| ACoB E-Bulletin
Because Service Doesn't Stop on Sundays.
Suzanne, you are a unique, gifted child of
God and a blessing to our vital faith community.
This newsletter is just one way we connect with each other as
together, we live for the glory of God and our neighbor's good.
Iglesia de Restauración Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm
DC Young Adult Meet-Up, 6:30 pm
Bell Choir Practice, 7 pm
Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm, AFUMC
Kaizen Karate, 6:30-7:30 pm
Children's Playgroup, 10:30-11:30 am in nursery
ACoB Young Adult Meet-Up, 6:30 pm *New Date
Girl Scouts, Youth Room from 1-2:30 pm
Iglesia de Restauración Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm
Intergenerational Big Sunday School, 9:45 am
Worship with Cub Scouts, 11 am
Refreshments with Scouts, following worship in library
Cambodian Alliance Evangelical Church, 1-4 pm
Iglesia de Restauración Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm
Feb. 25 - Breakfast Bunch, 8 am at Original Pancake House
Feb. 28 - Shepherd's Spring Sunday
Feb. 29 - March 6 - Pastor Nancy on vacation
Annual Conference | Registration Opens 2/17
Thanks to Silena for serving as our delegate to Annual Conference this year in Greensboro, NC at the end of June. If you'd like to join her, registration opens this Wednesday online.
Dunker Punks Podcast | www.arlingtoncob.org/dpp
Posted Saturday, "Undoing Oprression" features Sarah Ullom-Minnich of On Earth Peace interviewing Rev. Anne Dunlap and Sarah Thompson of Christian Peacemaker Teams on dismantling structural racism.
Telling Your Story | Small Groups Forming
We are in the middle of an immersion sermon series for the season of Lent. You are invited to join a small group that will go into greater depth for each week's message. Both adult Sunday School classes are small groups. For others, email the office to join a group meeting outside of Sunday School: email@example.com.
In case you miss a Sunday service, sermon audio is posted online or subscribe on iTunes.
"Let Us Also Go" by Chris Bowman | Pick Up in Narthex
Our Brethren Press Lenten Devotionals have arrived. Pick one up and spend a little time each day with God as Easter approaches.
Yoga | Thurs., Feb. 11, 6 pm
Gentle, basic beginners yoga class at Arlington Forest UMC designed to teach posture and breathing techniques. Release and relieve stress, reduce tension, improve circulation and learn to relax while learning the fundamentals and positions of yoga. Cost is $9 per class, payable at beginning of class. Call 703-548-1882 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Rooting DC Forum | Sat., Feb. 27, 9 am - 4 pm
This free, all-day gardening forum at Wilson High School in DC aims to provide education about urban food production and consumption, to cultivate health and preserve the environment. The program includes dozens of interactive workshops, cooking and food preservation demonstrations, and panel discussions focusing on youth gardening, nutrition, sustainable growing techniques, and healthy food access. The event also hosts 60+ green businesses and nonprofits from throughout the region at an information fair. Learn more on their website.
Online Church Directory | http://arlingtoncob.org/member-directory
For contact information on the go, our local church directory is now online. Type in the link or click through on the homepage menu: About Us>Contact Us>Member Directory. Use this case sensitive password to access the page: NewLife
Social Media | Engage Online
For folks wondering about those funny symbols at the top of our new e-bulletin design, they are links to our social media sites. Let the church office know if you'd like help accessing these sites or if you need tech help in general.
Facebook. We share pictures of our congregations' activities and quotes from worship on Facebook, as well as social justice news articles and event reminders. "Like" and comment on our page and posts to increase views of our content.
Twitter. We tweet prayers, sermon snippets, denomination news, social justice and community news, hymn lyrics, eco tips and more. Follow us and use our favorite hashtags: #ACoBamen, #HandsAndFeet, #Godisgreen, and #Together. Throughout Lent we will be tweeting devotional bits using the hashtag #Go.
Instagram. Our newest social media site emphasizes pictures of our church life as they are captured. Follow us to catch the fun as it happens.
Mobile App. The ACoB church app is free on iTunes and Google Play. Download it on your smartphone to read the Bible, view photos or get to the church social links quickly.
Website. In addition to an overview of all of our ministries and activities, our website includes up-to-date information about upcoming events, sermon audio, and #BlessedBreak video devotionals.
Refreshments | Call Alma
Eight people are needed to bring 3 dozen cookies each to host refreshments for our Cub Scout visitors this Sunday.
Can't bring cookies this week, but still want to volunteer? Help carry on our monthly tradition of refreshments and fellowship after worship. Sign-up to host in the narthex.
Messenger Magazine | Reimbursement Donation
ACoB coordinates subscriptions to our denominations' magazine for every interested person in our congregation. This is the month to make a special donation to help cover the cost, if able: each subscription is $14.50 under our group rate.
2016 MAD Disaster Response Auction | Last week to donate!
ACoB supports the auction by purchasing ad space in the auction booklet. Help offset production costs by making an individual donation to the auction booklet through ACoB. Our church will send one check to the district, but each individual donor will be named in the booklet. The levels are Patron ($10), Supporter ($25), Sustainer ($35) and Sustainer Plus (over $35). Write checks to Arlington CoB with a notation that it's for the MAD disaster auction booklet or designate a paypal donation by February 21.
Other ways to support the auction include prayer, event volunteering and donating auction items including handicrafts like quilts, comforters and wall hangings; special items like quality woodwork, artwork, antiques and other collectables; gift baskets; a gift certificate from your business; or food or plants valued over $10
AFAC Whole Grain, Low-Sugar Cereal Donations | High Need
Food drives wane during the holidays, so Arlington Food Assistance Center's ceral stock is low. For those wanting to help, our ongoing collection box is in the hall under the coat racks.
Pray. Call. Write.
- Gary, safe travels to Mexico
- Robyn, sick with bronchitis
- Marian Rognlien, Fitzgerald’s close friend, in surgery today
- Jim Harper, Cindy's nephew, being treated for a liver abscess
- Samuel Dali, EYN president in serious car accident
Taiwanese, Recovering from an earthquake
Rich Haske, Karolina’s husband, Briana’s father, home recuperating
Donna and Rick’s family, grieving after the death of Donna’s aunt
Gail, Gary Reals' sister
Heather, Jeff's sister-in-law's daughter, receiving treatment for a rare autoimmune disorder
Theresa McCary and family, grieving after the death of Theresa's son
Jummai Paul, kidnapped Chibok girl and others
Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN)
Our Community Choir sang two beautiful anthems yesterday.
All are welcome to join the fun! They practice Thursday evenings at Arlington Forest.
Arlington Church of the Brethren
Wednesday | 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Saturday | 8:00 - 11:00 am
Sunday | 12:30 - 3:30 pm
Mobile (call anytime): 571-243-5344
Fax (call ahead): 703-524-4109