Ark and Dove Currents
  Arkive October 19, 2018
Notes for you!
It was delightful to have Laura Doughty play the flute with us last Sunday. What a wonderful addition to our service! In this coming week we are singing God Is in This Room as our anthem, a beautiful arrangement by Ruth Elaine Schram and John Parker. Come and enjoy this Sunday!
 
Joyfully,
 
Dorene
Interim Music Director
doreneschen@gmail.com
 
Our Winter Relief guests have arrived. It is such a blessing that our congregation can pull together to support the community and provide a safe haven for our guests. Let's join together this Sunday to provide a welcoming worship service for the guests who would like to attend so they can feel the presence of God's love through us. Also, LOGOS is going well, and we are excited to present the song we've been working through soon! Rend Collective - Rescuer.
 
God bless!
 
Pat
Interim Director of Contemporary Music
psise11@gmail.com
 
Generosity Opportunities
 
 
DONATE ONLINE! Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, Peace and Global Witness Offering for ACT: Anne Arundel Connecting Together, Pledged Giving, Capital Savings Fund and more! Many opportunities await you!
 
Presbyterian Disaster Assistance
 
Help hurricane victims of Florence and Michael. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) giving opportunities can be found on the Ark and Dove website.
 
PDA is responding to the urgent need for disaster recovery assistance following hurricanes Florence and Michael and urges your support for those affected. PDA is delivering immediate aid to those impacted. Initial assessments suggest catastrophic destruction, but the full scope of the damage will not be known for many months.
 
Church Clean-up!
 
Fall fun and fellowship!
Saturday, October 27, 8am to 2pm. Come join us in cleaning up our building and grounds! We need people to paint, people to weed and people to rake. We need lots of people! Come for 1 hour or stay the whole day! Please contact Rob Yeager, Facilities Elder, facilities@arkanddove.org , for more info.
 
Stewardship
 
Renewing our Annual Stewardship through a Consensus Building Process
In place of our regular Annual Stewardship Appeal this fall, we are undertaking a Consensus Building Process to discern together our church's priorities and how we will increase giving in order to support them. We need your thoughts, questions, ideas and perspectives as part of this process and we invite you to consider the following:
 
  1. Continue your current financial support of Ark and Dove's ministry and pray for the Spirit's guidance in this discernment process.
  2. Sign up and attend a small group dialogue session. Sign up online or in the lobby.
  3. Complete a survey which will be mailed to you or will be available online beginning November 3. Deadline for completing the survey is November 18.
 
Please be on the lookout this week for more information coming to you in the mail! 
 
 
Mission Ministry
 
Winter Relief: October 15 through October 22
 
 Contribute to the needs of the saints; extend hospitality to strangers.
- Romans 12:13
 
2nd Anniversary Celebration!
Members of the Comunidad Presbiteriana La Trinidad (CPT) community, along with members of the six supporting churches, are invited to gather for an evening of worship, food and drink to celebrate the second anniversary of CPT. This event will be held Sunday, October 21, from 4pm to dark at the Gardens in St Margaret's. Located at 621 Holly Road, Annapolis, MD 21409 (then follow signs to “1701 Pleasant Plains Road.”)  Please bring a dessert and gallon drink to share, as well as a chair for each person in your party!
 
Volunteer for CAP
CAP is the Christian Assistance Program, Inc., a group of about 13 churches, including Ark & Dove, that provides food and clothing to families in West Anne Arundel County. Ark & Dove helps sustain CAP through regular food donations, clothing donations, the annual Souper Bowl of Caring, and volunteers for CAP activities. CAP operates a food pantry at Severn United Methodist Church and needs volunteers to help carry food from the pantry to the clients’ cars. The pantry is open Tuesdays (11am-1pm) and Thursdays (3-5pm). Help is needed both days, but more on Thursdays and especially the fourth Thursday of the month. For more information, or to volunteer, please contact Greg Makar (GLMakar@juno.com, 301-483-8255).   
 
CAP featured food item for October
Featured item for October is CANNED VEGETABLES (sweet potatoes, pumpkin, tomatoes, etc.). Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!  
 
Outreach and Connection
 
New Members/Inquirers Class
If you are new to Ark and Dove, please join the New Members/Inquirer’s Class on Saturday, October 27, from 8:30 am to noon where you can meet other people who have been visiting Ark and Dove, and enjoy breakfast and fellowship. This “no obligation” class is just for you if want to learn more about Ark and Dove and what it means to be a member. We’ll provide breakfast and childcare. Hope to see you there! Sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the lobby or contact Donna Anderson at donna.anderson30@aol.com, so we can plan for breakfast and childcare.
 
Worship Ministry
 
Lay Reader Training
Are you interested in helping with the worship experience on Sunday morning? You are cordially invited to Lay Reader training on either October 22 or 24, 7pm, in the Sanctuary to learn more. Please sign up in the lobby, and contact Betsy Baer (bbaer1216@aol.com) or Ryan Stavely (ryan@stavely.org) with any questions.
 
Adult Christian Ed
 
A Lens of Love
Is the Bible really relevant to us? Can it speak to the complicated issues of our time? Join us as we read the Bible with Jonathan L. Walton, an acclaimed professor and preacher at Harvard and author of A Lens of Love: Reading the Bible in Its World for Our World. Please purchase the book online or join us as you are, Sundays after worship for a bagged lunch discussion beginning October 28th and ending November 25th. Contact Kim Champagne (kim.champagne@gmail.com) or Pastor Jon (jgnelson1985@gmail.com) with any questions.