When the Storm Winds Blow “The boat, battered by the waves, was far from the shore, for the wind was against them. And early in the morning He came walking toward them on the sea.” – Matthew 14:24-25 (NRSV)
I can still remember hunkering down in our basement with my wife as Hurricane Isabel blew over us in September of 2003. ... Read More
40th Anniversary Arlington CROP Hunger Walk 40th Anniversary Arlington CROP Hunger Walk Set for Saturday, Oct. 28 – Supports Arlington Food Assistance Center
ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA. Congregations, community groups and individuals from across Arlington will gather on October 28th for the 40th annual Arlington CROP Hunger Walk. Organizers have set a goal of raising $40,000 to support Arlington Food Assistance Center (AFAC) ... Read More
Report of the Arlington District Superintendent (September 1, 2017)
(New initiatives in blue)
At Annual Conference, the Bishop shared her vision of the Virginia Conference: “To be disciples of Jesus Christ who are life-long learners who influence others to serve.” Over the next year, we will be learning more about how this vision will shape the work of our district. We will be ... Read More
Forty-four Reasons to Stay Married On September 8, Ernie and I celebrated 44 years of marriage. He has been married to me for twice as long as he was single. It hardly seems possible that we have shared two-thirds of our lives.
Sitting on our deck, enjoying the gorgeous crisp fall weather, we pondered the mystery of all it: how had ... Read More
“These are Exciting Times” I know that not everyone goes to our Alexandria District Conference, so let me share some insights from my Lay Leader report to the District. I begin by asking … How about this “New Thing?” Have you seen it? Have you experienced it? Are you willing to talk about it, or maybe, pray about it? ... Read More
Attention: Finance Committee members, Church Treasurers, Business Managers, Stewardship Chairs, and Clergy!
You are invited to learn, discuss, ask questions, and help others with questions and insights on church finances from 9-12 on Saturday, November 4 at St. Stephen’s UMC. (9203 Braddock Rd, Burke, VA 22015) Light refreshments will be served at check-in beginning at 8:30 ... Read More