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Welcome to Atholton

Most of the time we go to the Gospels to read about Jesus’ coming as a baby. However, there is a fascinating - albeit brief - telling of the story in the book of Revelation with interesting insights that extend the promises through the centuries to us today. The Good News just keeps on going! We are glad you have chosen to be a part of the Atholton family today!

Atholton Adventist Academy Music

This past Wednesday students at AAA presented their annual Christmas music program and today we welcome the students as they share their music with the church family.

Hospitality Lunch

Visitors are welcome to stay after church today for a complimentary vegetarian luncheon in the gymnasium. Thank you so much to the many members and wonderful cooks who generously support this ministry each week. In our mission to welcome neighbors, guests, and friends, you play an important and delicious role.

Children's Choir Rehearsals

Dec. 14, today, at 1:30 pm. The Atholton Children’s Choir has been invited to sing for the Christmas worship program on Sabbath, December 21. Rehearsal is today from 1:30- 2:30 p.m. in the sanctuary. Email Celeste Blyden at for a link to the song. All are welcome

King's Heralds Quartet

December 14, today, at 4 pm in the sanctuary. The King’s Heralds Quartet will be in concert at Atholton Church, December 14 at 4 pm. This is their only Maryland concert during their current East Coast tour! Come and bring your family and friends to hear this favorite Adventist singing group!

You + Donor = $$ Success

Combined Budget) We can break even by the end of the year! A generous donor has come forward to match our Atholton Combined Budget offerings. If we raise $15,000, it will be matched dollar-for-dollar for a total of $30,000. You can help us out of our deficit and begin the New Year in the black! Offerings can be made online at: start or through the Adventist Giving App or through the tithe envelope. Thank you in advance!

Next Sabbath, Dec. 21 - Family Fellowship Brunch

9:30 am - Sabbath School in designated classes

10:00-10:45 am - Family Fellowship Brunch in the gym - To participate in the brunch please bring a holiday finger food-type breakfast item - enough supply for your family and a few others, delivered to the kitchen by 9:30 am ready to serve. There will be an online sign-up link available.

10:50 am - Christmas Worship Service

Because of the morning brunch here will be no hospitality lunch served after the service.

New Year's Eve Communion and Year in Review!

On December 31 we will have a New Year’s Eve communion service starting at 5:00 PM. (We will be celebrating the coming of the new year using Biblical reckoning - sunset to sunset. It’s easier than midnight!!) More details will follow in the weeks to come. We are especially looking for pictures of this years’ events. Email them to

Revive 2020

-- In conjunction with the General Conference Ten days of Prayer (January 8 - 18) the Atholton church will be holding Revive 2020 each night at 6:00 pm. More details will follow but you will want to be a part of this revival and seeking of the Holy Spirit for 2020. Plan now to attend every night..

Personal Finance Seminar Coming in January

Save the dates! Coming to Atholton January 24–26, 2020, Finding Financial Peace with Pastor and personal finance coach, Josue Feliciano. This workshop will show the proven steps to help every household take control of their money and plan for the future. If you’re looking for ways to get better with your personal finances and find a plan that can change your life, this class is for you.

Final Empire 4-Part Series

This video experience produced by the Voice of Prophecy and hosted by Shawn Boonstra is designed for you to invite your neighbor. Plan to join us beginning Jan. 30–Feb. 2 for this captivating, high quality documentary style program. This event will address the role of the United States in history and prophecy. With the U.S. presidential campaign in full swing, the timing couldn’t be better! For more information, go to:

Special Sabbath School Mission Project UPDATE

Our Project: Matariah Education Center for Sudanese located in Cairo, Egpyt, a school for 400+ Sudanese refugee students in grades one through twelve. The building being used is an old orphanage needing many repairs.

  1. Repair broken window frames (metal) $350.00
  2. Replace broken windows with fiberglass $650.00
  3. Locking File cabinet for office $180
  4. Enclose outdoor area for classroom/meeting space at least $2500
  5. Repair plumbing and update bathrooms
  6. Paint interior walls and doors

Our Goal: $2,500 by May 2, 2020 As of November 30th we have received $1,467.49. Praise God!

Thank you for your generous gifts!!

Arrangements have been made to send $1400 before the end of the year so the windows can be fixed and replaced. Please continue to remember this important project in your giving plan. We have 4 ó months to exceed our goal of $2,500 that will go towards three other very needed projects.

Senior Ministries News

The Senior Nugget, a publication for all ages, is available on the lobby counter. This month it outlines the meaning of the Christmas wreath, plus provides guidelines on how long to retain personal documents. It also discusses the need to shred personal documents that you discard, whether you purchase a shredder or use the shredding services at Staples and Office Depot. Pick up your copy of the Senior Nugget in the foyer, or read it on Atholton’s website.

--- Atholton’s Senior Ministries Team wishes you a blessed and very Merry Christmas!

Looking for A Drone

We would like to update photographs of the church and school for bulletins and other promotions. If you own a drone and are willing to lend it or take some pictures, would you please contact Pastor John. It is much appreciated.

Children's Church Update

We are working to redesign and relaunch Children’s Church in January 2020. Though we will implement new ideas and programs, the focus remains on leading our children to experience a deeper relationship with God. We need volunteers to help. If you feel God calling you to become part of this awesome ministry, please contact Pastor Anastacia at and Celeste Blyden, Children’s Ministries Director, at

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Worship Sabbath December 14, 2019

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Adult Sabbath School 9:30 - 10:40 a.m.

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

Meditation 10:40 - 10:50 a.m.

The Church in Worship 10:50 a.m.

Worship in the Word by Pastor Franke Zollman

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Week At A Glance

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December 14 - December 21, 2019

Sabbath the 14th

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

10:50 am Worship Service: "Cradle Crusher," Pastor Franke Zollman, speaker

12:30 pm Fellowship Meal

1:30 pm Children's Choir

4:00 pm King's Heralds Quartet concert

4:43 pm Sunset

6:00 pm Pathfinder Christmas Event

Sunday the 15th

2 pm Eide-Altman piano recital

Wednesday the 18th

10:00 am Midday Bible Study - Pastor Franke's office

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

6:15 pm Adventurer meeting

7:00 pm Pathfinder meeting

Friday the 20th

4:45 pm Sunset

Sabbath the 21st

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

10:50 am Worship Service: "Jump for Joy," Pastor Franke Zollman, speaker, Special Christmas Service

12:30 pm Fellowship Meal

1:30 pm Children's Choir

4:46 pm Sunset

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Church Business

Offering ScheduleDecember 14 - Adventist Community Services - NAD/WBDecember 21 - Atholton Combined Offering As of December 7, 2019Needed Weekly …Read More

Offering Schedule

  • December 14 - Adventist Community Services - NAD/WB
  • December 21 - Atholton Combined Offering

As of December 7, 2019

Needed Weekly $5,753
Received for the Week $7,842
Needed Fiscal YTD $131,507
Received Fiscal YTD $97,769
Surplus/(Needed) ($33,738)

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