Mike & Fern Aspen – A Christmas Challenge

Culture seems to keep our hearts busy with things that lack eternal focus, even during the holidays. If we don’t pay attention, we’ll miss opportunities to share the incredible and life-changing gift of a relationship with Jesus.

AspensMike and Fern Aspen have been part of Access Church since moving to Florida from Minnesota in the fall of 2014. Their marriage of 39 years is full of excitement and adventure. Fern is a professor of nursing, but previously worked for many years as a Certified Nurse Midwife and has about 1,000 births under her belt. Mike is a retired U.S. Army helicopter pilot and worked for Canadian Pacific Railway. Mike and Fern have a son and three granddaughters, and they are currently sponsoring 11—yes, that’s right, 11 international children through Compassion International and World Vision.

When Mike and Fern arrived in Florida, they looked for a church with the same vision and passion as their previous church. They wanted a fun environment with great worship for kids and adults.… Read the rest

Posted December 15, 2015

End-of-Year Giving

Access Church is 100% locally-funded, and we are so grateful for your generosity! Many of you have told us in the past few weeks that you have felt compelled to develop a plan for supporting the church you love. Thank you!

As we approach the end of the year, please note that checks must be dated and postmarked on or before Thursday, December 31, 2015, for them to apply to 2015 tax returns. If you wish to hand deliver your gift, it must be received in our offices no later than Thursday, December 31.

Please note: Church services will not be held Sunday, December 27, so the last opportunity to give in person for the year will be Sunday, December 20. All contributions received on Sunday, January 3, 2016, even if dated 2015, will apply to 2016 tax returns.

There are lots of ways to give to Access Church. As a family, develop a plan to give first, save second, and live on the rest.… Read the rest

Posted December 10, 2015

Introducing the Access Church App

We’re excited to announce that our new app is ready to make your church life more convenient! Inside the Access Church app, you can:

  • Screenshot 2015-09-09 09.48.49Stay up to date on the Access Church calendar and even register for events.
  • Watch and/or listen to messages you missed. Or listen again to messages you love!
  • Grab discussion questions for your Community Group gathering.
  • Follow along with the Bible verses we teach and the songs we sing.
  • Stay connected to us throughout the week.
  • Give to support Access Church.
  • Find your next step at Access Church.
  • Easily subscribe to our podcast.

And that’s not all! We’ll introduce even more features as we go.

Ready to get the app? There are two simple places you can find it:

1. AccessChurch.com/app
2. http://airmo.co/access – This site will give you the correct link based on the device you’re using. (Or if you’re on a desktop, you can select the version you need.)

If you have any issues with the app, please send suggestions and/or report bugs to app@AccessChurch.com.… Read the rest

Posted December 2, 2015