1454735141_push_pin 2 ACoB E-Bulletin
Facebook   Twitter   Instagram   Flickr
Because Service Doesn't Stop on Sundays.

"We are a parable because we are the living scripture that the world watches and imagines what the Kingdom of God is like."
- Samuel Sarpiya, this year's Annual Conference moderator

• Paul's Birthday!
Kaizen Karate, 7:30 am - 6 pm (in fellowship hall weekdays thru 8/3)

Executive Committee Meeting, 7:30pm
• Kaizen Karate, 7:30 am - 6 pm    
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm in Fellowship Hall

• Kaizen Karate, 7:30 am - 6 pm
• ACOB Office Hours,  10 am - 12 pm  
Brethren Voices, 11 am
• IRPE Band Practice, 6-9 pm in Fellowship Hall
• ACOB Office Hours,  6:30 - 8 pm  

• Kaizen Karate, 7:30 am - 6 pm
• ACOB Office Hours,  3 - 5 pm  
• Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
• Don's Birthday!
• Kaizen Karate, 7:30 am - 6 pm
• Andy's Organ Practice, 9 am-1 pm in Sanctuary 
• CAEC Prayer Service, 11:30am - 1pm in fellowship hall
Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9pm

Community Worship at Bethel UCC, 10am
ACOB Office Hours12-3 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

Looking Ahead.

Mon., 8/6 - Church Board Meeting, 7:30pm
Fri., 8/10 - Young Adult Meet-Up, 6:30 pm
Sun., 8/12 - Community Worship at ACOB, 10am
Sun., 8/19 - Community Worship at AFUMC, 10am
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 in fellowship hall
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

* Check the online calendar: http://arlingtoncob.org/calendar/ anytime for up-to-date information on timing, event details, birthdays and building use.

More Details.
AC Attendees

2018 Annual Conference | Wrap Up, Reports + Pictures
Sunday's service was led by those in our congregation who attended this year's COB Annual Conference. Alma, Lisa, Suzanne, Nancy and Everett talked about their experience and shared sermons, news, pictures and informational materials from the event. Click here for pictures and feel free to ask them for more details.

Tables Available | For Donation
As we make space in the building for Bethel, we have three folding tables [ (2) 6 ft Long, 30" High and 29" Wide  (1) 5 ft Long, 30" High and 29" Wide]
in need of a new home. If you can put them to use in exchange for a donation, please see Don.

Thank You! | OAR Collection
Thank you for supporting Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR) with your generous donations of gift cards to help our neighbors recently released from prison get to job interviews and buy needed clothing and household items. Together we donated 7 SmarTrip cards ($140.00, up from 3 donated last year) and 5 Target gift cards ($125.00, the same number of cards donated last year), for a total of $265.00. Thanks to everyone for your donations!

“I Make All Things New" | August Community Worship Series
This Sunday we meet at Bethel UCC, all coming together for the last worship service in their building at 4347 Arlington Boulevard. 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.
8/5 - Bethel UCC, 4347 Arlington Boulevard
8/12 - Arlington COB, 300 N. Montague Street
8/19 - Arlington Forest UMC, 4701 Arlington Boulevard
8/26 - Lubber Run, 200 N. Columbus Street

Ice Cream Social | Bring Refreshments for Community Worship
ACOB hosts our August Community Worship Series with Bethel UCC and Arlington Forest UMC on Sunday, August 12. Please volunteer to bring ice cream, toppings or fruit for refreshments after worship. Contact Jo Ann to sign up.

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.
Invitation | Contact Pastor Christy
Have you been thinking about formally becoming a member of Arlington Church of the Brethren? Would you like to talk about your discernment or process your own journey? Pastor Christy would appreciate having a conversation with you.  Feel free to let her know. Contact her by email or phone call/text (814 599-6307) to schedule an appointment.


New! Dunker Punks Podcast | #62 Radical Community
The latest podcast features Jerry Crouse and the young adults of Warrensburg Church of the Brethren in Warrensburg, MO discussing why they chose and continue to be Brethren. Hear their vision and dreams for the church moving into the future: http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode62 (case-sensitive URL)


Pray. Call. Write.
  • Gabriella Rowan Sissel, celebrating the birth of Melody's friend's baby
  • Bishop Ôkami Ayer, celebrating the birth of Suzanne's nephew
  • Susan, remembering her mother on her first birthday since she passed
  • Hazel, celebrating her 97th birthday!
  • Dennis, friend of Cindy, who is having surgery in August 
  • Richard, Karolina's friend, who is again needing chemotherapy for new cancer discovered
  • Mary, friend of Marcia's, who is facing more health issues 
  • McGavin Family, grieving the death of their teenage son Raymond, a former student of Lisa's
  • Families Separated at the Border, and for continued advocacy until they are reunited and safe
  • Jacque, started chemotherapy last month
  • Bethel UCCPreparing to leave their building in the fall
  • Carolein positive spirits; calls and visits while still at the rehab facility are appreciated, 703-867-1952
  • Chuck NortonBethel UCC, undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer
  • Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), including 112 girls still captive
Keep in your ongoing prayers:  Steve Shuss, Minnie Simmons, Carolyn Studds
* 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.


Listen to Sunday's sermon here: http://bit.ly/ACOBMessage72918

Sunday’s service was led by those in our congregation who attended this year’s COB Annual Conference. Alma, Lisa, Suzanne, Nancy and Everett talked about their experience and shared sermons, news, pictures and informational materials from the event.



children's story

Annual Conference sharing  sharing

More Photos.

Refreshments after worship yesterday made Phoenix pretty happy:

refreshment time
The Breakfast Bunch always includes lively conversation:
breakfast bunch
Arlington Church of the Brethren
Office Hours (call ahead)
Wednesday | 10 - 12 am
Wednesday | 6:30 - 8 pm

Thursday | 3 - 5 pm
Sunday | 12 - 3 pm
Mobile (call anytime): 571-243-5344
Fax (call ahead): 703-524-4109

Click to view this email in a browser

If you no longer wish to receive these emails, please reply to this message with "Unsubscribe" in the subject line or simply click on the following link: Unsubscribe

Arlington Church of the Brethren
300 North Montague Street
Arlington, Virginia 22203

Read the VerticalResponse marketing policy.

Non-Profits Email Free with VerticalResponse!