Lacy Armstrong‘s surgery went well and she is at home recovering. Thank you for your continued prayers for a full recovery and thank you to those providing meals and support. Cards may be sent to Lacy at 1171 Kenway Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Gwendolyn Payton (and family) in the loss of her husband of 50 years. A detailed email was sent out earlier with all the arrangements for celebrating the life of Dr. Victor Payton. 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.
Sunday, October 3rd
*Masks required at in person service.
Sunday service starts at 10:30 am with adult Sunday school online classes preceding the service. We will be meeting in person at the building and the service will be live streamed on the church website (athenscoc.com) and our Facebook page.
ONLINE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Simply copy & paste the corresponding link for the class of your choice into your browser and join the class!
ONE MORE VOLUNTEER SLOT TO FILL FOR TOMORROW MORNING!
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, email@example.com, 706-351-3092
10/6 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 onThursday 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.
HOUSE CHURCH SUNDAY
Upcoming Dates for 2021-2022
Oct 1-3 Mother Daughter Retreat at the Swamp
Oct 15-17 Middle School Retreat at the Swamp
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 4-6 Marriage Retreat (place TBD)
Mar 11-13 Mother-Son Retreat at the Swamp
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)