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Kaizen Karate Summer Camp each weekday, 7:30 am-6 pm
Property Function Group Meeting, 7:30 pm
Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm
Brethren Voices, 11 am, more details
Yoga, 6 pm, more details
Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
Fellowship Hall Rental, 6:30 pm, Setting up for Saturday
Fellowship Hall Rental, 10 am - 5 pm
Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm
Ecumenical Community Worship, 10 am at AFUMC, more details
Brethren Voices, 6:30 pm, more details
Thurs., Aug. 25 - Breakfast Bunch, 8 am at 29 Diner (4711 Lee Hwy)
Thurs., Aug. 25 - Young Adult DC Gathering
Sat., Aug. 27 - Doll-Making Bee, more details
Sun., Aug. 28 - Community Worship at Lubber Run Park
Sun., Aug. 28 - Nelson Reeves' 116th Birthday Party, more details
Mon., Aug. 29 - Executive Committee Meeting
Wed., Aug 31 - Movies + Munchies
Fri., Sept. 2 - Newsletter articles due, more details
Sat., Sept. 3 - AFAC Volunteer Service Saturday
Sat., Sept. 10 - Shredding for AFAC, more details
Sun., Sept. 11 - Big Sunday School Resumes
Ecumenical Community Worship | This Sun., Aug. 14, 10 am at Bethel UCC
Throughout August we'll meet for Sunday worship with our partner churches Bethel UCC and Arlington Forest UMC, rotating locations at each of our church buildings. At the end of the month, we'll worship at Lubber Run park amphitheater followed by a picnic at the pavilion there. This Sunday, August 21, we will join in worship at AFUMC (4701 Arlington Blvd.). Click here for the full schedule and a flyer to invite your friends! http://bit.ly/CommunityPartnerCongregations
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.
Nelson Reeves' 116th Birthday Party | 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
AFAC’s Summer Hunger Challenge | Virtual Food Drive for Kids
The start of the school year is dreaded by some, but longed-for by too many Arlington children for whom school lunch and breakfast are the only meals they can count on. Help fill the gap and have your donation matched dollar for dollar on Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC)'s virtual food drive: http://bit.ly/AFACSummerHungerChallenge
Help Notify the Community | Free Cervical Cancer Screenings
Virginia Hospital Center is offering a free cervical cancer screening on Sept. 10 and have passed along flyers in English and Spanish to notify the community. Contact the office to volunteer to distribute or post the flyers.
- 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)
Host Families Needed| State Department Student Exchange Program
Bring the world to you, your family and your community by opening your home to a State Department-sponsored high school exchange student. By hosting a student for a few weeks or an academic year, you’ll share cultures and form bonds that can last a lifetime. Visit http://hosting.state.gov or talk to Karolina for more details.
Shredding for AFAC | Sat., Sept. 10, 9:30 am - 1 pm
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, first hour and half or second hour and half. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex or contact Carole Compton.
Doll-Making Bee | 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.
Worship Audio | Online
In case you miss a Sunday service, 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_Episode11
#BlessedBreak | Community Choir
Our latest video devotional features yesterday's beautiful singing by our community choir. Watch here and read the accompanying scripture and prayer. In the latest episode of the Dunker Punks Podcast, Kevin and Erica talk about a place near and dear to their hearts. A place where God speaks to them through nature, friends and fun. Click the above link or subscribe on iTunes.
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- 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
- Elizabeth Smucker, Gary's aunt, in rehab following a severe stroke
- 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)
Young adults had fun playing lawn games with the kids after their usual potluck last week.
Enjoying 'Joseph and the Technicolor Coat,' the first film screening in our new movies and munchies series.