With so many families a part of our community, we have found that adults (parents, single, and non-parents) need to have some times where they can worship and enjoy adult company. At Atonement, we try and mix in adult events with their interests in mind.
MORNING PRAYER – First Wednesdays at 9:00 AM
The “early birds” have spoken! Must be 7:30 AM is just a wee too early to gather for prayer, so we will only meet at 9:00 AM for the time being, as always on the first Wednesday of every month. We gather each month for a half hour or so of readings and reflection, meditation and prayer in the Prayer Room. Please join us. It’s a gentle way to begin your day.
“Lunch and Laughter” – Second Wednesdays at Noon
There is plenty of room for YOU at our lunch table! Bring a sandwich to share and we will add it to our tasting platter. If you can help round out the lunch with a side dish or simple dessert, please note what you will bring on the sign-up sheet in the Narthex. We will provide the chips and beverages.
New for Fall: Lunch will begin at noon followed by a speaker closer to 1:00 p.m. Lunchers are not required to stay for the speaker. And folks who just want to come for the speaker don’t have to come for lunch. But why not? We all need to eat and we do have a lot of fun!
December 9: Swedish Smorgasbord & St. Lucia Presentation. Be our guests for a lunch of traditional Swedish Christmas food (prepared by Pastor Gail and Deb Johnson) …and a presentation on St. Lucia, the beloved saint of Sweden.
If you need transportation, call the office at 442-1018 and we will work on securing you a ride.
CONFERENCE ON PRAYER
Many of you will recall the conferences we hosted a few years back. Filled with inspiring speakers and workshops and joyful worship, these conferences provided us an opportunity to share, learn and grow in our prayer lives.
This all-day event is held every few years and begins with morning prayer and a keynote speaker. Attendees will pre-register for one of four concurrent workshops in the morning, and one in the afternoon.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUTREACH AND SERVICE
There are a number of events and ministries throughout the year for us to reach out and serve our community.
- Asbury Dining Center Ministry - serve meals to the hungry
- Chapel transport at St. John's Home - bring wheelchair bound residents to chapel
- Rummage Sale to benefit benevolences in the community
- Community Garden - produce is donated to FoodLink
- Christmas collections for community needs
- Habitat for Humanity builds