Pam Buchanan (L) & Beth Larkin (R)
Coordinator of Women’s Ministries Pam Buchanan has given her letter of resignation effective June 30, 2017. Pam has served the women of the Advent Christian denomination for the past 12 years. She has worked closely with a number of WHFMS presidents through the years and has worked to develop ongoing ministries to women both within WHFMS and other types of women’s ministries around the denomination. During Pam’s years of service at ACGC she has worked directly with the Executive Director and as part of the Department of Nurture. Currently, Pam and I have been working together preparing for the Triennial Convention with WHFMS National President Karen Hall and Beth Larkin. Pam has done a wonderful job of both ministering to the needs of women in our churches and working with leadership to cast a vision for future ministry.
During her time Pam has worked closely with Beth Larkin, administrative assistant, in the Department of Nurture. After discussing the transition and needs for women’s ministry with Pam and Karen Hall, I have decided to name Beth Larkin as Coordinator of Women’s Ministries for ACGC. She will begin this position July 1, 2017 following the Triennial Convention.
Feeding Camp in Brajarajnagar
Yesuway Jeevan Mission’s Ministry Partner: ODISHA MINISTRIES
In April, ACGC World Outreach sent funds to India from the Bread of Life program, some of which went to Pastor Ahaj Kumar Pani in Odisha. He has recently sent pictures of the Feeding Camp that he held to distribute food purchased with those funds. He wrote as follows…
“Today, (May 14, 2017) on Sunday, we have made a feeding program for needy people from Brajarajnagar mission field. We want to thank our Missions Manager M.M. Immanuel sir, for arranging fund towards this feeding program.”
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Urban Ministry News from Iglesia de la Gracia Divina Church Arleta, Calif.
(Submitted by Pastor Raul Parada)
“Day after day, in the temple courts and from house to house,
they never stopped teaching and proclaiming the good news
that Jesus is the Messiah.” (Acts 5:42 NIV)
The primitive church used to gather in the temple and in houses to learn about our Savior Jesus Christ. The Iglesiade la Gracia Divina Church in Arleta, Calif. has a core value in preaching the gospel through the promotion of Bible studies through small home groups to promote the kingdom of Jesus in our communities. Every week, we strive to have fellowship in our small group or cell group to reach new people to teach the Word of God.
Convention Spotlight: YS Coaching
A few months ago, we at ACGC began informing you of the many opportunities that await our convention attendees this June. One of the early opportunities I sought to share with you was something that has come through our invaluable partnership with Youth Specialties. For those of you who don’t know Youth Specialties, for more than four decades they have been the leading youth ministry resource organization.
At our upcoming convention, Youth Specialties’ Director of YS Coaching and YS Search, Brian Aaby will be available to youth workers and pastors alike, for one-hour coaching sessions. Normally an opportunity like that costs a fair amount of money, this opportunity will be made available to convention attendees (or youth workers near the Charlotte area) free of charge.