Verse of the Day

“But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.” — 1 John 1:7 Listen to chapter Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. Powered by BibleGateway.com.

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Embrace the community and help families thrive! Please contact us to learn how you may make an investment through your time & talents. We have immediate needs for funds to purchase emergency food and supplies.

Missio Nexus Issues Case Study on Embrace Catoctin

How are local churches responding to the Great Commission opportunity that comes with immigrants, refugees and international students arriving in their communities? That was the question Missio Nexus presented at the Church Connection Tour in five cities during the month of June 2014. Pastors, church planters and mission leaders explored approaches, resources and partnerships for developing church-based ministry to immigrants, refugees and international students. The Missio Nexus mission is to advance the effectiveness of the Great Commission community in North America in global mission.

Five case studies were presented during the Church Connection Tour. One of these studies focused on Embrace Catoctin a ministry of McLean Bible Church . . . → Read More: Missio Nexus Issues Case Study on Embrace Catoctin

The Great Exchange: Making Christmas a meaningful reality as we serve others

Dear friends:

As the Christmas celebrations continue to draw us into the heart of the story of the first Christmas, we have been meditating on the idea of some “exchanges” that took place in the Biblical event and how we should follow the pattern of sacrifice we see there. Consider:

Christ exchanged the highest throne for vulnerable humanity.

J. Hudson Taylor, the courageous 19th century British missionary to China observed this:

“Let us reflect on what he gave up on leaving heaven’s throne to be cradled in a manger. Having filled all things and wielded omnipotence, he became a feeble infant and was wrapped in swaddling . . . → Read More: The Great Exchange: Making Christmas a meaningful reality as we serve others

Combined Federal Campaign

Thank you!

The Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA) is the local campaign for Federal employees in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Recently, Embrace Loudoun, became an approved charity.

If you are a civilian or military Federal employee, the campaign is starting September 1st. We ask that you prayerfully consider designating #20245 to impact our immediate local community. Last year more than $61 million in pledges were made for participating local, national and international charities!

Embrace Loudoun uses donations to help our neighbors who are experiencing crises. Individuals and families are referred by partnering schools, homeless shelters, other non-profits and churches. Such referrals assure us that . . . → Read More: Combined Federal Campaign

Embracing Generosity for Our Neighbors

If you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

Isaiah 58:10 NIV

Friends of Embrace:

I want to rally your energy, passion, and resources around a BIG idea that God may be calling us to do together.

We want to see our community become a place where caring neighbors help everyone thrive!

We believe that God has showed us how to accomplish this vision and that He will amply provide the resources we need. Our main opportunity is to activate . . . → Read More: Embracing Generosity for Our Neighbors

More than a movie!

UNCONDITIONAL is more than a movie, it’s a call to ACT! Embrace Loudoun is partnering with UNCONDITIONAL and other ministries across the US serving at-risk children and youth in our communities. Please visit the Embrace Loudoun page on the UNCONDITIONAL website.

UNCONDITIONAL is a full-length feature film currently screening in theaters nationwide. The movie follows Sam, a white female whose husband is killed in a “bad” neighborhood. After years of seeking closure, the case is unsolved and Sam is defeated. On the third anniversary of her husband’s murder, Sam goes to the alley of his death, intent on ending her life as well. Before harming herself, Sam is stopped . . . → Read More: More than a movie!

Community Needs Being Served Through Public Schools

 

Representatives of churches and others in the community met on July 10th at Catoctin Elementary School in Leesburg, VA to share stories and lessons-learned in providing food backpacks and meeting other needs of students and families in the communities served by over 25 Loudoun County public schools. The food is collected from donations and distributed to students to supplement free and reduced breakfasts and lunches provided at the schools for consumption in evenings, weekends and holidays. The other needs being addressed include reading & math buddies, tutoring, remedial or enrichment work, homework help, adult English Language Learning, recreational activities, family life coaching, transportation, medical, meeting other physical needs, . . . → Read More: Community Needs Being Served Through Public Schools