Youth & Family Retreat at Caroline Furnace October 11-13, 2019

Youth & Family Retreat at Caroline Furnace October 11-13, 2019

A Youth Retreat is being planned at Caroline Furnace Lutheran Camp near Luray, Virginia. It will be for 7th -12th graders. Confirmation students are expected to attend. All students/families are asked to pay part of the cost which is $50. We will be staying at the farmhouse at the camp and have opportunities to enjoy hiking, canoeing, campfires, games, and exploring the theme “I am a Child of God” together. Contact SOTH’s church administrator to register or with any questions at admin@sothva.org.

Blessing of the Animals October 6, 2019 at 4 pm

Blessing of the Animals October 6, 2019 at 4 pm

All are welcome to join us for a Blessing of the Animals. Our church family commemorates God’s and the Church’s love, care, and concern for animal creations. As we recognize our mutual interdependence with God’s creatures, the Church’s witness of stewardship of creation is strengthened. This service has special appeal to young and old alike. The Blessing is celebrated outside on the church lawn.

Sunday School Rally Day & Church Fall Festival! September 8, 2019

Sunday School Rally Day & Church Fall Festival! September 8, 2019

Please join us for the festivities Sunday School Rally Day at 9:15 am and our Church Fall Festival following the second service at 10:30 am! NASCAR has its racing rallies. The NFL has its Kickoff Game. For ages, churches have celebrated the beginning of the church school year on Rally Day. Whether you have spent the summer working hard out in your fields, or at the lake hardly working, on Rally Day the church – all of us of every age – are called to return to our mission with renewed energy. Starting at 9:15am, all students will register

Crossroads-Connection Christmas in July

Crossroads-Connection Christmas in July

As the 2018/2019 school year winds to a close, we at Crossroads are gearing up for the start of the 2019/2020 school year. Every year, we reflect upon what we can do better and how we can raise community awareness about food insecurity in our local schools. We recently held our annual “Thank You” happy hour with school counselors and social workers. It is our opportunity to thank them for their support but to also find out how we can better serve their students. Overwhelming, they stated that the students need a mid-afternoon snack. Other counselors expressed concern for

Summer 2019 for Children & Youth!

Summer 2019 for Children & Youth!

Save the dates for these exciting opportunities! July 8-12: Another exciting week of Vacation Bible School for ages 4 years old through rising 5th graders. There are opportunities for all to serve. More details coming soon! July 14-19: Summer Camp at Caroline Furnace campers can expect a week packed with fun! Open to those in first grade to 18. Swim, canoe, fish, creek walk, play small and large group games, challenge yourselves on low ropes course, hike, cook over a campfire, create crafts, learn archery, gain culinary skills, and explore the furnace ruins on camp property. Pastor Darcy will

Youth Mission Trip, June 2019

Youth Mission Trip, June 2019

Eight of our youth and three adults went on a mission trip to Taylorsville, North Carolina the last week of June. The group learned about the strengths and struggles of marginalized rural populations and had opportunities to serve in different areas of the community each day. Sunday, June 30, participants shared their special memories from the week and how they were blessed to have experienced serving the community.

Youth Service Opportunity! June 13, 2019 at 6-8 pm

Youth Service Opportunity! June 13, 2019 at 6-8 pm

Calling all Youth! On June 13th, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM, we will gather at Shepherd of the Hills (4090 Sudley Road) to pack approximately 250 weekend meals for the Crossroads-Connection summer program. The summer program will support elementary aged children who receive free/reduced lunches while attending 9 weeks of Prince William County SACC Summer Camp. In addition, we will have pizza, outdoor games (volleyball, giant Connect 4, etc.) or bring your favorite board game, and community fellowship time. Please note that this is a community event! We hope to see Scouts, Juniorettes, Youth Groups, or whomever else you’d

Annual Family Fishing Trip May 11, 2019

Annual Family Fishing Trip May 11, 2019

Eleven church members went to Caroline Furnace Retreat Center in Fort Valley for the SOTH 6th Annual Family Fellowship Fishing Fun day on Saturday, May 11. All had a nice time, and more than 25 fish were caught & released. Some caught their first fish ever, and some caught their first fish in 20 years. This year we were allowed to use the paddle boats on the lake. Thanks to Administrator Julie & Director Tom for keeping the building & grounds in great shape, and for making improvements!