On Tuesday, we started our seven-week semester of English classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. For the first time, we are teaching students from Ecuador and Sudan! Our students hail from five continents this semester. Our classes are small, which allows us to tailor our classes to meet our students’ diverse 1individual language learning […]
Have you noticed how stores start putting up Christmas displays before Halloween? We like to think it is to help us get ready to fill the Salvation Army stockings each year. We know it seems early… but Christmas stockings are here! Sign up to fill stockings for babies through older boys and girls for the […]
Five loaves and two fish for a crowd of 5000. Crumbs for the Gentile woman seeking healing for her daughter. Faith like a mustard seed. A little yeast to leaven 60 lbs of flour for bread. God can make a big difference with things that are small.
This Wednesday, join us for dinner at 7pm as we livestream Bishop Lewis’ Q&A on the three plans for the Methodist Church regarding LGBTQ people. See here if you want to learn more about the committee’s work and the three plans before Wednesday night. Let us know you’re coming, so we have enough food.
We are pretty excited to get cracking on the Bruen Chapel Discipleship Plan and are developing our plan for the plan. Think of it as the pre-game. We will be using Phil Maynard’s Membership to Discipleship book as a resource (see Ruth if you’d like a copy; a CliffsNotes version/short synopsis will be coming soon). Maynard defines […]
Just a friendly reminder that the church office will be closed this Thursday and Friday as Ruth heads to Annual Conference. Pray that the decisions and connections made there will strengthen our witness and ministry in Virginia. If you want to see what’s going on in Hampton, you can check in on the conference livestream […]
Sharing some happy news that Bruen Chapel’s first official seminary intern, Daniel Viehland, has …🥁 drum roll please… been commissioned as a provisional elder in the Mountain Sky Conference. In layman’s terms, he is going to be a pastor up in Montana. We are so happy for Daniel and know he will bless many, many people […]
Congratulations to all the wonderful Kindergartners from the Montessori School at Cedar Lane who graduated in the sanctuary today. We have been blessed to share our church building with you throughout these early years of education! Thanks to the teachers and parents who helped ensure it was a great program and for Pastor Ruth for […]
We have been so blessed to have Joe Jueng as our seminary intern for the past year. This Sunday, we had to say goodbye to Joe who is headed to New Jersey to minister to college students at Rutgers. We sent Joe and his wife Sam off in style with a Methodist potluck and a […]
Are you on Twitter? Did you know Bruen Chapel is too? You can follow us at the Twitter handle @BruenChapelUMC. Thanks to Lucy for being Bruen Chapel’s little birdie in the microblogosphere.