UPCOMING EVENTS

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JESUS AMONG SECULAR GODS

Discipleship | Sundays, September 23–October 28 (6 weeks), 12–1:30PM | Allies 2

"Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have” (1 Peter 3:15). Living in the Bay Area's hi-tech center of the world, we are often confronted with questions about science versus religion. Through a video chat/workbook format, Director of Evangelism Valarie Saunders helps us to prepare to challenge the "isms" of modern belief, including world religions and views, and present compelling evidence for revealed absolute truth as found in Jesus. These classes will help seekers to explore the claims of Christ and will provide Christians with the knowledge to articulate why they believe that Jesus stands tall above all other gods.

Cost: $25 (childcare with pre-registration)


THE ART OF PARENTING

Family Life Today | Sundays, September 23–November 11 (8 weeks), 12–2PM | Chapel

This DVD, small-group, curriculum, based on Psalm 127:4, helps parents feel confident in building a foundation for their children in four key areas: identity, character, relationships and mission. Dennis and Barbara Rainey share insights and decades of expertise gleaned from ministry and raising six children. Facilitated by Zeke and Marie Harvey, we will explore the following topics: The Goal of Parenting, Forming Character, Applying Discipline, Building Relationships, Understanding Identity, Nurturing Identity, Preparing for Mission, and The Power of Family.

Cost (24 couples): $40/couple (childcare with pre-registration)


WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP

DISCERNING THE VOICE OF GOD | Tuesdays, September 25–November 13, 6:30–8:30PM | TBD

Join us for this DVD, small-group Bible study format with Priscilla Shirer based on John 10:27: “My sheep hear my voice and I know them and they follow me. Cost: $15 (includes workbook and refreshments)


MOMS' TIME OUT (MTO)

2nd & 4th Thursdays, September 27, 2018–May 9, 2019 | 10AM–NOON | Fellowship Hall

Moms Time Out is a place to rejuvenate, refresh and refuel. Moms with kids in the home can gain encouragement from one another and together learn how to glorify God in the midst of daily circumstances. Meetings include Bible-based teaching and encouragement, discussion and prayer with mentor moms, worship, food and fellowship.


CHILD DEDICATIONS

Sunday, September 30, 10AM | Sanctuary

An opportunity for parents to publicly dedicate their children to the Lord before the ALCF community through prayer and laying on of hands by pastors and elders.


CHRISTIANITY EXPLORED

SUNDAYS, OCTOBER 7- NOVEMBER 11, 12–1:30PM | TBD

Christianity Explored is a 7-week series about the life of the person at the heart of the Christian faith: Jesus. This class, facilitated by Pastor Gary Anderson, will provide a welcoming environment where questions are encouraged. It is for anyone who is looking to learn more about who Jesus is, and what Christianity is all about. COST: FREE! (includes lunch and childcare with pre-registration


Seniors Nite Out (SNO)

October 12, 6:30–9PM | FH

Come join us for a night of food, fellowship, praise and worship. We will have a message from Rich Young and worship led by Dave and Julie Raines.

The cost is $15 per person.


Couples' Nite Out (CNO)–"Tools For Your Marriage Toolbox"

Saturday, October 13, 5:30–8PM | Fellowship Hall

The theme for our next Couples Nite Out is “Tools For Your Marriage Toolbox.” Make plans to join facilitators Zeke and Marie Harvey to discover the many tools that the Lord has provided to help you stay connected to your spouse and grow your marriage according to his plan. We’ll unpack some of these tools over dinner with other married couples,

Cost: $40/couple.

Childcare available: Pre-registration required.


ALCF ADULT CHOIR REHEARSALS

Sunday, October 14-11/4 | Sanctuary

If you love to sing and desire to be part of the ALCF choir, join our seasonal adult choir as we prepare for holiday performances.

Info: Cormac.Parker@alcf.net


WOMEN'S BIBLE STUDY & FELLOWSHIP

“JOY OF INTIMACY: PRACTICAL PRINCIPLES FOR DRAWING NEAR TO GOD"

Wednesdays, October 17–December 5 (skip 2), 7–8:30PM | TBD

This class is led by Korie Loritts, Beth Anderson and Meaghan Easterhaus—will encourage women to get back to the foundations of their faith through learning and applying spiritual disciplines to their daily lives while connecting with other women.

Signups (9/23–10/15)


"AMAZED" FREE EP Release Concert & Reception

Saturday, October 20, 6:30–7:30PM | Sanctuary

Join us for a FREE concert and reception to celebrate the official release of Cormac Parker's first EP (musical recording


FAITH AND FUN UNDER THE STARS

Saturday, October 20, 5–9PM | Cherry Farm, Gilroy

Come together with other youth at a Cherry Farm in Gilroy for "Faith and Fun Under the Stars" where there will be a message and games around a fire pit under the stars.

Cost: $5 To sign up, contact: youth@alcf.net


Baptism

SUNDAY, October 21, 10–11:30AM | Sanctuary

If you're walking with Jesus and haven't been water baptized, please sign up to be baptized.

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Singles Movie Nite | The Shack

Friday, October 26 | FH | 6–9PM

Join us to see a riveting movie that will challenge your faith. The Shack is about a man who suffers a family tragedy. Due to this he spirals into a deep depression which leaves him questioning his innermost beliefs.

Food is included in the price of the ticket. We will be serving pizza, pinwheels, salad, fruit, cookies, punch, and water.


IGNITE LIFE "Transforming A Culture Of Life"

Saturday, November 3, 5:30–9PM |

Computer History Museum, MV: Ignite your passion and celebrate how your support can make a difference in the lives of women, men, students, and families in the Bay Area and beyond. Features guest speaker, Lila Rose, founder & president, Live Action. Program includes dining, interactive exhibits, testimonials and more.

FREE admission and parking, general seating, no childcare, business casual.

Contact: events@realoptions.net | 408.229.9836

Register: friendsofrealoptions.net/ignite


FACEBOOK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS

Thursday, November 8 | Chapel | 6–7:30PM

We are parterning with Facebook's Access program to empower individuals in either; interviewing skills or building a strong resume that will help them compete in the Bay Area job market. Space is limited.

Contact: Cheryl.Degree@alcf.net


FOOTSTEPS OF PAUL CRUISE WITH PASTOR BRYAN LORITTS

NOVEMBER 10–23, 2019

Join Pastor Bryan for this impactful, bucket-list cruise as Educational Opportunities Tours retrace the footsteps of Apostle Paul aboard the Royal Caribbean Jewel of the Seas.


WOMEN'S 11TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TEA "I AM THE BREAD OF LIFE"

Saturday, December 8, 10AM–1PM | Fellowship Hall

Join us for a memorable time for ALCF women and friends to fellowship together in a beautifully decorated and welcoming atmosphere during the holiday season with delicious food, praise and worship by Carolyn Fakatu, and a special message by our own Korie Loritts.

Cost: $25

Register (10/15–12/5)