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Wednesday Night Activities Begin
Tropical Fun Night - September 20, 2017
6:30pm

Gather for complimentary BBQ, giant slide, music, cake walk & more.
Invite a friend!

 

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all!
2 Corinthians 13:14



 

Acolytes and Crucifers Needed 


If your child would like to serve as an acolyte or crucifer, please let Pastor Mike know.
We will teach them and schedule them to become one who serves during worship
in a special and meaningful way.

Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.
1 John 4:21


 

Sunday School Hour
 9:30 am
Between Labor Day and Memorial Day


Sunday School for all ages!
Join us during the time between the 8:30 and 10:30 worship services.  We also share a
congregational breakfast (provided by our wonderful church council) on the first Sunday of each month.
 

In your anger, do not sin.  Do not let the sun go down on your anger and do not give the devil a foothold.
Ephesians 4:26-27
 



 

20 years in our building!


October 2017  will mark the 20th year our congregation has worshiped in
our sanctuary.  We give thanks to God for our resources.

 

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Jeremiah 29:11



 

Faith in Action article on our Daily Bread Ministry - May 2012

 

At FIA we learned awhile back that its about His kingdom, not ours. One of the ways we live that out
is by serving other ministries besides FIA and looking for ways to create strategic partnerships
to serve our community.

For some time we have been serving the Daily Bread Ministry of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church,
led by Leila Myers, which goes out on Tuesdays to feed the homeless in Douglasville and show them
the love of Jesus Christ. One area of partnership has resulted in the Pantry and FIA providing Daily Bread literally with daily bread along with pastries and desserts from Publix. Each Tuesday morning we visit the Lutheran Church to deliver the blessings and pray up their work before they go out into the woods and
other places where our homeless live.

We met Dawn, a young mother of four, with her newest child William, who is either crawling amongst the volunteers putting together the meals or strapped on her in his carrier. Over time we also get to see his
smiles, laughs, and delight in every new expression on his beautiful face as he grows in the midst of theDaily Bread servants who come from many different churches in our community. We asked Dawn why she volunteers, having to take care of a new baby and three other children. Her simple, quiet answer, “I enjoy it.”

It would be so easy for Dawn to say that she has a baby and can’t help, yet, she finds a way to serve Daily Bread. And William’s family will share with him a wonderful legacy of what his mother did for Christ, with him there every step of the way.

Faith without action is dead.  James 2:17



 

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Happenings! Events! Scheduling!
As we grow in ministry and mission it is wonderful to see all the events taking place! Become involved!

One problem that does occur, has to do with scheduling conflicts. BEFORE scheduling a meeting or event, please call the Church Office
and speak with Leila, to check the calendar and to place the event on the calendar.

This is essential for every meeting or event (apart from regularly scheduled ones).
Thanks for helping us avoid conflicts!