E-Bulletin: Bring Coloring Books + Crayons for AFAC
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Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm
Breakfast Bunch, 8 am at Metro 29 (4711 Lee Hwy)
Kaizen Karate, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm at AFUMC
Children's Play Group, 10:30 - 11:30 am in church nursery

Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm

Last Day to Donate Coloring Books + Crayons to AFAC, more details

Looking Ahead.
May 30 - Executive Committee Meeting
June 1 - Worship Team Meeting
June 2 - Do More 24 for Doorways,
more details
June 4 - Oakton CoB Community Flea Market + Bake Sale, more details
June 4 - On Earth Peace Online Peace Training, more details
June 5 - Unity Sunday Worship + Picnic, more details
June 5 - AFAC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, more details
June 5 - Biking for Peace, more details
June 6 - Board Meeting
June 10 - ACoB Young Adults Gathering
June 11 - Summer Worship Hours Start, 10 am
June 11 - Refreshments to Congratulate Graduates
June 11 - Lucas Scott Finet's Piano Recital,
more details


More Details.

Do More 24 for Doorways | Thurs., June 2, 6 am + 8 am

Save the date and spread the word to support Doorways during United Way’s "Do More 24" online giving day. Set your watch to give at 6 am or 8 am to help Doorways win $1,000+ bonus awards that could provide court advocacy to 15 domestic violence survivors or a year of dental checkups for 8 children. Learn more; invite your friends with a sample tweets, posts and email; and find the link to donate here: http://bit.ly/DoMore24Doorways

Community Flea Market + Bake Sale | Sat., June 4, 8 am – 1 pm

Oakton CoB’s community flea market, with food and a bake sale will be held rain or shine.  Sales space is available for a $15 donation to the church and must be reserved in advance.  For information or to reserve sales space, see www.oaktonbrethren.org or call 703-281-4411.

OEP Online Peace Training | Sat., June 4, 12:30 pm – 6:30 pm
This interactive, online webinar will give participants a brief introduction to the philosophy of Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation, a methodology that was developed out of the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Bernard Lafayette, Jr., and David C. Jehnsen, who both worked directly with Dr. King. Learn more and register online: http://bit.ly/PeaceWebinar

Unity Sunday Worship + Picnic | Sun., June 5, 11 am + 12 pm
Each year the three congregations that share our building share a worship service conducted in our three different languages: Cambodian, Spanish and English. Following worship, we enjoy a potluck where we learn about each other across cultures and language.
AFAC Volunteer Appreciation Picnic | Sun., June 5, 5 pm
Volunteer for the volunteers!  Help with set up and food distribution is currently needed. Otherwise AFAC volunteers should save the date to attend. Email volunteer4afac@afac.org with questions.
Lucas Scott Finet's Piano Recital| Sun., June 12, 4 pm
As part of celebrating his graduation from South Lakes HS in Reston and in lieu of an Open House, Lucas will be sharing his love of music with a piano recital at Oakton CoB. Lucas will be attending Elizabethtown College majoring in music therapy and at this recital he will feature his classical, college audition pieces. In the second half of the program, Lucas will introduce his incredible works of music composed for video games!  Refreshments will follow the performance. Lucas' mom, Angela, interned here at ACoB and now serves as pastor of Nokesville CoB. RSVP to her at pastor@nokesvillecob.org.

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



Coloring Book Collection | Throughout May
With children out of school for the summer months, our nieghbors relying on AFAC food assistance often have to bring their kids along to pick up food. The wait can be long and coloring books and crayons can help the kids pass the time. Perferated coloring books are ideal, so children can more easily take home their art work. Place donations in the collection basket in the office hallway throughout the month of May.

Travellers for Peace Need a Place to Stay | June 5

On June 5, Michael and David will have daily biked 100 miles for 23 consecutive days and they will be looking forward to 2,700 more miles to bike: all to raise at least $100,000 for peace organizations like Christian Peacemaker Teams. They are in need of a place to stay the evening of June 5 after a bonus speaking event at Oakton CoB, co-hosted by ACoB and will leave around 4 or 5 am the next morning. If you can offer 2-4 people a room for the evening, contact Marcia.

Prepare Meals | Tuesdays and Fridays
Ongoing health appointments make prepared dinners a big help for the Walkin-Haskes at this time. Sign up in the narthex or contact Silena if you can help. She is keeping a schedule so our efforts are spread over time for the family.


Pray. Call. Write.
  • Ralph Berg, Robyn's good friend, being treated for congestive heart failure
  • John D., recovering from infection
  • Alan Thawley, friends + family, Jo Ann's Grandnephew, grieving his wife's death during surgery for an ectopic pregnancy
  • Fred Thawley, Alan's dad and Jo Ann's nephew, in ICU recieving treatment for leg blood clots

  • Stephen Jr., Ralph's nephew, at home recovering from a heart attack at age 35
  • Mary Smith's family + friends, mourning her passing at age 99
  • Alan, Hazel's son, experiencing health problems
  • Charles, Hazel's son, needs lung surgery
  • Affeldt Family, Melody's good friend's aunt suddenly passed recently
  • 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)

#BlessedBreak - River Spider
Check out the latest video devotional by clicking here: http://bit.ly/BlessedBreak18

Worship Notes.

Hear Sunday's sermon along with a selection of hymns and readings: http://bit.ly/ACoBMessage_22May16

Experience is often our way into the assurance that God is with us, and so very often God is felt when we are immersed in God's creation—of which we are a part. Moving closer to nature helps us understand God as the continual creative presence in the world and makes a point of contact with the Holy. God spoke the world into being and it is good, beautiful, life sustaining, fruitful, interdependent, a responsibility, and place of rest. Our place in it is being and celebrating the delight of creation.

For more on eco-theology check out this special Dunker Punks Podcast episode from Earth Day:


Coffee and creation take during Big Sunday School.

All are welcome here at ACoB!

Rain moved outdoor worship in.

Our guest musician treated us to beautiful violin playing.

Making flower arrangements with fresh picks from our gardeners.

Exploring a plan for the church to go solar.

Investigating the science of solar.

Sampling vegetables of the earth.

Crafting wind socks to see the wind.

Bean bag gaming looking for "Praise the Lord!"

Painting water scenes together.

Delicious refreshments thanks to Robyn and Gary.

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