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Pork Tenderloin Dinner To Benefit Mercy Children’s Home in Nepal is This Friday, April 29

This Friday, April 29, Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren will be hosting a Pork Tenderloin Dinner from 4:00pm-8:00pm in the Church Multi-Purpose Area.  Proceeds from the meal will benefit the Mercy Children’s Home in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Members of First Church visited Mercy Children’s Home during a mission trip to Nepal in 2012.  

The menu for the dinner includes: Pork Tenderloin, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Rolls and Assorted Desserts.

Cost:  Adults $10 Kids (6-11) $5, Kids (Under 6) Free.

For more information contact the church office at (540)434-8288.

hPork Tenderloin Dinner

hPork Tenderloin Dinner

Pork Tenderloin Dinner to Benefit Mercy Children’s Home in Nepal is This Friday, April 29

This Friday, April 29, Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren will be hosting a Pork Tenderloin Dinner from 4:00pm-8:00pm in the Church Multi-Purpose Area.  Proceeds from the meal will benefit the Mercy Children’s Home in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Members of First Church visited Mercy Children’s Home during a mission trip to Nepal in 2012.  

The menu for the dinner includes: Pork Tenderloin, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Rolls and Assorted Desserts.

Cost:  Adults $10 Kids (6-11) $5, Kids (Under 6) Free.

For more information contact the church office at (540)434-8288.

hPork Tenderloin Dinner

hPork Tenderloin Dinner

Pork Tenderloin Dinner to Benefit Mercy Children’s Home in Nepal is this Friday, April 29

This Friday, April 29, Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren will be hosting a Pork Tenderloin Dinner from 4:00pm-8:00pm in the Church Multi-Purpose Area.  Proceeds from the meal will benefit the Mercy Children’s Home in Kathmandu, Nepal.  Members of First Church visited Mercy Children’s Home during a mission trip to Nepal in 2012.  

The menu for the dinner includes: Pork Tenderloin, Macaroni & Cheese, Green Beans, Mashed Potatoes, Salad, Rolls and Assorted Desserts.

Cost:  Adults $10 Kids (6-11) $5, Kids (Under 6) Free.

For more information contact the church office at (540)434-8288.

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Which Wich FCOB Fundraiser

FCOB Fundraiser with Which Wich is This Sunday, April 24 11:00am-4:00pm

It’s simple!  All you have to do is enjoy Which Wich food, and First Church of the Brethren benefits!

Which Wich, located at 291 University Blvd., in Harrisonburg will be holding a fundraiser to benefit First Church of the Brethren on Sunday, April 24 from 11:00am-4:00pm.  30% of all proceeds from the event will be given to FCOB.

All you have to do is present this flyer when you place your order at Which Wich and FCOB will benefit!

Enjoy good food and help FCOB at the same time!

When: Sunday, April 24 11:00-4:00pm

Where: Which Wich (291 University Blvd. in Harrisonburg)

Take the attached flyer and 30% of the proceeds from your order will benefit FCOB.

Which Wich

Which Wich FCOB Fundraiser

FCOB Fundraiser with Which Wich is This Sunday, April 24

It’s simple!  All you have to do is enjoy Which Wich food, and First Church of the Brethren benefits!

Which Wich, located at 291 University Blvd., in Harrisonburg will be holding a fundraiser to benefit First Church of the Brethren on Sunday, April 24 from 11:00am-4:00pm.  30% of all proceeds from the event will be given to FCOB.

All you have to do is present this flyer when you place your order at Which Wich and FCOB will benefit!

Enjoy good food and help FCOB at the same time!

 

When: Sunday, April 24 11:00-4:00pm

Where: Which Wich (291 University Blvd. in Harrisonburg)

Take the attached flyer and 30% of the proceeds from your order will benefit FCOB.

Which Wich

FCOB Golf Tournament Set for Saturday, April 30

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First Church of the Brethren will be hosting its Seventh Annual Captain’s Choice Golf Tournament on Saturday, April 30 at 1:30pm.  The tournament will once again be held at Lakeview Golf Club in Harrisonburg, Virginia and is open to any team of four that would like to play.  The proceeds from the tournament will go towards the programs and outreach of First Church of the Brethren.  Those wishing to play can contact the Golf Tournament Team at fcob.golf.tournament@gmail.com.

FCOB Golf Tournament

Date: Saturday, April 30, 2016.  Tee Time: 1:30pm.  Rain or Shine

Location: Lakeview Golf Club, Harrisonburg, Virginia

Cost: $75 per golfer ($300 per team):  Entry Fee includes round of golf, cart, goody bag, dinner following the round, snacks and drinks throughout the day, and a chance to win a door prize.  Payments can only be made using Check or Cash.  Credit Cards will NOT be accepted.

There will also be additional opportunities, including purchasing string, mulligans and a “Red Tee Shot” for $5.00 each.

Not a Golfer?

You can still help out by sponsoring a hole.  Hole Sponsorship is $100

For More Information, or to register your team fill out the form below

 

 

 

FCOB to Host Pork Tenderloin Meal to Benefit Mercy Children’s Home in Nepal–POSTPONED UNTIL APRIL 29

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12 Baskets and a Goat

12 Baskets and a Goat ImageOn November 14, 2015, the old Sale Barn on Sunny Slope Farm was the site of the first pilot show of 12 Baskets and a Goal, a project of Ted & Co, Heifer International, and the Church of the Brethren in support of Heifer’s work around the world. The event featured the play, The Jesus Stories: Faith, Forks, and Fettuccine, written and performed by Ted Swartz and Jeff Raught, interrupted at two intervals to auction off home-made breads and cakes. It was an evening filled with humor, laughter, and generous support of Heifer International. Over $5,000 was raised during the evening with all proceeds going to Heifer International.

The 12 Baskets and a Goal project (http://www.tedandcompany.com/shows/12-baskets-and-a-goat/) “seeks to raise awareness of poverty and empower communities to restore dignity to those in need.The Jesus Stories “asks two questions….what are we having to eat and who are we eating it with? It’s a play about Jesus and food; about what we need every day to sustain us, nourish us, and connect us with God and with others.” The play, which features original songs and music by Jeff, blends humor and theological reflection. Over the next three years, Ted and Co hope to perform their play and auctions all over the country for the benefit of Heifer International.

Ted Swartz and Jeff Raught performing The Jesus Stories

Ted Swartz and Jeff Raught performing The Jesus Stories

First Church of the Brethren’s Friendship Class gave money to help cover startup costs for the event at Sunny Slope Farm. Members of the class also donated $1,000 in support of Heifer International. The youth donated jars of their recently made apple butter. Other members of the church donated cakes and breads. Many of the breads were auctioned off in baskets donated by Cathy Cupp, Linda Logan’s sister.

Beth and Harry Jarrett’s farm, Sunny Slope Farm, is a certified Virginia Century Farm, owned and operated by the family for 186 years.

Pastor Beth among the gathering crowd

Pastor Beth among the gathering crowd

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FCOB Will Host A Blood Drive This Sunday

In what has become an annual event, Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren will be hosting a blood drive this Sunday from 11:00am-3:00pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Over the past few years, this drive has been a huge success and hopefully the same can be said for the 2015 event.

Giving is simple, drink a little extra water, get a little extra sleep and show up to help save a life.  Of course, like most things in life, there is good news and bad news.  The bad news… yeah it hurts, but not that much.  The good news…you could help save a life, or lives!  Clearly the good significantly outweighs the bad.

Follow the link to sign up, or simply show up between 11:00am-3:00pm in the Fellowship Hall at the church.  Your help can save a life!

http://www.redcrossblood.org/rcbmobile/drive/chooseDonationTime.jsp

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Vacation Bible School is More Than Just a Week

Annually, Vacation Bible School is one of the best attended events that our church hosts.  VBS, is about more than just a week together, it is a foundation of learning, not only for the kids that attend, but for the adults that lead them.

For the kids, VBS is a fun, exciting way to learn about God, enjoy the company of other kids and it’s a way to have fun.  VBS is a great way for us, as adults, to teach kids that learning about God’s wonders and Jesus’ journey isn’t just sitting listening to Bible stories, but that God really can be exciting!  Through music, scripture, arts and crafts, and recreation (even the water balloon nights), God really wants all of us to have fun as we worship him.

For Adults, sometimes it’s easy to get stuck in the mundane, everyday life of work and the rut in which we can often find ourselves trapped.  But VBS is a way to climb out of that rut and see the faces of kids that are excited about hearing stories from the Bible and watching them come to life over the course of five days.  This is a chance, for the adult leaders, to look back, and recapture just a small piece of our childhood as well.

I have had the privilege to assist with VBS for over 15 years, most of the time leading or helping with recreation. Over the years, I have seen a lot of kids that have had their lives changed because of the time that the adults of the church put into VBS, and believe it or not, I have seen a lot of adults who had their eyes opened as well.

As we approach Vacation Bible School 2015, considers registering your children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, neighbors or any other kids that you may know.  While you’re at it, think about helping out with VBS as well.  It just may open your eyes and change your life!

Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren Vacation Bible School is set for July 13-17 and will run from 6:00pm-8:30pm each evening.  To register, contact Heidi Bunn at the Church Office.

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