"And the point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer."
- Ranier Maria Rilke, quoted in Sunday's sermon
• Executive Committee Meeting, 7:15 pm
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm
• Brethren Voices, 11 am
• Bell Choir Practice, 7 pm
• ACOB Office Hours, 9-11 am
• Kaizen Karate, 6:30 pm in fellowship hall
• Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
• Lily's Birthday!
• International Day of Prayer for Peace
• Andy's Organ Practice, 9 am - 1 pm
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm
• Sunday School, 9:45 am
• Unity Worship + Picnic, 11 am
• ACOB Office Hours, 1-4 pm
• Cambodian Alliance Evangelical Church, 1-4 pm
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm in Fellowship Hall
• Brethren Voices, 6:30 pm
Mon., 9/24 - Bethel/ACOB Worship Team Meeting, 7:15 pm
Thurs., 9/27 - Breakfast Bunch, 8am at City Diner on Rt. 7
Sat., 9/29 - Shredding 4 Hunger, 10am - 1pm
Sat. 9/29 - AFUMC Paint Night, 2pm
Mon., 10/1 - Church Board Meeting, 7:15pm
Sun., 10/7 - Bell Choir Playing, 11am
Fri., 10/12 - 13 - Mid-Atlantic District Conference, Manassas CoB
Sat., 10/13 - CROP Walk
Sun., 10/14 - Community Choir Singing, 11 am
Mon., 10/29 - Executive Committee Meeting, 7:15pm
Sat., 11/3 - Soup + Pie Bazaar + Yard Sale
Sun., 11/4 - Daylight Savings Time ends
CROP Walk | Donate + Save the Date
Unity Worship + Picnic | This Sunday, Sept., 23, 2018, 11 am
In celebration of the International Day of Prayer for Peace, all four congregations that share our building will join together for a joint worship service in three languages, letting God's Spirit do the translating. A hearty potluck meal follows. Please bring potluck dish to share. BBQ sandwich meat and buns will be provided. If you'd like to volunteer, help set up for lunch during Sunday School. Contact Melody with questions.
Peace + Racial Justice | Friday, September 21, 7 pm
Join the Office of Peacebuilding and Policy, Washington City church and Ebenezer United Methodist for an event for Peace Day that seeks to discuss peace through racial justice and reconciliation. The event will be a combination of worship and discussion, and we would love for anyone from the area to attend and join us in recognizing Peace Day. Get more details online through this case-sensitive url: http://bit.ly/CityPeaceDay2018.
Outdoor Worship | Next Sunday, September 30, 11 am
Dress comfortably for the weather, as we join together in the side yard for worship. Chairs from the social hall will be arranged outside, but you are also welcome to bring a lawn chair from home. Campfire refreshments to follow. Contact Debbie with questions.
2019 Calendars | Donate in the Office Hallway
Our Service Ministry Team noticed an early donation of 2019 Calendars for Sunrise. If you are already starting to receive calendars for next year and know you will not need them, please save them to drop off in the hallway basket for our neighbors at Sunrise Senior Living. Contact Marcia with questions.
Shredding 4 Hunger | Saturday, September 29, 10 am-1 pm
Because of early storm predictions our annual shredding event was rescheduled for the last Saturday in September. Help spread the word and plan to come. Bring your personal documents to shred in exchange for a non-perishable food item or monetary donation to the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Volunteer to help answer questions, direct the flow of traffic, or to keep track of participation and donations. Contact Karolina with questions or to make a commitment to help.
AFUMC Paint Night | Sat., Sept. 29, 2 pm
Join our community partners for a monthly paint night. $20 covers the canvas, paint and instruction. Snacks and inspiring music are provided. Come and let God's talents work through you. Contact the office to be in touch with Leslie at AFUMC with questions.
Medical Supply Drive | Throughout September
Help our Service Ministry Team collect medical supplies for the Lybrook Community. Marlene is a Native American nurse on the reservation who helps with simple procedures and must pay for all medical supplies herself. Sign up in the narthex to purchase needed items including wash basins, diabetic socks, gauze pads (2x2 and 4x4), alcohol swabs, medical gloves and antibiotic hand wipes. Monetary donations can also be made for the team to purchase remaining supplies. This service project is in lieu of the fall school kit drive. Please donate by the end of the month. Contact Lisa with questions.
Yoga | Proposed Classes
Interested in a beginner's Yoga class? Penny, the yoga instructor who held classes in our fellowship hall a year ago, is exploring the possibility of restarting a yoga class. It would be held on Wednesday evenings in our fellowship hall from 5:45-6:45 pm. Cost: $9 per session. A minimum of 6 people are needed to make it beneficial for her. Please contact Nancy Weimer if interested.
Child Care | Volunteer during Worship
Please sign-up to care for the children in the nursery during the worship hour. New volunteers are needed and would be very appreciated. All volunteers must meet insurance safety requirements. Please connect with Suzanne in the office if you are unsure of your eligibility.
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 | Waste Not
Revisit what it means to live as stewards of the Earth in the 21st century. Jonathan Stauffer talks to Katie Heishman about her zero waste lifestyle. http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode66
Pray. Call. Write.
- Matt, Kerrick + Alyssa, new contributors to the Dunker Punks Podcast
- Mary, Marcia’s friend, ongoing health concerns post-surgery
- Jan, Robyn’s sister, in rehabilitation after kidney injury
- Robyn + Gary’s family, their youngest son’s family with two small children travelling to China
- Ralph, hospitalized on Friday, receiving oxygen
- Wayne, Donna’s uncle, hospitalized for heart problems at age 92
- Children separated from their families, for full reunification and healing for each child
- Jacque, continues to feel weak following intense chemo treatments
- Prison Hunger Strike, concluded last Sunday, that we continue to advocate for humane treatment of all
- Carole, who is making progress walking with her prosthesis
Keep in your ongoing prayers: Steve Shuss, Minnie Simmons, Carolyn Studd
* 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.