A quick update from the Athens Church of Christ

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Prayer Requests & Updates

Anthony Alford will be having cornea transplant surgery on his left eye on Monday, October 11th. Please pray that surgery goes well and for his recovery. Cards may be sent to Anthony at 1481 Ashland Drive, Statham, GA 30666.

Lacy Armstrong is recovering at home from a successful surgery last week. She still has some pain and has had a couple issues but is heading in the right direction. Thank you for your continued prayers. Cards may be sent to Lacy at 1171 Kenway Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677.

Debbie Kulcsar is in the hospital battling Covid pneumonia. She is making progress, but please do not contact her directly as she is unable to respond at this time. Please pray for her lungs to heal. Tom and Debbie are so thankful for your prayers and send their love. Cards may be sent to 24 Browns Lane, Hartwell, GA 30643.

Marcia Redd’s brother William is considering options such as palliative care. Please pray as they consider the different options and of course pray for a miracle. They have four children and two who are still at home so this is a very difficult time. Marcia is very grateful for your prayers.

Karen Mims‘s boss Tony Townley and his wife Elizabeth lost their son John Wes tragically on Saturday night. Please pray for the Townley family. Also, pray for the Mims family as they had known John Wes since he was very young. And please pray for Elliott Hood and his family as John Wes was like a big brother to him. 

Gwendolyn Payton (and family) in the loss of her husband of 50 years, Dr. Victor Payton. Please pray for Gwendolyn and the family.  Cards of sympathy may be sent to 189 Imperial Way, Bogart, GA 30622.

Stephanie Sanders (and family) in the loss of her father. Cards of sympathy may be sent to 1899 Broad Street, Statham, GA 30666.

Andrea DeLorenzo had her last day of radiation treatment today! This was her 25th radiation treatment. Andrea will have one more surgery on October 28th. Let’s celebrate with Andrea and also be praying for her upcoming surgery. Cards may be sent to her at 1244 Alcovy Ridge Drive, Loganville, GA 30052.

Below is Andrea ringing the gong today and celebrating with her biggest fan Michael DeLorenzo.



 Family Groups
10/13 Congregational
10/20 Family Groups
10/27 Congregational


Thursday Morning Women’s Discussion
Starts this Week on Book: Captivating!

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).
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Lisa Sawhill at (706)254-6130 or Brenda Pyle at (770)381-6134.  







Upcoming Dates for 2021-2022
Oct 1-3  Mother Daughter Retreat at the Swamp
Oct 15-17  Middle School Retreat at the Swamp
Oct 22-24  Fall Campus Retreat in Ocoee, TN
Oct 24  Fall Festival
Nov 5-7  Father Son Retreat at the Swamp
Dec 5  Children’s Christmas Program
Dec 24  Christmas Eve Service
Dec 29-Jan 1  HATS – Holiday at the Swamp 7-12 grade
Jan 9-Jan 30  Churchwide fast
Jan 17  Children’s Ministry Snow tubing trip
Feb 11-13  Men’s Retreat at the Swamp
Feb 19  Children’s Ministry Ice Skating
Mar 11-13  Mother-Son Retreat at the Swamp
Mar 18-19  Marriage Retreat (place TBD)
April 10  Children’s Ministry Spring Fling
April 17  Easter Sunday
May 1  Honoring College Graduates
May 8  Mothers Day/Baby Dedication
May 21  Children’s Ministry Big Bash (end of school year) 


Celebration of Life of Dr. Victor E. Payton  


Visitation: Friday, October 15, 2021 from 5pm-7pm
Gwendolyn Payton is hosting an outdoor visitation at the Athens Church of Christ, Friday, October 15 from 5-7pm. Please respect the social distancing and Covid precautions on site as you arrive.
3720 Mars Hill Rd. Watkinsville, Ga. 30677

Private Burial Service: Saturday, October 16, 2021
A private graveside service will be held at Macon Memorial Park and Cemetery on Saturday, October 16 for Dr. Victor Payton.

Virtual Memorial Service: Sunday, October 17, 2021 at 2pm
Due to the pandemic, the Payton family has planned a live streaming of a prerecorded Memorial Service for Sunday, October 17 at 2pm.
Please Join! Website: www.athenscoc.com or Athens Church of Christ Facebook page. The service will be recorded and available to watch on these sites at a later time if you are unavailable at the time of the live streaming.

Thank you for being a part of the Celebration of Life of Dr. Victor Payton.

Services rendered by Winfrey Mutual Funeral Home, Athens, Ga.
Obituary & details on Website: winfreymutualfuneralhome.com
Phone: 706-548-4246




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