Don’t Miss Church Unmasked!


Can you believe how fast this year is flying by? Soon we will start feeling cooler temperatures and seeing the beautiful colors of the changing leaves. I love this time of the year!

I also love what God is doing at Avalon Church. People are coming to Christ, following him in baptism, going through the Next Step classes, and getting involved in our church. We have a HUGE opportunity for you to be a part of what God is doing.

On October 30th we have planned a special day for our church. We are calling it “Church Unmasked.” We are praying and planning for many people to come to Christ on that day.  Here is the plan:

·      Costume Party for Avalon Kids and Avalon Students

Avalon Kids, Avalon Students, and all the volunteers in both of these ministries are encouraged to dress up in a fun, appropriate costume. We will have fun games, candy, and prizes. This will be a great opportunity for your kids and students to bring a friend to church. You might even arrange a sleepover party on Saturday night and bring the kids on Sunday. We will have a salvation emphasis in the services and we are praying for many children and students to receive Christ.

·      Trunk-or-Treat after the 11:00 service

We are asking each small group to get involved in the fun and provide Trunk-or-Treat after the service. Decorate the trunk of your car, provide some yummy candy for the kids, and plan a fun game for the kids. It will be a blast! If you are not in a small group but would like to get involved, all you need to do is contact Lauren Ausborn at She will let you know all the details.

·      Chili Tailgate Party after the 11:00 service

We will have a small group party after church with a chili tailgate party! What is better than chili in the fall? Make enough chili for your group plus another family. Hang out. Meet new friends. Eat some awesome chili. Have fun. And you can even enter the contest for best chili. We will have free hot dogs for kids. Adults can grab one for just $1. If you are not in a small group and want to get involved, you can contact Brady Ellis at

Also October 30th we begin a short series entitled Church Unmasked. I will address some common questions people have about attending church and will talk about how Avalon Church isn’t perfect, but it is perfect for imperfect people. It will be one of the best opportunities of the year for you to bring people who need to hear the Good News of Jesus.

You only have a few days left to invite people, so invite them this week! In order for this day to be a success, we need everyone to get involved. I believe God is going to use you in a big way! Let’s pray hard, invite lots of people, get involved, and believe God for a great day this Sunday.

I love you and I will see you on Sunday!

Pastor Ritchie