Robyn, you are a unique, gifted child of God and a blessing to our vital faith community.
This e-update is just one way we connect with each other as together,
we live for the glory of God and our neighbor's good.
Kaizen Karate Summer Camp each weekday, 7:30 am-6 pm
Oakton CoB's Vacation Bible School, each weekday
Board 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
Volunteer at Brethren Nutrition Program, 9 am - 3 pm, more details
Shepherd's Springs' Celebrate Summer Festival, 11 am - 4 pm, more details
Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm
Ecumenical Community Worship, 10 am, more details
Ice Cream Social, 11 am, more details
Brethren Voices, 6:30 pm, more details
Mon., Aug. 8 - Book Worms Meet
Wed., Aug. 10 - Movie + Munchies, more details
Fri., Aug. 12 - ACoB Young Adults Gather
Sun., Aug. 14 - Community Worship at Bethel UCC
Sun., Aug. 21 - Community Worship at Arlington Forest UMC
Thurs., Aug. 25 - Breakfast Bunch
Sun., Aug. 28 - Community Worship at Lubber Run Park
Mon., Aug. 29 - Executive Committee Meeting
Sat., Sept. 3 - AFAC Volunteer Service Saturday
Sat., Sept. 10 - Shredding for AFAC
Sun., Sept. 11 - Big Sunday School Resumes
Celebrate Summer | This Sat., Aug. 6, 11 am - 4 pm
Join in for a day to run, relax and enjoy the best of summer: pool time, fresh garden treats and a great grilled lunch! Celebrate summer with swimming, live entertainment, Heifer Global Village tours, animal visits, face painting, ice cream, tomato tasting, bake sale and more! The event is free, with donations welcome.Call the main office at (301) 223-8193 with any questions.
Ecumenical Community Worship | This Sun., Aug. 7, 10 am at ACoB
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 7, we will join in worship at ACoB. Click here for the full schedule and a flyer to invite your friends! http://bit.ly/CommunityPartnerCongregations
Movies + Munchies | Wed., Aug. 10, 6 pm
Come watch Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Cream Coat: the story of Jacob and his twelve sons, especially Joseph, Jacob's favorite. Featuring Donny Osmond as Joseph, Richard Attenborough as Jacob and Joan Collins as Mrs. Potiphar. The movie runs an hour and 19 minutes and will be shown in the library. Contact Ralph with any questions.
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.
Donate Gift + SmartTrip Cards | Last chance
Volunteer for Brethren Nutrition Program | This Fri., Aug. 5, 9 am - 3 pm
This Friday we will meet at the church at 9 am and carpool to Washington City CoB to prepare and serve a lunch for the homeless and needy participants in the Brethren Nutrition Program. We will return by 3 pm. Contact Cindy to sign up.
Help Host Our Ice Cream Social | This Sun., Aug. 7 following Community Worship
This July service collection wrapped up yesterday, so contact Marcia with any additional donations asap. Offender Aid + Restoration supports persons in the criminal justice system, particularly those transitioning back to the community after being in jail or prison. OAR has amazing results—its employment project has a low 8% recidivism rate. To help support OAR clients the Service Funciton Group is collecting $25 Target cards for clothes and other essentials and $20 Smarttrip cards for transportation to job interviews and employment while waiting for a first pay check. Listen to Laura's recent episode of the Dunker Punks Podcast to learn more about OAR.
Volunteer to donate ice cream, toppings, or fruit. This Sunday we will be hosting the first Ecumenical Community Worship of our August series gathering together with Bethel UCC and Arlington Forest UMC. We will invite our community partners downstairs for ice cream immediatly following worship. Contact Nancy Weimer early this week to help fill in any outstanding needs.
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
Dunker Punks Podcast | http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode10
Posted Saturday, the latest episode, "Everyday Revolution" features the Church of the Brethren's Director of Spiritual Life, Josh Brockway, on discipleship. Click the above link or subscribe on iTunes.
#BlessedBreak | Offering
Our latest devotional includes a video from a few weeks ago when Marina and Marylynne served as ushers for the first time! It's paired with a scripture and prayer to remind us who is the Source of all we have to give. Watch here: http://bit.ly/BlessedBreak23
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.
Pray. Call. Write.
- Charles Tuck, Hazel's son, diagnosed with lung cancer
- Elizabeth Smucker, Gary's aunt, in rehab following a severe stroke
- The communities of West Virginia and California, experiencing natural disasters
- Our national community, in the wake of multiple incidents of gun violence
- 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)
Have you ever ended up in a situation with the wrong shoes? Did you ever feel like a fraud in certain outfits? Having chosen the Jesus way, we’re on a path that requires certain things, and according to Paul, a rejection of other things. Paul says put on the right clothes and conversely if you’re in the wrong clothes, you may be living a life that’s ill-fitted for who you are and who you can be. Paul in his letter to the Colossians is urging them to look to Christ for guidance and not the old patterns, the old fashions, and the old crowd that pulled them into a world of ill-fitting vices. Paul says leave it behind by reminding us that people are seeing us send signals out all day. Paul calls us to strip off the old self and cloth ourselves with the image of our Creator. Let us seek the things that are above so Christ can be revealed through us.
Thanks to Debbie for guest preaching yesterday. Here's her message on Colassians 3:1-11: http://bit.ly/ACoBMessage31July16
This week's audio also includes a special frame of the congregation's reading of Psalm 107:1. Listen to the verse read round the room turned into a real round!