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Where lives are being changed Welcome! Welcome to Abundant Life! We are glad you are here. We trust that wherever you are on your spiritual journey, that you will find something for you and your family here at ALCC.

July Sermon Series

It is our hope that as you join us in your our journey of seeking and finding God, your purpose and His plan for your life, that you will be changed. Those who call ALCC their church, their home, are everyday people just like you. We are all wanting to follow Christ and bring the message of hope to a hurting world. Pastor Bill & Kathy

August Sermon series



Thoughts from PB

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Connection! Over the month of August, I will speak about the importance of connections! God never intended for us to be an island unto ourselves. We need one another. It is my intention to share around the importance of relationships as we look into the fall with another great season of ministry! Family Picnic! On Sunday July 22nd, we are going to have our Annual Family Picnic. This will be held at the 3M park on Clarke road. There is a fenced in play

desk of Tony WEEKLONG 2012 EDITION #2 By the time you are reading this, we have launched our Weeklong Campaign 2012! We are eager to see as many youth as possible attend Weeklong this year on July 24. God is already showing us His favour over this event with everything coming together very nicely (people and provision). We hope that you will support the cause by attending, giving, praying for: GARAGE SALE Our annual youth fundraiser is on July 14th. If you have any unwanted treasures in your home and would like to donate, we’d gladly take it from you. Donations can all be dropped off in Pastor Bill’s office . . . kidding! All donations can be dropped off at Abundant Life during office hours and placed in the

ground for the children,

lots of games planned for them, a pavilion for us to enjoy fellowship with lots of food! Come and let’s catch up over the summer!

Prayer! Tuesday morning and Wednesday night prayer meetings will continue throughout the summer. In preparation for the fall, we want to spend time before the Lord in prayer. Also to continue praying for those not well amongst us. I love prayer because it is our invitation to spend some great time with our Heavenly Father! Come and be blessed today! basement. The last day for donations is July 12 at noon. Please attend our Garage Sale! There will be a BBQ plus homemade treats and some from Chef Lez! FOOD TREE Youth have endless pits they call stomachs! To cut the cost of food, we have our food tree at the back of the sanctuary where you are able to pick up an item or few, mark it on the sheet and bring on July 22nd; the Sunday before Weeklong. SPONSORS The cost of Weeklong is $100 per youth. If you feel

Page 2 Faithful Giving! Summer is traditionally a slow time for us to kick back, relax and enjoy a little down time. Unfortunately, it is when it comes to giving too! Would you consider how you would continue supporting ALCC over the summer months. We pray that all of us will do our part as God enables and blesses us!

led to sponsor a youth or a few, it does not have to be the full amount. You are able to donation a portion of a youth’s cost or pay it fully or even give to cut the cost of multiple youth. And it is up to you if you’d like to stay anonymous or not. The youth who get sponsored are always grateful and it’s great to see the Church respond to their need. As mentioned in the previous edition: we need prayer for direction and raising enough funds to run smoothly. If you can and feel led to help, it is much appreciated! I hope that every young soul who is eager to attend Weeklong 2012 will have the opportunity. Ignite is blessed by having your support and we look forward in lives being changed! In this together, Tony Mejia


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From my Heart to Yours GRACE AND GLORY Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ, Who gave Himself for our sins that He might deliver us from this present evil world, according to the will of God and our Father; to Whom be Glory for ever and ever. Amen. (Gal 1:1-5) These 5 scriptures jumped out at me, indicating clearly who gets the grace and who gets the Glory. I know I’d be lost without His Grace! Even when He says: “My Grace is sufficient for you; for My strength is made perfect in your weakness” (2 Cor. 11:9)! Believe it or not His Grace is there for us no matter what we’re going through, but He expects us to give Him the Glory: Let us therefore come boldly unto the Throne of Grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need (Heb. 4:16). Peter tells us followers of Jesus: “Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord, according as His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue”

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(2 Peter 1:2-3). This tells me we need to know Him to get His knowledge and if you can wrap your mind around this: when He raptures us to be with Him we’ll be in our glorified bodies because human flesh cannot live in the presence of the Lord. When Moses asked the Lord: “I beseech thee, show me thy glory” the Lord answered: “Thou can not see My face; for there shall no man see Me and live. But there’s a place in a cleft of the rock, and I will cover thee with my hand while I pass by, and when I take away mine hand, thou can see my back but my face shall not be seen” (Exodus 33:18-23). So even when God descended to give Moses the 10 Commandments, He descended in a cloud. As a Spirit-filled Born Again Christian, Jesus wants us to “Stand fast in the liberty (freedom) that Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage (our old ways) …..or else Christ will become of no effect unto you if you go back being justified by old laws and you will fall from Grace (taken in part from Galatians 5:1-4). Romans 8:2 declares: “The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death”. It

then goes on to promise us in verse 11: “But if the Spirit of Him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, He that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken (give life to) your mortal bodies by His Spirit that dwells in you”. Wow; it’s like we grow in grace and live from glory to glory. Now if that’s not enough to set your motor in high gear, here’s more from Colossians 1:27: To whom God would make known what is the riches of the Glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of Glory. I conclude: If we let our light shine, God’s Power (GLORY) is generated through us.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study 10 Prayer Break 11 Study

Sunday Morning 10-10:25 am

Abundant Life Community Church was able to sing, “What mighty praise, O God, be2003– 2012 longs to you in Zion. We will fulfill our vows to CR Step 11 you, for you answer our Sometimes we Ever Presence of God prayers, and don’t want to to you all We sought through prayer people will know God’s will and meditation to improve come. because there our conscious contact with God, praying only for knowl- Though our are areas in our hearts are edge of His will for us and filled with life that we power to carry that out. sins, you for“Let the word of Christ aren’t ready to give them dwell in you deal with yet. all. What joy for those richly.” (Colossians you choose to bring near, Recovery is a 3:16) those who live in your process for us. Most of us turn to God for courts. What joy await the help he can give us, us inside your holy Temnamely, his power to free ple” (Psalm 65: 1-4) us from the power of our God wants us to be like dependency. We may be those who lived and served surprised to find that, as time passes, we turn to God in his Temple, walking freely into his presence. He wants out of a desire to be near us to know that we are welhim. As we discover how come and valued before him. wonderful he is and how much he loves us, we draw God is always present with us and can be a source of Join us near to him because of the joy and happifor our joy we exness for us Pot Luck Dinner perience in July now. We can his pres6:15 pm look forward ence. Most to spending of us need time with him to desire and living in something his presence before we every day. Join us will wholefor our heartedly BBQ Night seek after it. Until we real- Sometimes we don’t want to August ize how much God loves us know God’s will because 6:15 pm there are areas in our life and cares about the details that we aren’t ready to deal of our life, we probably with yet. Recovery is a procwon’t have the desire to ess for us. We may be ready pray to him. to pray for God’s will in some areas but feel uncomfortable The life of King David having God’s light shine into should give us hope. After the areas that are still hidden he had come face to face in shame. Darkness is great with his own sinfulness, he when we are trying to hide

Page 4 something, but light is needed when we are trying to walk without falling. When we were hiding our shameful behavior and holding on to our addiction, the darkness seemed like our friend. Now that we are trying to walk toward recovery, we need the light to keep us from stumbling. We don’t have to be afraid of God’s light anymore since we have his forgiveness through Christ. He wants to safely guide us on the right path. COME AND JOIN US ON THURSDAY EVENINGS @ 7:00 P.M.

Marty & Blanche Fisher CR Directors

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Happy Birthday in July Paul Stapleton 1st

Mike White 2nd

Bethany Mejia 5th

Dorothy McKeen 8th

William Peacock 8th

Jim Wake 11th

Linsay McInroy 14th

Pastor Bill 18th

Jean Sharp 26th

Tamara Neely 26th

Angela Beckford 28th

Brandon Hoover 29th

Jessica Fickling 30th

Pam Leese 31st

Bob and Brenda Root July 1st

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Happy Birthday in August Pam Keen 2nd

Brue Christie 2nd

Rick McKeen 3rd

Belinda Nsabimana 4th

Chris Stapleton 4th

Luke Caissie 8th

Heather Walton 10th

Mandi Macaulay 17th

Wayne Reynolds 17th

Lisa Leobold 18th

Jayden Holt 21st

James Wake 23rd

August 1st Tony & Bella Alicia White 24th

Stephen Fairbanks 26th

August 1st Tony & Bethany

Mike & Davina Aug. 8th

Jim & Elaine Aug. 12th

Phiil and Donna (Missionaries in DR) Aug. 16 th

Ken & Val Aug. 20th

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Saturday July 14

Point Peelee National Park Tuesday July 24 to Saturday July 28 Cost $100

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Mike & Alicia

JULY: July 14 Youth Garage Sale July 19 CR Pot Luck July 21 Weddings Billy & Tracey Mike & Alicia July 22 ALCC Family Picnic July 24-28 WEEKLONG 2012 July 29 Youth Service

AUGUST Sunday Gathering: 10 Café 10:30 Service Bible Study: Tuesday’s 10 Prayer 11 Study IGNITE YOUTH: Tuesday’s @ 7 pm Prayer: Wednesday’s @ 7 pm Celebrate Recovery: Thursday’s 7 PM Leadership Meeting: Monday 27th @ 7 pm

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