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Sabbath School:                                                                        9:15 am
Voices of Unity Rehearsal                       Sabbath, after Divine Worship
AYS:                                                         Sabbath evening, 6:00 pm
​                                                                 Time TBA during Daylight Savings Time
Prayer Meeting:                                        Wednesday 6:00 pm
Chancel Choir Rehearsal:                         Wednesday 6:00 pm



Church Board Meeting 3rd Sundays at 9:00 am
Church Business Meeting 4th Sundays at 2:30 pm



AYS Council 1st Mondays at 6:30 pm
School Board 2nd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Asset Management Committee 1st Tuesdays at 6:30 pm
Worship Council 2nd Sundays at 1:30 pm
Elders Meeting 2nd Sundays at 2:30 pm
Evangelism Committee 3rd Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Administration Committee 4th Thursdays at 6:30 pm
Disability Committee every 2nd Sunday at 2:30 pm
Stewardship Committee 1st Sabbath/Saturdays following Divine Service



December 16, 2017

Today at Abney:  We welcome and are happy to have all our visitors worshipping with us today. We pray that you receive a blessing, and that you will come again. Happy Sabbath!

Always in our Thoughts
Please remember all of our members in the military, those working overseas, and their families in prayer.

Best Nurses Retreat #3
Save the Date – April 20 -22, 2018, at River Oaks Convention Center, Orangeburg, SC for: The Best Nursing Retreat #3 “Committing to the Journey” Great fellowship and fun, Dynamic Workshops, Spiritual Renewal, and Life Changing Information. 
Early Bird Registration, $260.00 double occupancy.  Rates available until March 15, 2018.  Includes registration, lodging and five meals.
For more information call Olivia N. Morrison, Department of Health Ministries, South Atlantic Conference of SDA at Ph: (404) 792-0535 x 107
Church Van
If you need a ride to church, please notify the church van drivers by Wednesday.  (Please contact Bro Oscar King at: 910-213-2205; or Bro Jean Angrand 910-849-8573.)

Disability Ministry

The next "Grief Process" is scheduled on Sabbath, January 20, 2018.  Please join us for Step 2.
Golden Age
There will be a Golden Age Meeting, December 17th.  Time to be announced.  All members are asked to bring a covered dish.

You and Your Health
Richard G. Berry, M.D., FACP
“The Health Hazards of Handling Money”
Do you remember your mother ever telling you not to put money in your mouth?  She was, as usual, right.  I reviewed a study done a number of years ago that linked cocaine and dollar bills. It said that greater than 80% of old used one dollar bills that were destroyed by the Federal Government contained traces of cocaine. Other drugs, including morphine, heroin, methamphetamine and amphetamine, were also found on these bills, though less commonly than cocaine.  All money, it turns out, could stand to be literally laundered.  But it gets worse, also found on bills were fecal matter; yes, that's stool. 
A 2002 report in the Southern Medical Journal, showed pathogens including staphylococcus, on 94% of dollar bills tested. Paper money is really cloth, like your jeans.  When magnified it has millions of indentations that can carry more germs than a household toilet.  One New York University researcher identified 3,000 types of bacteria in all, on money bills. These bacteria can live on the bills for up to 17 days. The same study showed that bacteria that cause gastric ulcers, pneumonia, food poisoning, staph infections such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), which causes skin infections and bacterium that causes acne, are found on bank notes in the U.S. and Canada.  Coin money is not any better.  Bacteria that cause food-borne illness, including Salmonella and a pathogenic strain of E. coli have been shown to survive on pennies, nickels and dimes, and can hide out on ATM machines.
So what do you do with all this dirty money?  Wash your hands of it. Give it to the Lord.  Dig deep down into your wallet and get rid of all those cocaine laced bacteria growing paper bills. Put it in the offering plate and hope the deacons are wearing gloves.
Keep up the communication with me and update me on your progress. Also, thank you for your questions. Keep them coming. My email is Rgberry@yahoo.com. May God bless you.
THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. Always consult your Doctor, PA or FNP for any problems you may be having and for more information about what you have read.

2018 Married Lovers Retreat
South Atlantic Conference presents: “The Ultimate Deposit”, Married Lovers Retreat at Myrtle Beach, SC, February 16 – 18, 2018.
Learn how to deposit into your spouse’s emotional account.
Register online at www.adventsource.org
Registration is now open. Early Bird registration end December 14th.
Enjoy: Building your relationship brick by brick and achieve the love and respect you desire to create a healthy marriage.
Experience: Great sessions with your spouse as you explore crucial marital topics…fall in love all over again!
Express: By engaging in meaningful round table with your beloved and learn from other couples through the anticipated “His and Hers” sessions.
Reginald and LaShawn Horton, presenters. Dr. Ivan and Kathleen Williams, devotional speakers.
The Golden Eagle Pathfinder Club meets at Abney Chapel every 2nd and 4th Sunday.
All Class A Uniforms have changed, Director Karen Walker can explain the changes.  Please have the money for your uniform no later than January 14, 2018.  The cost of the uniform is $80.00 and will be ordered in bulk by Director Walker.
Mark your calendar:
The club’s 2nd meeting is December 3rd, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
The Parent’s Meeting is December 3rd, immediately following the Pathfinder Meeting.  Time 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm. (agenda will be provided)
For more information please see, Pathfinder Director Karen Walker, Pathfinder staff members, Sis Pam Harris, Bro Mantrell Williams, Sis Naja Austin, Deputy Director, Jonathan Evans, Sis Rose Harewood-Seaton, Sis Sadluny (Lulu) Mouzon or Elder Gary Walker.

Prayer Request
Bro Noah and Sis Donna Edmund are asking for your prayers on behalf of their 13-year-old daughter, McKenzie, who will soon undergo brain surgery.  Please remember the Edmund family in your prayers as they travel back to the states for McKenzie’s upcoming surgery.

Women’s Ministries
Abney Chapel let us plan to share our upcoming season with families that may not have a table full of food, we are collecting items for a complete meal, we would like to be able to do this for three families.  There are two boxes placed in the foyer for your contributions. Also, we are collecting hats, gloves, scarfs and socks to be distributed to the children in the community during the holidays in- stead of toys. All items must be in by December 16th.
Let us continue to remember our commitment to the women in the woods and the weekend meal program for the children.

Something Good to Eat!
Tofu Chik Patties
Dry Ingredients                                                           Wet Ingredients
1 pkg tofu, extra firm, frozen, thawed                      1 T. soy Sauce or  
½C cornmeal                                                             Braggs Amino
¼ C bread crumbs                                                     ¾ milk
¼ C yeast flakes                                                         2 Tbs any
¼ C whole wheat flour                                               Salad Dressing
1 tsp onion powder
¼- ½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp salt
1 tsp McKay’s chik seasoning
Freeze tofu with container.  Thaw completely and let water drain and pat dry.  Divide into two portions in width and slice in ½” thick.  In a small bowl mix the dry ingredients.  In another small bowl, mix the wet ingredients. Dip a sliced tofu in the liquid mixture and coat with dry mixture.  Cook in an oiled skillet until golden brown OR cover and bake each side for 20 minutes at 350°.  Very delicious!


All announcements for the bulletin are due No Later Than 12:00 pm each Wednesday.
Please email your announcement to:  Abneychapelbulletin@yahoo.com​



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07 Rachel Owens
07 Phillip Payne
​09 Marc-Anthony Jones
08 Garret Vaught
10 Ronald Wheeler
11 Todd Vaught
​12 Tii-ana Monroe
​13 Jonathan Evans,II
​13 Alfred Rowe
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​19 Elsie Corey
​22 Onnah Vincent
​22 Phillip Hannon





The Cumberland County Council on Older Adults is dedicated to helping older adults maintain independence with dignity. They provide resources that may be of interest to our members.  Cumberland County Council on Older Adults - 339 Devers Street - Fayetteville, NC 28303   910-484-0111​     www.ccccooa.org

Happenings with Older Adults

As we age and become caregivers or care-receivers, a multitude of health-related terms become part of our every day language. Sometimes these health-related terms can be quite confusing, especially when we are faced with having to make quick decisions about health care services we are not well-educated on. That's why it's important to learn what services are, where they are and how to access them. Here are some common terms we hear frequently:

Click on each term to learn more. We are here to help provide you, your family, friends, and the community with resources. Please call us with questions about any senior-related services Monday - Friday 8AM-4:30PM: 910-484-0111.

Home Improvement Program - Provide 60 years of age and older help with minor home repairs, security enhancements accessibility and safety modifications.  There is no cost for this service.

Senior Companion Program - Recruits and trains volunteers 55 years of age and older to serve older adults needing
help maintaining their independence (i.e. companionship, light household tasks, errand running, accompanyng to doctor
appts, etc)  Volunteers receive supplemental volunteer insurance, mileage reimbursement, recognition and may be eligible for hourly stipends.  Contact Senior Companion Director Dianna Terrell 910-484-0111 ext 224

SHIIP - The Senior Health Insurance Information Program provides trained volunteer counselors to answer questions concerning Medicare and to assist in addressing Medicare- related issues,

Telephone Reassurance Program - Recruits and trains volunteers to make regular telephone contact with homebound older adults  to provide safety checks, medication reminders, caring conversation, etc.

Senior Citizen Discounts

Many stores , shops, and restaurants in our area offer discounts. Some are advertised by the retailer but often you have to ask. Always ask! You may be surprised at the results.

Hardee's - vary by location . usually free coffee or small drink with purchase
IHOP - 10% discounts @ participating locations
Jiffy Lube - check local outlets
Stein Mart - 10% discount on the first Monday of each month
TCBY - 10% discount for 55 and over @ participating stores
Wendy's - free beverage for those 55 and over @ participating stores
Chick-fil-A - free small beverage for those 55 and over
Golden Corral - 10% discount for those 60 and over
Krispy Kreme - 10% off order
Taco Bell - 5% off order
Belk - 15% off first Tuesday of each month
Harris Teeter - 5% off on Thursdays for those 60 and over




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