Worship at 8:30 and 11:00 am. Bible Study at 9:45 am.
Angel Tree Wrapping Party
Angel Tree Party
Christmas Eve Celebration
9:00 - 11:00 am Basketball Sign-Up Day
Missions Tailgate Party
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It Starts Tonight!
If there is one service of the year you will not want to
miss, it's our annual Christmas Eve Service on Tuesday
night, December 24, at 6:00 pm! It's a traditional
service focusing on Jesus. We sing Christmas Carols,
read the Christmas story, and worship Him as a family.
One service only and we meet in the gym so we can all
We invite you to our missions party this year, with a sports
"tailgate party" theme. We will serve tailgate party
food, present our 2020 missions plan, enjoy some friendly
competition, and raise funds for our missions ministry.
The party will be on Sunday evening, January 26, at 6:00 pm.
And you can help us! Sign up to decorate a table with
your favorite team colors, pennants, memorabilia, and
decorations. We will have 25 tables available to
decorate--for a $100 dollar donation to our missions
We can't tell you who has already signed up, but you might
be able to guess. UA will have a table . . . The
Oakland Raiders will have a table . . .
How about it Cardinals Fans? Any ASU fans out there?
'Lopes? Lumberjacks? Agua Fria Owls? Suns?
Westview Knights? Diamondbacks? Packers?
Tickets to the party (only $5 each) will go on sale in
January. And if you want to make a donation to
decorate a table, contact Pastor Jack while tables are still
available. There will be a prize to the best decorated
That's the fun part; but the real goal of the evening is to
learn about and support our many missions ministries.
Put it on your calendar now!
Update On Pregnancy Center!
As we have shared with the church,
Arizona Baptist Children's Services will no longer be able
to support and run our Pregnancy Center. After an
initial meeting and some prayer, we do believe that we will
be able to take over the operation of the center, beginning
at some still-to-be-determined date in January. Keep
our new leadership team in prayer as they make preparations
to keep this important ministry going!
Support Mission of Mercy / Lutheran Social Services
And Receive A Full Tax Credit!
Two of our partner ministries qualify for the Arizona Tax
Credit, which means that a married couple can give them up
to $800 per year and receive the full $800 back on their
Arizona taxes. Mission of Mercy (see the video) runs
our Monday Medical clinic. (Watch for clips from our
church!) And Lutheran Social Services (see the link
below) provides support to our IHELP homeless ministry.
You can split your gift between the two. (Pastor Jack
and Dawn give $400 to each ministry. Then they get it
back when they file their taxes.) It's a great way to
help ministries who partner with Avondale Baptist Church!
To give to Lutheran Social Services, go to
www.lss-sw.org/donate. (In the "Another Question or
Comment" box, put "Southwest Valley IHELP.")
Way to Help People!
Buying gift cards and donating them to the church office is
a great way to help people. The staff uses them as
needed to help people in our IHELP ministries, Mission of
Mercy, basketball ministry, as a supplement to our brown bag
ministry, and for others we meet who need help.
The most needed gift cards are for general/grocery/pharmacy
stores like Fry's or Wal-Mart and for fast-food places.
Small amounts (from $10 to $50) are best and they allow us
to meet immediate needs.
Bring the cards to the church office and give them to Pastor
Jack or Naomi or simply put them in the offering plate!
We are excited to host our annual Angel Tree Party
on December 21. We invite children and caregivers in our
program to enjoy a meal, prizes, card making, photos, and a
gospel presentation along with giving them their gifts from
their incarcerated parents. We need volunteers to serve at
the party with set-up, preparing meals, greeting families,
taking photos, registering families, handing out prizes,
altar counseling, cleaning up and then contacting families
that were not able to attend to arrange pick-up and delivery
of gifts before Christmas. We are also in need of people to
deliver the gifts.
We will wrap gifts for the party on Wednesday, December 18
starting at 9:30 am in the gymnasium. It's a party so there
will be Christmas music playing, and goodies to share (you
can bring your favorite snack) as we enjoy wrapping each
gift. We are in need of clothing boxes and gift bags if you
come across a good deal at the Dollar store. It is a fun
time, so bring a friend and get ready to wrap, we will have
a little over 300 gifts to wrap!
NOTE: Several have asked why we're
"skipping around" the New Testament rather than reading it
straight through. Our reasoning is simple. There
are four gospels telling the story of Jesus, and we wanted
us to read one of those gospels each quarter! If you'd
like to see the full plan, you can downolad your
full year copy.