ANNOUNCEMENTS ARCHIVE

Peachtree Christian Church invites YOU:

Friends, 

 

I am writing to invite you to two events that are part of we at Peachtree are calling "Hallow-Weekend." On October 26th, we'll be doing a pet blessing. I am writing you because we consider you a friend, neighbor, or ministry partner/colleague and would enjoy blessing God's creation with you. You can find out the details here at the following link:

 

https://peachtree.org/calendar/2019/9/26/pet-blessing-service

 

Pet Blessing Service — Peachtree Christian Church

Join us as we bless your pets both big and small! St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology, had a deep and profound love for all of God’s creation. In this same spirit we will celebrate the connection and love we share with our pets during our annual Pet Blessing.

 

Organ Concert — Peachtree Christian Church 

And on Sunday Evening, October 27th, at 6:30pm, our world-class organist will be doing a spooky Halloween Organ Concert. We are going to ham it up and embrace it all on that evening. Details are on the link below:

 

https://peachtree.org/organconcert/

 

I do so hope that you'll pop round and join us for a little something holy and fun on that weekend. 

 

Cheers, 

Rev. Dr. Jarrod Longbons

Senior Minister | Peachtree Christian Church

jlongbons@peachtree.org

404.876.5535 | peachtree.org

Phillips Seminary Ministry Training Update - Upcoming deadline September 30th!

  • Schedule of training with registration links can be found HERE

  • 7/23/19 Update from Phillips Seminary can be found HERE

Disciples Women Announcements
REGISTER NOW - 2019 WOMEN'S RETREAT SEPT 27-29TH - IN TOCCOA

"Heart to Heart: Called by Christ to Love" is the theme for our upcoming regional women's retreat.  Our keynoters are the Revs. Leah Jackson, Jennifer Heinz, and Sylvia Stroy. We will enjoy worship and keynotes, workshops, time with sisters in Christ, and the lakeside beauty of the retreat center.  You may want to begin assembling your silent auction AND boutique items now (handmade treasures, themed-baskets, etc.). 

CLICK HERE TO GO TO WOMEN'S MINISTRY PAGE

Church Planter Openings in Georgia

Opportunities for Church Planters are now open and available in two locations in our Region. Click HERE for to access the Search & Call clergy page for more information and how to apply for these positions.

Ray of Hope Presents GriefShare starting August 3rd.
Are you grieving or know someone who is grieving the loss of a loved one and needs community? Then GriefShare is the perfect place. Click HERE for more information and to register for this resource.

 

Damascus Road Christian Church - Family & Friends Day (7/28)
On July 28th, 2019, Damascus Road Christian Church in Griffin, GA will hold their Family & Friends day celebration. Join them for a fun-filled day of fellowship and worship. Click HERE for the event flyer.

 

Loganville Christian Church 135th Anniversary Festival (8/10-11)

Loganville Christian Church is celebrating their 135th Anniversary with a 2-day Homecoming Festival on August 10th &11th. Saturday's events begin at 10:00 am and wrap up around 3:00 pm. Sunday includes a special worship service at 11:00 am, followed by a Homecoming Meal in the Fellowship Hall. Please RSVP by mail, email, or phone: PO Box 304 Loganville GA 30052; leave message at church office at 770-466-0863, call Brandi Allgood @ 770-381-4614 or Joel Martinez  @ 404-644-1653; or email - gloriabienstock@bellsouth.net or cherylhoadley@comcast.net. 

Stewardship Workshop August 24, 2019 in Athens, GA

First Christian Church in Athens will host our Stewardship Workshop on August 24th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. Keynote speaker will be Rev. Dr. Bruce A Barkhauer, Executive Director of the Center for Faith and Giving.   Click HERE for to find out more on this workshop and register to attend. 

Snellville Church Planter Application Deadline 8/15/2019

Opportunity for a Church Planter in Snellville is open and available. Applications will be taken until August 15, 2019.  Click HERE for to access the Search & Call clergy page. Information on this position and how to apply are found in the Part-time Positions slideshow on the Search & Call page.

Brookhaven Christian Church seeks Senior Pastor

Brookhaven Christian Church is congregation located in Brookhaven GA, just outside of the Atlanta area. The community is rich with diversity, new development, and recreation. They are looking for a senior pastor to provide pastoral leadership and congregational care to lead the church to more relevant and vibrant ministry that matches the growing community. They are a wonderful church.

Fairy Tales Lecture at Sandy Springs Christian Church- July 20th

The healing Power of Fairy Tales, Jutta von Buchholtz, PhD.  Saturday July 20, 7:30 p.m. lecture. Sandy Springs Christian Church 301 Johnson Ferry Rd NW, Sandy Springs 30328. Members free; Nonmembers $20; Students with ID $10.  Fairy Tales assure the listener--- adult and child alike---that while evil, danger and violence do exist, they can be transformed.  For more information see www.Jungatlanta.com.

July 14th - BBQ for Disciples

Dear Friends, 

Greetings!  We do hope this finds you well.  

  • The Alliance Q Open & Affirming Team in Georgia is a small network of Open and Affirming congregations and those churches considering the possibilities.  We are all Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ) here in Georgia. 

  • We are inviting you to a cookout at 5 PM on Sunday, July 14 at First Christian Church Atlanta (4532 Lavista Rd, Tucker, GA 30084).  

  • A flyer is attached.   RSVP please to this email address ( citykid4evr@gmail.com ) by Friday, July 12. 

  • The cookout is a great opportunity to get to know other LGBTQ folk and allied friends in the Georgia Region.  Those gathered will also be invited to talk about Disciples presence at Atlanta Pride on October 11-13.   You are also welcome to email me if you are interested in helping with Pride in October.  

  • Again, please let me know you're coming to the cookout, and share this event with your friends who would be interested in joining other LGBTQ and affirming folk. 

Shalom, 

James 

On behalf of the Alliance Q Open and Affirming Team in Georgia 

 

Mark Johnson

Executive Director, 

Alliance Q 

 

 Click HERE  for flyer.

2019 Fall Men's Rally - October ​5, 2019

Disciples Men will host their Annual Fall Rally at Liberty Christian Church in Newnan. Rev. Rich Williams of FCC Lawrenceville will be the Keynote Speaker. Click HERE for more information and to register for the event!

Disciples Women Announcements
FINGER LABYRINTHS STILL NEEDED FOR GENERAL ASSEMBLY
The deadline has been extended for these crafts to July 5th. See the Women's Ministry Page for more information.

ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL DRIVE NEEDS YOUR HELP

The annual Back to School Drive for Foreverfamily is underway. Foreverfamily focuses on children with an incarcerated parent, providing them and their caregivers with the love of family.  The annual Back-to-School drive is underway.  School supplies for 75 children are needed by July 10th    (note, the flyer says July 8 - this has been extended by 2 days).  Thanks for your support. Click HERE to go to the Women's Ministry page for more info.

SAVE THE DATE - 2019 WOMEN'S RETREAT SEPT 27-29TH - IN TOCCOA

"Heart to Heart: Called by Christ to Love" is the theme for our upcoming regional women's retreat.  Our keynoters are the Revs. Leah Jackson, Jennifer Heinz, and Sylvia Stroy. We will enjoy worship and keynotes, workshops, time with sisters in Christ, and the lakeside beauty of the retreat center.  You may want to begin assembling your silent auction AND boutique items now (handmade treasures, themed-baskets, etc.).  Check back for registration (coming soon).  

CLICK HERE TO GO TO WOMEN'S MINISTRY PAGE

First Christian Church of Lawrenceville names new Pastor

The congregation of one of Gwinnett County’s oldest churches has approved a new pastor.

The Rev. Richard Williams will assume the post in July at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) which began in 1909 as a tent meeting in Lawrenceville. Click HERE to read the News Release.

NBA Mission and Ministry Grants Program

Supporting Disciples projects and ministries working with older adults and at-risk children and youth across the life of the church! The National Benevolent Association will begin receiving applications in June 2019 for the next cohort of Disciples congregations and health and social service ministries interested in applying for an NBA Mission and Ministry Grant. 
Learn more about the 2019 application HERE

Church Planter Openings in Georgia

Opportunities for Church Planters are now open and available in two locations in our Region. Click HERE for to access the Search & Call clergy page for more information and how to apply for these positions.

St. Andrew's Christian Church in Macon
  • On Sunday, June 30th, St. Andrews will be dedicating their new Sanctuary during their regular worship service at 10:30 a.m.

  • On September 22nd, they will also be hosting their 70th Anniversary Celebration at 10:30 a.m.

 

Both events will be followed by a meal.

 

Central Christian Church in Columbus

On May 19, 2019, Central Christian Church of Columbus celebrated their 110 year anniversary.

Rev. Denise Bell was able to attend this monumental milestone. 

 

Camp Christian needs your help

In preparation for this year's summer camps, there are many projects underway. The Camp needs your hands to help complete these projects. See the Camp Ministry page for more details on how to participate in these projects. Click HERE  for information and dates.

 

News from the General Church
(All underlined words contain links from the General Church)

General Assembly

This is the week! A flash sale on General Assembly adult registration ends on Saturday, June 8! Save $30 off the full price but only if you register by Saturday. Why attend General Assembly? Here are just a few reasons:

1. MissionFest: Hear about important mission projects happen­ing in local congregations

2. Education: Workshops and panel discussions on everything from financial stewardship to caring for creation

3. Disciples love to eat: Attend one of many meal events and learn more about how Disciples ministries make a difference

4. The fun doesn’t end after worship: From trivia to hymns, support groups to governance, meet-ups cover about every inter­est

5. Affordable lodging: Disciples in the Upper Midwest region have opened up their homes to Assembly guests

6. Make History: Stop by the recording booth to share your Disicples story

7. Quality programming for children and youth: Scavenger hunts, field trips, Bible stories, and lots of fun and games

8. Explore Des Moines: Visit the farmer’s market, join a yoga class or find a great restaurant

9. Mission opportunities: Put your faith in action by donating blood, swinging a hammer, or knitting a blanket

10. Powerful worship: There’s nothing quite like singing and breaking bread with thousands of other Disciples

 

If you’ve already registered, you can add meals or change workshop selections by logging back into your registration online. Business items are posted online. And don’t forget there are Bible studies available for use before you arrive and a post-assembly rally at the capitol.

Pentecost Offering

Go to the Disciples Mission Fund website to find resources for celebrating the Pentecost offering. Half of the offering taken remains in your region to help establish new faith communities.

 

You can also find out more about Disciples Mission Fund beyond the special day offerings here including a downloadable brochure.

Year Book

Thanks to all who reported this spring for the 2019 Year Book. We appreciate your effort to stay connected! You can order your paper or electronic copies either online or download a paper form from disciples.org. The book includes a directory of general ministries and regions, reports of general ministry activities for 2018, congregational statistics and a ministers’ directory.

 

Installation of John Chick

John Chick was installed as the new Senior Minister of First Christian Church of Valdosta on May 5, 2019. 

Georgia Region Hosts SERF Training

On May 4-5, 2019, Georgia hosted the Southeastern Regional Fellowship (SERF) Anti-Rascism and Pro-Reconciliation Train the Trainer Event. It was held at Brookhaven Christian Church. The curriculum introduced was "Seeing the Face of God in Each Other." The seminar gave trainers the resources and tools they will need to create and carry out viable programs on Pro-Reconciliation and Anti-Racism and events across our Region and in our Congregations. 

Ordination of Diane Bales

Rev. Diane Bales was Ordained by the Commission on Ministry on April 28, 2019

at First Christian Church of Athens.

Eagle's Landing Closing of Ministry Service

 

On April 14, 2019, Eagle's Landing held their Closing of Ministry service in McDonough. Their final worship service was Easter Sunday, April 21, 2019.

Southside Disciples Community Good Friday

On April 19th, Williamson Christian Church (Rev. Johan Van der
Merwe, pastor) hosted the second Southside Disciples Community Good Friday service. Congregations who participated in the service were Damascus Road, Liberty Newnan, Griffin First, Williamson Christian Church, and guests from First Assembly in Griffin. The service focused on the last words of Christ, with different speakers giving a devotional on each one. The evening was a meaningful time of remembrance and fellowship together! More Photos HERE

News of Holy Week, Easter, & beyond from St. Andrew Christian Church

First, we were so very thankful to share Maundy Thursday and Good Friday services with our friends from First Christian Church in Macon.  Maundy Thursday was at St. Andrew CC, and Good Friday was at FCC Macon.  We look forward to sharing more time with our FCC friends in the future!  Then on Saturday, an enthusiastic group of children and parents hunted eggs and enjoyed lunch.  Easter Sunday began with a sunrise service at 7:00 AM followed with breakfast for everyone!  At 11:00 AM worship, we celebrated Christian baptism with 3 candidates.

But there's more to come.  On Monday, April 22nd, we began major renovations on our sanctuary.  We will be worshiping in Fellowship Hall for a few weeks, and while we look forward to the closeness of that time, we are excited to see our new worship space taking shape.  We invite you to stop by anytime to see what God is doing in our midst!

Disciples Men Retreat Held April 4-7, 2019 at Christmount

The Georgia Men’s Commission hosted the annual Men’s Retreat at the beautiful Christmount Conference Center in Black Mountain, North Carolina April 5-7, 2019.  Find out more HERE.

L.I.F.T. at Liberty Christian Church

On Sunday, March 31, Rev. Richard Williams led the first LIFT Conference at Liberty Christian Church in Newnan. The pastor is Rev. Anita Renahan-White.  The session included valuable information about community demographics, goals, vision and mission statements, questions, and helpful changes to build up the church and congregational health. Michael Curtis, Regional Moderator Sylvia Stroy, Regional Elder Mary Grant, and Bob Grant also attended. Many thanks to Rev. Williams for an outstanding session!

Ordination of Gloria McCall

Rev. Gloria McCall was Ordained by the Commission on Ministry on March 31, 2019 at Ray of Hope Christian Church.

Disciples Women Held Spring Conferences in March

The Georgia Disciples Women held their Spring Conferences on March 9th at First Christian Church in Sandersville and March 23rd at Peachtree Christian Church. 

Music Director Opening @ Cherry Log Christian Church:

Cherry Log Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) is beginning a search for a new Music Director. The position will responsible for overseeing all musical content of our worship services. The position will begin at half-time, with a potential to grow into a full-time position. We hold two services, one at 8:25am and the second at 10:55am on Sunday mornings. The second service is currently a more formal Disciples service which features a weekly volunteer choir and the occasional special music from individuals, our handbell ensemble, and our men’s chorale.

The best candidate will be able to help us modernize our music by diversifying styles and expressions. This person would also bring with them excitement about building the music program in new and creative ways. This person would work closely with the Pastor to align music with overall thematic movement of the liturgy and sermon focuses.  In addition to Sunday morning services, the best candidate will be available one night a week for choir rehearsals (currently Thursday evening), and at least one day per week to meet and coordinate with the pastor on worship planning.  Availability for special events and services is ideal (funerals, weddings, special mid-week worship services, etc).

We would expect the best candidate to have formal educational training in the field of music, ideally choral direction. It would be a plus to have theological training as well. If you are interested in working with a loving and welcoming congregation, in an incredibly beautiful setting…we look forward to receiving your cover letter and resume.

The National Benevolent Association looking to fill two positions

Director of Social Entrepreneurship (Full-Time)

With a focus on leadership and organizational development, we accompany a wide variety of new and innovative projects across the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). The Director of Social Entrepreneurship will implement and evaluate all aspects of this ministry.   The Director will oversee and administer the NBA Incubate Initiative. The Incubate Initiative provides accompaniment and assistance for the full arc of Disciples-related social enterprises from conception to implementation to sustainability.  Currently this includes working with a cohort of 12 formal Incubate Partners and 30-40 more informal Incubate project participants.  In addition to having responsibility for the Incubate Initiative, the Director will be responsible for creating new avenues of support for Disciples social entrepreneurs. The NBA is looking for a forward-leaning experienced leader with a proven track record of expanding projects and who has the capacity to support the existing Incubate Initiative while working collaboratively to identify a strategic vision for expanding and deepening the work of supporting social entrepreneurs.  Master of Social Work, Business Administration or Divinity, or other related degree with significant experience and knowledge of current best practices in the field of social entrepreneurship   For complete job description and requirements, see NBA Career Opportunities at https://www.nbacares.org/career-opportunities

Marketing Associate (.50 FTE) 

Reporting to the Director of Marketing, the Marketing Associate will support NBA’s communications efforts to promote brand awareness and increase engagement with and support of NBA’s mission and ministries, and to amplify the missions and messaging of NBA’s ministry partners. In partnership with the Director of Marketing and other NBA staff, essential duties and responsibilities could include assisting with social media, content/email marketing, graphic design, website/digital communications, photography and videography, direct mail, database maintenance, grants and program communications, and more. This is a part-time position (~20 hours per week), deployed, with occasional travel. This position requires a Bachelor's degree or other relevant experience. See the complete job description at https://www.nbacares.org/career-opportunities

 

 

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