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ESL Underway!

by Daniel

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 […]

All Saints Day Prayer

by Daniel

When trick or treating is over, there’s another special day right on Halloween’s heels.  The day (or Sunday) after Halloween is All Saints Day, a special day for remembering Christians from every time and place in history who have gone on before us.  Hebrews 12 encourages Christians to remember that a “great cloud of witnesses” surrounds us […]

KAIROS Cookies

by Daniel

“Christians don’t simply learn or study or use Scripture; we assimilate it, take it into our lives in such a way that it gets metabolized into acts of love, cups of cold water, missions into all the world, healing and evangelism and justice in Jesus’ name, hands raised in adoration of the Father, feet washed […]

Stockings Are Coming!

by Daniel

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 […]

God Can Work with Small

by Daniel

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.

2018 Charge Conference

by Daniel

Thanks to everyone who participated in today’s Charge Conference at Culmore UMC.  It was a great opportunity for us to share and learn from other small churches who are making a big difference.  We left inspired and hope you did too!  We will brief out on what was discussed during service on October 21st. One […]

Way Forward Dinner 9/26

by Daniel

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.

Discipleship Plan Planning Coming Soon!

by Daniel

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 […]

Annual Conference Livestream

by Daniel

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 […]

Daniel V.’s Commission

by Daniel

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 […]