Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 am.
Bible Study at 9:45 am.
Lord's Supper in all Services
5:00 Movie - "Overcomer"
9:00 Basketball Signup Day
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We began our 40 week survey of the Bible last weekend with a look at Genesis 1—the
Creation. (If you missed it, you can listen to it
by following the "current sermon" link on the left.) We
continue our survey this week with a look at the original
sin of Adam and Eve, an event popularly known as "the fall
And that won't be the only thing happening this weekend!
We will also participiate in the Lord's Supper in all of our
1 Peter 2:17 is an often quoted verse
in today's Christian world, especially the "honor the
emperor (or king)" part. It is usually applied
(correctly) in our day and time to honoring and respecting
the office of the President.
But Pastor Jack thinks we are doing it wrong--or at least we
are applying it inadequately. There is much more to it
than we often think.
Read his blog at
www.abcaz.net/blog for a further discussion of the
proper application of this verse today. And feel free
to browse through his previous blogs as well. You can
email him with your
few good men...
Our Kid's basketball program is
looking for a few good men to coach in our basketball
league. Dads, grandpa's, uncle's, and young men looking
for an opportunity to serve God's kingdom in a
meaningful and transformative way should consider
serving in our basketball league.
Coaches are the most valuable part
of this ministry team. They teach basketball skills,
life skills, and present the gospel to boys and girls
that may never hear the message of Jesus in any other
setting. Men are a valuable part of the spiritual
development of children, but especially of young boys,
who by age five are distinguishing themselves as persons
apart from their mothers and looking for the leadership
and direction of men in their families and social
So, we are asking for a few good men
to commit to our Fall Basketball league. You can attend
an informational meeting on August 25, at 12:15 in
building D. We will have pizza and drinks for those that
If you are already coaching or
refereeing or serving in our Basketball ministry, we
thank you! Your service has and will continue to impact
the lives of kids and teens for Christ's Kingdom.
ABC will be ordaining Hector Rivas to the gospel ministry in
a worship service on Sunday evening, September 8, at 6:00
pm. Pastoral ordinations are relatively rare in church
life. In addition, this will be a rare chance for our
English and Spanish speaking congregations to worship
together and join together to celebrate the ordination of a
Both the music and the preaching will be bilingual and all
members and guests are invited. We encourage you to
put it on your calendar now!
Helping Hands Ministry
Thursday, August 22
6:30 pm, Building A
Helping Hands is a ministry that
thrives on love, care, and service to church members and
staff. Our goal is to show this love to everyone
both inside and outside the church in many
All ladies are invited to join this
team at the next meeting on Thursday, August 22, at 6:30 pm
in Building A. The practice of love and sharing God's love makes us better Christians
in our every day lives!
The Heart of Overcomer
Listen to the Kendricks Brothers--and others--talk about
Sunday, August 25, 5:00 pm
Harkins Theater Gateway Pavilions
(10250 W. McDowell Road, Avondale)
We've watched some great movies as a
congregation: Courageous, Fireproof, War Room, and others.
We invite you to join us once again and bring a friend! We
have reserved a theater for our congregation and friends.
Tickets are on sale now at the east entry of the church or you can reserve your tickets at
The cost per ticket is $8. See the teaser trailer above or
the full trailer online on our movie page!
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Designed to get you through the New Testament in 2019!
NOTE: Several have asked why we're
"skipping around" the New Testament rather than reading it
straight through. Our reasoning is simple. There
are four gospels telling the story of Jesus, and we wanted
us to read one of those gospels each quarter! If you'd
like to see the full plan, you can downolad your
full year copy.