“God of all time, you gift us with your presence throughout all generations. You continue to accompany us on the journey of faith here at Arlington COB. Thank you, for your steadfast love, your promise of presence, and the challenge of ministry that comes to every generation."
- from yesterday's Pastoral Prayer
• Combined Finance Teams Meeting with Bethel UCC, 7-8pm
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9pm
• Brethren Voices, 11am, more details
• Sunday School, 9:45am
• Brethren Voices, 6:30pm, more details
Wed., 11/29 – Handbell Choir Practice, 7:00 pm
Thurs., 11/30 – Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
Sat., 12/2 – Decorating for Advent, 9:00 am, more details
Mon., 12/4 – Church Board, 7:30 pm (both returning & new members)
Thurs., 12/7 – Bible Study, 12 Noon, Bethel UCC
Pledge Card Submission | This Week!
If you were unable to bring your pledge card to worship this Sunday, please remember to mail it in this week. You can send it to Arlington Church of the Brethren, attn: Stephen Ziehm, 300 North Montague St. Arlington, VA 22203
Community Thanksgiving | Nov. 22, 7 pm
You are invited to join in the community Thanksgiving service here at ACOB on Wednesday evening at 7 pm. We hope you consider joining us for an evening of thankful worship.
Decorating for Advent | Sat., Dec. 2, 9 am
Helpers are needed to help decorate the sanctuary for the advent season! If you are interested, meet here at the church at 9 am on Saturday, December 2. Many hands make light work!
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.
Advocate, Volunteer + Give.
Arlington Forest Coat Drive
Arlington Forest is holding a coat drive for Arlington Public Housing. Please bring any gently used, clean coats to help keep someone warm this winter. Donations can be dropped off at Arlington Forest in the collection box located in the parlor near the window.
Calendar Donations Needed!
The residents of Sunrise Retirement home are looking for new 2018 calendars. If you have received any free calendars via giveaway or mail that you do not intend to use, please consider donating them. Bring any donations to the church office.
New! Dunker Punks Podcast | http://bit.ly/44faith
In this episode, Kianna Simonson casually explores various faith topics with friends, including how they seek to live out principles of peace. This podcast introduces thoughts and perspectives from people who are not from the Church of the Brethren, giving insight into what the church looks like from the outside. 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.
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.
Brethren Voices | Brethren Peace Message Captivates Venezuela, Spain, Rwanda
Brethren Voices is the TV show featuring what Brethren do as a matter of our faith. The episode for November features Jay Wittmeyer, Executive Director of Global Mission and Service for the Church of the Brethren. Watch online now! Watch in Arlington on Comcast 69/Verizon-FIOS 38 on Sundays at 6:30 pm, Wednesdays at 11 am.
New! #BlessedBreak | http://bit.ly/BlessedBreak75
This week’s video offers an alternative for entering into the holiday season that begins this week with Thanksgiving. What are you grateful for?
Pray. Call. Write.
- Griff Matthews, Lincoln's brother's father-in-law
- Carole C., at Manor Care, recovering from surgery
- Melody and James on the birth of Phoenix Avery, 11/7
- Family and friends of Theresa M., after her passing last week
- John Dettra, physical therapy for his back
- Alma, following the passing of her sister, Edna
- Judy, Alma's neice, following the death of her mother a week before her wedding
- Hermella, Amy's neighbor, an 11 year old with seizures
- Charles Tuck, Hazel's son, with brain cancer
- The Weimer Family, following the loss of Nancy's mother, Charlotte
- Mrs. Shawn Hiepson, healing breast cancer
- Birgitta D. and daughter Sophia
- Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), including 113 girls still captive
Keep in your ongoing prayers: Erin Julca, Steve Shuss, Minnie Simmons, 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.
Pastor Nancy reflects on nine years as pastor of Arlington Church of the Brethren.
Our Annual Congregational Business Meeting (and meal!):
The Lawns 2 Lettuce 4 Lunch program, which grows greens on the ACoB lawn, celebrated with their bi-annual Fiesta Salad day at Ashlawn Elementary School on Wednesday: