The Announcer | June 15, 2021
Become & Multiply
"Alliance is brimming with ministry and I'm so thankful to be part of this church family! Nearly 190 women are signed up for the study of Faith and Fire: Elijah, 450+ attended Slugs & Bugs LIVE, and almost 200 men came to An Evening of Worship & BBQ. These numbers show a hunger for knowing the Lord and a commitment to investing in His church. I'm humbled to see the Lord doing so many great things in this community!"

-Michael Talley, Discipleship Pastor
SPOTLIGHT
Men's Day Hike
Saturday, June 26 | 9am
New details! Brothers in Christ, you’re invited to fellowship with other men of Alliance in God’s creation as they hike the Tanawha Trail. They’ll begin at the parking lot of Beacon Heights and walk to the Linn Cove Viaduct off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Plan for a 3.5-mile hike that lasts about 2-3 hours. Meet at the Stack Rock Hiking Trail entry at 9am Saturday, June 26. They’ll carpool to the trail entrance.
Upcoming Events
Baptism
Sunday, July 11 | 9am & 10:45am

Believers are called to be baptized as a symbol of belief in whole-heartedly following Jesus Christ. If you want to learn more about baptism, visit the link to schedule a time to speak with a pastor.
Spiritual Formation Workshop
Sunday, July 18 | 3-5pm

Join us for an interactive workshop on how to identify heresy taught by Pastor Scott Andrews. False teaching was not just an ancient threat to the church; it is a perpetual threat to the true, life-saving message of the gospel. Come learn how to discern the difference between the life-giving message of Christ and heresy.
Father and Son Hickory Crawdads Baseball Game
Sunday, August 1 | 1:30pm | $20 per ticket

Join a father and son baseball game! You'll enjoy an all-you-can-eat picnic outside as you cheer on the Hickory Crawdads as they play against Greenville's "The Greenville Drive." Bring your baseball cap and sunscreen! Click the link for more info!
Announcements, Updates, & Happenings
College Connection
Happenings this summer

Check out two College Connection updates for Summer:
1. Sunday night Bible study (book of Titus) at 6pm at Josh Teeters' house (365 Castle Ford Rd). We’d love to have recent high school grads to join us!
2. Wednesdays will be hangouts and events. These events will be posted to the College Connection Facebook Group and Instagram (@abfcollegeconnection).
International Student Ministry Launch
Sunday, June 27, from 2-4pm

Each year, dozens and dozens of international students and faculty scholars attend Appalachian State University, right here in our own backyard. On Sunday, June 27, from 2-4pm, we'll hold an informational meeting for those who are interested in becoming involved in the lives of international students. Click here to read the full article by Richard Greene.
de la Cruz Dinner and Teaching
July 15 & 16 (and other dates)

Alliance supports de la Cruz, a local ministry in Boone that provides safe, interactive experiences for individuals to know God through faith in Jesus Christ in a horse and farm environment. Check out their upcoming public event for families! Other events are happening July 29 & 30 and August 12 & 13 as well.
New Member Spotlight

Please welcome Jacob and Abbey Cooper to Alliance! They moved to the area in 2019 and are involved in a Life Group and are training to lead their own group very soon. Say "hello" when you see them!
Snapshots!
Need Old Vehicles for Beater or Better
Alliance needs your old vehicle for our ministry, Beater or Better. We give old vehicles to people in need in our community. The vehicle doesn't have to be running (we know mechanics to get ‘em running again). If you have an old vehicle you want to give away, email the office at abfoffice@abfboone.org.

Chosen Ministry Adopt-A-Family
The Chosen Ministry has a new way for you to be involved in serving and caring for families going through the adoption and foster care process. Through this program, you are assigned a specific family to care for. The commitment is for a year. You provide them with meals, rides, house work, or whatever is helpful for them. If this is something you or a life group might be interested in, please fill out this form. You will then be assigned a family that is the best fit for you. Please consider helping to show God’s love to one of these families by walking alongside them this year.

Faith and Fire: Elijah by Priscilla Shirer 
It's not too late to sign up for the women's study of Faith and Fire: Elijah. Sign up at abfboone.org/women. Study happens in-person and on Zoom on Thursdays.

The Colson Fellows Program
One of our Elders, Barrie Winn, will be leading a group through The Colson Fellows Program. This is a 10-month program for Christians to take a “deep dive” into worldview and culture, learning how to engage the culture with the Christian worldview and developing plans for their personal ministry. The program runs from August through the following May, and applications for the 2021-22 program are now being accepted. Questions? Contact Barrie Winn at barrie.winn@gmail.com.
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