Prescription Eyeglass Collection
Oct
7
to Nov 13

Prescription Eyeglass Collection

Abiding Presence is collecting old prescription eyeglasses through November 13 for the Lions Club vision project. Since 1925 the Lions Club has collected and sent usable prescription glasses to people throughout the world who are sight impaired, but are unable to afford eyeglasses and/or have no access to regular vision care. Please bring in your old glasses and put them in the designated collection bin located above the coat rack in the entrance. Glasses can be dropped off anytime the church is open.

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Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Mainly Music

Join in the fun with a faith-based music class for children ages birth through preschool with their parents/caregivers. Thirty minutes of singing, dancing, and moving are followed by snack and play. Program is drop-in. $5/family or you can get a 10-class punch card for $40.

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Trunk-or-Treat
Oct
23
6:45 PM18:45

Trunk-or-Treat

Join us at Abiding Presence for our annual Trunk-or-Treat event. There’s all the fun of Halloween in a safe environment. All are welcome!

Trunks are needed for this event. If you can bring a trunk, please email Michelle Galdames-Henry, Children & Family Minister. We recommend approximately 300 pieces of candy/treats.

There will be no Wednesday Night Gathering Dinner or activities on this night. We will have our regular Wednesday Night Gathering Dinner and schedule on October 30.

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Neighborhood Food Pantry
Oct
24
5:00 PM17:00

Neighborhood Food Pantry

Make a difference by serving at our neighborhood food pantry! We'll meet at 5:00 p.m. at Abiding Presence to load food and then we'll head to a local apartment complex in West Springfield, where we'll setup shop from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Come serve our neighbors in need, let Pastor Heidi know if you can make it!

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Oct
28
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Oct
29
10:30 AM10:30

Mainly Music

Join in the fun with a faith-based music class for children ages birth through preschool with their parents/caregivers. Thirty minutes of singing, dancing, and moving are followed by snack and play. Program is drop-in. $5/family or you can get a 10-class punch card for $40.

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All Saints Sunday
Nov
3
8:45 AM08:45

All Saints Sunday

We will be celebrating the Festival of All Saints at all worship services the weekend of November 2/3. There are three special things that will happen during the services that weekend:

  • Naming of the Living Saints—All those baptized since last All Saints Sunday will be named as living saints in our family of faith.

  • Naming of Saints into the Great Cloud of Witnesses—We will read the names of all those who have died this past year and name them as part of the great cloud of witnesses. If you would like a name read of a person who has died since November 1, 2018, please email Pastor Heidi.

  • Visual Display of the Saints in the Great Cloud of Witnesses— Bring in a picture of a loved one who has died to include in our visual display of all the saints. Label the picture with your name and leave it in the church office.

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MarLu Ridge Confirmation Camp Weekend
Nov
15
to Nov 17

MarLu Ridge Confirmation Camp Weekend

From the camp “The Bible provides us with many stories of God’s promise. What do these stories mean for us today? How do we live into these stories and share them with the world around us? (Spoiler Alert: God promises resurrection and new life!) Youth will be given the opportunity to actively participate in story-telling in many creative ways throughout the weekend. We will dive into the Bible together, loosely following the stories of the Easter Vigil to frame our conversations throughout the weekend. We encourage all participants to come with open hearts and minds, ready to share pieces of their own stories with us!”

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Nov
18
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Dec
2
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Dec
9
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Neighborhood Food Pantry
Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

Neighborhood Food Pantry

Make a difference by serving at our neighborhood food pantry! We'll meet at 5:00 p.m. at Abiding Presence to load food and then we'll head to a local apartment complex in West Springfield, where we'll setup shop from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Come serve our neighbors in need, let Pastor Heidi know if you can make it!

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Carpenter's Shelter Dinner- December 29
Dec
29
5:15 PM17:15

Carpenter's Shelter Dinner- December 29

Abiding Presence will be serving dinner at the Carpenter’s Shelter on December 29. The menu is fluffy meatloaf, turkey meatloaf, scalloped potatoes and lemon cake. We are in need of volunteers willing to provide food or help serve during the dinner. Food should be dropped off at the church at 5:15, ready to be served. Please contact Al Dalmida at afdalmida@gmail.com if you can help in any way.

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Feb
10
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Feb
24
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Mar
9
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Mar
23
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Apr
20
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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May
4
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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May
18
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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FREE Fall Festival
Oct
19
11:00 AM11:00

FREE Fall Festival

We invite everyone in the community to join us for a fun filled afternoon of FREE food, games, live music, haunted houses, bouncy house, pumpkin painting, balloon artist, face painting and much more.

Need service hours or would like to lend a hand? Sign up in the narthex at church or via SignUpGenius.

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Oct
15
10:30 AM10:30

Mainly Music

Join in the fun with a faith-based music class for children ages birth through preschool with their parents/caregivers. Thirty minutes of singing, dancing, and moving are followed by snack and play. Program is drop-in. $5/family or you can get a 10-class punch card for $40.

Check us out on Facebook.

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Oct
8
10:30 AM10:30

Mainly Music

Join in the fun with a faith-based music class for children ages birth through preschool with their parents/caregivers. Thirty minutes of singing, dancing, and moving are followed by snack and play. Program is drop-in. $5/family or you can get a 10-class punch card for $40.

Check us out on Facebook.

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Oct
7
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Abiding Presence Oktoberfest 2019
Oct
5
4:00 PM16:00

Abiding Presence Oktoberfest 2019

Come celebrate Oktoberfest and the beginning of Fall with all your AP (adult) friends. Steve and Cheryl Lucky are hosting another grown-ups AP Oktoberfest Potluck at their house. Beverages and brats provided. Sign up in the Narthex to bring a main/side dish, salad and/or dessert. Going to Saturday worship?  Just come by and have some nice fellowship after church. No idea what to bring…just come with a smile and join the fun! Sign up in the Narthex or RSVP by email to Steve and Cheryl Lucky.

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Oct
1
10:30 AM10:30

Mainly Music

Join in the fun with a faith-based music class for children ages birth through preschool with their parents/caregivers. Thirty minutes of singing, dancing, and moving are followed by snack and play. Program is drop-in. $5/family or you can get a 10-class punch card for $40.

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Abiding Presence Book Group
Sep
30
7:30 PM19:30

Abiding Presence Book Group

Did you know Abiding Presence has a book group? It’s a small group that meets monthly and has been going strong for 30 plus years! We get together, usually the last Monday of the month, at 7:30 pm in the church library. Our Fall kick-off meeting is Monday, September 30. We will be putting together our reading calendar for the year, so bring your suggestions. We will also be discussing our summer read, Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver, but you do not need to have read the book to join us.  

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Sep
30
9:45 AM09:45

MOPS/MOMSnext

MOPS/MOMSnext is a Christian faith-based moms group for moms of birth through school age kids. Moms get connected to a community of other moms who meet together to talk, eat, pray and grow in faith and motherhood. In the children's program, kids have circle time, learn a Bible Story, do activities, enjoy free play in the classroom and/or on the playground, sing songs, have snack and experience God's love for them.

For more information, click here.

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Pet Blessing Service
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Pet Blessing Service

Plan to bring your pets to our annual Pet Blessing service. Animals of all shapes and sizes (including stuffed animals!) are invited to this brief, pet and child-friendly service held outside in the fenced area. We will give thanks to God for our pets and enjoy a snack, both for the humans and the pets.

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Sep
29
12:15 PM12:15

New to Abiding Presence Lunch

Welcome to Abiding Presence! We're glad you are here and want to help you get connected to the congregation. Join Pastor Keseley and others from the church leadership team for a family-friendly lunch to learn about the church and meet others in our faith family. We'll eat some food, share a bit about the congregation and answer questions. Kids are most welcome to attend and we'll have some fun for them after lunch while the adults talk. There's no need to bring anything but yourself as we'll provide all the food. If you are interested in formally joining the congregation, we will have paperwork available to do so. We will welcome new members into the congregation on Sunday, October 6 at either the 8:45 or 11:00 a.m. services. RSVP. If you have any questions or dietary restrictions, please be in touch with Pastor Keseley.

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