Left: Tremayne Parker and Travis Hawkins. Right: Devonte Hoy.
This past Sunday, two new individuals were added to the kingdom and are now a part of the ATCC!
Tremayne Parker, known as Parker, confessed that Jesus is Lord and was baptized on Oct 8, 2017. Parker is an Alabama native from the town of Union Springs,. He works as a correctional officer for the Bullock County Prison.
A year ago, Parker met Markeya Thomas through mutual friends at a birthday party, and she invited him to church. He wanted to be a better person and to find a group of friends who lived an honest life. He found this in the brothers at the ATCC. One of them, Travis Hawkins, asked him to study the Bible. Travis shared not only the good news, but also his life. "I was inspired by Parker's humility and his desire to take on challenges for God," said Travis.
Parker continued to take on the challenges of obeying the Bible, right up to the challenge of being baptized. "Parker has grown tremendously since the first time meeting the ATCC family," said Markeya. "He's gone from barely saying a word to being a lot more engaged." Parker is now excited to become even more engaged, and share the good news with others in Alabama!
Devonte Hoy is a sophomore Supply Chain Management major from Los Angeles, Ca. Devonte always had a dream of attending Tuskegee University but due to financial reasons ended up going to El Camino Community College in L.A. As always, God had a plan and Devonte started studying the Bible with some disciples at El Camino College. Later, he stopped studying.
Then Devonte was awarded an academic scholarship to transfer to Tuskegee University. This time God's plan was that his dorm RA would be Bryce Outten, who was baptized a year ago. Devonte ran into Bryce as he was having his quiet time and asked if they could study the Bible. During Bible studies, Devonte would always bring a myriad of questions as a result of going back and studying the scriptures for himself. This thirst to be righteous led him to be baptized on Sunday, October 8.
"He always has a smile on his face," said Mike Gross. "He's positive, humble and is driven by a desire to improve and grow to do good works for the Lord at TU. We welcome him to the family!"
Campus Retreat Oct. 20-22
This fall's campus retreat in Ocoee, TN looks to be an amazing time! Campus members from from Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia will come together to be inspired by Bible lessons and enjoy bonfires, prayer times, star gazing, and fun activities.
The guest speakers for the event are Josh and Alanna Lund, who lead the campus ministry at the Northern Virginia Church of Christ.
Service Project Sunday Oct. 22
We enjoyed serving at the Brantwood Children's Home in Montgomery a couple of months ago so much, that we decided to do more service projects there. We'll be doing a fun activity for the teens who reside at the home on the afternoon of Sunday, October 22nd. Mark your calendars to attend, and contact Jessica Delgado or Travis Hawkins if you would like to help with food or games, or for more information.
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.
Sun. Oct. 15 - Worship at VFW, HOPE at Monarch at 2 PM Mon. Oct. 16 -- HOPE at Monarch, 6:45 PM Oct. 20 - 23 -- Campus Retreat Sun. Oct 22 - Service Project at the Brantwood Children's Home in Montgomery. Sat. Oct. 28-- Men's Camping Fellowship at AU North Pavilion Sun. Oct. 29 -- Outdoor service at AU North Pavilion, cookout/fellowship meal. Sat. Nov. 4th -- Superheroes for Orphans walk/run in Atlanta
Gabbi Taylor was in San Francisco last week participating in a Hackathon there. Her TU team put together an app to help Toyota improve their in store experience so customers can choose a car and purchase it more quickly. We are proud of our members and the way they are using their God given talents!
Top and center left: Scenes from Parker's baptism. Center right: Tre preaching. Bottom left: Taylor, Brielle, Kieria and Sydney. Bottom right: married midweek.
Dress up as your favorite super hero and participate in the Superheroes for Orphans walk/run in Atlanta on Saturday, Nov 4th. The cost of the walk is $25 in advance or $30 at the event. All funds raised will go towards helping children in Africa.
Giving on 10/08/2017 was $985
Minimum Operating Budget: $2100