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In-person activities at Dranesville UMC are cautiously returning. We have resumed in-person worship at 10:30 a.m., socially distanced in the sanctuary. You can also still worship with us via Zoom. 

Scripture Readings for Sunday, September 12, 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021 Sermon

Join us at 10:30 a.m. in the Sanctuary or online via Zoom

to hear Pastor Lee’s sermon

Uncommon Sense 

Wearing of masks is recommended and encouraged for all vaccinated individuals. The guideline for unvaccinated individuals remains the same – masks are required.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR POST-COVID RE-ENTRY GROUP (FORMERLY, YOUR HEALTHY CHURCH TEAM) Our recommendation for wearing masks is consistent with guidelines from the UMC Virginia Conference, Gov.Northam and the CDC. We continue to monitor local conditions, as well as changes in conference and public policy, and to make changes in our plan as appropriate. 

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Grocery Card collection for LINK on Sunday, September 26th, 2021. Please donate grocery gift cards from your favorite grocery store to give to families in need.   

Buy Grocery store cards in small denominations so that LINK can include them in the grocery bags that are delivered to the families.  Please, no cards over $25.

If you prefer to write a check, make the check payable to “Dranesville UMC” with “LINK” on the memo line.

Drop off at church in the dropbox under the overhang OR Mail your grocery gift card or check donation to:
Dranesville UMC
1089 Liberty Meeting Court
Herndon, VA 20170-2359

Please include the word LINK and your name on the lower-left corner of the envelope.

After so very long, our choir is going to start rehearsing on Thursday, September 2 at 7:30 pm. As in most choirs, we especially need tenors and basses, although of course, sopranos and altos are needed also. No choir experience needed- just  please prayerfully consider this request, and let Susan know as soon as possible. God bless you!

A new boutique nursery and preschool is opening in the Fall of 2021. The experienced preschool owners are familiar with both early childhood developmental milestones and the Fairfax County Public School educational standards/curriculum. The Nest Preschool is located here at the Dranesville United Methodist Church, right off Sugarland Road. Its great location is nestled in a small neighborhood with lots of green space for children’s play and activities. Each light-filled classroom has doors leading directly out to the play area. Quality teachers will guide children’s learning through a play-based curriculum that focuses on social-emotional development. Tours are available.

Check them out on their website for more information and pricing. Call at 571-441-2540 or contact at with any questions.

Thank you to those who have volunteered for donuts and for set up. Volunteers are needed at the end of Fellowship time to empty coffee pots and hot water dispenser, wash any dishes, and place items back into refrigerator.
Please see Donna Carlo on Sunday if you can help.

Please join us at 9:00 on Sunday mornings.  Please contact Ed to connect via Zoom.

Draw the Circle
The 40 Day Prayer Challenge
by Mark Batterson

In Draw the Circle, through forty true, faith-building stories of God’s answers to prayer, daily scriptures and prayer prompts, Mark Batterson inspires you to pray and keep praying like never before. Begin a lifetime of watching God work. Believe in the God who can do all things. Experience the power of bold prayer and even bolder faith in Draw the Circle.

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington DC.  One church with multiple locations.  NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area.  NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill.

Please join us at 9:00 on Sunday mornings at church.  Please contact Ed to connect via Zoom.

Virtual Vacation Bible School

Dranesville Virtual VBS will continue to be available at Please contact the office or Pastor Lee at for more information. Go to to check out the videos later in the month whenever it’s convenient.  

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