Ark and Dove Currents
Arkive November 13, 2020
 
Looking ahead to Advent and Christmas, there are a number of music opportunities coming up. One of the more important will be a virtual singing of Away in a Manger by the children of Ark & Dove. If you would like your child to participate, we would love to have them sing! Drop me an email and I'll be in touch with further details in the next week or so.
 
Peace,
Margaret
Director of Music
margaret.mcgillivray@gmail.com
 
This week we have a special anthem prepared for the service. Kim Champagne has been working hard on 'You Say' by Lauren Daigle for months now. I am super proud of her progress and she did a phenomenal job recording the song this week. We also recorded a hymn favorite, 'Take My Life,' the hymn with the chorus written by Chris Tomlin. I hope that you all are remaining healthy and safe. COVID cases are on the rise so please take all the necessary precautions recommended by the CDC and Governor Hogan to keep the virus contained. 
 
God bless,
Pat
Director of Contemporary Music
psise11@gmail.com
 
Generosity!
 
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You will be enriched in every good way for your generosity….
- 2 Corinthians 9:11
 
Twenty-Fourth Sunday After Pentecost
 
All are welcome! Join livestream worship at 10:00 am.
 
Access the
 
October Financial Update
 
YTD Expected Unpledged Income
Actual Unpledged Income
Behind
 
 
YTD Expected Pledged Income
YTD Actual Pledged Income
Ahead
 
$32,240.00
$26,558.00
$5,682.00
 
 
$377,930.00
$378,016.00
$86.00
Discipleship Ministry and Board of Deacons
 
Christian Education and Mission Ministries
 
Outreach & Connections and Worship Ministries
 
Facilities and Administration Ministries
 
 
This Sunday is Dedication Sunday
--From the Stewardship Team--
 
We are sincerely grateful for your continued prayers, love, commitment, and financial support this past year and we are so excited to see where God leads us as a congregation in the future. For the past 8 weeks we have heard from each elder on Session as well as the Board of Deacons during our 2021 Connections stewardship video series. They have thoughtfully presented the impact of their respective ministries and their vision for growth in 2021 and beyond. As we prepare for 2021, we hope that you will view all eight videos in the series again and reflect on all the ways that Ark and Dove keeps us connected to God and to each other and helps us answer the call to transform lives and carry God’s dream into the world. We pray that you will continue to engage in and support Ark and Dove with your giving.
 
This Sunday, November 15, is Dedication Sunday. May we freely and willingly give from what God has given to us to meet the needs of others in love and unity.
 
-2021 Connections Stewardship Team. Doug Walcutt, Tricia Gray, Joe Gray, Dianne Johnson, Bruce Sanders, Steve Debus, and Pastor Tim
 
Peace in Anne Arundel County!
Peace and Global Witness Offering
 
Through your participation in the Peace and Global Witness Offering, our church extends Christ’s peace throughout our community. The Peace and Global Witness Offering will be used to support ACT, as we support peace in Anne Arundel County. This offering is currently underfunded! Thank you for your support, as we weather one of the most difficult times in our history--together! You can donate online, by text (text amount followed by peace to 410-983- 3481) or by check. Cheryl Schafer, Mission Elder, csscas@verizon.net.
 
Advent Begins November 29th
Advent Wreaths Coming Soon!
LOGOS and the Worship Ministry want to help each Ark and Dove family feel connected as we prepare for Christmas during ADVENT. We would like to give each Ark and Dove family an Advent wreath, so we can all light candles at home and count down toward Christmas. Please click here for a link to sign up to receive a wreath, let us know if you want it delivered, or if you can help deliver to other A&D families. If you do not sign up to have a wreath delivered, you can pick it up at church starting on Nov. 29 (more details to follow).
 
Sign up here to get connected this Advent.
 
Social Equity and Racial Justice
Virtual Workshop This Tuesday
On Tuesday, November 17 from 6-8pm Showing Up for Racial Justice Annapolis and Anne Arundel County will explore the value of “Calling In, Not out." This 2 hr virtual workshop is designed to increase participants' ability to engage in conversations around race and racism. We will identify opportunities for "calling in" versus "calling out,” define white fragility and discuss how to navigate it, and learn tactics to address common microaggressions and racist statements. Ultimately, participants should leave the workshop with tools for calling more people into the movement for racial justice. Learn how to have conversations about racism with family and friends just in time for Thanksgiving dinner! 
 
To register and receive zoom link prior to workshop, click here.
 
Adult Christian Education
Lectionary Bible Study
 
Every Wednesday at 10 am, we gather online for fellowship, Bible study on the upcoming Sunday scriptures, and prayer. This has been and continues to be a great way to deepen friendships and faith. Please join us, there is no commitment or homework. Contact Pastor Jon for the Zoom invitation (jnelson@arkanddove.org).
 
Youth Christian Education
Godly Play
 
Our Sunday school program for grades K-5 takes place via Zoom each Sunday from 9:00- 9:40 am. Our host welcomes the child(ren), the storyteller tells a story and then leads the children in reflection and wondering. Normally, our class would involve a work/creative response time as well, so our Godly Play team has put together response bags containing art supplies and other materials for the children to keep at home for personal use. If you are interested in getting a bag for your child(ren), or you have any questions about Godly Play or would like to be put on our list to receive zoom invitations, please contact Julie Devers, Christian Education Elder, at jbdevers@gmail.com.
LOGOS Weekly Lessons and Activities
 
LOGOS has begun; check your emails each Tuesday! LOGOS is Ark and Dove's midweek intergenerational experience for children and youth up to 8th grade. It is a time for all ages to come together to learn about God and grow in their relationships. Unlike previous years, we will not be meeting in the church building. Instead, each week will have a different family-centered activity to do either at home or outside at church. There will be crafts, games, bible study, and opportunities for worship and mission. If you’d like to get on the weekly emailing list, please contact Amy Goldberg at amygoldberg.2010@gmail.com. If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact Jen Roman at jroman8414@gmail.com.
 
Growing With Each Other
Sunday Fellowship!
 
Sunday Fellowship after the live-stream church service continues! Via a ZOOM meeting, of course. If you'd like to join in for some light conversation and have a chance to see some familiar faces, simply send an email to fellowship@arkanddove.org to request an invitation. We will then send you a link to the Zoom meeting. You only need to do this one time, and you can use the same link each week. The meetings begin around 11:15 each Sunday. It will be great to "see" you! Nicole Howe, nicolehowe123@gmail.com.
 
Tea at Three
Friendly Seniors
 
Thursdays at 3:00 pm on Zoom. Please contact Pastor Tim (tstern@arkanddove.org) to receive an invitation.