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Announcements: April 3, 2016

Mission of the Month: Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program
Today, we are pleased to welcome Erica Serrano, Resource Parent Recruiter for the Arlington Foster Care /Adoption Program.

The Arlington Foster Care/Adoption Program is a service offered by Arlington Department of Human Services, Child and Family Services Division. One goal of the program is to ensure a temporary living arrangement is available for children who can no longer live in their homes because of abuse, neglect or other severe family problems.

You can help out by becoming a foster parent, by sharing information with people you know who might be interested in becoming foster parents, by purchasing a car seat (see insert), or by making a monetary donation to the “Mission of the Month” program.

For more information, see this month’s Key, or visit Erica’s display in the Fellowship Hall.

Stewardship at Faith
Throughout April we will be thinking about what it means to take hold of the freedom we have in Christ and serve as faithful stewards of God’s gifts. Members of Faith will share in worship why it is meaningful to them to give to Faith’s ministry, and we’ll invite everyone to think about their own stewardship and consider filling out a plan for giving for this year.

Today we’ll hear about the work of Arlington Foster Care, our newest Mission of the Month. We’ll invite our kids to make “Giving Jars” to take home and help them remember that they are stewards of God’s gifts, too!

XYZ to Visit the Cherry Blossoms
On Tuesday, April 5, the eXtra Years of Zest social group will take the van from Faith’s parking lot at 11 a.m. and head to the Tidal Basin to see the cherry blossoms. Afterwards, they will have lunch at the Silverado. If you’re interested in going along, please call Carolyn at 703-671-0312.

High School Youth Coffee & Conversation
Starting next Sunday, April 10, at 10:30 a.m. Catch up with your Faith friends and enjoy coffee and conversation with Dan, Sam, and Annie.

“First” Friday Potluck, April 8, 5:30 p.m.
Join us for a new favorite! Bring the family for crafts, a lesson from Pastor Yvette, and, of course, food. Program begins at 5:30 p.m., dinner starts by 6 p.m. RSVP and sign up for the potluck at www.flcva.org/signup.

Upcoming Young Adult Events
• Saturday, April 16th, 9:45am – Seven Hills of Bluemont Hike. We’ll hike a 5.5-mile lowland trail, which is especially beautiful in early spring, and has seven moderately steep climbs of 50 to 350 feet each. After the hike, we plan to visit a historic Loudoun county town and stay for dinner. Please email Greg Mantell at greg@sharptel.com to sign up or for more information.

SWO Convention
The Metropolitan D.C. Synodical Women’s Organization Convention will be held on Saturday, April 16, at Saint Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. We invite all women to join us in a day worship, learning, and fellowship. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. with a Continental breakfast, exhibits and shopping. There will be a worship service and a plenary session in the morning, followed by lunch and a choice of several workshops in the afternoon. These include a Bible Study, a testimony from Young Adults in Global Ministries, information from LSS/NCA on sponsoring a refugee family, and chair yoga.

Registration Fee: $40.00 per person. Final deadline: Mail-in by March 31, Electronic by April 10. Discounted registration: $15.00 for women under the age of 40 or first time attendees (Lunch included). For more information, see the display in the Fellowship Hall. You can also check out the SWO website at http://dwyercl2.wix.com/welca-metrodcsynod

Vacation Bible School – July 11 – 15
The VBS Staff is busy getting ready to catch the wave of God’s amazing love. Please help us “build” our surf shack! If you have any of the following items to donate or loan, we will happily accept:
• Tiki torches
• Hawaiian / beachy décor
• Surf or boogie boards
• Aquatic stuffed animals (fish, crabs, dolphins, etc)

Garden Events
We’re gearing up for another great growing season in the garden! Work days are planned for Saturdays, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3 and October 1. This year, we’ll be setting up a “farm market” one Sunday per month, May – August, to sell extra produce at church. For details, and to sign up to help out with the garden, visit www.flcva.org/garden.

Faith Lutheran Church

3313 Arlington Blvd
Arlington, VA 22201

703.525.9283 (Church)
703.525.1375 (Preschool)

Worship Times

10:00 AM In-Person & Streaming Worship

We invite you to join us this Sunday.