Nov
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Community Harvest Barbeque

You're invited to enjoy a delicious meal and a chance to learn how you can serve our Falls Church community through projects that the church sponsors.  You can help feed hungry school children on weekends when they don't get school meals through Idylwood Presbyterian Church's PowerPack Program.  You can give school supplies and support to needy school kids through Jacob's Backpack Brigade.  The meal is free and all donations are voluntary.  Come and meet your neighbors and help out as you choose!

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Aug
19
to Aug 21

IPC Lake Retreat

Join other members of IPC for a relaxing weekend at the Osmans' lake house in Maryland.  For details see the Panorama or contact the Osmans directly.  Swimming in the lake and other fun will be had, with worship outdoors Sunday morning.

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Dec
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Service of the Longest Night

Brightly wrapped packages, Christmas trees, holiday parties, and the awed, hushed joy of
welcoming a tiny infant to our world and our hearts—these are the images of Christmas that many of us celebrate and treasure.

But for others, December is not a jolly time. The death of a loved one, illness and caregiving responsibilities, job changes, or other circumstances can make the holiday season difficult. For those who have experienced loss, and for those under stress during the holiday season who need a time of rest, this service is for you. With singing and scripture reading, a short message and communion, this service invites all of us to take time to care for ourselves, and to receive the care of the community. This is a good service to invite a friend who may
be in need.

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Dec
7
12:30pm12:30pm

Study and Snack--For All Ages!

This fall, in conjunction with our focus on the Old Testament, we begin a new gathering for study, conversation and fellowship. Plan to stay after church on the first Sunday of each month, when we will share in Bible study of the upcoming week’s preaching texts. Our next meeting is December 7.

Children will have a separate activity upstairs, with youth and adults learning together as a group. Sessions will be about 45 minutes and will be taught by MaryAnn Dana and other church leaders. 

Folks are encouraged to bring a healthy “substantial" snack to share for this extended time of fellowship—something that curbs hunger but doesn’t require a fork. Examples: hummus and veggies/pita, cheese and crackers, trail mix, fruit.

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Dec
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

Sing-Along at Wolftrap

Members and friends of IPC are invited to take part in the Holiday Sing-Along at Wolftrap! Join hundreds of voices on the stage, along with the President's Own Marine Band, as we share holiday favorites at this free event. Have you always wondered what backstage at Wolftrap looks like? Here's your chance to find out. "Novice singers" are most welcome. Event is at 4 p.m.; report backstage by 3 p.m. and enjoy the Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and other goodies. Let organist/choir director Amy Williams know if you are coming. This was a blast last year.

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Nov
16
11:00am11:00am

Fill the Cornucopia!

We are collecting produce (fruits and vegetables) for Knox Food Pantry on Sunday, November 16. Bring these items to worship, where we will fill the cornucopia on the communion table. The produce will be delivered to Knox, which will distribute the items to clients for their Thanksgiving feasts.  

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Nov
2
12:30pm12:30pm

Study and Snack--For All Ages!

This fall, in conjunction with our focus on the Old Testament, we begin a new gathering for study, conversation and fellowship. Plan to stay after church on the first Sunday of each month, when we will share in Bible study of the upcoming week’s preaching texts. Our next meeting is November 2.

Children will have a separate activity upstairs, with youth and adults learning together as a group. Sessions will be about 45 minutes and will be taught by MaryAnn Dana and other church leaders. 

Folks are encouraged to bring a healthy “substantial" snack to share for this extended time of fellowship—something that curbs hunger but doesn’t require a fork. Examples: hummus and veggies/pita, cheese and crackers, trail mix, fruit.

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Oct
26
3:00pm 3:00pm

CROP Walk for Hunger

Help stop hunger! We will walk in the new Falls Church walk, an easy 2.8-mile route that begins and ends at the Lee-Graham swimming pool on Lee Highway and benefits Falls Church Community Service Council, one of our ministry partners. We need walkers and sponsors for this event today! Can you help? Talk to MaryAnn Dana. 

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Oct
5
12:30pm12:30pm

"Study and Snack" -- For All Ages!

This fall, in conjunction with our focus on the Old Testament, we begin a new gathering for study, conversation and fellowship. Plan to stay after church on the first Sunday of each month, when we will share in Bible study of the upcoming week’s preaching texts. Our next meeting is October 5.

Children will have a separate activity upstairs, with youth and adults learning together as a group. Sessions will be about 45 minutes and will be taught by MaryAnn Dana and other church leaders. 

Folks are encouraged to bring a healthy “substantial" snack to share for this extended time of fellowship—something that curbs hunger but doesn’t require a fork. Examples: hummus and veggies/pita, cheese and crackers, trail mix, fruit.

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Sep
7
12:15pm12:15pm

“Study & Snack” — For All Ages!

This fall, in conjunction with our focus on the Old Testament, we begin a new gathering for study, conversation and fellowship. Plan to stay after church on the first Sunday of each month starting September 7, when we will share in Bible study of the upcoming week’s preaching texts. 

Children will have a separate activity upstairs, with youth and adults learning together as a group. Sessions will be about 45 minutes and will be taught by MaryAnn Dana and other church leaders. 

Folks are encouraged to bring a healthy “substantial" snack to share for this extended time of fellowship—something that curbs hunger but doesn’t require a fork. Examples: hummus and veggies/pita, cheese and crackers, trail mix, fruit.

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Sep
7
9:45am 9:45am

Choir Resumes Sunday, September 7

Our choir is a friendly group and we welcome all singers. You do not need to be able to read music--just enjoy the fellowship of other singers. The choir meets before church at 9:45 and sings each week, with a break on the third Sunday. We would love to have you! Come and make a joyful noise to the Lord.

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Aug
17
11:30am11:30am

Jacob's Backpack Brigade

It's time again for Jacob's Backpack Brigade! This effort benefits kids at Lemon Road Elementary School with new backpacks stuffed with needed supplies for the 2014-2015 school year. This year we will aim to provide 16 backpacks for boys and girls from varying grades between Kindergarten and 6th.  This project is a perfect example of the “many hands” philosophy where just a few supplies from each of us can lighten the “back to school” burden for families in our community.
 
How can YOU help?
1 – Stop by IPC and check out the bulletin board in the Upton Room to pick an “assignment” card(s).  Assignment cards will break down all the supplies that we need into smaller quantities.
2 – Consider making a small financial contribution that we will use towards supply purchase.  Financial contributions can be given to Leslie Osman in person or can be sent to her via the church, 7617 Idylwood Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043.
3 – Plan to come to IPC on  Sunday, August 17th to help us pack the bags.
 

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Jul
27
12:30pm12:30pm

Book Group: Learning to Walk in the Dark

Our next book group selection will be Barbara Brown Taylor's latest book on the spiritual life, Learning to Walk in the Dark, already a New York Times bestseller. Date to be announced soon, but start reading now!

From the Amazon description: 

From the New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark provides a way to find spirituality in those times when we don’t have all the answers.

Taylor has become increasingly uncomfortable with our tendency to associate all that is good with lightness and all that is evil and dangerous with darkness. Doesn’t God work in the nighttime as well? In Learning to Walk in the Dark, Taylor asks us to put aside our fears and anxieties and to explore all that God has to teach us “in the dark.” She argues that we need to move away from our “solar spirituality” and ease our way into appreciating “lunar spirituality” (since, like the moon, our experience of the light waxes and wanes). Through darkness we find courage, we understand the world in new ways, and we feel God’s presence around us, guiding us through things seen and unseen. Often, it is while we are in the dark that we grow the most.

With her characteristic charm and literary wisdom, Taylor is our guide through a spirituality of the nighttime, teaching us how to find our footing in times of uncertainty and giving us strength and hope to face all of life’s challenging moments.

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Jul
24
7:30pm 7:30pm

T4: Thursday Theology Talk on Tap

Our next meeting is on Thursday, July 14 (NOTE DATE CHANGE) at 7:30 p.m. at Lost Dog Cafe in McLean. Enjoy dinner with us or just grab a beverage. This group is fun and growing!

Topic: Presbyterian 101. What do we believe? What makes us different from other Christian denominations? Whether you're relatively new to our church or just want a refresher, come for conversation and learning!

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Jul
19
to Jul 20

IPC Summer Retreat

At the Osman Lake House! Please come and join your friends from IPC for our annual summer lake retreat at Williston Lake in Denton, MD. On Saturday we will enjoy a day of swimming, boating, fishing, games, crafts, good food and even better company. We may even end the day with a lakeside movie. You are welcome to come for the day or stay the night and enjoy breakfast and a morning service by the lake on Sunday.

Please RSVP to Bob and/or Leslie Osman. Hope to see you there!

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Jun
26
7:30pm 7:30pm

Thursday Theology Talk on Tap

We will meet at Lost Dog Cafe in McLean and discuss the decisions made by the Presbyterian Church's General Assembly, which will meet June 14-21 in Detroit. Our pastor MaryAnn Dana is a commissioner to General Assembly and a candidate for vice moderator of the denomination! Come and hear all about it!

Read more about the General Assembly (and watch the meeting live) here.

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May
17
9:00am 9:00am

Clean-up Day

We'll provide the tools, you provide the energy and enthusiasm! Come out (even for just an hour or two) to help get our church facility all spiffed up for the spring. We'll be doing some planting and general tidying. Many hands make light work!

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Guest Musicians--Braeded Chord
Apr
27
11:00am11:00am

Guest Musicians--Braeded Chord

Our Third Sunday Musicians will join us on the fourth Sunday in April!

The Braeded Chord is an acoustic duo that truly offers something for everyone. Their music strikes a universal chord, with its inclusion of multiple genres for all generations. Performing songwriters Sharon Dennis (guitarist) and Doris MacDonald (keyboard) write and perform original songs and give a twist to familiar music. From thought-provoking contemplative to upbeat zany, from children's music to rocking worship, from blues-infused gospel to fun sing-alongs, the Braeded Chord is more than entertaining. Each performance is tailor-made for its intended audience. They weave melody that is sometimes haunting, sometimes driving with lyric palettes ranging from funny to profound. The musical partnership of The Braeded Chord began while the two were performing in the contemporary praise band of a local Baptist Church in Northern Virginia, and soon extended throughout Virginia, with tours to Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Texas, Michigan, Hawaii and as far away as Kenya and Haiti. They have released five CDs and received several recognitions for their songwriting and performance, including seven WAMMIE awards for Best Inspirational/Gospel Duo and 
Best Inspirational/Gospel Recording.

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Palm Sunday Service Brunch
Apr
13
12:30pm12:30pm

Palm Sunday Service Brunch

Our Larrick Scholar, Eric Koenig, will be preaching for our Palm Sunday service. Eric is  a first year student at Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond. The children will also sing a special piece in worship. 

Following worship we'll share in a brunch, provided by our deacons. All are welcome! (We'll have more than just donuts!)

photo credit: foonus via photopin cc

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