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Advent Christian
General Conference


PO Box 690848

Charlotte, NC 28227



Weekly E-News
May 6, 2015


From our Executive Director

This past week, I was in Orlando, Fla., as a guest at the Southern Advent Christian Association Triennial Convention. The setting was the Sheraton Lake Buena Vista Resort. Wednesday and Thursday were spent in meetings with the Regional Board of Directors. The theme, "Storming the Gates - The Power of Prayer" was strongly introduced at the Thursday evening service. David and Sherry Van Huisen led us in worship and Milt Monell, the Director of the Great Commission Global Prayer team for Campus Crusade for Christ International, set before us the importance of prayer in our lives. The same evening, we were given the privilege to see the advanced screening of "War Room," a great movie about prayer.

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News from Our Churches

The Pioneer Club of The Village Church in Dowling Park, Florida, with the help of their leaders, Cindy and Steve Hett, held a bake sale to raise funds to purchase a bicycle for the ACGC World Outreach missionary bicycle project.They raised enough for seven bicycles with a total of $823.27! And moneyis still coming in! They are praising God for his generous people at the Village. The ladies' WHFMS had also raised enough funds for sixbicycles prior to the children's project. 


Announcements & Upcoming Events

For the first time, we are coming together for what is being called the Advent Christian Prayer Summit. Our theme, "Seek My Face" is based on Psalm 27:7-9a. During these two days, scheduled for May 11 - 12, 2015, Advent Christian pastors, church leaders and concerned laity will seek God's face as we join together for prayer and some strategic teaching on the subject.


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 Latin America Area Director John Gilbert



On April 18, the Mexican Conference held their youth retreat at the mountain campground Agua between Ensenada and San Felipe. The retreat was filled with time for spiritual meetings, free time for contemplation, and, of course, sports and hiking. One hundred, ten children were treated to speaker Missionary Adriel Gonzalaz, a native of Cuba, who is now a resident of Ensenada. Missionary Adriel spent time sharing with the youth the freedom they have in sharing Christ as a difference to what existed in Cuba up until a short while ago. Adriel is in his mid-30s, so he was accepted as a peer to the children more easily than the older pastors.


During the "free time," Adriel and the pastors were involved in different one-on-one talks or voluntary small group discussions with the youth about whatever was on their hearts or in their heads. It was beautiful to watch the interaction with openness and confidence to talk about any subject.


IF Update

One would be hard pressed to read through the New Testament and not notice the strong emphasis upon prayer. We see how important it was to Jesus, as he would often spend all night in prayer. The disciples were deeply committed to prayer and this was largely due to the example set by Jesus on a daily basis.


The early church continued a deep commitment to prayer in their homes. Even when the disciples were not physically present, the people of the early church were often found praying. No wonder the church exploded in growth in its early days.


Nothing has really changed since then. The command to pray is still before us, and we, too, have the model of Jesus to pattern our own prayer lives.


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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