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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.
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 email@example.com 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: https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANB8BB/envelope/ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- 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: http://finalempire.com/
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.
- Repair broken window frames (metal) $350.00
- Replace broken windows with fiberglass $650.00
- Locking File cabinet for office $180
- Enclose outdoor area for classroom/meeting space at least $2500
- Repair plumbing and update bathrooms
- 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 email@example.com and Celeste Blyden, Children’s Ministries Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.Hide Info