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Sunday School & Adult Classes - 10:00 a.m.
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About Buckhall

uckhall is a vibrant, active, Methodist Church located on beautiful Prince William Parkway in Manassas, VA.

We are a growing and loving community full of families, young and old, as well as singles of all age groups.  Our ministries span generations and socio-economic boundaries.  We welcome you to join us for worship any time.


 

Worship Services

Buckhall United Methodist Church is located just outside Historic Manassas. 

Our Services changed on September 4th:

Traditional Worship Services will be held at 8:30am and 11:15am. Contemporary Worship Service are held at 10:00am.  

Holy Communion is offered the first Sunday of every month at all services.  

Children's services will take place following Children's Time during each traditional service.

In additon, Sunday School sessions are at 10:00am and nursery care is available during all services, though children are welcome at all times.

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Please join us on the second Monday of every month at 7 p.m. for Men's fellowship!!!

Buckhall United Methodist Church provides men an opportunity to come together for fellowship and growth in the Lord on a Monthly basis.  We currently

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Please join us on the fourth Monday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Buckhall Gathering Room for fellowship!!!

Buckhall proudly serves our community of Veterans, through Veterans.  

Our Veterans proudly support others who served, and those who

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Please join us on the first Wednesday of the month for our United Methodist Women's group!!!!  

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Please Join us on Thursdays for our Crafting Community!!!

We are a fellowship of local crafters who love to create with their hands. Work on your project: knitting, crocheting, quilting, beading, embroidery, etc. We are also the home of the

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We are continuing the series "The Lives of Great Christians" that we started more than 2 years ago.  Plese feel free to follow along at your own pace with the following documents that we use to guide our learning.

 

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Handout 1

Introduction – The Apostle Paul

By Professor Luke Timothy  Johnson

 One of the most fascinating - some would say repelling – figures in the religious history of the West, Paul the Apostle, continues to find champions and detractors, sometimes in surprising places.  Because his letters became part of the Christian Bible, Paul had the misfortune of becoming memorialized as Scripture.  His writings have been endlessly scoured as sources for Christian doctrine and morals.  His personality has been just as endlessly analyzed as one of the great converters (or turncoats, depending on one’s perspective) in history.  His views on women, slaves, and homosexuals continue to be contentious.

 

 

 

What is most surprising in all the controversy Paul creates is how little attention is actually paid to the things with which he was most concerned: the stability and integrity of the tiny Christian communities to which he wrote letters.  The scope of this course focuses attention precisely to these letters to learn something about Paul in the context of early Christianity.  What were the problems with which his readers had to deal?  What were the ways in which Paul characteristically dealt with his communities?  How did his letters themselves sometimes create as many problems as they solved?  Why was Paul a figure at once highly defined, yet strangely ambiguous?  By reading his letters as individual compositions, we begin to hear Paul’s voice fresh, speaking to real-life situations and genuine community crises.  We read Paul not as Holy Scripture and not as systematic theology but as the catch-as-catch-can moral instruction of new commandments by their founder and pastor.

Such reading yields a picture of Paul that is far more complex than the positive or negative stereotypes, because the picture is drawn from life, rather than Holy Writ.  We find a Paul who struggles to establish the authority to teach even in a community that he has founded ( 1 Corinthians, then finds its allegiance slipping away just as he is engaged in the greatest act of his career (2 Corinthians).  We discover a Paul who writes to relieve a community’s mind (1 Thessalonians) only to find that he has enflamed its imagination (2 Thessalonians).  We appreciate a Paul who seeks to realize an egalitarian ideal, and succeeds on some fronts (Galatians), but has only ambiguous results (Philemon) and undoubtedly fails (1 Timothy) on others.  We see a Paul who sets out to raise money for a future trip and ends up creating a theological masterwork (Romans), who finds himself captive in Roman prisons, yet able to reach into ever greater extensions of his mission (Colossians, Ephesians).  Perhaps most remarkably, we learn the heart of a Paul who became known as the Apostle of the Gentiles, yet to the end of his days, yearned for the saving of his own Jewish people.

The only requirement for the course is the willingness to work with Paul as he thinks his way through the problems he faces.  The payoff is learning why Paul had such an enormous influence through these letters and remains a vital force in the religious life of millions.