Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us. Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith. Hebrews 12:1-2

Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!  We would like to thank our ABC Family for sharing your love and concerns through phone calls, visits, warm hugs, cards and very, very delicious food, following the death of our Eric. Comment from one of my brothers: “Your church sure has some good cooks!”

May God continue His blessings on all.
With Love & Thanks,
The Blackwood-Jennings-Henderson-Trejo Family

Quarterly Business Meeting and Lunch Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:30 PM. Lunch provided by Black History Committee for a suggested $7 donation. (Please don’t let the cost deter you; join us!)

Halloween on the Lawn – Join us for “Monsters Inc.” and lots of fun, food (and candy), and fellowship on Thursday, October 31st 6:00 – 9:00 PM! Check out the postcard above for more information, and grab a few at church to hand out to the kids in your neighborhood. (Want to help? We need lots of individually wrapped candy to hand out at the event! Bring a bag of your favorite candy to the church office…)

Homecoming Sunday, November 3. Worshiping Together. Potluck Fellowship Meal

Stories from Skid Row – Pastor Van Alstine was interviewed on June 13 on the radio program “Stories from Skid Row” (KKLA 99.5) about the life of Clinton Goodwin, who was a charter member of ABC and for two decades Superintendent of LA’s Union Rescue Mission. You can hear the broadcast here.

Stephen Ministers Care – Stephen Ministers are members of our congregation who receive special training to provide one-to-one Christian care to people in our congregation and community experiencing challenges in life – grief, loneliness, divorce, hospitalization, disability, job loss, and many other life difficulties. To learn how to become a Stephen Minister – or receive care from one – contact Pastor Connie Larson DeVaughn, Joyce Spencer, Martina Westmoreland, or Robert DeVaughn.

Community Resource Board – Please check out the postings on the bulletin board in the upstairs coffee room. We are making a renewed effort to keep current information at that location of any notices that come our way of housing and job opportunities, activities, concerts, children’s events, etc., etc.

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.