For Sunday’s worship service. Pray for our worship this Sunday as we hear God’s Word. Ask the Lord to bless Josh Diack, Pastor of Congregational Life, as he prepares his sermon, "Investing in the Kingdom—Community Building” from Romans 12:9-21.
Newcomer Reception — 4th Sunday morning during fellowshipThursday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Thursday Friday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Other FridayPrayer Meeting — February 10Baptism — February 18
Koinonia, our 20s-30s ministry, meets this Tuesday, January 16 at 7pm at WBRC. We will gather for dinner, enjoy fellowship with each other, and study God’s Word together.
Thursday Women’s Bible Study. Beginning this Thursday, the Thursday Women’s Bible study will begin a new 10-week series entitled “From Garden to Glory, A Bible study on the Bible’s Story” by Courtney Doctor. “The Bible, from Genesis to Revelation, is a beautiful, epic, and cohesive story showing our eternal God’s redemptive mission to rescue and restore His rebellious, wayward children. But it’s not a story meant merely to inform us. The story itself is meant to transform us and invite us to participate with Him in this glorious work!” Please join us on Thursdays from 9:45-11:30 in Room 303 at RRC. Childcare is provided. To sign up, please visit the Information Booth after worship or contact Lynn Streett at email@example.com or 703-942-8075.
Communicants Class for Children and Teens. The class begins this Thursday, January 18 from 4:30- 5:30pm at RRC 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. To find out more information, preview the workbook, or to sign up; please contact Pastor Tom Holliday (tom.holliday@ alexandriapres.org) or Adam LeRoy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Newcomers’ Fellowship Dinner this Saturday, January 20, 6-8pm. If you’ve been attending APC for one week or several months, Sue Edwards invites you to her home, 2405 Terrett 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 sign up at the Info Booth or email Sue Edwards at email@example.com.
Women’s time of prayer. Immediately following the RRC service on Sunday, January 21st, please join us in Room 104 for a time of encouragement as we lift up our hearts to the Lord in prayer from 10:20am- 10:50am. Those who attend the WBRC service are also encouraged to come and prepare your hearts for worship. Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Contact Shannon Allen (shannonallen9@gmail. com) or Jessica White (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
Inquirer’s Class January 26-27 (RRC). 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 Sue Edwards at email@example.com or sign-up on Sunday if you wish to attend, and indicate if you have childcare needs.
All-Church Dinner—February 3, 6-8pm (RRC)! Join us for this USO-themed evening of food, music, and fellowship with your APC church family. Registration starts this Sunday after worship at both campuses. There is limited seating available so we encourage early sign-ups. The cost is $13/per person or $50 max per family. Childcare is provided for children 7 and under. Since WWII, the United Service Organization has been helping to support the men and women in the US Military and their families. This year’s All-Church Dinner is going back to the era of big band, fedora’s, and pearls. We encourage those who are interested to come in military uniform, or your best 1940s vintage attire! Go glam ladies...there may be a prize for best costume! Register online today!
Calling all Writers! Beginning in February, a writer’s group will convene on the first Tuesday evening of each month at APC’s Russell Road Campus. Whether you are an aspiring writer or working on your third novel, you can expect our group to provide a comfortable forum for feedback and support. You will be asked to read materials submitted by group members the weekend before each meeting. Interested? Please email Joanne Redmond-Beckham at firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Writer’s Group” in the subject line. Our first meeting will be February 6.
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: Sue Edwards, Office Manager; or Sarah Field, Nursery Coordinator
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, Building 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: Lee Matthews
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.Second Saturday of the month, 9:00am — Room #104. Praying with our Elders for our church.Fourth Wednesday of the month, 5:00pm — Chapel. Praying with our church community.Intercessory Prayer Team — Contact Pastor Tom Holliday for details.
Contributions July through April 30, 2017: $1,519,799Budget: $1,570,982Difference: $51,183 (97% of budget)