To make disciples of Jesus Christ by sharing His good news with all people, especially with those of Chinese descent, and helping them grow as followers of Christ, so that together we will bear witness of His glory in Austin, in the surrounding areas, and to the ends of the earth.
COVID-19 Update & Church Re-Opening Survey
Dear ACC Family,
Thank you all who participated in the survey by the 7/8 deadline. Our church's COVID-19 Response Team has completed the analysis of the survey results. Based on the results, as well as the most up-to-date decisions made at all levels of government, organizations and school districts, the COVID-19 Response Team believes no time-definite plan for reopening on-campus ministries should be provided at this time, although some on-campus ministries may resume at some point this year upon cautious and diligent consideration. Furthermore, the team recommends that all ministries plan for an online version where practical for the fall term, that continues through the end of 2020. For more details see acc.church/acc-reopen-status. The report from the Covid-19 Reopening Survey is available here acc.church/survey-results. The Covid-19 Response Team thanks all for their valuable input, patience, and prayers.
By His grace,
ACC's Covid-19 Response Team
Peace Will Be With Us
One thing the year 2020 has revealed to us is humanity's sinful nature, brokenness and penchant for unrighteous behavior. In this Advent season, we must long for something different, for God to break forth from the uncertainty and hurts of life. Let us wait in anticipation for the peace, joy, love, and hope of God to unleash his healing upon our distressed world.
Announcements & Events
Children's Ministry: Volunteer Appreciation
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Deadline to RSVP: December 4, 2020
We would like to have a celebration event for all our children’s ministry volunteers who have served from December 2019 to December 2020. If you are a volunteer, please find out details in the RSVP link above.
Reasons for Joy Art Collaboration
Reasons for Joy is not quite over yet! We want to collect one or two “reasons for joy” from everyone, which will be turned into a visible reminder on the church campus of how God was working in and around us as a community during this time. Which story or moment do you want to share? Send in your strip of paper and we will do the rest. Visit https://acc.church/reasonsforjoy for more details and to sign up!
Tapestry: Christmas Extravaganza
Tapestry: Christmas Extravaganza
Saturday, December 12 • 2-4 PM
Deadline to Register: November 29
Our women’s ministry, Tapestry, invites ladies, high-school and up, to celebrate this special and joyful season with us. Enjoy a fun crafting activity, games, snacks, and time of fellowship as we virtually connect over Zoom! All crafting materials will be provided to make a project to keep or gift for the Christmas season. We encourage you to invite those in your circle of influence, such as your friends and coworkers, to this seeker-friendly event! No crafting skills are required! Cost is $10 per ACC attendee and $5 for guests. Visit https://acc.church/christmasextravaganza for details (including picking up crafting supplies and payment) and to RSVP.
Holiday Hygiene Drive
The local outreach team is hosting a hygiene drive for Dobie this winter from November 15 to December 13 to collect hygiene items with an aim of 250 of each item (laundry detergent, paper towels, disinfectant spray, toilet paper, headphones, and hand soap). Please sign up at https://acc.church/hygiene-drive to receive information for drop off locations around Austin. As kids from Dobie start going back to school in person, let's work together to love our neighbors well and help keep them and their families safe during this time.
ACC Newsletter Subscription
Want to stay in touch with ACC? Visit https://acc.church/subscription to subscribe to our newsletter, where you'll receive emergency updates, letters from the pastors, and even our weekly Sunday bulletin.
Christmas Celebration 2020
ACC will be celebrating Christmas with a joint (all congregation) worship on Sunday, December 20, 2020 from 10:00 -11:15 AM. The service will be streamed live from Ming Dao Sanctuary. Please join us and celebrate the birth of our Savior. There will be no separate children’s program, and all youth and Sunday School programs will be suspended for that date.
We welcome all 3-year old children to incoming 5th graders to join AWANA starting on September 11th, every Friday at 7:30 PM. The format will be virtual online gatherings, and will include praise, Bible messages, Bible verse memorization, sharing and prayer. Please check out https://acc.church/awana-20-21 for more details.
First Time Visitors
Due to temporary suspension of onsite service, we would like to stay in touch online if you are visiting our church for the first time. Please complete the short Contact Information form at: www.acc.church/visitor. We are glad you came to worship with us today!
Interested in Discovery Groups?The Discovery Group ministry aims to provide excellent, engaging, Scripture-based teaching so that together we will grow in our knowledge, understanding, and application of God’s Word. Fall Discovery Groups are meeting from 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM via zoom. It's not too late to join so please register at acc.church/dgsignup. After registering you will receive class login information. Anyone college-age and above is welcome!
Crafting Your Personal Rule of Life
As a trellis guides the growth of a vine, so a rule of life can provide structure and direction for personal spiritual growth. This class will help you take a close look at your God-given gifts, talents, and desires, and discern His plan and mission for you. Accompanied by Stephen Macchia’s book of the same title, you will have an opportunity to develop and fine tune your spiritual, physical, relational, and missional priorities.
A Kingdom Provided
In this class we will explore selected narratives in I & II Samuel and I Kings, focusing on the Israelites' search for a king and the flawed people who served in that position. Join us as we dig deeper into God's Word and draw connections among the chronicles of Scripture, the stories of our lives, and the grand story of the perfect King, Jesus Christ.