Evergreen On Mission – Bloom

Every year at Evergreen Church, a Mission Partner is focused on during the Advent season. This year we are partnering with Bloom, a non-profit foster care organization in Fayetteville. Bloom provides safe shelter and physical, educational and emotional support to children who have been victims of abuse, neglect or other tragic circumstances, in order to strengthen them for the next phase of life. We can best support Bloom this season by assisting with the annual Christmas Party for their foster children and their families. They will see Santa, receive Christmas gifts, and enjoy a catered meal.

On December 9, we will be taking a special love offering to cover the cost of dinner for the event. We also will be assembling 90 goodie bags for the children and their siblings during our potluck luncheon. If you would like to contribute to the goodie bags, please drop off small Christmas themed party favors that will fit in a small bag to the church office before Friday, December 7. Bubbles, crayons, pencils, stickers, miniature coloring books, erasers, miniature puzzles, miniature activity books, finger puppets, miniature stuffed animals, and candy canes are some items the kids would enjoy. If you would like to donate the actual Christmas goodie bag, please coordinate with the church office.  
 
The ages of the children follows: 
10 babies ages 0-1, 10 kids age 2, 24 kids ages 3-5, 19 kids ages 6-8, 15 kids ages 9-12, 9 kids ages 13-18.


Blessing of the Quilts Celebration …

Last weekend at the traditional and contemporary services we celebrated the Blessing of the Quilts. Comfort Quilters creates quilts, pillowcases, for foster children, folks who are ill, grieving, or recovering from surgery; first responders, military personnel, rehabilitation center residents, and others.
 
If you missed this beautiful display of quilts, you can still see them at the Comfort Quilters upcoming quilt show on October 12 (10am-6pm) and 13 (10am-5pm).


A Stitch In Time Quilt Show

Comfort Quilters, an Evergreen Church Ministry Partner, is hosting a FREE large quilt show on October 12 and 13 at Evergreen Church. This event will celebrate the art of quilting and have over 100 quilts on display.
 
The Comfort Quilters are also calling  for quilts owned by Evergreen Church Covenant Partners to be on display. Please click the link for the Quilt Show Hold Harmless  agreement and instructions.
 
For more information, please e-mail Laura Bosma at lbosma@bellsouth.net.


Comfort Quilters Quilt show is coming in October

Comfort Quilters, an Evergreen Ministry Partner, is hosting a large quilt show on October 12 and 13 at Evergreen Church in Peachtree City and they need your assistance. Volunteers are needed as greeters, parking attendants, as well as other tasks. Email Laura Bosma at lbosma@bellsouth.net to volunteer for this awesome event. 



Otto’s Story

Sunday Kathy Olmsted, an Evergreen Church Covenant Partner, shared a story about a man named Otto who has been living in a tent for the past 17 years. Kathy and her small group -The Beacons – became aware of him through a sign he was holding with the words “Disabled, Hungry.” Providing frequent lunches for him followed, and the beginnings of a relationship of trust by Otto began. The Beacons began to live life on mission with Otto – helping him obtain disability benefits which eventually totaled $750 a month, establish an address via P.O. box, obtain an ID card through the DMV, and obtain food benefits totaling $16 a month. Because of the determination of the small group and pushing through several bumps in the road, Otto has moved into a small house. The Beacons and the Evergreen Church Missions Team has provided him with bedroom furniture, table and chairs, dishes, pots and pans, and bed and bath linens. Another Evergreen Ministry Partner, Comfort Quilters, has provided Otto a quilt. 

Kathy’s small group and the Evergreen Church Missions Team has covered this journey in prayer and continues to follow what the Lord has told them to do, “Love your neighbor.” This faithfulness has impacted not only Otto, but now he is helping his friend Leon through the same process and obstacles.
Please pray for Otto’s transition as he readjusts to society after being solitary for so long. He also needs a housemate to make his living situation more financially stable. We are asking you to prayerfully consider purchasing a Kroger gift card in any amount to help stock Otto’s fridge and pantry. A collection basket is at the church Welcome Center desk for your convenience on Sunday morning. Also, pray that Otto is able to have his gas turned on so he can use his stove, stop taking cold showers, and have heat in the winter. 

 



August Fayette Samaritans Needs

Fayette Samaritans is one of our Evergreen Church Ministry Partners. They serve the immediate needs of families and individuals that have residence in Fayette County. 

Fayette Samaritans has the following needs for the month of August: 
Pantry needs

Canned corn
Canned Pasta Sauce
Dried beans
Rice –  2 poundsaugust bags
Boxed Hamburger Helper
Boxed Pasta Roni
Boxed Mac and Cheese
Pancake Mix
Syrup
Toilet Paper
Plastic grocery bags.

Clothes closet 

New boy’s underwear – all sizes 
New women’s underwear – sizes 6 and 7
New socks for men, women and boys    


Georgia Singers Summer Camp Registration is Now Open

Our Ministry Partner, Georgia Singers, is hosting a theatre summer camp during the month of June. This camp is for rising 3rd graders through rising college freshmen. For more information and to register, please click here. Camp will be held at Evergreen Church.



Fayette Samaritans Still Has Several Needs For Their Pantry

Fayette Samaritans still has several needs for their pantry. The following items are among those needed for the month of May: canned meats, pasta, pasta sauce, jelly, peanut butter, canned fruit, oatmeal, hygiene products, feminine products, and diapers. They also are requesting prayer for their clients and volunteers. For a full list of items, please click here. We always have a bin set up in the church hallway leading to the children’s wing where you can drop off any of these items and our Mission Team Ambassadors will ensure the items will be delivered to Fayette Samaritans. 


Ambassador Luncheon, Sunday, May 6th

Our Missions Team is looking to grow their outreach through our ambassador program and would like to extend an invitation to anyone who is interested in learning how we build Christ’s kingdom alongside our Ministry Partners.  The informational luncheon will be on Sunday, May 6th following our contemporary worship service.  For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Susan Mills at 770.377.6351 by phone or text.



2nd Annual Young Life Pancake Breakfast Happening Saturday, April 28th

This year’s Young Life Pancake Breakfast will be held this Saturday, April 28th from 7:30 – 10:30 am. All proceeds from this event go directly towards sending students to life-changing Young Life camps. Purchase tickets by clicking here