The Institute for Intellectual Formation and Skeptical Inquiry

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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Church picnic September 7th!

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Join us for great food and fellowship after the 11 a.m. service on September 7th!  See you there!

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The Beatitudes

 

The upside down blessings of Jesus’ sermon on the mount.Beatitudes upside down pic

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Message Series – “God’s Rx for Health”

Although perfect health in any area will not be experienced this side of the grave, we can experience the health that God plans for us in key areas of our lives: spiritual health, physical health, mental health, emotional health, relational health, financial health, and vocational health. We can allow God’s Word to renew our minds and change the way we think: about God, about ourselves, about our relationships, our finances, our careers – about everything. When we learn to think differently, we will begin to live differently, and as we learn to think God’s way, we will begin to live God’s way.GodsRXSlide

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Jungle Safari VBS 2014

We’re gearing up for our annual vacation bible school July 7 – 11, 2014! 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.

Jungle Safari allows kids to explore the nature of God as Creator, Provider, Protector, Savior, and King; with bible stories that start in Genesis and lead to Revelation. In the opening session at Toucan Jam each day, kids will work together to learn Psalm 86:9-12, a great Scripture about who God is and what He means to us. Kids will learn to Serve With A Mighty Purpose through activities that help them put their faith into action.

Register Here!

Contact tama@aboitechurch.org for more information.

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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 service date is August 17th.

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

The next serving event will be Sunday, June 15th 2014 at 7:30am

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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Prayer Warriors Wanted

Prayer-Ministry-logo-2PNG1Congregation Prayer Chain Ministry teams are now being formed. We are looking for people who are willing to spend some time each week praying for the needs of our congregation and the community at large. A chain “Captain” will receive a prayer request from either the church staff, or any member of our congregation, to mobilize the chain. That individual will CALL or TEXT the next person on their list who will pray for the request and pass it on and so forth.

This Prayer Ministry is vital to the spiritual and emotional health of our congregation as we continue to grow and reach out to others in Jesus’s name. This ministry will also help alert the Pastors and staff as well as the newly formed “Care Ministry” as to “special circumstances” of those in need of more than prayer at any given time.
Please prayerfully consider being part of a “Prayer Chain Team” and visit the Ministry/Events Kiosk for more information.

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