The Announcer | May 11, 2021
Become & Multiply
"Last fall we kicked off a challenge for our students to read missionary biographies and stories. We are going to celebrate with them on Wednesday evening May 19th at an event called “Hotdogs, Highlights and Hoopla” so we can hear about the missionary lives that they have learned about. We have had many kids participate and we want to encourage them to continue to learn about these heroes of the faith. If you would like to join in the celebration and encourage the kids, please join us at 5:30pm for a hotdog and we will begin the program at 6:00pm."

-Libby Dowell, Financial Manager and Chair on the Missions Committee
SPOTLIGHT
Slugs & Bugs
Fri, June 11 | Dinner: 5pm | Show: 6pm

Randall Goodgame leads Slugs & Bugs LIVE with live music, background musical tracks, and brightly colored animated videos. The concert is peppered with fun, interactive moments for the whole family. Dinner and a Show will start at 5pm. If you want to attend the show only, it will start at 6pm.
Special Note
Pastor Doug Cheshier will begin his sabbatical tomorrow (May 12) for three months. If you have a need request, please contact the office to be directed to the appropriate person to assist: 828-264-8312 or abfoffice@abfboone.org
Upcoming Events
Weekender
Friday, May 14 | 6-8:30pm
Saturday, May 15 | 9-11:30am

New to Alliance? The Weekender is your on-ramp to the life of Alliance Bible Fellowship. You'll learn about the vision, values, and history of our church and find out about ways to get involved. Click the link to see recent pictures of the event.
Spiritual Formation Workshops
Sunday, May 23 | 3-5pm | Depot Room

How to Live Generously – The New Testament is filled with teachings on generosity. The way we think about and spend money is a barometer for how well we understand the gospel (Luke 19:1-10). And yet, it can be an uncomfortable subject to talk about because in our modern context, money is often associated with shame and regret. This workshop will provide an overview of the Bible’s powerful teaching on generosity and explore a few practical ways that we can live generously so that we can take hold of that which is truly life (1 Timothy 6:19).
Faith and Fire: Elijah by Priscilla Shirer
Women's study beginning Thursday, June 10 (in-person and Zoom)

Elijah emerged as the voice of unapologetic truth during a time of national crisis and moral decline. His ministry was marked by tenacious faith and holy fire – the same kind you will need in order to remain steadfast in current culture. Join us as we take a fresh look at Elijah and the difficult choices of obedience that kept him anchored, sharpened his faith, broadened his impact, and invited heaven’s fire to fall.
Announcements, Updates, & Happenings
Graduating High School Senior Sunday Recognition
Sun, May 23 | Both Services

This is a special time for our high school graduating seniors to be recognized by the entire church family. We will ask all of our graduating seniors in each service to stand and be recognized. We'll give a special charge to them and pray over them and their families. See the "Snapshots!" section below for the dinner for graduates!
Women's Hike at Rich Mountain
Sat, May 29 | 9am

Sisters in Christ, you are invited to fellowship with other women in the beauty of God’s creation as we hike together up beautiful Rich Mountain. From Trout Lake, we’ll begin our ascent up the mountain, passing through meadows and wooded trails before arriving at the peak.
Men's Evening of Worship & BBQ
Tue, June 1 | 6-8pm

Join the Men of Alliance for an evening of worship, a word, and BBQ. Homemade BBQ and other country sides will be served for dinner. We’ll sing a few worship songs and hear a word that will unite the men about what it means to be a brother in this brotherhood of believers. No sign up needed.
Missionary Training Program
Beginning June 2 | 9am-1pm

The Missionary Training Center (or M.T.A.) is an immersive program for children to learn what it's like to prepare for the mission field. They'll learn Bible study skills, how to share the Gospel, be immersed in the country/culture they may move to, and learn basic life skills that are helpful on the mission field. We need summer volunteers. Click the link above if you're interested in serving.

Rise-Up Weekend
June 4-6 | Awanita Valley Retreat Center | $120 (scholarships available)

Calling all rising 6th graders! This retreat is designed to help students understand what their identity, meaning, and purpose is in the life that God has given them. Students will have the opportunity to worship with their peers, learn from the Scriptures, and have a ridiculous amount of fun at the very same time. Parents are invited, too! Sign up today!
New Member Spotlight

Please welcome Dr. Ralph and Debbie Spraker as new members of our church! They moved to Boone from Columbia last fall and are involved in our Men’s and Women’s Ministries and Connection Groups. Say "hello" when you see them!
Snapshots!
Graduating Senior Dinner - Sunday, May 16, 5:30-7:00pm
This is a special time for our graduating seniors and their families who have been involved in the life our student ministry here at Alliance. We are excited to share a meal together, pray together, and commission these students to the next chapter of life that God has for them. The dinner will be hosted at the Markus Home. Click HERE for directions. RSVP HERE!

Blood Drive
Mark your calendar for a blood drive happening Monday, May 17, from 12-4:30pm in the gym. To schedule your appointment to give blood, go to redcrossblood.org and enter sponsor code: "Alliance Bible Fellowship"

Cheer On Our Alliance Men Softball Team
Cheer on the Alliance men's softball team at their next game! The team currently has 5 games won and no losses in the season! Games are played at the baseball fields near the new Watauga recreational complex at 231 Complex Dr. Here are upcoming games:
  • Thur, May 13, 9pm – Union Baptist – Field 3
  • Mon, May 17, 9pm – Red Barrons – Field 2
  • Thur, May 20, 6pm – Team 4 – Field 2
  • Mon, May 24, 9pm – Mt. Vernon Baptist – Field 2
  • Thur, May 27, 9pm – Defiant – Field 2

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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