Ark and Dove Currents
  Arkive June 8, 2018
 
Notes for you!
 
Please join us this Sunday, June 10, for our summer musical, “Oh, Jonah!” These kids have been working so hard, and you will not want to miss it! Remember it is a single service beginning at 10:00! 
 
The following week, June 17th, please join us at the 9:30 service for my farewell Sunday! I am honored to be directing Faure’s “Requiem” with an incredibly talented choir and orchestra! Following the 11:00 service, there will be a luncheon. I hope to see you all there and celebrate our wonderful times together.
 
Love,
Rebecca
rebeccaebell@gmail.com
 
Donation Opportunities
 
 
DONATE ONLINE! Peace and Global Witness Offering, Capital Savings Fund, Per Capita, and more! Many opportunities await you!
 
Outreach and Connection
 
Parents Potluck
 
A fellowship opportunity for all who are in a parenting role. Tonight, June 8th, 6 to 8 pm. This time we can grill, so bring a side dish or dessert. See you then! Contact Pastor Jon for any questions (jgnelson1985@gmail.com).
 
Summer Book Club
 
Summer is about to begin and that means it is time to grab a book for the beach... or for your air-conditioned living room. For June, July and August, we will host a book club where we can share ideas and encourage each other in faith. Our first book is Southernmost, a novel by Silas House. Southernmost is about an evangelical pastor who is shunned by his family and church for preaching and practicing tolerance. This newly-published novel will help us talk about relevant issues about faith and conviction, prejudice and tolerance. Please buy the book from wherever you get your books and we will discuss at lunch on Sunday, June 24th. Jon Nelson, jgnelson1985@gmail.com
 
Mission Ministry
 
La Trinidad Garden Dedication – RESCHEDULED to June 17
 
The Comunidad Presbiteriana La Trinidad Garden Project Dedication has been rescheduled for Sunday, June 17, at 5 pm. Please join the worshiping community to celebrate the expansion of the garden, in size and number of participants. This year the participants plan to donate extra produce to area food banks, as well as sell at local farmers market. The 5 pm ceremony, in Spanish and English, will include the dedication, prayers, songs, a sermon and readings. The gardens are at Hollywood Farms in St. Margaret’s, 1922 Weems Farm Road. Questions? Laura Willoughby Perry, jwilloughby@gmail.com.
 
 
Immigration Forum! This Sunday!
 
Join us this Sunday, June 10, for our Safe Passage forum, an informational forum on the immigration crisis, from 2 to 4 pm, right here at Ark and Dove.
 
The forum will introduce attendees to community members impacted by the changing immigration laws in the United States and examine ways to support and assist impacted communities.
 
Panelists include:
•   Heather Benno, Managing Attorney with Catholic Charities of Baltimore Immigration Legal Services (Esperanza Center), who will speak about recent legislative changes and their impacts on area communities;
 
•   Suzanne Conti Martin, President of the Annapolis Immigration Justice Network (AIJN) which helps connect local immigrant families to legal consultations, medical help and food and clothing assistance;
•   Migde Lucas, pastor of Comunidad Presbiteriana La Trinidad, an Hispanic worshipping community in Anne Arundel County;
•   Danny Caracheo, a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipient and Michigan resident making a cross-country tour this summer to raise awareness about the DACA executive order and its impacts on communities;
•   A local family with Temporary Protected Status (TPS) that will expire in September, 2019, and the decisions they are currently facing.
 
The panel will be moderated by Marc Rodriguez, the first Hispanic/Latino elected official on the Annapolis City Council as Ward 5 Alderman. He grew up in Mexico and Anne Arundel County.
 
Childcare will be provided. Register at www.arkanddove.org/safepassage
 
Guatemala Volcanic Eruption
 
The Fuego volcano, located 27 miles southwest of Guatemala City, erupted on Sunday June 3rd, 2018. According to Guatemala's national civil protection authority, the loss of life has reached 65. The agency says that in addition, 46 were injured and an unknown number are missing.
 
The Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is responding in collaboration with partner CEDEPCA, the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America, which is headquartered in Guatmala City. A $10,000 solidarity grant has been approved and continued support is being discussed.
 
To contribute, please go to the Ark and Dove giving page.
 
Winter Relief
 
Save the date, October 8th thru 14th 2018. This will be Ark and Dove’s week to host 25 homeless men and show radical hospitality. Debbie Saylor, saylordeb@yahoo.com and Ylonda Fauntleroy, yfauntleroy@gmail.com.
 
CAP West County Food of the Month
 
Featured item for June is MACARONI AND CHEESE. Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!      
 
Christian Education
 
Field Day!
 
We are celebrating the end of regular Sunday School with our annual field day on June 17th. Please have your children dress for outdoor recreation and fun! Questions? Contact Laura Rockwell, laura.a.rockwell@gmail.com.
 
Vacation Bible School 2018
 
 
?God's Good Creation, Monday July 9th through Friday, July 13th, 6:00-8:05 pm
 
Registration is now open! Children in Pre-K (age 4-5) through grade 5 are invited to journey with us as we celebrate the gifts that God has created--gifts that can help build a world where all people are fed. Register online here!
 
Volunteer for VBS!
 
Volunteers needed! Please consider joining the team as we teach children about hunger, hope, and the work to which God calls us in the world. Adult and youth volunteers are needed to assist in four different rotation activities (craft; games; snack/story time; simulation station--learn about hunger, poverty and our response) as well as team members to help with decorating, supply organization, and sign-in and sign-out on the nights of the program. Contact Christina Nelson, christinajoy87@gmail.com, or Laura Rockwell, laura.a.rockwell@gmail.com, to get involved.
 
All Graduates!
 
The Deacons want to celebrate all those who have achieved educational milestones this year! If you or a family member recently graduated from high school, undergrad or grad school, let us know admin@arkanddove.org! Please include the graduate's name, school and, if applicable, his/her major. Graduates will be included in the prayer list and formally acknowledged in an upcoming church bulletin.
 
Administration Ministry
 
Director of Music Update
 
The search for the new, permanent, Director of Music has begun! Last Sunday the search team, for our new director, met for the first time to prayerfully begin the search process. We assigned team roles, and over the next few weeks will be reviewing and refining the director’s job description, before we begin advertising the position. We appreciate your prayers and support, and we promise to keep you updated on our progress.
 
Kim Champagne, kim.champagne@gmail.com, team member
Tracy Churchill, tracy@churchill.net, search team leader