December 6, 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
Vine Christmas Party!
Saturday, December 8 
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MARCH 1-3, 2019

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:
 
+ We have entered the season of Advent, which reminds us that Christ has come and he will come again to judge the world. Please pray for the hearts of every person in our church, that we would make room for Christ's coming, and invite others to open their hearts to him as well.

+ Please also pray these verses for our middle and high school students: "Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2

+ Pray for those who are sick and in need of healing in our church--for Gwen, Susanne, Lynn, Kade, John, Pat, Mike, Delores, Bennett, Luci, Mac, and any others who need healing and restoration of body and spirit.

THIS SUNDAY @ APOSTLES
Exodus 12:1-30 | John 1:29-34
The Destroyer and the Lamb  ~ Rev. Eric J. Bolash

WHAT'S HAPPENING @ APOSTLES
December 12th
Women's Coffee & Dessert {7pm}
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December 16th
Christmas Pageant {10am}
*Women's Retreat Bake Sale *
NEW DATE

December 24th
Christmas Eve Services 
{3pm, 5pm, 11pm}
 

We welcome dedications of the Advent poinsettias. The dedications, In memory of or In honor of the person you choose, and who the poinsettias are given by will be listed in the Christmas Eve bulletin. The A $15 donation is suggested.  Last day to submit ~ Friday, December 14.


You may pick up your poinsettias at the Christmas Eve Services.

The Women's Retreat Bake Sale as been POSTPONED!  Save those goodies for Sunday, December 16.  You name the price >>> all proceeds go towards the Women's Retreat {March 1-3} Scholarship Fund!


Plan to stay {or come early} for the Children's Ministry Christmas Pageant on December 16!


Invite friends and family to join us for one of our Christmas Eve Services on Monday, December 24th!  The 3pm service will be our "kid-approved" drama, will 5pm and 11pm will be more a traditional services.  

Come, Let Us Adore Him!

MISSIONS

Please bring a new, unwrapped toy or article of clothing for the Pride for Parents Christmas Store . Pride for Parents is a ministry that provides new items for local low-income families to purchase at reduced costs. There will be a drop off area in the lobby. Items will be collected through  DECEMBER 9TH . Volunteers are needed in the Pride for  Parents Store!  VOLUNTEER SIGN UP

Suggested Items:
toys
all size bikes and scooters w/helmets
games
education items
new clothes {infants to teen}
 
GUATEMALA 2019
Apostles will return to Guatemala City: June 15-22, 2019 working with  Potter's House Guatemala . Applications are due on December 20th

2019 Guatemala Application + Details
 
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. 

WOMEN'S MINISTRY

Bring and friend and a dessert to share!
~Fellowship Hall~
 
CHILDREN'S MINISTRY
Lessons for December 9, 2018
> Nursery: Baby Jesus {Luke 1:26-33}
> Kids Time: God Speaks to Joseph in a Dream
{Isaiah 7:10-14}


STUDENT MINISTRY











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