The Northern Virginia Church of Christ is a non-denominational, Bible-based Christian church committed to loving God and to loving one another. We strive to follow the teachings of Jesus, and to make a difference in the lives of those around us.
We hold regular Sunday worship services at Oakton High School , and have Wednesday midweek meetings in Oakton, as well. We also meet in homes for Bible Study, prayer and encouragement.
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So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them. (Luke 2:4 – 7)
When Joseph and Mary began their journey toward Bethlehem, they didn’t have the best travel plans. Making a trip like that when Mary was in her ninth month? No reservations at the inn? No baby clothes? No fancy “pack and play”? What were they thinking? They seemed to be completely unprepared. So they reached their destination and found themselves stuck in a stable, using sheets of cloth to swaddle their newborn, and an animal’s feeding trough for a crib.
Their lack of planning was not due to negligence or disorganization. It was not their fault that they had to travel at an inconvenient time. If it had been in their power, they would have chosen a more comfortable place to stay. All those things were beyond their control, and yet it didn’t stop the best thing in the world from happening. In fact, their seemingly haphazard circumstances tell a beautiful story that has been repeated for centuries. The image of the baby Jesus in the manger, surrounded by animals, is re-created all over the world as the picture of God’s great gift of love.
That’s rather encouraging to me as we look forward to our church’s journey going into the next year. Soon, we will be saying “goodbye” to Oakton High School, the place where we have met for worship for so many years. The school’s renovation plans make it impossible for us to continue to worship here. So by no fault of our own, we are thrust into a situation that is new and unsure. Many people have worked hard to provide good solutions, but there is still some uncertainty about how it’s all going to work.
The church staff and elders will do their best to keep everyone informed, but we must ask for your support and graciousness as we go into new meeting spaces and even a new rhythm for some of our services. If you find yourself a little confused about the schedule, or if you get a little lost in finding the places of worship, perhaps take a moment and consider the journey of Mary and Joseph. They couldn’t give up and go home, even if they had wanted to! They found the perfect place, and because of that, Jesus was worshipped. Today His church, wherever we are, will continue to be the place where the message of Jesus is enjoyed and offered to all!
Merry Christmas and love from,
Kay S. McKean