Announcements: October 14, 2016
Reformation Sunday and Installation Celebration – Please RSVP by Thursday, October 20!
There’s a lot happening at Faith on Sunday, October 30! It’s Reformation Sunday, Confirmation Sunday, and the installation of Faith’s co-pastors, Pastor Yvette and Pastor Kate.
Mission of the Month: Offender Aid and Restoration
October’s Mission of the Month is Offender Aid and Restoration (OAR). OAR is a community-based restorative justice organization that blends compassion and accountability to assist offenders in leading productive and responsible lives, to the benefit of all. Serving Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, and the City of Falls Church, OAR works with individuals who have been incarcerated as well as persons who are mandated by the courts to complete community service hours. To learn more about OAR, visit their website or follow them on Facebook.
Project Christmas Angel
To brighten this Christmas for area children whose parents are incarcerated,
please contribute to this worthwhile O.A.R. (Offender Aid and Restoration) program. Your donated toys and gift cards will be distributed in December, helping children feel connected to those who can’t be physically present during the holidays. A display in the Fellowship Hall provides details on how you can help these needy kids.
XYZ (Xtra Years of Zest) OktoberfestTuesday, October 18, 11:30 a.m.
Pastor Kate is hosting the annual XYZ Oktoberfest at the 1st Street parsonage. Brats, buns, and condiments will be provided. BYOB and/or a side dish to share. Be sure to let Carolyn Baker know that you are coming: 703-671-0312
Young Adult Oktoberfest
Saturday, October 22, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m.
We’ll gather at Pastor Kate’s house (the parsonage on 1st Street) for brats and a good time. Not only will we fill ourselves with food and drink, but we’ll also take time to wrestle with a semi-spiritual question together. Brats, buns, and condiments will be provided. BYOB and/or a side dish to share.
Young Adult Gleaning Service Event
We will be volunteering with AFAC for gleaning on Nov. 5 at a farm in Winchester from 9:00 am – 11:30 am. A group will leave from the church at 7:30 am or you can meet the group at the farm at 9:00 am. “Gleaning” means gathering crops after the harvest. AFAC will be donating the gathered produce to a local food bank/distribution center in Arlington. Please contact Greg Blatt (email@example.com) for more information or to sign up.
Arlington Turkey Trot
Come run with Pastor Kate and Kris Finney before you gorge yourself on food on Thanksgiving Day! Bridges to Independence, our August Mission of the Month, is a beneficiary of the Turkey Trot. Register to run and help this wonderful organization while burning off a few calories in advance. For more information and to register, go to the Arlington Turkey Trot website.