A quick update from the Athens Church of Christ

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November 23rd – No Midweek (Happy Thanksgiving!)
November 30th – Congregational Midweek

December 7 – Congregational Midweek
December 14 – House Church Midweek
December 21 – House Church Midweek
December 28 – No Midweek 


December 4 – Congregational Sunday
December 11 – Congregational Sunday
December 18 – Christmas Program
December 25 – Christmas Day
(No gathering on Christmas Day)

December 24 at 6 pm



The Giving Tree for the Single Parents

Good morning church! We are excited to share that it’s that time of year again to do something special for our single parents. The Giving Tree will be up in up in the courtyard next Sunday December 4 and filled with gift tags for the children in our church family with a single parent.

The kids will each receive two gifts/gift cards. On each tag you will see an age, gender, and an item they would like for Christmas. If you feel like this is something you would enjoy participating in please go pick a tag off the tree. Please be sure to give us the tag number you take so we can be sure all the children get their gifts. If you also want to help a single mom, please donate a $25 gas or gift card. We ask that you bring the gifts wrapped with the tag you took attached to it and place it at the Giving Tree. All gifts need be delivered by Sunday December 18 before worship so they can be distributed after worship.

Thank you in advance for being a little elf working behind the scenes to bring a big smile to some of “our” children’s faces! Thank you for encouraging the single parents in the Athens Church family.

Matthew 6:3-4
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Love to all,
Terry and Cricket


Opportunity to Provide Christmas Presents
for Children of Disciples in Pakistan

The disciples in Pakistan are too poor to buy Christmas gifts for their children. Average income per family is $130. $100 goes for a one room apartment.  Aged parents, husband and wife and their children all live in this room. Communal toilets are outside  and cooking is also outside over a fire.
The remaining $30 is for food,  transportation,  medical, school fees, clothing, etc. Because they are Christian, they get only the lowest paying jobs. It is impossible for them to buy Christmas gifts for their children. 
Please help with donations to provide gifts for these 150 children. 
Checks can be made out to South Asia Mission Society and are tax deductible. 
I will be in the back of the sanctuary on Congregational Midweeks and Congregational Sundays to collect.
– Mollie Mostert


Dear Family & Friends,


I hope you are all healthy & happy!

It’s the holiday season & I’d like to ask you to consider making a Christmas donation to HOPE foundation to support the orphanage projects & the widow’s home in Chennai India. Donations can be made on: https://give.do/nonprofits/hope-foundation
The processing fee is only 3% & the funds will be received in one month. The receipt that you receive from Give India will be valid for tax exemption.

If you have any questions please email lisagoodwin79@gmail.com (OR) malarvili.prabath@hopeww.in

Thank you so much & I wish all of you a safe & a very loving holiday!!

With much love,
Lisa Goodwin


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Hi there! I am a Campus sister looking for paid part-time work for the month of December. I am available for babysitting, pet-sitting, yard work, house work, delivery/errands, or other. I know with this busy holiday season, things can get a little crazy. I can help with childcare while you are holiday shopping or decorating. If you are in need of my help, please text me at 706-621-2559. Happy Holidays! 
Lucy Gibson

We are in need of a wheelchair for the church building. If you have one to donate, please respond to this email.


Kim Williams’ step mom Patty Jones found out that her cancer is back and has spread to her liver. She has been able to get into a clinical trial with a specialist at University of Michigan. Pray for proper treatment and for their hearts.  She has two grown sons with health issues as well…they have a genetic disorder that ruins their kidneys. Cards may be sent to Nelson (Kim’s dad) and Patty Jones at 1777 Mayer Rd., St. Clair, MI, 48079. 

Update on surgeries this week:
Tina Hopkins’ childhood best friend’s husband David Jeter was diagnosed with cancer recently and had a successful surgery on November 22. Tina thanks you for your prayers. 
Mac Smith had a successful complete knee replacement surgery on November 22nd. Please continue to pray for his recovery and as complete a return to full health as possible. 

Continued prayers through Chemo:
Continue to pray for Ken Lauderdale’s bladder/kidney problems to resolve and for chemo to work.

Continued Prayers for Healing
Penelope Baine 
95 Racetrack Road, Danielsville, GA 30633
Marva Cheapoo’s sister Mae Baker and brother Arthur 1033 Ila Road, Commerce, GA 30510
Ken Lauderdale 75 Old Edwards Road, Arnoldsville, GA 30619
Bill Mapes 415 Leyland Drive, Winder, GA 30680 
Ron Pope’s father Ben Pope Orchard at Athens, 2750 Atlanta Highway, Apt. 126, Athens, GA 30606
Denny Pyle 525 Olde Jackson Terrace, Jefferson, GA 30549
Marcia Redd 480 Manning Gin, Road, Bethlehem, GA 30656
Evelyn Rosser 1815 Esco Road, Danielsville, GA 30633
Mary Beth (Albert) Schultz 2255 Crow Valley Road NW, Dalton, GA 30720
Mac Smith 1151 Jeremy Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677  
Pat Snow 1260 Nona Drive, Athens, GA 30606
Terry Stanfield 295 Forest Heights Drive, Athens, GA 30606 
Lisa Washington 1888 Great Shoals Circle, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
Lisa Sawhill’s mother Ninnon Williams 1807 Oakwood Court, Venice, FL 34293

Hospice Care
Steve Baker 335 Paige Way, Winder, GA 30680
Please be praying for Steve and also for his mother Joan Baker as she cares for him. 
Quendolyn Hall’s sister, Caterri Leeks, has been placed on hospice due to complications derived from repeating strokes. Please pray Caterri doesn’t suffer. Cards may be sent to Quendolyn at 1271 Creekshore Drive, Athens, GA 30606.





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