June 9 Newsletter of

 Avondale Baptist Church

Love God.  Love People.  Follow Jesus.



Prayer Sheet

Need Prayer?


Pastor's Blog

Church Calendar

Worship Video

Sermon Audio

Upcoming Events


June 8-10

6:00 to 7:30 pm VBS! 

June 13

 Worship at 8:00, 10:00, and 11:00 am and online at abcaz.net.

June 13

9:30 am to 1:30 pm.  Blood Drive in MAC 4-6 

June 16

7:00 pm Next Prayer Meeting

June 17 - 21

Youth Camp

July 7

8:00 to 10:00 am, Monthly Food Distribution 

September 11

3-on-3 Basketball Tournament



See our webpage, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter (@abcaznet), on instagram (avondale.baptist)or read Pastor Jack's blog for more info.  Or feel free to give us a call or stop by the church office!

NOTE:  We wil take a brief break from email newsletters while Pastor Jack is on vacation.  (See the ABC News portion at the bottom to find out who will be preaching!)  These emails will resume by the end of June.  If you are on our email or text list, you will still get the links to worship!

Jesus, Children, and ABC


Vacation Bible School!


We started our Vacation Bible School on Tuesday, but there's still time to join!  We will offer offer great music, great fun, great Bible Study, great skits (CJ will return), and great teachers. 


Just show up at 6:00 in the MAC (the Ministry Activity Center) and you can register there. 


We hope to see you in VBS!


Pastor Jack


We will give you an update on how things went during worship on Sunday!


We are so excited! Our youth are heading to Glorieta, NM for Centrifuge Youth Camp, June 17-21. Preparation was quite the journey this year. Actually, it all started in June of 2020 when our World Changers camp was canceled due to COVID-19. Despite the disappointment, we persevered and signed up for Centrifuge in Prescott, AZ and we were super excited. We began to fill spots and honestly to my surprise we quickly had 27 teens and leaders scheduled to attend by March 2021. In April, the unthinkable phone call came. Our location in Prescott for camp had canceled. As I hung up the phone, God reminded me of Romans 8:28, He said, “Remember, Holly, I work all things together for good to those that love God and are called according to His purpose.”


With that under my belt, I began to look for other locations and we were told that we could attend Centrifuge in Glorieta, NM! In spite of a scare that we might have to go to plan C, we are heading to New Mexico Thursday, June 17 at 3:00 am! Please pray for travel safety and safety during camp. Most of all pray for great spiritual growth for our teens and leaders as we participate in what God has planned for us.   


Holly Kilfoyle,

Student Ministries Director

What Does The Bible Say?


What does the Bible say about . . . ? 


It's always a good question to ask, and my next series of blogs (with occasional interruptions) will answer that question on issues submitted by our members.  The first one is about the "Minimum Wage."  Read my thoughts at www.abcaz.net/blog


And do you have a "What does the Bible say about . . . " question?  Ic can be about ethics, morality, personal, or current issues, Send me an email or a text and I'll answer it in a future blog!


Pastor Jack (jack@abcaz.net)

623.244.1555 (Text only Number)

Prayer Meeting


There is no prayer meeting on Wednesday, June 9, due to Vacation Bible School. 


We will resume on Wednesday, June 16, at 7:00 pm on Zoom.  You can join us online.  Our link for June prayer meetings is https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81287773319 You can also go to zoom.com and join by Meeting ID 812 8777 3319. 

Get an appointment by contacting Jody at 692.751.8494 or jodiraleigh@msn.com

ABC News


Pastor Jack will be at the SBC Convention in Nashville in June, followed by a two week vacation in North Carolina.  While he is gone, we will be blessed by the preaching of Kenny Marslender, Rick Wiles, and David Johnson!

We are beginning the process of updating our webpage to make it more user-friendly, responsive on small screens, and helpful.  The address will remain the same, so you won't have to change anything.  We will keep you posted on updates!

We have a new way for our members to give to our church.  At the request of a member, we've opened a non-profit brokerage account so that members can give stocks or other securities to the church.  There are incredible tax advantages for those who want to do so.  Contact the church office if you want to know how to give.  (Like all gifts, it is completely anonymous except that our clerk will give you a donation receipt.  You will get a full tax deduction for the value of the security on the day you gave, and you pay no capital gains tax!)

We anticipate being fully open with no restrictions (and no roped-off pews) by this August.  Read this newsletter for full details as they are available!

Pastor Jack is serving as President of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention.  Pray for him as he serves in this additional way this year!