August 11, 2019 
Volume, 384
This Week's Edition Vol. 384
Roof Replacement Update
Community Classical Concert
Upcoming Events
Book Discussion Group
ACC's Food Barrel
Summer 2019 Improvements to Our Church
It's Complicated: A Summer Sermon Series
This Coming Week
Roof Replacement  Update

David Hertzer, our Trustee who has been overseeing the roofing project, writes with this update: "The roofing work is on schedule and will be competed next week." We're grateful to General Roofing for their hard work, and to all our neighbors in our building for their patience. Next up is the concrete project, which will begin on August 19.
If any member has any complaints, concerns, or questions, please speak to David Hertzer after morning worship this week.
Community Classical Concert
 Sunday August 11 @ 4:00 PM

Lena Lubotsky, piano, Marie Ishida, piano, Marvin Sanders, flute. The ensemble will perform music of J.S. Bach, Joseph Haydn, Iosif Andriasov and more! Tickets at the door (donation only).

Upcoming Events
Sunday August 18 @ 11:30 AM
Outreach Brainstorming Session, Fireside Room
As we prepare to kick off another church year in the fall, let's gather to talk about ways we can promote Arlington Community Church to the wider community. Topics to be addressed include: special events, signage, social media. Come with your ideas, and think about ways you can be involved!
Monday August 19 @ 10:00 AM
Memoir Group
Memoir Group in August is on 8/19, which happens to also be National Potato Day. Write something about potatoes you have known and loved, or grown. Or maybe a childhood game involving potatoes - Hot Potato, Mr. Potato Head perhaps?
Friday August 23 @ 4:45 PM
Theology On Tap
Join Rev. Nate every fourth Friday at The Junket in El Cerrito , 235 El Cerrito Plaza, right near Trader Joes. Topic: "It's Complicated: Bring your own issue or question." All summer, we've been exploring difficult subjects in our sermon series. What's been sparked in your own life? You're invited to come with a theological query or a moral conundrum for the group, or just come ready to listen!
Friday August 23 @ 6:00 PM
Bridge Night
Monthly potluck and bridge play at all levels for ACC'ers and guests.

Book Discussion Group

Join the Book Discussion Group, last Sunday of the next 3 months, 11:30 - 12:30 in the Fireside room. The three dates are:
August 25th (Chapter1),
September 29 (Chapter 2),
October 27 (Chapter 3, 4, 5)
Our book, A Global Warming Primer, gives an elegant and clear explanation about the scientific reasons for global warming (lots of colorful visuals). Jeffrey Bennett, the author is an astrophysicist, former NASA scientist and prominent lecturer. He is the author of many books for curious adults, textbooks for colleges and for children; one book, "The Wizard Who Saved the World" was chosen to be read at the International Space Station.
Jeffrey Bennett will be a Person of the Planet guest speaker on Tuesday, November 5th at 7:00pm. We are excited that Mr. Bennett made time for us on his short visit to the Bay area. Mark you calendars. We will be ready. The book is available through Amazon
ACC's Food Barrel

Arlington Community Church is joining with the Contra Costa Solano County Food Bank to fill a food barrel over the next month.
1 in 8 people in the two counties - about 180,000 individuals - turn to the Food Bank of Contra Costa and Solano each month. St. Mary's University did a study in which they found  that 92% have a household income of less than $35,000 a year and it takes $76,500 for a family of four to make ends meet in California. 64% of households have seniors, children or both. Even more staggering, 29% rely on the Food Bank for at least half of their food.
The study also revealed that the majority of participants eat healthier since receiving food assistance from the Food Bank and its partner agencies. 71% of respondents said they eat more balanced meals. 75% of respondents said they eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.
The need is particularly great for protein items such as canned tuna or peanut butter. Right now please bring those items and other packaged food goods (with current expiration dates) and help us fill the barrel.
Cash contributions can also be made and the Lesher Fund is currently matching all gifts to the Food Bank.
Summer 2019 
Improvements to Our Church    
Two summer construction projects are scheduled to enhance our church building and exterior. Read more below, and keep us in prayer during this time of transition!
Concrete Project
Following the roof replacement project, our concrete project will start on August 19. The project will consist of replacing the retaining wall at the north end of the church, and the stairs from the patio down to the east end of the Kensington Nursery School walkway, as well and the patio itself and the wooden deck leading to it from the church Social Hall. This project is expected to last 4-6 weeks.
It's Complicated: 
A Summer Sermon Series  
Life is full of blessings that can also feel like burdens. How do we navigate situations that require all of our head and heart, and still might not have an answer?
Join us as we have fun exploring a different "complicated" topic each Sunday morning, from family to money to tradition.

Text: Ecclesiastes 3 & Matthew 19. Rev. Nate Klug preaching.
August 18. "It's Complicated: Technology"
Text: Genesis 6, 1 Corinthians 9: 19-23. Rev. Nate Klug preaching.

August 25. "It's Complicated: Having a Specific Faith"
Text: Luke 13:22-30. Rev. Nate Klug preaching

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This Coming Week
Sun, August 11
Morning Worship 
10:00 AM

Faith Formation Meeting
11:30 AM

Community Classical Concert
4:00 PM

Sun, August 18
Morning Worship
10:00 AM

Outreach Brainstorming
11:30 AM

Upcoming Events

Mon Aug 19 @ 10:00 AM
Memoir Group

Fri Aug 23 @ 5:00 PM
Theology on Tap

Fri Aug 23 @ 6:00 PM
Bridge Night

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