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Pastor's Letter

September 4, 2015
Dear Friends,
Have you ever said something and realized that as soon as the words left your mouth you regretted saying them? In that situation, wouldn't it be nice if you could grab those words before they were heard, and pull them back into your mouth?  
This Sunday we will wrap up the series: Lessons from James, with a reflection on the power of words. Words have the power to hurt or to heal; they can offer hope or foster despair. How does our faith help shape the words we say?    
I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday. Our worship services will be more casual. Please continue to pray for the ministries at Buckhall and how God is calling you to serve. Many of our ministries are gearing up for the rhythm that comes with fall and your help is needed.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Linda

Weekly Announcements

What's Happening This Week
Sunday, September 6th - Blessing of the Backpack (at both services) Bring your backpack, briefcase, computer bag, lunch bag or something that signifies your going back to school or gearing up at work. Invite a friend.
The worship services this Sunday will be in a more casual style.
September 6th  Worship Services @ 8:45am and 11:15am. Sermon Series: Lessons from James. This week's message: Taming the Tongue. We will receive Holy Communion
Adult Small Groups @ 10:00am
Sunday School for Children and Youth @ 10:0am
Tuesday, September 8th - Pastor's Office Hours @ Panera's on Liberia, 12:30pm to 3:00pm.   Join me for coffee and conversation. What's on your mind?
                                         6:30pm Choir Rehearsal
Interested in knowing more about becoming a member @ Buckhall UMC?
Join us on Tuesdays, 9/8 and 9/15 @ 7:00pm at Buckhall. Part 1: What does it mean to be a United Methodist? Part II: What does it mean to be a member at Buckhall United Methodist Church?  
***New members will be received on Sunday, September 20th at both services. Please let Pastor Linda know if you are interested in or have questions about becoming a member.
Sunday, September 13th - Kick-Off Sunday.
     NEW! Sermon Series Begins: Experience Healing
     Sunday School for children and youth will kick-off
     New! Adult Small Groups will begin.
Recognition of Teachers, Helpers, and Small Group Leaders at both services
UMW Bake Sale
Looking Ahead
Saturday 9/19 Bi-District Conference at St. Stephen's UMC in Burke, VA.
Sunday, 9/20 - Receiving new members
Saturday 9/26 - All-church Clean- up
Wednesday, 9/30 @ 7:30pm- Buckhall's Charge Conference with District Superintendent, Jeff Mickle.
October 4th @ 4:00pm - Blessing of the Animals
October 17th - Homecoming Dinner
October 25th - Laity Sunday

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