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Welcome to Atholton

This weekend we follow the Savior from the cross to the grave and to the resurrection. The Sabbath morning service will feature a drama reenactment, Christ-centered worship and a message from Pastor Anastacia. Guests are welcome to join us for our fellowship lunch in the gym immediately following the service. Welcome to Atholton!

April 19-21: Crucifixion and Resurrection Weekend

Easter weekend at Atholton Church has three special services:

Friday, April 19, at 7 pm: “It Was for Me”

Sabbath, April 20, Worship Service: “He is

Risen! It Changes Everything”.

Sunday, April 21, at 10 am: “Experiencing Resurrection” will feature a fellowship dinner style breakfast at 10 am and a special devotional time with Pastor Franke - culminating in a baptism. It will be a very special morning.

April 27: Sabbath Lunch in the Park

Atholton Church is claiming her territory for Christ! After “Prayer Walking” the area of King’s Contrivance, we are focusing to be a redemptive Adventist presence there.

• Lunch in the park will enable the church to be present in this territory.

• Bring a lunch (sandwiches, salads, pastas, etc.) and join us outside.

• After lunch, we will go distribute door hangers and invitations to the Community Fair and Health Expo.

• Stay tuned for park location details!

April 30: Emergency/Safety Seminar

Tuesday, April 30, at 7:00 pm: We hear more frequently of open-fire attacks taking place in churches and schools. How are we prepared
to respond? On Tuesday, April 30, at 7:00 pm the Atholton Church will host an Active Shooter and Emergency Preparedness Seminar. The Howard County Police Department will be here to present this training for everyone. Plan now to attend. For more info or to reserve your seat, contact Mitch Fabian, Church Safety Officer at msfab3@gmail.com.

May 5: Community Fair & Health Expo

Sunday, May 5, from 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Atholton will be hosting our 10th annual health fair. This year we will feature an expanded focus on children’s health with games, activities, and hands-on learning fun.

We are inviting our community neighbors to come and learn more about us and discover ways to adopt a healthy lifestyle. There is definitely a way for everyone to help:

  • NEWSTART stations (from blood pressure & body mass to prayer)
  • Cardio risk and stress tests
  • Cooking or serving food
  • Kids’ play corner or outdoor activities
  • Registration, greeting, or hosting
  • Set-up & clean-up
  • Distributing flyers, doorknob hangers & signs in the community
  • Donating funds or soliciting donations from businesses

Whatever talents God has given you, they can be used. Watch for more information and sign-up sheets. Save this date and make plans to be part of Atholton Church’s largest outreach event.

Donations needed for the Community Fair & Health Expo

In order to increase the services we offer the community and expand our focus on children’s health, we need increased funds this year. With our budget the same as in past years, we are turning to members to ask for your help. Please consider what you can donate and mark your tithe envelope “Community Fair” or when giving online choose the same option. Thank you for your support!

May 11: Youth Game Night

Sabbath, May 11, at 7:30pm. All roads lead to Atholton gym on May 11, at 7:30 pm, for fun- filled adventure at our Youth Game Night. So clear your schedule, bring a friend and prepare to have an amazing time!

May 18: International Sabbath

If you are willing to participate in Atholton’s International Sabbath by reading or praying
in another language, or sharing music from another culture, please contact Tina Hudgins at Tinah322@verizon.net, no later than April 27. And begin planning now what you will wear and

Donations needed for the Community Fair & Health Expo

In order to increase the services we offer the community and expand our focus on children’s health, we need increased funds this year. With our budget the same as in past years, we are turning to members to ask for your help. Please consider what you can donate and mark your tithe envelope “Community Fair” or when giving online choose the same option. Thank you for your support!

Mary 18: International Sabbath

If you are willing to participate in Atholton’s International Sabbath by reading or praying in another language, or sharing music from another culture, please contact Tina Hudgins at Tinah322@verizon.net, no later than April 27. And begin planning now what you will wear and what food you will bring to represent your country of ancestry, origin, or affiliation! Let’s prepare to celebrate the beauty of Atholton’s diversity with hearts unified through the grace of Christ!

Natural Lifestyle Cooking Class

Upcoming sessions are Sundays, May 12
and June 9, from 3 - 5pm. All are welcome, including children. There is a fee for a workbook, additional recipes and food samples. For more information email: atholtonSDAhealth@gmail. com.

How To Prevent Falls Seminar

This Sabbath afternoon seminar has been postponed until further notice.

April Senior Nugget

April’s Senior Ministries Nugget, a publication for all ages, highlights our new Youth Pastor Anastacia Ferguson-Bansie and her family. Her background, education and experience are featured. Obtain your copy on the foyer counter. Do you know why the beautiful dogwood tree

is so special? Learn the reason in the special Easter section of the April Nugget. Remember, it took 3 nails, 1 cross to be 4 given!

Publication Distribution Report for March 2019

In December 2011 the Growing 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.

MARCH DISTRIBUTION 2019

Adventist Reviews 21

Pamphlets 6

Sabbath School Quarterlies 11

Miscellaneous 5

Children’s Material 84

Books 3

Calendars . 2

Greeting Cards 0

Atholton Church Security

Church security is everyone’s responsibility. Please help us keep our church safe and secure by ensuring that doors (especially exterior doors) properly latch when closing. Keep track of all personal items (purse, cell phone, tablets) that may be left behind or in cars to be made easily visible. Finally, our children are our most precious possessions and we must ensure their safety. Please keep your children with you or know that they are with a trusted adult. NEVER let children wander the building without adult supervision. Thanks for your cooperation.

The April & May Stewpots

The April and May 2019 editions of the Chesapeake Conference Stewardship Ministries’ The Stewpot are available in the church lobby.

Stay Connected Ministries

We would like to send care packages to academy and college students away from home. If you have a child, or know of one, that we can minister to please notify Pastor Anastacia at pastoranastacia@atholton.org. Be sure to include the student’s name and mailing address.

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Worship Sabbath April and May 20, 2019

Atholton Church welcomes their new Senior Pastor, Franke Zollman

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

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

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

The Church in Worship 10:50 a.m.

Worship in the Word, "He is Risen It Changes Everything!" by Pastor Anastacia Ferguson- Bansie & Witnesses

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Week At A Glance

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

April 20-27, 2019

Sabbath the 20th

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

10:50 am Worship Service with Pastor Anastacia Ferguson-Bansie Easter Drama: "He is Risen! It Changes Everything"

12:30 pm Fellowship Lunch

2:30 pm VBS Reunion

7:48 pm Sunset

Sunday the 21st

10:00 am "Experiencing Resurrection": potluck breakfast, devotional and a baptism with Pastor Franke

Monday the 22nd

7:00 pm Church Board

Tuesday the 23rd

7:00 pm Community Fair and Health Expo planning committee

Wednesday the 24th

10:00 am Midday Bible Study

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

7:00 pm Revelation Speaks

Friday the 26th

7:54 pm Sunset

Sabbath the 27th

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

10:50 am Worship Service with Franke Zollman Sermon Title: "The Joy of Heartburn"

12:30 pm Sabbath Lunch in the Park - bring potluck picnic food

2:00 pm Distribute invitations to Comm. Fair & Health Expo

7:55 pm Sunset

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Community News

Highland View AcademySaturday, April 20, at 8:20 pm the Highland View Academy Aerials Gymnastic Team present their end of the year home show, “A …Read More

Highland View Academy

Saturday, April 20, at 8:20 pm the Highland View Academy Aerials Gymnastic Team present their end of the year home show, “A Day in the Park”. Admission is $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family. Light refreshments will be sold. All are welcome to come to enjoy this performance with us. Doors will open at 7:55 pm (sundown). Any questions should be directed to Dean Price at mprice@highlandviewacademy.com

Bladensburg SDA Church Youth Ministry

Saturday, April 27, the Bladensburg SDA Youth Ministry presents “NOW” -- a gripping play about the end times, at the divine worship service. Bladensburg SDA Church is at 11811 Lanham Severn Road, Bowie, MD 20720. Come and be blessed!

Islam and Christianity in Prophecy

Tim Roosenberg, author of the R&H book Islam and Christianity in Prophecy and evangelist from the Idaho Conference of SDA, will be presenting the “Islam and Christianity in Prophecy Seminar” in our area. This seminar will bring prophecy to life like never before. It will make sense of Daniel 11 and current events, and clearly explain the role of Islam in prophecy.

Times and locations:
—4/26, Fri., 7pm Ellicott City SDA Church, MD

—4/27, Sat., 7pm York SDA Church, PA

—4/30, Tue., 6:30pm Fredericksburg SDA Church, VA

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Church Business

Offering ScheduleApril 27 - Chesapeake AdvanceMay 4 - Local Church BudgetAs of April 6, 2019Needed Weekly …Read More

Offering Schedule

  • April 27 - Chesapeake Advance
  • May 4 - Local Church Budget

As of April 6, 2019

Needed Weekly $5,370
Received for the Week $6,772
Needed Fiscal YTD $220,164
Received Fiscal YTD $214,999
Surplus/(Needed) ($5,165)

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