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Welcome to Our Church 

We are glad that you have chosen to worship with us. Our prayer is that your greatest needs are met by our fellowship and by a fresh encounter with our Creator God. If there is anything you would like the pastoral staff  to know, please fill out the Connect Card found in the pew or the foyer and turn in to us. Welcome to Atholton. 

Sanctuary Respect

Thank you for silencing your cellphone in the sanctuary. Also, for not bringing food into the sanctuary. Thank you for respecting the place of reverence and worship.  

VBS Volunteers Needed!!!

Dear Church Family, We are again in need
of your help to make this special ministry for our children another success. Donations of supplies and your time and talents are greatly appreciated. We will again be having VBS workbees so please plan on joining us for fellowship, food, fun, and working together in His service. Dates will be June 25, July 9, and July 16. Additionally, we will be working during the Wacky Wednesday hours so feel free to join us while your kids are participating in their event. Donation lists will be posted on June 24. We especially ask for your support in earnest prayer for our VBS. Thank you in advance. Please contact Esther Liu at estherkliu@gmail. com for further details/questions.

Mid-Week Prayer Meeting

Join us each Wednesday at 7:00 pm as we share praises and prayer requests and read through the book Steps to Christ. You will be blessed by this interactive study and prayer time. It will be sure to give your spiritual journey and understanding a boost!

Thank You!

Dear Church Family,

Thank you for the great honor that was bestowed on me at the May 21 Retirement Celebration Concert by Robert Cantrell and Daniel Lau. Your generous recognition through the special scholarship fund established in my name was so thoughtful. The beautiful outdoor reception was perfect. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. -- Marilynn Peeke 

Attention Atholton Ministry Directors

Please submit your receipts for reimbursement to the treasurer before the end of this fiscal year, June 30.

Church Business & AAA Constituency Meeting

Our annual church business meeting and school Constituency meeting is scheduled for Sunday, July 2 at 7 pm. Please make plans to join us as we conduct the business and set the trajectory for God’s church and school at Atholton. 

It is Written Bible Study

This Thursday, June 22, at 7:00 pm in the Eighth Grade classroom, we will continue a new Bible study with lesson #7. 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. 

Teen Tuesdays

Hey teens, are you needing a place to meet
up with friends this summer, a place to go a little deeper spiritually, a place to have a little fun? Then look no further, your Atholton church pastors are planning some new things for you this summer on Tuesday evenings from 7-9 pm. It all starts with a small group Bible study followed by some fun activity. See you Tuesday!

Wacky Wednesdays

Hey kids! Are you looking for something fun and exciting to do this summer? Come to our Wacky Wednesdays events each Wednesday evening from 6-8 pm starting on June 7. We will begin each program with a devotional and then transition into the wackiest games around, like: slip-n-slide kickball, water balloon volleyball, fizzer tag, etc. Wacky Wednesdays is geared for kids ages 6-12.

Just Ask - Are you Asking?

Have you asked someone if they would like to study the Bible? There is no personal spiritual revival quite like the one that comes from studying the Bible with someone. All It Is Written study guides are in Pastor John’s study. Come, take and just ask!

Finishing Well

The 2016-2017 fiscal year has seen some major changes at Atholton, paying off the mortgage, the installment of a new pastor, and the announcement of Mrs. Peeke’s retirement. A big thank you is warranted for the Atholton Church family for your support and patience as we worked through all of these changes. As we draw near to the end of this fiscal year there is one matter that still needs our attention, we have only four weeks to make up the shortfall for our year-to-date Combined Offering. We are currently $16,100 short of meeting our budget. These are funds used to support the important local church ministries and functions. Thank you for your continued support. 

Food for Thought

Cruciferous vegetables help protect cells from DNA damage, inactivate carcinogens are antiviral and anti-inflammatory. Which veggies are cruciferous? Arugula, bock choy, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, collard greens kale, radishes, rutabaga, turnips, watercress, horseradish and even wasabi. Mom was right all along when she said “eat your veggies”. Look for your recipes in the lobby. 

Living Well: Take Charge of Your Health

Designed for those living with one or more chronic conditions, this 6-week evidence-based, self-management program can help participants experience positive health outcomes, as well as reduce health complications and the need for emergency care. Weekly topics covered include:

  • Techniques to handle pain, fatigue, frustration and isolation
  • Nutrition & healthy eating
  • Appropriate exercise
  • Communication skills
  • Stress management
  • Goal setting
  • To achieve the most benefits from this program, we encourage a commitment to attend all six sessions on Thursdays 6:30 - 9:00 pm, June 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 and July 13 here at Atholton SDA Church. The cost is $28 and includes 15 hours of workshop and all materials. To register or for more information, contact: Jen Lee 410.313.5940 or

    Start living well today!
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    One Day Immersion

    Don’t miss the upcoming One Day Immersion (September 10) featuring Dr. Neal Barnard and Caldwell Esselystyn, the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease. Chef AJ will provide cooking demo's and lunch will be provided by Green Fare Organic Café. This is a full day of great health information. Regular price is $129 but you can get tickets for $119 from May 16-June 30. Last year’s event sold out so don’t wait. 

    Senior Nugget for June

    The June Senior Nugget features an assortment of helpful tips many using common items in your home. It also provides information on the Museum of the Bible, coming soon to DC. Bible Museum will have five floors of artifacts that will take 9 days at 8 hours a day to read each placard. Location is near the Capitol. More details in the Senior Nugget located in the foyer. 

    Note" Small Group "Faithful Friends of Jesus"

    The small group “Faithful Friends of Jesus” will not meet on July 1st. Instead, they will meet on Sabbath, July 15th, immediately after church at the Guevarra’s home located at:

    9614 Park Avenue

    Laurel, MD 20723 

    Publication Distribution Report for May 2017

    The Growing In Faith Together (G.I.F.T) Class distributed the following publications during MAY.

    Contributions may be placed into basket by glass door leading to school.

    WHERE DOES MATERIAL GO? Any soldier project, veterans centers, hospitals, children centers, area shelters and material is also available for Atholton’s Prison Ministries

    REMEMBER: Protect your identify - remove your personal label


    Adventist Review/World Radio      51

    Miscellaneous Pamphlets               57

    Sabbath School Quarterlies            46

    Books                                               5

    Children's Material                        28

    Memorial Service for Lansford Hibbert

    The memorial service for Lansford Hibbert will be held on Sunday, July 2, at 11:00 am here at the Atholton Seventh-day Adventist Church. 

    Welcome to Egypt!!!

    VBS is almost here again. Join us for fun with an important message of how God worked through Joseph.

    Please register your children for one of the following:

    Toddler Play area (ages 0-3) Join our Celebration time in the sanctuary and enjoy play-time in the Toddler room with toys, crafts, snacks, and VBS music while you wait for their older siblings. * This is not a drop-off room. You are required to stay with your child*

    Kindergarten Program (pre-K and K)

    Elementary Program (1st-5th grade)


    If you are able to volunteer for the program and/or participate in the preparation workbees, please contact Esther Liu at and register under the volunteer section of the website. Workbee dates are June 25, July 9, and July 16 from 10am-2pm. We will be providing lunch so you must RSVP so we know how much food to prepare. Additionally, there will be prep time during Wacky Wednesday hours so feel free to join us while your kids are participating in their event. For the volunteers who will be participating in the program, there will be a mandatory orientation that they can attend either on the July 9 or July 16.

    Donations for VBS can be made by marking your donation as Egypt VBS 2017. We also have donation lists for supplies needed at our VBS table in the lobby. Additionally we have created a wish list on Amazon. https://www.

    Search under and the list name is Atholton Egypt VBS 2017

    Thank you for your continued prayers!

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    Worship Sabbath June 24, 2017

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    Adult Sabbath School/Small Group Bible Study  9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

    Thirteenth Sabbath 10:05 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 "Our Pledge to the Lamb," by Pastor Shawn Paris

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    Week At A Glance

    A detailed preview of this weeks schedule of events.Read More

    June 24- July 1, 2017

    Sabbath the 24th

     9:30 am  Adult Bible Study & Children’s Sabbath School

    10:05 am Adult Plenary Session

    10:50 am Communion Worship Service with Pastor Shawn Paris

    12:30 pm Fellowship Luncheon

    4:00 pm  Youth Small Group

    8:37 pm Sunset

    Monday the 26th

    7:00pm Church Board

    Tuesday the 27th

    7:00 pm   Teen Tuesday (ages 13-18)

    Wednesday the 28th

    12:00 pm Prayer Line: 712.432.1496 (access #2368)

    6:00 pm  Wacky Wednesday (for Kids ages 6-12)

    7:00 pm   Prayer Meeting

    Thursday the 29th

    6:30 pm Journey to the Better Health "Living Well" Workshop

    7:00 pm It is Written Bible Study

    Friday the 30th

    8:37 pm Sunset

    Sabbath the 1st

    9:30 am  Adult Plenary Session & Children’s Sabbath School

    10:05 am Adult Bible Study

    10:50 am Worship Service with Pastor John Rengifo

    12:30 pm Hospitality Lunch

    1:30 pm Jesus is Coming Soon Bible Study

    8:37pm Sunset

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    Church Business

    Offering Schedule July 1 - Atholton Combined OfferingJuly 8 - Women's Ministries - NADChurch Financial ReportAs of June 17, 2017Needed Weekly …Read More

    Offering Schedule

    • July 1 - Atholton Combined Offering
    • July 8 - Women's Ministries - NAD

    Church Financial Report

    As of June 17, 2017

    Needed Weekly                $5,473
    Received for the Week     $2,600
    Needed Fiscal YTD         $274,323
    Received Fiscal YTD      $258,223
    Surplus/(Needed)            ($16,100)

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