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Parent Conference Registration Closes Sunday!

Time is running out to register for our upcoming event for parents of teenagers and soon-to-be teens.  Join us for  Raising Discerning Kids in a Changing Culture  and choose from the following breakouts: Is Our Hyper-Tech World Rewiring our Brains? “Just One Click Away:”  Grace-filled Conversations about Sexuality Cyber-Safe Parenting in a Cyber-Addicted World, and  “Hello, I Love You, Won’t You Tell Me Your... Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Thursday, January 31, 2019
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The Substitute for Satisfaction

In Exodus 25-31, God gives His people the specific instructions on how to build the tabernacle, which included the altar. The fire in the altar could never go out; it had to be kept burning continuously. God himself lit the fire and the people brought sacrifices every day and kept the fire burning. Surely, they got to the point when they wondered, "God, when is enough? When have we sacrificed enough?" How overwhelming... which was really God's point. God demands satisfaction, but... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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God Cares About Your Life

As we've studied the book of Exodus, we have come across some odd laws. Many of us see these Old Testament laws as very foreign and something that does not apply to us today. One thing we can gather from these laws, as weird as they may seem, is that God cares for his people. God cares about the mundane, ordinary aspects of your life. He cares about your Monday just as much as he cares about your Sunday. God cares about how we live our lives. Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Tuesday, January 29, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Eber and Margaret Hudson

Eber and Margaret have been attending Western Avenue for many years now. Margaret was attending Western Avenue before she was born. She remembers her family never missed church. Eber started attending when he was about 14-15 years old, though his parents, as Methodists, were against it. In high school, Eber and three friends formed a quartet that went around town to different churches to sing. The quartet was invited to sing at Western Avenue and Eber just started going to church there after... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, January 28, 2019
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Parents Conference Feb. 8

Today's parents are raising families in a time of digital explosion and it is changing the way we live and communicate with our children. How do we have faith-led conversations with our children about today's tough topics such as sexuality or drugs when a quick Google search is a mere click away? We will delve into these topics and more at:  Raising Discerning Kids in a Changing Culture   Friday, February 8, at 5:30 pm in the fellowship hall. It is $11 per person, which... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Thursday, January 24, 2019
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VBS 2019 Is Coming!

Planning your summer already?  So are we!  Save the dates for VBS 2019: In the Wild! This year we will have vacation Bible school from Monday, June 17 - Friday, June 21 from 8:45-12 noon  each day.  Any child who is 4 years old by June 6, 2019 through just completed 6th grade can join us on this adventure!  More details are available at www.westernavenue.org/vbs . Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Wednesday, January 23, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Joan Lowry

Meet Our Members: Joan Lowry This week, we will get to know another long-time member, Joan Lowry. Joan’s husband, Fred, passed away, in 2014. Fred and Joan joined Western Avenue October 4, 1970.  Joan grew up Baptist and Fred grew up Presbyterian. Joan told him before they got married that she would join the Presbyterian church with him if their kids would be baptized as believers when they were saved. They met when Joan sang a solo at Fred’s church. Fred had just... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, January 21, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Myrtle Tucker

Myrtle Tucker has been attending Western Avenue Baptist Church since 1965. She and her late husband Lonnie had visited other churches, but eventually visited WABC after being invited by a neighbor. Myrtle said once you visit WABC, you don’t leave!  Myrtle is an active member of our choir, and she especially loves performing in Its Christmas. She said WABC is blessed with the best staff and the best people and she would not ever consider going anywhere else. She said one of the... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, January 14, 2019
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IGNITE Vision Events

Lots of exciting things planned for WABC's future... and we want to tell you all about it! Come to one of our IGNITE Vision Events and learn about the big plans we have for the future of our church. Click here to see a listing of the dates, times and locations for these events. Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, January 14, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Allen and Treva White

Meet Allen and Treva White! The Whites joined WABC in December 2015. Allen actually previously worked for Southpark Services on the WABC and Statesville Christian account. He got to know the staff and some of the members through his work at Southpark.  Allen and Treva have been married for 35 years. They had one daughter, Laura Catherine, who went to be with the Lord at 3 days old.  Allen asked Jesus into his heart while on his job at Neiman Industries. Treva was saved while... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, January 7, 2019
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