After a week of vacation with my grandsons in Orlando I think I need to come back to work to get some rest. It was a great time for Karen and me to spend time with Becky, Alan and the boys, but as I get back into the schedule here at the office it is hard to believe that March is over halfway gone. Triennial Convention will be here before we know it, so I thought I would remind you of some important information.
Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
Conference President Bertin Mwanya writes:
During the DRC AC Conference board meeting held at Horeb Center in Lubumbashi this past Friday, March 17, 2017, we discussed enhancing Advent Christian ministries throughout the DRC. The Conference Board resolved to go through a number of topics including the frequency of the fellowship meeting throughout the week. The schedule is as follows:
• Wednesday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Friday, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Thursday, Ladies’ Fellowship, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
• Sunday worship services, 9:00 a.m.to 12:00 p.m.
• Sunday school ministry, 8.00 a.m.to 9:00 a.m.
This schedule has been adopted by the DRC Advent Christian Conference Board for uniformity in the activities related to ministry in all the local Advent Christian churches.
The inland churches in the Eastern North Carolina Conference are invited to join a Missions Celebration Luncheon sponsored by ACGC Director of World Outreach Jeffrey Walsh. The celebration will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.at Holt Lake Bar-B-Que, 3506 Hwy. 301 S., Smithfield, N.C. A free lunch will be provided.
The guest speaker will be Dr. Cynthia Lee from Dunn, NC. Cynthia has traveled to several of our mission fields providing medical clinics for our AC brothers and sisters.
If you are part of one of the inland churches in North Carolina and would like to join the mission celebration, please let your pastor know of your interest or contact Trena in the ACGC Outreach Office by e-mail or phone – email@example.com, 800-676-0694, ext. 211. Seating is limited, so please RSVP through your pastor or the Outreach Office.
Pastor Dennis Ortega and Lee Welkley (Lincoln Heights, Los Angeles, Calif.)
News from our Urban Consultants Lee and Caroline Welkley
Let us make healthier churches! Let us plan to plant new churches! Let us plant new urban churches in areas of population concentrations!
In Galatians 6:7b-10 CEV, we read, “You will harvest what you plant. … if you follow the Spirit, you will harvest eternal life. Don’t get tired of helping others. … don’t give up. We should help people whenever we can … ” This teaching highlights the importance of great thought and care being given to what is planted. The New Testament also teaches that Jesus is the head and builder of his church. Will you help?
Triennial Convention Preview: Brian Aaby
If you’re not aware of it yet, in June, the Advent Christian General Conference will be having its Triennial Convention. Every three years, Advent Christians from around the world gather to learn, grow and seek the Lord, as we discuss where he may be leading us in the future. If you’re a frequent reader of the E-News, you have likely already read about this gathering on June 24 through 28. If not, you may have received an ad in the mail or stumbled upon our convention website.