For such a time as this…

Over the next five weeks, we will take a look at the book of Esther.  If you haven’t read Esther, I’d encourage you to read it! It reads like a thriller or even a romance novel. And yet, we can learn much about what it means to live a life committed to God and to one another as the body of Christ during difficult times. Do you ever feel like your swimming upstream? That the choices you make and your commitment to faith seems so foreign to others that you find it difficult to stay the course? Perhaps you feel discouraged and insignificant or unable to change things anyway? These are some of the very things that we read about in the book of Esther.

As part of our study, we will look at the different characters in the story and the choices that each of them make in their own times; some in faithfulness to God and some quite faithless at all. we’ll be challenged to reevaluate our own choices. We will be reminded that each of us have been given gifts and passions for God to use to effect change and bring about justice in our own communities. Together, we’ll ask ourselves the famous question Mordecai asked Esther:”Who knows if you have not become royal for such a time as this?”

Join us for worship Sundays at 10:30!

Pastor Beth

FCOB Awarded Second Place for 2015 Salvation Army Bell Ringing

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First Church of the Brethren was awarded 2nd Place for the 2015 Salvation Army Bellringer Award among local churches.  The award was presented to FCOB at the annual Salvation Army Volunteer Appreciation Dinner that was held at Eastern Mennonite University on Monday, May 2.

First Church has been active in the Red Kettle Campaign for years, but since 1998, the FCOB Youth Program has spearheaded the church’s volunteer efforts.  During the six days of ringing, which included over 50 hours and dozens of volunteers, outside of Wal-Mart on Route 42 South of Harrisonburg, $2,870 was raised for The Salvation Army.

In addition to the Bell Ringing, FCOB also prepares and serves weekly meals at The Salvation Army Shelter in Harrisonburg, a program that was started eight years ago.

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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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

FCOB Golf Tournament Set For This 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

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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.

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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.

 

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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

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

Help First Church Just by Eating!

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 Fundraiser