A quick update from the Athens Church of Christ

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Prayer Requests

Prayers for India (from Lisa Goodwin)
Please pray for the disciples in North and South India as they battle with COVID. As you know, it is raging over there. One of the New Delhi caregivers in the Asharan orphanage recently died from the virus and several of the children are recovering. 13 of the 14 women in the elderly home in Chennai are sick with it. These are the women the Athens sisters sent jewelry to months ago. 

Milton and Pat Orand’s grandson Neil Grady Orand, Jr. (age 4 months) has RSV and is at home in treatment. Please pray for Neil to fully recover.

Update on Brianne Baine
Brianne has moved to the Ronald McDonald house. Her mom is there with her. Please continue your prayers for Brianne & Mike, Penny and all the family.
If you would like to send Brianne cards of encouragement, here is the address to the Ronald McDonald house. She will be there for 3-4 weeks. 
1907 Holcombe Blvd.
Room 220
Houston, TX 77030

You can also send Mike and the kids a meal. Here is the Meal Train link:

Continued prayers:

Marva Cheapoo’s request: Please pray for my family, daughters, Dongwen and her daughter Ajai, Elizabeth and son Amir and I, for our safe stay in Monrovia, Liberia. Also pray for the continued  progress of the school. 
Marva is erecting a school in Monrovia, Liberia. If you can help make this dream a reality and would like to donate, Marva has a Go Fund Me link:  https://gofund.me/2d89ba70.  You can also Cash App. her at $MarvaCheapoo or find her on Zelle.  Marva thanks you for your support.

Jae Johnson’s oldest sister Contessa passed away recently. She left behind a 3year old son. Please pray for the family. Cards of sympathy may be sent to Jae at 420 Tara Road, Jonesboro, GA 30349.

Shari Mc Donald’s son Brock Shiffer who is suffering profoundly from Parkinson’s disease and also his wife Grace who is his caregiver. Their address for cards is: 3 Burning Tree Dr., Rolling Meadows, IL 60008. 

Marcia Redd’s brother William was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. He has dealt with colon cancer now for 3 years. He is in the trial program at MD Anderson as of last week. Please pray for healing.

Marla Snelling has been having many health issues and would appreciate prayers for a full recovery. Cards of encouragement may be sent to Marla at 214 Shadyfield Lane, Watkinsville, GA 30677.

Dona Stephenson’s father Ed Beck is at a rehabilitation center recovering from a massive stroke. Please continue to pray for his recovery. Cards may be sent to Ed at 2302 Carl Lane Court, Jefferson City, MO 65101.



Gloria Cowell needs all her furniture and belongings thrown away due to an infestation of bugs. We need a couple of people to help with the task. 
Help is needed at 9:00am tomorrow (Wednesday) to help move our elderly sister Gloria Cowell out of her duplex apartment. Help is only needed for a couple of hours. If you can help please call or text Terry Morrow at 770-337-4455.
Gloria’s address is 114 Vintage Ct, Athens GA.



There will not be a men’s midweek Wednesday night at the building. What we would like for the brothers to do is meet in their family groups where possible and share about what they are learning in their walk with God, with each other, and with the people they are reaching out to. 

Women will be meeting next Wednesday at the building at 7 pm.


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 Akademia 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.


Celebration of the Life of Doris LaGravinese
(Nancy Goodwins’s mom)

Saturday, July 10, 2021

Pittard Park, Winterville

12-4 pm drop in

All are welcome to drop by



Family Promise
Volunteering Opportunities

Sunday Evening, July 4 – Sunday Morning, July 11 

“If there is a poor person among you, one of your brothers within any of your gates in the land the Lord your God is giving you, you must not be hardhearted or tightfisted toward your poor brother.” Deuteronomy 15:7 HCSB

Would you have just a few hours available during the 1st week of July?  There are many chances to help in the morning, midday, afternoon, evening, or overnight at the static site on South Milledge Avenue.  There’s a link to a video tour of the facilities on the Sign-up Genius (link below). Please call or email me if you have ANY questions whatsoever!
Steve Gibson
706-351-3092, stevenrachele@gmail.com




July 4th

The church body will worship together in house churches throughout the Athens area. If you need to find a house church near you, please email acocservant@gmail.com or call 770-725-2188.





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