AGAPE International CHURCH

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 605 W. Madill Dr, Antioch, CA 94509  -  Tel: 925-709-4424

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CHURCH ZOOM:

Anytime there is a church Zoom meeting, unless you are provided a different code, this will be the regular code to use for any zoom meeting for the church like cell group, prayer teleconference, and other church meetings where Zoom is used.  Please know that we used a restricted code for counseling and other private meetings.

Join the Meeting with ID: 240 778 4977  Passcode: 4424

By Phone call: 669-900-6833 US (San Jose) 346-248-7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 240 778 4977  Passcode: 4424

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ANNOUNCEMENTS for JULY 2021

ANTIOCH CITY-WIDE PRAYER: SUNDAY, July 4th at 6pm at Antioch City Park on 10th Street, Antioch. Everyone is welcome.

MEMBERSHIP PROFILE: We ask all members to update their church membership profile through the church office. Please request the form to update your record from Sister Gale Welch or she can provide you the link to update your profile on-line.

HELP FOR INDIA: Thank you to everyone who donated, the funds have been forwarded. God bless you.

SERMON SERIES: “The Prophet and the Prostitute: An Exploration of the Overwhelming Grace in the Book of Hosea” continues this Sunday. Please invite a friend to come with you to be a part of this series.

HELP FOR INDIA: Thank you to everyone who donated, the funds have been forwarded. God bless you.

USA DAY: THIS Sunday, July 4, is USA Day. Let us celebrate God’s faithfulness on behalf of our great

nation.

ORDINATION SERVICE: Pastor Gibson Unaji will be ordained at the upcoming Pacific Southwest Conference of the Wesleyan Church in on July 13 San Diego. The service will be livestreamed for everyone that would like to see it. Pastor Gibson plans on having a thanksgiving at a date to be announced.

BEREAVEMENT: Mr. Leroy Crump passed away on June 15, 2021. Please let us continue to pray for his wife, Sister Ebi Crump, and the rest of the family. You may reach Sister Ebi at (925) 446-9490. Services will be held for him on July 10 at the Kingdom Hall, where Leroy was a member. The family will provide us the exact time and Zoom link when appropriate. A Memorial Service here at AICM will be held on Saturday, July 17 at 11:00 A.M..

CHURCH RE-OPENING: The church is now OPEN at 100% capacity. We encourage all members to return to the church. Our Livestream continues as usual.

BAPTISM: We are baptizing some candidates soon. Here is the list of people to be baptized. You may be a part of the next group. Please let Pastor John know if you are a believer and would like to be baptized:

1. Hawa Tshibashu

MEMBERSHIP CLASS 101: Pastor John recommends that every member take the membership class. For members who have never taken the class the next one will be done on Zoom from the comfort of your home. Those interested should let him know soon.

RESCUE MISSION MINISTRY: We have resumed our monthly ministration at the rescue mission. The only change is that services are now limited to 30 minutes and they start at 6:30pm. It comes up the 4th Monday of every month. Next one will be July 26, Pastor John will be ministering.

WESLEYAN LIFE: Our church’s Food pantry is covered in the Spring 2021 issue of Wesleyan Life. Please pick up a copy of the magazine when next you are in church. https://wesleyan.life/where- everybody-is-somebody

MUSICIANS NEEDED: We need the following musical instrumentalists: drum-set player, guitarist, trumpeter, saxophonist, and many more. Let us know if you would like to use your talents for the glory of God in any of the above areas.

HOLY LAND TOUR: The trip has been postponed till next year 2022. Let Pastor John know of your interest.

CHURCH ZOOM Access for Cell Groups and all other meetings (unless otherwise noted):

Meeting with ID: 240 778 4977 Passcode: 4424

By Phone call: 669-900-6833 (San Jose) or 346-248-7799 US (Houston) use the same Meeting ID and Passcode

LOCAL BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION: meets 2nd Sunday, next meeting July 11th at 2pm on Zoom.

PRAYER VIGIL: Last Friday of the month. Next one July 31, Minister Tutu Bainda will be ministering.

CELL GROUP LEADERS MEETING: First Sunday of every month at 2pm on Zoom

CELL GROUP MINISTRY: 9:00 A.M. Every Sunday via ZOOM.

SECOND CELL GROUP: Meets Fridays at 6:30pm for 1 hour. We are using the same zoom link for the church. Please join us this Friday. We study the cell group curriculum related to the preceding Sundays.

Cell group curriculum is available for those attending the two cell groups every Sunday. It would be placed at the back of the church.

AICM CHILDREN/YOUTH SUNDAY SCHOOL ZOOM MEETING: Sundays at 9:30am. The Zoom ID

and Passcode are here below:

Join the Meeting with ID: 610 821 7501 Passcode: 4424

HOW TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUR CHURCH: We thank the Lord for the support of most of our members during this pandemic. But some people are yet to come on board. To show your support for your church, please consider the following:

 Come to church to worship in person.

 Or watch the church livestream on Facebook and YouTube

 Share the livestream of your church with friends and families.

 When watching livestream, make comments or click “LIKE”.

 Give your Tithes and Offering regularly either by mail, electronically, Zele or in person.

 Invite friends and families to your church.

 Join a cell group Bible Study either Sunday 9:00 A.M. or Friday 6:30 P.M.

MEMBER EMAILS: If you have not been receiving updates from the church by email, please provide your email to the church. You can email us at agapebfm@gmail.com or give the email directly to pastor John.

LIVESTREAM NEEDS: We urgently need additional livestream team members. If interested, please let pastor John know.

INTERNET ACCESS IN THE AGE OF PANDEMIC: With the pandemic, we are all adjusting daily to the new normal. Parents have to support their children with online homeschooling. This is challenging for some people. If you need support with education for online access or if you face challenges with the right resources, please let Pastor John know. Please do not suffer in silence. Let Pastor John know ASAP. Help may be closer than you think.

LINK TO LIVESTREAM: You could easily connect to our church livestream through the website www.agapeicm.org by simply clicking on the Facebook or Periscope Handle or the Blue NOW HAPPENING SCREEN on the church website.

LIVESTREAMING: Our weekly worship every Sunday, Bible study on Wednesdays will be streamed live. Here are the links for streaming on Sunday and Wednesday night:

Church Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Agape-International-Church- Ministries-AICM-105334266186936

Church Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEEYHk8qK-- jPG2uHyg2ixQ

Periscope Church Link: https://www.periscope.tv/AgapeBFM/1yNGaQkjjNNGj

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CHURCH APP: Our church app has been rebranded. It is now available in iOS App stores and Android Google Play stores under the name “Agape Intl”. Please download it because that will be another means by which we communicate with our church family.

AICM MINISTERS SEMINAR: Second Saturdays of every month on Zoom.

WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY: 7:30 P.M. in person at the church or connect through livestream.

FOOD PANTRY: Every Thursday 8 – 10 A.M. and 2 – 4P.M. We need volunteers. Please contact Sister Lilian.

CORONAVIRUS: We continue to take all precautions and continue to pray for our members during this pandemic. We encourage our members to take all precautionary measures as well. We are reminded daily by Psalm 46 that says, “God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in trouble”. We shall all be protected in Jesus name.

GIVING IN THIS SEASON: Giving can of your Tithes and offering can be done through online giving, mail, in person drop off through the door slot at the church, and text to give. Here are the means of giving below:

a. ONLINE GIVING: https://giving.ncsservices.org/app/giving/agapebfm

b. Text to Give: Text GIVE to 925-261-4457. Text “give” to the number or text the amount you want to give to the number and wait for the prompt.

c. Zelle. You can give on Zelle to: agapebfm@gmail.com

d. By Mail: Mail your tithes and offering to Agape International Church, 605 West Madill Street, Antioch, CA 94509

e. Drop Off your tithes and offering at the church address above.

CHURCH VAN: We are buying our new church van soon, by God's grace. You can donate towards it by designating some money towards it. This is above and beyond your tithes and offering. The cost of a van is about $40,000. “With God nothing will be impossible.”