First, if you were at our gatherings last Sunday, you were part of the largest crowd in the 23 year history of Christ Community Church. Thank you for being part of what we do as a family of missionaries that belong to Jesus. Numbers matter because people matter and we want more and more people to hear the good news that we call the gospel. Second, because we’re anticipating another large crowd this Sunday, we’re asking our students from UGA and Gainesville to try out our 12pm gathering. This will free up space for our families at the 10am gathering when we offer our nursery and children’s environments. And you’ll be able to sleep in or grab something to eat before you show up.
Third, because our goal is bigger than drawing a crowd on Sunday mornings, we’re going to give you an opportunity to connect with one of our community groups this fall. A community group is made up of 6-15 adults who build life around one another throughout the week. We’ll roll out a list of this year’s groups and give you an opportunity to sign up after the 10am and 12pm gatherings. You can also go here and let us know the kind of group you’re looking for so our group leaders can get in touch with you.
Fourth, we’re inviting all of our young families (families with elementary-aged children down to newlyweds) to join us for a Labor Day party at the home of Bill and Joanne Bath (5332 High Shoals Rd, Bishop GA 30621). The pool will open at 10am and we’ll hang around during the afternoon. Bring a picnic lunch, invite friends who aren’t part of our church and enjoy one last taste of summer!
Finally, don’t forget this weekend’s Connect 3-on-3 basketball tournament and Family Fun Zone that we’re co-sponsoring with Connect Ministries, Campus Outreach and a whole slew of businesses and organizations. This is a huge event that will bring a lot of people together from across our city and we want you to be part of it as a player, volunteer or spectator. Go to connect3on3.com for more information and pray for great weather, a great event and for great things to come out of this for the good of all of us in Athens.