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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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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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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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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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Families with Young Children Dinner
Nov
3
5:00 PM17:00

Families with Young Children Dinner

Join us as we launch a new group for families with young children* at Abiding Presence. We'll kick off with a potluck dinner in Bailey Hall at Abiding Presence. Please bring a main dish, side dish or dessert to share. The church will provide drinks and paper products. 

Free childcare will be provided in the church nursery from 5:00-7:00 p.m. You are welcome to have your little ones with you at the dinner or take them into the nursery. Please indicate how many children you will have for the nursery when you RSVP so we can staff accordingly. 

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Pastor Meredith or Pastor Heidi. RSVP here.

*When we say "families with young children?" we mean that what the group has in common is that the majority of their children are age 3 and under. That said, there are no hard and fast rules. So, if you feel like you would fit in with this group, then so do we! 

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Memorial Service for Lucy Clifford
Oct
20
10:30 AM10:30

Memorial Service for Lucy Clifford

With sadness in our hearts and the hope of the gospel on our lips we will gather to give thanks to God for the life of Abiding Presence member Lucy Clifford who died last month. A reception will follow the service in Bailey Hall. Members of the congregation are asked to please help provide cookies/baked goods for the reception dessert. If you are able to help, please contact Sharon Downs in the church office.

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Senior High Fields of Fear at Cox Farms
Oct
13
6:30 PM18:30

Senior High Fields of Fear at Cox Farms

One of the most looked-forward-to events of the year for Senior High... it’s time for Field of Fear at Cox Farms! The youth will enjoy an evening of scary fun through a hayride, corn maze, and much more! The senior high will meet at church at 6:30 p.m., and will text or call on their way back, but expect it to be around 10 p.m. Tickets will be $30 per person. RSVP to Sara Dyson.

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New to Abiding Presence Dinner
Sep
30
5:00 PM17:00

New to Abiding Presence Dinner

Welcome to Abiding Presence! We're glad you are here! Join Pastor Keseley and others from the church leadership team for a family-friendly dinner to learn about the church and connect with 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, if the weather is nice, we'll plan to do dessert out on the playground. 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. If you have any questions or dietary restrictions, please be in touch with Pastor Keseley. RSVP here.

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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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Wednesday Night Dinner & Gathering Kick Off
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

Wednesday Night Dinner & Gathering Kick Off

Wednesday Night Gathering is back this fall! Plan to join us each Wednesday for dinner and activities. We even have a few exciting new additions to the schedule this year. Dinner is served "cafeteria style" each week from 6:00-6:45 p.m. Activities for all ages follow after dinner. Childcare for children under the age of 3 is provided in our professionally staffed nursery. 

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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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