Upcoming Events


ESL classes 7-9 PM

September 27, 2016 – November 22, 2016

Tuesday night English classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced ESL students.

Cross cafe


October 23, 2016
12:00 pm

Join us after our worship service for snacks, coffee, and conversation in the fellowship hall.  All are welcome!


Art Klekner Birthday Bash

October 23, 2016

Join our congregation and all of Art’s friends and family for a birthday celebration at his home.

Chair Dancing

October 25, 2016
10:30 am - 11:30 am

Meet others in the Merrifield community as you participate in low-impact seated exercise!

Emergency Response Team Training

November 6, 2016

Bruen Chapel will host emergency responders for  a training on how to provide supportive care to people affected by storms, earthquakes, fires, and other disasters.  Volunteers from our congregation will welcome the teams, set up meals, and help to host the ERT team.


Christmas Eve Worship

December 24, 2016
7:30 pm

Join us for a beautiful service to celebrate Christ’s birth.

Church News


The Glean Team

Every Sunday through December 18th, the Mosaic District hosts a farmer’s market from 9:30am to 2:30pm.  For the past several weeks, Bruen Chapel has helped to glean some of the unpurchased fresh fruits and vegetables for the hungry in our community at the conclusion of the market.  Last week was the first time that we […]

Teaching English and Loving the Stranger

We will be registering new and returning students for English classes on Monday night.  In addition to providing English skills, our classes provide new neighbors from around the world with a supportive community and a warm, loving welcome.  This is one of the most important things we do to be in mission as a congregation […]


Yes, You Can! Wrapping Up Hunger Awareness Month

We are finishing up our Food for Others collection for Hunger Awareness Month!  Contribute one or more of the following items in our collection basket: -Canned tomato products (crushed, peeled, diced, etc.), 4oz – 1lb -Canned meat (chicken, beef, turkey, or seafood), 2oz – 15oz -Rice, 16oz -Spaghetti sauce, 14oz – 1lb -Fruit, canned (packed […]

Ten day countdown to welcome missionary Esther Gitobu

We are so excited to welcome Esther Gitobu and her daughters to Bruen Chapel on the 17th.  We will share a Cambodian meal and hear about Esther’s work in Cambodia, one of Virginia’s main mission partners.  This will be the first in a series of mission dinners focusing on the countries the Virginia Conference helps […]

God, mission, and the church

“It is not the church of God that has a mission in the world, but the God of mission who has a church in the world.  The church’s involvement in mission is its privileged participation in the actions of the triune God.” ~Tim Dearborn