Sunday Announcements – December 2, 2018

  1. RestoMen Gathering: Join us on Tues, Dec 4 for our next RestoMen gathering. We will begin at 7:30pm with supper and end promptly at 9pm. This month our topic is “The Challenge of finding a Work/Life Balance.” Questions? Ask nathan@restorationarlington.org
  2. The Glebe Star Trees: Help us as we adopt 59 families this Christmas and purchase specific gifts for children in our neighborhood elementary school.  The Glebe Star Trees, with tags indicating gifts needed, are in the narthex. Questions? Email louise@restorationarlington.org
  3. Baking! Like to bake? Sign up to bring a dozen cookies that will be packaged and given to the Glebe Star Tree families when they come to pick up their gifts. Find all the details here: https://bit.ly/2P7fmAn Questions? Email louise@restorationarlington.org
  4. The Christmas Eve Team! Are you in town for Christmas Eve? There are many ways to serve at our Christmas Eve services. If you are here, join us!  No experience necessary, and it’s a great opportunity to join us in serving and celebrating. Contact kathy@restorationarlington.org
  5. Adventy Fireside Chats. Join Erica and friends at her house on Thursdays (Dec 6, 13, 20) at 7:45pm to carve out some quiet space to exercise the discipline of waiting.  Gather fireside for a guided reflection and time of prayer each week.  RSVP chapman.erica@gmail.com
  6. Bolivia Prayer Night: Join us at the Intagliata’s home on Thurs, Dec 13 from 7:30 – 8:30 PM to pray for our Bolivia partners, La Trinidad Anglican and Niños con Valor. We’ll also pray for immigrants in our community and ministries that serve them: Casa Chirilagua and RILA.  Questions? Contact Diana at dintagliata@gmail.com
  7. RestoWomen Christmas Gathering – Women, join with friends Tues, Dec 18 at 7:30pm in the Fellowship Hall to enjoy a Christmas celebration together!
  8. Leading a Small Group.  Would you like to lead a Small Group? We are looking for new small group leaders for Winter 2019 (Jan to March). If you are potentially interested in leading a group, please contact nathan@restorationarlington.org. The deadline to sign up is Sun, Dec 16, 2018.
  9. Men’s and Women’s Retreats are happening Jan 11-12 (men’s) and Feb 8-10 (women’s) at at Meadowkirk retreat center in Middleburg, VA.  Registration is open today at restorationarlington.org.  You won’t want to miss these times of growing friendships and discipleship.
  10. The Matthew 25 Gathering: Feb 19-21, 2019 Restoration will be hosting Anglicans from around North America who are contending for shalom by doing works of Justice and Mercy.  It is a privilege to get to welcome these wonderful people.  Consider holding those dates for the opportunity to be on a team serving with hospitality and logistics.
  11. Clergy Emergency Contact Number: This is a way for you to contact one of our clergy if you have any sort of pastoral emergency.  Text or call 571.766.6495 to get through to one of them right away.

Advent Calendar for Dec – more details at restorationarlingon.org

   Sat, 8,15, and 22 – Join us in the sanctuary to decorate 9:30am-12

   Thurs, 6,13,20 – Adventy Fireside Chats 7:45pm at Erica’s

   Sun, 9 – Caroling at Sunrise Senior Living at 7pm

   Sat, 15 – Help sort Glebe Star Tree gifts from 9am to 11

   Tues, 18 – RestoWomen Christmas Gathering at 7:30 in Fellowship Hall

   Sun, 23 – no 5pm worship service

   Mon, 24 – Lessons and Carols at 3pm, 5pm, and 9pm

   Sun, 30 – One worship service at 10am (wear your Christmas sweater)