Civil Rights attorney Fred Gray then, with Dr. Martin Luther King, and now.
A landmark event is taking place on Tuesday, November 2, when the CEO of HOPE worldwide, Robert Carillo, will be in Tuskegee to present the HOPE worldwide Lifetime Service Award to Civil Rights icon Fred Gray. Gray was selected from a global pool of nominees to receive this honor. He will join the ranks of Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Jimmy Carter and Queen Noor of Egypt, each of whom was also personally honored by HOPE worldwide for their prodigious contributions to peace and unity.
HOPE worldwide is the international service organization associated with our fellowship of churches. The Alabama Chapter of HOPE worldwide is administrated by members of the ATCC, and organizes many of our service projects. To have the CEO of this charity that serves 1.5 million individuals annually on every continent come to our neck of the woods is very exciting.
It is even more exciting that HOPE has chosen to honor Tuskegee resident Fred Gray, who is a good friend of Jack Frederick. Gray is best known for defending Rosa Parks after her arrest in 1955. He and his Alabama State University college professor chose Dr. Martin Luther King to lead the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Gray defended the Freedom Riders when they were beaten and arrested in Montgomery, and filed the suit that led to the US Supreme Court’s condemnation of bus segregation practices. He was the lawyer for the Civil Rights march across the Pettus Bridge in Selma. This legal battle influenced the passage of the Voting Rights Acts of 1965, which facilitated minorities being allowed to vote and run for public office.
Carillo will be accompanied by Wade Cook, who is the Vice President for HOPE’s US/Caribbean Operations. Earlier in the year, the board of HOPE worldwide and gathered nominations of well-known figures who have served in a way that changed the world for good. When Fred Gray’s name was offered, the group knew they had found their recipient. “This award is about recognizing those who perform unselfish sacrifice, speaking for the voiceless and promoting justice,” said Cook. “Advocating for what is right, serving and meeting needs -- that is what HOPE worldwide is. We want to recognize those who have been the pioneers of this mission. Fred Gray brought peace and unity to a situation that divided. He had a worldwide impact. By honoring him, we raise the banner of his achievements to be an inspiration for all people.”
The ATCC is proud to work in tandem with HOPE worldwide. Honoring someone from Tuskegee reflects what our mission has always been, to join together and appreciate the diverse members of our community. We are, as our name reflects, the Auburn Tuskegee Christian Church.
Men's Campout This Sat!
Men, the ultimate outdoor fellowship experience awaits you! Plan to join the ATCC Men's Camping Night on Saturday, October 28, starting at 4 PM.
Here is a list of essentials to bring: sleeping bag, mat to go under the sleeping bag, warm hat that covers your hat and ears, Bible, food for Saturday dinner.
Other items you could bring are: flashlight, gloves, jacket, long sleeve tops to layer, water bottle, folding chair, extra blanket, tent (can also sleep under the pavilion), extra clothes, tarp and string, toiletries and meds, snacks and binoculars for stargazing.
A wonderful hot breakfast will be provided.
Ideas for food to bring Saturday evening include hot dogs (or something else to cook on a stick), canned fish or cheese and crackers, sandwiches, fruits and nuts. If you plan to bring something to cook, please bring the utensils, pots, etc. you will need.
Contact Bill Hames with questions.
Outdoor Service and Chili
Get ready to worship in God's creation! We will meet at the AU North Pavilion this Sunday at 10 AM. The forecast is for it to be cold, so dress warmly and bring a blanket! This is our communion meal Sunday, and we'll be having piping hot chili and other crock pot meals. Please see Marge if you don't have your food assignment,
Invite your friends to join in this adventurous worship experience!
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.
Sat. Oct. 28-- Men's Camping Fellowship at AU North Pavilion Sun. Oct. 29 -- Outdoor service at AU North Pavilion, cookout/fellowship meal. Sun. Oct. 30 -- HOPE at Monarch, 6:45 PM Thurs. Nov. 2 -- HOPE worldwide honors Fred Gray Sat. Nov. 4th -- Superheroes for Orphans walk/run in Atlanta
Nov. 10-12 -- Marriage Retreat in Vidalia, LA Sun. Dec. 10 -- Christmas service and party!
Scenes from the HOPE project at the Brantwood Children's Home, church, the Women of Wisdom (WOW) group meeting, and the campus retreat.
Giving on 10/222017 was $1114.69
Minimum Operating Budget: $2100