Abundant Life
Abundant Life Fellowship
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2016 August Overflow

SPONSORS SO FAR (click on the logos for each to visit the company websites):

Columbiana Community Foundation

Healthcare Licensed Personnel (New Brighton, Pa.)

NDC Heating and Cooling (New Waterford)

Oliver-Linsley Funeral Home (East Palestine)

Ameriprise Financial (Robert Notary) (Canfield)

A Plus Powder Coaters (Columbiana)

Salem Regional Medical Center (Salem and Columbiana)

Little Red Hen Antiques & Collectibles (Salem)

Huntington Bank
of Columbiana

Home Savings & Loan (Columbiana, East Palestine, Lisbon and Salem)

Sparkle Market (East Palestine)

The Way Station (Columbiana)

Second Harvest Food Bank

Bayda Automotive, New Waterford

McDonald's (Columbiana)

Walgreens (Salem, Austintown, Boardman)

Walmart of Salem

JC Penney, Southern Park Mall

American Red Cross


NEW WATERFORD – Have useable but unneeded clothing, purses, belts, blankets, sheets, pillowcases, curtains or stuffed animals?
Abundant Life Fellowship now has a drop-off shed for all such items that is accessible 24 hours a day.
Provided by St. Pauly Textile Inc. of Farmington, N.Y., the shed is a collection site for good, clean clothing of all kinds along with other items that will be distributed to those in need across the United States and to developing countries worldwide.
All items should be put into plastic bags before being deposited into the shed, located at the northwest corner of the church parking lot. Items not accepted include toys, household goods, pillows, books, furniture, electronics, fabric scraps or garbage.
Receipts are available at the shed for those wishing to receive a tax deduction.
The church is located at 46469 State Route 46 in New Waterford.


Holy Fire study to begin in the new year

NEW WATERFORD - Does talk about the Holy Spirit scare you? Excite you? Confuse you?
No matter your answer, we have a new study beginning in the new year that just might be for you and your church.
Based on R.T. Kendall's 2014 book titled "Holy Fire," the Sunday night study starting Jan. 15, will be a teaching and audience participation series that will address frankly, sensitively and interactively the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of believers and the church.
Senior pastor Jeff Schoch will lead the series, which at this point has no ending date because the interactive format is experimental. Because of a desire to be thorough yet interactive, Schoch is leaving it open-ended on Sunday nights to see how it goes before determining its length. The book has 13 chapters, so it will be at least that long, but likely longer because some chapters are more meaty than others.
One of Schoch's goals with the series is to help believers fully embrace the work of the Holy Spirit while also helping to alleviate fears, misconceptions, assumptions and other misgivings about the third and often misunderstood part of the Trinity.
The first batch of books for the upcoming teaching sold out quickly from the church bookstore, but a new batch is on order. If  your church would like to participate, give us a head's up with how many are coming and we'll be prepared to accommodate.
Schoch emphasizes that this is a not a book club type activity in that participants won't be sitting around discussing it chapter by chapter. Instead, Schoch plans to present teachings from the book, pulling out highlights along with scriptures in lesson format and then allowing times for questions, comments and ministry. There may be times when Schoch will assemble a panel of people with specific Holy Spirit giftings that will help to lead the teaching.
Since coming on board as senior pastor in 2008, Schoch has acknowledged his own questions and misgivings at times about the Holy Spirit, and when he read Kendall's book last summer he knew it was time to use it as teaching tool to strengthen understanding at Abundant Life but also among the church community at large. The first week will be completely introductory, so participants do not need to have read any of the book ahead of time to follow along. Also, because handouts with highlights will be used, buying a book is not absolutely necessary though it could be helpful and useful as a reference later.
Sunday evening services begin at 7 and should end around 9. In the event of winter advisories, holiday weekends or times when other events are going on, evening service will be canceled.

New ALF cookbooks still available

NEW WATERFORD - Abundant Life Fellowship has put together a new hard-cover cookbook that is now available for purchase for $15.
A metal rack to hold the book while preparing a recipe comes with each purchase. They are available after every morning worship service. 
All proceeds from book sales will go toward medical expenses of two church members who have undergone cancer treatments.

Our Valley Prayer continues at Upper Room

COLUMBIANA - The Upper Room Fellowship on Sponseller Road continues to host Our Valley Prayer, a weekly regional prayer gathering at 7 p.m. every Tuesday.



Welcome to Abundant Life Fellowship in New Waterford, Ohio. We are a nondenominational church grounded in biblical teaching, intimate worship, and love for one another and the community around us. At Abundant Life Fellowship, everyone is welcome, so please come visit us! During the Jan. 8 service, Senior Pastor Jeff Schoch will unveil an important word for the new year. Come with anticipation. Exciting things are happening and on the horizon.