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christmas in bethlehem
friday, december 20 7-8pm
Christmas in Bethlehem is a multi-sensory experience which will include costumed actors portraying Mary, Joseph, the shepherds and the other characters in the Nativity story who will interact with people as they enter, telling their story and interacting as if they were there on that night together. A program will tell the story of the amazing events of the night in the first person and will include singers, dancers and actors. We hope you can join us for this celebration of Christmas! There is no cost for this program. For more information, including directions, visit the Christmas in Bethlehem webiste.
christmas eve service
tuesday, december 24, 5:30pm
You are welcome to join us for our Christmas Eve service, which will be held at 5:30pm in the Sanctuary at our Vale Road Meeting Place. The theme of our Christmas Eve service will be Incarnation: We are changed in the presence of a Holy God. This celebration of the birth of our Lord will include a children’s costumed procession, a short message, a dance and a video followed by Communion. All elements of the service will emphasize how each of us is changed in the presence of a Holy God.The service will begin with carol singing, followed by a procession of children into the front of the Sanctuary where they will remain until after the Gospel Reading.Nursery care will be available for children age 5 and under.
young adult christmas party
saturday, december 21, 7:00-10:00pm
A fun and fancy Christmas celebration for 18-35 year olds, and you're invited! We'll meet at the home of Andrew and Sharon Blount, 13620 White Stone Ct, Clifton, VA, to celebrate together with dinner, music and fun. Bring an appetizer to share. Questions? Contact John Kirby.
Life is full of painful losses that must be grieved, but many of us have found that our culture does not welcome grief nor supply the support we need to face the pain and let it go. This can be especially painful during the holiday season. This interactive workshop looks at what we grieve, how we grieve, how to move through the process, and how, when ready, to surrender the grief to God. The class will be taught from a Christian perspective but is open to people of all faiths (or no faith at all).
When: Thursday, December 5, 12 and 19 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.
Where: Truro Anglican Church, 10520 Main Street, Fairfax, VA 22030 in the conference room.
There is no cost for the workshop. We will be selling Jerry’s Sittser’s book A Grace Disguised: How Grief Enlarges the Soul at the first class for those who would like a copy.
Space is limited. Please register here
first saturday of the month
All newcomers, and those relatively new to Church of the Apostles, are invited to a Newcomer's Dinner which is held the first Saturday of each month. (Next dinner is January 4, 2014.) The dinner is held at Terry and Gary French's home in Clifton, from 5:30-7:30pm. This is intended to be an evening where visitors to our church can come to ask questions about Apostles, about Anglicanism, or a place to come to just share their story with someone who cares. Those who regularly attend Apostles are welcome to come and bring a visitor with them -- sometimes inviting a friend to a church service may not be comfortable for the friend, but inviting them to a dinner is. RSVPs are needed by the Friday evening before the dinner. (If no one RSVPs, then the dinner will be cancelled.) Free childcare will be provided for those who let us know it's needed; just tell us when you RSVP and let us know the age of your child(ren). Please RSVP by contacting Terry French.
parents pray: a day of intercession
saturday, january 4, 2014
Our children's lives do not have to be left to chance. It's never too early and never too late to begin to pray for your children, whether your child is 3 days or 30 years. It is our hope that this day of prayer will be a catalyst to help you begin a systemized plan of prayer for your child.
The Parents Prayer day will begin at 8:00am with Praise and Worship and then at 8:15 we will begin to pray topically, in 15 minute increments, for specific areas of your child's life.
The Prayer Day is divided into 4 sessions. Please feel free to attend any or all of the sessions. Our one request is that you arrive on time for the session in which you plan to attend. A detailed schedule of time and prayer topics may be found here. For more information, please contact our Children’s Ministry Director, Kristin Colligan.
2nd and 4th sundays of the month
The Discipleship Class is for both those new to the faith and those who have been a Christian for many years. Being a disciple of Christ is a lifelong process, in which the training and growth never end. This class will help us all better understand the tenets of the Christian faith and its heritage; to convert our training into real-life, workable actions to build Christ's Kingdom; and to help us as disciples to make more disciples. That's how Christianity has been able to be preserved for two thousand years, even under persecution!
The class meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays of the month in the Sanctuary at the Vale Road Meeting Place.
rite of passage: maturing in christ
Rite of Passage: Maturing in Christ is a high school-age discipleship class and Confirmation preparation which will be held during the afternoon Sunday School, 3:30-4:45pm. The primary facilitator will be Rev. Josh Kammerer. This class will run concurrent with the school year.