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2016 Sermon Series

On Easter Sunday we will answer Jesus' question which he asked Mary at the tomb the day after he died. He asked her, "Who are you looking for?". We will talk about the promise of the Resurrection and Jesus calling her by name. Mary was not the only one Jesus saw that day. He appeared to the other women, then to Peter, then to the disciples on the road to Emmaus, and then to ten more disciples. That was just the first day. A week later He appeared again to the disciples, with Thomas this time. He appeared to seven of the disciples at the Sea of Galilee one morning. He appeared to many others, even to more than 500 at one time. Over the course of 40 days Jesus continued to teach and to touch. Then the time came for Him to ascended into heaven. However, he left instructions for His disciples to wait in Jerusalem until the gift of the Holy Spirit was given.

Our sermon series after Easter will explore what it means to be "In the Spirit". We have all read the story of Pentecost in Acts 2 and how the Holy Spirit came that day. We know a lot about the Spirit but how do we know when we are really "In the Spirit"? I am interested in exploring and understanding what Pentecost meant to the early believers, and what Pentecost means for us today?

There are many good answers to these question and we will explore them all in April and May but let me say simply that Pentecost matters to you if you are a Christian because it was the sign of great things to come. Join me for worship "In the Spirit" at Slash Christian Church.

En Agape',

Board Meeting
Splinters from the Board
Looking to the Future
By Cathy Tillman, Moderator

As most are aware, the Kersey storage building has become a safety issue for our property. The facility has served us well over the years but needs major repairs or replacement. Understanding the need for storage, the Property Committee was tasked with the responsibility of determining the best solution. The members of the committee studied alternatives over the past several months and have presented their recommendation to the Board which includes a storage building and pavilion to be located behind the Fellowship Hall.  Their proposal considers our immediate needs but also suggests that we consider adding an outdoor pavilion to the project. The Property Committee believes that the addition of this new facility would give Slash more opportunities for ministry now and in the future.  

At the March Board Meeting, the Board approved the recommendation. Before bringing it to the congregation, two informational Town Hall meetings have been scheduled - the first being Sunday April 10th at 1:30 PM and the second, Tuesday, April 12th at 6:30 PM.  These informational meetings will allow all members to see the suggested area, understand the possibilities for its use now and in the future, discuss funding, and ask any questions. 

The Committee and the Board hope that you will be available to attend one of these sessions before the Congregational Meeting on April 17th, following One Worship at 11 AM , to consider and vote on this option.  We will also discuss the election of an Assistant Treasurer to fill a vacancy. We are excited about these plans and the new opportunities afforded to us with these changes. 

More Splinters from the Board

Financial Secretary Position
The Financial Secretary position has been held by Ted Jones for many years.  The Nominating Committee each year has tried to fill that position to relieve Ted of some of the responsibilities, but to no avail. The position in its current status requires a significant amount of time to cover all aspects. A process has begun to change the look and feel of that position, taking into full account the confidentiality and trust needed to handle those responsibilities. Over the next few months, you will be hearing more about these required changes and ask for your consideration and support.  Ted has filled this position for many years and Slash owes him a great deal of gratitude. Thank you Ted!

Slash Christian Church 
Ministerial Accountable Reimbursement Policy: 
The Board approved the Ministerial Accountable Reimbursement Policy on March 20th and a paper copy is available in the office for review. The policy is based on the best, current existing practices for reimbursement used by the church office and was adopted to be in accordance with Internal Revenue Service (IRS) Code 62(a) and IRS regulations 1.162-17 and 1.274-5(f). 

Town Hall 2016
April 2016

Prayer Vigil

On Friday, May 6th from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. there will be a continuous prayer vigil in the Slash sanctuary.  A sign-up sheet will be made available beginning on April 20 for those who wish to participate. Time slots will be in 30 minute to 1 hour increments.

On May 6th you come to the sanctuary at the time block you signed up for and pray alone or with another person. Prayer resources will be available. Please wait until the next participant arrives before departing the building quietly so that prayer is continuous for the twelve hours. Thanks for participating.

College Scholarships!
Click here for the link to the 2016 Slash scholarship application

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Reaching Up

April Serving Schedule
Elder of the Month: Gen Bohannon
Communion Prep: Lois Haines

Genesis Elder/Greeter
3Troy PayneReggie MartinJulie Peterman*Cassidy Penley
 Becky  BaugherJudy PierceNorma MillerTristan Goodman
   Christine Harrison 
   Olivia Gant 
Judy Pierce
Carolyn PutnamTom Putnam*Christopher Benson
 Christine HarrisonCatherine YoungJulie MooreAvery Pierce
   Elizabeth Farrell 
   Brooken Loving 
17Ed HellermannTroy PayneJohn HainesCarrie Peterman
 Carlton SheltonNancy FarrellLois HainesLauren Markley
   Pat Penley 
   Meredith Farrell 
24Carolyn PutnamSteve HarrisonJared Pierce*Aiden Youngken
 Tom PutnamGen BohannonElana GantKaylee Coffey
   Don Moore 
   Julie Moore 

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Outreach Opportunities

Slash Christian Church Rises to the Challenge! 

On Sunday, February 28th, a challenge was given to the congregation of Slash to provide kitchen items, clothing, food, water, plastic containers and financial donations to the Red Cross to help our neighbors in Tappahannock whose lives were turned upside down. Well, guess what! Slash met that challenge head-on. On Wednesday, March 9th, 4 vehicles filled to capacity left Slash headed for Smyrna Christian Church to deliver those items. You met the challenge in full force and gave unconditionally from the heart. Monetary donations totaling $992.00 also headed to the Red Cross to help those victims. How could we ask for anything more?  THANK YOU and may God continue to bless you! 
And in like fashion, you gave $1018.84 to the Week of Compassion Offering.  Thank you for helping to enrich the lives of so many less fortunate.  And thank you in advance for your contributions to the Special Easter Offering as well. The money you give to these special offerings allows us to continue to reach out further into our communities to share the Word.
Easter Special Offering: 
Your gift to the Easter Offering helps bring life, love and learning through the general ministries of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Ministries that receive funding from the Easter Offering include: the Center for Faith and Giving, Central Pastoral office for Hispanic Ministries, Communication Ministries, Council on Christian Unity, Disciples Church Extension Fund / Hope Partnership for Missional Transformation, Disciples of Chris Historical Society, Disciples Home missions, Disciples Women, Division of Overseas Ministries/Global Ministries, Higher Education and Leadership Ministries, National Benevolent Association, National Convocation, North American Pacific/Asian Disciples, and Treasury Services.

Relay for Life Walk - Saturday June 18th 4 pm to 10 pm
relay for life
The Outreach Committee is putting together a team once again for Slash Christian Church to help battle cancer.  Probably every one of you is related to someone or knows someone who has been affected by cancer.  Research is making progress and hopefully in the years to come there will be a cure (or prevention) for many forms of cancer.   This year's Western Hanover Relay for Life will be held on Saturday, June 18th at Kings Dominion Camp Wilderness Campground in Doswell.  Click here for the link to Slash Christian Church team
We hope that you will join our team - donate to a team member - or purchase a luminaria to honor or remember a loved one who has been touched by cancer.  With our help, there is hope!  With our help, cancer victims live longer lives!  With our help, victims and their families know they are not alone!   We hope that you will join us in our effort to push back the devastating effects that cancer makes on the lives of our friends and our loved ones!  Sign up or support our team!  We can and will make a difference!

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CCinVA Assembly 2016

Contact the Slash Church Office for Registration Forms
Our congregation will have four voting delegates to the assembly.  
Sign up today to become one of our representatives.

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Mission Explosion

Nature Camp applications are due to the office by Monday, April 11th 
Remember 10-12th graders, these forms are due much sooner than regular camp forms get yours to Rev. Michael today so he can recommend you as a counselor.

Bible Study what was EXTRAordinary about your day?
Youth Bible Study will meet Sunday, April 3rd from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm. 
If you are tired of living a normal, ordinary life, join us for this Bible study and learn how to step out of the darkness and live an extraordinary life. Snacks will be served.

Pancake Palooza Mission Trip Fundraiser, Sunday April 10
Don't forget to sign up to help.  Encourage everyone to come.

Mission Trip to Red House, West Virginia on July 29-August 1 
Your commitment forms and $50 check to the church are due on April 15, 2016. 
Please help us with planning by submitting this form soon.

Summer 2016 Craig Springs Schedule
Your summer camp forms are due on Sunday, April 17. IF you have questions contact Nancy Farrell. Remember to make sure you signed all forms and include a copy of your insurance card. Make your checks payable to Slash Christian Church and remember that you will be paying half price because we believe strongly in camp here at Slash, the church will pay the other half.  

Flower Ministry


The 2016 flower chart is posted by the office. If you would like to purchase flowers in memory of or in honor of a loved one please sign up on the flower chart, fill in an order form and return it to the office. You may email or call the office (798-4520) to order sanctuary flowers.  The sanctuary flower price is $27.00 with checks made payable to Slash Christian Church. Orders do not have to be prepaid.  
Next available dates are April 3 and 10.

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Gear up for an over-the-top underground adventure! 
Vacation Bible School
June 15 - 19
9 am to noon

Current Needs:
Women's underwear - all sizes Men's white t-shirts - all sizes
Boy's white t-shirts - sizes 2-6, Gently used children's tennis shoes
Oatmeal, jelly, applesauce, canned potatoes, beets, carrots, canned peaches, pears
Brunswick stewbaked beans, pork and beans, Hamburger Helper and other boxed meals
Toilet tissue, Shampoo, Conditioner, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Toothbrushes
Paper towels
Gently used small appliances
Thanks for your continued support!

Prayer Requests

Church Family
Bill and Norma Jennings, Jakob Hellermann, Monroe Loving, Carolyn Nash, MaryLee Jones, Jo Richardson, Brooken Loving, Ernest Goodman

For Healing
Joshua Traylor (son of Julie and J.D. Traylor), Macie Glasco (daughter of Cassie and Jason Glasco)
Charlie Ancarrow (friend of Jason Glasco), Wilbur Tennesse (uncle of Renee Bynum)
Thomas Lipani (friend of Steve Harrison),  Sheryl Snellings (friend of Dianne Jones)
Myrtle Hillman (grandmother of April Pierce), Rachel Bassel (friend of Erin Payne)
Lindsay Lucchese (great niece of Becky Baugher), John Tilery (friend of Ronnie Benson)
Bob Henderson (husband of Barbara Henderson), Jeff Highfield and family in Africa (brother of Mark Highfield)
Ann Graham (sister of Don Kersey), Tammy Harris (friend of Ted and MaryLee Jones)
Jack McGuire (uncle of Michelle Weeks)
All military personnel, first responders and their families
Unspoken prayer concerns

The Elders respectfully request that prayer concerns be updated every two weeks by notifying the office by phone (798-4520) or email (

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