G'day family and friends,
As Senior Pastor of Ashland Baptist Church, I welcome you to browse our website so that you can learn a little about the programs and ministries offered for your family. While information is fine, nothing can compare with a personal Sunday visit where the warmth and inviting nature of people following Jesus Christ is contagious . At ABC, we strive to make you feel welcome from the moment you enter the building as our greeting team opens with, "so glad you're here today".
When you visit ABC, you will hear a message that shares the great news of what Jesus Christ did for all of us on the Cross. As a Bible believing church family, we believe in the inherency of Holy Scripture that rightly taught in season can change the hearts of the hearer to desire a much deeper fellowship with God. We believe that if God is renewing and refreshing us daily then God can renew and refresh you. We also believe that following Jesus can be fun and we teach this undeniable truth to every generation within the family of God.
Our hope is that on your journey to Jesus Christ or with Jesus Christ, you will find a spiritual home with us. You will praise God with us, you will laugh with us, you will cry with us and you will be one with us in Christ.
Blessings and See You Soon,
Pastor Matt's Weekly Devotional
What’s happening at Ashland Baptist Church this Christmas Season and beyond?
Senior Christmas Lunch on Saturday 12/07 at 11:30am where all seniors 55 and older are welcome to join us for our annual Senior Christmas Lunch. Bring a dish to share, however not required for attendance.
Ladies Christmas Party on Saturday 12/07 at 6:30pm to be held at a member’s home. Good food and a gift exchange to be part of the night’s fun and fellowship.
Men’s Ministry “Chili & Soup Cook-off” on Sunday 12/08 at 11:30am – (in lieu of regular monthly Dinner Day). The men of ABC will be breaking out their mama’s recipes and showing off their talents. Donations received on the day will benefit the Men’s Ministry of the church.
Ladies “Paint the Town” on Sunday 12/08 at 2pm. The Women’s Ministry will be getting together at “Paint the Town” in Columbia to paint a Christmas Nativity scene on a canvas backdrop with the help and instructions of the pros at “Paint the Town”. (Cost is $15) per person.
Children’s Christmas Pageant on Sunday 12/15 at 6pm. Our ABC K-5th grade children will be performing “The Surprising Christmas Pageant”.
Adult Christmas Program on Sunday 12/22 at 10am during Morning Service. The ABC Choir will be performing “Hope has Hands”.
Christmas Eve Candlelight Service from 6pm to 7pm. Come prepared for one of the most moving services of the year. While an uplifting gathering for the whole family it is open to anyone who wants to attend. Come share the love of the Father as we remember the birth of the Savior through song, message and unforgettable candle lighting that illuminates the Sanctuary granting a glimpse into the holy night Jesus was born.
Next year we will be initiating a new Children’s Program J.A.M. commencing January 8th every Wednesday from 6-7:30pm for Pre-K through 5th Grade. Do you know a young child who could attend? Next year new Home Bible Study groups are planned that would afford more opportunities for discipleship and fellowship during the week. These studies would be informal being led out of members’ homes. Not too distant into next year I hope that we will begin Sunday Evening Services that would incorporate a myriad of worship models.
For all these events and more please visit our new Information Station in the foyer of the church or our website. Better yet… please be a visitor for a Sunday Morning Worship Service and experience the love of God through the family of ABC. Every Sunday there is a detailed weekly bulletin that includes all upcoming events and with many smiling faces to greet you, my prayer is that your initial experience at ABC would be a positive one drawing you closer to our loving Savior, Jesus Christ.
Pastor Matt Goodsell
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Closed each day from 12:00 to 1:00 for lunch
Please remember that the sanctuary is opened to everyone during regular office hours for prayer and meditation.
Are you confused on which way to go and need someone to talk to? Pastor Matt is offering scheduled counseling times on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from 9:30 to 10:30 am. Please call the church office at 657-4653 to schedule your appointment. If these times do not work for you, give us a call and we will try to set up a more convenient time.
Don't need a counseling session but just want to chat with Pastor Matt? Feel free to stop by and say "G'Day" anytime during regular office hours.