AWC 4 U

The inside scoop

Hey Everyone!

I want to take a moment and welcome you to this “4 U” page! Please take a few minutes to look around.

We have created this page especially for you to give you an inside perspective of college life as well as a way for you to be the first to find out about any upcoming events or activities that we have planned.

Each week we will be uploading something new to this page – like a photo, video or game.

Once a month you will have an opportunity to participate in a monthly challenge where you can receive some great prizes.

Along the way, we will be posting devotionals specifically for you that will encourage and strengthen you in your faith.

Spend a few minutes and check out the videos below.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me with the information below. You can also reach out to us using the live chat feature (blue button at the bottom right).

Phone: 330.337.6403 Ext. 141

Email: prsecretary@awc.edu

Katie Marsh

Student Recruiter, AWC

Fall Choir Tour Schedule

Christmas Choir Tour  

Choir Tour starts in less then two weeks! We would love to see you at one of our services! Here are the Dates and Locations:

November 30 – Conneaut, OH – East Conneaut AWM Church – 6:00 pm

December 1st – Pittsfield, PA – Pittsfield AWM Church – 7:00 pm

December 2nd – Hillsdale, PA – Hillsdale AWM Church – 6:00 pm

December 3rd – Boardman, OH – Southern Park Mall – 12:00-1:00 pm

December 4th a.m. – Greenville, PA – North Salem AWM Church – 10:30 am

December 4th p.m. – Barberton, OH – Barberton Bible Holiness Church – 6:30 pm

 

December 11th a.m. – New Bethlehem, PA – Cottage Hill AWM Church – 11:00 am

December 11th p.m. – Meadville, PA – Allida Smith AWM Church – 6:00 pm

 

December 16th Christmas Program – Salem, OH – Salem Public High School – 7:00 pm

 

Devotional

Pray: Don’t Let the Answer Surprise You

by Andrew Zvaritch

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior; Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.”

While reading this passage a while back, a truth jumped at me regarding prayer for leaders in authority. We like the phrase “that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty,” and we often feel it as a God-given duty to pray for leaders because we are to love our enemies. However, the missionary purpose of God and of His Word should be evident in the prayers of His people.

I was encouraged to read that, with specific respect to our authorities, God “will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.” Often we shy away from mentioning the names of leaders in prayer because we can almost feel like it is a mock of prayer to ask for something that “obviously will never happen.” Our faith can be strengthened when we see that God’s heart beats not only for the poor and downcast but also for the individual whose spiritual joy and inner peace has been crushed by fame and popularity.

The next time we go to the place of prayer, let us not feel shy or silly for asking something big from God. There are many instances in my own life where I have seen God save a person from sin, and I have felt a sense of shame that I had not been anticipating the help of God in their lives. Let us be encouraged and know that His heart yearns to work wondrous things, “which ye will not believe, though it be told you” (Habakkuk 1:5).

Riddle Challenge Winner!

Hey everyone! Thanks to all who participated in the Riddle Challenge!! We hope you had some fun and learned a few things along the way! The winner was randomly chosen from the three people with the highest scores.

And the winner is….

*drumroll*

Lily Janis!

Congrats!! You will be receiving your $15 Dunkin’ gift card shortly! We hope all of you will stay tuned to the 4U page for upcoming challenges, posts, and more!

Harvest Day 2022

Our annual Harvest Day event was a success! There was a great attendance, and we were happy to welcome our alumni back to campus. Three of our alumni spoke in the evening service. It’s encouraging to see how God has led and worked in their lives! It was an evening full of fellowship and fun! Make plans now to attend Harvest Day 2023!

Harvest Day 2022

Our annual Harvest Day is this Friday!! This is a time to honor our alumni. But don’t worry, it’s not just for our alumni. There is an evening service and refreshments for sale afterwards for everyone to enjoy! Also, if you are in high school, we invite you to come be a part of our college and high school mass choir! Practice is at 3 pm Friday. We hope to see all of you then!

Riddle Me This Challenge

Hey Everyone! Here is a quick challenge for you to do! Below is a List of 5 riddles. See if you can answer them correctly. The three people with the highest scores will be entered into a drawing to win a $15 Dunkin’ Gift Card! You will need to submit your answers no later than October 31st!

Here are a few rules for the challenge:

  • You cannot use google to find the answers.
  • You may ask a parent or sibling for hints.
  • Have fun!

Below are the Riddles you will be asked. When you think you know the correct answers, take the challenge!

  • What can travel all around the world without leaving its corner?
  • I’m light as a feather, yet the strongest person can’t hold me for five minutes. What am I?
  • A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter, and twelve remains. What am I? 
  • The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?
  • What falls but never breaks? What breaks but never falls? 

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Riddle Challenge

1 / 5

What falls but never breaks? What breaks but never falls?

2 / 5

What can travel all around the world without leaving its corner?

3 / 5

The more you take, the more you leave behind. What am I?

4 / 5

I'm light as a feather, yet the strongest person can't hold me for five minutes. What am I?

5 / 5

A word I know, six letters it contains, remove one letter, and twelve remains. What am I?

Your score is

 

Summer 2022 Review

Proclaim and Rejoice, as well as the youth camp team, had a fun, busy summer! Thousands of miles were traveled, many services were held, and lots of memories were made! We thank God for His help in each part of this summer!

A new school year has begun!

A new school year has started!! We are excited to welcome 17 new students this year! We thank the Lord for giving us a great student body. We are looking forward to an awesome semester this fall!

Erica’s Testimony

by Erica Lefever

I grew up in a Christian home. I always wanted to do what was right, and tried my best to follow the rules. But no matter how hard I tried, it seemed I could never quite measure up. I was extremely conscientious growing up which meant I constantly felt condemned for my actions. Eventually, my efforts to do all the right things and the weight of guilt and shame I carried grew unbearable. I nearly stopped believing in God because of the hopelessness of my condition. But the Lord, in His great faithfulness and mercy, broke through my confusion and hurt with His truth! It was in a class I took at AWC, Romans and Galatians, that God opened my blind eyes to see that I had been trying to EARN my salvation by doing the right things on my own. I knew that the only way to be saved was through faith in Jesus, but I lived like I had to earn my salvation through my good works. What freedom I experienced when I could finally place my trust in Jesus, knowing that He had forgiven my sins and that I was His child!

It wasn’t long until the Lord began showing me that He had more for me than the saved life. I had heard holiness preached, but I didn’t understand what it meant. To me, holiness meant an outward change, not a change of heart. It meant surrender to God’s will through my efforts. I associated holiness with sets of standards and certain behaviors. I didn’t understand that the work of entire sanctification and the life of holiness that follows it ONLY come from a work of God in the heart: the removal of the carnal nature and the filling of the Holy Spirit.

All my efforts to put my own carnal nature to death were futile. I tried to surrender myself to God. I tried to act like the people around me who proclaimed an experience of holiness. But none of it changed my heart because I was trying to be sanctified MY way. It was the same story as my struggle to save myself: I began trying to sanctify myself. This focus on my own efforts soon led me to the same hopelessness I had experienced in trying to earn salvation. Eventually, I even began doubting that holiness was real.

My efforts failed, but God did not fail me! He faithfully led me to the truth of the holiness message and the truth about myself. I saw for the first time my evil carnal heart. I recognized fully the total opposition to God and the pull to everything that God hates. I saw myself as I was: wrapped in self-righteous rags to hide my antagonistic and rebellious spirit. I watched the walls of all my “goodness” crumble into a million pieces, leaving all my selfish motives and desires exposed.  When I truly saw myself as God saw me, I begged Him to remove the carnal nature from my heart and set me free from its power. I desperately sought Him for freedom from carnality, for His cleansing power in my heart. God showed me my heart not to leave me miserably struggling with carnality but to set me free from its power! He never reveals the need of our hearts without showing us the remedy that He has provided. It wasn’t long after I began seeking sanctification in HIS way, that He sanctified my heart. I have been set free from myself!

God has given me a passion for the true message of holiness, and I will proclaim it for the rest of my days. This message is the heritage that I have been given, and I’m determined to share it with as many people as I can in my life. My prayer is that my life and my story will somehow make a difference in the lives of others. Sharing His truth is my greatest joy.

Recap | College Summer Days 2022

College Summer Days was a wonderful time! Below is a recap video of the event. Thank you to all who made this event possible! We look forward to seeing you next year, July 19-21!