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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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

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

Embrace Loudoun Recognized

On May 1st, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors recognized Embrace Loudoun as the 2012 Outstanding Volunteer Organization for having “demonstrated exceptional community change and filling a community need.” McLean Bible Church – Loudoun Campus is a founding partner of this recognized collaboration in the Catoctin community of Leesburg that includes Catoctin Elementary School, the Loudoun Literacy Council, businesses and other non-profits.

On behalf of the partners, Howard Levin from MBC Loudoun and Director, Embrace Loudoun accepted the award from Carol Barbe, President of the Volunteer Loudoun Board of Directors.

Representing the partners at the Loudoun County Government Center, and shown below from right to left are Jim . . . → Read More: Embrace Loudoun Recognized