| 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.
Boulevard Manor Civic Association, 7-8 pm
Iglesia de Restauración Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm
Bell Choir Practice, 7 pm
Breakfast Bunch, 8 am, Original Pancake House
Yoga, 6 pm at AFUMC, >more details<
Community Choir Practice, 7:30 pm, AFUMC
Kaizen Karate, 6:30-7:30 pm
Children's Playgroup, 10:30-11:30 am in nursery
Rooting DC Forum, Wilson HS in DC
Iglesia de Restauración Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm
Feb. 29 - March 6 - Pastor Nancy on vacation
March 5 - Volunteer at AFAC >more details<
March 11 - ACoB Young Adults Gathering
March 13 - Intergenerational Big Sunday School
March 13 - Deacon Meeting
March 17 - DC Young Adult Gathering
March 19 - AFAC's Spring Garden Kick-Off
Thank You | From the Reals'
Gary and Robyn would like to express their warments thanks to our ACoB family for your continued thoughts and prayers for Gail. Your love has helped enourmously.
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 is open >online<
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In case you miss a Sunday service, sermon audio is posted >online< or subscribe on >iTunes<
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 email@example.com 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<
Shepherd's Spring Sunday | Feb. 28
Shepherd's Spring is a retreat and conference center with Christian summer camps for school-aged children and among other fun features, a Global Village of dwellings from across cultures that hosts Heifer international's experiential learning program. Sunday's worship will offer an opproutnity to learn more about our camping ministry and include an opportunity to designate a special offering as they celebrate their 25th anniversary.
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.
AFAC Service Saturday | March 5
At least 8 or 9 people are needed to assist with AFAC's food distribution. This is one of those special opportunities to serve our community as a community. Please make a commitment to help by signing up in the narthex or by emailing Diane: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pray. Call. Write.
- Mary Jo Flory-Steury, CoB Assoc. General Secretary, hospitalized
- Reals Family, grieving the death of Gary's sister, Gail
- Ralph Berg, Robyn's close friend preparing for kidney surgery
- Gary S., safe travels to Mexico
- Berg and Craft families, a relative of Robyn's close friend has died following a motorcycle accident
- Samuel Dali, EYN president in serious car accident
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)
We started out our time together on Sunday with big fun in our monthly intergenerational Big Sunday School Class. We sang, read the story of Jesus being tempted by the devil, went on a scavenger hunt, meditated with sand, and made a puzzle craft. Then we worshiped with Cub Scout Pack #126 with whom we share our building space. The bells played a beautiful anthem and the scouts shared inspiring bits about their recent service projects. After worship we all enjoyed a cookie social!
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