Operation Christmas Child

PRAYER

Pastor Jeff and many others praying for Pastor Don.

Many women praying for Pastor Pauline.

Men praying for a need requested by another member on behalf of a family member.

REMODELED and REDECORATED

Several rooms at Abundant Life Fellowship have been remodeled and/or redecorated this summer to allow for expansion of growing ministries.

The kitchen project, which was funded partially through last year's spring rummage sale, included new cupboards, upgraded equipment and redesigned space to allow for greater efficiency.

The visitors room, once referred to as The Gold Room, has now become The Cafe, with tables and chairs and a table for small-group meetings.

A nursery room on the southeast wing has been converted to a prayer room with couches, chairs and soft decor. Located off the hallway just outside the back of the sanctuary, it allows for prayer privacy after a service, small group prayer gatherings as well as a comfortable dressing room for men in a wedding party.

To be finished soon is the largest project, the renovated lower level into what will become the permanent home of the Transformation Station children's ministry.

CHRISTMAS EVE CANDELIGHT

FALL HARVEST PARTY 2013

Race for the Roc 2013

Men's Rally 2013: Iron Sharpens Iron

2011 Chili Cookoff

Local art on display

Art seen in and around Abundant Life is the work of several members or relatives of members. Below are some examples:

Painting by member Steve Belaney



Painting by member Keith Kandel

Sunset photo by Dee Brown, sister of member Betty Welker 

Ministry Fair Quick Pics

4C's Christmas distribution

CPR/AED TRAINING

 

In conjunction with its purchase of an automated external defibrillator, Abundant Life Fellowship recently sponsored an AED/CPR training session for about a dozen church members.
The training came in response to an emergency in 2010 when Pauline Stevenson, wife of founding pastor Don Stevenson, collapsed during a morning worship service. Several church members responded quickly with CPR until emergency personnel arrived on the scene.
John Jones, an EMT with the New Waterford Volunteer Department, was one of the responders that morning and throughout the training credited the initial CPR from church members, for saving Pauline’s life.
Jones said Pauline’s story, which she describes in detail under the Pastors Emeritus page on this website, continues to be one that he uses every time he leads a training. “She’s become a poster child for the value of CPR,” Jones said, noting that in his 11 years with the department, she is the only save. “That’s because CPR was administered quickly,” he reiterated.
The five-hour training included CPR and use of the AED on both adults and children as well as how to treat adult, child and infant choking victims.
Also participating in the training was Ian Chamberlain, a church member who works as a flight nurse. Because of what happened to Pauline, the church is creating its own emergency response team, which Chamberlain is overseeing.
More training sessions will be conducted in the future to prepare as many people as possible how to respond in an emergency.

NEW WATERFORD CHRISTMAS PARADE