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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.

Steve Knox Speaking
Missionaries Steve and Ann Knox will be speaking in our services next Sunday, October 26. A volunteer is needed to take the family out to lunch afterwards. If you are willing to do this, please call the church office at 628.2400.

Lend A Helping Can!
The Awana program is Lending A Helping Can! Between now and November 19, we would like to collect at least 500 cans of food to help Faith In Action. Collection baskets are in the front foyer and Awana clubbers and leaders will be bringing cans each Wednesday. Together we can Lend A Helping Can to many families and extend the love of Christ in our community. Faith In Action appreciates all canned food donations. At this time of year, they are especially in need of meats, fruit, soup, green veggies and other veggies.

Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregivers Meeting
The Alzheimer’s/Dementia Caregiver’s Meeting will be held at 6 P.M. on Monday, October 20 at Pleasant View United Methodist Church, 18416 Lee Highway Abingdon. Anyone who is taking care of someone with Alzheimer’s/Dementia is encouraged to attend. The meetings are designed to provide emotional, educational, and social support for caregivers. Also the meetings help participants develop methods and skills to solve problems. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call Sissy Frye at District Three Senior Services at 276.783.8157 or 800.541.0933.

Fall Festival & Chili Cook-off
Abingdon Bible Church will be hosting a Fall Festival on Friday, October 31 from 6 P.M. – 8 P.M. in the gym and children’s building. This will be a great opportunity for fellowship and fun for kids and the rest of the church. We’ll be returning a few of your favorite festivities, including a Chili Cook-Off (with awards for hottest and tastiest), a Cake-Walk, and two bounce houses (one for PreK-K and one for older kids). There’ll also be some carnival-style games, hot dogs and chips, candy, and our very own clown! Sign-up lists for the Chili Cook-Off and the Cake Walk are located in the Welcome Center and the Foyer. Contact Pastor Steven if you’d like to help with the food or games!

Upcoming Youth Events
Oct. 25 – 26 — High school youth trip to Lynchburg VA. Join us as we go watch a Liberty Football game, hang out with Bobby and Angie Moore, and attend their church on Sunday morning. We’ll be back Sunday afternoon. All high schoolers are welcome to go!  Cost is $30. Sign up by Oct. 19.

Nov. 9 — Middle School Youth Movie Night in the gym from 6 – 8:30 P.M. Parents welcome!  Bring your favorite comfy chair!

Nov. 15 –Youth Ministries trip to see the Newsboys in concert in Wise, VA. Sign up by Sunday, Oct. 26 as tickets will be purchased on the 27th. $25 per person to cover the ticket and gas. More details to come!

Youth Fall Colors Hike
The fall colors are almost here and we plan to get out and enjoy them! The youth group (and any interested parents and family members) will be meeting at the church at noon on Saturday, October 18th to drive up to Hayter’s Gap to hike up to the Channels rock formation. Eat a good lunch before you come, bring some munchies and a water bottle in a small pack, dress in layers according to the weather, wear good hiking shoes, and make sure you have your camera with you! We will return to the church for some pizza and fellowship sometime between 5:30 and 6:30 P.M. – so parents plan to pick your teen up at the church at 7 P.M. Please sign up on the Youth Bulletin Board so we can plan rides and pizza accordingly (cost for pizza is $5 each.)

Items Needed
Winter isn’t far off! Haven of Rest Rescue Mission hopes that you can assist them in helping others. Items needed are chicken noodle soup, socks, scarves, gloves, coats, sleeping bags, etc. They also need items on a recurring basis – paper towels, toilet paper, Kleenex, paper plates, trash bags, bedding and towls, copy paper, etc. Donations can be made at the main office at 624 Anderson St, Bristol TN.

Upcoming Women’s Events
Ladies Fall Luncheon
We will be having our annual fall luncheon on Sunday, October 19th in the gym after the worship service. Our theme will be a western theme, so feel free to wear your jeans and boots. Our meal will be catered by Bonefire, and there will be music, testimonies, and door prizes. The cost will be $10 per person. Tickets will be available the day of the luncheon. Please contact Kim to RSVP by October 12th.

Ladies Winter Retreat at Oak Haven Resorts
We will be having a ladies retreat February 27th – March 1st at Oak Haven Resort in Sevierville, TN. This will be for ladies ages 10 and up. Kim has reserved two seven bedroom cabins. Each room has a private bath. We need to have 14 in each cabin to keep our costs down. If we can’t get 28, then we will just reserve one cabin. Many of you have stayed there before, and the accommodations are wonderful. The cost will be $83 per person, with a $45 non-refundable deposit due on October 20th. If you have never been on one of our retreats before, you are in for a real treat. It is a wonderful time of fun, fellowship, relaxation, and shopping. Please reserve your spot as soon as possible. More information coming soon!