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  • New Member Class

    Oct 21st, 2018
    9:45am - 10:45am

    New Members Information

    New Members’ Class – A class for anyone who has recently joined Western Avenue or is thinking about joining the church will be held during the Sunday School hour at 9:45 AM each Sunday in October, October 7 - 28. These four classes will give us an opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and get to know you better, as well. We will be able to explain what you can expect from us and what we can expect from you. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about our history and our future. Anyone is welcome to attend, whether you have been here for a long time as a guest or member or just started attending this week. The class will be held in Room 175 - 179.

     

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  • Exodus: I Am The Lord Sermon Series

    Oct 21st, 2018
    All-day Event

    Join us for worship at 8:30 AM or 11:00 AM as Dr. Jeff Spry continues in the sermon series: Exodus: I Am The Lord.
    Sunday School begins at 9:45 AM.

    Exodus 20:14
    You shall not commit adultery. 

     

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  • Stretching Seniors

    Oct 23rd, 2018
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Join our Senior Adults as they "Stretch" and "Walk" each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. They meet in the Multipurpose Room at 9:00 am.
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  • Precepts

    Oct 24th, 2018
    9:30am - 11:30am

    Precepts/Study of John

    Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Room 154
    September 12 - November 28, 2018
    Preschool childcare available with reservation

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  • Fellowship Meal

    Oct 24th, 2018
    5:00pm - 6:15pm
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  • Media Center

    Oct 24th, 2018
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
    The Media Center is open every Wednesday evening, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.
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  • WayPoint: High School and Middle School

    Oct 24th, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Meet in the Multipurpose Room @6:00 pm
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  • Called Church Conference

    Oct 24th, 2018
    6:15pm - 7:15pm

    Administration

    Special Called Church Conference - There will be a special called church conference in the Worship Center Wednesday, October 24 at 6:15 pm, with an opportunity for a motion, discussion, and a vote for the following recommendations:

    The Finance Committee, with the approval of the Deacons, recommends that we hire Generis to lead us through a Capital Stewardship Campaign.

    The Long Range Planning/Building Committee, with the approval of the Deacons, recommends that we hire Edifice General Contractors and ADW Architects to begin the process of planning and designing our future building needs.

     

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  • Avenue Kids

    Oct 24th, 2018
    6:15pm - 7:30pm
    Avenue Kids meet at 6:15 pm each Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall
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  • Childcare

    Oct 24th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Preschool Wing
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  • Fall Equipping University

    Oct 24th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Equipping University

    2018 Fall Semester – 11 Weeks

    September 5 – November 14

     

    Autobiography of God – Room 154

    Led by Ed Yarbrough

    How do you view God? We all have different ideas and visions about what God looks like. Often these ideas about what we think about God are different than how God is portrayed in Scripture. Of course, no one knows better what God looks like than Jesus Christ himself. And it is in the parables of Jesus where we find some of the best glimpses of who God is and what He is like. Join us for this class as we examine the parables of Jesus to explore the autobiography of God.

     

    Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience – Room 156

    Led by Sam Morrow

    Cost of Immerse Reading Bible - $10

    In this class, we will go through a survey of the Prophets. The goal will be for each participant to read through the Prophets for themselves, and then engage in a “book club” discussion, simply talking about what they’ve read in honest, unmediated conversations. It’s intentionally uncomplicated. There are no right or wrong answers and no workbooks. Instead, you will talk through questions like, “What stood out to you this week?” or “Was there anything confusing or troubling?”  By simply reading and then gathering once per week in “book club” style groups, you will have a place to voice your questions, talk about your concerns, and celebrate “aha!” moments together with others.

     

    How to Study the Bible – Room 147

    Led by Margeaux Holland

    When we read the Bible, we want to learn more about God. When we study the Bible, we take a more in-depth look into the word.  As we do we fall more in love with God, learning His wisdom, grace, power, and so much more.  In this class, we will review how to use various reference tools, books, and online help. Along with this, we will cover topical aspects well.  There is so much more to the Word than you ever thought possible. Join us as we seek to provide a clear and concise plan to help you go deeper in your study of Scripture.

     

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: What They Believe, Where We Differ, and Why It Matters– Room 162

    Led by Jared Bowman

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Therefore, Christians need to be prepared to answer questions from friends, neighbors, or co-workers who follow this religion. In this class, we will provide a basic understanding of the beliefs of the Latter Day Saints, particularly about the unique teachings of their church. We will then compare those teachings to what we see in the Bible, and illustrate how the Latter Day Saint's beliefs are fundamentally different when compared to the gospel that Jesus taught. Finally, we will equip you with tools which you can use to effectively communicate the good news of the gospel with your Latter Day Saints friends and neighbors. 

     

    Engaging the Culture in a Post-Christian World – Room 145

    Led by Van Dempsey

    We live in a time when the world seems to be turning against the ideals of the Christian faith. As the culture continues to change around us, Christians can no longer assume they have the moral majority. We indeed have entered into a post-Christian era, and the Christian church needs to be thoughtful and intentional in how it engages with the quickly changing culture. In this class, we will examine the current state of the culture while also exploring how we as the church can interact and engage with the lost within this post-Christian world.

     

    Unpacking ADHD – Room 157

    Led by Ellen Fox and Gladys Lowry

    Are you a parent of a child with Attention Deficit Disorder, or are you an adult who has Attention Deficit Disorder?  If so, you are not alone.  According to a CDC report released in 2016, approximately 9.4% of children 2-17 years of age (6.1 million) had ever been diagnosed with ADHD, according to their parent’s report.  And while hyperactivity tends to diminish with age, inattention tends to last into adulthood, with The American Academy of Family Physicians reporting that two-thirds of children with ADHD continue to grapple with the condition throughout adulthood.

    In this 11 week class, Gladys Lowry and Ellen Fox will unpack ADHD- and provide information for parents on topics such as “Your Child’s ADHD Life,” “Why Does My Child Act that Way,” and “Strategies for your Child’s School Success.”  The final four weeks of the quarter will focus on adult ADHD, including topics such as “Adult ADHD-We Don’t Outgrow it,” “Messages from Your Spouse with ADHD,” “Ten ways to Balance ADHD with a Happy Marriage,” and “Better Time Management for Adults with ADHD.” 

     

    How to Live the Christian Life – Room 149

    Led by David Moss

    What does it mean to live a Christian life? How does one go about living out their life as a disciple of Jesus Christ? In this class, we will explore various facets of Christian living. We will discover that the Christian life is one lived by faith in the God who saved us, empowers us, seals us for heaven, and by whose power we are kept forever. The Christian life grows and strengthens as we seek God in His Word and through prayer, and as we unite with other Christians whose goal of Christlikeness is similar to our own.

     

    Heaven – Room 151

    Led by Andy Lackey

    Do you have unanswered questions about heaven? What will it be like? Where will it reside? Will I be with my family and friends in heaven? Heaven is that place we all long for but often know little about. We have a longing for something more, something that makes us feel like we belong, something that resonates perfectly with who we were made to be. This longing is no small thing to be brushed off and forgotten--it's a guidepost letting us know we were made for another world. Earth is not our home. But it's close.

    What we long for is the new heaven and earth, the place God has been preparing for our eternity with him. In this class, we will explore heaven and the afterlife, demonstrating that our final destination is not some dull, featureless space in the clouds, but rather a perfected earth. It's a real, physical place that we'll explore with real bodies. A place of beauty and wonder and free of all sorrow and death. 

     

    GriefShare – Room 153 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Led by Kyle Tucker

    GriefShare is a support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to death.  Each weekly session includes a video seminar and confidential small group discussion. Workbooks assist with note-taking, journaling and grief study. People who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time lead the group. It is a place where hurting people find healing and hope. Begins on Wednesday, September 5th and continues for 13 weeks, though one can join anytime during the series.

     

    About Equipping University

    The Purpose of Equipping University is to glorify God by equipping His people to think theologically, engage globally, and live biblically. Classes are designed to encourage Christians to relate everyday life situations to the truth of God’s Word, one verse at a time.

    When?

    Equipping University begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday nights on a “semester” schedule. A selection of up to twelve classes are offered for anywhere from eight to twelve weeks. The Fall Quarter will begin September 6 and last 11 weeks. If you are not able to attend a class, most of the classes will be recorded and can be accessed on our church website.

    Who?

    Anyone who desires to study God’s Word in order to begin or continue to grow in his or her Christian walk is welcome. You do not have to be a Christian or a church member to participate. All classes are open to the community so please feel free to invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

    Cost?

    Generally speaking, there is no cost for the courses offered. However, some classes might utilize a workbook or offer the opportunity to purchase the book on which the class is based. For some classes, these materials are necessary and this information will be readily available in each semester’s class listing.  If a class requires or suggests the purchase of books or study guides, these materials may be purchased at cost.

    Dinner

    We invite you to share a meal with us prior to your class. The meal is served on Wednesday nights from 5:00 PM until 6:15 PM. The cost with a reservation is $5.00 for each individual 11 years old and older. All children ten years old and younger eat FREE! If you do not have a reservation, the costs are $6.00 for individuals 11 years and up. Children ten and younger still eat free.

    Reservations must be made (or canceled) by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday of each week. To help us prepare adequate amounts of food and to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us, please let us know by noon on Tuesdays if you are planning to eat with us or if you cannot make your reservation. (Please note that the church is responsible to the caterer to pay for any uneaten food. Your attention to your reservation will greatly help us.)

    To assist you in this, you may be added to our standing reservations list. If you do this, you are automatically signed up each Wednesday night for the meal and only have to let us know when you are NOT going to be able to make it.

     

     

     

     

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  • Celebration Choir Rehearsal

    Oct 24th, 2018
    7:45pm - 9:00pm
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  • Stretching Seniors

    Oct 26th, 2018
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Join our Senior Adults as they "Stretch" and "Walk" each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. They meet in the Multipurpose Room at 9:00 am.
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  • Middle and High School Fall Retreat

    Oct 26th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Middle and High School Fall Retreat
    Camp Living Water, Bryson City, NC
    $70 each

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  • Children Camp-In

    Oct 26th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Children's Camp-In
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fellowship Hall
    Snacks Provided
    Free!

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  • Middle and High School Fall Retreat

    Oct 27th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Middle and High School Fall Retreat
    Camp Living Water, Bryson City, NC
    $70 each

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  • Middle and High School Fall Retreat

    Oct 28th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Middle and High School Fall Retreat
    Camp Living Water, Bryson City, NC
    $70 each

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  • New Member Class

    Oct 28th, 2018
    9:45am - 10:45am

    New Members Information

    New Members’ Class – A class for anyone who has recently joined Western Avenue or is thinking about joining the church will be held during the Sunday School hour at 9:45 AM each Sunday in October, October 7 - 28. These four classes will give us an opportunity to introduce ourselves to you and get to know you better, as well. We will be able to explain what you can expect from us and what we can expect from you. This will also be an opportunity for you to ask questions and learn more about our history and our future. Anyone is welcome to attend, whether you have been here for a long time as a guest or member or just started attending this week. The class will be held in Room 175 - 179.

     

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  • Gideon Sunday

    Oct 28th, 2018
    All-day Event

    Bob Ward will be the guest speaker for Gideon Sunday.
    Worship Services are at 8:30 AM and 11:00 AM.
    Sunday School begins at 9:45 AM with a class for everyone.

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  • Fall Craft Night for All Moms and their Girlfriends

    Oct 28th, 2018
    5:00pm - 7:00pm

    Fall Craft Night for All Moms and Their Girlfriends
    Sunday, October 28
    Fellowship Hall
    5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    Cost: $10/Person
    Only 50 spots available
    Reservations are held with payment on a first come/first serve basis
    All checks to Western Avenue Baptist Church
    All questions to Ann Veach: ann@westernavenue.org/704-657-7890

    You will be painting a ceramic pumpkin in the colors of you choice. The pumpkins will need to be glazed and fired and will be returned to you in approximately 2 weeks...just in time for the Thanksgiving season.

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  • Stretching Seniors

    Oct 30th, 2018
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Join our Senior Adults as they "Stretch" and "Walk" each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. They meet in the Multipurpose Room at 9:00 am.
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  • Precepts

    Oct 31st, 2018
    9:30am - 11:30am

    Precepts/Study of John

    Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Room 154
    September 12 - November 28, 2018
    Preschool childcare available with reservation

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  • Fellowship Meal

    Oct 31st, 2018
    5:00pm - 6:15pm
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  • Media Center

    Oct 31st, 2018
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
    The Media Center is open every Wednesday evening, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.
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  • WayPoint: High School and Middle School

    Oct 31st, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Meet in the Multipurpose Room @6:00 pm
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  • Avenue Kids

    Oct 31st, 2018
    6:15pm - 7:30pm
    Avenue Kids meet at 6:15 pm each Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall
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  • Childcare

    Oct 31st, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Preschool Wing
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  • Fall Equipping University

    Oct 31st, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Equipping University

    2018 Fall Semester – 11 Weeks

    September 5 – November 14

     

    Autobiography of God – Room 154

    Led by Ed Yarbrough

    How do you view God? We all have different ideas and visions about what God looks like. Often these ideas about what we think about God are different than how God is portrayed in Scripture. Of course, no one knows better what God looks like than Jesus Christ himself. And it is in the parables of Jesus where we find some of the best glimpses of who God is and what He is like. Join us for this class as we examine the parables of Jesus to explore the autobiography of God.

     

    Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience – Room 156

    Led by Sam Morrow

    Cost of Immerse Reading Bible - $10

    In this class, we will go through a survey of the Prophets. The goal will be for each participant to read through the Prophets for themselves, and then engage in a “book club” discussion, simply talking about what they’ve read in honest, unmediated conversations. It’s intentionally uncomplicated. There are no right or wrong answers and no workbooks. Instead, you will talk through questions like, “What stood out to you this week?” or “Was there anything confusing or troubling?”  By simply reading and then gathering once per week in “book club” style groups, you will have a place to voice your questions, talk about your concerns, and celebrate “aha!” moments together with others.

     

    How to Study the Bible – Room 147

    Led by Margeaux Holland

    When we read the Bible, we want to learn more about God. When we study the Bible, we take a more in-depth look into the word.  As we do we fall more in love with God, learning His wisdom, grace, power, and so much more.  In this class, we will review how to use various reference tools, books, and online help. Along with this, we will cover topical aspects well.  There is so much more to the Word than you ever thought possible. Join us as we seek to provide a clear and concise plan to help you go deeper in your study of Scripture.

     

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: What They Believe, Where We Differ, and Why It Matters– Room 162

    Led by Jared Bowman

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Therefore, Christians need to be prepared to answer questions from friends, neighbors, or co-workers who follow this religion. In this class, we will provide a basic understanding of the beliefs of the Latter Day Saints, particularly about the unique teachings of their church. We will then compare those teachings to what we see in the Bible, and illustrate how the Latter Day Saint's beliefs are fundamentally different when compared to the gospel that Jesus taught. Finally, we will equip you with tools which you can use to effectively communicate the good news of the gospel with your Latter Day Saints friends and neighbors. 

     

    Engaging the Culture in a Post-Christian World – Room 145

    Led by Van Dempsey

    We live in a time when the world seems to be turning against the ideals of the Christian faith. As the culture continues to change around us, Christians can no longer assume they have the moral majority. We indeed have entered into a post-Christian era, and the Christian church needs to be thoughtful and intentional in how it engages with the quickly changing culture. In this class, we will examine the current state of the culture while also exploring how we as the church can interact and engage with the lost within this post-Christian world.

     

    Unpacking ADHD – Room 157

    Led by Ellen Fox and Gladys Lowry

    Are you a parent of a child with Attention Deficit Disorder, or are you an adult who has Attention Deficit Disorder?  If so, you are not alone.  According to a CDC report released in 2016, approximately 9.4% of children 2-17 years of age (6.1 million) had ever been diagnosed with ADHD, according to their parent’s report.  And while hyperactivity tends to diminish with age, inattention tends to last into adulthood, with The American Academy of Family Physicians reporting that two-thirds of children with ADHD continue to grapple with the condition throughout adulthood.

    In this 11 week class, Gladys Lowry and Ellen Fox will unpack ADHD- and provide information for parents on topics such as “Your Child’s ADHD Life,” “Why Does My Child Act that Way,” and “Strategies for your Child’s School Success.”  The final four weeks of the quarter will focus on adult ADHD, including topics such as “Adult ADHD-We Don’t Outgrow it,” “Messages from Your Spouse with ADHD,” “Ten ways to Balance ADHD with a Happy Marriage,” and “Better Time Management for Adults with ADHD.” 

     

    How to Live the Christian Life – Room 149

    Led by David Moss

    What does it mean to live a Christian life? How does one go about living out their life as a disciple of Jesus Christ? In this class, we will explore various facets of Christian living. We will discover that the Christian life is one lived by faith in the God who saved us, empowers us, seals us for heaven, and by whose power we are kept forever. The Christian life grows and strengthens as we seek God in His Word and through prayer, and as we unite with other Christians whose goal of Christlikeness is similar to our own.

     

    Heaven – Room 151

    Led by Andy Lackey

    Do you have unanswered questions about heaven? What will it be like? Where will it reside? Will I be with my family and friends in heaven? Heaven is that place we all long for but often know little about. We have a longing for something more, something that makes us feel like we belong, something that resonates perfectly with who we were made to be. This longing is no small thing to be brushed off and forgotten--it's a guidepost letting us know we were made for another world. Earth is not our home. But it's close.

    What we long for is the new heaven and earth, the place God has been preparing for our eternity with him. In this class, we will explore heaven and the afterlife, demonstrating that our final destination is not some dull, featureless space in the clouds, but rather a perfected earth. It's a real, physical place that we'll explore with real bodies. A place of beauty and wonder and free of all sorrow and death. 

     

    GriefShare – Room 153 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Led by Kyle Tucker

    GriefShare is a support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to death.  Each weekly session includes a video seminar and confidential small group discussion. Workbooks assist with note-taking, journaling and grief study. People who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time lead the group. It is a place where hurting people find healing and hope. Begins on Wednesday, September 5th and continues for 13 weeks, though one can join anytime during the series.

     

    About Equipping University

    The Purpose of Equipping University is to glorify God by equipping His people to think theologically, engage globally, and live biblically. Classes are designed to encourage Christians to relate everyday life situations to the truth of God’s Word, one verse at a time.

    When?

    Equipping University begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday nights on a “semester” schedule. A selection of up to twelve classes are offered for anywhere from eight to twelve weeks. The Fall Quarter will begin September 6 and last 11 weeks. If you are not able to attend a class, most of the classes will be recorded and can be accessed on our church website.

    Who?

    Anyone who desires to study God’s Word in order to begin or continue to grow in his or her Christian walk is welcome. You do not have to be a Christian or a church member to participate. All classes are open to the community so please feel free to invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

    Cost?

    Generally speaking, there is no cost for the courses offered. However, some classes might utilize a workbook or offer the opportunity to purchase the book on which the class is based. For some classes, these materials are necessary and this information will be readily available in each semester’s class listing.  If a class requires or suggests the purchase of books or study guides, these materials may be purchased at cost.

    Dinner

    We invite you to share a meal with us prior to your class. The meal is served on Wednesday nights from 5:00 PM until 6:15 PM. The cost with a reservation is $5.00 for each individual 11 years old and older. All children ten years old and younger eat FREE! If you do not have a reservation, the costs are $6.00 for individuals 11 years and up. Children ten and younger still eat free.

    Reservations must be made (or canceled) by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday of each week. To help us prepare adequate amounts of food and to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us, please let us know by noon on Tuesdays if you are planning to eat with us or if you cannot make your reservation. (Please note that the church is responsible to the caterer to pay for any uneaten food. Your attention to your reservation will greatly help us.)

    To assist you in this, you may be added to our standing reservations list. If you do this, you are automatically signed up each Wednesday night for the meal and only have to let us know when you are NOT going to be able to make it.

     

     

     

     

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  • Celebration Choir Rehearsal

    Oct 31st, 2018
    7:45pm - 9:00pm
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  • Stretching Seniors

    Nov 2nd, 2018
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Join our Senior Adults as they "Stretch" and "Walk" each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. They meet in the Multipurpose Room at 9:00 am.
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  • Daughters by Grace Cozy Mountain Lodge Retreat

    Nov 2nd, 2018
    All-day Event
    Please contact Margeaux Holland, daughtersbygrace1@gmail.com, for details.
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  • Daughters by Grace Cozy Mountain Lodge Retreat

    Nov 3rd, 2018
    All-day Event
    Please contact Margeaux Holland, daughtersbygrace1@gmail.com, for details.
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  • Men's Ministry Lunch

    Nov 3rd, 2018
    10:30am - 1:00pm

    Men’s Ministry

    Men’s Ministry Lunch @ JD’s BBQ
    Saturday, November 3
    Meet in the WABC front parking lot @ 10:30 AM
    Contact: Wilson Ruth - kalwil@bellsouth.net

     

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  • Daughters by Grace Cozy Mountain Lodge Retreat

    Nov 4th, 2018
    All-day Event
    Please contact Margeaux Holland, daughtersbygrace1@gmail.com, for details.
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  • Young at Heart

    Nov 5th, 2018
    9:30am - Noon
    The Young at Heart will meet today at 9:30 AM in the Fellowship Hall for their monthly luncheon. A hot dog lunch will be provided for Game Day. Please note the change in time to 9:30 AM.
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  • Stretching Seniors

    Nov 6th, 2018
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Join our Senior Adults as they "Stretch" and "Walk" each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. They meet in the Multipurpose Room at 9:00 am.
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  • Precepts

    Nov 7th, 2018
    9:30am - 11:30am

    Precepts/Study of John

    Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Room 154
    September 12 - November 28, 2018
    Preschool childcare available with reservation

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  • Fellowship Meal

    Nov 7th, 2018
    5:00pm - 6:15pm
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  • Media Center

    Nov 7th, 2018
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
    The Media Center is open every Wednesday evening, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.
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  • WayPoint: High School and Middle School

    Nov 7th, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Meet in the Multipurpose Room @6:00 pm
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  • Avenue Kids

    Nov 7th, 2018
    6:15pm - 7:30pm
    Avenue Kids meet at 6:15 pm each Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall
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  • Childcare

    Nov 7th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Preschool Wing
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  • Fall Equipping University

    Nov 7th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Equipping University

    2018 Fall Semester – 11 Weeks

    September 5 – November 14

     

    Autobiography of God – Room 154

    Led by Ed Yarbrough

    How do you view God? We all have different ideas and visions about what God looks like. Often these ideas about what we think about God are different than how God is portrayed in Scripture. Of course, no one knows better what God looks like than Jesus Christ himself. And it is in the parables of Jesus where we find some of the best glimpses of who God is and what He is like. Join us for this class as we examine the parables of Jesus to explore the autobiography of God.

     

    Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience – Room 156

    Led by Sam Morrow

    Cost of Immerse Reading Bible - $10

    In this class, we will go through a survey of the Prophets. The goal will be for each participant to read through the Prophets for themselves, and then engage in a “book club” discussion, simply talking about what they’ve read in honest, unmediated conversations. It’s intentionally uncomplicated. There are no right or wrong answers and no workbooks. Instead, you will talk through questions like, “What stood out to you this week?” or “Was there anything confusing or troubling?”  By simply reading and then gathering once per week in “book club” style groups, you will have a place to voice your questions, talk about your concerns, and celebrate “aha!” moments together with others.

     

    How to Study the Bible – Room 147

    Led by Margeaux Holland

    When we read the Bible, we want to learn more about God. When we study the Bible, we take a more in-depth look into the word.  As we do we fall more in love with God, learning His wisdom, grace, power, and so much more.  In this class, we will review how to use various reference tools, books, and online help. Along with this, we will cover topical aspects well.  There is so much more to the Word than you ever thought possible. Join us as we seek to provide a clear and concise plan to help you go deeper in your study of Scripture.

     

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: What They Believe, Where We Differ, and Why It Matters– Room 162

    Led by Jared Bowman

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Therefore, Christians need to be prepared to answer questions from friends, neighbors, or co-workers who follow this religion. In this class, we will provide a basic understanding of the beliefs of the Latter Day Saints, particularly about the unique teachings of their church. We will then compare those teachings to what we see in the Bible, and illustrate how the Latter Day Saint's beliefs are fundamentally different when compared to the gospel that Jesus taught. Finally, we will equip you with tools which you can use to effectively communicate the good news of the gospel with your Latter Day Saints friends and neighbors. 

     

    Engaging the Culture in a Post-Christian World – Room 145

    Led by Van Dempsey

    We live in a time when the world seems to be turning against the ideals of the Christian faith. As the culture continues to change around us, Christians can no longer assume they have the moral majority. We indeed have entered into a post-Christian era, and the Christian church needs to be thoughtful and intentional in how it engages with the quickly changing culture. In this class, we will examine the current state of the culture while also exploring how we as the church can interact and engage with the lost within this post-Christian world.

     

    Unpacking ADHD – Room 157

    Led by Ellen Fox and Gladys Lowry

    Are you a parent of a child with Attention Deficit Disorder, or are you an adult who has Attention Deficit Disorder?  If so, you are not alone.  According to a CDC report released in 2016, approximately 9.4% of children 2-17 years of age (6.1 million) had ever been diagnosed with ADHD, according to their parent’s report.  And while hyperactivity tends to diminish with age, inattention tends to last into adulthood, with The American Academy of Family Physicians reporting that two-thirds of children with ADHD continue to grapple with the condition throughout adulthood.

    In this 11 week class, Gladys Lowry and Ellen Fox will unpack ADHD- and provide information for parents on topics such as “Your Child’s ADHD Life,” “Why Does My Child Act that Way,” and “Strategies for your Child’s School Success.”  The final four weeks of the quarter will focus on adult ADHD, including topics such as “Adult ADHD-We Don’t Outgrow it,” “Messages from Your Spouse with ADHD,” “Ten ways to Balance ADHD with a Happy Marriage,” and “Better Time Management for Adults with ADHD.” 

     

    How to Live the Christian Life – Room 149

    Led by David Moss

    What does it mean to live a Christian life? How does one go about living out their life as a disciple of Jesus Christ? In this class, we will explore various facets of Christian living. We will discover that the Christian life is one lived by faith in the God who saved us, empowers us, seals us for heaven, and by whose power we are kept forever. The Christian life grows and strengthens as we seek God in His Word and through prayer, and as we unite with other Christians whose goal of Christlikeness is similar to our own.

     

    Heaven – Room 151

    Led by Andy Lackey

    Do you have unanswered questions about heaven? What will it be like? Where will it reside? Will I be with my family and friends in heaven? Heaven is that place we all long for but often know little about. We have a longing for something more, something that makes us feel like we belong, something that resonates perfectly with who we were made to be. This longing is no small thing to be brushed off and forgotten--it's a guidepost letting us know we were made for another world. Earth is not our home. But it's close.

    What we long for is the new heaven and earth, the place God has been preparing for our eternity with him. In this class, we will explore heaven and the afterlife, demonstrating that our final destination is not some dull, featureless space in the clouds, but rather a perfected earth. It's a real, physical place that we'll explore with real bodies. A place of beauty and wonder and free of all sorrow and death. 

     

    GriefShare – Room 153 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Led by Kyle Tucker

    GriefShare is a support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to death.  Each weekly session includes a video seminar and confidential small group discussion. Workbooks assist with note-taking, journaling and grief study. People who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time lead the group. It is a place where hurting people find healing and hope. Begins on Wednesday, September 5th and continues for 13 weeks, though one can join anytime during the series.

     

    About Equipping University

    The Purpose of Equipping University is to glorify God by equipping His people to think theologically, engage globally, and live biblically. Classes are designed to encourage Christians to relate everyday life situations to the truth of God’s Word, one verse at a time.

    When?

    Equipping University begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday nights on a “semester” schedule. A selection of up to twelve classes are offered for anywhere from eight to twelve weeks. The Fall Quarter will begin September 6 and last 11 weeks. If you are not able to attend a class, most of the classes will be recorded and can be accessed on our church website.

    Who?

    Anyone who desires to study God’s Word in order to begin or continue to grow in his or her Christian walk is welcome. You do not have to be a Christian or a church member to participate. All classes are open to the community so please feel free to invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

    Cost?

    Generally speaking, there is no cost for the courses offered. However, some classes might utilize a workbook or offer the opportunity to purchase the book on which the class is based. For some classes, these materials are necessary and this information will be readily available in each semester’s class listing.  If a class requires or suggests the purchase of books or study guides, these materials may be purchased at cost.

    Dinner

    We invite you to share a meal with us prior to your class. The meal is served on Wednesday nights from 5:00 PM until 6:15 PM. The cost with a reservation is $5.00 for each individual 11 years old and older. All children ten years old and younger eat FREE! If you do not have a reservation, the costs are $6.00 for individuals 11 years and up. Children ten and younger still eat free.

    Reservations must be made (or canceled) by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday of each week. To help us prepare adequate amounts of food and to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us, please let us know by noon on Tuesdays if you are planning to eat with us or if you cannot make your reservation. (Please note that the church is responsible to the caterer to pay for any uneaten food. Your attention to your reservation will greatly help us.)

    To assist you in this, you may be added to our standing reservations list. If you do this, you are automatically signed up each Wednesday night for the meal and only have to let us know when you are NOT going to be able to make it.

     

     

     

     

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  • Celebration Choir Rehearsal

    Nov 7th, 2018
    7:45pm - 9:00pm
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  • Stretching Seniors

    Nov 9th, 2018
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Join our Senior Adults as they "Stretch" and "Walk" each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. They meet in the Multipurpose Room at 9:00 am.
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  • Child/Parent Dedication Day

    Nov 11th, 2018
    All-day Event
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  • High School - Rabbit Hole Game Night

    Nov 11th, 2018
    5:00pm - 7:30pm
    High School students are invited to meet at the home of Josh and Laura Holland.
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  • Clara Brincefield Mission Group Meeting

    Nov 12th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    The Clara Brincefield Mission Group will meet today at 7:00 PM in Room 154.
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  • Stretching Seniors

    Nov 13th, 2018
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Join our Senior Adults as they "Stretch" and "Walk" each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. They meet in the Multipurpose Room at 9:00 am.
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  • Blood Drive

    Nov 13th, 2018
    2:00pm - 6:30pm

    Blood Drive - WABC will be sponsoring a Blood Drive on Tuesday, November 13, 2:00 PM - 6:30 PM. As we head into the holiday season we are asking for help to ensure blood is available to support ongoing needs. Your one donation of blood can be used to help up to three different patients or give an accident victim a second chance at life.                
    Remember, you may donate whole blood every 56 days. You may donate double red cell units every 112 days.    
    To  schedule at appointment: Shirley McLelland—704-872-2235 or 704-682-8732. 

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  • Precepts

    Nov 14th, 2018
    9:30am - 11:30am

    Precepts/Study of John

    Wednesdays, 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Room 154
    September 12 - November 28, 2018
    Preschool childcare available with reservation

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  • Fellowship Meal

    Nov 14th, 2018
    5:00pm - 6:15pm
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  • Media Center

    Nov 14th, 2018
    5:30pm - 6:30pm
    The Media Center is open every Wednesday evening, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM.
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  • WayPoint: High School and Middle School

    Nov 14th, 2018
    6:00pm - 7:30pm
    Meet in the Multipurpose Room @6:00 pm
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  • Avenue Kids

    Nov 14th, 2018
    6:15pm - 7:30pm
    Avenue Kids meet at 6:15 pm each Wednesday night in the Fellowship Hall
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  • Childcare

    Nov 14th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm
    Preschool Wing
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  • Fall Equipping University

    Nov 14th, 2018
    6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Equipping University

    2018 Fall Semester – 11 Weeks

    September 5 – November 14

     

    Autobiography of God – Room 154

    Led by Ed Yarbrough

    How do you view God? We all have different ideas and visions about what God looks like. Often these ideas about what we think about God are different than how God is portrayed in Scripture. Of course, no one knows better what God looks like than Jesus Christ himself. And it is in the parables of Jesus where we find some of the best glimpses of who God is and what He is like. Join us for this class as we examine the parables of Jesus to explore the autobiography of God.

     

    Immerse: The Bible Reading Experience – Room 156

    Led by Sam Morrow

    Cost of Immerse Reading Bible - $10

    In this class, we will go through a survey of the Prophets. The goal will be for each participant to read through the Prophets for themselves, and then engage in a “book club” discussion, simply talking about what they’ve read in honest, unmediated conversations. It’s intentionally uncomplicated. There are no right or wrong answers and no workbooks. Instead, you will talk through questions like, “What stood out to you this week?” or “Was there anything confusing or troubling?”  By simply reading and then gathering once per week in “book club” style groups, you will have a place to voice your questions, talk about your concerns, and celebrate “aha!” moments together with others.

     

    How to Study the Bible – Room 147

    Led by Margeaux Holland

    When we read the Bible, we want to learn more about God. When we study the Bible, we take a more in-depth look into the word.  As we do we fall more in love with God, learning His wisdom, grace, power, and so much more.  In this class, we will review how to use various reference tools, books, and online help. Along with this, we will cover topical aspects well.  There is so much more to the Word than you ever thought possible. Join us as we seek to provide a clear and concise plan to help you go deeper in your study of Scripture.

     

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints: What They Believe, Where We Differ, and Why It Matters– Room 162

    Led by Jared Bowman

    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Therefore, Christians need to be prepared to answer questions from friends, neighbors, or co-workers who follow this religion. In this class, we will provide a basic understanding of the beliefs of the Latter Day Saints, particularly about the unique teachings of their church. We will then compare those teachings to what we see in the Bible, and illustrate how the Latter Day Saint's beliefs are fundamentally different when compared to the gospel that Jesus taught. Finally, we will equip you with tools which you can use to effectively communicate the good news of the gospel with your Latter Day Saints friends and neighbors. 

     

    Engaging the Culture in a Post-Christian World – Room 145

    Led by Van Dempsey

    We live in a time when the world seems to be turning against the ideals of the Christian faith. As the culture continues to change around us, Christians can no longer assume they have the moral majority. We indeed have entered into a post-Christian era, and the Christian church needs to be thoughtful and intentional in how it engages with the quickly changing culture. In this class, we will examine the current state of the culture while also exploring how we as the church can interact and engage with the lost within this post-Christian world.

     

    Unpacking ADHD – Room 157

    Led by Ellen Fox and Gladys Lowry

    Are you a parent of a child with Attention Deficit Disorder, or are you an adult who has Attention Deficit Disorder?  If so, you are not alone.  According to a CDC report released in 2016, approximately 9.4% of children 2-17 years of age (6.1 million) had ever been diagnosed with ADHD, according to their parent’s report.  And while hyperactivity tends to diminish with age, inattention tends to last into adulthood, with The American Academy of Family Physicians reporting that two-thirds of children with ADHD continue to grapple with the condition throughout adulthood.

    In this 11 week class, Gladys Lowry and Ellen Fox will unpack ADHD- and provide information for parents on topics such as “Your Child’s ADHD Life,” “Why Does My Child Act that Way,” and “Strategies for your Child’s School Success.”  The final four weeks of the quarter will focus on adult ADHD, including topics such as “Adult ADHD-We Don’t Outgrow it,” “Messages from Your Spouse with ADHD,” “Ten ways to Balance ADHD with a Happy Marriage,” and “Better Time Management for Adults with ADHD.” 

     

    How to Live the Christian Life – Room 149

    Led by David Moss

    What does it mean to live a Christian life? How does one go about living out their life as a disciple of Jesus Christ? In this class, we will explore various facets of Christian living. We will discover that the Christian life is one lived by faith in the God who saved us, empowers us, seals us for heaven, and by whose power we are kept forever. The Christian life grows and strengthens as we seek God in His Word and through prayer, and as we unite with other Christians whose goal of Christlikeness is similar to our own.

     

    Heaven – Room 151

    Led by Andy Lackey

    Do you have unanswered questions about heaven? What will it be like? Where will it reside? Will I be with my family and friends in heaven? Heaven is that place we all long for but often know little about. We have a longing for something more, something that makes us feel like we belong, something that resonates perfectly with who we were made to be. This longing is no small thing to be brushed off and forgotten--it's a guidepost letting us know we were made for another world. Earth is not our home. But it's close.

    What we long for is the new heaven and earth, the place God has been preparing for our eternity with him. In this class, we will explore heaven and the afterlife, demonstrating that our final destination is not some dull, featureless space in the clouds, but rather a perfected earth. It's a real, physical place that we'll explore with real bodies. A place of beauty and wonder and free of all sorrow and death. 

     

    GriefShare – Room 153 (6:30 PM - 8:00 PM)

    Led by Kyle Tucker

    GriefShare is a support group for people grieving the loss of a loved one to death.  Each weekly session includes a video seminar and confidential small group discussion. Workbooks assist with note-taking, journaling and grief study. People who understand what you are experiencing and want to offer comfort and encouragement during this difficult time lead the group. It is a place where hurting people find healing and hope. Begins on Wednesday, September 5th and continues for 13 weeks, though one can join anytime during the series.

     

    About Equipping University

    The Purpose of Equipping University is to glorify God by equipping His people to think theologically, engage globally, and live biblically. Classes are designed to encourage Christians to relate everyday life situations to the truth of God’s Word, one verse at a time.

    When?

    Equipping University begins at 6:30 PM on Wednesday nights on a “semester” schedule. A selection of up to twelve classes are offered for anywhere from eight to twelve weeks. The Fall Quarter will begin September 6 and last 11 weeks. If you are not able to attend a class, most of the classes will be recorded and can be accessed on our church website.

    Who?

    Anyone who desires to study God’s Word in order to begin or continue to grow in his or her Christian walk is welcome. You do not have to be a Christian or a church member to participate. All classes are open to the community so please feel free to invite your friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers.

    Cost?

    Generally speaking, there is no cost for the courses offered. However, some classes might utilize a workbook or offer the opportunity to purchase the book on which the class is based. For some classes, these materials are necessary and this information will be readily available in each semester’s class listing.  If a class requires or suggests the purchase of books or study guides, these materials may be purchased at cost.

    Dinner

    We invite you to share a meal with us prior to your class. The meal is served on Wednesday nights from 5:00 PM until 6:15 PM. The cost with a reservation is $5.00 for each individual 11 years old and older. All children ten years old and younger eat FREE! If you do not have a reservation, the costs are $6.00 for individuals 11 years and up. Children ten and younger still eat free.

    Reservations must be made (or canceled) by 12:00 PM (noon) on Tuesday of each week. To help us prepare adequate amounts of food and to be good stewards of all that God has entrusted to us, please let us know by noon on Tuesdays if you are planning to eat with us or if you cannot make your reservation. (Please note that the church is responsible to the caterer to pay for any uneaten food. Your attention to your reservation will greatly help us.)

    To assist you in this, you may be added to our standing reservations list. If you do this, you are automatically signed up each Wednesday night for the meal and only have to let us know when you are NOT going to be able to make it.

     

     

     

     

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  • Celebration Choir Rehearsal

    Nov 14th, 2018
    7:45pm - 9:00pm
    More Details
  • Stretching Seniors

    Nov 16th, 2018
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Join our Senior Adults as they "Stretch" and "Walk" each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. They meet in the Multipurpose Room at 9:00 am.
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  • Children Cookies and Cocoa

    Nov 16th, 2018
    7:00pm - 9:00pm

    Children's Cookies and Cocoa
    Friday, November 16
    7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fellowship Hall
    Cost: Bring a wrapped mug to exchange

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  • High School/Outpost

    Nov 17th, 2018
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    An old favorite is back for a new generation. This is probably one of the greatest adventure games known to man. We are bringing it back for a special one-night event. Wear dark clothing. Get ready for strategy and domination. This epic game is kin to Capture the Flag, Stratego, and Tag.
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  • Stretching Seniors

    Nov 20th, 2018
    9:00am - 11:00am
    Join our Senior Adults as they "Stretch" and "Walk" each week on Tuesdays and Fridays. They meet in the Multipurpose Room at 9:00 am.
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WABC Ministry Related

To reserve a room for a WABC ministry related event, you'll need to fill out this form and email or fax it (704.838.1974) to our office.

Non-WABC Related

We are more than happy to help you set up a non-ministry related event.  Please contact us and we'll help you get everything lined up.