Ariel Bowen UMC
Rev. Arundel Hope
Rev. Theophilus Stanford
Rev. Paul Gardner
Rev. Alan Smith
Barton Chapel UMC
Rev. Robert Reese
Austell First UMC
Rev. Michael Martin
My oldest son Wesley needs a job prospect to open up as well as my younger son Ryan is looking for a new job because his contracting job is coming to a close. Pray for them. Thanks
Pray for Austell First UMC that we will be faithful in God’s call to serve our community.
Rev. Dana Overton-Garrett
Thank you. I am in a new appointment and need prayer as I assume pastoral leadership of this congregation: wisdom, strength, patience and grace. Dana
Atlanta Bethany UMC
Rev. Jun Namkoong
Antioch UMC, Nicholson
Rev. Marshall Bruner
Antioch UMC, Gainesville
Rev. Michelle Rawdin
Thank you for this. Please pray for wisdom in leadership at Antioch UMC, blessings on wedding preparations (for March 18), and healing of relationships in a friends family.
Antioch, Clayton and New Hope, Dillard
Rev. Lee Krivsky
Antioch - Zion Chapel Charge
Antioch UMC & Zion Chapel UMC
Rev. Cleveland McSwain
Alexander Chapel UMC
Rev. Rod Weaver
Rev. Bevely Casstevens
Thank you so much for this ministry of prayer, Leah. it is timely that you will be praying specifically for us at this time.Bethel UMC is 178 years old, and at the turning of the tide ... with many deaths in recent years without many children/young families.
In the past year, we have much reason to hope:
We have had a rough time over the past year, with some strong resistance to becoming the body of Christ that shares ministry and fellowship rather than owns/controls a ministry. You have probably seen this before: as the Spirit moves and the church responds with success, resistance of arises and evil rears its ugly head. This was resolved by the departure of several members, and after much pain from frequent personal attacks. Already struggling financially (I will be on equitable compensation this year.), this additional loss of revenue is actually more than offset by many other positive results for members of the body - especially for offering the hospitality required for disciple making and the solidarity and support that developed in the struggle - but, the finances are a real struggle especially over the summer.
We will take our first stewardship journey toward pledging in many years, taking the first step on that journey last year by simply emphasizing the importance/blessings of giving for us as grateful people. David Naglee has been walking with us in this renewal, and will be giving the sermon and challenge on September 11 ... yes, quite a date to be asking folks to consider their priorities.
My prayers are that we will be able to establish a small group ministry so that more of our folks have the opportunity for study, fellowship, and to be transformed - to grow in discipleship.
I pray that we will find impactful ways to serve children in our community, and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit in ways we may or may not have considered for outreach and mission.
I believe that our financial worries will resolve if we focus on the Jesus' own commandments about love and growth in our relationship with God and others.
I apologize for all the verbiage, but this opportunity to have others pray for us is too wonderful not to take advantage of sharing our needs with you and your team.
God bless you in this work.
Rev. Britt Madden