Jesus Christ was crucified... he died on a Roman cross in Jerusalem witnessed by hundreds, perhaps thousands. BUT three days later he arose from the grave and walked on the earth for another 40 days being seen by hundreds.
That is the distinguishing fact between Christianity and all other world religions - we serve a risen Savior.
Satan had done his worst BUT God did His best! Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus' blood and righteousness.
If you will believe in your heart that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of God, that God has raised Him from the dead and will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord of your life, on the authority of the Word of God, you will be saved from the punishment of sin and can begin a new life with real purpose... a life that will never end. Do that today!
From your Pastor
I'm looking forward to us starting worship services on Wednesday, July 15, at 4:00!
As I speak with members, I know that many of you are ready to start back and "do something." Others are not in any hurry--in fact they have expressed great concern about reopening the church too early. I can assure you that none of the deacons or staff want to make a decision that will be detrimental to any member.
My prayer is that our planned worship service on Wednesday, July 15, at 4:00 p.m. becomes a reality. Since some churches opened last week, this will give us additional time to evaluate any negative effects from their reopening. The age and underlying conditions of our congregation are the reasons for so much caution.
With all my love,
(We are asking that AWBC members use the doors by the office [Oakhurst Drive] to enter the building. Wear your masks and self distance as you enter. We plan to have someone at the door to open it so we don't have to touch it after each other. Practice good hygiene and be safe.)
(All calendared church activities and meetings are suspended for the present time.)
New Jerusalem opening plans
NJC Preaching has begun at the Alta Woods location, last Sunday, June 28, with preaching at 9 AM.
They are using only 1 entrance by the flagpole. Further they are going to take a picture and temperature of everyone as they enter.
NJC Preschool restarted June 29 in the East Room area and will be meeting weekdays.
They are having a summer weekday feeding program in the East area with a "Grab and Go" beginning June 22 and going through July.
Southern Baptists have provided more than 172,000 masks and more than 56,000 PPE (personal protective equipment) to hospitals and medical facilities to protect medical workers serving on the front lines of the coronavirus crisis. Your giving through Alta Woods is a part of this through the IMB (International Mission Board), NAMB (the North American Mission Board) and the SBDR (Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams)
So thank you, dear AWBC members. You are touching people whom you will never meet or see with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Thank you for sending or bringing your tithes and offerings to the church. The Bible says that Jesus gave His life for the church and you are continuing to carry the Gospel of Jesus Christ all over the world, even though we are not meeting at the church building. This is evidence that your commitment is to the Lord Jesus and to the body of like-minded believers who, although quarantined, remain the living body of Christ in the world. Your offerings continue to be processed efficiently and in a timely manner. Mary Ann Myers, Financial Secretary, comes in each week to pay bills and post your contributions.
Again I thank you for your continued faithful, financial support. God bless you.
David Watts has been operating a bicycle ministry for some time now. There are others who are involved, but he is the main man! He is always on the lookout for bicycles that are new or used that he can give to needy boys and girls. He fixes old ones and gets them ready to ride. I have seen his handiwork and am impressed. Perhaps you have a bicycle in your attic or garage or you may know someone who has one that could be donated to this meaningful ministry. Contact David and be a blessing to someone today.
Several months ago now, Cindy Hamil, daughter of Billy and Peggy Roberts, put a fresh face on our Alta Woods Website. We think it is really nice. Thank you, Cindy, for a beautiful job!