Prayer Service for Santa Fe High School

I am horrified to have to write this. As most of you have seen, Santa Fe High School, less than 8 miles away, was victimized by a shooter this morning. The school district is currently confirming several injured. 
 
I am asking all of you who are able to come tonight to the church from 7-8 PM for a special time of prayer for those affected. We will sing a hymn or two, have some selected corporate prayers and give people a time to pray individually silently. If you are on Facebook, please share this event. Otherwise, please help me spread the word the best that you can. 
 
Please do not hesitate to let me know by e-mail (justin@alvinmbc.com) or by phone (713) 302-9319 if you have been personally affected or know some concrete way that we can help. 
 
We will seek to help whoever we can, however we can, but we cannot begin any better than by falling on our faces before God. 


Ladies Bible Study Summer Service Projects

The Ladies Bible Study will be devoting eight weeks of the summer to service projects aimed at sharing the love of Christ here in Alvin. The ladies will meet for each project at the AMBC Fellowship Hall on Wednesdays from 9:30am – 12pm. Ladies will be notified of any exceptions to this time frame the week prior.
 
The first project will be held on Wednesday, June 6th.
 
Other projects will be held on :
June 20th
June 27th
July 11th
July 18th
July 25th
Aug 1st
Aug. 8th
 
Children ages 5 and up are welcome to participate in service projects – their care and supervision is the full responsibility of the parent who attends with them. Childcare will be provided for children ages 4 and under in the nursery. Parents in need of childcare are asked to RSVP at least 24 hours before the project they are attending to insure appropriate staffing.
See Sis. Colleen questions. 


Faith and Family Astros Game

If you have a ticket to go to the Astros game with us this Saturday, here are some details you will want to know!
The game will start at 3:10 PM and be immediately followed by testimonies from George Springer and Will Harris. The Tauren Wells concert will begin after that.
 
 
If you are interested in riding the van, please e-mail Brother Justin at justin@alvinmbc.com to make sure we have adequate seating available. Van riders will meet at the church at 1 PM. We anticipate being back at the church at about 8:30 PM. 
 
Let me know if you have any questions!


New Pictorial Directory



First Steps Class

A week from Sunday (May 6th), we will be starting a new Sunday School class called “First Steps.”  If you are curious about Christianity, this is the class for you. If you are interested in joining the church, this is the class for you. If you have recently joined, this is the class for you. If you have been a member, but feel like you would benefit from having the things you have picked up over the years covered in a systematic way, this is the class for you. 
It will run on a 13-week cycle, so you can start at any time, stay for a quarter and then hop into another class (we’ll help you pick one). I am excited about teaching this class to get to know some of you better and to spell out these foundational truths. 
 
Because we will be rotating through, the lessons will be interwoven, but here is the main topic I have planned for each week:
  1. How to Study the Bible For Yourself
  2. Who is God?
  3. Knowing You Are Saved and Secure
  4. Resisting Temptation
  5. Believer’s Baptism and The Lord’s Supper
  6. Empowered for Service (Where do I fit?)
  7. Praying with Power
  8. The Nature of the Church
  9. The Operation of the Church (Business Meetings, Leadership and More)
  10. In the Beginning (Creation, Marriage and other Controversial Things)
  11. Passing it On (How to Share Your Faith)
  12. The End of the World (The End Times, Heaven and Hell)
  13. You Reap What You Sow (Budgeting, Saving and Giving)
We will meet in the Educational Building in the old nursery. Come in on the West Lang Street parking lot, through the back door, take a right and it will be the first classroom on your right (room signs are coming soon). 
 
Let me know if you have any questions! Justin@alvinmbc.com 


Ladies’ Bible Study Postponed

Because the Spencer family will be having a lunch at the church tomorrow, the ladies will not be having James study. Thank for your understanding. 
– Brother Justin