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Prayer Chain Emails
If you would like to be added to the church prayer chain list, please email Kisha at biblechurch@abingdonbible.org to be added.

Congregational Meeting
There will be a congregational meeting on Sunday, January 25 at 9:30 A.M. to vote on the proposed 2015 budget.  All adults and teens will meet briefly in the auditorium at this time. The proposed budget will be presented to the congregation on Sunday, January 18 at 9:30 A.M. If you have any questions or input regarding the proposed budget, please contact any deacon before their next meeting on Tuesday, January 20.

SouperBowl of Caring!
February 1 is Super Bowl Sunday. The Super Bowl game gives opportunity to make a difference for those who are hungry and hurting in our community. Faith In Action asks you to join in the nation’s largest celebration of giving and serving by bringing non-perishable canned foods to church or to the Stone Soup Food Pantry at 798 Hillman Highway. Donations are accepted now through Super Bowl Sunday. Be part of this movement for those in need!

Operation Sweetheart 2015
We are in need of families to deliver and visit some of our shut-ins for Valentine’s Day. On the table in the foyer next to the Welcome Center, there’s a table with candy, Valentine cards, and a sheet with the names of those who are unable to attend church.  Please sign your name next to the folks you would like to visit, take a box of candy, and some homemade Valentine cards.  Please contact those you are visiting, and enjoy your time with them. Please plan on visiting them the week of Valentine’s Day or on Valentine’s Day. Thank you for your help!  Contact Kim Barlow if you have any questions or for more information.

New Adult Wednesday Night Study
“Israel in Bible Times and Today” will be the topic of the new adult Wednesday night study beginning Wednesday, January 28. We will begin our study with an overview of the holy land. Then our focus will narrow to Jerusalem as we prepare for Palm Sunday and Easter (which is just ten weeks from today). As time permits, we will also look at Galilee, Judea, the Negev, and Samaria. Scripture is full of references to locations and events in Israel. Your understanding of the Bible will grow as you learn more about the history and geography of Israel. Supper in the gym is 5:30 P.M. – 6:15 P.M, prayer time in the auditorium begins at 6:30 P.M, and the study starts at 7:00 PM.

Wednesday Night Dinner Menu
Jan. 28 – Baked potato bar, chili, salad, & dessert
Feb. 4 – Chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, soup, & dessert

Children’s Church Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to serve in our children’s church classes. If you are willing to help or for more information, please see or call Brandi Moyers at 494.6087.

New Women’s Bible Study
A new Women’s Bible Study is beginning February 12 and they would love for you to join them! It will be a seven-week study in the book of James, Mercy Triumphs, with Beth Moore. Meetings will be each Thursday, either at 10 A.M. or 7 P.M.  at the home of Laura Moore. Contact Laura at 608.5823 or lauramo82@gmail.com if you’re interested!

Mark Your Calendars!
VBS is scheduled for July 12 – 16!

Youth Missions Trip – General info sheets and application forms have been posted on the youth bulletin board and sent out by email. The commitment deadline for high school students to apply for the trip is Jan. 31. Pastor Kevin needs your completed application form and a deposit of $100 by then.
Note: There will be a brief info meeting for those committing to the trip in the Parlor Room (next to Cassie’s office and the senior adult Sunday school room) after the Sunday morning service on Feb. 1st to confirm everyone’s information and to make sure we’re on track.

2015 Offering Envelopes
Offering Envelopes for 2015 are available in the walkway at the Welcome Center.  If you have not been issued offering envelopes and would like to be assigned them, please contact the church office at 628.2400.

Requesting Military Addresses
The residents of The Grand Court community are searching for names and addresses of deployed service members from our area who they can participate with in a pen pal program. They would also like to have the names and addresses of military families who are separated from their loved ones, who they could include in their written contacts. This will be an ongoing program throughout the year for the residents. If you have names and addresses you’d like to share or for more information, contact Janice Simmons at 669.1111 or at jsimmons@brookdale.com.

Men’s Ski Trip
Any men who love to ski or enjoy getting to fellowship and worship with brothers in Christ should consider coming on the Men’s Ski Trip to Snowshoe, WV. The trip is scheduled for Jan 25 – 28, 2015. The exact cost is to be determined, but we anticipate the cost of the trip to be in the range of $160 – $210 which will include 3 nights of lodging, plus food. You will need to arrange for your own ski equipment. Transportation will be via carpool. If you are interested or would like more details, please contact Jeff Smith or Dana Smith before December 1 if you have any interest in going.

Lend A Helping Can!
The Awana program, Lend a Helping Can, collected 603 cans of food to help Faith In Action! The goal was 500. Thank you to everyone who donated. What a great way to extend the love of Christ in our community!