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Joyful Hearts at Smith Mountain Lake – June 22

The June 22 Joyful Hearts meeting will be held at Smith Mountain Lake at the Kathie Robinson lake house. We will carpool from church at 10:00 a.m. Lunch will be between 12:00 and 12:30 p.m. Hot dogs and the fixings will be provided, and we ask you to bring a dish to share. Please let…

World Hunger Auction – June 11

Jonathan Emmons will return to Antioch CoB for his music program in support of the World Hunger Auction on June 11 at 4:00 p.m. He will share a number of pieces planned for his program at Annual Conference and invites everyone to attend who will not be there. Jonathan has been committed to the auction…

Summer Sunday School classes

In an effort to support intergenerational ministry in our congregation, Christian Ed is sponsoring two adult Sunday School classes this summer, in place of our regular format. One of these will study the book The Rise of the Nones. The other will be a Bible Study class, co-taught by myself and Horace Light. I will…

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Upcoming Senior Seminars

Our second “Senior Seminar” was held on Wednesday, May 3. Harry Rhodes, an attorney in Roanoke (and member of Central Church of the Brethren) spoke with our group about the importance of having a Power of Attorney. We were able to record that presentation; you may listen to at Senior Seminars. We will continue to…

Habitat House Apostles Build – May 24

Oak Grove’s dates for helping with this Habitat house are May 24 and July 8, from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The address of the build is 502 17th Street, NW, Roanoke, 24017. Habitat will provide coffee, snacks, water, and all tools and equipment. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own water, as well. Speak…

Seniors Group – May 3

Our Seniors Group will meet at Oak Grove on Wednesday, May 3, at 10:00 a.m. Harry Rhodes, a member of Central CoB and an attorney in Roanoke will meet with us to talk about issues related to selecting a Power of Attorney. This new group — and our proposed topics — are drawing good interest from members of our congregation. Please plan…

Pastors for Peace – April 30

For many years, the Roanoke Friends Meeting sponsored the Pastors for Peace caravan, which drove throughout the country collecting humanitarian aid for Cuba. Besides collecting and delivering the aid to the Cuban people, the second purpose of the caravan was to protest the US travel ban and trade embargo against Cuba. And for many of…

Day Camp at Oak Grove : July 10-14

Save the Date!! This Summer, Camp Bethel will be leading a Day Camp at Oak Grove on July 10-14, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We will not have our traditional Vacation Bible School this summer so that we can fully participate in this exciting Day Camp! Expect Bible study, games, and more. Stay tuned for…

Church of the Brethren Global Mission

The Church of the Brethren is expanding globally!  Christians in the “Great Lakes” region of Africa (including the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, and Burundi) have found great strength and encouragement by recent connections with Brethren theology, faith practice, and leadership. This work will be featured as a “Moment for Mission” in our worship on Sunday, March 26.  For more information, follow…

Collecting Gifts for Seniors

Katie Corbett is collecting gifts to deliver to nursing home residents in the Valley for the Easter holiday. Some of you may know Katie as Hannah Tyler’s friend and guest performer in our youth ensemble. She is collecting colored pencils, pens, small notebooks, coloring books, hand lotions, sudoku or crossword books, playing cards, puzzles, or…