May God fill you with wisdom and grace, with virtue and knowledge, with patience and action, and with understanding and love.
May you be forever comforted by a strong and enduring faith in God, who created you and who sustains your life.
God bless you Phoenix Avery Foster.
- From yesterday's Service of Blessing for Baby Phoenix
• Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9pm
• Brethren Voices, 11am, more details
• Handbell Choir Practice, 7:00 pm
• ACOB Young Adults Gathering, 6:30pm
• Scarf Making, 9:30am, more details
• Centering Prayer, 10:30am
• Brethren Voices, 6:30pm, more details
Sun., 1/14 - Classes for all ages, 9:45am, Worship, 11am
Wed., 1/17 - Bell Choir Rehearsal, 7-8pm
Thurs., 1/18 - Breakfast Bunch, 8-10am
Sun., 2/14 - AFAC Empty Bowls Event, more details
Scarf Making | Sat., Jan. 13, 9:30am-Noon
Join us in the downstairs social hall on Saturday, January 13 from 9:30 am to noon to make scarves for our neighbors without home. The scarfs will be donated to the Arlington Street People Assistant Network (ASPAN). In past years we made over 100 scarfs. The scarfs are no sew fleece scarfs. ACOB will provide the fleece. Participants should bring scissors. We could also use some yardsticks. We will also be accepting donations of warm hats and gloves/mittens for ASPAN clients (adult only). Contact ACOB at email@example.com or 571-243-5344 with any questions.
More Details | arlingtoncob.org/calendar
For more information on neighboring church, denomination and non-profit events listed, check the calendar at the above link or contact the office.
Advocate, Volunteer + Give.
AFAC Empty Bowls | Sun., Feb. 14
Empty Bowls is a fundraiser luncheon featuring delicious hot soups donated by local restaurants and served in beautiful hand-thrown bowls created by local artists. Choose from 2 seatings: 11:30am - 12:45pm or 12:45pm - 2:00pm. St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 400 Lorcom Ln. Each $35 ticket includes a bowl of your choice to take home, plus soup, bread and dessert. Children 5 and under are free. All proceeds from this event go directly to helping feed the 2,200 Arlington families AFAC serves each week. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
New! Dunker Punks Podcast | http://bit.ly/DPP_Episode48
In this episode of the podcast, Ben Bear demonstrates how simple living is not always easy living. Ben calls people by name to recognize their efforts in simple living. Ben proves it to be true that even small changes to simple living are important. Type in the case sensitive url to listen on the showpage or subscribe on iTunes. Listen by clicking the above link or subscribing on iTunes.
Worship Audio | Online
Listen again to this week's sermon, catch a sermon from a Sunday you were out or peruse the archives. Each Sunday message along with a selection of hymns and readings is posted online or subscribe on iTunes.
Brethren Voices | Alternative Gift Giving
Brethren Voices is the TV show featuring what Brethren do as a matter of our faith. The episode for December features alternative gift suggestions. This year the United States has experienced so many natural disasters that have swept though countless neighborhoods across the country. Now, we're in the Christmas Holiday Season. It's that time of the year to find the special gift for the person who most of the time has everything that they already need. With many survivors of these disasters, just needing a place to live, we suggest an alternative gift for the person on your list who probably has everything. Each year, "Brethren Voices" features Alternative Gift Giving Ideas. For that person, probably the best gift is you, but we do have an alternative gift idea, a financial gift to the Brethren Disaster Ministries, in the name of that special someone on your list. Watch online now! Watch in Arlington on Comcast 69/Verizon-FIOS 38 on Sundays at 6:30 pm, Wednesdays at 11 am.
New! #BlessedBreak | http://bit.ly/BlessedBreak83
This week’s video is from A-SPAN, committed to ending homelessness in Arlington. We’re having a scarf-making event this Saturday (1/13) morning at church to share love with our homeless neighbors. Join us!
Pray. Call. Write.
- Craig P., recovering from a heart attack
- Vicki T. and Family, after her mother-in-law's death this week
- Donna F., anticipating eye surgery 1/9
- Family of Charles Tuck, who died 12/24
- Chip, recovering from surgery, anticipating regular dialysis
- Joe M., friend of Chris D., cancer
- Karolina W., pain from neurological damage
- Church of the Brethren in Nigeria (EYN), including 113 girls still captive
Those recovering at home: Ralph, Carole, Andy
Keep in your ongoing prayers: Erin Julca, Steve Shuss, Minnie Simmons, Carolyn Studds
Note: 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.
This week's sermon podcast will be published by Tuesday morning. Check it out on the website (and catch up on any of Pastor Nancy's previous sermons that you may have missed), here.