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At the end of each week, we publish the coming Sunday's bulletin in PDF form to assist in your preparation for worship. Comments can be directed to Anthony.

November 27: Order of Worship

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Church Officer Nominations for the offices of Elder and Deacon will be received through December 18. Nomination forms are available beside the worship bulletin on the music stands as you enter the Sanctuary. You may turn in your nomination form to one of the Offering Boxes as you exit the Sanctuary. Online nomination forms are available by clicking on the Resources page of our website ( or you may contact the Church Office at (828) 684-7221, Ext. 312 or email if you need a nomination form mailed to you.

Sunday Evening, November 27, our annul Student Ministry Church Decorating get together will take place! This event is for ALL students (middle and high school)! This gathering starts at 4:30 and lasts until approximately 6:30. Dinner and dessert will be provided at the church! Please note, this will take the place of our usual HS only gathering.

As announced in the November Arden Focus Newsletter, Angel Tree will begin on November 27 when the angels representing prisoner children’s gift wishes will be available for selection before and after Sunday School. Also, donations for food and caregiver gift cards will enable us to extend our love to the whole family, as is our custom. Please note that ALL gifts will be due to the church by Sunday December 11 and delivery will take place on December 17. So please open your hearts to the strengthening or restoring of these prisoner families' relationship through your gifts this Christmas, and by stepping into their world as you deliver. Thanking you in Jesus’ name. For more information contact Dorothy Callaway 696-6659 or Sue Baker 231-2073.

The next quarterly meeting of the ABCCM General Assembly is Tuesday, November 29 at 6:30 p.m. at Hominy Baptist Church (135 Candler School Road). This is a great update on this community ministry that we support.

Sixth through twelfth graders, next Sunday, December 4 is the annual Student Ministry Christmas Party! Please see this past week's student ministry email for details, or see David Livernois with any questions!

Ladies Bible study is wrapping up our study of Esther. The Tuesday morning class will conclude on November 29 and the Monday evening class will conclude on December 5. Join us for a new study in Romans next year! Tuesday morning class will begin on 1/17 and the Monday evening class on 1/23. More info coming soon!

Women's Ministry Christmas Fellowship: Thursday, December 8, 6:00 p.m in the APC Fellowship Room Christmas Music Bingo with Fun Prizes! Feel free to bring a sweet or savory treat to share Childcare by reservation (contact Laura Hauser: 828-490-6296) Bring a friend!

If you would be interested in being a part of a disaster relief team (Hurricane Ian) this coming late fall, please contact Jim Sherar at 828-778-4244.



Benjamin Basham - MTW Chiba Japan
Benjamin’s maternal grandfather, Jay Williams died on November 19. Pray for the Lord’s comfort for all family and friends, especially Benjamin’s Mom, Pepper, and grandmother Ginger. Benjamin recently experienced his first Church Planting Institute in Japan. He really enjoyed the extra quality time with his coworkers between lectures and workshops. Benjamin requests prayer for three friends.   Firstly, a girl with anorexia is beginning to improve. Pray for her that she might return to a healthy lifestyle, and healthy mindset, soon. Secondly, one of the students struggling with depression has returned to the school. Thank God that she is back. Thirdly, another student has come close to killing himself on a few occasions, and in general is not taking good care of his health. Benjamin is one of the few he has confided in. Pray that all three will understand their worth in God's eyes rather than their own. Finally, Benjamin is in need of more support than was initially raised. He was originally only supposed to stay partway through February, but it was later requested that he remain halfway through March. That is a month of living and ministry expenses unaccounted for, alongside the administration fees associated with it. This all adds up to $4,700. Without this money, it will be necessary for Benjamin to come back to America early. You can give online to Benjamin Basham, account # 400431 at