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
Cards, Cards, Cards! Need a card for that special occasion? What could be more special than a handmade card? The Arts and Artisan ladies have created cards for many occasions and have displayed them on the Oasis table located in the sanctuary. At $3 each, you can’t beat the quality and price. Beautiful gift-boxed cards are also available for $15, still $3 per card. Examples of the cards contained in each box can be seen on the table. Thanks for your patronage. All money goes to the Village of Hope in Haiti. We are feeding the children – help
Second Season is sponsoring a program called “Reformation Reflections” presented by noted local historian Dr. Rebecca Hayes at 3 pm, October 27, Reformation Sunday, in the SOTH sanctuary. Following the talk, fellowship will continue with dinner at Guiseppe’s Italian Restaurant in Haymarket. All are welcome. Please RSVP to the church office or email email@example.com.
Arts and Artisans will be selling handmade cards and jewelry for Haiti on October 19th at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Centreville. Other local programs will also benefit from the many crafts sold. Please drop by 14640 Soucy Place in Centreville from 9 am to 4 pm on Saturday, October 19th and check out the wonderful offerings. Get your Christmas shopping done early!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
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
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.