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Welcome, Dr. Don!

by Daniel

We are happy to welcome our new pastor Dr. Don Ferris-McCann and his wife Dr. Lisa Ferris-McCann to our midst as we serve the Lord in our community and our world. We look forward to being in ministry together.

Annual Conference Livestream

by Daniel

The Virginia United Methodist Conference is taking place in Roanoke today through Saturday. The theme this year is Moving Forward in God’s Mission based on Matthew 28:18-20. Bruen Chapel’s Harry Elanko will be our lay delegate and our outgoing and incoming pastors will be there as well. Please pray for both lay and clergy delegates […]

Trinity Sunday

by Daniel

It was great to have Rosemary Welch with us today to preach on the trinity, one of the more complex and mysterious aspects of the Christian faith. What does “God in three persons, blessed trinity” mean to you and your faith? How do you understand this? Here is a meditation by the Rev. Dr. Safiyah […]

Ruth’s Pentecost/Korean BBQ Send Off

by Daniel

Thanks to everyone who came out on Sunday to send Pastor Ruth Burgess off to retirement in style. It was a great time to celebrate the birth of the church and the retirement of a faithful servant of the Lord who we have been blessed to called pastor for 11 years. Check out the pictures […]

Brand New Little Library

by Daniel

Thanks to John F. Holman of Silver Spring, MD, we have a beautiful Little Library Box set up right outside our main church doors. Finished with a good book? Bring a copy to share with the neighborhood. Or pick a new book to read just in time for summer. We look forward to enjoying this […]

🍃Greener for Earth Day🍃

by Daniel

Earth Day was Monday the 22nd, but this special day has gotten less attention than usual thanks to Easter being so late this year. But taking care of the earth is important and Biblical. Over the course of Lent, a small group of us studied and discussed Psalms after church. In one of our sessions […]

Taking the Easter Message to Heart

by Daniel

Easter Greetings to all of you. Going through my mother’s effects since her death on April 9th, I’ve found some treasures. Here’s a short reflection that my now late mother wrote several years ago for a Lenten Devotional Booklet published by Westminster Canterbury where she lived out her last years. It represents well, I think, […]

New Pastor Announced

by Daniel

Yesterday, our Staff Parish Relations Chair Rob Higginbotham announced that Bruen Chapel will be welcoming Dr. Don Ferris-McCann as pastor this summer when Ruth Burgess retires. We are excited to welcome Dr. Ferris-McCann and his wife Lisa to our congregation and are grateful to our Methodist leaders for finding such a suitable match with a […]

Shining the Light

by Daniel

Today is Transfiguration Sunday when we remember Jesus conferring with Moses and Elijah on a mountaintop. Those guys were so full of God’s radiance that they literally glowed. What about us? How can we as people today reflect Jesus’s light into a world filled with darkness and trouble? John 1:5 tells us that “The light […]