In this issue: Streaming Church info, Women's Ministries, ZOOM Vespers, Offering info, Prayer Info, Sabbath School & resources, Children's Ministry Easter activities, COVID-19 Guide for Parents, Christians On Facebook (article)
Our streaming worship service will continue to be presented LIVE at 11 a.m. on our YouTube page each Sabbath! Tomorrow, Pastor Joe Cirigliano will conclude his timely and relevant series "What in the World". Join us for worship!
Also, we will be presenting a live streamed Adult Sabbath School Class on FACEBOOK starting at 9:30 am. You will be able to enjoy the class in the comfort of your home, ask questions and make comments in real time, with them shared with our community. We begin a new Quarterly this week, online study guides can be found here https://ssnet.org
For your children, you will find handy links to lesson guides on our website under the “Kids” tab.
We're asking that no one come to the church facility until notified. Watch our service from your home with your family, and enjoy the Sabbath! We'd also like to give a big thank you to those who are assisting to make our virtual church possible.
Finally, please keep in touch with each other, particularly our sick or elderly members. Let the church leadership know if there's anything we can do to help. We're here for you. See below for contact info.
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13 NASB
Alpharetta Women's Online Get Together
Time: Apr 5, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern
Since we can't do our monthly brunches at Panera on Sundays, we will still continue to meet at 10 am, but now on Zoom starting this Sunday!
Join us each Sabbath evening from 7-8 pm on the Zoom video conferencing app as we close out the Sabbath as a church family. We're adding more and more ways we can connect with each other during these unprecedented times. Our time together during Vespers will be a casual group discussion of that day's Sabbath School lesson, ending with prayer. After Vespers, the Prayer Line is available, please hop on that as well!
Click this link to join the Group on your laptop, or download the free Zoom app onto your smartphone and select that option.
OFFERING We'd like to remind you that giving is critically important--now more than ever. Please continue to generously support the Alpharetta Church with your offerings, and support our worldwide denomination through your tithes. You can easily give online here.
ADULTS This Sabbath we begin a new quarter loaded with new experiences and new lessons to be learned. The lesson title, How to Interpret Scripture, might at first seem a bit erudite for general lesson study, but in the end, it will bring us closer to Jesus! Please join us on Facebook at 9:30 a.m. as our dedicated teachers guide us through the lesson. We are trying different lesson formats to keep you engaged. Here is the schedule for the next three weeks:
The Best Selling Book of All Time (Rajan Thambi):
The Uniqueness of the Bible—April 4
The Origin and Nature of the Bible—April 11
Celebrity Testimonials (Phil del Rocco/Cynthia Rajan):
Jesus and the Apostles’ View of the Bible—April 18
SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM PACIFIC PRESS
Pacific Press Publishing Association is making weekly children’s publications temporarily available free online. With many church buildings closed because of COVID-19, children aren’t able to pick up copies of their favorite Sabbath magazines. Pacific Press Publishing Association has decided to make its weekly children’s publications—Our Little Friend, Primary Treasure, and Guide—available in PDF format on each magazine’s own website for free. The weekly magazines will continue to appear for as long as the Coronavirus threat keeps church buildings closed.
In addition to their regularly hosted games and stories, Primarytreasure.com has the PDFs of Primary Treasure, the weekly periodical for readers ages 6–9, and of Our Little Friend, the Adventist magazine for children birth to 5 years old.
Primarily for readers ages 10–14, Guidemagazine.org is offering the PDF of the weekly Guide magazine, plus printable games, and vlogs by the editors and columnists such as Rich Aguilera, the “Mud Guy.”
Despite the chaos in our world, God is still in control. We want to continue ministering to our readers’ through the use of technology during these trying times.