Saturday, April 8, will be our annual Easter Egg Hunt! Kids up to 5th grade are welcome starting at 10 a.m. for crafts, egg hunting in our historic cemetery, and a hot dog lunch. And the whole event is free! All children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. All are welcome!
The season of Lent began with Ash Wednesday, March 1, and lasts for 40 days and six Sundays until our celebration of The Great Three Days, beginning with Maundy Thursday, April 13. Lent is a time for contemplation, self-reflection, and preparation to receive the gifts of God in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ during Holy Week and Easter. During the season of Lent, we are conducting a Food Drive for our partners at the Thomas Park Food Pantry (just bring your non-perishable food items to worship). We will also collect our One Great Hour of Sharing offering on Easter Sunday, April 16. For information about the special ways we observe Lent in worship, please click here. Most important, please join us as we worship and pray in this holy time.
Thursday, March 30, at 7:00 p.m., we will host, “Working Together for the Peace of the City: Poverty, Community Development, and Neighborhood Transformation.” The event will feature Dr. Robert Lupton, who is a social entrepreneur, faith-based non-profit leader, author, strategist, and innovator from the Atlanta area. Dr. Lupton is the author of Toxic Charity (2011) and Charity Detox (2015), which describe the harm done by some traditional charity work and alternatives for helping our neighbors which promote dignity, empowerment, and community among diverse populations. We want this event to bring together neighborhood leaders, churches and other faith communities, non-profits, government agencies, activists, planners, and entrepreneurs in the same room. That’s the only way the conversation about how to work together for the well-being of our city will move forward! To see the flyer for the event, click here. To see the press release for the event, click here. To see the event on our Facebook page and let everyone know you are coming, click here. For more information, contact us by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Mostly, spread the word!