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.  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.



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.  THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL SERIES.  A year- long study in 3 parts; begins October 1st.  In The Good and Beautiful Series, James Bryan Smith aims to help Christians develop a robust discipleship by helping them understand who God is, what it means to be a Christian and what it means to live in community as a part of God’s kingdom.   Program repeats on Wednesday evenings, 7:45-9 PM.  

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.

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.



3rd Saturdays 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!


Sunday, December 23
8:30 AM Celtic Worship Service
9:30 AM Sunday School
9:30 AM Cast Call for Christmas Musical
9:45 AM Bell Rehearsal
10:30 AM Choir Rehearsal
11:00 AM Worship Service
5:00 PM Jazz Vespers
Monday, December 24
4:00 PM  Memorial Bells Rehearsal
4:30 PM  Chancel Bells Rehearsal
5:00 PM  Family Worship Service
10:30 PM Choir Ensemble Rehearsal
10:30 PM Christmas Music featuring Brent Laporre
11:00 PM Candlelight Service and Holy Communion
Tuesday, December 25
12 NOON – Christmas Potluck Dinner
Wednesday, December 26 – Thursday, December 27
Sunday, December 30
8:30 AM Celtic Worship Service
9:30 AM Sunday School
11:00 AM Worship Service
5:00 PM Jazz Vespers
Monday, December 24-Sunday, January 6
Wednesday, January 2
7:00 PM Taize
Thursday, January 3
6:30 PM Bell Choir Rehearsal
7:30 PM  Chancel Choir Rehearsal

Looking Ahead

Dec 23 11 AM Christmas Musical “The Bethlehem Project”
Dec 24 5 PM Family Friendly Christmas Eve with Pageant for Everyone
Dec 24 10:30 PM Midnight Holy Communion Service
Dec 25 12 NOON Christmas Potluck Dinner


Birthdays and Anniversaries

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

December Birthdays and Anniversaries

12/1 – Jefferson Allen
12/2 – George and Nancy Cauble (a)
12/5 – Jim Collins (b); Jan Chesnut (b)
12/6 – Sharon Atack
12/8 – Cecilia Fitzgerald
12/9 – Lois Fay (b); Mary Horsely (b)
12/10 – Ria Springer-Kirby
12/13 – Margot Titmus
12/14 – Kosta Telegadus (b); Peggy McCrery (b)
12/15 – Gerry & Susan Stanewick (a); Bob & Ria Kirby (a)
12/19 – James Lord
12/21 – Kevin Robertson
12/23 – Lisa Robertson
12/28 – Angela Alexander (b); Christina Neves (b)
12/31 – Neil Titmus



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); Ben Walsh

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                                                                                   

Prayers for our children/grandchildren that they may grow in the Christian faith.
Susan; prayers for healing & health
Jim; prayers for healing
Jan; prayers for her health as it continues to decline rapidly
Kenneth; prayers for peace of mind and in marriage
For Cornelia’s health and comfort
Lois; prayers for healing
Prayers for The Wambolds of Kansas
Prayers for safe travels for the Scott Family
Prayers for Gary C. & family for the loss of his mom
Sharon as she begins treatment
Martha recovering from a hospital stay