Volume 8, Number 5

Information ~ Inspiration ~ Humor

August/September 2012

THE APISON APPEAL Monthly Newsletter of the Apison, TN Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Secrets of Hope BY PASTOR JEFF BROWN

Pray...

After picking some people to pray for, let's pray!  Praying  includes listening­­waiting quietly to hear what God might  be telling us.   Maybe He will bring another person to our  attention that we should be praying for.   Maybe He will  inspire   us   with   a   way   to   reach   out   to   the   folks   we   are  praying for, a kindness we can show them, a contact we can  make with them, a note or a phone call.  Make a prayer list,  Often, when the church does evangelism, we don't do much  and pray without ceasing.  preparation.     We   schedule   some   meetings,   send   out  brochures, and hope and pray that people will come.   We  disobey the law of the harvest: running our plow, followed  immediately by our planter, followed immediately by our  fertilizer spreader, and finally followed immediately by our  combine harvester.   On September 8, we will begin a Revival/Week of Prayer  called Secrets of Hope.  We are bringing in a special guest  speaker, Pastor Dan Serns of the Richardson, TX, Seventh­ day Adventist Church.   We will have meetings each night  for   one   week   with   a   special   health   feature:   Secrets   of  Healthy Living.  

This   year   for   Secrets   of   Hope,   we   are   challenging   each  member to invite at least one guest to the meetings.  We're  challenging you to Pick, Pray, and Serve. 

Pick...  

Jesus saw, in each person that crossed His path, a candidate  for heaven, a potential citizen of the kingdom, a possible  brother   or   sister   of   His.     Sometimes   I   don't   even  notice  other people as I pass by.   We're asking each member to  think and pray about co­workers, family, friends, neighbors  and   pick   at   least   three   to   pray   for.     Elder   Robert  Folkenberg,   Sr.,   says,   "Pray   for   three   people,   out   loud,  every day."   Do you believe in prayer?   I do.   It is God's  plan   to   grant   us   blessings   in   response   to   our   prayers.  Would it be a blessing if "each one won one?"  We would  double the size of our church.   I have visited each adult  Sabbath School class and asked people to pray, and will  continue   visiting   small   groups   in   our   church   and  challenging   each   group   to   pray   for   as   many   people   as  possible.  We want to compile a list of all the names of the  people we are praying for and have an all­night prayer vigil  about a month before the meetings. 

We should keep in mind this beautiful quote:  "Christ’s method alone will give true success in reaching   the   people.   The   Saviour   mingled   with   men   as   one   who   desired   their   good.   He   showed   His   sympathy   for   them,   ministered to their needs, and won their confidence. Then   He bade them, “Follow Me.”  There is need of coming close to the people by personal   effort.  If  less  time  were  given  to  sermonizing,  and  more   time were spent in personal ministry, greater results would   be seen. The poor are to be relieved, the sick cared for, the   sorrowing   and   the   bereaved   comforted,   the   ignorant   instructed,   the   inexperienced  counseled.   We   are   to  weep   with those that weep, and rejoice with those that rejoice."            

          ~Ministry of Healing, p. 143                                                                                  

                                           

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Serve... Jesus said, 

"For even the Son of Man did not come to be served,   but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."  Mark 10:43

August/September 2012

The Apison Seventh­day Adventist Church 11421 Bates Road ~ Apison, TN 37302 Post Office Box 1551 ~ Collegedale, TN 37315 Telephone: (423)236-4214 www.apisonchurch.org

Building   relationships   means   serving,   helping,   blessing,  You can find us on Facebook, too! loving.   It means listening twice as much as talking.   It  means being sensitive to others' needs and concerns, caring  Pastor: Jeff Brown......................................... .....728-2840 enough   to   help   them   with   whatever   they   are   struggling                                                        [email protected] with.   Please begin now and select some soul to work for.   Pray  that God will "lay some soul upon your heart"­­that He will  convict you of some person in your sphere of influence that  you can pray for, love, and serve. 

Youth Pastor: Zack Payne..........................317-437-3246 Head Elder: Glen Wintermeyer..........................443-1039 Head Deacon: Wendel Adams........................ ..933-7629 Head Deaconess: Mary Lou Pride....................238-9602 Clerk: Karen Glassford..... .................. ...............396-3966

Lester Coon Adventist School Telephone: (423)236­4926 www.apisonsdaschool.com

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THE APISON APPEAL A MONTHLY NEWSLETTER FOR MEMBERS AND FRIENDS

Editor: Amanda Thomas...........................(615)419-7049 [email protected] Calendar/Circulation: Lisa Jennings Photography: Cindy Cummings Printing: Modern Way Printing & Fulfillment

Some of us have read and are very impressed with the book  How to Grow an Adventist Church, in which Russell Burrill  writes of the "extended congregation."   He says that each  member   can   probably   identify   six   or   eight   un­churched  friends   and   family   members.     These   people   are   already  connected   to   existing   church   members.     We   should   be  intentional about reaching these individuals.   May God lead us and may His Spirit inspire us as we   Pick  some of those unchurched "pre­Adventists", Pray daily and  intently   for   them,   and  Serve  them   as   we   build   closer  relationships and seek for opportunities to invite them to  Secrets of Hope.

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Family

Happenings SALT Intensive Program BY TOM HOLDER  From   July   22­29,   It   Is   Written   and   Southern   Adventist  University   partnered   to   develop   Summer   SALT,   an  intensive week of the SALT (Soul­winning And Leadership  Training) program, on Southern’s campus.   Roughly forty  people, among them myself and John and Virginia Holley,  attended this very active program.  Every   day,   seminars   and   classes   were   conducted   in   the  religion building on campus, with such diverse subjects as  bible   studies,   community   surveying,   discipleship,   and  methods of lay evangelism.  Some of the speakers included  Dr. Alan Parker and Dr. Philip Samaan of SAU’s religion  department, Michelle Doucoumes of SALT, Yves Monnier  of It Is Written, Rick Christman (a health evangelist) and  Joe Cirigliano, an experienced evangelist.  

August/September 2012

Quiet Ministries BY SUE BRUCE Many questions have been asked about Quiet Ministries. To  clarify, Quiet Ministries are projects that can be worked on  at home and then donated to a non­profit organization.  Examples include:  Little Dresses for Africa  More info at nancy'snotions.con  or littledressesfor africa.org/blog/. Pattern available.  1 Million Pillowcase Challenge Donate to Children's  Hospital, Hatch's House, Ronald McDonald's House,  Women's Shelters, etc.  AllPeopleQuilt.com/millionpillowcases. Pattern available.  Bookmarks  Bible   verses   to   encourage   and   to   witness.  Courtesy of Brenda Walsh.  Project Linus Blankets and Quilts for Children's Hospitals.  Hats from the Heart  Knit, sew, crochet hats for cancer  patients.   Mary   Ellen   Locher   Cancer   Center,   Memorial  Hospital. 

I was incredibly blessed by this program as was everyone  Sweaters For Kids Guide Posts Magazine  else   present.     The   class   listened  to  seminars,   visited  the  East   Ridge   SDA   church,   and   went   door­to­door   in   East  Patterns,   limited   supplies   of   yarn   and   fabric   available.  Ridge.   It was encouraging and reviving to us who were  Contact Sue Bruce with any questions. already highly interested in soul­winning, and I believe that  all   of   the   participants   were   itching   to   share   what   they  learned with their  local  churches.    We  are  excited  about  putting our lessons learned to work at the Apison church.

SAU Scholarship Award

Karen Glassford, a member of our church, won an award at  Southern Adventist University.  "Top Achiever Scholarship  Award"   as   mentioned   in   the   Spring   2012   issue   of  "Reaching Out” a bi­annual publication of the School of  Religion.

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Apison Adventure Camp BY ZACK PAYNE Spending this summer directing Apison Adventure Camp  has   truly   been   a   blessing!     Our   first   week   we   had   an  average   of   3   children,   our   open   house   week   yielded   an  average   of   about   50,   and   these   final   weeks   we've   been  averaging around 10 to 15.  We've even seen non­Adventists  from the community come through the program, which is a  great thing to see as one of the main reasons we decided to  have this camp is to be a blessing to the community.   It's  been   amazing   to   see   how   God   has   worked   through   the  program and through the staff who have such a passion for  working with kids.   You can see Him in the staff as they  play with the kids and deal with issues.  

August/September 2012

Vegan

Delight BY KATHERINE MACFARLANE

Vegetable Chowder 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 medium green pepper, finely chopped 1 medium red pepper, finely chopped 2 14­oz cans diced or chopped tomatoes 2 medium zucchini, diced 2 yellow squash, diced 2 medium carrots, thinly sliced 1 cup cooked brown rice 3 large stalks celery, sliced ½ to ¾ pounds whole green beans, ends snipped off 3 small white turnips or rutabagas, diced 8 cups water 1 cup soy curls 3 scallions, cut in 1­inch pieces Place all ingredients in a large kettle and bring to a boil.  Simmer for 25 minutes or until done.

Over a span of 30 days so far (40 when it's all said and  done) we've done dozens of different crafts, nature/science  activities,   drama   and   performance   classes,   large   group  games, and sports.  We have visited the pool twice a week  and had a water fight every Thursday (all of which were  welcome activities in such a blazing hot summer).   We've  gone   on   field   trips   almost   every   Friday,   including   to  Harrison Bay and Ruby Falls, and when we were unable to  go on a field trip, we simply got creative and had a special  beach volleyball/dodgeball tournament day within the walls  of our gym.   We've loved having every single one of the  children who have come to our camp this summer and we  hope   to   see   all   of   them   back,   plus   more   next   summer!  Praise God that He is working in our community today!

“The Adventists” DVDs We   have   several   copies   of   "The   Adventists"   ­   an  outstanding DVD that was shown at our church in April,  available for purchase for just $10.   If you are interested,  please call or stop by Lester Coon Adventist School and  talk to Lisa Jennings.  This is a great documentary to share  with   non­SDA   relatives   and   others   who   may   not   know  much about our church.

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Apison SDA Church and School Renovation Project Phase

Project

Cost

1A

CHURCH ROOF REPLACEMENT Will use architectural shingles and we’ve selected x company. Their bid is $34,100, but as they remove the existing shingles we expect to find damage that they will repair at an additional cost.

1B

PARKING LOT BINDER PAVING $35,000 Parking Lot Binder Paving – We have already laid gravel as a base for the parking lot; this “binder paving” is a base coat of blacktop, which will have painted lines. After the base coat is used for a period of time, we will add a final coat (see Phase 5).

$80,000

TOTAL PHASE 1: EXTERIOR

$115,000.00

2A

ARCHITECT Drawings and blueprints are required for each phase of construction (except for Phase 5). The architect will provide blueprints for all of our renovation and it is important to have these before we get into the phases any further.

$33,000

2B

CONTRACTOR & PERMITS The cost of each phase does not include contractor fees and permits; these are listed here as one lump sum. We will probably allocate these fees to the various phases rather than trying to raise these funds before construction begins.

$35,000

2C

CONTINGENCIES While we never plan to overspend our budget, it is wise to allow for the inevitable unexpected costs.

$28,000

TOTAL PHASE 2: FEES

$96,000.00

3A

STAIR REMODEL FOR UPPER CLASSROOM EGRESS Remodel stairs to second floor above library. Due to fire code restrictions we cannot now fully utilize the second floor. This project provides legal fire egress for two additional classrooms.

$17,000

3B

NEW HVAC FOR UPSTAIRS Currently the entire upstairs is tied into the sanctuary heating and airconditioning (HVAC) system—so it’s too hot or cold. This project provides a dedicated HVAC unit for the upstairs.

$19,000

3C

FAMILY BATHROOM AND WEST SANCTUARY EXIT $14,000 Adds a new bathroom for families (parents with small children). The emergency exit from the end of the hallway (by the baptismal changing room, where the deacons and platform participants gather) needs handrails that meet fire code and a concrete pad (that meets fire code) at the bottom.

3D

ENTRANCE: FOYER & HALLWAY CEILINGS, MAIN ENTRY DOORS, $35,000 PAINTING, FLOORING To provide a more attractive first impression and entrance to the church building. New entrance doors will be glass, to add more light and to create a friendlier appearance.

TOTAL PHASE 3: TOTAL MAIN CHURCH (LESS SANCTUARY)

Total

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Apison SDA Church and School Renovation Project, continued 4A

SABBATH SCHOOL WING: WEST END FIRE ESCAPE $48,000 Concrete/ brick fire escape at end of hall beyond Primary Sabbath School classroom. Current fire escape does not meet code and is dangerous. We will need to look at how this impacts the outside appearance of the church (facing the intersection of Bates Rd and Parkerson Rd.).

4B

CENTRAL STAIRS, RE-DO HALLWAYS, ADD SIDEWALK; EXPAND JUNIOR ROOM; RE-SIZE MAIN FLOOR CLASSROOMS The purpose here is to create larger Sabbath School rooms for our children’s divisions. Replace main stairs to lower floor – These do not meet current fire code, and we will add an additional exit at the base of these stairs. Project includes a larger lobby area between the men’s restroom and the main stairs. The concrete sidewalk is required for added exit.

$36,000

TOTAL PHASE 4: SABBATH SCHOOL WING REMODEL 5

REPAIR AND REPAVE ALL CHURCH AND SCHOOL PAVEMENT This is the final coat of pavement for the church and the base coat and final coat for the school.

$84,000 $150,000

TOTAL PHASE 5: PAVEMENT

$150,000

6A

RENOVATE STAIRS FOR EGRESS TO UPSTAIRS CLASSROOM Current stairs do not meet current fire codes, so we are not able to use these upper classrooms.

6B

EXTERIOR FACELIFT, MOVE CLASSROOM WINDOWS $33,000 We want the exterior of the school to connect, visually, with the architectural style of the church, so we’re giving the school a “facelift.” The windows on the back of the school will be moved to the side because fire code requires that there be no windows facing a fire exit.

6C

GYM – UPGRADE LIGHTING, RE-FACE STAGE FRONT While upgrading the lighting and improving the stage front are listed last, these projects are already being researched and will begin much sooner.

TOTAL PHASE 6

GRAND TOTAL

$34,000

$8,000

$75,000

$605,000

August 2012 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

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THURSDAY

PF= Pathfinders

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AD = Adventurers LCA = Lester Coon Advenst School

Birthday: Myra Sargeant 7 pm Prayer Mtg.

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

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Birthday: Connie Aikman

Sunset 7:42

Birthdays: Mahew Meyers Jake Paynter 11 am Pastor Brown 3 pm Sunshine Band

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Birthday: Norma Dean

Birthday: Jamie Wilson

Birthday: Jonathan Peckham 10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

Birthdays: Whitney Berl Charley Culbertson 7 pm Prayer Mtg.

Birthday: Nancy Paon

Birthdays: Bill Wilson Morris Holder

11 am Pastor Brown 12:30 Fellowship Lunch

6 pm Finance Committee

Sunset 7:35

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Birthday: Andrew Rachal

Birthday: Sue Espana

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

Birthday: Pamela Lo

Birthday: Gianna Spence

8:00 am LCAS Breakfast & Work Bee

7 pm School Board Meeting

Birthdays: Chelsea Rachal, Steve Seeley, Bri Lo

Sunset 7:29

Birthday: Della Anderson 11 am Pastor Brown

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7 pm Church Board Meeting

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

Birthdays: Donovan Holder

Birthdays: Jon Gearhart

Birthdays: Sherri Schoonard, Tess Wentland, Daun Zimmerman 11 am Doug Tilstra 2 pm Abuse Educaon

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

Sunset 7:42 7 pm Prayer Mtg.

PF Camporee

PF Camporee

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Birthdays: Sophia Williams Timothy Hart

Birthday: Macy Seebeck

Birthdays: Tina Smith Beth Brown 10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

Birthday: Cheri Williamson

Birthday: BreeAn Adams

Birthday: Willa Talley

PF Camporee

7 pm Elders Meeting

7:00 pm Forks Over Knives 7 pm Prayer Mtg.

7:00 pm Hero or Villain Sunset 7:20

September 2012 SUNDAY

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

PF= Pathfinders

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AD = Adventurers LCA = Lester Coon Advenst School

11 am Pastor Brown 3:00 pm Sunshine Band

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Birthdays: Charity Stone Noble Vining

Birthdays: Amber Brailsford Benjamin Harrell

Birthday: Amber Calvillo

6 pm NO Finance Committee

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

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Birthdays: Judy Anderson Micah Holland

Birthdays: Dale Bunker Carlos Espana

10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

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Birthday: Wya Byrd

7 pm School Board Meeting

8 11 am Dan Serns 12:30 Fellowship Lunch

Sunset 6:59

7:00 Secrets of Hope

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Birthdays: Mark Culbertson Thomas Hair Carrie Wilson

Birthdays: Aus'n Fox Deanne Phillips J. Danny Seebeck

Birthday: Clayton Estey 11 am Dan Serns

Sunset 6:49

7:00 Secrets of Hope

7:00 Secrets of Hope

7:00 Secrets of Hope

7:00 Secrets of Hope

7:00 Secrets of Hope

7:00 Secrets of Hope

7:00 Secrets of Hope

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Birthday: Erika Anderson

Birthday: Vitalis Essala

Birthdays: Mary Jane Ries Eric Schoonard William Pearson 10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

Birthday: Carolina Smith

Birthdays: Adam Young Hayden Herthel

Birthday: Catherine Paerson

Sunset 6:39

Birthday: Sco Anderson 11 am Pastor Brown

Church Campout

Church Campout

7 pm Church Board Meeting

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

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Birthdays: Jaylene Layman Merrilee McCain

Birthdays: Tiffany Koobs Mark Sargeant

Birthday: Wendy Walls

Birthdays: Samuel Byrd DeWayne Neidigh

Birthday: Isabella Williams 11 am Pastor Brown

7 pm Elders Meeting

Birthdays: Steve Pride Kenneth Culbertson

Church Campout

Birthdays: Rosemary Paul Nathan Lalone David Estey 10:30 am Praise & Prayer Mtg.

30 12 – 4 pm LCAS Fall Fesval

7 pm Prayer Mtg.

Sunset 6:27

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