Annual Church Picnic: Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020, 3-7 pm

Our annual church picnic will be held on Saturday, Oct 10th from 3-7 pm at the Deane’s property. Please visit the Sign-Up Genius to RSVP and to sign up for a volunteer spot if you are able.

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We will be making a few changes to be cautious, so please read carefully. We hope this will be an opportunity for our entire church family to be “together” during this unusual year.

It will be outside and there will be plenty of room to spread out. Please be especially mindful of those with health risks. 

– Bring your own chairs/picnic blanket

– Bring your own drinks (no cups or drinks will be provided)

– A mask is recommended for going through the food line and when talking with others.

– Food will be served at 5 pm. 

– There will be a set menu provided (no need to bring any food to share) We will be having Fried Chicken, Meatballs, Mac-n-cheese, Baked Beans, Corn, Salad, Applesauce, and Cookies.

– Plates will be filled by servers with masks and gloves. 

– Feel free to bring your own picnic meal if you prefer.

– Rain date will be the following Saturday. We will make an announcement by Friday, if needed.

MNA Disaster Response Update: April 2020

Our denomination’s Mission to North America Disaster Response organization has much of its operations on hold due to COVID-19. This organization deploys volunteers to areas hit by a hurricane, flood, tornado, or some other natural disaster to provide assistance in clean up and recovery. Unfortunately, the current travel restrictions in place due to the pandemic have limited their ability to minister in this way. Once the travel bans are lifted they will need teams of volunteers to help with efforts that have been left incomplete due to COVID-19, as well as response to new need that are likely to result in the coming storm season.

Please visit their website to learn more https://pcamna.org/disaster-response/

In a recent letter they also encourage churches to use this time to consider forming teams to develop their own disaster preparedness programs. MNA Disaster Response offers workshops and seminars to help with these efforts.

Missions Banquet: March 29, 2020

Missions BanquetWe’ll hold our potluck Missions Banquet On Sunday, March 29th following the worship service! This will be in lieu of our April Fellowship Meal. Between now and the banquet, be sure to check out the table beneath the hallway bulletin board featuring the many missionaries we support.  It’s a great way to learn interesting facts about them!

First Sunday Food Pantry Collection: March 1, 2020

On the first Sunday of each month, the SRPC Diaconate collects canned and dry goods for the local food pantry. Please bring an item or two to donate to the local food pantry and place it in the bin in the foyer.

Items most needed:

CANNED AND DRIED FOOD

  • Breakfast items cereal, oatmeal, grits, etc.
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Honey
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Brown Rice
  • Milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned soup
  • Coffee

GENERAL ITEMS

  • Pull-ups and diapers size 5/6
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Nursery Duty Sign-Up 2020

Please note that there are still many slots left to be filled in the Nursery Duty Sign-Up:

We need all able adult church members to participate in order to provide this important ministry to the families attending our services. If you have questions please contact Robin Deane.

Also, please complete the SRPC Child Protection training, if you have not done so already. Our goal is to have 100% of the adults in our congregation complete this training. Please email Jeff Holbrook for the link to the training.

Consider Supporting RUF-I George Mason University

Many of you have had opportunity to meet the DeLong family who have visited SRPC in the past. Matthew is the Reformed University Fellowship – International (RUF-I) campus minister at George Mason University (GMU). RUF-I GMU is a local ministry with global reach. As they welcome students and scholars from around the world to George Mason University by meeting physical needs and building community, they are promoting international friendships, cultural exchange, and, above all, providing a safe environment for them to explore the Christian faith. Please consider supporting this important ministry.

There is currently a matching grant available to RUF-I George Mason University for new giving of up to $10,000.  Any new giving submitted by December 31st will be matched up to $10,000.  visit https://givetoruf.org/Donate?productid=596.

Please, also help them get the word out about this matching grant opportunity by liking and sharing this post on social media.

Transportation need for Sunday mornings

Ministry Opportunity: A widow who recently relocated about 2 miles from SRPC is in need of a ride to and from worship service.  She lives near Harris Teeter at the Prince William Parkway/Hoadly Road intersection. She uses a scooter to get around, but it easily folds and can be placed in the trunk. If you are able to periodically provide a ride please let Ralph Bentley know.  He hopes to put together a list of 8 to 12 volunteers.  This would result in volunteers only providing a ride every 2 to 3 months.  It would involve contacting her a day or two before and providing your contact information and confirming she will be attending service.

This is a great opportunity to serve the Lord by helping someone in need.  Please consider volunteering.

First Sunday Food Pantry Collection: Sunday, December 1, 2019

On the first Sunday of each month, the SRPC Diaconate collects canned and dry goods, as well as, general household products and toiletries, for the local food pantry. Please bring an item or two to donate to the local food pantry and place it in the bin in the foyer.

Please review the list of urgently needed items below:

Canned and Dried Food

  • Breakfast items cereal, oatmeal, grits, etc.
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Canned or dry beans
  • Honey
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken)
  • Whole-grain pasta
  • Canned tomato sauce
  • Brown Rice
  • Milk
  • Cooking oil
  • Canned soup
  • Coffee

GENERAL ITEMS

  • Pull-ups and diapers size 5/6
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Wipes
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Laundry Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

Fall Festival 2019: Donations Needed

Donations needed: for the “Everything Christmas” Basket which will be auctioned off at the Silent Auction at the Fall Festival. If you find an item you would like to donate, kindly write your name next to the item on the list posted on the bulletin board and bring it to church no later than Sunday, October 27. Place the item in the container marked: “Everything Christmas” Basket Donations. All proceeds go to the Deacons Fund. Thank you for considering donating!

 

Fall Work Day: Saturday, October 26, 2019

Fall Work Day: Saturday, October 26th: 8 a.m.-Noon, rain or shine. We will be doing various work activities both inside and outside the church building. Volunteers are requested to bring gardening tools, weed-eaters, hedge trimmers, and loppers.  Please label your tools.  Giving even an hour of your time will help our church.  For any questions contact Ralph Bentley.

VBS Set Building Help Needed Tomorrow and Monday

VBS prep is well underway and David Dise is asking for a few folks to help him Saturday 5/25/2019 and Monday 5/27/2019.

We will be applying paper posters to rigid foam boards using spray adhesive. This is slow and steady work requiring sure hands and a team of three. It’s really not for youngsters. We have about 20 posters to do so a couple crews would help. David is looking for a minimum of six volunteers. If we have two crews the work should take around 3 hours to complete.

We’ll get started at 10:00 am at David’s house; 6788 Signal Hill Road, Manassas. Wear clothes you don’t care about.

Please reply directly to David if you are coming.