December 27, 2018
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20's + 30's Fellowship
S T A Y  C O N N E C T E D
C O N T A C T  U S


Missionary Updates
Terri Shell
{InterVarsity}
Brian & Lauren Mann 
{Greek InterVarsity}
John & Janie Farwell
{Athletes in Action}
Robin Bolash
{InterVarsity at Meredith}
Marion Dewar
{Cru @NC Stat e }
Quick Links
Welcome to The Pulse!  Please take a minute to check out what's happening at Church of the Apostles.
 
PRAY WITHOUT CEASING
Please join your church in praying for the following requests for the life and mission of the church:
 
+ Pray for people around us who are considering following Jesus, that their eyes would be open to see him, and their hearts open to receive him as they begin a new calendar year.

+ Give thanks to the Lord for the ways our church has been a blessing to you and to others in the past year.

+ Pray for our Mission Partner, North Raleigh Ministries, as they minister to people who are poor, isolated and discouraged. Pray that as a ministry, they can communicate the hope of Christ's love and presence to those who come to them in need. 

THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES
Ezekiel 34:1-16; 36:24-27 | Luke 19:11-27
Open for Business  ~ John Farwell

WHAT'S HAPPENING @ APOSTLES


Please Note ~ There will be one combined service at 10am on Sunday, December 30th.


Potluck, Prayer + Praise | Wednesday, January 2 ~ Please join us for this monthly fellowship  gathering! The evening will begin with a potluck dinner at 5:30 in the fellowship hall, followed by a time of prayer and praise in the sanctuary at 6:30.

A-I: side dish | J-O: dessert | P-Z: main dish

Mark your calendars for this special congregational meeting!  We will be discussing the life of our church in the new year, including results from the recent church health survey.  You don't want to miss it!

FINANCIAL UPDATE

2018 GIVING RECORDS
Please note that gifts of securities and mutual funds must be transferred to, and received in, the Church's brokerage account by noon on Dec. 31, 2018 to be included with 2018 giving.   Because the church offices will be closed December 25 - 28, we are requesting that you make every effort to bring any year end gifts for the general offering during the services on December 23rd, 24th, and 31st, or simply mail them. Payments mailed and postmarked by December 31, 2018 will be reflected on your 2018 Giving Record. If your bank issues your payment, please allow plenty of time for our receipt by mail. You can always check your giving records by logging into Apostles Link. Click on the Give option in the left margin; go to Schedules/ History tab where you can see your history or print a Giving Statement for you or your family.   For any questions about your giving, please contact Laynette Rustin, accounting@apostle-raleigh.org .
 
In preparation for the mailing of 2018 Giving Statements, please log into your Apostles Link account and review and make any necessary changes to your mailing address. 

The Church Office will be closed December 25-28.

DIOCESE NEWS

Synod 2018 Summary & Photos
In early November clergy and lay leaders from the Diocese of Christ our Hope gathered together for its Convocation and Synod in McLean, VA. This annual gathering provides an opportunity for leaders from all the churches in the Diocese - which range from South Carolina to Maine - to gather together in one location for a wonderful time of worship, teaching and fellowship.   READ MORE

WOMEN'S MINISTRY
Registration is open for the 2019 Women's Retreat!

 

Women's Bible Studies ~ Winter 2019
 
Women in the Word resumes Jan 7
Mondays | 7-8:45pm
All Things New: A Study on 2 Corinthians by Kelly Minter

Tuesday at Noon resumes January 8 
Tuesdays | 12-1:15pm
Continuing study in Genesis

Growing in Grace resumes January 9
Wednesdays | 9:30-11:30am
 continuing study in Hebrews

Muffins 'n More resumes January 14
2nd and 4th Mondays | 10-11:30am
LifeChange Study on II Timothy 


STUDENT MINISTRY






Confirmation Interest Meeting ~ December 30
The final Confirmation Interest Meeting will be Sunday, December 30 after the 10am service in the Skittles Room {#206}.  Confirmation is available for students 7th-10th grade. Confirmation class will be held on Sundays at the 10am Hour between January 13th and March 31st. 









CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for December 30, 2018
> Nursery: The Wise Men Look for a Baby King {Matt 2:1-12}
> Kids Time:  Three Wise Men and a Star {Matthew 2:1-15}


CHURCH STAFF
Patrick Dominguez   - Senior Pastor
Eric Bolash - Associate Pastor
Jay Traylor - Church Planter in Residence
Jonathan Noel - Director of Worship Arts
Paul Morales - Director of Student Ministry
Emily Gebbie  - Student Ministry Assistant
Stacey Wiley  - Director of Children's Ministry   
Ashley Crutchfield  - Raleigh Fellows Director
Lee Hilts - Executive Director
Laynette Rustin - Financial Administrator
Laura Witter - Communications and Building Administrator
Marsha Whyte  - Administrative Assistant
Ann Dotson - Director of Women's Ministry
Doug Brogdon - Volunteer Coordinator

Contact Us
333 Church at North Hills Street . Raleigh, NC . 27609
Office: (919) 782-0550 | Pastoral Care Emergencies: (919) 283-2682