"When we claim our identity in Christ, if we know ourselves as members of a body, how can we hurt one another with angry words and actions?"
- from Sunday's sermon
• Warren's Birthday!
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm in Fellowship Hall
• Brethren Voices, 11 am
• IRPE Band Practice, 6-9 pm in Fellowship Hall
• Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
• Young Adult Gathering, 6:30 pm in the fellowship hall (rescheduled from last week)
• CAEC Prayer Service, 11:30am - 1:30pm in fellowship hall
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9pm
• Community Worship at AFUMC, 10am
• ACOB Office Hours, 12-3 pm
• 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
Thurs., 8/23 - Breakfast Bunch, 8am
Sun., 8/26 - Community Worship at Lubber Run, 10am
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
Sat., 9/15 - Shredding for AFAC, 10 am
Fri., 9/21 - International Day of Prayer for Peace
Fri., 10/12 - 13 - Mid-Atlantic District Conference
Sun., 10/14 - Big Sunday School, 10am
Old Books + Tables | Up for Grabs!
“I Make All Things New" | August Community Worship Series
Take a minute to peruse the boxes of books sorted out during the ongoing sprucing up of our building spaces. Feel free to any of them before they are moved along to a recycling outfit in Harrisonburg. Contact Alma with questions. Three folding tables (Two 6'L, 30"H, 29"W and One 5'L, 30"H, 29"W) are still available too. Contact Don for those.
This Sunday we meet at ACOB, all coming together for the last worship service in our building. Our summer tradition of worship in community continues. Three congregations celebrate holidays together, share customs and enjoy a community choir made up of singers from each church. In August, we take turns worshipping at each partner church on Sundays at 10 am. At the end of the month, we worship at Lubber Run Park amphitheater at 10 am followed by a picnic at the pavilion there. All are welcome! Invite a friend! Contact the office with any questions.
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 (email@example.com or 814 599-6307) to schedule an appointment.
Note from Pastor Nancy | http://bit.ly/NBFtoACOB
8/19 - Arlington Forest UMC, 4701 Arlington Boulevard
8/26 - Lubber Run, 200 N. Columbus Street
Please click through for a letter from Pastor Nancy about her recent call to Bethel UCC as Adjunct Pastor of Communications and Outreach.
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 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 | #63 Voices from AC + NYC
The latest podcast features a variety of perspectives from the big conferences this summer. Listen here: http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode63
Pray. Call. Write.
Sue (ACOB), anticipating hip replacement surgery this Wednesday
John (ACOB), leaving the hospital today (Monday) after being treated for pneumonia
Chip (ACOB), John's son anticipating a second kidney transplant from Gary, his brother
Jacque (ACOB), anticipating 3 more intense, weekly chemo treatments (replaces earlier entry)
Debbie, friend of Pastor Christy (ACOB), waiting for a recent organ transplant to stabilize
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
* This month, our prayer list will consist of requests made at our community worship services.
Listen to Sunday's sermon here: http://bit.ly/ACOBMessage81218
A sermon during our Community Worship service on I Kings 19:4-8 + Ephesians 4:25-5:2.