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Going out into all the world, serving + welcoming all.

One God, loving Mother and Father to us all, you have given us life. You have gathered us together. You call us to know one another as one human family: that the joys felt by some are meant for all, and the suffering of any, diminishes everyone. May we serve you faithfully by honoring our siblings.

Adapted from Sunday's Pastoral Prayer
This Week
  • Maple's + Marion's birthday!
  • Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 7-9 pm downstairs
  • Sophia's birthday!
  • Breakfast Bunch, 8 am at Lazy Mike's (7049 Leesburg Pike)
  • Brethren Voices, 11 am
  • Andy practicing on the organ, 9 am-1 pm
  • Iglesia de Restauracion Pacto Eterno, 5-9 pm downstairs
  • Bethel UCC, 9:30 am in sanctuary
  • Worship, 11 am
  • Children's Snack Sale for Homeless Children's Playtime Project, after worship in narthex
Looking Ahead
M 9/2-6, National Older Adult Conference (NOAC)

F 9/6, Dunker Punks Podcast Party, 6:30 pm

9/7, Shepherd's Spring Workday, 8 am-4 pm

Su 9/8, Sunday Classes Resume, 9:45 am

Su 9/8, Soup + Pie Meeting, after worship in the sanctuary

W9/11, The Case for Peace in the Sermon on the Mount, OEP Webinar, 7 pm

Th 9/12, Congregational Life Ministry Team Meeting, 2 pm at Alma's

F 9/13, Young Adults Gathering, 6:30 pm at parsonage

9/14, Shredding for AFAC, 10 am-1 pm

Su 9/15 Third Sunday Cereal Collection, during worship

9/15, Refreshments, after worship

M, 9/16, Joint Meeting with BUCC, 7 pm

9/7, Shepherd's Spring Workday, 8 am-4 pm

Sa 9/21, International Day of Prayer for Peace

Su 9/29, 10th Anniversary of Heifer Global Village at Shepherd's Spring, 2-4 pm

Sa 10/12, Crop Walk
News, Notes + Event Details
Children's Snack Sale for HCPP | This Sunday, September 1, after worship
The children's snack shop will pop back up this Sunday! It will be the last chance to support the Homeless Children's Playtime Project. Play is an essential part of childhood but severely restricted at most shelters. HCPP's trauma-informed recreation provides developmental opportunities and psychological support as a research-based, healing force for children living in transition. Contact Suzanne with questions.

Dunker Punks Podcast Party |
Friday, September 6, 6:30-8 pm
Join in at Washington City COB for an evening of socializing, singing and listening. We will be recording a group vocal section for the new Dunker Punks Podcast theme song! Food will be provided, but you're welcome to bring potluck-style additions. After eating and chatting, we'll track the parts for the new song, listen to clips from episodes and open up for a Q+A with members of the DPP team. All friends of the podcast are welcome! Contact
Suzanne or Jacob (at the city church) with questions.

Sunday School | Resumes September 8, 9:45 am
Children from Bethel UCC and ACOB join together while Bethel adults worship. Grades 3-6  attend a class upstairs with Ms. Judy while 3 year-olds through 2nd graders attend downstairs with Ms. Alma. 
The adult Sunday School class is led by Nancy and will be reading Inspired by Rachel Held Evans this fall. Whether you're a regular participant or interested in checking out this class for the first time, you are always welcome. All are welcome to join and drop-in for Sunday School any week. Contact, Nancy or Alma with questions.
Soup + Pie Meeting | Sunday, September 8, after worship
Anyone interested in updates about or helping out with our annual fall fundraiser is invited to this meeting after church in the sanctuary. Contact Alma with questions.

Joint Meeting with BUCC | Monday, September 16, 7 pm
A joint meeting will be held by ACOB's Church Board and Bethel UCC's Consistory to discuss financial arrangements and our contract. Contact
Warren with questions.

Church Board Minutes | Posted
Find minutes from the August 5 Church Board meeting posted in the church office. See the hanging folder on the red bulletin board to the right when you walk in. Contact Warren, Chair, with any questions. 

Part-Time Office Position | Arlington Forest UMC
The person who fills this job must be skilled with Microsoft Office programs, including Power Point. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are also important. The person in this job reports directly to the church pastor but will interact with a variety of other church members and staff, along with the general public. Hours are 9 am-1 pm Monday-Thursday. The salary is $16 per hour. If interested, please contact the church at 703-525-0961.
Give + Volunteer
Offer Flowers  | For the Worship Table
Volunteer to share a flower arrangement for the front of the sanctuary during worship. By keeping the arrangements in the fridge during the week, we can display your contribution for several weeks. We're currently connecting with Bethel UCC to see about inviting everyone's participation and  sharing the flowers for both Sunday services held in the sanctuary. Sign up on the sheet in the narthex and see Carol Cory (703-319-9270) with any questions.
Volunteer in the Garden  | Fall, 2019
Join in for a fall planting and harvest for AFAC. Our garden beds are in need of a little TLC, reinforcing the sides, softening and enriching the soil, and tending fall seedlings. The ideal time to plant is the last weekend of August through the second weekend of September. Contact Judy to volunteer for the fall.

Photo Credit: Robin Rittle captured the beautiful shots from our garden over the weekend!
Shredding for AFAC | Saturday, September 14, 10 am-1 pm
Get your personal papers shredded in exchange for a donation to Arlington Food Assistance Center. Don't miss our annual Hunger Month Awareness event generously sponsored by Ann Wilson Reality. Contact Marcia with questions.
Pray. Call. Write.
Lowell, recovering from a fourth round of chemo 
Floresta Anabaptist Mennonite Church, our sister church in Buenos Aires, Argentina hosting a workshop on disarming violence on September 7

Briana, enjoying studying in Australia

Kayce + Jennifer's baby, Kayce is the son of a friend of Karolina and Silena, his baby was delivered premature by emergency c-section

Catherine, Stephen's mom, anticipating hip replacement
Stephanie, Cindy's sister
Richard, Karolina's friend, struggling with lengthy chemo treatment
Kathy D., Robyn's friend, finished 4 months of chemo, anticipating drastic procedure in August
Carole Compton, suffering cellulitis in her lower leg
Mary Beth, Carole's daughter, back at work after surgery and feeling better every day, starting radiation soon
Keep in your ongoing prayers, Steve Shuss + Minnie Simmons
Bible Talk Revisited | Dunker Punks Podcast
Does the Bible speak to you? No, like does it SPEAK to you? Listening back to Dylan Dell-Haro’s series on gender, we get to hear him interview The Bible about peoples’ cultural and literary perspectives on God and God’s “gender.” Listen to the episode online: and subscribe on iTunes:
Community Worship
For Sunday's reflection, we took in a short drama to the set the scene for reading three different translations of the Good Samaritan. Read along: Luke 10:30-36.
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Fridays, 12-2 pm

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