For many of us New Year's Day is a time of reflection on the past and anticipation of the future. While we review the last year, we contemplate the year to come. If you are involved in that kind of thinking this New Year, I want to encourage you to be open to the idea that God may have plans for you in 2023 that you cannot yet envision. Be open to the idea that God may do...Keep Reading
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At the ACC after-school tutoring program a few weeks ago Pastor David casually mentioned to me that he and Sobeyda were going to be hosting a refugee family from El Salvador. My heart jumped with excitement...what an opportunity for ACC to show the love of God! I also was encouraged by their willingness to share their living space with strangers, knowing they give so much already as a Pastor and Counselor. The next day Carolina and her almost 11 year old son Onandy arrived....
In Luke 2:8-15 we read of the first song ever sung in response to the birth of Jesus. It is indeed the first noel, the first Christmas carol. There are two things that I find amazing about the first noel: who sang the song and to whom they sang it. 1) Who sang the song? The first noel was sung by a choir of angels. They sang, "Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on ...Keep Reading
The elders of ACC have decided to make some changes to the online presentation of our Sunday worship services. I would like to outline these changes and explain our reasons for making them. But first I want to express my gratitude to the valiant group of ACC members who have worked so hard to live-stream our worship services for the last two years. When we returned to in-...Keep Reading