Stephanie Sanders’s dad Dennis Smith passed away this morning. Please keep Tim, Stephanie and the family in your prayers. Cards of sympathy may be sent to them at 1899 Broad Street, Statham, GA 30666.
Meal Train link for the Sanders family: https://mealtrain.com/vzvv2y
Lark and Andrew Schroeder were involved in a car accident just a few hours ago. Thankfully, it appears no major injuries, but Lark suffered some bruising. This comes at the heels of Susan’s recent accident so prayers for the family are much needed and appreciated. Cards of encouragement may be sent to 1122 Brandenberry Lane, Auburn, GA 30011.
Kelcea O’Steen’s younger brother Kyle was able to come home from the hospital on Saturday after having spinal surgery following a car accident. In two weeks, he will go back to the doctor to see if the plates have set and they will decide if a second surgery on his lower spine is necessary. If not, he will begin physical therapy. Please continue to pray for his recovery. Cards may be sent to Kyle at 155 International Drive. Apt. 101 Athens, GA 30605.
Penny Baine is passing every test and just needs to prove to the medical staff that she is taking in enough milk. If all goes well, she will be released from the hospital on Thursday. Continue to pray for Penny so she can get home to Georgia! Cards may be sent to the family at 1170 Manor Ridge, Bishop, GA 30621. See sweet picture of Mike feeding Penny below.
Marie Cooper’s grandson Dalton was born prematurely, having feeding problems and stomach issues and is scheduled for surgery on Thursday. Please continue praying for Dalton and his mother Kelia.
Victor Payton was released from the hospital on Sunday and is back home in Athens. The doctors are still trying to find the cause of his back pain. He’s going back to Emory on Friday and hopes to be clear of infection and able to be placed back on the transplant schedule. Victor and Gwendolyn are grateful for your continued prayers. Cards may be sent to them at 189 Imperial Way, Bogart, GA 30622.
Recovering from Covid Amy Hearn’s daughterLaura England – 1557 Abscott Street, Port Charlotte, FL 33952 Eddie and Helen Hyman – 101 Double Tree Drive, Aiken, SC 29803 Larry and Linda Minter’s son Lauren Minter – 1471 Mayne Mill Road, Watkinsville, GA 30677
Eric Buchanan – 1190 Oconee Crossing, Bogart, GA 30622 Andrea DeLorenzo – 1244 Alcovy Ridge Drive, Loganville, GA 30052 Dallas Howard – 220 Pointers Ridge Drive, Athens, GA 30606 Ken Lauderdale – 75 Old Edwards Road, Arnoldsville, GA 30619 Elsie Mize – 386 Orchard Circle, Commerce, GA 30529 Marcia Redd’s brother William Mitchell
Grieving Ronnie Harris lost his sister Nadine Harris– 831 Langley Farms Drive, Loganville, GA 30052. Scott and Nina Kennedy lost their nephew Daniel Joyner – 1010 Fox Glen Drive, Watkinsville, GA 30677. Ray Mims lost his sister Wiltha – 377 Hargrove Lake Road, Arnoldsville, GA 30619.
Michael Baine feeding his newborn daughter Penny.
This week we will be meeting in family groups for our midweek time together. Check with your family group leader for details. If you need to connect with a family group, please reply to this email.
FAMILY GROUP TIME
Discussion on the Intro to the Book of Ephesians. Recorded lesson by Ron Sawhill at our congregational midweek (9/4/21) can be viewed at athenscoc.com or our Facebook page.
QUESTIONS TO REFLECT ON FOR FAMILY GROUP TIME:
WHO AM I? – AM I A SAINT OR A SINNER?
IS THE CHURCH ESSENTIAL TO MY LIFE, MY SALVATION?
AM I RICH?
WHAT SUCCESS DO I PURSUE?
MIDWEEKS IN SEPTEMBER
Week of Sept 8 Family Groups
Wednesday, Sept 15 Congregational
Week of Sept 22 Family Groups
Wednesday, Sept 29 Congregational
ACOC FAMILY PROMISE HOST WEEK IN SEPTEMBER
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Starting Sunday evening 9/19 through late afternoon on Sunday 9/26, 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. 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!
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A local single brother who used to be part of our congregation is looking for odd jobs of any type. If you need basic work done or know of any situation, please email, text, or call Steve Gibson at email@example.com, 706-351-3092. Thanks so much!