Youth Car Wash a HUGE Success!

thank-youThe Youth Mission 2015 Car Wash Fundraiser was a H-U-G-E success!!  Thank you to all the parents, contributors, and youth that helped and worked so hard to make this such a blessing!  The Youth will be serving the town of Hurricane Creek.  The town of Hurricane was named after Hurricane Creek, which was, in turn, named after a group of trees at the mouth of the river bent in one direction. A party of surveyors commissioned by George Washington noted the site appeared to have been struck by a hurricane, and the name just stuck. Locals pronounce the name “HURR-i-CUNN” so when visitors want to fit in, they are sure to make the distinction. Some areas of the town appear as if they still qualify for hurricane relief and our service to the residents will make them feel like they are getting the much needed assistance they have been waiting for. Many folks simply need a new paint job to spruce up their home. Other people desperately need access to their doors so they can get out of the house and enjoy the neighborhood.

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Hope Center Baby Bottle change drive 2015 Bottles due June 21st

Hope Center Baby Bottle CampaignAboite is hosting the annual Baby Bottle Campaign to benefit A Hope Center. A Hope Center offers free pregnancy tests and provides a supportive, nonjudgmental environment in which clients can consider all of their pregnancy options including parenting and adoption. You may pick up a baby bottle today to collect your spare pocket change, and return the full bottles by Father’s Day.  This is a great fundraiser every year for our friends at A Hope Center.  Please have your filled bottles back to the church office no later than June 21st.

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Homeless Ministry – July 19th, 2015

homelessserviceslide copyOur next ministry event is July 19th, 2015. 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.

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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June 2015 Newsletter

Here is the latest news!  Please make sure to let us know what you think about the newsletter.  All comments are welcome.  Does this format work for you?  Do you like the newsletter emailed to you or mailed by the Post Office?

 

Please click here for the June Newsletter… Newsletter June 2015

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Council Meeting and Congregation Meetings in June

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Council Meeting is scheduled for June 7th at 12:30

 

Congregation Meeting is scheduled for June 28 at 12:30

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FREE VBS Monday July 6th to Friday, July 10th – Volunteers Needed

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We’re gearing up for our annual vacation bible school July 6 – 10, 2015! Free for Ages 4 years old through 5th grade are welcome to participate in our VBS program. We’re looking for all kinds of volunteers, from actors on the mornings of VBS, help with the Friday evening event, group leaders with the students, and more! This is an easy way for you to get involved, ages twelve and up.

Kids will zoom through God’s Word and back in time with us as we discover God’s everlasting love! Find out how God’s love makes a difference in every story, at every time—including your story right now!  We can count on God’s love. God IS love!  1 John 4:16

Please contact Tama at 260-436-5673 extension 105 or tama@aboitechurch.org for any questions.

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Bible Blast to the Past VBS 2015

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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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