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Adult Sabbath School~9:30-10:45 am 

Memory Text: “Then Jesus said to them, ‘A little while longer the light is with you. Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you; he who walks in darkness does not know where he is going’” (John 12:35, NKJV).



 Lesson 3~ “Light Shines in the Darkness



Abney Chapel Sabbath School Livestream

April 20,2024

Lesson 3 Facilitator: Elder G Arrington


Opening Prayer & Welcome

Lesson Study

Closing Remarks & Prayer    


Adult Class Facilitators

1st Sabbath: Lesson 1~Sis Peggy Roey - "The War Behind All Wars"

2nd Sabbath: Lesson 2~Sis B Crutchfield -"The Central Issue: Love or Selfishness?"

3rd Sabbath: Lesson 3~Elder G Arrington- “Light Shines in the Darkness

4th Sabbath: Lesson 4~Bro R Marshall -"Standing for the Truth"


Junior Sabbath School Division 9:35-10:35 am  

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Sabbath ~April 20, 2024-11:00 am 



Introit: Mr. Antonio & Mr. Javaris Genright

Call To Worship

Prayer Of Invocation:* Elder 



Doxology ~ "Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow" #694

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Fourth Commandment: 

Affirmation of Faith ~John 3:16-17

Hymn of Praise: "He Lives" #251

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Welcome: Elder

Tithes and Offering: * Pastor R. Johnson, Jr 

Praise & Worship: Gospel Choir

Intercessory Prayer: *


Song of Meditation: Gospel Choir

Sermon: Pastor Raymond Johnson, Jr 

Benediction: Elder


* Worshipers May Not Enter




Praise God, From Whom All Blessings


Praise God, from whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heavenly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.




He Lives


I serve a risen Savior, He's in the world today;
I know that He is living, whatever men may say;
I see His hand of mercy, I hear His voice of cheer
And just the time I need Him He's always near.


He lives, He lives, Christ Jesus lives today!
He walks with me and talks with me
along life's narrow way.
He lives, He lives, salvation to impart!
You ask me how I know He lives?
He lives within my heart.


In all the world around me I see His loving care,
And tho' my heart grows weary I never will despair;
I know that He is leading thru all the stormy blast,
The day of His appearing will come at last.


Rejoice, rejoice, O Christian, lift up your voice and sing,
Eternal hallelujahs to Jesus Christ the King!
The hope of all who seek Him, the help of all who find,
None other is so loving, so good and kind.



April 13 Budget News:

   Monthly Budget: $15,821.00 

Collected: $ 3,836.53

Deficit: $11,984.47

March's Budget was met!


Shades of Blue: May 18th is Children’s Sabbath and World Adventurers Day. Please support the Children’s Ministry Department and Adventurers Department by wearing your shades of blue and contributing on your tithe envelope. Thank you.

Mommy and Me Tea: Reserve your spot now for the Mommy and Me Tea on May 11th @ 1:30 in the fellowship hall.  RSVP at (910) 366-7705 (Sister Donna Edmund).  

Etiquette Class1 Fundraiser: Tickets will be on sale Saturday April 13th, Saturday April 20th, and Saturday 27th right after church by sister Donna Edmund , Yakeena Vincent and the Children’s Ministry Team for the April 27th Etiquette Class Session 1 at 5:00 P.M. We will have sessions for ages 4 through 19. Tickets are $10.00 each. Proceeds will go to the  Children’s Winter Ball.

Women’s Ministry:  Women’s Meet and Greet Breakfast: The Women’s Ministry Team will meet on the first Sunday of each month at 10:00 am. May’s breakfast will be postponed later in the month. For more information please contact the Ministry Team Leader, Christina Roey.

Elder’s Virtual Bible Study: Virtual Bible Studies are on both Friday Nights at 7:00 pm and Sabbath afternoons at 3:00 pm. All Studies only last one hour. Contact any Elder to sign up for lessons and get the zoom login information. The Lessons coincide with the Amazing Facts Bible Studies

Marriage Ministry:  The marriage ministry is for married couples, and anyone interested in marriage and meets each Sabbath at 1 PM in the fellowship hall. Bring your food and enjoy fellowship and stimulating conversations as we seek to Fireproof our marriages. 

Needed: Interested persons to help out with children's ministry and the Adventurer Club. We are growing and in need of class instructors. Children's ministry works with programming for children 4 to 12 years old.

Camp Meeting Lodging Registration: Applications are now being accepted until April 26th. Villas will be assigned according to the postmark date. Camp Meeting Applications and Information.

Children’s Bible Study is held every Friday on Zoom. Please see Pastor Johnson for the log-in information.

Children’s Ministry needs your monetary donations to continue
holding Children’s Church and to provide children friendly activities this year. Please see Dr. Donna Edmund (910) 366-7705 or an usher for a tithe envelope.

Publicizing Your Department:  Once Pastor Johnson has approved your event here are the steps to follow:

1. Email your events to Sis. Moseley for publication on our website:   

To have your announcement placed in the bulletin: (Deadline Wednesdays a12 pm.)

2.Contact Elder Curtis Monroe for robocalls, announcements. 

3.Robocalls are scheduled for Thursdays.

4. The church Zoom line is available for your ministry meetings if needed. Text Curtis Monroe to set up meeting.




  • Please send announcements to by each Wednesday at 12 pm.

  • If there is sickness or death in your family, or if you are in need of a family visit, please inform the Pastor or one of the Elders:

- Pastor Johnson - (256) 694-4313

- Elder Clark (910) 247-2270

- Elder Tillman 

- Elder Monroe (910) 308-0986

- Elder Ramos (910) 302-0877

- Elder Arrington (910) 489-0884

- Elder Davis (910) 987-7299

- Elder Vincent (336) 662-2059


2nd Quarter of 2024 Theme: Rescue: Deliverance, Victory, and Freedom in Christ

April 20 - SAC Sabbath School Training (See Sabbath School Director)

April 27 - Junior AYS, Children’s Etiquette Fundraiser, Men’s Group, Children’s Church

April 28 - Business Meeting, Sunday, April 28 at 11:00 am. All Officers required to attend.

May 10 - Adventist Youth Vesper

May 11 - Mommy and Me Tea 1:30 pm - AYS Hats off to Mom program. - Member’s Mart.

May 18 - Children's Sabbath and Adventures Induction Service




The following department heads and assistants will meet with the Pastor each month after church at the front of the sanctuary on the right side to review the life, health, and growth of the church as well as your respective departments.  

1st Sabbaths:

Church Ministry: Sis Janice Swoope

Elders: Elder Greg Arrington

Deacons: Elder Derwood Clark

Deaconess: Sis Caron Branch 

Hospitality Committee: Sis. Liz Williams

Education Department: Principal Ram

2nd Sabbaths:

Youth: Bro Curtis Monroe

Church Support: Pastor Raymond Johnson

Worship Ministry Council: Sis Francis Jackson

Relationship Ministry: Pastor Raymond Johnson




Bro Richard L. Hannon

Bro Oscar King

Sis Ruby McSwain

Sis Dorothy Peterson

Sis Bernice Porter

Sis Grace Autry




Second and Fourth Sunday - Adventurers and Pathfinders 10:00 am Please contact Sister Donna Edmund at (910) 366-7705 for questions or with interest.

3rd Sundays - Board Meeting -10:00 am * 

3rd Thursdays - Elder’s Meeting

Wednesdays - Virtual Prayer Meeting - 7:00 pm (Facebook & YouTube) 

Saturdays - Sabbath School - 9:30 am - 10:45 am

                  Corporate Worship 11:00 am

                  Further Thoughts - 4:30 pm (Facebook & YouTube)

1st Sabbath Every Other Month - Safety Committee, After Service

2nd Tuesday of Each Month - School Board Meeting at 6:30 pm

*Board Meetings are open to Board Members only. If you are interested in attending a Board Meeting, please contact the Clerk or the Pastor to request attendance.

If you are interested in attending a Board Meeting, please contact the Pastor to request attendance.