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Avoca Baptist

     
The Week of Monday, July 24, 2017

   Thursday
   6:30 PM Tae Kwon Do. Open for those age 8 and above. Please contact Pastor Bill at 566-2077 for more info.
   
   Friday
   6:30 PM Voices of Jubilee practice. See Sarah Glick with questions.
   
Sunday, July 30, 2017

   8:15 AM Morning Worship
   9:45 AM Sunday School
   11:00 AM Morning Worship
   6:00 PM. Concert of Prayer! Join us for a time of Praise, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication and Intercession. See Pastor Bill with questions.
   6:00 PM The Fold SNE for students in Grades 7-12. For more info, please contact Pastor Brandon at 566-2077.
   
   
The Week of Monday, July 31, 2017

   
   Monday
   6:30 PM Tae Kwon Do. Open for those age 8 and above. Please contact Pastor Bill at 566-2077 for more info.
   
   Tuesday
   2:30 PM Prayer meeting at the home of the Jensen's (115 Circle Dr. in Bath). Everyone is welcome for a time of praise and prayer! Please contact Pastor Bill with questions.
   
   Wednesday
   4:00 PM Praise Band Practice. See Kevin Payne with questions.
   6:30 - 7:15 PM Prayer Meeting. See Pastor Bill with questions.
   
   Thursday
   6:30 PM Tae Kwon Do. Open for those age 8 and above. Please contact Pastor Bill at 566-2077 for more info.
   
   Saturday
   8/5 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Archery Camp. If you are able to volunteer to help with this ministry, please contact Phil Wirsing with questions.
   Please invite 9-12 year olds for a fun filled day of archery at Bryan Schoeffler's cabin. Registration brochures are available!
   
   
Next Sunday, August 6, 2017

   Morning services & adult Sunday School. We will have the opportunity to hear from Javier & Rebekah Chacon. They are serving with Baptist Mid Missions to Javier's home country of Peru as church planters in the jungle.
   Please sign up to help with light refreshments for the Sunday School time.
   There are information packets available on the welcome center. Please be in prayer as we consider whether God would add them to our missionary family.
   12:30 PM Missions Committee Lunch. Please see Curt James with questions.
   6:00 PM Evening Service. Jerry Hamblin will be sharing.
   6:00 PM The Fold SNE for students in Grades 7-12. For more info, please contact Pastor Brandon at 566-2077.
   The McFeaters will be on vacation through Friday, if you have a need please contact Pastor Brandon or one of the Deacons.
   
   
Upcoming Events!

   
   8/10-13 Church Family Camp Out will be held at Keuka Lake State Park Esperenza Loop. Reservations must be made through www.reserveamerica.com. Only a FEW campsites left! Join us for some fun, fellowship and relaxation. Come for a day, a night or all 4 days! 4-4 Volleyball tournament (sign up on bulletin board outside Pastor Brandon's office). Some exciting kids activities planned. Group campfire Saturday night. See bulletin board or Tara Devine for more details
   
   *8/12 12:30 PM Keuka Lake Day. The teens have been invited to join the church family campout at Keuka Lake State Park. We will meet at the church at 12:30. In addition to swimming in Lake Keuka, there will be a volleyball tournament, and possibly the opportunity for boating. We will be there for dinner and end the day with a time of worship with families from our church. See Pastor Brandon with questions.
   
   *8/19 Sand and Soccer. We will meet at church at 9:30 AM to catch a day at the beach before the summer ends, and enjoy an evening of professional soccer with the Rochester Rhinos. The cost is $12 by Sunday, August 13. Bring a lunch and additional money for a fast food dinner. See Pastor Brandon with questions.
   
   *8/20 6:00 PM Going Away party for the Archers. Please plan to join us to say thank you for the ministry of Bruce and Kimi among us and to wish them well in the ministries ahead of them.
   Please sign up for attendance and for a dessert to share.
   You may also contribute to their moving fund by using an offering envelope, designating a portion of your giving to the Archer moving fund, and placing it in the offering box.
   Continue to pray for wisdom & strength for them as they transition and for us as we have others rise up to serve in different ways. Where has God gifted YOU to serve?
   
   
Volney Wesche's New Contact Information

   Volney's new address will be 10 Palmer Place, Grantville, GA 30220. The new home number will be 678-633-9053 with Martin's cell number being 678-633-2038 as a back up, & Martin's E-mail address Wesche.martin@gmail.com.
   
   
Summer Scripture Memory Challenge!

   Have you turned in some verses yet? Contest runs through 8/13. There are 2 teams based on last names (A-McE & McF-Z). You pick the verses & version! Each verse in a passage counts as one verse & you are awarded 2000 points the first time you quote a verse to a person outside your immediate family with help on only 2 words or less. You may review that same verse a week later & receive 1000 points & say a new verse for 2000 points. Turn in, to the church office, points sheets each week that have your name, verse references, points, & dates.
   
   
*Meet the Teacher Night

   On Friday, September 8th at 7:00 PM, Noah's Ark Community Preschool is offering an opportunity to see the classroom, meet other students & families, and learn more about the preschool. It is open to all who have registered and those who are interested. Contact Diane Dix with questions 607-566-3338 or zimmed85@gmail.com
   
   
Youth Ministry Announcement

   Would you like to help equip teenagers to know and serve Christ? There is a need for youth leaders who love teenagers and desire to see them grow in Christ. If you are interested and would like more information, please contact Pastor Brandon.
   
   
OCC Update 3

   Doing some traveling this summer? Ask the hotel manager for donations of soap, combs, and toothbrushes but remember, toothpaste is no longer allowed.
   
   
Missionary Conference Series 2017 - First to Last, All Need To Hear

   This year we are having a Missionary Conference Series, and will host a missionary each month from August through November. Please note the dates, and the details for each. Come to support, encourage, and learn the latest about your missionaries!
   -August 6 - Javier and Rebekah Chacon (serving with Baptist Mid Missions to the jungles of Peru): light refreshments during Sunday school
   -August 27 - Ken & Sarah Beckley (Serving with Faith Baptist Missions in West Africa): light refreshments during Sunday school
   -September 24 - Joseph & Sarah Ryan (Serving with Chosen People Ministries in New York City): Potluck dinner after 2nd service
   -October 22 (tentatively) - John & Glenna Schlegel (Serving with SEND International in Lugones, Asturias, Spain): Potluck dinner after 2nd service
   -November 26 - Jim & Terry Miller (Serving with ABWE in South Africa): Potluck dinner after a combined 11am service
   
   
Volunteers Needed For Various Jobs

   Dear church family, Thank you for the many ways that you volunteer your time so generously in serving in the different ministries in our church. You are making a noticeable difference and we appreciate you very much. We desire to be good stewards of the building and property that the Lord has blessed us with, and a need has come for some volunteers to help with sheetrock and mudding repair. If you are able to help, please see one of the trustees. Thank you for serving the Lord so faithfully.
   We are also in need of volunteers who are proficient with computers. If that is you and you are able and willing to help in such areas as the media room, graphic design, preparing worship scripts, and power point, (just to name a few) please see Pastor Bill.
   
   
Rightnow Media

   Our church is always looking for ways to serve you as you live out your faith throughout the week. We do have a free account you are invited to use to access the video library called RightNow Media. It's essentially the "Netflix of Video Bible Studies" because you will have instant access to thousands of great videos for kids, youth, parents, married couples and more. You can view these videos from your phone, tablet or computer. And you can also view them in a group setting through a TV or projector.
   If you would like to view over 2,000 videos from some great teachers, please email pastorbill@firstbaptistavoca.org for further instructions.
   If you find these to be helpful, you can designate to help cover the cost.
 




Please feel free to contact us:
Bill McFeaters, Senior Pastor
Brandon McAfee, Pastor of Young Adult Ministries  |  Rob Hayes, Minister of Senior Adults

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