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Pastor's Letter


March 18, 2016
Dear Friends,
Life is full of ups and downs. We'd love to stay in those "up" moments; and go from "up" moment to "up" moment.   But stuff happens and we find ourselves facing challenges. Sometimes we wonder how we will get through this "down" time. This Sunday is Palm-Passion Sunday. Join us for some palm waving and hearing the story of Jesus' passion which reminds us that God knows what it feels like to experience going from the "ups" to the "downs. "
I look forward to worshiping this you this Sunday. Please be in prayer for people who do not have a church home and for how God is calling each of us, at Buckhall United Methodist Church, to reach out to them.
Yours in Christ,
Linda



Weekly Announcements


What's Happening This Week

 
 
Saturday, March 19th - Easter Egg Hunt @1:00pm to 3:00pm. Invite your friends and family to join in the fun. Children of all ages welcome.
 
Sunday, March 20th Palm-Passion Sunday Worship at 8:45am and 11:15am. Following in the Footsteps of Jesus - Palms to Passion.  
   10:00am Sunday School for Children and Youth
   This Sunday, fellowship time for adults @10:00am. The Adult small group studying "The Story," will meet this Sunday.
 
Monday, March 21st @ 7:00pm Worship Task Force will meet.
 
Tuesday, March 22nd - Lenten Study @ 10:30am
                                         Pastor's hours @ Panera's on Liberia 12:30pm to 3:00pm
                                      Choir Practice @ 6:30pm
 
March 24th - Maundy Thursday service @ 7:00pm
March 25th - Sanctuary open for prayer and reflection 10:00am to 8:00pm (prayer guide will be provided)
March 27th - Easter Sunday
                   Easter sunrise service 6:30am  
    Easter services 8:45am and 11:15am
Refreshments offered @ 10:00am.   Sunday School will not meet this Sunday







......and in April
 
April 2nd - United Method Women breakfast @ 9:00am. All women in the church are welcome.
April 3rd - " Continue the Legacy" Sunday. Join us as we offer our "Continue the Legacy" pledges in worship and also celebrate with a Pot-Luck Lunch after 2nd service (around 12:30pm)  
  
April 3rd and April 10th @ 10:00am - New member class.
If you are........
interested in joining Buckhall UMC,
or want to know more about United Methodists
or have questions regarding Buckhall
then this 2-session class is for you. For questions, contact Pastor Linda @ bumc.lmonroe@verizon.net.
  
April 10th - Prayer Vigil (3:00pm to 4:00pm) Join Linda in the sanctuary for either the entire hour, or for a part of that hour. Buckhall UMC is part of the Alexandria and Arlington Districts -wide prayer vigil; and 3:00pm to 4:00pm is our time to pray. A prayer guide will be available.
We will be praying for wisdom and guidance as the United Methodist Church gathers for its General Conference in Portland, Oregon. This conference occurs every 4 years and delegates from conferences all over the world gather to make decision regarding the ministries of the United Methodist Church.  
  
April 17th - Receiving New Members @ both services.
 
 
 
SAVE the DATE
Saturday, April 30th 9:00am to 3:00pm - Worship That Connects with Your Neighborhood; Mount Olivet, Arlington, VA.    This is an event that will allow those attending to leave armed with an action plan for the planning and implementing of better worship - relatable worship that will connect with the demographics outside the doors of your specific church's community.
Registration is $55 for church teams of up to 5 (clergy participation mandatory - plus up to 4 lay persons), additional laity can attend - cost $11 each. Please let Linda know of your interest. We need to register soon.
 
April 30th - 9:00am to Noon - All Church Clean-up.


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