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Please join Bethel on Saturday, December 14th at 4:00 p.m. at Mary Marshall House for Christmas Caroling in honor of Robert Woosley. Sign up is located in the church lobby and if you are able, please bring cookies to share with Mary Marshall residents.
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Kim Casmey, Kristen Curlee, Bill Graver, Richard Lee, Art, Janna, and Judy Lipman, Susan Peters, Lisa Peterson, Laura Wells with Judson and dog, Jeter, and Mike Palermo’s parents, Bruce and Linda Hill, and Kristen Wheeler. Dorothy Lawrence, Thomas Nguyen, Thi Nguyen, Carolyn Richar, Mike Palermo, and Donna and Val Zadnik were unable to be at the walk, but helped to raise money. So far Bethel’s donations total $6047, which means that $1511.75 will be given to AFAC!
Arlington Food Assistance Center’s greatest need is for low sugar cold breakfast cereal. Next time you are shopping, please consider buying an extra box and bringing it to church with you on Sunday. For more information, please head to AFAC’s website at www.afac.org
Saturday, October 26th at 5:00 p.m. Join us for games, spooky activities, food and fellowship. Costumes are encouraged! Click here for a flier.
The 2013 Arlington CROPWalk will be held on Saturday, October 19, 2013 starting at 8:30 a.m. at Arlington Forest UMC. The aim of the walk is to help raise money for Church World Service to fight hunger around the world. One fourth of the money collected comes back to Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC). Last year, Bethel’s walkers raised $5930. If you want to walk for CROP, please contact Art Lipman (703-920-6423). If you can’t walk, please sponsor our walkers generously.
Experiencing Jesus is a 10-week adult study and discussion that offers participants a new way of experiencing Jesus in their daily lives. It begins Wednesday, September 18th from 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm in the library. There is no homework and each week will be an independent experience so please come when you can. Click here for a flier
We are in need of hosts for fellowship time through September and October. If you are able to prepare and serve a few light snacks for worshipers to enjoy after church, please sign up downstairs in Fellowship Hall or speak with one of the pastors.
On Sunday, September 15th at 6:30 pm in the sanctuary, Bethel United Church of Christ and AFAC co-sponsored a screening of the film “A Place at the Table” about hunger in America. The event was a great success! Friends and neighbors arrived in the sanctuary for the screening as well as a lucrative panel discussion with community stakeholders.
Almost 60 people attended the screening in Bethel’s sanctuary to learn about how they can combat hunger in Arlington, VA. Event attendees brought 110 pounds of food and raised $185 for Arlington Food Assistance Center.
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We seek to extend radical hospitality to all guests at Bethel services and events. We are in need of a number of volunteers both prior to and on the day of film screening of “A Place at the Table” on September 15th to help ensure a smooth visit for all. To learn more about how you can use your gifts to help, talk to or email Janna Lipman at email@example.com
Join us on Wednesday, September 11th at 7:00 pm in the sanctuary as we lift our pray for world peace and reconciliation. 12 years after 9-11 we remember all those who lost their lives in the violent attacks on New York, DC and in the fields of Pennsylvania, as well the hundreds of thousands have lost their lives in the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt and elsewhere. We pray for all those killed by acts of violence, for their families as they grieve, and for a world where peace is possible. We hope you will join us.
Email Pastor Curlee if you would like childcare for the service.