General Church News

Summer Sisters is a time for all the ladies in the church to fellowship together. Join us every other Tuesday evening during the summer at 7:00.

July 29 – Naked Lady Party – At Amanda Palmer’s house, 2722 Shetland Dr. Decatur, GA 30033

Sunday, August 10 – Half day retreat – Lunch and Peach Picking

Veritas Men,
In 2011 it was Dapper Dan DeWitt; 2012, Steve Knapping Knapp; 2013, Joey “The Beast” Blossom; and in 2014, it could be you.

Bocce Tournament has been postponed. Date TBA.
Points accumulate as you attend, WIN, or solve a crime. Points will be deducted for calling soccer “football” or talking about the World Cup, or going vegan. The Magnificent Man will be awarded with a cape and a commemorative statue extolling his magnificence.

Veritas is partnering with Kiva, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through lending to alleviate poverty. Leveraging the Internet and a worldwide network of microfinance institutions, Kiva lets individuals lend as little as $25 to help create opportunity around the world.

 

The opportunity to donate funds to the Veritas Lending team will come to a close on July 21st, 2014.  An update will then be provided to the congregation regarding the people that Veritas was able to help.

 

In order to contribute… (Cont. at bottom of newsletter)

Join us on August 29 and 30 at Restoration Atlanta. Five Veritas families will spend the night on Friday night and stay through Saturday evening until about 6 p.m. I hope you will be one of those families. Restoration Atlanta is a ministry with a philosophy that “being with” is more transformative than “doing for”. Find out more about  Restoration Atlanta here. Email David to sign up.

  • In order to contribute, loans can be made by contributing to the Veritas Team page or by joining the Veritas lending team and choosing your own loan.  Instructions are below for each option.

 

How to join the Veritas Church Lending Team

  • Go to http://www.kiva.org and click “Teams”.
  • Enter “Veritas Church” in the search field and click “Search”.
  • You’ll see a list of teams that best match your search. If the team you’re interested in is open to all Kiva lenders, click “Join Team” to join. If the team is locked, click “Request to Join”.
  • Log in to or create a Kiva account.

 

Contributing to the Veritas Team

There are three ways to support the Veritas Lending team.  Members can provide funds to the Veritas lending team through a gift or they can search and contribute to their own loan that will be part of the veritas team lending group.

  • Contributing Funds through Veritas
    • Simply donate cash or a check during the offering portion of the service with a note that says “Kiva”.  100% of these funds will go towards Kiva loans and updates will be provided to the congregation via email and prior to the service after June 7th, 2014.
  • Contributing Funds through Kiva.org
    • Click “Gifts” in the upper right hand corner
    • specify the team captain wesp15@gmail.com as the email address
    • Specify Veritas Church as the Recipient Name
    • Specify your name as the Sender Name
    • Choose the amount you want to contribute
    • Click the Terms and Conditions Checkbox
    • Click add to Basket and Checkout
    • Continue through checkout process
    • Veritas Team will receive the funds and apply them to the group loan

 

  • Choosing Your Own Loan
    • Follow the steps above to join the Veritas Team
    • Click the “lend” button at the top
    • Use the search features to find a desired loan and click the picture of the lender
      • You will be able to loan other amounts at the next screens
    • Use the drop down to select your desired amount
    • Click Lend
    • Click “My Basket”
    • Use the drop down box under “Apply to Lending Team” to select the Veritas Church Lending Team
    • Continue through the checkout process

 

Please contact Wes Pomeroy at wesp15@gmail.com or (404)512-4756 with any questions you may have

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