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Pastor's Letter

March 25, 2016
Dear Friends,
Do you ever feel it's hard to be hopeful when we seem to be bombarded with disturbing news?   And yet, on some level we know that what we see and hear in the media is not the whole story. There is something more. There is an incredible story of hope, grace, overcoming, and life that touches each of our lives in some way.   It is the Easter story. It is the defining story for people who follow Jesus Christ.   Come and hear how this story is your story!
I look forward to worshiping with 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,

Weekly Announcements

What's Happening This Week

Today! Friday, March 25th - Sanctuary open for prayer and reflection until 8:00pm (prayer guide is provided)
March 27th - Easter Sunday - invite your friends, neighbors, and relatives to join you Easter Sunday morning.
Easter Sunrise service @ 6:30am
Easter Services @ 8:45am and 11:15am
Refreshments offered @ 10:00am.   Sunday School will not meet this Sunday
Continue the Legacy Campaign
If you have been unable to attend any of the small groups, there is still opportunities to learn more about an exciting opportunity to be a part of the next steps in Buckhall's future.   Join us on Thursday, March 31st @ 2:00pm or later that day @ 7:00pm for refreshments and discussion.  


......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.
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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