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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 communityservices.org
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.
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:
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.
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.
NOVEMBER DISTRIBUTION 2017
Adventist Reviews 15
Sabbath School Quarterlies 36
Children’s Material 67
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!Hide Info