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July 8th 2017 is our 10th year:
This event is our annual event where we provide backpacks and school supplies to this area’s students. It is such an awesome success every year. We do not receive government funding. Amazing Life purchases these brand new through the year and we have an advertised annual event from 10:00 am until 12:00 noon and students form two lines and go through receiving the products. This is amazing to watch. The kids are so happy and thankful. We provide hotdogs and drink while they are in line. It begins at 10:00 am and people will be lining up at 8:00 am. We are so thankful to the merchants who help us feed the children every year and for the Gideons who give their Bibles to these precious students.
If you would like to help finance this annual community event, or just give to Amazing Life Church; we have a paypal account on our online giving page. We would be so thankful for your gift and be assured you are sowing into good ground. You will reap a harvest. If you prefer to mail a check to us. Make it out to Amazing Life Church and send to address: P.O Box 246 Savannah, TN 38372
Our Greeters: BOBBY BRAY OR SCOTT CAHILL will greet you at the door with a welcome and a weekly bulletin. They will assist you with coffee, water or a soda in our coffee nook. Please let them know if you need anything. (MEMO: We do not have Sunday School. We have Children’s Church during the sermon with very competent teachers or if you prefer family worship, your children are welcomed to remain in the sanctuary. Our worship service starts exactly at 10:45 am, most of people are not PRESENT until 10:45 am. We have prayer at 10:00 am.
WHAT TO EXPECT? AT 10:40 We dim the lights, our countdown video begins, an introductory worship song on the big screen and Crystal Cummings will greet us with a thought and an opening prayer. She will ask us to greet one another. This is always optional. We then go into worship. The worship team sings 2 to 3 songs, the tithe and offerings are received and Pastor Marvin brings a relevant message from the throne of God. Prayer is available and he dismisses by 12:00 noon. We will not embarrass you in anyway. We welcome you to come and be our guest and become a part of Amazing Life… helping us to carry the vision God has ordained for this church.
WHAT DO I WEAR? Wear your jeans, casual clothing… anything you feel comfortable in or if you prefer dress up, that is fine to. We do not have a dress code… wear what you are used to wearing… come and worship with us and learn to live life with purpose
THESE ARE OUR USHERS: An offering will be taken after worship. You are not obligated in anyway or form. Of course, if you choose to give, it will certainly be appreciated. We have tithe and offering envelopes in the back to place your offering in and name and address, if you would like a receipt for tax purposes at the end of the year.
OUR GUEST INFO: We have a gift for you if you are a first time guest and Nancy Bray is our Guest Receptionist. After church, she will meet you at our welcome center to give you your gift and your guest card information.
We provide a small Library. Jan Cahill is our Librarian and she makes sure there are Christian books and Christian movies, you can check out and RETURN to the Library for your spiritual growth throughout your week. We believe in learning and maturing in Jesus, in-order to become a godly influence in the lives of others. Check a book out or watch a movie. It is an inspirational tool provided to benefit our congregation.
AMAZING LIFE CHURCH LADIES GROUP: Meets in the Coffee Nook of Amazing Life Church at 5:00 pm on the first Sunday of every month. Our Group Leaders are Judy Martin & Beverly Wilkerson. Judy is retired from the business and Beverly Wilkerson works in the medical field. She is a nurse at Kirkland Cancer Center in Jackson TN.
What To Expect At Ladies Group: Every lady is welcomed to come and be a part of our group. Every month we will have refreshments, fellowship and a short message or a life event story from one of the ladies who volunteers, (strictly on a volunteer basis). Our Group provides gifts for residents at ParkRest during Christmas, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day along with other charities. We have yard sales and dinners. We help with our ALC Annual Backpack and School Supply Event. We help with our formal Christmas Banquets and Valentine’s Day Dinners which are held in the Church. We also provide cards or gifts to our Pastor and his wife for special occasions.
This is the most awesome ministry at Amazing Life because they are our kids, God’s church of tomorrow. We have awesome teachers at ALC. Our Children’s Church Pastor is Bethany Russell and she is amazing with a heart for teaching children. She is married, a stay at home Mom with a fairly new born baby, Rylan and devoted to God and ALC. Her Co-teacher is: Erin Hayes. She has three children, awesome Mom and totally devoted to God. Our Children’s Church is in 2 groups: Ages 3-12 years of age and Nursery ages 0-3. Bethany, and Erin instructs and teaches them as if that classroom is their church. They listen attentively and the children benefits from listening to Bible stories, the use of crafts, games, activities, plays, songs and literature which allows them opportunities to share their talents, their skills and their hearts in each and every class. Their teaching skills go beyond curriculum; because of Bethany’s singing ability in our worship team; she leads the children in special activities such as singing and plays for our congregation’s enjoyment. This ministry is growing and we are asking God for more and more children. We are so thankful for Bethany taking this children’s Ministry to the next level… going forth in her calling. Bethany has awesome helps as well: Rylie, and Vanessa, who takes care of the Nursery and to them we say thank you for helping in this amazing ministry.
This is our ninth year to give away School backpacks, school supplies, serving grilled hotdogs and drinks. This year we are adding girls and boys underwear and socks. In the past 7 years we having given away 4,000 backpacks not counting all the school supplies, Bibles, hotdogs and drinks. We are a small church. We do not have grants so we through the contributions of our congregation purchases everything. It is our way of blessing our community. The help we have is from sale closeouts and small gift donations to the food event. In retail value we have put over $60,000.00 back into our community in the past 9 years. To God be the glory.