Mollie Mostert will have a spine procedure on 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 Victor Payton from Gwendolyn Payton Victor is stable. There has been some improvement but he may be in the hospital another week for antibiotics and to resolve some of the issues that are causing him pain. Thank you for your continued prayers. Cards may be sent to Victor at 189 Imperial Way, Bogart, GA 30622.
CONGREGATIONAL MIDWEEK TONIGHT
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH
7:15 PM – 8:15 PM
We will continue in our study of Ephesians.
No childcare for birth through 5th grade tonight.
UPCOMING EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER
9/22 Family Group Wednesday
9/25 Disciple Makers Series Starts
9/26 House Church Sunday
9/26 – Oct 3 Family Promise
9/29 Congregational Wednesday
A NEW CREATION!
Spencer Bright was baptized on Sunday! Spencer is a recent graduate of Oconee County High School and is starting his freshman year at Kennesaw State University. Spencer is the son of Dean and Charissa Bright.
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17
From Charissa: Dean was able to baptize him at the Blooms, which was so fitting to have it there since Derrick studied with Dean years ago. Spencer is now part of the KSU ministry at North River. Many of you helped influence us and him over the years, and we are so grateful.
1st picture below: Dean baptizing Spencer
2nd picture below: Jordan Fick, Spencer and Aaron Anjilivelil
ACOC Host Week for Family Promise
September 26th through October 3rd
Starting Sunday evening 9/26 through late afternoon on Sunday 10/3, we get the privilege to serve several families currently experiencing homelessness here in Athens. There are many different ways to serve in a variety of formats that will easily fit your schedule and life situation. This will take place at the current static site which is Milledge Avenue Baptist Church. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have ANY questions or if you need me or Rachele to partner and serve with you for the first time. Thanks so much!
Steve Gibson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 706-351-3092
WANT TO BECOME MORE SKILLED AND CONFIDENT REACHING OUT TO OTHERS TO SHARE THE GOSPEL?
Make plans to participate in DISCIPLE MAKERS — Fall 7 Saturdays Seminars. Our first series will run Saturdays, September 25-November 6, 9:30-11:30am, and will focus on OUTREACH TRAINING! This series is highly recommended for those who are younger as disciples or inexperienced or lacking confidence sharing their faith and/or studying the Bible with others to help them become disciples.
Questions to consider when deciding if this series is something you should participate in:
How often do you share your faith in Jesus with those outside the church, and how comfortable are you doing it?
How are you doing initiating and nurturing non-Christian relationships in a way that could lead someone to Christ?
When is the last time you studied the Bible with someone to help them get to know God and the Gospel of Jesus Christ?
If you did share with someone who wanted to know more about the Gospel, how confident and equipped would you feel opening up the Bible and teaching them how to become a disciple of Jesus Christ?