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October 2018 News   

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Next Meeting

The next ACCA board meeting will be
November 6

Peace Lutheran Church
6362 Lincolnia Rd, Alexandria, VA 22312

Refreshments and fellowship 
7:30 p.m.
7:45 p.m. 
Open to all visitors.   

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Annandale United Methodist

Braddock Baptist

Calvary Church of the Nazarene

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Annandale Ward
Little River Ward

Cornerstone Evangelical Free

Culmore United Methodist

First Presbyterian

Friendship United Methodist

Holy Spirit Catholic

Hope Lutheran

John Calvin Presbyterian

Lincolnia United Methodist 

Peace Lutheran

Providence Presbyterian

Queen of the Apostles Catholic

Ravenworth Baptist

Sleepy Hollow United Methodist

St. Alban's Episcopal

St. Anthony Catholic

St. Barnabas Episcopal

St. Michael's Catholic

St. Paul's Episcopal

United Baptist

Warner Baptist    

CROP Hunger Walk 

The 2018 Annandale CROP Hunger Walk was held on  Saturday, October 20 at Lake Accotink Park. This walk raises funds for Church World Service's (CWS)  hunger and refugee relief and for ACCA. 

Volunteers from 12 ACCA churches participated and 40 youth contributed posters to the event. Pledges are being counted and final totals will be available in December.  

Many thanks to all who participated and pledged, especially to the many returning walkers from John Calvin Presbyterian including Nancy Boxall (second from right in photo above) who  has raised $600,000 over the years. 
ACCA President Debra Schrag presents Rev.  Wayne Yawn of United Baptist Church with a certificate of appreciation to honor his 27 years of support to ACCA.

Pastors and Partners Luncheon

The annual ACCA Pastors and Partners luncheon held October 18 at Annandale United Methodist Church brought together almost 80 people representing ACCA church pastors, board members, and partners from the community. Dave Posey from our local Giant Food on Columbia Pike, Annandale, provided a buffet luncheon for guests.
The Rev. Jason A. Micheli,  Pastor, Annandale UMC, offered an opening prayer and the Rev. Dr. Jeff Shankles, Rector, St. Alban's Episcopal, led the closing prayer.  Guests learned about new partnerships and collaboration with various county agencies.  Tisha Deeghan, Deputy County Executive for Health and Human Services  provided an overview of her department. Karla Bruce, Fairfax County Chief Equity Officer, reviewed the One Fairfax initiative. 
Scouting for Food 

The annual Boy Scouts' Scouting for Food drive will take place on Saturday, November 10. Scouts will be going door-to-door to collect non-perishable food items for donation to food pantries such as ACCA's. The Scouts pick up the donations and transport them to the ACCA pantry. Please support the Scouts and be generous!
Helping Communities Heal

Interfaith Communities for Dialogue presents: Helping Communities Heal After a Hateful Event on Sunday November 11 from 1 - 4 p.m. at Annandale United Methodist Church. Speakers include: Dr. Ajaib Singh, Trustee, Sikh Foundation of VA, Pastor Dan Roschke, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Hossein Goal, Vice Chair of BoD, Dar Al Hijrah,  Jeff Dannick, Exec Dir, Jewish Community Center of NoVA.

Come and Give Thanks 

ACCA's annual Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service will take place on Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m. at at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 3439 Payne St., in Bailey's Crossroads. The service is an annual tradition to celebrate another year of serving basic and emergency needs in the community. A time of fellowship will follow. The offering from this service will be dedicated to the Annual Challenge Campaign.
Winning poster entry for the Commonwealth of Virginia Campaign.
Workplace Giving Campaigns 

Many workplace giving campaigns are presently underway.  If your workplace participates in these important campaigns, please consider designating ACCA, Inc. (Annandale Christian Community for Action) as a beneficiary. Thank you for your continued support.  Following are the details on each of these three campaigns:
UNITED WAY WORK PLACE CAMPAIGNS- #8058                  
COMBINED FEDERAL CAMPAIGN- #58934                   
Challenge Campaign Begins

The Annual ACCA Challenge Campaign is underway with a goal of raising $130,000 this year!  As we begin this year's campaign, several anonymous donors have pledged $25,500 for starters. The campaign this year will end on January 31, 2019.  
#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration.  Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.  Donations made to ACCA through the Catalogue for Philanthropy during # GivingTuesday will be part of the Challenge Campaign.  

Why donate to ACCA?  The Greater Washington Catalogue for Philanthropy  has included ACCA in its group of "the best" local charities for the past several years.  Experts from the catalogue vet charities by asking questions such as:   What need is a nonprofit meeting? Is it doing so with excellence? Are its finances sound? What impact, concretely measurable or harder to measure, is it having on the community it serves? This is how the catalogue determines which nonprofits are truly among "the best", helping donors feel confident that their giving makes an impact. Give now.
Mark Your Calendars

November 6 - ACCA Board Meeting, Peace Lutheran Church - 7:30 p.m.
November 10 - Boy Scouts of America - Scouting for Food
November 11 - Interfaith Dialogue - Helping Communities Heal After Hateful Event, Annandale United Methodist Church, 1 p.m.
November 20 - Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 3439 Payne St., in Bailey's Crossroads
November 27 - #GivingTuesday
December 4 - ACCA Board Meeting, Warner Baptist Church - 7:30 p.m.
Annual Report
The 2018 annual report for ACCA is now available