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July 11, 2023

Men’s Midweek
Tomorrow night – Wednesday, July 12 @ 7:00 PM

As announced on Sunday, Evelyn Rosser has been very sick. She’s been bed-ridden for over a month after a trip she took with her daughter and son-in-law. She is still under her doctor’s care, but is recovering. Please keep her in your prayers. Cards of encouragement can be sent to 1815 Esco Road, Danielsville, GA 30633.

Marcia Redd‘s long haul Covid has returned in full swing. Please pray for patience and healing. Cards of encouragement can be sent to 480 Manning Gin Road, Bethlehem, GA 30656.

From Shari McDonald: I’m requesting prayers for my son, Brock Shiffer. He is 50 years old and a paralyzed Navy vet, who also has Parkinson’s. He’s been paralyzed for 20 years and has dealt with Parkinson’s for 10. The Parkinson’s is wearing him down. He’s in the middle of getting all of his ducks in a row. He’s scheduled to go to the University of Florida to see if he qualifies for some sort of stem cell treatment. He and his wife have had absolutely the best attitude through all of this. I pray for blessings upon both of them and that a miracle can be seen in my son. Thank you! 

 Opportunities to Serve!

 Hello friends,

Almost all the slots are filled for this week. We still need an Overnight Host for Wednesday (7/12) and an Evening Host for Thursday (7/13). If you are available or know someone who might be willing to take one of these slots, please let me know or sign up here:
As always, thank you so much for your support of Family Promise of Athens. Your help is greatly appreciated! 
Clyde Whitworth  |   Chief Impact Officer
Family Promise of Athens
706-425-1881 (main office)
404-583-3532 (mobile)

 Ushers are needed to serve for the remainder of the year. Each usher will serve in one month intervals. Please sign up even if you have served before as this is a new sign-up year. Contact Mike Rose at mikerosepc@gmail.com to sign up.


 From Robin McKay: My 14-year-old daughter, Gwen, is raising money to go to Swamp this summer. She can babysit, house sit, pet sit, and/or do light housework. If you would like to “hire” her, please contact me at 770-601-6557. Thank you! 

Keep your mind clear, and be alert. Your opponent the devil is prowling around like a roaring lion as he looks for someone to devour. I Peter 5:8 (GOD’S WORD Translation) 
Some translations of this scripture encourage us to “be vigilant.” As parents, we try to walk the tightrope somewhere in between being a “helicopter parent” and being a “hands-off parent.” When do I say something? When do I intervene? When do I step back and let my child suffer the consequences of some bad choices? One hot topic in the parenting arena today is access to technology – specifically social media. People have lots of varying opinions about the impact it has on our youth (and truth be told, on us as adults, too). While we don’t want to overreact, we can’t be naïve to the dangers, either. We cannot shelter our children from every danger and every trouble in life – nor should we. But…we don’t want to just throw them to the “lion” either! We want to give them TOOLS to survive the evil in the world that tries to devour them. I found the 2018 documentary “CONNECT” to be a helpful resource. Don’t worry; they don’t advocate living technology-free!  Instead they give suggestions for how to be proactive as parents with our children living in a world immersed in technology. Whether you agree with everything in the film or not, there is some great advice, along with some sober warnings for parents given in the film from a Christian perspective. I think it’s worth the watch. It definitely will get you thinking and hopefully lead to some great conversations with your kids and with other parents. 
 There are several films entitled “Connect.” Be sure to find Kirk Cameron’s “Connect” as shown here. You can rent or purchase it on iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play. You are also able to stream it for free on Tubi. 

July 12 – Men’s Midweek
July 16 – Congregational Sunday
July 19 – Women’s Midweek – “Knowing the God Who Cares”
July 23 – Congregational Sunday
July 26 – Men’s Midweek
July 30 – House Church Sunday

  Summer Events  

 We are nearing the end of Youth & Family Summer Camps for 2023
Here’s what’s still to come this summer:
Summer Camp Week 6 (July 16-July 22)
Family Camp II (July 26-29)
If you have any questions regarding these events, please contact Steve Gibson at 706-351-3092 or steve@campswamp.com

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