The Ayden Christian April “Come, Grow With Us … In Christ” 2014 Andrew Shue 5117 Ayden Golf Club Road Ayden, NC 28513 Ayden Christian Church PO Box 488 Ayden, NC 28513 To the Personnel Committee, Reverend Michael Goff, and Board Chair Greg Gaylor; Ayden Christian Church has been my home for almost my entire life. It has been an honor and a privilege to attend and most recently serve the church. I owe much to this church. As I began to follow a call into ministry, this church supported me. There are many people whom I love very dear and will carry them in my heart forever. It is with mixed emotions that I hereby notify the church of my impending departure. As I have prayed over the past several months, I have told God that I would “follow.” Actions have been set in motion by the Divine that led me to Southwood Memorial Christian Church. I leave my home to grow spiritually. God is leading me to become the Senior Pastor at Southwood and His hands will guide me as I serve that church. This move is not about my will, but God’s. As I “follow” His guidance, I will always have a light on my path. To all who have been so instrumental in my spiritual growth, I thank you. The ministerial staff of this church have been nothing but supportive and have helped me find my way. I hope to carry a legacy, a legacy that began with Dr. James Daily so many years ago. God loves us and this I know; for James Daily, Phil Jones, Dan Hensley, Maurice Ankrom, and Mike Goff have taught me so. I wish God’s continued blessings on Ayden Christian Church and the congregation. I will not be far away and I will continue to keep an eye on ACC. My immediate family will be departing with me, but my extended family plans to stay. I love you all and am always a phone call or email away. Thank you for continued prayers and thoughts. I go forth to attempt to share the Good News of Jesus Christ and hope to contribute to the Kingdom of God! Yours in Christ, Andrew Shue Reception for Andrew & Kasey Shue Caring for One Another We congratulate Andrew Shue on his call to Southwood Christian Church and wish him the very best in his new ministry. Andrew will be preaching in both services at ACC this Sunday, March 30. A reception will be held between the two services to honor Andrew, Kasey & their family. Please join us! (14 Health Tips for 2014) Graduate Information Needed If you, or someone in the church family, are graduating from high school, college or grad school, please drop a note in the offering tray or contact the church office to pass along this information. We would like to know the name of the person graduating, their degree, the school from which they are graduating, and their future plans. April Birthdays & Anniversaries* 1st: Amanda Abbott, Kristel Wainwright David Worthington 3rd: Paul & Alice Wilkins* 4th: Cassius Williams 5th: Jody Venters 7th: Mitch & Kim Shue* 8th: Paul & Alta Andrews* 9th: Clara Gee, Ava Gee 10th: D.J. McGraw, Linda Quinerly 11th: James Colucci 12th: Allie Waldo 13th: Lauren Rhue, Bobby & Jennifer Avery* 14th: Kathy Urton 16th: Justin Jenkins, Tony Hannam Travis & Deborah Pierce* 17th: Jim & Phyllis Newman* 19th: Stephen Venters 22nd: Rachel Speight, Matt Whichard Ryan & Jennifer Hardee* 23rd: Cody Gaylor, Katelyn Gee Bo & Barbara Engleby* 24th: J.B. Cleaton, Darlene Smith-Worthington 25th: Stuart Stocks 26th: Melissa Stocks 27th: Paul Wilkins 30th: Hunter Taylor 1. Eat Breakfast: Try oatmeal cooked with low-fat milk, sliced almonds and berries, or top a toaster waffle with low-fat yogurt and fruit. 2. Make Half Your Plate Fruits & Vegetables. 3. Watch Portion Sizes: Using smaller plates, bowls and glasses can help you keep portions under control. 4. Be Active: Children/teens should get 60+ minutes of physical activity per day, and adults should get two hours and 30 minutes per week. 5. Fix Healthy Snacks: Try low-fat yogurt with granola, peanut butter on apple slices, or a small portion of nuts with a banana. 6. Get to Know Food Labels 7. Consult an RD: Registered dietitians can help you on the path to losing weight, eating well and reducing your risk of chronic disease. 8. Follow Food Safety Guidelines: Practice proper hand washing. Separate raw meat, poultry and seafood from ready-to-eat foods like bread and vegetables. Use a food thermometer to make sure food is properly cooked. Refrigerate food quickly at a proper temperature. 9. Get Cooking: Cooking at home can be healthy, rewarding and cost-effective. 10. Dine Out Carefully: Plan ahead, ask questions and choose foods carefully. Look for grilled, baked, broiled or steamed items. 11. Family Meal Time: Set a regular mealtime. Get kids involved in meal planning and cooking to teach them about good nutrition. 12. Brown Bag: Save money and calories by bringing your meals. 13. Drink More Water: Institute of Medicine recommends a total daily beverage intake of 13 cups for men and 9 cups for women. 14. Explore New Foods & Flavors: Add more nutrition and eating pleasure by expanding your range of food choices. ACC Youth News Camp Caroline & Refuge Camp Please join us for Easter Services at Ayden Christian Church Sunday, April 20, 2014 9:00 Turning Point Service Children’s Worship 10:00 Brunch Reception Easter Egg Hunt 11:00 Traditional Service ****************************** Camps begin in June! Information and registration forms are available now. If interested, please meet with Youth Minister, Jamie Haddock to discuss various options and pricing. Youth Camp Scholarships If you are interested in sponsoring one of our youth for camp, or in making a donation to assist with the cost of camp, please make your check payable to ACC and write “youth camp scholarship” on the memo line. The average cost for a child to attend camp is $235.00. Upcoming Activities April 4 – Relay for Life! Youth meet at ACC at 6:30 to ride with Jamie or meet at South Central High School. We will not leave Relay until 11:00 p.m. April 6 – Movie “Noah.” Greenville Grande – showtime TBA. April 13 – Youth Group working in Back Pack Pantry (3:30 – 5:30 p.m.) April 19 – Movie “Heaven Is for Real.” Greenville Grande – showtime TBA. April 20 – Easter Sunday! Easter egg hunt after Turning Point. No youth meeting. Please be in prayer for a successful Regional Assembly as hundreds of Disciples across North Carolina gather together for a weekend of workshops, guest speakers, meals, music, fellowship and worship. Acknowledgements … Dear Ayden Christian Church Family, The Burt Tripp Family would like to express their thanks to friends and family at ACC for the food, cards, flowers, visits and phone messages we received over the past several months. It is such a comfort to know that Burt touched so many lives in his way. Your support helped us cope at this sad time for us. We all appreciate these condolence messages more than we can say. Because of you, the meal before and the celebration were perfect. As you know, Burt loved to eat and worship God. We are certain he was one proud angel of the dinner and celebration in memory of him. He was rejoicing with his Dad and Mom. Love, The Burt Tripp Family Dear Church Family, Don and I have been so blessed to call Ayden Christian Church "our church". Your genuine love and caring, your warmth, and your prayers truly make you all Disciples of Christ. In Dec. 2012 when Don was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor Kim and Gay were by our side in the ED. When God put his arms around Don and whispered 'come with me' on March 6th, Pastor Mike was at his bedside. Between those two events, you have all been by our side with your prayers and most of all sharing your Christian love with us in so many ways. Our faith assures those of us left behind that God will not forsake us. May God richly bless you as you have blessed us. In Christian love, Dixie Friend and Family In the Life of the Congregation Ronald Venters is recuperating very well at home following recent knee surgery. Congratulations and best wishes are extended to Amanda Barnes and Steve Starling who were married March 5, 2014. Amanda is the daughter of Russell Barnes & Joyce Barnes. Our heartfelt condolences are extended to the family of Don Friend who passed away on March 6, 2014. We rejoice with Andrew & Kasey Shue at the birth of their second child, a son, Gabriel Paul Shue on March 12. Gabriel weighed 8 lbs. 9 oz. and is 21” long. Grandparents include Kim & Mitch Shue. Our condolences are extended to Jeanne & Chad White at the death of Jeanne’s granddad, Billy Hamm, on March 13. Condolences are also extended to the family of Doris Bateman Carroll, who passed away on March 20 in Washington NC. Mrs. Billie McLawhorn is doing well and undergoing physical therapy at Ayden Court. Ben White continues to have good days & bad. He and Jean very much appreciate your prayers and support. Please remember these and all other members of our congregation and community who are sick and/ or homebound. A card, call or brief visit would really brighten their day.
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