Daily Archives: September 2, 2013

Happy Labor Day!


Labor Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the first Monday in September celebrating the economic and social contributions of workers.

The first Labor Day holiday was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City, in accordance with the plans of the Central Labor Union. The Central Labor Union held its second Labor Day holiday just a year later, on September 5, 1883.

In 1884 the first Monday in September was selected as the holiday, as originally proposed, and the Central Labor Union urged similar organizations in other cities to follow the example of New York and celebrate a “workingmen’s holiday” on that date. The idea spread with the growth of labor organizations, and in 1885 Labor Day was celebrated in many industrial centers of the country.

It was first nationally recognized in 1894 to placate unionists following the Pullman Strike. With the decline in union membership, the holiday is generally viewed as a time for barbecues and the end of summer vacations – and time to go back to school in Fairfax County.

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Book Lover’s Group ~ Sept. 8th at 7:00 pm



The Book Lovers Group will meet Sunday, September 8 at 7:00 PM in the home of Sherry West.

Our book this month is a New York Times Best Seller that is a wonderfully written, dramatic, and engaging Christian fiction.

Come join us for an interesting evening of discussion and fellowship. For more information or directions, please contact Sherry West.

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Back to Church Sunday ~ September 8th ~ INVITE A FRIEND!



  • Breakfast snacks provided during the 8:15 and 9:30 worship services
  • Full blown, “old fashioned” Methodist potluck after the 11:00 service.
  • Help us make this event a great success by volunteering to help set up and/or sign up to bring food for our potluck by clicking here.

Our ministry areas and cluster leads will be on hand to answer questions and greet our guests. 

Come and invite a friend for a spectacular day of food, fellowship, new faces and ministry opportunities! 

Please RSVP to attend the event by signing up on the Connection Card on Sunday.  Questions?  Contact Merri Carnahan.


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