JOY OF EVERY LONGING HEART
SUNDAYS NOVEMBER 26 – DECEMBER 24
As you make space this Advent season for the God whose activity makes the world go around, may you encounter this very God in your own heart and life in a way that compels you to go forth into God’s good, lovingly created world to proclaim the light, love, joy, and peace of Jesus.
This devotional will partner with Dr. Joe's Christmas sermon series! Pick a copy up at the AFC Bookstore while supplies last!
Ladies...a Christmas themed Book Club especially for you! Read Melody Carlson's book, "A Christmas Joy Ride'" and be ready to discuss. Our yummy snacks will include hot cocoa and Christmas cookies! Book Club meets every 2-3 months and is a mulit-generational group. Pick up the book and start reading!
Ladies...here is another Christmas event especially for you! Join us as Kimberly Boland and Bethany Jones lead this awesome holiday event. Featured stations will include Hot Cocoa Bar, Gift Wrapping, Crafts and more. Make sure you save this date on your calendar and be thinking about who you can invite!
Christmas Concert with Collingsworth Family!
Venue opens at 6pm for artist merchandise, full service coffee bar and bookstore. The concert begins promptly @ 7pm.Excitement, spiritual anointing, family-emphasis, and musical excellence are what you can expect to find when you step across the threshold of the auditorium for an Evening of Family Worship & Praise with The Collingsworth Family.
Scott Swan at AFC
Scott Swan began working for WTHR in 2002 and anchors Central Indiana's #1 rated 6:00pm and 11:00pm newscasts for 13News. In 2023 Swan won Emmy awards for Best Feature and Human-Interest Reporter and Best Military story. In 2022 Swan was honored with Emmy awards for his Olympic pre-trip stories in Japan and the story that chronicled his wife's successful fight against breast cancer. He is a committed Christian and has been a highly sought speaker for various churches in central Indiana for many years. Mark your calendars and plan to join us for this special morning!
Ugly Sweater Contest
Tacky? Mistmatched? Bright? Colorful? Sparkly? New? Old? We want to see it all! Prizes will be given out in all services!
Names of the Season Sunday School Class
Ladies! This class is just for you! Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace...come explore the meanings and what they mean for each of us! Sundays December 3-24 / 10:20am / Classroom #1.
We have a fun time set aside for the Pre-Schoolers of the community.! Join us for a special story, craft and yummy donuts! Meet downstairs near the Playzone Check-In at 10am on Friday, December 8.
Happy Birthday Jesus!
Happy Birthday Jesus is a special event created especially for our nursery age kiddos! Join Jami and her awesome team for this fun morning! Storytime, cupcakes, and craft! Saturday, December 9 at 10am.
The Gift is one of the most favorites events for women at AFC! The evening starts with dessert, worship and a devotion. Following this special time, each lady receives a gift…but not for her. Each gift is prayed over and each lady is instructed to take the gift and give it away when the Lord prompts her to do so. The stories that have come from this event are amazing! It is a great way to start your holiday season. Also, each table is decorated by a table hostess and prizes are given out for the top decorated ones and/or the most original ones. Expect to see some stellar table decorations!
Basics Class Dinner
The Basics Class is heading to Hagerstown to share some time around the table at Willie & Red's. Sign up in class! December 9 / 4pm
New Visions Class Party
Plans are to have lots of laughs and fun as usual at the New Visions Sunday School Class Christmas Party! Wear your UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER! Sign up in class. December 9 / 5pm / Scott home
Community Center Fun!
After school creative activities holiday style on Thursday, December 14 from 4:30pm at PLAYZONE check-in.
Join this awesome group of folks ages 60+ (or close to it...no ID is checked...lol) for this Christmas luncheon in the lower level. Bring a gift marked man or woman to donate to Sweet Galilee Nursing Home. Contact Marcia Peters at 317.695.7351 to sign up or with questions.
Youth Christmas Party
Attention youth! Pastor Joey has a fun evening planned just for YOU and your friends! Make sure to put December 13th on your calendar for the Christmas Party!
New Life Class Party
Join with your fellow classmates for a Christmas Party at the Wagoner home. Make sure to sign up in class! December 16 / 5pm.
Walking Together Class Party
Our Walking Together Sunday School Class for the ladies is having a Christmas Party on December 18. Sign up in class for the fun and festive event! December 18 / 6pm.
Saint to Santa
This evening promises to be a special time for families! Come here Santa share his story! Enjoy yummy cookies and milk and of course a photo with Santa.
Christmas Eve Worship!
Join us for these special services celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Services will be held at 9am, 10am and 11:15am. Merry Christmas!
Church Office closed
Please note that the Church Office will be closed from December 21-January 4th.
Christmas Break hours!
Bring the kiddos out to play at the PLAYZONE over Christmas break!
ONE service ONLY!
ONE service ONLY on New Year's Eve at 10am. No Sunday School.