Dave Needs To Calm Down! (Or Maybe Not)

?I love our church. I am so glad to be a part of the ACC family and the work God is doing here. In this busy fall season I am pumped! Let me share just a few reasons why:

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•?I talked on the phone last night to a person who was a first time visitor with us this past Sunday. She went on and on about what a great experience that her and her family had with us. They had never been so well received and welcomed in a church before. One woman went out of her way after the service to introduce herself and invited them to come back again. I am so grateful for that person who reached out to these new people – I know who she is and I’m sending her a thank you note today!

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•?High school youth group kicked off last night with a tailgate party and bonfire. They had a huge turn out, with about half the teens being brand new to the group! There was a real energy and enthusiasm in their being together. Chris Modrzejewski and his team anticipate a fun and fruitful school year ahead.

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•?Jim and Su Ray are the new Awana commanders and after receiving training themselves, turned around and gave training to our workers – teaching how to share the good news of Jesus with children. How cool is that?

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•?MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) kicked off last week with a many new moms and tons of kids!! All the behind the scenes work that Marie Brannigan and her team put in was very evident.

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•?Last night at the visitation for Jay Garnett, I saw so many folks from ACC there to pay their respects and to bring their love and support to the grieving family. It was neat to see.

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•?In a recent conversation with a guy who crossed the line of faith a few weeks ago, he shared, “Dave, you were right. I can’t believe the difference it has made too commit my life to Christ!” He is also signed up to be in a growth group. Good stuff.

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•?Last Sunday morning Carol Rech left her duties in between services to go all the way to downtown Arlington Heights to give a ride to church to a woman new to ACC. Carol was happy to go out of her way for her and that rocks!

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•?We have more new people signed up for this Sunday’s Welcome Lunch than ever before! Let’s pray God leads them to make us their new church home.

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•?This past Sunday we had a monster sized offering – the generosity of our people is very exciting!

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I could go on, but you get my point – God is doing a great work here! I hear stories of changed lives all the time. Are you on board? Have found your niche yet? DO NOT MISS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A PIECE OF THE ACTION!!!

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Peace,
?Dave

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