May 2016

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES Lights for the Light of the World is an ASBC missionary and humanitarian effort to witness the goodness of Jesus Christ within Sierra Leone and Haiti. Join DG19 and the Missions Ministry by donating light to persons living in the dark. The solar powered light provides a maximum of 30 hours of light on a 7 hour solar charge. “Donate a Light for $10” or “For $34.95 Give a Light, and Get a Light”. For more information, EMAIL: [email protected]


Christian Life Institute. WHEN: May 10-12. TIME: 7-9pm. WHAT: Dynamic facilitators and topics nightly. Course offerings include “A Study of Romans: The Power of the Gospel”; “Without Ceasing: A 3-Day Prayer Journey”; “Learning to Walk By Faith in the Dark”; and “Getting Dirty: How God is Using Social Media to Redeem the World.” Choose one class to attend over the three days. Register: EMAIL: [email protected] Fifth Anniversary Celebration of the Sanctified Symphony Orchestra “Steadfast in Symphonic Service.” WHEN: Sat., May 14. TIME: 6pm WHERE: ASBC. WHAT: Free concert to highlight traditional and contemporary music from a variety of composers, under the direction of Mr. Jamal Lee. The evening’s theme is from Psalm 57:7 “My heart, O God, is steadfast; I will sing and make music.”


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Church Wide MINISTRY OPEN HOUSE Saturday, May 21, 2016


GRADUATE LUNCHEON Celebrating Our ASBC Graduates

Saturday, June 11- 11am

CHURCH WIDE MINISTRY OPEN HOUSE: WHEN: Saturday, May 21, 2016, Noon - 2pm. Location: Multipurpose room. All members, frequent visitors, family & friends are welcome to learn more about our various ministries; fellowship with Discipleship Groups; meet with our very own Pastor Wesley and ASBC staff; as well as engage with other new members. See first-hand what our amazing church has to offer! ASBC’s 47th Annual Graduate Luncheon will take place on Saturday, June 11 from 11am - 1pm. The luncheon is open to all ASBC members from pre-school through post-graduate who will graduate by June 2016. The event will take place at the Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, VA 22150. Online registration will end at midnight on May 8. There is no charge for the graduate and up to two guests. Email: [email protected] for details.

We Welcome Visitors to Stay in touch and learn more about ASBC TEXT: VISITOR to 95577 or e-mail us at [email protected]

May 2016

Worship Services Sat. & Sun. Worship Sat., 6pm, Sun., 7:15am, 10am and 12pm Nursery Service 6pm, 7:15am, 10am, 12pm for children 18mo. to 4yrs. Children’s Church 10am and 12pm on 1st, 3rd and 4th Sun. each month Bible Study Tues., 7pm, Prayer at 6:30pm Sunday School Classes Sat., 4:45–5:45pm, Sun., 8:30–9:30am

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Praise and Worship Call to Worship/Invocation Hymn of Rejoicing Passing of the Peace Baptism (Saturday before the 1st Sunday of the month at 6pm) Welcome of the Guests Tithes and Offering Doxology Sermon Invitation to Discipleship Communion (2nd Sunday) Benediction

Galatians 5:22-26

CALL-IN PRAYER WITH PASTOR WESLEY 6:30am FRIDAY MORNINGS CALL: 1-530-881-1212 ID#788-999-203 TEXT: VISITOR to 95577 to receive a special message.

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Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Pastor

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MAY 2016


Special Sunday Worship Service: Mother’s Day - May 8 MUSIC | CHOIRS

April 30 & May 1: Royal Priesthood Theodore Thorpe, III, Marcus Johnson, directors May 7: Male Chorus Melvin E. Bryant, Jr., director

May 14 & 15: Voices of Triumph Theron Johnson, director May 21 & 22 - : Psalms of Praise Melvin E. Bryant, Jr., director May 28 - Congregation and the Choir Joyce Garrett, director

May 8: Trinity May 29 - CAYA Praise Team Joyce Garrett, director THE MUSIC & WORSHIP ARTS MINISTRY seeks singers for the Saturday, May 28 “Congregation in the Choir” service. TIME: 4:30pm (meet) 6:30pm (service). Pastor Wesley will lead the congregation in singing familiar and best-loved hymns for this much-loved fifth weekend service. No special rehearsal is required. EMAIL: [email protected] CHURCH FAMILY LIFE


Evangelism Ministry is offering an Interactive training session on biblical foundations and practical strategies for sharing Jesus without fear. WHEN: Sat., May 7. TIME: 9am 12pm. WHERE: Room 315. All ministry and discipleship groups encouraged to attend. 2nd Annual Blessing of the Motorcycles by Pastor Wesley & Group Ride. WHEN: Sat., May 7. Time: 10am. WHERE: ASBC parking lot. WHO: Motorcyclists with valid motorcycle license endorsement and proof of insurance. Registration required. EMAIL: [email protected] ASBC Chess Club: WHEN: Sat., May 7 and May 21: TIME: 10am - 12pm. WHERE: Room 314. WHY: Chess improves concentration, problem solving, academic, and social skills. WHO: All levels and ages. EMAIL: [email protected]


Public Relations and the Small Business offered by the Entrepreneurship Ministry. WHEN: Sun., May 15. TIME: 2 - 4pm. WHERE: Room 311/312. WHAT: Learn tips on how to promote your business. EMAIL: [email protected]


American Sign Language classes. WHEN: Thurdays, May 19-July 14. TIME: 7 - 9pm. WHAT: Offered to beginners and novices. Space is limited.


The Young Adult Ministry Salsa Night. WHEN: Fri., May 20. TIME: 7 - 9pm. WHERE: Multipurpose Room. WHAT: A night of fun, fellowship and dance lessons taught by one of our very own members. Dress comfortably; light refreshments provided. RSVP: [email protected]


May is Mental Health Awareness Month WELL BEING


ASBC Welton E. Quander Bowling Fellowship League: WHEN: Sat., May 7. TIME: 12:45pm. WHERE: Bowl America, 6450 Edsall Rd., Alexandria. WHY: Fun, fellowship and learn how you can participate in upcoming leagues. EMAIL: [email protected]


ASBC Intermediate/Advanced Tennis session. WHEN: Sat., May 14. TIME: 9 - 11am. WHERE: T.C. Williams High School (3330 King St., Alexandria, VA 22302). WHO: All intermediate and advanced tennis players. Please bring your tennis racket, a can of balls, and water/snacks. EMAIL: [email protected]


ASBC Legal Resource Ministry General Body Meeting. WHEN: Sun. May 15. TIME: Immediately following 12pm worship service. WHERE: Room 314. WHO: Attorneys, students, paralegals. WHAT: Come, serve the Lord with your talent and expertise! The ASBC-LRM seeks to provide exceptional legal support and guidance to the ASBC family through professional, educational, community and mentorship services.


GriefShare Ministry 5 Candle Remembrance Ceremony. WHEN: Sat., May 21. TIME: 3 - 4pm. WHERE: Adkins Chapel. WHY: Holidays and special days like Memorial Day, Mother’s Day, and Father’s Day can be difficult for those coming to terms with the absence of a loved one. We will light 5 candles (Grief, Courage, Memory, Love, Hope) to remember loved ones lost to death. Our hope is to provide a time to recognize your loss, and celebrate the legacy of your loved one, Bring a memento or picture of your loved one. You will have an opportunity to reflect and share fond memories, if you wish. RSVP: [email protected] AGAPE Ministry Open House & Social. WHEN: Sat., May 21. TIME: 3 - 5pm. WHERE: Chadwicks Restaurant, 203 Strand St., Alexandria, VA 22314. WHAT: Meet with ministry members, learn about available resources & network. RSVP: [email protected]


The Health & Wellness Ministry presents Let’s Move Again! Ladies of Alfred Street come enjoy healthy snacks and fun fitness demos to help you kick-off the summer season on June 4 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in the ASBC Multipurpose Room. Must be 21 and over to participate. REGISTER ONLINE. For information contact [email protected]


Men’s Ministry Bible Study in the Park. WHEN: Sat., May 7. TIME: 10am - 2pm WHERE: Joseph Hensley Park, 4200 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA 22302. WHAT: Bible study, food, fellowship, flag football, etc. RSVP: [email protected]

Singles Ministry Crab Feast: WHEN: Sat., June 4. TIME: 1-6pm WHERE: 4001 Eisenhower Ave. Alexandria, VA. WHAT: Includes tickets to Cameron Run Water Park. Crabs will start being served at 1pm and the chicken, hamburger/cheeseburger, baked beans, green beans & corn cobbettes buffet will be served 2 – 4pm. The Water Park is open 10am - 9pm.


Men’s Ministry “Real Talk” WHEN: Wed., May 18. TIME: 7 - 9pm. WHERE: Ten01 Restaurant, 1001 H. St., NE, Wash., DC 20002. WHY: Meeting focuses on various topics that affect men of all ages & demographics. EMAIL: [email protected] to RSVP.

Men’s Ministry Distinguished Gentlemen DC Takeover. WHEN: Fri., June 10. TIME: 7pm WHERE: Hamilton Restaurant, 600 14th St, NW, Wash., DC 20005. WHAT: Fellowship, business networking, relationship building. EMAIL: [email protected]

Rev. Dr. Howard-John Wesley, Pastor

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