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April 11, 2023


 Dear Church Family,
Thank you for your prayers and donation to my school project in Liberia, West Africa. The school is 90% complete. By God’s grace, we will open in September 2023. Funds are still needed. Presently, I am looking for tablets for student use. If you or someone you know has devices to donate, it would be deeply appreciated. I will setup an area at church for collection or you can contact me. 
Sincerely yours,
Marva Cheapoo
706 338-3595

The Swamp Camp is being held for two weeks in May near Chennai, India. HOPE  operates an orphanage  in southern India for girls with AIDS. The Indian government is tightening up restrictions on all Christian organizations. Permission for some girls to go to camp this year has been given. Please help with financial donations for camp fees, transportation costs to camp, and canteen money for these girls. The highlight of their year is going to camp. The orphanage operates on a survival budget and can’t pay for camp fees.
Please help these girls go to camp.
Checks made out to Swamp Camp and are tax deductible. 
I will have a table in the back of the sanctuary to collect.
Many thanks, 
Mollie Mostert

My Hebrew teacher (a sister in the Los Angeles, California area) asked me to send out this information.  She wanted me to send an invitation to anyone at church that may be interested in joining her nine-week class on the language of Ancient Hebrew (Biblical or Ecclesiastical).  I just completed the class, with perfect attendance, and even with my vision impairment, I was still able to understand all the lessons.  Needless to say, the lessons were MINDBLOWING from the very first right up to the last lesson!  In short, I HIGHLY recommend taking this class.  Not to mention, the class is free to take.  The only downside is that the classes start at 7 pm PT or 10 pm ET.  Feel free to share this information with anyone at church.  I believe all the information about the Hebrew class is in the attached file.  If this class was not so profound, I would not be sending out this email.  Thank you for reading this email, and I pray your day is going well.
Your brother in Christ,
Leonard Patat

 Would you like to win a free tour of Israel (value $2350)? 
Hello Athens church!
Our two (back-to-back) Israel Biblical Study Tours are slated for February 2024. New website subscribers have the chance to be entered into a draw for a free tour. There are two ways win: (1) Become a new website member (see below) or (2) Ask a friend to sign up. Then email confirmation of the subscription(s) to dj@douglasjacoby.com. There’s no limit to the number of entries. (Sign up 5 friends, be entered 5 times.) The winner will be announced on June 14th. All you or your friend has to do is click on this link, fill out the short form, and then drop me an email. Good luck – and thank you!
Douglas Jacoby

Special Events
  Come and cheer on the team!
The ACOC softball team is playing at Herman C. Michael Park tonight, April 11, at 6:30 PM. Address is 1051 Elder Road, Bishop. (Remaining games for the regular season are April  18 & 25 and May 2.)

 Saturday, April 15 – Teen Prom “Masquerade” at Cornerstone Church in Duluth 7:00 – 10:00 PM. Tickets are $30 per person online and $33 at the door. Tickets can be purchased here: 2023 Teen Prom

 Sunday, April 23 – Children’s Ministry Volunteer Appreciation/Training Luncheon. Everyone who is signed up to work in the Children’s Ministry in 2023 is invited! We want to show our appreciation for your service to the children and also go over some very important information regarding the children’s ministry. The luncheon will take place after church in the courtyard. 

Meetings of the Church
Wednesday, April 12 – Congregational Midweek (Corrie/Stefanie McClary)
Sunday, April 16 – Tentative Campus Worship Sunday/2023 Budget Presentation
Wednesday, April 19 – House Church Midweek
Sunday, April 23 – Congregational Worship- Corrie McClary will be preaching
Wednesday, April 26 – Congregational Midweek (Corrie/Stefanie McClary)
Sunday, April 30 – Meet in House Churches


(Wednesdays in May will be men/women’s midweeks that will meet every other week-see below)
Wednesday, May 3 – Women’s Midweek
Sunday, May 7 – Congregational Worship
Wednesday, May 10 – Men’s Midweek
Sunday, May 14 – Mother’s Day; Congregational Worship (Teen Sunday)
Wednesday, May 17 – Women’s Midweek
Sunday, May 21 – “Spring Bring a Friend Day”- Outdoor worship  and cookout on the church lawn 
Wednesday, May 24 – Men’s Midweek
Sunday, May 28 – Meet in House Churches

Sunday, June 4 –  Generosity Sunday (More information to come on this in the coming weeks)

 Summer Events  

 Youth & Family Summer Camps
Family Camp I (May 31-June3) & Family Camp II (July 26-29)
Summer Camp Weeks 1-6 (June 4-17 & June 25-July 22)
Shining Stars Camp (June 18-24)
Registration is OPEN for all Summer Camps (including Family Camp)! This also includes applications for paid full-time counselors and volunteers (counselors, kitchen workers, teen workers, and nurses). Please see the website for more information/details:

If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact Steve Gibson at 706-351-3092 or steve@campswamp.com.  We can’t wait to see you at Camp!

Campus Ministry: ICMC July 6 – 9   Norman, OK 
This conference is an annual highlight for college students across North America to come together to be unified, trained, and inspired. We are anticipating over 1500 college students and campus ministers to gather for a life-changing time. To register, click on the picture:

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