Nancy Goodwin’s mother Doris LaGravinese passed away at 9:30pm last night. Please keep Nancy and her family in your prayers. Cards of sympathy may be sent to 132 Oakmont Circle, Winterville, GA 30683.
Ludlow Lawson is at Piedmont Athens Regional Hospital continuing to recover from a stroke and will beundergoing heart surgery on Monday, March 15th. Please be praying for Ludlow’s surgery and recovery. Cards may be sent to him at 137 Ashbrook Drive, Athens, GA 30605.
THIS SUNDAY WILL BE IN PERSON AND ONLINE
This Sunday we will be meeting in person again for those who want to come. Masks and social distancing are required! Service will begin at 11am to allow time for those wishing to attend the online Sunday School classes.
Sunday Evening, March 21 – Sunday Morning, March 28
“All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.” Galatians 2:10
In a little over a week, would you have a few hours at any point to be available over at Milledge Ave. Baptist? There are many chances to help in the morning, midday, afternoon, evening, or overnight. There’s a link to a video tour of the facilities on the Sign-up Genius (link below) and physical distancing is observed. Please call or email me if you have ANY questions whatsoever and thank you so much!
A table. A simple kitchen table with mix-matched chairs. A second-hand table, selected from the available options at Habitat ReStore. It’s not much to look at. In fact, it, and the chairs that surround it, were given away by someone else, probably replaced by newer, more trendy editions.
It’s just an old table. Or is it.
Actually, this is a picture of a dream come true. It is the centerpiece of a home. A family of nine, once experiencing homelessness, now has a home that contains this table. But it is not just a table, it is a place that is large enough for the whole family to gather around for a meal – a breakfast before school, lunch on the weekends, family dinners each evening. It’s not just a table, it’s conversations, it’s wisdom passed down through generations, it’s laughter, it’s family game night, it’s homework-central, it’s late-night-heart-to-heart chats, it’s tangible love.
A table, yes, but it is also the hub of a home.
We often take our tables for granted. But for this family, who has not been able to sit down for a meal together at the same time for over seven months, this represents a dream come true.
It represents home.
It represents family.
It represents the love of a community that surrounded them when they were at their lowest, when they had no hope, when they were out of options.
It represents Family Promise of Athens.
It represents our many volunteers who have provided meals, beds, a warm, safe place to sleep. It represents a community of support. It represents everyone who has volunteered with and donated to FPA for the past seven months.
A table, yes, but oh so much more.