8-20-17 Newsletter


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Weekly Newsletter
August 20, 2017

Join us this Sunday!

August 20, 10:00 AM
This Sunday, Pastor Brian Howard will continue his sermon series, "Because of His Great Love: Lessons from Ephesians," with a message, entitled "But God," based on Ephesians 2:1-13.  During the Ministry Moment, Ruth Broome will highlight the Women's Fall Retreat.  Following the service, there will be a Town Hall Meeting to present the proposed 2017-18 Church Budget.
Upcoming Events
Town Hall Meeting:
Presentation of Proposed Budget

THIS Sunday, following the service

All are invited to attend this presentation of the Proposed 2017-2018 Church Budget.  There will be an opportunity to ask questions at this meeting.
Congregational Meeting:
Vote on Budget and Officers

August 27, following the service

The purpose of this meeting is to vote on the proposed 2017-2018 Church Budget and Church Officers.  All members should plan to attend.
Women's Ministry News
TODAY, August 17, 6:00 PM: Dinner Out at Jasons Deli in Friendly Center
September 29 - October 1: Fall Retreat in Black Mountain, NC - $100 for two nights' lodging and three meals, brochures and sign up in Foyer ($50 deposit due by August 27)
Moving Day: THIS Saturday, August 19, 8 AM
Please join us in helping the Howard family move to their home in Adams Farm (Lange Trail.)  We'll meet at 8AM at Steeplechase Apartments, #1304B (Adams Farm Pkwy at Hilltop Rd.)  The move should take two hours and is approximately one truckload.  Biscuits will be provided.  For more info, contact Pastor Brian.
Men's Fellowship Breakfast
Saturday, August 26, 8 AM

Men, don’t miss this great opportunity to enjoy good food and great fellowship with your brothers in Christ here at AFCC.

Church Work Day
Saturday, August 26, 9 AM - Noon

Help get the church spruced up fro the start of Preschool.  We will begin immediately following the Men's Breakfast which was rescheduled from September 2 due to the holiday weekend.

Save the Date:
Nursery Volunteer Training

Sunday, September 24,
following the service

Sign up for Volunteer Training

Save the Date: Missions Emphasis Weekend
October 13-15

There will be opportunities to hear from many AFCC supported missionaries and also participate in local mission opportunities.  More details to come!

Praise & Prayer
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, IN PASTOR'S OFFICE
Resumes September 6

Please come to our Praise & 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. 
Men's Tuesday Morning Bible Study
Tuesdays, 6:30 AM, at the church - will resume in the Fall

Men, join us as we study God's Word together. There is no better way to start your day!
MONDAY MORNING Women's Bible Study (M&M - Mondays at Marie's)
Monday mornings, 10AM - Noon
Resumes September 11

All women are invited to join in the Bible Study and fellowship at Marie Hunkele's home.  Contact Carol Kimmons with questions.
MONDAY EVENING Women's Bible Study at the Lifehouse
Monday evenings, 6 PM

All women are invited to join us as we study God's Word and enjoy fellowship with each other.
Wednesday evenings, 6-8 PM

Beginning September 6
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, Hilary Lewis
Greeters: Teresa & Ben Hodges
Ushers: Morgan Jones, Hershey & Zack Washington, Greg Gaines
Children's Church Teachers: Ruth Broome; Rachel & Jeff Welch

Altar Flowers: Renee & Spencer Clifford, in honor of Joy's 17th birthday

School Supplies Drive for Pilot Elementary
School is just around the corner!  We have the opportunity to support our neighborhood and Faith-Based Partnership school, Pilot Elementary, with a school supplies drive for students and teachers.  We also have many teachers in our congregation who could benefit from donations as well!  Donations can include: pencils, crayons, pink erasers, glue, paper, scissors, book bags, hand sanitizer, Clorox wipes, and much more.  If you want to donate and would like for us to shop for you, we can.  There will be a donation box by the Welcome Center with donation ideas beside it.  Please join us as we help students and teachers have the tools they need to get the 2017-18 year started!  Contact Emily Mack for more information.

Preschool Fundraiser - Attractions Discount Book
Adams Farm Christian Preschool is offering our supporters the Attractions Dining and Value Guide. The main goal of this sale is to raise funds for our scholarship fund. Attractions is a money-saving coupon book with thousands of dollars in BUY ONE GET ONE FREE and discount coupons from the area’s best restaurants and retailers!  Valid NOW through December 31, 2018! Cost is $25. Contact Jodi Farmer by September 17 if you are interested.

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 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.

Save the Date - CROP Hunger Walk - Sunday, October 15

What's Happening This Week?

Calendar of Events

August 17-26

Thursday, August 17
6:00 PM - Women's Dinner Out at Jason's Deli

Saturday, August 19
8:00 AM - Howard's Moving Day

Sunday, August 20
9:15 AM - Prayer Time
10:00 AM - Worship Service
11:30 AM - Town Hall Meeting to present Proposed Budget

Monday, August 21
6:00 PM - Women's Evening Bible Study

Wednesday, August 23
6:00 PM - Women's Bible Study
6:15 PM - Middle School in Life House

Saturday, August 26
8:00 AM - Men's Fellowship Breakfast
9:00 AM - Church Work Day

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