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 Shepherd All the Days of Our Lives” , from Genesis 48:15-16.
Newcomer Reception — 4th Sunday morning during fellowshipThursday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Thursday Friday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Other Friday
Dads. Daughters. Dancing. Party. This Friday- It’s not too late to join! Please email Justin Prather at email@example.com by Thursday night to sign up. APC’s father-daughter dance is this Friday, May 18 from 7-9pm at the West Braddock Road campus. $10 per person covers pizza, snacks, photo booth, and the DJ. Grandfathers or uncles etc are welcome, too, if dad is unavailable.
Newcomers’ Fellowship Dinner this Saturday, May 19, 6-8pm. Please RSVP to Office Manager Sue Edwards at firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday at noon. If you’ve been attending APC for one week or several months, Christian and Christine Brittle invite you to their home, 2707 2nd St. S., Arlington, VA 22204, 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.
Rwanda Missions Team Fundraiser this Saturday, May 19, 5-9pm, RRC Fellowship Hall. Interested in a "Parents Night Out" or just a break from routine? The Rwanda Short Term Missions team is holding a babysitting night fundraiser this Saturday. The team will provide dinner, games, a movie, and boundless fun for your children. There is no specific charge for the evening, but participating families will be able to make donations to the mission team as they feel led. Please email Shannon Allen at email@example.com if you’re interested in taking advantage of this offer of a few kid-free hours. Thank you!
Ministry Fair this Sunday, May 20. Join us in the Fellowship Hall at RRC after worship to learn about the ministries at APC. You will have the opportunity to meet leaders, ask questions, and sign-up for ministry opportunities.
VBS meeting for all volunteers this Sunday, May 20 from 10:50-11:30am at RRC in Room 104. We will be talking about the final touches for VBS week. If you are considering volunteering, it is not too late, please join us. Everyone does one job the whole time. If you can only help for part of the week, that is fine too.
Prayer Meeting this Sunday (RRC). Join with the APC community to pray for our church, community, and the world this Sunday from 5-6pm in the Chapel.
The APC Women’s Ministry would like to solicit interest in a Women’s EVENING Bible Study for the Summer months. A sign up sheet will be located at the Information Booth of each service this Sunday. Another option to convey your interest is to sign up on this sign up here.
APC Budget Year End is approaching. As you may recall, APC recently switched to a new fiscal year. Our Fiscal Year will end on June 30, 2018. As you can see from the numbers below, we are short in reaching our budgeted congregational giving for FY17/18. Please prayerfully consider helping APC meet the budgeted giving amount. If you would like to donate stock to APC please contact Vicki Wolfe at firstname.lastname@example.org and she can give you the information needed to make a transfer to our stock account. Thank you for considering your part in helping APC meet the budget goal for Congregation Giving.
YTD Giving (July-April) $1,462,686YTD Budget (July-April) $1,570,982Difference $108,296 (93%)
Congregational Care and Safety Class, May 27, 10:45am (RRC, Room 104). This one-hour class satisfies the training requirement for all those planning to serve in the Children, Youth, and Seniors ministries at APC, including Nursery, Children’s Sunday School, Children’s Church, VBS, Explorers, PROTAS, Youth Choir, and Seniors ministries. Current volunteers must renew training every three years. If it has been more than three years since your last training, this class will meet the renewal training requirement. Minors, ages 14-17, must attend a group training course with a parent or guardian. Please make other childcare arrangements for children under the age of 14, due to the sensitive nature of the class material. New and renewing volunteers can also satisfy the training requirement by going through a self-paced, online training and passing a quiz. This online training is intended for people who may not be able to schedule the group training time and who feel a level of confidence about the material and just need a review. To receive a link to the online training, email email@example.com.
Inquirer’s Class June 1-2. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or sign-up on Sunday if you wish to attend, and indicate if you have childcare needs.
Next Baptism is June 17. If you would like to have your child or children baptized, please contact Sue Edwards, Office Manager, at email@example.com.
Informational Meeting and Cookout on June 24 from 5-7pm. Please mark your calendars to join the APC family at our West Braddock Road Campus for an informational meeting and cookout. The purpose of the meeting is to present the new budget as well as provide a housing update. More details on the cookout will be coming soon!
APC Softball. Come and cheer our teams on to victory! All games are played at Four Mile Run field. Players: arrive 20-30 minutes before game time and notify your coach if you cannot attend. More information about APC softball is available in the member area of the APC website. Next match-ups are:
Thursday, 5/17 6:30 PM St Joe’s vs. APC 1
Monday, 5/21 7:45 PM APC 2 vs. APC 1
needs and prayers-
Manna Meals for the McMullens. As the McMullens navigate care for Mike’s treatment after being diagnosed with liver cancer, the APC family has the opportunity to help them by providing meals. Please sign up here to bless them with a meal!
Manna Meals for the Heils. Danny and Evelyn Heil welcomed Joseph Stephen into their family on May 9. If you are able to bless the Heils with a meal, please sign up here.
Prayers for Anna Prather. Please be in prayer for Anna Prather, Leonor Lee’s mother, as she was recently diagnosed with cancer. She will soon be starting hospice care at Leonor’s sister’s house in Mississippi. Please pray that God will give Anna peace and experience His love in her final days. Please also pray for the Lee family during this difficult time.
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-April) $1,462,686YTD Budget (July-April) $1,570,982Difference $108,296 (93%)