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October 18, 2023

Allisonville Christian Church,

We are in the middle of Stewardship Season! This is a time for considering how to practice gratitude not only for a few weeks but for the whole year. Below are a few items to keep in mind:

  1. This Sunday we will have one combined service at 11:00. Please also consider coming earlier to attend the Generosity Forum at 9:30 led by Matt Rosine. He will give a presentation about the many ways to support ACC through planned giving and other legacy gifts.
  2. You should receive a physical letter in your mailboxes in the coming days with a message from our stewardship co-chairs, Larry Rahn and Chris Coble. The letter should also contain a commitment card and Step-Up Chart.
  3. We ask that you bring the commitment card to worship on October 29th for Commitment Sunday. If you cannot attend in person, you may mail the card to the church or find a pledge card at our website at allisonville.org/pledge
  4. Below, you'll find links to all the documents mentioned above. We will also have physical copies on the welcome center in the narthex at church. If you have any questions, please email or call the church office at office@allisonville.org and 317-849-3957.

Beau's Letter

Narrative Budget

Co-Chair Letter

Step-Up Chart

Pledge Card


  • We have joy to explore the practice of generosity in our stewardship campaign.
  • We rejoice in the joy of solving Pastor Josh's mission trip riddles.
  • We are also thankful for the work of the search committee to find new Associate Minister of Outreach and Growth.


  • We pray for Bob Spargur as he awaits an upcoming medical procedure.
  • We pray for Pat Bondeson who has been hospitalized this week.
  • We pray for a just peace to arise in the Middle East as violence continues.
  • We continue our prayers for Jane Lawrence, Cora King, Davis and Bev Goforth, Bob Hessong, Sandy Zimmerman, Erika Blauvelt, Mike McDonald, Linda Kemper and Lori Corken-Young.

We pray for all who are grieving.

We pray for a meaningful and effective solution to end gun violence in our society.

We continue to pray for our work and all work to be an anti-racist church and people.

Our Global Ministries Prayer Partner this week is the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Coffee Café

 The Cafe will be "open for business as usual" on Sunday in between the Generosity Forum and the service at 11:00 a.m. Come grab a cup of coffee or tea and a treat. Discuss what you learned at the forum or just visit with your church family before our combined worship service.

A Note of Gratitude in Pastor Appreciation Month

 A big thank you for your words of appreciation and generous gifts in support of our ministry here at ACC. It is a blessing serve along side you in this community of faith. -Pastors Joyce, Beau, and Josh

Genesis Bible Study Returns to Regular Schedule

Beau continues to lead us through the Book of Genesis each Thursday at 9 am at ACC or 7 pm via Zoom. There's no preparation required. Just come with a curious mind and be ready for an inspirational conversation. We'll relearn some of the most memorable biblical stories and learn what wisdom this ancient, inspired text holds for us today.

Zoom Link

Pennies for Preschool

The Sunday School Class Grades 2-5 is collecting pennies that will provide tuition assistance to ACC Preschool families in need. You'll notice jugs around the church on Sunday where you can put your cash and coin donations.

Youth Group Meal Signup

Now that youth group is back, we are looking for people to provide lunches for the youth group each week! You can click the button below and sign up for a date (or two). This is a great way to help support our important faith formation ministries. If you have any questions, please reach out to Josh. The next empty spot is November 26th!

Sign Up

Prime Timers

Dave and Jean Tatum will host the November 8th Prime Timers meal. It will be at Ford's Garage in Hamilton Towne Center, 13193 Levinson Ln #100, Noblesville, IN 46060. To let the Tatum's know you will be joining, call/text 317-626-8625 or email tatum.jean@gmail.com

Anti-Racism Book Study — Date Change

In June we started The Allisonville Forum with The Rev. Dr. Leah Gunning Francis as our speaker. She has two books - Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community and Faith After Ferguson: Resilient Leadership in Pursuit of Racial Justice. We will be having an in-person discussion about these books on Sunday, Oct 29 Sunday, November 12th from 12 noon - 1:30 pm. We’ll have a light lunch in the Fellowship Hall before our study begins. 

You don’t need to read both books to join us for this discussion! If you bought one of her books, please join us. If you need a book, Beau has more copies available for purchase. 

Questions? Please contact Cindy Coble at clcoble@icloud.com. I hope you can join us!

Online Directory

Thank you for everyone that has continued to seek out support to log into the online directory! Isaac will still be available to help anyone that would like help! Find Isaac during Coffee Café or reach out to him in the office during the week. We will be working on creating a physical version in the coming weeks.

Faith Formation Ministry

If you are interested in any Sunday School class or other faith formation opportunity, please reach out to Josh. Here's a brief rundown of our offerings:

  • Worship and Wonder (9:30 and 11:00 in Room 12): Open to kids 3 years old through 1st grade

  • Children's Sunday School (11:00 in Room 1): Open to kids in 2nd through 5th grade

  • Youth Sunday School (11:00 in the Retreat House): Open to youth in 6th through 12th grade

  • Adult Sunday School (11:00 Faith Class in the Fireplace Room, LIFE Class in Room 15, and Pathfinders Class in the Chalice Room)

October 24 — Book Club

When: Tuesday, October 24

Location: Over Zoom, contact Audrey Pelsor or Karen Bayne for the link.

The Next Best Thing by Jennifer Weiner

"A rollicking ride on the Hollywood roller coaster, The Next Best Thing is a heartfelt story about a young woman searching for her own happily-ever-after in the land where dreams come true."

If you'd like a library copy please contact Audrey Pelsor (ajpelsor@gmail.com) or Janet Spaulding (janetmspaulding@gmail.com)

October 24 — Young Adult Movie Night

Our Young Adult Ministry will gather at the Retreat House for an outdoor movie night October 24th at 6:30! Bring a chair or a blanket to sit on, a friend, and your favorite snack to share! We'll watch the classic Halloween movie, Hocus Pocus, on a screen outside the retreat house! If the weather doesn't agree with us, we'll move inside the house. Contact Rev. Josh Jackson with any questions.

October 25 — Allisonville Forum


October 26 — Mary Martha Circle

Mary Martha Circle will meet Thursday, October 26th at 1 pm in Room 15. Join us at Allisonville Christian Church to discuss chapter 10, Listening as Ears of the Church. We hope you can all come. Marilyn Barnett will lead us.

October 29 — Trunk or Treat

Sunday October 29th at 4:00 p.m. we will host Trunk or Treat in our parking lot! There are many ways to help, and you can find them all at by clicking here! If you'd like to fill a parking spot with a decorated trunk, you can sign up by clicking the button below!

Sign Up Here

November 18 — Euchre (and other games) Night at Church!

Mark your calendars and get excited for Saturday, November 18th from 2:00-5:00pm. Allisonville will be hosting our FIRST EVER Euchre tournament! Don't know how to play? That's okay! We can teach you, or you can join in on Bingo or other games led by our fearless youth group. Snacks will be available for free, and there will also be fresh-baked goods available for purchase. We will also have some fun, surprise raffles throughout the afternoon.

To participate in the Euchre tournament or Bingo, we are asking for a $10 per person donation. All of the proceeds from this event will benefit our youth mission trip in summer 2024 to [redacted]. Come for the fun, enjoy the cookies and more, and get excited for our grand prize! 

Childcare will be provided, and we hope to see you there! Reach out to Rev. Josh Jackson (jjackson@allisonville.org) if you have any questions. Game on!

November 19 — Celebration Dinner

Join us for a post-church gathering on November 19th as we celebrate our numerous blessings with a meal. In addition to savoring the delicious spread, the stewardship committee will offer insights into the pledges received during this year's stewardship campaign.

November 21 — Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service

Every year a group of churches in our area gather to host a Thanksgiving Service. This year's service will be November 21st at First Friends Church, 3030 Kessler Blvd E Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46220. Pastor Joyce will be helping lead the service. More information to come!

Arts at Allisonville

Calling all music and drama lovers! It’s time to get Arts and Allisonville rolling again. We are in the planning process for the next 12 months or so. Won’t you join us? If you love the arts, we want you. Contact Steve Caress (stcaress@yahoo.com), Shari Jacobs (slj1114@gmail.com), or Chris Higgins (chiggins@allisonville.org) and let us know. We want to start meeting soon to discuss/plan some exciting events.

Seeking Exploring Worship and Worship & Wonder Volunteers for 2023

Would you like to be involved in our children's ministry next year? We are seeking volunteers for both Exploring Worship and Worship & Wonder. Here are brief descriptions of the roles we are needing to fill:

W&W Greeter - The Greeter helps to welcome the kids to Worship & Wonder and assists the Storyteller in crowd control and keeping the ministry flowing. 

W&W Storyteller - The Storyteller leads the lesson directly from the Worship & Wonder curriculum. We have access to the official W&W training. 

EW Teacher - The Teacher leads the activity for the day, such as the sharing of joys and concerns, reading the scripture for the day, etc.

EW Shepherd - The Shepherd assists the Teacher in getting the kids to the EW space and keeping the activity going smoothly. 

If you are interested in any of these roles or if you would like more information about them, please reach out to Josh!

Seeking Virtual Scripture Readers

Virtual scripture readers are needed. This is a meaningful way to contribute to our worship experience, and we invite more members to consider participating. Please contact John Quick (317-294-2709, qman21611@gmail.com) to sign up.