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Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm
Brethren Voices, 11 am, more details
Yoga, 6 pm, more details
Breakfast Bunch, 8 am at 29 Diner (4711 Lee Hwy)
Young Adult DC Gathering, 6:30 pm
Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
Doll-Making Bee, 9:30 am - 1 pm, more details
No Saturday Office Hours this Week
Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm
Ecumenical Community Worship, 10 am at Lubber Run, more details
Pot Luck, at Lubber Run following worship
Nelson Reeves Birthday, 3 pm, more details
Brethren Voices, 6:30 pm, more details
Mon., Aug. 29 - Executive Committee Meeting
Wed., Aug 31 - Book Worms Meet
Fri., Sept. 2 - Newsletter articles due, more details
Sat., Sept. 3 - AFAC Volunteer Service Saturday, more details
Fri., Sept. 9 - ACoB Young Adults Gathering
Sat., Sept. 10 - Shredding for AFAC, more details
Sun., Sept. 11 - Big Sunday School Resumes
Ecumenical Worship + Pot Luck | This Sun., Aug. 28, 10 am at Lubber Run Park
Please bring a dish to share and dress for the outdoors this Sunday. To conclude our summer ecumenical worship series, we'll worship at Lubber Run Park Amphitheater (200 N. Columbus St.) with BUCC and AFUMC followed by a pot luck picnic at the pavilion. Click here for more details about the worship series: http://bit.ly/CommunityPartnerCongregations
Nelson Reeves' 116th Birthday Party | This Sun., Aug. 28, 3 - 4:30 pm
Share in Reevesland stories, sing "The Ballad of Nelson Reeves," enjoy his favorite tomato sandwiches, birthday cupcakes and lemonade, hear music by Malarky, and kick off the fall growing season in the Reevesland Learning Garden. RSVP to Joan at email@example.com.
Beginner Yoga | Wednesdays, 6 pm
Join others in the fellowship hall for simple, gentle beginner yoga, especially designed to include folks 55+. $9.00 per session. To continue weekly through August. Contact Pastor Nancy with questions.
Big Bulletin | Newsletter articles due Sept. 2
Answer July's Big Questions, "Where have you seen the light of Christ shining this summer?" or submit an article about something on your heart. Share why you care about a particular project, how you were impacted by something we've done together, or invite folks to join you in something on the horizen. Submit articles to the office by September 2.
Shredding for AFAC | Sat., Sept. 10, 10 am - 1 pm
Don't miss our annual Hunger Month Awareness event generously sponsored by Ann Wilson Reality. Get your personal papers shredded in exchange for a donation to Arlington Food Assistance Center. The shredding truck will be parked in the church parking lot. Click here for details on two opportunities to volunteer for the shredding event.
Doll-Making Bee | This Sat., Aug. 27, 9:30 am - 1 pm
Children's Disaster Relief Services for the Church of the Brethren is collecting hand-sewn, knitted, or crocheted dolls and stuffed animals to help provide comfort for Nigerian children in trauma healing workshops. We'll meet again to finish up the comfort items we started recently. New and returning and folks with and without experience in these craft techniques are invited. Contact Marcia or Cindy with questions. Please let one of them know if you're planning to attend.
AFAC Food Distribution | Sat., Sept. 3, 8:30 am - 10:30 pm
This is one of those special opportunities to serve our community as a community. At least 8 to 9 people are needed to assist with the food distribution process for the day. Please make a commitment to help by signing up on the volunteer sheet posted on the bulletin board in the narthex or by emailing Diane.
Donate CWS School Kits | Through Sun., Sept. 11
This end of summer service project with Church World Service (CWS) gives children in impoverished schools, refugee camps, or other difficult settings some of the basic tools for learning. Please collect and donate completed school kits throughout August and the first two weeks of September. Contact Lisa with any questions. CWS School Kits Include:
Shredding for AFAC | Day of Volunteers Needed
Volunteer to collect non-perishable and monetary donations for AFAC from folks using the Ann Wilson Homes sponsored personal document shredding truck in the church parking lot. Volunteer for the full day ((;30 am - 1 pm), first half (9:30 - 11 am) or second half (11 am - 1 pm). Sign up on the sheet in the narthex or contact Carole Compton.
Shredding for AFAC | Take 5 Minutes to Notify Your Neighbors
Help spread the word about the shredding event by emailing your neighborhood list serv. Contact Suzanne in the office for sample wording and a copy of the flyer.
- One pair Fiskars blunt metal scissors (rounded tip)
- Three 70-count, wide rule, spiral notebooks (no loose leaf or filler paper)
- One 30-centimeter ruler (12")
- One hand-held pencil sharpener
- One large eraser
- Six to Eight new pencils with erasers
- One box of 24 count Crayola crayons (24 count only)
New! Text Alerts | Sign up with your cell phone
Oh no! Worship must be cancelled due to the biggest blizzard in history, or maybe, we don't have any ice cream for tomorrow's ice cream social! Fortunately, should church emergencies arise, we now have a new tool for spreading information fast. Text "EZSAY19248" to 313131 and you'll be signed up for ACoB's new text alerts. We won't forget to contact folks who don't sign up, but for those who do, text alerts are the quickest way to stay in the loop with your church family. We might even text out surprise blessings or words of encouragement too!
Worship Audio | Online
Peruse the archives, ACoB sermon audio along with a selection of hymns and readings is posted online or subscribe on iTunes
Brethren Voices | Give a Girl a Chance
Brethren Voices in Arlington will feature New Community Project's Give a Girl a Chance program throughout August. Tune in Sundays at 6:30 pm or Wednesdays at 11 am on Comcast, 69; Verizon-FIOS, 38 or on Arlington Independent Media's live stream. Contact James with any questions.
Dunker Punks Podcast | http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode12
Don't miss hearing our own Jonathan Stauffer on the latest episode, "Treasure Map." In this episode posted Saturday, he explores the spiritual discipline of simple living. Click the above link or subscribe on iTunes.
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- Pastor Pat, Recovering from a fall and possible broken wrist
- Elizabeth Smucker, Gary's aunt, in stable condition at home
- Ralph, Home recuperating well after being in the hospital
- Briana, preparing to leave for college this week
- Charles Tuck, Hazel's son, diagnosed with cancer throughout his body
- Donna, following elbow surgery
- John, following a procedure
- Pastor Mike, being treated for liver disease
- Minnie, palliative care at Goodwin House, Rm 248, visitors welcome
- Walkin-Haske Family, ongoing health treatments
- Jummai Paul, kidnapped Chibok girl and others
- Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN)