We Care Package Assembly

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church is a long-time supporter of the ACTS Hunger Prevention Center. For the fourth year, we will be doing a special Fall campaign to raise money and assemble 1000 packages of full size toiletries and cleaning supplies. We do this to supplement the great influx of food around Thanksgiving, and to provide the convenience of quick-grab care packs during their busiest distribution season.

WHAT’S IN THE PACKS: dish soap, shampoo, toothpaste, and a bar of soap. Everything fits into a large plastic bag and is decorated with a sticker that has our church info, and a simple message that “We Care.”

WHAT ABOUT CORONAVIRUS? Everyone’s safety and personal health is paramount! We will be taking precautions for distancing and cleaning. Assembly day will look different this year, but the goal remains the same: 1000 packs. More details will follow.

WHAT’S THE PLAN AND TIMEFRAME? To get our packs assembled and delivered in time for the start of the ACTS Operation Give Thanks distribution:

Sept 6 thru Oct 11: Accepting cash/check donations, clearly marked “We Care.” You may drop off your donation or mail it to the church at the address below. You may also donate via the Give app on your smartphone.

Oct 18: Assembling packs and preparing for transport to ACTS. This will be spread out over several hours to allow us to distance ourselves appropriately.

HOW TO HELP: Sponsor packs: $50, $25, $10, $5…. every dollar helps. Sponsoring packs keeps things simple. You don’t have to shop, and we’ll place a tax-free bulk order that provides a consistency in products to ensure each pack is easy to assemble, transport, store, and distribute.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact AnnTaylor@GoodShepherdWoodbridge.org

Do we all know what Domestic Violence and IPV really are? And all the issues intentional or ethical practices to be a good advocate.
About this Event
Do we all know what Domestic Violence and IPV really are? And all the issues intentional or ethical practices to be a good advocate. Through this training, you will get an in-depth course and training on the ideas, language, and of course of how to be a great advocate. It will be a two-hour course so please be prepared. You will receive a certificate of attendance from F.F.T Helping Other/Pure Heart Ministries to your email after training has been finished.

Join Eva Longoria Bastón, America Ferrera, and the other eight amazing founders of She Se Puede for a FREE weeklong virtual celebration of Latina empowerment designed to get out the vote 10/19-10/23! Each day is filled with a robust schedule of virtual events where you’ll meet experts and activists as we talk about the issues Latinas care about most. Check out the details at shesepuede.org/tour and join us for this unique virtual tour that’s for Latinas, by Latinas. Register now!

We will be studying the works of Martin Luther.

A Six week exploration of this important work (via Zoom) – beginning on November 1 st . Two sessions will be offered: one on Sunday evening at 7:30 pm, the other on Thursday evening at 7:30 pm.

Contact Pastor Mark at 703.670.6556 to register.

Join us for un-BOO-lievable fun at the Manassas Park Community Center’s front parking lot for a safe alternative to trick-or-treating this Halloween!

As we navigate the challenges posed by the spread of COVID-19, the City of Manassas Park remains committed to supporting residents’ safety and best interests. 2020 has forced a lot of changes to the way Manassas Park Parks and Recreation staff hold events for the community. We are proud to present a contactless 2020 Halloween event on Saturday, October 31st from 1PM-4PM.

The City of Manassas Park has set forth guidance to help ensure safer trick-or-treating for everyone to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19. Please follow the safety guidance below to have a fun and safe Halloween!

We will be implementing a number of safety precautions for the 2020 Halloween event, including:

RESERVATION TIMES

  • Pre-registration is required for all family members planning to attend and no one is permitted into the Halloween event area without a ticket.
  • Registration will be on Rec1 and people are only permitted to sign up for 1 time slot.
  • Each time slot has a maximum capacity of 250 people, this limit includes adults who are not actually receiving candy.
  • We are asking people to arrive no earlier than 20 minutes before their registered time slot.

MASKS

  • Face coverings are required by participants and vendors, Halloween masks do not meet the criteria of a face covering.

GLOVES

  • Participants and vendors are required to wear gloves whenever handling candy.

SOCIAL DISTANCING

  • Participants must follow all socially distance protocols set in place.
  • Vendors will need to adhere to social distancing during the event, i.e. standing at the back of their space while children are coming through to gather candy.

CONGREGATING

  • In the past, we have had games, crafts, moon bounce, etc. This year, the Halloween event will strictly be candy only.
  • Participants are not permitted to hang out in the event space after they’ve collected their candy to discourage group congregating.

With that in mind, Manassas Park Parks and Recreation Event Staff are looking for businesses/churches/civic groups/clubs/residents that would be interested in participating in our contactless Halloween event at the Community Center on Saturday, October 31st. Decorated vehicles will line up with their trunks open at the parking lot and have treats for guests to take. If you are interested in displaying your vehicle, contact Kaitlyn Collier, k.collier@manassasparkva.gov.

The 2020 Halloween event is FREE, however you must register!*

* Pre-registration is REQUIRED for all family members planning to attend the Halloween event. No one is permitted entrance into the Halloween event area without a ticket. Registration will be on Rec1 and people are only permitted to sign up for 1 time slot. Each time slot has a maximum capacity of 250 people, this limit includes adults who are not actually receiving candy. Register here: www.mpdpr.com/halloween

The ladies of the Iota Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated will be holding a SIGMA OPEN HOUSE Informational on December 19, 2020. Women and young ladies are invited to learn about membership opportunities and affiliate groups.

The ladies of the Iota Epsilon Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Incorporated will be holding a SIGMA OPEN HOUSE Informational on December 19, 2020. Women and young ladies are invited to learn about membership opportunities and affiliate groups.

Just because we are not worshiping doesn’t mean we can take a break from helping others in need. We will be collecting food monthly for ACTs.

Savoring the Moments
Nova Plein Air Artists (NPAA)
Exhibit Dates: September 2-September 30, 2020
ARTfactory (9419 Battle Street, Manassas) virginiaartfactory.org/gallery
*Viewing by appointment only: jexum@virginiaartfactory.org 703-330-2787

Savoring the Moments is a group exhibit featuring the work of 14 local artists from the Nova Plein Air Artists group (NPAA). In light of the current circumstances, the art in this exhibit reflects everyday moments that the artists deem special. Savoring the Moments aims to share a positive and uplifting viewpoint within a changed world. Now more than ever is the perfect time to truly “savor the moments” of life, appreciating the beauty in all that is around us.

Founded in 2016, Nova Plein Air Artists (NPAA) was initiated due to a shared desire to explore the idea of painting outdoors. Since then, NPAA has evolved into a creative, educational and social
network of local artists committed to painting weekly at organized “paint-outs.” Plein air locations are chosen for their diversity, varying from state and county parks to rustic farms, vineyards, and urban settings within the Northern Virginia and Greater Washington, DC area. While NPAA is primarily a plein air group, members also engage in painting other subjects including still life, genre, and portraiture.

Exhibiting Artists:
Anne Meagher-Cook
Michael L. Jackson
Amelia Cheuk
Anne Alden
Irmeli Ylinen
Laura Bollettino
Margaret Power
Marilyn Miyamoto
Maureen Guillot
Rachel Garcia Palmer
Paula Cottrell
Theresa Miller
Tracy Burk

Join us for the 8th Annual Woodbridge Kappa 5K Run/Walk in support of our Mentoring, Community Service, and Civic Action Programs. This year we are hosting a virtual race.

A virtual race is a race that you can run or walk from any location you choose. You can run, jog, or walk on the road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym, or on the track. You run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Your medal will be shipped directly to you before the race so you can place it around your neck and celebrate immediately.

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