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ADVENT WEEK 1 DEVOTIONAL

Advent Week 1

Advent is a season of waiting. Just as God's people waited for Messiah's birth, we wait now for his return. In this video devotional for the 1st week of Advent, I share a scripturethat I have found helpful during times of waiting. Click here to watch the video. ...

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21 Ways to Pray on Election Day

Prayer Election

Thank God for allowing us to live in a democracy, where the people have a say in the selection of their leaders. Praise God for his mercy and generosity to our nation over the last 244 years. Praise God that we have been able to proceed with the election in spite of the pandemic. Ask forgiveness for bitter thoughts you have harbored and unkind words you have spo...

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Spiritual Warfare and Prayer

Spiritual Warfare

"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood,but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powersof this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord's people." (Eph. 6:12, 18b) According to the Bible, there is a battle being waged in a realm we canno...

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An Invitation to Join the Sound Team or At Least Consider it!

Monitor and Guitar

Hey ACC friends,I wanted to write a little message to you all about our sound program needs, or more exactly, why to not be scared of it and why you should join the team!"Joshua, I can't do it, I'm not a musician."You don't need to have a music background.You don't need to play an instrument.You don't even have to sing in key!All I need are people who love technology and w...

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Being Christ’s Body in an Election Season

Unity in Election Season

It is a wonderful thing to live in a democracy to have a say in the selection of one's government. Christians in many parts of the world today, and most Christians throughout history, have not enjoyed the privilege of voting for their leaders. However, living in a democracy also presents challenges for the Church. Both Christ and the Apostles taught that genuine unity is...

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AFTER 6 MONTHS...MEETING FOR WORSHIP AGAIN!

Sanctuary Oct 4 2020

I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of theLord!"(Psalm 122:1) It was thrilling to gather as a congregation for worship this past Sunday after over six months being unable to do so. I was amazed by the number of people who came to worship, and I am deeply grateful for all those who worked so hard in planning, preparation, and implementation both of the...

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Staying Connected through Community Groups

Community Groups Tree

It is easy to feel isolated during the time of COVID. Yet it is so important to stay in touch with others and stay encouraged in our faith. Community Groups are a great way to connect with brothers and sisters in Christ. ACC Community Groups will be starting in October. The groups will meet by zoom and will run for 8 weeks, ending just before Thanksgiving. The groups wil...

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READ THROUGH THE BIBLE

Read-the-Bible-in-a-Year

When I was in junior high, my mother taught me to spend some time every day reading the Bible. (Thanks, Mom!) But it was not until I was a young adult that I began the practice of working through the whole of Scripture over the course of a year. I have been doing this now for close to 30 years, and I have found it to be one of the most meaningful experiences of my life. I...

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Learning, Living, Loving

John 17 Prayer

A 3-week sermon series at ACC, starting September 13, will focus on three aspects of the Christian life that we want to see happening more and more at our church. We want to be a church in which everyone is growing in their relationship with God, in which we are all equipped to lead lives that bring glory to Christ, and in which we relate to each other and to our neighbors...

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Growing in Our Knowledge of God

Core Christianity CE Class

This fall at ACC we are offering a 10-week course called "Core Christianity 101." The name of the class may sound like it is for beginners, but don't be fooled by the title. Though the class would be great for those new to the Christian faith, the material is far from simplistic. "Core Christianity" is based on a book by Dr. Michael Horton, professor of theology at Westmi...

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