will start on Wednesday, the 1st of March and will continue for 46 days until Saturday, the 15th of April
For those who have never participated in a Lenten fast and who might want to try it this year, here is how a Lenten fast is traditionally practiced:
Remember Sunday Feb. 12th Aveleigh surveyed those attending our 9;15 service. That survey question was, “what is the most important word in the Bible?”. Every Sunday during Lent 2017 we will announce, “what the survey said”. Each week the worship theme and sermon will speak on the topics you selected as ,”the most important word in the Bible. Invite your friends, family and acquaintances to worship with you weekly the most important word in the Bible is revealed here at Aveleigh.
Save the new Date! Aveleigh’s Vacation Bible School will be July 23 – 27, 2017 (instead of July 16 as posted previously). Please mark your calendars and make every effort to be there to help serve. Volunteer sign-ups and registration forms will be in upcoming Spring bulletins.
Ash Wednesday is the Christian observance that marks the first day of Lent. Ash Wednesday 2017 will be Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Remember to return your 2016 Palm Sunday Palms to Aveleigh Sunday Feb. 26, 2017. Aveleigh’s annual Burning of the Palms will be in the church parking lot before the Shrove Tuesday Feb. 28, 10am Chapel Service. Burning the Palms celebrates how God has completely cleansed and forgiven all pasted repented sins and in the fire of the Holy Spirit we are newly empowered to faithful living.
Wednesday Night AWAKENINGS on Ash Wednesday March 1, 2017
All are invited to come and participate in observing the beginning LENT. Dinner will be served in Truesdell Hall (gym) at 6pm in concurrence with The Awakenings Bible Study. All are welcome to come as well to participate in the meal (which begins at 6:00pm),Bible Study at 6:30 and will conclude with our annual Service of the Ashes ( about 7pm) where following a brief prayer and worship service will receive the ashes in the sign of the cross , on the forehead symbolizing personal repentance and the beginning of our Lenten Journey
Worship God with us. Our 9:15 Blended Sunday service includes children's moment, power point and multi media presentations, and prayers, scriptures, and cause for the hope you need.
Also our contemporary service called, The Aveleigh Worship Center gathers Sundays at at 11:30.
Come and find out about the week day evening alternate worship venues.
Aveleigh's Sunday School takes place every Sunday morning at 10:45 a.m. We have classes for ages 3 - 12 and 5 adult Sunday School Classes.
Our Adult Ministries at Aveleigh include: Dinner Groups which meet monthly for spiritual encouragement and fellowship; our Forever Young group which meets the third Wednesday of each month (for either a trip or program); 5th Sunday Luncheons (we meet directly after the service to share a meal and fellowship the 5th Sunday of a month); as well as special church-wide events during the year. You are also invited to Truesdell Hall (gym) on Sundays immediately following the 9:15 a.m. Service (around 10:20 a.m.) for coffee and snacks. This is a great time to fellowship with Aveleigh family and friends.
Our Children's ministry at Aveleigh includes children ages birth - 5th grade. Nursery care (for birth - 3 years) is provided during church services and most church events. Sunday School classes are available for all ages. There are many special activities for children throughout the year including: a weekly Sunday King’s Kid’s program with puppets and singing (for ages 3 - 5th grade & held at 10:30 a.m.); a weekly children's church ministry for children ages 3 - Kindergarten during our 9:15 a.m. service; Catechism class (for 6th & 7th grade); Vacation Bible School; Advent Adventure held during the Advent season; and various other activities.
Aveleigh has a library that includes educational opportunities for all ages. The library includes fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, magazines, devotionals and Bible Study reference books.
Aveleigh has Bible Studies offered Winter, Spring, Summer and Fall.
The Reverend Dr. Mitchell Van Metre has been pastor and head of staff for our charge since 2006. He is a graduate of Maryville College, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, and holds a PhD in pastoral care from the Oklahoma University of bibical studies.
Cindy Long has been Aveleigh’s Director of Christian Education since July 1996. She enjoys working with all age groups. Cindy, and her husband Eddie, also coordinate Newberry Young Life, an outreach ministry for teenagers.