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Ashland News
April 28, 2022

"Peace Be With You"

April 24, 2022 | Jamie Cupschalk
John 20:19–29
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Coming This Sunday

Rob Antonucci will speaking this Sunday, May 1. Please note that due to the sensitive nature of his subject, the service will not be live-streamed. We encourage all who are able to attend in person to hear his powerful message.
Rob is originally from Maine. He personally became a follower of Jesus in 1985 at University of Delaware and got involved with IVCF. He has been working in cross-cultural ministry since 1988. He and his wife Iris and their 3 now adult children worked in Central Asia with a Christian development NGO, IAM, from 1992 – 1998 and 2002 to 2012. When they settled in this area. They work with Frontiers and EPC. He has an M.A. in World Christianity from Denver Seminary, did MDiv studies at Gordon Conwell and is a candidate in the Doctor of Ministry program there. He is assistant director of the Dr J Christy Wilson Jr Center for World Mission. He as a cross-cultural consultant, does recruiting, training with Frontiers and EPC (Evangelical Presbyterian Church) and speaking in Perspectives on the World Christian Movement and in churches. He and Iris together oversee ongoing translation projects and work among Central Asians back in country and locally. They live in Wenham MA and enjoy long walks, history, kayaking and travel.

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“But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able thus to offer willingly? For all things come from you, and of your own have we given you."
1 Chronicles 29:14
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Tithes and Offerings Update

Current General Fund Giving, as of 3/31/2022
Budgeted: $76,104 | Received: $70,720 | Shortfall: $5,384

What's Happening

Belonging

New Sermon Series Beginning May 8

We were made to belong, and God has given us a beautiful gift in the Church as a community of people who belong to Him.  As part of our next series, we will be meeting in small groups to discover together, what it means to belong. If you are not currently in a small group, please consider signing up here.

Yes, I'm interested in a small group!

New Sunday Morning Adult Class Begins This Sunday

This Sunday, May 1 we will begin a new class in the form of a seven-week book discussion, working our way through "Guiding Families of LGBT+ Loved Ones." This class is especially for Christian leaders, parents, and friends with LGBT+ loved ones. We will meet at 9 a.m. each Sunday. This is intended to be a safe place to discuss and explore how to better love our LGBT+ family and neighbors.

"Guiding Families" is a grace-filled book coming from a traditional biblical interpretation of the topic.

Order the book through the church HERE, or through Posture Shift HERE.
Contact Janine Fleming with any questions.

Clothing Drive for May

Bring your donations to church during the month of May (starting this Sunday)!

Somerdale Day

Tender Hearts PreSchool will have a table at Somerdale Day on Saturday, May 14, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. Stop by and say hi!

If you would like to volunteer to help at the table for a shift contact Jacqui Rivera or Janine Fleming.

Church Picnic—Mark your calendars!

Sunday Morning Adult Classes

Bible classes are offered Sunday mornings at 9 a.m.
Get to Know Ashland: For anyone who would like to find out more about the ministry, history, and vision of Ashland Church, this class is being taught by Pastor Jamie and Ashland Church Elders in Horner Hall.
The Book of Joshua: To learn some interesting facts and study through the book of Joshua, join this class in the chapel taught by John Tait and Greg Goss.

Tuesday Morning Bible Study

Young Adult Small Groups

Our Young Adult Small Groups meet on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. Take advantage of this opportunity to connect!

Children & Youth

Upcoming May Youth Events

Update on Children & Youth Ministries of Ashland and Grace Ministry

Starting this Sunday, May 1 Ashland & Grace will combine children's ministries during the worship service! We are excited to again offer separate classes during the sermon time for preschool and elementary age groups! Volunteers and staff from both churches will be approved by church leadership and background checked. 
Please note: There will be a check-in sheet by the entrance to the children's and youth wing.

Also, our youth groups have begun to meet each other and we are excited for all our students to begin new friendships and see a bigger picture of God's Kingdom through our church relationships.

Ashland Youth Worship

Ashland Youth Worship will be starting! It will meet the 1st & 3rd Wednesdays of May and June from 6:30–7:30 with Carol Holmes. They will prepare music for service but also take a look at worship in the Bible! Let Janine know if your children can attend.

Ashland Kids Dance!

Ashland Kids Dance also begins next week! Click the link below to register.
Register for Ashland Kids Dance!

Kids Church

Kids Church is each Sunday during the sermon. Join us in person for mixed-age Bible lessons and crafts. We can't wait to see you there!

Connect & Serve

Care and Counsel

The Care and Counsel ministry is here to help with things developing a healthy life balance, navigating mental health difficulties, finding professional assistance and more.

Teleconference appointments are available. Our coaches welcome adults, young adults, teens and children. All services are free of charge and provided by a trained Mental Health Coach (more information here).

For more information about meeting with a coach, please email care@ashlandchurch.org (all inquiries will be kept confidential).

Fellowship and Coffee

If you would like to help with the Sunday morning Fellowship and Coffee time, either by donating items like individually wrapped snacks, fresh fruit, and individual yogurts, or by helping to coordinate setting up the fellowship time, please contact Peg Buckley. Donations and help are both needed.

Prayer Requests?

Reach out to us here to let us know how we can be praying for you. One of our elders or deacons will reach out to you.

Get Involved – We Need You!

Are you handy with technology? Can you set up chairs and break down tables? Are you eager to serve but not sure where or how? We have a place for you whether you can help once a month or every week! Fill out our Volunteer Sign-Up form to get in touch with a ministry leader.

Missions and Ministry Partners

Position Available at Tender Hearts

Partner with EPC World Outreach to Support Ukraine

The need is still great in Ukraine. Please continue to pray for their safety and for how God may be calling you to give.
Read more about EPC's International Disaster Relief Fund

Carl & Caroline's Pastoral Care Update

The Kishbaughs recently celebrated 40 years of service with World Team!
Click here to read their latest update.

Joy in the Journey

Al and Mary Ginter are stateside for a while! Keep up with Al and Mary, missionaries that Ashland has had the privilege of supporting and hearing from for many years, at Mary’s blog.
Click here to read their latest update.

Park Avenue Food Pantry

Food donations can be dropped off at the church, and volunteers are needed on Thursday mornings to deliver the items to Park Avenue Church in Somerdale. Contact Janine for more information.

Church Plant

We are pleased to be supporting our own Dr. Greg Austen in planting a church in South Jersey called Mantua Creek! Also, you can see Greg’s blog, Carpenter Theologian, for many thoughtful posts about life and faith.

Worship

Note: This Sunday's service will not be live-streamed due to the sensitive nature of the sermon content.
We encourage you to join us in person, if you are able.

Communion Sunday

Communion is typically served the first Sunday of every month. Our next Communion Sunday will be this Sunday, May 1.
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