I've tried so hard and come so far
Only to be let down in the end
It's complicated like that digital friend
You'll probably never see again
Well, you can beat me up and you can put me down
But whichever way you take you know that I am gonna turn it around
I've got the power of feelings, I'm not a senseless freak
I've got the magic of love in my heart that even dark lords couldn't beat
I'm like Luke to your Vader, Harry to your Snape
'Cause I can see the light inside of you that's trying to escape
So I'll work for your freedom and I'll slave for your soul
I can live just fine without you but together we can break the mold
You wanna build trust but you can't speak
For two even seconds about anyone but yourself
You wanna build trust but your heart sinks back
And it beckons your actions to follow
We've analyzed you and I
and found we're treading out on thin ice
But if we start again, one more time,
I'll need more than these broken promises
• Donna Horn Skrobala's Memorial, more details
• Board Meeting, 7:30 pm in library
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm
• 34th Annual Capital Pride Interfaith Service, NW DC
• Brethren Voices, 11 am, more details
• Brethren Nutrition Program Chipotle Fundraiser, 5 pm, DC
• Yoga, 5:45 pm in fellowship hall
• Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
• ACOB Young Adults Gathering, 6:30 pm
• Yoga, 9 am
• Centering Prayer, 10:30 am
• Donna Horn Skrobala's Funeral, more details
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm
• Summer Hours, Worship at 10 am, more details
• AFAC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, 5 pm, more details
• Brethren Voices, 6:30 pm, more details
Tues., 6/13 - Bread for the World Lobby Day
Sat., 6/17 - Doorways Collection Day, 10 am, more details
Sat., 6/17 - MAD COB Night at Camden Yards, 4 pm, more details
Mon., 6/19 - Shepherd's Spring Golf Tournament
Wed., 6/21 - Dinner + Intro to UCC, 6:30 pm, more details
Thurs., 6/22 - Breakfast Bunch, 8 am
Wed., 6/28 - COB Annual Conference, thru Sun., July 2
Sat., 7/1 - Volunteer at AFAC, 8:30 am
Sun., 7/2 - Song and Story Fest, thru 7/8, Camp Brethren Heights, MI
Sun., 7/2 - Community Worship at ACOB, 10 am *Note New Location
Fri., 7/14 - Volunteer at Brethren Nutrition Center, 10 am
Mon., 7/24 - 44th Brethren Bible Institute, thru 7/28, Etwon College
Mon., 7/31 - Executive Committee Meeting, 7:30 pm
Sun., 8/6 - Community Worship at ACOB, 10 am
Mon., 8/7 - Board Meeting, 7:30 pm
Fri., 8/11 - Volunteer at Brethren Nutrition Center, 10 am
Sun., 8/13 - Community Worship at Arlington Forest, 10 am
Thurs., 8/17 - Shepherd's Spring's Sprint to the Spring
Sun., 8/20 - Community Worship at Bethel UCC, 10 am
Sun., 8/27 - Community Worship + Picnic at Lubber Run, 10 am
Donna Horn Skrobala’s Memorial + Funeral | June 5 + June 10
Donna was a member here at ACOB for a while and got married here in 1986. Her brother Don passed along details for her local memorial service at Ravensworth Baptist (5100 Ravesnworth Rd., Annandale) on Monday, June 5 at 11:30 am, and her funeral at Bridgewater Retirement Community on Saturday, June 10 at 11 am. The burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery at the farm, with lunch following at the lodge. Here is a link to her obituary in the Post and one with more details about the funeral.
Summer Hours | Worship at 10 am this Sunday
This weekend summer hours start with Sunday School on break and worship starting an hour earlier at 10 am. Summer hours continue through the second Sunday in Septmeber. Contact the office with any questions.
AFAC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic | This Sun., June 11, 5 pm
Celebrate your important contributions to our community food assistance center by attending this year's volunteer appreciation picnic at Bluemont Park. They'll be great food, music, fun and camaraderie. Partners and children are welcome. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or call 703-845-8486 and RSVP online.
Dinner + Intro to UCC | Wed., June 21, 6:30 pm
You're invited to a dinner and presentation to learn more about the United Church of Christ. Amid talks of creating a covenantal relationship with Bethel UCC to share our building, this special event is intended to provide a historical and theological overview of the United Church of Christ. A few volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve a simple soup dinner. Contact the office to volunteer or learn more about the event.
More Details | arlingtoncob.org/calendar
For more information on neighboring church, denomination and non-profit events listed, check the calendar at the above link or contact the office.
Volunteer + Give.
Doorways Donation Day | Sat., June 17, 10 am – 2 pm
Volunteers (in pairs for hour shifts) are needed to staff ACOB’s donation table outside of Safeway on Harrison Street just north of Lee Highway. Doorways will furnish us with its wish list (normally diapers, paper goods and cleaning goods). Volunteers will give customers the opportunity to purchase these items for Doorways clients: women and families escaping domestic violence and homelessness. A volunteer is also needed to transport the donations to Doorways after the last shift. Sign up in the narthex and contact Marcia with questions.
Volunteer to Water the Garden | Weekly or In Turn
Each spring and summer, our garden beds are used to grow lettuce for the neighborhood Reevesland Learning Center Lawns 2 Lettuce 4 Lunch program. Their twice a year lettuce lunch at Ashlawn Elementary is a big celebration to encourage the children’s interest in homegrown vegetables. Overage and additional vegetables are donated to AFAC. Help make this neighborhood partnership possible by volunteering to water the garden. Depending on rain, the garden will need to be watered 2-3x a week. Multiple volunteers could divvy the load. Contact the office to help.
#BlessedBreak | New devotion! http://bit.ly/BlessedBreak55
This week's Blessed Break is a video of the children singing at unity worship yesterday. Watch and read the accompanying scripture and prayer at the above link.
Worship Audio | Online
Listen again to this week's sermon, catch a sermon from a Sunday you were out or peruse the archives. Each Sunday message along with a selection of hymns and readings is posted online or subscribe on iTunes.
Dunker Punks Podcast | http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode32
Jacob Crouse treats us to new songs from his upcoming Dunker Punk album. Enjoy and let it inspire you to sing about another way of living: the Jesus Way! Type in the case sensitive url to listen on the showpage or subscribe on iTunes. Listen by clicking the above link or subscribing on iTunes.
Brethren Voices | New episode! Dunker Punks Podcast
Brethren Voices is the TV show featuring what Brethren do as a matter of our faith. The newest episode features our very own Dunker Punks Podcast and includes interviews with Laura, Meloday and Suzanne. Watch online now!
The episode for May is still running on our local TV station. It features Portland Peace COB members talking about their switch to alternative engery cars and features some new electric cars shown at the Portland Auto Show. Watch in Arlington on Comcast 69/Verizon-FIOS 38 on Sundays at 6:30 pm, Wednesdays at 11 am.
Pray. Call. Write.
- Karolina, undergoing renewed health treatments
- Carole Compton, home from Manor Care following foot surgery
- James Thomas, Lisa's Coworker, back and well after kidney transplant
- Donna Horn's family + friends, Don's sister, passed at age 65
- Cindy's Mom, recovering from a car accident with no major injuries
- Elissa's family, Vicki Tuck's friend whose sister, Sandy, died in a tragic car accident in Georgia last week
- Marie, Marcia's friend, recovering from successful surgery
- Weimer Family, following the death of Nancy W.'s sister Becky who died peacefully after a massive stroke. Becky's daughter, Layla, was with her at the time.
- Nixon, Nancy W.'s grandnephew, healthy baby boy born to Becky's daughter Roya
- Charlotte, Nancy W.'s mom, recovering from hip surgery
- Alan, Hazel's son, recovering from surgery
- Jummai Paul, among the 82 Chibok girls recently released
- Ralph, recovering well and continuing in rehab
- Pastor Mike, in rehab after organ transplant
- Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), including 113 girls still captive
Keep in your ongoing prayers: Minnie Simmons, Dorothy Fravel (Dee’s mom), Theresa McCary, Erin Julca, Steve Shuss, Elizabeth Smucker, Carolyn Studds
Note: 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 some of yesterday's Unity Service: http://bit.ly/ACoBMessage4June17 The scripture reading and message are from our annual worship with the two other congregations that share our building. We each speak in different languages, but come together in love and let God’s Spirit do the translating.