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Welcome to Atholton

An event that draws some of the more enthusiastic crowds at the Olympic Games is the 4 X 400 meter relay race. Four runners on each team. Each runner must hand off  the baton to the next runner within a certain zone. Failure to hand off  the baton within that zone or dropping the baton may result in a team’s disqualification. Jesus understood this principle of handing off  and enabling those who would come behind him to carry on His work. And He did it because that is what He learned from His Father. Welcome to Atholton! 

Save the Dates!

The Social Committee is planning the following events for our church family:

1. Game Night Social on Saturday, March 3 (6:30 pm). You can anticipate a ping pong tournament, fun group games, family- friendly movie and food sales to support the Pathfinders.

2. Family Fun Walk/Run & Breakfast on Sunday morning, April 22. Bring the whole family out for some exercise and socializing! Breakfast is available for purchase and proceeds will benefit the Pathfinder club.

3. Church Picnic & hike on Sabbath, May 12. Plan to stay after church for a potluck-style picnic on the church lawn. Bring picnic-style foods to share and blankets or folding chairs to sit on. An off-site hike will follow the picnic potluck in the afternoon. 

Atholton Bible Reading Plan

The Atholton Church family has embark on a united Bible Reading Plan. This is not meant to take the place of your current devotional life but to supplement it with a short Bible passage each weekday. Our first book to study together will be the gospel of John. You can pick up a copy of the Bible Reading Plan in the foyer or find it on the Church’s website calendar at The sermons each week will focus on a section of the reading from the preceding week’s Bible Reading Plan that way we can all prepare together for the worship service. 

The February Stewpot

The February 2018 edition of the Chesapeake Conference Stewardship Ministries' The Stewpot is available in the church lobby. 

Afternoons @ Atholton Concert

Today @ 4 pm Afternoons @Atholton Concert features the Gemini Piano Trio. Praised as a “model of classical elegance and restraint” and their “amazing virtuosity”, they have appeared around the world including a sold-out debut at Carnegie Hall. They are currently Artists-in- Residence at Howard Community College. As always, admission is free. 

Piano Hymn Festival 

Join Atholton piano students for a piano hymn festival on Sunday, March 4, at 2 pm and 4 pm. Enjoy singing familiar hymns while the students play the piano. 

Small Group Bible Studies

The new year is a great time to consider becoming a part of a small group Bible study or starting one for yourself. Want to learn more about small groups, how to lead one, how to avoid common small group killers, and how to grow God’s kingdom through small groups? Be watching for some interactive training events coming soon. 

February Senior Nugget

February is National Heart Month. This month’s Senior Nugget features a 3-minute heart risk quiz along with signs of a heart attack (can differ in women). In addition, a special diagram on how to properly display our flag. Copies are in the foyer. 

Midday Bible Study

Not all that keen on driving after it gets dark but still want to have a midweek Bible study experience? Pastor Shawn is starting a midday Bible study on Wednesdays at 10:00 am for all those who are available at that time to study. We will be studying the book of Galatians. 

Living Water Group 

Thanks for the participants in the prophecy class. It’s very encouraging the way God is guiding. We started with a few and now the class room is full and God is guiding us to learn more about His present and future plans. We will continue studying “Why Babylon cannot be rebuilt.” in the next class. Please pray and join the class today, Feb 24th. There will be free lunch and special prayers for those who are in need of prayers. God bless.” Pastor Abraham 

What's the Connection?

Our Natural Lifestyle Cooking Class has ended but you will not want to miss this follow-up series called “What’s the Connection?” This new series will explore the connection between health and spirituality. It will also look into ancient civilizations and how science is discovering that there is a connection between the diseases we have today and the ones they had millennia ago. Even if you did not participate in the cooking class you are welcome to attend and the seminar is FREE. Join us on Tuesday evenings in February at 7 pm in the Teen Suite. 

All Hands on Tech

The audio/video team is looking for people interested in working with media and technology. Computer & Power Point, video camera operation, live stream operation, and audio tech are needed. Please contact Darcy (410) 707-3828 if interested. Little experience needed. Training will be available.

Publication Distribution Report for January 2018

In December 2011 the Grow In Faith Together Sabbath School Class established the Literature Distribution Project (donation basket is located in foyer). Since that time, thousands of Adventist Reviews, World Reports, Liberty magazines, quarterlies, Junior Guides, children’s material, miscellaneous pamphlets, and books have been given and distributed. Recipients include: veteran centers, National Children’s Center, shelters, hospitals, clinics, Prison ministries and other locations. Thanks for your generous recycling assistance. Now all types of greeting cards (front of card only) are being accepted. Please remember to remove your personal information labels from all donated material.


Adventist Reviews                        14 

Pamphlets                                      14 

Sabbath School Quarterlies             8 

Miscellaneous                                17 

Children’s Material                        75 

Books                                              9

Greeting Card (fronts)                    2

Hospitality Luncheon

Each week after the service a complimentary vegetarian meal is provided for visitors, and is served downstairs in the gymnasium. Members wishing to join this meal are encouraged to check the list of upcoming menus and plan to bring an appropriate dish or two enough to feed your own family and to help provide for guests. The menu and host-team schedule are posted in the lobby and kitchen. For more information about a menu or to join a team, contact the weekly team leader or the Visitor Luncheon Coordinator, Beth Villanueva.

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Worship Sabbath February 24, 2018

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Adult Sabbath School/Small Group Bible Study 9:30 -10:40 a.m.

Children and Youth Sabbath School 9:30a.m. - 10:40 a.m.

Meditation  10:40 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

The Church in Worship 10:50 a.m.

Sermon,"We Behold, We Do," by Pastor John Rengifo

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Week At A Glance

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February 24 - March 3, 2018

Sabbath the 24th -- Memory Verse: John 5:20

9:30 am   Adult Bible Study and Children's Sabbath School

10:50 am  Worship Service with Pastor John Rengifo 

12:30 pm  Hospitality Luncheon

2:00 pm    Living Water Group Bible Study

4:00 pm   Aftrernoons @ Atholton Classical Concert

5:54 pm   Sunset

Monday the 26th -- John 6:60-71

7:00 pm  Church Board

Tuesday the 27th -- John 7:1-13

7:00 pm  What's the Connection?

Wednesday the 28th -- John 7:14-24

10:00 am Midday Bible Study

12:00 pm Prayer Line: 605.468.8040 (access #2368)

7:00 pm  Prayer Meeting

Thursday the 1st -- John 7:25-44

7:00 pm Depression Recovery Program 

Friday the 2nd -- John 7:25-8:11

6:00 pm Sunset

6:00 pm Elders Dinner and Vespers

7:00 pm Youth First Friday Fellowship

Sabbath the 3rd -- Memory Verse: John 6:68-69

9:30 am  Adult Plenary Session and Children's Sabbath School 

10:05 am Adult Bible Study 

10:50 am Worship Service with Pastor Shawn Paris

12:30 pm Hospitality Luncheon

1:00 pm Elders Lunch and Meeting

3:30 pm Faithful Friends of Jesus Bible Study

6:00 pm Vespers and Game Night Social 

6:01 pm  Sunset

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Community News

Special Evening of Sacred Music at Capital Memorial SDA ChurchThere will a Special Evening of Sacred Music at Capital Memorial SDA Church on …Read More

Special Evening of Sacred Music at Capital Memorial SDA Church

There will a Special Evening of Sacred Music at Capital Memorial SDA Church on Sabbath, February 24, 2018, at 5 pm. This is a free concert featuring Adventist musicians from the DC area -- with a variety of popular classical pieces and modern spiritual songs-- both vocal and instrumental. Please invite your friends and family! For more information please contact: 

Washington Adventist University Alumni and Parents Weekend

Save the date: April 12-15, 2018 is Alumni and Parents Weekend at Washington Adventist University (WAU). WAU has been know as CUC (Columbia Union College) and WMC (Washington Missionary College) in the past. April 12-15 weekend will honor the classes of 1948, 1953, 1958, 1963, 1968, 1978, 1988, 1993, 1998, and 2008. Come and enjoy the reunion. 

Hope Channel Needs Volunteers

“Let’s Pray” Hope Channel is looking for volunteers to pray with callers Wednesday evenings beginning February 14 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Call screening and documenting positions are also available. If interested, contact Vanessa Perla, or 301-680-6000 ext 5108. 

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Church Business

Offering Schedule March 3 - Atholton Combined Offering March 10 - Adventist World Radio            …Read More

Offering Schedule

  • March 3 - Atholton Combined Offering
  • March 10 - Adventist World Radio              

As of February 17, 2018

Needed Weekly                $5,300
Received for the Week     $2,511
Needed Fiscal YTD         $175,176
Received Fiscal YTD      $173,792
Surplus/(Needed)             ($1,384)

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