From Gwendoyn Payton: Good morning, Dr. Victor Payton passed away early this morning with Gwendolyn at his bedside. Arrangements will be announced at a later date.
Due to the pandemic, we will not have home visitation in order to prepare for the arrival of family. Our family is very grateful for the love and prayers for Victor through the years!!
Prayer Requests and Update
The Armstrong family would love your prayers as Lacy will be having pelvic reconstructive surgery next Thursday, September 30. Please pray for the doctor to see clearly what needs to be repaired and for complete healing. Cards may be sent to Lacy at 1171 Kenway Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677. Meal Train link for Armstrong family: https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/z2q9qe
Mollie Mostert will have a spine procedure on Monday, September 27th at Emory. This is for a spine stimulator implant for pain relief. in the last attempt in March, the surgeon could not wrap the wires around her vertebrae because they are too deteriorated. This time, a neurosurgeon will attempt to do the implant, using a different method. Your prayers are greatly appreciated. Cards may be sent to Mollie at 245 Holmes Avenue, Athens, GA 30606.
UPDATE ON JENNIFER RORABAUGH’S MOTHER We got the best news we could for my mom. Her cancer is stage 1A. She will have to do chemo, we will find out more about that in the next week or so. We were both so relieved once the appointment was done. Thank you for all the prayers. Love, Jennifer
DISCIPLE MAKERS OUTREACH TRAINING SERIES
SATURDAYS, SEPTEMBER 25 – NOVEMBER 6
9:30 – 11:30 AM
Available in person or online
Below is the Zoom Link for our OUTREACH TRAINING CLASS beginning TODAY and running every Saturday morning 930a-1130a. For those who can meet in person we will meet at the church. For those who need to join us online feel free to join us any Saturday via the link below.
We are currently looking for brothers or sisters interested in serving on the church financial board, assisting the shepherds and ministry staff with financial and administrative tasks. Applicants must be committed members of the Athens Church of Christ who are examples of managing their own resources well and living faithfully as a disciple of Jesus. The role requires consistent attendance at monthly meetings, participation in committee work, and commitment to teamwork while working alongside the leadership team in addressing the church’s financial matters. All applicants will complete an interview and require approval by the elders. The term lasts three years. If interested, please contact Lee Redd.
The ACOC Women’s Ministry invites you to our monthly women’s devotional! On October 1, we will be meeting at Cali n Tito’s on the Eastside of Athens for a meal and fellowship together! Feel free to come when you can between 6pm and 8pm. We are going to be at the outdoor tables behind the restaurant.
Sisters, “God’s Girls” would love for you to join us in the church courtyard on Thursday mornings beginning Oct. 7th from 11 a.m. to noon as we discuss the book Captivating, Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman’s Soul by John and Stasi Eldredge (available on Amazon).
This book is less a Biblical study and more of an exploration and celebration of the feminine heart – a heart created by God to bear his image in our own, unique, feminine way. How is our expression of God’s character different from a man’s? What desires did God create in women that are different from those of men, thus revealing different facets of his heart and character? How do our inner desires and longings lead us to God or lead us to sin? This is a book of self discovery, thoughts to ponder about how uniquely God created us as women. In coming to better know our inner longings, we come to better know ourselves and the God who created us. Our spiritual journeys are illuminated – we see more clearly our responses to life, to its joys and its sorrows, and to the temptations of the world. Most importantly, the longings of our heart lead us to God, our rescuer from the world, our healer from pain, shame, and guilt, our champion who does for us what we cannot on our own. He is the God who sees us, who frees us, and empowers us to truly live.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lisa Sawhill at (706)254-6130 or Brenda Pyle at (770)381-6134.
Craig and Heeyoung Rugh’s phone numbers attached if any questions
Craig and Heeyoung Rugh are facilitating NAMI Family Support Group first Fridays of each month start from October 1st. NAMI Family Support Group is a peer-led support group for any adult with a loved one who has experienced symptoms of a mental health condition. You can get gain insight from the challenges and successes of others facing similar experiences. This is a virtual meeting and will switch to in person meeting soon.
Contact Craig (706-410-0267) or Heeyoung Rugh (706-612-6325)
FREE: 2 guinea pigs to a good home with a cage and food. They are really sweet and welcome you when you come home. Sadly, we couldn’t keep them anymore. Contact me if you are interested. Heeyoung Rugh 706-612-6325