Aveleigh Fellowship of Presbyterians is seeking a Director of Music:
For all of 2018 we are asking everyone to join us in praying each day of the month for a specific ministry or way that we can grow in our faith. Click each month below to view the calendar for that month.
Will the next generation have faith? We at Aveleigh are definitely praying so!
We're excited to share the below idea with you that will prayerfully help you grow in your faith as a family. It's called Faith Five and it is something simple that you can do together as a family every day in 2018 (and hopefully beyond).Here are the details below (FYI - I received the below email and link from General Presbyter, Danny C. Murphy.)
"Developmental research reveals that parents are the single most important influence in the faith development of a child. Can you guess the second most important influence? That is correct! Grandparents.In an effort to make sure that the next generation does have faith, (Aveleigh) is using a simple five-step process to nurture and empower their parents and grandparents to share Christian faith with their children and grandchildren every night at home.
In a nutshell, here is how it works. Before going to bed, everyone in the family drops what they are doing, turns off the television, puts down the newspaper or their homework, sets the cell phone on silence and gathers in a room of the convener's choice. Then they take time going through these five simple steps:
Step 1. SHARE your highs and lows of the day
Step 2. READ a verse or story from the Bible (see our Aveleigh Monthly Prayer Calendar on this website if need a Bible Verse)
Step 3. TALK about how the Bible reading might apply to
your highs and lows or another area of your life
Step 4. PRAY with each other, for one another's highs
and lows, for your family, and for the world
Step 5. BLESS one another
Watch the video below to view an abbreviated version of how one family shares their highs and lows of the day, reads and applies Scripture to their lives, prays with each other, and blesses one another. Be
sure to listen to how the parents knew for sure that Faith 5 was working in their home. The answer may surprise you."
Click Here to View the Video
We're excited to see how God is going to use the above format to help your family become closer and grow together in your faith!
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 10:40 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.
Ginny Holt has been Minister of Music at Aveleigh since May, 2009. She has a Bachelor of Music Degree in Church Music from Southwestern at Memphis (now Rhodes College) and a Master of Music in Pipe Organ Performance from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also an Associate of the American Guild of Organists. She was with SIM and EPC World Outreach from 1997 - 2008, serving as worship director of the International Evangelical Church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, where she was also director of The Motley Singers, an international community choir of about 50 singers and instrumentalists. She will be retiring at the end of 2018 after close to 50 years of music ministry in churches in Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, North Carolina, Ethiopia and South Carolina.