Sunday, May 20, we celebrate Pentecost, with a dramatic reading from Acts 2, the choir sings “Whom Shall I Fear”, we blow bubbles outside as a symbol of the Spirit wind, and we’ll be preparing CWS Hygiene Kits for disaster areas around the world. We still need hand towels (15″ X 28 to 16″X32″, no microfiber or dishcloths), standard size band aids, toe or finger nail clippers, bath-size bars of soap in wrappers and wide-tooth combs.
DO NOT MISS THIS! Chasing Coral, 2017 Sundance Award winning film to be shown April 29 at noon. Mark Eakin, research scientist for the film will be present for the Q & A. The photography is beyond belief and the story moving. This is a film to grab your heart and move you to even one tiny action of respect for the ocean and the land.
Do not miss this exceptional opportunity. All are welcome. Bring a friend!
Children through 6th grade are invited to an Easter Egg Hunt at 9:15 a.m., to be followed by light refreshments.
Then join us for joyous Easter Worship with communion and the flowering of the cross at 10:15 a.m., followed by refreshments in Fellowship Hall. During fellowship, we will be dyeing hardboiled eggs for the Bailey’s shelter.
Thursday, March 29, there will be a light supper at 6 p.m., followed by worship and communion in the sanctuary. Everyone is invited to attend. We will be eating with our hypothermia guests.
Join us for worship this Sunday, March 11 and stay after fellowship to hear special guest speaker, Alan Ford, from the Native Plant Society. This is part of our congregation’s care for creation. Everyone is welcome to attend the presentation.
Don’t forget the annual congregational meeting which will be this Sunday, Jan. 28, immediately after worship. A potluck lunch will follow.
Happy New Year! This Sunday, January 7, is Epiphany Sunday. We’ll be celebrating by distributing Star Gift Words in worship. Everyone is given a word and is asked to reflect on that word for the coming year. The people are invited to ponder what significance this word might have in their lives, and how God might be speaking to them through that simple message. What will your word be for 2018? Come and see.
Here’s a great holiday service opportunity for you, your family, your friends, your office, etc. Help replenish the supply of hygiene kits for disaster areas. We’re collecting the contents for CWS hygiene kits which are sent to disaster areas in the U.S. and around the world. You may drop off any of the kit contents (see below) at Knox.
On Sunday, Dec. 10, 11 a.m. we’ll have a kit-assembly celebration in Fellowship Hall.
Contents of hygiene kits (please no substitutions!)
1 hand towel 15″x26″ to 16″x32″ (no micro fiber or dish towels)
1 wide tooth comb
1 fingernail clipper
1 bath size bar of soap in the wrapper
1 toothbrush in the package
10 standard Band-aids
$2 per kit for shipping. Please write any checks to CWS.
CWS has shipped over 100,000 of these kits to disaster areas so far this year.
CROP walks are neighbors walking together to raise money to take a stand against hunger in our world. Some 2,000 communities across the country take part each year. The Falls Church registration begins at 1:00 p.m. The walk begins 1:30 p.m. Link here to the CROP walk website
This Sunday we welcome the Graham Road Handbell Choir and Belyea Bells from Graham Road UMC to our 10:15 worship service. Be sure to come and hear them play!