Our Church is blessed with two wonderful groups of singles. We have our mature singles group lead by Terry and Cricket Morrow. The Morrows have done an outstanding job meeting the needs of this group. Jim and Chandra Dew will be leading our other group of singles. This group is for singles that are in the midst of their careers and need the fellowship and support of other singles just like them.
Jim and Chandra were converted to Christ several years ago in Atlanta. They were single at the time. They met in the singles ministry, married in the singles ministry and have been leading that ministry for over 10 years.
The Dews have recently moved to Athens to be part of the Church here. We were overjoyed when they placed their membership because we knew how they could help the singles in the church here.
Please welcome them and encourage and help them in any way you can.
Welcome, Jim and Chandra, and thank you for your love for the singles.
SHINE Ministry wish list:
Small white board
Small hand-held mirrors
Music Player (DVD or IPOD)
Storage Boxes (small & large with lids)
Email Laura at Whitaker.email@example.com
CHRISTMAS PLAY SIGN UPS!
Calling all 3rd-8th grade actors, singers, technicians, and stage crew for this year’s Christmas play “Scrooge finds Christmas.”
Sign-up sheets are in the courtyard TODAY and the first meeting will be next Sunday after church.
Scott Booth was baptized on Monday evening, September 16th. Scott is married to Megan and is the father of their son, Ryan. They are members of the Baine Family Group.
Thanks so much for all of your support for Tabi’s Food and Clothing Pantry. We have been helping our brothers and sisters as well as people in the community. We have the following needs for the pantry: fruit, canned meats (chili, chicken, tuna, roast beef), spaghetti sauces (only plastic containers), tomato sauce, canned tomatoes, soups, boxes of cereal, oatmeal or grits. We are now accepting, sugar, cornmeal and flour. Also, we can use paper products, (paper towels and toilet paper). Please bring products that have a long expiration date of at least 6 months. We have the following needs for the clothing: baby clothes for girls only, small sizes for men and women. Please do not bring out of season clothes. We are now accepting clothes for the fall and winter. Please do not bring shoes. Food donations may be brought to church and placed on the shelf outside of the kitchen. If you want to make clothes donations, please contact Dana or Carolyn so they can open the pantry. You may also bring them on Sunday and ask Carolyn for a key to put them in the pantry. Please do not place clothing items on the food shelf.
Thank you again!
2013 Fall Sunday Morning Class Offerings
Three four-week classes titled: “Conversations with God”
Sept. 8-29 Habakkuk J. Webb
Oct. 6-27 Malachi R. Goodwin
Nov. 3-24 Jonah M. Shapiro
One twelve-week class: “Fighting the Good Fight”
Sept. 8-Nov. 24 2 Timothy R. Sawhill
*Classes will begin at 8:45 am and conclude at 9:30 am
School has started and the buses will start coming to our locations on the 26th. I would like to extend an opportunity for your church to come and volunteer with our members. Anytime after August 26th you are welcome to come and play with the children or assist them with homework. We are open Monday through Friday from 3-7 pm. Please let me know if you would like to help! Thank you, Derrick Floyd Director of Operations Boys & Girls Clubs of Athens 705 Fourth Street Athens, GA 30601 706-546-5910 wk 706-540- 0576 cell
SHINE: A special light, a special love Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness. When he saw the crowds, he had compassion on them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.” Matthew 9:35-38
Jesus’ ministry must have been amazing to watch. He had the power to heal people. He could immediately change someone’s life with a touch of his hand.
He has not given us that power today. If we had that power there would be no need for doctors and hospitals. There would be no need for ESP (Extra Special People).
But there is a need. We might not be able to immediately heal these precious kids, but we can love them and serve them and their families.
To that end we want to announce the beginning of a special class that will begin on September 15th. The class will be for kids that attend ESP and other kids who face those same challenges. Joe and Laura Whitaker will be leading this ministry.
This ministry will allow the parents of these kids the opportunity to worship God together while their child is being taught in a class designed for them. We cannot heal them as Jesus did, but we can love them like He did.
WE NEED YOU! This class is for any church member who has a spark of desire to serve children with special needs and their families. We need members who want to help with the kids and members who will be there to reach out to the families. For more information email: Whitaker.firstname.lastname@example.org Sunday, September 8th, 5-7 pm: Training for all interested.
Agazit “Freedom” Asihel moved here from Richmond, VA where she attended the Greater Richmond Church of Christ. She graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2010 and is currently looking into graduate school for Christian Counseling. 142 Deer Hollow Road, Bogart, GA 30622 703-965-9334
Sing to God a brand-new song. He’s made a world of wonders! He rolled up his sleeves, He set things right. God made history with salvation, He showed the world what he could do. He remembered to love us, a bonus To his dear family, Israel—indefatigable love. The whole earth comes to attention. Look—God’s work of salvation! Shout your praises to God, everybody! Let loose and sing! Strike up the band! Round up an orchestra to play for God, Add on a hundred-voice choir. Feature trumpets and big trombones, Fill the air with praises to King God. Let the sea and its fish give a round of applause, With everything living on earth joining in. Let ocean breakers call out, “Encore!” And mountains harmonize the finale— A tribute to God when he comes, When he comes to set the earth right. He’ll straighten out the whole world, He’ll put the world right, and everyone in it. (Psalm 98) And don’t get drunk with wine, which leads to reckless actions, but be filled by the Spirit: speaking to one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing and making music from your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of Christ. (Ephesians 5) Music is something extremely special. It has the ability to break down barriers or transcend them. Our heavenly Father commands us to sing and make music, no matter how great or awful we think we sound… or if we think we have natural ability or not. Music has the potential power to touch, spur, punch, challenge, convict, redirect, calm, quiet, remind, encourage, unite, inspire, excite, ignite, and even transport us. If you have ANY interest whatsoever in, or curiosity about, the church’s music ministry, please come to a brief organizational meeting next Sunday August 25th starting 10 minutes after the last song. We will meet in the section of chairs near the front of the stage. If you have any questions between now and then, please email, call, or text me. Really looking forward to seeing you then! ~Steve Gibson email@example.com 706-351-3092