Ark and Dove Currents

  Ark and Dove Currents  
Arkive for June 16, 2017
Transformations: The Capital Savings Fund Campaign
TRANSFORMATIONS! A GREAT START TOWARDS OUR GOAL Thank you to everyone who submitted pledges last week in support of Transformations. We received 29 pledges totaling over $111 thousand dollars for the three year campaign. That puts us over 20% towards our eventual goal of $475-500 thousand dollars. If you were not able to submit your pledge last week, please feel free to add it to the offering this week. The closer we get to our goal, the sooner our dreams to transform Ark and Dove can become a reality. Steve Debus,   
Say Cheese! 
CHURCH PHOTO DIRECTORY Sign up now for pictures!  We are continuing to move forward with updating our church photo directory.  Online sign-up registration was emailed earlier this week or you can follow this link to register:!/showSignUp/30e0b44a8ab2aabf49-picture/10121560

We want everyone to be included so please sign up soon.  We are asking for a $10 donation to help with the cost of printing the directory.  You will receive a printed copy, and we will provide you a digital copy of the family picture for your use.  As announced in church on Sunday, we are simultaneously creating an online directory, which will be maintained on the church website in a members only section and password protected.  This will allow us to maintain a current directory and add photos of new families or new additions to families on an ongoing basis - saving us from having a massive project every few years to produce a new directory (YAY)!   
We also have a second link to sign-up to volunteer during our picture days.  Each date we are doing pictures has a 4 hour time block.  We are hoping volunteers will sign up for one or more hours to greet families, confirm addresses, assist with flow of families in and out of picture room, and collect donations for the printed version of the directory.  Here is the link to sign up to volunteer:

Please assist us with this important project.  If you have questions, please contact Julia Kirby, or Ryan Stavely,    
Christian Education for Adults

ADULT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL VBS is not only for children and youth! Adults also will study "Renew!" From July 9-13, 6 pm to 8:15 pm, we will host an interactive discussion on creation care. We will follow J. Matthew Sleeth's video series, "Serving God, Saving the Planet." We also hope to finish the week by starting a garden that supports our mission opportunities, such as Winter Relief and CAP. Any questions? Please contact Pastor Jon (
Christian Education for Children
FIELD DAY!  We will hold our annual Field Day for PreK through 5th graders, this Sunday, June 18th! Make sure your children wear their play clothes to church when they come this Sunday!  Summer Sunday School sessions begin on June 25th.  This is a combined class of preschool through the fifth grade, which will run through August 27th. 
SUMMER SUNDAY SCHOOL AND VBS TEACHERS Adult volunteers are needed as teachers for Summer Sunday School.  Please pray and consider signing up as a teacher for one Sunday or several Sundays.  Kim Champagne ( will provide all the materials, including a lesson plan, a video and a craft; hopefully we will attract middle and high school youth as our assistants. Speaking of...   

SERVICE LEARNING CREDITS Attention all Middle School and High School Students! Are you interested in earning service learning credit over the summer? Do you like being helpful in a place where you are really needed?  The Christian Education Ministry needs your help in the nursery, Summer Sunday School and Vacation Bible School this summer.  Please contact Kim Champagne ( to find out how you can help out and earn credit for helping!
RENEW! The Green VBS is coming to Ark and Dove July 9 through July 13, in the evenings.  Please see Pastor Jon ( or Christina Nelson ( if you are interested in helping out this summer.  Registration is now open! Register HERE!
Fundraising for Eagle Scout Project
EAGLE SCOUT PROJECT FUNDRAISING DATES As part of my Eagle Scout Project, I am working on part of the spiritual meander on the church grounds. The section I am working on will include a reflection circle containing a gazing ball at the end of an approximately 40' path. I will be collecting donations on June 18, June 25, and August 27. Money and resources are welcome. For details please contact me at I will also be available to answer questions in person on any of those dates. Have a blessed day, Dillon Benson,     
Summer Book Club
SUMMER BOOK CLUB Do you love to read? Have you ever finished a great book and wanted to talk about it with others? This summer, we will host a book club just for you! In June, July, and August, we will read a different book and come together for fellowship and discussion. June's book is The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead. From "Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award, the #1 New York Times bestseller from Colson Whitehead, [the novel is] a magnificent tour de force chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South." 
Pick up the book and join us at church on Tuesday night, June 27 at 7 pm. Contact Pastor Jon (
Deacons Corner
CALLING ALL GRADUATES The Deacons want to celebrate all those who have achieved educational milestones this year. If you or someone close to you recently graduated from high school, undergrad or grad school, please let us know Graduates will be included in the prayer list and formally acknowledged in an upcoming church bulletin.
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed. - Deuteronomy 31:8 

Featured item for June is MACARONI AND CHEESE (Annie's organic, Amy's, Back to Nature, Pirate's Booty, etc.) Please drop off food items in the Mission Zone bin. Thank you for your donations!