A quick update from the Athens Church of Christ

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Prayers for those in the Medical Community 

Ansley Aguilar – Nurse
Edy Aguilar – Nurse
Matt Alford – Patient Transporter
Stephen Durkota – Nurse
Nikki Friedman – Nurse
Teonna Griggs – Nurse (A. Lisa Washington’s son Jaren’s fiancé)
Michelene Hearn (Oxnard CA) ER Nurse
Perry Hearn MD – ER Physician
Meredith Howard – Nurse
Nina Kennedy – Nurse
Annette Kersting – Nurse (sister in Cornerstone Church)
Krystina LaCourte – Clinical Hemodialysis Technician
Meredith McKnight – Nurse
Victor Payton – Physician
Cindy Pursell – Certified Surgical Technologist
Stephanie Sanders – Speech Pathologist in nursing home that has a COVID-19 positive patient
Sadie Solomon – Nurse
Kristi Snow – Nurse
Kristen Van Bueren – Nurse  
Judy Webb – Nurse

If there is someone that you would like to add to this list, please reply to this email with their name and position. We will send this out weekly.

Prayer Requests

Please pray for the Salt Lake Church as one of their 85 members was killed in a motorcycle accident on Tuesday night. Travis Day had just become a grandfather the week before. His daughter, who is a single mom of a preemie, had just come home from the hospital to his apartment two hours before he went out on his ride. Terry Stanfield, Carolyn’s husband and Jillian Tomol’s father, could use prayers as he was fairly close to Travis. 

Please pray for Sandy Heigerick as she has been very sick and had trouble breathing. Both she and Craig have tested positive for COVID-19. Craig and Sandy were members here in Athens for years and now attend North River Church of Christ in Marietta, GA.


Welcome to the Family of God!

Mark Alvarez was baptized into Christ last evening! Mark is married to Jolene who was baptized in 2013. They have three children: Dylan (19), Caitlin (16), and Ethan (6).

This verse really impacted Mark:
When Jesus saw him lying there and learned that he had been in this condition for a long time, he asked him, “Do you want to get well?”  John 5:6


Singles Bible Talk on Thursday Evening Via Zoom! (picture above)

So thankful for technology! We will be resuming our Adult Sunday School Classes this Sunday at 9:30 am using Zoom. A separate email will go out with the link for each class.

In an effort to encourage the church and share her thoughts, our beloved sister and noted poet, Ms. Evelyn Rosser, wrote and wanted to share her latest poem.
Soaring Above and Beyond
By Evelyn Crawford Rosser

The interloper crept in and struck like a thief in the night
High fevers, headaches, nausea, and unexplainable deaths its plight
America had been invaded by the Coronavirus
Leavening each citizen to the same status.
Over 300 million Americans deprived of life’s simple joys:
Earning a living, cheering for their favorite sports team,
Or a guy escorting his special girl-
Families dining in restaurants, tossing Frisbees in the park, hanging out at the mall,
Or vacationing at Disney World.
All lives interrupted physically
Yet, still   connected   spiritually.
Some cried.
Some denied.
Some strayed.
Some prayed.
Amid seeing loved ones and strangers dying every day,
America continues to grow stronger along the way.
Shedding fears and prejudices, coming together from
Different races, social classes, and religious sects
Outrunning the devil, -every man at his best.
Health care workers and first responders
Becoming soldiers for humanity,
Having inadequate protective gear and equipment
Will not deter them from destroying the enemy.
Every day citizens responding courageously
To what they do not understand
Becoming rainstorms, flooding acts of kindness as often as they can.
The elderly and sick and shut in receiving survival kits,
Strangers investing time and money
While putting their own safety at risk.
Covid-19 forced Americans to reconnect with what matters most
Still threatened daily but living with hope.
Led by wisdom fueled with faith and love as their bond
Americans will survive and soar above and beyond.




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