On January 25, Riley was diagnosed with an inoperable, malignant brain tumor. He will be receiving treatment and care at Duke, as well as from physicians here at home. As a beloved member of our community, we want to support Riley and his family as he undergoes treatment. So come join us for a special evening as we gather together with our Avoca community and the surrounding area to raise funds to help with escalating medical and travel bills.
Our annual Dessert Auction is one of our favorite ways to raise money for our kids to go to Camp ACC. Our goal this year is to raise $5,000! Join us on April 3 to see how much of our goal we can meet and how many kids we can send to Camp ACC…plus, you get to buy some yummy treats! If you aren’t able to attend, you can still donate a dessert to be auctioned.
Avoca family: Mark it on your calendars, February 15th is Parent's Night Out! This is our first fundraiser of the year, for the kids/youth program. Donations will go toward our kids and youth summer camps and trips. Drop your kids off with us from 6-9:00 p.m., leave a few dollars in the donation bucket, and we'll take care of the rest... while you go out to dinner, movies, or a nap!
Our Small Groups will start back up during the week of February 3rd. These groups meet at various times on various days of the week. We also have a few new small groups that will start up for anyone who would like to get into a group for the first time. Joining a small group is such a great way to get plugged in, meet new friends, and learn more about Jesus Christ. If you are interested in joining us for some amazing fellowship and learning, call the office at 423-844-1080 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
These nights are our favorite nights! If you haven't attended one yet, you definitely want to mark it on your calendar to join us for our next Night of Worship on Sunday, January 27 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. We encourage you to invite your friends to join us—we want these nights to be community events with friends and family from all walks of life joining us as we spend the night in God's presence, focusing solely on Him and His love for us.
Whatever you are facing in life, God is there for you. And so are we. 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, January 27 at 6 p.m. and turn it all over to God.
Kids will have their own Night of Worship in KidzTown. Drop them off for a night of worship, fun, and fellowship with friends.
Summer in the Son (SITS) is not just a conference, and it's way more than camp. For three decades, Summer in the Son has been a catalyst in the lives of tens of thousands of students. Some come for the powerful experiential worship environment, others for the in-your-face teaching from some of the best in the country. Mix in the tremendous youth group building experiences and some of the best Christian artists, musicians and comedians around...and it's a pretty special week for you and your peers. This summer, come see what all the fuss is about. It's a great opportunity to create life-long friendships that are founded in Jesus.
CIY Move is more than a conference, more than a week of camp. Move, hands down, will be one of the most powerful and moving weeks of your life. We will spend a week diving into the theme of Contrast. This is where we will discover what it means to be a kingdom worker, how to be different and how to make a difference. There's a stark contrast between a life that's lived for the King and one that's lived for anyone or anything else. What are those differences? How should our lives be distinct? That's what this is all about. And the best part, we'll discover this together with our high school student ministry.
This program started last summer as a way for us as a church to reach out in love to children and families in our community. Throughout the summer months, we meet a need by sending bags of food home on a weekly basis with children at local elementary schools who otherwise would have no access to food while school is not in session.
To make this successful for the second year in a row, we need your help. You can get involved by donating non-perishable food items, donating money, volunteering to shop, packing food and also delivering food.
Current Summer Schedule (subject to change)
- Shop for food on Wednesday mornings
- Pack food on Wednesday afternoons
- Deliver to Mountain View Apartments on Wednesday evenings
- Follow the Sullivan County and Bristol City lunch programs
For more information and to sign up, visit the Information Center or contact email@example.com.
Evening Programs for ages 3 years to 5th grade
June 3-7, 2018
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
This summer, venture onto an uncharted island with Shipwrecked: Rescued by Jesus. Join us each night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. as we discover how to be anchored in the truth that Jesus carries us through life's storms.
On Sunday, June 3, we kick off our program with a FREE dinner at 5 p.m. in the Gym. And then the programs will begin at 6 p.m.
Online registration is no longer available, but you can still register your kids on site beginning Sunday, June 3 at 5 p.m. in the Gym.
We are excited to honor our graduates on Sunday, June 3 during the second service. If you have or will be graduating this year, please submit your picture with graduation details to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can recognize you during Graduation Sunday. High school graduates, also please share a baby picture with us.
These nights are our favorite nights! If you haven't attended one yet, you definitely want to mark it on your calendar to join us for our next Night of Worship on Sunday, April 22 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
We encourage you to invite your friends to join us—we want these nights to be community events with friends and family from all walks of life joining us as we spend the night in God's presence, focusing solely on Him and His love for us.
Whatever you are facing in life, God is there for you. And so are we. 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, April 22 at 6 p.m. and turn it all over to God.
Join us Wednesday, April 11 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 15 due to the races.
If your students are interested in going on one of our summer trips, please join us for this informational meeting immediately following 2nd service in the Student Ministry Room.
Here's more information about the two summer student trips:
Avoca kidz are invited to a fun morning at our Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 31 at 9 a.m. in the Gym. This is one of our favorite events of the year, so we hope you will join us!
We are now collecting candy donations for this fun event, so drop off your donations at the Information Center. And if you would like to help fill the eggs, join us on Sunday, March 18 after second service.
We invite you to join us throughout the weekend as we reflect on Christ’s death on the cross and celebrate His resurrection.
- Friday, March 30 — Good Friday Service at 7 p.m.
- Saturday, March 31 — Kids Easter Breakfast and Egg Hunt at 9 a.m.
- Sunday, April 1 - Service at 10:45 a.m.
Right after Thanksgiving last year, 13-year old Tyler Boggs was diagnosed with bone cancer that has spread to both lungs. As a beloved member of our Avoca community, we want to support Tyler and his family as he undergoes treatment. So come join us for a special evening as we gather together with our Avoca community and the surrounding area to raise funds to help with escalating medical and travel bills, in addition to a loss of income as his parents take time away from work.
We are planning an Avoca mission trip to the Dominican Republic on January 20-27, 2018. If you are interested in learning more about this opportunity to serve others, contact the church office. Please be in prayer for this team that will be traveling to share the love of God with people in the Dominican Republic.
Students in 6th grade through 12th grade are invited to TCTC2018 in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This is a fun weekend, and we hope you will take your next steps toward Jesus as we also connect together. Being a student is hard, so don't do it alone.
All ladies are invited to the Women's Prayer Breakfast on Saturday, December 16 at 9 a.m. in the Gym. Tickets are on sale now in the lobby for $10 each. Proceeds will support area children's ministries.
We also need help with setting up and decorating tables, so please contact Nancy Mitchell at 423-323-1496 if you are interested in helping.
Kids from age three through 6th grade are invited to join us for a KidzTown Christmas Party on Sunday, December 10 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
(Parents, we hope you enjoy this special night out too! Maybe it will give you a chance to do a little bit of Christmas shopping.)
Join us for our Thanksgiving Luncheon on Sunday, November 19 immediately after second service in the Gym. The church is providing the meat, bread and drinks, so please bring your favorite covered dish to round out the menu.
To help us plan for the meal, please visit the Information Center to sign up and let us know the number of people attending from your family.
This Thanksgiving, we invite you and your family and friends to help families in need in our community.
Our goal is to provide a Thanksgiving meal to 50 families in need in our community. In partnership with Food City, we can feed each family for $40. Will you Give2Give this Thanksgiving?
Four Ways to Give2Give
- Make a donation to the church specifically for a family in need. We encourage you to join with your family and friends to help cover the costs of the meal(s).
- Make a side dish and/or dessert to be delivered to families along with the meal.
- Donate non-perishable food items and paper products that can be given to families in addition to the meal.
- Sign up to help pack and deliver the meals on Tuesday, November 21. This is a great opportunity to develop relationships with families in our community.
To sign up, visit the Information Center or contact Amy Greene at 423-366-3472.
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, October 1 immediately following second service.