Come and join us this Saturday as we officially welcome the fall and look forward to the final quarter of the year. Receive inspiration and blessings to finish the year strong and meet new people in your community. We also have lunch after the main service, so come out and enjoy yourself. Bring the family too.
DON'T MISS OUT!
“There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals.” ― Idowu Koyenikan
THIS YEAR'S THEME
Families are the bedrock of society and we are dedicated to strengthening relationships and empowering community leaders and church ministries in their work with families. The family was established by divine creation as the fundamental human institution. It is the primary setting in which values are learned and the capacity for close relationships with God and with other human beings is developed.
Our Sabbath School department and Family Ministries focus on people in relationships. These value-added ministries provide tools to help individuals communicate more effectively, deepen their commitment in marriage, find the right and best life partner, and assist in becoming better parents. Today's program is for couples, parents and children, single adults, and all members of the wider family circle as we all pass through life’s predictable stages and confront unexpected changes in our lives.
Adventist Family Ministries promotes understanding, acceptance, and love within the family and in the larger family of God and fosters the reconciliation and healing between the generations promised in the Elijah message of Malachi 4:5, 6. It extends hope and support to those who have been injured and hurt by abuse, family dysfunction, and broken relationships. All in all, we want your family to grow in love and live in harmony as the family of God.
Dr. Keith Augustus Burton is a member of the graduate faculty at AdventHealth University. He previously served as the Founding Director of the Center for Adventist Muslim Relations at Oakwood University and as Chair of the Peace and Social Justice Program at Claremont Lincoln University. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Religious Studies and Classical Rhetorical Theory from Northwestern University.
A former editorial contributor to HuffPost, he has published widely in the areas of social justice, Afro-disaporic religion, and Black culture. He serves on the advisory boards of Adventist Peace Fellowship and the Institute for Pastoral Community Engagement.
His interfaith work has been recognized with an “Award of Merit” from the Associated Church Press and the “Rabbi Jeffrey Ballon Memorial Interfaith Award” from the Huntsville Interfaith Mission Service. Most recently, he was named by Christianity Today as one of the top twenty-five religious figures who have shaped the African American faith over the past century.
The program outline is in the downloadable bulletin above (and below). Don't miss out. See you there!
SABBATH SCHOOL BIBLE STUDY HOUR
This week's lesson study is "Christ in the Crucible." It is the final lesson (#13) of this quarter. So, come let us wrap up this study together before moving on to a new topic.
Come and enjoy fellowship with fun games and activities in our afternoon Family Feud Theme program. There will also be a time to "ASK THE DOC" questions. The guest speaker, Dr. Keith A. Burton will take time to answer each question.