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Thanks to Alan Taylor, Dave Frederickson, and Tyler Calderwood for organizing the priests and teachers to learn about aviation. And a special thanks to Richard Culatta and Tyler's friend Gill who flew the boys from Leesburg to Winchester and back today. With Richard Culatta and Michael Hunsaker
Lots of Herndon Ward and Oakton Stake friends are performing at the Washington DC Temple Festival of Lights. Tickets are FREE, and you can reserve them in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/o/festival-of-lights-2018-washington-dc-temple-18029091355
eventbrite.com Join us in celebration of the 41st Annual Festival of Lights lasting throughout December. This month long event held on the Washington D.C. temple grounds has become a memorable Christmas tradition. The Festival features free nightly performances from musicians and artists, a magnificent internation...
Please join us for an evening of Christmas music, featuring music and members of various congregations.
Friends of all faiths welcome!
December 2, 2018 @ 5:30pm
Oakton Stake Center
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
2719 Hunter Mill Rd
Oakton VA 22124
Spread the word! The NOVA Relief Center is collecting blankets and coats for refugees in Jordan this winter.
Coats are needed in all sizes and fabrics, for adults and children. All items must be clean and new, or in gently-used condition.During winter months, large blankets with at least 30% wool provide the best warmth.
All coats and blankets will be shipped to three camps in Northern Jordan, on the Syrian border: Mafraq, Jerash, and Irbid.
A complete list of Fairfax drop-off locations is available at http://novareliefcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Fairfax-for-webpg-2.pdf
A complete list of Loudoun drop-off locations is at available at http://novareliefcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Loudoun-for-webpg-2.pdf
A new session of self reliance courses is beginning this week. It is not too late to join a group of you are interested.
Starting and Growing a Business for Self Reliance will be in the Reston building Wednesday night's from 7-9pm beginning 10/24. Contract Julia Wagner for more information and to join the group.
Other groups stating this week include:
- Finding a Better Job for Self Reliance
- Personal Finances for Self Reliance
- Education for Better Work for Self Reliance
Contact Julia Wagner about any of these groups. She will help you connect with the group facilitators to sign up.
Emergency Preparation Tips from Anne Lawver, Herndon Ward's Provident Living Leader:
Hurricane Florence is coming! Though the exact track of the storm is still uncertain, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) has stated that Florence “may be Virginia’s the most significant hurricane event in decades.”
Though we may assume that only the coastline need be concerned, Emergency Management is predicting “catastrophic inland flooding, high winds and possible widespread power outages.” A statewide state of emergency has been declared and all citizens have been told that now is the time to prepare.
VDEM has issued a warning that includes “The largest threat from hurricanes is not the high winds. Flooding is the deadliest result of these storms.” Florence is currently headed for the Carolinas (though some models are showing coastal Virginia), but is projected to soak Virginia with as much as 20 inches of rain. Our soil is already saturated and flooding is nearly guaranteed.
Citizens are reminded to never drive or walk through water on roadways during a flood warning. A few inches of rain can sweep away a car.
Children should not play or stand near storm drains, Creeks or retention ponds.
A basic list of hurricane preparations can be found at www.ready.gov and www.vaemergency.gov/hurricanes.
In addition, a few more things you should begin to do TODAY:
1. Fully understand and internalize that first responders do not often go out in the worst of the storm. If life threatening conditions are present, they will wait until the weather subsided.
2. Clean out your refrigerator and all trash cans. Put out your trash for collection before Thursday.
3. Fill your cars with gas. Lines are already forming, supplies may be limited and prices often rise after a serious weather event.
4. Have cash on hand in bills no larger than $20.
5. Fill all prescriptions possible today or tomorrow.
6. Have your go bag ready.
7. Purchase water alarms for areas that may leak. Have materials ready to start absorbing water if needed.
8. Do your laundry so that you enter storm with your wardrobe clean. Just prior to storm, fill your washing machine and bathtub with water. This water can be used for washing and flushing. Use great care with tubs full of water if you have a toddler or young child!
9. Fill every available plastic container (leaving 2-3” of headroom) and freeze now. A full freezer will retain its temperature nearly twice as long if full. Frozen containers can also be transferred to refrigerator or a cooler to extend the life of food within.
10. If you lose power, keep your refrigerator and freezer closed as much as possible.
11. Charge all of your phones, etc. If you do not have one, get a land line that does not require electricity.
12. Purchase a few new games, books, coloring books, toys for little ones. Bring out if needed.
13. Don’t forget your pets. You may want to consider pee pads as many dogs will not go outside. Ask your vet about medications if your dog is particularly anxious during storms. Also remember that animals may be extremely upset and run away.
14. Clear the area of your home of garden furniture, pots, bbq’s and toys that may fly.
15. Stay informed!
Remember....fail to plan, plan to fail! And don’t postpone! Many stores are already out of water and expect one, possibly two, additional deliveries before Florence arrives.
Ice Cream Social is TONIGHT!
6-8 pm @ Bready Park pavillion (next to tennis courts at Herndon Community Center).
Bring friends and an ice cream topping to share
"The flexibility of ministering should allow the Spirit to guide our efforts, not lead us to relax."
lds.org The flexibility of ministering should allow the Spirit to guide our efforts, not lead us to relax.
"Gifts of the Heart" is this weekend in Oakton! It is a clothing and household item exchange where EVERYTHING IS FREE!!!!
Donate tonight (4/20, 7-9 PM).
Shopping tomorrow (4/21, 9-11 AM).
Click here for details: http://www.oaktongiftsoftheheart.com/
oaktongiftsoftheheart.com The Oakton Virginia Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints sponsors " Gifts of the Heart ," a free exchange of clothing and household goods that is open to all members of the...
This week is the holiest week in Christianity. On Friday, we humbly remembered the suffering of our Savior Jesus Christ in the Garden of Gethsemane, where he suffered Judgement’s penalty for all our sins. Later that day, his short mortal life and ministry ended upon a cruel cross at Golgotha.
His followers were heartbroken. He had healed the sick and proclaimed he was the Son of God and the promised Messiah. He had taught that through him eternal life with our Heavenly Father was possible. Yet Jesus’ lifeless mortal body of flesh and bones and blood was in a tomb. Was this the end to all that he had taught and did and promised?
It was not. For on the morning of the third day, angels proclaimed that Jesus had risen from the death. In an immortal, resurrected body of flesh and bone, the Savior appeared to his followers. He had overcome death!
In modern scripture, the Savior declares “This is my work and my glory--to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.”
As a result of Jesus’ unconditional love, mercy, and grace, all of us will be resurrected. At some point in our eternal progression, our immortal spirit will received an immortal resurrected body. Our resurrection will bring us great joy and happiness.
However, exaltation and eternal life with our Father in Heaven is promised those who repent, obey the Savior’s commandments, and accept his atonement. Through the Savior’s enabling power and our God-given agency, we can change and become disciples of Jesus Christ and heirs of salvation.
May we come unto Christ and then follow his example by showing kindness, civility, charity, and love to others.
Our youth are selling mulch to help pay for their camps avtivities this summer. Please follow this link to place an order or talk to one of the YM leaders at church for an order form.
herndonyouthfundraiser.blogspot.pe This year we are selling and spreading quality hardwood mulch produced and delivered by Meadows Farms. The cost per bag is $5.00 and e...
#LightTheWorld Day 25: "Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."
Jesus is the Light of the World, but every person can shine his or her own light into the world. Follow Christ’s example and be a light in the lives of those around you this Christmas season and all year long.
WHAT’S ONE WAY JESUS CHRIST HAS BEEN AN EXAMPLE IN YOUR LIFE?
Share that teaching or principle on social media.
💡These videos of the life of Christ can be a great way to share: https://www.lds.org/bible-videos/?lang=eng
HOW CAN THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS STAY WITH YOU THROUGHOUT THE YEAR?
Make some plans or goals to continue to serve throughout 2018.
💡Look back at some of the community organizations mentioned in these posts. Is there one that offers a way that you could serve in the new year?
WHO IN YOUR LIFE EXEMPLIFIES THE PRINCIPLE OF LETTING YOUR LIGHT SHINE?
Thank that person for their example.
💡How does that person share the Light of Christ? Can you think of ways that you want to be more like them?
💡Thank the Lord in prayer today for the glorious gift of the Atonement.
#LightTheWorld Day 24: "Ye must watch and pray always."
—3 Nephi 18:15
Prayer is the simple communication between God the Father and His beloved children. God has promised to answer the prayers of those who humbly ask.
HAS SOMETHING SMALL OR BIG WORKED OUT FOR YOU TODAY?
Recognize God’s blessings by saying a prayer to give Him thanks.
FEEL LIKE YOU’RE NOT GETTING ANSWERS TO YOUR PRAYERS?
Ask God to help you be an answer to someone else’s prayer.
HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU KNOW WHO COULD REALLY USE A HEARTFELT PRAYER?
Say a prayer in which you never mention your own needs but instead pray solely for them.
3 Nephi 18:15 says, “Ye must watch and pray always.” Visit mormon.org to find ways that you can involve prayer in your life this Christmas season. #LightTheW...
#LightTheWorld Day 23: "I was in prison, and ye came unto me."
Some prisons are literal, physical institutions, but other “prisons” include physical and mental afflictions, and addictions. Reach out to those who are feeling trapped and let them know they’re not alone.
DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO’S BEEN AFFECTED BY ADDICTION?
Reach out to the person and offer your support and love.
💡A list of AA meetings around Herndon is available at https://aavirginia.org/meetings?sq=Herndon&d=any&v=list
💡A list of Al-Anon meetings around Herndon is available at https://al-anon.org/al-anon-meetings/find-an-al-anon-meeting/
💡LDS Addiction Recovery local meetings schedule is available at
DO YOU HAVE AN INCARCERATED FAMILY MEMBER OR FRIEND?
Pay the person a visit, and offer love and encouragement.
💡GraceInside is a local organization that works to get chaplains and clergy into Virginia prisons. Consider donating or volunteering. http://graceinside.org/get-involved/
💡Prison Fellowship runs Angel Tree, a program that helps to meet the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of the families of prisoners. Donate at https://www.prisonfellowship.org/
HAVE YOU SEEN HOW AN ILLNESS OR DEPRESSION CAN TRAP A LOVED ONE?
Reach out and go for a walk or have a nice chat with the person.
💡Herndon Village Network coordinates volunteers to help seniors who can no longer manage all the areas of their daily lives. Consider volunteering in the new year: http://www.herndonvillagenetwork.org/
💡Read Elder Jeffrey R. Holland's talk Like a Broken Vessel. https://www.lds.org/general-conference/2013/10/like-a-broken-vessel?lang=eng
💡Mental illness can be isolating and stigmatizing. Keep trying! Keep inviting and reaching out, even if it doesn't make a difference right away. Share your own experiences with illness--physical or mental--to let someone know they aren't alone.
Matthew 25:36 says, “I was in prison, and ye came unto me.” Visit mormon.org to find ways to help those in need this Christmas season. #LightTheWorld
#LightTheWorld Day 22: "That which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do."
—3 Nephi 27:21
No one else has provided a better pattern for living than Jesus Christ. As we seek to emulate Him, we can improve our own lives and the lives of people around us.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE TEACHING OF JESUS CHRIST?
Write it in a note or card and pass it along to someone.
💡These videos about the life of Christ are another great way to share His teachings. https://www.lds.org/bible-videos/?lang=eng
WHAT CHARACTERISTIC OF JESUS CHRIST DO YOU ADMIRE MOST?
Focus on emulating it this week.
💡Chapter 6 of Preach My Gospel is a great guide to studying different attributes of the Savior. https://www.lds.org/manual/preach-my-gospel-a-guide-to-missionary-service/how-do-i-develop-christlike-attributes?lang=eng
💡Consider these attributes of Christ and how you can work to develop them: Faith, Hope, Charity, Virtue, Knowledge, Patience, Humility, Diligence, Obedience.
WHO IS THE MOST CHRISTLIKE PERSON YOU KNOW?
Send the person a note of appreciation expressing your gratitude for his or her example.
💡Is there someone that you are having a hard getting along with. Try to think about how Christ feels about them, and see if you can write down something good about them.
3 Nephi 27:21: “That which ye have seen me do even that shall ye do.” Ray Flores follows the example of Jesus Christ by serving others. Visit mormon.org to l...
#LightTheWorld Day 21: "For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat."
A person can experience spiritual hunger as well as physical hunger. As Jesus did, we can offer people both kinds of nourishment.
HAVE YOU EVER BEEN REALLY HUNGRY?
Donate your favorite nonperishable items to a food bank in your area.
💡LINK does great work feeding the needy in the Herndon area. The list of food items they need is available at http://www.linkagainsthunger.org/food.html
💡LINK also collects food from area elementary schools so that it doesn't go to waste. Consider signing up to help collect the food in the new year. http://www.signupgenius.com/go/904044ea9a7292-school29
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE HOME-COOKED MEAL?
Prepare it and take it to a neighbor in need, or invite the person to your home for dinner.
💡LINK also delivers meals to those in need. Consider signing up to help with a January or February delivery.
DO YOU KNOW ANYONE THAT’S SPIRITUALLY HUNGRY?
Share a spiritually uplifting message with the person.
💡We all hunger to know that we are loved and cherished children of Heavenly Parents. Share that message and spread the light of Christ.
💡Pay a generous fast offering.
Matthew 25:35 says, “For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat.” Visit mormon.org to find ways that you can help feed the hungry this Christmas season. #Ligh...
#LightTheWorld Day 20: "A man's life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth."
Sometimes possessions distract us from appreciating the most important things in life. By eliminating these distractions, we can lead a more fulfilling life.
WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU LOVE BUT COULD LIVE WITHOUT?
Give something you cherish to someone who would appreciate it.
💡Kids/Youth: Is there something you especially love that you could share with a sibling?
💡Pay a generous fast offering.
WHO HAS MADE YOUR LIFE MORE MEANINGFUL?
Plan something to do with that person, and make a new treasured memory.
💡Is the time you spend with your loved ones of the quality you want it to be? Why or why not?
💡Life gets busy, especially at this time of year, but the holidays are a great time to reach out to old friends that you haven't spoken to in a while.
ARE THERE DISTRACTIONS IN YOUR LIFE THAT MAY STAND IN THE WAY OF YOUR FOLLOWING JESUS CHRIST?
Give up something material during the holidays. Tell someone who will hold you accountable, and invite the person to join you in your goal.
💡Maybe it's something like chocolate, shopping, or even working late. Or maybe it's a digital distraction like Facebook, Snapchat or Candy Crush.
Luke 12:15 says, “A man’s life consisteth not in the abundance of the things which he possesseth.” Visit mormon.org this Christmas season to find ways to app...
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Rosas de Acero es un Ministerio de Mujeres de la Iglesia Ekklesia USA que tiene el objetivo de edificarte y conectarte con tu destino.
Parish website: www.saintjn.org Parish Young Adult Group Page: www.facebook.com/SJNYA
The Unitarian Universalist Church in Reston is a progressive, vibrant, and active congregation, serving both intellectual and spiritual needs.
Gospel centered community for the Metro D.C. region.
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HTPB's mission is to minister to the spiritual needs of individuals in the high tech business community in an interdenominational manner.
El Ministerio de Matrimonios de Ekklesia USA. Reconstruyendo el diseño del Reino en tu Matrimonio.
Somos una iglesia creciente en el area metropolitana de Washington D.C. Nuestra iglesia es dinamica, bíblica y multicultural. | We are a growing church in the metropolitan area of Washington D.C. Our church is dynamic, biblical and multicultural.
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