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GENEROSITY SUNDAY IS ON MAY 4TH
In a few weeks we will be having our “GENEROSITY SUNDAY.” It is a time for the church here in Athens to sacrifice for God. Every year I am encouraged and challenged by your financial sacrifice. Over the last several years we have BLOWN AWAY the goal that we have set for ourselves. I am confident that this year will be the same. My challenge for us all is what Paul said to the Corinthian Church. II Corinthians 8:10-12… And here is my advice about what is best for you in this matter: last year you were the first not only to give but also to have the desire to do so. Now finish the work, so that your eager willingness to do it may be matched by your completion of it, according to your means. For if the willingness is there, the gift is acceptable according to what one has, not according to what he does not have.
Here is what we need for the contribution:
MISSION WORK IN THE BAHAMAS………$30,000
MISSION WORK AT THE SWAMP…………$10,000
CAMPUS MINISTRY INTERN……………….$15,000
MONEY TO ENHANCE OUR WORSHIP……$10,000
THAT BRINGS THE GRAND TOTAL TO $70,000. That is a lot of money for our church but over the last several years we have been able to surpass that goal. We have many other needs that if the money is there we will try to do. Some of these are:
ENHANCE THE PLAYGROUND AREA
MORE CLASSROOM SPACE FOR OUR CHILDREN
BUILDING A PAVILION BY THE PLAYGROUND
BUYING AJOINING PROPERTY FOR PARKING AND GROWTH
HELPING PLANT THE CHURCH IN AUGUSTA IN 2015
My prayer for all of us is to look at this list and discuss it with our families. We all need to pray about this and ask God to put it on our hearts what he wants us to do and how much he wants us to give.
Grace and Peace,
DONATIONS NEEDED FOR MEDICAL BRIGADE: Barbara Warnock will be going on a Medical Brigade Trip to Nicaragua April 11-14. She will be collecting money to buy vitamins this Sunday. Please bring toothbrushes and toothpaste. Also, today you can browse Barbara’s Bazaar out in the courtyard with souvenirs for sale that will help go toward needed items for her upcoming trip. Thank you for helping to meet real health needs in the lives of our brothers and sisters abroad.
I am asking for your help to fill our Tabi’s pantry for the needy. Our cupboard is bare and we need your help. I have made a list of things needed to replenish the pantry – see below. If you don’t have time to shop and want to donate, please make a check out to Betty Bloom or give me cash and I will shop for the needed items.
Please allow at least a 6 month expiration date or longer and no glass jars, plastic only.
Sugar – 2 or 5 lbs.
Please bring all donations on March 16 and March 21. Put all donations on shelves by kitchen. Thank you in advance for your support.
2014 Biblical Study Tour – Rome & Pompeii
For all the information, please go to www.douglasjacoby.com or go to this link:
Date: Sunday, Feb 2, 2014
Time: Gathering @ 5:00 PM for Kick Off @ 6:00 PM
Where: The Athens Church of Christ building
Bring the spouse, the kids, & your friends
we will have food, drinks & conversation.
Teens – Bring your favorite Snack to share
Campus – Bring a 2-Liter Drink and a Bag of Chips
Singles – Bring Paper products/Plastic-ware and a Dessert
Marrieds – Bring a Main Dish and Side Dish
Please print out the attached and give to Donna for your RSVP
2013 Contribution Statements will be available to pick up in the courtyard after service today and next Sunday. See Gina Elliott or Sandy Woods.
Some sat in darkness, in utter darkness, prisoners suffering in iron chains, because they rebelled against God’s commands and despised the plans of the Most High. So he subjected them to bitter labor; they stumbled, and there was no one to help. Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. Psalm 107:10-13
I sat in darkness and did drugs and alcohol for twenty years. Tired of stumbling, I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior on November 18, 1990. This was my time of salvation and the beginning of my journey of sobriety.
If you are interested in meeting with the Chemical Recovery group or becoming a sponsor please contact Ken Lauderdale at 706-338-0900. These meetings are strictly confidential. It is our purpose to serve and help those with addictions.
To God be the Glory!