We know that a person is justified not by the works of the law but through faith in Jesus Christ. We have come to believe in Christ Jesus, so that we might be justified by faith in Christ and not by doing works of the law because no one will be justified by the works of the law. We, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by observing the law, because by observing the law no one will be justified. Galatians 2:16
Other than the weekly Messenger, we are not keeping the rest of the pages up to date during the period of website transition.
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ABC’s 75th Anniversary Videos – Remember back to 2009 when we celebrated ABC’s 75th anniversary? Despite our best intentions, we didn’t get the DVD finished for the 75th Anniversary. We have a few things put together and have placed them on YouTube. You can find them at the following addresses:
Matt Lumpkin documentary: https://youtu.be/9aV9bEUkRoA
Church building: https://youtu.be/LcR29W4pR4o
Step Into Their Shoes – The Membership Care Department is looking for people who may want to do an occasional act of kindness for others (e.g. provide a meal, visit, give a ride, etc.). We would like to keep a list of people we can call when a need arises. Please contact Pastor Connie if you would like to be included.
Stephen Ministry – Stephen Ministry is looking for a few people interested in training for a caring ministry at ABC. If you think you are up for the challenge, have questions, or want to find out more please contact Karla Horton, Pastor Connie, or one of the other Stephen Leaders: Joyce Spencer, Martina Westmoreland and Robert DeVaughn.
Cleaning out a closet? If you donate your gently used items to ACTS Thrift Store, please let them know to credit the Friends In Deed Women’s Room. Then women from that program are given vouchers to shop for what they need at the thrift store.
When There Is No Bad Weather Shelter – The Outreach Department is considering gathering materials to hand out to homeless people in our area, and going out in teams to do so. We know that it takes a special person to be comfortable interacting with homeless people on the streets during a pandemic. If you are one of those special people and want to do this, please contact Pastor Connie. We would go out in teams of two and take security precautions. And if you’re interested in donating towards this effort, stay tuned.
How Should We Apply the Bible in Our Modern Journey with People in the LGBTQ+ Community? – This is the title of a paper just written by Pastor Van Alstine to help guide our church in discussing gender-related issues. If you want a personal copy, please email the church.
Trader Joe’s Food Distribution – ABC is still holding the Trader Joe’s food distribution on Sunday mornings at 9:30AM at church.
Your Tithe and Offerings Will Help Carry ABC Through – Since we are not receiving offerings at public services, we depend on God-inspired tithes and offerings from faithful supporters. Thanks to those who have begun to send donations by check through the mail or by PayPal (the ABC account is altadenabaptist.org/donate – you do not need a personal PayPal account to give online).
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.
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.