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April 4, 2023


 Help Needed in the Family
If you would like to help support the home renovations needed to assist a single mom and her son, please click on the link for Ground Zero Grace: Donate — GZG (groundzerograce.com). You can also send a check directly to Steve Gooch, Ground Zero Grace, 211 Saint Martin Drive, Suwanee, GA 30024, 770-367-4061.  More specific information has been in the last few bulletins.  If you have any questions about the project, you can reach out to John or Rachel Konomos.

 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

 Looking for a summer job?
A friend of Freda Sims needs a nanny beginning in June. Contact Freda at (706) 621-1800 if interested.

Special Events
 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. We encourage everyone who is signed up to work in the Children’s Ministry in 2023 to come! 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 5 – House Church Midweek
Sunday, April 9 Easter  – Corrie McClary will be preaching
(Details regarding the Easter service will be sent out in the weekend edition.)
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  

 HOPE Opportunity
There is an Ethiopia HOPE Worldwide Volunteer Corps trip planned for June 18-July 2. The deadline for this trip is in May. Addis Ababa is the church that our  congregation supports! Click the link for more information: https://www.hopeww.org/ethiopiahvc2023

 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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