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Weekly Announcements

In-person worship on Sundays at 2pm

In-person worship on Sundays at 2pm. We invite you to attend worship this Sunday at 2pm in the parking lot of our Russell Road Campus!  Please RSVPreview safety guidelines, and contact us with any questions.

Call to Prayer— January 2021

As we embark on a New Year, the elders invite you to join them in APC-wide prayer opportunities via Zoom: Sunday, January 3rd at 5pm; Wednesday, January 6th at 7:30pm; and Saturday, January 9th at 11am (please note the updated time for January 9). We encourage you to mark your calendars to join at least one of these corporate prayer times.

APC New Building Ground Breaking Worship Service

On Saturday, January 9 at 1pm, the APC community is invited to participate in a worship service of thanksgiving to God for His faithfulness to APC in our journey toward our new home at 1302 W. Braddock Road.  Adults and children alike, please feel free to bring shovels to participate in this historic “Call to Dig.”  In addition,  please note the following:

  • We will be social-distancing and wearing masks. RSVPs will be required for this service. The link to RSVP is in the APC email.
  • Everyone should dress warmly and wear footwear for possible wet and muddy conditions.
  • Please park at the Scottish Rite Temple on W. Braddock Road and walk to our property so we do not disturb the neighborhood.
  • Finally, come a few minutes early because we will start promptly at 1pm and you will not want to miss this ground-breaking service!

Baby Bottle Fundraiser

Help support Sanctity of Life Ministries (SLM) medical outreach to women and men in crisis pregnancies through their January 2021 Baby Bottle Campaign!  The campaign will begin January 17, 2021, when you may pick up a baby bottle at the Sunday worship service to fill with change, cash or checks and return by Sunday, February 14th at the Sunday service. Alternatively, you may pick up a baby bottle at your convenience during the week in the box outside our entrance door starting January 18th, and return by contacting the church office. If you would prefer, you may give online by February 14th. To give online, go to www.slmgetinvolved.org and click on the “Donate” tab at the top of SLM’s homepage.  Click “Donate Financially”. This will send you to an online donation form. Select “Baby Bottle Campaign” in the Donation Type. Fill out the required information and make sure to select Alexandria Presbyterian Church in the drop-down menu under the “Contact Information” section of the form.
All donations made will be given to support SLM’s two medical pregnancy centers in Alexandria and Fairfax.

Women’s Bible Studies

The Friday women’s Bible study will begin meeting again on the 8th of January. Ladies, join us for an 8-week study: God Does His Best Work with Empty, written by Nancy Guthrie. Have you felt a empty through the loss of a loved one, a job, a sense of purpose?  Or is there something missing that you can’t quite pinpoint?  God does His best work with empty, as His Spirit fills our emptiness with Himself.  We meet by Zoom every other Friday morning at 10am beginning January 8. Contact Ruth Fisher for more information and to receive the study guide at r[email protected].

The Thursday women’s Bible studies will begin meeting again on the 14th of January. We will be using Nancy Guthrie’s study, Even Better Than Eden:  Nine Ways the Bible’s Story Changes Everything About Your Story. Tracing nine themes that run from Genesis to Revelation, we will delight not only in the beautiful cohesiveness of God’s love and redemptive plan as it flows through the Bible from cover to cover, but also in how that impacts our lives here and now. This study will be offered via Zoom on Thursdays at 1pm and 8pm.  Please email Lynn Streett at [email protected].com to sign up and receive the weekly Zoom links. You can purchase the book through Christian Book Distributors or Amazon.

Stay Connected During COVID-19

Learn more about the guidelines for in-person gathering at our church. Sunday worship will continue to be available online via the Sermon Media page or YouTube channel. Join us together on Sunday mornings in praise!

Reopening Updates

Joining Us Next Sunday?

Join us for our Sunday Pre-service Prayer Meeting at 9:30am for a pre-service prayer meeting via Zoom. The prayer meeting can be accessed here: Pre-Service Prayer Meeting.

If you plan on joining us in person, please let us know you’re coming and RSVP for this Sunday!


Serving Opportunities

As a community, we value and encourage everyone to discover the joy and the reward of helping others through service.

Learn More About Serving

Urgent Needs

Urgent Outdoor Service Setup

Our greatest need for help is in the area of set-up, which consists of setting up the tents, stage, and other items for our outdoor sanctuary. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Katie Coombs at [email protected]alexandriapres.org.

Outreach

African Refugee Outreach

APC has welcomed more than two dozen refugees into our congregation. Most are from Africa — men and women fleeing political and religious persecution. It is a tremendous mutual blessing to worship together, and to serve these new Americans as they learn English, seek employment and endeavor to reunite with family members who are often left behind.

Evangelism

APC seeks to fulfill the Great Commission by providing our members with evangelistic training and the necessary resources to effectively present the gospel. For more information on how you can become involved in various evangelistic events and opportunities throughout the year, contact the church office.

Adults & Seniors

Communion Setup Volunteers 

Are you interested in preparing the elements for APC’s monthly celebration of the Lord’s Table?  All the elements are on hand, and your role would be to prepare them for service.

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.

Intercessory Prayer Team

APC has a small group of men and women who are committed to praying regularly for our church: our pastors, those in leadership positions, our various ministries and outreach efforts, members of our congregation, and our building. Contact Pastor Tom if you would like to learn more or serve on this important team.

*temporarily suspended

Bi-Monthly Prayer Meetings

A corporate prayer time takes place the second Saturday (9-10am) and the fourth Sunday (5-6pm) of each month.

*temporarily suspended

Sunday Morning Prayer

Folks gather every Sunday morning at 8:35am in the Chapel at Russell Road for a time of prayer prior to the worship service.

*temporarily suspended

Prayer on Wednesday evenings from 8pm-9pm via Zoom.

You are invited to join other APC members in prayer each Wednesday evening. See the APC weekly email for the Zoom link or contact the church office for details.

Prayer Meetings every 3rd Saturday at 11am via Zoom. 

The Prayer Committee invites you to join them via Zoom every 3rd Saturday from 11am-12pm to pray for the future of APC as we seek the Lord’s vision. See the APC weekly email for the Zoom link or contact the church office for details.

Sunday Pre-Service Prayer Meeting

Please consider joining us at 9:30am Sunday mornings for a pre-service prayer meeting via Zoom. See the weekly APC email for the meeting link or contact the church office for the Zoom link.

Seniors Ministry

APC is a welcoming community of believers to those who face the physical challenges of aging. Our Seniors Ministry offers a fellowship and devotional time on Sunday mornings, along with transportation for individuals and those at the Lincolnian Assisted Living residences. The Sunday morning gathering is on the main level at Russell Road, in room 205, just after close of morning worship. All who find it difficult to manage the steps to go downstairs, or find the fellowship hall to be too noisy and crowded, are invited to join our Seniors Fellowship. We also provide a mid-week outreach to the Lincolnian, and have sponsored Christmas gifts and special programs for the residents. Volunteers to assist in this ministry are always welcome.

Children & Students

Explorers and Children’s Church Volunteers

Investing in the future is what volunteering in Children’s Ministry is about. Children’s Church is held for 45 minutes during worship.  Explorer classes are held from 5-7pm on Sundays, including game time, dinner, and a lesson.

Contact: Erin Furgerson, Director of Children’s 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 remember more is the person who earned their trust. Contact: Adam LeRoy, Director of Youth Ministries

Nursery Volunteers

The nursery is an important ministry to our littlest ones. Volunteers typically help out one worship service per quarter. Contact: Erin Furgerson, Director of Children’s Ministries, or the APC office.

Hospitality

Manna Ministry

This ministry provides meals to those with short-term needs, such as a death in family, injury or illness, surgery, new baby, etc. Contact the church office to volunteer or to receive assistance.

Hospitality—”Bringing It To the Table!”

APC’s Hospitality volunteers transform every fellowship event into a truly special occasion, assisting with everything from decorations to food. They also help with Sunday morning coffee during the fellowship time.

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.

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.

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.

Facilities

Urgent Outdoor Service Setup

Our greatest need for help is in the area of set-up, which consists of setting up the tents, stage, and other items for our outdoor sanctuary. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Katie Coombs at [email protected]alexandriapres.org.

Fellowship Hall Reset

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.

Arts & Technology

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.

Music

We are a church that highly values music! There are many ways to get involved, including adult and youth choirs, praise team, and special services.

Learn more… 

Audio

The audio ministry requires a heart for ministry, a technical mind, and an ear for music. Volunteers run sound once a month on Sundays and possibly serve for special services.


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