January 2017
Ancient City Baptist Church

27 Sevilla Street  St. Augustine, FL 32084

   Sanctity of Life Sunday
   To Be Observed January 15

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday (SoHLS) is a day for Americans to focus on the value of each and every human life. It is celebrated every year on the Sunday closest to the anniversary of the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, which legalized abortion in every state for any reason through all nine months of pregnancy.  R.C. Sproul said, "It was a day whose infamy overshadowed December 7, 1941 in the memory of the church in America." On that day all unborn children in America lost their most basic, and first right, the right to life. Since that date the lives of 57 million children have been lost!

President Ronald Reagan issued a proclamation creating the first National Sanctity of Human Life Day in 1984.  He said that it was fitting that on this day that we should "reflect anew on our responsibility to guard with care the lives and freedoms of even the weakest of our fellow human beings." 

A short presentation will be made during our morning service by Rev. Roger Phillips who is Executive Director of Life Services. Life Services provides pregnancy testing and counseling to women without charge. It is located in our church facilities and was begun as a ministry of Ancient City Baptist Church and is now supported by a growing number of local churches and community groups. The short Sunday morning presentation will be followed by a tour of Life Services facilities at Ancient City Baptist on Wednesday night, January 18 at 6:30 pm. All are welcome to come.

   Picture Gallery

Presentation of Christmas Cantata
by the Sanctuary Choir

St. Augustine High School Choir
Presented their Annual Christmas Concert at ACBC

Pastor Larry presents a patriotic picture frame
to Col. James Olsen, Ret. 

Minister  of Music, Curtis Powell, conducted the choir and Stringed Quintet for Christmas

                             Nursery Schedule for December

Jan. 01
Betty Lee
Dot Barnes
Dottie Rice
Joanie Steele
Jan. 08
Cindy Athanaseas
Sandra Caraway
Terri Wampler
Holly Wampler
Jan. 15
Jeanette Booth
Louise Meade
Ruth Mull
Mary Perry
Jan. 22
Brad Burnsworth
Linda Crosby
Linda Parrish
Polly Burnsworth
Jan. 29
Betty Lee
Joanie Steele
Sandra Caraway
Dot Barnes


   Greeters for January

Cindy Athanaseas

Cindy Lewis

Marion Porter

January 01
Bob Booth
Jimmy Meade
January 08
Joe Blewett
Brad Burnsworth
January 15
Rod Hampton
Mike Doyle
January 22
Larry Sheaffer
Nick Athanaseas
       January 29
Ken Green
Bob Blake

Vol. 4 No. 5 

In This Issue

Weekly Schedule

Adult Bible Fellowship
& Sunday School
f or children
9:40 on Sundays

11:00 am Sundays

Get Acquainted Time
following worship
every Sunday
in the Fellowship Hall  

Prime Time Singers
Tuesdays 10:30 am
Soup, Salad and Scripture
resumes Jan 10 @ 11:30 

Wednesday Night
Bible Study & Prayer
6:30 pm
Choir Practice
7:30 pm

Upcoming Events

January 5
Keenagers Meet
at 10:30

January 10
Prime Time Singers
Soup Salad & Scripture

January 10
ACCA Committee Mtg.
10:00 am

January 15
Sanctity of Life Sunday
11:00 am

January 17
Trustees Mtg.
5 pm

January 18
Life  Services Prayer
Walk  at 6:30 pm

Church Staff

Clarence Hackett
Interim Pastor

Larry DuBose
Associate Pastor

Mark Hall
Email Mark

Cutis Powell
Director of Music

Pat Hampton
Office Manager

Cindy Lewis
Volunteer Coordinator
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Ancient City Christian Academy News

The Academy had a great month this December. Janice Treadway worked with the children and teachers to prepare for the Christmas program. 100% of the families attended and it was great to see the sanctuary filled with young adults and their children who are students at ACCA and others who are siblings. Thanks to all who made it such a great success.

Approximately 50 young adults with their children visit after the ACCA Christmas program

Christmas Giving

Christmas is a special holiday as we remember and celebrate the birth of Christ. There are many traditions associated with Christmas. Many people put up Christmas trees, visit with family and friends, decorate their homes, and exchange gifts. Children get caught up in the excitement and look forward to receiving gifts. There were families at The Webster School that needed help with buying presents. Through the generous giving of our church to the Benevolence Fund we were able to help twenty-one children. Items on their "wish list" included: shoes, shirts, pants, body wash, books, puzzles, dolls, doll houses, cars, and other toys. A Christmas card was included with the gifts which presented the true meaning of Christmas. Thank you for being a loving and giving church!

Larry DuBose
Ancient City Baptist Church