#struggles
Apr
16
May 28

#struggles

In this sermon series, we are going to learn how to overcome the modern struggles of a modern life. So join us each Sunday until the end of May at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Summer of Helping
May
17
Aug 30

Summer of Helping

Each Wednesday night throughout the summer, our men's ministry is going to be out serving in our community. If you know of a woman in our church family who needs assistance with projects at her home, please contact the Church Office at 423-844-1080.

Feeding 5000
May
24
Jul 28

Feeding 5000

Our church is starting a summer feeding program for local elementary schools to meet a need in our community. Our goal is to provide supplies to those in need by packing and delivering for 10 consecutive weeks. On May 24 - July 28, you can help this program by donating non-persishable food items, donating money, volunteering to shop, packing and also delivering food. For more information, contact feeding5000.avocachurch@gmail.com.

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Vacation Bible School
Jun
4
Jun 8

Vacation Bible School

Evening Programs for ages 3 years to 6th grade

June 4-8, 2017
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

This summer, join us and become Galactic Surveyors! As we focus our telescopes on the marvels painted in the sky by our Creator, we will discover the wonder among all wonders—that the God who created everything there is—wants a personal relationship with each of us. 

Join us each night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as we discover the God of the moon and the universe who is in love with us.

We encourage you to pre-register your kids, and they'll also receive a free shirt just for registering (if available). Registration is free, so click the link below to save the hassle of registering when you arrive. Register by May 14 to receive a free t-shirt.

Child Dedication
Jun
11
10:45 am10:45

Child Dedication

The Bible says that a child is a blessing from God. This ceremony expresses your desire to raise your child in the ways of the Bible and to ask God to use your child for His purposes. This year's Child Dedication will be Sunday, June 11 during the second service.

If you would like to participate, please complete a Child Dedication card at the Tadpole Park check-in desk and return it along with one digital photo by June 4. Photos can be put on a CD or emailed to office@avocachristianchurch.org. Contact Heather Boatman for more information at 423-361-2375.

First Steps Lunch
Jun
11
12:00 pm12:00

First Steps Lunch

Are you new to Avoca Christian? Think you want to make Avoca Christian your new home? We would love to spend time getting to know you, and we want you to get to know us as well. We hold regular lunches so you can meet our leaders and learn more about us. So join us at our First Steps Lunch in the Gym on Sunday, June 11 immediately following second service.

 

Night of Worship
Jun
11
6:00 pm18:00

Night of Worship

Mark your calendars now for our next Night of Worship on Sunday, June 11 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Ever have one of those days when life seems to get you down? Or are you struggling to find the time to get everything done in time? Or maybe you are facing a really difficult problem at home. Or perhaps you need God's help to make a tough decision.

Whatever you are facing in life, God is there for you. And so are we. This is the perfect opportunity for you to spend the night in God's presence and focus solely on Him and His love for you. Let the troubles of work, life, family and everything else fade away as you spend time with God in worship and prayer. So join us in the Worship Center on Sunday, June 11 at 6 p.m. and turn it all over to God.

Walking Steps Class - Week 1
Jun
14
6:30 pm18:30

Walking Steps Class - Week 1

If you're new to Avoca, this series of classes is just the place for you. On June 14, 21 and 28, join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center for a series of classes to learn the basics of Avoca and what we believe. This is a great opportunity to get involved here at Avoca.

 

Walking Steps Class - Week 2
Jun
21
6:30 pm18:30

Walking Steps Class - Week 2

If you're new to Avoca, this series of classes is just the place for you. On June 14, 21 and 28, join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center for a series of classes to learn the basics of Avoca and what we believe. This is a great opportunity to get involved here at Avoca.

 

Walking Steps Class - Week 3
Jun
28
6:30 pm18:30

Walking Steps Class - Week 3

If you're new to Avoca, this series of classes is just the place for you. On June 14, 21 and 28, join us at 6:30 p.m. in the Worship Center for a series of classes to learn the basics of Avoca and what we believe. This is a great opportunity to get involved here at Avoca.

 


Feeding 5000 Benefit Concert
May
21
6:00 pm18:00

Feeding 5000 Benefit Concert

Join us on Sunday, May 21 at 6 p.m. in the Worship Center for a benefit concert to support our Feeding 5000 summer program. Featured bands include: Servant Heart, Sacred Journey and Like Brothers.

Feeding 5000 is a mission to help students in our local schools who might go hungry this summer. Our goal is to provide bags of food weekly to students who are in need. Please join us at our benefit concert to raise money to help purchase food to be handed out this summer. A love offering will be collected during the concert.

Graduation Sunday
May
21
10:30 am10:30

Graduation Sunday

We are excited to honor our graduates on Sunday, May 21 during the second service. If you have or will be graduating this year, please contact the Church Office at 423-844-1080.

Sunday Morning on Wednesday Night
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Sunday Morning on Wednesday Night

Join us Wednesday, April 19 in the Gym at 6 p.m. as we have our annual "Sunday Morning on Wednesday Night" due to the races. We're having a FREE cookout, plus a dessert auction to help raise funds for our kids going to camp this summer. Please sign up at the Information Desk to bring a dessert. 

As a reminder, there will be no Sunday services at Avoca on Sunday, April 23 due to the races. 

Easter Weekend at Avoca
Apr
14
Apr 16

Easter Weekend at Avoca

We invite you to join us throughout the weekend as we reflect on Christ’s death on the cross and celebrate His resurrection.

  • Friday, April 14 — Good Friday Service at 7 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 15 — Easter Egg Hunt at 9 a.m.
  • Sunday, April 16
    • First Service at 9:15 a.m.
    • Second Service at 10:45 a.m.
Church Work Day
Apr
1
8:00 am08:00

Church Work Day

It's time for Spring Cleaning at Avoca, so come out this Saturday, April 1 starting at 8 a.m. Help us do some general work both inside and outside our building. We are so thankful for your help as we work to clean up our building. 

Worship Tech Meeting
Mar
19
12:15 pm12:15

Worship Tech Meeting

Are you interested in serving Behind the Scenes at Avoca? We're looking for volunteers to join our Behind the Scenes crew, including helping in the audio booth to run lights and the computer, making coffee before service, preparing communion, etc. Are you interested in helping? Then join us at a Worship Tech Meeting on Sunday, March 19 immediately after second service. It will only last about 15 minutes, so join us to learn how you can get involved serving at Avoca.

That's Easy!
Mar
19
Apr 9

That's Easy!

Join us each Sunday morning at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. for That's Easy, a four-week sermon series. Each week, we will focus on one story from Acts where someone shared their faith with someone else. It's so easy to share your faith, and this series will help you learn how. 

Community Night of Worship
Mar
5
6:00 pm18:00

Community Night of Worship

Mark your calendars now for our next Community Night of Worship on Sunday, March 5 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

Ever have one of those days when life seems to get you down? Or are you struggling to find the time to get everything done in time? Or maybe you are facing a really difficult problem at home. Or perhaps you need God's help to make a tough decision.

Whatever you are facing in life, God is there for you. And so are we. This is the perfect opportunity for you to spend the night in God's presence and focus solely on Him and His love for you. Let the troubles of work, life, family and everything else fade away as you spend time with God in worship and prayer. So join us in the Worship Center on Sunday, March 5 at 6 p.m. and turn it all over to God.

Singles Support Group
Mar
4
6:00 pm18:00

Singles Support Group

Angie Lovegrove will be hosting a new Singles Support Group on Saturday, March 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m in the Fellowship Hall. We will have a devotional and a potluck dinner. If you or someone you know would like to attend, please contact Angie via Facebook or via telephone at 423-646-2880. Please RSVP as soon as you are able.

Men's Night
Feb
21
6:30 pm18:30

Men's Night

This month, we're having a fiesta during our monthly Men's Night. The fun starts in the Gym at 6:30 p.m., so join us for food, fellowship and time together studying God's Word.

Growth Groups Begin
Feb
5
6:00 pm18:00

Growth Groups Begin

Our Growth Groups will be restarting on February 5. All of our groups will be studying Nehemiah, as a continuation of the focus of the messages each Sunday during February. We encourage you to pick a group and get involved with a growth group at Avoca.

Learn More about Growth Groups

To sign up for a group or for additional information, contact the church office at 423-844-1080. 

Nehemiah
Feb
1
Feb 28

Nehemiah

In the month of February, we'll be going through an in-depth study of Nehemiah. Our growth groups will also be studying Nehemiah, as a continuation of each Sunday's message. 

24 Hours of Prayer
Jan
27
Jan 28

24 Hours of Prayer

This month, we've been learning about prayer and how that makes a difference in our lives and our relationship with God. This is a great way to put what we've learned into practice. So join us for 24 Hours of Prayer from 3 p.m. on January 27 to 3 p.m. on January 28.

Sign up for a 30-minute block or for as long as you want. You will have a guided prayer journey and interactive prayer stations where we will pray together for our church, our city and each other. To sign up for a time, please fill out the form below.

We also need hosts and hostesses for the event, as well as overnight security. If you can volunteer to help with this event, please contact the church office at 423-844-1080.

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Informational Meeting
Jan
25
6:00 pm18:00

Informational Meeting

We are scheduling small informational meetings with Justin Gillespie, our new Senior Minister, to discuss changes and the vision for the future of our church. The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, January 25 at 6 p.m. in the Worship Center.

If you are interested in joining this meeting, please contact the church office at 423-844-1080. Each meeting is limited to 10 participants, so additional meetings will be scheduled if this meeting is full.

Night of Worship
Jan
13
7:00 pm19:00

Night of Worship

Ever have one of those days when life seems to get you down? Or are you struggling to find the time to get everything done in time? Or maybe you are facing a really difficult problem at home. Or perhaps you need God's help to make a tough decision.

Whatever you are facing in life, God is there for you. And so are we. This is the perfect opportunity for you to spend the night in God's presence and focus solely on Him and His love for you. Let the troubles of work, life, family and everything else fade away as you spend time with God in worship and prayer. So join us in the Worship Center on Friday, January 13 at 7 p.m. and turn it all over to God.

TCTC - Tennessee Christian Teen Convention
Jan
6
Jan 8

TCTC - Tennessee Christian Teen Convention

Registration is now open for the Tennessee Christian Teen Convention. The convention is January 6-8, 2017, and the cost is $100. Youth will also need additional money for meals and spending. More information will follow.

For more information, contact Bobby Shelley.

Christmas Eve Service
Dec
24
6:00 pm18:00

Christmas Eve Service

Invite your friends and family to join together with us as we remember the real reason we celebrate Christmas. This annual event is a wonderful chance to reflect on the birth of our Savior.

Kid's Christmas Program
Dec
18
6:00 pm18:00

Kid's Christmas Program

This is one of our favorite events of the year! Our kids have been working on their Christmas program for months, and we can't wait to see all their hard work pay off.

Join us on Sunday, December 18 at 6 p.m. in the Gym. Adults are asked to bring a dessert to share on the "dessert bar," and we'll provide the drinks.

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Dress Rehearsal for Kid's Christmas Program
Dec
17
9:00 am09:00

Dress Rehearsal for Kid's Christmas Program

If your kids are in the Christmas Program, make sure to join us for this dress rehearsal on Saturday, December 17.

  • Pre-K through first grade will practice from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
  • Donuts and juice will be served at 10 a.m.
  • Second grade through sixth grade will practice from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Kids Christmas Caroling
Dec
14
6:00 pm18:00

Kids Christmas Caroling

All KidzTown and Tadpole Park kids are invited to go Christmas caroling at Broadmore Assisted Living on Wednesday, December 14 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We'll meet at the church at 6 p.m. and ride together on the church bus to Broadmore. We will carol and visit with the residents for about an hour and then return to the church for cookies and hot chocolate.

Please sign up in Tadpole Park or KidzTown so we can have an idea of how many people will be going with us.

(re)Discover Jesus
Dec
4
Dec 25

(re)Discover Jesus

In the month of December, join us as we focus on how to (re)Discover Jesus this Christmas season. Each Sunday, we'll be focusing on growing closer to Jesus as we celebrate His birth.

On Sundays in December, we'll be holding our regular services at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. (with the exception of Christmas Day, when we are only holding one service at 10:45 a.m.).

Angel Breakfast
Dec
3
9:00 am09:00

Angel Breakfast

Join us during a special morning for our preschool children (ages 2 ½ to 5) as they enjoy breakfast and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

Come hear the story of Jesus told by our special angels and take home creative crafts to enjoy the entire Christmas season.

Sign up to attend in Tadpole Park or call the church office at 423-844-1080. The last day to register for this fun event is Wednesday, November 30, so make sure to reserve your spot now.

Game Day
Dec
1
1:00 pm13:00

Game Day

Join us for a fun afternoon of games and fellowship. The fun starts at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Thanksgiving Fellowship Supper
Nov
16
6:00 pm18:00

Thanksgiving Fellowship Supper

Join us for our annual Thanksgiving Fellowship Supper on Wednesday, November 16 at 6 p.m. in the Gym. The church will provide the meat, bread and drinks, so bring side dishes, salads and desserts to share.

And don't forget...Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes are due by November 16. So be sure to bring them with you to the potluck.

Game Day
Nov
3
1:00 pm13:00

Game Day

Join us for a fun afternoon of games and fellowship. The fun starts at 1 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Trunk or Treat
Oct
30
6:00 pm18:00

Trunk or Treat

Join us for one of our favorite events of the year! We'll have games, craft, food, face painting and more. It will be fun for the whole family!

This fun night is open to everyone, so please invite your friends. We want to pack the parking lot again this year!

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Family Sunday
Oct
30
10:45 am10:45

Family Sunday

It's the fifth Sunday of the month, so all KidzTown Kids are invited to join us in "Big Church." Childcare is still provided in Tadpole Park for babies and toddlers up to 2 1/2. Preschool through 6th grade will join in the regular service.

We will still be holding our regular services at 9:15 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.

Fall Youth Retreat
Oct
21
Oct 23

Fall Youth Retreat

Join us for our annual Fall Youth Retreat Friday, October 21 through Sunday, October 23. We'll leave the church at 6 p.m. on Friday and then head to Appalachian Christian Camp for the weekend. We'll return on Sunday around noon.

The cost is $40 per person, and you are welcome to invite your friends to join us for the weekend.

Our theme for the weekend is "Set Apart," focused on 1 Peter 2:9-10, "But you are the ones chosen by God, chosen for the high calling of priestly work, chosen to be a holy people, God’s instruments to do his work and speak out for him, to tell others of the night-and-day difference he made for you—from nothing to something, from rejected to accepted" (MSG).

For more information, contact Bobby Shelley.

Dinner with Lily
Oct
19
6:00 pm18:00

Dinner with Lily

On Wednesday, October 19 at 6 p.m., join Lily and her friends and family for a special dinner as we raise funds to help buy a diabetic K-9 dog to assist in managing her type 1 diabetes.

It is a spaghetti dinner by donation, followed by a dessert auction. Cash and check only, and you can make online donations at https://www.gofundme.com/5bu7vavw.

The dinner will be in the Gym, so come join us for Dinner with Lily.

Men's Night
Oct
11
6:30 pm18:30

Men's Night

This month, we're having a chili cookout during our monthly Men's Night. The fun starts in the Gym at 6:30 p.m., so join us for food, fellowship and time together studying God's Word.