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Dear <<First Name>>, 

The more chaotic our personal lives and the world, the less we feel we can step away to rest. We are all juggling work demands, commute times, family needs, connections with friends and attention to caring for our bodies and spirits. When the news of the world gets bleak, it also increases our desire to join in efforts to do good, serve and volunteer. It always feels like we should be doing more, or we fear we aren't doing enough.

In this week's story, Elijah is facing a crisis, fleeing for his life. He should run, fight, go, work, do--but he collapses in exhaustion and burnout. God does not chastise him. In fact, God sends an angel to care for him and urges him to sleep, eat and rest.

When our lives and the world get more chaotic, God is not the one demanding we do more, work harder and attend to all the problems. God is the one urging us to rest, as a reminder that the world remains in God's hands. God can use us more effectively when we trust God and take a rest.

Join us on Sunday for a bit of rest and respite, and a chance to remind ourselves that God cares for us.


Pastor Jennifer

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Special Congregational Meeting
October 20, 2019
Immediately After Worship
For the purpose of
calling our new
Associate Minister of Faith Formation
Rev. Jared Jaggers

All members are strongly encouraged to attend.
Find a full introduction to Jared here.

Is AIC your church home? Become a member!

If you have been worshiping with AIC for awhile and consider it to be your church home, we would prayerfully ask you to contemplate membership. Membership represents a commitment to live your faith by attending, supporting and engaging with the work of AIC, and makes you a full participant in our democratic decision-making process.

We will be organizing groups to join on Sundays, October 27 and November 17, and we would love to welcome you. There will be a luncheon meeting on November 10 to learn more, or you can reach out to Pastor Jennifer at to learn more about what membership means.

Sunday School and Adult Education programs have resumed!

Adult Bible Study starts at 9:45 a.m. in the Choir Room.
This week, we will look at the three parables in Luke 15.

Children ages 4-10 will join the first part of worship
then adjourn to children’s church.

The Creche is open, as always, from 9:45 to 12:15.
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