Evergreen Church News and Blog Posts

Back-to-school Sunday

We are dedicating Sunday, August 12 to praying over our students. We encourage your student (of any age) to bring their backpack to church so we can pray and lift up our children and youth as a congregation. 



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. 

 



Evergreen Church is going casual this Sunday, so wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt. 

Evergreen Church is going casual this Sunday, July 22, so wear your favorite Hawaiian shirt. 



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    


Details about the June S.P.R.Y. luncheon

Our next S.P.R.Y. Luncheon is Tuesday, June 19 at 11:30 am. The group will be meeting at Partners Pizza on South Peachtree Parkway. Please RSVP to Beth Viall at 770.487.8521 or bviall@viallins.com.



Elevator out of service

The elevator will be out of service for four weeks for updates. Thank you for your patience. Maturing Together will be meeting in The Great Room during this time.



Prayer Team Meeting Sunday

You are invited to join our prayer team in The Den this Sunday, June 10 at 10:35 am for a time of short, but powerful prayer for our community, church, and nation.



Attention Parents of Evergreen Church High School and College Graduates

In June, we will be recognizing the hard work and efforts of our May 2018 high school graduates along with Spring and Fall 2018 college graduates. If you would like your child to be recognized, please forward their information (name and school) to Stacy Taylor at Stacy@EvergreenChurchGa.org. Please submit all information by Thursday, May 31st. 



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.