The below items are in the Announcer, a weekly email sent on Tuesday:
Friday, May 14 | 6-8:30pm
Saturday, May 15 | 9-11:30am
The Weekender is your on-ramp into the life of Alliance Bible Fellowship. You will learn about:
- The vision, values, and history of our church
- How to get connected in a life group
- How to grow deeper in your walk with Christ through our discipleship ministries
- How to volunteer and serve
- How to become a member of ABF
You will also have the opportunity to meet our elders & staff, ask questions about our church, and meet other members of our church.
Spiritual Formation Workshop (in-person)
Sunday, May 23, 3-5pm in the Depot Room
The Spiritual Formation Workshops are a series of engaging & practical sessions to support you on your Christian journey. We hope that you leave each workshop with a few new friends, encouragement to go deeper with Christ, and some practical tools & resources to help you get there.
The workshops will meet for two hours on Sunday afternoon (3:00 – 5:00) to explore some practical ways we can grow in our love for the Lord, his church, and the lost. We hope you leave these workshops with a few new friends, greater confidence to pursue Christ, and a few tools & resources to help you along the way.
How to Live Generously (May 23) – The New Testament is filled with teachings on generosity. The way we think about and spend money is a barometer for how well we understand the gospel (Luke 19:1-10). And yet, it can be an uncomfortable subject to talk about because in our modern context, money is often associated with shame and regret. This workshop will provide an overview of the Bible’s powerful teaching on generosity and explore a few practical ways that we can live generously so that we can take hold of that which is truly life (1 Timothy 6:19). We hope to provide a safe space for you to work through this important value in the Bible (without being asked to give anything at the end).
How to Identify Heresy – (July 18). Join us for an interactive workshop on how to identify heresy taught by Pastor Scott Andrews. False teaching was not just an ancient threat to the church; it is a perpetual threat to the true, life-saving message of the gospel. Come learn how to discern the difference between the life-giving message of Christ and heresy.
Rise Up Weekend (for students)
Friday, June 4 – Sunday, June 6
Hey rising 6th grade families! We have a special retreat planned for your student. This is a tremendous time for growth in the life of adolescents. This retreat is designed to help students understand what their identity, meaning, and purpose is in the life that God has given them. Students will have the opportunity to worship with their peers, learn from the Scriptures, and have a ridiculous amount of fun at the very same time. This is especially a great time for students as they move from one ministry into another. If you have any questions please email email@example.com.
WHEN: June 4-6 (Depart at 1pm on June 4th and return by 12pm on June 6)
WHERE: Awanita Valley Retreat Center – Marietta, SC How much? $120 – Scholarships available.
COST: $120 per student (A $20 deposit is due by April 15 to lock in your spot)
Men’s Evening of Worship & BBQ (in-person)
Tuesday, June 1, 6-8pm
Join the Men of Alliance for an evening of worship, a word, and BBQ. Homemade BBQ and other country sides will be served for dinner. We’ll sing a few worship songs and hear a word that will unite the men about what it means to be a brother in this brotherhood of believers. Upcoming Men’s Ministry calendar events will be announced at this gathering as well. We’re excited to see you there! No sign up needed, just show up!
Women’s Study: Faith and Fire: Elijah by Priscilla Shirer (in-person and Zoom)
Beginning Thursday, June 10 | Multiple Times Available
Elijah emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline. His ministry was marked by tenacious faith and holy fire – the same kind you will need in order to remain steadfast in current culture.
Join us as we take a fresh look at Elijah and the difficult choices of obedience that kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven’s fire to fall.
Slugs & Bugs Dinner & Concert (in-person)
Friday, June 11 | Dinner: 5pm | Show: 6pm
Randall Goodgame leads Slugs & Bugs LIVE with live music, background musical tracks, and brightly colored animated videos. The concert is peppered with fun, interactive moments for the whole family. Kids spin around, parents get silly on stage, sometimes there’s a parade… Slugs & Bugs LIVE is truly an investment in the community as Randall leaves both kids and parents with laughter in their hearts and a deepening awareness of the presence of Jesus in their lives.
Dinner and a Show will start at 5pm. If you want to attend the show only, it will start at 6pm.
The show is FREE to attend. Bring the whole family!
More can be found at slugsandbugs.com.