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Thanks to Kyle Wingfield, Gwynn Foster and the search team, we officially have a new home. We closed on the side by side properties during the last week of August. The addresses are 2193 & 2199 N. Decatur Rd., Decatur. Less than a mile from the Emory campus with Marta service at the front door, and a Cliff stop within two tenths of a mile! When will we move in? We are working with an architect to determine the best way to utilize the two properties. 2193, to the right when facing the two buildings from N. Decatur Rd., will be reconfigured as our sanctuary space, and the building to the left, 2199, will serve as children’s space and office space. Our estimated date of completion is early 2015, when, coincidentally, we will celebrate our 10th anniversary.

This is just a reminder about the upcoming Fall Festival this Sunday, October 26th at Glenlake Pavilion in Decatur following church.  The festival will last from about 12-4PM. We would love for the kids (AND parents) to dress up! We will have hot dogs and chips, chili and chocolate.  There will also be carnival games for the kids with prizes, face painting and a “tattoo parlor”, corn hole, and a few other outdoor fun items.  There is a playground right beside the pavilion for the kids too.  We are planning for about 100 people… so if you know a family or two you’d like to invite… please do!  Also, Jennifer Stepp will be taking some family pictures in a little area we are setting up with pumpkins and hay bales.
We think it is going to be so FUN!  Below is a list of those who have signed up for volunteering or bringing food.  If you have any questions or need anything please just let us know. We have had so much fun planning this event for the children (AND adults) in the church.  We are hoping to begin a Veritas tradition!
Oh yeah… We need one more volunteer to man the “tattoo booth”. Basically you just apply temporary tattoos to the kids who show up.  You could make it really fun and dress up pretty creatively for this one. :)
Chili Competitors-
Gwynn Foster
Sarah Pomeroy
David Gunter
Zack Stepp
Anna Marie McWilliams
Brandi & Richie Gunn
Alicia Norton
Brandon & Wendy Wason
Chocolate Competitors-
Katie Cramer
Sarah Daniel
Kristen Panella
Megan Lineberry
Gwynn Foster
Samantha Anzeljo (did I spell that right?)
Christine Potter
Wes Pomeroy
Volunteers- (We would love it if the volunteers dressed up!)
Alan Foster- Pumpkin Ring Toss
Scott Camp- Pumpkin Chuckin’
Katie Camp- Punch a Pumpkin
Christine Potter- Pumpkin Putt Putt
Katie Cramer- Gone Fishin’
Alan McWilliams- Pick a Pop
David Harris- Quarterback Toss
Liz Carson – Can Toss
Kace Gunter- Ghost Bowling
Josh McKenzie- Ping Pong Toss
Liz McKenzie- Face Painting

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We’ve begun a new message series based on “The Story”. The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel. Scripture segments are seamlessly woven together into a single grand narrative. For those intimidated or overwhelmed by the Bible, The Story helps people understand God’s Word more fully and engage with it more easily.

*Each week, a devotional will be posted for the upcoming message and Scripture readings.

 

When the Last in Line Gets Chosen for the Team

The casting agent enters the room with her top picks for the show’s leading man and lady. The new series will follow the spellbinding story of a clan that builds a powerful, world-impacting family tree. This is the pilot, and it is crucial to make the right call on the individuals who will fall in love and launch this Kennedy-like family of influence and fame.Producers and writers alike have waited breathlessly for this moment, the moment when who they have envisioned as the leading characters will be finally realized in an actor and actress. But when they turn to see who has been tapped for these most special of roles, the thud of their collective jaws hitting the majestic mahogany conference table muffles their mutual groans.There before their wide eyes, instead of the expected vibrant, young couple with gleaming white teeth and tanned and toned bodies, stand a 75-year-old man and a 65-year-old woman. Not what they had pictured for their production.And yet, this is what God has chosen. His screenplay called for a couple to launch a new nation, one that would impact the entire world. As he would say, a nation through whom “all the nations of the earth would be blessed” (Genesis 12:1-3). Abram and Sarai stand there, adorned perhaps by dusty old robes and crowned with wispy white hair and loosely fitting skin and as befuddled as anyone else. God chose them to begin a nation. An unlikely pair, especially after factoring in the fact that Sarai was barren. How could God expect to start a nation with a woman who could not bear children?To complicate the story line, it will be 25 more years before they actually have their child of promise. By that time Abram and Sarai will be 100 years old and 90 years old, respectively (and their names will be changed to Abraham and Sarah). Perhaps Social Security checks will help this special couple decorate the baby’s tent and they’ll be able take naps when the baby does. And the rest, as they say, is history. His story.God picks people you and I wouldn’t necessarily select to take part in his story. In fact sometimes we are shocked who plays the starring roles in his stories. Unlike the way we do business, he taps people, not merely because of their abilities, but for their availability. God searches for people who are open to be used by him. Since he uses only those who are willing to be used for his purposes, there is no doubt that it is he who is doing the the wonder- working. Let there be no doubt, throughout history he is the one making things happen.That’s good news, isn’t it? In the business world, you may not have a great pedigree. In academics, you may not be a Rhodes Scholar. You may not have a lot of money and you may have average looks. But you may be sitting in a pretty good position to be a top pick for God’s work.

-Zondervan

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