"As people of faith, we try to 'see' not with our senses or mind alone. What do we perceive with the eyes of faith?"
- Pastor Christy in Sunday's worship
• Sophia's Birthday!
• ACOB Office Hours, 9am - 11am
• Brethren Voices, 11 am
• IRPE Band Practice, 6-9 pm in Fellowship Hall
• ACOB Office Hours, 4-8pm
• Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
• Volunteer at AFAC, 8:30 am
• Andy's Organ Practice, 9-11 am
• CAEC Prayer Service, 11:30am
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9pm
• Bethel UCC Worshiping at ACOB, 9:30 am
• Refreshments with Bethel, 10:30am
• ACOB Worship at 11 am
• 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
Sun., 9/9 - Sunday School Starts, 9:45am
Mon., 9/10 - Congregational Life Ministry Team Meeting, 7 pm in library
Fri., 9/14 - Young Adult Gathering, 6:30pm, fellowship hall
Fri., 9/14 - 9/16 - Save the Date for Bethel Estate Sale
Sat., 9/15 - Shredding for AFAC, 10 am
Fri., 9/21 - International Day of Prayer for Peace
Sun., 9/23 - Unity Sunday Worship + Picnic, 11am & Noon
Fri., 10/12 - 13 - Mid-Atlantic District Conference
Sat., 10/13 - CROP Walk
Sun., 10/14 - Big Sunday School, 10am
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 814 599-6307) to schedule an appointment.
CROP Walk | Donate + Save the Date
Volunteer at AFAC | This Saturday, September 1, 8 am
This Saturday is our time to serve the community as a community, helping with food distribution at the Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). There is plenty to do, sorting and packaging food harvested from local gardens and helping clients select food in the new distribution system. Please contact Diane early this week if you can help.
Worship Returns to 11 am | This Sunday, September 2
This Sunday, worship returns to 11 am. We will join at our regular time after Bethel UCC meets in our sanctuary for their first regular worship service in our building. Sunday school will resume the following week. Contact the office with any questions.
Welcome Bethel UCC! | This Sunday, September 2
This Sunday is an exciting day as we will formally welcome Bethel to their first regular worship service in our building. A sign has been posted in our yard, announcing the new congregation to our neighbors. The flowers at the front of the sanctuary will be placed as a welcome and other welcome gestures are in the works. Come early to fellowship with our new covenantal building partners during their refreshment time at 10:30 am. Next week, Sunday, September 9, ACOB will host that refreshment time with more ice cream, left over from our recent social after community worship. Contact the office with questions.
Old Books + Tables | Up for Grabs!
Check out our newly tidied library and 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.
Sunday School | Starts Next Sunday, September 9, 9:45 am
Sunday School will again resume the second Sunday of September. 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. Stay after for ice cream refreshments at 10:30 am before worship. Contact the office with any questions.
Shredding 4 Hunger | September 15, 10 am-1 pm
Every year we partner with Ann Wilson Reality to provide a document shredding truck service in exchange for non-perishable food donations for AFAC. This is always a very successful service project for Hunger Action Month in September. Even if you don't need to shred documents, consider bringing by a food donation to fill AFAC's shelves. The event will be September 9. Contact Karolina if you can volunteer.
Unity Worship + Picnic | 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 our annual joint worship service in three languages, letting God's Spirit do the translating. A hearty potluck meal follows where we learn about each other across culture and languages. All are welcome to join our diverse fellowship! Contact Melody with questions.
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.
MAD District Conference | Registration Open
This year's annual gathering of delegates and congregants in the Mid-Atlantic District is at Manassas COB from October 12-13. Linda Lambert is moderating, Sona Wenger is Moderator Elect and Brenda Palsgrove is serving as clerk. Contact the office for help to register and to join a carpool.
Volunteer to Garden | Lawns 2 Lettuce 4 Lunch
Our neighborhood Reevesland Learning Center will be planting a new organic lettuce crop in our church garden beds soon. Twice a year, Reevesland harvests lettuce and washes it in our kitchen for a salad lunch at Ashlawn Elementary. They are warmly inviting church members to help plant by staying after worship for 10 minutes or so in early September. Contact Joan at email@example.com or 703-528-2646 to help.
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! Brethren Voices | A New Way of Retirement
This episode features Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community -- Nestled on over 300 acres of Adams County in Southern Pennsylvania, Cross Keys Village - The Brethren Home Community offers a new way of retirement living for its 1,100 residents.Brethren Voices is a monthly public access TV show featuring what people of the Church of the Brethren do as a matter of our faith. It offers a widely appealing message of peace, justice and acceptance of all people. In Arlington, Brethren Voices airs on Arlington Independent Media: Comcast channel 69, Verizon-FIOS channel 38 and streaming online. Tune in Wednesdays at 11 am, Thursdays at 2 am or Sundays at 6:30 pm. Check out all of Brethren Voices archives on YouTube and contact the church office with any questions: acob[at]arlingtoncob[dot]org or 571-243-5344.
Pray. Call. Write.
Jacque (ACOB), anticipating 1 more intense chemo treatment
John McCain's family, following the Senator's passing from brain cancer
Local Sheriff's Office, in the wake of recent deaths on staff
Bethel UCC + ACOB congregations, after moving Bethel into ACOB's
building and ahead of remaining organizing and yard sales at Bethel
Laura Wells (BUCC), doing well four weeks post surgery for cancer
Immigrants suffering amidst a contentious political environment, all the
while trying to maintain their identity and culture
Mary, Marcia's friend (ACOB), anticipating surgery and radiation for uterine cancer
Pastor Alex's dad (AFUMC), recovering well from a stroke
Elderly and shut in, that we would be moved to call and visit regularly
Jane, Carolyn's mother-in-law (BUCC), recovering well from a successful heart surgery
Bruce, Linda's brother (BUCC), having a difficult time
Chuck Norton (BUCC), starting clinical trials for cancer treatment this week
Randy Sharp's brother (AFUMC), who suffered a stroke
- Sue (ACOB), doing very well after hip replacement
John (ACOB), recovering from pneumonia
Chip + Gary (John's sons) (ACOB), both doing very well after Gary donated a kidney to Chip
Debbie's Family, including her husband John, 4 children and 10 grandchildren friend of Pastor Christy (ACOB), who died last Monday after a kidney and liver transplant
Nancy, Donna's neighbor and friend (ACOB), travelling to Florida for stem cell treatment to counteract debilitating stroke several years ago
- 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
- Lillian Varner's family and friends, special aunt of Carol Cory and Rick and Jim Fields (ACOB), Lillian died July 31 in Fredericksburg, one week shy of her 98th birthday. She and her late husband Clarence Varner were charter members of ACOB.
- Cindy (ACOB), recovering from a root canal
- Maggie (Bethel UCC), anticipating tests to check for recurrence of cancer
- Dennis, friend of Cindy (ACOB), recovering from surgery
- Gadbey family (AFUMC), returning from several years in Djibouti
- Warren Brown's family and friends, Post auto columnist and neighbor of Rick and Donna (ACOB), recently passed
* This month, our prayer list will consist of requests made at our community worship services.
We worshipped at Lubber Run this Sunday for Community Worship, so there is no semron podcast. Here are images from our time together: