Welcome to the Arlington District

Welcome New Arlington clergy! Jennifer L. Ailstock Sleepy Hollow UMC, Senior Church (or other job/position/school) from which you came: Sleepy Hollow, from associate to lead pastor Family:Husband Neal (41 years); 4 children, 3 grandchildren What are you most excited...
Leading with Love DRAFT

Leading with Love DRAFT

Leading with Love We will lead with love here in the Arlington District! Leading with love means first and foremost, our vision will be to discern the most loving way to move into the mission God has given us all – to make disciples and transform the world. It doesn’t...
The Power of the Personal “Ask”

The Power of the Personal “Ask”

I was sitting at a table at a group charge conference, listening to a group of laity share stories of how they engaged people in ministries which “serve” others.  A common concern around the table was that 20% of the people do 80% of the work!  (Sound...
Why (on earth) Icons?

Why (on earth) Icons?

Why (on earth) Icons? When I tell people that, in retirement, my focus will be grandbabies and icons, the reactions are fun to watch.  Grandbabies?  People really get that!  But icons?  Polite puzzlement is a frequent response. Guardian Angel Icon...
Embraced by God

Embraced by God

“Our life is not willed by God to be an endless anxiety.  It is, rather, meant to be an embrace, but that entails being caught by God…Lent is about noticing our blindness and seeing differently.  I invite you, during this Lent, to see differently…You will, when you...