The next round of ACC Community Groups will take place this fall, starting the week of September 11 and running for 10 weeks. We have groups meeting on different days of the week and using a variety of formats: Zoom, in-person, and hybrid. If you have never been part of Community Group, I encourage you to give one a try. CGs are small groups that meet regularly (usually w...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....
The Bible teaches that every Christian is entrusted with spiritual gifts or abilities, given to them by the Holy Spirit (Rom. 12:6). These gifts are given to individuals, but they are not given for individuals; they are given for the well-being of the entire church (1 Cor. 12:7). God desires for each of his children to find ways to use their gift (1 Pet. 4:10). This autum...Keep Reading
In the first blog in this series, I suggested that Christians must respond to news of global environmental devastation with open minds. In the second blog, I wrote that we should also react with broken hearts. In this blog, I suggest another response. When we hear news of planetary destruction, as believers in Christ, we should respond with undying hope. In 2017, Eric Ho...Keep Reading
A lot has changed in this world over the course of my lifetime. The yearly global production of plastics has increased by almost 600%. Over a million new synthetic chemicals have been developed. Microplastics have come to permeate oceans, rivers, and soil throughout the world. And a floating patch of garbage twice the size of Texas has formed in the Pacific Ocean. When yo...Keep Reading