These positions we need volunteers to help with manning and providing support for our various church ministries
**A Note from Pastor Randy**
Hey Church Fam! Sandy and I are getting close to our six month mark at ABC. We have LOVED watching all that God is doing here. As we get ready for our next six months, can we ask for your help, please?
Would you mind taking about ten minutes to complete a survey for us? We want to see how we can better serve your needs and our church family. THANK YOU!
Survey deadline is 22 May '22.
ABC Six Month Survey
Our next Baptism Sunday is May 22. If you have been thinking about baptism, please contact Pastor Randy so we can see if now is the right time for you.
"And now what are you waiting for? Get up, be baptized and wash your sins away, calling on his name.’" (Acts 22:16)
May 22nd will be our next L.I.F.T. outing! We'll carpool right after church to the Thai Si Hotel & Royal Spa for a lovely lunch on the lake and relaxation time! Please RSVP (send Krista Stone a message via WhatsApp or FB) so reservations can be made at the restaurant. If you want to book anything at the spa, you will need to make your own arrangements after lunch. We hope you ladies will join us for a very relaxing Sunday afternoon!
Women's Bible Study
Instead of taking a break from our weekly gatherings this summer, we thought we'd go book club style and meet to discuss the book, "Even Better than Eden: Nine Ways the Bible's Story Changes Everything about Your Story" (see link below for book details). We'd still have two meeting times on Wednesday (one morning, one evening) to meet the needs of our community.
If you are interested in participating, please let us know so we can order an accurate number of books. They are about $12. We ask that if it is not a financial burden that you pay for your book when it arrives, but we have funds available to cover the cost if it is difficult for you to buy it at this point—so don’t let that stop you!! RSVP to Chelsea Bastian for a copy of the book and if you need childcare.
Summer Sunday's at the Pastor's
COVID has us all craving fellowship. And maybe gelato. How about both? Starting 5 June join the church family every Sunday evening at 1800 for dessert and fellowship at the parsonage. Contact Pastor Randy for address/directions.
Let us start by saying how completely moved we are by the generosity of this community. The amount of donations we received in the last few weeks is such a blessing and it is completely amazing to watch God at work!
IMPORTANT: Pastor John has asked that we suspend sending materials like clothing, hygiene items and so forth. They are at capacity on their storage. Aviano Baptist is therefore going to suspend collection of any items until they give us word of their needs.
WHAT NOW? Food is now the number one need they have. Many Moldovan families (who can barely feed themselves) have taken refugee families into their homes. Pastor John's church has been delivering essential food items to these home so that they will all be able to eat. When their team visited a nearby refugee center, they found the refugees were not being offered nor had access to breakfast. Their church is willing to cook a hot breakfast every day for the camp. They just need groceries. That's where we come in. The cost is only €1.50/$1.66 per person per day.
€15 or $16.67 can feed 10 people.
€150 or $166.70 can feed 100 people.
HOW YOU CAN GIVE: If you would like to help meet this critical need, there are a number of ways you can give. Please visit our website at avianobaptist.church/giving.html to learn how.
All current and updated information will be posted on our church Facebook page and WhatsApp group. If you would like to know more information or volunteer please reach out to our coordinator Lauren O'Neal.
UPDATE ON HOMEGROUPS
Homegroups will be suspended for the time being and will resume in this fall.
PCSing Or Deploying Soon?
Please notify the church office so we can pray over you and your family before you leave.
Tithe and Offering Options
Of course you can give by simply putting US dollars or Euro in the offering plate. But the best way to give is through the International Baptist Churches Ministries (IBCM). The IBCM is an approved US charity that exists so US dollar donations to churches like ABC are tax deductible to the giver. But giving through the IBCM also saves the church significantly on bank fees. Click HERE to give on-line.
International Baptist Church Ministries
P.O. Box 833276
Richardson, TX 75083-3276
Do you want to see how you can grow deeper in your relationship with Jesus? See Kayla McCutchen if you're interested in being discipled or discipling someone.
Text Your Prayer Requests
You can now submit prayer requests via What'sApp. Send them to +39 366 728 2266. Indicate *PRIVATE* if you don't want it shared with the church body.
Women's Bible Study
-Daytime Bible Study: Wednesdays at 11:00
-The ladies are wrapping up their time in the book of Colossians. Stay tuned to hear about the next study our ladies will be diving into.
-POC: Sandy Bond
-Evening Bible Study: Wednesdays at 18:00
-POC: Chelsea Bastian
-L.I.F.T. Events are resuming! Please see the announcement for this months event! If you have any questions please reach out to our L.I.F.T. Events coordinator, Krista Stone.
Men's Bible Study
-Tuesdays at 06:30-07:30
-POC: Salvatore Capaccio
-All home groups will be suspended until Fall 2022.
-Wednesdays at 18:00
-POC: Dan Stone
-Sundays at 17:00-18:30
-POC: Penni Byrd
-Sundays at 10:00 (Nursery-5th grade)
-POC: Natasha Stoiber (+39 348-361-1666)