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Weekly Newsletter
September 24, 2017

Join us this Sunday!

September 24, 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 "Honor at Home and at Work," based on Ephesians  6: 1-9.  During the Ministry Moment, Doug Farmer will highlight "Prayers for the Hindu World."
Upcoming Events
ARP High School Retreat
THIS WEEKEND, September 22 - 24

This retreat is an exciting time for High School Students to learn more about God through his word but also to gather together with other students from other churches. This year Rev. Andrew Stoger will be the Speaker and the theme is 'Faithfulness'. $80 per person. If you would like to find out more information please contact Mass or Sarah Rickard.
Nursery Volunteer Training
THIS Sunday, September 24, 11:45-1 PM

Calling all Nursery Volunteers!
Please join us for lunch and training.  If you have not served in the nursery but are interested in doing so, you are welcome to come as well.  Please use the button below to RSVP.  Your dedication to our youngest is deeply appreciated.
Sign up for Volunteer Training
Women's Fall Retreat
September 29 - October 1

Black Mountain, NC 
Final payment was due by September 17.

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

September: Super Kids

September 24: Battle of Jericho - Joshua 6:1-20
Bottom Line: God is always with me.

September: Make Space at the Table
September 24: Encourage One Another / Job's Friends
Bottom Line: Friends encourage one another

59:33 (formerly Praise & Prayer)
Wednesdays, 6:30 PM, IN PASTOR'S OFFICE

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 - 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

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 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

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: Nancy Sears, Tisha Finison
Greeters: Jan Reynolds, Grace McClure, Kathy Howell, Robin & Roy Crosier, Caroline Thomas
Ushers: Billie Shuler, Amy & George Davis, Ike Thomas
Children's Church Teachers: Laura Howard; Jodi Farmer; Grace Clifford

Sanctuary Flowers: Kathy Howell, in memory of Sara Howell (mother-in-law)

AFCC Apparel
If you are interested in purchasing a new AFCC T-shirt or sweatshirt, please stop by the table in the Narthex, before or after Sunday's service, to let us know.  We will be taking names on September 3 and 10.

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.)

Evangelism Devotional
Outreach North America has compiled a 30 day evangelism devotional written by ARP pastors including John Kimmons and Brian Howard.  We hope it will encourage you in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ!  Sign up by clicking the button below.
Evangelism Devotional
Afiliated Ministries
Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center

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

Grandover Hotel & Resort, 1000 Club Rd, Greensboro
(Semi-formal attire requested, black tie optional.)

The Greensboro Pregnancy Care Center holds this annual fundraising benefit dinner as a way for high-capacity Partners to give financially to the Care Center.  This major fundraising event helps meet nearly half of their operating budget each year.  If you would like to go with the Adams Farm group, please RSVP to Hilary Lewis by October 6.


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. 


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.

What's Happening This Week?

Calendar of Events

September 21-30

Sunday, September 17
9:15 AM - Prayer Time
10:00 AM - Worship Service
11:30 AM - Nursery Worker Training
6:00 PM - High School at Life House

Monday, September 18
10:00 AM - Women's Bible Study: Mondays at Marie's
6:00 PM - Women's Evening Bible Study at Life House

Tuesday, September 19
6:30 AM - Men's Bible Study at AFCC

Wednesday, September 20
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
6:30 PM - 59:33 (formerly Praise & Prayer)

Friday - Sunday, Sept 29-Oct 1
Women's Retreat at Black Mountain, NC

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