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Pastor's Letter

April 1, 2016
Dear Friends,
  Easter services may be over; but the good news is that we continue to experience the risen Christ!   Jesus is loose in the world! And that means it is not business as usual, as Jesus' followers discovered. As Jesus' followers today, how does this risen Jesus impact our lives today?   Join us this Sunday as we reflect on what it means for us.
  There are people in our neighborhood who do not have a church home. There are people around us who are in need of the healing grace of Christ. God is calling each of us to reach out to them.   Please be in prayer. How is God asking you to reach out? I look forward to worshiping this you this Sunday.
Yours in Christ,

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! To all who made Holy Week and Easter Sunday meaningful and joyful experiences. Many of you did "double" and "triple" duty to insure that services flowed smoothly, people were welcomed, and hospitality was generously offered.   You truly revealed the body of Christ in your selflessness and love. Thank you, all!

Weekly Announcements

What's Happening This Week

Saturday April 2nd - All women are invited to join in fellowship, fun, and food at a Potluck Breakfast @9:00am in the Fellowship Hall
April 3rd- Continue the Legacy Sunday. Worship at 8:45am and 11:15am. Message: A Legacy of Grace.   Join us as we offer our pledges to the Continue the Legacy campaign in worship, at both services.
10:00am Sunday School for Children and Youth
10:00am Part 1 of a 2-part class for New Members and Others
If you are...
  •  interested in joining Buckhall UMC,
  • or are already a member, but 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.

"Continue the Legacy" Pot-Luck Lunch after 2nd service (around 12:30pm). Let's celebrate and enjoy good food and fellowship.  
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. If interested in joining, please contact Pastor Linda. 

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.
April 30th - 9:00am to Noon - All Hands on Deck for the Church Spring Clean-up. Come spend the morning helping spruce up the grounds and church.

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