Karen Mims brother, Mick Skurpski, passed away Thursday night. Mick used to be a part of the Athens church. Please keep the family in your prayers. Cards of sympathy may be sent to Karen at 377 Hargrove Lake Road, Arnoldsville, GA 30619.
Bobbi Scott had a breast biopsy on Friday and is waiting for the results. Please pray it is normal. Cards of encouragement may be sent to her at 120 Heritage Garden Drive, Apt. A, Cornelia, GA 30531.
Mac Smith went to the neurologist on Tuesday. He is referring him to physical therapy and pain management. Mac asks for prayers that he heal enough to go to church. He misses everyone terribly. Cards of encouragement may be sent to Mac at 1151 Jeremy Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Pictured above from L to R: Danny Cruz, Terry Wadsworth, Rebecca, Eman (her nephew), Mark and Angie.
Pictured below: Rebecca’s siblings (Danny and Terry) baptizing her.
Sunday Worship Service
We hope you can join us this Sunday for our in-person service at 10:30 am. We will also be live-streaming the service on our live Facebook page and at athenscoc.com.
SUNDAYS IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
September 25 – Congregational Worship Service
October 2 – House Church Sunday
October 9 – Congregational Worship Service
October 16 – Congregational Worship Service
October 23 – Congregational Worship Service
October 30 – House Church Sunday
IN PERSON ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
What: BEMA Discipleship Podcast Discussion Group
When: Sunday September 25th at 9 am
Where: Church Office
This week we will discuss Episode 3: Master the Beast
Leonard Patat and his mom Alberta live off South Milledge close to the bypass. Due to physical limitations, they need rides to the church building to be a part of the fellowship. No lifting is required, but Leonard is blind and needs direction to get out of the car and into their apartment and Alberta needs someone to hold on to for stability. We hope to involve as many as possible to assist and get to know the Patat’s. On House Church Sundays, they would like to meet with the group(s) that is/are meeting at the church building, so house church Sundays are included in this sign up.
The Middle School, Mother Daughter, and Father Son Retreat registrations are all open! Here is a link to the web page.
Mother Daughter Retreat, October 7-9 Middle School Retreat, October 14-16 Father Son/Mighty Man of God Retreat, November 4-6
Ben Barnett would like to invite you on Sunday, September 25th for an interactive workshop on how to engage more effectively and collaboratively with our local neighbors during their time of need. This workshop has had great impact on many of our sister churches across the US – see comments from Dr. Kevin Broyles below.
Noelle and I were able to attend this workshop last week – it was truly amazing!! As you know, Noelle and I have been serving others for decades, but this workshop really challenged our thinking about our neighbors and the way we serve! It was good stuff. I am sincere when I say that this workshop was truly transformative, every disciple with a desire to serve others would benefit from this workshop.
W. Kevin Broyles MD
North River HOPE worldwide Chapter – Co-Director
Foundation HOPE worldwide Bolivia – Advisory Board
HOPE worldwide – Volunteer Consultant Global Health
This event is co-hosted by the Bridge Pointe and North River HOPEww Chapters. Attendees can register to attend at hopeww.volunteerhub.com.
Habitat Build Sign-Up
We have an opportunity to help build a home with Athens Area Habitat for Humanity! We get to serve on a construction site on Saturday, October 29th, from 9 AM – 3 PM. No experience needed, come ready to serve and grow! Sign-up is limited to the first 20 participants. Sign up closes Monday, October 10th. Sign up here.
SINGLES RETREAT IN CHATTANOOGA!
NEXT WEEK IS CONGREGATIONAL MIDWEEK!
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28TH
October 5 – House Church Midweek
October 12 – Youth and Family Midweek
October 19 – House Church Midweek
October 26 – Congregational Midweek