Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart

First Church has been exploring the series “Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart” since Sunday June 16th. This worship series comes from Sanctified Art. Every Sunday we will explore a Bible passage, art image, and our experiences of unraveling and weaving. Accompanying devotional books and bookmarks (outlining the order of topics) are available… Continue reading Unraveled: Seeking God When Our Plans Fall Apart

Vacation Bible School 2019 – Who is my neighbor?

Vacation Bible School 2019 Harrisonburg First Church of the Brethren and Sunrise Church of the Brethren are teaming up this year for Vacation Bible School. We are very excited as we come together and learn “Who Is My Neighbor?” During this exciting week we will Learn to Love Like Jesus! Day 1 – Mark 12:28-34 Love… Continue reading Vacation Bible School 2019 – Who is my neighbor?

Hospitality: A Relationship of Giving and Receiving

Just what is hospitality? When we think about hospitality and the bible, we generally think about Martha and Mary hosting Jesus. And, we generally believe that Mary got it right. The truth is, neither one of them got it quite right! Why you might ask? It is helpful to remember the origin and definition of biblical hospitality.… Continue reading Hospitality: A Relationship of Giving and Receiving

Gratitude: Giving Thanks Activites

“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” – 1 Thessalonians 5: 17-18 Last week we talked about how hard praying without ceasing might seem… especially when we are tied to a particular form of prayer. This week, we are looking at gratitude…… Continue reading Gratitude: Giving Thanks Activites

Prayer: Tuning In Activities

Sunday we talked about the many ways to pray. Often, we are very good at talking, or making requests, but not so good at listening.Here are some ways to practice tuning in to God: As a family: Take a walk, a hike or just find a comfortable place to sit outdoors with the idea of… Continue reading Prayer: Tuning In Activities

Vacation Bible School

First Church invites you to join in our Vacation Bible School:  Rolling River Rampage!  It is sure to be splashingly good fun! Dates:  June 18-21 Times:  6:30pm – 8:00 pm For:  Rising PK – Rising 8th graders For more information or to inquire about registration, contact the church office at 540-434-8288. You may now register… Continue reading Vacation Bible School

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It takes a little practice…

“Practicing the Presence” can sometimes seem like an elusive thing. Often, that is because we have certain expectations about the outcome… what the divine will look like in our lives. Other times, it is because there is no real formula for success. It is more about practice than perfection. For some of us that is… Continue reading It takes a little practice…