Introducing ABC Lighthouses
Christians around the globe have been gathering in house churches for centuries, and now we get to engage in this age-old form of church for a season as well! ABC Lighthouses will be our at-home worship model where hosts can open their home for house-church gatherings. Use the weekly Lighthouse Worship Guide to come together and sing, hear the message, share what you're learning, pray, and enjoy life in community.
Be a Lighthouse for our church and consider inviting neighbors and friends who might not accept an invitation to "church," but would feel comfortable in your home.
Join a Lighthouse by signing up to worship with others in their homes.
Lighthouses will operate according to the municipality mandates, maintaining group size of 15 people or less. An online "Virtual Lighthouse" will also be available. The goal is to begin this Sunday, August 9, depending on available hosts. Doing church together as a family is a blessing. Safely broadening your sphere to include unchurched neighbors and ABC family is a blessing that also has great potential to advance the Gospel and bring "church" to your own neighborhoods.
Calling Lighthouse Hosts!
Are you willing to HOST a Lighthouse gathering in your home on Sundays? We are looking for individuals and families who are comfortable welcoming others into your spaces to worship together. Hosts need a means to show the YouTube worship videos and message on a computer or cast to TV, and a heart of hospitality. Easy-to-follow Lighthouse Worship Guides with links to online content will be provided weekly. To volunteer as a host, click the button for the sign up form, which will request the dates your home is available, the time of your gathering, and how many people you can accommodate (up to 15 people max). If you can host this weekend, please respond by Thursday morning. Contact Pastor Jon if you have questions. Thank you in advance for helping make this vision a reality!
Tailgate Sunday - August 16
We're coming together on "Tailgate Sunday" - our first parking lot worship gathering - to celebrate important moments in the life of our church! Welcome back Katie Epp as our returning worship minister. Celebrate the Weaver family on their last on-site Sunday with us before they relocate to Washington for a new pastorate. Jered will share a brief message. Baby Elijah will be dedicated. We get to pray a blessing over the family as they prepare to depart. Mark your calendars for August 16 to worship the Lord together for all He is doing in our midst! More details to come.
Virtual Foyer Resumes
Technology is a gift that can foster community in times of physical separation. Our on-site foyer will be closed for a few weeks, but our on-line foyer is opening up! Come together on Sundays via Zoom between 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM to say "HI" and keep up with church family.
Truck Fund Update
Thank you, church family, for your wonderful generosity! ABC spent July fundraising towards the purchase of a truck for Alliance International Worker “Lydia” and her ministry in Asia! You have far exceeded the goal of $2,500 by offering $4,280.84! Thank you for this great blessing that will help mobilize gospel efforts in her region.
Text-to-Give: Text your offering amount to 84321
Give Online at https://abcdonate.churchcenter.com/giving
Download the “Church Center” App at your preferred app store, select Alliance Bible Church, and follow the prompts to set up your account.
Place your gift in the offering box in the sanctuary during service (when services resume).
Mail or drop off donations to the church office: Alliance Bible Church, 941 E Dowling Rd, Anchorage, AK 99518. Office Hours: Monday-Thursday from 7:30 AM – 1:30 PM
The church directory is available online so you can access church contacts from your phone or computer. For security purposes, only members and regular attenders of ABC, who already have an existing email address in our database, can access the directory.
To access the online directory:
Go to abcanchorage.Adjace.com (or download the "Adjace" App at your preferred app store)
Click "New User"
Sign up using your email address
ABC on Facebook
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alliancebc.anchorage/.
For current church family, join the "ABC Connections" group by contacting Pastor Jon.
The church office is open Monday - Thursday from 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM. If you need assistance or a friendly voice to talk to, contact Melanie at 562-3238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.