individual servings of macaroni and cheese, Chef Boyardee pasta, or tuna salad kits. Contributions are due to the church by December 24. Monetary contributions designated for “Little Run” are also welcome. Thank you for your continued support!

2018 Offering Envelopes
Offering envelopes will be available for pickup in the fellowship hall beginning December 17. Please contact Beth Ann Velo at em.velo@verizon.net or by leaving a message at the church office if you have any questions.

New Church Logo Contest
Calling all creative thinkers! After many years of using our current church logo on our church bulletin cover and other church publications, Church Council has approved a proposal to change our church logo to reflect our move into the future of Calvary Hill with a new design.
Please email your design to the church office for consideration. The deadline for submissions is January 15. Church@calvaryhillbc.org


Join us Sunday, Dec. 17th, along with the Fairfax Baptist Church Family, at 5:30pm for an evening of 
caroling in downtown Fairfax.  

We will meet at 5:30pm in the parking lot of Woody’s Ice Cream (10435 North Street Fairfax, VA).




Your Church Staff is grateful for each of you and for every expression of love you have shared with us throughout the year. May the Peace and Presence of Christ fill your Christmas and bless you throughout the New Year!






Calvary Connection 
The Calvary Hill Baptist Church Newsletter 
December 2017

INTERIM PASTOR’S PONDERINGS

Here we go again. The annual “War on Christmas.” I’m not sure exactly when or by whom there was a declaration of war, and I find myself increasingly disturbed by the use of the term “war” to describe what is happening in our culture. Real wars, with real casualties, abound in our world this Christmas season. Refugees in the millions. Starvation. Hatred abounding and destruction everywhere. Suffering and hopelessness. That’s real war. The so-called War on Christmas in this country is not even an inconvenience. As a people, we are very good at fighting shooting, bombing, killing wars. Not so good with wars fought in some other way. Consider, we declared War on Poverty. Poverty has won. We declared War on Drugs. Drugs have won. We just don’t seem to do very good in a war that’s fought with ideas and relationships and won by enhancing life rather than by dropping bombs and firing missiles. Just consider the battlefields of the so-called War on Christmas. It’s primarily words. Do we say Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays? To say the latter is to launch a battle in the war against Christmas. Christmas tree or Holiday tree? Do these really deserve to be called battles in a war?

The reality is that there are two Christmases celebrated in our culture every year. There is the secular Christmas of Santa and winter wonderlands and exchanging cards and gifts and family gatherings. These are not evil things and bring great joy to many people. Then there is the Christmas that is a spiritual remembrance of God’s entry into his world. And a reminder that he comes into our lives and our world over and over and over again for those who are looking for his appearing. We really need to keep the distinction clear in our minds. The secular Christmas is part of our culture, and it is celebrated by many people who are not Jesus followers. Many of us who are Jesus followers also participate in and enjoy this secular Christmas. That’s not a problem, unless we also try to insist that the secular Christmas celebrations also affirm the values of the spiritual Christmas. That is the boundary along which the war clouds quickly gather.

It is not possible for anyone to win a war against Christmas. The reality of Christmas as a spiritual celebration exists in us totally apart from anything those who celebrate only the secular Christmas can say or do. No one has the power stop you from saying all the “Merry Christmases” you want to share. An employer, however, does have the right to instruct employees who are representing the business to greet shoppers with a “Happy Holidays” in order to include all the business’ customers in the secular celebration of Christmas.

While no one has the power to rob us of our spiritual Christmas, it is possible for those of us for whom Christmas is a truly spiritual journey to surrender its significance. We do that when we allow ourselves to be drawn into behaving in ways that reflect the culture and not the Christ. That would include the concession that someone, anyone, can somehow steal or destroy our spiritual Christmas. We can always find – or be – God appearing once again! So if you really want to make this a spiritual Christmas, thus keeping Christ in Christmas, the only person who has the power to stop you from doing so is yourself. Feed the hungry. Comfort the grieving. Soothe the hurting. Welcome the stranger. And support those who are doing that in ways and places where you as an individual are not able to do so. Even if they don’t claim to do it in Jesus’ name sometimes. As our text last Sunday from Matthew 25 made clear, when you do those things, you are doing the work of Jesus even if you don’t realize it. So have it! Make this the most spiritual, Jesus-like Christmas of your whole life. Merry Christmas! And Happy Holidays!



From Church Council
At the December 17th Business Meeting we will be discussing proposed changes to the Calvary Hill Baptist Church Constitution. Copies of the proposed changes can be found on our Document Page of the Web Site http://www.calvaryhillbc.org/Document-Center.html and also hard copies will be located at the Welcome Desk in the main hallway of the church. We plan to vote on the changes at a following Called Business Meeting (date to be determined).



Transition Team Update
 The Transition Team hosted a congregation-wide forum on November 19 to present its two newest work products coming out of the Intentional Interim Ministry (IIM): a church Vision Statement and a congregational team structure that provides the organizational infrastructure necessary to implement the Vision Statement. Both of these are outgrowths of Calvary Hill’s mission to “grow together in Christ-like living, share God’s love with the community and the world, and welcome all to join in the journey.” The Vision Statement conveys how we will put that mission into action:

Understanding that we are Christ’s presence in the world, it is Calvary Hill’s vision to become a congregation that is continually impacting the community by helping God’s kingdom grow in and through us. We are recognizing each individual’s responsibility to grow in Christ, follow wherever God might lead, intentionally build relationships, and seek and create opportunities to humbly and selflessly serve.

In order to fully implement our mission and vision, the Transition Team recognizes the need for a congregational team structure. A structure was proposed which defines areas of responsibility for carrying out the work of the church and fully supports the church mission and vision. Most importantly, it provides opportunity to all in the congregation to have a role in carrying out the work of the church. In fact, active participation and commitment will be required from everyone in order to put Calvary Hill’s mission into action.

The Transition Team therefore asks everyone to please prayerfully consider the area(s) in which they would be interested in serving. In order to do that, if you have not already done so, please pick up two items from the welcome table in the main hall of the church: (1) a copy of the congregational team descriptions and (2) a brief form where you can indicate the area(s) in which you feel led to serve. Completed forms may be submitted to the box on the welcome table. If you would prefer to receive a copy of the team descriptions by e-mail, please contact the church office.

NorthStar & BGAV Annual Meeting Update

NorthStar Church Network held its annual meeting on 4 November 2017, at First Baptist Church of Springfield. They announced their 2018 Vision – the Art of Neighboring. NorthStar understands that some churches are experiencing downsizing in membership and contributions. To assist the network churches NorthStar is emphasizing that all churches urge their members to grow neighborly relationships with at least eight (8) of their neighbors, especially those they have never talked to before. Growing these relationships could result in church members inviting their neighbors to church worship or church events held for the community. Some may even learn a new way to evangelize to unchurched people in their neighborhood. The NorthStar has also been growing their website with information and valuable tools: Church Planting, Pastor’s Network, Women’s Network, Youth Leaders, Hispanic Networks, ESL & EFL, and Disaster Relief.

The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) held its annual meeting 13-15 November 2017 in Hampton, Virginia. The theme was “Advancing the Kingdom Together.” They reported on the many activities and programs the various BGAV committees had accomplished during the year. They held several valuable breakout sessions to give attending pastors new ideas for their ministry and discuss topics of current social and political significance. Dr. Jeff Willetts was there with a booth in the Ministry Fair Exhibition Hall. He was also there to sign an agreement between BGAV and the McAfee School of Theology with Mercer University. This will be very good advertisement for the McAfee programs.

Rev. Anne Smith

Power Pack Update
Thanks to all for generously supporting the Power Pack ministry at Little Run Elementary over the last month with food, effort, and prayer. We have been blessed with such strong support that we were able to provide 114 bags of food – that is nearly twice the number we had committed to provide for the month of December! The extra bags will enable Little Run to provide more food to students to have at home over the Christmas break. This ministry is having a tangible impact in our community so please continue your support in any way you are able: food or monetary contributions (designated for Little Run) as well as prayer for the recipients of this food and the staff and volunteers at Little Run.

New Church Logo Contest
Calling all creative thinkers! After many years of using our current church logo on our church bulletin cover and other church publications, Church Council has approved a proposal to change our church logo to reflect our move into the future of Calvary Hill with a new design.
Please email your design to the church office for consideration. The deadline for submissions is January 15. Church@calvaryhillbc.org


Lunch Bunch 
On December 7 at 11 am a film documentary is scheduled in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. Afterwards, we will share memories and old photos of loved ones who served in World War II.
The Annual Senior Christmas party will take place on December 14 (NOTE: there will be no meeting on the 3rd Thursday in December). In addition to a delicious holiday lunch (at no charge), tentative plans include a carol sing-along led by Rev. Trish Manarin. Following the meal, we’ll ask each other some of the 300 questions found in The Christmas Conversation Piece, a little book that offers surprising and amusing yuletide questions to ask family and friends during holiday gatherings. For example – Question # 278: What color do you think Santa’s hair was before it turned white?
Be sure to sign up for this event on the main hallway’s bulletin board. And let Kitty Shaw-Gardner or Rev. Ruth Muhlbauer know if you need a ride.


Bethlehem Walk 2017!
Join us for the 2017 Bethlehem Walk, leaving Calvary Hill’s parking lot on December 10th at 2:30 pm, we will be driving to Parkwood Baptist Church. At Parkwood we will tour a re-creation of a street in Bethlehem at the birth of Christ. Enjoy live performances, animals, music, and refreshments!
After the Bethlehem Walk return at Calvary Hill for a Chili Supper at 4 pm. If you are willing to bring a crock pot of chili on the 10th please sign up on the bulletin board in the mail hallway.

Schedule Changes
*Our Comfort for Christmas mourners program on Dec. 6th will be cancelled. It will be incorporated into one of the Sunday services during advent.  
 *Youth’s Christmas Party will begin at 7 pm on Dec. 17th.


In the Community

Dec. 2, 2017 - 6 pm - Movie "WE ARE STRONGER"
  - tickets at www.strongermovie.com/schedule
  - This will be shown at National Museum of the Marine  
  Corps
  - Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA
  - Movie is faith-based and explores a veteran's battle with  
  PTSD

Dec. 5, 2017 - 11 am- 2 pm - NorthStar's 15 Anniversary Open House
  - Address: 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
  - Phone: (703) 941-6822
  - hors d'oeuvres will be served
Calvary Connection
Update 
The Calvary Hill Baptist Church Newsletter 
November Update 2017 

From Colleen’s Corner Room:
Many of us have enjoyed our study of the motion picture, The Shack. In this study, we have learned that God often uses a variety of ways to reach out to us with the message that we are especially loved despite the tangled mess we may feel deep inside ourselves. We have also learned that our feelings of chaos and pain only increase when we focus our attention on them, but turning our attention to Christ’s Word calms our inner churning and provides ultimate peace. We will continue to meet for the final two weeks of this study. Meetings are held at the conclusion of Christian Yoga on Monday mornings at 10:45am.
Coming for Christmas:
A new DVD study will be presented on December 4, 11 and 18 from 10:45-11:45am. In this three-week study entitled The Purpose of Christmas, Pastor Warren reviews how Christmas is a time for celebration, salvation and reconciliation. The Purpose of Christmas shows why Christmas is God's idea and why Jesus is the greatest gift God gave to the world. All are welcome to attend.

Transition Team Update
The Transition Team will be holding a church-wide forum on November 19 at 9:30 to share its work on a church Vision Statement and congregational team structure, both of which will enable us as a church to carry out our mission to “grow together in Christ-like living, share God’s love with the community and the world, and welcome all to join in the journey.” Please plan to attend to learn about the opportunities all of us will have to serve a role in carrying out the work of God’s church.

The Transition Team met November 7th & 14th to prepare for the November 19 forum and to begin work on the Connections focus area of the IIM. The purpose of this focus area is to examine how affiliations and connections with other organizations enable Calvary Hill to carry out its mission.

Upcoming Opportunities for the Power Pack Ministry
A Food Drive for Power Packs will be held November 19. Please bring individually-sized portions of macaroni and cheese, Chef Boyardee pasta, tuna salad kits, shelf-stable milk, 100% fruit juice, or diced fruit in 100% juice. We are especially in need of lunch/dinner entrees such as macaroni and cheese and Chef Boyardee in order to complete our next batch of Packs for Little Run Elementary.

Also, a few volunteers are needed to help assemble Power Packs immediately after the service on November 26. If you are able to help, please sign up on the bulletin board in the main hallway. Please contact Chris or Beth Ann Velo with questions. Thank you for your continued support of this ministry! 

DO YOU KNOW…
That there is a group of Busy Bakers at Calvary Hill that bakes and delivers treats to our local police and fire first responders? Scheduled on a monthly, rotating basis, each baker has a turn just twice per year. We currently could use one more participant. If this mission is of interest to you, please contact Carolyn Kramer at 703-644-1378.  


Poinsettia Orders
Christmas poinsettia orders end on Wednesday, November 22. The cost this year is $8 per plant. Order forms can be found inside your Sunday bulletin or on the welcome table.


Don’t Miss the Fun!  
You are cordially invited to join the Lunch Bunch on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month. Programs are designed to stimulate interesting discussions and to explore new ideas. Unusual foods are often sampled as well, like ube cupcakes and the pan de muerto sweet bread shown in the photo of our Day of the Dead celebration.
On December 7 a film documentary is tentatively scheduled in honor of Pearl Harbor Day. Afterwards, we will share memories and old photos of loved ones who served in World War II.
The Annual Senior Christmas party will take place on December 14 (NOTE: there will be no meeting on the 3rd Thursday in December). In addition to a delicious holiday lunch (at no charge), tentative plans include a carol sing-along led by Trish Maranin. Following the meal, we’ll ask each other some of the 300 questions found in The Christmas Conversation Piece, a little book that offers surprising and amusing yuletide questions to ask family and friends during holiday gatherings. For example – Question # 278: What color do you think Santa’s hair was before it turned white?
Be sure to sign up for this event on the main hallway’s bulletin board. And let Kitty Shaw-Gardner or Ruth Muhlbauer know if you need a ride.


In the Community
Dec. 2, 2017 - 6 pm - Movie "WE ARE STRONGER"
  - tickets at www.strongermovie.com/schedule
  - This will be shown at National Museum of the Marine  
  Corps
  - Address: 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Triangle, VA
  - Movie is faith-based and explores a veteran's battle with  
  PTSD

Dec. 5, 2017 - 11 am- 2 pm - NorthStar's 15 Anniversary Open House
  - Address: 7100 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
  - Phone: (703) 941-6822
  - hors d'oeuvres will be served


Out of Office
Pastor Jerry will be on vacation from Nov. 16th –Nov. 25th.