Welcome to The Bridge Local Church Events Section for September 21, 2017
Senior Citizen Gathering
WHO        You (Men and Women)
WHAT      Senior Citizen Gathering
WHERE   Irvington United Methodist Church
WHEN     Tuesday, September 26 th 1:30-3:00 pm
Want to get out of the house?
Join a Senior Citizen Gathering for a time of fellowship, popcorn, games/cards, or crafts. Don’t know how to play or make something?  Let’s learn together. Join us for an afternoon of fun.
For more info contact Audrey 438-6122
Registration is now open for the  Live Your Faith Bold and Brave  Women's Conference to be held on our district at Ebenezer UMC in Stafford on Saturday, September 30, 2017 featuring Nicole Unice, Author of  Brave Enough  and Ministry Director at Hope Church.

Sessions include:
  • Created With a Purpose
  • Navigating Life’s Up’s & Down’s
  • Scheduling Time for God
  • Be Bold & Brave with Healthy Habits
Registration: $20.00 includes breakfast and lunch
Onsite child care available, $5.00 per child and includes lunch (max $20 per family)

Please click below for links to information on the event:

Live Your Faith Bold and Brave Women's Conference links:
Interested Vendors can contact:
 Dottie Longest:
or Judy Hall: 804-453-3747
This film is the first full-length documentary about the extreme Christian Metal scene. You’ll see that although their music may be aggressive and they may not look like Christians, their hearts burst with the Holy Spirit. They don’t need a label or a collar to know who they are; they are missionaries who take their faith not into the deepest reaches of the jungle but into dim, dirty rock clubs and dusty music festivals night after night to wash the crowds clad in black t-shirts and denim in a sonic flood of God’s unfailing love for them.
The genre of Christian heavy metal is no longer characterized by Stryper’s trademark yellow-and-black spandex. Instead, it’s found on the stages of the wildly popular Warped Tour, it’s featured in the pages of secular music magazines like AP and Guitar World, it draws thousands of fans into rural Illinois every year for the Cornerstone Festival, and its bands garner thunderous applause from hard rockers at events like “The Revolver Golden Gods Awards.” And, while the scene has changed from eyeliner and leather to bushy beards and breakdowns, the musical message has remained the same: God’s love for us knows no bounds and the free gift of grace is spoken in every language. That includes the language of distorted Marshall Stacks that invite those who hear to worship Him with shouts of praise and swirling circle pits.
Curiously enough, there might be enough similarities to refute the fact that these two ideas cannot coexist within the same universe. Death, pain, and suffering are all themes that metal musicians embrace, while Christianity was formed on the basis of its original followers being persecuted and killed for following a savior who gave his blood and died for our sins. So which is it? Do Christianity and heavy metal mix together like oil and water? Or is Christianity as metal as it gets?
Metal Missionaries incorporates live concert footage, one on one interviews with band members (secular and non-secular) as well as archive footage and off camera narration. The film transports the viewers back stage behind the scenes on order to get an in-depth look into the hearts and minds of extreme Christian metal musicians from unsigned bands traversing the globe in vans to major label acts riding in luxury buses the messages are the same.

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YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO JOIN US FOR:
              THE OBSERVANCE OF OUR
 187th HOMECOMING CELEBRATION
OF HENDERSON UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
  
72 Henderson Drive, Route 202, Callao VA
on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 8th, 2017 AT 10:00AM


   "Pressing On in the Strength of Christ"
PASTOR SHAUNA D. McCRANIE WILL BRING THE MORNING MESSAGE
SPECIAL MUSIC WILL BE PROVIDED BY STUART O'BIER AND RON JEWELL AND THE CHOIR.
FOLLOWING THE SERVICE, A DELECTABLE LUNCHEON, FIT FOR A KING,
WILL BE SERVED.
PTSD Caregiver Workshop
Zion UMC will host a workshop for Caregivers of those with PTSD on October 21 from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Two retired army chaplains; Rev. David Canada, and Rev. Kenneth M Ruppar, will lead us in a day of Bible study, prayer, spiritual reflection and coping skills.

Lunch will be provided (free will offering). The workshop is free. 

Please RSVP to Pastor Kim Barker-Brugman at  pastorkim10@gmail.com  so we can plan the proper number of lunches.

Zion UMC, Spotsylvania Courthouse, 8700 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553