ELCA National Youth Gathering
Jun
27
to Jul 1

ELCA National Youth Gathering

Twelve youth and three adults from Abiding Presence will be joining approximately 30,000 other Lutheran youth and adults in Houston, Texas for the ELCA National Youth Gathering. They will spend five days in worship, service and learning throughout the city. Join us for worship the weekend of July 7/8 to hear more about their experiences. 

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Hot Dogs & S'mores
Jul
18
6:15 PM18:15

Hot Dogs & S'mores

Hot Dogs & S'mores is a favorite summer kick off activity at Abiding Presence! We'll be out on the church patio (weather permitting) Wednesdays, May 30, June 6 and June 13 beginning at 6:15 p.m. We provide all of the hot dogs, fixings and s'mores components. You simply show up! The fire will be ready to go and you can roast your hot dog over the hot coals and make your s'mores. After dinner, head over to the playground to play. A freewill donation is collected for the meal. We welcome anyone in the community to join us! 

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Abiding Presence Building Closed
Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Abiding Presence Building Closed

Abiding Presence will be closed during the day in order to facilitate the county installing a sidewalk in front of the church on Lee Chapel Rd. The power to the building will need to be shut off for the day (weather permitting) to allow for the sidewalk work. We're excited about this addition to our neighborhood and expect the inconvenience to the church to be minimal during construction.  Evening activities on June 19 will continue as scheduled. 

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Hot Dogs & S'mores
Jun
13
6:15 PM18:15

Hot Dogs & S'mores

Hot Dogs & S'mores is a favorite summer kick off activity at Abiding Presence! We'll be out on the church patio (weather permitting) Wednesdays, May 30, June 6 and June 13 beginning at 6:15 p.m. We provide all of the hot dogs, fixings and s'mores components. You simply show up! The fire will be ready to go and you can roast your hot dog over the hot coals and make your s'mores. After dinner, head over to the playground to play. A freewill donation is collected for the meal. We welcome anyone in the community to join us! 

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Hot Dogs & S'mores
Jun
6
6:15 PM18:15

Hot Dogs & S'mores

Hot Dogs & S'mores is a favorite summer kick off activity at Abiding Presence! We'll be out on the church patio (weather permitting) Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, June 13 and July 18beginning at 6:15 p.m. We provide all of the hot dogs, fixings and s'mores components. You simply show up! The fire will be ready to go and you can roast your hot dog over the hot coals and make your s'mores. After dinner, head over to the playground to play. A freewill donation is collected for the meal. We welcome anyone in the community to join us! 

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Hot Dogs & S'mores
May
30
6:15 PM18:15

Hot Dogs & S'mores

Hot Dogs & S'mores is a favorite summer kick off activity at Abiding Presence! We'll be out on the church patio (weather permitting) Wednesdays, May 30, June 6, June 13 and July 18 beginning at 6:15 p.m. We provide all of the hot dogs, fixings and s'mores components. You simply show up! The fire will be ready to go and you can roast your hot dog over the hot coals and make your s'mores. After dinner, head over to the playground to play. A freewill donation is collected for the meal. We welcome anyone in the community to join us! 

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FUNdrive for Abiding Presence Youth
May
25
to Jun 3

FUNdrive for Abiding Presence Youth

Abiding Presence youth are collecting the following items in good, clean condition: Clothing, Accessories (hats, belts, scarves, etc.), Shoes, Linens, Books and Small Household items. Bring them to the church in plastic trash bags anytime between May 25-June 3. Every item donated turns into money to help send the youth to the ELCA Youth Gathering. We've partnered with the company FUNdrive who will pay us per pound of items collected.

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Anniversary Choir Rehearsal
May
15
7:30 PM19:30

Anniversary Choir Rehearsal

Have you sung in choir any time during the 40-year history of Abiding Presence? Know anyone else who has? We're going to make our 40th Anniversary Festival Service at 10:00 a.m. on May 20 an opportunity for a giant music ministry REUNION! Spread the word, and see below for more info and music selections. You can even sing in Anniversary Choir if you've never sung before! The first rehearsal is Tuesday, May 15 at 7:30 p.m.

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40th Anniversary Workday
May
10
1:00 PM13:00

40th Anniversary Workday

Our 40th Anniversary Celebration is less than a month from now. The church building and most of its regularly scheduled activities will be closed during the week before in order for us to get ready. In addition to some needed spring cleaning we will also be installing the new Sanctuary chairs, painting Bailey Hall and making preparations for hosting and feeding an anticipated gathering of 350 people. Many indoor and outdoor chores and tasks need to be completed during the period of May 10th through May 19th. We are asking volunteers to sign up to help get everything ready. There are daily signup lists in the Narthex, or you can email office@abidingpresence.net to see if there is something you could do or help with. Please consider signing up even if it is just for an hour or two on one day!

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Children's Musical
May
9
6:45 PM18:45

Children's Musical

Our Children's Choirs will perform their annual spring musical. This year's musical is "Table for 5,000" and tells the story of Jesus' feeding of the 5,000. Dinner will be served prior to the show beginning at 6:00 p.m. The show is free and there is a freewill donation collected for the dinner. 

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Annual Sunday School Games
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Annual Sunday School Games

It is our tradition at Abiding Presence that at the end of the Sunday School year, the 5th/6th grade class takes on the Senior High youth with help from confirmation classes in an end-of-year game! All senior high, confirmation, and 5th/6th grade youth are invited to dress appropriately to play in this game in Bailey Hall. There will be some sort of snack afterwards. No need to RSVP, just show up between services (and hopefully attend a service as well!)

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Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like: A Conversation About Living With Mental Illness in General and Bipolar Disorder in Particular
May
2
6:45 PM18:45

Let Me Tell You What It’s Really Like: A Conversation About Living With Mental Illness in General and Bipolar Disorder in Particular

Join us for a powerful performance about what it's like to live with a mental illness and a Q & A with the actors following the show.  May is Mental Health Month, come and learn you can lessen stigma and create greater understanding and compassion in our community.   

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Bishop Richard Graham to Visit Abiding Presence
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Bishop Richard Graham to Visit Abiding Presence

As part of the celebration leading up to our 40th Anniversary, Bishop Richard Graham, Bishop of the Metropolitan Washington DC Synod, will be visiting Abiding Presence to preach and preside the weekend of April 28 and 29. Bishop Graham will preach at all services that weekend and host a question and answer session for adults and high school youth during The Abiding Table.

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