Stephanie Copeland’s sister Marilyn Mckinney passed on Thursday, December 2nd. Her children and twin sister shared final moments with her. Please pray for Stephanie and her family. Cards of sympathy may be sent to 1251 Webb Farm Lane, Loganville, GA 30052.
Update from Oscar Copeland on his pathology report: Praise God! The growth in my colon is benign, not cancerous. I will follow-up with my doctor to have it removed. I am so grateful for the prayers, cards and hosts of well wishes.
Continued prayers for healing:
Alexa Pursell – pray for surgery date soon
Lisa Washington’s brother-in-law David Simms
From Elizabeth Brewer: Let’s say Oh Happy Day! I have joyous news. After many years of battling prostate cancer my dad rang the bell for finishing his lengthy infusion.
From Lisa Goodwin: Thank you for all the love and prayers for our family with the loss of my precious mother.
With much love & forever friendship…
From Marcia Redd: Thank you so much to our church family for all your love and many many prayers and comfort during the last three and a half years of my brothers struggle with colon cancer. I’m amazed at how the prayers of the saints sustain those who are suffering and comfort us all. This is how Christ’s Church should be. Thank you all for the beautiful basket of plants. I am reminded of your love whenever I see them.
Lee and Marcia Redd & Sally and Reese Fick
Sunday, December 5th
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.
We will not meet in house churches on December 26th. We will have a congregational worship service on that Sunday.
ONLINE ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL
Simply copy & paste the corresponding link for the class of your choice into your browser and join the class!
Hello church! We are excited to share that it’s that time of year again to do something special for our single parents and their children for Christmas. We will also be helping a few families in the church that a little extra blessing will come in handy this time of year. We are doing things differently by asking for $25 gift cards instead of actual presents. If you want to donate money instead of buying the gift cards yourself there are several ways to give. On our website, Tithe.ly has a place in the giving drop down menu for The Giving Tree or you can write a check or give cash. In the back of the auditorium a table will be set up and you can drop money or checks into the jar. Please give any gift cards you do purchase to Cricket or Terry Morrow. All gifts cards and donations need be made or delivered by Wednesday, December 15 at our last congregational midweek of the year. Thank you in advance for being a little elf working behind the scenes to bring a big smile to some of “our” children’s faces in the Athens Church of Christ! And thank you for encouraging the single parents in our church family!
But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. Matthew 6:3-4
Love to all,
Terry and Cricket
ACOC HOST WEEK BEGINS DECEMBER 12TH
Please take a moment to pause and think what it would be like to not have the blessing of stable housing for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or the New Year. We have an opportunity to meet the needs of one family of 8 this holiday season. Our last week of volunteering this year for Family Promise of Athens begins Sunday evening December 12th. Would you have a couple of hours to be available onsite during the day, or bring a meal, or a flexible evening to spend the night? Please visit the Sign Up Genius link to view specifics and the various ways to help. Thank you so much for your time and please don’t hesitate to email or text or call with ANY questions!
Steve Gibson email@example.com
Marriage Retreat March 18th & 19th, 2022
Athens Church of Christ is excited to announce our 2022 Marriage retreat! We will be having two days of fellowship and teaching focused on building relationships and strengthening marriages.
The cost will be $290 per couple. The cost will cover a room at the AmicalolaFalls Lodge for the night of March 18th, breakfast and a box lunch on Saturday, as well as various activities scheduled for the retreat.
Check in will begin on Friday, March 18th at 3pm. There will be breakfast followed by breakout classes on Saturday with the retreat closing out at 4pm on Saturday, March 19th.
If you would like to pay half the retreat cost now, you may pay a non-refundable deposit of $150 today and the remaining balance will be do February 18th.
Cash or check option: For those couples wanting to pay by check or cash for the marriage retreat, there will be a table set up on Sunday to take their registration.
Alexa Pursell – providing some help with meals as she goes through current physical challenges and awaits surgery. https://mealtrain.com/yvnnom
MIDWEEK SCHEDULE THROUGH 2021
Wednesday Dec 8 Family Groups
Wednesday Dec 15 Congregational
* Christmas break until January 5
Sunday, December 12th
Please let us know if you are graduating so we can make sure to honor you!
Just reply to this email. Thank you!
ORANGE COUNTY CONVENTION CENTER – ORLANDO FL 2022
The World Discipleship Summit will begin Sunday evening July 31 with the SINGLES, CAMPUS, and LEADERSHIP conferences. They will run concurrently and close out on Wednesday morning, August 3rd. Then on Thursday, August 4th, the FAMILY Conference, along with the Forever Faithful, Spanish, and Deaf/HOH tracks will begin as originally scheduled. This includes High School and Middle School tracks as well. The entire Summit will conclude on Sunday morning August 7th. So for one week, thousands of disciples from around the world will gather in Orlando.