Easter Family Activities

Easter Activities

Come out to the ACC Arlington Lawn and reconnect with other members of the ACC & Awana Families. You are welcome to invite your friends and other family members, but please register them so we can plan to have enough food and supplies for everyone. 

  • Let the kids see their church friends and have some fun.
  • Parents take a short break from parenting.
  • Parents see and chat with their church friends.

There will be 3 different Egg Hunts for different age groups to separate larger kids from younger kids.

  • This will be an outdoor event.

Click the link below to register your family and friends. 

** Each family should register separately.

** Please REGISTER EARLY so we can plan better.

** REGISTRATION ENDS ON SUN. MAR. 28.

Registration is closed.

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ACC 2021 Summer Family Daily Devotions

1. Registration

(Note: Although the title of this program is for family, everyone who likes to participate in this program can register.)

Please register via Google form: https://forms.gle/o8PuedYqHCCAhiqAA

Or scan QR code:

If you have questions, you can send emails to Xiaowei xwdong36@yahoo.com.

2. Purpose

  • Practice daily devotion to help participants grow deeper in spiritual life.
  • Strengthen parent-child relationship in Christ

3. Schedule for daily devotion

All participants will use the following table to do daily devotion from June 7th to July 30.  We will use two months to complete the Book of Romans.

Date MonTueWedThurFriSat
Week of 6/7Week 11:1-81:9-171:18-251:26-322:1-11Reflect and summary what you get from Holy Spirit in the week
Week of 6/14Week 22:12-242:25-3:43:5-3:203:21-314:1-8
Week of 6/21Week 34:9-164:17-255:1-85:9-195:20-6:10
Week of 6/28Week 46:11-237:1-137:14-258:1-98:10-18
Week of 7/5Week 58:19-308:31-399:1-79:8-189:19-26
Week of 7/12Week 69:27-3310:1-1110:12-2111:1-1611:17-36
Week of 7/19Week 712:1-1012:11-2113:1-1414:1-1314:14-23
Week of 7/26Week 815:1-1315:14-2415:25-3316:1-1616:17-27 

4. Resources to help you understand the Book of Romans

Romans is not an easy book to understand. You can use the following resources to help you catch the themes of Romans for daily devotion:

5. Process and method of daily devotion

For each participant:

  • About 15 minutes
  • Start by singing or listening to worship songs, praising, quiet one’s heart before God
  • Pray asking the Holy Spirit’s guidance
  • Read bible verses
  • Choose a verse that touches you, not too long
  • Mediate on the verse and think about how this verse relates to your current life and how to apply to your daily life
  • Write devotion diary and pray
  • Mediate on the verse during the day

(Note: If you miss any dates, you could use Saturday and Sunday to make up.)

6. Sharing within the family

Every day, parents and children can find 20 min to share what they get from today’s devotion. Parents could use “Discovery Bible Study Questions” to facilitate their discussion.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/13cDkm4q77cKdOXRpM3DDarw8rYDQVnhL/view?usp=sharing

7. Using social media to share daily devotionals

Daily interaction and support are important to help people continue daily devotion. For this, we will do daily devotionals together.

  • For Children: We encourage children and their parents to submit a short video every week to Flipgrid.
  • For Youth: Youth group will use the current Groupme to share daily devotionals.  
  • For adults: Please install Telegram in your smart phones. We will invite you to Telegram chat groups to share your daily devotionals.
  • For all families: We will encourage you to submit short videos to Flipgrid to share their devotionals weekly as family.

8. Face-to-face sharing within groups

  • For Children: through Sunday school
  • For Youth: through Friday night fellowship
  • For adults in English: through current existing small groups
  • For adults in Chinese: we will have bi-weekly zoom meetings


					

Fulfill His Mission, Fulfill Your Ministry

Dear Awana and Sunday School Teachers,

February 2021 was a difficult month for us with the continuation of the COVID pandemic, a beloved pastor resigning, and the record winter freeze. We know that challenges in life occur often, but rarely do so many major events occur within such a short period of time. These are times when our faith in God can really be tested. These are times when it’s easy to find strength on our own or seek human consolation. But, God reminds us in Deuteronomy 31:6 to “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Not only will God never leave us, He is also with us as we continue to fulfill His mission. In the case of ACC Kids and Awana, I want to encourage you with the following Bible verses.

2 Tim. 3:16 – 4:5 (ESV)

3:16 All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, 17 that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.

4:1 I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom: 2 preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching. 3 For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, 4 and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths. 5 As for you, always be sober-minded, endure suffering, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.

God has put every one of you in a unique position to use God’s Word to teach, rebuke, correct and train the kids at ACC. Each week, you prove your readiness in guiding our precious ACC Kids in God’s Truth, not just in word but also in deed. I consider all of you shepherds and evangelists doing the work of ministry. So, I encourage you to keep steady in your walk with the Lord that He may use you to fulfill the ministry that He has called you. 

Thank you all for your faithful service to the Lord and to our kids… Bless you!!!

Teacher Francisco

Trusting in God’s Names in the New Year

Dear ACC Families,

The year 2020 will end in a few hours and we will embark on 2021 with a renewed vision and hope that the New Year will be better than the one we are leaving behind. Because social unrest, the Presidential election, and the pandemic dominated most of our 2020 concerns, many of us struggled to some extent with hopelessness, relationships, mental health, physical health, finances, and other important issues. Whatever life stage you are in, 2020 was a difficult year.

In 2021, America will have a new president. A new presidential administration and its decision-making will affect our daily lives. A COVID-19 vaccine will become more readily available throughout the year. We may be entitled to a few more stimulus checks. Some of us will find a new job or change jobs. Other surprises will be on the way.

But depending on how you viewed the year 2020, 2021 may be worse for some of us. All of the struggles I mentioned above could become even worse or could be compounded with even more issues. There is no guarantee that things will be better.

While it’s easy to trust in our own abilities and the people in our lives to make things better, we were never supposed to rely fully on them. We always should rely fully on God for everything.

Our ACC Christmas Eve service focused on many of the names of Jesus and what those names mean to us. Those names bring comfort and assurance from our Lord. We must always remember what Jesus means to us as Emmanuel (God with us), the Light of the World, the Prince of Peace, the Good Shepherd, Wonderful Counselor, and Savior. In the coming year, let’s continue to reflect on these names. But, I’d like to add a few more names as we enter the year 2021 with much uncertainty, anticipation, and curiosity. Whatever our needs, whether financial, health, or other concerns, God doesn’t just provide the answer, HE is the answer.

PROVIDER (Jehovah-Jireh)

For some, it’s easy to expect our family, employer, the government (stimulus checks, tax returns) or even lotto tickets to rescue us from financial struggles. That should not be so. The Bible, in the Old and New Testament, makes it very clear that God is our provider of every need.

Genesis 22:13-14 (ESV)

13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, behind him was a ram, caught in a thicket by his horns. And Abraham went and took the ram and offered it up as a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 So Abraham called the name of that place, “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

Philippians 4:19 (ESV)

And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

HEALER (Jehovah-Rapha)

Jesus is often referred to as the Great Physician. While people are not fully healed from all illnesses and diseases, it’s not because Jesus is not able to heal anymore. We live in a fallen world. But we can continue to pray for the sick because we know that God can and does heal. There is also a distinction between being healed by medical professionals and God healing us through medical professionals. Even after medicines, surgeries and treatments, God is still working on our bodies to heal us.

Exodus 15:26 (ESV)

… saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”

Matthew 8:16-17 (ESV)

16 That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick. 17 This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.”

PEACE (Jehovah-Shalom)

It’s understandable that we have stress about our health and the health of our family members, especially during a pandemic. When companies are laying off employees and businesses are closing, it’s easy to worry about where our next paycheck will come from. Finding peace may have been difficult in 2020 and can carry over into 2021, but our God is also the God of peace.

Judges 6:22-24 (ESV)

22 Then Gideon perceived that he was the angel of the Lord. And Gideon said, “Alas, O Lord God! For now I have seen the angel of the Lord face to face.” 23 But the Lord said to him, “Peace be to you. Do not fear; you shall not die.” 24 Then Gideon built an altar there to the Lord and called it, The Lord Is Peace. To this day it still stands at Ophrah, which belongs to the Abiezrites.

John 14:27 (ESV)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

On behalf of my family, we wish you all a Happy New Year and let us all continue to trust in our Almighty God to provide for our needs, health, and peace.

Teacher Francisco