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NEW Wednesday Night Series: Abundant Life

Starting on July 17th, Pastor Bulgrin will launch our Wednesday night summer series for adults called, “Abundant Life.” This series continues throughout the summer every Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Expect students to be in class throughout this time. Each night, Pastor will speak on a new subtopic that teaches us how to successfully live abundantly. Yet, what does living abundantly really mean?
 
When people think of living abundant, each person might define it differently. We may believe it entails great family time, being financially secure, accomplishing a successful career, and so on. Although these things are a blessing to our lives, these factors alone do not equate to abundant life. When discussing this upcoming series, Pastor shared his definition of “abundant life.” He stated, “it’s important to note that a person cannot truly live abundantly unless they have a consistent, genuine relationship with Jesus. Being able to live an abundant life is a gift and the fruit of having a right relationship with God. It’s a peaceful life where you don’t wake up dreading the day, and you can go to bed satisfied.”
 
Pastor’s biblical definition is fundamentally simple. However, very few Christians experience an abundant life. Therefore, the Abundant Life Series gives us a better understanding of what we should be experiencing as children of God. Additionally, the series empowers us to achieve and experience the best life possible.

What to Expect

During this series, Pastor anticipates the messages to be structured in a teaching format. He encourages everyone to “bring notebooks, highlighters, and Bibles.” Every message helps us refocus on our relationships with God instead of getting caught up in snares of weights, sins, and confusion. With topics like “Spiritual Warfare,” “Biblical Disciplines,” and “Relationships,” we refresh our perspectives on Christian living.  In turn, we become equipped to live more abundant in every aspect: physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.
 
Overall, we expect this series to enrich our lives in every aspect as we live abundantly and grow individually and collectively as a church body. After service, we invite everyone to stick around. Enjoy the warm summer nights with fellowship and refreshments like sweet tea, lemonade, and cookies. 

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Independence Celebration Service

Every year, FAC Tallmadge loves to celebrate our country’s independence. Most of all, we thank God for our freedom and allowing us to live in, what we believe to be the greatest country. Additionally, we honor those who have served our country and fought the freedom we enjoy daily. Typically, we have our “Freedom Picnic” after a July Sunday service, but this year, we are changing things up. In lieu of our Freedom Picnic, we will be having an Independence Celebration Service on Wednesday, July 3rd at 7:00pm.
 
While preparing the details for the Independence Day Service, Pastor Bulgrin stated, “We moved our celebration to Wednesday night this year, and I think it’s going to be a great time and lots of fun for everyone!” 
 
On July 3rd, we will begin the night with an abbreviated service, so it will be a general assembly. A worship experience will start the service followed by a few words from Pastor Bulgrin. He will direct us in focused thanksgiving for our freedom and prayer over our country, soldiers, and leaders. After we conclude the service, everyone is encouraged to stay and enjoy the festivities. There will be a dunk tank, balloon artists, corn hole games, and red, white and blue snow cones galore!
 
This night will be full of great fellowship and fun for the family. Join us as we celebrate together our God-given freedom!
 
If you won’t be able to make it this time, FAC Tallmadge invites you to join us anytime. Click here to view our calendar of services and events.

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Ladies Connection – A New Way to Connect

Here at FACTALLMADGE, we constantly look for new ways to connect with one another. We strive to be a church that knows each other, loves, and interacts as a family. These desires, which were main factors, led to our new and improved ladies connections. Each connection is designed for people to converse and build a support group all while we discuss biblical principals we can live by to enrich our lifestyles.
 
We started our first ladies connection in January 2019. We were elated to have so many women who love to come to these connections. So, trying to maintain a small group setting was a challenge. To solve this challenge, ladies connections are now segmented into two groups. Women under 50 years of age met on a Thursday night, and women 50 years and older met on a Saturday afternoon, and it worked so well that this structure will be applied to upcoming connections, too.
 
“It was so interesting to see differences in the groups!” said First Lady, Kim Bulgrin. For example, “I asked both groups about grocery pick up. Everyone in the Thursday group knew about it and most have used and loved the service. But, when I mentioned it on Saturday – blank stares.” So, even in the small things, these two groups allow women to find commonalities that make a quicker, fun connection.
 
Among finding commonalities, like how we grocery shop, ice breakers, group discussions, and food filled the night. Sis. Bulgrin called January’s theme “Goals and Organization” – very fitting for the first month of the year! Throughout many laughs and real talk, Sis. Bulgrin shared a plethora of organization and goal strategies she found in her research and studies. She relayed different methods purposed to help busy people get things done in a timely manner without becoming overwhelmed. That is a hard thing to do nowadays. To end the night, each woman set reasonable goals regarding their personal and their family’s spiritual, mental, and physical health. Overall, we left feeling challenged yet encouraged to be more organized and less overwhelmed in 2019.
 

Below, check out what some of the ladies had to say about Ladies Connection!

“What an awesome night! So thankful for all that came out and braved the cold weather. It was a great time of fellowship!”
“Such a great, enriching time!!”
“It was really awesome to come together with the ladies from the church! I really enjoyed the gathering.”
“This truly was such a wonderful night. I’m so glad I came! Such a blessing.”
Ladies Connection Dates:
  • “His Plan, My Purpose”
    • Feb. 21 @ 7 pm
    • Feb. 23 @ 10 am
  • March Mentorship
    • Mar. 21 @ 7 pm
    • Mar. 23 @ 10 am
 
Click here to let us know you’d like to come!

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New Service Time

Starting Sunday, January 13th, 2019, FACTALLMADGE will begin their evening services at 6:00 PM. Until now, we always began our Sunday evening services at 6:30 PM. However, Pastor Bulgrin felt directed by The Lord to move up the time to 6 PM. We expect that moving our service time to 6 PM will help our church family’s Sunday schedule.
 
” Moving our church service up by a half an hour may not seem like much, but it will give people more time after service to run errands, eat, get the kids to bed. I think that our elders and families with young children will really appreciate this time change.”
– Pastor Ken Bulgrin
 
Sunday evening services are life changing services, and we are excited to have service at a time that will promote a better family time balance.
 
See you at 6 PM on Sundays!
 
Scroll down to see all of our service times.
 

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Kids Zone = Safe Zone

FACTALLMADGE believes that children are the future church, so we not only invest in them, we strive to keep them safe, too. 
After children are dismissed for class after offering, children, ages 0-4, require a check-in and check-out process.  To complete the check-in process, parents and children receive corresponding, identification stickers and labels for diaper bags and sippy-cups.  In addition, they provide all parents an information sheet that allows information to be recorded regarding allergies, medications, etc.
Once parents drop them off, they can return to the main service to hear the message.  If parents are needed, their identification number (on the sticker) will display on the projector screen.  We want parents to feel comfortable and at ease knowing their children are safe, and if they are needed, they will be notified promptly.
After service begins the check-out process.  Each parent must come to the check-in/check-out station and present their sticker.  People will not be able to check out a child without their identification sticker.  When Kids Zone staff receives the sticker, they will bring the child or children to the door with bags and belongings.  Again, to ensure safety, all stickers will be removed and discarded at time of pick up.
FACTALLMADGE put this policy in place to ensure children are safe and having fun while parents can enjoy and engage in the service.

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Devotionals 

The Power of God’s Word

“Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.”  -Psalms 119:114
 
Many of us know the Bible as the main tool preachers use in church, a book that sits on a coffee table, and/or an app that encourages us with daily scriptures.  There have been times that it just seemed like a source to gain a phrase to help us have a better day.  However, what happens when you go through a rough season, and it seems like all hope is lost?
 
The good news is the Bible hold more power than just the ability to boost your mood.  It is powerful.  David said in the verse above, that God’s word is his hope.  Reading the Bible is a great way to get to know Jesus.  You will learn what pleases him, what he dislikes, how he responds to people in different situations; and you will learn that God is faithful.  So, when nothing is going right in life, you can stand on the promises of God found in scripture, knowing he doesn’t break his promises.
 
The Bible is full of scriptures that declare God will never leave us, forsake us, or fail us.  Knowing God’s word is powerful, because when your emotions and your own logic are telling you that things are never going to get better, you have God’s promises that He will never fail you (Lam. 3:22).  When you feel so lonely, He will never forsake you (Deut. 4:31).  The Bible has a whole new meaning when you depend on those scriptures to bring you through.  The amazing part is when God brings you through, you realize that His word is alive and true.
 
Let God’s word strengthen you today, knowing that is it real and God always keeps His word!

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