Athens Elberton District


October 17, 2016

Luke 19:1-10


     I had a church member say of another, “He’ll never change.  I knew his Daddy and I know him.  He’ll never change.”


     The words saddened me.  They may have very well been true, since change is hard for any of us.  They may have been true because “nature and nurture” are powerful forces in our lives.  Genes have their way.  Upbringing leaves its mark.


     That is what makes Luke 19:1-10 so powerful.  It tells us change for the good is possible.  The story offers grounds for hope.  The story cautions us who see a scandal in Jesus’ visit.


     Let’s be where Jesus is.  It very well might change us.


Gary Whetstone




October 17        ATHN dCOM Full Committee, 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m., Loganville 1st

October 23        Madison-Morgan Co Area Group Church Conf, 2:00 p.m., Madison 1st

October 23        Athens Area Barnabas Group Church Conf, 4:30 p.m., Chapelwood

October 24         ATHN Board of Laity Meeting, 6:00 p.m., Young Harris Memorial

October 27         ATHN Church Development Com., 4:30 p.m., Young Harris Mem

October 27         ATHN Strategic Growth Team, 5:00 p.m., Campton

October 29         ATHN Lay Servant Fall Classes, 9:00 a.m.– 2:30 p.m., Bethlehem 1st

October 30         ATHN Lay Servant Meeting, 3:00 p.m., Center UMC (Athens)





District Superintendent

Gary Whetstone
(706) 549-4915
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Administrative Assistant

Karen Pou
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