Our New Sis Kristina!

Kristina Jones was baptized on Thursday evening, October 19th.  Her baptism is the 11th baptism this year for the ATCC, and the 6th for the Tuskegee University ministry!

Kristina is a sophomore at TU, and plans to enter the nursing program this summer.  She is from Palmdale, California.

Kristina was met by Bryce Outten, and started coming to Bible talk and studying the Bible.  Kristina knew the Bible pretty well already, and had gone to church all her life.  But as she studied, some of the precepts that she had always believed to be true were challenged.  Kristina took time, went to the scriptures, and wrestled with each one.  She built convictions. Another area of struggle for her was her friendships.  She prayed and God helped her sift through to find relationships that were genuine. 

Kristina has a warmth that lights up the room, and a passion to do what is right.  She is an amazing addition to God's kingdom.

Kristina after her baptism (2nd from right), and at church this past Sunday (right) with Tuskegee visitors Maya and Alicia.
New!  Look for our weekly whiteboard question at the food table.  The "Food for thought" is designed to give us something to talk about during fellowship. (Plus, catch a glimpse of Carol McGinnis, who was in town with her husband, Mike!)
Coming Up:
Service Project Sunday Oct. 22
Join us as we give a devotional and fall party for the teens at the Brantwood Children's Home in Montgomery on the afternoon of Sunday, October 22nd. The Brantwood Children's Home provides a safe, stable, structured environment for abused, neglected and other “at-risk” youth, ages 10-21.  Contact Jessica Delgado or Travis Hawkins if you can come and you haven't signed up.
Men's Campout Oct. 28
Men, plan to have a great time camping at the AU North Pavilion on Saturday, Oct. 28.  Bring your bedroll, and something to grill.  Check with Bill Hames for more information.
Outdoor Service/Chili Feast Oct. 29
The weather is getting cooler, and it's time to have an outdoor service!  This year everyone will bring chili and fixings, and we'll have our fellowship meal in the beautiful environment of the AU North Pavilion.  Invite your friends, and stay tuned for food assignments.
Talent Show Christmas Presentation
Be a part of our Christmas show!  On December 10, during service, we are putting on "VIEWPOINTS --The story of Jesus’s birth from the perspectives of those who came before and those who were there."

The show will feature a series of individual performances of song, spoken word and possibly other talent.

See Kat Watson or Marisha Atkins if you are interested in partcipating.  The deadline to sign up is October 29.
Sun. Oct. 22 - Worship at VFW, HOPE at Monarch at 2 PM
Sun. Oct 22 - Service Project at the Brantwood Children's Home in Montgomery.
Mon. Oct. 23 -- HOPE at Monarch, 6:45 PM
Sat. Oct. 28-- Men's Camping Fellowship at AU North Pavilion
Sun. Oct. 29 -- Outdoor service at AU North Pavilion, cookout/fellowship meal.
Thurs. Nov. 2 -- HOPE worldwide honors Fred Gray
Sat. Nov. 4th -- Superheroes for Orphans walk/run in Atlanta
Sun. Dec. 10 -- Christmas service and party!

Janier Livio preaching this past Sunday.  Bill Hames and Ken Watson getting to know visitors from Tuskegee, one of whom drew the impromptu work of art. The Shamon family from the Gulf Coast Church visited the Wiregrass House Church. Scenes from the baptism.

Our sister churches in Mississippi, New Orleans and Baton Rouge have teamed up to host the "Seasons of Marriage" Retreat on November 10-12, 2017.  Our marrieds are invited to this wonderful weekend on the river in Vidalia, Louisiana, with Nachez, Mississippi just across the river with more opportunities for fun and romance.

Giving on 10/15/2017 was $2438 
Minimum Operating Budget: $2100
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