Laundry Love sign ups open through December!

We still have room for volunteers in our next Laundry Love. Sign up here!  After signing up, you will receive an automatic email reminder, but your email will be kept private to the Laundry Love organizers. In fact, you can sign up for any Laundry Love event through the end of this year! Don’t worry about forgetting; the Volunteer Spot system will remind you and let you change your commitment if plans change.

Laundry Love is a regular initiative in which Glade volunteers pay for and assist with the laundry of those who need financial assistance or simply a friendly face. We work with the EZ Way Laundromat on Roanoke Street in Christiansburg.

Dine out for shelter on Tuesday!

Eat out on Tuesday at one of these restaurants! A portion of their daily proceeds will benefit To Our House, the NRV’s only overnight winter shelter for men. Only El Gran Rodeo in Christiansburg will require a flyer to participate (see To Our House on Facebook for details), but do thank your server for their support at any of the restaurants.

Blacksburg: Bollo’s Bakery and Cafe, Cafe de Bangkok, Ceritano’s, Gillies, Moe’s, Next Door Bake Shop, Our Daily Bread, Social House, The Cellar

Christiansburg: Amelia’s, El Gran Rodeo

Radford: Sharkey’s, Crumb & Get It

 

Make a Mosaic in May!

Local artist Nikki Pynn will lead us in creating glass mosaics. All supplies provided!

Saturday, May 7 from 5-7 pm; $30 minimum donation includes refreshments.

Mail checks to P.O. Box 11565, Blacksburg, VA 24062.  Direct questions to katie.lucot@gmail.com. Can’t make it? Our next event will be watercolors on June 11.

Laundry Love on Saturday, May 21

We still have room for volunteers in our next Laundry Love on Saturday May, 21. Sign up here!  After signing up, you will receive an automatic email reminder, but your email will be kept private to the Laundry Love organizers.

Laundry Love is a regular initiative in which Glade volunteers pay for and assist with the laundry of those who need financial assistance or simply a friendly face. We work with the EZ Way Laundromat on Roanoke Street in Christiansburg.

 

Were You There When They Crucified My Lord?

During Holy Week, those of us who are following Jesus to the cross race through so many emotions.  We begin on the high of a celebration as Jesus enters Jerusalem, riding on a donkey with cloaks and palm branches thrown at his feet.

At Glade on Sunday, we had a palm parade of our own, laying the palms at the front of the sanctuary as we sang and shouted, “Hosanna!”  Then, we continued to follow Jesus to the cross, reading scripture and bringing forward other objects to remind us what happened to our Lord on the way to his execution. This week, as you look at this picture, may you be reminded of who Jesus was, what God has endured so that the way of Love might win, and who God calls us to be as we follow in Jesus’ footsteps.

May the ornate bottle remind you of Mary’s gift to Jesus as she anointed him with overwhelmingly expensive ointment, preparing him for his death and burial.  What do we have to give to Jesus that is as precious to us?

May the sword remind us that Jesus turned away from violence even though he knew that violence was about to be hurled upon him.  He told Peter to put away his sword for that is not what Jesus had come to do.  How do we, in our own actions and decisions, perpetrate violence on others, both those in our presence and those far away?

May the rooster remind us of Peter’s three time betrayal of Jesus as Jesus is taken before the Roman leaders and sentenced to die.  How do we betray Jesus on a daily basis?

May the rope remind us that Jesus was tied up, taken away, and treated like a common criminal.  How do we bind those around us with ropes of prejudice or hatred because of who we think they are, not who they really are?

May the crown of thorns remind us of the horrible violence Jesus withstood because he new he must.  He was beaten, stripped, spat upon, and cursed.  How do we perpetrate violence on others because of our own actions and decisions, those right in front of us and those far away?

May the sponge remind us that one soldier, in a mocking gesture, raised a sponge filled with vinegar to Jesus’ parched lips.  When people call out to us in desperate thirst, hunger, and need, what do we raise to their lips, if anything?

May the cross remind us that Jesus was nailed onto the cross and lifted up to die there.  He was beaten, broken, and alone when he breathed his last breath.  Were you there?

May the rock remind us that some of his friends asked to take his body to be buried in a cave.  They wrapped him in cloth and laid his body in the tomb.  Then, they rolled a huge rock in front of the tomb.  All was dark.  All was dead.  All seemed lost.  Were you there?

Were you there when they crucified my Lord?

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Laundry Love this Saturday!

If you want to join us on Saturday, there are still some spots left, especially in the noon time slot.

Sign up here!

 

Micah’s Backpack is a wrap!

Glade helped pack food for Micah’s Backpack on Thursday, March 10. Thanks to everyone who helped! Micah’s Backpack is a project of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church. It provides weekend meals to kids in need throughout Montgomery County- over 265 kids on the day that we packed. We went through a “shopping line” to fill the bags and then helped load cars so that volunteer drivers could deliver the food on Friday.

Ecumenical Lenten Gatherings Schedule

I hope you are putting the Wednesday night Ecumenical Lenten Dinners and Worship on your calendars.  It’s a great time to worship with our sisters and brothers around Blacksburg.  Here is the schedule.

2016 Lenten Ecumenical Worship.8.5x11.pdf

Spring Laundry Love Sign-ups

You can sign up for our March, April, and May Laundry Love dates on Volunteer Spot. The dates for these months are first Thursdays and third Saturdays. Kids and families are welcome, but please sign up for multiple spots so that we have enough volunteer aprons available.

As a volunteer, you will distribute quarters to laundromat patrons in need of financial assistance. It’s a great time to chat with people and share stories during the otherwise dull task of doing laundry. You do not have to bring your own quarters or actually fold and wash people’s laundry, but you are welcome to offer to help with these.

Laundry Love Volunteers Needed in February

We still have a couple of volunteer spots for Laundry Love for this Saturday, February 20! You don’t have to do the laundry, just visit and chat with the other volunteers and our guests.

Here’s how to sign up in 3 easy steps:
1. Click this link to go to our invitation page on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/QvYSs7
2. Enter your email address: (You will NOT need to register an account on VolunteerSpot)
3. Sign up! Choose your spots – VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders. Easy!

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact Katie and I can sign you up manually.

Cookies for Lenten Supper

Glade has volunteered to provide dessert for 150 people at the community supper on Wednesday, February 17. We need bakers! Please make about two dozen “ready to serve” treats such as cupcakes, cookies, or brownies (on a labeled tray or in baggies). These can be dropped off at several times: place in the freezer at worship this Sunday, drop off at church between 8-10 AM on Feb. 17, or arrange another time with Amanda at ajm337@gmail.com. Please tell Amanda if you can help so she doesn’t go into a baking frenzy herself. Thank you!

Contact Info

Physical Address:
1600 Glade Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 11565
Blacksburg, VA 24062

Sunday Mornings
Radical Conversations: 9:30 AM
Worship Service: 11:00 AM

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