Praise the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits– who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion. Psalm 103:3-4

Lynette Young Update – Lynette Young is going back to Uruguay with a new sending agency, GLINTS. Levi and Diane Velasco, founders of GLINTS, will be with us on Sunday, August 25 in the morning service, and Tuesday Aug. 27, 6:30 PM Pot Luck dinner at the home of Bill and Jill Zobrist. You are invited to hear about Lynette’s plans and meet these key people.

The Fannie Lou Hamer Story: One Woman Play Comes to Pasadena – The artist, Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye, channels Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer and takes the audience on a riveting journey of storytelling integrated with twelve emotionally stirring and nostalgic songs coupled with a graphic video montage.
Commemorating Women of Civil Rights and Social Justice
Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:00 PM
First African Methodist Episcopal Church (FAME)
1700 N. Raymond Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Purchase Tickets Here

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.

New Address for Witness as Ministry (WAM) – Jean Bouchebel asked us to forward the new WAM address to you all:
Witness as Ministry
1540 Keller Parkway #405
Keller TX 76248

Juanita DeVaughn is ABC’s Membership Coordinator for the NAACP, Altadena Branch. She’s trying to sign up as many of us as possible who are part of the ABC family. If you contact the church by phone or email, we’ll let Juanita know of your interest.

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

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.