Understanding Mental Health Youth Seminar

We are so happy to have Dr. Brad Schwall coming to ACC to host a youth seminar “Understanding Mental Health” to help our teenage brothers and sisters to deal with emotional issues, such as anxiety, depression, and suicidal thought. The seminar will be held on 9/8/2019 (Sunday) from 2pm to 3:30pm. For any details, please refer to the poster.

Children’s Department Announcements

  1. ACC Kids Sunday School registration for Fall 2019 has begun. Please fill out a registration form for each child and place it into the church office in Pastor Francisco’s mailbox. Registration forms can be found in the ACC Kids bulletin board next to the Nursery (Room 118).
  2. Awana registration for Fall 2019 is available every Sunday in August. Please register at the table in the lobby with the Awana Clubs sign.

Worship in Spirit and Truth with Reverence and Awe

Hi Summer Teachers,

Thank you all so much for stepping up and stepping in to serve the precious kids at ACC. While some of you will move on to other areas of Children’s Ministry, others will take on other responsibilities outside of kids ministry. Regardless of where you serve, may God richly bless you, your family and the ministries where you serve. I hope you will return to serve in Children’s Ministry next year.

I want to share this message as I pray that you enjoy your walk with the Lord for all the days of your life.:

John 4: 23 – 24 (ESV)

But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.

Hebrews 12: 28 – 29 (ESV)

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire.

In Spirit – Jesus is speaking with the Samaritan woman who says that “Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” Jesus tells her that we do not worship God in a specific physical place, but by His Holy Spirit because God is spirit.

In Truth – We can only worship the One True God who is found in scripture. We cannot worship Him if we do not know Him.

With Reverence – Showing honor and respect toward God. Do you stand or bow humbly before Him?

With Awe – Are you still in awe of God and His majesty and holiness?

After a while, especially during the difficulties in life, we feel like we are just barely getting by spiritually. You may feel like you are simply maintaining, or even surviving, each day. The thought of God during the day is fleeting and He only pops in your mind when you see the Jesus fish on the back of a car.

But, God is right there wooing us back to Him. He’s ready to remind us how important we are to Him and that He wants us to live a life full of purpose for His Glory, not just survive it. He wants us to be in wonder and awe of Him like we were when we first met Him. He wants us to worship Him as He intended for us… in spirit and truth… with reverence and awe.

He wants us to worship Him in these ways because He is worthy, because He rescued us from our sins, and so that the children we teach and the people we see on a daily basis can see that our God is worthy of praise and honor and glory.

Enjoy your last Summer Sunday with your class. May God use you to magnify Him this week.

Thanks!!

Teacher Francisco

Cantonese Bible Seminar

弟兄姊妹們,學習聖經話語的機會又來了。張練能牧師將會於9月7日(星期六)在達城基督徒中國教會(DCBC)舉辦粵語聖經講座,題目為《漸進式啟示:打通新舊約聖經的血脈》。是次講座以粵語為主,敬請弟兄姊妹留意。

New Student Support

ACC New Student Support has begun! We are in need of lots of participations in any forms including donating daily necessities, picking new students up from the airport, helping them buying groceries and food, treating them with meals, cooking for the welcoming events, helping them to move into apartments, etc. We could also open our families to be their host families. There are SO MANY things we could do!

Bros and sis, please scan the QR Code and complete the ACC Student Fellowship Support Working Group registration form. May the Lord touch our hearts and give us lots of inspiration so that we could all share the Lord’s love and the Good News with our new students.

ACC Student Fellowship Support Working Group Registration Form https://forms.gle/RhxMfUMwRycQZLe8A