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Manassas Church of the Brethren
10047 Nokesville Road
Manassas, VA 20110

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December 11: Board Game Day

December 11: Board Game Day

Our Mentoring Program is inviting all youth and all adults of all ages for this fun-filled inter-generational event. Sandwiches will be provided. Bring your own snacks to share as well as your favorite board games! We will meet in the Fellowship Center from 12-3 pm on Sunday, December 11, 2016.

Bread for the World Bake Sale

Bread for the World Bake Sale

This Sunday, December 4 following our morning worship service, our children in grades 3-5 will be selling baked good items and dried beans to support Bread for the World to end hunger and poverty. Come out to support our children and this good cause.

Bulletin – Advent 1 November 27

Bulletin – Advent 1 November 27

The Great Conversation — Promised Land, Promised Time — Sermon: Untying Our Tongues (Pastor Chris) Text: Luke 1:59-79                

Bulletin – Nov. 20

Bulletin – Nov. 20

Thanks-Bringing Sunday “Stories that Shape Us” Pastor Chris will preach from 2 Kings 2:1-15 with the message: “Tell me about that chariot again…”

WmrW12 Divining the Story

WmrW12 Divining the Story

Stories that Shape Us A college president recently shared about how institutions distinguish themselves from their competition. “You can highlight your name and location, but beyond that most of the other vision and mission statement taglines quickly become indistinguishable. We all say something about our unique students, highly qualified faculty, and special curriculum. What sets us apart from others are the stories we tell.” This is one of the most empowering as well as most humbling revelations. When people in my congregation ask if the biblical stories are true I immediately see it for the trick question that it is. The unanswerable question of “does it tell the truth?” is of far less importance than the question “what truth does it tell?” For children and others who make meaning from within the concrete operational stage of development, we simply teach and learn the stories themselves. Questions of factuality cannot be distinguished in these minds from questions of authenticity. There is a reason that Jewish children are not permitted to ask questions about the deeper meanings of the biblical stories until they have matured to adulthood. But for adults and others who make meaning from within more advanced stages of development, limiting our understanding of the mystery of God to the simplistic reading of the biblical text is its own dishonesty. Biblical stories are meant to convey meaning not measurements, invitations rather than specifications, the drama of the Divine more so than data and dates. Take the book(s) of Kings. Throughout this collection of stories the reader is instructed to look for the factual data elsewhere. The biblical collection of stories in First and Second Kings is intended to be theology and interpretation, not statistics. (see 1 Kings 14:19; 1 Kings 16:14, 20; 2 Kings 1:18; 2 Kings 14:28; 15:21) Those who study the Bible most deeply soon realize that these scriptures don’t tell you what to think as much as they […]

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Upcoming Events

Dec 2 7:30 PM 9:00 PM
MCoB Youth Game Night for 3-5 Graders
Dec 3
Dec 4
Advent#2
Dec 4 8:00 AM 9:00 AM
Donut Breakfast
Dec 4 8:45 AM 9:50 AM
Sunday School
Dec 4 10:00 AM 11:00 AM
Morning Worship
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