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Farewell for Sara Dyson, Children and Family Minister
Jul
21
8:45 AM08:45

Farewell for Sara Dyson, Children and Family Minister

Sara Dyson, Children & Family Minister, is stepping down from her position at the end of July and stepping back "into the pews" as a church member and mom. We will celebrate Sara's ministry with us next Sunday, July 21 with a send off during both services and a reception between the services at 9:45 a.m. Please join us as we say "thank you" for Sara's work.  

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Confirmation Family Camping Trip
Aug
23
to Aug 25

Confirmation Family Camping Trip

Our initial rising 2nd year confirmation families enjoyed themselves so much at their recent camp out, that they are doing it again! In addition, they'd love to invite any of the incoming 1st year confirmation families to join them for a weekend of relaxation, fun, and being social prior to kicking off the new school year. Save the date for Friday and Saturday nights, August 23rd and 24th at Westmoreland State Park east of Fredericksburg. Additional details and signups will follow in the next couple of weeks. Their central location will be the "group" tent campsite in Campground C at Westmoreland State Park, and they already have that site reserved. However, if you use a camper/RV or want to rent one of the Westmoreland cabins, you will need to make those arrangements separately. Start practicing your campfire songs & stories. Contact our Youth & Family Minister to get connected to the families who are planning the trip or sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/go/4090e44a4a72ca6f85-apfamily.

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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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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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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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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
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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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 *
Parents Name
Child #1 *
Child #1
Child #2
Child #2
Child #3
Child #3
Child #4
Child #4
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
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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