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Call for Vestry Nominations

by Church Staff

The Nominating Committee requests your assistance in the Vestry nominating process. Three persons will be elected at the Annual Meeting for the 2018-2021 term. In making your recommendations be governed by these considerations:

* Vestry persons should be faithful, dedicated and possess good judgment. Their manner of life should reflect the Christian Gospel, both within the Church and in the world.

* Church leaders are extremely important. The nominating process is not a popularity contest. Serving on Vestry is a commitment with responsibilities involving various leadership duties, requiring time, energy and talents.

* The Nominating Committee asks that you present names to be considered, including your own if you wish, for election to the Vestry for the three-year term beginning in 2018.

* According to Church Canons, only confirmed members of Manakin Church, in good standing, may serve on Vestry.

* Candidates for nomination must have consented, to their presenter, for their names to be put forward for nomination.

Names should be submitted by Friday, September 29, 2017. Nomination forms can be found in the September Manakin Messenger. Please sign the form and return it to the Church Office, Attention: Michael Walker, Chair of the Nominating Committee. Thank you for your prayers and for your participation in this process.

Nominations may be made from the floor of the Annual Meeting. In order for a nomination to be presented from the floor the presenter must have obtained consent from the prospective nominee and also determined, from the interim rector, that the prospective nominee is in good standing in accordance with the Canons.

If you have any questions, please contact the Nominating Committee Chair, Michael Walker at jmwalker263@comcast.net. If you need additional forms, contact the church office at office@manakin.org

Schedule of Manakin’s Holy Week Services

by Church Staff

Below is the schedule for all of Manakin Church’s Holy Week services.  The general public and parishioners are welcome to attend any and all services!


Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017

     8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. – The Liturgy of the Palms & Holy Eucharist


Maundy Thursday, April 13, 2017

     10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite I (no music)

       7:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist, Rite II & Stripping of the Altar


Good Friday, April 14, 2017

      Noon – The Way of the Cross

      7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy


Easter Sunday, April 16, 2017

      8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist   (Additional parking available at the Huguenot Library next door.)


Please note:   Manakin will not have a Saturday Vigil service on April 15, 2017.  You are invited to join Dr. Bauer in attending the Easter Vigil services at Church of the Redeemer (2341 Winterfield Road, Midlothian, VA 23113)  at 5:00 p.m.

If you have any questions concerning services, please call the church office at 794-6401 or contact us via our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/manakinepiscopalchurch/.



Manakin Announces Holy Week Services Schedule

by Church Staff

For Holy Week 2016, Manakin Church will have the following services.  All are welcome!

 Maundy Thursday, March 24th – 7:00 p.m. – Holy Eucharist – The Rev. Martha Jenkins

 Good Friday, March 25th – 7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Liturgy – The Rev. Martha Jenkins

 Easter Sunday, March 27th – 8:00 & 10:00 a.m. – Holy Eucharist  – The Rev. Alan Coffey

In order for our whole Manakin family to celebrate together, we will not have Sunday School classes on Easter Sunday.  Child care will be available.  Additional parking available at the Huguenot Library next door.

If you have any questions about Holy Week services, please contact the church office at (804) 794-6401.


Many area organizations benefit from Manakin’s 2015 Reach for the Stars Gala

by Church Staff

By Bryn Davis

The 2015 Annual Gala was a huge success and resulted in over $20,000 available for Manakin’s Outreach program.  The Gala Committee met and the Gala funds were disbursed to the following organizations:

ALS Foundation (Powhatan)
Backpacks of Love
Boys’ Home of Virginia
Chester Food Bank
Families of the Wounded
Family Lifeline
Feed More
Free Clinic of Powhatan
Grace Inside (prison chaplains)
Habitat for Humanity
Powhatan Coalition of Churches
Powhatan County EMS
Rainbow Connection
Richmond Friends of the Homeless
Riverside School
Robious Middle School (yearbooks)
SCVP (Madeline’s House)
Southside Child Development Center
Stop Hunger Now
The Resource Center

A big thank you to everyone who participated in the Gala through donations, attending and/or helping with set-up and clean-up.  We appreciate your support and we’re looking forward to another successful Gala this year!   The 2016 Gala and Auction will be Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the Salisbury Country Club.  Save the date!


Manakin’s next Ladies Night Out is March 8

by Church Staff

By Beverly Whitley

The March Ladies’ Night out will be Tuesday, March 8, 2016, at 6:00 PM at Firebirds Restaurant in Midlothian. A sign-up sheet is posted in Denny Hall.

Ladies’ Night Out is an opportunity for Manakin women to share a meal and get to know one another!


Join Us for a Fall Hike

by Church Staff

Manakin is invited to join St. Luke Lutheran’s 50th Annual Fall Mountain Hike to White Oak Canyon in the Shenandoah National Park on Saturday, October 11. Participants will meet at 7:00 a.m. at St. Luke to carpool to Graves Mountain Lodge in Syria, Virginia. There, the group will enjoy a family style breakfast ($6.49 for kids, $12.98 for adults). Before going to White Oak Canyon, the group will stop at the apple barns where apples, apple cider, pumpkins and gourds may be purchased. Participants should bring a lunch for a picnic at the waterfalls.

This will be a day for all ages and hiking skills. The rain date is October 18.