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 “Our Priestly Prayers”, from Ephesians 6:10-20.
Newcomer Reception — 4th Sunday morning during fellowshipThursday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Thursday Friday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Other Friday
Volunteers needed for Children’s Bible Class at WBRC. Each Sunday, children ages 2-5 are invited to attend a Bible class which meets during the sermon at the West Braddock Road service. Little ones learn new Bible songs, lessons, and memory verses during class. God is blessing us with a growing number of children, and therefore we hope to multiply the class, as well as expand the ages. In order to do this, we need more volunteers! If you are interested or would like more info, please contact Nursery Supervisor Erin Furgerson at email@example.com.
The Thursday Ladies Bible study will begin a new study tomorrow, January 10. We will begin a 12-week course on discipleship entitled “Friends of God”. We’ll be exploring a discipleship model developed by Group Publishing. It’s intended to deepen the faith of all who participate, while also helping us learn what discipleship looks like for women of all ages and stages. We invite you to join us. We meet weekly from 9:45-11:30am in Room 302. Childcare is provided. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Lynn Streett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-942-8075.
Prayer meeting this Saturday at RRC. As we embark on a New Year, the elders invite you to join them for a prayer meeting this Saturday, January 12, at 9am in Room 104.
Sonship begins this Sunday, January 13 at WBRC. The APC Sonship course combines group lectures/videos with small group interaction and meets for 12 Sunday evenings from 5-7pm. Sonship is designed to help you take some of the glorious theological truths of the gospel—truths that you may know in your head—and apply them to the nitty-gritty reality of daily life. You’ll find that as the gospel re-makes you, not only will you experience a growing Gospel view of yourself, but you will also find a greater joy and desire to share the wonderful news of God’s lovingkindness with others. Sign up at the Information Booth on Sunday or contact Pastor Holliday for more information. Childcare is available for all ages at Russell Road. Nursery, children, and youth leaders will be available at 4:45pm for you to bring your children.
Koinonia, our 20s-30s ministry, meets Tuesday, January 15 at 7pm at WBRC. We will gather for dinner, enjoy fellowship with each other, and study God’s Word together.
Communicants Class for Children and Teens. The class will begin Thursday, January 17 from 4:30-5:30pm at APC and run for eight weeks. Parents, please talk with your child/teen and consider whether or not you think they are ready to join the church as a communicant member. All are welcome to take the class. To find out more information, preview the workbook, or to sign up, please contact Pastor Tom Holliday at email@example.com or Adam LeRoy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dinner & Discussion of MLK’s “I Have a Dream” speech—Friday January 18, 6:30-8:30pm, WBRC. Mark the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday by joining Pastor Chris and your APC family for a potluck dinner. We’ll listen to King’s speech together, then read and discuss the text—considered by many to be the greatest American speech in history. Please bring an entree, side dish, or dessert to share. APC will provide drinks. Questions? Contact: email@example.com.
Newcomers’ Fellowship Dinner, Saturday, January 19, 6-8pm. If you’ve been attending APC for one week or several months, Maggie Cho invites you to her home, 16 W. Windsor Ave., Alexandria, VA 22301, for food and fellowship. You’ll have a chance to meet church officers and staff, ask questions and learn more about the ministry God is building here. Childcare is provided. Please RSVP to Office Manager Sue Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up after worship on Sunday.
APC Men’s Study begins Monday, January 21. A six-week video and discussion series, led by Elder Ed Culbreath, will kick off on Monday, January 21 from 7-8:30pm at WBRC. 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.
Inquirer’s Class February 1-2 at WBRC. If you are interested in membership or in gaining a deeper understanding of APC, you should attend this class. You will receive an introduction to Christianity, the PCA, and the specific vision/mission and philosophy of ministry at APC. Membership is open to all who profess faith in Christ and believe the basic teachings of the Christian faith. Attending the class does not obligate you to join the church. The Friday night session is from 6:30-9pm starting with a dinner, and the Saturday session is from 9am-3pm. Please RSVP to Office Manager Sue Edwards at email@example.com or sign-up on Sunday if you wish to attend, and indicate if you have childcare needs. Scholarships are available to help with in-home childcare costs for Friday evening, and childcare will be provided at the church on Saturday.
Ladies’ Table Talk Dinners: Saturday February 2, 6pm. Oh the fellowship that happens around the table! Meet new friends and old in various homes throughout the area. Please sign up January 13, 20, or 27 at the Info Booth after worship. Tables will be formed on the 28th. Let us know if you’d like to host. Hostesses will provide the main dish and beverages – guests will fill in the rest. Sign up here. For more information, please contact Staci Root at 703-582-1027 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
APC Stories. We encourage you to submit your story, or a story you've written for another member, for our "People of APC" initiative launching in January. Please see the attached guidelines for ideas and instructions. Stay tuned for details of Sunday story booth and writing/editing parties to come soon.
January Baby Bottle Campaign. Help support Sanctity of Life Ministries (SLM) medical outreach to women in crisis pregnancies through their January Baby Bottle Campaign! Please pick up a bottle after worship beginning Sunday, January 20, take it home and fill it up with change, cash or a check and return it by February 10. Donations made will be given to support SLM’s two medical pregnancy centers in Alexandria and Fairfax.
Giving at a GlanceYTD Giving (July-November 2018) $675,665YTD Budget (July-November 2018) $729,176Difference $-53,511 (93%)
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Communion this Sunday. Please prepare your heart to receive communion this Sunday. During the passing of the bread, each plate will contain wheat bread and gluten-free crackers.
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.
YTD Giving (July-November 2018) $675,665YTD Budget (July-November 2018) $729,176Difference $-53,511 (93%)