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Vision

I want to highlight two projects here that, I think, can make a significant impact on some people this Christmas. They both take place on Nov 28th. 
First is our "Christmas is the Worst" event, and the other is our Xmas Wrap-Up: Around the Block. Both of these events target the needs of our community and aim to help them through the holidays, through the winter, and give them some hope. If you or someone you know is facing the pain of grief this Christmas, encourage them to check our "Christmas is the Worst."
If you have the means, I encourage you to either volunteer to distribute the Christmas Cards on Nov 28th, by contacting Pastor Jamin, and/or volunteer to fill a Christmas Food Box or one of the needs that come in over the holidays (more details on that to come from Pastor Jamin).

Wins

1. Celebrate Recovery is seeing some excellent attendance and sustained connections, and that is beyond our normal AWC people!
2. I recommended that people join the 9:30am service a couple weeks ago, and people actually did it! Our services this past Sunday were much better balanced and we had more room for families in our 11am service!
3. We had so many kids on Sunday, we need to create another group in Kids Min! Plus, we are looking into upgrades around registration for kids too!

Last Sunday's Message 



Sometimes we get caught up in the issues that we want to resolve and end up jumping right into it without thinking. This can make things even worse. Sometimes we go into thinking we are righteous or that we can demand something, and that may not be received well. If we change our approach, it can change the other person's response.

What We Learned:
Matthew 5: 23-26
Resolution starts with how you approach the other person.

Reminder Phrase:
Approach
 

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What's Happening

Christmas Food Boxes (NEW)
Every year we participate in putting together food boxes for those in need in our area. I believe AWC has committed to putting together 5 of these boxes this year. If you would like to help with this, you can get the list here, and contact Jamin to let him know you'd like to donate towards this project. Jamin's number is 1-902-890-9759, and his email is pastorjamin@disciples.com 

Christmas is the Worst
As soon as November and December come along, it is hard to ignore, Christmas is on its way.  Holidays are hard when we are grieving and Christmas can be particularly difficult.  Everyone is busy preparing for the holiday and we just cannot seem to “get into the spirit”.
 
Drop in to enjoy a cup of coffee and get some information about getting through the Christmas Season while we grieve.  Grief is not “choosy” it affects individuals and families, children are welcome.  Registration is not required but is helpful. Please call (902) 667 9126 if you plan on attending.
 
Saturday Nov 28th - 6:30pm-8pm

Christmas Wrap-Up: Around the Block
There are people living within reach of the church who have never heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This Christmas, we want to show them the love of Jesus with the hope of other conversations to come. We are purchasing 45 ten dollar gift cards from McDonald's, and McDonald's has agreed to donate ANOTHER 45 gift cards of the same value! Praise God! This allows us to bless 80-90 houses!

We will attach the gift cards to a Christmas card. On the Christmas cards we will make an offer to help people with gas, groceries, winter clothes, or yard work. In order for them to receive help, they will need to contact the church. When this happens, we will share the request with the church and look for volunteers to step up and bless these people with their request. The details of how this will play out will be shared later.

On Saturday, November 28 at 9 AM, we are inviting church attenders to join the team at the church to prep the Christmas cards and deliver them Around the Block.
As well, we will be doing Christmas Cheer boxes. The list of food items will soon be made available at the church.

Let's show the people the love of Christ this Christmas. Let's share the Gospel with those right on our doorstep.

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.

Flamingo Season is Here
When you flock someone, flamingos will be placed on their lawn for 24 hours. (You must personally know this person.) 
These flamingos will be placed with a message from you to the target. The message will include what the event is, how long the Flamingos will be there, your name, as well as a personal message from you.
The money raised will be going to the youth ministry at the Amherst Wesleyan Church. 
Click here to fill out the form and get flocking!

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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