Order Of Worship
- Covenant of Baptism
- Worship through Praise
- Prayers of Intercession
- Worship through Giving
- Worship through the Word
- Commitment and Celebration
- Benediction and Dismissal
Year End Giving // Through December 31
GriefShare // Begins January 9
Grieving the loss of a loved one, whether recently or in the past, is an emotionally wrenching experience. With over 25 years of helping people find comfort, GriefShare is a safe, welcoming place where the difficult emotions of grief may be shared and eventually understood. During this 13-week support group, you’ll discover what to expect in the days ahead and what “normal” looks like when experiencing grief. Since there are no neat, orderly stages of grief, through encouraging videos and small group discussions, you’ll learn helpful ways of coping with grief, in all its unpredictability—and gain solid support for each step of the way.
DivorceCare // Begins January 9
Many people will tell you that their marriage ending was the most painful, confusing, and stressful experience they’ve ever faced. Don’t go through it alone. DivorceCare’s life-changing support groups welcome people and guide them on the path of recovery after separation or divorce. Over 1 million people have found comfort and hope through this 13-week, video-based series that offers helpful counsel for your emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making. The class will meet on Tuesday evenings with video, teaching, and small group discussion facilitated by Kimm Hill and Erin Donohue.
CrossCurrent // Begins January 9
CrossCurrent: Beyond Brokenness is a safe, confidential, Christ-centered—no judgment zone—for those seeking truth and grace in their relationships, sexuality, hurts, history, or addictions. Each evening includes worship, teaching, testimony, and same-gender small groups.
Come and experience an encounter with the Holy Spirit and understand the gospel and its application at a deeper level.
No matter how broken we may perceive ourselves, God upholds us in hope. His love for us never fails!
Women’s Coffee & Community Pop-Up // January 20
WOMEN’S COFFEE & COMMUNITY POP-UP
January 20 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The Commons | Cost: $5
Led by Casey Hawley
A Morning of Fellowship, Adoration, Bible Study, and Fun
One of the most delicious earthly experiences is diving into the Word with an old friend or a new one. Coffee & Community is a morning set aside to share that experience with other women as we walk through the Book of Joel together. This is an interactive experience. Get to know women at Apostles or bring your friends to fellowship in this very intentional way.
Together, we will mine the treasures of Joel, a book that is ultimately encouraging to believers but a nonbeliever’s worst nightmare. We will study His promises for the future Day of the Lord and refresh our hope because the Lord is in our midst in our shattered world today.
You can participate as much or as little as fits your comfort level in a Biblical treasure hunt, a team crossword, and other ways to celebrate the joy of God’s Word. Put on your comfy clothes and spend a full morning not focused on a speaker but digging into the Scripture. If you start the morning as strangers, you won’t be by the end.
Life Imprint Dinner with Lee Strobel // January 26
Women’s Winter Retreat // February 15-17
The world is in great upheaval. How do we keep our hearts from being troubled? We rest in the sovereignty of God. He has a plan, and nothing will thwart it. We will see that God is not just allowing certain trials or blessings to happen; He is making sure we don’t miss them. It all matters – the trials, the blessings, and even the seemingly mundane. Through examples from the lives of Joseph, David, and Paul, we will be encouraged to know that we can settle our hearts by hoping in, strengthening in, and relying on His sovereignty. We’re at war, and our King is the Victor. Our life stories are being written for His glory and our advantage as we fight the good fight. The One who loves us has promised to never leave us. He is ruler over all, and nothing is too hard for Him. When we come to God through Christ, we could not be in better hands.
We are excited to announce that this year’s retreat will be held at Callaway Resort and Gardens! The retreat will take place from Thursday, February 15th through Saturday, February 17th.
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OASIS: Caregiving Connections // Today
Statistics show that a growing percentage of people are shouldering the burden of caring for an aging loved one. This luncheon will provide answers to common questions and access to local resources that address many common needs and concerns:
- Health, fitness, and well-being
- Loneliness and isolation
- Transportation and help around the house
- Mobility, sensory, and cognitive decline
- Home care, adult day care, and respite care
- Aging in place improvements and repairs
- Safety and security (including against financial fraud)
Caregivers are in all ages and stages of life, so whether you’re a college student helping care for an aging parent or a older adult caring for a ailing spouse, this seminar will better equip you to love and support them well through this season of life.
The Hub // Tuesday at 7:00 a.m.
Tuesday Mornings | The Commons | 7:00 – 8:00 a.m. (6:45 a.m. Breakfast)
Men, join us at The Hub to be:
- Equipped by God’s Truth.
- Encouraged by God’s People.
- Empowered by God’s Spirit.
As men, we all want to make a difference at home, at work, and in all areas of our life. But, sometimes, we get stuck. The Hub is designed for men of all ages to be equipped, encouraged, and empowered for real change.
Join us for a complimentary light breakfast, challenging teaching, and interactive discussion around the tables. You’ll leave differently than when you came.
To find out more about The Hub, contact Jeff Falkowski at email@example.com.
First Look Luncheon // October 15
The First Look Luncheon is for anyone desiring to know more about The Church of The Apostles.
You will also be introduced to our ministry leadership team and hear how being an active part of the church body will help you grow, be known, be served, be equipped to bless others, and build lasting friendships.
Whether you are just curious or ready to pursue membership, First Look is for you.
FIRST LOOK LUNCHEON
CORE: Next Generation Discipleship // Wednesday at 6:00 p.m.
Discipleship is at the core of the Christian faith. Without discipleship, Christianity would not exist.
CORE: Next Generation Discipleship specifically focuses on raising up the next generation of leaders in our church. Our hope and prayer is for people to grow in their love and understanding of God, especially the person, work and ministry of Jesus Christ and how that impacts every area of our lives.
We will start a new season of CORE on Wednesday, September 20, at 6:00 p.m. in room 229.
*This class offering is for those in their 20s – 40s.*
Living Waters // Application Deadline Extended
“Where can I go to share my pain and struggle? Will anyone listen to me? How can I find hope in my struggle? I’m alone and afraid to tell anyone what’s really in my heart.” – LW Participant
The discipleship and prayer ministry of Living Waters addresses the roots of relational or sexual issues that ensnare Christians into unhealthy living. Living Waters is about finding a way to admit brokenness, dig deep to understand why we are broken, and finally accept the fact that the only way to wholeness is by discovering the healing power of a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Operation Christmas Child // Through Today!
It’s time to start packing shoebox gifts for children around the world! Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes will be given out in the Narthex and upstairs in the Children’s area beginning Sunday, October 22, and extending through Sunday, November 5.
For suggestions on what should be included in the shoebox, visit this site »
Please return packed shoeboxes by Sunday, November 12.
Thank you for your generosity in joining together to share God’s love and the Gospel message with needy children through shoebox gifts.
Questions? Contact Susan Hooker for more information.
Women’s Coffee & Community Pop-Up // January 13
WOMEN’S COFFEE & COMMUNITY POP-UP
January 13, 2024 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Led by Casey Hawley
One of the most delicious earthly experiences is diving into the Word with an old friend or a new one. Coffee & Community is a morning set aside to share that experience with other women. Would you like to escape with other women for a morning of fun, fellowship, prayer, and sharing? Then put on your sweats or other comfy clothes and join us for Coffee & Community. Handheld breakfast foods, snacks, tea & coffee will be served while we work and play.
The Big Give // November 12 & 19
On Sunday, November 12 & 19, we invite you to help us collect donations for those in need in Atlanta.
We’re asking for grocery gift card donations and gently used clothing items.
The only thing not accepted are undergarments. The items they are most in need of are sweaters, coats, jackets, etc.
When you arrive at church and park in the parking deck on the drop-off Sundays, please place your donation bag(s) on the ground behind your vehicle for easy pick-up. Someone will pick them up while you are in the service. For gift card donations, there are several secure boxes inside the church where you can donate your gift cards.
Leading The Way is hiring!
Leading The Way with Dr. Michael Youssef currently has multiple job openings, including administrative positions and a Ministry Services Specialist role.
The Global Campaigns team is hiring multiple administrative positions to assist in the implementation of domestic and international Celebration events. A member of the core Operations team, these positions provide support to team members through expense reports, travel, mailings, editing, executive assistant duties, and other projects as assigned.
The Ministry Services Specialist is a vital member of the Ministry Services team, responsible for ensuring precise inventory control, accurate accounts receivable transactions, and excellent customer service for both domestic and international supporters. The right person for this role will be uniquely gifted to enjoy detailed data entry processes.
For inquiries, please contact Erin Johnson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upcoming Holiday Schedule Changes
- Monday, December 25:
Merry Christmas! Church Offices Closed
- Wednesday, December 27:
No Midweek Activities
- Friday, December 29:
Church Offices Closed ½ Day
- Sunday, December 31:
No Adult Bible Classes; No 9:00 a.m. Service
10:30 a.m. Service Only in Sanctuary
No Childcare, Family Service
- Monday, January 1:
Happy New Year! Church Offices Closed
- Wednesday, January 3:
No Midweek Activities
Emma Drew Eberhard
Isabella Grano De Oro
Anna Wilder Potts
A covenant of baptism is being made today on behalf of:
Stella Marie Staso, daughter of Matthew and Dominique Staso
Oliver Reeves Thomas, son of John and Alaleise Thomas
Congratulations to Will and Sarah Ficken on the birth of their daughter, Abigail Katherine Ficken, on October 27.
Our Deepest Sympathy
Our deepest sympathy goes out to Rebecca Constantine over the loss of her mother, Anne Wattles Constantine, on December 14. Please keep their family in your prayers.
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Flukers over the loss of Slate’s mother, Dottie Fluker, on December 21. Please keep their family in your prayers.
- Kenny and Kristen Traber
- Amanda Brown
- Alex and Ashley Poptodorov
- David and Susanna Hafner
- Ruben Villa
- Helena Shreve
- Joey and Savanna Garde
- Howard and Amanda Ellenburg
- Lisa Hunt
- Stephen Sayle
- Tim Moses
- Ramona Cesareo
- Jaclyn Ricker
- Paula Winter
- Lisa Barnhart
- Chris and Andrea Clark
- Jing Lin
The alter flowers are placed in loving memory of John Gillespie by his widow, Vicki Gillespie.
Christmas Flowers Given By
Maureen and Jordan Broggi in memory of Jane Amanda Broggi
Jennifer and Todd Bryson in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Keller
Jennifer and Todd Bryson in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Jackson Campbell
Jennifer and Todd Bryson in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Bryson
Muriel Cash in memory of Doug Cash
Muriel Cash in honor of my family
Patricia Chilivis in memory of Nickolas Peter Chilivis
Slate Fluker in memory of Jimmy Fluker
Lauren and Craig Gombolay in memory of Gustav von Reis
Lauren and Craig Gombolay in memory of Donna von Reis
Lauren and Craig Gombolay in memory of Karen von Reis
Lauren and Craig Gombolay in memory of Dr. Willet O. Newlander
Lauren and Craig Gombolay in memory of Vivian Bell Green
Diane and Doug Harding in memory of Robert and Joyce Harding
Diane and Doug Harding in memory of Beverly Price
Kathy Kendrick in memory of Theresa Milligan
Dean and Marilyn Kimbrell in memory of our parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. O. Boone
Dean and Marilyn Kimbrell in memory of our parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ligon Kimbrell
Rose Ann Leiner in memory of Helen Wilson
Catherine and Jason Lunsford in memory of Maudie and John Berry
Catherine and Jason Lunsford in memory of Mae Bolton
Catherine and Jason Lunsford in honor of Janet and Ken Berry
Catherine and Jason Lunsford in honor of Bill Bolton
Catherine and Jason Lunsford in memory of Mary and Julius Lunsford
Catherine and Jason Lunsford in memory of Helen and James George
Catherine and Jason Lunsford in honor of Carolyn and Rodgers Lunsford
Jane and Norman Miller in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Miller
Jane and Norman Miller in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Ronald Reed
Sue and Bill Murton in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Albert F. Eisenhart
Sue and Bill Murton in memory of Mr. and Mrs. William Murton
Alexa North in memory of John A. North Jr.
Debby and Baker Smith in memory and honor of the glory of God
Karyn and Boris Smith in memory of Sheila and Boris Smith Sr.
Karyn and Boris Smith in memory of Patrick Rodgers
Karyn and Boris Smith in honor of the marriage of Timothy Smith and Calli Pritchett
Karyn Smith in memory of our precious son, Samuel Smith
Karyn Smith in honor of my dear husband, Boris Smith, a true servant of the Lord
Julie, Jerry, and Graham Sorrels in memory of Frank G. Graham Sr.
Julie, Jerry, and Graham Sorrels in memory of Mary O. Sorrels
Stacy Stubbs in honor of Mac Garrett Jacobs
Biff Swaim in memory of my father, Navy Vietnam veteran, Arthur ‘Joe’ Nolan, a hero to the end
Biff Swaim in honor of Terry, my love will have no ending
Biff and Terry Swaim in memory of my loving sister, Kitty
Biff and Terry Swaim in honor of best friends and mentors, Ruth and Bill Swaim
Rick and Mary Taylor in memory of Beverly Mitchell
Rick and Mary Taylor in memory of John G. Mitchell Sr.
John Tyler in memory of Barbara Tyler
Tonette Underwood in memory of Gwendolyn Underwood Banks