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Vision 

What does the future hold for AWC? I'm not sure, but that may be the wrong question to ask. As much as that matters, It can be incredibly easy to become internally focused, looking at what will go well or go poorly for our church, and that isn't why we are here. AWC exists to accomplish a mission, and that mission involves impacting the people outside of our church. Yes, we need to invest in those already inside the church, but we need to focus not on our future, but what we are going to do to reach the lost and see our communities transformed. We want to see the Kingdom of God come down-to-earth, not just inside a building, but all around us.
So, what do we need to do to see that happen in our community?

Wins

1. More couples have signed up for The Marriage Course! That means 17 couples (34 people) are working through the course either on-site or online!
2. Michael has been working hard on our First Impressions Team, and he is continuing to recruit and expand it!
3. We are seeing more and more people accept the call to take on leadership in ministry!

Last Sunday's Message 



We looked at the life of Sarah, Abraham's wife, and discovered that she had a couple hang-ups that kept creating problems for her in her life. She seemed to want so desperately to be the best wife she could be, to be the perfect wife, that she actually kept doing things that got in the way of that.

What We Learned:
Genesis 16:1-6
You can try so hard to be the perfect "whatever" that you actually keep yourself from being one.

Reminder Phrase:
Sabotage
 

Full Message Podcast


Listen to our messages on our website, on SoundCloud, through our ChurchLink App, and as a Podcast on iTunes!

What's Happening


Grieving Hearts 
Feb 25 to April 29th 6:30-7:30 pm.
Grief is messy and it can be often much harder than we ever expected.  This group offers a chance for you to connect with others who are grieving, share your story (when you are ready) and gain some insights about grief. Please contact Pastor Sheryl (sayork.16@gmail.com) to register or call the church at (902) 667 9126.

Stronger Together and Emotional Intelligence Seminar 
May 1st from 9am-Noon we will be holding our Stronger Together event, as well as a special seminar on Emotional Intelligence! More details will be available as the date approaches. 

Baptism
We are planning a baptism for Good Friday, April 2nd, during the evening service. If you're interested in being baptized or would like more information about it, please contact us and let us know.

Marriage Alpha 
"The Marriage Course is designed to help couples invest in their relationship and build a strong marriage" - Marriage Course Website On Wednesday, February 3 at 7 PM, we will be hosting the Marriage Course at AWC - both in-person and online. This course is designed for modern audiences from any age group. If you have a strong marriage: this course is for you. If you are struggling in your marriage: this course is for you. If you aren't married, but hope to be one day: this course is for you. Please register HERE if you plan to attend. Each person will receive a course handbook to aid them in building a strong marriage.
You can attend In-Person, through Zoom or Stream it On-Demand.

Konnect Kids
We are launching Konnect Kids again! Kids ages 2-12 can join the fun on Sundays on-site at AWC at 11am! Parents can register their kids when they register for the worship service!

Celebrate Recovery 
The God of the Bible, The Father, Son & Holy Spirit are THE higher power – the only one that can be in control.
Only 1/3 of people who attend Celebrate Recovery (CR) do so because of a chemical addiction, the rest are hurts and hang ups. Hurts: abuse, emotional, physical and sexual. Hang-ups: bitterness, anger, trust, do not measure up Habits: behaviours and addictions
You don’t need to hit rock bottom before starting recovery. The 8 principles are based on the beatitudes and the 12 steps flow out of the principles. Join us Tuesday nights, the doors open at 6:15 pm (starts at 6:30). Masks are required and physical distancing will be observed. You can register HERE or call the church at 902 667 9126.

AWC-Online
Did you know that you can do church wherever you are? We put together special content each week so you can do church at home! You can find our videos here!

Register for On-Site Services
If you'd like to attend AWC on-site (live in-person on Sunday), you can register ahead of time by clicking here, (you will also see all of our safety measures and instructions listed there) or you can call us or show up on Sunday and register there. We have limited seating available due to COVID-19 so seating is provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. 

Mobile Sites
If you'd like to continue doing church where you are, in your home or someone else's home, and would like to become an official AWC-Mobile Site to receive extra support and resources, click here to register!

Small Groups
We have a number of small group options this year, using in-person and online connection methods. Click here to see the options and sign-up now! 

Konnect Kids Online
If you've got kids, or grandkids, nieces or nephews, and you'd like them to grow in faith, character and wisdom, you might want to check out our online resources for kids! Since we can't effectively do in-person kids events every week, we are trying to put together high-quality online resources each week.
Check out our Konnect Kids facebook page!
Find our Konnect Kids videos for pre-school (Bible Adventures) and school-age students (Konnect HQ) on our Youtube Channel Here.

Thursday Prayer
We are starting back up our Thursday Prayer & Fasting time. We encourage everyone to take Thursday at noon to fast and pray. You can join us on facebook Live on our AWC facebook page Thursdays at noon sharp too!

EDGE Youth
Our teen ministry is using a combination of online and in-person events and services to connect teens with their faith and each other. You can find out more on their facebook group here.

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