Have you wanted to be more equipped to speak up for and defend what you believe? Have you wanted to be equipped with clear facts and truths for positive conversations? The Apologetics Forum of Snohomish County was formed to equip youth and adults just for that purpose! They meet once a month for a special presentation and then they have discussion over refreshments. For more info check out www.apologeticsforum.org
We are in the midst of something special! It’s called “Together At The Cross”. Each Wednesday until Easter there is an opportunity for whole families to come for a Wednesday evening meal and a service focused on the Jesus and His passion! We have also chiseled out 15 minutes prior to the service for what we are calling, Pray49. It is a brief time for one young person to be paired up with one adult of the same gender to share prayer requests and pray together prior to the service. We did something similar to this almost 2 yrs ago and it was a great time of cross-generation prayer.
A brief glance at the schedule:
5:00pm – Choir Practice for those wanting to be in the Easter Cantata called “The Story” (until 6pm)
5:30pm – Dinner begins
6:00pm – Choir members join dinner
6:45pm – Pray49 Prayer Time in Sanctuary
7:00pm – Services around the theme, “Celebrate Jesus” and looking at different aspects of His life and sacrifice.
Services are simple and include worship, Scripture, a message, brief small group discussions and a closing song. Kids Club is also continuing through these weeks so children have the opportunity to participate in that time during the service. This is a very special and memorable time of growth together. Don’t miss it!
Come take a look! All are welcome to an Open House on July 29th with refreshments and gifts from 5-6pm, a Celebration Service at 6pm and finger foods to follow. Construction is completed! The building expansion Phase One provided increased foyer/fellowship space, a larger kitchen, upper offices, additional restrooms and storage space! Atonement has a commitment to build debt-free. Praise God, He has provided for this exciting undertaking! Come celebrate with us what God has done!
Women and girls of all ages: You are not going to want to to miss this year's annual "Wives, Mothers and Daughters Appreciation Breakfast"! It will be the first event after the completion of the addition and a very special speaker is coming: Carrie Abbott from Legacy Institute! Many of you saw her at the True Beauty event this spring. She is an excellent and powerful speaker! Be sure to mark the day on the calendar and then sign up to come with those God has blessed you with! The day is Saturday, May 12th! This event is sponsored by the Men of Atonement Men's Ministry! We thank God for each of you and are so grateful for the important role you have in each of our lives! To sign up, contact the church office.
We will return to the "School Year Schedule" of services on Sunday, September 11th. Beginning on September 11th, the following times will apply:
--8:30am First Service
--9:45am Sunday School for all ages
--11:00am Second Service
There will also be a Church picnic on that Sunday to kick off the new Sunday School year and the new Agape Cells will be announced.
Take note and don't miss a single week of all that God has for us in this year of Sunday School classes!