Missions

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Tickled Pink (+ Blue) to Serve

by Jill
yawning newborn baby

We’re launching Operation Baby Shower to gather baby items for newly arrived Afghan families welcoming new babies at Inova Fairfax!

Back to School Missions!

by Jill

We’re in the swing of summer, but it is not too early to prepare students in need for success in the coming school year! Mark your calendars for Sunday, August 22nd 11am and 3pm The Sunday before Fairfax County heads back to school, we will be offering a special Blessing of the Backpacks. Note that there are two […]

Teaching English and Loving the Stranger

by Daniel

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

by Daniel

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 […]

The World is My Parish

by Daniel

John Wesley once said that “The world is my parish.”  It’s our parish too!  Between 2012 and the end of this year, United Methodist Global Ministries will have started 600 new faith communities in Cambodia, Cameroon, Honduras, Laos, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Senegal, Thailand, and Vietnam as well as the regions of Eurasia and Central Asia.

One Great Hour of Sharing

by Daniel

United Methodist congregations have been taking part in a special One Great Hour of Sharing offering to fund the United Methodist Committee on Relief’s (UMCOR) administrative costs for fifty years.  When you donate to UMCOR at Bruen Chapel this Sunday, March 6th you will help cover the program costs of UMCOR’s critical work.  Our gifts designated to […]

Black History Month and Racial Justice

by Daniel

February is Black History Month.  It represents a time to celebrate the many accomplishments of African Americans in U.S. history but also compels us to recognize that racial justice is still a work in progress today.  What can we do to eliminate institutional racism and build bridges across races and cultures? In 1980, the United […]

Methodist Global Ministries

by Daniel

The world’s needs are so much bigger than just our congregation, but we are part of a much larger and global team.  As a Methodist church, Bruen Chapel is connected to the wider church and its mission through the General Board of Global Ministries.  There are active Global Ministries in over 130 countries around the world, all […]