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Vision 

Here is a special reflection from Darren Allen:
I have been challenged lately to examine my motivation for going to a church (an assembly of God's people).  I’ve had to ask myself a series of questions.

Is the church only at one specific location? No. 

Should I only be going to an assembly of GOD's people when I think it's convenient for me? GOD's word says, “Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful. And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, NOT GIVING UP MEETING TOGETHER, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.” (Hebrews 10: 23-25, I added the bold emphasis) So, no, not only when it’s convenient.

Is my particular Church preaching a different gospel (good news) than the one that was given by Christ? In my case, no. 

Should I go for the Pastor? No. 

Should I go for the people? No. 

If I wanted to join a service club, a Men's club, etc., there are lots of them out there and there is nothing wrong with many of them. This is about serving and obedience to GOD though. 

Should I go for the music, the seats, the carpet, the outside appearance of the building? No. 

Do I like the music? Sometimes yes, sometimes no, but it's about worshiping GOD, not my likes and dislikes. 

Should I go for the kids and youth ministry (student ministry)? As a dad of many children, when they were small it was very important that a Church had a good student program, so yes, that's important for a young family. 

Do we have good student ministry? Yes. 

Can we improve? Most definitely. We can’t stop improving until we have reached all of Amherst!

So why should I attend Church? For GOD. I want to love him with my whole Heart, mind, body and strength. I should go for Him. That should be my motivation.

If God blesses me with a godly pastor, good folks and friends and pleasing music, a comfortable seat, or other luxuries, then I am indeed richly blessed. It's all about Him though, and not about me. I owe God a debt I cannot ever fully repay.

How should I then respond? Out of love and obedience to Christ who died for me.

That’s why I should be attending, serving, giving, loving, worshipping...

Thanks for letting me share.

Darren Allen
AWC Treasurer
902-297-3014

Wins

1. Youth ministry is hoping to add more volunteers!
2. Stephen Ministers continue their training and have been working hard to adapt during COVID and continue to serve their Care Receivers with excellence.
3. We have an exciting opportunity I want to share with everyone on Sunday... you'll have to be there to hear about it!

Last Sunday's Message 



We examined the story of Judah and Tamar and how Tamar was caught up in are hard situation. Of no fault of her own, things weren't working out for her and people thought that she was a horrible failure because of it. But, when the whole story finally came out, people began to see who was really to blame.

What We Learned:
Genesis 38:24-26
Someone may seem like a failure, but there is always more to the story.

Reminder Phrase:
Story
 

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What's Happening

Membership Class (NEW)
We will be holding a membership class on Saturday March 27th. If you're interested in becoming a member, or would like to know what being a member of AWC is all about, we hope that you will join us on March 27th!

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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