The Announcer | June 22, 2021
Become & Multiply
"At the start of this year, our worship team recorded some new original songs for our church and we are so excited to release these songs to give you language to worship Jesus. We have introduced a few of these songs on Sunday morning including “Search Me” based on Psalm 139 and “New Covenant” based on Jeremiah 31. We are in the mixing and mastering process now and hope to release this album in the Fall. We can’t wait for you to hear and sing these songs!"

-Hunter Coultrap, Worship Director
SPOTLIGHT
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.
Upcoming Events
Men's Day Hike
Saturday, June 26 | 9am

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.
Family Movie Night
Friday, July 16 | 6pm | Auditorium

Join us for a family movie night in the auditorium as we project a film on the big screen. Complete with popcorn, drinks, and family fun! Bring your little ones. Kick back and enjoy the show!
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 Luke Dillard to Alliance! He is active in his Life Group and Connection Group and is eager to start serving at Alliance. Say "hello" when you see him!
Snapshots!
Host Homes Needed Next Month
Host International students (fully vaccinated) for the weekend! July 16-18 the International Friendship Ministries chapter at University of South Carolina will bring 20 students to spend a few days in our area enjoying some cooler weather and mountain activities. This is the same group that usually comes to snow ski in February and since this year's trip was a 'casualty of Covid', we decided to invite them in the summer! They will arrive Friday, July 16th evening, spend Saturday doing various activities and Sunday morning attend worship service with us. You can host one or more students OR if you'd rather lead an activity or do an activity with a group you can do that also. To be a host home you need to pick them up at church Friday night, provide Saturday breakfast/supper and Sunday breakfast. Please let the church office know how many students you want, what gender and if you want to participate in Saturday activities.

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.

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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