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13 Mar 2017

“Growing Pains: Multicultural Explosion Rattles Residents”

By | Mar 13, 2017|Rector's Rough Draft|

Friends, We aren't yet a minority-majority county as I claimed two weeks ago. According to this intriguing article we are at about 45% and growing! This is worth the read. Tory RAPID GROWTH IN ETHNIC MIX OUTSIDE D.C. IS A TREND THAT'S SWEEPING THE COUNTRY.  Marisol Bello and Paul Overberg,

17 Jan 2017

Finding a Place to Belong, NOVA Style

By | Jan 17, 2017|Alpha|

At the end of every Alpha course we ask guests what they thought—what they liked, what could be better. I expect them to talk about the food, the talks, the small groups the retreat, all of the pieces of Alpha. It surprises me how many say that the best thing

25 Jul 2016

Hello My Name Is

By | Jul 25, 2016|Alpha|

I’m new here. No one in Northern Virginia knows my name. My last [home/posting/assignment/school] was in [state/country/base/ship/school other]. Hello, my name is… Excited Stressed Resigned Nervous Lonely Homesick Jumbled emotions Living out of boxes Looking for a [house/doctor/preschool/job/vet/trash company/other] Where do I start? Someone from home told me to try Alpha: Food, friends,

07 Jul 2016

A Meal with Karen

By | Jul 7, 2016|Our Community|

I love it when people cook for me. I don’t care what they make (I can pick out any yucky green peppers from my plate), I don’t care if their house is clean, I don’t care if there are toys scattered around, I don’t care how they are dressed or

23 Jun 2016

Lots of “friends,” but still lonely

By | Jun 23, 2016|Alpha|

College days. You're surrounded by friends, by people at the same stage of life. Surrounded in classes, surrounded in your dorm or apartment, surrounded all over campus. Graduation approaches, and you're heading into a new life! Rocketing into your career, taking on adult responsibilities. Everything's going to be amazing! You move,

17 Mar 2016

Finding a Place to Belong, Northern Virginia Style

By | Mar 17, 2016|Alpha|

At the end of every Alpha course we ask guests what they thought—what they liked, what could be better. I expect them to talk about the food, the talks, the small groups the retreat, all of the pieces of Alpha. It surprises me how many say that the best thing

04 Nov 2015

What Will Happen on Alpha This Friday?

By | Nov 4, 2015|Alpha|

Everyone is welcome at Alpha this Friday at 7:00 - and you can just walk in to try it! We like registrations because they help us plan food, but we don't need them. Just come give it a try. So how does it work, you ask. Well, when you come,

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