The Ashburn VA Stake of the LDS Church is made up of over 5,000 members divided into 9 wards. This is not an official site of the LDS Church.
Ashburn Stake Messiah Sing Along is tomorrow! Be sure to arrive early! Doors open at 7pm and scores are available at the website below.
mormonnewsroom.org The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced a change Friday designed to strengthen children and youth through increased faith in Jesus Christ, deeper understanding of His gospel, and greater unity with His Church and its members.
Jeffrey R Holland
I was a student at BYU just finishing my first year of graduate work when our first child, a son, was born. We were very poor, though not so poor as Joseph and Mary. Nevertheless, when I realized that our own night of nights was coming, I believe I would have done any honorable thing in this world, and mortgaged any future I had, to make sure my wife had the clean sheets, the sterile utensils, the attentive nurses, and the skilled doctors who brought forth our firstborn son.
I compare those feelings (which I have had with each succeeding child) with what Joseph must have felt as he moved through the streets of a city not his own, with not a friend or kinsman in sight, nor anyone willing to extend a helping hand. In these very last and most painful hours of her “confinement,” Mary had ridden or walked approximately 100 miles from Nazareth in Galilee to Bethlehem in Judea. Surely Joseph must have wept at her silent courage.
I wonder what emotions Joseph might have had as he cleared away the dung and debris. I wonder if he felt the sting of tears as he hurriedly tried to find the cleanest straw and hold the animals back. I wonder if he wondered: “Could there be a more unhealthy, a more disease-ridden, a more despicable circumstance in which a child could be born? Should the mother of the Son of God be asked to enter the valley of the shadow of death in such a foul and unfamiliar place as this? Is it right He should be born here?” But I am certain Joseph did not mutter and Mary did not wail. They knew a great deal and did the best they could.
I’ve thought of Mary, too, this most favored mortal woman in the history of the world, who as a mere child received an angel who uttered to her those words that would change the course not only of her own life but also that of all human history: “Hail, thou virgin, who art highly favoured of the Lord. The Lord is with thee; for thou art chosen and blessed among women.”
It is here I stumble, here that I grasp for the feelings a mother has when she knows she has conceived a living soul, feels life quicken and grow within her womb, and carries a child to delivery. At such times fathers stand aside and watch, but mothers feel and never forget.
With only Joseph’s inexperienced assistance, she herself brought forth her firstborn son, wrapped him in the little clothes she had knowingly brought on her journey, and perhaps laid him on a pillow of hay. Shepherds would soon arrive and later, wise men from the East. Later yet the memory of that night would bring Santa Claus and Frosty and Rudolph—and all would be welcome. But first and forever there was just a little family, without toys or trees or tinsel. With a baby—that’s how Christmas began.
The 12th biennial Ashburn Stake Messiah Sing-Along is one week away!
December 16th at 7:30PM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (21015 Claiborne Pkwy, Ashburn) Join the Ashburn Stake Choir & Orchestra in singing Handel's Messiah to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ.
Come listen and enjoy or bring a score and sing along! To download a score to your device or reserve a seat with the sopranos, altos, tenor or basses, visit ashburnmessiah2018.com. All are welcome! Free admission!
Come early. Doors open at 7:00PM.
yahoo.com Buy a goat to donate to a poor family...from a vending machine? The idea is simple: instead of snacks, the vending machines sell brightly colored boxes with prices ranging from two to 200 dollars, illustrating the needs of poor families at home and abroad. Other items include a polio vaccine, a sewi...
Join us tonight for the First Presidency Christmas Devotional!
A special message will be given by The Prophet, Russell M. Nelson and his counselors Henry B. Eyring and Dallin H. Oaks. Music will be provided by the Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square.
Broadcast available at lds.org and Mormon Channel on YouTube at 8pm eastern time.
We encourage you to begin Light the World by serving where you are and in the world in your communities. Use JustServe.org to help find opportunities for service in your area!
Join us as we approach this Christmas season renewing our focus on service and giving our time, love, and resources as Jesus Christ gave. Use the Light the World service calendar below to inspire ways you and your family could serve people in your community.
Comment or message us to share unique ways your family will serve this season!
Download and print the calendar at this link:
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Ashburn Virginia Stake - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
Light the World this Christmas season.
"This Christmas season, follow the example of Jesus Christ and #LIGHTtheWORLD. We can follow the example of Jesus Christ by serving those around us. Jesus fe...
Goose Creek Ward Day to Serve: Community Table of Loudoun interfaith dinner partnering with Unitarian Universalist Church of Leesburg and St. Gabriel's Episcopal Church. They worked in partnership to provide a meal for the underprivileged through the Community Table of Loudoun.
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Hurricane Irma and Maria LDS Service update:
mormonnewsroom.org The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints releases a statement on Hurricane Irma.
Dulles South Food Pantry
Thank you to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ashburn, VA Stake for donating $1000 in commodities to the Pantry this week.
Day to Serve projects in the Ashburn Stake are on their way!
Here are pics from the Catoctin and Hamilton Wards. Hard work at the Chapman DeMary Trail in western Loudoun County.
Please see gratitude and narrative below.
A huge thank you to the Catoctin and Hamilton wards of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for spending Saturday morning at the Chapman DeMary Trail to get it all in great shape! More than 80 volunteers worked to restore the monarch waystation by planting more than 100 plants, remove invasive plants to rescue some native plants, clear a path through the pollinator meadow, remove a dead tree covered with poison ivy, mark part of the trail path, clear around the benches and signs, put foot bridges back, mulch around the picnic tables, and more!!! Thank you for all your hard work!!!
lds.org The First Presidency released a letter September 1 in response to people who want to know how to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.
mormonnewsroom.org UPDATE: (August 30, 2017 at 6:05 p.m. MDT) Youth at the Cypress Stake Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sort donations for flood relief victims. The meetinghouse is being prepared as a command center for cleanup efforts after being used as an impromptu boat rescue operations…
LDS Church sends aid to Houston
deseretnews.com The LDS Church's Welfare Department dispatched three trucks to Texas on Friday to support the Bishops' Storehouse in Houston as Hurricane Harvey threatens to besiege the state for as long as a week.
Fun at the Mormon Prom 2017
Each year congregations from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) in Northern Virginia organize a regional prom for high school Juniors a...
Loudoun Bible Reading Marathon
In the past, the Ashburn Stake has participated in this event in the form of Seminary classes, full-time missionaries, public affair members and Bishop Cummings (the location is part of the Leesburg Ward boundary).
This event is an annual activity for Loudoun County
loudounawakening.org Want to be sure you don't miss next year's Bible Reading Marathon? Sign up for our email list and we'll send you a reminder! EMAIL ME
Mormon Prom 2017
novamormonprom.com The Centreville and Gainesville Stakes, along with the Woodbridge Stake, McLean Stake, Ashburn Stake, Mount Vernon Stake, Oakton Stake, Annandale Stake, Winchester Stake, Fredericksburg Stake, and Stafford Stake cordially invites all Juniors and Seniors that are 16 years of age or older to attend t...
Stake Youth Activity - Luau
Prince of Peace Easter message
mormon.org Find peace in a troubled world through Jesus Christ. This Easter season, learn principles of peace from the #PRINCEofPEACE. Get started at Mormon.org.
Sunday, April 9th Mormon Choir Easter Celebration in Ashburn, VA
Elder David A. Bednar of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles joined Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, the Roman Catholic archbishop of New York and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik of the Congregation Shearith Israel, for the Humanum Colloquium, a forum of marriage, on Thursday in New York City.
They discussed the prioritization of family and encouraged religions to "defend the sanctity of marriage."
America the Beautiful.
WATCH: The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs "America the Beautiful" during Inauguration Day celebrations.
The First Presidency has assigned Elder D. Todd Christofferson and Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to represent The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at the U.S. presidential inauguration January 20, 2017 in Washington, D.C., continuing a tradition, going back more than a century, of Mormon leadership supporting and celebrating the process that makes possible the peaceful transfer of power.
At the request of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration Committee, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir has accepted an invitation to sing at the swearing-in ceremony during the presidential inauguration at the U.S. Capitol next month in Washington, D.C.
Today at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture many gathered to celebrate the indexing of the historic Freedmen’s Bureau Records.
On behalf of FamilySearch and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elder D Todd Christofferson shared "One of our key beliefs is that our families can be linked forever in this life and in the life hereafter and that knowing the sacrifices, the joys and the paths our ancestors trod helps us to know who we are and what we can accomplish. It is a priceless gift.”
- Elder D. Todd
More photos can be found at: DC Mormons & Friends
Learn more about today's celebration by clicking on the link below.
See a behind-the-scenes look of the Ashburn Stake Messiah Sing Along, by G.F. Handel. The performance is scheduled for Dec 18th, 2016, at 7:30pm, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 21015 Claiborne Pkwy in Ashburn, Virginia.
Washington DC Visitor's Center Festival of Lights 2016
This week, Lesa and I were honored to meet with many religious and political leaders at the “Festival of Lights” Washington D.C. Temple lighting ceremony. I asked those who attended to reflect on their childhood memories of Christmas or other important holidays they celebrated as a child.
I have many memories of Christmas as a child and a teenager. I do remember many of the gifts that I received at Christmastime. I remember a football and a basketball. I find it is interesting that most of the gifts that I received over many Christmas celebrations are now gone and forgotten. I am surprised, however, when I think of my youth and childhood of what I remember most. My best memories are not what I received—but what I gave. Let me explain.
Each year, the Saturday before Christmas, the youth of our local congregation gathered to make Christmas baskets for the widows who lived in the nearby neighborhoods. We went to each of their homes and sang to them and gave them our Christmas basket gift. I still remember their grateful smiles. I will never forget the warm feeling this activity embedded in my heart.
May we etch the true spirit of Christmas in our hearts by serving as the Savior served and giving as the Savior gave. It is what we give—not what we receive—that we will remember most.
"Light the World" Invitation: https://www.ldsdaily.com/church-lds/lds-church-set-launch-light-world-christmas-initiative/
ldsdaily.com News Release by Mormon Newsroom A global effort to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ and encourage people to serve others during the Christmas season is being launched by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The “Light the World” Christmas initiative will reach worldwide audiences from...
Mid-Atlantic Latter-day Saints
Check out the line-up of Christmas concerts planned at the Washington D.C. Temple Visitors' Center at: http://dctemplelights.lds.org.
Well done Ashburn VA Stake.
Our thanks go out to Members of the Ashburn, Virginia Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Ashburn VA LDS Stake who packed Friday Food Packs for us - 121 bags for 11 schools this week. They have been one of our Faith Supporters since the pantry opened. If your organization is interested in becoming a Faith supporter, please see our website at http://www.dsfp.org/partner-organizations/ and for more information on our Friday Food Pack program go to http://www.dsfp.org/pantrys-friday-food-packs-program-helps-lcps-students-in-need/ . Thanks!
Past Day to Serve projects becomes larger county wide events.
For the past 5 years, the Ashburn Stake has been the lead coordinator of two Stake Day to Serve Events:
Love Your Neighbor, Feed Your Neighbor Multi-faith Food Drive
Loudoun County Hunger Summit (partners: Board of Supervisors and Loudoun Chamber) organized to explore ways to identify resources, combine efforts and discover ways to encourage self-reliance.
This year, both events have been safely moved to strong community organizations. The LYNFYN food drive is rotating leadership amongst the faith community and continues to grow.
The Hunger Summit saw a presence in this week's "Loudoun Now" newspaper, titled: Hunger Summit: Together at the Table by Margaret Morton, It states, "the summit is a partnership between the Community Foundation of Loudoun/Fauquier Counties and Loudoun Hunger; and has its roots in the work of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
It's exciting to see these projects take root. Day to Serve is a unique annual initiative that transcends politics and religious differences. It unites people of all faiths, races, cultures, and backgrounds with the shared goal of helping those in need and improving the communities where we live.
Thank you for all you do, each and every day. We know the service you do takes root as well.
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The official page of Christian Fellowship Church in Ashburn, Virginia.
Christ Community Church is a Christ-centered, biblically based evangelical church in Ashburn, VA, committed to sharing and demonstrating the love, forgiveness and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.
St. Theresa School, where Christ is the ever-present lead teacher, is a 500 student school (K-8th) with an energetic staff, dedicated PTO and a collaborative leadership model. St. Theresa School is a ministry of Saint Theresa Parish.
Life Church Ministries is a church that has been called by God to be fresh soil in Loudoun County, Virginia.
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182 years of Praising God through song, service and sustenance!
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HOPE Preschool is the premiere early education center in Ashburn, VA.
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