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Because Service Doesn't Stop on Sundays.

"To do God’s will sometimes means to assert God’s grace and then claim a new direction for our lives despite the strong objection of those closest to us."

- from Sunday's sermon


       Karolina Walkin's birthday!
       Reevesland Lettuce Washing, 9am - 5pm in kitchen
       Reevesland Lettuce Washing, 9am - 5pm in kitchen
       Office Hours, 6:30-8pm    
     • Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9pm in Fellowship Hall

       ACOB Office Hours, 10am - 12pm
       Brethren Voices, 11am
       • IRPE Musician Practice, 6-9pm in fellowship hall

       Office Hours, 3:00-5:00pm 
       Kaizen Karate, 6:30-8:30pm in Fellowship Hall



      CAEC Prayer Service, 11am in fellowship hall
      Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9pm in Fellowship Hall

         Worship, 10am 
Refreshments after Worship, 11am
      Cambodian Alliance Evangelical Church, 1-4pm in Sanctuary + Fellowship Hall  I
      Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9pm in Fellowship Hall
      • Brethren Voices, 6:30 pm


Looking Ahead.

Sun., 6/24 - Bread + Cup Communion during Worship, 11am
Thurs., 6/28 - Breakfast Bunch in Bridgewater
Wed., 7/4-8 - Annual Conference, Cincinnati, OH
Sat., 7/7 - Volunteer at AFAC, 8:30am
Fri., 7/13 - Young Adult Meet-Up, 6:30pm
Sat., 7/8-14 - Song + Story Fest, Inspiration Hills Camp, OH
Sun., 7/22 - Bag Lunches for ASPAN, 12pm in fellowship hall

* Check the online calendar: http://arlingtoncob.org/calendar/ anytime for up-to-date information on timing, event details, birthdays and building use.

More Details.
Invitation | Contact Pastor Christy
Have you been thinking about formally becoming a member of Arlington Church of the Brethren?  Would you like to talk about your discernment or process your own journey?   Pastor Christy would appreciate having a conversation with you.  Feel free to let her know. Contact her by email (pastorchristy@arlingtoncob.org) or phone call/text (814 599-6307) to schedule an appointment.

Need to Contact the Church Office? | Reminder

As a reminder, church office hours vary from week to week. See the online calendar for when the office will be open and when Pastor Christy will be in town for the upcoming week. Neither Pastor Christy (60% time) or Suzanne (5 hours/week) are currently contracted for the full regular hours for their positions. Also note, Pastor Christy’s email was set up when she joined us and includes her first name: pastorchristy@arlingtoncob.org. Feel free to text or call the office  mobile (571-243-5344) with any calendar, contact or availability questions anytime.

Summer Camp | Scholarships for Children + Grandchildren

The church is offering $150 scholarships for each camper going to Shepherd’s Spring or Camp Mardela for a week this summer. Contact Lisa for more information and to access the scholarship for your child or grandchild.

Reevesland | Update
The Boulevard Manor neighborhood is working on a possible solution to “save” Reeves farmhouse and have it useable for a broader purpose (instead of private). Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA), in partnership with a large team of corporate and individual donors, is proposing to acquire the Reeves Farmhouse and adapt it as a home for 4 to 6 high functioning adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Habitat NOVA, along with its team of construction professionals and volunteers will rehabilitate the existing farmhouse and construct a historically compatible one-story addition. Contact the office if you’re interested in more details on this phenomenal opportunity to have such a supportive space in our neighborhood.

Table Talk | Summary on Bulletin Board
We had a wonderful time checking in two weeks ago about our new relationship with building partners, Bethel UCC, and to help inform the pastoral search committee's ongoing work. Find notes from our table talk discussions on the bulletin board to the left of the church office.

Breakfast Bunch to Bridgewater | Thurs., June 28, 6:45 am

RSVPs are needed! Let Alma know by June 17 if you plan to join the Breakfast Bunch trip to Bridgewater next month. In June our Breakfast Bunch hits the road to visit our friends in Bridgewater, and as with their local meet-ups, all are welcome. We'll meet at 6:45 am to carpool from ACOB at 7 am. Then, we'll stop at the Village Inn (4979 S. Valley Pike on Rte. 11 just off I-81) for breakfast. Ralph C. and Rhonda C. have reserved the Kreuger Room on the 3rd floor of Maple Terrace for our get-together from 10 am-12 pm, and Pastor Christy and Dale have generously invited any or all to their home in Harrisonburg to further break up our trip home. 



Advocate, Volunteer + Give.


Special Refreshments | Sun., June 17, after worship

Plan to stay after worship next week for special refreshments hosted by our children on behalf of Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation. The kids will share cookies and snacks while they sell lemonade for donations to pediatric cancer research. The lemonade stand will be set up outside on Montague Street at the corner of ACOB’s entrance driveway, so we can welcome the neighborhood too. Contact Suzanne with any questions.



* Do you care about ways to serve and participate in our community and through our denomination? Sign-up for and commit to reading regular updates from organizations that interest you, then notify Suzanne in the office about the events and projects you want shared on ACOB's calendar.


New! Dunker Punks Podcast | http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode59
Ben Bear returns, this time interviewing Jess Hoffert, who left his job in Iowa to volunteer with the Principe de Paz Church of the Brethren in Santa Ana, CA. Listen as he explains what helped him follow this call to leave his comfort zone and how the experience has been a transformative one for him.

Pray. Call. Write.
  • Anna May and Mike, friends of Donna, whose husband, Eugene, died of severe burns.
  • Graduates, celebrating the season of new possibilities
  • The Hungry, as we remember the Global Day of Prayer to End Famine
  • Nate and Jenn Hosler, pastors of the Washington City CoB, on the birth of their son, Ayuba
  • Lisa, preparing for a New Community Project trip to Lybrook, NM to learn from and work with the Navajo community
  • Bethel UCC, after an emotional service on Sunday to say goodbye to their building
  • People Experiencing Disasters, for our brothers and sisters whose homes and communities are being threatened and wrecked by wildfire, lava and floods
  • People Responding, for people and projects like Heifer providing relief through livestock donations and micro loans
  • Jacque, recovering at home and trying to gain strength for chemotherapy
  • Carole, in positive spirits, calls and visits while she is still at the rehab facility are appreciated, 703-867-1952
  • Everett, back injury
  • Sharon, Marcia's friend + ACOB service volunteer, health issues involving rapid weight loss
  • Ron, Sue's friend, continued chemo treatments for stage IV lung cancer
  • Chuck Norton, Bethel UCC, undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer
  • Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), including 113 girls still captive
Keep in your ongoing prayers:  Steve Shuss, Minnie Simmons, Carolyn Studds

* Prayer concerns will ordinarily be listed for four weeks. If you would like one to be kept on or added back in, please let the office know. Names in bold are new to the list or updated this week.


Listen to Sunday's Sermon here: http://bit.ly/ACOBMessage61018

A sermon on family, from Mark 3.
  offering  ushers

children's story

in the pews  preaching



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What a great day for Doorways Donations!

Arlington Church of the Brethren
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Tuesday | 3:30 - 5:30 pm
Thursday | 3 - 5 pm
Sunday | 12 - 3 pm
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