For Sunday’s worship service. Pray for our worship this Sunday as we hear God’s Word. Ask the Lord to bless Pastor Tom Holliday as he prepares his sermon “Spiritual Leaders”, from Acts 6:1-7.
Newcomer Reception — 4th Sunday morning during fellowshipThursday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Thursday Friday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Other Friday
The Kinder family welcomed Layla Juliette to the world on 11/2/18!Cammy and Layla are doing well.
An Evening with Jamie Soles: Bible Music for the Whole Family tomorrow night—Free Concert at APC’s West Braddock Road Campus, co-sponsored with Christ Reformed Church. Jamie Soles is a gifted performer who brings the stories of Scripture to life in a way that engages the whole family. Join us tomorrow evening, November 8 at 7 pm. Learn more here.
Run for a difference this Saturday, November 10! Bring your family and friends to make a difference by running, walking, or volunteering at this year’s Casa Chirilagua 5k. Your participation helps Casa Chirilagua’s programs and ministries. Register here.
APC Men’s Study begins November 12. A six-week video and discussion series, led by Elder Ed Culbreath, will kick off on Monday, November 12 from 7-8:30 pm at the West Braddock Road Campus. Authentic men are leaders by God’s calling -- whether it’s with their families, their vocation, or their church. God has a very clear purpose and vision for men that He lays out for us in His Word. This series is entitled, “A Man and His Story” and is designed to equip men to embrace how their past affects their present and prepares them for their future. Please sign up at either campus after worship on Sunday.
Thursday Ladies Bible Study. The Thursday Ladies Bible Study will begin a 4-week Advent study on November 15, entitled “A Look at Advent Through the Old Testament”. Please join us as we prepare our hearts to celebrate Christmas. Booklets may be picked up at Bible study on the 8th of November, or in the church office after that. We will meet from 9:45- 11:30am in Room 302 at RRC. All ladies are welcome! Please feel free to invite a friend to join you! Childcare is available. For questions, please contact Lynn Streett at email@example.com or 703-942-8075.
Thanksgiving Praise Service and Reception Sunday, November 18, 5pm (RRC, Fellowship Hall). Everyone is invited to gather for a unique service of thanksgiving and praise, where individuals will have the opportunity to publicly give testimony to God’s goodness throughout the year, or share a favorite passage with the congregation. Immediately following the service we will have a reception. If you are able to bring an appetizer or dessert, or can help with set up or clean up, please sign up after worship on Sunday, or contact Vicki Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ladies Christmas Mingle & “Mart” on Saturday, December 1 from 9-11am at RRC. We’ll gather to reflect on the Christmas story and then “shop” together. We’ll provide a hot chocolate bar. You bring a plate of Christmas goodies to share. And in light of our summer readings about Gospel hospitality, please pray about who of your neighbors and friends you could invite to this low key event. Sign-ups will begin in November. “Mart” details: If you are decorating your home for the first time—this is for you! If you are decorating in a new style—this is for you! If you are downsizing or clearing Christmas clutter—this is for you! Please bring decorations that no longer fit in your home (excellent condition, please) to the church office Sunday, November 25 and Tuesday through Thursday, November 27-29. Using these donations, we’ll set up a Christmas “Mart” for you to shop! Any left-over decorations will be taken to the Salvation Army following the event.
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Holiday Giving Opportunities. Please see the attached document for a menu of ways to serve this holiday season, both locally and internationally. Whether as individuals, families, or CFGs, these opportunities are wonderful ways to show generosity toward those in need.
What are Your Thanksgiving Plans? Do you have space for others at your table? Or would you like to be invited to join others from APC? Each year, members of our church find themselves without a place to celebrate Thanksgiving. This includes some of our African brothers and sisters, and others who can’t travel home for Thanksgiving. If you have room at your table this year, or would like to celebrate with others from APC, please contact Sue Edwards, Office Manager, at email@example.com.
Volunteer Ministry Opportunities
Nursery Volunteers. The nursery is an important ministry to our littlest ones. Volunteers typically help out one worship service per quarter.
Contact: Erin Furgerson, Nursery Coordinator, or Sue Edwards, Office Manager
Coffee Ministry. The Coffee Ministry serves light refreshments each Sunday during fellowship time. We need new team members to serve on teams of four. Likely, you will only be scheduled one Sunday per quarter. Contact: Vicki Wolfe, Operations Manager
Ushers: As an usher, you help the Deacons collect tithes and offerings and give a big smile to the folks in the pews as you pass the collection bags. With a few more ushers added to the team, this is a five minute task done in three months spread throughout the year. Contact: Marc and Ramona Smith
Greeters: Greeters assure that members, regular attendees, and every person who visits APC are warmly welcomed at each service. They also assure that visitors receive information about the church and ministry opportunities. Greeters are scheduled in teams of 4-5 people for 2 weeks at a time, typically 2-3 times a year.
Social Committee. Community requires connection, and the Social Committee’s role is to foster that connection by dreaming up and planning fun events for the whole church. The committee typically meets 4-6 times per year to enjoy a great meal and plan events big and small. Contact: Josh Diack, Pastor of Congregational Life
Bus Drivers. APC’s bus ministry is looking for a few more drivers to attend to our seniors’ ministry and other church events. Driving the bus requires a Commercial Drivers’ License (CDL). Contact: Mike McMullen, Deacon
Communion Setup Volunteers Needed. Are you interested in preparing the elements for APC’s monthly celebration of the Lord’s Table? A few more volunteers are needed to serve quarterly. All the elements are on hand, and your role would be to prepare them for service. Contact: Sue Edwards, Office Manager
Openers Ministry While APC has grown considerably, and we are in need of additional volunteers to join the team that opens the building each Sunday for worship. Contact: Tom Mood
Fellowship Hall Re-set. We are in need of volunteers who are willing to “reset” the Fellowship Hall after Sunday School, in preparation for Sunday night ministries. This typically takes 10-15 minutes each Sunday, and involves putting all chairs and tables back into the storage room. It’s quick, it’s easy, and could use your leadership. Contact: Tom Mood
Audio: The audio ministry requires a heart for ministry, a mechanical mind, and an ear for music. Volunteers run sound once a month on Sundays and possibly serve for special services. Contact: Trevor Manor, Director of Music Ministries
Photography: Photographs of APC events are desired for the newsletter, Facebook, videos, etc. and require a photographer with an artistic sense and their own equipment. Contact: Trevor Manor, Director of Music Ministries
PROTAS/Youth Volunteers. Consider joining APC’s kingdom-building youth ministry by coming alongside teenagers as a friend and discipler. Cross-generational ministry is hard work, but what teens often more remember is the person who earned their trust.Contact: Adam LeRoy, Director of Youth Ministries
Explorers and Children’s Church Volunteers. Investing in the future is what volunteering in Children’s Ministry is about. Would you consider investing in our children at Children’s Church or Explorers? A few more pairs are needed for leading Children’s Church for 45 minutes during worship. More leaders—particularly men—are needed to lead Explorer classes from 5-7pm Sundays, including game time, dinner and a lesson.Contact: Leslie Bridge, Director of Children’s Ministries
Every Sunday, 8:30am — Chapel. Praying for our Worship Service.
Fourth Sunday of the month, 5pm - prayer meeting at Russell Road in the Chapel
Second Saturday of the month, 9:00am — Room #104. Praying with our Elders for our church.
Intercessory Prayer Team — Contact Pastor Tom Holliday for details.
Fiscal Year Budget 2018-2019 $1,850,000
YTD Giving (July-August 2018) $281,999
YTD Budget (July-August 2018) $267,591
Difference $14,408 (105%)