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Parents' Night Out
Mar
24
4:30 PM16:30

Parents' Night Out

Join us for a PARENTS’ NIGHT OUT on Sunday, March 24!! Drop off your kids and have a care free night on the town! The kids will have a night of adventure, full of movies, crafts, games, and fun at the High Adventure themed parents night out. 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 is from 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., and pickup is between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

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

A cheese Pizza dinner and popcorn snack will be provided!

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

 

Parents Name *
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Allergies Info *
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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Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Mar
27
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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Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Apr
3
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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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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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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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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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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Lenten Worship - Evening Prayer with Holy Communion
Mar
13
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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Lent Small Groups Begin
Mar
11
7:00 PM19:00

Lent Small Groups Begin

Small Groups will meet for five weeks during the season of Lent to explore what Jesus’ seven last words on the cross mean for us.  We hear the Seven Last Words of Christ sung as part of Good Friday services but what do they mean to us?  Are they remembered only to tell us about Jesus’ suffering?  Or do they tell us a bigger story about God and ourselves?

Small groups are hosted by members of Abiding Presence at their homes or at the church.  They start the week of March 10th and run through the week of April 7th. A short book will guide our discussions but there is also a DVD we’ll be watching in the small groups so even if you don’t have time to do the reading, you will still be able to participate! 

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Ash Wednesday Children's Worship Service and Dinner
Mar
6
6:00 PM18:00

Ash Wednesday Children's Worship Service and Dinner

Join us for a 30 minute Ash Wednesday Children's Service and dinner beforehand. Our children's service is a family-friendly service geared towards families with children ages birth through elementary school. The service will include interactive prayers, scripture reading, music, imposition of ashes to remember we are dust, and Holy Communion. A freewill offering will be taken for the dinner beforehand. All are welcome!!

The service will start at 6:45 p.m.. A pizza dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. prior to the service.

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New to Abiding Presence Dinner
Feb
24
5:00 PM17:00

New to Abiding Presence Dinner

If you are new to Abiding Presence and/or interested in formally joining the congregation, we would love to welcome you! Join Pastor Keseley and other church leaders for dinner, conversation and the chance to learn more about Abiding Presence. We’ll provide the food, you simply show up to this family friendly meal where children of all ages are welcome. Those who are interested in formally joining the congregations will be able to do so and those who would like to just learn a bit more about the church can do that, too. RSVP to Pastor Keseley so we have enough food on hand.

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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.

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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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