"God does say out with the old when God is doing a new thing."
- Pastor Alex in Sunday's sermon
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm in Fellowship Hall
• Brethren Voices, 11 am
• IRPE Band Practice, 6-9 pm in Fellowship Hall
• Breakfast Bunch, 8am at the Original Pancake House (7395 Lee Hwy)
• ACOB Office Hours, 10am - 12pm
• Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
• ACOB Office Hours, 6-8pm
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9pm
• Community Worship at Lubber Run, 10am
• Potluck Picnic at Lubber Run, following worship
• ACOB Office Hours, 12-3 pm
• Maple Lay's Birthday!
• Cambodian Alliance Evangelical Church, 1-4 pm in Sanctuary + Fellowship Hall
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm in Fellowship Hall
• Brethren Voices, 6:30 pm
Sat., 9/1 - Volunteer at AFAC, 8:30 am
Sun., 9/2 - Bethel UCC Worshiping at ACOB, 9:30 am
Sun., 9/2 - Refreshments with Bethel, 10:30am
Sun., 9/2 - ACOB Worship at 11 am
Sun., 9/9 - Sunday School Starts, 9:45am
Fri., 9/14 - Young Adult Gathering, 6:30pm, fellowship hall
Sat., 9/15 - Shredding for AFAC, 10 am
Fri., 9/21 - International Day of Prayer for Peace
Sun., 9/23 - Unity Sunday Worship + Picnic, 11am & Noon
Fri., 10/12 - 13 - Mid-Atlantic District Conference
Sat., 10/13 - CROP Walk
Sun., 10/14 - Big Sunday School, 10am
Lubber Run Worship + Potluck Picnic | Sun., Aug., 26, 10 am
Invitation | Contact Pastor Christy
Have you been thinking about formally becoming a member of ACOB? Would you like to talk about your discernment or process your own journey? Pastor Christy would appreciate having a conversation with you. Contact her (firstname.lastname@example.org or 814 599-6307) to schedule an appointment.
Sunday School | Starts Sunday, September 9, 9:45 am
This year worship returns to 11 am the first Sunday of September, but Sunday School will again resume the second Sunday. Children from Bethel and ACOB will have Sunday School together starting at 9:45 am, while Bethel adults worship. Grades 3-6 will attend a class upstairs with Ms. Judy while 3 year-olds through 2nd graders will attend downstairs with Ms. Alma. Both classes will use the Shine curriculum with the fall theme, "God's Blessing and Care." The adult class will also begin meeting on the same day. Contact the office with any questions.
CROP Walk | Donate + Save the Date
This Sunday we meet at Lubber Run Park (200 N. Columbus) for the last in our annual summer series worshiping with BUCC and AFUMC each Sunday in August. The service starts at 10 am and is followed by a potluck picnic at the pavilion there. Please bring a dish to share. You are welcome to bring your own place settings, but paper ware will be provided. Drinks will be furnished. All are welcome! Invite a friend! Contact the office with any questions.
OPP Action Alert | Land + Water Conservation Fund
Support Brethren workcampers' advocacy for conservation of public lands. A group of youth recently served in a DC urban garden to learn firsthand the benefits of public spaces. Afterwards, they met with their Senators to urge support for re-authorization of the Land and Water Conservation. Learn more about the workcamp experience, our Brethren Creation Care statement and find a script for calling your Senator too: http://bit.ly/OPP_Conservation (case-sensitive).
Online TRIM Course | Old Testament/Hebrew Scripture
Sign up now for an October 7 - December 11, 2018 Brethren Academy for Ministerial Leadership course with Matt Boersma as the instructor. This course is available to credentialed clergy to earn 2.0 continuing education units, and to members of congregations for personal enrichment. While the Church of the Brethren has long held the New Testament as its focus, the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible is the basis of much of the New Testament’s faith. The course will work through the various books of the Hebrew Bible and look at their ancient context. Direct questions to Janet Ober Lambert at email@example.com or 765-983-1820.
MAD District Conference | Registration Open
This year's annual gathering of delegates and congregants in the Mid-Atlantic District is at Manassas COB from October 12-13. Linda Lambert is moderating, Sona Wenger is Moderator Elect and Brenda Palsgrove is serving as clerk. Contact the office for help to register and to join a carpool.
Volunteer to Garden | Lawns 2 Lettuce 4 Lunch
Our neighborhood Reevesland Learning Center will be planting a new organic lettuce crop in our church garden beds soon. Twice a year, Reevesland harvests lettuce and washes it in our kitchen for a salad lunch at Ashlawn Elementary. They are warmly inviting church members to help plant by staying after worship for 10 minutes or so in early September. Contact Joan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-528-2646 to help.
This 5K/10K walk is part of a nationwide network of Hunger Walks sponsored by Church World Service to raise funds to provide sustainable self-help and development, disaster relief, and refugee assistance around the world. Click here to donate and ask others to pitch in too. Then, plan to walk the morning of Saturday, October 13. Contact Marcia with questions.
New! Dunker Punks Podcast | #64 Where Protesting Meets Faith
Laura Weimer interviews Melody Fitzgerald Foster who attended the Families Belong Together March in Washington D.C. The two discuss how protesting, politics and faith intertwine. Listen here: http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode64
Pray. Call. Write.
Sue (ACOB), doing very well after hip replacement
John (ACOB), recovering from pneumonia
Chip + Gary (John's sons) (ACOB), both doing very well after Gary donated a kidney to Chip
Jacque (ACOB), anticipating 3 more intense, weekly chemo treatments
Debbie's Family, including her husband John, 4 children and 10 grandchildren friend of Pastor Christy (ACOB), who died last Monday after a kidney and liver transplant
Jane, Carolyn's mother-in-law (BUCC), hoping to be a candidate for heart valve replacement surgery
Nancy, Donna's neighbor and friend (ACOB), travelling to Florida for stem cell treatment to counteract debilitating stroke several years ago
Mary, Marcia's friend (ACOB), thanksgiving for a corrected heart problem as she awaits tumor biopsy
- Caregivers, helping loved ones through health problems
- Returning college students, for presence, guidance and safety
- Susan's family (ACOB), mourning the loss of her young niece from a heart attack following kidney failure
- A better healthcare system
- Lillian Varner's family and friends, special aunt of Carol Cory and Rick and Jim Fields (ACOB), Lillian died July 31 in Fredericksburg, one week shy of her 98th birthday. She and her late husband Clarence Varner were charter members of ACOB.
- Cindy (ACOB), recovering from a root canal
- Maggie (Bethel UCC), anticipating tests to check for recurrence of cancer
- Dennis, friend of Cindy (ACOB), recovering from surgery
- Gadbey family (AFUMC), returning from several years in Djibouti
- Warren Brown's family and friends, Post auto columnist and neighbor of Rick and Donna (ACOB), recently passed
- Bethel UCC, after sharing their last service in their building and ahead of moving into our building this fall
- Chuck Norton (Bethel UCC), undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer
* This month, our prayer list will consist of requests made at our community worship services.
We worshipped at AFUMC this Sunday for Community Worship, so there is no semron podcast. Here are images from our time together: