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Beauty Marks Day of Hope Women's Event

The Women's Ministry at WABC is honored to host "Beauty Marks Day of Hope!" presented by Linda and Jen Barrick Saturday, August 24, 9am - 2pm. Doors open at 8:30pm. Tickets are $6 and can be purchased online here:  https://www.westernavenue.org/beauty-marks-day-of-hope Come and be forever changed as God whispers HOPE and HEALING to your heart. You will learn how to eliminate shame, discover purpose for your pain and improve the way you physically feel. Invite your... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Thursday, July 11, 2019
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Wednesday Night 7/10

This Wednesday, 7/10, we will plan for our regular Front Yard Fellowship (FYF) starting at 4:15. Come whenever you can and we will hopefully have outdoor games and fun, weather permitting! Then, at 6:30pm, adults, students, and Avenue Kids will be in the worship center with Mark Collins speaking on "The Lord Our Shield". Preschoolers will have their regular classes. Have a great week! Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Tuesday, July 9, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Joey and Robin Gilleland

Joey and Robin Gilleland have been coming to Western Avenue ever since they visited one spring Sunday in 1985. The Gillelands have been married for 37 years (June 27, 1982) and are the parents of three grown children: Melissa Collins of Statesville (son-in-law Mark Collins), Amanda Ponder of Charlotte (son-in-law Chris Ponder) and Alex Gilleland of Raleigh. They have eight grandchildren – Knox, Piper, Ezra, Satchel, Oaks, Alvie, Asa and Clementine.  Joey is an Investment Advisor... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, July 8, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Carl and Lynn Dunkin

This week, we will get to know Carl and Lynn Dunkin. Carl’s father was a Baptist minister in East Texas and Carl accepted Jesus at a young age. Lynn’s story is long, but here is the fast version: Born into Catholicism, 2 years of Catholic school, wanted to be a nun, parents divorced, attended Lutheran, Episcopal churches, Jewish stepfather, attended Jewish Temple.  Thankfully in 4 th grade, after telling her mother she could not be Jewish because she believed in Jesus, her... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, July 1, 2019
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Wednesday night 6/26

This Wednesday night, June 26, we will resume our regular summer schedule with Front Yard Fellowship (FYF) starting at 4:15. Come when you can to play games and fellowship with our church family. If you'd like to order Box Car for dinner, please register by Tuesday at noon. You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner for you and your family as well. Classes will start at 6:30. Preschool and Avenue Kids will have normal classes. All youth and adults will be in the Worship Center and Ellen Fox... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, June 24, 2019
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Meet Our Members: The Goodnights

Josh and Erica Goodnight have been married for 11 years in June. They met in Salisbury through mutual friends, were engaged nine months after dating and married nine months after engagement! The Goodnights have 2 children, Gage (age 8) and Ross (age 6). The couple owns Union Grove Lumber, which is an international lumber brokerage firm. They actively operate 7 warehouses throughout the United States, import from a number of countries, and ship to all 50 states and Canada. Their business, along... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, June 24, 2019
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Meet Our Members: Doug and Donna Rowland

Doug (aka “The Amen Guy”) and Donna Rowland met while Doug was in Bible college at what is now Liberty University. On weekends Doug was a supply pastor at a small Southern Baptist Church in Cleveland, VA. He was only 17 years old. Donna was a charge R.N. at a local hospital and Doug was an orderly. The very second he saw her he wanted to date her. The problem was he was engaged to another girl! To make a long story short, he broke up with the young lady and began dating Donna. He... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, June 10, 2019
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Ice Cream and Illusions is Tomorrow (6/7/2019)!

You will not want to miss this event! Ice Cream and Illusions is TOMORROW (June 7) at 7:00 pm! Featuring Christian Illusionist Andy Lackey in the Western Avenue Baptist Church Fellowship Hall and followed by ice cream, it is going to be a great, free, family fun event! See you there! Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Thursday, June 6, 2019
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Front Yard Fellowship 6/5/2019: Weather Update

Due to the current and forecasted rain, the outside activities for this evening have been canceled.  Our regular meal and whole church worship will continue indoors!  Please feel free to bring your picnic inside (if you were bringing one) and join us to sing and hear from Andy Lackey in the Worship Center. Read More
Posted by Greg Mathews at Wednesday, June 5, 2019
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Front Yard Fellowship Starts THIS Wednesday, June 5

This summer, we will have a time of fellowship and fun before our Wednesday night services. The Front Yard Fellowship kicks off this Wednesday, June 5, at 4:15pm (come whenever you can). We will have inflatables, games and snow cones. Kids can bring their riding toys too. The Boxcar Wednesday night meal will still occur - if you want to register for that, please do so by noon on Tuesday. All ages (above preschool) will worship together in the Worship Center at 6:30. Andy Lackey will be speaking.... Read More
Posted by Meredith Collins at Monday, June 3, 2019
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