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.


March 26, 2017 - 

Pray for Roundtable 2017, to be held March 31-April 2, 2017 at Bridgewater College. Tyler and Chelsea Goss, members of the West Richmond Church and widely known Brethren young adults, will provide leadership. Let us ask God to nurture the spiritual depth of our young people.

April 2, 2017 -
Pray for Paul Maynard Baker, who began as pastor of the Bassett Church in Henry County, Virginia on March 1. Let us pray that God would enable us to minister creatively in every place and situation.

April 9, 2017 -

Pray for Jerry Wayne Naff, who began as pastor of the Lake Side Church in Moneta, Virginia 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 16, 2017 -

Pray for Curtis C. English, who celebrated ten years as the pastor of the Emmanuel Church in Danville, Virginia on April 1. Let us pray that the wideness and breadth of God’s work might continue to challenge us to seek wider, greater and more creative fields of mission and ministry.

April 23, 2017 -

Pray for the Wakefield Chapel Church in Hopewell, Virginia, Pastor Samuel Ellis and First Lady Frances Ellis as they celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of their ministry this year.   Let us look forward with excitement and enthusiasm to the greater works of God to be revealed.

April 30, 2017 -

Pray for Paul Fike Stutzman, pastor of the Fraternity Church of the Brethren near Winston-Salem, North Carolina, who is scheduled to be ordained this afternoon. Let us pray that we will support, encourage and pray for those who undertake set-apart ministerial service.

May 7, 2017 -
Pray for Emma Jean Franklin Woodard, Associate District Executive Ministry, as she concludes and celebrates seventeen years and five months of service to the people of Virlina District.   That we give glory to God for the manifold gifts of the Spirit bestowed upon Christ’s church.

May 14, 2017 -

Pray for the Virlina District Board, meeting at the Maple Grove Church near Lexington, North Carolina on May 20. Let every decision which affects the mission and ministry of the church, from the smallest to the greatest, be the subject and result of earnest prayer and the desire to be obedient to God’s voice. 

May 21, 2017 –

Pray for the Fairview Church near Rocky Mount in Franklin County, Virginia, as they celebrate their eighty-fifth anniversary as a congregation.   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.

May 28, 2017-

Pray for the students and staff of the Christian Growth Institute as they gather at the Stone Church in Buena Vista, Virginia on June 3 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 4, 2017 -
Pray for Janet Ober-Lambert, who serves as Director of the Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership in Richmond, Indiana. 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 11, 2017 -

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 18, 2017 -

Pray for Mark Flory Steury, who serves as Donor Relations Representative for the Church of the Brethren in Bridgewater, Virginia. Let us use all of our being and substance to witness to the fullness of God in Jesus Christ in the midst of the great challenges and wonderful opportunities which are before us!

June 25, 2017 -

Pray for the moderator, officers, delegates and attendees of the 231st Recorded Annual Conference of the Church of the Brethren meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan from June 28-July 2. Let us pray that our leaders, delegates and membership be given travel mercy, wisdom, discernment and insight as they serve Christ and the church.