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Protection and Compassion

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Throughout Scripture, God reveals himself as one who protects those who are vulnerable and who shows compassion for people who have been hurt. He is the defender of widows, the father to the fatherless, a refuge for the foreigner, and the champion of the poor. (See, for example, Psalm 146:7-9.) Scripture also reveals that God expects the leaders of his people to protect vu...

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Protection and Compassion

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Throughout Scripture, God reveals himself as one who protects those who are vulnerable and who shows compassion for people who have been hurt. He is the defender of widows, the father to the fatherless, a refuge for the foreigner, and the champion of the poor. (See, for example, Psalm 146:7-9.) Scripture also reveals that God expects the leaders of his people to protect vu...

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Additions to the ACC Ministry Team

Welcome to the Team

I am pleased to announce the addition of two part-time staff members to the ACC ministry team. Annette Scattoni will be serving in a newly created position as Children's Ministry Coordinator. In this role, Annette will be recruiting, training, and overseeing volunteers to work with our children's programs from infancy through 5th grade. Annette and her family (Gianluca, S...

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The (New) Mission of ACC

New Website Mission Statement

Several years ago, the elders of ACC began praying about and discussing the mission of our church. Over time we included other church leaders in the discussion, asking for their feedback and prayers. We embarked on this endeavor, not because we wanted to lead the church in a radically new direction, but because we felt that ACC needed a fresh understanding of why God has p...

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Worship Service Plans

Synagogue 10-11-20 Worship

Dear Friends of ACC, We have all learned how difficult it can be to make plans during a pandemic. From businesses, to schools, to local governments and individual families, we all know what it is like to make plans and then be forced to revise them because of changes in the public health situation. Because of this reality, it is difficult to say exactly what the coming se...

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Further Changes to COVID Protocols

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On June 15, Governor Cuomo announced the lifting of many of the COVID-19 restrictions that had been in place in New York State. Social distancing, capacity restrictions, and mask-wearing are no longer required in stores, restaurants, offices, gyms, and other places. Unvaccinated individuals are still responsible to wear masks, as suggested by the CDC. As public health con...

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Changes to COVID Protocols

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Last week New York City reported its lowest COVID positivity rates since testing began, giving us the lowest positivity rates in the country. We also celebrated a day with zero deaths from coronavirus. Praise God for this wonderful news! With the increase in vaccinations and the improving public health situation, ACC is planning gradual changes to our Sunday-morning healt...

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One Year COVID Review Survey

Survey Results

We are grateful to all those who responded to our One Year COVID Review Survey. Your answers are helpful in making plans for the church as we continue through these challenging times. It should be noted that surveys do not give the whole picture. As you will see below, only 37 people from our congregation responded. We have approximately 121 members and 57 regular attender...

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ACC WORSHIP NEWS

Opening Soon

A taskforce from our congregation recently presented a report to the elders with suggestions for how best to return to public worship services. Discussions are taking place and work is underway to reconvene Sunday worship services as soon and as safely as possible. We had hoped to reopen public worship services in the ACI Synagogue in early September, but due to Jewish ho...

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Reopening Survey

Your Voice Matters

Hello ACC family and friends! The Reopening Taskforce has been meeting regularly and would like to invite you to complete the following survey. Please click here. In line with medical guidance and governmental guidelines, we are prayerfully preparing to restart in-person worship services in September. As we carefully plan the logistics of this experience for our communit...

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