Dona Stephenson’s father Ed Beck had a massive stroke this morning. Please pray for Ed and the family.
Update on Andrea DeLorenzo
Andrea was able to have chemotherapy treatment number 10 of 12 on Tuesday. Doctor said no palpable tumor or lymph’s and good numbers. Only two more treatments to go!
Update on Teresa Howard
Teresa has had some set backs but is continuing to recover from total knee replacement surgery and is feeling much better today. She thanks all who have brought meals, sent cards and prayed for her.
Meal Train link: https://mealtrain.com/lz372m
Update on Ken Lauderdale from Linda Lauderdale Ken had to stop chemotherapy a few weeks ago due to a chronic infection. He will be having outpatient surgery at 1 PM this Friday in Atlanta at Piedmont Hospital. We want to thank our wonderful brothers and sisters for all of the prayers, cards, food, love and encouragement over the past months … and years! With God’s help we will “Keep calm and carry on!” We love you! Linda
MEN’S MIDWEEK TONIGHT
The plan is for the brothers to watch the lesson together online, then spend time in discussion based on questions that will be provided. Tonight we will begin a study of the book of Revelation entitled REVELATION: Spiritual, Eternal, & Practical.
A Note to the Sisters: Given the interest many have in the book of Revelation, I want the sisters to know that they are more than welcome to watch and participate as well if they so choose. Although the brothers will be addressed directly, the lessons apply to all of us.
Young Professionals Ministry
Thursday 7 pm
The Young Professionals Ministry will be meeting for split devotionals this Thursday evening. The men will meet at 7pm at Creature Comforts in Athens for a time of fellowship. The women will be meeting at 7pm at the church building for a devotional on niceness and cultivating an authentic relationship with God.
If you know of someone that may be interested in coming or have any questions, contact Garrison Fisher at 704-401-4147 or Emmie Landford at 912-223-9508.
SUNDAY JUNE 6TH
TIME CHANGE FOR WORSHIP SERVICE
This Sunday we will be returning to a 10:30AM START FOR CHURCH. We switched to 11am last fall due to circumstances related to the pandemic. Starting this Sunday, our start time will return to 10:30am, with adult Sunday school classes preceding the service.
ADULT SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASSES:
Talk to your Sunday school teachers regarding the details of when your class begins In light of the 10:30 start time for worship. Also, Sunday school teachers will be in discussions with leadership about their plans to return to in-person meetings at the building, and they will be letting you know which Sunday they expect this to occur and in what room.
Sunday school teachers need to keep in mind that, when you plan on teaching in person at the building, classes must end by 10am to give the Kids Ministry a chance to get situated. You may begin as soon as this Sunday if you would like, but it is important that you communicate with Lacy Armstrong, Ron Sawhill (representing the elders), and members of your class re: any details.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
June 7-11 in the evenings
NEW START DATE!
Due to Memorial day and July 4 we are moving the start date of the Carrying One Another’s Burdens toSaturday June 12 at 9:00 am. This will also give those attending more time to read the two books we will be referencing and to study the scriptures that pertain to the topic. There is still room if you want to sign up. Reply to this email or contact Terry Morrow at 770-337-4455 if you have any questions.
COVID 19 PROTOCOLS:
Based on the latest information from the Georgia Dept. of Health, we are revising our Covid 19/mask protocol as follows. Please know that we will be reviewing our protocols every few weeks as things continue to change and progress.
Updated Guidance from The Elders: For gatherings of any size inside the building where 3 feet of distance cannot be maintained, masks are required for those ages 2 and up who are not fully vaccinated. Please keep taking all precautions until you are fully vaccinated or if you choose not to get vaccinated. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention via the Georgia Department of Public Health:
“If you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities without wearing a mask or physically distancing. In general, people are considered fully vaccinated:
· 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series, such as the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or
· 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
If you don’t meet these requirements, regardless of your age, you are not fully vaccinated. Also. if you have a condition or are taking medications that weaken your immune system, you may not be fully protected even if you are fully vaccinated. Talk to your healthcare provider. Even after vaccination, you may need to continue taking all precautions.”