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, “Worshipping with Reverence and Awe” from Hebrews 12:18-29.
Newcomer Reception — 4th Sunday morning during fellowshipThursday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Thursday Friday Morning Women's Bible Study — Every Other Friday
Prayer Meeting this Saturday at 9am (RRC). Join the elders in Room 104 as we pray for our church, community and world. Please enter through the side entrance by the parking lot.
Youth Choir rehearsals begin this Sunday in Room 104 at RRC. The Youth Choir is made up of singers ages 8 through high school. Rehearsals begin this Sunday (10:15-10:45am) as we prepare to sing for the following: Advent service on Dec. 9, our Christmas Candlelight Service on Sat., Dec. 15, and Sunday morning Dec. 16. It is our prayer that the youth would be more equipped to be life-long worship leaders, by learning to use their voices, memorizing theologically enriching songs, and enjoying the collaborative process of music-making. Contact Trevor Manor, Director of Music Ministries, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Explorers is having its annual Campfire Activities this Sunday from 5-7 at the Russell Road Campus. We will roast hot dogs, make s’mores, and have a great time enjoying the fire. Feel free to join us behind the church near the playground.
Koinonia, our 20s-30s ministry, meets Tuesday, October 16 at 7pm at WBRC. We will gather for dinner, enjoy fellowship with each other, and study God’s Word together.
APC Men’s Dinner: Friday, October 19 from 7-9pm at RRC. Men of APC, please plan to join us on Friday, October 19, as we gather for dinner for an engaging evening of fellowship and sharing. We’ll be hearing from a panel of APC men, led by Elder Ed Culbreath, on the importance of transitioning well from one season of life to the next. This topic was among those explored this past Spring/early Summer by a number of APC men as part of the “Authentic Manhood” video/discussion series. We plan to embark, in late October, on the continuation of that series and will be inviting men to consider joining this 6-week study (on Monday nights from October 29 through December 10); please stay tuned for further details. You may sign up for the October 19 dinner using a sign-up sheet at either campus on Sunday.
Next Baptism is October 21. If you would like to have your child or children baptized, please contact Sue Edwards, Office Manager, at email@example.com.
Trunk or Treat, Saturday October 27, 4:30-6pm (WBRC). Come enjoy a fun evening of trunk or treating in the parking lot of our West Braddock Road Campus. If you aren’t familiar with trunk or treating, think trick or treating from car trunk to car trunk with friends from APC! Come with the kids in costume, and bring a bag of candy to distribute from your trunk (also, feel free to decorate your trunk if you would like!) Please contact Stacey Diack at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Koinonia Fall Fest, Saturday October 27, 6:30pm. Join us at our West Braddock Campus for Koinonia’s annual Fall Fest! Come out and enjoy fall food, fun, and fellowship, dressed in costume if you would like. Feel free to bring others along. If you would like to attend or have any questions contact Pastor Josh Diack at email@example.com.
APC Congregational Meeting for Officer Elections, Sunday, October 28, 4:30pm (RRC). Nominations for elder and deacon may be submitted until October 21. You must 1) be a member to nominate, 2) ascertain the willingness of the individual to serve prior to submitting a nomination, and 3) nominate a man who has taken the Officer Training Class. Nomination forms are available at the Information Booth at either campus and may be submitted to any current elder or to Pastor Tom Holliday. Men currently taking the Officer Training Class are: Lee Beckham, Aaron McCauley and Rob Menzel. Men currently serving and eligible for re-election for the office of elder are: Matt Brown and Rob Fisher. Men currently serving and eligible for re-election for the office of deacon are: Owen Gentry, Nate Kinder and Christian Poole.
REGISTER SUNDAY: APC Vision Banquet Saturday, November 10, 6-8:30PM, Russell Road Campus. Immediately following Sunday's service, you can sign up for the APC Vision Banquet taking place Saturday, November 10. At the banquet, guests will enjoy delicious food, dynamic fellowship, lively entertainment and best of all, learn more about our church’s vision as we consider where God is leading us, and celebrate the things He has done as we “Worship at the Tabernacle.” Childcare will be available for infants through 5th grade. Cost is $10 per person.
Run for a difference on 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.
Giving at a Glance
YTD Giving (July-September 2018) $427,096YTD Budget (July-September 2018) $416,252Difference $10,844 (102%)
needs and prayers-
Female Volunteer Needed for Explorers. Our Sunday evening children’s ministry, Explorers, is in need of an additional female volunteer. Please contact Leslie Bridge at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
The APC Coffee Ministry needs YOU! We all enjoy the refreshments during the fellowship time each week and we need additional volunteers to join us! We are blessed to have ae group of awesome people who love to serve the APC family in this way, but our numbers are shrinking and it is getting harder to fill all of the weekly positions. You don't need to drink coffee or tea to serve, you just need a servant's heart. We need people at both campuses and training will be provided. Please contact Operations Manager Vicki Wolfe at email@example.com for more info.
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%)