Posts from November 2020

Posts from November 2020

The Messenger: December 2020

ADVENT — TIME TO PREPARE FOR THE COMING OF CHRIST The first mechanical clock on record was built for Dunstable Priory, a monastery in England, around the year 1283. The monks used it to announce the hours for daily prayer. Christianity has always been interested in marking the passage of time. In the 1600s, four church buildings were the best solar observatories in the world. Built to fix the date of Easter, they also housed instruments that threw light on…

Christmas for Warrenton Manor Senior Angels

Echo and Social Ministry are making Christmas plans to adopt all the seniors living at Warrenton Manor (low income housing). If you would like to help out, we are collecting monetary donations and Thrivent Grant money to put together a small gift for each resident. Please donate online (select “Warrenton Manor Sr. Angels” from the Select Fund drop-down menu) or if you are dropping off a check, write ‘Sr Angels’ in the memo line by 3pm on Wednesday, December 16. For…

Calendar for November 14-29

Please note that meeting/event may be occurring in person and/or online. Please check to confirm! (Click image of calendar below to be taken to downloadable/printable PDF.)

COVID-19

Worship During COVID (as of November 11, 2020) Building Use During COVID (as of November 11, 2020) External Links Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Virginia Synod Covid-19 Resources Fauquier County Health Department (click on each image to view as pdf document) .       

Thanksgiving Turkeys Social Ministry Project

Help our neighbors have a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner with your donations for Turkeys! The Social Ministry Committee and Caring Team are asking for your support to help our neighbors celebrate Thanksgiving. Please donate money (by mail, in person drop off or online) to Thanksgiving Turkeys for Head Start families and First Responders. Please donate by the end of worship service on Sunday, November 15. Our Social Ministry Committee will use some of the money to purchase turkeys for them.

“Reverse” PieFest for Fauquier Habitat Homeowners

Help us “break bread” with our local Habitat homeowners this Thanksgiving!We may not be able to come together to eat each other’s delicious baked pies this year, but we CAN help others enjoy the holiday. Our goal is to create four large baskets filled with breads, baked goods, and of course, PIES! Each basket will go to a different homeowner to help us connect with them. When you select a slot, please briefly describe the item(s) you are donating in…