Our church invites you to explore and give us a" test drive." Discover us and something about yourself also.
Phone 703 494 4877
13300 Millwood Dr.
Woodbridge VA 22191
Sunday School 9:45 a.m.
Worship 11 a.m.
Celebrating 60 years of ministry 1956 - 2016
Another way of living
In the New Testament, the word "brethren" describes a community of men and women who chose
another way of living: the way of Jesus. The Church of the Brethren, begun three centuries ago in Germany, still draws people who
want to continue Jesus' work of faithfulness and loving service.
Continuing the work of Jesus
Though the Brethren as a group have existed
for three hundred years, we subscribe to no formal "creed" or set of rules. We simply try to do what Jesus did.
Jesus brought a message
of life, love, and hope. But he offered much more than inspiring words: He understood that people's spiritual needs also include day-to-day
human ones — food, health, rest, comfort, friendship, and unconditional acceptance. "I am the way," he told his followers. He showed
them how to trust, how to care, and how to help.
Steadily, lovingly, even radically, Jesus went about saving the world — by serving
its people. Because we believe his message, we seek to do the same. from http://www.brethren.org/about/
Our church in worship and learning seeks peace and understanding in the world.
We visit, sing with Ed playing guitar, play cards and bring cookies here at Brookdale. Pastor Leahy volunteers here on Mondays
and has since September 2016. Women's Fellowship helped with vision and hearing screens wirh the Lions Club in the fall.
Sunday Worship Service - May 14 - at 11:00 a.m.
Thoughts on this great paragraph about Jesus help us center our faith.
Viktor E. Frankl, Man's Search for Meaning,
"Love goes very far beyond the physical person of the beloved. It finds its deepest meaning in his spiritual being, his
inner self. Whether or not he is actually present, whether or not he is still alive at all, ceases somehow to be of importance."
Olson, Alternatives for Simple Living, 20th century
"I read a wonderful quote from the twelfth century mystic, Hildegard of Bingen,
that gave me pause. She described the Holy Spirit as 'the Greening Power of God.' Of course she did not intend that in the context
that we might mean by "Greening" something, that is, making it more environmentally friendly. She meant, I believe, that as plants
are greened by water, sunlight, and soil, the human soul is 'greened' by the Holy Spirit's presence in one's life. Because of the
Holy Spirit the human soul can 'flower and bear good fruit.'"
Richard Attenborough, 21st century
"There is a LIGHT in this world. A
healing spirit more powerful than any darkness we may encounter. We sometime lose sight of this force when there is suffering, and
too much pain. Then suddenly, the spirit will emerge through the lives of ordinary people who hear a call and answer in extraordinary
We are 6 weeks into the Easter season, remembering what Jesus taught us about life and love. In friendship, we invite you
to join us in our celebration of new life. With all the wonderment in life around us, we offer sanctuary. We offer you our space,
and in short: ourselves.
Christianity is relationship and service and we invest ourselves in these life giving endeavors. Here
you will find friends for a lifetime, experiences to refresh your soul.
As the flowers grow, and the trees green from their
budding, so also the soul claims a new season of life. Come enjoy that with us.
Ministry in Action - . Brookdale is an assisted living/ nursing home. I have gotten involved with the
people here as part of my ministry. Several in the congregation have enjoyed volunteering also. We play interactive games with the
residents to stimulate their cognitive abilities and nurture verbal slills. As a nursing professor, I would do this with my students.
The residents are having fun, but it has a dual outcome.
The new program manager, Priscilla is in the Green. The group is from WCOB.