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Just So You Will Know: Keeping Up with GABC

January 14, 2018

EVERY NEW YEAR at Green Acres begins with a flurry of activities, but it seems that the start of 2018 has begun even more “flurriedly” than usual. That is very likely because we have been anticipating the Year of the Bible for so long, it’s almost as if the New Year actually began weeks ago. And then, a tremendous number of folks Walked Thru the Bible (or at least thru the Old Testament) with us last Sunday, and even more have been reading their Bible every day since January 1 as we Read Through the Bible together in 2018, so we’ve been “running” since the first day of the year.

I AM AFRAID, however, that with all of that initial attention on the beginning of the Year of the Bible, that the rest of our New Year opportunities could get lost in the shuffle. So let me take this opportunity to remind you of all of the other things that are available during the early weeks of 2018.

OUR NEW SUNDAY MORNING opportunities are in action today. New Sunday Morning Bible Study teachers, classes and class locations were in place last week, but they take center stage today after our focus on Walk Thru the Bible last Sunday morning.

TONIGHT, our full slate of Sunday Evening Opportunities kicks off, led by AWANA & J12 for the kids, followed closely by a new season of Student Discipleship and Choir, and a variety of options for Adults, including two unique options presented by our GraceWorks Counseling Ministry — “GriefShare,” for those recovering from the loss of a loved one, which begins this Wednesday evening, and “Refresh 18” a marriage seminar “for folks married 7 to 30 years,” which begins on Sunday, February 11. These, and all of our other evening options are outlined in the NEW EVENING GUIDE, available online and at the Welcome Centers.

THIS WEDNESDAY EVENING, our full complement of Wednesday Evening activities, which are also included in the EVENING GUIDE, gets up to speed with CrossWalk Café at 4:45 p.m.; WEBS, Kidz Praise Choirs, Student Ministry, and Midweek Young Adult Worship at 6:00 p.m.; followed by Choir & Orchestra Rehearsals at 7:00 p.m.

IN THE MEANTIME, there are several special opportunities mixed with the regular weekly options. For example, tomorrow evening we welcome the Collingsworth Family in concert at 7:00 p.m. in the CrossWalk Conference Center. The concert is free, no tickets are required, but a love offering will be received.

THEN ON SUNDAY, January 28, our Year of the Bible theme continues with a unique presentation in Morning Worship by “Piercing Word Ministry.” The group will be presenting The Sermon on the Mount in its entirety, but musically, rather than simply reciting it. It is a well known fact that music is a key to remembering scripture. Piercing Word will demonstrate that fact as they present the text of Matthew 5-7 in a way you may have never witnessed before.

Ken Warren
Senior Associate Pastor