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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



June 24, 2017

Always in our Thoughts:  Please remember all of our members in the military, those working overseas, and their families in prayer.
Adventurers:  We are excited to announce that the 2017 Adventurer Club year is beginning.  We want you and your family to come and be a part of the fun.  We invite past members as well as new ones.   Tell a friend, tell a loved one that the Adventurer year is here.  Registration has begun and will continue through July 30, 2017.  The registration fee is $65.00.  This is a small fee we require on an annual basis and will cover your child for the duration of the Adventurer year.  We are very excited about what is happening this year and we want you to be excited as well.  For more information, please see Elder Tye Vaught. 
Community Health Fair:  The Community Health Fair will take place tomorrow, June 25, 2017 at College Lakes Recreation Center located at 4945 Rosehill Rd, Fayetteville, NC 28311 from noon to 4:00 pm.  Everyone is invited and encouraged to bring someone with them.  For more information, please see Elder Gary Walker
Disability Ministries:  A Conference on Mental Health and the Church, “I Am Mental Health:  Do You See Me?”  August 25 – 27, 2017, River Oaks Campground, 524 Neeses Highway, Orangeburg, SC 29115. 
$40 ~ Day Registration Fee covers materials and meals for ONE DAY!  Register online at: https://www.adventsource.org
Housing: Villas at River Oaks ~ $59/night.  To make your reservation contact Marlene Edwards at 404-792-0535, ext. 111 (Housing Cost is separate)
Mental Health.…is Frontline News EVERYWHERE, except in our churches!  We rarely talk about it – but Mental Health does impact the church!  How can we support individuals with mental health disorders?  Don’t Miss THIS Conference!
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Ira Lake, Imastik Counseling, Inc & Pastoral Counselor
Dr. Terry Parks, LPC “A New Approach”
Dr. Charlotte Thomas, NAD Disabilities Ministries
Lauren Hastings, Speech Pathologist
Laverna Davidson, LMSW, CAMS, Family Oasis Services, LLC
Women’s Ministries:   Ladies, let us come together for a Baby Shower on Sunday, July 16th, at 4:00 pm, here at Abney to celebrate with Sis Lulu Mouzon the coming gift of her son. 
On Sunday, July 23rd, at 9:30 am let us celebrate being fathers.
Remember, our commitment to the ladies in the woods and assistance with weekend food for the school children.
Sis Elmira Garner, Women’s Ministries Director of Mount Sinai SDA Church, 700 Bragg St., Sanford, NC 27330, would like to invite all ladies to their Women’s Ministries Day on July 8th.  The day begins with a Prayer Breakfast at 8:30 am. The speaker will be Sis Phyllis Colquit of Mt. Sinai SDA Church.   Sabbath School will be taught by Sis Debbie Judd-Smith of Southern Pines SDA Church.  The speaker for Divine Worship is Dr. Deborah Harris of Abney Chapel SDA Church. 
Their theme is “Women of Faith”.  Colors are rainbow colors, all pastels.  Also, each lady is asked to bring a hat to church that Sabbath. 
Lunch is being planned for everyone.  Please call Sis Garner to RSVP for lunch at 919-775-7081.
You and Your Health
By Richard G. Berry MD, FACP
For The South Atlantic Conference Health Ministries.
The Zika virus, a virus related to dengue, was first isolated and identified in the Zika Forest of Uganda in 1947. The transmission of the virus to humans is done by mosquitoes.  Since 2007, the virus has continued to spread to North, Central, and South America and into the Caribbean islands from Aruba to Jamaica.  The first isolation of Zika virus in the U.S. occurred in January 2016 in Harris County (Houston) Texas.
The virus is mainly transmitted by infected mosquitoes during a mosquito bite. The virus can be transmitted from person to person through sexual contact once an individual becomes infected.  Studies show that the virus can remain dormant in the male reproductive organs for some time.
Zika virus has an incubation period of 3 to 12 days. Studies confirm that it plays a role in developing congenital microcephaly (small head and brain) in the fetus of infected pregnant women.
Symptoms to watch for if you have recently come back from a vacation to an infected state or country include fever, rash, joint pains and conjunctivitis or redness and itching of the eyes. 
Simply stated, Zika virus infections can be prevented by avoiding any mosquito bites.  In fact, some governments like those in Jamaica are encouraging residents to prevent infections by avoiding areas where mosquitoes breed, getting rid of old tires that contain water, wearing clothing that covers most of the skin areas of the body like long-sleeved shirts and pants, and by using mosquito repellents.
On Jan. 15, 2016, the CDC issued a travel alert concerning Zika virus recommending that pregnant women, or those thinking about becoming pregnant avoid traveling to areas with Zika outbreaks.  The CDC is continually updating the world map of the locations where Zika virus outbreaks have and are occurring (http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/).
If you have any questions or comments or would like a certain subject presented, please email me at Rgberry@yahoo.com.
THIS ARTICLE DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE.  It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. The information contained here is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health.  Always consult your Doctor, PA or FNP for any problems you may be having and for more information about what you have read. 



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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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