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Welcome to Atholton
An event that draws some of the more enthusiastic crowds at the Olympic Games is the 4 X 400 meter relay race. Four runners on each team. Each runner must hand off the baton to the next runner within a certain zone. Failure to hand off the baton within that zone or dropping the baton may result in a team’s disqualification. Jesus understood this principle of handing off and enabling those who would come behind him to carry on His work. And He did it because that is what He learned from His Father. Welcome to Atholton!
Save the Dates!
The Social Committee is planning the following events for our church family:
1. Game Night Social on Saturday, March 3 (6:30 pm). You can anticipate a ping pong tournament, fun group games, family- friendly movie and food sales to support the Pathfinders.
2. Family Fun Walk/Run & Breakfast on Sunday morning, April 22. Bring the whole family out for some exercise and socializing! Breakfast is available for purchase and proceeds will benefit the Pathfinder club.
3. Church Picnic & hike on Sabbath, May 12. Plan to stay after church for a potluck-style picnic on the church lawn. Bring picnic-style foods to share and blankets or folding chairs to sit on. An off-site hike will follow the picnic potluck in the afternoon.
Atholton Bible Reading Plan
The Atholton Church family has embark on a united Bible Reading Plan. This is not meant to take the place of your current devotional life but to supplement it with a short Bible passage each weekday. Our first book to study together will be the gospel of John. You can pick up a copy of the Bible Reading Plan in the foyer or find it on the Church’s website calendar at www.atholton.org The sermons each week will focus on a section of the reading from the preceding week’s Bible Reading Plan that way we can all prepare together for the worship service.
The February Stewpot
The February 2018 edition of the Chesapeake Conference Stewardship Ministries' The Stewpot is available in the church lobby.
Afternoons @ Atholton Concert
Today @ 4 pm Afternoons @Atholton Concert features the Gemini Piano Trio. Praised as a “model of classical elegance and restraint” and their “amazing virtuosity”, they have appeared around the world including a sold-out debut at Carnegie Hall. They are currently Artists-in- Residence at Howard Community College. As always, admission is free.
Piano Hymn Festival
Join Atholton piano students for a piano hymn festival on Sunday, March 4, at 2 pm and 4 pm. Enjoy singing familiar hymns while the students play the piano.
Small Group Bible Studies
The new year is a great time to consider becoming a part of a small group Bible study or starting one for yourself. Want to learn more about small groups, how to lead one, how to avoid common small group killers, and how to grow God’s kingdom through small groups? Be watching for some interactive training events coming soon.
February Senior Nugget
February is National Heart Month. This month’s Senior Nugget features a 3-minute heart risk quiz along with signs of a heart attack (can differ in women). In addition, a special diagram on how to properly display our flag. Copies are in the foyer.
Midday Bible Study
Not all that keen on driving after it gets dark but still want to have a midweek Bible study experience? Pastor Shawn is starting a midday Bible study on Wednesdays at 10:00 am for all those who are available at that time to study. We will be studying the book of Galatians.
Living Water Group
Thanks for the participants in the prophecy class. It’s very encouraging the way God is guiding. We started with a few and now the class room is full and God is guiding us to learn more about His present and future plans. We will continue studying “Why Babylon cannot be rebuilt.” in the next class. Please pray and join the class today, Feb 24th. There will be free lunch and special prayers for those who are in need of prayers. God bless.” Pastor Abraham
What's the Connection?
Our Natural Lifestyle Cooking Class has ended but you will not want to miss this follow-up series called “What’s the Connection?” This new series will explore the connection between health and spirituality. It will also look into ancient civilizations and how science is discovering that there is a connection between the diseases we have today and the ones they had millennia ago. Even if you did not participate in the cooking class you are welcome to attend and the seminar is FREE. Join us on Tuesday evenings in February at 7 pm in the Teen Suite.
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.
Publication Distribution Report for January 2018
In December 2011 the Grow 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.
JANUARY DISTRIBUTION 2017
Adventist Reviews 14
Sabbath School Quarterlies 8
Children’s Material 75
Greeting Card (fronts) 2
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 upcoming 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.Hide Info