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Pastor's Letter
October 1, 2015
Dear Friends,
Last night, we experienced Charge Conference.   This year's theme is "From Membership to Discipleship."   It means that we are on a journey of deeper engagement with Jesus Christ; and it is not only us as individuals, but us as a congregation, as the body of Christ, here, in Manassas.
This Sunday we will reflect on that journey as we begin the series: From His Hands Through Our Hands. How are we, ourselves, growing in Jesus' love, and how are we helping others join us in this journey? How has living out this kind of love made a difference in our lives? How is sharing this love making a difference in the community around us?
I look forward to worshiping with you this Sunday.   Please pray that Buckhall UMC continues to reach out to people who do not have a church home, and to people who do not know Jesus; that we provide ways to help people grow in their faith; and that we offer ways for people to serve Jesus by serving within the church and out in the community.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor Linda

Weekly Announcements
What's Happening This Week

Manassas Fall Jubilee - POSTPONED Due to Weather - Rescheduled for October 24th. Plan to participate to greet people and talk about Buckhall UMC. See below for needs for the 24th.
This Sunday
October 4th - World-Wide Communion Sunday.
New! Sermon Series: From His Hands Through Our Hands
This Sunday: Talking with the Builder
New Adult Small Group Begins: The Story. Join us at 10:00am in the back of the sanctuary
Sunday School for Children and Youth at 10:00am
October 4th @ 4:00pm Blessing of the Animals.
All species welcome. Candle-lighting available to remember animals who have died. Any donations of pet food will be taken to the local animal shelter.
Tuesday, October 6th - Pastor's Panera's office hours from 12:30pm to 3:00pm. Join her for coffee and conversation. What's on your mind?            
                                         6:30pm Choir Rehearsal
POSTPONED!!!!!   October 3rd - Manassas Fall Jubilee - Postponed due to weather and rescheduled for Saturday, October 24th-W e need more people to sign up in the narthex!
8:00am -10:0am - meet at Buckhall UMC at 8:00am to pick up supplies, then go to Manassas Pavilion to set up our booth and greet early visitors.  Needed 4 people
10:00am to Noon - Greet people/talk with visitors    Needed 4 people
Noon to 2:00pm - Greet people/talk with visitors  Needed 4 people
2:00pm to 4:00pm - Greet people/talk with visitors Needed 4 people
4:00pm to 6:00pm - Greet people until 5:00pm, then break down booth and return supplies to Buckhall UMC . Needed 4 people.
***Your help is needed to make this a success for Buckhall UMC as we reach out to the community******  
Looking Ahead
October 24th - Buckhall UMC @ Manassas Fall Jubilee (see above for sign-up times)
October 25th - Laity Sunday
October 30th - Trunk or Treat 5pm to 7pm. Needed: Decorated trunks and treats - tap into your creative, spooky, quirky, artistic, creative side.   Invite family and friends.
November 1 - All Saints Sunday and Consecration Sunday
Following worship, a Covered Dish Potluck in the fellowship hall.
November 8th - Veteran's Sunday
November 14th - All Church Bazaar

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