Announcements – June 12, 2016
Welcome, Rev. Dr. Ridgeway Addison
Our guest preacher today is Rev. Dr. Ridgeway Addison. Dr. Addison is an educator and researcher in the fields of spirituality, theology, and ethics. Dr. Addison was the first theologian to serve Georgetown’s School of Nursing and Health Studies as a full-time faculty (2011-2015). Besides his teaching and research, he also provided resources for NHS faculty, staff and students on Georgetown’s Jesuit vision and mission, Ignatian spirituality and, more generally, the import of spirituality and religious identity in contemporary health care. Dr. Addison is an ordained Baptist minister associated with the Cooperative Baptist Association and Alliance of Baptists.
Dr. Addison currently serves on the Board of Directors and adjunct teaching faculty of the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation based in Washington, DC. A classically trained musician (piano, voice, guitar) and composer, he regularly incorporates music and other arts into his teaching, speaking, and scholarship. He is married to Rev. Sarah Scherschligt, pastor of Peace Lutheran Church in Alexandria. Their delightful daughter, Magdalene, is looking forward to becoming a big sister soon!
Mission of the Month: Arlington Free Clinic
The Arlington Free Clinic (AFC) provides free, high-quality medical care to low-income, uninsured Arlington County adults through the generosity of donors and volunteers. All patients live in Arlington County and have incomes at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Although most of their patients work, their jobs do not include access to health insurance. In recent years, an increasing number of new patients came to the AFC after losing their jobs and their insurance.
You can give to the mission of the month by using the special mission offering envelopes in the pews or donating online.
First Communion Celebrated Today
Several of Faith’s young people will be receiving First Communion for the first time today. Please join us in welcoming Eden, A.J., Ava, Beckett, and Abby to their places at the Lord’s table.
Memorial Service: Shirley Haugrose
Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.
Please join us in celebrating Shirley’s life among her friends at Faith.
Saturday, June 25, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Young Adult Ministry
Saturday, June 25th, 8:15am – Three Waterfalls Hike
We’ll hike a 9.3-mile trail, which passes three waterfalls in the southern Shenandoah National Park. (There will also be a shorter option of 6.1 miles and two waterfalls. If it’s a hot weekend, we may have a substitute hike.) After the hike, we plan to stop for dinner in the foothills. Please email Greg M. to sign up or for more information.
Sunday, July 17, 12:30 p.m.
Stay tuned for more information and a way to sign up.
On Saturday, June 18, Jill F., Stephanie B. and Aaron P. will be serving as voting delegates at the Metropolitan Washington DC Synod Assembly in Gaithersburg, MD. The theme for this year’s assembly is “For the Healing of the Nations.” Learn more.
More work days are planned for Saturdays, 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.
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)
We are still looking for at least one more adult who can be available to teach all of the days. If you’re able, please contact Mary Q.
Summertime with Families of Faith
Faith’s Family Friday Potlucks will be taking a break this summer, June-August. Please join us for our church picnic on Sunday afternoon, July 17, and stay tuned for more details on an outdoor movie night and family play date.
Village of Hope Mission Trip Opportunity
Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church (in Haymarket) is planning a mission trip to the Village of Hope in Haiti, September 24 – 30. They still have a few slots open! If you’re interested in joining the group for this trip, please contact Jill Z.