Parents of Teens Group
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Parents of Teens Group

Parents of 6th-12th grade youth are encouraged to participate in our monthly Parents of Teens Group. The group is facilitated by Dr. Erin Swenson-Reinhold, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an experienced mother of teens. Parents gather for learning, conversation and support. No RSVP is necessary, simply show up!

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Jan
24
10:00 AM10:00

Evangelism for Churches

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Join us for an amazing three hours of discovery and exchange of ideas, led by local attorney and entrepreneur Ben Glass and a team of  Lutheran pastors who are “rocking it” with their congregations. Ben, a member of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, is a nationally recognized expert in attorney and small business marketing and his specialty is helping small law firms (the ones that are NOT on TV, billboards and the back of buses!) build practices that survive and thrive in one of the most competitive markets around. Ben also works with many businesses in the Northern Virginia area, helping them find their “why” and using that discovery to attract the right customers, patients and clients to their organizations. These same strategies can be used by the church to fulfill Jesus’ command to “make disciples” in innovative and faithful ways.

In addition to hearing from Ben, you will also hear from several local pastors who have implemented programs in their churches that are successfully building new disciples.

Finally, we will be soliciting applications in advance for “hot seats” where selected attendees will get to be up front and center, putting their biggest growth and program challenges in front of the group in order to “mastermind” solutions to the problems. The “wherever two or more are gathered” idea works even better when 37 very smart people are focused entirely on the production of solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems.

The event will be held at the “Ben Glass Training Center for Growth and Innovation” in Fairfax, VA.

Registration is currently full. Email Pastor Keseley to be placed on the waiting list.


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Support Group for Parents of Children with ADHD
Jan
24
7:00 PM19:00

Support Group for Parents of Children with ADHD

Raising a child with ADHD has its challenges. If you're looking for group of fellow caregivers who relate to your experiences, come to the first meeting of our first ADHD Support Group on Thursday, January 24, at 7 PM. The group is affiliated with CHADD, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by ADHD, and will meet on the last Thursday of each month. At the first meeting, we'll discuss the direction we want for the group. If you're interested, we hope to see you there. Contact Pastor Keseley to be connected with the group’s organizer.

While this support group is hosted by Abiding Presence Lutheran Church, it is not religious in nature. All are welcome!

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Outdoor Family Ice Skating
Feb
16
10:00 AM10:00

Outdoor Family Ice Skating

Put on your skates and join Abiding Presence as we go ice skating outside! Pentagon City Ice Skating is an outdoor rink in Arlington that welcomes skater of all ages and skill levels. We will meet at the rink at 10 am (or whenever you get there) to buy tickets and rent skates. All ages are invited...invite a friend too! Penguin skating aids are available for those just learning to skate. Sign up in the narthex or email Sara Dyson, Children & Family Minister.

Adults - $9, Children under 12 - $8. Ice skate/hockey skate rental - $5.

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Parents of Teens Group
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Parents of Teens Group

Parents of 6th-12th grade youth are encouraged to participate in our monthly Parents of Teens Group. The group is facilitated by Dr. Erin Swenson-Reinhold, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an experienced mother of teens. Parents gather for learning, conversation and support. No RSVP is necessary, simply show up!

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Support Group for Parents of Children with ADHD
Feb
28
7:00 PM19:00

Support Group for Parents of Children with ADHD

Raising a child with ADHD has its challenges. If you're looking for group of fellow caregivers who relate to your experiences, come join our support group. The group is affiliated with CHADD, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of people affected by ADHD, and will meet on the last Thursday of each month. Contact Pastor Keseley to be connected with the group’s organizer.

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February is ECHO Food Drive Month
Feb
28
9:00 PM21:00

February is ECHO Food Drive Month

e are trying to collect 2,000 pounds (1 ton) of food during the month.  Last year we collected 1,700 lbs. of food, so 2,000 lbs. is not an unrealistic target --- we as a church can meet this goal. Please place your food and personal care donations in the ECHO boxes located near the front entrance of the church. Weekly deliveries will be made to ECHO. 

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Parents of Teens Group
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Parents of Teens Group

Parents of 6th-12th grade youth are encouraged to participate in our monthly Parents of Teens Group. The group is facilitated by Dr. Erin Swenson-Reinhold, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an experienced mother of teens. Parents gather for learning, conversation and support. No RSVP is necessary, simply show up!

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Jan
19
6:00 PM18:00

Cafe Sessions

Saturday, January 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m.
Wednesday, January 23 at 6:45 p.m.

Cafe Sessions are an opportunity for dialogue with congregational leaders. This series of Cafe Sessions will focus on the 2019 budget that will be presented at the congregational meeting. Come hear about how the budget was put together, learn about the ministry priorities for the coming year and think about how you can get involved. All three Cafe Sessions will cover the same material, so pick the one to attend that works best with your schedule.

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The Celebration of Christmas Continues
Dec
30
10:00 AM10:00

The Celebration of Christmas Continues

The celebration of Christmas continues as we gather for worship on Sunday, December 30 at 10:00 a.m. We will continue to sing Christmas carols and celebrate Christ’s birth. There will be only one service this weekend and there will be no Sunday School or Abiding Table. We’ll be back to our regular worship schedule the weekend of January 5/6.

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Christmas Eve Worship
Dec
24
to Dec 25

Christmas Eve Worship

All services will include Christmas carols, Holy Communion and the lighting of candles while singing Silent Night. The Children's Service at 4:00 p.m. will include a dramatic telling of the Christmas story with puppets in place of a sermon. The Family Service at 6:00 p.m. will include a Children's sermon with puppets and a homily (short sermon). The Festival Service at 8:00 p.m. will include a sermon. Our professionally staffed nursery will be available during the 4:00 and 6:00 p.m. services.

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Senior High Youth Christmas Party
Dec
15
7:00 PM19:00

Senior High Youth Christmas Party

You won't want to miss the annual Senior High Christmas party! We'll decorate ginger bread houses, play Christmas games, have a white elephant gift exchange, and more! Youth are encouraged to bring a friend, a white elephant gift if they'd like to participate, and show up ready to have some FUN! 

For any of the Senior High events, please talk to Children & Family Minister, Sara Dyson to RSVP, or with any questions. More details will be sent to all Senior High families closer to each date, as well. 

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Advent Evensong
Dec
15
6:00 PM18:00

Advent Evensong

The tradition of choral evensong dates back to the time of the Reformation. This 60 minute worship service will feature chants based on the tune of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" and music by the Abiding Presence Adult Choir and Handbell ensembles.

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4-5-6 Youth Group Cookie Event
Dec
15
4:00 PM16:00

4-5-6 Youth Group Cookie Event

Our 4th, 5th and 6th grade youth are invited to come to Bailey Hall with one dozen (per kid) baked but un-decorated Christmas cookies! We'll decorate the cookies, enjoy eating some of them :) and have some hot chocolate. Then we'll each take some cookies home, deliver some to nearby church families, and leave some at church to be enjoyed by the Abiding Table folks on Dec 16th! RSVP to Kim Redelsheimer or Sara Dyson.

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Christmas Party Potluck Dinner
Dec
12
6:00 PM18:00

Christmas Party Potluck Dinner

Bring a side dish or dessert to share and come join us for a Christmas celebration! The church will be providing ham, mac and cheese and broccoli. There will be lots of food, conversation and carols.

The senior high youth will have their own party in the youth room during the same time.

Following the dinner at 6:45 p.m., there will be a dress rehearsal of the Christmas drama with our children and youth music ensembles.

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Bagels with Santa
Dec
8
9:00 AM09:00

Bagels with Santa

Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa is coming! Join us in Bailey Hall for a bagel breakfast. Santa will be making an appearance, and provide an opportunity for children to have their picture taken with him. There will also be crafts for the children to work on. Don't miss this exciting event! Advanced sign up is requested.

 

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Senior High Bagel Breakfast
Nov
25
9:50 AM09:50

Senior High Bagel Breakfast

The senior high youth will be going to Chesapeake Bagel Bakery for breakfast during the Sunday School hour. They will meet in the narthex to leave by 10:00 a.m. to will drive over together then return in time for the 11:00 worship service. Youth should bring money for breakfast. No RSVP is necessary, simply show up!

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Thanksgiving Eve Service at Temple B'nai Shalom
Nov
21
8:00 PM20:00

Thanksgiving Eve Service at Temple B'nai Shalom

A favorite Abiding Presence tradition! Join us as we gather with our friends and neighbors at Temple B’nai Shalom to give thanks together. Combined children, teen and adult choirs along with a brass ensemble provide the music for this beautiful service. Temple B’nai Shalom will host the service and Pastor Keseley will deliver the sermon.

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CROP Walk
Nov
18
2:00 PM14:00

CROP Walk

The CROP Walk is a way to join with other faith community in Burke/Fairfax to walk to stomp out hunger. The walk is held rain or shine and is a 3 mile slow walk loop through the city of Fairfax. The walk begins at Fairfax Presbyterian Church. Walkers can register at Abiding Presence before/after worship or by calling the church office.

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Parents of Teens
Nov
14
7:00 PM19:00

Parents of Teens

Parents of 7th-12th grade youth are encouraged to participate in our monthly Parents of Teens Group. The group is facilitated by Dr. Erin Swenson-Reinhold, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and an experienced mother of teens. Parents gather for learning, conversation and support. No RSVP is necessary, simply show up!

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