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WHO IS ALFC?
A primary focus of our church is to build up marriages and families, inspiring and encouraging them to strive for healthy relationships with each other and Jesus. We have a dedicated team of well-trained staff and volunteers committed to providing resources for families in all stages of life.
Our core values are:
1. Relationships with Jesus and with others
2. Integration and application of God’s Word into our lives
3. Service before self
4. Commitments that are honored.
WHAT IS FOURSQUARE?
We belong to the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel, which is a worldwide Christian Pentecostal denomination. Founded in Los Angeles in 1923 by Aimee Semple McPherson, it now welcomes more than 8 million members in 140 countries.
The Foursquare Church believes that Jesus Christ is the Savior, Baptizer with the Holy Spirit, Healer, and Soon-Coming King. We stand firm on the foundation set by Hebrews 13:8, which proclaims: “Jesus Christ the Same, Yesterday and Today and Forever.”
To learn more visit foursquare.org
WHAT CAN I EXPECT DURING A SERVICE?
WE WANT YOU TO BE COMFORTABLE HERE.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
We don’t have a dress code; it’s most important that you’re comfortable. You’ll see men and women in anything from jeans and T-shirts to “Sunday best.” If you’re still concerned, it’s a safe bet to go with business casual.
Many people walk in the door right as the service is starting. On your first day, you may want to give yourself a few extra minutes to get oriented. If you have kids, we suggest coming about ten minutes early to get them checked in and comfortable in their classrooms and have any necessary conversations with their teachers.
Services are 75 to 90 minutes long. You are welcome to come early and/or linger afterward in our café where you can always find free drip coffee and a full espresso menu, hot food, and snacks available for purchase, not to mention a comfortable area to get to know your new friends.
The first Sunday of every month is known as Name Tag Sunday. This is also Communion Sunday. The name tags are a way for you to get to know someone’s name and help us know your name if you are new.
We’re friendly and ready to greet you and help you find your way around. We’ve got a team of people trained to answer questions and help you get comfortable on your first day. You may be asked to fill out a welcome card.
We offer full kids’ programs for six weeks through high school at both Sunday services and on Wednesday nights. Please allow a few extra minutes before the beginning of service to check your children into their classes. If you have a newborn or simply prefer to sit as a family, that’s fine, too. Kids of all ages are welcome at all of our services. (You may want to note that our topics are varied and relevant. They may deal with issues and use vocabulary not suitable for all ages.) Sitting in the back rows may be a good idea for parents with small children just in case you need to step out. We also keep a supply of “wiggle bags” on hand with coloring pages and activities for those who have a little too much energy to sit for the whole service. Please feel free to bring quiet toys or activities from home, too.
We believe communion is a symbolic act of remembrance of Jesus’s sacrifice and confirmation of a believer’s faith in Him. Usually communion is offered on the first Sunday of the month and passed through the rows as the congregation remains seated. The preaching pastor will give instructions; but most of the time, the entire congregation partakes at the same time, rather than one by one. Please feel free to ask a pastoral staff member for more information on our beliefs about communion or any subject.
The offering plate will be passed at each service. We teach the importance of giving back to the Lord; it’s all His to start with, after all. If you’re a visitor with us, please feel free to let the plate go by you. If, however, you consider Abundant Life to be your home church, please prayerfully consider giving of your time, talent, and treasure as God calls you.
Abundant Life is the place to be on Wednesday nights at 6:30. There’s something for everyone. Babies through high schoolers have classes and clubs. MOPS and MOMSnext, our new believers class, and various other Bible studies and groups meet.
Visit Coffee Connection at ALFC
Sundays: 8:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.