Letter from the Church Council
“If you think you are too small to have an impact, try sleeping with a mosquito!” – Anita Roddlick
You may laugh when you read this saying but we all know what it is like to sleep or not sleep with a mosquito and despite their small size you know how they can impact your health and your sleep!!
This time last year on October 4th we reopened our church to Sunday services and what a great decision that was. Yes, we are socially distancing, wearing masks, washing our hands etc. etc. but, how wonderful it is to come to church or listen on zoom and be part of the people of God worshipping, listening to music, hearing the word of God, praying for our families and friends, the list goes and on.
What impact does this have on us, on me myself? In Mark 10 verses 17 onwards Jesus again tells us of the commandments and what is expected of us as Christians especially the great commandment to love God and to love our neighbour. Are we a reflection of the love Christ has for His church.?
We have many examples of His love in our readings for the next month, but is our way of life a reflection of our Christianity? Jesus tells us what is expected of us as Christians. There are so many ways in which we, each one of us can be good Christians having a positive impact. Being kind to each other, sharing what we have with the those who are needy, praying for those in need, the list is endless. Let us offer joyful thanks and praise to the redeeming God, who always loves us.
For now, let us continue to worship in our church and on zoom and be patient while we get through this pandemic however long it takes. We sincerely thank all those who help in any way to bring our services to us each week and we know yes, it is having an impact on our way of life and how we love and care for each other.
Moira Brehony – Council member
We are continuing our in-person worship services at 10:30 am every Sunday. However, we have a limited number of chairs available in the sanctuary to follow appropriate social distance guidelines. We encourage anyone with risk factors to stay at home and participate in worship by Zoom.
To prepare yourself: Download Zoom on a computer or mobile device by going to zoom.us . Click on these links to watch a tutorial on how to download the Zoom App and how to join a meeting from a computer or a phone.
Joining on mobile phone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8JaUEORjSo
Joining on computer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fMUxzrgZvZQ
Harvest Festival 2021
ACC Hike and Picnic – 5th September 2021
Sunday School – Teachers and Assistants Needed
The Christian Education committee is also considering starting Sunday School classes again, if that can be done in a safe way. Many of our key teachers have now left Arusha, and we are seeking others who want to be a part of this very important ministry. Past experience is not needed!
If you want to help teach, please give your name and contacts to Vivi in the ACC office, who can pass on the information to the Christian Education Committee.
October Baptism at ACC
ACC Income and Expenditure through 31st August 2021
ACC Prayer Chain
If you have a prayer request and would like members of our community to support you in prayer, contact the four key persons – if possible by SMS- and they will inform the others from the prayer chain.
Erwin Kinsey 0754 480 184
Margaret Kenyi 0754 090 078
Susan Simonson 0754 266 559
Stella Karumuna 0754 281 337
Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous
AA meets at ACC:
Monday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tuesday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Thursday 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00am – 11:00am
NA meets at ACC:
Tuesday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
October 2021 Service Schedule
|October 3, 2021||October 10, 2021||October 17, 2021||October 24, 2021||October 31, 2021|
|Church Calendar||Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost||Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost||Twenty-First Sunday after Pentecost||Twenty-Second Sunday after Pentecost||Twenty Third Sunday after Pentecost|
|Service Type||Morning Service||Morning Service||Morning Service||Morning Service||Harvest Festival|
|Service Leader||Michael Murray||Jessica Shayo||Moira Brehony||Elizabeth Munisi||John Kraft|
|Preacher||Eamonn Brehony||Pastor Israel Meitamei||Pastor Paulo Metili (using readings of Oct 24th)||Philip Bach- Svendsen (using readings of Oct 17th)||Fr. Pat Patton|
|Musician(s)||JD Parks||Erwin Kinsey||Neil Miller||Mary Severe||Ruth Bach- Svendsen|
|Duty Elder||Erwin Kinsey||Michael Murray||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Zoom Host||Sion Miraa||Sion Miraa||TBD||TBD||TBD|
|Flowers||Rebecca Ndorossy||Yoka Bruisma||Christy Rowe- Miller||Erwin Kinsey||Jane Mashingia|
Job 1:1, 2:1-10
Job 23:1-9, 16-17
Job 38:1-7, (34-41)
Job 42:1-6, 10-17
TITHES AND OFFERINGS AT ACC:
Your OFFERINGS are important, needed and appreciated. It is easier for accounting purposes, and without charges, if offerings are deposited directly into our Exim Bank Account (please see details below). While the MPESA number remains available for receiving offerings, please consider making a deposit directly into our bank.
ACC BANK DETAILS:
For anyone who wishes or needs to transfer funds via bank deposit to ACC please find the following details here:
TSH: ACCOUNT NUMBER 00 300 23 252
USD: ACCOUNT NUMBER 00 300 35 020 – note this is a new number from last month!
ACC MOBILE MONEY ACCOUNT DETAILS:
For anyone who wishes or needs to transfer funds via mobile money to ACC please find the following details here:
M-PESA DEPOSIT NUMBER: +255 755 992 394
NAME: NASIEKU MOLLEL (Church Administrator)