Christmas on Clairemont 2017

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Join us for Christmas on Clairemont 2017!
December 17, 2017 | 7:00pm

Featuring the Broadway lead in Evita and Wicked, Caroline Bowman, and Grammy Award-winning tenor, Thomas Young!

With full orchestra, organ, piano, and a festival chorus of a hundred local voices. Concert is FREE OF CHARGE and open to the public, though you'll want to arrive early to get a seat.

There will be an offering collected to benefit D.E.A.M. (Decatur-Area Emergency Assistance Ministry), an organization that responds immediately to local community members who are experiencing financial crisis and more.

Veteran's Banquet

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Join us for our Veteran's Banquet on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00pm in Fellowship Hall. A meal will be served for $8.00. Our speakers for this event will be three of our own veterans telling about their time in the service, how it impacted them, their families, and their faith. 

Speakers: Cecil Cannon, Randall Hampton, and Jim Manley.

 

Surviving the Holidays Support Group

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Do you need help surviving the holidays? Are family interactions difficult for you? Is it a time of increased depression and grief? 

Monique Wischusen, the director of the Verdery Counseling Center, is offering a "Surviving the Holidays Support Group," you are invited! The group will meet in the Verdery Counseling Center at FBCD on:

November 26th from 1:30-2:30pm
December 3rd from 1:30-2:30pm
December 10th from 1:30-2:30pm

The cost is $25 per group. If you're interested in meeting up or have questions, call 404-369-1041. Childcare and assistance is available for an additional cost. 

Feel free to share this opportunity with your friends and family!

Annual Missional Christmas

Join us for our Annual Missional Christmas in Carreker Hall

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A free lunch will be provided as our shoppers browse a host of vendors from Amani Ya Juu, a social economic enterprise committed to peace and reconciliation for African women, to our own church members providing pottery, original artwork, needle work and other handcrafts.

There will be an opportunity to purchase gift cards to support DEAM as well as a Special Missions Table for you to honor someone.

NEW Boutique Section this year! Bring in any (used but nice) items you're not using such as jewelry, scarves, plaques, Christmas ornaments, wreaths, etc. and donate it to the boutique in the Kid Zone of Carreker Hall. Proceeds from the boutique will be donated to missions.

All proceeds from the market go towards Missions around the world.
Please come and do your Christmas shopping with FBCD!

Date and Time:
November 5, 2017
11:00am–2:00pm
Carreker Hall

 

Conversations with John Boyne

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From the beloved New York Times bestselling author of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas, comes The Heart’s Invisible Furies, a sweeping, heartfelt saga about the course of one man’s life, beginning and ending in post-war Ireland.

Join us on October 31st at 7:00pm in the Sanctuary to hear more from John Boyne!

This event is in partnership with The Georgia Center for the Book. The Georgia Center for the Book is the state affiliate of the Center for the Book at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. You can learn more about GCB by clicking here.

BBQ Fundraiser

On October 20th from 5:00-6:30pm, there will be a BBQ fundraiser benefitting First School, First Camp, and the Kitchen Ministries under the church’s portico.

Take-out options include:

  • Pulled Pork ($10)
  • Ribs ($10)
  • Full slab of Ribs ($20)
  • or Brunswick Stew ($5/pint)

All plates include Baked Beans, Chips, and Texas Toast.

HOW TO ORDER

You can pay in advance by clicking here and putting your total in the "BBQ Dinner Plates" box under "Category and Funds." In the comment section, please list what your take-out order will include. This helps us prepare the right amount of food.

Thanks!

 

Welcoming the Stranger

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DATE AND TIME:
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:00pm
Carreker Hall

HOW TO WELCOME THE STRANGER

Do you want to learn more about the renewal of FBC Decatur's Refugee Ministry and how you can help immigrants in our local community? 

Then you are invited to join us to learn more about what the Bible says about welcoming the stranger, our church's historical response to immigrants, immediate and long-term opportunities for involvement, a friendly Q&A session, and more.

BACKGROUND

There has been a small team from FBCD meeting regularly over the past few months, coordinating with Clarkston city officials, meeting with multiple agencies, and strategizing the best path forward for our church's involvement in this area of ministry to those in our community.

WHAT TO EXPECT

We have designed this evening for those interested in learning more about specific steps they can take to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those resettling in the area, whether through donation drives, family sponsorships, English tutoring lessons, housing assistance, transportation help, and more.

We're excited to share our progress with you and our vision for moving forward! No matter the depth of your interest or involvement, we invite you to join us!

Download a flyer here

 

 

Couples Needed to Train Students

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Couples Needed for Training Seminary Students
 

McAfee School of Theology is looking for couples to participate in a class project for master’s level theology students who are learning to work with couples in congregational and ministry settings. We need married or dating couples who are willing to take part in an interview together during October or November.

The interview will be recorded and will take 60-90 minutes. It can be scheduled at a place and time convenient for you. During the interview you’ll be asked questions about your relationship, including how you became a couple and what the strengths and challenges of your relationship are. You will also be asked to complete a survey asking questions about your relationship. 

The goal of this project is not to evaluate your relationship, but rather to evaluate the student’s ability to work with couples in an effective and meaningful way. All of the information you provide will be kept confidential. 

If you are interested, please email or call Dr. Chanequa Walker-Barnes at walker-barnesta@gmail.com or (678) 547-6442.