It has been a busy end to the year for the Avondale Christian Centre with a successful final combined home group, Christmas Party, as well the break up of our ministries. Our families have also been busy with their children's prize givings and end of year school events. We also blessed our church members and families with small gifts and token of appreciation in our last Sunday service. The message this year has been to get back to the real message of Christmas which has been lost in the confusion of the world which has taken away the focus from the birth of Jesus and the message of goodwill and hope he gave to the world, which is the real reason why we celebrate Christmas. Please bless someone this festive season and reach out to someone in need in your community, maybe it is your neighbour or a person you know who has not encountered Jesus. May you be blessed this Christmas and we wish all our friends, families and you a safe and prosperous New Year. Travelling mercies to all our ACC members who will be away over the holidays. We look forward to seeing you all again in 2018 and our first church event of the year, our annual ACC Church Picnic which will be at Shakespear Regional Park in Whangaparaoa on Sat, 3 February. God bless.
At our upcoming Sunday service on 1 October 2017 we will have a special speaker Stacey Pretorius presenting the ministry among sex trafficking so please come and bring your friends also. 10am, Rosebank Primary School hall, 217 Rosebank Rd, Avondale.
Avondale Christian Centre joined members of other West Auckland churches for a Prayer Walk to pray for our communities, our city and nation on Saturday morning, 2 September 2017. Despite the rain, church members turned up in force united in spirit to walk the streets of Avondale to pray for the salvation of the people, especially unsaved souls. The Prayer Walkers also prayed against the strongholds that had the most influence - homelessness, poverty, crime, youth suicide, gangs and teenage pregnancies, begging, adultery, idol worship, domestic violence and addictions. We claimed our communities back in the name of Jesus and moved with the spirit, encountering any residents who passed by, asking to pray for them and sharing the gospel with them. It was a powerful time of fellowship and being in His presence. Many thanks to all those who joined us and glory to God for his protection, provision and blessing - we'll continue to pray for more breakthroughs in our communities.
Ps. Bereel & Oreen Rajeyya, Peter Rees and other contributing authors