We are sad to bid farewell to two of our members, Jackie Brown and Bronzen Williams. Jackie is moving to San Angelo, Texas, to help care for her daughter's children. Jackie was a part of the Montgomery ministry. She was kind and caring, and added warmth to our fellowship.
"I remember getting the email about Jackie moving to Montgomery," said Ketera Wright. "I was excited but I didn't want to expect too much since I was told she had several health problems and couldn't drive. Little did I know God was sending what would soon become an amazing friendship my way.
"As soon as she arrived she wanted to know how she could get involved. Despite her health she made every effort to attend each meeting of the body even game nights and parties! She encouraged the women here to meet up more for hang outs and dtime.
"Jackie taught me something that I'll always cherish and remember, selfless love. Although she'll be moving miles away I have a feeling that we'll still continue chatting over lunch breaks, long car rides, and random other times throughout the day like teenage best friends! Jackie will truly be missed."
Bronzen Williams is moving to Fort Lewis in Washington, which is his next duty station in the military. Bronzen has been a great part of the Columbus ministry and the singles ministry.
"He has been an amazing encouragement and blessing to our ministry," said Misha Aldridge.
"He has been a patient and understanding leader for the sisters and visitors in our ministry," she went on, "leading and convicting us with love and the way he lives his life. He has truly been a great example of a godly man with outstanding character.
"For me personally he has been an anchor for my faith, steadfast and not afraid to dig in and grow awesome friendships with his sisters. He was the only guy surrounded by a group of sometimes stubborn and strong-minded sisters. It's been encouraging to see him grow from being surrounded by brothers in Seattle to this small ministry where we have to fight for relationships.
"I've also been encouraged by his giving and encouraging heart. Just one example is when he recently got his car. He offered to drive and wasted no time traveling to auburn to hang out or serve or just whatever the ministry needed. He will be truly missed and we just thank God for letting us borrow him if only for a short time!"
Men's Midweek for the Auburn ministry will be Wednesday, March 15.Women, we have special plans for this night while the men are meeting. Stay tuned!!
The EDGE Ministry is planning a dinner for the Married Ministry in Auburn on Saturday, March 18.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATE FOR THE FAREWELL for Bronzen Williams has been changed to Sunday, March 19. We will have a communion meal service that day, and share about Bronzen following the service.
The date of the TALENT SHOW has been changed to Saturday, April 1, at 7:30 at Toomer's Coffee in Auburn. Contact Antoinette if you would like to participate, and start planning to share the gift God has given you! This can be singing, dancing, spoken word or another talent.
Sat. March 11 -- Women's Day in Atlanta Sun. March 5 -- Service at VFW Wed. March 15 -- Men's Midweek (Auburn ministry) Sat. March 18 -- EDGE Serving the Marrieds Dinner Sun. March 19 -- Communion Meal Service, VFW, Farewell to Bronzen Sun. March 26 -- BREAKFAST CLUB, Worship at VFW, Atlanta City Wide Worship Service, 3:00 pm, Mt Carmel Christian Church Sat. April 1 -- Talent Show Sun. April 16 -- Easter
Above: ATCC members visiting the anniversary service of our sister church in B-ham.
Above: Scenes from Women's Midweek
Giving on 03/04/17 was $1023
Minimum Operating Budget: $2100