Church of the Brethren
Virlina District
3402 Plantation Road, NE
Roanoke, Virginia  24012
(800) 847-5462
(540) 362-1816
Virlina District

Church of the Brethren
Continuing the Work of Jesus.  Peacefully. Simply. Together.
Continuing the Work of Jesus. Peacefully. Simply. Together.

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March 4, 2018 –

Pray for Margie Paris, who retired on February 8 as Program Assistant in the Office of Ministry for the Church of the Brethren after 28 years service to the denomination. Let us give glory to God for the manifold gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon Christ’s church.

March 11, 2018 -

Pray for the participants and leadership of Pilgrimage XXII: A FaithQuest for Adults, a spiritual development retreat of the Virlina District, to be held on March 16-18, 2018.  Let us pray that God will reward those who seek the divine will with deeper spirituality and greater commitment.

March 18, 2018 -

Pray for the Saunders Grove Church of the Brethren in Bedford County, Virginia, as they prepare to celebrate their One-Hundred and Twenty-Fifth anniversary this year. Let us give thanks to God for the vision of those who saw the possibilities in their day, for the faithfulness to respond during the intervening years, and for the ongoing call to mission and ministry that is before us.

March 28, 2018 -

Pray for Frances S. Beam, pastor of the Living Faith Church in Concord, North Carolina, who will celebrate ten years of pastoral ministry there on April 1. Let us honor the commitment, dedication and work of those who have given themselves to the work of Christ and the church. 

April 1, 2018

Pray for Roundtable 2018, to be held April 6-8, 2018 at Bridgewater College. Marcus Harden, a widely known Brethren young adult from the Atlantic Southeast District, will provide leadership. Let us ask God to nurture the spiritual depth of our young people. 

April 8, 2018

Pray for Donna G. Hornsby, whose licensing to the Gospel Ministry is pending at the First Church of the Brethren in Roanoke, Virginia. Let us praise God for gifting the Body of Christ with every talent and ability needed.

April 15, 2018

Pray for those who are planning, leading and participating in “Calling the Called: Discernment – Discipleship – Direction” to be held at Camp Bethel on April 20-21, 2018, for persons to consider the call of God to the pastoral ministry. Let us pray that each of our congregations and all of our members might encourage, support and aid those who seek to heed the call of God to the set-apart ministry.

April 22, 2018

Pray for Mishael Nouveau, who began earlier this year as Program Assistant in the Office of Ministry for the Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Illinois. Let us give thanks to God for the work and witness which we accomplish together.

April 29, 2018 -

Pray for Jessica A. Slusher, who anticipates ordination to the Gospel Ministry in the near future at the Bethany Church of the Brethren in Callaway, Virginia.  Let us support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service. 

May 6, 2018

Pray for Tara Lea Hornbacker, Professor of Ministry Formation, Missional Church and Evangelism at Bethany Theological Seminary in Richmond, Indiana, as she retires on July 1, 2018 after twenty years of service..   Let us give glory to God for the manifold gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon Christ’s church.

May 13, 2018 -

Pray for the Virlina District Board, meeting at the Schoolfield Church at Danville, Virginia on May 19. Let us glorify and honor God in the business of the church as well as in every aspect of life.

May 20, 2018 – 

Pray for the 2018 Young Adult Conference (YAC), to be held May 25-27 at Camp Brethren Woods, near Keezletown, Virginia.  Let us look forward with excitement and enthusiasm to the greater works of God to be revealed. 

May 27, 2018

Pray for the students and staff of the Christian Growth Institute as they gather at the Stone Church in Buena Vista, Virginia on June 2 for Orientation Day. Let us express gratitude to God for those who are engaged in study, practice and formation for the Gospel Ministry in Virlina and Shenandoah Districts.

June 3, 2018

Pray for Ed Woolf, Assistant Treasurer and Gift Operations Manager of the Church of the Brethren in Elgin, Illinois. Let us pray with appreciation for those who work quietly and without notice, but whose work is necessary for the advancement of God’s reign.

June 10, 2018

Pray for the year-round staff, the summer staff, counselors and campers, as the summer camping program takes place at Camp Bethel. Let us pray that the camp experience will be a laboratory for Christian living and that every camper might be drawn closer to Christ and the church.

June 17, 2018

Pray for David A. Whitten, to be installed this morning as pastor of the West Richmond Church in Henrico County, Virginia. Let us pray that the Lord of the Harvest will call and send out workers into fields near and far.  

June 24, 2018

Pray for the ministry of the Laurel Branch Church in Floyd County, Virginia as they celebrate their one hundredth anniversary this year. Let us honor the spiritual foundation laid for us by that great cloud of witnesses and work with a will in our own generation for the edification of the church.