This Wednesday, we have the incredible privilege of having a very special guest speaker at Atonement! Gracia Burnham (held hostage by guerillas for over a year, etc...see bio below!) will be sharing at an event that is open to the whole family and the whole community! 6:30pm at Atonement, Wednesday, October 6th! Don't miss it! Bring a friend!
Gracia Burnham and her husband were missionaries to the Philippines for 17 years before being kidnapped and taken hostage by militant Muslims. They were in captivity for over one year and endured extreme hardships including extreme hunger, mortal danger and 17 gun battles.
In an attempt by the Philippine army to rescue them, the Burnhams were caught in the middle of the gunfire. Gracia was shot in the leg and her husband, Martin, was killed.
Since her rescue and return to the United States, Gracia has shared her story before many audiences and TV programs. She is a sought-after speaker and the author of two books. She is the mother of three grown children and resides in Kansas.
Does God exist?
What about evolution?
Was Darwin right?
Do dating methods prove the earth is millions of years old?
Does any real scientist believe in creation?
What about dinosaurs?
Are you ready with answers? Don't miss the awesome opportunity to hear Dr Robert W. Carter at Atonement on September 26th at the 8:30am and 11am services and inbetween at 9:45am Sunday School!
Dr Carter was converted to Christ at an early age, but did not know what to do with the theory of evolution. He always knew what he wanted to believe, but had no way to express what he was thinking and no evidence to support his views. In his freshman year of college, he was exposed to the
Kids! You won't want to miss Vacation Bible School this summer at Atonement! It's a solid week of awesome stories from the Bible, as well as crafts, games, snacks, songs and more!
The week for VBS is July 19th-23rd! We get started everyday at 9:00am and wrap up at 11:30am!
This year's theme is going to be awesome and it's going to be fun to have the songs, games,
Sunday, October 11th, there was a mini "Ministry Fair" at Atonement at 10am! Following our recent study on Spiritual Gifts, this was a special opportunity to see the variety of ways that ones can plug in and serve as a member of the team! If you missed it, ask Pastor for the ministry list and survey! It is specially formatted to line up with spiritual gifts! Don't miss this awesome opportunity! God made us to all work together as a body and we will only be effective if we follow His design! Don't miss it!
Last month our fall schedule moved into full swing. Sunday School started up on September 13, and home groups got underway in these weeks that followed. We want everyone to be as informed as possible – so that you can plug in where it is best for you.