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Moment with Pastor Luke

We have amazing things happening at our church! We have a baptism tomorrow for Andrei Seeuwen, a church bonfire beginning at 6:30, and another opportunity to come together and fellowship as a church while we continue journeying through the book of Revelation! It is already shaping up to be a rich sabbath!

I am also excited to announce that beginning November 6th after church we will begin offering a Discipleship class where we will be learning how to be successful in personally leading others to a saving relationship with Jesus. I have had several reach out to me asking for a class on this. For this to be successful I would like to get a count of everyone interested so feel free to email me at Lsteen@gccsda.com. You do not need to have any experience in giving Bible Studies to attend. It’s going to be an awesome time as we learn how to partner with the Holy Spirit to be effective soul winners!

I hope you all have had a great week and I look forward to being together with you all tomorrow.

See you all tomorrow!

Pastor Luke

Nominating Committee

We have nominated our nominating committee, the names of the team are:

Kathleen Layton Coutinho

Bob Houchins

Phil Del Rocco

Regenia Gibbs

Robin Cardwell

Carl Dunn

We will be voting on this as a church tomorrow. We have a dream team and I look forward to our time together going through the nominating process!

Covid Comfort

The air we all breathe is important! And you might be thinking about it even more during a pandemic featuring an airborne pathogen. We wanted to write a brief overview of the Alpharetta Church’s HVAC system, to give you a little piece of mind that we are as safe as can be. Nothing in life is guaranteed, but do know that our heating and cooling system was designed and installed with the health of our occupants in mind:

  1. The entire system (installed in 2019) meets, or in many cases exceeds, the requirements of the current Georgia Mechanical Code. Fresh outside air is delivered to each of our 10 systems, and was designed per ASHRAE Standard 62.

  2. All units have Bipolar Ionization devices installed. These electronic devices generate positive and negative ions, delivering them into the airstream. They then attach themselves to airborn contaminants, dust, bacteria, etc making them larger and heavier, enabling the contaminants to be easily trapped by the air filters. These devices have been tested, and proven to eliminate the airborn SARS-CoV-2 virus as well.

  3. Each system has a MERV-13 high performance 3M air filter installed, which are inspected and replaced quarterly.

  4. Our programmable WiFi Ecobee thermostats enable our systems to run economically, and automatically runs the supply fans constantly during occupied mode, ensuring we have the designed above average air change rate while we’re in the facility.

  5. And finally, the slot diffusers you see in the high Foyer and Sanctuary ceilings are specifically designed to throw the clean, conditioned air to the floor, providing excellent air circulation.

Hope this gives you all a little comfort as we worship together each Sabbath!

Church News and Announcements

PAVILION

God has a plan for everyone and everything. That includes you, and it includes the Alpharetta Seventh-day Adventist Church. We believe that stories are being shaped through our church. That is why we set out to raise $185,000 to build a pavilion where our friends, family, and neighbors can come to hear the Gospel and learn to embrace God’s better story for their lives. To date we have raised over $100,000!

This pavilion will serve as a critical part of our overall campus, allowing our youth to have outside summer gatherings, our vespers to be sheltered from the sun and rain, and so much more. You can see what the pavilion will look like by going to www.alpharettasda.com/pavilion.

We can’t pull this off without your support. Whether you give to our church on a regular basis, or just attend on occasion, we’re asking you to prayerfully consider contributing to this undertaking. It’s something we need our entire church community’s help with. Even if you can’t make a large gift, know that every little bit helps. It’s more about coming together as a community, united behind the common cause of sharing the story of Jesus. We hope that you’ll consider making a donation towards this great step forward in proclaiming the gospel.

You can give online at our website through AdventistGiving, or mark it on your tithe envelopes.

For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. – Psalm 27:5

EVENTS

Prayer Line EVERY Night (except Thursday) @ 8 pm: Phone 515-603-3162; Passcode 960362# (Send any prayer request to aetichy@att.net)

Check out our SPOTIFY playlist created by Alpharetta Church Praise & Worship/AV team!

ASDAC COVID SAFETY POLICY

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