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Ah, fall! As the landscape around us changes in preparation for the next season so do we as a church. We as people, and as a group of believers, are always in transition like we see in nature. Our weather forecasters and scientists (and wise wives tales) try their best to predict what the next season will be like. For instance we have the fall foliage map showing when the peak time across the nation will be for the best leaf colors as they change. And the different predictions on how to tell how much snow or ice we’ll get this winter. But we truly don’t know until the season arrives and is underway if we were correct in our predictions or not. But we still cut wood and fill up our propane tanks to prepare for whatever is coming. 

It is similar in our spiritual seasons. We only can predict what we think God will do and then adjust  accordingly to what He’s actually doing as we live daily by faith. That’s what we are doing this month! We will have our business meeting as we head into this fall and present the new ministry teams for 2022. You’ll see our invite to all of our Ava G/B Ladies and friends below as they come together to Encourage & Equip one another in their walk with Jesus! We will also have a fun opportunity to share the gospel this Halloween so that people can be ready for Christ’s return and not scared of it! How will you partner with Ava G/B? We need your help and faithfulness as we head into fall and winter and minister in this community. May God bless us as we Encourage and Equip the church to Encounter the lost. 

Thank you in  advance for how you make us Better Together, I            appreciate you. 

God’s Grace and peace,

Pastor Tim




October 2021

Nursery Schedule

8:30 a.m. Service

03 – Theresa Miller

10 – Janice Gray

17 – Cindy Garrett

24 – Helen Hoogendoorn

31 – Helen Hoogendoorn


Sunday School Service

03 – Lyndsey Reese

10 – Kim Johnson

17 – Andrea Naylor

24 – Helen Hoogendoorn

31 – Helen Hoogendoorn


10:45 a.m. Service

03 – Alisha Jones

10 – Morgan Loftin

17 – Kwincie Hannaford

24 – Helen Hoogendoorn

31 – Helen Hoogendoorn


Quiet. Peaceful. How many moments do you have like that in life? I was so blessed as Emmalynn, Blayse and I were doing ministry planning for our Better Together Men’s Camp and we were out at the creek where we hosted the event and Emmalynn said: “Shhh. Do you guys hear that?” I asked her what and she said: “the peaceful sound of the water running over the rocks. Wow! What a lesson to slow down and enjoy the peaceful moments that God has given us as we do His work in this world. There’s a peace and joy in serving and I hope you have experienced that too!


If you aren’t currently serving anywhere and would like to help in the work that we are doing as Ava G/B, then contact myself, or our Deacon team: Rock/Terri Tabor, Jon/Linda Schaff, or Ty/Stephanie Degase and we would love for you to join us in an area of ministry that God has equipped you for!


Special Events 

  • Monday Morning Men’s Prayer Group
  • Meets At 7am ~ 04, 11, 18 & 25
  • Adult Bible Study ~ 06, 20, & 27
  • FiILLED Kidz/Youth At 7:00pm ~ 06, 20, & 27
  • Church Council Meeting At 4:00pm ~ 03
  • Open Communion At 6:00pm ~ 03
  • Pastor and Pastor’s Wife Appreciation Day ~ 10
  • Columbus Day!/The Office Is Closed ~ 11
  • Quarterly Business Meeting At 7:00pm ~ 13
  • Better Together: Movie Night At 6:00pm ~ 24
  • Family Sunday ~ 31
  • Trunk or Treat ~ 31


We are only as spiritually strong as a church as our leadership is. That’s why I’m thankful to highlight our deacon team this month. According to Scripture, deacons have a vital role in the life and health of the  local church as they serve and assist the pastor(s) to care for the flock. 

“Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.”         1 Timothy‬ ‭3:8-13‬

We have a great deacon team that’s growing in their relationship with God and is caring for our whole congregation. May we continue to move forward in ministry in this community as God Equips us all with the things we need to Encounter this community with the Gospel! Thank you Rock & Terri Tabor, Ty & Stephanie Degase, and Jon & Linda Scaff for all you do! We appreciate you. 










Glorious Harvest



Genesis 8:22

While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease.

Matthew 9:37

Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly [is] plenteous, but the labourers [are] few;

Matthew 13:30

Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.

John 4:35

Say not ye, There are yet four months, and [then] cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.



3-1/2 to 4 cups chopped up zucchini 2 Tbsp butter

2 1/2 Tbsp flour

1/2 tsp pepper

2 Tbsp minced parsley 1 cup cottage cheese 1/2 cup chopped onion

1 4 oz can diced green chilies, drained 1-1/2 cup grated pepper jack cheese

1 slightly beaten egg

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Dice zucchini and onion. Melt butter in skillet. Add zucchini and onion and sauté for a few minutes till tender. Add green chilies. Mix in flour and pepper. Place mixture in 1 – 1/2 quart dish. Sprinkle with pepper jack cheese. Mix cottage cheese, egg and parsley and put on top. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and bake at 400 degrees, uncovered for about 20 minutes. Let set for a few minutes before serving.

*Do not peel zucchini

*An 8 x 8 inch Pyrex dish works for this too






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