Dear Abundant Life,
Here are some important updates we want to make sure you are aware of.
New 2019 Elder
As Jordan Craft announced in a recent Sunday service, we are happy to report that Gary Rader has been unanimously confirmed as the new elder in 2019.
Gary brings a wealth of leadership experience, a passion for outreach, and a deep love of the Lord and ALBC to the elder board. We want to thank him for his continued service as our Small Groups leader, Pastoral Search Team member, and special speaker. Gary will be confirmed through prayer during an upcoming service.
We also want to thank Matt Erdman and Jordan Craft for their three years of service. Both men will be rotating off the board at the end of December.
2019 Small Group Update
We are very excited about the winter small group semester and the new format that we will employ during this semester. The winter small group semester runs from January through March. All small groups will meet twice monthly, once in a home and a second time when all the small groups will come together at Providence Church where we will meet together and then break into our separate small groups. All the small groups will study the same topic, spiritual gifts, which will align with the Sunday morning message.
We are really encouraging everyone’s participation in a small group as they are intended to equip us to use our gifts to serve our Lord and our community. Childcare will be offered in both the home groups and when we met at Providence. Sign-up sheets for the small groups are going out this week.
If you are interested in hosting or leading a small group, contact Gary Rader, our small group ministry leader.
Our services on 12/23 at 9am and 12/24 at 6pm are great opportunities to invite friends, family and neighbors to come and celebrate the birth of Jesus. This Sunday (12/16) the kids will be celebrating with a Birthday Party for Jesus so that everyone can enjoy the fun in case they are traveling to visit family for Christmas. The children will also be singing the Christmas song "Behold" in our worship time - you won't want to miss it!
Thanks for your prayers! As always, if you have any questions, comments, or prayer requests, please email the elder team at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Elder Team
Jordan Craft, Courage Dhliwayo, Matt Erdman, Matt Gahman and John LoRusso
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.