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Meet Our Members: John and Melissa Friend

Western Avenue has a long and glorious history. The church was formed when revival came to Statesville in the early 1890s. People walked from South Statesville to the ongoing meetings, and people saw the need for a church plant. A local church purchased some land on the corner of Western Avenue and Boulevard for the grand sum of $25. The Southside Chapel was built at a cost of $675 and was completed in April 1894. The chapel was soon filled and the sponsoring church realized the need for a... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Wednesday, November 14, 2018

It's Christmas! Tickets Available

It's Christmas! tickets are available for purchase. It's Christmas! is a musical celebration of the true meaning of Christmas.  We join together for a time of joy and worship that focuses on the first coming of Jesus to live among us. Tickets are $5 each for standard seats and $10 each for premium seats and you reserve your specific seat(s). Join us from 7-9 pm on the evenings of December 7-10 for for an evening you won't forget!  You can purchase tickets... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, November 12, 2018

Surviving the Holidays After the Loss of a Loved One

Navigating the holiday season after a loved one's death can be very difficult and emotional. We are offering a one-time event featuring a video filled with practical tips and real-life stories of people who have navigated the holiday seasons after a loved one's death. You’ll learn coping tools for social events, how to deal with emotions, what to do about traditions, and hear others share how they are dealing with the upcoming holidays. Each attendee will... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Friday, November 9, 2018

Meet Our Members

Over the next few weeks, we will be doing a series of posts to introduce a few of our members. We will feature some of our newest members and also some of our members who have been at WABC for many years. We will interview several families from each decade over the past 70 years just to learn about them and of WABC's impact on their lives. The first couple we'd like to introduce to you is Bill and Linda Choate. They joined WABC in February 2018. After moving to... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Sunday, November 4, 2018

Pumpkin Fest!

Stop by our photo booth at the Statesville Pumpkin Fest downtown tomorrow, Saturday, November 3! We will be on East Broad St, across from the American Renaissance Elementary School. See you there! The event is from 10am - 5 pm. Looks like it's going to be a beautiful day! #statesvillepumpkinfest 🍁🎃 Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Friday, November 2, 2018

Honor Your Father and Mother

This week we continued our study through the book of Exodus. We are taking a week to focus on each of the 10 Commandments. This week was number 5: "Honor your father and mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you." The choice of the word "honor" is important because it's such a weighty word. It doesn't say "love" or "obey" but "honor". The word "honor" is the same word used to... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, October 8, 2018

Kids and Youth

Have a child in 1st - 12th grade? You will want to check out the Avenue Kids Facebook page for kids grades 1-5 and the Western Avenue Baptist Church Youth Ministry page for grades 6-12. You'll find information about all upcoming activities here!  Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Tuesday, October 2, 2018

New Members Class

Have you recently joined Western Avenue or are you thinking about joining? We are offering a New Members Class each Sunday in October during the Sunday School hour at 9:45 AM. These four classes will give us an opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and get to know you better, as well. We will explain what you can expect from us and what we can expect from members. This will also be an opportunity to ask questions and learn more about our history and our future. Anyone is welcome to attend.... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Young At Heart - Senior Adults

The WABC senior adult group, Young At Heart, will have their monthly luncheon Monday, October 1, at 10:30 AM in the fellowship hall. Please bring a covered dish to share. This is a monthly event, held the first Monday of each month, so go ahead and mark it on your calendar for the next months. This is a great time to enjoy a meal and fellowship with friends around the table.  Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Thursday, September 27, 2018

Sunday, 9/16/2018 is on Regular Schedule

We are on a regular schedule for Sunday, September 16, 2018.  If you feel uncomfortable getting out and about, please join us for worship live at 11am at westernavenue.org/live-stream . Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Sunday, September 16, 2018