Update: The mission resourcing campaign of the Virlina District has attained 231 pledges which total $420,669.10. As of July 18, 2017 we have received $228,662.66 toward the fulfillment of these pledges. The majority of the first pledges were from the district and camp leadership. Lead Gift visitation is wrapping up and soon congregations will be contacted regarding additional opportunities to give.
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After these things Jesus showed himself again to the disciples by the Sea of Tiberias; and he showed himself in this way. Gathered there together were Simon Peter, Thomas called the Twin, Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two others of his disciples. Simon Peter said to them, “I am going fishing.” They said to him, “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but that night they caught nothing.
Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, you have no fish, have you?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net to the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in because there were so many fish.
Another Way Of Living
By: Noel S. Naff, Virlina District Board Chair and Pastor of the Mount Hermon Congregation
Brethren are known for Another Way of Living. It’s a Church of the Brethren belief, inspired by John 21: When Jesus showed himself to his disciples at the Sea of Tiberius as they fished all day and night, he said: Cast your nets on the other side or another way in order to catch fish.
When it seems like you cannot catch any fish, when it seems like church is lukewarm, when the grind of ministry seems pointless, when it seems like you are just waiting around, fish another way in the name of Jesus.
CREATED TO CREATE
Exploring our Spirituality Through Crafting
Saturday, September 30
8:30am - 3:30pm
House of Pillars @ Camp Bethel (Fincastle, VA)
Event Leader: Stephanie Connelly
Register by September 20!
Hosted by: Virlina District Spiritual Development Retreat Committee
Cost is $26 - this includes lunch and 2 projects. "Read More" for more information.