10-08-17 Newsletter


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Weekly Newsletter
October 8, 2017

Join us this Sunday!

October 8, 10:00 AM
This Sunday, Pastor Brian Howard will bring a message, entitled "Spirit Filled and Spirit Fueled," based on Mark 6:48-52 and Acts 2:2-4..  During the Ministry Moment, Emily Mack will highlight the upcoming Harvest Festival.
Upcoming Events
Breakfast for Pilot Elementary
NEXT Wednesday, October 11, 6:45AM
Please join us in serving breakfast to the teachers at our Faith-Partnership school, Pilot Elementary! We will arrive at the school at 6:45 and serve until around 8 AM. If you cannot serve, but would like to donate a breakfast casserole, orange juice, or a fruit tray, please contact Emily Mack.   This is a great time to get to know the staff and show them the love of Jesus while offering coffee and a warm breakfast! Please contact Emily Mack by October 9 if you would like to provide food or serve the breakfast.

Missions Emphasis Weekend
October 13-15

Join us for this year’s missions emphasis weekend!  There will be opportunities to hear from many AFCC supported missionaries and also participate in local mission opportunities.

   Friday,     6:00PM: Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center Benefit Banquet

   Saturday, 8:00AM: Men’s Breakfast with Chip
          12:00PM: Women’s Luncheon with Omy
          5:30PM: AFCC serving at Greensboro Urban Ministry

   Sunday,    8:15AM: Special morning class with Cary  (age 15+ please)
          10:00AM: Morning Worship with Bob
          11:30AM: Church Family Luncheon with missionaries
           2:00PM: CROP Walk
Harvest Festival
Wednesday, October 25, 6-8 PM

Come one, come all, to AFCC's annual Harvest Festival!  There will be hayrides, a marshmallow roast, carnival games, face painting, and fun for all ages! Invite a friend - everyone is welcome! Admission is free.

If you are willing to volunteer at this event, please contact Emily Mack. There are ways for everyone to serve! We will be collecting candy to hand out as "prizes" at the game stations. There will be a candy collection box beside the Welcome Center in the narthex. Please donate pre-packaged candy!  Peanut based candy is acceptable, we will separate beforehand.  Contact Emily Mack with further questions!

AFCC 25th Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, October 29, 11:30 AM

Please join us as we celebrate how God has been using AFCC since it’s beginning 25 years ago!  We will share a meal together following the worship service.  The church will provide the meat, bread, beverage, and dessert.  Please bring sides to share - enough for your own family and another.


October: Zig Zag Zone
God can do anything and God loves us.  That means we have a God who is able and eager to help when we ask Him.  So, whenever there's a task to be done, just remember God can help you.

October 8: David is strong in battle - 1 Samuel 18:7, 12-14
Bottom Line: God can help me.

October: Use It or Lose It (Don't Waste What You've Got)
The earth is the Lord's, and everything in it.  So, whatever we have really belongs to God.  That's why stewardship is a response to the Character of God.  Because we know everything belongs to God, WE SHOULD TAKE CARE OF GOD'S STUFF.  And one of the best ways to take care of God's stuff is by using it the way you think God would want it to be used.

October 8: Teach us to number our days (Psalm 90:12 NIV)
Bottom Line: Use your time wisely

59:33 (formerly Praise & Prayer)
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, AFCC Room 104

Please come to our 59:33 prayer sessions on Wednesday nights.  All are invited to join us as we have a short Bible Study and bring the praises and concerns of our church family before the throne of God. We will begin at 6:30 SHARP and end at 7:29:33 SHARP.
Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays, 6:30 AM, at the church

Men, join us as we study God's Word together. There is no better way to start your day!  Contact John KImmons with questions.
MONDAY MORNING Women's Bible Study (M&M - Mondays at Marie's)
Monday mornings, 10AM - Noon

All women are invited to join in the Bible Study and fellowship at Marie Hunkele's home.  Our new Bible study is Old Testament Characters.  We will dig into the lives of Jonah, Abraham, Moses and others, learning how to sustain in pain, hear God's voice, and follow God's call in our lives.  Open to all women and there's room for you so come join us!  Call Carol Kimmons for details.
MONDAY EVENING Women's Bible Study at the Lifehouse
Monday evenings, 6:30 PM

All women are invited to join us as we study God's Word and enjoy fellowship with each other.  This Fall, we will be using the "Proven" Study by Jennie Allen to look at the Gospel of John. Call Joyce Snyder with questions.

"Too many of us walk through life feeling like we don't measure up—that if we could only work harder or perform better, we would be enough. But the truth is, we will never be enough. And thankfully, we don't have to be.

In this study, Jennie Allen walks us through key passages in the Book of John to show us that Jesus is enough. Realize we don't have to prove anything because Jesus has proven everything."

Wednesday evenings, 6-8 PM

This study will explore the pattern of prayer Jesus gave to His disciples and examine how we can follow that pattern and put it into practice in our lives. As you study “The Lord’s Prayer” in Matthew 6, and begin to implement the teaching of our Lord in your own life, you’ll find that you know God better, and you will become more thankful for what He has done. You will see God’s power at work in your life as you learn as never before what a remarkable God we serve. All ladies are welcome to join us at Kathy Albert's home.  Please call Florence Bingaman or Jodi Farmer for more information. 

Serving This Week
Nursery: Wanda Briggs, Lori Young
Greeters: Kathy Webb, Terri Whalen, Ike Thomas, Marilyn Jones
Ushers: Mike Cornette, Witt Witthuhn, Dale Chadwell, Greg Gaines
Children's Church Teachers: Savanna Saunders; Ruth Broome; Joy Clifford

Sanctuary Flowers: Need Volunteer

AFCC Apparel
If you are interested in purchasing a new AFCC T-shirt or sweatshirt, please contact Jodi or Doug Farmer.

Take a Seat
In order for the worship hour to run smoothly and without too much distraction, the Worship Team and First Touch Ministry would like for church members to leave the last row of each of the middle sections open for late comers. Thank you for your support.

AFCC First Touch Ministry
Are you outgoing and love to meet other people?  You need to be a part of the team that creates our first touch when people come to AFCC.  That is why we call this the First Touch Ministry.  This team is the first face that new people see when they come to our church.  Whether it is greeting or ushering, this team helps set the tone for the day’s experience.  This is a valuable part of the church.  Plus, it offers members an opportunity to give by serving the church.  If you are interested in being part of First Touch Ministry, contact Marilyn Jones or John Kimmons.

God at Work in His People
If you would like to give public testimony to how God has been faithfully working in your life, please contact one of the church elders.

Sanctuary Flowers
To honor our Lord during our worship service, please consider picking a Sunday to bring fresh flowers for the Sanctuary. They can be from your garden or your favorite florist and can be in remembrance/honor of someone special or in celebration of a special occasion. A sign-up sheet is at the Welcome table in the Narthex. (Vases are available.)
Afiliated Ministries
Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center

Friday, October 13, 6-9 PM
(Doors open at 5:30PM)

Grandover Hotel & Resort, 1000 Club Rd, Greensboro

Silent Auction begins at 5:30pm. Dinner will follow and include several inspiring stories and speakers. There is an opportunity at the end of the evening for a financial donation. Semi-formal attire is requested; black tie optional. To join the AFCC group, please RSVP to Hilary Lewis by October 6.

Greensboro Urban Ministry Meal
2nd Saturday of each month, 5:30 PM

AFCC provides the evening meal at Greensboro Urban Ministry on the 2nd Saturday of each month. 
Please contact Robin Crosier to learn how you can help.

Saturday, October 14, 5:30 PM
AFCC will be serving dinner as part of our Missions weekend. Food preparation starts at 5:30, service starts at 7:00, and we are done by 8:15.  The menu this month will be spaghetti, salad, bread, brownies and ice cream.  Help is needed with preparation of brownies before the event and help is needed for cooking and preparation and serving at GUM.  If you can be of service for any of this, please contact Robin Crosier and let her know how you can help.  Thank you to everyone who can help make this a great evening of service and fellowship!!


October 15, at First National Bank Field in downtown Greensboro
Greensboro Urban Ministry partners with Church World Service and volunteers on the annual CROP Hunger Walk, and 25% of all funds raised stay here in our community.  Funds support GUM's Potter's House Community Kitchen, where staff and volunteers provide a meal to 400 or more men, women and families with children every day. 

What's Happening This Week?

Calendar of Events

October 5 - 14

Sunday, October 8
9:15 AM - Prayer Time
10:00 AM - Worship Service
6:00 PM - High School at Life House with Wayne & Kay Welch and Ms T

Monday, October 9
10:00 AM - Women's Bible Study: Mondays at Marie's with Carol Kimmons
6:30 PM - Women's Evening Bible Study at Life House

Tuesday, October 10
6:30 AM - Men's Bible Study at AFCC with John Kimmons

Wednesday, October 11
6:00 PM - Women's Bible Study at Kathy Albert's home
6:15 PM - Kingdom Kids
6:15 PM - Middle School at Life House with Brian & Laura Howard
6:30 PM - 59:33 (formerly Praise & Prayer)

Friday, October 13
Greensboro Pregnancy Center Benefit Dinner

Saturday, October 14
8:00 AM - Men's Fellowship Breakfast with Chip Atkinson
12:00 PM - Women's Luncheon with Omy Alverez
5:30 PM - AFCC serving meal at Greensboro Urban Ministry

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