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					                                   Cherrydale Notes


       Five quick questions and a prayer of St. Patrick came to mind during this week:

        Who were the very first missionaries?
 First, of course, Jesus Christ, sent (the Latin missio) from Heaven to bring salvation
and eternal life to humankind. Second was the Apostle Paul, called to bring the gospel
not only to fellow-Jews but to the Gentiles around the world. Christianity would
therefore not remain only as a small Jewish sect.

        Who was St. Patrick?
Green beer and shamrocks aside, he was the sacrificial missionary to those we now call
the Irish. The story of driving out the snakes is far less important that the fact that
Christian missionaries rise up afterward from Ireland to reach across all of Europe.

       Who were the first Protestant missionaries?
The Moravians, inspired by the newly converted Count Nicklaus von Zinzendorff, were
the largest early movement to carry the gospel--often for the first time-- to lands as far
as Africa, the Far East, and the Arctic.

       Who are Cherrydale’s missionaries?
 Hundreds, through our giving to the World Service apportionment. Specifically, we
covenant with Jim Gray, who serves Africa University in Liberia. (His wife Linda is on
furlough, having served with our support in past years to support and train young
women following the trauma of civil war.)

       Finally, do we know that we are missionaries?
We take the presence of Christ with us everywhere. Yes, we are His body! Often we
share that presence through service and charitable deeds, sometimes through
compassionate conversation with neighbors and invitations to worship and fellowship
here. St. Patrick left this prayer for all who serve Christ:

May the Strength of God guide us.
May the Power of God preserve us.
May the Wisdom of God instruct us.
May the Hand of God protect us.
May the Way of God direct us.
May the Shield of God defend us.
May the Angels of God guard us.
- Against the snares of the evil one.

May Christ be with us!
May Christ be before us!
May Christ be in us,
Christ be over all!

May Thy Grace, Lord,
Always be ours,
This day, O Lord, and forevermore. Amen.

                      Your fellow-missionary,


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This is the link to the April District newsletter:

Easter Flower form: see the form at the end of this e-mail.
The deadline is March 21.

Bunch, March 21st, we will make sandwiches to eat for lunch and to donate to Food For
Please bring a loaf of sandwich bread, sliced cheese and/or sliced ham, turkey or
bologna to contribute. Thank you for helping to feed those in need.

From Send and Serve: Encouraging Service to Others
In 2010, we have set aside $1,000 for member-initiated service projects. The projects
may be for anything that actively engages church members in helping others, in
partnership with other Cherrydale groups. They may be local, national, or international
projects. Our objective is to increase church member volunteer participation. We want
members to champion projects that excite them and make them willing to enlist other
volunteers. The fund provides seed money to develop a project idea, pay upfront
organizational costs, assist with direct project costs, and meeting other needs as
necessary. Projects may help with food, housing, utilities, home repair and upkeep,
medical, education, skills development, transportation, legal assistance, or any other
way Cherrydale is in service to others. Projects will be selected and funded throughout
the year and approved by the Church Council. Allow a month to get a project through
the process. If we have more good ideas than money in the budget, we will request
other budgeted funds be reallocated or make designated appeals for specific projects.
We want more projects that we can support with $1,000. Contact Send and Serve
Committee, Dan Corbet, Martha Smith, and Ed Demoney.

                              OUR GOOD GRIEF GROUP
Our Good Grief group will continue to meet every Sunday at 12:15 pm. We are
seeking to meet a need in our community to reach out to those who are grieving the
loss of a loved one. By sharing our stories in a safe, confidential environment, we hope
to help each other on our grief journeys. All are welcome to join us. We meet in the
Emurian Room.
                                     LENTEN STUDY
Join us as we continue our Lenten Study: 24 Hours That Changed the World, by
Adam Hamilton. We meet on Wednesdays: March 24 with supper at 6:30, a short
hymn-sing in the parlor at 7:15 and the study at 7:30 pm.
Our last session will take place on Holy Thursday, April 1, with supper at 6:30 and the
Holy Thursday service at 7:30 pm.
 All are welcome.
Find out more about the study at:
The excellent text books will be available for $18.00. An additional daily devotional is
available for $10.00.

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The Children's Choir will meet this Sunday in the Youth Music Room at 10:30am.
Please join us to learn new songs and have fun!
Thank you to Leslie Nucho for teaching, and Larry Burton for playing the piano.
The Children's Choir will meet every Sunday at 10:30am.

                             SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES
The Adult class meets at 9:30 am on Sunday mornings in the Emurian Room.
Our children and youth begin their Sunday School journey in the 11:00 am worship
service and then go to their classes after the opening activity.

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Link to the latest issue of the Arlington District newsletter:

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This Sunday       March 21
8:30 am           Worship
9:30 am           Adult Sunday School
 11:00 am         Worship
After their opening worship activity, our children and youth will leave together for
Sunday School.
Lunch Bunch and Sandwich Sunday-Montgomery Hall)
4-6     pm        Girl Scouts (Rm 300)

Do you have a copy of the Pictorial Directory?
Pick up a copy at in the church office, or if you would like a copy mailed to you, please
e-mail or call the church office: (; 703-527-2621).

Holy Thursday: April 1: 6:30 supper, 7:30 service.
Palm/Passion Sunday: March 28
Easter: April 4: 8:30 and 11:00 am worship.
Our Easter Egg hunt will take place during the Sunday
School time, 9:30 am
Monday, April 5: our church office will be closed.
Vacation Bible School-July 19-23
Kingdom of the Sun-A Spiritual Safari

If you ever have any questions please email us at or call
Sara's cell phone: 703-795-4765.


I hope you all are ready and excited for our annual lock in sleepover tomorrow night
(Friday, March 19)!

Here's all the information you need to know:

      We will be starting at 8pm (you're welcome to come late - just let us know about
       what time you'll be arriving. The front doors of the church will be locked beginning
       at 10 pm)
      FRIENDS! Please bring them - this is a great chance to introduce them to our
       youth group.
      We will be making care packages for Cherrydale's college students, please bring
       in shoe boxes or small mailing boxes if you have any at your home. Items for the
       care packages are also welcome (we have about 15 college students).
      Bring Nerf darts and rifles if you have them
      You'll probably want to bring a pillow and a sleeping bag/ bed roll. Wear
       comfortable clothes.
      Pick up is at 8 am on Saturday morning. Parents are welcome to join us for
       breakfast starting at 7:30 am.

We don't want to give away any more details, but we can guarantee is going to be a fun

See you soon!
Kevin and Sara

NEXT REGULAR MEETING: March 28 - 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Will you serve dinner for the Cherrydale youth this semester? Please reply to this email.
Dinner will be at 5:30 pm during our meeting time. Please plan on 10 youths. Paper
products and drinks are provided. Thank you!

March 21: NO MEETING (lock in weekend)
March 28:
April 4: NO MEETING (Easter)
April 11: People Under the Steeple Night

Our website is updated regularly:
IN GOD’S CARE         - Please let us know of prayer concerns.
 Call or e-mail the church office: 703-527-2621 or

•     AT HOME – Veradell Livesay, Elizabeth Sullivan, Murkland Turner.
•     RETIREMENT HOMES: Arleigh Burke – Marge Ekern; Avalon House-Dot
      White; Cherrydale Health Care Center – Beverly King; Culpepper Gardens –
      Betty Margraff; Goodwin House – Carolyn Smith; Grand Oaks (Washington
      D.C.) – Ben Nickson; Hermitage –Al Stevas; Hidden Springs (Bentonville,
      VA) – Eileen Hill; The Jefferson – Grant Lewis; The Willows (Winchester) –
      John Jolley.
     IN THE MILITARY: 1st Lt. Andrew Horn (Special Forces training); Air Force Col.
      Mark Nickson (son of Benjamin Nickson); SGT Benjamin Walz Taylor (Army
      Reserve-grandson of Mildred Walz); SPC Amanda Thorstenson (Charlene
      Frazier’s niece); Matthew Carro (nephew of Sherrie James).

     x ALSO IN OUR PRAYERS: Robert Slute (brother-in-law of Sandra Cauffman,
      has a brain tumor); Elsa Haile (one of our nursery workers-illness); the people
      of Chile (after the earthquake); Harold White; Dr. TK Malik (recovering from a
      fall); the family of Rev. Jack Bartee, a former pastor at Cherrydale, who died
      Feb. 1-Cards may be sent to: Mrs. Anne Bartee, 626 Gypsy Hill Ave., Staunton,
      VA, 24401; Veradell Livesay-would appreciate cards: Room 28D, 100 Messiah
      Circle, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055; Peggy-ill with cancer (friend of Doris Page);
      Joy Simpson-continued prayer for her recovery); Libby-Jim Mahaffey’s sister,
      recovering after a fall; the people of Haiti; Dot White; all who have lost loved
      ones in military service.

                 As of March 14, 2010
                Needed        Received
    Week       $ 9,419        $2,334
    February   $37,676        $29,834

                         Our Mission: To make disciples of Jesus Christ
                               and to reflect the kingdom of God

                  Cherrydale United Methodist Church
                 Office Hours: Monday - Thursday, 9-4 pm; Fridays, 9-1 pm
                             Green Living Expo
                          Saturday, March 20, 2010
                           10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
                         NRECA Conference Center
                         4301 Wilson Blvd. Arlington
                                        (near Ballston Metro)

                           The Expo is FREE and will also include

                                         •        Children's activities

                                •       Going green guide for renters

                                                   •       Seminars

                                                       •    Raffle

                                    •        Food and drinks available

 PLUS - we need volunteers on the day of the Expo. Please contact us if you want to help. More
                                information: 703-228-6427.

    We're pleased to have the following exhibitors participating in the Green Living Expo:

                                           Arbour Realty
     •   Arlington County Commuter Services, Fresh AIRE, Green Home Choice, Solid Waste
                            • Arlington Regional Master Naturalists
                                 • Continuum Energy Solutions
                                    • Conway Construction
                           • Cook Brothers Design/Build Remodeling
                                    • Down to Earth Design
                                   • Dry Home Sun Solutions
                                         • Early Space
                                          • ecobeco
                                       • Eco-nize Closets
                                      • EnviroHomeDesign
                                  • Green Earth Landscaping
                                      • Green Homes LLC
                                          • groSolar
                                     • Habitat for Humanity
                                        • Habitat Havens
              • HB Woodlawn's Earth Force class with information on fertilizer use
                                        • Helicon Works
                      • Holistic Moms Network Arlington/Alexandria Chapter
                                • Home Performance Solutions
                           • Impact Construction and Consulting, LLC
               • Little Green House created by Arlington Career Center students
                                            •   My Energy Enterprises
                                          • Nova Spray Foam Insulation
                                                • Phoenix Bikes
                                      •    Potomac Crescent Waldorf School
                                  •  Potomac Overlook Regional Park
                                                 • REI
                                            • RPJ Housing
                                      • Sustainable Design Group
                                     • Recycled Building Network
                     •    Virginia Cooperative Extension local food cooking demo
                                         • The Window Man

                               Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment

            Arlingtonians for a Clean Environment | 3308 S. Stafford Street | Arlington | VA | 22206

                            Cherrydale United Methodist Church
                             Order form for Easter Flowers 2010

This Easter Sunday, April 4, a variety of spring flowers will beautify our sanctuary.
The cost is listed below.
Please make checks payable to Cherrydale UMC and clearly mark them for Easter
Flowers. Your check must accompany this form. Thank you.
If you choose to include any extra money, it will help defray expenses for decorating the
sanctuary throughout the year.
You may pick up your plant(s) following the 11:00 a.m. worship service Easter Sunday.

                         Deadline for ordering is Sunday, March 21.

Please indicate number of plants ordered
$15 ___Pink or Blue (circle one) Hydrangeas (71/2” pots) or ___Hardy Azaleas (8” pots)
$10 ___ Easter Lilies (61/2” pots)
$8 ___ Pink, Red or Yellow (circle one) Tulips (61/2”pots)
$7 ___Geraniums (61/2” pots)
$8 ____Daffodils (6” pots)
$9 ____ White, Yellow, Lavender (circle one) Mums (6” pots)

Your Name: ____________________________________________________________

Your phone:

No. of plants ordered________                   Total paid__________________

In Honor of:_____________________________________________________________


In Memory



__I will pick up my plant(s) following the 11:00 am worship.

__Please deliver my plant to a homebound or hospitalized person.

__I can help deliver plants to homebound/hospitalized persons