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Welcome to Atholton

An unannounced visit by Jesus to some dejected disciples leads to the reinstalling of Peter’s call and the reviving of his faith. The steps Jesus led him through is how He restores us today. The process leads us to a recognition of supreme, self-less love for Him. We are glad you have chosen to be a part of the Atholton family today!

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.

Personal Ministries Workshop, Sabbath, Jan. 18

This meets this afternoon at 1:30 pm or following fellowship lunch. Giving Bible studies is easy and life changing! Local requests are coming in to Atholton. Find out the basics of following up on Bible study interests with Pastor John. You will learn proven steps for giving studies and leading people to make decisions for Christ.

Living Water Study Group

Greetings in Christ’s Holy name, I am excited to remind you that we have a Prophecy study this third week (January 18) at 2 pm in 8th grade class room as usual where we meet. From February we will go back to fourth week. Are you wondering what’s happening around the globe and especially what’s happening in our nation United States? What’s your thought on Sunday Law? Please bring your thoughts. The free lunch will be served. Please bring your friends also. May the Holy Spirit will guide our studies. God bless. Pastor Abraham

Looking for an Admin. Assistant

The Atholton Church office is looking for an Administrative Assistant. It is a paid position working 18-20 hours a week. If you or someone you know is interested, please ask the pastors for a job description sheet and submit your resume into the office.

Finding Financial Peace

Friday, January 24 at 7 pm

Sabbath, Jan. 25 at 11 am, 2 pm

You can take control of your money! If you have had stress or questions over personal finances, this workshop is for you! Learn from a biblical perspective how to get out of debt and stay out and plan for the future. Class begins Friday, Jan. 24 at 7:00 pm and continuing Sabbath morning and afternoon. Sunday morning will feature a personalized budget plan with the speaker. For more information or to reserve your seat contact the church office.

Atholton Adventist Academy Annual Open House and Academy Day

January 28, 2020. We would like to warmly invite you to our Annual Open House and Academy Day. Designed for grades PK- 10. 9:00 AM - 11 AM for Pre-K - 5th; 8:15 AM - 3:15PM for 6th -10th. Please share this information with parents and friends of prospective students! Check the church lobby bulletin board for additional information and schedule.

Final Empire 4 - Part Series

Jan. 30–Feb. 2 at 7 pm each evening. 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 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:

Estate Planning Seminar

Sunday, March 15, from 3 - 5 pm. The Atholton Church is pleased to announce that Tom Boggess, Field Representative of Chesapeake Conference of Planned Giving and Trusts Department, will be here to present a seminar on Estate Planning. This seminar is geared for all age groups. If you have any specific questions you’d like addressed, please drop them in the church office. or place in offering.Mark questions to the attention of Senior Ministries, before February 29, 2020.

Special Sabbath School Mission Project, Nov. 2, 2019 - May 2, 2020, Update and THANK YOU!

First - thank you for generously giving towards this project.

Second - an update December 19, 2019 a check in the amount of $2,458 was sent as our first contribution towards projects needed by the Matariah Education Center for Sudanese in Cairo, Egypt. The day this was being sent we received an email from Candace Iseminger telling us of an emergency issue. The sewage system backed up into the school courtyard and rooms inside. The repair cost is $11,000. A generous anonymous donor sent $5,000 towards this need, so total sent was $7,458. Since December 14, 2019 another $2,435 has been given by the Atholton church family. This amount plus any additional funds given since last Sabbath will be sent next week. That leaves $1,107 to completely fund the need for repairing the sewage problem.

Third - Our goal of $2,500 has almost been met in double! Praise God!! $1,107 more will help completely pay for the sewage backup problem. BUT, there still remains windows, window frames, painting, renovation of bathrooms, locking file cabinet and much more. We will continue collecting funds through May 2, 2020.

Fourth - Please continue to pray for the 25 faculty members and over 400 students at the Matariah Education Center which is for Sudanese refugees.

Thank you again for your selfless and generous contributions to the needs of the Matariah Education Center.

Join Atholton Puppeteers

Would you like to be a part of Atholton’s new puppet ministry? Participants will be involved in presenting the children’s story, Children’s Church sketches and other outreach activities. Please contact Atholton Puppeteers Coordinator Sarai Reyna at

Happy New Year from Senior Ministries

The Senior Nugget, a publication for all ages, highlights “The Amazing Cucumber”. This month’s issue may be obtained in the foyer or read on Atholton’s web site. Learn how this amazing vitamin packed and nutrious vegetable helps in many daily life items - from eliminating fog on mirrors to making stainless steel sinks shine.

Looking for Facilities Hosts

Atholton Church is in need of individuals to open and close the building/gym when outside groups rent the facilities on the weekends or evenings. Must be 18 years and older, includes hourly pay. Please email the church office if you are interested:

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Worship Sabbath January 18, 2020

This week's service details, including sermon title, and scripture reading.Read More

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, "Restoration by the Sea," by Pastor John Rengifo

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Week At A Glance

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January 18-25, 2020

Sabbath the 18th

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

10:50 pm Worship Service: "Restoration by the Sea," Pastor John Rengifo, speaker

12: 30 pm Fellowship Lunch

1:30 pm Personal Ministries Workshop

2:00 pm Living Ministries Workshop

5:10 pm Sunset

6:00 pm Adventurer's Skate Night

Sunday the 19th

11:00 am Luritz Bennedict Parker - Celebration of Life (funeral)

Tuesday the 21st

7:00 pm AAA Board Meeting

Wednesday the 22nd

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

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

Friday the 24th

5:17 pm Sunset

7:00 pm Finding Financial Peace

Sabbath the 25th

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

10:50 am Worship Service: Josue Feliciano, speaker

12:30 pm Fellowship Lunch

2:00 pm Finding Financial Peace

5:18 pm Sunset

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Church Business

Offering ScheduleJanuary 18, 2020 - Atholton Combined Offering January 25 - Religious Liberty - NAD As of January 11, 2019Needed Weekly …Read More

Offering Schedule

  • January 18, 2020 - Atholton Combined Offering
  • January 25 - Religious Liberty - NAD

As of January 11, 2019

Needed Weekly $5,753
Received for the Week $4,104
Needed Fiscal YTD $160,274
Received Fiscal YTD $181,732
Surplus/(Needed) ($21,458)

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Community News

Maryland Excel DMV Maryland Excel DMV, a Youth Based Sports Organization that caters to the Sabbath keeper is hosting our Spring 2020 basketball …Read More

Maryland Excel DMV

Maryland Excel DMV, a Youth Based Sports Organization that caters to the Sabbath keeper is hosting our Spring 2020 basketball tryouts for boys and girls in grades 4 through 11 on February 9th and March 1st. For tryout times, locations and other sport offerings, please visit our website: Thank you for supporting Christian Athletics and we hope to see you there!

Great Controversy Tours

Two 2020 Reformation Tours to Europe! The first Great Controversy Tour will be an English-Korean tour (March 20-April 2), and the second will be In the Footsteps of the Reformers with Hope Channel (July 17-30). Both tours are similar and will have as guide Dr. Gerard Damsteegt, specialist in church history and prophetic interpretation. See Daniel and Revelation come alive! Visit Rome and the Reformation sites in the Waldensian Valleys, Switzerland, Germany, and France. Either of these tours will give you a new vision for how to prepare for Jesus’ coming. A most exciting experience! For the March tour info call 269- 815-8624, or email For the July Hope Channel tour call: 301-680-5104, or or the website: https://www.

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