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April 29, 2015

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Advent Christian
General Conference


PO Box 690848

Charlotte, NC 28227



Weekly E-News
April 29, 2015


From our Executive Director

ACGC was pleased to host Berkshire Christian College (BCC) Trustees' meeting this past week. The meetings began Thursday afternoon, April 23, and concluded at noon on Saturday. Reports shared by President Lee Welkley and Dr. Gordon Isaac indicated an increase in students enrolled through e-Berkshire, an online learning platform, and in participants in the graduate studies offered through the partnership between BCC and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. 


Two major items of business was the announcement of the formation of a search committee for the replacement of President Lee Welkley, who will be stepping down at the end of June 2015.

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News from Our Churches

Fund Raiser for bicycles for African pastors

Deer Isle - The Sunshine Advent Christian Home and World Outreach members hosted a fish and corn chowder supper to raise money for bikes for our African pastors on Saturday, April 11, which raised more than $1,100! The group also placed a basket for offerings at the church on Sundays, April 12 and 19, which raised another $400. When both amounts were totaled, the group raised $1,500, enough for 10 bicycles! We praise God for what he has done through our humble efforts. (Submitted by Pastor David Davis)


Announcements & Upcoming Events

The Advent Christian Prayer Summit will take place in Charlotte, N.C., at the Dulins Grove Advent Christian Church (11200 Arlington Church Road, Charlotte, NC 28227), directly across the street from the ACGC denominational offices. It will be a great time of teaching, intentional prayer and incredible fellowship for all who attend. The summit will begin with registration on Monday, May 11 at 12:15 p.m. and conclude on Tuesday the 12th at 1:00 p.m. We are offering this event to you at no cost.


World Outreach

News from our Urban Consultants Lee and Caroline Welkley


Lee & Carolyn WelkleyThe Bible teaches, "Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other" (Zechariah 7:9-10). Recent studies reveal that 91 million Americans did not live in the United States 25 years ago. Seventy million of these are under the age of 17 and 23,000,000 are the result of immigration. This influx of newcomers has directly impacted several of our urban churches. The Great Commission gives us a clear, defined responsibility to reach out to these new neighbors.


IF Update

Fellowship is an important word for any believer. It is a powerful event for anyone who experiences it and one that should be repeated over and over again. It is more than just sitting around talking about miscellaneous matters. It involves intentionally sharing and listening for understanding from those within the group. This is all guided by the fact that each member of the group is being directed by the Holy Spirit. Being led by God is essential when it comes to true fellowship.


To experience true fellowship, you must come not only committed to share your life, but also be committed to hearing about and investing in the lives of others, even those you do not already know.


Venture Bookstore

"Waiting for Wren" 

Regular Price $14.99  ( paperback)

Sale Price $12.99
Noelle F. Carle - Bristow, Oklahoma


As an AC pastor's wife (Rev. Russell Carle) and stay-at-home mom while her three children were young, she lived throughout New England, Canada and overseas.


"In her page-turning mystery "Waiting for Wren," author Noelle Carle brings the characters to life, with all their good and bad displayed in living color. As the relationships renew, intertwine and overlap, you will be intrigued to the very end. And in the end, the grace of God is described best of all in these words: "Love doesn't count the wrongs that have been done." As I read, I was transported to a familiar setting in northern Maine. Having been there many times, I was impressed with the authenticity of the author's descriptions of the area.


In this honest and tender book, you will find an affirming message of hope and healing for all.  - Pam Buchanan, Coordinator of Women's Ministries, Advent Christian General Conference, Charlotte, N.C. 


***"Waiting For Wren," is currently featured on the site It is available for a short time at only .99 cents for the eBook.


VB Hymns of Heritage & HopeApril - May 2015 - Special $13.00 

Advent Christian Hymnal Sale
The original retail price is $18.00

Colors choices: Navy, Burgundy or Gray

Purchase 100 hymnals and receive an accompaniment hymnal for the pianist or organist FREE


These prices available only by calling Venture Bookstore
at 800-676-0694 or email

You can also visit for other great deals!


Asleep in Christ

Now located on our website is an "Asleep in Christ" page. As we are made aware of your Advent Christian loved ones who have fallen asleep in the Lord, they will be added to this list. Click HERE to go to this web page. If you wish to have details of your loved one on the website, please send the information via email to


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