Mon. 10-11 AM  EXPLORING GOD: Janet James, instructor.  Discussing the ENNEAGRAM and Cynthia Bourgeault’s book TRINITY AND THE LAW OF THREE. This is an exploration in an ancient way of thinking about connections and relationships.

Mon. 11 AM – 12 PM  Coffee & Scriptures: Janet James, facilitator.     Join us to discuss the upcoming scripture lessons for the traditional and jazz worship services.  A great time of discussion, learning and consideration of what reminders we, as the church, need to hear.

1st and 3rd Mon. 12:15 -1:30 PM Faith Stories (currently uses the book, The Good Book: Writers Reflect on Favorite Bible Passages,  edited by Adam Gopnik): Don Warner, facilitator.  STARTS BACK UP IN AUGUST   Everyone needs to purchase the book which is available on Amazon.  The group meets during the lunch hour so bring a bag lunch and enjoy the discussion.

Mon. 7 PM Art by Hand:  Liz Barham, contact person. Crocheters, knitters, cross stitchers and hand quilters are all welcome to join! Would you like to learn how? Please come!



Tues. 11 AM—Noon   Orff Music Class for Adult: Debbie Mueller, director.  Orff classes use such instruments as xylophones, metallophones and glockenspiels.  You do not need to know how to read music for this class.

Tues. Noon—1:30 PM Creative Expressions: Watercolor Sandra O’Neill, contact person ( No experience required. Join us to share and learn different art techniques.

Tues. 1– 3 PM  Beginning Bridge: Ellen Welthy, facilitator.  Individuals with some knowledge of bridge are welcome to come, play and further their knowledge of the game.

Tues. 4:30 – 5:30 PM  Yoga:  Debbie Mueller, facilitator.  This weekly class enjoys the benefit of yoga’s stretching and  breathing exercises.

3rd Tues. 6:00 – 9:00 PM  Faith and Film: Bob Chesnut, facilitator. Join us to watch and discuss movies and documentaries.   RESUMES IN SEPTEMBER



Wed. 10 – 11 AM   Tai Chi: Steve Sawyer, certified instructor. Tai Chi is a graceful, gentle form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. This class is for beginners. People can participate through sitting or standing.

Wed. 10-11 AM,  Kirk Collage: begins Wednesday, September 12; Magazines. Scissors. Glue stick. A piece of cardstock. Doesn’t sound like much, but, if you have looked at the display boards as you enter the Kirk, those intriguing collages were created by Ellen Hasty from those simple items. We hope you enjoy her collages and will consider trying out the group.

Wed. 11 AM-12:15 PM   Spirituality Group: Janet James, facilitator. We will slowly read, discuss and contemplate the various insights into spirituality as a group experience. Our reading is from Natural Spirituality by Joyce Rockwood Hudson. 

Wed. 12:15-12:45 PM   Vinnie’s Café: ­Lavinia Johnson, chef.  A community lunch.  You are welcome to come by and have lunch with us.  Donations are accepted.  STARTS BACK UP IN OCTOBER

2nd Wed. 6- 7 PM   Theology on Tap: Kevin Riley and Ray Carver, facilitators. Join us for discussions about faith and current events. New participants will want to join the email list so you can get the very short essay or article that we’re discussing for the gathering. Email Kevin at to be added to the email group to receive the article.



4th Saturday of the month, Oct. – Apr. at 7:00 PM Kirk Under the Stars:  John Barnett, astronomer. Learn about and observe the beautiful night skies with our in-house astronomer!  CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER.


Sunday, August 19

8:30 AM  Celtic Worship Service

11:00 AM  Traditional Worship

12:30 PM  Lunch & Learn

12:30 PM  Youth Group Meets

5:00 PM  Jazz Vespers


Monday. August 20

10:00 AM  Exploring God Class

11:00 AM  Scripture Study

12:15 PM  Faith Stories

7:00 PM  Art by Hand


Tuesday, August 21

9:00 AM  Staff Planning Retreat

11:00 AM  NO Orff for Adults

12:00 PM  Creative Expressions

1:00 PM  Beginning Bridge

4:30 PM  Yoga


Wednesday, August 22

10:00 AM  Tai Chi

11:00 AM  Spirituality Group

7:00 PM  Taize


Sunday, August 26

8:30 AM  Celtic Worship Service

11:00 AM  Traditional Worship/

Centsability Offering

12:30 PM  Lunch at Rico’s

5:00 PM  Jazz Vespers


Monday. August 27

10:00 AM  Exploring God Class

11:00 AM  Scripture Study

7:00 PM  Art by Hand


Tuesday, August 28

11:00 AM  Orff for Adults

12:00 PM  Creative Expressions

1:00 PM  Beginning Bridge

4:30 PM  Yoga


Wednesday, August 29

10:00 AM  Tai Chi

11:00 AM  Spirituality Group

7:00 PM  Taize

Looking Ahead

September 12, 10 AM   Kirk Collage

September 17, 6 PM:  Faith and Film

October 13,  6 PM  The Annual Dinner and Auction

October 27, 7 PM – Kirk Under the Stars

December 1 – The Kirk Christmas Party



Birthdays and Anniversaries

If your name is not on the birthday or anniversary list, please contact the church office.  804-741-5254

AUGUST Birthdays & Anniversaries

08/03 – Abby Sams; Bob Chesnut

08/04 – Ginny Woodcock

08/05 – Ethan Lindsay

08/06 – April Miller

08/07 – Tyler Long; Jill and Andrew Isola (a)

 08/10-  Denise Clements

08/14 – Elizabeth Mancano

08/15 – Barbi Davis

08/16 – Alan Fisher

08/17 –  Janice and Richard Baldwin (a)

08/19 – Lisa and Kevin Robertson (a);

Alan and Erin Sams (a)

08/20 – David Richardson; Amy Spangler;  Don and Barbara Warner (a)

08/26 – George Peyser; Magnus Lord

08/29 – Karen Rooney

08/31 – Louis Pienaar; Megan Robinson



Jesus answered them, “Go and tell John what you hear and see: the blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me.” (Matthew 11:4-5)

(Prayer requests will remain on the list for two weeks only. Please notify the church office if you wish to extend your request for two more weeks.)

Please pray for peace, for those in military service, and their families. Brian Strickland;  Louis Pienaar;  Mike & Megan Dumas;  Rob Blackwell;  Ryan Stephenson;  Aaron Gervolino;    Taylor Wilson (Son of Susan Bell); Travis Queen; Kevin Lyons (in Afghanistan);  Katie Queen; Quinton Robertson; Josh Welborn (in Germany)

In Our Prayers for Continued Health Issues:  Kasci, Ria, BJ, Lizzie G, Alan, Sally, Harriet, Charlie, Lorette, Peggy, JP, Ginny, Harriet, Charlie, Toni,  Douglas, Frances, Smitty, Douglas, Sandy, Cathleen, Tim, Gretchen,  Joseph, Sandra, Susan, Pat, Valerie, Jaffee, Ron, Sandra B, Rhonda, Beth, Barbara, Kay,

SPECIAL PRAYER REQUESTS                                                                                   


Denise, recovery for surgery and beginning battle with cancer again

Prayers for Jim C.’s father

Prayers for Paul & his family for loss of cousin



Page’s brother who has Alzheimer

Bev I.

Ria S.



Tom D’s Recovery

Firefighters and safety of all those in path of fire in Colorado & California