Hello Abundant Life!
It’s hard to believe that the summer is drawing to a close. As this season ends, we are excited to be looking forward to the new things God has for Abundant Life. We are happy to share some of these items with you now!
This Sunday morning we will be honoring the ALBC teachers and students who are going back to school in the coming days. We are looking forward to this elder-lead time of prayer.
This Sunday also marks the beginning of a new sermon series (more on that below).
Be sure to sign up for a Small Group this Sunday in the lobby. There are several great groups to choose from. Small Groups are the foundation for growth and community in our church. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to be involved this Fall!
Also, be sure to welcome the Providence congregation to our service this Sunday. They were without their worship leader this week and canceled their service…We are happy to welcome them to ours! Let’s make them feel welcome while continuing to express our thankfulness for their generosity towards ALBC.
Please be sure to join us at 6:30pm Sunday night for our next Informational / Prayer Meeting. During this hour-long event, a member of the Pastoral Search Team will be sharing the completed Congregational and Pastor profiles as well as giving an update on the overall search process. As an elder board we are very excited to be reaching this next stage in being lead by the Lord to our next Pastor. You will not want to miss this update!
After the update we will spend time in focused prayer for Abundant Life, for the ongoing search process, and for our next pastor.
If you need childcare for this service, please be sure to sign up in the lobby Sunday morning.
Upcoming Sermon Series
This Sunday also marks the beginning of a new series of sermons called “From Conflict to Peace”.
Everyone battles with conflict within their relationships, whether it's with a spouse, boyfriend or girlfriend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or complete stranger. The great news is that God has given us Biblical instructions for how to approach conflict with wisdom, peace and love. This series will use God's Word to equip us all with tools on how to navigate the rough waters of conflict and establish a peacemaker mentality.
Pastor Keith will be bringing the first message this Sunday (8/26) followed by Dom Presutti on 9/2, Pastor Keith on 9/9 (we will take Communion as well on this Sunday), and the series will be concluded by Courage Dhliwayo on 9/16.
Don’t forget, we are collecting prospective elder nominations during the month of August. Please email your nominees to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for reading!
The Elder Team
Jordan Craft, Courage Dhliwayo, Matt Erdman, Matt Gahman and John LoRusso
With God we will gain the victory!