Check this page often for the latest news and announcements from Abingdon Bible Church.

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

VBS 2014!
Thank you to everyone that helped and attended this year’s VBS! Pray for growth from the spiritual lessons learned in all the classes and the revival services. Our highest attendance on a single night was 103 kids (Monday night), 52 workers one night, and 61 adults in the service one night.  Our average attendance for kids was 92, workers was 48, and adults in the service was 49. We had a total of 115 enrolled in VBS.

River Baptism
There will be a river baptism service Sunday, August 3 at 4 P.M at Riverside Campground. The campground is located on North Fork River Road off Rt. 19. If you are interested in being baptized, please see Pastor Paul or call the church office at 628.2400.

Wednesday Family Nights
Make your plans to attend Wednesday Family Nights which will begin on the first Wednesday after Labor Day, Sept. 3. Supper will be served from 5:15 P.M. – 6 P.M. Meal cost is still to be determined. Announcements and Awana circle will begin at 6:20 P.M. Awana handbook time will follow from 6:25 P.M. – 6:55 P.M. All adults are encouraged to assist in listening to verses. The adult Prayer Meeting and Bible study will meet 7 P.M. – 8:15 P.M. in the senior adult classroom.

Crosswalk for 6th – 12th grade will meet in the new youth room on Wednesdays led by Steven Bednar and Kevin Burrill. The service will begin a month early on Wednesday, August 6 with a cookout and service beginning at 6 P.M.

Living Proof Live Simulcast
Central Christian Church in Bristol, TN is hosting a Beth Moore Living Proof Live Simulcast on Saturday, September 13, 2014. If anyone is interested in going you can register online at The cost will be $20 and the fee includes simulcast, listening guide and lunch. Lunch will be a sub sandwich, two sides, chips, dessert and a beverage. There will also be door prizes. Please contact Kim at 356-8575 or at

Automatic Giving
Abingdon Bible Church is once again offering the option for automatic giving. If you are interested in a quick and easy way of having weekly or monthly debits from your account made to ABC, please contact Cassie or Kisha at 628.2400. This is a free service that is through First Bank and Trust’s secure network. Anyone can sign up for this service, regardless of your home bank.

Children’s Church Summer Break
Children’s Church (K – 3rd) will be on break during June and July. Enjoy worshiping together as a family through the entire service during these weeks. We will resume in August! We will have an informational meeting on July 20 after church if you are interested in the curriculum being used or are thinking about volunteering to help for 2-3 weeks during the fall semester. See Steven Bednar for information or with questions. The Pre-K class will continue to meet.

Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed to help water the church flowers every week. If you are interested, please see or call Brenda Crane at 356.8538.

Haven of Rest Recycle Division
The Haven of Rest Ministries in Bristol has grown to meet many needs in the community. To help with funding, they have the Haven Thrift Store where they gladly receive quality, slightly used items for resale, and now they’ve added a Recycling Division. They recycle many items that most people throw away. Some of the items they recycle and would gladly accept are cardboard boxes, shoe boxes, clothing, purses, shoes, belts, copper, cell phones, VCRs, computer towers, laptops, printers, empty ink cartridges, electric motors, water heaters, junk mail, newspapers, plastic water bottles, plastic milk jugs, and detergent bottles. There are two locations in Bristol to drop off items: The Haven Thrift Store at 124 Pennsylvania Avenue or at 1215 5th Street (back entrance of the old Mitchell Powers building). For more information, please contact Joey Norris at 423.341.5773. Your recycled items may seem like junk, but God takes the worthless and makes it into something of great value!