Posts from January 2021

Posts from January 2021

Advent, sparkles

Update on Church in the Time of COVID and a Message about Vaccines

“Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, which you have from God, and that you are not your own?” I Corinthians 6:19   Jesus said, “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12 Watch the video address from Bishops Goff, Brooke-Davidson and Taylor.  It is almost eleven months since COVID-19 changed nearly all our habits, including the ways we worship. Almost eleven months, which…
Sticky Notes for News

1/28/21 The Beckford Connection

EMMANUEL ANNUAL MEETING: REMEMBER TO REGISTER The 2021 Annual Meeting is open to all church members to hear about the report on the last year and choose vestry members for open positions. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and find out what’s planned for the next year. The meeting is taking place on Zoom this year. If you’d like to attend, please register by clicking the link below. As soon as your registration is complete, you’ll receive the Zoom…
Fall trees Thanksgiving

1/21/21 The Beckford Connection

ANNUAL MEETINGS: REMEMBER TO REGISTER The 2021 Annual Meetings are open to all church members to hear about the report on the last year and choose vestry members for open positions. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and find out what’s planned for the next year. The meetings are taking place on Zoom this year. If you’d like to attend, please register by clicking on your church name below. As soon as your registration is complete, you’ll receive the…

2021 Annual Meetings

ANNUAL MEETINGS The 2021 Annual Meetings are open to all church members to hear about the report on the last year and choose vestry members for open positions. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and find out what’s planned for the next year. The meetings are taking place on Zoom this year. If you’d like to attend, please register by clicking on your church name below. As soon as your registration is complete, you’ll receive the Zoom link. Registration…
Capitol and Prayer

Six Days of Prayer As We Approach the Inauguration

From the Diocese of Virginia: http://www.thediocese.net/news/love-guides-us-six-days-of-prayer/ January 15-20, 2021  Recent days have been difficult, and many are anxious in these days leading up to the transition between Presidential administrations.  Please join us as we pray for our nation, for each other and for ourselves. May we follow the wisdom found in I Corinthians 13 and be guided by the transforming power of love in the coming days.   I Corinthians 13:1-13 If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do…
Martin Luther King, Jr. monument

A Meditation on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

from Bishop Susan Goff “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr. From the speech, “Where do we go from here?” 1967     The long arc of the universe bends toward justice. Justice is the goal, God’s justice is the purpose. Justice. Fairness. Impartiality. Equity. It makes things right. It restores the balance that God intends between people and God, people and other people, people and all creation.   “Justice,…
All Saints Day Stained Glass Window

1/14/21 The Beckford Connection

ANNUAL MEETINGS The 2021 Annual Meetings are open to all church members to hear about the report on the last year and choose vestry members for open positions. You’ll also have the opportunity to ask questions and find out what’s planned for the next year. The meetings are taking place on Zoom this year. If you’d like to attend, please register by clicking on your church name below. As soon as your registration is complete, you’ll receive the Zoom link. Registration…
Sticky Notes for News

1/10/21 Beckford Connection

NEW READER SCHEDULE The new reader schedule for January through March is now available on our website.  It is also at the end of this email. JANUARY VESTRY MEETINGS Emmanuel is meeting via Zoom on Monday, Jan. 11. St. Andrew’s is meeting via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 12. EMMANUEL’S TABLE FOOD The pantry is open Tuesday, Jan. 12 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. At the last pantry day of 2020, the dedicated volunteers served 58 families (168 people). …