Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit. Galatians 5:24,25

ACTS Summer Salad Suppers – The theme for the Summer Salad Suppers this year is “Getting to Know You?” Click for more info.

What About Those Pentecostal Gifts? Richard Young, retired missionary to Uruguay and faithful ABC member, will lead an adult Sunday School class study of the gifts of tongues and prophecy in Acts Chapter 12. These sessions will be held three Sundays, July 30 and August 6 and 13, beginning 9:30 am in the Cry Room. Dick grew up in a Pentecostal church, and he’s studied the so-called charismatic gifts throughout his adult life. If you’ve wondered what this is all about, here’s your chance to find out. These studies will build upon our recent sermon series on spiritual gifts. The regular teacher, Peter Larson, will be away for these three weeks.

VBS Is Almost Here! July 31-August 4, Altadena Baptist’s VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Altadena Baptist Church invites children entering grades Kindergarten through 8th to Maker Fun Factory VBS July 31 – August 4 .  $15 for first child; $10 for each additional child.  Go to vbspro.events/p/altabap to register or call 626-797-8970.  Volunteers may also register at the website.
More VBS
  • VBS Decor Prep Work Day (for painting, cutting out, etc.) on Wednesday, July 26, from 10am-2pm and 4-8pm here at church
  • Boutique: we’ll be having a KIDS clothing boutique again this year. If you have GENTLY used kids clothing to give, please bring them to the church starting July 23 until July 31. We will also need some hangers too please.
  • Volunteer Training Day is Saturday, July 29, at 11:00am.

VBS Needs – Please sign up after church on July 9 and 16 for snacks that you could bring for our VBS Parent Room. This has become an effective outreach to our VBS parents each morning at VBS.
Supplies needed for VBS:
10- thin various colors pool noodles
10- thick various colors pool noodles
2- 2″ x 25′ dryer ducting (Home Depot)
2- 4″ x 25′ dryer ducting (Home Depot)
2- 6″ x 25′ dryer ducting (Home Depot)
1- 500′ thick gauge fishing line (Walmart)
4- 1/2″ x 4′ x 8′ insulation foam sheet (Home Depot)
4- large boxes (Walmart)
4- Medium boxes (Walmart)
50- regular size, 2 1/2″ diameter rainbow Slinkys (Dollar Tree)
6- large sheets white poster board
2 ea color- bright color spray paint with primer.  Various colors like red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink, purple, neon yellow, neon orange, neon pink, neon green, neon blue
Please call the church office to speak to Lori about whether items have been purchased or not.

Quarterly Business Meeting and Pot-Luck Lunch Sunday, July 30, 2017, 12:30 PM
What to bring?
Families: Main Dish and Salad or Dessert
Couples: Main Dish
Singles: Main Dish or Salad or Dessert

Save The Date!We will have an indoor church service and outdoor picnic on Sunday, August 13. Invite your friends!

  • We will worship indoors–picnic and festivities afterwards will be outdoors. Dress comfortably.
  • All who want a free backpack [limited quantities!] must register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/picnic-and-backpack-giveaway-tickets-36561900629 — first registered, first served. [password to register is Backpack]
  • There will be a water slide and bounce house. Children are to bring their bathing suits and towels.
  • ABCers are to bring a picnic side dish or desserts. Please bring extra large portions to cover our guests. ABC will provide hot dogs and hamburgers.

Invite a friend or a whole family!

Choir – rehearsal every Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.

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

Witness as Ministry – For those who may be interested, the website of Jean Bouchebel’s organization of Witness as Ministry Inc. is: www.wamcares.org. Other contact information is listed in the new directory.

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.

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.