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Welcome to Atholton

Welcome to our worship service. We hope that it is a blessing to you and that everything from the songs sung to the sermon shared will lift your thoughts and spirit to heaven. If you are visiting with us, please consider joining us for our hospitality luncheon following the service. Welcome to Atholton! 

Adventist Community Services Offering Today

Adventist Community Services is an outreach ministry for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in the North American Division. ACS serves communities by providing assistance to people affected by flooding, fire, and other disasters to touch one heart and transform our communities. Today’s offering will help ACS continue this important work. Learn more or donate at 

Memorial Service for Dave Elliott

A memorial service to celebrate Dave Elliott’s life will be held tomorrow, December 10, at 1pm in the Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church sanctuary. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Atholton Adventist Academy Worthy Student Fund. Checks should be made out to the Atholton SDA Church and note AAA Worthy Student Fund in memory of Dave Elliott. 

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. 

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 up-coming 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.

Atholton Parent Partnership (APP) Citrus

It’s never too early to place your next citrus order! Atholton Parent Partnership (APP), the home and school association for Atholton Adventist Academy, is continuing sponsoring Texas citrus sales from now thru February!

Please note the following order deadline and pickup dates:

  • January 5 (Pickup on January 21, 12-4 pm) 
  • February 9 (Pickup on February 25, 12-4 pm)
  • You can order navels, red grapefruit and mandarins by going online to and clicking on the “Order Now” button. Use the code “4521” when ordering. You can also get an order form from the school office during business hours. For further information contact Dave Potts at or (443) 454-7969.

    Thank You

    A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the Cold Weather Shelter this year. It was truly a success. Thanks to all the drivers, cooks, morning, evening and overnight crew, organizers, technicians, bag lunch crew, breakfast crew, clean up crew, pathfinders, Brinklow church, and countless other church members and their families who came by to assist. Thanks to everyone who donated food, toiletries, monetary donations and their time. Thank you to Pastor Shawn, Pastor John and Pastor Abraham and their families who actively prepared meals, served and socialized with the guests. It was a tremendous blessing for our shelter guests. They were all very grateful. Let us keep up our good work for Christ Jesus until He returns and be blessed always. Wynette McKenzie and the Cold Weather Shelter Staff. 

    Sad News...

    Yolanda Sickler, Ron Sickler’s wife, passed away November 25th. Her Memorial Service will be December 16 at the Martinsburg, WVA SDA Church in the afternoon.

    Life-Changing Bible Studies

    This Thursday, December 14, at 7:00 pm in the 8th grade classroom, we will continue our Bible study with lesson #5 entitled “Prayer Is Vital” led by Dan McQueen. You are welcome and bring a friend who is seeking a relationship with Jesus Christ. We look forward to sharing God’s word with you.

    Nugget for December

    December’s Senior Nugget features tips on preventing Seasonal Affectiveness Syndrome (SAD) and provides the list of the Seven Best Doctors. As we approach the holidays, please remember the Reason For The Season. Atholton’s Senior Ministries wishes you all a Merry Christmas. 

    Publication Distribution Report for November 2017

    In December 2011 the Grow In FaithTogether 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. Please remember to remove your personal information labels from all donated material.


    Adventist Reviews                         15 

    Pamphlets                                       9 

    Sabbath School Quarterlies           36 

    Miscellaneous                                11 

    Children’s Material                        67 

    Books                                              7

    The November Stewpot

    The November 2017 edition of the Chesapeake Conference Stewardship Ministries’ The Stewpot is available in the church lobby. 

    Midweek Prayer Group

    This Wednesday at 7:00 pm we will continue our study in the book of Hebrews. Bring a Bible and a notebook. It promises to be a life-changing experience!

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    Worship Sabbath December 9, 2017

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    Adult Sabbath School/Small Group Bible Study 9:30 a.m. - 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 "How Then Should We Give?," by Pastor Shawn Paris

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    Week At A Glance

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    December 9-16, 2017

    Sabbath the 9th

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

    10:50 am Worship Service with Pastor Shawn Paris

    12:45 pm Hospitality Luncheon

    1:00 pm  Bible Fundamentals Class

    4:43 pm  Sunset

    Sunday the 10th

    1:00 pm Dave Elliott Memorial Service

    Monday the 11th

     7:00 pm  Finance Committee

    Wednesday the 13th

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

    6:00 pm  Adventurers Club Meeting

    7:00 pm  Pathfinder Staff Meeting

    7:00 pm  Prayer Meeting

    Thursday the 14th

    7:00 pm  Bible Study

    Friday the 15th

    4:44 pm Sunset

    7:00 pm Prayer Vigil

    Sabbath the 16th 

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

    10:50 am Worship Service with Pastor Shawn Paris

    12:30 pm Fellowship Luncheon

    4:44 pm   Sunset

    7:00 pm   Pathfinder Christmas Party

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    Community News

    Brass Mosaic Christmas Concert—December 16, 4:00 pm—Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church Brass Mosaic, a professional brass and percussion …Read More

    Brass Mosaic Christmas Concert

    —December 16, 4:00 pm

    —Frederick Seventh-day Adventist Church

    Brass Mosaic, a professional brass and percussion ensemble under the direction of David Workman. Some of the members are currently in the military bands. In addition, The Advent Chamber Chorale, under the direction of Mark Willey, will debut a performance of John Rutter’s festive Gloria; a three-movement suite for organ and brass. Also, there will be favorite carols.

    For more information contact,, 301-662-5254 or 

    Your Healthy Helper

    Chef Melody Prettyman-Caviness will present a health seminar at the South Carroll Church, 2020 W. Liberty Rd, Westminster, MD, 21157, today, Dec. 9, beginning at 2:00 pm with a mini-music concert and continuing on Sunday, Dec. 10, at 4:00 pm with a Foods that Heal seminar. Melody shares the solutions that are transforming her life from chronic illness to vibrant health. Come to this free seminar and learn the secrets for feeling great, increasing energy, and preventing illness. Enjoy the free food samples that will be available! For questions or to RSVP call 770-827-5514 or email 

    Faith For Today

    Faith For Today is a television ministry committed to sharing God’s grace with the world through broadcast media. That’s been our vision since 1950, when Faith For Today launched its live inspirational television drama on ABC from New York City. That was more than 60 years ago, and we are now the oldest religious television broadcast in the world!

    Lifestyle Magazine is a half hour televsion talk show focused on living a full, healthy and balanced life. It is the second longest show on air after “Meet the Press.” The show features panel discussions, interviews and demonstration segments focused on whole life health, which includes fitness, nutrition, relationships, outlook and more ways to promote overall health. This multiple award-winning show reaches a wide age demographic and covers a wide variety of topics and was recently voted a Top 20 brand influencer for health & fitness on Twitter (above Shape Magazine, GQ and more) by analyst group Onalytica.

    The award winning “Lifestyle Magazine” can be seen on the NRB network on Direct TV on Tuesdays at 4:30pm EDT on channel 378 and Sky Angel 1 on Saturday and Sundays at 3pm and on Thursdays at 2:30pm. You can also see it on DISH, the Hope Channel and many other stations. For more information go to or call the Faith For Today office at 805-955-7681. 

    Address and contact information:

    Highland View Academy Adventist Book Center

    10100 Academy Drive
    Hagerstown, Maryland 21740 (301) 739-1642 direct line or (301)857-2345

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    Church Business

    Offering ScheduleDecember 16 - Atholton Combined OfferingDecember 23 - Chesapeake AdvanceAs of December 2, 2017Needed Weekly     …Read More

    Offering Schedule

    • December 16 - Atholton Combined Offering
    • December 23 - Chesapeake Advance

    As of December 2, 2017

    Needed Weekly                $5,300
    Received for the Week     $6,273
    Needed Fiscal YTD         $117,036
    Received Fiscal YTD      $109,824
    Surplus/(Needed)             ($7,712)

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