In your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect. 1 Peter 3:15

Church Camp Fundraiser – Bake Sale Sunday, April 22, after church. We are selling home baked goodies for a camp fundraiser on April 22. We would love for you to enjoy some treats and help with the costs of church camp.  If you’re willing to bake for the sale, please see Karen Garrison or Eileen Pino by April 15.

Altadena Children’s Center Event and Award – Altadena Children’s Center, which has been serving the families of preschool children for 35 years on ABC’s campus, will be honoring our church member Felita Kealing with its Community Partnership award, in recognition of all her tireless work for improvement of our schools and neighborhoods. She will be given the award at the Center’s “It Takes a Community” fund-raiser event on April 28. You may show your appreciation for Felita by becoming a pre-event sponsor. Follow the directions on the above website, where you may also bid on almost forty auction items.

UPDATE: The Helen and Will Webster Foundation will match every gift made to our upcoming annual major fundraiser 2018 It Takes a Community dollar for dollar, up to $35,000! This match will have a tremendous impact on ACC and we need your help to make sure we don’t leave any money on the table!

Please broadcast this news far and wide to friends and family and others! For social media please use the hashtags #websterfoundationchallenge and #itac2018 to spread it even further!

If you haven’t already, please donate auction items, buy tickets, and set up a page to help us fundraise on Crowdrise (https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/acc-itac-thirtyfive).

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL — The dates for VBS are July 23-27, and the theme is “Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus.”

ABC CHURCH CAMP — This is not your “sitting in meetings all weekend long camp.” We plan for a good mix of togetherness, free time, and working alone/small groups. We stay in cabins (not tents), have separation where possible for families, can make dietary accommodations, and have bathrooms inside most cabins. We are going to Camp Colby Ranch, the weekend of October 26-28 – this camp is a little more rustic-feeling than our last camp; however, it is closer. Adults are $135.00 and children 3-12 years old are $75 (children under 3 are free; scholarships available). If you have questions, please see Pastor Connie or Lori Ottaviano.

We are requesting volunteers for the Sunday morning food distribution. We could use help with driving, assisting in food pick up, and sorting the food once it is delivered to the church. It’s easy work, and has become a very important aid to the community, and is an outreach opportunity. Those who are interested in volunteering are asked to please contact Robert DeVaughn

We Need Bags… We need plastic/paper grocery bags for the Altadena Food Bank. Please bring them by the ABC office.

Consumer Electronics – ABC collects cell phones, ink jet cartridges, laptop computers, notebook computers, iPods, digital cameras and digital video cameras as a fund-raiser for Church Camp.  We cannot accept laser or toner cartridges, damaged, reconditioned or refilled inkjet cartridges, tower or desktop computers or monitors.  Such acceptable items can be placed in the box next to the office door.

Behind a Tiny Story – Check out Myrna Barinaga’s response to George’s request for stories! — a book about her life and God’s faithfulness. $20 — proceeds go to Altadena Baptist Church www.myrnabarinaga.com

Podcasts of the ABC sermons are now available on iTunes through the Altadena Baptist Church Facebook page. Both the download for the iTunes app and the podcasts themselves are free.  We thank Loren A. Roberts for making this important service available to our friends and members. They are also now available via mp3 on the Sermon Audios tab.