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E-Blast Saturday April 6, 2024

Christ Jesus who diedmore than that, who was raised to lifeis at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?... No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

--Romans 8:34b - 35, 37-39


This Sunday, the Easter celebration continues!!  The celebration of Jesus' Resurrection at Easter (like Christmas) is a lot of good amazing roll up your sleeves work in the church.  Then on Easter Monday folks head back to work, students head back to school and pastors typically take the day off to rest.  We might say to each other... "What's next now that Easter is over?" 


What? Easter is over?  NO WAY!  Easter is just beginning!  In our Lent Bible study "The Third Day," Tom Berlin reminds us that the resurrection changes everything!  Because there is resurrection, change in our lives possible, forgiveness is possible, reconciliation is possible.  The power of God that raised Jesus Christ from the dead is possible and available for each one of us, too.  It's amazing good news that when we die we will live again with Jesus AND the better news is that every day we get to live with Jesus and every day God is working on resurrection around us and in us and through us!  


So tomorrow, we will keep celebrating the resurrection of Jesus Christ.  We will share in Holy Communion together and believe.  Thanks be to God!  (Oh, we'll be hanging out with Thomas...)


We welcome you to join us this Sunday in person or online!  You can access our live stream from the website (  Click on "Sermons" and then "Live Steam."  You may also join us directly on YouTube at Bridgewater UMC Virginia and click on the LIVE tab.   


To God by the Glory!  Pastor Mary



Worship Volunteers!  Thank you for Serving!
Sunday, April 7



8:30  AM - B.J. Jenkins & Bettye Newman

11:00  AM -Judy Tongue & Kathi Hemmis


8:30 AM - Ed & Marc Craun

11 AM - Chuck & Dawn Kern



8:30 AM - Johna Mccarland

11 AM -  Christy Kipps


Audio Visual

8:30 AM  - Scott Ridderi

11 AM - Tony Mancari



8:30 AM - Madelyn & Nolan

& 11 AM - David Kipps


Sanctuary Servers

8:30 AM -Sue Rexrode

11AM - Laura & Toni Mancari

DUM BUM Youth News

 I hope everyone's Spring Break was a great reset! Here's what's new with our Youth:



Friday, April 19 @ 7-9pm: Friday night Trivia Fundraiser!! Our second annual Friday Night Trivia Fundraiser is back! We will have childcare, food, and FUN!!  SIGN UP HERE!!!



MARK YOUR CALENDARS!! JUNE 2: Youth Sunday!! We are 

looking for theme ideas! Please share any theme or other general ideas for the service HERE!!


We are going to have one service at 10am at Bridgewater, followed by a catered lunch at 11:30 at Dayton! Both churches are invited, as are extra friends and family! 


IF YOU HAVE A SENIOR:  Start collecting pictures for our senior slide-show! Once you have 5-8 pics, please send them to me to include! 


IF YOU ARE A SENIOR: Start planning for your testimony for Youth Sunday! We would love for you to speak! You can make it what you want- even just saying who you are, where you're graduating from, and what you plan on doing after high school! If you have questions, just email/text me! 


Stay tuned for more updates!! 


And as always, what's coming up! 


4/19/24: Trivia Night Fundraiser!! 

5/4/24: Hike and Picnic Lunch! 

6/2/24: YOUTH SUNDAY!! (please plan on joining us this day- go ahead and mark your calendars!) 

6/16-21/24: Mission Trip! 



 A note to Kingsway from an Apple Tree recipient


Thank you for your kindness, time, and compassion.  We are so blessed to have people like you all around.  You made Christmas brighter for my children and eased their father's mind knowing he was able to provide for his kids through you.  Thank you and God bless,

                                                                                  ~~A Thankful Mom


From Donald and Ginger Usry


One again we are reminded how our church family continues to lift us up through their prayers and many examples of caring.  We've enjoyed each and every Easter greeting we received this year!!  Thank you so much for continuing so be there.


From Gloria Amankwah (student at Bridgewater College)


I want to express my sincere gratitude for the help you have provided me with  Your thoughtful gesture truly touched my heart, and  am incredibly grateful for your kindness.  I will always remember what you and the church has done for me.  May God bless you.  Thank you.

We will soon be celebrating Confirmation with three of our young people on

Sunday, May 19th.


Our church has traditionally offered those on this faith journey a class for learning and a Confirmation Retreat.  This year, there was no confirmation retreat that fit our needs; therefore we are planning to travel to Washington DC on April 20 & 21.   We will tour the Bible Museum and the Holocaust Memorial Museum on Saturday and worship at the National Cathedral on Sunday morning.  All of these hands-on experiences directly relate to learning about our Christian faith. 


We will also be planning a celebration dinner & rehearsal on Saturday, May 18th for confirmands, their families and their mentors 


We'd love for you to help! 

Pray for our Confirmation Class, their families, teachers, & mentors on this exciting journey! 

If you would like to help with the dinner on Saturday, May 18th - let Pastor Mary know!

If you can support our retreat financially, gifts are welcomed.


Blessings, Pastor Mary        

Birthday & Anniversary Blessings!

                        Happy Birthday & Happy Anniversary April 7-13!

Happy Birthday to:

7 -- Angie Brggs

9 -- Laura Mancari

9 -- Marc Craun

10 -- Chloe Higgs


Our Calendar

April 7-14, 2024

SUNDAY    Sunday School 10 AM

                  Worship at 8:30 & 11 AM

                  10 AM  Confirmation Class (Library)


MON         6 PM Trustees Meeting & Walkthrough (Library)


TUE           5:15 PM Worship Committee Meeting (Library)

                   6 PM SPRC Meeting (New Beginnings Class)


WED          9:30 AM Prayer Team (Library)

                  6 PM Handbell Practice

                  7 PM Choir Practice


THUR         10 AM Nurture Committee Meeting (Library)


SAT             4 PM Showalter Piano Studio Recital (Sanctuary/Fellowship Hal)


NEXT SUNDAY    Worship at 8:30 & 11 AM

                             Sunday School for All Ages

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