Christ Child Festival – Free Youth and Family Event!

Manger scene  Youth/Family Event: Join us for the FREE Christ Child Festival, including nativity collections, a living nativity, prayer, caroling, carriage rides, and more!  More info at christchildfest.org.  Lunch provided.  Let Gabe know in advance if you’re going so he can get enough food!

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Spread Christmas Cheer!

Adopt a family pic  Join us in supporting the annual Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program!  The program provides assistance to Lutheran Social Services of Indiana families.    Look for more details to come!

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Health and Wellness

Health nutrition and wellnesssJoin us for a most beneficial presentation regarding Health, Nutrition, and Wellness November 5th!  RSVP  as soon as possible!  Don’t miss it!

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Daniel Plan – Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends!

Daniel  Plan image largeAs we are going through the Daniel Plan Program, let’s think of ways to regroup and support each other to be healthy with Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus, and Friends!

One of the reasons The Daniel Plan has already helped thousands of people succeed in creating a healthier lifestyle is the fact that it is designed to be done in community. The fact is God created us to thrive in relationship, and together we are crucial to each other’s healing and success.

Our September 7th service with Pastor’s introduction of the Daniel Plan with Dr. Rudy Kachmann was well received!  During the 8:30 a and 11a services, there will be an informational table relating to health and fitness available to everyone for more incentives to get healthy!

The Daniel Plan offers practical solutions to improving your health physically, spiritually, relationally and emotionally. Integrating these Essentials can lead to a more vibrant life!  The Daniel Plan is framed around The Essentials: Faith, Food, Fitness, Focus and Friends – life areas that all work together to restore and sustain your long-term health. Faith is the foundation with God as the source of the power and the energy behind all transformational change. As you follow The Daniel Plan, you will discover that you have a part to play in getting healthier, but God will energize your efforts. We have learned that doing The Daniel Plan in community, with a group of friends is the “secret sauce”. People who do the program together lose 50% more weight!September 28th we will start a 6 week series of small groups that will provide instruction and support toward a more healthy you!  Each Sunday of the series we will provide a booth of additional information, samples, and more for healthy tips!    For more questions or to sign up for a small group, contact Colleen at 260-705-1104 or colleen@aboitechurch.org.

 

 

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The Institute for Intellectual Formation and Skeptical Inquiry

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The Institute was established with a primary aim to renew and further the discipline of intellectual formation (or “shaping of the mind”) within the local Christian community. The secondary aim of this institute is to create a welcoming environment that invites the skeptically-minded to engage in a productive dialogue on questions that emerge at the interface of religion and culture.  Class is available on Sundays at 9:45 a.m and Mondays at 6 p.m.

 

 

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Griefshare – Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

 

 

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Help through the Holidays.  Let us help you with grief you may experience….especially through the holidays. 

6:30p- 8:30p on Mondays in the Youth Room at Aboite Lutheran Church.

GriefShare seminars and support groups are led by people who understand what you are going through and want to help. You’ll gain access to valuable GriefShare resources to help you recover from your loss and look forward to rebuilding your life.

You’ll probably feel a little nervous about going to GriefShare the first time.Those feelings go away quickly for most people, usually during the first session they attend. GriefShare is a warm, caring environment designed to help you.

You’ll discover there are people who understand your hurts, emotions, and painful experiences! When someone you love dies, it’s common to feel isolated. In GriefShare, you’ll find that you are not alone, that there are others who understand what you are going through.

You’ll learn helpful, practical information that will help you recover from the pain of grief and loss. The GriefShare DVD videos feature top experts on grief recovery subjects and case studies of people just like you, who have been through the grief experience.

You’ll have the chance to talk about your experiences. It can be very healing to tell others what you are going through. The support group sessions include a time to talk about what you’ve seen on the GriefShare videos and what is going on in your life. And while you have the opportunity to tell your story, there’s never pressure for you to do so if you don’t feel like it.

You’ll have a workbook for personal study and to write down things you’ve learned. The workbook provides opportunity for further study about the grief process and personal reflection about your grief. The weekly journaling questions help you sort through your emotions. You can tear out and carry with you the perforated “Care Cards” for words of encouragement during the lowest points of your day.

Location:  Aboite Lutheran Church   10312 Aboite Center Road Ft. Wayne, Indiana 46804 September 29th thru January 5th      7:30p.m. – 9 p.m.  (2 weeks discussing grief and the holidays)    Newcomers welcome any time.   RSVP and reserve a workbook ($15)  Contact Lynn at 260-444-8918  lynncamino@me.com

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“Caring Hands” Ministry Serves Homeless of Fort Wayne

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Aboite Lutheran Church supports “The Caring Hands Ministry,” a Christ-centered ministry that serves the homeless of Fort Wayne each Sunday morning – with a worship service and a meal. This ministry gathers at Freimann Square when the weather is warm or at the Rescue Mission during inclement weather. Once a month, ALC participates by gathering at the church at 7:30am to prepare brown-bag lunches and deliver them downtown. Directly following the homeless worship service, we serve a hot meal and distribute the packed lunches. Volunteers return to Aboite by around 9:30am.  The next event date is November 23, 2014

We are also collecting items for the Caring Hands Ministry to hand out to the homeless. There is a large white box labeled “homeless ministry” at both entrances of ALC.

List of needed items:

Blankets
Rain Ponchos
Socks/Underwear
Gloves/hats winter jackets
Garbage bags
Flashlights
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Energy Bars
Candles and matches

Please contact Tama if you are interested in helping in any way at tama@aboitechurch.org or 260-436-5673 ext. 105.

 

 

 

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