Backpack and Bag Blessing Worship Service
Aug
25
6:00 PM18:00

Backpack and Bag Blessing Worship Service

Join us for our annual backpack and bag blessing worship service. Children headed back to school are invited to bring their backpacks and adults are invited to bring their briefcases, computer bags, diaper bags, purses or whatever other bags you use to do God's work. The 60 minutes worship service will include songs, prayers, scripture reading, Holy Communion and a blessing of backpacks and bags. Each blessed bag will receive a blessing tag. Kindergartners will receive a special blessing as they begin elementary school. No RSVP necessary, simply show up! All are welcome. 

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Kindergarten Blessing
Aug
26
8:45 AM08:45

Kindergarten Blessing

Starting elementary is an exciting step for both children and parents. Kindergartners will be invited to come forward during our worship services (Saturday, August 25 at 6:00 p.m. or Sunday, August 26 at 8:45 or 10:15 a.m.) to be recognized by the congregation and blessed as they begin the school year. 

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Sep
26
6:45 PM18:45

Women's Bible Study Kick-Off

Please join our group of women for fellowship and fun, as we explore Women in the Bible, Biblical anthropology and archaeology (from a resident expert!), and general motherhood/parenting support mixed in as needed!  Knowledge of the Bible not required—come with an open mind and willingness to listen and/or participate. Feel free to join us when your schedule permits, as we understand for busy parents and families a weekly commitment is sometimes challenging. Please listen to the announcements as Wednesday night dinner is wrapping up (at approx 6:45 ) in Bailey Hall for location. The group meets from 6:45-7:45 while children are in choir/small groups.  Nursery care is available.  First session will start 9/26.  Please contact Jennifer Johnson at jenjjohnson@outlook.com, Colleen Vesely at colleen.vesely@gmail.com, or Janet Jumper at janjumps@yahoo.com for questions.  

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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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1st Year Confirmation Families Cook Out
Jul
15
5:00 PM17:00

1st Year Confirmation Families Cook Out

Rising 7th grade families (and rising 8th graders who are new to confirmation) are invited to join Pastor Keseley for a cook out on the church patio. Come get connected with other 1st year confirmation families. The church will provide the hamburgers, hot dogs and condiments. Each family is asked to please bring a side dish or dessert to share. RSVP to Pastor Keseley.

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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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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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