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Satisfaction in God

"You were made to know glory — God’s glory. And the deepest longings of the human heart can be fully satisfied by pursuing that glory. In fact, God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him." - John Piper, Desiring God Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Thursday, February 21, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Robert and Karen Donaldson

We hope you are enjoying getting to know a few of our members. This has been so interesting to learn some things about people you may not have known! This week we continue with a couple who has been at WABC for 40 years now - Robert and Karen Donaldson. The Donaldsons have been married 45 years and have two children. Their daughter, Sarah, and her husband, Daniel have three children, ages 15, 11 and 9. Their son, Gabe, and his wife, Becky, have two children ages 8 and 5.  Robert has... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, February 18, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Ed and Elaine Dearman

Ed Dearman has been attending WABC since he was born. His first residence was at an apartment across the street from the old Western Avenue location at the home of Lucille Baker (who was later his first-grade teacher). This two-story home no longer exists there. Ed’s parents and grandparents were members at Western Avenue and in the summer of 1950, he was enrolled in the cradle roll department. Western Avenue has been a part of Ed’s life since then. His brothers, parents and even... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Thursday, February 14, 2019
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IGNITE Events

Have you attended one of our IGNITE Vision Events yet? If you haven't, join us on Wednesday, February 13, at 6:30 pm. Jeff Spry will be presenting the session again. We had originally announced that all EU classes would not meet, however, all regular EU classes will meet in addition to the IGNITE presentation. See you Wednesday!   Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Tuesday, February 12, 2019
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Original Building Fire

We awoke this morning to the sad news that the “old Western Avenue” was on fire. The news saddened us all and brought back many wonderful memories of great times of worship and service at the building on the corner of Western Avenue and Boulevard. So many of our current members worshipped there. So many others did not have the privilege of being a part of the Western Avenue family in that vibrant community of believers. We would like to invite you to share your memories and pictures... Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Monday, February 11, 2019
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Weekday Preschool Open For Fall Registration

Open enrollment for the WABC Weekday Preschool begins Monday, February 11. Call today (704-872-4139) to schedule a tour, which is the first step in our registration process. Spaces will fill up fast. You can learn more about our preschool here:  https://www. westernavenue.org/weekday- preschool Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Thursday, February 7, 2019
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Meet Our Members: The Reynolds Family

Stacey Reynolds came to Western Avenue in January 1988. Actually, the first time she came, she turned around and went to another church because she was so intimidated by the size of the big brick building. She had worked at Hunt Manufacturing with Teri Chamberlin, so she contacted her (this was long enough ago that it was with a phone connected by a cord to a wall, haha) and asked for her to wait on her to go into the church together. At that time, there wasn’t enough space in the... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, February 4, 2019
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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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