Message from Pastor Tim
 
Message from Pastor Tim
 
 
 
Dear Friends and Members of Ark and Dove,
 
It is day five of Winter Relief and Ark and Dove is providing terrific hospitality to our guests. Under the leadership of Ylonda Fauntleroy and Deb Saylor, and their team leaders, it has been smooth sailing and the men tell me that they feel more than welcome. Since we always serve in the first week of Winter Relief, we catch men as they are coming out of tents and or couch surfing. You can tell the summer was rough but at Ark and Dove they find genuine welcome. Thank you to the scores and scores of you for the parts you have played in extending Christ's hospitality.  Your discipleship is both effective and appreciated.
 
Cheryl Walcutt Winter Relief preparation
 
Please keep your eyes open for a Stewardship mailer this coming week. We are not running a campaign this autumn, we are engaging in a consensus building process, and we need your prayers and participation.
 
The Board of Education is meeting this Wednesday (2644 Riva Road, Annapolis), and several people from ACT (Anne Arundel Connecting Together), will be testifying about the slow pace of testing our public school water for lead.  Many people are going just to show support. I am heading down there, and I would like to bring ten people from Ark and Dove with me. We are trying to get yellow ACT t-shirts made, but wear yellow if you come. Sign up in the lobby on Sunday.
 
Wendy Wellington and Cheryl Schafer are in Guatemala this week, traveling with the Presbytery of Baltimore and learning about the fourfold ministries of CEDEPCA (the Protestant Center for Pastoral Studies in Central America): Disaster Relief; Women's Ministries and Empowerment; Biblical and Theological Seminary; and Intercultural Exchanges. Traveling to learn about another country and culture is a powerful act of peacemaking. Please hold Wendy and Cheryl in your prayers, and we will see you on Sunday in worship.
 
Peace of Christ,
Tim
timsstern@gmail.com