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Welcome Julia Eliades, Interim Christian Formation Director

by Church Staff

On February 1, 2017, Julia Eliades joined Manakin in a consulting role as Interim Christian Formation Director. In the days ahead, she will be reaching out to many of you as the congregation moves to strengthen and expand our Christian Formation offerings for youth and adults. You can reach Julia at , the church office at 794-6401, or her cell phone at (804) 873-0220. Please contact her and share your questions, issues, ideas, hopes and dreams for our Christian Formation program. Welcome Julia!


Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper is February 28 in Denny Hall

by Church Staff

The Annual Shrove Tuesday Pancake Supper will be held Tuesday, February 28, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. in Denny Hall. The Men of the Church will be cooking pancakes, sausage and warm apple slices and volunteers will be helping to set-up and serve. This event is sponsored by the Church and we are asking for donations of nonperishable food items for the Powhatan Food Pantry instead of money. See you there!

The deadline for the Lawrence W. Mason Scholarship is approaching

by Church Staff

The Lawrence W. Mason Scholarship program provides scholarships to all college students from the Parish. The only qualification to be considered for a scholarship is that the student be pursuing education beyond high school.

As in the past, to be certain no one who is eligible gets overlooked, each summer we remove all the names from the scholarship list and ask anyone who is interested to reregister. This is the only way we can account for the changing circumstances of the students we are supporting. Please call Wendy by August 17, 2016 with the student’s name, the school attending and projected completion date.

Thanks to the generosity of the members of Manakin, we are able to help our young people continue their education with scholarships and to let them know their church still remembers them while they are away.

– The LWM Scholarship Fund


Sunday School News for December

by Church Staff

By Jo Blandford

Join us on December 6 at 9:45 a.m. as we welcome two special guests. Blair and Meredith are Virginia Grassroots Coordinators for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation. They will lead programs about ecology and water.

The Sunday School Safe Water Bucket Project ends December 31. We have almost reached our $1000 goal and are thankful for your support. Donation checks can be made to Manakin with water project on the memo line.


Christmas Pageant

by Church Staff

It’s time for our youth to sign up for Manakin’s annual Christmas Pageant. The pageant will be held on Thursday, December 24 at 4:00 p.m. Participants will need to arrive, in costume, between 3:30 and 3:45 p.m. Pageant roles include: greeter, reader, angel, shepherd, donkey, sheep, cow. Rehearsal for the pageant will take place Saturday, December 19 at 10: 00 a.m. If your child would like to participate, please fill out a permission form, and return it to the Church Office as soon as possible.

Sunday School News

by Church Staff

By Jo Blandford

The Sunday School youth still need your help to raise money for 10 clean water system buckets. The goal of this project, sponsored by the Sunday School, is to raise $100 per system, a total of $1,000. Join us in our fight to provide clean water and to prevent childhood disease and death. Information about the project may be found in Denny Hall.

On Sunday, December 6, the Sunday School will have two very special guests from the Chesapeake Bay Foundation – Blair and Meredith, Virginia Grassroots Coordinators and Program Speakers. Please join us.

Sunday School News: We Need Your Help

by Church Staff

We need your help to raise money for 10 Clean Water Systems, a project sponsored by Manakin’s Sunday School and Stop Hunger Now. Our Goal is $100 per system or $1,000 total. Join us in our fight to provide clean water to prevent childhood disease and death. You’ll find the donation basket and more information in Denny Hall.

You can also help by participating in Dollars for Donuts. On October 25 after church, we will be selling hot and fresh Krispy Creme Donuts for you to take home and enjoy or give as gifts. Buy 1, 2, 3 or 4 dozen—you know they are that good, and they freeze well! In the really off chance you do not like donuts (now that would be news worthy) the offering box is always available and hates to be empty!

Thanks for your help as we use our hands to do God’s Work.

Manakin’s Sunday School Prepares to Launch Clean Water Project

by Church Staff

It’s that time of year – time to plan for Sunday School. Sunday School begins on September 13 at 9:45 a.m. We will kick off the year with a Rally Day. This is an all-inclusive event for children and youth, ages 3 years old – 12th graders (nursery available). Special guests will come to Manakin to help us kick off our outreach project with Stop Hunger Now – “The Year of Clean Water,” an adventure in ecology of our natural resources.

Our project, which will run from September – December 2015, will be to provide 10 clean water systems to be used in areas where water currently causes disease and death to children and adults. To reach our goal, we need to raise $100 for each system – $1,000 total. Information about this Sunday School project and how you can support it may be found in Denny Hall.

Choir Corner: Voices Needed

by Church Staff

By Rita Gulliksen

Do you like to sing in the shower or at Karaoke events? If you do, then please consider joining the Chancel Choir. Rehearsals will begin on September 9 and will run from 7:30–9:15 p.m. in the Choir Room. We welcome all voice parts, and you do not have to read music.

The Choristers (Ages 7-16 unchanged voices) Choir will begin rehearsals on September 27 after the 10:00 a.m. service. We will rehearse until noon. Please encourage your children and grandchildren to join us. They will learn about singing and liturgy. At this time, the Choristers plan to sing as part of the 4:00 p.m. Family Liturgy on Christmas Eve. If there is more participation and interest, the children may sing more often.

If you have any questions or need more information, e-mail .

Vacation Bible Spectacular Focuses on Clean Water

by Church Staff

During this year’s Vacation Bible Spectacular, we will be “Crushin’ It” for clean water by raising awareness and money to provide clean water systems for those in need.

Join us on Sunday, August 9 following the 10:00 a.m. service. All ages 4-years old through adults (Nursery available upon request) are welcome.

The day will feature singing, a variety of programs, prizes, games, outreach opportunities and special guests. We will enjoy a pasta bar, that includes an assortment of pastas, sauces, side dishes, bread and desserts.

The cost is $6 per person and $20 per family (maximum). All profits will go to the “Clean Water System” fund sponsored by Stop Hunger Now.