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ALPHA

Have questions about life, faith and God? Starting the first week of February 2018, join us for a 8-week series of interactive sessions where together we will explore the basics of the Christian faith. Every session includes food, a video talk, and an honest discussion. Check out the different sign-up options to find a location and day that works for you!

BAPTISMS

Once you've made the decision to follow Jesus, the next step is to get baptized! When you're baptized in water, you make a public statement to others that you're choosing to let your old life go and allowing God to make you new. People often ask us, "how do I know if I'm ready to get baptized?" The answer is simple: if you believe in your heart that Jesus is really God and you've made a decision to follow Him, then you're ready to be baptized! You don't need to have your life figured out and rest assured you'll make lots of mistakes along the way, but if you're doing your best to follow Jesus, baptism is for you! The next baptisms are taking place April 1, 2018!

CONNECT GROUPS

Looking for a place to build relationships with others, learn from one another and grow spiritually? Join a Connect Group!

Connect Groups are a huge part of APA. Each group consists of about 8-12 people; when they meet you can expect them to consist of a time of socializing, light refreshments, and a discussion based on the previous Sunday's message at APA. The next semester starts this summer. Check back in May to sign up!

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CHILD DEDICATIONS

When children join a family, whether by birth or adoption, parents are given the responsibility of raising that child well. We find the examples in scripture (1 Samuel 1:21-28; Luke 20:21-40) of parents dedicating their child to the Lord.

At APA, instead of baptizing children, parents makes the choice to dedicate them to God. This isn't about the salvation of the child, but rather the commitment of the parents to do everything they can to love their child and raise them to know who Jesus is. The church body also makes a commitment to help love and invest in the child and to support the parents in any way they can. 

During a child dedication service, each family will stand before the congregation as the families are prayed over and answer simple questions of commitment with the response, "I/we do." We encourage you to invite your family and friends to be a part of these services!

The next Child Dedication service is May 13, 2018 at 10am.

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MARRIAGE PREP COURSE

April 11th, 18th, and 25th from 6:30-8pm in the Milk + Honey Cafe. Cost: $25/couple. Open to all dating, engaged and newly married couples.

 

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VANTAGE JUNIOR RETREAT

Vantage Junior Retreat is a two day event for middle school students grades 6-8. The event is an intentional time for students to grow friendships, have fun, and encounter Jesus. They will enjoy activities like swimming, multi-inflatables, sports and other games. The cost is $65, which includes Thursday dinner, Friday brunch and dinner, carnival snacks, swimming, transportation, inflatables, and accommodations. Drop off is Thursday March 22 between 5:00-6:00pm and pick up is Friday March 23 at 5:30pm.