Agape on Winter Hiatus

Thanks to Joshua for teaching this week on confession and forgiveness, and for leading a really wonderful discussion.

This week's memory verse is:
She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel" -- which means, "God with us." (Matthew 1:21, 23)

Agape is on hiatus for the winter holidays. We will start again on Sunday, January 9.



Thank you so much to everyone who came out to the concert last night-- we had a blast and hope you did too! We appreciate you all so much.

If you couldn't make it, or have decided that you want more... order your copy of Advent Unplugged online today (right now! go do it!) at http://www.tinacolon.com/ ; You can have it shipped to you anywhere, or -- if you go to Yale or live in New Haven-- we will deliver to you for free in the next week.

The CD makes a great addition to your holiday season, and it's the perfect gift for hard-to-buy-for friends, relatives, and co-workers. Plus, the proceeds go to a great cause. Don't miss out!


Got Cup Ramen?

Need some snacks? Late nights at work? Studying for finals?

Buy cup ramen for $2 each! Get one, three, five, even a box. Get them for yourself or for your friends who might be hankering for a midnight snack.

United Church of Westville is organizing this great fundraiser for Agape Church for the Homeless. Thanks guys!

Order your ramen here! You have until December 17th!

Do you have a fundraising idea for Agape? Let us know @ agape.church.homeless at gmail.com!

All proceeds from this sale go towards Agape Church for the Homeless, an organization that seeks to love, serve, and empower the homeless and low-income community in New Haven. Agape is currently fundraising to build a DAY CENTER where men and women who have nowhere to call home are welcome to come in and rest, wash, have access to counseling and networking, and simply keep warm. All of the proceeds (as well as other donations) will go towards the Agape Center. Thank you for helping us create a lo
ving home for our homeless neighbors.


Winter Coats and Boots are now being passed out!

Our annual winter coat and boot sign-up is going on now... for more information, talk to Jackie on Sunday.

Thanks to Tina for leading an awesome teaching on Mark 5 this week, and to everyone who shared their own testimonies of seeing God's light when it seems like they are at the absolute end, and then discovering hope and transformation. It was a really powerful testimony to what God's doing in our lives.

Advent Unplugged RELEASE CONCERT

Advent Unplugged, the new Christmas album by Tina Colón, Juliet Buesing, and Shyla Norful, is going to be released on Wednesday night at 9 pm at 211 Park St. All proceeds from the CD go towards Agape's new home. The concert has free admission. CDs are $12 apiece. Hope to see everyone there!


Memory Verse for this week

Thanks to the worship pastors from Immanuel Bapist and Bridgeport for sharing the word and bringing communion this morning.

The memory verse this week is:

Hebrews 13:15-16
Through Jesus, therefore, let us continually offer to God a sacrifice of praise -- the fruit of lips that openly profess his name. And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.


Studio time...

Tina & Juliet spent the last few weeks in the studio, and they are excited to share that their newest album, Advent Unplugged, will be released in just a few weeks, in time for the Christmas season.  All proceeds from the CD will go towards Agape's Fundraising. More info to come soon!

Performance Last Week!

Last weekend, Tina and Juliet travelled with Jackie into New York to perform at a Korean Church's rededication. After the performance, Juliet & Tina sold CDs and gave out autographs... they completely sold out! Through the sales of Tina's CD, Taken Up, we raised $200 towards the Agape Building fund.

Series on the Book of Mark

We have just begun a series covering the book of Mark, looking into Jesus, who he was, what he did, and how we can follow him in our lives today. Through this series we are trying to create a consistency in teaching, while also branching out into greater things, such as praying for each other, doing dramatic readings to bring the Bible to life, and engaging deeply with one another about how the Bible can affect our lives.