The Spiritual Gifts course “DISCOVERING GOD’S VISION FOR YOUR LIFE: YOU AND YOUR SPIRITUAL GIFTS”, originally set for January 19 and 26 has been rescheduled as a KOINONIA Wednesday evening study during Lent, beginning on Ash Wednesday, February 13, from 6pm to 7pm. If you are seeking fulfillment and satisfaction in your life, this course offers an excellent way to become involved in meaningful ministry within the APLC congregation, while gaining a better understanding of God’s will for your life. To take advantage of this opportunity to experience personal and spiritual growth, please sign up in the narthex or call the church office (919-557-0060). For additional information, contact Jim Nelson (919-900-7751).
For members enrolled in Simply Giving, now is the time to make updates to align with your recent pledge (i.e. Amount change). Please download a copy of the Simply Giving form and return to the Church office as soon as possible. Former allocations that were split between Operating fund and Mortgage fund will automatically be posted to Operating going forward. If your giving amount did not change you do not need to resubmit a form. As existing users of Simply Giving, you do not need to re-attach a voided check unless you are changing bank accounts to draft from.
Sunday, December 16th, is Faith Commitment Sunday at Abiding Presence. During worship, each of us will have the opportunity to express our support of the ministry of APLC by presenting our completed “Faith Commitment” form at the altar.
If you don’t have a Faith Commitment form, please ask an usher for one during service or contact the church office.
Why are we hesitant to make a commitment of time, talent, or possessions? Perhaps because if we fall short, we will let people down. Maybe we are uncertain about our employment. Regardless of the reason for our hesitation, the bottom line is God knows our hearts. God made the ultimate commitment to us in His son, Jesus Christ. Have you ever thought about what level of priority you place on your commitment to Him? Is the time given to His service your best or the leftovers? Is your check to church your first or last check written? Challenge yourself right now to commit the first and best as thanks for God’s generosity. Consider moving beyond a comfortable time and financial commitment. The benefits of sharing yourself with others is an incredibly rewarding experience!! Be a part of the mission of Abiding Presence Lutheran Church.
Please stop by the tables in the Narthex to pick up your offering envelope for this week. As you use an envelope, I will replace it with a new one. They are listed in alphabetical order on the tables, NOT by the number.