Posts from August 2014

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A Report from the Resource Center

by Church Staff

By Birdie Lighthiser

Manakin has been a member of The Resource Center (TRC) for about seven years. This membership entitles anyone from Manakin to research and/or check out materials from TRC. TRC is located on the campus of the Samuel Dewitt Proctor School of Theology at VUU and was established as an ecumenical, non-profit agency that’s mission is to resource congregations, schools, agencies and individuals for ministry in a diverse and changing world. Three members of Manakin (Susie Stone, the Rector and me) sit on the Board of TRC.

On June 8, TRC sponsored an Inclusion Choir Concert. Two members of Manakin sang in this amazing and spiritually moving concert.

The Resource Center Excellence in Ministry Banquet is scheduled for Friday, November 21. Manakin has had a large presence there for the past seven years. The banquet will, once again, feature a silent auction—more details later.

Our Outreach Committee has graciously supported the ministry of TRC for the past few years.

If you have any questions about TRC or would like to become involved as a volunteer, please contact the church office.

When Parishioners Are in Need

by Church Staff

Pastoral Care
By Birdie Lighthiser

Over a month’s time, we have delivered meals, helped with transportation for treatments, made phone calls, paid visits, sent cards, sent e-mails, and have sent many Prayer Vine messages. Pastoral Care goes on quietly behind the scenes when people in our parish are in need. You may not see it…. but it is happening every week. Thank you to all who have done these quiet acts of love and kindness!

Pastoral Care is planning on beginning two new ministries in the fall. Information on these ministries will be shared soon.

2nd Annual Founders Day Festival – Dec. 6, 2014

by manchurch9

Mark your calendars. The date has been sent for the 2nd Annual Founders Day Festival at Manakin. It will be held from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 6, 2014. This year’s theme will be “Family Life in the 1850 & 1860s.” The festival will feature talks and demonstrations about Civil War era family life in Central Virginia as well as music, games, food and local vendors offering unique items perfect for Christmas giving. Volunteers are needed. To help with the festival, contact the church office at 794-6401.