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THE  ARLINGTONIAN
May  2018


TABLE OF CONTENTS
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DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE ARLINGTONIAN
ARLINGTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH DIRECTORY
DISCIPLES WOMEN MINISTRY
MAY 2018 MEETINGS
SPECIAL TASK COMMITTEE REPORT
MOTHERS DAY BLANKET ORDER FORM
   
   
CONTENTS



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DEADLINE FOR THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE ARLINGTONIAN

Please bring any information to be included in the next month's newsletter to the church office by Sunday, May 20, 2018.  Sign up to receive the newsletter via e-mail (it's in color).

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ARLINGTON CHRISTIAN CHURCH DIRECTORY

Copies of the directory is available in the church office.  Stop by to pick up your copy, or give us a call (859) 252-4393, and we will get one to you.

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DISCIPLES WOMEN MINISTRY

No Meeting of the circle is scheduled.

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MAY 2018 MEETINGS

Tue., May  8
Stewardship Committee Meeting, 6:00 p.m.
Tue., May  8
Board Meal, 6:30 p.m.
Meeting, 7:00 p.m.

Sun., May 27
Elders Meeting, 6:00 p.m.

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SPECIAL TASK COMMITTEE REPORT

Dear Members of the Congregation,

As you probably remember, you voted to have a Special Task Committee develop recommendations to implement new ideas to address concerns selected by the congregation in our small group meetings.

The Special Task Committee is made up of Brother Lee, Barbara Sharp, Beverly Bowman, Jenny Brown, Pam Proffitt, Paula Jackson, and me as the moderator.  We decided that our main goal is "To make positive changes to our church that will support our members and the work of our Lord."

We have been working very hard including attending several meetings and doing homework between meetings.  We decided to focus on the top three concerns as we saw them.  We selected Membership, Building Usage, and Church Organization.  So far, we have worked through ideas to enhance the support of our membership and best ways to use our building.  In our most recent meeting, we reviewed three lists of names and contact information we had on file.  We grouped people into Active Member, Active Member Shut-in, Inactive Member, Transferred to Another Church, No Recollection, and Deceased.  Our recommendation will be to support the Active Members by keeping in touch with them through the attendance slips we complete on Sunday and/or a silent role system if necessary to have 100% coverage.  We will recommend a way to keep in touch with our Active Members that miss one or two Sundays.  Of course, we will also want to maintain constant contact with our Active Member Shut-ins so we can assist them and pray for them.  We have discussed contacting Inactive Members by sending them a letter with a reply postcard.  We will recommend additional steps to encourage them to return to Arlington.

We will recommend striking from our church membership rolls those who have moved to another city and cannot attend our church, those who have transferred to another church, those for whom we have no recollection, and those we know for sure are deceased.  We will maintain a separate list for each of these groups so that we have this information if needed for another purpose other than supporting our membership.  All of the names and their groupings will be available for your review before we finalize the lists.

We are also developing a plan for the use of our church building by charitable organizations.  This will be a set of rules to make sure we treat those who use our building fairly and with respect.  We will also recommend ways to encourage additional charities to move into our unused space.

Next, we will tackle church organization.  Our goals are to simplify our organization so we have the appropriate number of officers for a church our size, have fewer business meetings, and have more participation by the congregation in our church's business while maintaining the safeguards necessary to insure the Lord's money is doing the most good.

If you have something to contribute on any of these concerns, please contact a committee member and tell them your thoughts.

Thank you for your support,
Joe Jones, Moderator

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MOTHERS DAY BLANKET ORDER FORM

Give your mother a different kind of gift this year and help others at the same time.

On Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 13, we honor our mothers for their devotion and care for their children.  As a way to honor your mother, you are invited to give a "Blanket of Hope" in her honor or memory.  Each blanket costs $5.00 and will be used to help mothers around the world fashion a better life for their families.

Monetary donations may be made in honor or memory of a mother.  Please complete the form below if you wish to have your gift acknowledged.  A full listing of those honored will be published in the next newsletter.

Checks should be made payable to "Arlington Christian Church" with a notation "Mother’s Day Blankets" in the memo line and returned to:

Arlington Christian Church
1206 N. Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40505

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Mother’s Day 2018 "Blankets of Hope" Collection
This donation is made in:

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Mother’s Name

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Presented by

Please send an acknowledgment to (address):

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