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Woven Marriage Conference

Family Enrichment Center

Woven: A Retreat to Renew and Strengthen Your Marriage

Struggling and thriving marriages alike will find practical support in this Biblical and research-based retreat. Come learn how to rewrite warning signs into life-giving skills around healthy friendship, conflict management, and developing a common life woven together.

Join us April 14-16, at Ridgecreast Conference Center. The cost is $350.00 per couple (pay by March 31). To register and for more information click here to view the flyer or contact Dan Wilemon at 704-872-4139 or

Posted by Meredith Collins at Friday, February 24, 2023

VBS 2023

Save the date! Vacation Bible School at WABC will be June 19-23. Mark it on your calendar and registration info will be coming soon!

Posted by Meredith Collins at Wednesday, February 15, 2023

College Age/20s Group

Wanted to make you all aware of a new class on Wednesday nights! The college age and young professionals in Statesville sometimes have a challenging time to find community. We want to build a community at WABC! 
Wednesday nights from 6:30 PM - 7:30PM, in Room 144 we invite those of college age or those in their 20’s to come for a time of community, Bible study, and prayer. Contact Pastor Brian at or 704-872-4139 for more information.
at Sunday, January 22, 2023

Christmas at Western Avenue

Christmas Eve Service 
We invite you and your family to join us for our Christmas Eve Service on Saturday, December 24, at 6:00pm. If you have family and friends visiting, please invite them to join us.

Christmas Day Worship Service
Christmas falls on a Sunday this year, what a wonderful opportunity to worship together! Join us at 10:00am for our Worship Service. There will be no Sunday school or childcare on this day.
at Tuesday, December 6, 2022

Advent Readings

This Advent season we will be studying Advent in the Epistles: Christmas Letters. Andy started us off this past Sunday! We’ve also developed an advent guide to go along with that. They are available to pick up in the church foyer or church office. You can also download the PDF at

Advent means coming. Christ has come and is coming again. During this season, we focus our hearts and minds on his coming. Let’s celebrate his arrival as a baby at Christmas, as we also anticipate his coming again in glory.

If you have ever received a letter in the mail, you know the excitement that comes with it. Someone took time to sit down and write to you. Christmas time is a great time to send and receive letters. Some friends send life updates, some send pictures, and others may send a simple card to let you know they are thinking of you during the holidays.

This Christmas season, on Sundays leading up to Christmas, we will look at various passages found in the Epistles (the Letters). These were letters written to churches to teach, encourage, and proclaim the good news of Jesus. In the same way, we want to teach, encourage, and proclaim the gospel to you and your family with this sermon series.

In addition to the sermons, you will find short devotions written by people in our church. The encouragement to you and your family will also come from the Epistles. We hope these devotions will greatly encourage you and your family throughout the Christmas season.

Schedule for Advent Devotions

1: November 27 – December 3

Susan Upp & David Nash

2: December 4 - December 11

Jennifer Combs & David Moss

3: December 11 - December 17

Corrina Stewart & Jeff Durham

4: December 18 - December 24

Katie Hatchet & Hannah Pickering

There are two devotional readings for you and your family each week. May they serve to focus your heart and thoughts on the coming of Jesus. Each reading is followed by a prompt for prayer.

We encourage you to read these with your family as a part of your family worship time. You could also gather with friends to pray and focus on who Jesus is and what Christmas truly means – celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.

at Wednesday, November 30, 2022

An Avenue Christmas 12/2 & 3

An Avenue Christmas 2022

Friday, December 2 & Saturday, December 3


Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online ( or in the church office. 


An Avenue Christmas 2022 includes:

Stroll down our “Central Avenue” for… 

  • Live music from the “Main Street” gazebo
  • Enjoy horse drawn carriage rides at “Christmas Carriage Corner”
  • Ice skating on “Icicle Alley”
  • Children can create crafts and families can shop at the artisan craft fair on “Deck the Halls Drive” 
  • Everyone will enjoy hot chocolate, cookies & roast marshmallows for s’mores on “Candy Cane Lane”
  • A Musical presentation with live nativity will take place at 6:30pm and 7:30pm each evening on “Bethlehem Boulevard”
  • If you like, you can enjoy dinner each evening at the food court were we will have several local Food truck favorites each night. Waffle Chick, Tacos on The Road, Village Inn and Pinelli’s Philly Cheesesteaks will be serving up some great food both nights.

To allow us to properly prepare for the number attending, this will be a ticketed event. Tickets are $5 per person. Children under 2 years old do not need a ticket. They can be purchased online through the Western Avenue Ticket site or in the church office. Purchases from food trucks and artisan craft fair are not included in the ticket cost.  

at Wednesday, November 9, 2022

New Church Directory

We have a new church directory! The hard copies are available for pick up in the information center on Sunday mornings. 

The online PDF version is available here.

Please contact the church office for the password to access. 

at Friday, September 23, 2022

Fall Equipping University

A new semester of Fall Equipping Classes Begins this Wednesday, September 7!


Being a Christian Woman In A World Gone Crazy, Tonya Stewart

A Biblical Response to Progressive Christianity, Jared Bowman

Can We Trust the New Testament?, Brian Pestotnik

The Book of Job: Unlikely Joy in Suffering, Andy Lackey

Revisit, Refresh, Renew! Marriage Renewal for Today’s Couples

Dan Wilemon ($35.00 Per Couple)
This class will involve a couples’ assessment.
Please send both of your emails to


For full class descriptons and more information about Equipping University, visit

at Friday, September 2, 2022


Hope Keepers: Support Group for Chronic Illness & Pain

Location: WABC, Room 153

When: First Tuesday of every month (except July)

Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm  Lunch provided.

(Attendance is free of charge for all those who register. Registration requirement only to prepare size of room. Please call 704-873-6397, extension 3210 and leave message or send email to with your first name and last initial, or call church office to let us know you are going to attend.)

at Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Small Groups and Journey Groups

We would love for everyone who attends Western Avenue to truly feel a part of the body of Christ here. If you would like to build more friendships while growing in your knowledge of Christ and His Word, then consider joining a Journey Group (same gender discipleship group) or a Small Group (mixed gender Bible study/fellowship group.).

We want to launch more groups by the end of January. To register your interest in either group go to and fill out your contact information and availability. Please register by January 23rd.

at Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Talking with your child about The Lord’s Supper

At Western Avenue, we observe the Lord’s Supper every three months. We believe this is an ordinance established by Jesus for his followers and is therefore reserved only for believers. Perhaps, you were in service yesterday with you child and they had questions about the juice and the bread being passed out. Sometimes as a parent, it is difficult to know what to say in times like these. Do not dread these conversations. They are a great opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ with you child. We have prepared a simple booklet with come helpful explanations for you to read and talk with your children about the Lord’s Supper and about being a follower of Jesus.

Download it here or pick up a copy in the Worship Center.

Posted by Greg Mathews at Monday, August 19, 2019