FUNDrive Clothing Collection Fundraiser for Senior High Work Trip
May
20
to Jul 1

FUNDrive Clothing Collection Fundraiser for Senior High Work Trip

Do you have unwanted clothes and household items, but no time to have a yard sale? Here's a way to clean out all that stuff and help send our 14 Senior High youth and 3 chaperones to Savannah, GA for their summer Work Trip. Bag up your unwanted items and drop them off at Abiding Presence anytime until July 1st. The following items in good, clean condition are accepted: Clothing, Accessories (hats, belts, scarves, etc.), Shoes, Linens, Books and Small Household items. Every item donated turns into money to help send the youth of Abiding Presence to Savannah. We've partnered with the company FUNdrive who will pay us per pound of items collected, so tell your friends and spread the word! Our goal is to collect at least 2500 lbs! Talk to Sara Dyson with any questions. 

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Wednesday Night Hot Dogs & S'mores
Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesday Night Hot Dogs & S'mores

Join us for Wednesday Night Hot Dog and S'mores. 6:00 p.m. on the patio. This is a fun event for the whole family! Roast hot dogs and marshmallows over a fire pit and enjoy fellowship with other adults and families. Everyone is welcome to come and all food and fixing's will be provided. There will also be bubbles and chalk for the kids, and the playground is always open for parents to take their kids to after dinner. In the event of rain, the decision will be made on the morning of as to whether it will be cancelled or not. There will be a freewill offering basket, with a suggested donation of $4/person or $10/family.

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Annual Senior High Lake Anna Trip
Jun
15
7:00 AM07:00

Annual Senior High Lake Anna Trip

All senior high youth (rising, current, and alumni) are invited to join us for our annual Senior High Lake Anna Trip. We will leave early on Saturday, June 15th and return home that evening. The cost is $20/person, which will help offset the cost of lunch, dinner and gas for the boats. We'll spend the day water skiing, tubing, and relaxing on the lake. Youth are welcome to invite a friend as well. We are also looking for a few parents who are willing to help drive and chaperone the trip. It'll be a FUN day you won't want to miss!! Please sign up using the form below.

You can contact Sara Dyson with any questions.

Youth Name *
Youth Name
Youth Cell Phone
Youth Cell Phone
Parent's Name *
Parent's Name
Parent's Phone Number *
Parent's Phone Number
I am willing to chaperone the trip. *
Chaperoning includes meeting at church in the morning, driving youth down, helping at the lake, and driving youth back to church to be picked up in the evening.
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Summer Worship Schedule Begins
May
26
8:45 AM08:45

Summer Worship Schedule Begins

Our summer worship schedule begins the weekend of May 25/26. We will worship through Labor Day weekend on Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. and Sundays at 8:45 and 10:15 a.m.

On Sunday, June 2 we will have only one service at 10:15 a.m. for our annual outdoor service and picnic on lawn. There will be a service on Saturday, June 1 at 6:00 p.m. as usual.

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Support Group for Parents of Children with ADHD
May
23
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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Affirmation of Baptism Service
May
19
11:00 AM11:00

Affirmation of Baptism Service

We will celebrate the Affirmation of Baptism of 15 of our young people at this festival service. The service will be longer than our usual service - 2 hours - and filled with music, prayers, scripture, preaching and the laying on of hands as we ask the Holy Spirit to confirm the faith of our young people.

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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
5
10:00 AM10:00

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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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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Youth Sunday
Apr
28
8:45 AM08:45

Youth Sunday

Youth Sunday Weekend is a beloved Abiding Presence tradition where all of our young people ages three through 12th grade help to write the prayers and lead the service. All children and youth are encouraged to participate. Contact Sara Dyson, Children and Family Minister, for more information.

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Parents Night Out  - April 26th
Apr
26
5:30 PM17:30

Parents Night Out - April 26th

Join us for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT on Friday, April 26! Drop off your kids and have a care free night on the town! The kids will have a blast at the Slumber Party themed parents night out. Children are encouraged to wear their pajamas, bring sleeping bags, and a favorite game to share. They will also have the option to watch the Incredibles 2 or Doc McStuffins.

Pre-registration is required, and space is limited, so sign below!

This is for children ages 3 (and potty trained) through age 12.

Drop-off begins 5:30 p.m. and pickup is by 9:00 p.m.

Suggested Price: $20 dollars for the 1st child, $10 for each additional child. Payment can be given at drop-off, and additional donations gladly accepted!

A cheese pizza dinner, popcorn snack, and dessert will be provided!

**Hosted by the Senior High Youth  (and supervised by their parents) as a fundraiser for their summer work trip.

Parents Name *
Parents Name
Cell Phone *
Cell Phone
Child #1 Name *
Child #1 Name
Child #2 Name
Child #2 Name
Child #3 Name
Child #3 Name
Child #4 Name
Child #4 Name
Checkbox *
I understand that a cheese pizza dinner and popcorn snack will be provided during the Parents Night Out. If my child has an allergy to before mentioned food, it is my responsibility to bring a dinner and snack for my child in lieu of the dinner provided. All food brought MUST be nut free.
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Support Group for Parents of Children with ADHD
Apr
25
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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Good Friday Worship
Apr
19
12:00 PM12:00

Good Friday Worship

Friday, April 19
12:00 noon & 7:45 p.m. Tenebrae Services
6:00 p.m. Pizza Dinner
6:45 p.m. Children’s Service

At the heart of the Good Friday service is the reading of the passion according to John, which proclaims Jesus as a triumphant king who reigns from the cross.

The Children’s service at 6:45 p.m. is geared toward preschool through elementary school age children and families, but all ages are welcome to attend. Children will pray, sing and hear the Good Friday story in an age appropriate way. A pizza dinner will take place prior to the service at 6:00 p.m.

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Maundy Thursday Worship
Apr
18
7:45 PM19:45

Maundy Thursday Worship

Maundy Thursday Worship
Thursday, April 18 at 7:45 p.m.

With nightfall our Lenten observance comes to an end, and we gather with Christians around the world to celebrate the Three Days of Jesus’ death and resurrection. The service will include Holy Communion and the stripping of the altar.

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Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Apr
10
7:00 PM19:00

Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion

Each Wednesday in Lent we will have Evening Prayer with Holy Communion. This 45 minute worship service will include prayers, hymns, scripture, a reflection by a member of the congregation and Holy Communion. It is a way to engage in the disciplines of Lent and return to the Lord this Lenten season.

Dinner will be held in Bailey Hall prior to the service at 6:00 p.m. Our professionally staffed nursery is open for children under 5 who may not be in a worshiping mood. Children ages preschool through 5th grade will have their usual Wednesday night rotations of choir and youth group. Sixth grade youth and older are encouraged to attend the service.

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