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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



August 19, 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!
Conclusion of the Living with Hope Bible Conference 7:00 pm.

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. 
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.)

Back to School Drive:  On August 22, 2017, from 6:00 – 9:00 pm at Walker Spivey Elementary School, Combine Community Services presents a Back to School Drive for grades K – 12.  There will be a school supply giveaway and medical screenings.
Combine Services requests your prayers and material support. Your children must be present for this event.  Donations of bookbags, and other school supplies are being accepted.  The donations drop off site is located at 332 Old Wilmington Road, Fayetteville, NC.  The Community Service Center is open Monday and Wednesday 9:30 am – 12 noon, or by appointment.  Every donation is appreciated.    Please contact Sis Judy Toney at 910-583-4886 for more information. Thank you.

Church Board Meeting:  Church Board meeting tomorrow at 8 am.

Condolences:  Three Abney families are mourning the recent loss of their loved ones.  Please remember these families in prayer.
Bro James Smith’s brother, Raymond Hollingsworth Jr. died August 12th, his memorial is being held today at Wiseman Mortuary, 431 Cumberland St., Fayetteville, NC at 4:00 pm.
Bro Jermaine South’s father died.  His funeral was held this week in Jamaica, West Indies.
Sis Jadedene Hannon’s mother, Coryne Hutchens died Friday, August 11th.  Her funeral was held Thursday evening, August 17th, at Antioch Baptist Church in Jamaica, NY.  Burial was yesterday, August 18th.

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. 
Registration ends August 8th!  $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
For additional information, contact Rosemary Graham at 404-792-0535, ext. 503.

Fayetteville SDA Church:  Fayetteville SDA Church would like to share two upcoming events:
1.  Enditnow Emphasis Day - Adventists Say No to Violence.  The Fayetteville SDA Church will have a panel discussion covering various areas of domestic violence and how to get support.   Join us at 2:30 on August 26, 2017.  Call (910) 484-5397 for further information.
2.  Diabetes Undone - An Interactive Workshop.  It is an 8 session series and will begin on August 28th, at 7:00p.m. at the Fayetteville SDA Church.  Point of contact is Sebastien Braxton, (910) 587-3133

Gospel Fest III:  Mt. Sinai SDA Church, on August 26th, at 3:00 pm, presents Gospel Fest III.  Featured in concert are: Chris Carter, Voices of Truth, Victoria Grey-Allen, Murticia Curtis, Chris Tempo, Shaneka Murphy and Children, Elmon Pipkin and Group, Myrtle Ray, Lyndale Lewis, and Shakeisha Campbell. The church is located at: 700 Bragg St, Sanford, NC 27300.  Their phone number is: 919-775-5010.
Psalms 66:2 Sing forth the honour of His name; make His praise glorious
News from SAC:  Elders, Head Deacon, Head Deaconess Retreat:  The annual Elders, Head Deacon, Head Deaconess Retreat is scheduled for Friday, September 22nd – Sunday, September 24, 2017.  Registration will be held Friday, from 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm, and 9:15 – 10:00 pm.  For more information, please see Pastor Mason.
Married Lovers Retreat:  You can now register on AdventSource (www.adventsource.org<http:// www.adventsource.org>) for the upcoming Married Lovers’ Retreat. The retreat is February 16 – 18, 2018 in Myrtle Beach, SC.
Prayer Ministries H.O.P.E. Training: Did you know that 95% of our Adventist churches do not understand the true concept of HOPE (houses of prayer everywhere)?  This workshop is to develop our church members so that our churches will become prayer centers allowing our people to experience the power of Christ on a daily basis. It is urgent that Prayer becomes a lifestyle for all members, not just a few!  Please see insert for more information.             

 Women’s Ministries:  

Ladies, let us blend our voices as the choir that will praise God on Women's Ministry Day. Practice will begin soon, watch for the dates.

Remember, our commitment to the ladies in the woods and assistance with weekend food for the school children.



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


​01 Lillian Isaac
​05 Craig Watson
​05 Eloise Rey
06 Bertie Harris
​11 Candie Hines
12 Alesia Pulley
​13 Brittany Rowe
13 Karen Walker
​14 Adrian Moonga
​14 Ruby McSwain
17 Hervest Fuller
​19 Michale Draper
19 Sylvia Rodgers
23 Lois Bethea
26 Lawrence Isaac
26 Darryl Pulley
30 Dannica Pasive
​30 Freda  Harris


01 Meshandra Gonzalez
​02 Gary Walker
03 Tye Vaught
​03 Nancy Sunshine Bryant
04 Jasmin Isaac
​05 Jerry McKinnon
​08 Caroline Harris
​09 Christina Curse
10 Oscar King
​11 Randy Lovett, Jr
12 Arnetha Rowe
​20 Kathy Michael
20 Matti Willingham
​21 Olanda Chambers
21 William Gonzalez
22 Kyle Austin
25 Taliyah Gonzalez
​30 Deborah Harris





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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