Abundant Life Covenant Bible Church is celebrating the true light and miracle of Christmas. Come join us for Christmas Carol sing a long, Christmas treats, and the Christmas story that will brighten your life.
The Candlelight Service will be on Friday, December 23 at 7:00 at 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, Ca.
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Greetings Abundant Life Family:
In Paul's second letter to the Corinthians (2 Cor. 9:8), he declared "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that you, always have all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work". As born again believers in Jesus Christ, the Lord God has called and assigned us a specific work to do in the earth realm for His Kingdom. The work involves giving of our time, our self, our resources, and more. Ephesians 2:10 says, "For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them". God promises to make all grace abound toward us; in other words,we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Even though, we may experience resistance, trials, tribulation, and/or heartache in working for the LORD, be of good cheer because "the LORD declares...My grace is sufficient for you: for my strength is made perfect in weakness" 2 Corinthians 12:9. In other words, God's grace give us the will to do all that He has called us to do.
Our Declaration: I will abound to every good work, for God is able to make all grace abound toward me that I have sufficiency in all things, in Jesus Name!
Focus scripture: Isaiah 1:19. If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land...
ALCBC Prayer Team
In our society we are always seeking to be healthier. We join gyms to get in shape, start diets to lose weight, read nutrition labels to make sure we are eating the right things and so on and so on. The Biggest Loser is one of the most popular reality television shows and there are countless infomercials on the latest ab equipment/video to achieve the 6 pack to replace that 12 pack that just won’t go away. One of my latest “nutrition” quests is The Fresh20 meal plan. It is a healthy meal plan that helps busy people feed delicious nutritious meals to their family. It’s a pretty good plan. They give you recipes for a week’s worth of meals (dinners) along with the grocery list for the week complete with the nutrition labels and an estimated price sheet to let you know how much you it will probably cost. I Love It!!!! I printed out my lists and put them in a notebook and couldn’t wait to get started. But there is a problem….I do not like grocery shopping (can I get an “amen” from somebody). I think I’m allergic to the grocery store or something (lol!) So, I have a nice booklet full of nutritious meals complete with grocery lists for my family and I find myself frequenting the fast food drive thru more than I would like. So what does it take for my family to get these nutritious meals on their dinner plate instead of Hamburgers and French fries? Well, there is no shortcut. It takes me going to the grocery store and getting the food. I must do it. As much as I don’t like grocery shopping it is the only way nutritious food will get on the table.
So what is my point, you ask? Well, here is my question for you. Do you need to get spiritually healthy? Do you have excess spiritual weight in your life that God is trying to address, i.e. excess emotional weight or unhealthy habits. Maybe you need to shed a few pounds in the “negative thought” area of your life or add to your diet a good dose of “love and forgiveness”. Bottom line, you need to get healthier spiritually. You can wish yourself into getting spiritually healthy, you can think positive thoughts, you can dream about it; but, there is one thing you must do. You guessed it…. you must read your Bible. Like my needing to go to the grocery store to get healthy food, you must open your Bible and read the Word of God to get spiritually healthy. Now, I know – you don’t particularly like reading your Bible. You don’t know what to read and every time you open the Bible you seem to always get some verse that goes something like this – Zephaniah begat Jochaniah and Jochaniah begat Hezekiah and Hezekiah begat Zechariah (ok, you get my point). However, you must know that God wants to speak to you, and He will speak to you through His Word. Need help in knowing what to read? Start with the gospel of John. Read it from start to finish. It’s a great account of the life of Jesus and it will help you with your life. Another good idea is to read a Proverb a day. The book of Proverbs has 31 chapters. Read one chapter a day for a good dose of Godly wisdom. Or, you can read the book of Acts from start to finish. Paul’s journeys in this book are sure to inspire you. The whole point is to start reading your Bible and get into the habit of reading it. I have recently started going to the gym regularly (again – lol). But, at least I am going. Maybe you have tried to read your Bible on a regular basis and, for whatever reason, you have stopped. The good thing is - you can start again. Go ahead, open up your Bible and start reading. I guarantee that God will speak to you and help you to get spiritually healthy.
BEGIN YOUR FALL ON A HIGH NOTE
Vacations are over, the kids are headed back to school and the daily routines resume. As you get ready for back to school, why not come back to church, too?
Studies show attending church makes you healthier and happier, and it's a great place for your kids!
Come give it a try this weekend at Abundant Life, we’re ready to welcome you back!
*Church begins at 10:00
*A light lunch is served after service
*Children's church is offered for ages 0-12
*Attire is casual to dressy
See you Sunday!
2012 LCEC RAFFLE FUNDRAISER
Help us Serve the Community by purchasing a raffle ticket today. The non-profit organization of Abundant Life, Life Community Enrichment Corporation, is sponsoring a raffle to raise funds for our outreach activities in the Pasadena area. Funds will go towards existing programs like the Pasadena Community Youth Orchestra, Saturday Night Live Youth Outreach, holiday gift giving, youth summer camps and more. Our goal is to empower families, enrich the lives of the children and youth and to enhance the overall life of the community. You can help us achieve this goal.
CLICK HERE to Purchase tickets to win amazing prizes and to help us serve the community. The Drawing will be held on October 2, 2012. Attendance is not required to win.
The Top 3 Prizes Include:
Other Prizes Include:
On Saturday, July 21 from
5:00-8:00 we will be hosting a
Couples Night Out for all married and dating couples. We will be discussing the topic “The Art of Communication”. It will be a fun-filled evening and dinner will be provided. The event is free but you need to sign up at the Media Table to confirm your attendance.
Bring your lawn chairs or blanket, sit under the sunset sky and be entertained by great musicians at our fundraising event "Jazz in the Courtyard"on Saturday, August 18, 2012 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. This event will take place in the main courtyard of St. James United Methodist Church, 2033 E. Washington Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91104.
Performers include students from our Pasadena Community Youth Orchestra including the Jazz Family Ensemble and other talented youth. The director of the orchestra, Camille Barnes, will be performing with several professional musicians and other featured guests.
The cost of admission is $10.00 for children and adults (children ages 3 and under are admitted free). While you listen to this wonderful music, you can bring your own food to enjoy or be pampered by a delicious treat from Safoa's Fare. (Cash only please.)
JOIN US APRIL 8 AT 10:00am
That first Easter, the tomb was empty and the world was changed forever. Jesus' death and resurrection was a miraculous event that continues to impact us today. Forgiveness, hope, grace and eternal life are all possible because of the resurrection - that's a cause for celebration! So join us at Abundant Life as we Celebrate Easter. Easter Service will begin at 10:00am on Sunday, April 8. You will experience a uplifting music, powerful sermon, and good fellowship. Children's Church is available along with an Easter Egg Hunt after service. A light lunch will also be served after service. Come and worship this Easter with Abundant Life...we're saving a seat for you.
COME ONE, COME ALL
Abundant Life Covenant Bible Church is hosting an Easter Carnival for the young and the young at heart.
All are welcome to this fun filled free event. There will be free games, activities and prizes for all ages. Activities include:
Kids bowling * Football Toss * Cake Walk * Toilet Paper Toss * Duck Pond
Electronic Basketball * Ring Toss * Tic-Tac-Toe * The Fishing Booth
Easter Bunny Dartboard * Bean Bag Toss * Basketball Shootout * Jumper
There will be a special attraction at 2:30 as STARBURST THE CLOWN presents "The Gospel Illusions and Storytelling Show"
FUN! FUN! FUN!
Bring your family! There is something for everyone. See you there!!!